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5 Companies That Make Money By Keeping Americans Terrified of Terror Attacks

By Alex Kane Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency, has invaded America’s television sets in recent weeks to warn about Edward Snowden’s leaks and the continuing terrorist threat to America. But what often goes unmentioned, as … Continue reading

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After Post sale, Times seems thin

By Aaron Elstein A lot of folks in my profession have spent a lot of time assessing what the sale of The Washington Post means for the fate of The New York Times. Its impossible to resist, isnt it? Clearly the papers … Continue reading

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Race-blind admissions: White privilege is too often ignored in movies and in life

By Ann Hornaday As a drama about the needless death of a young, unarmed black man, the shattering new movie “Fruitvale Station” has found particular resonance with audiences in the past few weeks. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as … Continue reading

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For black Americans, justice with an asterisk

By Robert Samuels I was strapping on a pair of bright red suspenders for a ’20s flapper party when “George Zimmerman: Not Guilty” flashed on my television screen. This haze immediately came upon me. At once, so many parts of … Continue reading

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America’s tastiest ribs

There are few things in life more delicious and satisfying than a plate of barbecue. And more often than not, the centerpiece of that plate is a rack of ribs. A glistening, smoky, slow-cooked rib, whether pork or beef, has … Continue reading

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American power in the 21st century will be defined by the ‘rise of the rest’

By Joseph S. Nye Jr. In the last century, the United States rose from the status of second-tier power to being the world’s sole superpower. Some worry that the United States will be eclipsed in this century by China, but … Continue reading

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NSA surveillance may be legal — but it’s unconstitutional

By Laura K. Donohue The National Security Agency’s recently revealed surveillance programs undermine the purpose of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was established to prevent this kind of overreach. They violate the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable search and … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman’s jury of peers

By Kathleen Parker The headlines were immediate: All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman’s trial. What is the likelihood that you, a man, would face a jury of all women? What are the chances that one-third of the jurors judging you … Continue reading

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Despite What the President Said, There’s Nothing “Transparent” About a Secret Court Issuing Secret Rulings

By Trevor Timm On Charlie Rose last night, President Obama gave his most detailed defense of the NSA surveillance programs since a FISA court order demanding that Verizon hand over phone records information on all its US customers leaked to the … Continue reading

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Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

By Imara Jones Given the massive investment in national security after 9-11, recent news that the federal government is spying on hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world may not have come as a … Continue reading

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