Did Rolling Stone Really Screw Up On The UVA Rape Story?


Cop Procedure When You Kill Somebody: Call Your Union First

The POlice and their bullshit just get worse.


Media Bias is 25 Sports Writers and Zero Environment Reporters

Any news outlet that distributes information unflattering to Republicans or views out of step with conservative ideology will be hounded with cries of "liberal media bias." The badgering will continue until all news outlets are as "fair and balanced" as Fox News.


Can The Obama Administration Do Anything About The Failure To Prosecute Killer Cops?


GOP Gears Up to Ram Thru Right to Work (for less) in Wi (but they'll exclude GOP friends)


Is there a conflict of interest in having local DA offices prosecute their local Police force?


Lessons from Eric Garner

Re-post from Open.Salon


Manufacturing Terrorists and Terrorism

One of my favorite lines from a movie comes from the film ' Ever After ' when Drew Barrymore's character ' Cinderella ' quotes something from the book Utopia :  " What Are We To Conclude Then That First You Make Thieves And Then You Punish Them. "

"No Indictment" Is An Indictment

In Ferguson, a grand jury didn’t indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, despite the frequent adage that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.


Looking Left and Right: What’s It Gonna Take?

Several months ago, more than two dozen United States Senators held an all-night vigil and speech-making about climate change. Their efforts focused on the urgent need for an appropriate demonstration of legislative initiative and leadership from Congress.


Revealed: Killer Of Tamir Rice Had History Of Instability

Some interesting information about Timothy Loehmann the cop who shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice is emerging.


Top Comments: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) Edition



HIV Virus May Be Evolving Into A Less Virulent Form

There appears to be some very promising news on the HIV/AIDS front. A new research study has found indications that in its continual evolution to survive in the battle with the human immune system, it is becoming less potent in its ability to cause the AIDS syndrome.


Russian Government Now Officially Predicts Recession


Clinton shows she's not the climate leader we need


Darren Wilson Wasn’t the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook


The Rules Of Criminal Procedure Do Not Control Private Decisions About Rape

The American public is regularly presented with news stories about accusations of incidents of rape/sexual assault. These stories get discussed online and in private conversations. People form opinions about them and make decisions based on those opinions.


Joe Scarborough: Cops don’t shoot people with hands in air

Dear Joe Scarborough, You said cops don't shoot people with their hands up? I did a quick Google video search that contradicts you. I suggest you do the same.


Dear Ex #Ferguson Cop :

If you think you were afraid for your life—imagine what it’s like to be a black kid in America.

my blood is to gay to save a life

In The Making


Russian Financial Crisis May Have Arrived


Joe Scarborough Peddles Lies about Micheal Brown


Upside Downtrodden - episode 103




Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition: Theories and Case Studies

Chatterjee, Ipsita. Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition: Theories and Case Studies. New Delhi: Sage, 2014.



Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years

Bailey, Frank, Ken Morris and Jeanne DevonBlind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years. (New York: Howard Books, 2011) Kindle edition



Political Survival of Small Parties in Europe

Spoon, J. (2001). Political Survival of Small Parties in Europe. Michigan: University of Michigan Press.



Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery


Is peaceful protest the best way to effect change?


LGBT Literature: Love Among The Bloomies--The Gay Writers Of The Bloomsbury Group

LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.


SCOTUS To Hear Case On Online Death Threats

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will be hearing a case that could have important ramifications for online communications and the legalities of imposing limits and controls on them. The appellant is claiming that the first amendment gives him a right to engage in speech that bothers other people.