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.


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


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)


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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