Dying of Whiteness – the perverse price of race-centric politics

This book information a seeming contradiction that I observed with raising regularity during six years of research across the southerly and also midwestern United States. Between 2013 and 2018, I traveled to places like Franklin, Tennessee; Olathe, Kansas; and Cape Girardeau, Missouri– in Sarah Palin’s once debatable words, the “genuine America”– and also asked people regarding immediate and opposed political concerns dealing with the American electorate, consisting of health and wellness treatment, guns, tax obligations, education and learning, as well as the scope of government. I wished to find out exactly how individuals balanced anti-government or pro-gun mindsets while at the very same time navigating lives influenced by bad healthcare, broadening gun-related morbidity, as well as underfunded public frameworks and organizations.

“Ain’t no means I would ever before sustain Obamacare or sign up for it,” he informed me. When I asked him why he felt this method also as he dealt with severe ailment, he clarified, “We don’t require any type of even more federal government in our lives. And also in any kind of instance, no method I want my tax dollars paying for Mexicans or well-being queens.”

Andrew Romanoff – Colorado 2020 – draftromanoff.com

Andrew Romanoff offered in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and also as Speaker of your house from 2005 to 2009. He earned bipartisan acclaim as one of one of the most efficient legal leaders in America.

Andrew authored the Colorado Economic Recovery Act (Referendum C) and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST), the largest investment in school building in state background. He additionally funded regulations to boost access to psychological health and wellness treatment, broaden the supply of budget friendly housing, as well as safeguard the targets of residential physical violence and also sexual attack.

More than 50 state as well as nationwide organizations have actually recognized Andrew’s leadership. In 2008, Governing Magazine named him “Public Official of the Year.”

Andrew made a bachelor’s degree with honors at Yale, a master’s degree in public plan at Harvard, and a juris doctorate at the University of Denver. He instructed senior high school in Central America and also speaks well-versed Spanish. For more https://www.draftromanoff.com

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Polling demonstrates solid backing for Denver teachers as walkout looms – Denver Teachers ‘ Strike.

 Four of five Denver homeowners say they sustain Denver instructors in their controversial wage settlements with Denver Public Schools, according to a brand-new survey of regarding 600 randomly chosen neighborhood participants.

79% of participants concur that educator pay in Denver falls short of what it ought to be.

If the Denver Classroom Educator Association and also DPS can not get to a brand-new contract this week, 82% of citizens say they would certainly sustain educators.

62% are in favor of Denver instructors going on strike this month up until they can get to agreement with the DPS Board over pay levels.

The parents of DPS students who participated in the survey showed also more powerful assistance for the instructors.

Additionally, 74% of participants held a positive sight of Denver instructors, whereas just 33% reported a positive view of the DPS Board. Nearly half of the respondents want the board to take a actual switch.

DCTA has been negotiating with the area for more than a year to boost compensation and address Denver’s educator turn over crisis.

Educators are disappointed working under a income system that restricts base pay in support of granting one-time motivations and benefits that most district staff members find really unreliable and also uncertain .

Pat Buchanan fired from MSNBC – Here’s why

from our sister publication, North Denver News: http://northdenvernews.com/the-book-that-got-pat-buchanan-fired-from-msnbc/

Critics call it hate speech. Others suggest those same critics risk permanent erosion of free speech. But regardless of your take, Pat Buchanan’s most recent book has gotten him fired, after a sixteen-year tenure, at MSNBC. “After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?? A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.” Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, “The End of White America” wrote Buchanan in the American Conservative. Buchanan continued, “Well, yes, I do bemoan what Newsweek’s 2009 cover called “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” and editor Jon Meacham described as “The End of Christian America.” After all, I am a Christian. “And what else explains the shrinkage of the U.S. Jewish population by 6 percent in the 1990s and its projected decline by another 50 percent by 2050, if not the “collective decision of Jews themselves”?

Denver Teachers’ strike – why DPS won’t Pay Teachers

In the days preceding a likely teachers strike from the teachers in Denver Public Schools, leaked payroll data has shattered the district’s claims.

The school district has long faced criticism that it spends too much on administration and not enough on teaching kids. An analysis of the payroll data buttresses that argument strongly.

Close to $6 million are spent on payroll for district’s top leadership, aphoristically called the Superintendent’s cabinet. Those 46 personnel lack clear roles in the minds of many.

It’s not just top brass in question.  When Boasberg’s first communications director Mike Vaughn met with the North Denver News in early 2008, there were only three people handling press relations for the district. There are now eleven–making $700,000 a year. The full communications shop numbers thirty-seven, with a payroll of nearly $2 million.

The District’s scandals and legal problems are run through a group of six lawyers, staffed up at a cost of $700,000.

Denver Public Schools spent $7 million in 2017 on “Analysts”; $1 million on “Assessment Coordinator” positions with another $288,000 going to data assessment partners; $1.5 million on a series of associate directors of instruction and operations; $8 million on Curriculum Coordinators, whose salaries average out to $72,000 each; $9.5 million on “Coordinators”; and $5.56 million on people classified as Executive Management.

With $50 million going to people who do not have contact with students, the data belies the district’s branding of “Students First” and “Team DPS.”

Approximately 5% of student dollars goes to “Central Office,” according to school budgets from FY2017. Five percent of the district billion dollar budget equals some $46,000,000, which could pay for 700 more teachers, or a raise for existing teachers in a district where teacher turnover is high and teachers are ready to strike over their compensation.

While district leadership is arguing poverty against a potential strike, that $50 million overhead comes at the cost of having enough teachers for classrooms, compensating teachers fairly, and having enough support staff for every building.

read more: http://northdenvernews.com/payroll-leak-shatters-denver-schools-claims-on-resources-budget/

Shepherd -The ghost of Susan Shepherd again shadows North Denver as Dave Sabados runs for City Council

http://savebro.com/y/Q4d0w8KObP4Dave Sabados has worked projects from regional college board to governmental races as well as several in between. Whether it’s aiding a common council candidate understand the ballot demographics of their area to coordinating dozens of personnel on a statewide federal campaign, every race comes with it’s own particular obstacles as well as goals.

In addition to project experience, Dave holds a Master’s Degree in English and also Bachelor’s levels in Philosophy and English. His graduate job concentrated on Presidential rhetoric in the tv age.

When not marketing, Dave can typically be found climbing up a 14er, snowboarding, or touring Colorado country roads on a bike.

David Sabados is a longtime community activist as well as modern leader focused on budget friendly housing, occupants’ civil liberties, as well as transport remedies. David has collaborated with not-for-profit companies, prospects and elected authorities, as well as progressive organizations that look for to equip working households.

A renter in the Sunnyside community, David will certainly bring a required voice to our common council.

David Sabados is a longtime community lobbyist

and progressive leader focused on cost effective

housing, occupants’ rights, and also transport remedies. David has collaborated with not-for-profit organizations, candidates and also chosen officials, and dynamic companies that look for to equip functioning families.

A renter in the Sunnyside area, David will bring a required voice to our common council.

They will be breaking a glass ceiling and electing the most educated Denver Mayor ever if Denver voters choose Lisa Calderon as their next mayor.

  They will certainly be breaking a glass ceiling if Denver voters select Lisa Calderon as their next mayor. That much is obvious.

Much less noticeable is that they will certainly be choosing the most educated Denver Mayor ever.

Lisa Calderon, currently a teacher at Regis College, holds a law level. A master’s level. As well as a doctorate.

It’s an outstanding resumé. And after eight years of Michael Hancock, that came to the job with only a collection of political jobs in his background, it will certainly bean extraordinary comparison to have Calderon in office.

It will additionally mean that Denver voters have picked qualifications and also competency over cronyism. It could be a revolutionary change for a city that has had a hard time to stabilize boomtown growth with expanding demands for affordable real estate, area education and implementing on fundamental city services.



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24 Diagrams To Help You Have Better Sex

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2. For a basic ~pleasure~ blueprint.

Men’s Health / Via menshealth.com

These charts don’t apply to everyone, of course, but they’re interesting to look at nonetheless! See more about this at Do You Know Her Pleasure Points? via Men’s Health.

3. For when you need to love yourself first.

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4. For understanding consent.

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In case there’s any confusion at all. To learn more, read What Consent Looks Like at VitaminW.

Infographic by Jana Marie Soroczak for VitaminW.

5. For sleeping with bae (and actually sleeping).

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Cute, right? Read more about the best and worst sleep positions for couples at Swimmingly.

6. For using a condom the right way.

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Using condoms during sex is called the “barrier method” of protection. When used correctly, they’re 98% effective at preventing pregnancy (but when used incorrectly, they’re only 82% effective). Condoms can also be a good way to reduce your risk of contracting or spreading STIs. They don’t protect you against all STIs (some can be spread from skin-to-skin contact, for instance), but it’s a good place to start.

Worth noting: The best thing you can do for yourself in terms of protection against STIs: Get tested, know your status, and get treatment for any STIs that you do have. Not all are curable, but all can be treated to one degree or another. See more information about STI testing and treatment here.

Infographic via Erika Moen of OhJoySexToy.

7. For when condoms alone might not cut it.

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Condoms aren’t the only barrier method in town. Depending on the sex act or the partner, you might benefit more from one of these other options.

Infographic by John Warren Hanawalt for Fenway Health.

8. For a gentle reminder to know your status and protect yourself in multiple ways.

Guttmacher Institute / Via guttmacher.org

Again, condoms alone won’t keep you safe and protected — it’s also vital to know your STI status, and get treated for any STIs that you do have (many of which don’t have obvious symptoms). Learn more here.

9. For a sexy soundtrack.

Women’s Health / Via womenshealthmag.com

Women’s Health Facebook followers shared their favorite sex songs (shown above). Any you’d add?

10. For feeling comfortable calling the shots.

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This is so, so important. Your sex life is your own, and you call the shots. Via sexedquestions.tumblr.com and sexpositiveblog.com.

11. For knowing just where you stand.

David McCandless / Via informationisbeautiful.net

Hey, labels aren’t the worst thing ever, and monogamy isn’t necessarily for everyone. Isn’t it better to be honest and up-front about it?

Infographic via David McCandless of Information Is Beautiful, author of Knowledge Is Beautiful.

12. For getting in the mood.

Women’s Health / Via womenshealthmag.com

Find out what makes these foods so ~sexy~ at 7 Foods That Boost Your Libido, via Women’s Health.

13. For making your room a bit more hospitable to overnight guests.

Men’s Health / Via pinterest.com

You don’t need ceiling mirrors or stripper poles to turn your bedroom into a verifiable sex den. Instead, you should make your bed as inviting as possible, according to Men’s Health. These 7 Sex Upgrades For Your Bed are a good place to start.

14. For getting it on during pregnancy.

Illustrations by Patrick George for Women’s Health / Via womenshealthmag.com

For tips about how to do each of these moves, plus four more pregnancy sex positions, read Have Hot Pregnancy Sex: The Best Positions For Every Trimester, via Women’s Health.

15. For exploring your kinky side.

Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com

OK, so this isn’t a chart, but it is a great primer on all things BDSM (as in: all the things that you didn’t learn from reading or watching Fifty Shades of Grey). Check it out, and ready the handcuffs!

16. For keeping your penis safe and sound.

Men’s Health / Via pinterest.com

Thanks, Men’s Health! Read The 10 Worst Things That Can Happen To Your Penis for more on this topic.

17. For when you see a bangin’ booty and kinda wanna shout about it.

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Glad we cleared THAT up. Flowchart by Shea Strauss for Playboy.

18. For when you want a little more playfulness in your relationship.

Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com

For more details on this, check out The Couples Bucket List You’ll Actually Want To Do.

19. For, ahem, improving your flexibility and opening those hips.

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Speaking of fitness for better sex… See 10 Ways Exercise Makes Your Sex Life Better (According to Science).

20. For when you might wanna give yourself a hand.

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Masturbation can be a totally normal part of your sex life, no matter your gender, and regardless of whether you have a partner or not.

21. For choosing the best birth control for you.

Greatist / Via greatist.com

Via Greatist. WORTH NOTING: Per the infographic, all the costs listed are before health insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act, anyone with insurance can now get many types of birth control for free, without a copay. More on that here.

22. For where NOT to store your condoms (lest they break!).

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23. For if the condom breaks anyway.

Planned Parenthood / Via plannedparenthood.tumblr.com

From Planned Parenthood’s Tumblr post: “Note: If you’re a trans guy who takes hormones, you should talk with your doctor and see what they recommend when it comes to taking emergency contraception. Unfortunately, right now there isn’t enough research that tells us how hormonal EC will affect you, so your best choice may be the non-hormonal ParaGard IUD.

24. For after sex is over, and you’re eyeballing that selfie stick.

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Just say no. More sex charts here.

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