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A Kinder, Gentler Klan
Noting that in their declining years they've decided any press is better than no press "as long as you're not a n***er or a Jew," Gawker 's Hamilton Nolan bravely sets out to cover the 2012 Faith and Freedom Conference ("Open to ALL Concerned White Patriots— A Great FAMILY Event!"), held last...
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More GOP Hypocrisy — This Time on Contraception
In this day and age of dysfunctional politics, Americans don’t expect anything but hypocrisy from their elected officials. But, just for the record, here’s another example of political double talk that’s sweeping the nation. Republicans continue to pillory President Barack Obama’s initial...
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Nothing To See Here: On Dead Cats and Crosshairs
Stickers with an image of rifle crosshairs were found on the office nameplates of six Missouri legislators - five of them Democrats, half of them black women. When staff removed them, they later found larger ones in their place. This, after a Democratic operative in Arkansas found his family cat...
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Sick
The campaign manager for Ken Aden, an Iraq veteran and Democratic House candidate in a staunchly conservative Arkansas district, found his cat killed with the word "liberal" painted on its corpse. Actually, Jacob Burris' five-year-old son found the cat when the family got home Sunday evening. We're...
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Forced Military Testing in America's Schools
The invasion of student privacy associated with military testing in U.S. high schools has been well documented by mainstream media sources, like USA Today and NPR Radio. The practice of mandatory testing, however, continues largely unnoticed. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB...
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Ban Sought on Gene-Altered Crops on Federal Land
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas -- Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to stop the planting of genetically-modified crops on 44,000 acres of federal land in the South, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the corn, milo and rice provide food for migrating birds along critical...
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Adolph and Me
A middle school in Russellville, Arkansas is in hot water after its yearbook listed the "Top 5 Worst People of All Time" - to wit: Hitler, Bin Laden, Charles Manson, George Bush and Dick Cheney. Some parents were unhappy. Maybe they thought Cheney should've gotten the second slot? Icing on the cake...
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Japan's Earthquake Jolts America
The corporate chieftains who've relentlessly pushed American factories and our middle-class jobs offshore rationalize their globalization of production by declaring that it's all about efficiency, as though that's the highest value to which a civilization can aspire. Values aside, however, the...
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Nuanced 21st-Century Jim Crow, With the Poor and Young Thrown In To Be Sure
The Ohio House just passed the nation's most restrictive voter ID law, the latest in a torrent of GOP-sponsored bills in about half the states aimed at suppressing the votes of all those pesky people - poor, young, old, minority - who tend to vote Democratic. Ohio's bill would likely exclude almost...
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Drilling Companies Agree to Suspend Operations After Work at Wells in Arkansas Linked to Causing Earthquakes
Two gas drilling companies have agreed to suspend specific operations at wells near Arkansas after their work was linked to nearby earthquakes. Both Chesapeake Energy, based in Oklahoma, and Clarita Operating of Little Rock, informed the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission that they have halted...
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