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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

No Indictment in Ferguson Sparks an Incendiary Night in America



What we now know about what happened at Ferguson. (from The Washington Post)

Chronicle of a riot foretold. (from The New Yorker)

For those who feel there was no justice in Ferguson, what's next? (from The Campaign for America's Future)

Why police officers who shoot civilians almost never go to jail. (from Vox)

Officer Darren Wilson could still face consequences aside from grand jury decision. (from The Huffington Post)

Pictures of an incendiary night in Ferguson and other American cities. (from Slate)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Another Day, Another Shooting: When Will We Ever Learn?

First victims in shooting ate just sacrifices to the 2nd Amendment. (from Slate)

A navy vet's case for gun control. (from The Daily Beast)

Medical, school professionals missed chances to help Sandy Hook shooter. (from Politico)


If they find it, they'll play with it: Dildo-wielding boys teach gin control in viral video. (from The Raw Story)

Guns kill children: The overwhelming evidence that pediatricians are right and the NRA is wrong. (from Slate)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hollywood Cold to Cosby, But Washington Still Somewhat Warm

Processing the fall of an icon. (from Grantland)

Entertainment industry is slamming the door on Cosby. (from USA Today)

With his art collection in its institution, Smithsonian remains silent on Cosby. (from Slate)

Cosby unlikely to lose presidential medal. (from The Hill)

Iconic DC eatery Ben's Chili Bowl remains loyal to Cosby, says he is "family". (from Vox Populi)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Obama Goes It Alone on Immigration

Obama's forging his own reality. (from Mother Jones)

Latino reaction mixed on Obama's immigration plan. (from The Boston Globe)

Obama's big dare. (from ABC News)

Democracy loses when networks snub a presidential address. (from The Nation)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cosby Controversy Continues

I warned you about Bill Cosby in 2007 (from The Daily Beast)

When your comic hero is an alleged rapist. (from The Daily Beast)

Is it possible to still be a Cosby fan? (from USA Today)

Bill Cosby was first accused of rape 8 years ago. Why is the story going viral now? (from The Washington Post)

What will Bill Cosby's legacy be? (from USA Today)

What NBC's action says about rape and money. (from Salon)

It's not just Cosby: Hollywood's long line of male scumbags. (from The Daily Beast)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

From Newark to DC: The Sounds of Silence


Last week, embattled  school superintendent Cami Anderson came to Washington, DC to speak at the American Enterprise Institute. Before her scheduled talk, she was confronted by a group of 45 disgruntled students and community members who had also traveled to DC.

Here is a 1st-person account, augmented by social media and other reports, about what transpired.
Click here to read.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In the Middle of a Million Mask March


Recently, members of the hacktivist group Anonymous staged a protest in Washington DC as part of the Guy Fawkes Day Million Mask March.

Here is a 1st-person account of being embedded in that protest, augmented with reports from social media.

Click here to view the complete story.

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