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This Family's "Blessing Box" Is So Pure And So Sweet
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, Kansas, Wichita, kindness, community, giving )

- 4 days ago -
Maggie Ballard and her 6-year-old son Paxton Burns have had this "blessing box" in their front yard since October. "Take a blessing when you need one. Leave blessing when you can," the sign reads.
Law Enforcement Agencies Must Report All Deaths of People in Custody
Society & Culture  (tags: police, law enforcement, custody, police brutality, suspects, justice, petitions )

- 3 days ago -
Sign the petition to the Department of Justice: We will not back down until law enforcement agencies report all deaths of people in custody.
The Scandal of Chemical Weapons in U.S. Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, inmates, brutality, torture, cruelty )

- 3 days ago -
Banned worldwide in war, tear gas is routinely used in U.S. prisons and jails.
Maybe This Is How Democracy Ends
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fascism, authoritarianism, tyranny, oppression, elections )

- 3 days ago -
The frightening rise of authoritarian populism in the West is a very real, clear and present danger.
This Smart Billboard Coughs If You Smoke Near It
Offbeat  (tags: anti-smoking campaigns, Sweden, Europe, humor, health )

- 2 days ago -
When smokers walk by a certain billboard in Stockholm, something strange happens: The billboard coughs at them.
A Lesson on How to Survive Trumpism - From the McCarthy Era
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Trump, Muslim registry, blacklisting, paranoia, oppression, persecution, employment )

- 1 day ago -
Trump's regime will not resurrect full-blown McCarthyism, but it may take lessons in political repression from it.
Roberts: Russell Pearce's Triple Dip Just Got Sweeter
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arizona, greed, economic injustice )

- 1 day ago -
Russell Pearce just added a plump and juicy cherry to his triple dip. He has scored a promotion to the No. 2 spot at the Maricopa County Treasurer's Office. And a $70,000 raise - when there's no money for raises for county rank-and-file workers.
Why Bernie Sanders Came Up Short - and How That Lesson Can Fuel Future Progressive Victories
Society & Culture  (tags: elections, Bernie Sanders, revolutions, political campaigns )

- 17 hours ago -
Revolutions are messy, wonderful, maddening, and joyful all at once. They alternate between inspiring unbelievable elation and taking your heart and crushing it in a vise, sometimes both in the same day.
This All-Natural Native Corn Is Bejeweled With Brilliantly Colored Kernels
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, food, greenliving, interesting, Sustainabililty )

- 16 hours ago -
Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes decided to reconnect with his Native American heritage, so he began a hunt for old, native varieties of corn. He uncovered a brilliant strain of corn now called Glass Gem Corn that looks almost too good to eat.
Chicago Police Assaulted Children, Got Away With Murders: DOJ Report Echoes What Residents Have Long Known
Society & Culture  (tags: law enforcement, police brutality, Chicago )

- 16 hours ago -
Communities of color in Chicago meticulously documented the CPD's pattern of racist violence.
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