This article by Hanqing Chen originally appeared August 19, 2014 at the website of ProPublica. by Hanqing Chen ProPublica, Aug. 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles […]
The Katy, Texas-based Tactical Firearms has again used the business’s marquee sign to call out President Barack Obama with a message defending Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry’s indictment is BS, according to the company. Who can name every impeachable act Obama has done? I’m about to personally go yank him out of the White House! […]
According to reports, factions of the Islamic State terror group which is brutalizing parts of the Middle East have turned their attention to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The Islamic State was mentioned on a protest sign that appeared in a live CNN broadcast of the events in Ferguson. Twitter messages from Islamic jihadists in […]
Texas Democrats are trying to weaponize last year’s DWI arrest of a high-profile party official, flying the public disgrace of Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, kamikaze-style, right into Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign.
A key indicator of economic hardship — enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps — is higher in every state than it was five years ago, even though unemployment has dropped in every state during the same period.
A new poll examining how Americans feel about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where police recently shot an unarmed black teen, finds that opinions about protests in the community and the police’s response are strongly divided along racial lines.
Even those of us who are used to seeing politics get pretty tough and dirty are startled by what just happened in Texas. Last Friday, Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury on two accounts of abusing his office. If convicted, he could face more than 100 years in jail.
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A New York Times reporter facing jail time for refusing to out a source pulled no punches in a column published over the weekend, calling President Barack Obama the greatest threat to press freedom in a generation. “It’s hypocritical,” reporter James Risen told the Time’s Maureen Dowd. “A lot of people still think this is […]
On the Sunday edition of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight”, comedian John Oliver issued a scathing rebuke of the police response to recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, suggesting that law enforcement agencies throughout the country are increasingly equipped with weapons and vehicles that they don’t need. “This whole story is depressingly familiar,” Oliver […]