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Education Reform

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Toxic Testing My Kindergarten Tot – or Daddy Don’t Play That

Steven Singer: But tonight I wasn’t Mr. Singer, teacher extraordinaire. I was just a daddy. And Mommy was pulling my arm free from its socket trying to get us to the classroom on time.

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Climate Change

Global Warming Hoax

The Global Warming Hoax

Steve Hochstadt: Who believes politicians paid by ExxonMobil instead of scientists, doctors, and conservationists? Gullible people who want to believe. That’s what makes hoaxes work.

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Prison Reform

Children with Incarcerated Parents

Children with Incarcerated Parents: Trauma, Toxic Stress, & Protection

Diane Lefer: Today, approximately 2.7 million American children are separated from a parent because of arrest and lockup in prison or jail. Do we simply accept that these kids will be collateral damage in our culture of mass incarceration?

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The Body Politic

Pot Big Business

What’s Pot Doing In A Fitness Column?

Treva Brandon: Here’s the bottom line with pot: you don’t have to smoke it, eat it, use it, or even like it. But if you’re pro-business, enjoy tax revenue, and prefer a natural way to medicate, then just make sure you vote for it when it comes to a ballot box near you.

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Immigration Reform

Will Latinos Support Hillary

Latino Support for Hillary Depends on Executive Action Stance

Matt Barreto: New poll shows 2016 Latino votes will follow candidates who want to continue and extend President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

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Middle East

Enhanced Interrogation

Why the CIA Tortured

Gareth Porter: Bureaucratic momentum, the desire to be ‘important’, helped drive torture program to point where officials involved had too much to lose to call a halt.

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Ecomomic Justice

Financial Stability Board

The Global Bankers’ Coup

Ellen Brown: “Bail-in” is not the law yet, but the G20 governments will be called upon to adopt the FSB’s resolution measures when the proposal is finalized after taking comments in 2015.

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Progressive Issues

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Brown Girls Publishing Presents Lola Zola & the Lemonade Crush

Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz: 6th grader Lola tries to support her family when the pink slips arrive, but there’s trouble across the street — and the dude in the Derby hat, swaggering down the lemon yellow carpet, is named Buck or Bucket of Slime.

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Law and Justice

All Lives Matter

Which Black Lives Matter? Don’t All Lives Matter?

Ralph E. Shaffer: The slaughter of young blacks by other civilians, often by fellow blacks, is a greater threat to the safety of black families in Southern California than the loss of life by police misconduct. Why are there no massive demonstrations against that?

Police Traffic Stops Gone Bad

Harvard Grad Enters “Contempt of Cop” Zone

Cheryl Dorsey: Here’s what contempt of cop looks like. A police officer finds you guilty of offending his sensibilities; you get smart; and then you pay. “Pay” can mean a traffic ticket, a trip to the hospital after a use of force incident, three-hots-and-a-cot after being booked for assault on a police officer, or death.

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1971 FBI Burglars Visiting Glendale College

Agnessa Kasumyan: The burglary led to the discovery of COINTELPRO, a counter-intelligence program that targeted activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and aimed to disrupt groups that the FBI, particularly Hoover, deemed a threat to national security.

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Los Angeles

LA Ferguson Protests

LA Ferguson Protests: The Best of Humanity

Eleanor Goldfield: It was the best of humanity. It was people taking to the streets, peacefully, organized – the evolution of anger, a pointed protest against a system that does not serve nor protect, that doest not offer justice but injustice.

LAPD Officers Surveyed

Have LAPD Officers Had Enough?

Cheryl Dorsey: An internal LAPD survey completed amidst a chorus of unfair discipline by its officers and at the behest of Police Chief Charlie Beck shows that LAPD officers feel the Chief is biased on discipline issues.

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Science and Religion

Is America Christian

Thank Secularists for Christmas

Tina Dupuy: We’re a nation of mainly Christians but not even really good Christians. We go to church as much as Europeans, we just lie about it more. Churches are closing down and filing for bankruptcy, yet Americans tell pollsters they’re in church every Sunday.

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Open Hillel: A Ray of Hope Amid World and Personal Conflict

Ira Grupper: Comes now a beam of light, a way for Jews of conscience to distance ourselves and challenge the oppression being visited in our name.

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Elections and Campaigns

Elizabeth Warren Running

Get Ready for Elizabeth

Brent Budowsky: The major reason Democrats were annihilated in the 2014 midterms was that millions of Democratic-leaning voters stayed home because they did not believe voting for Democrats would improve their lives.

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The Elephant Is Still in the Room

Berry Craig: Race is the elephant in the living room and not just in Dixie, and much of the supposedly liberal media chooses to ignore it or make little of it.

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