Kelzye Isham

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Protests Won Civil Rights. Riots Set Them Back.

In the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, it’s worth remembering an ambivalent reality of American history: Demonstrations–even those that turned violent–have generally advanced the legislative and political cause of civil rights, while riots have more typically resulted in a …

“Saturday Night Live” attempts to explain how government really works

<b>(NBC)</b><p>This isn’t your old-fashioned “Schoolhouse Rock”<p>Luke Brinker<p>November 23, 2014 2:50pm (UTC)<p>With near-constant talk of filibusters, executive orders, continuing resolutions, and government shutdowns, "Schoolhouse Rock" has long been due for an update.<p>"Saturday Night Live" took a stab at it this …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates<p>Read CNN-News18 breaking news, latest news from India and World …

McConnell: Obama immigration move is about politics

WASHINGTON - What President Barack Obama is about to do on immigration is not about compassion, but about politics, Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

Metacognition and the utility of Self-awareness

<b>Q. How do you define metacognition?</b> <br>Metacognition means thinking about thinking — the ability of the human brain to monitor its own cognition in …

Nonprofit She's The First To Honor Champions Of Girls' Right To Education

Only 30% of girls in the world receive a secondary education. And while there are many reasons why this is so — many girls must work to support their families, or are socially stigmatized by their communities, or can’t make the long trek to school safely, or don’t have access to basic resources …

A History of Ideas: Animated Videos Explain Theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke & Other Philosophers

The UK’s Open University has become a dependable source of very short, online video introductions to all sorts of things, from weighty subjects like …

Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction, Settles Ugly Lawsuit

It’s rough being Mick Jagger sometimes. Even as the front man for the famed Rolling Stones, he can’t always get what he wants. But when he tries, at least sometimes, he just might find .. that he gets what he needs. These days, what Sir Mick (as he is known officially in England) really needs is …

Honoring the Late John Doar, a Nearly Forgotten Hero of the Civil Rights Era

On November 11, Director Ava DuVernay’s long awaited film, <i>Selma</i>, the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s voting rights campaign which resulted in the …

Nancy Pelosi blasts media sexism: “What was the day any of you said, ‘Aren’t you getting a little old, Mitch?'”

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>The House minority leader called out a reporter for perpetuating a double standard for women in positions of power<p>Jenny Kutner<p>November 13, 2014 7:20pm (UTC)<p>As the Democratic caucus decides on congressional leadership positions on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi …

Texas Legislator's Biblical Proposal Abolishes Constitutional Equal Rights

Republicans, and all manner of conservatives, are fond of touting their uncontested love, devotion, and strict adherence to the United States …

Pelosi Defiant: 'When Was the Last Time You Asked Mitch McConnell' if He's Too Old? (Video)

In her first public remarks since Election Day last week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to run to keep her post atop the House …

Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

<i>Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust</i> by Darrell M. West (Brookings)<p>When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of …

Liberal media's not ready for Hillary

She has no viable opponent, so progressive outlets are trying to create one.<p>Elizabeth Warren says she’s not running. Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar have said the same. Even Martin O’Malley has refused to take shots at Hillary Clinton.<p>So the liberal media is taking matters into its own …

Sesame Street is the perfect TV show

<i>For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that</i> …

“Your anti-immigration ideology is harming our cities”: An urbanist’s open letter to Ted Cruz

<b>(Reuters/Gary Cameron)</b><p>We share a name but not a basic sense of decency. A plea, from a Guatemalan immigrant to the son of an exiled Cuban<p>Teddy Cruz<p>November 12, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared at Creative Time Reports.<p>Dear Senator Ted Cruz,<p>We share an immigrant experience. You are …

Are Appeals to Natural Law and Right Reason Still Effective?

<b>Recent months have witnessed an emerging</b> debate among some American conservatives, especially religiously informed conservatives and, even more …

Why America is the most unequal society in the developed world

<b>Michael Douglas in "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps"</b><p>The reason we’re not more upset about the ever-expanding pay gap? We’re clueless about how big it really is<p>Les Leopold<p>November 12, 2014 12:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The American people have spoken. But what did we …

America’s post-midterm inferno: Tea Party garbage, media nonsense and economic hell

<b>Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Rush Limbaugh (AP/Timothy D. Easley/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Chris Carlson)</b><p>Our notion of American exceptionalism and superpower status is blinding us to reality. Here’s what we need to admit<p>Robert Hennelly<p>November 12, 2014 3:58pm (UTC)<p>A full week after the alleged …

‘Heaven is For Real’ Producers Are Teaming Up To Adapt A Faith-Based Book That Hasn’t Even Hit Shelves

I don’t know everyone in the FilmDrunk community personally, but I’m confident that 0% of our readers have been eagerly anticipating the <i>Heaven is for Real</i> sequel. Congratulations, everyone, your non-prayers have been answered! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the team behind <i>Heaven is for Real</i> …

The New Face of the Marijuana Movement

It’s a sunny Monday after the elec­tion, and the Rev. Teresa Small­wood of the Is­rael Baptist Church in North­east D.C. is ex­plain­ing why she …

Reason and the Republic of Opinion

"At this period ... of <i>wreck</i> and <i>ruin,</i> the one power that can save, can heal, can fortify, is clear and intelligent thought,” the editors of <i>The New</i> …