Beyond the Miles: Unforeseen Costs of the Daily Commute

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Brittni Brown examines the physical, mental and economic impact of driving to work.

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Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate? Redux

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Warren Blumenfeld’s second in a series of commentaries on the American Freedom Defense Initiative and its “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” held recently in Garland, Texas.

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Side Effects of The Man-Box

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You can’t always read the rules of the man-box, but you can see their effects in some unexpected places.

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Carrying the Weight

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Learning to let go to find healing

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The Biggest Lie About the War on Drugs…

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…and the truth the government hopes you’ll never learn

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Are Young Men Like Freddie Gray the Scapegoats of the 21st Century?

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I still feel the horror and pain of Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of Baltimore police officers. I also feel hope for the future that those responsible may be brought to justice.

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Why Florida Has A Sex Offender Colony

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The law in the USA takes away the right of registered sex offenders to choose where to live.

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The Transformation of a Warrior Behind Bars

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Anthony Johnson, nonviolence trainer, on life in — and after — prison: “I’m sick of seeing people die. I’m tired of losing loved ones. I don’t want to die on the streets.”

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Hidden Heroes: How a Call to Pizza Hut Saved a Life

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This PSA about domestic violence may look like a prank call, but it’s the reason Cheryl Treadway is alive today.

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Together We Will Find the Way: White Racial Justice Organizing in the Time of Black Lives Matter Movement

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An interview with DrewChristopher Joy of the Southern Maine Workers’ Center on building up anti-racist white working class leadership.

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Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate?

In this Sept. 11, 2012 photo, anti-Islamic blogger Pamela Geller, speaks at a conference she organized entitled; ìStop Islamization of America,î in New York. An advertising campaign initiated by Gellerís group, ìThe American Freedom Defense Initiative,î will have its ads that equate foes of Israel with ìsavagesî appearing in 10 New York City subway stations after a federal judge ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put them up. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Pam Geller, Geert Wilders, and the caricature as an act of hate and bullying ––– Within two of the most prominent monotheistic religions in the world, Judaism and Islam, tradition dictates it blasphemous and highly insulting for any person to physically depict their G*d in Judaism, and the Prophet Muhammad in Islam, even positively or […]

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To the White Anti-Racists Who are Nervous About Stepping Up Against Racism

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Chris Crass implores white anti-racism activists around the country to step away from their fear and start making change.

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Beauty in the Broken: A Lesson in Personal Loss

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Erin Kelly reflects on the day her freedom was taken away due to a recent flood in her hometown.

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The Military’s Breaking New Ground

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Helping men heal from sexual trauma.

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Letters to Prisoners — What I Learned from Being a Pen Pal

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While people behind bars might have lost their freedom, they still have the right to feel that someone cares about them — even a complete stranger.

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The Problem with Wanting ‘Peace’ in Baltimore

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The Baltimore protests are actually a cry for peace — the positive peace that only comes about through justice.

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