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State of Emergency

The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Although another round of violence in Ferguson may well be inevitable, how we understand what happens there is not. It is our responsibility to ask, particularly when things get violent, who it is that has the guns, the tanks, the tear gas, and the batons. Let us not get our history of protest in America wrong one more time.

Obama Declares State Of Emergency In Connecticut

New Haven Register, Conn. | Jim Shelton | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green

President Obama today declared an emergency exists in Connecticut and ordered federal aid to supplement state, local response. The Department of Home...

Cashed-Strapped City Officially A Disaster Zone

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- There are no signs of rioters, wind-damaged homes or flooding. The brand new City Hall features gleaming marble floors and th...

Military Government Agrees To Lift State Of Emergency

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

SUVA, Fiji -- Fiji's military government will move Saturday to lift a state of emergency it imposed in 2009, as the country prepares to open consultat...

Emergency In Nigeria After Deadly Attacks

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN | Posted 03.01.2012 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's president on Saturday declared a state of emergency in parts of Africa's most populous nation, after a recent slew of...

More Counties In Southeast Colo. Declared A Drought Disaster

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.28.2011 | Denver

Federal officials declared a drought disaster in southeast Colorado on Monday, giving farmers and ranchers hard-hit by the drought conditions eligibil...

Stress 911: How Uncertainty Affects Cardiovascular Health

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

Uncertainty brings worry. And worry often brings anxiety. Yet the physical worst for your health may be yet to come.

A Gay Rights Angle on the Egyptian Revolution?

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Franke

Mubarak was able to degrade civilian criminal court procedures and render them more like the national security courts by and through the prosecution of an unpopular minority: gay men.

From the Front Lines of the Great New Mexico Gas-Out

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Why are we asking other people, especially corporate or governmental entities what we're supposed to do? What are we thinking? What was I thinking?

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

US Unable to Stop Flow of Sex and the City Sequels

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

President Obama declared a state of emergency today as officials struggled to stop the toxic flow of Sex and the City sequels.

Somalia's "State" of Emergency An International Affair

Andrew Belonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Belonsky

Somalis are given two alluring choices: join the Islamists' fight or head to the high seas. There's no state to either welcome them or be aligned with.

A Modern Classic: The Living End, State of Emergency, 2006, a Welcome Blast of Australian Rock

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Originality doesn't hold a candle to great songs, and the Living End's State of Emergency has nothing but.