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Legal 'Pussyrioting' Lives on in Another Russian Court Blunder

Russia's use of "extremism" laws to prosecute nonviolent dissent is best known through Pussy Riot's Dance Seen Around The World in Moscow's main Christian Orthodox Cathedral, which yielded some of its participants two-year prison terms. On...Show More Summary

Monsters at the End of a War

August 15 was the end of World War II in Asia, 69 years ago, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I could not find a single reference to the bombings, or to the end of the war itself, anywhere in the American media. Show More Summary

Whose Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Is More Important?

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... I am sure that all of you who have been through political science and philosophy in universities have discussed these ad nauseam. These are concepts probably unfamiliar to others, peopleShow More Summary

'Darfur: The Genocide the World Got Tired of'

On August 5, 2014 the displaced persons of El Salam camp in South Darfur were brutally assaulted by military and security forces of the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime in Khartoum. Tens of thousands of civilians,...Show More Summary

How Do We Torture? Let Them Count the Ways...

That Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques was supposed to be released by now. But some people would rather keep the details to themselves.

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Welcome to the "Dog Days" of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old "Duke" just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.Show More Summary

Don't Blame Iran for Middle East Turmoil

Amid bloodshed and chaos caused by Israel's latest military attacks on Gaza, the usual anti-Iran crowd has been hard at work to partly blame that country for the carnage. Some analysts have claimed that the latest war between IsraelShow More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Not Doing Stupid Sht in Iraq

Keeping to his credo of "don't do stupid sht," President Barack Obama sent in fighter planes to prevent ISIS from its genocidal assault on fleeing Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq, while also making it clear that the U.S. can just do so much. Show More Summary

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn’t true—but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds. Show More Summary

Welcome to Fergustan

Occasionally I look at online videos even as I understand that the mirror neurons of my brain will absorb energies from watching it that are not necessarily good for me. This happens most often when "mainstream news" consists of crimes against humanity. Show More Summary

Pray to Jesus - Or Else

I applaud those who retain the strength to fight the never-ending battle against ignorance, intolerance and persistent persecution of rationalists. The latest nonsense comes from Georgia, a state that seems hell-bent on conserving medieval values. Show More Summary

The Threat of Just-in-Time Scheduling

One of the most unnoticed labor trends in the past few decades has been the rise of "just-in-time scheduling," the practice of scheduling workers' shifts with little advance notice that are subject to cancelation hours before they are due to begin. Show More Summary

Gaza and Israel--Sorting It Out

The Israeli carnage in Gaza has been appalling and distressing for me. The Netanyahu government and program do not represent me as a progressive, left-leaning Jew who has supported Israel strongly. These horrendous events are an affront...Show More Summary

Q & A: Minors Crossing The Border Don't Always Get Lawyers

By: Isabella Ordaz and Adriana Champagne A sudden increase in undocumented children attempting to cross the U.S. border has drawn the attention of mainstream media, and remains controversial. Children are leaving their home countries of Honduras, Guatamala, Mexico and El Salvador to escape gang violence and drug-related killings. Show More Summary

Rebuilding My Life after My Unemployment Benefits Ended

Since I lost my job, I have been trying to make positive changes in my life. I have continued writing for American Fitness Magazine. I have written two children's books and am looking for a publisher or literary agent for both. Readers, let me know if you can suggest a publisher or agent for me. I tried to find a lawyer. Show More Summary

Inner-City 'Barbarians'? Calling Out Racism on the Airwaves

Politics isn't always pretty. In fact, it can get downright nasty. When you work on issues that directly affect people's lives, it's easy for passion to overcome politeness. That said, there are some lines you just don't cross. Recently,...Show More Summary

If Alan Gross Dies in Cuba... Who Is Responsible?

Raul Castro, Barack Obama, Bob Menendez, Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Mario Diaz-Balart or Joe Garcia? All of the above!!!! But especially the last six. The government of the United States and the government...Show More Summary

Imagine a World Without Israel - Part 1

Whenever I have heard these words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of...Show More Summary

Our Fathers, The Strident Feminists

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post. My dad taught me to spit long distance. Lessons started when I was about 10. I was pretty good at it and understood it to be part of the process of setting up a good shot - asShow More Summary

Dear Michael Brown: If I Were Preaching on Sunday Here Is What I Would Say

I started out in ministry when I was just a teenager. I gave my first sermon, or as is called in my tradition my "trial sermon," at age 19. When I started preaching I was around the same age that Michael Brown was when he was shot and killed a few days ago in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

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