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America’s Disappeared

The poor routinely vanish from city streets after encounters with police. They are swallowed up by jails and prisons for weeks, months or years for offenses often trivial or invented. These disruptions of lives have destroyed cohesion in urban communities, which live in heightened states of fear and troubling unrest.

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Baseball’s Biggest Problem

In the bad news for baseball, drugs aren’t the problem.

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The Insider’s Economic Dictionary: C Is for Camouflage

Capitalism: The term used to describe the social system based on promoting the accumulation of capital. Long used mainly as an economic invective, the term only recently has become more glorified by neoliberals, referring mainly to finance capitalism.

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Himalayas to Be Wetter and Warmer Over Next Century

There have been dire warnings about melting glaciers in the Himalayas leading to falling flows in some of Asia’s major rivers. Now scientists are turning some of their original research on its head.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Lavabit’s Ladar Levison

Americans love an underdog. So they should be cheering Ladar Levison, a 32-year-old digital security specialist who closed the email service he operated for 10 years rather than help the U.S. government spy on his customers.

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Suggested Vacation Reading for President Obama: ‘Catch-22’

Joseph Heller’s classic, satirical anti-war novel, published in 1961 and based on his experiences as a bombardier in World War II, is sadly relevant today, as Obama’s wars, in Afghanistan and beyond, drag on.

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The Insider’s Economic Dictionary: B Is for Bailout

Republicans and the financial sector sequester the economic surplus in their own hands, price their economic rents to squeeze incomes, and then criminalize poverty as if the poor vote to be poor as a matter of choice!

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Signs of Forests Adapting to Growing CO2 Levels

Trees may be exploiting higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If so, then the carbon dioxide fertilisation effect—predicted by theorists and observed in laboratory experiments—could be real.

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Thank You, Graham Family

Thank you for building and sustaining one of the world’s greatest newspapers—and, when the time came, letting it go.

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To Repair the Damage Done in NSA Blowup, Start With Clapper

With the conviction of Bradley Manning and asylum granted to Edward Snowden in Russia, it may be time to turn attention away from the controversy over their actions and toward the government—specifically, the intelligence community.

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