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Reality TV Cameras Set Remote McCarthy, Alaska on 'Edge'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

A new Discovery Channel reality show set in McCarthy is drawing fire for heavy-handed treatment of the reviving old mining town's dark past and alleged outlaw reputation.

Justice for Lateisha Green

Roxanne Green | Posted 10.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Roxanne Green

On November 14, 2008, Dwight DeLee fired a shotgun at close range at my two children. Both were hit and both were wounded. My son, Mark, overcame his injury and shock enough to drive my daughter, Lateisha, to our home to get help.

Ferguson Is Not Gaza

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

We stand together, but we know that our interwoven lives require a recognition of independent dignity. So too must Palestinians claim their own way forward, perhaps gleaning from the current moment in Ferguson (and Hong Kong) alternatives to violence.

Nullify This - How Citizen-Jurors Can Take Back Our Republic

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

When we serve as jurors, we can literally take the law into our own hands. As Thomas Jefferson maintained, if citizen jurors "think the permanent judges are under any bias whatever in any cause," they can "take on themselves to judge the law as well as the fact."

Manifest and Hidden: Embracing the One

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Jewish wisdom reminds us that knowledge is not significant if it doesn't engage, mobilize, and connect. Disinterested information doesn't constitute wisdom until it can inspire awe, deepen comprehension, and inspire transformation.

Why Every Jesus Follower Must Show Up In Ferguson!

Pastor Michael McBride | Posted 10.11.2014 | Religion
Pastor Michael McBride

There is a Ferguson in every community across the country. You may not be able or compelled to make the trip to Ferguson, Missouri, but you can walk across the street

Tackling the Culture of Cruelty in the NFL

Abigail Perdue | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

Interpersonal violence is not the only misconduct plaguing the NFL. To the contrary, NFL players have also repeatedly been accused of animal cruelty and dogfighting.

'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jonathan and Jesse have co-authored The Golem of Hollywood, a crime novel with elements of myth and the supernatural.

Desmond Tutu Hip Hop Peace-Making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

A savvy elderly global citizen surprised me when she said, "This is not the time to talk about peace; even old peace activists like me are rooting for the defeat of ISIS." I strongly disagree with her. This is exactly the time to be talking about peace.

12 Underground Acts You Need to Hear at Sacramento's TBD Festival

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

While headliners like Blondie, Moby and Justice will grab headlines, there are dozens of other incredibly talented artists on the bill as well.

Summer Madness: A Eulogy for John Crawford

Lebaron Sims | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Lebaron Sims

Wednesday's announcement of no indictment in the shooting death of John Crawford III, and the subsequent release of the video and audio detailing his last moments, relay a sequence as old as any, one with which we have become all too familiar.

If Time Were an Ocean

Broderick Greer | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

Michael Brown and I are the same, because if I had been walking down Canfield Drive on August 9, I probably would have been shot dead as well. Because that is the story of our nation

Community Policing: The Importance of Trust

Ben Jealous | Posted 09.26.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

In Ferguson, Former Chief Brooks sees an opportunity for an effective community-policing program to emerge from the chaos and violence of the past few weeks. "Now, there is a chance for police and the community to hear each other," she said.

Why It's Easier To Treat The Homeless Like Criminals Instead Of People In Need

New York Times | LAWRENCE DOWNES | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

What can be done about homeless people, those poor, sick, jobless souls who just can’t seem to get their acts together and whose suffering makes th...

As Another Young Boy Commits Suicide in an Adult Prison, We Must Rethink the Prosecution of Children as Adults

Marsha Levick | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime
Marsha Levick

Zachary Proper, age 15, committed suicide two weeks ago in an adult prison in Pennsylvania. There has been little media coverage of his death, suggesting a disturbing complacency about suicide by youth who would rather take their own lives than endure decades in jail.

Ethics, Accuracy and Perspectives on Michael Brown and Ferguson

Ben Spielberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

If we evaluate viewpoints using the veil of ignorance and a thorough analysis of the facts, we will more easily identify the root causes of disagreements. We will also be forced to focus our conversations around ethical considerations and honest dialogue.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 3)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 09.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Overall, using the term "human" has been disingenuous all along because our government's role in addressing this child influx are false gestures that only attempt to "help" while leaving structural inequalities intact.

According to Jenkins, Best to Keep a Person With Down Syndrome at Home

Mardra Sikora | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

Ethan Saylor's death was a homicide. Had there not been a three against one altercation, he would not be dead. The fact that the loss of this young man's life did not spark outrage and a thorough investigation from an outside party was at first suspect, and now depressingly obvious, and it comes down from the leadership of the Frederick County Sheriff's department.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 2)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Our government isn't really invested in the well being of these children since our policies have played a great role in making them live as adults and placing them in harm's way all their lives.

5 Things the People's Climate March Is Doing Right, and Why You Should Be There

Justin Haaheim | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Justin Haaheim

It's not about polar bears and saving the trees (unless you like that sort of thing). It's about the millions of people around the world who are being hit hardest by a problem they didn't create.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 1)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 09.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Why such different regard from the government between these children and their parents when poverty, just like wealth, knows no age, but is rather inherited?

Don't Just Make History at the People's Climate March

Adam Greenberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Adam Greenberg

Next Tuesday, President Obama and 124 other world leaders will convene in New York City for a United Nations summit to address climate change.

Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

Standing Together, We Too Can Prevail - Part One

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Evgeniya Melnikova

There is no other place in the world, where basic human rights are so violated, as Palestine. For many people around the globe the problem has ended the moment two sides signed a peace agreement. Not for the Palestinians.

#After Ferguson, 100% Voting and Race Conversations

Laura Barrett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Ever so tentatively, it feels like a new day is dawning here in the Show-Me state -- a day in which many residents are challenging their local and state police around basic law enforcement procedures.