Congressional Hearing on Flint Lead Water Crisis Disappointing So Far

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Congress is now investigating the Flint, Michigan lead water crisis, according to the Rachel Maddow Show. Ideally, those who are suspected to be responsible for the high levels of lead in the town’s drinking water would appear before a committee to answer for their actions. However, the key players in the crisis, including the governor of Michigan and the Environment Protection Agency whistle-blower, will NOT be testifying for the investigation!

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Differences Between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Source: Differences Between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. One of them is a progressive, the other just talks like one.

 

Bernie bashes Hillary on Keystone and other pipelines

At a candidate town hall, Sanders pointed out that he opposed Keystone from the start, unlike Clinton, and he opposes other oil pipelines too.

Source: Bernie bashes Hillary on Keystone and other pipelines

A Chance for Criminal Justice Reform

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From ACLU.org:

Right now, the Senate is deciding whether to vote on a bill called the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act – the most significant criminal justice reform legislation to be considered by Congress in the last five years. It will essentially ban juvenile solitary confinement in the federal system and retroactively reduce overly harsh drug sentences.

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A Governor’s Call to Embrace Immigrants

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“No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in a video on Jan. 12. Gov. Haley’s video was made to counter the formal Republican response to President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address, according to news.yahoo.com.

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A Reminder to Respect Nature and Our Bodies

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This video talks about the effects that ignoring our bodies’ natural processes has on us. As a consequence for our obsession with smart phone and tablets, we have forsaken many things we once held in high regard — contact with those physically around us, attention to tasks like driving, and sleep.

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Surprising Stats About Trump’s Supporters

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Some of these statistics have me scratching my head. As a progressive who votes Democrat, and a New Yorker, I’m almost hoping some of it is wrong, but the NY Times does pretty good reporting, so the numbers are likely accurate!

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Some Good News

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Hey all! I’ve been away for a while, as I’ve been busy finishing my last semester of college. Now I’m finally done!!! I’ve graduated! The ceremony is in May! Sigh of relief!!!

So today, being that I’m excited about completing school, and the holidays, I’m going to share some good news I received from newsletters of various non-profits.

 

 

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Bernie Sanders on the Rachel Maddow Show

Bernie Sanders gave an inspiring, frank, and informative interview on the Rachel Maddow show a few days ago. Topics covered include the last two Republican debates, veteran’s healthcare, global warming, and the Middle Class. He also discussed his plans going forward, including expanding his campaign into more states. You’ll learn a lot about him from the videos! Thanks!

Click links below to watch videos of the interview:

Bernie Sanders boasts 200,000 grassroots volunteers, ‘I am running to win’

Sanders: Public institutions under attack by conservatives

Bernie Sanders makes moral issues case in outreach to religious right

Donald Trump Continues His Attack on Debate Moderator Megyn Kelly, and Women in General

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“Donald Trump found a new misogynistic low Friday, suggesting that Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly’s questions to him at Thursday night’s Republican presidential primary debate were driven by her menstrual cycle.”

– VOX.com

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