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Elections and Campaigns

FRank Luntz

US Politics Arrive in UK

-+*Denis Campbell: It was a brilliant political strategy. The Tories (like US Republicans) know FEAR of extremism of any kind, in relatively good economic times, can be a powerful motivator. Find the right mantra, ride it to victory.

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Education

Bennett Kayser

What Bennett Kayser’s Defeat Teaches Us

-+*Joshua Leibner: You completely dismissed the agonized cry of the teachers of LAUSD who believed that the students should have a superintendent who championed their causes through education policies.

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Spirituality

Rigid Ideologies

Why Learning from History Means Saying No to Rigid Ideologies

-+*Walter Moss: Throughout history religious believers have sometimes become like latter day ideologues in their dogmatic rigidity, in their insistence on possessing “the truth,” in their lack of humility, and in their willingness to even kill those who think differently.

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War & Peace

Creating Terrorists

Why Elites Love Drones

-+*RJ Burrowes: Drone strikes work precisely because they provoke violent responses which help elites to ‘justify’ their perpetual war to secure control of the world’s diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, water and strategic minerals while tightening control of domestic populations through expansion of the security and surveillance state.

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Immigration Reform

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Economic Justice

Derailing Amtrak

Derailing Amtrak: Tracking the Latest Disaster in the Infrastructure Crisis

-+*he dangerous underfunding of US infrastructure was underscored by a fatal train derailment on May 12th. The tragedy did not deter the House Appropriations Committee from voting to slash Amtrak funding the very next day. There are ways Congress could fund its massive infrastructure bill without raising taxes. But the conservative-controlled Congress seems to have […]

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Social Justice

Hawaii Police Practices

How Hawaiʽi Sees Ferguson

-+*Michael Haas: If police forces throughout the country were to call upon the Honolulu Police Department for technical assistance, the situation in Ferguson might never have happened.

Patrisse Cullors All Saints

Birth of a Movement

-+*André Coleman: Patrisse Cullors seizes the moment to remind the world that Black Lives Matter.

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Foreign Policy

Jeff Sessions TPP

Sen. Sessions Tells Truth About TPP

-+*Kevin Zeese: Sessions’ action flies in the face of the threats made by the US Trade Representative to prosecute elected officials who tell people what is in the trade agreement. Others should follow his example and get out the truth about the TPP.

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Law and Justice

Cyberspying

Cyberspying Transcends Everything You Think You Know About It

-+*Larry Wines: How come we are all paying to be spyed on, not by some nefarious government, but by ruthless capitalists who will sell their own grandmother after billing us to feed, house, and clothe her so she is plump and healthy and will fetch a better price?

Stopping Police Violence

How Data Can Stop Police Violence

-+*Amy Roe: In 2014, Black people in the U.S. were nearly three times more likely than Whites to be killed by police, according to Mapping Police Violence, a data visualization website.

License Plate Anonymity

When Cops Are Immune from Law Enforcement

-+*Jessica Price: We hear news of officers throughout our country speeding, stealing during arrests, and wrongfully arresting people for failure to provide identification, often without repercussion. These reports are, sadly, no longer shocking.

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