Why ‘Fools Rush In’ is Obama’s Watchword in Iraq and Syria

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Barack Obama is reluctant to jump in with both feet with a major military intervention in Iraq and Syria. — By Adam Quinn, University of Birmingham US president Barack Obama has yet to work out exactly what America’s strategy is in confronting Islamic State (IS), and has been foolish enough to say so in public. […]

I Grew Up Brown in a White Family…and Here’s What I Learned About Racism

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“My brownness isn’t something to be blind to or to love me in spite of. It is who I am,” writes activist Candice Russell.

#Ferguson Cops Want to Believe They Are Right, Not Racist

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“What the cops want, on some level, is to believe their version of the world, that black people are dangerous.” By Matthew Salesses

Soliciting Variety Around Our Soapbox

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As the Internet allows confirmation bias to enhance our personal biases in ever-narrowing communities, human connection with opposing viewpoints is the key.

Two Outgoing Tea Party Congressmen Just Voted Against Suing Obama

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Why did two of the GOP’s most hysterical right wingers just contradict themselves?

What If They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

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Warren Blumenfeld asserts that it’s the leaders of Israel and Palestine who perpetuate the conflict, while the majority of the general populace desires true and lasting peace.

There Goes The Cuban Vote

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Cuban American voters are increasingly supporting the Democratic Party.

The Final Captured American Soldier Has Been Released

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the final remaining captured American soldier, has been released (after five years in captivity) in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees.

The Tip of The Sexual Violence-Berg

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This past week was a big week if you know anyone who’s ever been to or who is ever going to go to college in the United States of America.

The Unacknowledged

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To kick off National Poetry Month, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus writes about poetry’s role in “the unacknowledged world” and invites all readers to consider their own “moments of being.”

The Swift and Quiet Death of ‘Loyal Opposition’

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Here’s to wishing the Democratic opposition to Iraq took a page from Lindsey Graham’s playbook.

“Has the election of President Obama rattled white people everywhere?”

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This comment by Paul on the post Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

“Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis: Presidential Edition (Video)

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Our President, as it turns out, is really f*cking funny.  — I don’t know if the President’s or Galinfianaskis’s sarcasm and wit shines more brightly in this interview, but I’ve been close to tears watching. Hats off to our President for maintaining such unabashed integrity while being asked these ‘tough questions.’ And many thanks for […]

Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

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

Conservatives Call President Obama ‘Real Racist’ For ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program

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Conservatives are firing back against President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Last week, Obama announced the initiative that will create a task force to promote and expand programs that provide young men of color with educational opportunities and jobs.

Welcome To The New Cold War

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Russia’s invasion of Crimea is a new chapter in American-Russian relations, and the same old story for former Soviet republics.