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There is so much wrong with this cop’s victim-blaming screed

<b>A man is detained after a standoff between protesters and police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP/Charlie Riedel)</b><p>Cop Sunil Dutta exemplifies what is wrong with police in the U.S.<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>August 19, 2014 8:55pm (UTC)<p>This morning, the Washington Post published an Op-Ed titled "I'm a …

The real looting of Ferguson: its black citizens never had a chance to get by

The symptoms of structural racism stain America everywhere, but its execution is particularly perverse in places like Ferguson. It’s not just that black drivers are stopped more often for alleged crimes than white drivers, despite the Missouri attorney general’s report that white people break the …

Protests over Michael Brown's death in Ferguson show America's struggle with inequality

If you choose, you can look at the dramatic events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri as having nothing to do with economics.<p>In many ways, you would be right. It’s the tragedy of a young man whose life was cut short in a hail of bullets fired by a police officer, set in the broader context of …

Rich Hill and the American dream's shadow of poverty, drugs and shame

Andrew Jewell’s home is filled with buckets used to heat water on the stove. The furniture is sparse. The walls are bare. Yet if you ask Andrew if his family is poor, he would say no.<p>“The definition of poor is no roof, no lights, no water, no food. We have lights. We have water. We have a roof. We …

Argentina on brink of second debt default in 12 years

Talks with vulture funds fail in case campaigners say could set precedent for investors to wreck other countries' debt deals<p>Argentina is on the brink of its second debt default since the turn of the century, as hopes fade that last-minute talks will hammer out a deal with "vulture fund" …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …