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  • The Final Word

    Aug 30, 2014

    This Issue’s Final Word: In the richest country on earth, millions have been left out in the cold. Why?   REV. KATE LORE, HOMELESS FAMILY SOLUTIONS Around the 80s I noticed there was a chan...

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  • The American Way of Poverty

    Aug 29, 2014

    by Sasha Abramsky Charity Hicks was young, African American, and living in Detroit. Luann Prokop, by contrast, was in her mid-fifties, white, and from a small town in Appalachia. On the surface, thei...

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  • Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

    Aug 02, 2014

    A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Pr...

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  • ProPublica: Lobbyists Bidding to Block Government Regulations

    Aug 02, 2014

    When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the White House Of...

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  • Towards Common Ground: A Letter to The President

    Aug 02, 2014

    Dear President Obama: Abraham Lincoln once said that “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.” Presumably, he meant Presidential action on popular issues can a...

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  • Film From Center for Investigative Reporting: Teens in Solitary Confinement

    Jul 09, 2014

    Capping a year of reporting about teens held in solitary confinement, The Center for Investigative Reporting is releasing our documentary “Alone,” which can now be seen on our YouTube channel, Th...

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  • Common Ground for Conservatives, Liberals and Libertarians

    Jul 09, 2014

    A professor of mine had a four-part paradigm of change.  It was really simple, and went like this: 1.  No talk, no do. 2.  Talk, no do. 3.  Talk, do. 4.  No talk, do. In less elegant words, you m...

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