Bratton episode underlines need for diverse New York police force

 "This is a teachable moment that affirms that broken windows policing destroys lives and opportunities."


America and race: 318,881,992 shades of grey

For far too long there has been such racial dissension and oppression in this country.


Bikers and librarians: profiled in Central Texas

"You have to see yourself in the shoes of those accused. Or a biker's boots. Or a young man's Nikes. Even a librarian's orthopedic sneakers."


A love story for Gay Pride Month, with Confederate flag

Rick heard my lecture about racism and what that starred and barred flag projected to the world.


At Jeb Bush event, 19 year-old eats media’s lunch on Iraq spin

Student Ivy Ziedrich confronted Jeb Bush and taught us what it means to put the people in "government of the people, by the people, for the people."


Memo to Mayor Emanuel: System needs fixing, not the kids

It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.


Streets of New York - the subway

The great thing about the New York subway is the people: it feels like you're seeing people from every place on Earth.


Suicide sweeping Indian Country is genocide

There must be an end to this poverty and racist-spawned crisis.


What I learned from my good neighbor, Good Joe

"All good things, all great things, sadly do not last forever. Good Joe passed on this year..."


My story: why Oregon should adopt health care for all

"In my mid-50s, with no savings and less than $17,000 a year in business income, I'm left picking up the pieces of my life."

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