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Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage’s penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush’s “global war on terror.” Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing-and in some cases expanding-many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration’s national

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Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

POMONA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities have arrested a man they say doused a woman with gasoline and burned her to death during a domestic argument on Christmas Day in the Los Angeles suburb of Pomona. The Pomona Police Department says that, acting on a tip, officers from the Pasadena Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 51-year-old Clarence Dear on Sunday morning on a bus in Altadena. That’s about 28 miles northwest of Pomona. He’s jailed on $1 million bail.
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Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

We live in a dynamic time. All of the distinctions and conventions that we once took for granted are now under frequent and aggressive questioning, one might say to the point of assault. Though I’ve considered the question before, the recent case of Rachel Dolezal has brought it front of mind. What does it mean to be black?
Though you surely know who she is at this point, Rachel Dolezal is the former president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. Immense controversy has arisenRead more…

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Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

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