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    Is Solving Problems the Ideal of Democracy and Capitalism?

    Societies can solve important problems. Doing so is the essence of sustainability. But systems innovation is necessary. Why do many people hold concepts of democracy and capitalism dear, even as institutions based on them fail to solve or adequately address a host of social and environmental problems, and might be part of their cause? Witness […]

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    SPLASH! News: DNC Lawsuit, MI Police Hold Black Children at Gunpoint, Airstrikes, Kasich 2020?

    SPLASH! News DNC Hearing Set For Class Action Lawsuit Observer – After deliberating since October 2016, a federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has recently issued an order for appearance to the lawyers representing the DNC and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the plaintiffs representing Bernie Sanders supporters, Jared Beck and Elizabeth Lee […]

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    Eight Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health

    We hear all the time about how technology is bad for us. Since the introduction of computers, we spend more time sitting at a desk than moving around at work. We have created this sedentary lifestyle that is causing havoc in our overall life. What if I were to tell you that technology has produced benefits? […]

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    SPLASH! News for April 21, 2017

    SPLASH! News US Judicial Panel Finds Texas Hurt Latino Vote with Redrawn Boundaries Reuters – A special federal judicial panel ruled for the second time in two months on Thursday that the Republican-led Texas Legislature deliberately redrew political boundaries so as to unfairly diminish voter clout of the state’s growing Latino population. A divided three-judge […]

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    Grace Meng Owes Condemned Saudi Youths a Straight Answer

    Since October of 2016, I have contacted my Congresswoman, Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), many times, to exhort her to join Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) in acting to end one of the most outrageous human rights abuses by a U.S. ally.  I refer to Saudi Arabia’s treatment of Dawood al Marhoon, Ali Mohammed al Nimr, and Abdullah al Zaher, three youths […]

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    California Legislature Seeks to Monitor Drivers with Cameras

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    The Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee passed AB-342 on April 18, 2017 and referred it to the Assembly Transportation Committee, which will have a hearing on Monday, April 24.  The bill, if eventually signed into law, would allow cameras to monitor speeding drivers in Los Angeles, California. David Chiu, an assembly member from San Francisco, […]