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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 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 22, 2015
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Will Marriage Equality Opponents Take Us Back To The “Green Book” Era?

As the Supreme Court takes up marriage equality again, conservatives are preparing for a likely landmark ruling by trying to bring back a phrase that once haunted black families: “We don’t serve your kind here.” Last week, my husband and … Continue reading