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Starving Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israel and the U.S. are making a ghetto out of Gaza, hoping that cutting the territory off from the rest of the world will weaken democratically elected Hamas. They are wrong, and the innocent people of the Gaza Strip are paying the price.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007 READ MORE


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Colbert Rips American Tribalism

Stephen Colbert offered this riff on racial tribalism in America, after learning that whites tend to live amongst other whites.  Heres a taste: ғIm colorblind.  I donҒt see race, folks, and I always thought my gated community was incredibly diverse.  But, uh, today I asked around and it turns out that everyone at last weeks ґsmooth jazz and mayonnaise block party was in fact white.Ҕ

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


Paying for Being Poor

A new study by the Brookings Institution found that the urban poor pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year in extra costs for necessities, such as car insurance, home appliances, banking fees and other basics. (NYT link)

Posted on Jul 19, 2006 READ MORE


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