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Archived Since:June 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Continuum of force: Why police and public can have such different views

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

When the Eric Garner video went viral, the public responded with two, unambivalent conclusions. The first was that the police officer used excessive force, and the second that excessive force is used too frequently.

Racism is also a reproductive rights issue

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Reproductive justice is not just a matter of making sure that women only become mothers if and when and in the manner they choose – it’s also a matter of making sure that, when they choose to bring children into the world, they don’t bring them into a world that is disproportionately dangerous for those children.

‘I can’t breathe’: Why Eric Garner protests are gaining momentum

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Suddenly, it feels like the 1960s again, with swirling movements for social justice finding inspiration and a powerful common denominator in the struggle for black equality.

Price slump shows it’s time to stop exploring for new sources of oil

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

In a fully competitive market, the enormous sums of money invested in exploring for new oil fields could not be recovered until all lower-cost reserves ran dry and there would be no point in exploring for anywhere outside the Middle Eastern and central Asian oilfields where the oil is easiest to pump.

Vladimir Putin’s religious, ethnic rhetoric gets a little scary in Russian state-of-the-union address

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Vladimir Putin lives in a scary world, where enemies plot tirelessly to undermine, trick, and destroy Russia. Containment wasn’t just a Cold War policy but a practice of Russia’s rivals for centuries.

Old boys, new world: The upper class is losing its mojo in the UK

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

England, wrote George Orwell in 1941, “is the most class-ridden country under the sun. It is a land of snobbery and privilege, ruled largely by the old and silly.”

An unexpected place for lessons to fight Mexico’s mafia: Italy

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Here are three lessons Italy can teach Mexico from its own battles with organized crime

Will change come from the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of anger against fatal police violence can coalesce into a focused movement, but a threshold of public reaction has been crossed in a way that was not quite the case with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Ferguson fallout: Violent protests can bring change – if it’s the authorities who are violent

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of anger against fatal police violence can coalesce into a focused movement, but a threshold of public reaction has been crossed in a way that was not quite the case with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Orion, Dragons and Dream Chasers: What’s behind spaceship design?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

As NASA prepares for the debut test flight of the first spaceship in more than 40 years to carry astronauts beyond Earth, a fleet of privately owned vehicles is in development to take over transportation services to and from orbits closer to home.

What’s behind the effort to make the ‘Jewish State’ more ‘Jewish’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Just why is Netanyahu pushing for this controversial bill now? Israel's political landscape offers answers.

How Ukraine’s arsenal matches up against the Russian-backed separatists’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

For the Ukrainians, more and better weapons haven’t been decisive in the battle against separatists.

Want a helping hand? Try wearing high heels.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

A new study out of France's Université de Bretagne-Sud in finds that men are more likely to lend a helping hand to a woman wearing high heels.

Which past is prologue for Putin’s Russia?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Examining the dynamics of Weimar Germany, and why its people were susceptible to nationalistic fervor in the 1930s, can help explain why Putin’s actions in Ukraine have been so popular with Russians, who felt humiliated on the world stage when the Soviet Union collapsed.

Stock markets set to take off Europe, Asia leave austerity betake U.S. stimulus path out of the Great Recession

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

In the eurozone, Britain and China, hawkish central bankers have been silenced and monetary policy has been reset for full-scale stimulus.

My journey back to Ferguson, seeking a path forward

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

As a black man who grew up near Ferguson, I dreaded going home for Thanksgiving the morning after Monday’s riots.

Here’s why killing the head of Islamic State wouldn’t yield results

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Killing off terrorist leaders resembles the decapitating a hydra, the mythological monster reputed to replace severed heads with multiple new ones.

Manufacturing’s false promise of a decent payday

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Half of all U.S. manufacturing workers now earn wages so low they are eligible for public assistance -- including food stamps and free school lunches for their kids.

Barack Obama: The cost of being the reluctant black president

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The split-screen television image, which showed President Barack Obama calling for peaceful demonstrations alongside live footage of protesters overturning a police vehicle offered a poetic juxtaposition of the yawning gap between substance and symbolism.

Should Putin fear the man who ‘pulled the trigger of war’ in Ukraine?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Igor Girkin views himself as a warrior in a bigger war against a godless West that has lost its Christian roots and thirsts for Russia’s resources to feed its decadent ways.

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