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:

As TV viewing habits change, political ads adapt

“Just because you own a D.V.R. or watch television online does not mean political commercials are not coming soon to a screen near you.”

“Mitt Romney’s campaign thinks it has found a way to get its ads in front of the increasing number of voters who are not watching traditional television: Find these people online, and show them the ads there.4/1/12

Read more: New York Times

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International News:

Stereotyping of Roma continues in Germany

“Foreign, free, travelling and lazy – the people who are dismissed as “gypsies” have been stereotyped for centuries. Hundreds of thousands of them were killed by the Nazi regime, and segregation continued after 1945 … “

“According to polls conducted by conflict researcher Wilhelm Heitmeyer, some 44 percent of the German population believe that Sinti and Roma have a tendency to criminal conduct. Four out of 10 say it is a problem for them to have Sinti and Roma nearby.” 4/7/12

Read more: Deutsche Welle (Germany)

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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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