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Armed Guards at Every Home: The View from El Salvador

The story always starts the same way: unaccompanied kids, and sometimes whole families, fleeing terrible violence in Central America. It must be terrible indeed, because the journey north is a perilous one. Yet parents and kids continue to make that dangerous trip. Show More Summary

Journalism is Under Attack, and Not Just in Ferguson

It is not a great time to be a journalist in America. The assault on the First Amendment by militarized police in Ferguson, Mo., continues unabated, and the press is not spared. Since the start of protests against the August 9 killing...Show More Summary

Burned, Beaten, and Electrocuted: One Survivor’s Shocking Story of Torture in Morocco

Instead of investigating accusations of torture, Moroccan authorities are prosecuting and jailing individuals for speaking out against it.

There Is No 5-Second Rule for the First Amendment, Ferguson

This piece originally ran at POLITICO. Tear gas, rubber bullets, and assault weapons; free speech zones, gags, and press pens: This is the arsenal of the police state. Some of these tactics are physical. The other ones—all the more pernicious for their quiet coercion—impose a veil of silence over the actions of law enforcement. Show More Summary

It's Time To Stop 'Managing' the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Just End It

(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) A Palestinian protester holds stones during a protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, Friday, November 9, 2012. I n mid-June,...Show More Summary

Why Congressional Democrats Are Upset that President Obama Doesn't Hang Out With Them More

The other day, the New York Times published a long article on President Barack Obama's miserable relationship with Congress, particularly the members of his own party. The point of the article is that Obama doesn't put much effort into...Show More Summary

What to look while purchasing onesies?

A onesie is a kind of baby garment, which is also referred as “wiggle in undies”. This is a one-piece clothing for babies, which covers the top and bottom section of the body. They are generally light weight garments designed with snaps at the lower portion facilitating easy changeover of diapers whenever necessary. This garment

For Eric Holder, While He's on the Front Lines in Ferguson

Long after the news cameras leave town, Attorney General Eric Holder wants the people in Ferguson to know he stands with them. He's in Missouri today, visiting the front lines. In the days since Michael Brown was shot, the scene in Ferguson has been bleak. Show More Summary

Khmer Rouge Leadership Finally Held Accountable for Their Crimes… Sort Of

Earlier this month, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the ECCC, a.k.a. the Khmer Rouge Tribunal) found Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity. The two men, aged 88 and 83 respectively, are the sole … Continue reading ?

Which Weapons Policy for Israel are You Using Mr. President?

The United States has two policies when it comes to Israel and weapons: one gives Israel ‘carte blanche,’ the other bases arms transfers on human rights.

PODCAST: ISIS, FERGUSON, GAZA

Luke Vargas of the Talk Radio News Service speaks with Gary Baumgarten about the ISIS beheading of an American journalist, the latest in Ferguson including the role of the news media and the resumption of war between Hamas and Israe...

Why the Uber Controversy Won't Convince Young Voters That the GOP Is the Cool Party

P eriodically, conservatives latch on to some emerging cultural development and decide that this the thing that will allow them to win over young voters, providing some crack in the door through which they can shove a foot and bring their message of free markets and small government to an audience they're convinced is just waiting to hear it. Show More Summary

Guantánamo's Layers of Lawyers

In the criminal justice system, we're familiar with two separate yet equally important groups of lawyers. On one side, we have attorneys for the government, who investigate, charge, and prosecute crimes. On the other, we have the defense...Show More Summary

How a Widely Beloved Tax Deduction Really Just Benefits the Well-Off and Exacerbates Inequality

A nyone who is concerned about the country’s growing inequality crisis should be pushing for reform of the feature of the U.S. tax code known as the mortgage interest deduction. Not only does this wasteful tax subsidy primarily benefit the richest Americans, it also costs the U.S. Show More Summary

WHITE HOUSE ASSURES CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS IT’S ON TOP OF FERGUSON CRISIS

By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WHITE HOUSE – The White House is working behind the scenes to assure leading civil rights groups that the administration is determined to see justice achieved in the Michael Brown shooting as President Obama seeks to preserve his support in the black community with his handling of the […]

I'm Polite, Middle-Class and Harassed By Police. Here's Why.

I was eighteen, but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was dark, and I was driving with my sister when I got pulled over by the police. We were visiting relatives in Mississippi and had just left our cousins’ house, heading back to an aunt’s house to meet up with our parents. Show More Summary

The Real Reason Ferguson Has Military Weapons

This piece was originally published on CNN.com. It used to be billy clubs, fire hoses and snarling German shepherds. Now it's armored personnel carriers and flash-bang grenades. The weaponry has changed, but the target is still the same. If...Show More Summary

HAMAS-ISRAEL CEASEFIRE EXTENDED 24 HOURS

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to extend the current Gaza cease-fire by 24 hours, Gamal Shobky, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to Egypt, said Monday. An Israeli government official confirmed the extension to CNN. The cease-fire is now set to expire at midnight Tuesday ( 5 p.m. ET). Click here to read the story.

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