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December 14, 2015
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Today’s Links December 14, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

December 11, 2015
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Today’s Links December 11, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

December 11, 2015
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Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Let Another Crisis Go To Waste?

Faced with outrage against police violence, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must decide whether he will turn crisis into an opportunity for accountability and healing for his city.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is famous for “Rahm’s Rule” of political crises management: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Emanuel articulated this rule in the fall of 2008, shortly after accepting the job of chief of staff in the Obama White House. Seven years later, as the mayor of a city on edge over police shootings of unarmed black men, and excessive use of force against African-Americans, Emanuel seems to have forgotten his own rule, just when he needs most to remember it.  Continue Reading →

December 9, 2015
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Today’s Links December 9, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

December 7, 2015
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Today’s Links December 7, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

December 4, 2015
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Today’s Links December 4, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

November 27, 2015
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Today’s Links November 27, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

November 25, 2015
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Making Black Lives Matter Means Making Real Changes

Making Black Lives Matter Means Making Real Changes

The release of the video of Laquan McDonald’s death, and the murder charges against the Chicago police officer who killed him show how much has changed since Ferguson, and how much still needs to change.

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November 19, 2015
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Today’s Links November 19, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

November 19, 2015
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Today’s Links November 19, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

November 18, 2015
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The Right-Wing Response to Paris is Everything Terrorists Could Want

The Right-Wing Response to Paris is Everything Terrorists Could Want

The right-wing response to the Paris terror attacks is predictably hysterical, racist, and xenophobic. It’s everything the terrorists could possibly want, and a distraction from a very real threat.

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November 10, 2015
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Which Ben Carson Will Show Up At Tonight’s GOP Debate

Which Ben Carson Will Show Up At Tonight’s GOP Debate

The biggest question leading up to the fourth GOP presidential debate is which Ben Carson will show up to night? The mild-mannered, soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, or the defensive fabulist and conspiracy theorist?
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