Call It What It Is: The United States Tortures Human Beings


Rev. Neil O’Farrell asks: At what time did American civilization end?

Relaxing Zero Tolerance in Schools Could be Obama’s Boldest Civil Rights Reform


Can President Obama break the school-to-prison pipeline? Paul Thomas investigates.

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham Regarding His View on Homosexuality

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Warren Blumenfeld wants Franklin Graham to know that there is plenty he can be thankful for right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

The Self-Arazzie. When Selfie Meets Fight Club

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Michael Stusser wants you.

And Thoreau Shakes His Head at America


If Henry David Thoreau still believes that “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty,” then he must be awfully disappointed about the current state of America.

Black Male Achievement ≠ White Male Failure


There is increasing backlash from white men who feel vilified and targeted as being the source of all cultural ills.

Obama Condemns Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill: This Will ‘Complicate Our Valued Relationship’


“We believe that people everywhere should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, no matter who they are or whom they love.”

Justice Department Aims to Cut Short Racially Biased Drug Sentences

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In December, President Obama used his presidential pardon power to shorten the discriminatory sentences of 8 drug offenders. On Thursday, the Justice Department said they want to commute a lot more.

How Politicians Fake Masculinity (And Why We Still Buy it)


Dear Politicians: The 1950′s called. They want their masculinity back.

Here’s Where People are Working to Raise the Minimum Wage Without Congress

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Congress hasn’t budged on raising the minimum wage, but that doesn’t mean workers aren’t getting pay increases.

How Two Senators Want to Change the Way the US Wages War

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The hope is that by repealing and replacing the War Powers Act, these two senators will make it harder for the US to find itself at war.

Meeting the Obamas [VIDEO]

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Chappelle’s Show co-creator talks about meeting the President and First Lady.

Fully Unfinished Business


As we approach 2014, Ken Goldstein has four areas of concern that are nasty, messy, murky and looming in the business world: inequality, privacy, healthcare, and government gridlock. What are yours?

A Lifeline Just Ran Out For 1.3 Million Unemployed People in the US


Unemployment benefits expired on Saturday for those who have been out of work for six months or more.

President Obama Signs Bill to Combat Sexual Assault in the Military

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According to the Department of Defense, roughly 86 percent of assaults go unreported, as victims fear punishment—including job termination—for speaking out.

Obama Challenges Mandatory Minimum Sentences, Pardons 8 Nonviolent Drug Offenders

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President Obama said that each of the eight men and women were sentenced under an unfair system that included unjust mandatory sentencing.