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11 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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The Pretense of Balanced Debate: Behind the Media's Blackout of Antiwar Views

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Click here to jump directly to Reed Richardson. Alter-reviews: Marcus Roberts’ twelve-piece band at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center The Heath Brothers at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center Once Upon a Time in America at the New York Film Festival Marcus Roberts brought an impressive array of musicians with him to the ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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President Obama's Goal Of Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison Stalled At The Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects. A detainee sent back to his native Algeria in ...

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SEP 26, 2014 - American Prospect

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City Coffers, Not Police Budgets, Hit Hard By the High Cost of Brutality

As the national conversation around racism and police brutality quickly fades—ramped up briefly in the wake of Michael Brown’s death—U.S. taxpayers remain stuck footing the bills for their local law enforcement’s aggressive behavior. This week alone, Baltimore agreed to pay $49,000 to man who sued over a violent arrest in 2010, Philadelphia agreed to pay $490,000 to a man who ...

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SEP 25, 2014 - New Statesman

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Britain is broken: how to remake the UK’s democracy

Scotland’s referendum showed that the way the UK is governed must change. But is the answer an English parliament, federalism, or something else entirely? Our panellists set out their visions Dawn of a new power: mounted police guard a No victory rally in Glasgow the day after the referendum, 19 September. Photo: Robert Perry/EPA The View from the Lords: Time ...

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SEP 25, 2014 - New Statesman

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Politicians need to understand that housing is an essential utility, just like water

The housing market today is unbearable, and if Ed Miliband doesn’t get that, I suggest he signs up for a few more empathy lessons. Ed Miliband should acknowledge that private property developers are not the answer to the housing crisis. Photo: Getty There was a moment in Ed Miliband's party conference speech this week when he drew on his memory ...

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