Joshua Holland

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
 Are We Training Cops to Be Hyper-Aggressive ‘Warriors’?
R ace dominated the coverage of the 2014 shooting of John Crawford. Crawford was a young black man gunned down by white cops in a Beaverton Creek, Ohio, Walmart as he talked to his girlfriend on the phone while absentmindedly holding a BB gun he had grabbed from a store shelf. Ohio is an “open-...
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Sunday, November 01, 2015
 Why Conservatives Are Decrying ‘Media Bias’ in the Presidential Debates
The Republican candidates took a number of swipes at the moderators of Wednesday night’s debate on CNBC for their supposedly biased and substance-free questions. They were picking the lowest of low-hanging fruit, going for an easy way to endear themselves to a conservative audience. Texas Senator...
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The Story Behind the Story of Those Huge Corporate Tax Cuts
Last week, Igor Volsky reported for Think Progress that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) had struck a deal with House Republicans to give corporate America a massive tax giveaway just weeks after the midterm elections. The agreement, wrote Volsky, “would permanently extend relief for...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Obama Is Still Pushing Two Giant Trade Deals — Here’s What You Need to Know
Last week, Barack Obama called once again for establishing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mega-deal regulating trade in 12 countries that account for about 40 percent of the world’s economic activity . The deal has been in the works for almost a decade. Last summer, Barack Obama and leaders...
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
News From the Frontlines of the GOP’s War on Voting
Less than four weeks away from a crucial election that may see control of the Senate shift to the GOP, there’s a bitter fight underway. Activists are battling a wave of restrictive new voting laws passed over the past few years by Republican-controlled legislatures. In recent weeks, the courts have...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
For Freedom Industries, a Small Price to Pay for Poisoning West Virginia Water
Last week, Freedom Industries — the now bankrupt company that was responsible for a chemical spill that tainted the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of West Virginians — learned that there will be a small price to pay for its negligence. Kevin Conlon reports for CNN: A settlement was reached...
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In this July 9, 2014 photo, Iraqi refugee children from Mosul stay at a temporary camp for refugees who fled from Mosul and other towns outside Irbil, northern Iraq, nearly a month after Islamic militants took over the country's second largest city. (AP Photo) Views
Friday, July 11, 2014
America’s Response to a Modest Spike in Refugees Is Downright Shameful
Those seething with so much rage and xenophobia that they’d hurl ugly epithets in the faces of children fleeing bloody violence in Central America bring shame to the whole nation. But the response of mainstream America hasn’t been much better. The media’s characterization of what’s going on at our...
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Then Vice President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, arrive in New Orleans for the 1988 Republican National Convention (Credit: Esther/cc/flickr) Views
Friday, June 27, 2014
The First Iraq War Was Also Sold to the Public Based on a Pack of Lies
Polls suggest that Americans tend to differentiate between our “good war” in Iraq — “Operation Desert Storm,” launched by George HW Bush in 1990 — and the “mistake” his son made in 2003. Across the ideological spectrum, there’s broad agreement that the first Gulf War was “worth fighting.” The...
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Dog Whistle Politics: What if Only White People Voted?
After the 2012 election, Buzzfeed put together a series of electoral maps that showed what the results would have looked like if we didn’t have universal suffrage. A couple of them went viral, including this one, which depicts the election results if only white men voted, which was the case before the 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870:
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Monday, February 17, 2014
How Fear Beat the UAW in Tennessee
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