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Podcast: Ferguson, Class Divisions & Why Community May Reject Voting as Key Answer to Injustice

The stark reality is police in America have gunned down black youth in the streets many, many times prior to Michael Brown’s death. Why did this act of police brutality lead to such a show of incredible rage and protest from a community?

ABC's Raddatz: Obama's Lack of ISIS Strategy 'Creating a Lot of Concern,' a 'Stark Admission'

On Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” network senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz acknowledged that President Barack Obama’s Thursday remarks about his administration lacking a strategy to combat ISIS...Show More Summary

Police Don’t Shoot And Kill Violent White Man At Walmart

For those following the story of John Crawford III, the Ohio man who was shot to death by police while holding a toy gun in a Walmart store earlier this month, an incident at a South Carolina Walmart provides a stark study in contrasts. Crawford was unarmed, save the air rifle he’d picked up from [...]

1.65 Million Americans Live on Less Than $2 a Day

Dangerous Minds: A new report from the National Poverty Center (NPC) throws the disturbing trend of "extreme poverty" (as opposed to mere "deep poverty") into stark relief: There are currently an astonishing 1.65 million American households...Show More Summary

Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report

The message from climate scientists about our ongoing failure to cut carbon pollution: The catastrophic changes in climate that we are voluntarily imposing on future generations cannot plausibly be undone for hundreds of years or more. The post Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Stark language of new climate report doesn't include 'we're screwed,' but without action now, we are

Several newspapers published summaries of leaked copies of the latest draft report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Tuesday. The news ain't good. But it's not new. Greenhouse gas emissions, the reportShow More Summary

Morning Plum: A sharp racial divide, even on police militarization

When it comes to the Ferguson shooting, polls have shown a stark racial divide in reactions to it concerning everything from President Obama’s handling of the crisis to the question of whether the police response to protestors went too far. Now a new Pew poll finds a similar racial divide on still another question: Whether […]

Weekend News Roundup & Ope Thread for August 23-24, 2014

Christie "town halls:" daytime political events. Ras Baraka town halls: 7pm with on-site child care. Got it? The differences are pretty stark. (Auditor) Also Newark: Bob Braun has some advice for you, Mayor Baraka. You should consider it. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Here's another 'far sooner than previously thought' polar melting story

Alex Kirby at Climate News Network writes Antarctic warming could accelerate sea level rise: The effect of climate change on the world’s two polar regions looks like a stark contrast: the Arctic is warming faster than most of the rest...Show More Summary

American Ebola Patients Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol Discharged from Hospital

ATLANTA (AP) — Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory — a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago. Show More Summary

McConnell unveils governing agenda: Another shutdown

Mitch is promising exactly what you'd expect from the GOP If you thought the headline of this post was an exaggeration, think again: Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept...Show More Summary

I Think it is Time We Go to War

The brutal murder of James Foley puts things in very stark relief. This is ISIS and it explains the sort of people who have gone to war with us – they are not just cruel, but glory in their cruelty. There is no act of barbarism they will not commit, and then brag about committing […]

How whites feel about Ferguson

The controversy over the killing of Michael Brown and its aftermath reveals a stark racial divide. A Pew Research Center poll found that 80 percent of black Americans say the case "raises important issues about race" -- but only 37 percent of whites agree. A plurality of whites, in fact, thinks...

The Police Through Their Own Eyes

Ferguson has placed in stark relief the fact that the police view themselves as an independent authority unbeholden and unanswerable to either the people or their elected representatives.

Profiles In Courage

Republicans and global warming: In stark contrast to their party’s public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate change and recognize the need to address the problem. Show More Summary

Due Process and Protests not Riots After Michael Brown Shooting

If we let uncontrolled emotions rule the day, reason and truth will suffer. There are two starkly different stories of how the incident that led to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown occurred. It should be investigated thoroughly based on evidence. Show More Summary

The Most Outrageous Police Tactics In Ferguson

overnight Wednesday, a stark picture emerged of residents chanting and screaming as cops treat them as if they were at war. The post The Most Outrageous Police Tactics In Ferguson appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Livestream of Ferguson Protests

Here: It’s kind of surreal, like a Coen Brothers meets Terry Gilliam kind of way- church music cranking, the crowd peacefully clapping and singing along, all while snipers or armored vehicles train weapons on the crowd. The stark contrast between the white officers and predominantly black crowd is telling. Show More Summary

Twenty percent of Americans near retirement age have no retirement savings

Twenty percent of all Americans near retirement age don't have any money saved for retirement. None at all. The study offered a stark reminder that as more Americans are made responsible for their own retirement, most are not saving nearly enough. Show More Summary

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