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How Chicago Became 'Chiraq'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, Chicago, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, freedoms, GUNS, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 9 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that's come to be known as 'Chiraq.' And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won't stop.
The Future Of How We Watch Television Is In The Hands Of The Supreme Court
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, education, family, freedoms, government, law, media, politics, rights, safety, society, TV )

Kit
- 12 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
The television ratings company Nielsen classifies nearly 5 million households as "Zero-TV," meaning that they either have no television or that they use it only for DVDs, games and other activities unlike traditional TV watching --
Why Are We Doing So Little to Expand Opportunity for America's Children?
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, family, government, internet, law, opportunity, politics, religion, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 14 hours ago - alternet.org
The disparate race- and ethnicity-based opportunities we're affording our nation's children has the potential to cripple our society.
Take a Stand for Health Care for All PETITION!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, children, women, disease, government, health, healthcare, humans, illness, interesting, medicine, news, prevention, protection, safety, society, risks, treatment, americans, democrats, republicans, ethics, government, healthcare, healthc )

Robert
- 19 hours ago - action.citizen.org
Sign the Petition Urging Your Senators and Representative to Co-Sponsor Single-Payer Legislation. Add your name to show support for legislation that would create a universal, single-payer health care system in the United States.
6 Dastardly Right-Wing Declarations This Week: The Phyllis 'Expand the Gender Pay Gap' Schlafly Edition
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, ethics, culture, politics, freedoms, family, women, rights, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
It's one of the more perplexing mysteries of our time: Why is Phyllis Schlafly still flapping her lips? Has she not gotten the message that history has entirely passed her by?
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mentalfloss.com
Here's a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the year's bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75.
Star-Spangled Baggage: How America's Wars Came Home With the Troops
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, government, internet, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 3 days ago - commondreams.org
We might need to take a look at the violence and give it a second thought. Why shootings on military bases? Why are the police so violent?
Rick Perry Hopes Combination of Wearing Glasses and Not Talking Will Make Him Seem Smarter-- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 3 days ago - newyorker.com
At a recent political stop in San Antonio, the newly minted Governor Perry was on display, wearing his glasses and gesticulating expressively while saying nothing for thirty minutes.****HUMOR***SATIRE***
The Campaign to "Cancel" Colbert
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, Colbert, dishonesty, culture, freedoms, government, humorist, joke )

Kit
- 6 days ago - newyorker.com
#CancelColbert started with Suey Park, a twenty-three-year-old writer and activist, who, in December of last year, came to Twitter prominence when she set up #NotYourAsianSidekick, an online conversation that encouraged Asian-American women[....]
Nation Stunned to Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 6 days ago - newyorker.com
Millions of Americans were in a state of shock this past week after learning that Congress had accomplished something fifty years ago. ***HUMOR***SATIRE
One Million Buried in Mass Graves on Forbidden New York Island
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, babies, children, death, homeless, poverty, society )

Kit
- 6 days ago - afp.com
Most New Yorkers don't even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.
FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States -- Onion News!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, Culture, humor, society )

Kit
- 6 days ago - theonion.com
The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord ***HUMOR***ONION NEWS!!!.
Boston Marathon: Five Runners and Why They'Ll Be at the Starting Line
Society & Culture  (tags: recovery, bostom Marathon bombings, healing, news, humans, americans, safety, society, sports )

Cal
- 6 days ago - csmonitor.com
There have since been many more milestones - moments of courage, of healing - as Boston has rebounded from the attack last year. There are still more ahead.
BREAKING NEWS: Boston Police Take Attempted Bombing Suspect Into Custody
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, crime, culture, dishonesty, freedoms, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 6 days ago - nbc15.com
Police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Save Our Post Offices, MoveOn.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, freedoms, government, rights, society, Post Office, petitions, usa )

GGmaSheil
- 8 days ago - saveourpostoffice.us
Petitions to save US Post Offices around the country. Please sign as many as you can. Thank You.
 

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