Saturday, May 26, 2018

Economic Self-Help and Self-Defense? Malcolm X and T.R.M. Howard

Malcolm X and T.R.M. Howard took quite different paths to champion black empowerment, yet both African-American men were skeptical of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s...

TGIF: The Abused Jews of Iraq

From April 1950, nearly two years after the Zionists in Palestine unilaterally declared independence for the state of Israel, to March 1951, three bombs...

Trump warns Kim about ‘massive and powerful’ U.S. nukes

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his planned summit with Kim Jong Un, scolding the North Korean leader in a letter for "tremendous anger...

Police set dog on a driver who politely refuses to answer questions

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New York the Latest City to Take Aim At Plastic Straws

Now New York City is considering a plastic straw ban. On Wednesday, three Democrats on city council—Rafael Espinal of Brooklyn, Helen Rosenthal of Manhattan, and...

Throw Capitalism into the Dustbin of History

Capitalism should be thrown into the dustbin of history. Not the economic system of capitalism, but the word “capitalism.” The word has such negative connotations that...

Drug Companies Want to Use the State to Shut Down the Competition

Blue jeans have more in common with drugs than you might think. One of the more consequential episodes in the history of crony capitalism occurred...

‘NYT’ columnist says killing Palestinian civilians is… good for Palestinians

The New York Times has always had a double standard on human rights, but they usually aren’t very open about it.  They condemn Russian...

How Junk Science Sends Innocent People to Jail

On TV crime shows like CSI, NCIS, and Law & Order, science gets the bad guys. In real life, "science" often ensnares the innocent. Former NYPD...

How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration

Clarissa Glenn’s troubles with the law began on Mother’s Day, 2004, when she was on her way to the Pancake House with her three...
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