Sample Rate: How The Fast Food Industry Hooks You (And How To Reclaim Your Diet)

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Tyler Tervooren discusses the methods for us to take back our health and break bad habits, even when we’re surrounded by them everyday.

America Can’t Call Itself Truly Patriotic When Thousands of Veterans Remain Homeless

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For a country that prides itself on its patriotism, we do a terrible job taking care of the individuals that have fought in our wars.

A Dog and His Man Travel America—And Find Each Other

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‘Travels With Casey’ is a brilliant, funny, heartwarming book about an epic journey across America and the dogs (and men) Benoit and Casey met in the process.

How to Hate Child Immigrants Without Even Trying

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“We had humanity. We had concern for our fellows. We would never leave a man behind. It just wasn’t done…Doesn’t look like it any more, does it?” Thaddeus Howze, on the humanitarian crisis at the border.

While the Rest of the World Supports Families and Children, the U.S. is a Global Embarrassment

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America: We are behind the times, and it’s embarrassing. Nick Chiles calls for nation wide action.

The Legal Battle Over the “R” Word

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Anthony Burris remarks on recent legal victory for Native Americans, and where we as a country can go from here.

Reality Check: I Have to Teach My Kids That Cops Will Probably Treat Them Unfairly

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Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts watched in horror as a white guy, high as a kite, got away with crashing his car and hiding his drugs right in front of the cops.

What Andrew Solomon Provides Us All With His Story of Gay Fatherhood

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Dillan DiGiovanni is inspired by Andrew Solomon’s vulnerability and courage as a gay father, and as a gay man.

Why Are These White Boys So Untouchable?

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Dillan DiGiovanni asks: “What does our country stand to gain from perpetuating this deeply-rooted myth that black people are more violent than white men or people of any other race?”

America Versus the U.S.A.

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Where is America, and who are the real Americans?

A Kinder, Modernized Second Amendment

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Are threats and intimidation the M.O. of gun rights activists? Chris Hicke delves into one of the more divisive topics facing our nation today.

Affluenza: Plagued With the Complexion for the Protection

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Those who are afflicted by it show no sense of urgency to be cured.

Comparison Fail: Enslaved American Child vs. Enslaved Thai Child

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A recent photo-gone-viral (and the comments it generated) shows we’ve got a long way to go when it comes to understanding slavery and the needs of children.

The Niggification of America

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More than 50 years after the death of Emmit Till, Reuben Jones says blacks men and boys are safer in Afghanistan than on the streets of America.

Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

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The author shares his disturbing observations on race relations in 2014.

We’re #1! Or At Least That’s What We Tell Our Children

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Is America really the greatest country in the world or are we hurting future generations by promoting this sort of nationalistic attitude in our children?