Thursday, April 17, 2014

Should we raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour?

Robert Reich explains why we should raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics include:

  • President Obama recently stated that “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago. Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?
  • Could the entry of Deval Patrick into the 2016 presidential race derail the presumed fast track to the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


A recent survey has revealed that a majority of US adults still support the death penalty. 55%of US adults say they favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder down from the 62% surveyed in 2011. Polls also indicate that public support for capital punishment has been gradually declining over the past couple of decades.
What’s Your Take? Do you support the death penalty? Has your opinion changed over time?
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Voter Suppression?

President Obama recently stated that “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Republicans in some swing states have advanced new laws that go beyond the voter identification requirements of recent years. Among other things, state lawmakers are pushing measures to limit the time polls are open and to cut back early voting, eliminate same-day registration, and making it more difficult to cast provisional ballots or curb the mailing of absentee ballots. Over the last 15 months, at least nine states have enacted voting changes making it harder to cast ballots. Sponsors of such laws have said they are trying to prevent voter fraud.

What’s Your Take? Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?
 


 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

President Obama said in a recent interview that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who had previously ruled out entering the 2016 election cycle, shouldn’t rule out a bid. Patrick is nearing the end of his second term as governor and has chosen not to run for reelection later this year. When asked in an interview whether he could envision himself ever running for national office, Deval replied, Maybe, Maybe.

What’s Your Take? Could the entry of Deval Patrick into the 2016 presidential race derail the presumed  fast track to the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TanyaFree.com Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Supreme Court upheld a federal law that bans anyone convicted of domestic violence from having a gun. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the court said the ban extends to anyone who has pleaded guilty to at least a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, and includes cases in which there was no proof of violence or physical injury. The ruling overturns decisions in several regions, including the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California, which had said the ban applied only to convictions that involved a "violent use of force."
What’s Your Take? Should people guilty of domestic violence be forever banned from having a gun?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends

 

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

What's Your Take?

On a 25-11 straight party-line vote, with Republicans supporting the testing and Democrats opposing, the Senate approved the bill, which would require the Department of Human Services to set up a pilot drug-testing program in three counties. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said the testing was needed to protect the children of drug users. But Sen. Vincent Gregory, D-Southfield, said it was wrong to single out poor people for testing.Michigan has about 44,400 people who get roughly $394 in Family Independence Program benefits a month.“I’m continually frustrated by the priorities of this Legislature and the ongoing attacks on the low-income residents of the state,” he said. “The companies we give tax breaks to are not required to be drug tested. We give out tax credits to schools, students and police and fire, and now the only ones subject to drug screening are the poorest of the poor.”


Should welfare recipients be singled out for drug testing?

Monday, April 07, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The Obama administration has given the banking industry the green light to finance and do business with legal marijuana sellers. For the first time, legal distributors will be able to secure loans and set up checking and savings accounts with major banks.Banks must confirm that their marijuana clients are licensed and registered with their states and ensure that their activities would not violate state laws or trigger enforcement actions by the Justice Department, among other recommendations from the Treasury Departments’ Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.Two senators have challenged the Treasury Department’s authority to “offer regulatory guidance on illegal activity.” The senators’ letter contends that “until federal law is changed, selling marijuana, laundering marijuana proceeds, and aiding and abetting those activities all remain illegal.”


What’s Your Take? Should the federal government be in the business of advising banks on how to deal with marijuana money?



 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Today's Topics:
 

  • Kobe Bryant’s comments on a Miami Heat photo where the team posed in hoodies to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin has been interpreted as an insult to the reigning NBA champions.
  • America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon has caused a media stir after  posting a photo on Instagram in "whiteface " which raises the question of whether a Black person in whiteface is  just as offensive as White Person sporting blackface.
  • There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Reid Cherlin, a former White House press aide, has written a critical look at the first lady’s office in the current issue of the New Republic.



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Join us in celebrating the life and homegoing of my mother-in -law Louise Branch  our #1 supporter and #1 political junkie! June 30 1920-March 31 2014.