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Ferguson is not just Missouri’s shame


Marcello Rollando Are you tired of 24/7 Ferguson TV yet? Sure you are. That’s the eighth deadly sin: media numbing apathy. Worse, believing Ferguson is just a Missouri shame — Ferguson is serial historical murder incorporated, gone viral. We’ve left ...

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The United Police States of America

Security forces stand guard outside a police academy, where the trial of Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood is due to take place, on the outskirts of Cairo

David S. D’Amato Ferguson, Missouri’s police department has released its report on the August 9th shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, a redacted document that ACLU attorney Tony Rothert says violates Missouri’s Sunshine Law by omitting key information. Brown’s death at ...

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Foreclosing the American Dream


Sheila Suess Kennedy Recently, I served on the doctoral committee of a student who was writing her dissertation on the “Lived Experience of Foreclosure.” My student’s research illuminated the interdependence of economic stability and self-worth in American culture in a ...

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Everytown USA: Is the Policeman Your Friend?

Protestors clash with police on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, the night of Aug. 19, 2014. (Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times)

As the unrest in Ferguson, MO, grinds on, with everyone from the Revolutionary Communist Party to the Klan, to common racist fools like Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher weighing in (permanent has-been/never-was Mr. “Plumber” wants to hold a jobs fair in Ferguson to make ...

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