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Osama Bin-Laden, Michael Brown, James Foley—The Common Thread

Greg Laxer

The common thread connecting these three recently deceased individuals stands out like a flashing neon sign for an objective observer: they were all executed without benefit of arrest, arraignment and trial. 860 more words

Society

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As US Officials Hint At More Troops to Iraq, Voices Warn Against Further Military Intervention

Following execution of U.S. journalist, critics warn military escalation would play into hands of ISIS.

Following Tuesday’s release of a video depicting the beheading of U.S. 664 more words

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Tragedy of Errors

The death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was a tragedy.  But, it is also the pivot point of a series of errors, both before and after the fatal shooting, that are tragic in their own right. 769 more words

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Robert Reich: The Disease of American Democracy

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. 732 more words

Opinion Leaders

Nadia Prupis: Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police

Will the tragedy in Ferguson be a catalyst for change?

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri arrested 31 people during protests Monday night (Photo: Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
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Social Justice

This is Why People Don't Like Cops

I have been fortunate enough to have had very few encounters with the police in my life.  I don’t think that I am any more well-behaved than most people, but I do have the societal advantages of white skin and growing up in the suburbs.   964 more words

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