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

This isn’t your old-fashioned “Schoolhouse Rock”<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 weekend. No longer do you have your simple bill …

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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 …

Worldwide Poverty - Applied Social Psychology (ASP)

Worldwide Poverty<p>Poverty is a social issue that streams through all areas of the world. With all that the world has in resources why are people …

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 …

The Brain

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 …

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

A nearly forgotten hero of the Civil Rights movement, the determined government lawyer won Civil Rights convictions from white juries and bravely …

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

The House minority leader called out a reporter for perpetuating a double standard for women in positions of power<p>As the Democratic caucus decides on congressional leadership positions on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces no contest for her post -- but that hasn't stopped …

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 …

Mitch McConnell

B.C. man's letter to Americans in praise of Obama goes viral

Victoria’s Richard Brunt thought a handful of people would read his short letter to a U.S. newspaper asking Americans why they oppose the Obama …

Barack Obama

'Billionaires' Book Review: Money Can't Buy Happiness

<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 …

Tom Steyer

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> …

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

The reason we’re not more upset about the ever-expanding pay gap? We’re clueless about how big it really is<p>The American people have spoken. But what did we really say about inequality?<p>At first glance, it seems that extreme inequality mattered little to the majority of voters who put pro-business …

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

Our notion of American exceptionalism and superpower status is blinding us to reality. Here’s what we need to admit<p>A full week after the alleged “shellacking “ of President Obama and the Democrats, the country remains a “stucknation” locked in a partisan standoff where both factions hold each other …

‘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 …

A Defense of Reason on The New Republic's 100 Year Anniversary | The New Republic

"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> …

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