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June 11, 2015
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Police Violence Against Blacks Has An Economic Context

Police violence against unarmed African Americans occurs against a too-often-ignored backdrop of economic disparity that both fuels and informs the resentments and racial tensions behind the events. As Rep. Keith Ellison wrote in an oped for The Guardian, encounters that … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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Six Things To Know About Lindsey Graham

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. If you’re wondering, “Who is Lindsey Graham, and why is he running for president?”, here’s what you should know.

May 22, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Duggar Family Values Edition

Wingnut Week In Review: Duggar Family Values Edition This week, two right-winger who portrayed themselves as exemplars of virtue, and regularly lectured Americans on “family values,” proved to be far from “pure” themselves. Until this week, Josh Duggar was a … Continue reading

May 20, 2015
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Not Lovin’ It: Thousands Storm McDonald’s HQ To Protest Low Wages

Not Lovin’ It: Thousands Storm McDonald’s HQ To Protest Stock Scheme, Wages In the largest protest of its kind, thousands of McDonald’s employees stormed the company’s headquarters today, to demand that it stop spending millions manipulating stock prices, and start … Continue reading

May 18, 2015
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President Obama Moves To Stem Police Militarization

Nine months after police in Ferguson, Missouri donned riot gear, and met protestors with paramilitary weapons and equipment, the Obama administration has taken its first real steps towards halting police militarization. As the president prepared for a visit to Camden, … Continue reading

May 12, 2015
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Ben Carson’s 13 Craziest Beliefs

In an increasingly crowded field, Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls are struggling to stand out, but Ben Carson stands out for all the wrong reasons. If he keeps it up, the famed neurosurgeon may need his foot surgically removed from … Continue reading

May 5, 2015
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Five Things Ben Carson Doesn’t Get

Two more candidates joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday. Of the two, retired brain surgeon Ben Carson is the one likely to have the most impact. That makes it frightening how much Carson just doesn’t get.

April 28, 2015
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Right-Wing Media

Right-Wing Media Blames Everyone But Police For Baltimore Unrest The right-wing response to stories of police violence and brutality against blacks, and black deaths at the hands of police, is becoming as predictable as the stories themselves. Only the names … Continue reading