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The Law-School Scam

For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.<p>David Frakt isn’t easily intimidated by public-speaking assignments. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a defense …

7 Important Details Nobody Mentions About Ferguson

<i>On August 9, 2014, an unarmed black youth named Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer named Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, after</i> …

Justice

Why Feminists Need to Take Over School Boards - Ms. Magazine Blog

Actress Shailene Woodley is this week’s “She’s not a feminist!” It Girl. When asked her opinion about feminism, Woodley expressed her belief that …

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie

The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown …

Gaza War Media Coverage Lacked Reporting on Hamas Fighters, Tactics

The Western media have found Hamas. A month into the group’s mini-war with Israel, journalists have begun publishing images of Hamas fighters and …

The Economics of Police Militarism

Two crucial battles broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, this week. The first began with the public airing of sorrow and rage after the death of the eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer, on Canfield Court, in the St. Louis suburb, at 2:15 <i>P.M.</i> last Saturday. Then came the …

The Women in a Morgue in Baghdad

Early on the morning of July 13th, the shot-up bodies of twenty-eight women and five men were retrieved from two apartments in a building complex in Zayouna, a neighborhood in eastern Baghdad. Both apartments were said to be sites of prostitution. By 10 <i>A.M.</i>, the police had delivered the bodies to a …

Taken

Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes. Is that all we’re losing?<p>On a bright Thursday afternoon in 2007, Jennifer Boatright, a waitress at a Houston bar-and-grill, drove with her two young sons and her …

Beauty As Duty? That Really Happened

<i>Photo: The WORN Archive: A Fashion Journal About the Art, Ideas, and History of What We Wear / Drawn and Quarterly</i><p>You might not have heard of Worn …

Winston Churchill

The Civil Rights Movement Is Going in Reverse in Alabama

Long before he became the most powerful man in the Alabama Senate, before he controlled billions of dollars in state money and had lobbyists, …

Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

• Human Rights Watch documents 'sting' operations • Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rights<p>Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.<p>Some of the …

Brooklyn's Baddest

We've all heard of cops gone bad, cops on the take. But the tale that's come out of New York lately is of an entirely different order: Louis Scarcella, a star detective now accused of putting away innocent people, over decades, on false charges, by whatever means necessary—forced confessions, …

Even Companies That Sell Tampons Are Run By Men

<i>A shot from a recent ad mocking ridiculous tampon commercials.</i><p>Most women would rather not discuss the intricacies of their period with a man. Most men seem fine with that.<p>Yet, until just five years ago, it was up to a largely male-led team to figure out how to market tampons, maxi-pads and other …

The Bizarre Rise and Fall of the Tiki Bar

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 07.16.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

The Sad, Strange, True Story Of Sandy Allen, The Tallest Woman In The World

A mundane coincidence turns into a mild obsession with the uniquely tragic life of a 7'7" Indiana woman who died a folk hero.<p>"For his giant work, he even imported a giantess from America," one news article about the picture had read, a find that had ended director Federico Fellini's, "worldwide …