An Important Plea From An Authentic, Grass Roots & Non Partisan News Source Fighting For Decency & Accountability

Good morning everyone. Usually in ths space is an opinion piece concerning how, myself as founder of Heart of Dixie Obligation PAC views modern policy and politics.  Today will be different.  I’d like to introduce you to two newsources which are not only non partisan (although they may not seem that way to conspiracy minded libertarians) yet examples of numerous others that are esssential to the political health of our society.  I have not nor may ever come across a better source than investigative journalist, Dave Troy of Baltimore, Maryland (  He has essential essays and podcasts containing searing analysis of the forces over the last century which have led to the marriage of the Putin regime with libertarian far right, domestic political factions and the January 6th, 2021 invasion of the U.S. Capital.  Also, ProPublica is another source of accountability naming factions and individuals who are attempting to subvert democracy on a daily basis.  Regarding Youtube A Perfect Union is one more outlet that I highly advise this sites visitors to consume.  It is my hope these tools of learning provide you with understanding of what is altruistic and what is malignant in our modern times.



Hi Reader,

We are entitled to leaders who do their jobs with honesty, integrity and transparency. When they betray our trust, the press is often our first line of defense. For generations, journalists have been watching the powerful more closely than you or I ever could, checking facts and exposing injustice and breaches of the public trust.
Now, as many newsrooms are struggling, there’s a dearth of reporters left to scrutinize the powerful, and, make no mistake, the powerful still need watching. But here at ProPublica, we’re growing, pressing on and digging deeper, and we won’t stop.
In California, we reported on how Los Angeles city officials failed to stop landlords from turning residential hotels that were designated for affordable housing into tourist destinations. One day after our report was published, the mayor of Los Angeles ordered the Housing Department to investigate. In Mississippi, we revealed how the state continues to jail many people who are awaiting court-ordered mental health treatment, even if they haven’t been charged with a crime; some other states have banned the practice, and no other state appears to jail as many people who need help for as long. In Wisconsin, where many dairy farms rely on an undocumented labor force, we investigated how state laws allow undocumented immigrants to own and register cars, but not to drive them, causing workers to risk fines and arrest in order to have lives outside the farm.
There is no shortage of powerful people who would rather that ProPublica’s reporters look the other way.
How do we do it? How can we afford to be a thorn in the side of so many powerful people and institutions? How are we able to keep the public’s interest, and no one else’s, at the center of our reporting? Because readers like you donate funds to support this fearless work. Donate today and your gift will be matched up to $20,000, thanks to NewsMatch.
We’re proud to have one of the largest teams of investigative journalists in the country. Today, I ask you to join us and stand up for journalism that serves the people.
Thanks so much,
Jill Shepherd
Proud ProPublican

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