The response to the Twin Peaks shootout shows how privilege really works. Malcolm X, the famed Civil Rights leader and minister of the Nation of Islam, would have turned 90 years old this week.
He says he did nothing wrong. Saying he did nothing wrong, a Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed him using his Taser, and then pepper-spray, on an unresponsive black man sitting in his car.
You'll never guess who's really to blame for ISIS' recruiting success. 1. Fox Newsian: American schools teaching multi-culturalism is why ISIS is so good at recruiting.
Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty on all counts. Cleveland, OH — Cleveland cop Michael Brelo was found not guilty on all counts Saturday morning for the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.
Boston's Olympic bid is getting disturbing. Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics has been met with notable resistance from local residents who are concerned that the events would come at a huge financial cost, an increased amount of surveillance, and further militarization of local police forces.
Swift is the privileged daughter of plutocrats. She had a leg up. Over the last few years, Taylor Swift has become one of the two or three biggest pop stars in the world.
To blame: the drug war and 2016 candidate Martin O'Malley (Editor’s note: David Simon is renowned for reporting on the hard realities of urban life.
“As we get better at self-love, we get better at making love to others.” Back in 1995, Jocelyn Elders was fired as Surgeon General of the United States for suggesting that masturbation should (maybe) be taught in schools.
A remarkable list of bigoted moments. After Josh Duggar’s resignation from the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) on Thursday and admission that he did indeed molest underage girls — including his sisters — while he was a teenager, critics were not just calling for the cancellation of his family’s reality show; they were highlighting the apparent hypocrisy between his actions and his family’s repeated attempts to paint same-sex marriage and homosexuality itself as moral failings.
Melissa McCarthy demanded "Would you do this to a man?" Here are some other great women who are sick of your shit.
The former Arkansas Governor may have finally done something too crazy for his base. This morning, GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee posted a lengthy Facebook status affirming his “support for the Duggar family,” saying that Josh Duggar – who confessed to molestation – is being attacked by “blood-thirsty media” and deserves “our support.” This set off a surprising reaction among Huckabee's Facebook fans, with a chorus of his once-supportive Republican loyalists declaring that he had lost their vote over his words on the matter.
Higher education isn’t just a personal investment. It’s a public good that pays off in a more competitive workforce and better-informed and engaged citizens.
Celebrity and wealth help conceal abuse, but the system makes ignoring it pretty easy for everyone. Bill O’Reilly is alleged to have choked his wife and dragged her down a set of stairs.
Clearly the same thing. The so-called “hedge-fund loophole” – where people who work in an industry where you easily earn millions of dollars a year pay a paltry low income tax rate of 15 percent – is a frequent target of ire for American taxpayers.
Six of the seven items on ‘prohibited list’ have not been distributed to law enforcement for years and skeptics question whether rules will be enforced It has become an emblematic image of police militarization: a half-dozen heavily outfitted officers, assault rifles drawn, advancing on an African American man in a T-shirt with his hands way up.
Just, no. In what appears to be an earnest - but entirely tone-deaf - effort to raise awareness of the tragedy of Nazi rule, Czech TV will air a series that takes a modern family and places them in 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia where, according to ABC News, they will "struggle with a range of normal tasks" from harvesting crops to fortifying an air-raid shelter to food rationing to avoiding Nazi informants and the Gestapo. The eight one hour-long episodes will be titled "Holiday in the Protectorate" and is overseen by the "war cabinet" which consistent of two historians, a psychologist, and an architect who are supposedly charged with making the show as "realistic" as possible. According to Tablet Magazine the winner will get a "valuable prize" but it's unclear what.
"This is not a trade agreement. It's about intellectual property and dispute settlement." As opponents and advocates of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue to battle it out, the debate over the agreement has largely focused on the issue of trade – whether jobs will be lost or gained, what the agreement will do to our trade deficit, and other related matters.
More than 600,000 people will get raises of $4,800 by 2020. The city of Los Angeles' decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 is a major gamechanger in the nationwide fight to narrow America’s growing economic inequality. More than half a million workers—40 percent of the city’s workforce—will see raises in the next two years, according to labor economists.
This is about as serious a financial crime as you can possibly get, says the Rolling Stone journalist.
No crime fascinates US media like terrorism–provided it’s the right sort of terrorism No crime fascinates US media like terrorism–provided it’s the right sort of terrorism, that is.