Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found. Already, the investigation has found that police departments in Ar
In recent years, the court has made it very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the governments that employ them accountable for civil rights violations. This undermines the ability to deter illegal police behavior . . .
Stop the Militarization of Police Forces
Excessive militarization of American police forces has resulted in overly aggressive cops inflicting violence and tragedy, mostly on people and communities of color.
"I want confirmation of what I believe is true.... that all over this country--in so-called Red States and in so-called Blue States--people are profoundly disgusted about what is happening and that they want real change."
"The chaos enveloping U.S. foreign policy stems from President Obama's unwillingness to challenge Official Washington's power centers which favor neoconservatism and "liberal interventionism" - strategies that have often undercut real U.S. Nat'l sec..."
Republicans' refusal to save families from separation means every week, many children will go through the trauma of losing the love and safety of a parent. Asking that President Obama comes through with comprehensive action to keep our families together.
At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped...
WASHINGTON -- Shell's campaign to resume Arctic drilling in 2015 took a major step forward Thursday, as the company gave federal regulators a broad drilling blueprint that lays out plans for boring new exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi Sea.
Though the Pentagon shies from publicly expressing judgments that might fall afoul of a decidedly pro-Israel Congress, senior U.S. military sources speaking on condition of anonymity offered scathing assessments of Israeli tactics, particularly in the...
Israel, which claims to want to strike only combatants has overwhelmingly killed civilians. At some point, in spite of the abundance of sophisticated high-tech American armaments, the confrontation has turned into merciless mass murder.
The general intelligence model is defined by a relatively narrow spectrum of skills, which seems really limiting when you think about it. What if intelligence could be quantified in a more qualitative and open-minded way?
Faced with a gridlocked U.S. Congress, the Obama administration is moving to strike a global agreement that would include "naming and shaming" countries that fail to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Learning is a noble pursuit, but the ancient Greek text is one of the few places where the Socratic Method survives. Sanctioned political doctrine of required thinking is the mainstay in today's august temples of purification. Forget about a classroom, th
Many Americans may think this foreign policy issue doesn't concern them. If they think about this issue at all, many say that it's not our business and we should just let them fight it out. However the US has been deeply involved in this conflict since be
Just look at retail theft and you can see the impact. However, giant retailers dont seem to mind theft as they write it off on their taxes so the average american has to pay for it in their taxes and wallets at time of purchase
America's population of living veterans fell by almost five million, or 17 percent, from 2000 to 2013. So why did the number of veterans drawing disability compensation climb by 55 percent over that period? And why has yearly VA disability payments trip