Sun, 23 Sep 2018

Death of a Torturer: Jon Burge Is Gone But His Racist Policing Is Not Forgotten

Jon Burge, the Chicago police commander who tortured over one hundred black men, died yesterday. He acted with complete impunity ...

Left-right divide may be tempered by religion

But new data suggest the left may have a lot more common ground with some of these conservatives than it ...

Evidence mounts that Medicaid work requirements don't achieve savings, boost employment

Minnesotans, beware of health policy zombies in 2019. A dubious medical coverage 'reform' that died during this year's legislative session ...

Counterpoint: No numbers, only words, in apprising single-parent households

commentary by a Detroit Free Press writer, Nancy Kaffer, titled 'What everyone gets wrong about single moms' (Sept. 17). Joining ...

Counterpoint: Why Crow Wing Power, a cooperative, is involved in a manganese mine

But there's something about the grit of Americans that wouldn't be denied. Neighbors across the country began starting electric cooperatives ...

Partisanship causes gridlock at the Federal Election Commission

In a separate case, also released this month, the FEC opted not to pursue charges that former Trump campaign chairman ...

The U.S. Isn't Just Backing the Yemen War-It's Helping Trap Those Forced to Flee

The wars that the United States is carrying out and supporting include wars on the freedom of movement and those ...

Serial Misogyn-Neigh: The New "BoJack" Explores How We Let Famous Men, And Horses, Off the Hook

This is Season 5's abiding preoccupation: bad men in entertainment, and how easily we forgive them Raphael Bob-Waksberg's animated Netflix ...

Trump 'Resistance' may not be futile, but it is folly

It started as a group of young progressives with ideas on how to move forward under a Trump administration. (Sign ...

Baltimore rental inspections: good idea gone wrong

The Baltimore City Council's mandate that residential rental properties must pass a basic health and safety inspection is a case ...

Kavanaugh was old enough to know better - and to suffer the consequences

President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to the ...

Alternative Fact of the Week: Sessions gets Baltimore all wrong

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks at the Justice Department's African American History Month observation last year. (Zach Gibson ...

Pitts: 'Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?'

? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.'I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to ...

Kavanaugh accusation is dangerous for the anti-abortion movement

The reality has always been more complicated. From the beginning of the modern anti-abortion movement - whose origins lie in ...

A not-so-natural bike commuter tries it, likes it

I am not a good bicyclist. I forget which arm to use and how to bend it to signal turns, ...

Ousted Tony Avella gave us the silent treatment

When an aide to a councilman in Brooklyn thought we shouldn't have printed another lawmaker's characterization of his remarks on ...

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Iran fumes after separatists kill dozens at military parade

AHVAZ, Iran - In one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years, Iran suffered a bloody assault on ...

Rosenstein debunks report on his strategy to topple Trump

WASHINGTON, U.S. - The federal investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, in a bid to swing ...

136 dead after ferry sinks in world's largest tropical lake

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - In one of the year's worst disasters, about 136 people were confirmed dead and several ...

Ensure my safety: Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify

WASHINGTON, U.S. - It has been less than a week since 51-year-old research psychologist from northern California, Christine Blasey Ford ...

Kim Jong Un wants second meeting with Trump

SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean President Moon Jae In, who just concluded his third meeting with the North ...

Ferry in Tanzania capsizes, hundreds feared dead

UKORA, Tanzania - About 42 people were confirmed dead after a ferry capsized on Africa's largest lake - Lake Victoria ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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