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Dr. Laura Says Pit Bulls 'Should All Be Put Down,' Learns Dog Lovers Feel Otherwise

In a recent segment about how to avoid loneliness, sometimes shocking SiriusXM radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger suggested that all pit bulls should be killed -- a diatribe that ended up biting her right in the behind.<p>After suggesting listeners could adopt a pet to curb loneliness, …

The Humane Interrogation Technique That Actually Works

A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.<p>The Senate Intelligence Committee report released this week found that the CIA tortured terror suspects by, among other things, putting …

Protests against police killings continue in Washington, New York, Boston, California

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, New York, Boston, and California on Saturday to protest against killings of unarmed black men by police officers.<p>Organizers said the marches were among the largest in a recent wave of protests against the deaths that have cast a global spotlight on …

‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture

The CIA torture report lists ‘rectal feeding’ as a legitimate means of nourishing detainees. But the practice has no scientific backing, and is …

How I overcame the 'horrors' of a state-school education | Dean Burnett

Much is said about the differences between state and private school education, and a new initiative to help enhance ‘character’ in schools seems destined to further emphasise this division. But is a private education really a superior one? Or are the benefits all to do with a more privileged …

CIA report: 'Torture is a crime and those responsible must be brought to justice'

The UN, human rights activists and legal experts have renewed calls for the Obama administration to prosecute US officials responsible for the CIA torture programme revealed in extensive detail following the release of a damning report by the Senate intelligence committee.<p>The report, released on …

Berkeley marchers continue to protest Garner, Brown deaths

Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets Tuesday night as protests continued in Northern California.<p>Protesters stopped at City Hall, where a city councilman addressed the crowd and said he will ask for an …

The Myth of the ‘Liberal’ New Republic

Chris Hughes might have destroyed the magazine, but his predecessors killed its progressive reputation long before.<p>In March 1974 the <i>New York Times</i> ran a small story in its front section headlined, “Harvard Lecturer Buys New Republic for $380,000.” The lecturer was named Martin Peretz, a well-known …

Elsa S. Henry is the creator of the fantastic blog “Feminist Sonar,” a feminist scholar, disability rights activist, and burlesque historian. Her writing is sharp and personable as she shares her views on disabled feminism, gaming culture, and beyond. If you haven’t already, bookmark her blog! And now without ...

Elsa S. Henry (Photo by Angela Gaul of Milestone Images​)<p>Elsa S. Henry is the creator of the fantastic blog “Feminist Sonar,” a feminist scholar, …

New York’s top prosecutor seeks right to probe police killings in state

New York State's top prosecutor on Monday sought the power to probe all police killings of unarmed civilians in his state, following sometimes violent protests over two grand juries' moves to clear officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.<p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said action was needed …

What Bad, Shameful, Dirty Behavior is U.S. Judge Richard Posner Hiding? Demand to Know.

<b>(updated below)</b><p>Richard Posner has been a federal appellate judge for 34 years, having been nominated by President Reagan in 1981. At a conference …

U.S. military braces for release of CIA interrogation report

The U.S. military has put thousands of troops on alert ahead of the expected release Tuesday of a Senate report detailing the CIA’s post-Sept. 11 detention and interrogation program, defense officials said.<p>U.S. officials fear disclosures about harsh interrogation techniques used at the CIA’s …

Planned Parenthood President: "This Country Does Not Want to Go Backward"

Cecile Richards shares her thoughts on the end of 2014 and what women's health advocates can look forward to next year.<p>This year was both a tough time for reproductive rights and a banner year for women fighting back. Clinics across Texas closed down, but providers stood up and women's rights …

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Alternatives to grand juries can provide distance between DAs, police

The process of having a grand jury decide whether to bring criminal charges against a defendant has fallen under scrutiny following the failure to indict over the police deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Indeed, many activists and experts are demanding alternatives, especially in cases that …

White cops cleared in ANOTHER police brutality case: Grand jury fails to indict fired officers who bashed black woman's head into a counter

• <b>Ricky Grissom and Ryan Cunningham were caught on camera in June 2013 brutally manhandling Keyarika 'Shea' Diggles</b>• <b><br>She was on the phone to her mother</b> …

The dean of American labor reporters explains everything

<i>Last week, veteran</i> <i>New York Times</i> <i>labor reporter Steven Greenhouse — widely regarded as the oldest hand on a beat that’s waned with the power of organized labor itself — announced he was taking a buyout, and will work on another book about workers (the last one is six years old, after all). We caught</i> …

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When our unarmed son Michael Brown, Jr. was killed by a Ferguson police officer, our lives were forever changed. We are devastated and profoundly …

Law Enforcement

Black Lives Matter: 11 Racist Police Killings With No Justice Served

Protesters have filled streets across the country in the last two weeks to speak out against two outrageous failures of justice. First, in Ferguson, …

The Truth About Who Is Really Responsible for Our Current Police and Prison State

The 200 protesters arrested last night in New York City and others being arrested elsewhere in demonstrations against police brutality are …

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‘Confront simple fact hunger stalks Britain’ urges church-funded report

Since the coalition’s austerity policy was implemented, ministers have persistently denied there is any link between their decisions and the huge rise in the use of food banks.<p>Today’s church-funded report by an all-party group of MPs and peers rekindles that debate. It urges all political parties …