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A prominent San Francisco cathedral is removing a water system that served as a deterrent to homeless people as they slept after a local television station reported about the system Wednesday. St. Mary’s Cathedral, the main church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, installed a mechanism two years ago that drips water from a hole […]

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Now, that’s how to apply your skill set! He was supposed to prevent sexual assaults in the Army. Instead, he pimped out cash-strapped soldiers at Fort Hood to make some extra money — all to his wife’s knowledge, according to a report. Gregory McQueen, a former sexual assault prevention officer, made headlines when he was […]

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Video: U. of Oklahoma's @sae1856 frat singing "there'll never be a nigger at SAE" to applause, cheers on a bus: https://t.co/LoOtXnI1Et — randy r. potts (@thephatic) March 9, 2015 Isn’t that nice. I may be painting with a broad brush here, but I’d have felt like a failure if either of my kids had ever […]

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You’ve seen them all. Paul Waldman from the Prospect explains the routine. I’ve been saying for years: Give Democrats the fucking benefit of the doubt! Don’t assume the worst, don’t assess it by your “feelings.” Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, the screaming scandal turns out to be a “never mind.” I do think one […]

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A lot of the junkies in my neighborhood are people who got hooked on oxycontin after an injury. Pain is a big motivator — people will do almost anything to make it stop: For decades, the World Health Organization has designated pain treatment as afundamental human right. Nonetheless, about 75 percent of the global population […]

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This story is still crazy: The Maryland parents investigated for letting their young children walk home by themselves from a park were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over questions of parenting and children’s safety. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv hoped the nationally debated […]

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Bill Moyers. You should go read the rest: The free market doesn’t live up to its billing because of several contradictions between what libertarians contend and the way the real world actually works. Fundamentally, the free-market model assumes away inconvenient facts. Libertarians presume no disparities of information between buyer and seller, no serious externalities, no public […]

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One afternoon during the summer of 2000, her first year as a bus driver in Oregon’s Portland, Hope Okazaki had a troubling episode of gastrointestinal distress while on the job. She had just finished an almost two-hour tour through the east side of town, and her bus was parked at the Gateway Transit Center, in […]

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I can’t tell you how much I hate this kind of language policing. And more to the point? If you’re using the word “intersectionality,” you’d better check your class privilege! Bookmark It

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Booze, guns, and sex

With a bunch of unsupervised teenagers away from home? What could possibly go wrong? As gun rights advocates push to legalize firearms on college campuses, an argument is taking shape: Arming female students will help reduce sexual assaults. Support for so-called campus-carry laws had been hard to muster despite efforts by proponents to argue that […]

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