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?

A Mother of Black Boys Reflects on the Day She Heard Darrin Manning’s Story

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Andrea Lawful-Trainer pleads with Philadelphians to not let Darrin Manning’s suffering be in vain.

Good News, Rich People: NYC Just Made Sure You Won’t Have to Look at The Poors Ever Again

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Next up: stairs for rich people, trampolines for everyone else.

I Am a Proud Socialist and Maybe You are Too

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Socialism has a bad reputation, but this proud socialist wants all the things you do to.

A Troll’s Quest: On Holly Fisher and Other Remoras

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In just a few days Holly Fisher has gained 23,000 Twitter followers, been featured in nearly every “news” source and has became, at once, an overnight darling and an overnight joke. But how did she do it?

Patriotism Is Perplexing

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  Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that patriotism isn’t just red, white and blue or merely black and white, either. This Independence Day holiday has been unique for me. For the first time in a while, I’ve considered how perplexing patriotism can be. For the past few years I sat along the Charles River on the Cambridge […]

Jimmy Savile, Rape Culture and the Lessons for Us All

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Graham Phoenix finds the term ‘rape culture’ offensive, but in hearing the British Health Secretary, this week, reporting to the British Parliament on the Savile Affair, he questions whether his being offended is valid any more.

GOP and Dem Leaders Hold Hands, Sing “We Shall Overcome”

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A moment meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been called awkward, hilarious and beautiful. Here’s the video. Where do you stand?

This is Not My America

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Lost to America is the ability to compromise, which once made us the greatest of nations. Doug Zeigler wonders if we can ever regain the empathy for others that we once revered.

Eric Cantor’s Fall & Bogus Republican Bedtime Stories

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The main stream conversation about Cantor’s fall is missing the point: Charles D. Ellison explains how.

Talking Politics with My Daughter: The Neverlution will be Continuously Televised

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Sean Davis tried to talk about current events with his teenaged daughter and she shrugged. So he decided to give her a history lesson.

Imprisoned for Being Poor, Dying In Jail For Your Kids’ Unpaid School Fees

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Michael Amity explores how we got to a place in our free society where we are far from being free.

The Mindless Co-Opting Of A Loaded Word: Am I Your Ni**a?

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A White male got called the N-word. By a White teenager. Is the dreaded word now a…brand?

Should Good Men Dream of Independence in a Corrupt World?

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Advice from former Yugoslavia for regions chasing the dream of autonomy.

19 Terms for Relationships that Dehumanize Women

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Words say a lot about how we think. These 19 expressions say we don’t value women in relationships.