Twenty-six states have “outsourced” the provision of food stamps to JPMorgan; the GOP has no need to despair, seeing as Obama acts like a moderate Republican; meanwhile, new research shows that Britain has invaded 90% of the world. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
JPMorgan’s Getting Fat on Food Stamps
JP Morgan is the largest processor of food stamp benefits in the United States.
Who Will Get This Economy Going? No One
“We’ve got to get this economy going again!” Unless your cave lacks wifi, cable or satellite, you’ve heard this once or twice in the last four seconds.
America’s voting system is worse than most democracies
When the polls close in most other democracies, the results are known almost instantly.
The Right Is Crippled—Now Let’s Make Sure Dems Don’t Sell Out Social Security and Medicare
The greatest and most enduring significance of Tuesday night’s election results will likely not be the re-election of Barack Obama, but rather what the outcome reflects about the American electorate.
Cheer Up, Republicans
You’re going to have a moderate Republican president for the next four years: Barack Obama.
Watch Out, Luxembourg
Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.
Why America’s Religious Jews May Not Be Able to Move Back Downtown
Despite all this renewed interest in downtowns today, many Orthodox communities are stuck in suburbia.