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Like other traveling carnivals, the right-wing noise machine has its regular sideshows on the midway, with each performer having a particular schtick. Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to see ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:33 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Sweet Dreams is a documentary that chronicles how a group of Rwandan women survived destruction and mass murder, and then embarked on the tenuous path of healing. Against the backdrop of the lush ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM PST with 2 Recommends
With the presidential debates now over and just a week to go before the election, it's clear that the vigorous back-and-forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will leave out one of the great ...
by Jesse Lava
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 03:22 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Up North in Canada I watched the debate last night with great interest and at one moment I saw something from Ryan that touched a nerve Discussion of when the US should put troops on the ground. ...
by Mikecan1978
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:38 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
My apologies for not being around much since December, despite receiving a generous secret Santa gift of a lifetime sub. I had promised to begin a series on Geekdom and Gaming and Girls, and have ...
by DruidQueen
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
We erect museums to the Holocaust a pay a lot of lip service to the saying "never again" but we don't do much to prevent or stop genocides that are happening now. We need to change that.
by ReallyRandom
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 07:11 AM PST with 4 Recommends
We erect museums to the holocaust and pay lip service to the phrase "never again" but don't do what we can to prevent and stop genocide when it occurs. We need to change that.
by ReallyRandom
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 06:02 AM PST with 2 Recommends
This Friday, May 20, will mark the 60th day since President Obama told Congress of his Libyan campaign. According to the War Powers Act, that declaration started a 60-day clock: If Obama fails ...
by Rep Michael Honda
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed May 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Cleft palates and cleft lips are among the most common birth defects worldwide. Although they are typically fixed through surgery shortly after birth in regions with accessible ...
by Global Press Institute
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 01:21 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Rwandans continue to commemorate the 1994 genocide today, with events scheduled through Wednesday. Emotional reactions from Rwandans show that the road to healing is long as the ...
by Global Press Institute
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
This month, the Rwandan government changed the official school language for young students from English to Kinyarwanda to both ease the transition to school and to preserve Rwandan ...
by Global Press Institute
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 09:15 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
In 2005, the United Nations approved a new doctrine called the “responsibility to protect,” nicknamed R2P, declaring that world powers have the right and obligation to intervene when ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 357 comments on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 03:01 AM PDT with 101 Recommends
Crossposted from The People's ...
by ThisIsMyTime
Comment Count 82 comments on Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 06:28 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
I am a Quaker. I might well refuse to defend myself against a threat. I have told my students that were they threatened I would not hesitate to kill to protect them. This morning I read this:
by teacherken
Comment Count 117 comments on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 03:17 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
Limbaugh today crossed into extremely dangerous territory. Was his language intentional, a dog-whistle to his Dittoheads? It is difficult to believe that he did not know what radio programs he was ...
by Louise
Comment Count 336 comments on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 11:08 PM PST with 253 Recommends
I am not a pacifist, though I think that erring in the direction of non-violence is almost always preferable to erring in the direction of violence. My own problem with military service is not that ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 55 comments on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 10:36 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Crossposted on Amplify Maternal mortality is one of the most heartbreaking and devastating challenges women and families face in the developing world. The ...
by TeenAdvocateDan
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 04:36 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Today, September 16, marks the 28th anniversary of the massacre at Sabra and Shatila. Assisted by the Israeli Army that cordoned off the Palestinian refugee camps on the outskirts of Beirut, armed ...
by soysauce
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 07:56 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
General Rom�o Dallaire was head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Rwanda during the Rwanda genocide where about 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered, most of whom were members of the ...
by stonehenge
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 11:43 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
cross-posted from Sum of Change In 1994, one of the worst atrocities of my lifetime happened while the world calmly looked ...
by SumOfChange
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT with 9 Recommends