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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HuffPost: Pat Toomey: Background Checks Died Because GOP Didn’t Want To Help Obama

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) revealed that some members of his party opposed expanding background checks for gun sales recently because they didn’t want to “be seen helping…

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Reuters: Venezuela opposition demands vote recount, protests flare

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Venezuelan capital on Monday after opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles called for demonstrations to demand…

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Post & Courier: Haley: Lifting up rural S.C. hospitals a priority

COLUMBIA — Two days after being accused by Democrats of “declaring war” on rural South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley rolled out more details on an initiative to provide additional…

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KultureKritic.com: Dr. Wilmer Leon: Dr. Ben Carson, Great Surgeon but a Bad Icon for the Political Collective

“Nobody is starving on the streets (of America).  We have always taken care of them.  We have churches which actually are much better mechanisms for taking care of the poor because they are right there with them.  This is one of the reasons we give tax breaks to churches…” Dr. Ben Carson – CPAC Speech 2013

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The State: SC GOP lawmaker criticized for Medicaid vote, responds

This is good for racially-driven politicians, but bad for South Carolinians, many  I suspect, of Crawford’s own constituents.  Its also bad for many not so asset-rich health care organizations throughout the state, struggling to survive to serve their communities.  But of course in SC, so-called “conservative” dogma and racial politics trump good common sense and concern for ALL the state’s citizens, an approach that keeps us near the bottom in education, employment, income and a number of key economic indicators.  So, representative (Dr.) Crawford should take great pride in harming SC in order to obstruct the black guy in the white house!

Al Jazeera: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader’s 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro has said in a televised speech.   Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced…

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AlJazeera: Paul Rosenberg: Gun lobby’s bad aim shoots down myth of ‘constitutional conservatism’

As President Obama stakes out a gun safety position previously held by Ronald Reagan, and endorsed as constitutional by Antonin Scalia, today’s loudest conservative voices…

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Wall Street Journal: Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so
Wednesday’s news that the decision has now been made is not…

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POLITICO.com: House passes debt ceiling bill

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to allow the federal  government to keep borrowing money until the middle of May, as Republicans  attempt…

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