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Polluters are expecting big savings from Scott Pruitt's EPA

The Republican plan to give your kids cancer gets the expected reception from grateful polluters, now pulling back from past environmental promises because they know a Scott Pruitt-led EPA will have their backs. Devon Energy, which runs the windswept site, had been prepared to install a sophisticated system to detect …

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School choice: Segregation by another name

Regardless, this is a statement that shows how unqualified DeVos is to be education secretary. If your cell phone service does not work, you call the cell provider and fix the issue. Maybe there is an issue with the antenna in your phone. It’s possible something in your house or a neighbor’s house …

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Newt Gingrich has always been a fraud, a crook, and a liar

It’s Sunday, the day powerful political figures in America converge on our television sets to lie outright in an attempt to add to their own power and to-hell-with-the-rest-of-you. Today’s edition will serve as a reminder that Newton Leroy Gingrich is and always has been a terrible human being whose only …

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NFL QB and Activist Colin Kaepernick to have Memorabilia Featured at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Colin Kaepernick (photo via Getty Images) by thegrio.com The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is already looking to include Colin Kaepernick in it halls. Director Lonnie Bunch reached out to sociologist Harry Edwards as the museum was being developed, and Edwards was part of the game-changers exhibit featuring famous …

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‘Black-ish’ Spinoff ‘College-ish’ Starring Yara Shahidi Lands at Freeform

Yara Shahidi (photo via variety.com) by Elizabeth Wagmeister via Variety.com Freeform has greenly the “Black-ish’” college-set spinoff series, starring Yara Shahidi. The spinoff is titled “College-ish” and will center around Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson, as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. …

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Open thread for night owls: Ultra-rich & religious zealots have teamed up to dismantle public ed

An excerpt from Jennifer Berkshire at Jacobin, who writes: The Privatization Prophets—For years, millionaires and religious zealots have teamed up to preach “school choice” in an effort to dismantle public education: During a recent talk to tech investors and “edupreneurs,” Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, the least regarded of all of the rogues and …

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