Our American character and you the voter

“When we speak of people from a particular identity group—ethnicity, nationality, regional group, state, town, or one of many others—we often essentialize, that is, generalize. Sometimes that’s fair, sometimes not. Of course, it’s always inaccurate unless it’s stated as a tendency, not an absolute, and unless it’s offered as a viewpoint, not proven fact…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: The Journal Tribune, LA Progressive, Nation of Change, West Side Gazette, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News
Date: October 14,15,17,2018
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Climate change and collective salvation

“In the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, as white male privilege reclaims its desperate grip on our future, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report comes out…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Wonders Blog, Counterpunch, Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, Common Dreams, The Smirking Chimp
Date: October 10,11,12,2018
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What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?

“The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams, Tacoma Weekly, Bainbridge Island Review, Z Net, History News Network, The Raw Story, RICentral, The Sunburg News, LA Progressive, Sierra County Prospect
Date: October 7,10,11,12,13,2018
650 Words

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