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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Families of Charleston Shooting Victims: "We Forgive You"

As Dylann Roof, the gunman accused of killing nine people inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina, appeared in court on Friday to formally hear the charges against him, representatives of the victims' families came forward to deliver...Show More Summary

Allen Ginsberg Wrote a Poem for Bernie Sanders and It's Pretty Great

The Guardian's Paul Lewis wrote a great profile of Sen. Bernie Sanders' years as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there, including excerpts from Sanders' correspondence with foreign heads of state,Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham: Confederate Flag Is a "Part of Who We Are"

Following the mass shooting inside a black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, one flag was conspicuously not lowered to half-mast in tribute to the nine lives lost in the deadly attack—the Confederate flag, which regularly...Show More Summary

The Recent, Hateful History of Attacks on Black Churches

Churches have long been hubs of organizing and advocacy in the black community, which was one reason they were so often attacked during the civil rights movement. But the violence didn't end there, obviously. Attacks and threats against black churches and institutions still take place at a greater frequency than you might think. Show More Summary

The "Umbrella Revolution" Just Scored a Major Victory in Hong Kong

Last fall, the streets of Hong Kong filled with protestors demonstrating for greater autonomy after China proposed an election system that would undermine their right to vote for the city's highest official. Students and concerned citizens...Show More Summary

WATCH: Obama Just Delivered Remarks About the Mass Shooting in Charleston

President Obama just delivered remarks about the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. They start at 59:00 minutes in. Watch:

Clarence Thomas Joins Supreme Court Liberals in Ruling Against Confederate Flag Rights

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the right of the state of Texas to reject a specialty license plate featuring a Confederate flag. The case featured an unusual alliance in which Justice Clarence Thomas, known for his rigid ideological...Show More Summary

Dylann Roof Had Confederate Plates. Here's Why the Rebel Flag Still Flies in South Carolina.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will almost certainly order flags across the state to be flown at half-mast this week in honor of the black parishioners murdered Wednesday night at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Show More Summary

Dylann Storm Roof Reportedly Identified as Suspected Gunman in Charleston Mass Shooting

The FBI has reportedly identified Dylann Storm Roof as the suspected gunman behind the mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday. Police released a flier Thursday morning with details of the suspect in the attack: .@FBI confirms that Dylann Roof, 21, of #Columbia area is suspect in #CharlestonShooting. Show More Summary

The Ten Dollar Bill Is Getting a Much-Needed Makeover

Ladies—we have finally made it! On to money, that is. (I mean, sure, Sacagawea is on the dollar coin or whatever but we're talking real-deal-paper). The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that a redesigned $10 bill will featureShow More Summary

Walmart Uses 22 Shell Companies to Hide an Incredible Amount of Money in Luxembourg

Overseas tax evasion by American corporations has become a political hot button of late: It haunted Mitt Romney in 2012, spurred President Barack Obama last year to crack down on so-called inversions, and has since been seized upon as a 2016 campaign issue by Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs to Summer Interns: Don't Stay in the Office Overnight

By Olivia Oran NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has told its summer investment banking interns not to stay in the office overnight in a bid to improve working conditions for its junior staff. The move, according to company...Show More Summary

Here's the Latest Evidence of How Private Prisons Are Exploiting Inmates for Profit

The for-profit prison industry sells itself as a cost-effective option for cash-strapped states, but according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin, privatized prisons are keeping inmates locked up longer in order to boost...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Barely Has a Campaign and He's Still Winning

Ben Carson's presidential campaign is in chaos. His deputy campaign manager quit to return to his farm. His general counsel just went on a safari. His campaign chairman left almost as soon as Carson announced his candidacy to work on...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Running For President and It's Going to Be So Hilarious

"I am officially running for president of the United States." -- Donald Trump — Matt Viser (@mviser) June 16, 2015 Here's his announcement:

Jeb Bush Named His Dog After His Brother (No, Not That One)

From a 1998 Jeb Bush Campaign Ad C-Span When it comes to naming new family members, the Bush dynasty isn't particularly creative. There are at least three Georges, two Barbaras, and a couple of Prescotts in the family. Apparently this...Show More Summary

Chill Out, GOP: Medical Marijuana Laws Won't Turn America's Teens Into Stoners

Concerned parents and conservative lawmakers, fear not: Laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana won't be your child's gateway into drug use, according to new research published on Monday. By now, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Show More Summary

Document Reveals CIA May Have Violated Its Own Policy Against Human Experimentation

The CIA's use of waterboarding and other forms of torture in recent years may have violated one of the intelligence agency's own rules regarding human experimentation, according to a recently declassified CIA document. Document AR 2-2,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Making a "Major" Announcement Tomorrow. Here Are 6 Possibilities.

Tomorrow will be a really big day for America, or so real estate mogul and reality TV host Donald Trump has declared. He promises he will issue a "major" announcement on Tuesday at Manhattan's Trump Tower. It's anyone's guess what the...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Just Killed One of the Country's Most Extreme Anti-Abortion Laws

The Supreme Court killed one of the nation's most extreme anti-abortion laws on Monday. The justices declined to hear a case concerning the constitutionality of a North Carolina law that required women seeking an abortion to submit to a mandatory ultrasound. Show More Summary

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