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Trump-Appointed Judges Hold Police Immune and Refuse to Curb Violence

by Elliot Mincberg | Jun 23, 2020 | Legal Affairs

As protests continue around the country, sparked by the brutal killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, one important question concerns the accountability our justice system provides for police violence against African Americans. The answer is: clearly not enough. As we recommit to fighting systemic racism within the criminal justice system, we must […]

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Trump Withdraws From Key Treaty, Fueling Fears of Revived Arms Race

by Karl Grossman | Jun 23, 2020 | National Security, Politics

Donald Trump is hell-bent to have the United States produce and deploy new and more lethal nuclear weapons—and to pave the way, he has opted to withdraw from a carefully constructed web of international arms control agreements that, although not totally perfect, have effectively deterred the use and slowed the spread of the doomsday arsenal. […]

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White America, This One’s On You

by Pamela Newkirk | Jun 15, 2020 | Politics, Race

When I wrote Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, I decided that it would be my final treatise on the subject. I had already spent a quarter-century of my life writing and lecturing about the need for diversity in journalism and how the lack of it had resulted in the stilted and […]

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Osman Kavala nominated for Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

by Yavuz Baydar and Aryeh Neier | Jun 11, 2020 | Politics

(Notes on a Turkish injustice: Osman Kavala is a mild-mannered 62-year-old Turkish businessman and philanthropist. His charitable giving has mainly focused on the establishment of cultural programs in different regions of Turkey and on the defense of human rights for the country’s minorities, including Kurds and Armenians. He was arrested at the Istanbul airport on […]

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Great Depression II or Great Federal Debt

by Steven Pressman | May 19, 2020 | Coronavirus, Economy

Thinking several steps ahead prepares us for the future; not doing so invites failure. The inability to think ahead has turned a global health crisis into an economic crisis for the United States and a political crisis for President Trump. Currently (early May), it is hard to know when the U.S. economy can safely reopen […]

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