Politics

Miles Davis, music, and toll of institutional racism

Miles Davis has been one of my favorite artists for close to 25 years. If I started going on about how his work has touched me, the scope of his influence, and the importance of his creative legacy, I’d be here all night. The act of expression through creation is sacred to me, and few exemplify this more powerfully than Miles Davis. Yet Youtuber Adam Neely makes an excellent point in the video below: A now infamous police brutality incident in 1959, just after the release of Davis’ masterful Kind of Blue album, almost robbed the world of 30 more years of groundbreaking music. It’s an unfortunate story all on its own, but it’s just one thread in a much larger tapestry. Miles was just…
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Rush Limbaugh’s stupid Covid-19 comments are going to get people killed

It’s one thing to be a rabble-rousing contrarian. It’s quite another to engage in dangerous rhetoric that will get people killed. And Rush Limbaugh’s recent rhetoric on the Cvid-19 outbreak absolutely will get people sick, and possible dead. This morning, Salon reported: On Friday, the 69-year-old Rush Limbaugh argued that health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) cannot be trusted because they are part of “the Deep State” and have an anti-Trump agenda. In audio that Media Matters has posted on its website, embedded above, Limbaugh can be heard on Friday telling listeners, “We’ve talked about the Deep State all these years since Trump was elected — the Trump-Russia collusion, the FBI — well,…
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The Real Problems Politicians Need To Address

Contributed Post Flickr Modern politics can be likened to a WWE Royal Rumble. It feels like most people involved are just looking to make a name for themselves and use their platform to create drama and conflicts with other groups. In short, it’s a complete and utter mess right now. Regardless of your views on President Trump, there’s no denying that it’s a pretty sorry state of affairs when a TV personality wins a presidential election. The last few years of American politics have been dominated by problems that aren’t really problems at all. Republicans are caught up on this whole ‘build a wall’ idea to keep out immigration when there are far greater issues to think about. So, this article will look at the…
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What Impact Will The Trump Years Have On The Environment?

Contributed Post (source) Trying to predict the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on anything is rather like trying to herd cats. As we come closer to the anniversary of Trump’s election, the only thing that is certain about this administration is that… nothing is certain. Staff members come and go; the debate changes; arguments and distractions fly around with wild abandon. Nevertheless, the issue of climate change is such an important one that it has to be considered. What impact will 45 have on the climate? Sadly, it has to be acknowledged that the signs aren’t good. The Administration vs. The Environment Climate scientists have long been suggesting that there is a point of no return when it comes to the world coping with environmental…
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American Politics: Is Foreign Terrorism Really A Threat?

Contributed Post President Donald Trump would have citizens believe that the threat of terrorism from overseas is worthy of concern. However, many experts claim the biggest risks the average people face come from close to home. During the next few years, the President will forge a new foreign policy based on the suggestions of his advisors. The issue is that many of those professionals seem to misrepresent the danger American people face from those in the Arab and Islamic world. So, this article will take a look at some of the issues the President should take seriously moving forward. How many people die from foreign terrorist attacks in the US? 3024 since 1975 Road deaths According to a top personal injury attorney, there were no…
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