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Spin Til You Win! (or Puke)

News reports and commentary bounced around the news cloud and blogosphere this week drawn on materials recovered from Osama bin Laden’s former Pakistani hideout. Some commentators chose to focus on the timing of this release, coming right after one reporter published attacks on the official story of the raid four years ago which killed bin Laden and netted the documents. 560 more words

Humanist

Vanita Gupta loves her some black folk

Vanita Gupta, the Eric Holder hire charged with investigating racism in Ferguson, Missouri, became a bête noir of the conservative blogosphere this week for blaming all criminality and anti-social behavior on slavery. 403 more words

Barack Obama

I've served 15 years of my life sentence for a drug crime. Can I go home now?

By Sharanda Jones

Late last month, US attorney general Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would release new guidelines for clemency petitions, opening up the possibility that thousands of people serving long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses might be released. 382 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Lawmaker Calls for Attorney General to End Pot Prohibition

If you want to start a cannabis-based business, you might be able to start one soon right in your own community. At least that would be the case if Rep. 319 more words

Medical Marijuana

"Playing the Race Card”: A Transatlantic Perspective

by Ahmed Olayinka Sule Follow @Alatenumo

What do Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Diane Abbott, Serena Williams and Oprah Winfrey have in common? Besides being black public figures, they have all been accused of playing, using or pulling the race card.  2,173 more words

Racism

Disparate Impact - Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment Completely...

When a corrections system focuses entirely on equality of outcome; and when the administrators of the policy are wilfully blind (in that they never addresses the source behavior); and when the non-compliant variables within the system refuse to modify behavior – the only administrative option left is to remove the consequence. 289 more words

Media Bias

Centinel2012 reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

I guess they should just be allowed to do anything they want, its only fair! Then after everything collapses we can rebuild it again!

On Memorial Day let's admit what we've done to America & begin its reform

Summary: It’s not too soon to begin preparations for your Memorial Day celebrations. I suggest starting with a public reading of the documents (suitably redacted) which create a New America on the ruins of the Republic. 800 more words

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