Highlights from 2013 so far: The Good News and Pivotal Facts

Oh boy, as my dear friend who died at 101 as 2011 began used to say; his tone varied depending on whether events got really good, or really bad. The following links show some of the progress We the People are making against giant wealth and power; a number of these stories expose the GOP mindset that denies the existence of human and civil rights, sharpening the need to make sure we get everyone possible out to register to vote. The 2014 elections are coming fast and the GOP grasp for privatizing public services must be broken:

Tues., Dec. 24, 2013: Getting the economy working for working people.

Tues. 12/3/13: Another sign of sanity.

Tues. 11/26/13: True Golden Rule Practitioner Addresses Reality:

Sat. 11/23/13: Affordable Care Act Accomplishments to date:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/opinion/blow-trouble-dont-last-always.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131123&_r=0

Mon. 11/18/13: President’s latest fix another improvement for the majority of citizens:

Sat. 11/16/13: Pope literally practices the teachings of Jesus Christ:

San Diego creationist museum denied membership in Museum Council:

Wed. 11/13/13: Reps. Sandy Pasch and Erik Severson promote meaningful, productive new mental health laws with WisconsinEye:

Sat. 11/9/13: The cavalry is coming to oust the gold worshippers.

Tues. 11/5/13: FWD 21st Century Paul Revere, Burt Neuborne’s succinct portrait of the USA since we elected our first black president:

Thurs. 10/31/13: Know which Democrats to Vote Out:

Thurs. 10/31/13: Waking up to the GOP Betrayal of the people:

Mon. 10/21/13: The bad guys continue to lose, so check out the candidates and vote in November 2014:

Thurs. 10/17/13: And another Golden Rule practitioner heads to the Hill to advocate for the majority of people.

Thurs. 10/17/13: Determination by the few to shut down the American government thwarted -- for now:

Tues: 10/8/13 Mental Health Patients Will No Longer Be Discriminated Against Under ACA:

http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/mental-health-patients-will-no-longer-be-discriminated-against-under-aca?akid=11022.295758.f0lmce&rd=1&src=newsletter907281&t=7

Fri. 9/13/13: Reason appears to be in the driver’s seat:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/us/politics/syria-crisis-underlines-pentagons-move-to-the-back-seat.html?nl=us&emc=edit_cn_20130913

Mon. 8/19/13: Identifying problems is the first step toward healing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/nyregion/racial-focus-by-police-is-at-core-of-judges-stop-and-frisk-ruling.html?src=recg

Tues: 8/13/13: Congressional obstructionists cannot always prevent justice:

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/u-s-seeks-to-block-airline-merger/?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=edit_au_20130813&_r=0

8/12/13: This should be the start of ending the persecution of African Americans:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/nyregion/stop-and-frisk-practice-violated-rights-judge-rules.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=edit_au_20130812
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/us/justice-dept-seeks-to-curtail-stiff-drug-sentences.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=edit_au_20130812

Fri. 8/2/13: Leveling “playing field” works:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/opinion/sentencing-reform-starts-to-pay-off.html?nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20130802

Tues: 7/30/13: Persistent advocacy works! Add your voice to protect voting rights and repeal stand your ground laws:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=206728509&ft=1&f=2&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NprProgramsATC+%28NPR+Programs%3A+All+Things+Considered%29&utm_content=Yahoo+Search+Results

http://thegrio.com/2013/07/30/dream-defenders-to-draft-trayvons-law-legislation-from-halls-of-floridas-state-capitol/?utm_source=Copy+of+7%2F29%2F13&utm_campaign=Newsletter+6%2F22&utm_medium=email

Wed. 6/26/13: SCOTUS wrongs some Americans one day and rights things for other Americans the next day.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-gay-marriage.html?nl=us&emc=edit_cn_20130626&_r=0

Tues. 6/18/13: Advocacy wins again!

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/us-supreme-court-rejects-gop-voter-supression-tactic-requiring-citizenship-documents?akid=10582.295758.c4zX-Y&rd=1&src=newsletter856426&t=17

Mon. 6/17/13 Milwaukee Can Do This!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/nyregion/bloombergs-final-recycling-frontier-food-waste.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130617&_r=0

Sat. 6/15/13: 1/3 Better is a great start:

http://www.alternet.org/labor/best-video-day-union-made-dance-video-actually-kicks-ass?akid=10573.295758.V55J1z&rd=1&src=newsletter855250&t=7

Tues. 8/11/13: Milwaukee, we can do this!:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/us/chicago-homicides-fall-by-34-percent-so-far-this-year.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130611

Sat. 6/8/13: Advocacy wins again:

http://www.alternet.org/environment/san-onofre-nuclear-plant-closure-announced?akid=10544.295758.3Mx_eZ&rd=1&src=newsletter852198&t=13

Tues. 5/28/13: Bad news for the anti-Obamacare wing of America!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/05/24/unexpected-health-insurance-rate-shock-california-obamacare-insurance-exchange-announces-premium-rates/2/

Tues. 5/14/13: Another GOP Leader Defects:

http://www.alternet.org/gop-director-hispanic-outreach-quits-and-becomes-democrat?akid=10432.295758.RV7hpH&rd=1&src=newsletter840231&t=7

Thursday. 4/11: Sanity in Pennsylvania:

http://www.alternet.org/fracking/pennsylvania-court-deals-blow-secrecy-obsessed-fracking-industry-corporations-not-same?akid=10315.295758.Vajd-L&rd=1&src=newsletter823405&t=7

Mon. 3/11/13: Civil Rights “Bloody Sunday” Pettus Bridge made Historic Landmark

http://thegrio.com/2013/03/11/bloody-sunday-bridge-recognized-as-new-national-historic-landmark/?utm_source=03%2F11%2F2013++SS&utm_campaign=Newsletter+6%2F22&utm_medium=email

Thurs, 2/14/13: Helping the blind to see:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/health/fda-approves-technology-to-give-limited-vision-to-blind-people.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=edit_au_20130214

Wed. 02/07/13: Just in from DRW: Gov. Recognizes need to fund mental health services: Disability Rights WI. Executive Dir. Barbara Beckert follows that headline with the following advocacy group links:

Also the announcement of the Speakers Task Force on Mental Health – see links:

Fri. 02/01/13: Former Massachusetts Senator who lost to Elizabeth Warren doesn’t want to run on the “Stupid” party ticket, per GOP Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindel:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ap-source-republican-scott-brown-wont-run-in-special-election-for-kerrys-mass-senate-seat/2013/02/01/693c20a8-6c9b-11e2-8f4f-2abd96162ba8_story.html

Fri. 02/01/13: Compromise in action

Thurs. 01/17/13: Obama’s Gun Control Proposal

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