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Live Video: Its Impact on Police Brutality; Its Absence in Mass Murders

There have been dramatic changes over the past ten months toward curbing unchecked police brutality, far beyond what anyone might have anticipated in their scope and depth. In painfully stark contrast, we are worse off than ever regarding...Show More Summary

IS THE POPE CATHOLIC? An LA Times oped today by a former chief of staff to Israeli PM Netanyahu answ…

IS THE POPE CATHOLIC? An LA Times oped today by a former chief of staff to Israeli PM Netanyahu answers itself, “Are Islamic State terrorists sneaking into the West?” Not since World War II has Europe seen such a stark population shift. Germany is preparing to house a staggering 800,000 refugees from Syria and elsewhere […]

Progress for Children's Health

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Show More Summary

Thousands More Join ISIS In Syria

New York Times: “Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, share intelligence [...]

Scalise: 'People On The Left Trying To Co-Opt The Pope's Message'

Republicans and Democrats, as usual, heard different messages from Pope Francis' address to Congress yesterday, the difference is as stark as comparing Louis Gohmert with Elizabeth Warren. The Pope was expected to discuss poverty, climate...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Just Said the "Very Existence of the Human Species" Is Under Threat

Pope Francis issued a stark warning to the United Nations on Friday morning, telling world leaders assembled for the General Assembly that "large-scale destruction of biodiversity can threaten the very existence of the human species."...Show More Summary

Murderers Are Almost Never Executed Unless They Kill A White Person

A study reveals stark racial disparities in death sentences and executions. The post Murderers Are Almost Never Executed Unless They Kill A White Person appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Black, White, and Blue: Americans' Attitudes on Race and Police

Since the events in Ferguson last summer, pollsters have exhibited a renewed interest in the relationships between race and policing. Extensive public opinion research over the last year has shown stark differences in how blacks andShow More Summary

Tough test for GOP leaders to ensure government stays open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' Republican leaders face stark tests as they fight to keep the government open past month's end. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must contend with the ambitions of several GOP presidential candidate...

How Legalizing Marijuana Could Help California Address Drought

A flight over Mendocino County puts California's drought into stark perspective. You soar over arid hills, browning trees and bone-dry riverbeds. As the state continues to battle the drought and its effects, its leaders are considering every possible means to cut water usage, but there's an obvious culprit that could...

Chinese District: Get Rid of Your Dogs Or We'll Kill Them

A Chinese district government is giving dog owners a stark choice: Get rid of your pets or we'll come to your home and kill them on the spot. Even in a country where dog ownership is tightly regulated, the order issued this week by the Dayang New District in the eastern city of Jinan is extreme. Show More Summary

KURT SCHLICHTER ON HEROES, COWARDS, AND 9/11. “9/11 was not a tragedy. It was cold-blooded murder, …

KURT SCHLICHTER ON HEROES, COWARDS, AND 9/11. “9/11 was not a tragedy. It was cold-blooded murder, and it presented us with a stark choice.”

The Future of Moldovan Agriculture Lies Beyond Its Borders

Twice in the past decade, Moldovan farmers have received stark reminders of the importance of market diversification. In 2006 and 2014, Russia banned the import of Moldovan produce.

While Republicans Attack Each Other, Democrats Won’t

Washington Post: “The Republican presidential campaign is being dictated by how the 17 candidates, led by Donald Trump, attack one another — from policy disagreements to nasty personal barbs.” “The Democratic race stands in stark contrast. Despite tightening polls, the [...]

The vice president woos Atlanta's Jews and talks about a White House run

POLITICS is a clash of competing principles and rival policies. It is also a drama of individual people, with their ambitions, flaws and delusions. These dual elements, which synthesise into history, were starkly combined at a speech given by Joe Biden, the vice president, at a synagogue in Atlanta yesterday evening. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Broadens Attack on Donald Trump

Jeb Bush broadened his attack on Donald Trump Thursday, saying the Republican Party faces a stark choice--both on issues and worldview.

Democracy Now: An Unequal Recovery In New Orleans: Racial Disparities Grow In City 10 Years After Katrina

Democracy Now spent the hour marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this past Friday. If you missed it, it's a stark reminder of just how far we've got to go for the city to ever recover, and how, by design, some areas and...Show More Summary

Hillary, Sanders Speak at DNC Gathering

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offered dueling messages highlighting the nation's stark income inequality, a unifying theme that emerged as they and other hopefuls appeared Friday...Show More Summary

Democrat Congresswoman Insinuates Scott Walker is Literally Lynching African Americans in Wisconsin

Remember when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said this?: “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know...

Morning Plum: Is the battle over the Iran deal in Congress already over?

In the read of the morning, Karoun Demirjian brings us the most comprehensive analysis I’ve seen yet of where the battle over the Iran deal in Congress stands, and the conclusion is a stark one: At this point, the chances that Congress will block the accord are very slim indeed. Demirjian raises another striking possibility: […]

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