March 7, 2021

The real story of Pocahontas is much darker than the Disney movie

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By CHRISTINA STERBENZ   From Business Insider In 1995, Disney introduced children everywhere to a Native American princess married 400 years ago today — Pocahontas. The plot goes that Pocahontas, the beautiful daughter of Chief Powhatan, saves English adventurer John Smith from execution when British relations with the “savages” in the New World turned sour. Pocahontas […]

How to buy a politician: What today’s supreme court ruling means for consumers

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By Kate Cox From Consumerist Everyone knows that money talks. But today, the Supreme Court made it official: political donations are speech. Therefore, they ruled, the right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment applies to them too. And that means removing the limits. It is both cynical and accurate for the Court to […]