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Articles and Resources

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Jul 07, 2013 “Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

QUOTE: It wasn’t even the first time a Virginia SWAT team had killed someone during a gambling raid.....Police have justified this sort of heavy-handedness by claiming that people who run illegal gambling operations tend to be armed, a blanket characterization that absurdly lumps neighborhood Hold ’Em tournaments with Uncle Junior Soprano’s weekly poker game. And in any case, if police know that people inside an establishment are likely to be armed, it makes even less sense to come in with guns blazing. Police have also defended the paramilitary tactics by noting that poker games are usually flush with cash and thus tend to get robbed. That too is an absurd argument, unless the police are afraid they’re going to raid a game at precisely the same moment it’s getting robbed. Under either scenario, the police are acknowledging that the people playing poker when these raids go down have good reason to think that the men storming the place with guns may be criminals, not cops.

Jun 25, 2013 Who will stop Google? Snowden revealed what many of us already suspected: Google completely controls the web

QUOTE: What do the U.S. government and Silicon Valley already have in common? Above all, they want to remain opaque while making the rest of us entirely transparent through the capture of our data. What is arising is simply a new form of government, involving vast entities with the reach and power of government and little accountability to anyone. Google, the company with the motto “Don’t be evil,” is rapidly becoming an empire. Not an empire of territory, as was Rome or the Soviet Union, but an empire controlling our access to data and our data itself. Antitrust lawsuits proliferating around the company demonstrate its quest for monopoly control over information in the information age.

Aug 25, 2009 Our laws condone torture: Investigations into torture can only do so much. The U.S. needs laws that more clearly forbid brutality

QUOTE: It is the ambiguity of U.S. law on these matters that allowed John Yoo to offer those bizarre opinions, as White House counsel, as to what interrogators could do. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is toothless and largely ineffectual except as a vague set of ideals. It needn't be that way.

Aug 17, 2009 Should we forgive Michael Vick?

QUOTE: Science says we'll be healthier if we do, but some argue there's room in a healthy life for a good grudge

Jul 30, 2009 British Foreign Secretary: Clinton threatened to cut-off intelligence-sharing if torture evidence is disclosed

QUOTE: both the Bush and Obama administrations had threatened to cut off intelligence-sharing with Britain if those facts (of the possible torture of former Guantanamo inmate Binyam Mohamed) were disclosed, even as part of a court proceeding.

Jul 30, 2009 The Huffington Post is crazy about your health: Why bogus treatments and crackpot medical theories dominate "The Internet Newspaper" (Vital Signs)

QUOTE: Practically since its inception in 2005, the [Huffington] Post's health coverage has been the subject of scrutiny and criticism from physicians and medical experts.

Jul 17, 2009 Who is the CIA allowed to kill? Cheney's secret assassination program may be terminated, but the U.S. is already carrying out "targeted killings"

QUOTE: The United States has had plenty of legal latitude to carry out targeted killings during the so-called war on terror -- and has been exercising that option vigorously for the past eight years.

Jul 16, 2009 Grave offenses at Arlington National Cemetery (Part 1)

QUOTE: Three former public affairs officers have recently testified under oath about a hostile work environment at Arlington [National Cemetery]. One was fired after speaking out. The other two quit in disgust. Despite nearly 10 years and countless dollars spent on computerizing its operations, the cemetery still relies mostly on paper burial records that in some cases do not match the headstones.

Jun 30, 2009 Horses to the slaughter

QUOTE: U.S. horses are meeting gruesome ends abroad, while the debate rages on: Are horses 1,500 pounds of food or friend?

Jun 15, 2009 Neo-Nazis are in the Army now: Why the U.S. military is ignoring its own regulations and permitting white supremacists to join its ranks.

QUOTE: Since the launch of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military has struggled to recruit and reenlist troops. As the conflicts have dragged on, the military has loosened regulations... The lax regulations have also opened the military's doors to neo-Nazis, white supremacists and gang members — with drastic consequences.

May 27, 2009 Ethnic profiling doesn't stop terror: A new study finds the tactic is worse than useless in combating terrorism.

QUOTE: The report [from the Open Society Institute]... argues that [ethnic] profiling is both ineffective and counterproductive

May 15, 2009 Oprah's bad medicine: Given her influence, it's a shame the TV star offers unbalanced health and medical advice.

QUOTE: It's not the first time Winfrey's advice on health issues has raised concern. In the past, the media mogul has been criticized for promoting cosmetic therapies that were untested and later deemed dangerous.

Apr 10, 2009 What motive does the Army have to misdiagnose PTSD?

QUOTE: A reluctance to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder could be about the money, and about the need for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Apr 10, 2009 Health agency covered up lead harm

QUOTE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withheld evidence that contaminated tap water caused lead poisoning in kids.

Nov 08, 2008 Bush’s seven deadly environmental sins: How Bush made a mockery of the nation’s environmental laws and values -- and what Obama must do to get us back on track.

QUOTE: It hardly bears repeating that George W. Bush's record on the environment makes his own father look like Teddy Roosevelt by comparison. By taking environmental policymaking away from scientists, and turning it over to industry cronies, Bush has made a mockery of the nation's environmental laws and values.

Nov 03, 2008 Racists for Obama: Plenty of white bigots will vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday. There are some things they fear more than black people.

QUOTE: Though our biases may be the result of some hard-wiring, we can choose not to express them, or not to let them get the best of us. Maybe that’s why when people do cling to their prejudices, they have a hard time defending them. The cause may have a scientific explanation, but the justifications we give to racism are largely irrational.

Oct 31, 2008 Growth hormones for kids: Normal boys and girls are taking growth hormones for being short. That’s a bad prescription.

QUOTE: There is an ethical dilemma to consider about GH and the entire lifestyle drug market. Once a lifestyle drug is readily available and widely consumed, it can lead to a shift in what society considers normal. If height can be enhanced by "plastic endocrinologists" for the right price, we're redefining normal, and leaving those who can't afford these services behind.

Oct 20, 2008 Ask Pablo: The presidential candidates keep talking about the evils of China's new coal plants and "clean coal technology" as a savior. What's the real story?

QUOTE: So does the solution really lie in "clean coal technology," as both presidential campaigns keep saying? As nice as it sounds, clean coal is an oxymoron of epic proportions, promoted by the coal industry, a sort of Orwellian doublespeak meant to introduce the notion that coal can be environmentally friendly.

Oct 03, 2008 What would Jesus do, about the bailout?

QUOTE: In hopes of cutting that off, Boulet has sent out an Action Alert encouraging citizens to contact their members of Congress as soon as possible and to ask them to oppose any mortgage relief for illegal aliens.

Sep 30, 2008 Why has it been so long since a black band ruled rock? With their passionate new album, "Dear Science," TV on the Radio stake their claim as a great American rock band.

QUOTE: Let's refresh our collective memory: Black Americans invented rock 'n' roll. So it's frustrating to contemplate the nearly total segregation among bands who have played rock music since the early '70s.


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