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Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases reveal sad truth

Yesterday's decision by a Staten Island not to prosecute the officer who murdered Eric Garner feels like a decision handed down by a grand jury in bizarro world.…

The necessary middle ground between hashtag slacktivism and violent riots

An imposing but unarmed black man was shot six times by a white police officer with a buzz cut. Cue tired stereotypes, paranoid herd behavior, and polarizing media…

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Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases reveal sad truth

Yesterday's decision by a Staten Island not to prosecute the officer who murdered Eric Garner…

Additional suggested curriculum changes for the Texas State Board of Education

Dear Texas State Board of Education, I write today in support of your proposed changes to…

Oil theft won’t bankroll ISIS for long

ISIS has turned to stealing and selling oil in order to bankroll their operations. Here's…

The necessary middle ground between hashtag slacktivism and violent riots

An imposing but unarmed black man was shot six times by a white police officer…

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Oil theft won’t bankroll ISIS for long

ISIS has turned to stealing and selling oil in order to bankroll their operations. Here's why that won't work for long. …

25 years later: Why the U.S. won’t adopt the child rights treaty

This year on the International Day of the Child — appropriately celebrated on Nov. 20 — we will mark the 25th anniversary of the Conventions on the…

Elections

What to expect from the Republican-controlled Congress

In January, Republicans will run both houses of Congress — not that anyone is surprised. The Senate takeover was engineered by…

An in-depth look at Scott Walker’s victory

The incoming Republican wave crashed especially hard for Democrats in Wisconsin, who for the better part of a year fought tooth…