Matt Birnbaum

soulmusicsongs:

Abraham, Martin and John - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (Time Out For Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, 1969)

Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
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Patti Austin - Baby Come to Me (ft. James Ingram)
1,369 plays

jamsofthepast:

Baby Come to Me | Patti Austin (ft. James Ingram)

ourpresidents:

President Nixon and Bob Hope playing golf in the Oval Office.  4/20/73.

ourpresidents:

President Nixon and Bob Hope playing golf in the Oval Office.  4/20/73.

MFSB - Love is the Message
46 plays

photographil:

Love is the Message - MFSB

whitehouse:

Happy Passover! President Obama and the First Lady host a Seder at the White House.

whitehouse:

Happy Passover! President Obama and the First Lady host a Seder at the White House.

Bread - Everything I Own
645 plays

amegawa:

Bread - Everything I Own

Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me
633 plays

ladiesofthe70s:

Aretha, Until You Come Back To Me (1973)

rtamerica:

Oligarchy, not democracy: Americans have ‘near-zero’ input on policy – report
The first-ever scientific study that analyzes whether the US is a democracy, rather than an oligarchy, found the majority of the American public has a “minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy” compared to the wealthy.
The study, due out in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, sets out to answer elusive questions about who really rules in the United States. The researchers measured key variables for 1,779 policy issues within a single statistical model in an unprecedented attempt “to test these contrasting theoretical predictions” – i.e. whether the US sets policy democratically or the process is dominated by economic elites, or some combination of both.
"Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts,” the researchers from Princeton University and Northwestern University wrote.

rtamerica:

Oligarchy, not democracy: Americans have ‘near-zero’ input on policy – report

The first-ever scientific study that analyzes whether the US is a democracy, rather than an oligarchy, found the majority of the American public has a “minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy” compared to the wealthy.

The study, due out in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, sets out to answer elusive questions about who really rules in the United States. The researchers measured key variables for 1,779 policy issues within a single statistical model in an unprecedented attempt “to test these contrasting theoretical predictions” – i.e. whether the US sets policy democratically or the process is dominated by economic elites, or some combination of both.

"Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts,” the researchers from Princeton University and Northwestern University wrote.