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Ferguson causes a nation to re-examine police violence and brutality

These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.

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Brown autopsy results leaked, spun to favor police

The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.

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Today in Native history: Harrison extinguishes Ponca land rights

The tragedy of the Ponca Indians led to Nebraska's last significant land acquisition,  when President Harrison issued a proclamation that extended the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota territory. 

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It’s the GOP’s turn to ask, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

With less than a month to go before the Nov. 4 election, "What's the matter with Kansas?" is a question Republicans are asking.

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The big money: Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election, he wasted no time cashing in on new opportunities.

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Silicon Valley breeding nationwide schools-for-profit scheme

Nearly every metropolitan area these days has its own wealthy promoters of education "reform." Few areas, however, have as concentrated a group as Silicon Valley.

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I shared a cab with Sen. Barry Goldwater

I will always remember what I learned from that cab ride to Capitol Hill: Millionaires get rich by arranging for other people to pay their way.

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Kucinich appeal to vote your conscience ignores the big picture

Kucinich represents ultra-left "idealism" that leads us into blind alleys. In that regard he's no different from right-wing voters who go to the polls obsessing over one thing.

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Primaries end with Scott Brown win but some tea party losses

The 2014 primary election season came to an end yesterday with the former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown winning the GOP primary in New Hampshire.

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Six reasons why Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a disaster

One of the "Worst Candidates for Working Families in the 2014 Elections" is (surprise, surprise) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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