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Education Reform

Oneida Cheerleaders

Oneida Cheerleaders: Right Spirit, Wrong Goal

Lucianna Sanson: What might we accomplish as invested community stakeholders if our passion for our public schools was as strong as our passion for Football and Prayer?

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Climate Change

Climate Change March

Building on the Climate Change March

Michael T. Hertz: Coordinated, geographically broad demonstrations can work, and the bigger they are, the more attention they get.

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Prison Reform

Millions Behind Bars

Can We Be Optimistic with Millions Behind Bars?

Sarah Rothbard: The way Americans talk about prisons has shifted. The nation’s policies have yet to catch up.

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Progressive Issues

Denying Academic Freedom

Tweeting Versus Teaching

Steve Hochstadt: Salaita is not actually writing about Israel, a complex society with deep internal fissures. Nor does he appear to know much about Zionists.

American Consumerism

iPhone 6, American Values, Beauty, and Our Environmental Crisis

Walter Moss: The overvaluing of material goods like iPhones and the undervaluing of beauty have important repercussions for our lives today and in the future.

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Immigration Reform

Obama Immigration Betrayal

Obama’s Betrayal

Randy Shaw: Obama’s latest broken commitment to millions of undocumented immigrants and their supporters is a stab in the back to all activists working for social change.

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Middle East

Bucca Camp

Lessons Learned in the Bucca Camp

Kathy Kelly: When U.S. politicians want to sell a war, their marketing is top notch: they can count on the U.S. public to buy that war at least long enough to become irretrievably committed to it, as long as the advertising for that war leaves them feeling threatened.

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Ecomomic Justice

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Preparing To Asset-Strip Local Government?

Ellen Brown: Municipal bonds have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral assets, so banks are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds.

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Animal Rights

Santa Monica Council Ponies

Santa Monica Council Shuns Tethering of Ponies

Marcy Winograd: Santa Monica can now move forward in a more positive and humane direction, offering our children uplifting activities like painting, poetry, and drama.

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Law and Justice

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Susan Burton: Changing Stereotypes

Dick and Sharon: In our second in a series of articles focusing on the impact our criminal justice system is having on the lives of Angelinos, we sit down with Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, CNN Awardee and herself , formerly incarcerated.

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Police Abuse Driven by Primal Instincts

Charles D. Hayes: What is happening when we witness an officer beating on someone who is clearly no longer resisting is that emotion has taken over and the incident is running on instincts being driven by hormones.

Beaten Black Children

Black Children: Beloved and Beaten

Rev. Irene Monroe: Having enslaved parents beat their own children was a prophylactic method to protect children from hasher beatings they would otherwise get from white slavers.

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Los Angeles

Raise LA Vote

Historic L.A. Wage Vote Tomorrow

Bobbi Murray: On the table: a $15.37 hourly wage for hotel employees at some of the biggest and most lucrative non-unionized hotels in the City of Los Angeles.

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LA City Council Adopts Ferguson-Like Citation Program

Patty Bellasalma: This week the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt Ferguson like “quality of life” violations ignoring the dangers of unfettered police power to communities of color in order to increase city coffers.

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Defense

Nuclear-Armed Submarines

Doom from the Depths

Lawrence Wittner: Taxpayers, particularly, might be concerned about the unprecedented expense of this new submarine fleet. According to most estimates, building the 12 SSBN(X) submarines will cost about $100 billion.

Is Military Power Useful

The Limits of Military Power

Lawrence Wittner: The lengthy and costly Vietnam War led to a humiliating defeat for the United States — not because the U.S. government lacked enormous military advantages, but because, ultimately, the determination of the Vietnamese to gain control of their own country proved more powerful than U.S. weaponry.

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Elections and Campaigns

Mitch McConnell Race Baiting

McConnell’s Neo-Know-Nothings

Berry Craig: The Know-Nothings are long gone. But their bigotry thumps in the chests of white Kentuckians of the send-’em-all-back-to-Mexico persuasion. Accordingly, Team Mitch and its buddies have shined up the dog whistle.

GOP Overconfidence

Did GOP Peak Too Soon?

Brent Budowsky: The chorus of predictions of GOP victory have led swing voters to more carefully consider how to vote and Democratic base voters to more urgently consider whether to vote.

Hillary Latino Vote

Is Hillary Ready for Latinos?

Mario Solis-Marich: The path undertaken by the official Hillary included an unnecessary book tour that was rife with bad press and now a trip to Iowa for which the un-candidate was un-prepared.

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