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St. Louis Police Killed Kajieme Powell Because They Were Following Insane Rules
The New Republic Online - 4 Hours ago
Y ou can probably relate to this. On a walk to the store or to grab lunch or just to clear your mind, you happen upon a disoriented, possibly intoxicated stranger, at turns muttering to himself and spitting
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All of the U.S.'s New Electricity in July Came from Renewables
The New Republic Online - 4 Hours ago
C lean energy still counts for a pretty small portion of our energy. While coal provides 39 percent, renewables like solar and wind add up to just 13 percent of our total supply. But policies to improve
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Why Congressional Democrats Are Upset that President Obama Doesn't Hang Out With
American Prospect - 9 Hours ago
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
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This Is How Democrats Win on Obamacare
The New Republic Online - 9 Hours ago
Can Democrats turn Obamacare into a political advantage? Senator Mark Pryor seems to think so. Pryor, who is fighting a tough reelection battle in Arkansas, has just released a new television ad touting
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Color Photography Existed During World War I. Here Are Eight Rare Examples.
The New Republic Online - 21 Hours ago
This summer marks the centennial of the start of World War I, and, as such, newspapers and magazines around the world have featured in their pages archival images of trenches, and bloody battle scenes
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Wrecking an Economy Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
The New Republic Online - 21 Hours ago
T he megabanks are finally feeling the hurt for the depredations of the mortgage era. That’s what the government, and some in the financial press, too, would have us believe. Bank of America is reportedly
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Canada's Government Won't Let Its Own Climate Scientists Speak to the Press
The New Republic Online - 8/20/2014
T wo years ago, scientists with the Canada Ice Service agency wanted to give a press conference about the Arctic’s sea ice, which had shrunk 70,000 square miles below its last record in 2007. The scientists
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Conservatives Are Furious That Liberals Are Trying to Register Ferguson Residents
The New Republic Online - 8/20/2014
D uring a brief moment of calm late last week — when the police stood down and protesters celebrated a short-lived victory and it seemed as if the story had undergone a permanent transition — I wrote
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Not So Fast: Don't Write Off the Case Against Rick Perry
The New Republic Online - 8/20/2014
A s he smiled for his mug shot Tuesday, Texas Governor Rick Perry showed little concern about his felony charges for abuse of power. He even enjoyed some ice cream afterwards. Most commentators, on
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Obama's Biggest Problem: Political ADD
The New Republic Online - 8/20/2014
W hy has Barack Obama — one of the most eloquent and thoughtful of recent presidents — become such a terrible politician? Midway through his sixth year in office, his ineptitude is pretty clear. He frustrated
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The Catholic Church Prefers Medieval Barbarism to Modern Abortion
The New Republic Online - 8/20/2014
T his is a true story from a country in Europe, a country one would normally deem civilized. A foreign woman (nation of birth unspecified) arrives in the European country, seeking asylum. Having been
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40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused
Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 8/20/2014
That's because, this being mid-August, I hope as many people as possible are on vacation somewhere -- maybe someplace exotic, or maybe just a relaxing staycation at home. Entitled "Overwhelmed America:
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The Ferguson Police Department's Top 10 Tips For Protester Relations
American Prospect - 8/19/2014
1. If there's any chance that there might be violence, it's best to have your officers put on all the military gear they've got, including their body armor and camouflage outfits , because that's totally
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I'm Polite, Middle-Class and Harassed By Police. Here's Why.
American Prospect - 8/19/2014
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
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When Does the Ferguson Story End?
The New Republic Online - 8/19/2014
I t was another day full of news in Ferguson, Missouri. The medical examiners who conducted a private autopsy on Michael Brown offered more details on their examination — and offered theories of how Brown,
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Stop Giving Money to the U.N.'s Relief Agency for Palestinians
The New Republic Online - 8/19/2014
W hen Hamas fires its last rocket and Israel drops its last bomb, the extent of Gaza’s devastation will become clear. An early estimate is that some $5 billion will be necessary to rebuild residences
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Now Even Republicans Are Being Accused of Waging a War on Coal
The New Republic Online - 8/19/2014
I t’s not very often that Democrats can accuse Republicans of launching a war on coal. In Kentucky, Mitch McConnell’s opponents are savoring the chance. A report from Chris Moody at Yahoo News earlier
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The Right-Wing Response to Ferguson Is Depressingly Predictable
The New Republic Online - 8/18/2014
F or a brief moment last week, it appeared as if the fatal shooting of Michael Brown wouldn’t divide the public across the same, predictable line that split the country between those who believed Trayvon
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Why the Rand Paul Phenomenon Isn't Exactly a Libertarian Triumph
American Prospect - 8/18/2014
©Jenny Warburg Even if he's not a "real" libertarian, the Kentucky senator demonstrates the philosophy's core political problem. L ibertarianism is suddenly getting more attention from
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Escalation in Ferguson
The New Republic Online - 8/18/2014
U nrest escalated in Ferguson on Sunday night and into Monday morning. Reports suggest that, amid mostly peaceful protests, there was looting and some acts of violence — including the lobbing of Molotov
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There Is Only One Real Way to Prevent Future Fergusons: End the War on Drugs
The New Republic Online - 8/18/2014
A t times like this, with the raging protest in Ferguson, an implication hangs in the air that these events are leading somewhere, that things are about change.   The saddest thing, however, is that
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Exclusive Emails Show Ohio Was Worried About Its Untested Execution Drugs
The New Republic Online - 8/18/2014
O n July 23, Arizona took 117 minutes to execute a convicted murderer named Joseph Rudolph Wood III. It was not the nation’s first execution to last that long. In September 2009, Romell Broom entered
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The Charges Against Rick Perry Are Thin. But They Are Also Clarifying.
The New Republic Online - 8/17/2014
Barely had their schadenfreude subsided over the indictment Friday of Texas Governor Rick Perry for abusing the powers of his office than even some liberal commentators began questioning the charges.
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Prepare for a long war against the Islamist State
Ein News - 8/17/2014
Today - 10:10 GMT The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk
Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State American Enterprise Institute
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Robin Williams, Connectedness and the Need to End the Stigma Around Mental Illness | Arianna
DailyMe.Com - 8/18/2014
The first response most of us have to news of a suicide is: Why? And certainly the tragic death of Robin Williams[1] was no exception. How could a man who brought so much joy and brightened the day for
Robin Williams, Connectedness and the Need to End the Stigma Around Mental Illness Huffington Post
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