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Myra Hindley threatened to sue the prison service for 'mental torture'

New letters reveal how Moors Murderer, Myra Hindley, wrote to the home secretary to complain placing her on suicide watch was 'inhumane'<p>Myra Hindley threatened to sue the prison service for “mental torture” after she was placed on suicide watch, it has been revealed.<p>The infamous <b>Moors Murderer</b> …

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America<p>Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, …

It's Really Hard To Be in the One Percent, Say the One Percent

It’s lonely at the top, so sayeth the therapists to the one percent.<p>In a piece that reads more like absurdist satire than real-life reporting, the …

Income Inequality

Raiders of the Lost Web

If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.<p>The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria. It’s not a place in any reliable sense of the word. It is not a repository. It is not a library. It is a constantly changing …

Journalism

“We’re dying in here, miss, we’re dying!”: Horrors I saw in solitary confinement

“If these inmates didn’t have mental health issues before they entered solitary, they do now”<p>At the end of a long cinder-block corridor, a correction officer in an elevated booth passes the time with a paperback book. Across from the booth, a barred gate cordons off a dim passageway. Along the …

Goldie Taylor―Why I Could Not Let My Drug-Addicted Brother Go

Like Lamar Odom and too many others, my brother battled drug addiction. It destroyed his life and hurt those around him, but I could not stop loving …

Lamar Odom

Survivor Chris Mintz Recounts Oregon Shooting, A Day That 'Started So Normal,' On Facebook

Chris Mintz, who was wounded during the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College earlier this month, has taken to Facebook to share his eye-witness …

Coca-Cola’s sneaky, evil politics: How Big Soda twisted race and used the Koch Brothers to fight a tax

Have a Koch and diabetes. Big Soda responds to a cup-size limit by aligning with the NAACP, nasty PR and the Kochs<p>When I first came to the New York City health department in the summer of 2007, then-health commissioner Tom Frieden asked me what he should do about obesity. What was a middling …

Even The Westboro Baptist Church Hates Kim Davis

The Westboro Baptist Church has announced its intentions to protest outside of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ courthouse in Morehead, Ky., a St. Louis …

LGBTQ

Rathergate and the dark magic of 2004: When the GOP learned how to subvert truth and alter political reality

Long before Benghazi and Planned Parenthood, Karl Rove toppled Dan Rather, gutted CBS and proclaimed lies as truth<p>Most of us, I would assume, have eagerly erased all memories of the dismal 2004 presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry, and for good reasons. It was the post-9/11 …