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Is Liberal Democracy an Endangered Species?
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Is Liberal Democracy an Endangered Species?

"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy." Galston's diagnosis is not wrong, and his alarm is not misplaced. Yet why does America's great...
GOP Lawmaker Removes Capitol Hill Painting Depicting Police as Pigs
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GOP Lawmaker Removes Capitol Hill Painting Depicting Police as Pigs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker removed a high school student's painting from a Capitol Hill display Friday because it shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at African-American protesters. The image was inspired by the shooting and protests in ...
‘It is over’: Biden shuts down foolish Democrats as election results certified
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‘It is over’: Biden shuts down foolish Democrats as election results certified

Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal made an attention-grabbing last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from the White House, objecting to the certification of the Electoral College vote. But the effort was shut down by Vice President Joe Biden. Jayapal, ...
Judge orders blacks who tortured disabled white man held without bail
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Judge orders blacks who tortured disabled white man held without bail

One day after a chilling live Facebook video made headlines, four suspects appeared in a packed Cook County courtroom Friday to face hate crime charges alleging they beat and tortured a mentally disabled teen in an attack that once again put the city's ugly vi...
Shooting at South Florida airport; FBI working motive
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Shooting at South Florida airport; FBI working motive

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) -- More than a dozen people were shot Friday at one of South Florida's busiest airports, several fatally, in an incident that led to a total shutdown of the facility and a bloody aftermath that saw the accused gunman surrender and f...
Black Lives Matter, Brown Berets demand Fresno police initiate ‘don’t shoot’ policy
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Black Lives Matter, Brown Berets demand Fresno police initiate ‘don’t shoot’ policy

Several organizations, including Fresno Black Lives Matter, the Brown Berets and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, gathered Tuesday outside Fresno Police Department headquarters on the Mariposa Mall to demand that the agency change polici...
Troubling signs for new minimum wage
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Troubling signs for new minimum wage

Minimum wage earners received raises Sunday, as Jan. 1 ushered in the first phase of a new Colorado law that will increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. This would be great news, if it weren't for the harsh realities of unfunded, one-size-fits-all ...
Facebook refuses to explain why live video of Chicago hate crime wasn’t flagged sooner
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Facebook refuses to explain why live video of Chicago hate crime wasn’t flagged sooner

Facebook on Thursday refused to respond to mounting questions over its apparent failure to take down a live broadcast of the brutal attack of a young man with disabilities in Chicago. Related Story: Obama Legacy? Four Arrested for Torture, Kidnapping as The...
What’s New? ‘Sanctuary’ Restaurants
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What’s New? ‘Sanctuary’ Restaurants

Chicago's Honey Butter Fried Chicken is among a couple of dozen restaurants across the country to sign onto a new "sanctuary restaurant" movement meant to offer safe workplaces for immigrants, Muslims and other communities they feel are under threat in the cur...