Sam Eller

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Where's the empathy for black poverty and pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 1890s, sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois noticed something disturbing about how Americans viewed the plight of blacks in Philadelphia who had suffered through unsanitary living conditions, high rates of consumption and back-breaking labor.<p>"The most difficult social problem in the matter of …

Income Inequality

Trump Administration Fights In Court To Prevent Top CIA Official From Testifying On Torture

More than eight years after President Obama formally ended the CIA’s torture program, the Trump administration is fighting to block the CIA’s new …

Puerto Rico Files for Bankruptcy

The island territory owes its creditors $70 billion, marking the largest bankruptcy in the U.S. municipal bond market’s history.<p>Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday the island would seek to address its $70 billion debt crisis in federal bankruptcy court, marking the largest …

Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.

“Why do they hate us?”<p>It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. …

This List Of Top Paying US Companies Is What Is Driving Income Inequality

We all seem to generally agree that US income inequality is rising. There’s rather more argument about why it is rising. There’re various culprits blamed: technological change, globalisation, perhaps just the sheer greed of corporate CEOs. The more information we get about the details the more it …

Economics

A Long-Awaited Reform to the Patriot Act

A bipartisan bill passed by the House on Wednesday would end the NSA’s bulk-data-collection program.<p>Fourteen years after the Patriot Act gave sweeping spy powers to the government in its war against terrorism, a consensus is finally emerging in Congress that the government needs to be reined in—at …

Violence, Protests, and a Potential Coup in Burundi

The current president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, recently decided to run for a third term, despite a constitutional law prohibiting anyone from serving more than two terms. In this East African nation, where a 13-year civil war between Tutsis and Hutus ended less than a decade ago, violent …