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Privatization is undoing Brown v. Board of Education

Our school system is increasingly “separate and unequal” — and we have Michelle Rhee’s political allies to thank<p>Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast called the public school system a "socialist regime." Michelle Rhee cautions us against commending students for their 'participation' in sports …

september sip: gin rickey

We are raising our glasses with this weeks September Sip to F. Scott Fitzgerald! The author, who is arguable written some of the most poignant books …

Here's The Choice Obama Made 5 Years Ago That's Hurting Obamacare Now

That choice is causing a lot of the political headaches the president is facing today.<p>Obamacare's explicit funding sources are mostly new taxes on people with high incomes and cuts to Medicare provider payments. But some of the "shadow fiscal policies" in Obamacare are effective tax increases on …

Gospel of selfishness pervades American Christianity

The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story<p>Anyone who has worked in the restaurant business will be happy to tell you that waiters always fight each other to avoid working Sunday lunch shift. Not because they want to sleep in, but because it’s a widespread belief that the …

How One Lawyer Turned The Idea Of Marriage Equality Into Reality

Mary Bonauto has played a key role in almost every big win in the marriage fight, and she's not done yet. "I want to be a part of helping take it over the finish line."<p>PORTLAND, Maine — Ten years after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered that the state become the first in the country …

America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 17, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Who are the white supremacists? There has been no formal survey, …