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When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 04:25 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
The Atlantic has the details on a report released by the conservative ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 09:48 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Earlier today I posted about a breaking news story about a shooting at a debate on free speech in Copenhagen, Denmark that left 1 dead and 3 wounded, with the suspects still at large. Now word ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 05:31 PM PST with 34 Recommends
in The Atlantic , in a piece titled Blue Lives Matter with a subtitle in bold of Talking about "police reform" obscures the task. Today's policies are, at the very least, the product of democratic ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 69 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 02:09 AM PST with 104 Recommends
We keep going by recalling the struggles of those who came before us. When Steve Clemons of The Atlantic invited me to the Washington Ideas Forum that began October 29, I looked at the schedule ...
by Richard J Rosendall
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 04:41 AM PST with 2 Recommends
I have read the Op Ed by Ezekiel Emanuel published in The Atlantic entitled Why I hope to die at 75 ( http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/ ) and I am ...
by Duchy
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Oct 01, 2014 at 12:09 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at White House. Hillary Clinton ...
by Armando
Comment Count 406 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 07:45 AM PDT with 152 Recommends
With other news quickly pushing it out of the headlines, it's still worth looking at the revelations coming out of Ireland after a local historian connected the dots about what happened to ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:26 PM PDT with 172 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free ...
by P Carey
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 03:34 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I got unfriended on Facebook today. Big surprise, no? Somebody I've known for a while and worked with for posted something that set me off. That person has been enjoying a well-deserved ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 84 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 07:42 PM PDT with 195 Recommends
Do you have a child on The Spectrum? I like to capitalize The Spectrum; it seems kind of cool. I read Hannah Roisin's article titled, "Letting Go of Asperger's", with some skepticism, since I ...
by coquiero
Comment Count 88 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 04:14 PM PST with 81 Recommends
The jobs report on Friday was disturbing. Even the business press is uneasy. The unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 7.0%. But there was no decline at all in the broadest measure of unemployment,
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM PST with 24 Recommends
8ackgr0und N015e has a diary on the Rec List detailing that drug-sniffing dogs have effectively become tools for legalized theft by police. It's no secret that the War on Drugs long ago ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 06:18 PM PST with 13 Recommends
The black people who Phil Robertson knew were warred upon. If they valued their lives, and the lives of their families, the last thing they would have done was voiced a complaint about "white people"
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 05:09 PM PST with 179 Recommends
A while back, Joshua Katz at North Carolina University presented some fascinating maps on regional dialect, based on work done by Bert Vaux for the Harvard Dialect survey. You can take the test ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 199 comments on Wed Dec 25, 2013 at 07:15 PM PST with 30 Recommends
Tip to NARP for picking up on this clever demonstration on what a difference transport alternatives can make . In case it goes by too quickly for you to grasp the details at first, it shows ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:09 PM PST with 13 Recommends
In his fantastic and thoughtful new piece in The Atlantic , “Did the Wrong Man Spend 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?” Andrew Cohen argues that Herman Wallace, a man who spent four decades in ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 08:42 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Well by now everybody's heard of the "Secret" room in the San Francisco AT&T Facility . It is alleged in the lawsuit that in 2002-2003, AT&T permitted and assisted the NSA to install a ...
by JML9999
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 04:03 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
There's a wonderful article over at The Atlantic called How Not to Die . It's worth reading in its entirety, but I wanted to summarize it here because the work of Dr. Angelo Volandes is so important.
by coquiero
Comment Count 74 comments on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
is the title of this piece in the Nation by Richard Kim . Simply put, it is brilliant, it is to the point, and absolutely you should read it. Try his first paragraph, and you should see what I ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 09:29 PM PDT with 14 Recommends