Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion/Letters

This Is the Next Big Fight Between Progressives and the Wall Street Dems


Zoë Carpenter | The Nation | November 24, 2014 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) If Burger King has its way, the company will soon leave its Miami headquarters for Canada and enter the coffee-and-donut business. When the fast-food giant announced its intention … Continue reading

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Darren Wilson Wasn’t Indicted – The System Was


Too many innocent people are being killed by law enforcement. (photo: AP) Michael Daly | The Daily Beast | Reader Supported News | November 24, 2014 The St. Louis County prosecutor seemed to blame society more than the cop who shot … Continue reading

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The Results Are In: Open Letter From a Ferguson Protest Organizer


The results in Ferguson were no surprise. (photo: Reuters) DeRay McKesson | Reader Supported News | November 24, 2014 n Ferguson, a wound bleeds. For 108 days, we have been in a state of prolonged and protracted grief. In that time, we have … Continue reading

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Police Body Cameras and Special Prosecutors


ALSO SEE: Why Darren Wilson Wasn’t Charged for Killing Michael Brown Ferguson police under holiday decorations. (photo: AP) Bill Simpich | Reader Supported News | November 24, 2014 ere’s the lead in the New York Times: “Brien Redmon, 31, stood in … Continue reading

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Why Republicans Are So Mad About Obama’s Immigration Order


Paul Waldman | The American Prospect | November 20, 2014 President Obama is going to detail some executive actions he plans to take on immigration in a speech tonight, and you may have noticed that the debate over this move is … Continue reading

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Suffer Little Children


Paul Krugman. (photo: NYT) Paul Krugman | The New York Times | November 21, 2014 The Tenement Museum, on the Lower East Side, is one of my favorite places in New York City. It’s a Civil War-vintage building that housed successive … Continue reading

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The Long, Brutal History That Predicts Darren Wilson Will Get Off Scot Free


(photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP) ALSO SEE: In Ferguson the Arrests Have Begun ALSO SEE: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in Talks to Resign Andrew Jerell Jones | The Intercept | Reader Supported News | November 21, 2014 arren Wilson will probably get … Continue reading

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Voter Purges Alter US Political Map


A man walks in the parking lot of a voting center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (photo: Zach D. Roberts/Al Jazeera America) Greg Palast | Al Jazeera America | Reader supported News | November 17, 2014 nterstate Crosscheck is a computerized system … Continue reading

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How Courts Nationwide Are Using Junk Science to Restrict Abortion Access


Alyssa Figueroa | AlterNet | November 16, 2014 When Justice Samuel Alito authored the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on the recent Hobby Lobby case allowing privately owned businesses to exclude birth control in their employee health plans, he explained: “The owners of … Continue reading

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My Appointment as Strategic Policy Advisor


Elizabeth Warren celebrated the one year anniversary of the consumer protection agency she created. (photo: AP) Elizabeth Warren | Reader Supported News | November 16, 2014 just left a Senate Democrats caucus meeting, and I wanted you to know: Harry Reid … Continue reading

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