Demi J. Dee

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The “Star Wars” kids aren’t alright: The movie gets millennials right — our fight isn’t with “The Man,” but with each other

In the earlier “Star Wars” movies, the war was between evil old men and young rebels — now, it’s peer against peer<p>A lot has already been written about “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” and its meteoric ascent into the pop-culture canon after the mixed reaction to the prequels. One of the …

Flint's toxic water crisis was 50 years in the making

In the fall of 1966, African American activists from the impoverished North End of Flint, Michigan, turned out en masse for a series of hearings on racial inequality sponsored by the state's Civil Rights Commission. One of those who testified, Ailene Butler, drew links between the segregationist …

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How Flint, Michigan, became one of the most dangerous cities in America

The city of Flint, Michigan, which is now under a state of emergency because of lead in its tap water, has seen more than its fair share of struggles in the past few years.<p>It's known as one of the most dangerous cities in America, and the poverty that afflicts the city is part of the reason its …

How McCutcheon Could Come Back to Haunt the Republican Party

Just as liberal judges trapped 1970s Democrats in a "soft on crime" paradigm, conservatives on the Court will make it harder for the GOP to shake a reputation as the party of plutocrats.<p>When my kids were younger, I loved to roughhouse with them. For a while, we’d all have fun. But then I’d get …

California's health exchange saw a late surge in Latino enrollment

Enrollment by Latinos in California's healthcare insurance exchange surged in the final month of sign-ups after an intensive push to reach that key population.<p>"Our enrollment became more diverse in this last month, particularly among California's Latino population; our enrollment became younger," …

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Scientists race to eliminate malaria as 'wonder drug' loses its powers - CNN.com

Shoklo Malaria Research Unit is on the frontline of the battle against malaria in Southeast Asia. It was established in 1986 in the Shoklo refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Shoklo Malaria Research Unit<p>Shoklo Malaria Research Unit<p>Shoklo Malaria Research Unit<p>Shoklo Malaria Research …

The matter with Kansas now: The Tea Party, the 1 percent and delusional Democrats

Democrats believe demographics alone will defeat the Tea Party. It’s a smug fantasy: Economic populism’s the answer<p>It is a strange thing to say in the year 2014, as the political battle-lines grow harder and our bitter-enders ever more bitter, but there was a time when I didn’t think of my home …

Can the conservative plot to destroy Social Security be stopped?

Once the “third rail” of American politics, the popular program now finds itself in right-wingers’ crosshairs<p>A new effort to build bipartisan consensus on fortifying Social Security was unveiled in Washington on Friday that shows the promise and perils of the evolving debate on the how tens of …