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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The great migration from black to white: an overlooked chapter in the history of African-Americans. - By Daniel J. Sharfstein - Slate Magazine

While O.S.B. Wall spent a lifetime fighting for civil rights, his children grew up to become white people.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Gates: No More Mideast Wars - The Daily Beast

In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it,” Gates told an audience of West Point cadets.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Glenn Beck: I Was 'Ignorant' - The Daily Beast

Somebody has called me ignorant for what I said on Tuesday, and I think that’s a pretty good description.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Minuteman Vigilante's Arizona Murder Trial: Brisenia Flores' Mother Testifies - The Daily Beast

Phoenix-based radio talk-show host Carlos Galindo says he has reminded his listeners of Brisenia Flores “on a regular basis at least two or three times a week” since the murders occurred. He criticizes Latino leaders for failing to voice sufficient outrage. “This was a horrible, tragic, and absolutely race-based coldblooded murder,” he says, “and we allowed the far right to muddy it up and say her dad was a drug dealer and Brisenia was collateral damage. When we don’t counter that, we allow continued violence against all Arizonans.”  

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Any Excuse For Torture - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

This is the sick logic of torture supporters. If there are no terrorist attacks, it means torture worked. If there is the threat of a terrorist attack, it means we need more torture. If there's a successful terrorist attack, it means we didn't torture enough.

Torture advocates are unfortunately a part of our discourse – but the folks who made it happen belong in jail.

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There is no way to win the War on Drugs. There never has been. There never will be, short of...

"There is no way to win the War on Drugs. There never has been. There never will be, short of becoming an authoritarian state. We can face up to that fact, or continue ceding liberties and conveniences one by one, for nothing."

Take Pity On The Cold Sufferer

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