75 Years Of American Tangles In The Middle East In 180 Seconds

Key: enemies are red, allies are blue, and the more ambiguous frenemies are in purple. The binary presents an overly simplistic picture, yes, but it’s a good holistic hashing-out of US-Middle East relations for those of us who haven’t paid too much attention in history class.

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Detroit Resident Invites Pension-Cutting Governor Over For Dinner

Get this: to combat the Wall Street-caused financial crisis that quickly pulled Detroit down in its miserable hole, Michigan state “leaders” have chosen to cut pensions from public workers. What the rightly angry pensioner says at the end is haunting. To cut that which men and women have worked for decades to receive is to sever their livelihood. It’s that simple.

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When A Senator And A Lobbyist Grab Dinner

Apt metaphor: by feeding each other, they starve the public from the representation they deserve.

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Why Are So Many Americans In Prison?

Michael Stoll, co-author of the book “Why are so Many Americans in Prison?” delves into the undercurrents driving the absurd US prison statistics–and ways to bring the numbers down.

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Israel’s New Racism Targets: African Migrants

From The Nation: “About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.”

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