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“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

Each of the 50 states is distinguished by a corporation or brand that best represents it. The brands are all based in the states they stand in for, …

Branding

Why China might be a better superpower | China

"The nationswhich today own the world's resources fear the rise of China and wish to postpone the day of that rise." - Rabindranath Tagore, 1915<p>Until the mid-20th century, China suffered what has been termed as the "Century of Humiliation" - a period of subjugation and oppression by Western …

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Admits Vladimir Putin Stole His Super Bowl Ring

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told people for years that he gave Russian president Vladimir Putin one of his Super Bowl rings, but according to a report from the <i>New York Post</i>, Putin actually stole the $25,000 ring.<p><b>UPDATE: Sunday, June 16, at 5:10 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow</b><p>The Patriots have …

I have watched Barack Obama transform into the security president

It is all too easy to look back on some moments in the past and claim their significance was obvious at the time. That it was clear – even as the …