The New Apartheid

These are the stories of the New York Police Department's notorious and illegal Stop and Frisk program, which saw 685,724 illegal searches in 2011 alone. The NYPD is only allowed to stop and search someone if they have reasonable

March 13, 1961 - Calms Before Storms.

March 13, 1961. West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt offers optimism over a crisis free Berlin, at least for the near future. U.S. and European allies spend a reported $ 7 billion annually aiding under-developed countries versus Communist bloc $3/4 billion. JFK to ask Congress to fund stockpiling of Polio vaccine. Nixon joins L.A. law firm. Conference of Nations of the British Commonwealth condemn South Africa apartheid policies. Cardinal Spellman opposes Federal Funding for schools if they don't include Parochial schools.

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Sally Field's 1985 Oscar acceptance speech Wouldn't it have been great to live in a country that celebrates the achievements of its members? One whe

Mike's Blog Roundup

Shakesville: Facts Schmacts...but Waxman-Markey passes the House anyway Scott Horton: Did a Bush Justice Department official obstruct the Renzi inves

The Neda Revolution

(Neda Agha-Soltan - the face of repression's shame) I don't usually post current items, or late breaking news. I leave that to Crooks and Liars to