August 21, 2014
Fox News Defends Militarization Of Police In Ferguson

Fox News Defends Militarization Of Police In Ferguson

For the past week the tension in Ferguson, Missouri has been escalating. Since authorities have opened an investigation into the death of 18 year old Michael Brown, demonstrators have consistently been voicing their outrage that yet another black youth has been unnecessarily killed by law enforcement.

Said to be a response to a few rowdy individuals throwing Molotov cocktails at the police on…

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August 21, 2014
Mitch McConnell Promises More Government Shutdowns

Mitch McConnell Promises More Government Shutdowns

In an interview with Politico this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) laid out his vision of how to shift the Senate in favor of the Republicans come November. Democrats face an uncertain and increasingly unfavorable landscape approaching the November midterms as multiple incumbents in swing states come up for election. Though buoyed by strong fundraising, red-state Democrats…

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August 21, 2014
Republican Insists The System Is Perfect, Says There Is Never Reason To Seek Justice By Protest

Republican Insists The System Is Perfect, Says There Is Never Reason To Seek Justice By Protest

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder made the news in the past few days for his disagreement with Governor Jay Nixon’s decisions about the curfew in Ferguson, where unrest in the face of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown continues. Kinder believes the original curfew was too lenient, and said that he didn’t understand the argument for not reinstating it.

I don’t understand that…

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August 21, 2014
Manhattan Hair Stylist Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless On His Days Off

Manhattan Hair Stylist Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless On His Days Off

Mark Bustos, a 30-year-old hair stylist in New York, got his start styling out of his parent’s garage when he was just 14 years old. Although he now works in a swanky Manhattan salon, he uses his skills for something truly humble and inspiring: on his days off, Bustos takes to the streets and cuts the hair of the homeless – for free.

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Bustos was first inspired to give haircuts to those who could…

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August 20, 2014
Acts Of Kindness And Generosity Emerge From The Chaos In Ferguson

Acts Of Kindness And Generosity Emerge From The Chaos In Ferguson

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has led to even more police brutality as protesters and law enforcement clash. Many innocent civilians and members of the media have been tear gassed and hit with rubber bullets by heavily armed police officers.

As the chaos continues, it’s important to see the positive. Although…

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August 15, 2014
Palin’s Incredible Response To Sen. Warren Has To Be Seen To Be Believed (VIDEO)

Palin’s Incredible Response To Sen. Warren Has To Be Seen To Be Believed (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin recently released a video titled “A Conservative Response to Elizabeth Warren’s Progressive Commandments.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) outlined several principles that self-proclaimed progressives uphold. These principles include more comprehensive Wall St. regulation and tougher enforcement, actively listening to scientists, and basing environmental protections legislation on…

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August 15, 2014
You Won’t Believe How Far Anti-Abortion Groups Go To Harass Women

You Won’t Believe How Far Anti-Abortion Groups Go To Harass Women

On August 4 anti-abortion groups in Texas gathered at the state capitol for a training session. The audio of the meeting was released and reveals some unsettling ways in which they have furthered their cause of ending abortion.

Karen Garnett, executive director of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, proudly recounts lining the streets outside of abortion clinics. She states this is…

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August 14, 2014
Ferguson, Racial Oppression, And The Dignity Of Protest

Ferguson, Racial Oppression, And The Dignity Of Protest

Americans have a very whitewashed opinion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one that is carefully cultivated in schools and news networks to present a very compassionate, touchy-feely man. Dr. King felt morally obligated to resist and to organize resistance to anti-black racism in America in a way that was non-violent, which he spells out in this video clip, preserved by CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

Dr. King…

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August 14, 2014
Study Finds That Constituents Little Say, Money Rules US Politics

Study Finds That Constituents Little Say, Money Rules US Politics

Voters often battle with the question, “does my vote count?”

The numbers we see are startling. The United States ranks among the lower half of countries with similar voting systems. According to Fairvote.org, roughly 40 percent of eligible voters participate in the midterms. That number increases to approximately 60 percent during presidential elections. These numbers can tell us many things,…

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August 13, 2014
Government Ignores Fracking Science, Report Says (VIDEO)

Government Ignores Fracking Science, Report Says (VIDEO)

A recent reportreleased by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that federal and state governments do not do enough to protect the quality of drinking water around wells where fracking wastewater is injected deep underground. The report suggests that current regulations are not adequate for protecting drinking water from contamination that could occur from earthquakes, which occur…

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