Fighting the “Department of They”

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A Saturday morning scroll through Facebook-land turns into a heart-wrenching rant, and a plea for sanity and unity.

Video From Ukraine Protests Show A Nation On The Brink of War

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Ukrainian protests against the government have turned deadly. Here’s what you need to know. (Warning: video contains graphic content)

Supporter of “World’s Most Famous Death Row Inmate” Summoned to Paris

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The 32 year-old story of the “World’s Most Famous Death Row Inmate” – a moniker coined by the New York Times – is now being told through a fresh face, with hopes of it being read, heard and understood by a younger, more socially conscious audience.

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank: Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement


Journalist Jeff Cohen finds a silver lining at the Palestinian West Bank.

Talking About Boston with My Boy

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A car trip with one of my boys provides closeness and perspective—over the Boston Marathon bombings .

São Paulo Brazil to Begin Involuntary Commitment of Adult Crack Addicts

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A recent report states that at least 6 million adults in Brazil have used cocaine in some form.

Anger of Muslims, Part 2: Making Sense in 3D


The violence in the Middle East makes sense when viewed from sufficient perspectives.

Sex Is the Word


Online news reports compete for our clicks with entertainment. Are we less well informed than ever?

The Media Wants You Dead


Carl Pettit explains how the stress of breaking news, 24/7, is breaking you down.

The Future Is Ours: Video


If I’m part of the mechanism that lights a spark for just one person to effect change, it’s worth it.