Col. Wilkerson: Trump’s Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security

Col. Wilkerson: Trump’s Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security

Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that a massive increase in military spending is a disastrous policy, intended to serve the commercial interest of the military industrial complex, and the cuts to pay for it, are coming from all the wrong places.

Source: Col. Wilkerson: Trump’s Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security

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The election of Tom Perez for DNC Chair was a missed opportunity for the DNC & a major step forward at the same time | Eclectablog

 Eclectablog has posted a new item, ‘The election of Tom Perez for DNC Chair was
a missed opportunity for the DNC & a major step forward at the same time’, at Eclectablog.

You may view the latest post at
http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/the-election-of-tom-perez-for-dnc-chair-was-a-missed-opportunity-for-the-dnc-a-major-step-forward-at-the-same-time.html

Source: The election of Tom Perez for DNC Chair was a missed opportunity for the DNC & a major step forward at the same time | Eclectablog

Betsy DeVos declares Historically Black Colleges & Universities the “real pioneers when it comes to school choice” | Eclectablog

Eclectablog has posted a new item, ‘Betsy DeVos declares Historically Black Colleges & Universities the “real pioneers when it comes to school choice”‘, at Eclectablog.

You may view the latest post at
http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/betsy-devos-declares-historically-black-colleges-universities-the-real-pioneers-when-it-comes-to-school-choice.html

Source: Betsy DeVos declares Historically Black Colleges & Universities the “real pioneers when it comes to school choice” | Eclectablog

@BetsyDeVosED: Yes She Really Said That About Historically Black Colleges Because She Really is That Willfully Dense – Up North Progressive

Ignorant, insulting, and underhanded are words that best describe Betsy DeVos’s press release about historically black colleges and universities on February 27, 2017. You really have to read the whole thing to get the full impact:

Source: @BetsyDeVosED: Yes She Really Said That About Historically Black Colleges Because She Really is That Willfully Dense – Up North Progressive

Erik Prince is Back: Former CEO of Blackwater Offering Services to the Trump Administration

Oakland Institute founder Anuradha Mittal says Prince may exercise considerable influence over Trump’s policy towards ISIS and push for the use of private contractors in national defense

Source: Erik Prince is Back: Former CEO of Blackwater Offering Services to the Trump Administration

‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (1/5)

Michael Hudson, author of the newly released ‘J is for Junk Economics,’ says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works

‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (1/5)

Michael Hudson, author of the newly released ‘J is for Junk Economics,’ says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works.

Source: ‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (1/5)

Betsy DeVos is Michigan’s worst export

By Sam Inglot

Watching Betsy DeVos’ face plastered across every TV and website for weeks on end as she slogged her way to become Secretary of Education was like reliving a nightmare we’ve experienced in Michigan for years. And it’s a something that folks in Pennsylvania should wake up to as well.

When a friend on the East Coast sent me the piece written by Matthew Brouillette, formerly of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Betsy DeVos he was describing was not the DeVos I knew.

READ MORE TO FIND OUT WHY: Betsy DeVos is Michigan’s worst export: Sam Inglot | PennLive.com

Note: Sam Inglot is deputy communications director at Progress Michigan, a progressive communications hub and government watchdog group. 

Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why »

Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why
by John Laurits
A calculator. A map. A credit card. Your diary, newspaper, camera, computer, TV, music collection, alarm clock, telephone, & a compass, too — just 50 years ago, would people have believed that all of that & more would soon fit in a human hand? It may have been hard to imagine in 1967 but, if you are one of the growing number […]

Read more of this post http://www.johnlaurits.com/2017/02/20/capitalism-cannot-fix-inequality/

John Laurits | February 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm | Tags: Clinton , inequality , labor , technology , unemployment | Categories: Essays , Politics | URL: http://wp.me/p7Xu6g-1dj

Source: Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why »

Strong Schools, Strong Communities – Update

Superintendent's Notes

This is a continuation of my previous post on the topic of the Kent ISD Regional Enhancement Millage that voters will be asked to decide on Tuesday, May 9.

Strong Schools, Strong Communities: Kent ISD Regional Enhancement Millage 2017

The Strong Schools, Strong Communities committee has posted a link to a website that will provide more details: http://www.kentisd.org/parents–community/strong-schools-strong-communities/

Flyers in English and Spanish:

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Donald Trump’s First Speech to Congress and Education: Four Things to Watch – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The president’s Tuesday night speech could give the country a glimpse of education’s place among his priorities, or signal that education won’t be a major focus.

Source: Donald Trump’s First Speech to Congress and Education: Four Things to Watch – Politics K-12 – Education Week