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In a new documentary by journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, white millennials come face to face with their own tendency to blame minorities for their problems before engaging in critical research to find out the truth.In a new documentary by journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, white millennials come face to face with their own tendency to blame minorities for their problems before engaging in critical research to find out the truth.

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When institutions lend their support to the powerless, as the Pulitzer committee did this week to whistle-blowers and their newspapers, the battle is no longer merely between the weak and its oppressors.When institutions lend their support to the powerless, as the committee did to the NSA reporters, the battle is no longer merely between the weak and its oppressors.

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"What splendid courage!" Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer said upon hearing the announcement. "By recognizing the astounding threat posed by the NSA to the basic freedoms our government is sworn to observe, the award effectively honors Edward Snowden and, through his example, other brave whistle-blowers."

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Harvard professor and author Stephen Greenblatt won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his account of how an ancient Roman philosophical epic jump-started the modern world.

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Stop panicking. Newspapers may come and go, but rich, time-consuming journalism is not dead. In fact, David Wood spent eight months working on the 10-part series that won him and the Huffington Post the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Not exactly the celebrity blogs and Internet rehashing that once brought HuffPo scorn.

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