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  • Group claims it has erased some students' debts

    Group claims it has erased some students' debts
    An affiliate of Occupy Wall Street claims to have eliminated $3,856,866.11 worth of student loans in a program dedicated to buying debt. The Rolling Jubilee, a project of Occupy offshoot Strike Debt, used about $107,000 of donated money to buy the loans...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group...
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island Democrats nominate women for governor

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picked female candidates to represent their party in November gubernatorial elections, setting the stage for either state to possibly elect its first woman governor. In New Hampshire and...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Yes Men Are Revolting'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno -- not that those are necessarily their real names -- are chronicled in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." The prankster activists here turn their imaginative shaming...
  • 'Pay 2 Play' takes aim at big money's effect in politics

    'Pay 2 Play' takes aim at big money's effect in politics
    Citing the Citizens United case, the Hobby Lobby case, the Koch brothers, Occupy Wall Street, "stand your ground" and other trending topics of recent civil discourse, the documentary "Pay 2 Play" lays out a compelling case against corporate personhood and...
  • Do you support President Obama's strategy to defeat ISIS?

  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Price We Pay'

    Arriving so soon after the first reports of Burger King's corporate maneuvering to enjoy a whopping big tax break by establishing a new legal address in Canada, "The Price We Pay" seems all the more timely, if not prescient. This well-crafted...
  • Ferguson Commission needs a push from the White House

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Aug. 28: More than two weeks ago we issued our first call for a Ferguson Commission to investigate the root causes of the massive unrest that followed the shooting of 18-year-...
  • Race, violence in Ferguson, Mo., cop killing play out on Main Street

    As it runs along the eastern edge of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., Florissant Avenue resembles hundreds and perhaps thousands of commercial strips around the country. Five lanes wide, it is lined with fast-food restaurants, banks, pawnshops and...
  • Hobby Lobby case holds power, not life, sacred

    Hobby Lobby case holds power, not life, sacred
    We can stop pretending the Hobby Lobby case is about the sanctity of life now. Now that Forbes and Mother Jones and CBS News and dozens of other outlets have reported that Hobby Lobby's employee retirement plan invests millions in companies that...
  • Brooklyn Bridge flag swap remains a mystery for now

    Brooklyn Bridge flag swap remains a mystery for now
    NEW YORK — Was it someone’s idea of art, or an attempt to send a political message? Perhaps, as one police official mused, Betsy Ross’ long-lost nephew was channeling his flag-making aunt with his own creation: two white flags, which...
  • Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'

    Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'
    "I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing. Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...