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VIDEO: Chris Hedges and Larry Hamm Talk Police Violence and America’s Deep-Rooted Racism

In this latest episode of his TeleSUR show “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist, author and activist Chris Hedges takes on the considerable and timely topics of police brutality and entrenched racism in America.

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 READ MORE

GOP’s ‘Doomsday Plan,’ Cory Booker’s Food Stamp Challenge, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the climate change deal President Obama is quietly putting together behind the scenes and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s latest confrontation.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: The Democrats’ Private Equity Paradox

President Obama’s attack on Mitt Romney for his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital drew words from Newark mayor and rising Democratic Party star Cory Booker. Booker scolded both campaigns for their attacks before praising Bain for supporting and growing businesses, a move that appears to belie his dependence on Wall Street for success in a potential Senate run.

Posted on May 26, 2012 READ MORE

AP / Charles Dharapak

NYPD Snooping on Muslims Contradicts Bloomberg Claims

An AP report detailing NYPD surveillance of a New Jersey Muslim community conflicts with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s claims about how police operate.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 READ MORE

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Amorous Couple Caused Chaos at Newark Airport

We’re betting this scenario will wind up in: (a) a romantic comedy, and/or (b) a “ripped from the headlines” TV show at some point in the not-so-distant future. Last Sunday’s temporary terminal shutdown at Newark Liberty International Airport didn’t stem from an attempted terrorist attack or something similarly sinister.

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 READ MORE


Interrogation of ‘King Khan’ Sparks Outrage

This has to rank among the more embarrassing airport diplomacy blunders in post-9/11 America: U.S. immigration officials pulled Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh “King” Khan aside for questioning at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, failing to recognize the “King of Bollywood,” thus causing an international stir of a decidedly undesirable sort.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 READ MORE

Newark Divided Over ‘Help Wanted’ Billboards

Six billboards designed to look like classified ads, but with a very different message, are causing a stir in Newark, NJ.  The billboards, funded by the Newark teacher’s union, were designed to draw attention to the soaring murder rates in the city.

Posted on Mar 27, 2007 READ MORE

Cory Booker

Rising Star Wins Newark Mayoral Race

The 37-year-old former Rhodes scholar, who is black, won in a landslide. (His last mayoral campaign was the focus of the Oscar-nominated “Street Fight.”)


Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE

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