Christopher Burke

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The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

Donald Trump

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The Fight for Fair Housing’s Forgotten #MeToo Chapter

In 1982, Tammy Shellhammer, a young white woman, walked into the Toledo Fair Housing office because she felt she was the victim of discrimination by her landlord, Norman Lewallen. In their interactions, Lewallen was sexually aggressive with her and had begun to demand that she pose for nude photos, …

Sexual Harassment

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what I would do at every age: when I would get married and when I would have kids and when I would open a dance studio.<p>When I left my small …

Political Science

Everything You Need to Know About Marvel's Iron Fist Before His Netflix TV Debut

In less than a month, martial arts superhero Danny Rand is heading to Netflix for his own TV show—and he’s being heralded as “the fourth Defender” as …

When Immigrants Are No Longer Considered Americans

When my grandfather died, in 2014, at ninety-six, my mother asked me if I wanted anything from the small, one-bedroom apartment that he and my grandmother, who had died a few years earlier, shared for nearly their entire American lives. Thinking about a tangible object that I could hold and cherish …

Chinese New Year

The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction

The history of drug criminalization in America is a history of social panics rooted in racism and xenophobia<p>Looking out at the trail of devastation and death that the heroin epidemic has left in its wake, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago one could purchase the drug from a Sears …

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

Your Neighborhood Skews Your Beliefs About Wealth Distribution

Our neighborhoods play with our perceptions about the state of wealth, influencing our opinions on wealth politics.<br>Read More

Demographics

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Rebuilding Lives, Reducing Costs: A New Financial Model for Employment, Not Incarceration

The snow was blowing, and temperatures were in the 20s on Wall Street the day after New Year’s, but dozens of mostly young, mostly black, and mostly …

Bank of America

Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson police

Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday night.<p>In a telephone interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wilson said he resigned after …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

Amazon's Diversity Statistics Reveal a Lot of White Males

Amazon became the latest tech giant to publicly reveal its workforce demographics on Friday, and while it isn't quite as monochromatic as others in the industry, there's still a palpable lack of women and minorities. Overall, the company's employees are 63 percent male, 37 percent female, though …

Demographics

Obama's bill on deferred actions due

President Obama joked last week about the unpaid bills that have been stacked up in his Chicago home since he’s been in the White House. But he has another pile of bills to deal with in the Oval Office — political IOUs that will start to come due right after the midterms.<p>The president delayed …

Labor unions' last stand in Kentucky

All eyes will be on Kentucky Tuesday as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a serious challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. But beneath that marquee matchup lies a fierce battle between labor unions and anti-union groups over whether Kentucky, long a rare pro-union outpost in …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Governors livid over border crisis

NASHVILLE — The surge of Latin American children trying to cross the U.S. border threatens to strain states’ resources and is testing their already fragile relationship with Washington, governors from both parties warned Friday.<p>As they gathered here for a meeting of the National Governors …

Dennis Hopper: the inside man

Lost books by great writers occasionally turn up but, in a literary context, "lost" usually means "not worth publishing in his or her lifetime". The history of photography, on the other hand, is constantly updated and rewritten as entire bodies of work – by EJ Bellocq, William Gedney and others – …

Colorado's pot message to U.S.

With Alaska and Oregon gearing up to vote on legalizing marijuana in a few months and many other states considering it further down the road, one state is on everyone’s mind — Colorado.<p>Activists on both sides of the pot debate are pointing to the Colorado experiment — what they see as its great …

If You Can't Beat Them, Must You Join Them? Some Thoughts on Power

No matter how many times those who study power tell us that it is a negotiable -- not static -- thing, far too many people allow power to emerge and …

Humorous Rules of Etiquette for Everyday Life Situations

In her ongoing series for GOOD magazine, Brooklyn-based illustrator Christie Young has created illustrations of humorous visual etiquette lessons for …

Customizing Your Tech to Minimize Stress

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>It's safe to say that, all things considered, the introduction of new technologies over the past 20 years have made us more …

Children Play Alone After Shutdown Closes Head Start Programs

Faith Thomas, 4, played with ants on a deserted playground in Tallahassee, Florida, instead of learning how to read. She wore a purple T-shirt with …

Daily Inspiration #1566

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Daily Inspiration #1570

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