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Uh-oh: Where does all the white rage go when Donald Trump loses?


“But what happens when his campaign fails, as it almost certainly will? Trump is openly at war with his own party, and even if that badly splintered organization magically unites behind him after the convention, there simply are not enough angry white people in America to elect him president. Where will all that anger, which has been slowly building among America’s white working class for half a century, go once it is left without a viable political outlet?”

Source: Uh-oh: Where does all the white rage go when Donald Trump loses? – Salon.com

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Despite SNAP, Students on Community-College Campuses Are Going Hungry 

“College conjures up images of all-you-can-eat dining halls, midnight runs for pizza, tubs of ice cream in the dorm-room fridge, and ethnically sensitive burritos. I remember working in the dishroom of a dining hall as a student and grabbing trays of half-eaten burgers and pancakes from the conveyer belt, dumping all the mess into large trash cans. If anything, college is associated with an excess of food, where students gain the “Freshman 15.” Recent research on hunger at colleges opens serious questions about those assumptions.”

Source: Despite SNAP, Students on Community-College Campuses Are Going Hungry – The Atlantic

5 Shockingly Outdated Problems Modern Women Face At Work

“Working women have come a long way from the days when fetching the boss a scotch and getting a smack on the ass was considered team building. Sure, there’s still the odd awful incident, like the case of a woman who was fired from her job for being too attractive, but in general, women can consider themselves equal to their male colleagues in every way. Except for all the ways they still aren’t.”

Source: 5 Shockingly Outdated Problems Modern Women Face At Work | Cracked.com

29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots

“Our people were not only trying to stop the acts of violence, but also saving and helping those in need.”

via 29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots – BuzzFeed News.

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An African’s Message for America – Video – NYTimes.com

This short documentary profiles a Kenyan activist who asks American student volunteers: “Why do you want to help us? Help your own country.”

via An African’s Message for America – Video – NYTimes.com.

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Ending “Farmer’s Wife” Syndrome

“Now on virtually all farms I have ever visited, everyone who lives there farms. The children help in the barns, the spouses share the duties – even if there is a gendered division of labor much of the time, as on Amish farms, the harvest or peak canning season overwhelm this and everyone who is present pitches in. It should go without saying that no farm can have anyone who isn’t competent to recapture lost livestock, fix a fence, handle an emergency birth or a medical crisis – because some days one person isn’t there. Nor can all knowledge rest in one person – because who milks or picks the beans when someone is ill, giving birth, caring for a family member or making the money that most farms don’t provide to pay taxes and bills?”

via Ending “Farmer’s Wife” Syndrome : Casaubon’s Book.

the Economics of Happiness

Fabulous documentary exploring how local economies, food, and living.

The Economics of Happiness – Official Trailer from The Economics of Happiness on Vimeo.

The Archdruid Report: The Trouble with Binary Thinking

Probably one of the best explainations of the problems associated with binary thinking.

The Archdruid Report: The Trouble with Binary Thinking.