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VIDEO: Police Shoot Unarmed Man Dead For Throwing Rocks

As Bill Maher said on Real Time, there is something systemically wrong with policing in this country. Police in Pasco, Washington were chasing a man (Antonio Zambrano Montes) on foot for allegedly throwing rocks at officers. The video below shows police shooting an unarmed Montes dead. “Now that is just straight up shooting a guy…
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Flipping A Coin On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks

photo by greentleaf via Flickr

On my way home, less than a mile before my neighborhood, I drive through a neighborhood at the bottom of the hill that I’ve heard passengers “affectionately” refer to as “the other side of the tracks.” Now, I would be lying if I told you this phrase, or the companion phrase, “the wrong side of…
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Chuck Todd Admits Mainstream Media Must Ask Softball Questions

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I guess we can call it a quest for ratings when new Meet the Press moderator Chuck “The Todd” Todd (I think I stole that from someone, maybe Stephen Colbert … R.I.P.) decided it would be a good idea to invite a panel of comedians on the show to discuss comedy and cynicism within our news and political discourse. Of…
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Two NYPD Officers Murdered, But The Killer Only Gets Partial Credit

photo by Dave Hosford via Flickr

This past weekend saw the vicious murder of two New York City police officers, something you would expect to unify the law-abiding public, but as it turns out, the killer only gets partial credit for this heinous crime. Excuse me if I’ve misinterpreted the grandiose oratory of Fox News, right-wing media, and your conservative uncle. Because…
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Obama: Working Towards U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Normalcy

President Obama announced today that the United States and Cuba would work toward diplomatic normalcy. The announcement came as we learned Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba, would be released in a prisoner swap. “I truly hope we can get beyond these mutually belligerent policies and I was very happy to hear what the…
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