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Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL over Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson abuse cases (nydailynews.com)
Roger Goodell / Domestic Abuse
>Beer company chastises NFL’s handling of the scandal, but stops short of pulling ads.
Poverty in U.S. Falls for First Time Since Before Recession (bloomberg.com)
Economy / The Poor
>But the actual rate is still much higher than 2007.
Strong Percentages of Americans Unlikely to Consider Voting for a Muslim, Transgender, or Agnostic/Atheist Presidential Candidate (harrisinteractive.com)
Presidential Elections / Prejudice
>Over half polled by Harris say they wouldn’t vote for a Muslim POTUS, nearly as much for other cultural minorities
Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support (bbc.com)
ISIS / ISIL
>At least 30 countries have agreed to participate to fight ISIS “by any means necessary,” including 10 Arab countries.

FRESH CUTS

Trust broken, empowerment renewed – the new Obama legacy

(Adapted from White House photo)

I, for one, am not resigned to the inevitability of a failed presidency from the man who promised hope. I am not resigned that the best I can say about President Obama’s tenure is he obviously tried. As Yoda said, “Try not. Do or do not. There is no ‘try.'”

I may be detaching from my expectations of Obama, but I am far from disengaged from the possibility of a government committed to the progressive values I believe in. The government’s gridlock has no chain around my legs, no muzzle on my mouth. I remain committed to getting voters registered and getting them to the polls for the upcoming midterm elections. It’s something I can do for my state and my country.

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Holder’s Texas Two Step: voter ID challenge begins

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (adapted from British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Flickr photo) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (adapted from photo by Jonathan Mallard)

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What do women want? Not Republicans

Broom Dance

OTHER RECENT ESSAYS

Ferguson, Day 4, Photo 26

Racism and Ferguson: a systemic problem requires a systemic solution

From Flickr/Public Domain

Real crisis at border is one of American conscience

Marching for water in Detroit

Detroit and you – where progressive change happens

AROMA meeting

AROMA – creating sustainable activism across Atlanta movements

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On the Video

Scottish Referendum: A “No” cabbie and a “Yes” cabbie explain their positions (The Telegraph)

Obama addresses the nation on how he plans to “degrade and destroy” ISIL

Friends Committee’s Dianne Randall speaks with Judith Light about lobbying for humanitarian aid and peace, as an alternative to war (MSNBC)

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Michelle Nunn for US Senate

Michelle Nunn for Senate

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