So often we catch people doing things wrong but really the best way to motivate people and to create a positive world view that gets people active is the catch people doing something right. Thom would like you to catch someone in your family, community or life doing something right.
Even the usually restrained Barack Obama warns Americans we're slipping dangerously close to authoritarianism.
Yesterday was Break the Internet Day and a bunch of organizations all over the place are talking about the whole internet situation.
John Gray in his article from 2004 or earlier, "A Day in the Life of Joe Republican", explains eloquently the attitude of conservatives towards protecting the people from the greed of big corporations.
Jake Johnson reports on Common Dreams, "Study Shows Corporate Cable Networks Largely Ignoring FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality".
Let me just give you some names.
The House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Republican, and Nancy Pelosi get to appoint conferees, people who are going to be on the conference committee for the Republican tax scam.
Can the President be convicted of high crimes and misdemeanors while sitting in office? If Mueller finds something, will Republicans call for impeachment?
There are some folks who say, well, this is all brand new, right? This Republican tax scam and all this kind of stuff.
Net Neutrality RIP: Essential Parts of America's DNA - Independence and Privacy - Are About to Be Destroyed
It's a way bigger deal than the way the internet works.
Without network neutrality - the ability of individual citizens to get and share the information they want with a modicum of privacy and anonymity - the American Revolution wouldn't have happened. Maybe that's why the Trump administration wants to kill net neutrality now.
What happens when billionaires install their government at the highest levels of the United States? This is THE question that nobody seems to be asking and frankly nobody's answering.
Interesting article in the Washington Post by James Hohmann, Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve: "Tension over adding 'triggers' to the tax bil
"Too poor to vote: how Alabama's 'new poll tax' bars thousands of people from voting" - a caller awakened me to this story in The Guardian from Wednesday October 4th and it's pretty shocking.