Matthew Gant spent almost 20 years in prison, after being convicted in the murder of a man that Gant said killed his brother. Now Gant works on the street in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, mediating conflicts.
Today's "Must Read" is from Chris Hedges: In every conflict, insurgency, uprising and revolution I have covered as a foreign correspondent, the power elite used periods of dormancy, lulls and setbacks to write off the opposition. This
The Tea Party/conservatives really are losing their minds. Here's Terry Savage: Last week, I was in a car with my brother and his fiancee, drivi
Not to get all Shock Doctrine-ish on you or anything, but this interview in the Washington Post got my attention. It represents the very worst tha
Rick Sanchez seems shocked to learn that Wall Street's lobbyists out numbered the poor unpaid lobbyists working on the side of financial reform 1800 t
(Alex Chilton - RIP) I'm sure like everyone, when I heard the news last night that Alex Chilton was gone, I was in shock. I was happy that Big Star
(Katrina aftermath - grief rides a puffy white cloud) As the news filters in, and each new report brings the tragedy of Haiti into sharper perspect
Via Paul Rosenberg at Open Left: According to leading "education researchers" (sub required), the draft guidelines that the Obama administration has
I was watching MSNBC the other day and I saw Chuck Todd looking a bit annoyed when he talked about this new poll that said Americans didn't believe
Child staling Michelle Malkin defends attacking 11-year-old girl: "No Shame, No How"
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