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Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order

This debate broadcast a few days ago on Democracy Now mirrors my personal politics and echoes my frustrations with this year's US election...

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‘I, Racist’ Revisited – Thoughts on a Conversation Americans Don’t Know How to Have

Facebook reminded me this morning that I shared this insightful piece by John Metta from Medium “I, Racist,” a year ago today;...

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The Myth of Trump’s Self-Financed Campaign

For the "Lies, Half Truths and Electioneering Deceptions that Become true if Repeated Often Enough" file, because I know we all keep such...

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Longform Podcast: In Conversation With Nikole Hannah-Jones

Another excellent podcast from Longform, this time in conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones who covers civil rights for The New York Times...

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Former CIA Officer Amaryllis Fox on Learning to Listen to Your Enemy

Food for thought from a former CAI officer who last week spoke publicly for the first time about her undercover work as a counterterrorism...

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Orlando, AR-15s, ISIS and Homophobia

Before everyone's attention returns to cat pictures on Facebook, some rambling thoughts on Sunday morning’s slaughter in Orlando....

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Abraham Lincoln Monument, Cleveland, Ohio

A monument to Lincoln in Cleveland funded by children's pennies and nickels....

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Reflection of Mt. Hood on Trillium Lake

The start of my List of Things to do After the New Year. ...

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Tamir Rice, One Year Later

A year has passed since the 12-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio. The case has yet to be resolved....

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On UNESCO World Heritage and Jade Helm 15 – More of the Texas New Normal

More of the crazy that's the new normal in Texas....

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Entrapped: On the Manufactured Case Against the “Fort Dix Five”

A case that set the tone for the FBI's brazen entrapment methods used in the War on Terror....

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A Bookmark For Friday June 26, 2015: Dignity, Grief And Amazing Grace

A day that requires its own bookmark before it gets swept away by the noise and irrelevance that these days too swiftly sweeps most things...

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Jon Stewart on the Racist Terrorist Massacre in Charleston

On the "gaping racial wound that will not heal yet we pretend it doesn’t exist"....

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Kalief Browder, Ex-Teen Prisoner Who Was Held For Almost Three Years Without Charge, Commits Suicide

Accused of stealing a backpack, Browder spent more than 1000 days awaiting a trial which never came, nearly 800 of those in solitary...

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NYT Video: Baltimore post-Freddie Gray – “No one knows the feeling of love here.”

A brief vignette about one man who may have found a new sense of purpose after the death of Freddie Gray....

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On Baltimore and the ‘Other America’

"But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard."...

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Key Expert in Supreme Court Lethal Injection Case Did His Research on Drugs.com

In latest capital punishment challenge, US high court will decide if Oklahoma's use of the common surgical sedative midazolam violates the...

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Racist Posts on NY Cop Blog Raise Ire at Time of Tension

“It’s very disturbing stuff. Outrageous stuff,” says a spokesman for the NYPD. “We see it. It’s a problem.”...

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Welcome to Ferguson, Where Arrest Warrants Have Been Issued to 70 Percent of its Citizens

  I may be four and a half thousand kilometers away, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been paying attention to the...

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O’Hare’s Indoor Urban Vegetable Garden

If nothing else, the most peaceful and inviting place to kill some time at one of the world’s busiest airports....

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