Logan J. Thoreau

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Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

Republicans Say Goodbye to Latino Voters

The Congressional GOP's unhealthy obsession with President Obama's use of his presidential powers has driven them into a strategic black hole, with very high, long-term costs for the party and future candidates. Speaker John Boehner's House of Representatives has voted to overturn all of Obama's …

Tea Party

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

'I drink your milkshake'<p>A team of nine journalists including Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras have just published another massive collection of classified records obtained by Edward Snowden<i>.</i> The trove of documents, published on <i>Der Spiegel,</i> show that the National Security Agency and its allies are …

Obama tax plan: Middle-class credits, increases for rich

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In his upcoming State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama will call on Congress to simplify a tax code he deems overly complicated and weighted toward wealthy Americans, administration officials said Saturday.<p>The moves -- likely to meet resistance from Republicans in …

Middle-class

E-books 'damage sleep and health,' doctors warn

<b>If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.</b><p>A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep.<p>They found it took longer to nod off with a …

Getty’s Images

Until recently, San Francisco-based photographer Alexander Getty was flying under the radar in the art world—in fact, he was shooting homes for Airbnb. That’s surprising for a guy with such a recognizable last name. He is in fact part of the famous Getty clan—the grandson of the British-American …

Sony Might Release 'The Interview' For Free Online

However, Re/code reports that Sony hasn't made a decision yet, and a company representative says "the Post report isn't accurate."<p>That doesn't mean "The Interview" will <i>never</i> appear on Crackle. It just means plans have not been finalized.<p>A lawyer for Sony Pictures Entertainment, David Boies, said on …