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Militarized Police Departments Don’t Work – Ferguson

This is a GREAT story from Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek – Here’s a pop quiz for all you media junkies: Which of the following took place in Ferguson, Missouri, recently, and which transpired during the 1968 Democratic National Convention (hint: both involved a certain higher-up with the last name Nixon): Two members of the media are quietly doing their jobs as a violent police action is under way. They are grabbed and assaulted by officers for no apparent reason. Peaceful protesters on a street are attacked by police with tear gas. A cop yells at a group of nonviolent protesters, “Bring

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Lessons from our second hurricane

I truly adore Melissa Harris-Perry. She is extremely thoughtful in her analysis of problems and our political circus. She and her husband, James Perry, have written a great piece in The Nation. Enjoy. From the Nation: New Orleans hurricane disasters are who we are. We met in the aftermath of Katrina, both giving speeches about race and recovery at a fair-housing conference. We attempted our first date during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, but the requisite preparations and family evacuations for Hurricane Gustav made it impossible to connect with each other. On our second date, at President Obama’s inauguration, we co-authored a

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Terrence Trent D'arby: "Wishing Well"

How many people have gotten bogged down in trying to figure out who this Palin person is? I know, or at least I think I know, that she isn’t Michael Palin from Monty Python. No matter. I’m not going to focus on that for now. I’m going to revel in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention. The convention wasn’t perfect. Everyone wanted some one to say something else or something more. Senator Hilary Clinton didn’t support Senator Barack Obama enough– Horse feathers. Obama didn’t talk about the blight of blacks in the inner city– Give me a break. This is

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

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