The Empathy Test

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Empathy is a human superpower.

Cups of Opportunity Prove Sweet to At-Risk Youth

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CUPs Coffeehouse founder Brian Gray teaches young adults they CAN make a difference.

Rally Planned for Boy Brutalized by PA Cops

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Activists announce “Justice 4 Joey’ rally will take place in front of Tullytown Borough Police Department.

The Politics of Place-Making in Philadelphia

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Discussing the idea to “Share Philly™,” BMe Brothers Anton Moore and Isaiah Thomas suggest the Mayor’s Office Establishes a Commission on Parks and Recreations

Cool Deed of the Day: The Chicago Tribune Bought the Boston Globe Lunch (PHOTO)

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We all know the Globe had a rough week. The Tribune decided to do something nice about it.

“If you WERE in a fight last night, please clean the blood off BEFORE you hop on public transit.”

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This is a comment by GirlGlad4TheGMP on the post “How to Ride a Bus”.

Adventuring Forth

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As you set forth into the world, how do you know you’re on the right path? Venture for America fellow Ovik Banerjee on service and entrepreneurship.

Liberty and Death: What a Man Can Do With a Gun

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Second amendment rights come with limits, including discipline and regulation.

“Violence is often the first resort of society. Is it any wonder people take inspiration from that?”

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This is a comment by Jonathan G on the post “Men and Mass Shootings”.

“I would like the death penalty removed and to see a reformative jail akin to a drug abuse rehab center.”

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This is a comment by Gustavas on the post “Death Penalty Now”.

What Freedom and China Have to Do With ObamaCare

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“I saw that in the literal sense, China was freer than America.” Discipline, cigarette smoking, the quarter-life crisis, and the Affordable Care Act all figure into Brandon Ferdig’s essay on freedoms and their limits.

Defining Masculinity

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“…gangsta culture is the essence of patriarchal masculinity.” An introduction to Jack Donovan’s new book, “The Way of Men.”

“Uploads to ‘the cloud’ would have beat the car’s occupant to the heavens.”

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This is a comment by Rob on the post “Video: Hero Saves Woman From Burning Car”.

“So then the morbidly obese would be best since they die off quicker? People living longer costs more money.”

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These are comments by Mike L and Archy on the post “I Don’t Need to Explain My Fat to You”.

“The Corporate Congress crybabies are mad because he is taking his money and leaving.”

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This is a comment by jdh on the post “Did Eduardo Saverin Really “De-Friend” the American People?”

“Part of being in society means that other people will make choices that I will disagree with.”

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“Here’s the thing with living within a society. We all have to pay for things that we find morally or religiously objectionable.”