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The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
Yesterday, "Wise Latina" Sonia Sotomayor showed the Supreme Court and the nation why diversity matters. How long will it take for the Supremes to actually reflect the demographics of the United States? MOMocrats Karoli, Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills also talk about the progress of progressive women ...
Special discussion with United Opt Out's co-leaders, Peggy Robertson and Morna McDermott. Why is the impulse to opt chidlren out of standardized tests sweeping the nation at the moment? Because it's spring testing season. Some states have been burdened with giving the old standardized test and the new ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
Yesterday was Equal Pay Day, signifying how long it takes women to earn the same as men for the same work. So if you and Dude A were employed in the same department with the same title, it would take you until April 8 2014 to match the salary Dude A received by December 31, 2013. There are lots of reasons ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
The MOMocrats are tired of talking about political developments that are dismal and depressing. Plus, we have a suspicion that ignoring all the positive possibilities is part of a long term plan to discourage progressives and tamp down our energy. Today, Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills strike back. ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
Obamacare was in front of the Supreme Court this week to listen to craft chain Hobby Lobby's argument that Obamacare's mandate to provide contraception amounts to a violation of the corporation's religious freedom - an assertion that may never have made it to the Court if they had not previous ruled ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
One in three adult women is living in poverty or on the brink of it, according to A Woman's Nation, the joint study published by the Center for American Progress and The Shriver Report. Sixty-two percent of minimum wage jobs are held by women, which is why we consider this a women's issue. It ain't easy ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
Join Cynthia Liu of K12 News Network and Peggy Robertson and Morna McDermott of United Opt Out and Jesse Hagopian, teacher leader from Seattle, to discuss rising unrest over the time and expense of standardized testing and how you can opt your child out of end-of-year and other tests. K12NN is a partner ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
Forty-two years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, a high profile industrial spill has made West Virginia water hazardous to your health. But that's just the most dramatic example of what happens in a red state hostile to environmental standards. People living downstream from the Tennessee Valley ...
Couldn't attend the Network for Public Education conference in Austin, TX, in person? Me neither. Join us for an informal, unofficial chat hosted by K-12 News Network with some friends of mine who attended. Guests are Pamela Grundy, a parent activist in support of public schools based in NC, Hannah Nguyen, ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
As surprising as it may seem, Rand Paul is actually getting some traction with the left, mostly by bootstrapping onto the NSA surveillance stories and advocating for restoration of felons' voting rights. But don't be fooled — those are just cynical ploys to attract people uninformed about who Rand ...
This week marked the start of the new Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, as well as a heartfelt tribute to comedy legend Sid Caesar by guest Mel Brooks on Conan O'Brien's show. And of course, the Agents of Zeitgeist have a few things to say about that - as well as binge watching House of Cards, Downton ...
The CBO is in the news again this week, with its prediction of the effects of raising the minimum wage on the economy. Mainstream media have latched onto its finding that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would result in a loss of 500,000 jobs. But they also said it would lift nearly a million people ...
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