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Not Coming Home... It's Time for #Black Spring

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 9:35 PM

As is true with all political and social justice movements, activists and artists alike pour into the streets and pour out their hearts in an effort not simply to capture a moment but to create it. The marriage between art and activism is indelible. And it was on full display...

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Ezell Ford: Remembering His Life Beyond The Moment of His Death

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 9:58 AM

"So Wonderful to think of, so hard to forget" the life and death of Ezell Ford.

A sixteen-year-old boy sits down at the urging of his Aunt, to write down his goals for his life. In neat handwriting he wrote at the top "My Goals in Life"...

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President Barack Obama vs. His Conscience: Why His Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Symbol That Matters

(15) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:09 PM

Fresh off his perceived victory at the G20 Summit and what's being heralded as great strides made with the Chinese Government on the drawing down of carbon emissions over the next several decades -- the president is looking into the fiery face of Keystone.

The facts are in, the spin...

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In the Wake of the Shooting Death of Ezell Ford, the Elephant Has Outgrown the Room: It's Time to Re-Imagine Law Enforcement

(4) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 4:40 AM

On August 11, at 8:10 PM two anti-gang unit officers shot an unarmed Ezell Ford in the Newton area of Los Angeles.

The official police statement says they shot Ford after a struggle ensued during an "investigative stop" when Ford tried to grab one of the officer's firearms.


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Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

(13) Comments | Posted April 20, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Remember when you were a teenager -- or even in your early 20s -- and you walked into a party or a concert feeling a little uncomfortable and kind of unsettled until you finally see a familiar face?

Well, it wasn't anything like that last Saturday as I made my...

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Campaign Money and Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Storm

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 11:58 AM

How much campaign funds do we think are left in the Obama and Romney accounts?

How much do we think is still sitting in the super PACs?

Let's talk about bipartisanship for real: Mr. Paul Begala, Mr. Karl Rove, Mr. Bill Burton, those famous billionaires like the Koch brothers,...

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Prince Charles and Robert Redford Together for the World Premiere Screening of Harmony

(13) Comments | Posted April 28, 2012 | 1:50 PM

As we write from London, we confess that as filmmakers it doesn't get much better than this: the Sundance Institute announcement that HRH The Prince of Wales will introduce the World Theatrical Premiere of our film Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, inspired by HRH The Prince...

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Jamie Oliver's Blind Side

(29) Comments | Posted March 28, 2010 | 12:30 PM

Dear Mr. Oliver,

First, I think that what you are doing is profound. And as a mother who loves to cook healthy food for my daughter I am with you every step from using fresh, local (and organic) ingredients to fostering my daughter's love of cooking.

In addition, her school,...

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We Are Not Plumbers, But We Know a Commander-in-Chief Who Can Fix What Bush Has Broken

(6) Comments | Posted October 24, 2008 | 3:10 PM

I have been hearing voices in my head for the last 4 years. No, I have not been driven completely around the bend by 8 years of the Bush administration. But not unlike believing and chatting with an imaginary friend -- I have found comfort in pretend conversations with Republicans...

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Barack Obama in Black and White in Color

(75) Comments | Posted March 18, 2008 | 6:15 PM

As I watched Barack Obama confront the circular media firing squad about his relationship with his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, I was not angry or judgmental, shocked or apprehensive. Over the past several weeks I have felt that the divisiveness of this presidential race was like a heat-seeking missile searching for...

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I'll Have My Change With a Little Contradiction on the Side, Please

(20) Comments | Posted January 11, 2008 | 10:55 AM

Iowa and New Hampshire turned out to be the day of the woman: But not exactly for the reason that you might think.

There was a very potent voting bloc -- that emerged and caucused last week in Iowa -- and then turned out and stood up in New Hampshire...

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Hey Van, It's Nancy Polosky on the Phone...

(8) Comments | Posted August 15, 2007 | 7:24 PM

On Saturday August 4th, the House passed the Clean Energy Bill. Contained in that bill was the Green Jobs Act of 2007: $125 million dollars to train 35,000 people a year in Green collar jobs.

No cadre of lobbyists was on the payroll to achieve this. No...

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Pearls Before Swine

(42) Comments | Posted July 24, 2007 | 11:10 AM

"I live at an intersection of politics and public service. Public service is all about action."

Who said that?

"Compromise, usually described as consensus rather than capitulation, has become a goal. And the cost of compromise to principles and to real lives,...

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An Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan

(412) Comments | Posted July 19, 2007 | 10:24 PM

Dear Cindy,

We have never met but I am one of the millions of people whose heart was stuck in their throat when you first arrived in Crawford two long summers ago asking a single simple and heartbreaking question. And even though I have no right to ask...

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Fearless Beauty: An Ode to Target

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2006 | 6:01 PM

Like many women, I am a multitasker. It's fun to see how many things we can do at the same time without dropping the ball. So there I was, on a work call, while shopping for my daughter Emily's school supplies at my beloved local Target (pronounced Tar-jay). It was...

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