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Why is the Beach Covered with Dead Birds?

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When will our long night of global corporate greed and killing finally fade away into the light? Read More »

And Then He Told Us It Was Raining: Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island Provide a Seminal Moment

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Americans daily and the international community of nations have taken note, and even a country like North Korea can scoff at America when it comes to human rights – America has loss its moral standing in the world. Read More »

Vietnam Asks Korea to Cancel Vietnam War Celebrations

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If South Korea chooses to go through with a 50th anniversary commemorative event, the repercussions could be serious – both economically and politically – because of bad blood between Korea and Vietnam over the Vietnam War. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Double Down: Game Change 2012′ by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

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'Double Down' is great for political junkies, but even better for those turned off by the dryness of cable news delivery. It's juicy, dramatic and infused with the play-by-play action of Washington's favorite contact sport. Read More »

A Blueprint For an Innovation-Driven Society

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Innovation is a fundamental cause of economic growth, but it also causes disruption, a nice word for failure and destruction of old industries and value chains. Societies need innovation to thrive, but they also fear its destructive power. Those which manage to strike a balance between the need to harness the full potential of human talent and the need for ... Read More »

Election Eve 2014: Thoughts and Reflections

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Get out and vote November 4, 2014! Or don't complain! Read More »

Oregon’s Ballot Measure 86: Shock Doctrine Comes as Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Measure 86 is proposing that the government of Oregon change its constitution to allow the state to go into debt to banks. Read More »

Democratic Disappointment

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Why are Democratic candidates running from President Obama when they should be embracing his policies? Read More »

Youth of Hong Kong Yearn for Democracy, Protests Persist

APTOPIX Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Supported by their parents and friends, students assembled in Hong Kong this weekend as "occupiers," protesting the government decision to quash promised democratization. Read More »

Killed by Police: Not Only in Ferguson, But All of America

Eleanor Bumpurs: Shotgunned to death by police in 1984

There is a long, long history of white cops receiving immunity after shooting and killing black people needlessly. Read More »