Baltimore Sun: America is angrier and more divided than ever

Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it’s been in 80 years? Why is  there more anger, vituperation and political polarization now than even during  Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle  for civil rights in the 1960s…

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BlackAgendaReport.com: Glenn Ford: Expect “Massive Resistance” to Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

There is no basis for assuming that an innocent population shares the same characteristics as the criminal suspect population in the same area.”  On February 4, 1999, four plainclothes New York City police officers summarily executed Amadou Diallo in a barrage of 41 bullets

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The Detroit News: U.S. court: Michigan Legislature ‘ignores’ constitution in fast-tracking bills

I suppose this is another example of the ‘left wing media’…   A story with as far-reaching implications as this, occurred 4 days ago, and was scarcely covered by major news outlets.

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New York Times: Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules

In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands…

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CNN.com: We’re living ‘1984’ today

(CNN) — It appears that the police now have a device that can read license plates and check if a car is unregistered, uninsured or stolen. We already know that the National Security Agency can dip into your Facebook page and Google searches. And it seems that almost…

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CNN: Detroit: The ‘Used To Be’ City

(CNN) — “This block used to be full of pretty little houses with well-kept yards.” When you spend any time in the newly bankrupt Detroit, you get very accustomed to hearing the words “used to be.”    It’s a phrase often uttered …

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Huffington Post: A Federal Bailout For Detroit’s Pensions?

Here’s an economic free-association test. Read the following sentence:

The Federal government should bail out Detroit city worker’s pensions so that retirees can be paid in full.

Some people will approve of the idea. But others will be shocked or angry. They’ll conjure up images of prosperous retirees making a fortune at everyone….

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Detroit Free Press: Stephen Henderson: Washington must see Detroit’s potential

The White House’s we’ll-keep-an-eye-on-that response to the biggest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history is an astounding puzzler and suggests a dangerous lack of urban vision — and no understanding of Detroit’s…

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