This historian explains why democratic socialism has deep roots in American life

This historian explains why democratic socialism has deep roots in American life

History News Network The shock and disbelief with which many political pundits have responded to Bernie Sanders’s description of himself as a “democratic socialist”—a supporter of democratic control of the economy—provide a clear indication of how little they know about the popularity and influence of democratic socialism over the course of American history. How else

Anonymous begins publishing alleged KKK members details

Anonymous begins publishing alleged KKK members details

International Business Times

Hacktivist group Anonymous has begun publishing the personal details of members of the Ku Klux Klan as its campaign of cyberwar against the white supremacist group escalates. Anonymous, the amorphous online activist collective, last week promised to reveal the identity of 1,000 members of the KKK after coming into possession of the private information through a…

Conservative Christians freak out over false report that Chick-fil-a sponsored LGBT film festival

Conservative Christians freak out over false report that Chick-fil-a sponsored LGBT film festival

David Ferguson Conservative Christians have launched a Change.org petition demanding that fast food chain Chick-fil-a account for its support of a “Christian LGBT film festival.” David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement wrote Monday that a Chick-fil-a patron named Steven Policastro created the petition in the mistaken belief that the corporation has donated money

Ex-officer destroys pro-cop pundit on C-SPAN: Finding racist police is not like ‘spotting a rainbow unicorn’

Ex-officer destroys pro-cop pundit on C-SPAN: Finding racist police is not like ‘spotting a rainbow unicorn’

David Edwards A former police officer took on Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute think tank, on Monday for acting like racist police officers were as rare as “spotting a rainbow unicorn.” During an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Mac Donald argued that America was less safe because officers had responded

US construction spending at 7-year high in September

US construction spending at 7-year high in September

Agence France-Presse US construction spending hit a seven-year high in September after a modest rise in the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Despite some signs of slowdown elsewhere in the economy in the month, September spending on building new homes, highways, offices and other facilities held up at an annual pace of $1.09