This past week hasn’t been a very good week in a bit of a different way than we’ve seen lately. Some loose ends were tied, badly. Some positions were recanted, and hope for good change, well… It just isn’t there yet. Here are some of the most important readings of the past week. Continue reading The week in #BlackLivesMatter: 5/22 – 5/31 | #Racism #Brutality on Blog#42
Kudos to Jared Bernstein for a very thoughtful blog post on the political barriers to banking regulation. My thoughts below his: Continue reading Jared Bernstein’s excellent blog post on the political barriers to banking regulation | Blog#42
By Alyssa Davis, Will Kimball, and Elise Gould | May 27, 2015
Introduction and key findings
The Great Recession has had lasting effects on employment prospects of young people entering the workforce after graduating from high school or college. Continue reading Report: The Class of 2015: #Employment outlook | EPI | Blog#42
When it comes to quality, parity, and objectivity, The New York Times’ coverage of the left side of Election 2016 has been less than adequate; horrible for what is still considered the nation’s paper of record. Continue reading @NYTimes’ Substandard coverage of the Democratic side of #Election2016 | Blog#42
The National Low Income Housing Coalition put out its annual Out of Reach report this week. The results are pretty ugly. Rent is no longer affordable in any state. This has everything to do with wages that are too low to afford basic housing needs nationwide.
It is no wonder, then, that homelessness recently jumped 12% in the Los Angeles area, or that LA just adopted a $15 per hour minimum wage as a response. An extra 50,000 homeless on the street, with no affordable housing to relieve the pressure is a situation that can no longer be ignored. This is a national emergency.
Two excellent articles describing its highlights are curated below. My comments regarding my neck of the California woods follow. Continue reading The intersection of wage stagnation and a looming housing crisis on Blog#42
I sometimes catch myself reliving a moment as my seven year old self. Continue reading The vibe that stifled | Memories on Blog#42
Bill Moyers: The Challenge of Journalism Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy
May 27, 2015 by Bill Moyers
This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. Continue reading Bill Moyers: The Challenge of Journalism Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy
December-May romances aren’t fodder for gossip anymore and neither are interracial relationships, even though, in many places around the country, they still raise a few eyebrows. The case of former Virginia legislator, Joe Morrissey, the man in the picture gallery below, doesn’t cleanly fit these stereotypes. Continue reading Joe Morrissey’s family portrait: ephebophilism and racial fetishism | #Feminism on Blog#42