For the first time since 2015, Bloomington has elected a new mayor: John Hamilton is out, and Kerry Thomson is in.
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I wasn’t going to write about the war in Gaza.
“Fearless” was the first album I ever owned. I was 7. I remember taking it on long car trips and wearing it out on my CD player (I would be much older before I had an iPod). My favorite song growing up was “Jump Then Fall.” It’s a love song that sees Taylor encouraging the love interest to be brave about his feelings – “Don’t be afraid to jump, then fall/into me.”
Won’t somebody please think of the children?
Chris Christie stares into the camera. He’s seeking the support of millions of Americans to put him in the White House. He delivers the most scathing criticism of Donald Trump he can muster.
Before the Europeans came to America, the Iroquois owned and worked their land in common. They hunted together, and the spoils were divided among the members of the villages. Several families lived together in shared houses.
On Aug. 30, a reporter asked 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell if he had thought about running for reelection in 2026.
The Urban Dictionary entry for “Gender Studies” is a cesspool of misogyny. There are several definitions for the term, each more sexist than the last, but there’s one of particular interest. “A useless degree that has absolutely 0 job prospects,” it begins. “The most effective way to have a negative net worth for the rest of your life.”
So, none of this matters anyway, right?
We must stop the grind.
The school year is about to begin again and things aren’t looking great for those of us living in red states. The Republican Party has been trying to remold education in its own image everywhere, taking actions that will seriously undermine American youth.
We set out for Terre Haute early in the morning. I had been up deep into the night writing, but I wasn’t tired — I was eager to visit the old comrade’s house. We stopped for a milkshake breakfast — I’ve been prescribed an ice cream diet after getting my wisdom-teeth removed — and then began the long drive south from Portage.
The socialist anthem “The Internationale” begins with the words, “Arise ye prisoners of starvation/ Arise ye wretched of the earth.” The song was written for the exploited workers under international capitalism, and few workers are more reviled, more “wretched,” than sex workers.
Much of America was surprised last week when the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision decided not to be total racist monsters and gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
In March 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. It was a huge economic stimulus bill that, among many other things, included an expanded child tax credit which provided monthly payments for low-income families with dependent children.
The systematic attempt by the Republican Party to eliminate transgender people in America continued last week, with a bill banning medical care for trans youth passed by the Texas legislature. Greg Abbott has already said he will sign it.
The American worker will never be free until they have the freedom to fire their boss.
It’s a bit of a cruel joke that in a nation which speaks incessantly of “family values,” having a baby can bankrupt you.