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Victoria Park any more?

It is early June, the period with period June Fourth is associated. It was previously taken for granted that for people who wanted to mourn the victims Victoria Park was the destination. 614 more words

Everyday Life

Dara Lind: 35 maps explaining how America is a nation of immigrants

Vox: American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves “a nation of immigrants”: a place where everyone’s family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. 43 more words

Culture

Sticking It to Chomsky

Language: the Cultural Tool

by Daniel Everett

Profile Books Ltd (2012)

Book Review

The purpose of this book is to outline a dispute in the linguistic community between those who believe that language is acquired – that human beings develop language as a cultural tool – and “nativists” who believe that people develop language because of their genetic programming. 254 more words

Things That Aren't What They Seem

Thank you, Mike and Ted!

Thank you, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Ted Cruz (T-TX), for standing up to the NRA and paving the way for Dr. Vivek Murthy to be our next Surgeon General!!! 1,130 more words

Issues And Activism

"A Growing Fissure Within The Tea Party Movement": Tea Party Nativists Seething Over Obama’s Immigration Reform Action

Even before President Obama entered the East Room of the White House to give his speech outlining a series of executive actions on immigration reform, some, though not all, national Tea Party factions were whipping up their followers into a nativist frenzy. 1,360 more words

Racism

Cruz & Cornyn Invest in Themselves Instead of Investing in Texans

Texas senators spend more than almost any other senators do on their office operations:

All told, Cruz’s office spent $3.8 million in taxpayer funds from April 2013 through March 2014 on salaries, office equipment and travel to and from the state.

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Politics

American Religious Tolerance: It's Complicated

Isn’t it great to be religious in America? After all, there are so many deities in the world today vying for the mantle of the “One True God®,” it’s nice to know that there’s one nation on earth that guarantees you the right to worship any deity you see fit — if for no other reason than to hedge your spiritual bets. 1,558 more words