Articles of Interest

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down the middle, depending on what the topic is.

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Politics:

Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case

The Supreme Court said today it would take up another hot-button social issue – affirmative action – around the time of the next presidential election.

“The court has agreed to hear a case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white student, who says she was denied admission to the University of Texas based on the color of her skin.” 2/21/12

Read more: ABC News 

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The map that proves Red-Staters use the safety net too

“Just over a week ago, the New York Times ran an eye-opening story about a key paradox in U.S. politics: It turns out the biggest critics of federal spending — Republican base voters — are some of the biggest beneficiaries of the social safety net.” 2/22/12

Read more: Talking Points Memo

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Social issues focus may weaken youth support for
Republicans

“Participation by young people in Republican primary races is down compared to four years ago and pollsters are seeing signs that the culture wars could weaken support for Republicans among younger voters.” 2/24/12

Read more: Huffington Post

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Michigan Tea Partiers share Rick Santorum’s fears over
Obama’s college push

“Rick Santorum’s contention here Saturday that President Obama’s plan to make college more accesible [sic] is really a scheme to brainwash people into becoming liberals may have struck some outside observers as a little odd.

“But for the tea party crowd gathered here as part of an Americans For Prosperity rally, Santorum’s words about higher education were right on point.” 2/25/12

Read more: Talking Points Memo

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About At Random

I am (Ms.) Jay White Feather, a lifelong New York City resident, born and raised on the mean streets of Manhattan back in the day. I am of Native American heritage -- a native New Yorker who grew up back when it meant something to be a New Yorker. And to me, it still does mean something.
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