I previously wrote that I believe Elizabeth Warren is a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016 for Democrats. She is likable and makes one think of that mother or grandmother who is always looking out for their loved ones and giving advice when needed. Well, she’s doing it again and the “populist movement” within the Democrat party is going to love her for it.
The ever rising costs associated with getting a college degree are leaving a great many students burdened with debt and Ms. Warren is taking the issue on. Along with eight other Senators, she has committed to addressing the issue. But, why has she taken it on?
This past week Ms. Warren discovered that the federal government is making a $66 Billion profit on student loan debt. That discovery has left her outraged, according to boston.com. She thinks it’s time for the government to stop making money off our youth and refinance these loans.
Bankrupt - How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit is a documentary that shows the catastrophic decline of Detroit; how it went from being a thriving metropolis with a booming economy to a bankrupt example of what can happen to a city ruled by corruption and kickbacks. FTR Media and Mister Smith Media created this documentary to put a spotlight on the city that was once known as the Renaissance City because of its ability to reinvent itself and how it has become nothing more than the picture of urban decay and destruction.
The film starts by chronicling Detroit's plight in a montage of news clips and then quickly cuts to interviews with Detroit residents. "I love Detroit" was the sentiment echoed by all the residents with remnants of past pride glowing in their eyes. However, as the movie goes on, those same people are interviewed further and their description of their beloved city and their feelings for it slowly become more disappointed and pessimistic.
I am still surprised by the level of poverty I see in America. I see small homes with sagging porches and torn roofs. They appear deserted, except for the potted plants by the front door. I see yards littered with trash and old vehicles stored under bent garages. I see broken windows covered with plastic tarps, the only protection from nature. I see clothes pinned to a wire with slight motion in a gentle breeze, and the wire is connected to rusted poles embedded in tall grass.
I see homeless people with alcoholic beverages in brown paper bags, propped up against graffiti-stained buildings. I see drugged-out zombies with track marks passed out on city benches. I see the poor in line at local churches, waiting for food.
I see them in the park with a bent head leaning on weary hands. I see them in bars, stirring a stiff drink. I’ve been in elevators with them and noticed their stained clothes, filthy shoes, dirt-lined nails and icy stares. I see them in cold weather with thin coats and exposed skin, their exhalations a mist in the cold air.
A recent court case involving a young man who gave his pregnant girlfriend an abortion pill made headlines, but was barely a blip on most people's radar. The man received a nearly 14 year sentence after initially being charged with first degree murder under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.
Dear Ms. Glass,
I hope this finds you in good health and that you are surrounded by peace and happiness. We all deserve a little peace and happiness, that’s for sure.
I wanted to write you because I came across you article you recently wrote about how you look down at women who have husbands and kids. I must admit I was a little taken back by it, considering I am a mother and a wife. I wasn't offended by your article in any way though - this isn't a “hate” letter - and when I mentioned above that I hope you are surrounded by peace, I truly meant it. I can’t help but think, however, that maybe there isn’t much peace in your life. I read your article, and wondered what it is that's lacking in your life that would cause you to be so awful to others.
When I read your article, all I could sense was anger and resentment - there was so much hatred. Why are you so mad over something that really doesn’t have anything to do with you? For example, you wrote “I want to have a shower for a woman when she backpacks on her own through Asia, gets a promotion, or lands a dream job not when she stays inside the box and does the house and kids thing which is the path of least resistance.”