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Ferguson: Iconic Photo Of Defiance Against Police Brutality

Photo by Robert Cohen

This is the iconic photo by Robert Cohen, of a man throwing a tear gas canister back at police, representing in one image the justified defiance of demonstrators who faced an over-the-top militarized police force losing control in Ferguson, Missouri. The man in the photo has now come forward, to tell his side of the…
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VIDEO: Police, With Guns Drawn, Terrorize Innocent Mother, Four Children

Police officers in Texas got a report of a car with four black men, one of them waving a gun outside a window. They respond by pulling over a car containing an innocent family, proceeding to terrorize young children with guns drawn. This should not happen in America. I can’t help but think this rarely…
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Obamacare Critics Wrong On Employer-Provided Health Care

photo by Laura Flynn

One of the many darts thrown by Obamacare critics, was that companies would stop offering health care benefits, instead sending their employees to the federal or state exchanges to shop for insurance plans. So far, that critique of the Affordable Care Act has yet to materialize. Surprise: Obamacare is helping, not harming, traditional healthcare Since rising healthcare costs have…
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Does Cadillac ‘Fame’ Commercial Show Contempt For Customers?

photo by AFP/Getty

General Motors’ Cadillac division has played this commercial for the past few months, and I’m just as confused over its messaging now as the first time I saw it. The commercial features the indulgences of fame and adulation through various thematic historical depictions, and then cuts to a modern couple driving their brand new Cadillac Escalade. All of…
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Opportunity vs. Outcome: Acknowledging Inequality Is Not ‘Resentment’

from "The West Wing"

Conservatives love talking about the idea that if everyone works hard, plays by the rules, they too shall prosper. Hell, even President Obama has used this same rhetorical refrain on many occasions. And whether he believes it’s true or not, it never quite rings true for me when he says it, because it seems he’s still trying,…
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