Dr. Bill B. May

Jun 19th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS Robert May 5 min read

Sadly, Dr. Bill B. May, who began the NewsBalance website in 2001, has passed away.  The website included articles where the intent was to show both sides of an issue or concept.  Bill also wrote a daily op-ed piece with his perspective on a current event or item of interest.  While many contributed to the website over the years, Bill was pretty much the sole…

 

Poll finds 90% of Native Americans are OK with Washington Redskins name

May 21st, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Racism, Social Issues Robert May 1 min read

Guardian Web writes: A poll in the Washington Post has found that nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name. The poll surveyed 504 people who identified as Native American in every state in the US, and reflects the findings of a similar poll in 2004. Washington’s NFL team has been under pressure for some time over its name, which…

 

GOP lawmakers back effort to screen social media accounts for security clearances

May 14th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Civil Rights William Nissen 1 min read

Republican lawmakers voiced support Friday for authorities to look more closely at things like the Facebook and Instagram accounts of applicants for government security clearances — a day after the Obama administration issued new guidelines for using publicly-available social-media information in federal background checks.