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From Traitors to Blasphemers?

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 07.23.2014 | Media
Marium Chaudhry

Now the media is a deep, deep purple, reflecting shades of darkness, a silent oath broken as we watch Pakistan's media violently self-destruct.

Occupy Wall Space

Buddy Winston | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Buddy Winston

As odd as discovering that Attila the Hun made potpourri, George W. Bush is now a avid portrait artist.

When Do Grads Get a Choice?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Instead of clicking my tongue when the students do get on their hind legs and loudly say NO to an administration that wants to honor someone the student body viscerally rejects -- I cheer.

Honoring Commencement Dissent

Craig Borowiak | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Craig Borowiak

Students have routinely been cast as spoiled and narrow-minded, their protests construed as signs of a newly ascendant liberal intolerance. Most disconcerting, student dissent and resistance have been wrongly equated with bigotry and censorship. This latter equation warrants extra scrutiny.

Morons March on Mall

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

In yet another feeble attempt to overthrow our supposedly fascist and oppressive government, right-wing lunatics once again took to the street in a horrendously embarrassing fizzle.

Teacher: A Street Artist Trying to 'Teach Peace'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

Teacher is one of the most accomplished and prolific street artists in Los Angeles. True to his name, Teacher's focus has been on education and the vital need to focus on the most important resource we have: our children.

A Mother's Day Memory: From "The Icky Era of Aspic"

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Lindsay Pyfer

It was slimy. And, worst of all, it wasn't sweet. Then there was the texture, which has aptly been described as "like eating congealed blood."

Arrest of Human Rights Advocate, Rodrigo Diamanti, Magnifies Abuses in Venezuela

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephanie Rudat

Diamanti joins a growing list of notable figures that have been incarcerated for opposing the authoritative regime of Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro.

A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

Hawthorne Sisters' Topless Protest Exposes Sensitivities in China's Politics

John Wagner Givens | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
John Wagner Givens

Whether these woman recognized it or not, they have stumbled upon an extremely effective tactic given the constraints of the contemporary PRC

Losing Another Decade

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"We cannot afford to lose another decade." My God. There's more darkness in this quote than the New York Times intended.

'Cowboys And Indians' Stake Out The National Mall To Protest Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– Farmers, ranchers and indigenous leaders who live along the Keystone XL pipeline route are holding an encampment on the National Mall ...

10 Beautiful Reasons To Pay Attention To Ukraine's Protests

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

"Everything is art," Ai Weiwei once declared. "Everything is politics." The sentiment is one upheld by many individuals who view the line between art ...

Making Way for Jackie Robinson: The Quiet Fight of the Brown Bomber

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael G. Long

It's that time of the year when we honor Jackie Robinson for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the 20th century. While he appreciated the sentiment, Robinson often recalled he was not the only black pioneer in sports.

Scales of Justice

Mr. Fish | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Mr. Fish

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Pyramid or Brokerage Scheme? Herbalife vs. Bill Ackmaan

Food Politic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home
Food Politic

By Aly Miller Originally published in Food Politic How did Herbalife, a company that sells nutrition and energy supplements, become the center of a ...

A Redress of Grievances

Michael Benson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Benson

Consider the tens of millions in the world today who will NEVER have the chance to petition their government for anything. But our right as Americans to lobby has been affirmed and reaffirmed again and again.

Free Speech, RIP: A Relic of the American Past

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching out...

Pray Less, Do More

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Sadly, there isn't a shortage of tragedies in black communities. Read any newspaper in any part of the country, from Detroit to Omaha to Chicago to Ne...

Where Did Press Freedom Suffer Most in 2013? Online

Josh Stearns | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

As the spaces and places in which we publish, speak and assemble grow more connected, the geography of freedom is in flux. We'll need to draw new maps, and forge new paths, and fight new battles to protect our rights online and off.

Should Occupy Have Cut Off Its Right Hand?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

The existence of certain obnoxious quarters of the right in Occupy was occasionally a problem for the movement, but the right's presence was also a sign of Occupy's promise.

Activists Seek to Impeach Philly's First Black D.A.

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.19.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Seth Williams, who was hired by the citizens of Philadelphia to prosecute the guilty as well as protect the innocent in his role as District Attorney, is not very popular these days; in fact some of his bosses, the taxpayers, are calling for his job.

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

Venezuela and the Hypocrisy of the International Left

Carlos González | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Carlos González

It's time for those us on the left to stop defending the undefendable, to denounce the repressive actions of a government shooting at it's own citizens for demanding a true democracy and a better life. Socialism without democracy is simply a dictatorship.

UCLA Scientists Terrorized By Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

On February 15th, 2014, just a few feet from the front door of a residential home occupied by a UCLA scientist, a group of 66 animal rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration. However, "peace" was the opposite of their goal.