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New York Times Slammed For Running 'Advertorial' By Notorious War Profiteer

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
Is Godzilla next?

Posted on August 31, 2017

I Was An Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist

By Katharine Hayhoe/The Conversation
From 1995 to 1997, Exxon provided partial financial support for my master's thesis.

Posted on August 30, 2017

In 'Huge Leap Forward,' Illinois Becomes 10th State With Automatic Voter Registration

By Andrea Germanos/Common Dreams
Only the second state where AVR need and got the support of GOP officials.

Posted on August 29, 2017

NIU Exemplifies Outrageous Golden Parachute Problem

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
Even presidents who leave their campuses awash in red ink walk away with big payouts.

Posted on August 28, 2017

How Noncompete Clauses Clash With U.S. Labor Laws

By Raymond Hogler/The Conversation
Lisa Madigan, Jimmy John's and prostituting your wife.

Posted on August 25, 2017

Another Advantage Of Being Rich In America: Grade Inflation

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
Escalating grade inflation at wealthy high schools is another blow to poor kids.

Posted on August 22, 2017

Federal Agencies Warned of White Supremacist Threat in May

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
The joint intelligence bulletin compiled by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security notes that members of white supremacist groups were "responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016, more than any other domestic extremist movement."

Posted on August 21, 2017

In Support of Eight Arrested for Toppling Statue, Hundreds Turn Themselves In

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
In an act of civil disobedience and solidarity, more than 200 citizens offered to turn themselves in for toppling a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina.

Posted on August 18, 2017

Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted In Charlottesville

By A.C. Thompson, Robert Faturechi and Karim Hajj/ProPublica
We walked the streets beginning in the early morning hours and repeatedly witnessed instances in which authorities took a largely laissez faire approach, allowing white supremacists and counterprotesters to physically battle.

Posted on August 16, 2017

The Rising Homegrown Terror Threat On The Right

By Arie Perliger/The Conversation
Extremist individuals engage in such activities because they sense heir views are enjoying growing social legitimacy and acceptance, which is emboldening them to act on their bigotry.

Posted on August 15, 2017

White Supremacy In The Age Of Trump

By Keri Leigh Merritt/BillMoyers.com
Never forget that this country has a long history of upper-class whites using racism to their advantage.

Posted on August 14, 2017

America Has Never Had A Merit-Based System For College Admissions

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
We've never admitted students strictly based on test scores, but we have on race and gender.

Posted on August 8, 2017

Don't Lie To Poor Kids About Why They're Poor

By Josh Hoxie/Common Dreams
Those at the bottom - and the top - deserve to know why their experiences are so different.

Posted on August 4, 2017

Here's Bruce Rauner Lying About How His Daughter Got Into Prestigious Payton High School

Multiple Lies In A Single Debate Answer
A timely reminder.

Posted on August 3, 2017

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock Including Riot Fest Highlights.
TV - No Rehabilitating Vietnam.
POLITICS - Trump's Farmer Heavily Subsidized.
SPORTS - The Cubs' Season In Verse.

BOOKS - Dots & Dashes.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Certified Angus Beef® Honors Chicago Stars.


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