D Elisabeth Glassco

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We all lose: Some thoughts on the Election of Trump and Defeat of Common Sense and Human Decency

<b>Pt. 1: Bill, the Great Hill, and the 1990s Revisit</b><p>I became interested in politics because of my mother. She had insisted that I register to vote in …

The Death of Geronimo Pratt and the Unfinished Legacy of the Black Power Movement

Former Black Panther, Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt, died in Tanzania on Thursday, May 21, 2011. In 1972, Pratt was convicted of the murder of schoolteacher …

The Power of Collective Solidarity: The Montgomery Bus Boycott in American Memory

Despite some reductionist mythologizing over the years, the Montgomery Bus Boycott serves even today as a model for collective solidarity and …

Historical Incivility as a Foundation of America’s Democracy

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton, his surrogates, and liberal commentators lamented bitterly about Republican obstinacy (shutting the …

A Plea for People of Color — especially black people! — to Stop Trump. Vote! And Vote Hillary!

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said that it was “embarrassing to watch Hillary Clinton and …

Finally, The Death Penalty at its End

My sister and I get along well. We always have. But there’s one topic that always precipitates days of silence and hurt feelings. It’s the death …

When Britain Had a Trump

On October 11, 2016, Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that “It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the …

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Library Studies

You will be shocked at how ignorant Americans are

What Americans don’t know and don’t understand is an obstacle to progress<p>If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and-poor.<p>Earlier this year, a Harvard economist’s jaw-dropping …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

'That time Chris Christie yelled at me:' Christie tirades examined (VIDEOS)

TRENTON — What comes of the people who challenge Gov. Chris Christie?<p>The governor’s brash persona is well documented and gives way to popular YouTube …

All Stories by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid …

Black Panther

Cop Stops Fellow Cop From Choking a Handcuffed Man, She Was Then Beaten and Fired

“I don’t regret it, I’d do it again”<p>Buffalo , NY– While killer cops get sent on paid vacations, it’s hard to imagine what one has to do to actually …

Law Enforcement

The World's Most Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places

From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.<p>City United Methodist Church<p>Ship Cemetery<p>Balestrino<p>Nicosia International Airport

The duck that roared

Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama’s most difficult year in office.<p>He ends 2014 in surprisingly buoyant spirits, having proved that he still has the power to push policy in new directions …

Getting Chris Christie’s goat: Activists try to rile up governor, pile up some YouTube hits

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. — Sandy Booket came to the town-hall meeting intending to ask Gov. Chris Christie a serious question — about rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy. But then Christie called on her and, in that instant, she changed her mind.<p>She wanted to make him mad.<p>“I heard that Bruce asked …

How Crowdsourcing Helped Bring Red Cross Problems to Light — ProPublica

Over the past decade, journalistic innovators and reformers have eagerly awaited a future in which the wisdom of the crowd would identify potential …

Journalism

The War of the Words

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega-store stand down. How did Amazon—which was once seen as the book industry’s savior—end up as …

Neo-Nazis & The KKK Have Beef

‘No wonder the guy is so unpopular’

David Letterman’s monologue last night included some observations that stood out for me:<p>“This is what happens when we have the midterm elections. The …

Backcountry, Cabela's, Jenson USA, Moosejaw Coupons and Cash Back

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The Sweet Science of Punch Sound Effects

Violence is unleashed against turkeys, pasta shells and actual human body parts to capture that perfect ka-pow<p>What is the sound of one hand punching? It depends what movie you're watching.<p>For the gritty "Out of the Furnace," released in December, the film's sound-effects designers wanted Casey …

Visceral

Redskins clear to sue Native Americans – for now

The long-simmering controversy over the Washington Redskins team name continued on Friday when a federal judge decided the NFL franchise could …

Ayn Rand-loving CEO destroys his empire

The invisible hand waves bye-bye to Eddie Lampert, whose business plan has run Sears into the ground<p>Once upon a time, hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert was living a Wall Street fairy tale. His fairy godmother was Ayn Rand, the dashing diva of free-market ideology whose quirky economic notions would …