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Leon Levinstein – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

-Lower East Side, NYC

– 1960’s


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A master of classic American street photography, Leon Levinstein (American, 1910–1988) is best known for his candid and unsentimental black-and-white figure studies made in New York City neighborhoods from Times Square and the Lower East Side to Coney Island.

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(2 of 2) New Asian immigrants to US now surpass Hispanics

Via: AP

For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers.

An expansive study by the Pew Research Center details what it describes as “the rise of Asian-Americans,” a highly diverse and fast-growing group making up roughly 5 percent of the U.S. population. Mostly foreign-born and naturalized citizens, their numbers have been boosted by increases in visas granted to specialized workers and to wealthy investors as the U.S. economy becomes driven less by manufacturing and more by technology.

“Too often the policy debates on immigration fixate on just one part — illegal immigration,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a political science professor at the University of California-Riverside and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “U.S. immigration is more diverse and broader than that, with policy that needs to focus also on high-skilled workers.”

With net migration from Mexico now at zero, the role of Asian-Americans has become more important,” he said.

About 430,000 Asians, or 36 percent of all new immigrants, arrived in the U.S. in 2010, according to the latest census data. That’s compared to about 370,000, or 31 percent, who were Hispanic.


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– San Francisco

– 1942

– Dorothea Lange


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(1 of 2) “Quote of the Day”

Via: Think Progress

“Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn’t feed our families.

“If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn’t give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn’t a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)




‘Kids’, the very same reason your/my ancestors came to the U.S.!


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Joe Manchin (D-WV) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Charles P. Pierce – Esquire

It seems that most of the prominent putatively Democratic politicians  in West Virginia are declining their party’s invitation to, ahem, party in  Charlotte later this summer because there are too many issues facing the people  of West Virginia for them to run the risk of being photographed with the current  president of the United States.

 (‘He’s still a colored, right?’, they didn’t need to ask.)

I wonder what those “issues” could possibly be?

(Oooh, oooh, I know! Call on me!)

Here’s Shootin’ ‘Arn Joe Manchin (SEE PHOTO), explaining that he has better  things to do….

“The people in West Virginia, they basically look at the candidates — whatever you’re running for, whether it be the president itself, or whatever — [they look at] the performance and the result that’s been attained,” Manchin  told the National Journal in April. “Right now in West Virginia, these first  three and a half years haven’t been that good to West Virginia. So, then you  look [at] what the options will be, who will be on the other end.”


When the last bit of West Virginia is carted off by Koch Industries to be  chopped up and sold for fuel to the Chinese, I hope Senator Manchin’s terrible  ambivalence about American politics will be resolved to his satisfaction. The  Republicans are not fooled.


“We all know the only reason they’re refusing to attend the DNC  Convention is they’re afraid to tell the people of West Virginia who they  support for President, and any attempt to suggest otherwise is political spin  aimed at purposefully misleading the voters,” said West Virginia GOP Chairman  Conrad Lucas in a statement.

He’s not lying.


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The Blue Dog Coalition, commonly known as the Blue Dogs, is a group of United States Congressional Representatives from the Democratic Party who identify themselves as moderates; (i.e. Democrats in name only).



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