Four years ago, participation by voters under 30 in the 2010 midterms dropped by more than a third when compared to turnout numbers from 2008, while participation by voters 65 and older only saw a 10 percent drop from the presidential election year of ’08 to the midterm elections of ’10. These numbers and more from the data company Catalist were cited in “A Bigger Midterm Election Turnout,” a New
By Darren Richardson on Sep 16, 2014
When I was still working, when my wife and I were living in a tiny Los Angeles suburb, I used to argue with a friend of mine about what was and what wasn't middle class. My friend lived in Porterville, California, a smallish city in the San Joaquin Valley, where the cost of living — and the incomes people earned — was much lower than L.A. At the time, maybe 10-12 years ago, the numerical definiti
By Michael Rappaport on Sep 15, 2014
More than six years after coming in third in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, probable Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returned to the Hawkeye State to sing the praises of outgoing Sen. Tom Harkin at the 37th and final Harkin Steak Fry, a political and social event that has been part of the Iowa landscape since the 1970s. But even with so much attention focused on the veteran Iowa senator
By Darren Richardson on Sep 15, 2014
While the rest of the world continues to enjoy lower accident-related deaths on the road thanks to motorcycle helmets, the Philippines has it backwards: Lawmakers are asking motorcycle riders to skip their protective headgear altogether. In what many netizens are calling a foolish attempt to curb crime, Rep. Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City drafted a bill that prohibits all motorcycle riders from
By Stef dela Cruz on Sep 14, 2014
Satire Because of the numerous instances of concussions, Barack Obama says he would have to think about whether to let his son, if he had one, play football. Radio head Rush Limbaugh insinuates that is a signal that the left has football in its sights and wants to kill it. Limbaugh is good at hurling insults, but he is bad when it comes to insight, particularly in this case. Through National Secur
By Barry Ellsworth on Sep 14, 2014
Comes now this memo from the “kissing while black” (KWB) department of these United States: M E M O R A N D U M To: Attractive women in interracial relationships -- especially black women cum white men From: The relationship police Re: Sticking with your own "kind" Date: 1619 to last Thursday =========================================================================== On Thursday l
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Sep 14, 2014
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By John Egan on Sep 13, 2014
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
I am a freelance writer with special interest in politics, economy, business and marketing. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) with 20 years experience in start-up business and marketing management.
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Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
Delilah Jean Williams is an environmental journalist, former reporter, political junkie and photographer.