Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

Embed from Getty Images   In August, Science published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points. It was widely seen as a counter-argument to claims that poor people are “to blame” for bad decisions and a…

Why Do Poor People ‘Waste’ Money On Luxury Goods?

We hates us some poor people. First, they insist on being poor when it is so easy to not be poor. They do things like buy expensive designer belts and $2500 luxury handbags. I totally get that it’s horrible and illegal to profile people. But still #SMFH over a not-filthy-rich person spending $2,500 on a…

Detailed List of Findings in Wikileaks DNC Document Dump

The Democrats have pointed to the RNC and Republican’s and talked about lack of unity and civil strife but the recent DNC leaks showing the rigged election against Bernie Sanders shows the civil war is really within the Democratic party. This past Friday Wikileaks released about 20,000 emails that were hacked. They were from accounts…

The Clintons Destroyed the Democratic Party

It all started in early 1993.  Recently elected President Bill Clinton rammed the North American Free Trade Agreement which the first President Bush had negotiated through the Senate ratification process and held Democrats feet to the fire to get enabling legislation passed in BOTH Democratically controlled houses of Congress. This was the first major “accomplishment”…

Fourth Amendment Caucus defeats Patriot Act expansion in Congress

Days ago, the Fourth Amendment Caucus, a collection of 25 House Representatives, managed to block an expansion of the Patriot Act surveillance measures in Congress. HR 5606, unironically called the “Anti-Terrorism Information Sharing Is Strength Act” failed to attain a ⅔ supermajority and pass the floor. Edward Snowden famously told NBC in an interview that, “The…

Bernie Sanders Explains Why He Endorsed Hillary Clinton

I am writing you today to express my deep pride in the movement – the political revolution – you and I have created together over the last 15 months. Bernie Sanders Explains Why He Endorsed Hillary Clinton I am writing you today to express my deep pride in the movement – the political revolution –…