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What Can You Do About QAnon?: A Short Take from Documentary Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lg6cZmfpeM You know that QAnon supporters figured prominently in the Capitol insurrection. Two QAnon conspiracy theorists now hold seats in Congress. And perhaps you read the disturbing profile this weekend about the QAnon supporter who attended the elite Dalton School in Manhattan and then Harvard. So–you’re maybe thinking–it’s finally worth understanding what QAnon is, and what we can do about it. Above, watch a 10 minute Op-Doc from filmmaker Kirby Fer...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Congress, College, Harvard, Current Affairs, Manhattan, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Dalton School, Kirby Ferguson


How the Bicycle Helped Usher in the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLJgkVsXpE The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
Tags: Google, New York, Congress, College, France, San Francisco, History, Atlantic, Ohio, Vox, Belle Epoque, Facebook Twitter, Adrienne LaFrance, Josh Jones, Susan B Anthony, London Paris


How the Bicycle Accelerated the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLJgkVsXpE The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
Tags: Google, New York, Congress, College, France, San Francisco, History, Atlantic, Ohio, Vox, Belle Epoque, Facebook Twitter, Adrienne LaFrance, Josh Jones, Susan B Anthony, London Paris


LAUSD board members not sorry to see DeVos gone as education secretary

It didn’t take long for district leaders and educators in Los Angeles Unified to respond to the news that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had resigned. “One of the worst Secretaries of Education in history,” school board President Kelly Gonez tweeted. “Finally @BetsyDeVosED does something helpful for our public schools” by resigning, tweeted Nick Melvoin, another board member. “Too little, way too late,” the local teachers union said in a Facebook post. Such were the responses late Thurs...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Obama, Congress, Washington, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Connecticut, Lgbtq, Lausd, Santa, Biden, Local News


Keeping Tabs: Trump Pardon List Fueled By Rec Letters From‌ ‌High-Powered ‌Loyalists‌

“You scratch my back,” the saying goes, “and I’ll scratch yours… and yours… and yours…”  The latest  list of presidential pardons and commutations Tuesday night not only featured a long list of the President’s political allies, but also an even longer list of people who recommended those allies for the greatest gift a president can give.  The prime example was Steve Stockman, the Tea Partying former Texas congressman convicted of 23 felonies — what prosecutors called a “white-coll...
Tags: Utah, Texas, News, Education, Congress, Washington, White House, Gop, Egypt, Hud, Medicare, George W Bush, Border Patrol, Louie Gohmert, Ben Carson, Trump


Pandemic-Era Heroes: Siblings navigate this year’s rigors to uphold family’s generous tradition

Pandemic-Era Heroes Names: Madison and Jake Means Hometown: Simi Valley, both graduates of Simi Valley High Age: Madison, 23 and Jake, 18 Role: A sister and brother organize a toy drive for foster-care children ages 13-17 during the holidays each year. Quote: “I have a passion for the foster-care system.”  — Madison Means First in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a year framed by the coronavirus pandemic When there’s a will, there’s a...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lulu, Madison, Southern California, Jake, Simi Valley, LA County, UC Irvine


Second vaccine approved for California as LA County’s coronavirus surge endures

Los Angeles County reported 13,315 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 additional deaths on Sunday, Dec. 20, accompanied by another new record for hospitalizations propelled by the coronavirus. Nonetheless, a new wave of hope is expected to arrive this week in the form of the second COVID-19 vaccine, from Moderna. The numbers brings the county’s totals to 623,670 cases and 8,875 fatalities since the pandemic began in March. But while the daily statistics continued to show no sign that the recent surge ...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Nbc, Education, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, Government, Germany, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer


Obama, Trump, and education policy in US federalism

In just a few weeks, Joseph R. Biden Jr will take his oath as the 46th President of the United States. Like his predecessors in recent decades, Biden intends to use executive and administrative actions to pursue his policy agenda. In public education, a policy domain for which states assume constitutional responsibility, administrative presidency faces the forces of federalism. The presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump offered contrasting lessons on the exercise of presidential power in ...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Education, Obama, Congress, US, Barack Obama, United States, Sociology, Journals, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Joe Biden could wipe out $50,000 of student debt without Congress. Here are 3 other areas he can help the struggling US economy even with a GOP-controlled Senate.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Joe Biden will inherit a struggling economy when he takes office in January. Republicans may maintain control of the Senate depending on the outcome of two Senate runoff races in Georgia. Biden...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Scotland, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Tax Cuts, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy


Biden could wipe out $50,000 of student debt without Congress. Here are 3 other areas where he can help the struggling US economy even with a GOP-controlled Senate.

President-elect Joe Biden. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will inherit a struggling economy when he takes office in January. Republicans may maintain control of the Senate depending on the outcome of two Senate runoff races in Georgia. Biden could provide student debt relief, repurpose unspent federal relief funds, and raise the minimum wage for federal contractors without Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden will be inh...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Scotland, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Tax Cuts, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy


Martin Luther King: “You Know Who to Vote For. I’m Just Asking You to Vote!” (1964)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M3K-pgbuAw The more things change, the more they stay the same. At another turning point in U.S. history–when LBJ ran against Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election–Martin Luther King, Jr. urged voters to stand up and be counted. To set the scene, the UCLA Film & Television Archive writes: King, who had just been named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to nonviolent resistance, embarked on a cross-country get-out-the-vote c...
Tags: Google, Congress, College, America, History, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr, Facebook Twitter, Barry Goldwater, Morehouse College, Lyndon B Johnson, LBJ, LA King, Nietzsche Hegel Kant, UCLA Film Television Archive, Los Angeles Times King


Glenn Gould Explains Why Mozart Was a Bad Composer in a Controversial Public TV Show (1968)

No matter how eccentric Glenn Gould’s interpretations of major composers might have been, his friend and promoter Leonard Bernstein found them worthy of performance, even if he didn’t quite agree. In “The Truth About a Legend,” his tribute essay to Gould after the pianist’s death, Bernstein wrote, “Any discovery of Glenn’s was welcomed by me because I worshipped the way he played: I admired his intellectual approach, his ‘guts’ approach.” Are these contradictions? Glenn Gould was a compl...
Tags: Google, Music, Congress, College, Canada, United States, Glenn Gould, Jean Sibelius, Mozart, Bernstein, Gould, Facebook Twitter, Glenn, Brahms, Leonard Bernstein, Josh Jones


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 21-28

  The Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, CA April 23, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here is a sampling of upcoming online meetings.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 and every ...
Tags: Cooking, Gardening, Congress, College, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Wildlife, Higher Education, Community, Lausd, Book Club, Local News, Council


Many Small-Business Employees May Be Close to Losing Health Insurance

Without financial relief from Congress, many American small-business owners may be forced to cut health insurance for employees, according to research by Leemore Dafny, Yin Wei Soon, Zoë Cullen, and Christopher Stanton. [Author: by Rachel Layne]
Tags: Congress, College, Christopher Stanton, by Rachel Layne, Rachel Layne, Losing Health Insurance, Leemore Dafny Yin Wei Soon Zoë Cullen


Watch Lime Kiln Club Field Day, One of the Earliest Surviving Feature Films with an All Black Cast (1913)

For some of us (no names) the world of TikTok is baffling and bizarre. Why does Gen Z flock to it? Who knows, but they do, in droves. Anyone can be a “creator” on what Jason Parham at Wired calls “the most exciting cultural product of this time.” It also happens to be a place where “digital blackface” has evolved—an online cultural phenomenon in which Black users of a platform get disproportionately censored while others who adopt the trappings of Black American culture, often in exagger...
Tags: Google, New York, Congress, Film, College, America, San Francisco, History, Williams, New Jersey, Buckingham Palace, Staten Island, Bahamas, Jim Crow, Caribbean, The New Yorker


Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: A Free Reading by Featuring Neil Gaiman, William Shatner, Susan Orlean & More

Today, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ray Bradbury's birthday. And, to mark the occasion, Neil Gaiman, William Shatner, Susan Orlean & many others will host a reading of Bradbury's classic book, Fahrenheit 451. The online special, like the book, is separated into three parts, each introduced by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The voices of librarians, notable authors, actors, scholars, and students are bookended by the opening and closing readings from Neil Gaiman and ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Congress, College, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Nasa, Sci Fi, William Shatner, Facebook Twitter, Bradbury, Ann Druyan, Susan Orlean, Audio Books, Carla Hayden, Read Ray Bradbury


One of the Oldest Buddhist Manuscripts Has Been Digitized & Put Online: Explore the Gandhara Scroll

Buddhism goes way back — so far back, in fact, that we're still examining important evidence of just how far back it goes. Take the exhibit above, which may look like nothing more than a collection of faded scraps with writing on them. In fact, they're pieces of the laboriously and carefully unrolled and scanned Gandhara Scroll, which, having originally been written about two millennia ago, ranks as one of the oldest Buddhist manuscripts currently known. You can read the scroll's story at the b...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Congress, College, Religion, History, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Library Of Congress, Seoul, British Library, Alexander, Buddha, Buddhist, Atlas Obscura, University of Washington


While coronavirus cases remain high in LA County, hospitalizations continue to decline

Los Angeles County’s daily coronavirus numbers continued to head in divergent directions on Saturday, Aug. 8. While deaths and cases remained unnervingly high — at 51 and 2,645, respectively — hospitalizations again dropped significantly, with 1,610 confirmed COVID-19 patients. Of these patients, 31% are being treated in intensive-are units, county public health officials said in a mid-day statement. L.A. County’s results arrived as President Donald Trump on Saturday leapfrogged gridlocked congr...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Congress, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, Donald Trump, County, Trump


Istanbul Captured in Beautiful Color Images from 1890: The Hagia Sophia, Topkaki Palace’s Imperial Gate & More

Even those who know nothing else about Istanbul know that it used to be called Constantinople. The official renaming happened in 1930, meaning that the photographs you see here, all of which date from around 1890, were taken, strictly speaking, not in Istanbul but Constantinople. But under any name, and despite all the other changes that have occurred over the past 130 years, the Turkish metropolis on the Bosphorus remains recognizable as the gateway between East and West it has been throughou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, Congress, College, History, West, Paris, Venice, Library Of Congress, Seoul, Istanbul, East, Facebook Twitter, Sophia, Bosphorus


W.E.B. Du Bois Devastates Apologists for Confederate Monuments and Robert E. Lee (1931)

Who won the U.S. Civil War? “The north, of course,” you say… but ah… if you did not know the answer, you would have reason to be confused. Who loses a war and puts up statues of its heroes on the victor's land? In the south, say, in Northern Virginia, you'll find public shrines to Stonewall Jackson, public highways named for Jefferson Davis, and public schools named after Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stewart. These are not historical monuments, i.e. preserved battlefields, graveyards, or historic h...
Tags: Google, Congress, College, Washington, History, North Carolina, Sam, Grant, South, Yale University, Carr, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Southland, Facebook Twitter, Northern Virginia


Valley students shine in Congressional art competition

The east San Fernando Valley is brimming with young, artistic talent. And once again they shone in a recent annual contest, highlighting teens from numerous high schools in Congressman Tony Cardenas’ 29th Congressional District. Jersey Vargas, a 16-year-old junior at Van Nuys High School Math and Science Magnet, took first place with her water color entitled, “A New Generation Begins.” The drawing depicts a masked woman, her mother Teodula looking down at her newborn grandson, Raiden, in a tende...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, Washington, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, United States, Community, Victoria, UC Davis, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Vargas, U S Capitol, Van Nuys


Trump Is Considering Extra Funding To Help Schools Reopen, Says WH Adviser

White House trade adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday that President Donald Trump is mulling setting aside funds to assist with school reopenings in the fall, as part of the federal government’s next round of COVID-19 relief aid. “The President has said that he’s willing to consider additional aid, talking about the next care package, in order to help reopen the schools,” Kudlow said during an interview on Fox Business. The adviser argued that keeping the schools closed would be a “setback to...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip


Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

By COLLIN BINKLEY President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if America’s schools don’t reopen in the fall despite the coronavirus, and he lashed out at federal health officials over reopening guidelines that he complained are impractical and expensive. As Trump increased his pressure on state and local officials, New York City announced that most of its students would return to classrooms only two or three days a week and would learn online in between. “Most scho...
Tags: Health, Twitter, New York, News, Education, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Stanford, White House, Virginia, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer


Pence Hints At Using Fed Budget To Give States ‘Strong Incentive’ To Reopen Schools

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday seemed to bolster President Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding for schools that don’t reopen in the fall. When asked during a press briefing if Trump was serious about his threat, Pence noted that “roughly percent” of states’ education funding comes from the federal government (however, that funding is ultimately determined by Congress, not the White House). “As we work with Congress on the next round of state support, we’re going to be working for way...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, White House, Schools, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Pence Hints At Using Fed Budget


States Sue US Department Over Virus Relief Funds For Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is attempting to take pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools and divert the money to private schools, California and four other Democratic-led states argued in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Trump administration. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the lawsuit, which was joined by Maine, New Mexico, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The suit also names Educatio...
Tags: Education, Congress, California, San Francisco, Ap, Michigan, District Of Columbia, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Rice, Trump, Mike Pence, U S Department of Education, DeVos, Dana Nessel, Xavier Becerra


The Ayn Rand Institute Takes a Loan from Paycheck Protection Program

Image via YouTube, 1959 interview with Mike Wallace Finally bowing to public pressure, the Trump administration has revealed which companies received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created to support small businesses during COVID-19. To no one's surprise, the published list reportedly includes a host of privileged entities: the shipping business owned by Mitch McConnell's wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; businesses associated with members of Congress (from both part...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Congress, College, Kanye West, Current Affairs, Mitch McConnell, ANN, David Boies, Jeff Koons, Rand, Trump, Christopher Hitchens, Rnc, Reuters, Yeezy


The Ayn Rand Institute Takes a Loan from Paycheck Protection Program: Like Rand Herself, Her Followers Don’t Walk the Talk

Image via YouTube, 1959 interview with Mike Wallace Finally bowing to public pressure, the Trump administration has revealed which companies received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created to support small businesses during COVID-19. To no one's surprise, the published list reportedly includes a host of privileged entities: the shipping business owned by Mitch McConnell's wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; businesses associated with members of Congress (from both part...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Congress, College, Kanye West, Current Affairs, Mitch McConnell, ANN, David Boies, Jeff Koons, Rand, Trump, Christopher Hitchens, Rnc, Reuters, Yeezy


Hear the Voices of Americans Born in Slavery: The Library of Congress Features 23 Audio Interviews with Formerly Enslaved People (1932-75)

“During the last three decades of legal slavery in America,” writes Lucinda MacKethan at the National Humanities Center, “African American writers perfected one of the nation’s first truly indigenous genres of written literature: the North American slave narrative.” These heavily mediated memoirs were the only real firsthand accounts of slavery most Americans outside the South encountered. Their authors were urged by abolitionist publishers to adopt conventions of the sentimental novel, ...
Tags: Google, Congress, College, America, History, Atlantic, Libraries, South, Douglas, Charlie Smith, Facebook Twitter, Jacobs, Harriet Jacobs, Charlottesville Virginia, Josh Jones, Zora Neale Hurston


Watch Hundreds of Free Films from Around the World: Explore Film Archives from Japan, France, and the U.S.

While the world retreated indoors in March, and the cinemas we knew and loved closed up shop, so many film libraries have turned around and opened up their archives to the world. This is a good thing. Don’t say you have nothing to watch! We have explored all the links below and can verify that they are all indeed free to watch. Some are even free to download. Here’s a brief rundown of some we’ve found: The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress The Library of Congress annually selects...
Tags: Google, Japan, Congress, Film, Australia, College, Orson Welles, Seo, House, Paris, New Zealand, Harlem Globetrotters, Frank Gehry, Eiffel Tower, Johnson, Puerto Rico


Torrance protesters work out in support of woman who endured racial tirade while exercising

About 100 black-clad protesters held an early-morning workout at Wilson Park on Friday, June 12, the day after a video went viral on Twitter that showed a white woman cursing and screaming racial epithets at a woman who identified herself as Filipino-American as she filmed her exercise routine. The incident occurred at steps leading to the bandstand not far from the ball field at the park. After Friday’s protest, some participants performed the same exercise routine that the victim of the tirade...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Minneapolis, Congress, California, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Community, City Council, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Public Safety



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