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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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David M. Perry: Ferguson and the cult of compliance

When the police won’t take no for an answer…

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, set off by a policeman’s shooting of an unarmed black teen last week, … 416 more words

Social Justice

David Ragland: Michael Brown's America

I flew into St. Louis on Saturday, August 9, to celebrate the birthdays of my mother and nephew and immediately learned about Mike Brown, a soon-to-be college student who was fatally shot by Ferguson police. 716 more words

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