Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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Trump Blows the GOP's Cover on Voter Suppression Efforts

Almost no one in the United States commits voter fraud. This is backed up by numerous studies, and also makes logical sense: Defrauding the voting system entails a lot of risk and no reward, so there’s little incentive to risk a felony conviction to cast an extra vote that is virtually…

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Flashback: Brown's Chicken Massacre Leaves Grim Mark on Chicago

Every native of the Chicagoland area is familiar with Brown’s Chicken, but the fried chicken chain took a tragic hit when a massacre occurred at a Palatine, Illinois location in the early Nineties. Two assailants, who were convicted nearly a decade later, murdered seven people. The mass murder occurred on…

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The Looming Catastrophe of Trump and North Korea

Can we count on Donald Trump to respond calmly and carefully to North Korea’s provocations, including the recent blastoff of what appears to be an ICBM? Is the president, who recently descended into kindergarten-like twitterstorms of invective against a pair of MSNBC morning show hosts and reposted a video of…

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Watch Adam Driver Deliver Scholarship News in Emotional Clip

Adam Driver was probably the last person one military family expected to turn up on their doorstep recently, but he did, and he came bearing great news to their corner of Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania. The Star Wars actor, who was a U.S. Marine following the September 11th attacks, presented Hayley Grace…

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Is Patriotism Possible in Trump's America?

How do you love a country that elects a president who tweets something like this? #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 How do you love a country where nearly half the people who went to the voting booth chose a man who campaigned on fear…

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At Least 28 People Injured in Little Rock Nightclub Shooting

At least 28 people were injured following a shooting at a Little Rock, Arkansas nightclub during a concert Friday night. “We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert,” the Little Rock Police tweeted. “As…

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Muslim Travel Ban Takes Effect: Who Is and Isn't Impacted

People participate in a rally to protest the separation of families under President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban in New York City on June 29th 2017. Alba Vigaray/EPA/REX/Shutterstock On Thursday night – amid last-minute court challenges and slap-dash policy changes – the Trump administration’s contentious Muslim travel ban went back…

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Finally Everyone Agrees: Health Care Is a Human Right

Many years ago, while researching a book chapter on health care reform, I visited a hospital in Bayonne, New Jersey that was having problems. Upon arrival, administrators told me a story that summed up everything that is terrible and stupid about American health care. A patient of theirs suffering from…

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Culture Index: 'Baby Driver,' 'You Must Remember This' and More

Sure, July 4th week is a time for grilling and drinking and generally having fun in the sun, but maybe you want to get away and read a comedy of manners set in India or watch a really good car chase movie with a perfect soundtrack.  Of This article originally…