RodneyKingApr2012Black Votes Matter

It's not enough to proclaim black lives matter

By D.R. Tucker

March 3 will mark the 25th anniversary of the videotaped beating of Rodney King in South Central Los Angeles—an event that history may regard as the unofficial commencement of what we now call the Black Lives Matter movement. The video surprised many white Americans, but very few African-Americans. (Seventeen years earlier, comedian Richard Pryor had lamented police brutality and the refusal of many white Americans to accept the reality of anti-black aggression in law enforcement.) The acquittal of the four white officers who nearly killed Rodney King precipitated the notorious Los Angeles riots—and the still unresolved conflict between law enforcement and communities of color.

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Trojan_Nuclear_Power_PlantAn Invisible Epidemic

Can an epidemic really sneak up on us like this?

By Janette Sherman and Joseph Mangano

Is it possible for an epidemic to be invisible?

Since 1991 the annual number of newly documented cases of thyroid cancer in the United States has skyrocketed from 12,400 to 62,450. It’s now the seventh most common type of cancer.

Relatively little attention is paid to the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland that wraps around the throat. Many don’t even know what the gland does. But this small organ (and the hormone it produces) is crucial to physical and mental development, especially early in life.

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Trojan_Nuclear_Power_PlantAn Invisible Epidemic

Can an epidemic really sneak up on us like this?

By Janette Sherman and Joseph Mangano Read

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Thinking About the President He Might Have Been

By Rick Perlstein Read

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African-American voters see through Carson's alternative history

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