National Politics

The “Broken Windows” Fraud

Posted August 13, 2014 by

When a government policy victimizes low-income African Americans or Latinos, it continues despite a lack of success. We see this in the ongoing drug war and in the media’s renewed efforts to legitimize the statistically discredited “broken windows” anti-crime strategy.
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Posted August 6, 2014 by Harry Brill

Despite running a surplus of $2.8 trillion, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has closed 80 offices, eliminated over 500 temporary mobile offices, and reduced its workforce since 2010 by 11,000.  Moreover, it is planning on closing in the near future
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Getting on Up: Cult of the Charismatic Black Man

Posted August 6, 2014 by Sikivu Hutchinson

Charismatic black men slapping black women around are funny. This was the takeaway conveyed by some audience members at a screening I attended of the new James Brown biopic Get On Up at a predominantly black theater in Los Angeles.
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A RAD-ical Housing Experiment

Posted August 5, 2014 by Rebecca Burns

Baltimore public housing tenants will serve as guinea pigs for a new national privatization plan. After decades of decay, public housing in the United States could soon be relegated to the dustbin of history, thanks to a new Obama administration
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Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?

Posted July 29, 2014 by

SEIU is again being depicted as the agent for reviving the nation’s labor movement.After funding a national convention of fast food workers last weekend, SEIU is credited for framing the fast-food movement as “an economic justice movement comparable to the
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Why African Americans Bike Less

Posted July 29, 2014 by Michael Andersen

It took a week in Copenhagen for Albus Brooks to start thinking seriously about bicycling. The Denver City Council member, 35, had never owned a bike. By the time he headed home from a study tour in Denmark last month,
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