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10 November, 2023

REID Police Interrogation Technique: Confessions or coercion?

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REID Police Interrogation Technique: Confessions or coercion?

"Reid Technique Can Lead Suspects To Admit Crimes They Later Say They Did Not Commit" - WPR

Activists such as Emergent Justice complain that some law enforcement agencies unfairly target minorities and use the Reid technique to obtain false confessions.

"Juveniles are between two to three times as likely to falsely confess during police interrogations... Race also seems to play a factor in false confessions, though there’s little research on the subject. Minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and they are overrepresented in false confession cases and in wrongful convictions in general."

What is the Reid interrogation technique? Can the police lie during an interrogation? What is police psychological manipulation? What was the Central Park Five case? Start with this interactive infographic. Click on any item for details. “This is not legal advice. Always consult with a lawyer before taking any legal action.”

Reid Technique Can Lead Suspects To Admit Crimes They Later Say They Did Not Commit

Reid technique

"For more than half a century, it has been the go-to police interrogation method for squeezing confessions out of suspects. Its tropes are familiar from any cop show: the claustrophobic room, the repeated accusations of guilt, the presentation of evidence — real or invented — and the slow build-up of pressure that makes admitting a crime seem like the easiest way out.

That’s why it jolted the investigative world when one of the nation’s largest police consulting firms — one that has trained hundreds of thousands of cops from Chicago to New York and federal agents at almost every major agency — said it is tossing out the Reid technique because of the risk of false confessions, a consulting group that says it has worked with a majority of U.S. police departments, said it will stop training detectives in the method it has taught since 1984." - Insider

Petri dish of injustice

“Privilege is embedded in the question ‘Why would you say that?,’”  “There’s a lack of understanding about the relationship between people of color and the police ... It’s scary to be black and brown and face a police officer, let alone you’re a minor who doesn’t know your rights, your parents are not educated on their rights. It was a Petri dish of injustice.” - Ava Duvernay director of When They See Us. - Esquire

Emergent Justice

Emergent Justice

Emergent Justice is a nonprofit social justice organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering communities to address issues that affect their lives. It includes narrative and communications strategists, artists, and community organizers dedicated to advancing social justice and equity. It believes that our collective investments in housing, education, health, transportation, food security, and jobs will fail if we do not also proactively work to divest this nation’s resources from criminalization. Therefore, we elevate stories of those directly impacted by mass incarceration.

As Storytellers of the Movement, Emergent Justice hope is to build capacity around racial justice storytelling in a way that drives sustainable change.

Change the culture in law enforcement

"We need to have a major change in the culture in law enforcement, unfortunately. Our problem is we are so focused on closing cases and locking up criminals, we kind of lost our perspective that our real goal is to gather information that is admissible and reliable and unbiased. Let the evidence take us where it may." - James Trainum, author of "How the Police Generate False Confessions" and a former Washington, D.C., homicide detective. - WPR

TakeAway: Know your rights.

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"Trump Committed Fraud By Inflating His Assets" "Trump and his company committed fraud by overstating the value of their assets, a New York judge ruled Tuesday,...

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5 Nov’ 2023

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MAP: Connects Republican Abortion Bans And Giving Guns To Domestic Abusers

Republican abortion bans. Gun violence. Domestic abuse. Supreme Court. Voting. They are all connected. The GOP packed Supreme Court will also start considering whether to give...

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3 Nov’ 2023

Slash your taxes with these billionaire secret tricks!

Why do you have to pay more in taxes than many billionaires do? Learn their secrets! This is especially timely as Mike Johnson and MAGA Republicans...

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2 Nov’ 2023

Republican Guide To Hostage Taking

"GOP wants to hold Israel aid hostage to reward its rich donors" - MSNBC There is a method to the madness. Understand the Republican playbook for...

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30 Oct’ 2023

Mapping how Texas Republicans use abortion travel bans to prevent rape victims from getting abortions

Local Laws In Texas Prevent Travel for Abortions - NY Times How are Texas Republicans preventing women, even if they have been raped from going to...

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26 Oct’ 2023

Follow the money behind Justice Clarence Thomas’ luxury motorhome

"...a sweetheart deal” that made no logical sense from a business perspective..." - NY Times "Justice Clarence Thomas’s R.V. Loan Was Forgiven... He failed to repay...

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23 Oct’ 2023

10-year Old Girl’s Trauma: Where Republican Extremism Meets Rape and Abortion Rights

Republican hypocrisy: Concern for what children can read but forcing a raped girl to travel out of state for care. 10-year-old Ohio girl who was raped...

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22 Oct’ 2023

Texas Hold’Em: Follow the money Republicans make from prison labor and cruelty to refugees

"Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls a special session to consider proposals that would increase human rights violations and lead to long sentences for thousands of young Texans." -...

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20 Oct’ 2023

Track the Georgia ELECTION INTERFERENCE TRIAL with this relationship map

Coups to overthrow democracy are complex and secretive. Relationship maps make it easier to see who was involved in the coup and their role. Fani Willis'...

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18 Oct’ 2023

Defend Freedom: Safeguard Diverse Voices

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and gives Americans the right to express themselves - History Why are law firms, foundations and billionaires pushing to deny...

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16 Oct’ 2023

What is Collective Punishment?

Collective punishment penalizes a whole group for the acts of an individual suspected to be part of the group, even though most of the people hurt...

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11 Oct’ 2023

How billionaires pack the courts

'My job is to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat' - John Roberts That's what Roberts said at his confirmation hearing. Then...

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3 Oct’ 2023

Scandal Ridden Supreme Court Justices To Determine Women’s Rights

Ban abortion pills? Abortions for rape victims? Let domestic abusers get guns? Ban no-fault divorces? Who decides what freedoms American girls and women keep and which...

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23 Sep’ 2023

Clarence Thomas: The Fundraising Face Behind Koch Brothers’ Supreme Court Takeover

"Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events" Clarence is now set to rule on the Chevron Case which would benefit the Koch Brothers. The...

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20 Sep’ 2023

Billionaire’s PAY TO PLAY Supreme Court

Your billionaire fishing buddy has a case for you to decide on in your court. Should you recuse yourself? Alito says no. "Alito has never recused...

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12 Sep’ 2023

Billionaires buyout the Supreme Court: What does this mean for you?

Billionaires measure what they get in return on their investment by measuring the RETURN ON INVESTMENT or ROI. So what do you think a billionaire gets...

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7 Sep’ 2023

Impeaching Justice: Wisconsin GOP tries to cling to its gerrymandered seats

Cheeseheads gone bad: Republican scheme to rule forever, regardless of how people vote. Wisconsin Republicans are considering nullifying the recent election of Justice Janet Protasiewicz to...

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1 Sep’ 2023

How to vacation for free like a Supreme Court Justice with billionaire friends

Want to vacation in luxury on private jets and mega yachts in exotic locations for free? Use this map to see how Supreme Court Justices do...

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28 Aug’ 2023

Justice for Sale: Luxury trips, tax cuts for billionaires and Supreme Court Ethics in United States vs. Moore

United States v. MOORE will decide if billionaires get more tax cuts or pay their fair share of taxes. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have taken...

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25 Aug’ 2023

Visualizing Justice: Free Visual Database to Track Georgia’s RICO Indictments and Surrenders

Organized crime is meant to be confusing. That's why pros use software to analyze RICO cases. Use this free visual database from Democracy Labs to track...

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24 Aug’ 2023

Fulton County RICO Indictees mapped with jail records, inmate numbers, and mugshots

It's hard to keep track of all the people indicted by Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis in the RICO case. To make it easier, we created...

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21 Aug’ 2023

Lead Cable Hazards: Telco Greed Puts Children at Risk

How did corporate greed overtake concern for children's health? Consider five recent headlines about lead poisoning, dark money lobbying, the EPA and Supreme Court. And then...

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18 Aug’ 2023

American Taliban Bans Abortion Pills

"Extremist Federalist Society Judges Restrict Critical Abortion Pill" How did we get here, when a small group of religious extremists can deny millions of women their...

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15 Aug’ 2023

Press PLAY To Listen To The Georgia Indictments against Trump

You're busy. Don't have time to read the Georgia indictment against Trump. Not a problem. Listen to the indictment highlights in these 11 audio summaries in...

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14 Aug’ 2023

Bankruptcy or Justice? Sackler Billionaires’ Lethal Fortune and the Oxycontin Death Toll.

"Supreme Court Pauses Opioid Settlement With Sacklers" "The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a bankruptcy deal for Purdue Pharma that would have shielded members of the billionaire...

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13 Aug’ 2023

Lost in Kansas — Freedom of Speech

Kansas police raid office of the Marion County Record newspaper and seize its computers... Wait! Doesn't such press intimidation normally happen in dictatorships? Sorry, Dorothy. This is the...

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11 Aug’ 2023

No Room for Ethics. Supreme Court Corruption Map updated Aug 10, 2023

It seems that another Supreme Court justice ethics scandal is uncovered every day... How can you keep track of them all? Who are billionaires making gifts...

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8 Aug’ 2023

Tiny Hands, Big Guns — Mapping the American tragedy of children shooting children

"six-year-old shoots teacher  at a Virginia elementary school..." "A gun manufacturer has launched a new marketing campaign for an AR-15 designed for children weeks after a  six-year-old shot...

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6 Aug’ 2023

Wheels of Controversy — Clarence Thomas and the RV Affair

"Clarence Thomas’s $267,230 R.V. and the Friend Who Financed It" - NY Times Follow the money, questionable property deals, favors and luxury trips flowing to the...

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5 Aug’ 2023

Murdoch Media Empire: Global Cancer On Democracy

The Wall Street Journal criticized the indictment of Trump for a failed coup attempt... Why would a once, highly regarded publication oppose an attack on American...

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3 Aug’ 2023

Follow Trump Indictment: Interactive Multimedia Guide

Trying to keep track of the indictment charges, conspirators and fake electors? Keeping track of a plot of the coup to overthrow American democracy is hard....

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2 Aug’ 2023

Press PLAY for The Trump Indictment in Audio!

Trump indicted for conspiring to defraud the U.S., disenfranchise voters, and obstruct an official proceeding. Read the 45 page indictment here. But what if you're busy...

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1 Aug’ 2023

Racist Voter Suppression: Virginia Republican Scheme Explainer

Politicians choose their voters and suppress voters who don't support them. That's voter suppression. That's not how it's supposed to be. Voters in a democracy choose...

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29 Jul’ 2023

Handy Visual Guide to Trump Lawsuits

Confused by all the lawsuits against Trump? Tracking crimes is hard, especially when they are so many. What were the alleged crimes? Who's involved? What is...

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24 Jul’ 2023

Fatal Greed: Teen Workers Die as Child Labor Safety Laws Cut

Who pays the price for out-of-control corporate greed and Republicans ready to sacrifice childrens' safety for political donations? Death of 16-Year-Old at Mississippi Poultry Plant Prompts...

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22 Jul’ 2023

Above the Law? The Supreme Court Needs a Code of Ethics!

Justices aren't above the law. They need a code of conduct to restore American trust in their ethics. "Republicans have zero appetite for instituting a code...

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15 Jul’ 2023

Privacy Betrayed: The Disturbing Reality of Weaponized Medical Records

Healthcare is a personal decision between you and your doctor. Bad things happen when politicians weaponize your private medical records. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R)...

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9 Jul’ 2023

Hidden Gifts, Biased Decisions: Unmasking Billionaire Influence On Clarence Thomas

"Justice Thomas used Supreme courtroom for Horatio Alger Association ceremonies" "At Horatio Alger, Clarence Thomas moved into the inner circle, a cluster of extraordinarily wealthy, largely...

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6 Jul’ 2023

Play hardball to confirm qualified judicial nominees over racist Republican obstruction

Republicans bend the rules to stack the courts with unqualified judges. It's time for Democrats to play hardball and confirm highly qualified nominees. Mitch McConnell denied...

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3 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court decision to allow discrimination

GOP packed Supreme Court "grants businesses that choose to sell to the public a free speech right to discriminate..." Follow the money and connections behind the...

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29 Jun’ 2023

SUPREME HYPOCRITE: Clarence Thomas denies others the opportunities he used to get to the Supreme Court

Thomas benefited from race-based programs before voting to deny others the same opportunities. "The Supreme Court effectively struck down affirmative action, outlawing race-conscious admissions and overturning...

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27 Jun’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court corruption — Dateline June 27, 2023

Trying to understand a scandal? Follow the money. Two new stories about Supreme Court ethics just emerged. I've added them to this FOLLOW THE MONEY relationship...

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21 Jun’ 2023

Supreme Court Fishy Business: Follow The Money

Hedge Fund Billionaire takes Supreme Court Justice on luxury fishing trip who later rules for billionaire getting him $2.4 billion. Who paid for the luxury fishing...

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21 Jun’ 2023

Exposing The Dark Realities of Republican Policies for Rape Victims: PODCAST

What happens to a 10-year old rape victim under Republican policies? How do you explain what this means in 30 seconds? Listen to this podcast with...

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17 Jun’ 2023

How Republicans gerrymander Alabama

Alabama Republicans uses racial gerrymandering to suppress Black voters. The state also has one of the highest rates of poverty in the country. What's the connection?...

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10 Jun’ 2023

Ten Worst Cases Of Espionage Against America

How does the indictment against Trump compare against other espionage cases? "Trump is charged with 31 counts of violating the Espionage Act that bars willful retention of national...

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9 Jun’ 2023

Why take Classified Documents from the White House? Follow the money.

"Was Trump selling classified intel to Saudis?" "MSNBC's Claire McCaskill isn't buying the excuse that Donald Trump kept classified documents as keepsakes from his presidency and...

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5 Jun’ 2023

Rape In America By The Numbers

Sexual assaults surge as Republicans ban abortions with no exceptions for rape nor incest. One in five women in the United States experienced completed or attempted...

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4 Jun’ 2023

Top Newsletters On Protecting Democracy

American democracy is at stake and it depends on each one of us to defend it. Stay informed. This infographic features some of the best newsletters...

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2 Jun’ 2023

Mapping The Brutal Crackdown On Dissent Against Cop City

"ATLANTA POLICE ARREST ORGANIZERS OF BAIL FUND FOR COP CITY PROTESTERS" - The Intercept "Heavily armed Atlanta Police Department SWAT team raided a house in Atlanta...

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26 May’ 2023

Ken Paxton IMPEACHMENT CASE MAP

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces impeachment" - Texas Tribune "Paxton, the state’s top lawyer and one of its most powerful and controversial Republicans, has faced criminal...

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7 May’ 2023

Follow the money blocking gun safety reforms

"Texas Mall Shooting Leaves 9 Dead" - Time "Heidi and I are praying for the families of the victims of the horrific mall shooting in Allen, Texas."...

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5 May’ 2023

Lost your right to vote? Follow the money with this SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION map

Judicial activist directed fees to Clarence Thomas’s wife, urged ‘no mention of Ginni’ - Washington Post "Conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo arranged forthe wife of Supreme...

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4 May’ 2023

Struggling with student loans? Find a grand uncle on the Supreme Court with billionaire friends!

"Clarence Thomas Had a Child in Private School. Harlan Crow Paid the Tuition." - ProPublica Crow paid for private school for a relative Thomas said he...

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2 May’ 2023

Follow the money behind the extremist, right wing judge who banned abortion pills

"Details about multimillion-dollar stock holding concealed in abortion pill judge’s financial disclosures" - CNN "The federal judge who issued a nationwide ruling blocking the approval of...

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1 May’ 2023

More SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION exposed: Follow the money with this relationship map

More Supreme Court scandals exposed. How Scalia Law School Became a Key Friend of the Court. George Mason University’s law school cultivated ties to justices, with...

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29 Apr’ 2023

Follow the money behind SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION with this relationship map

"The US Supreme Court’s alleged ethics issues are worse than you probably realize." - The Guardian Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch have both been accused of...

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18 Apr’ 2023

20 Bad Gun Laws

Black teen shot after trying to pick up brothers at wrong house - ABC7 "The Kansas City Star reported that the 16-year-old victim, identified online by family members...

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15 Apr’ 2023

Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts, trips and house sales

Apps make it easier to follow Clarence Thomas' growing list of ethics violations. Luxury trips with billionaires. Private planes. Yacht trips. Dark money payments. Dubious real...

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12 Apr’ 2023

Harlan Crow — Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts and trips.

"Clarence Thomas and Other Crow Holdings. The Supreme Court is corrupt." - Prevail Clarence Thomas’s brazen violation of ethics rules, briefly explained. By quietly accepting luxuries...

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8 Apr’ 2023

Mapping JUDICIAL OVERREACH behind abortion pill ban

"One Texas Judge Is Not the Final Decision-Maker on Medication Abortion" - The Slate "An  amicus brief from FDA law scholars  makes clear,  Congress crafted procedures by statute  for the...

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3 Apr’ 2023

I am not a crook

I am not a crook say Republicans and claim to be above the law. Nope. Democracies don't work like that. Check your knowledge. Do you know...

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1 Apr’ 2023

Follow the dark money behind Ginni Thomas

"Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations" - Washington Post There are many interesting characters and lots of money changing hands...

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1 Apr’ 2023

Indicted Fascist’s Playbook

"The essence of authoritarianism is getting away with crime." - Ruth Ben-Ghiat "Corruption is always at the center of autocratic projects. Clouding minds with propaganda meant...

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16 Mar’ 2023

Republicans kidnap justice

Trump appointee in single-judge federal district in Texas could bar nationwide access to the abortifacient mifepristone. - AP How did we get here where an ultra-right...

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15 Mar’ 2023

Murdoch Media Empire Culture War Machine Attacks Silicon Valley Bank

"Wall Street Journal: SVB’s board of directors “may have been distracted by diversity demands." - Time Rupert Murdoch's Fox News is being sued by Dominion Voting for...

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14 Mar’ 2023

Norfolk Southern & Silicon Valley Bank crashes: Follow the dark money slashing safety regulations

What do the Norfolk Southern train crash spewing toxic chemcials and Silicon Valley Bank closing have in common? Follow the money. How do corporations getting regulations...

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13 Mar’ 2023

How have billionaires rigged the system to dodge taxes but get Federal bailouts first — like when Silicon Valley Bank collapses? Follow the money.

"The failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) shows us, once again, that unrestrained greed isn’t good." - Thom Hartmann Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Chief Pressed...

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12 Mar’ 2023

Ban Fox News streaming Russian propaganda to American military bases

Veterans Group To Pentagon: Ban Fox News On Military Bases - HuffPo "Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity have “open access to spread conspiracy theories...

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1 Mar’ 2023

Black Voters Matter organizes to oppose new racist Georgia voter suppression bill

Right now in Ware County, Georgia, the House GOP is voting to take over the Board of Elections and potentially remove all 3 Black members.  Similar actions...

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1 Mar’ 2023

Republicans cripple FCC to help FOX News

"Murdoch revealed Fox News Corporation's role as a wing of the Republican Party" - Letters from An American The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates media firms...

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23 Feb’ 2023

GOP enables wage slavery of undocumented workers

"Meat industry’s use of child labor is more widespread than previously known" - Food Safety News Billion dollar corporations with million dollar CEOs using child labor!...

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21 Feb’ 2023

Can’t handle the truth? Ban books. Bully teachers.

What happens when education is censored, free speech denied and history whitewashed? “The memory of fascism is keen in Europe and Europeans know that book burning...

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18 Feb’ 2023

Two-faced FOX News sued for defamation by Dominion Voting Systems

"Dominion is suing Fox for defamation seeking $1.6 billion in damages ... alleging the network knowingly aired false information about its software based on competitive and...

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17 Feb’ 2023

Worst ten American ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS

There's a common thread between man-made environmental disasters. Greed. Follow the money to see who profits and who dies when safety standards are ignored, or weakened...

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10 Feb’ 2023

Judge shopping to deny access to abortion pills

"Trump judge’s ruling could ban abortion pill across the US." - Guardian "Far-right groups have asked to reverse the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, which has been...

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31 Jan’ 2023

Follow the money corrupting American politics with these free apps

Why do Republicans keep cutting taxes for billionaires while slashing services for other Americans? Follow the money! The Republican stacked Supreme Court has made it hard...

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21 Jan’ 2023

Google helps Republicans prosecute women who have abortions: How to protect your privacy and fight back!

How does Google help Republicans prosecute women who have abortions? What can you do to push back? Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With...

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12 Jan’ 2023

How do billionaires get the laws they want while screwing their workers? Follow the money.

How do billionaires get to deny their workers a living wage and health benefits while preventing them from organizing or striking? Elon Musk failed to give...

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3 Jan’ 2023

How To Win Friends And Influence Supreme Court Justices

Lonely? Powerless? Read the updated version of "How To Win Friends and Influence People" for a Republican packed Supreme Court. Mingle with judges appointed for life...

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2 Jan’ 2023

Enhance your video with an AI generated talking head. It’s fast, easy and affordable.

Talking-head videos engage more viewers. How can groups with small budgets, few technical skills and tight deadlines create videos with talking heads? DemLabs volunteers created two...

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2 Jan’ 2023

Voter suppression through racist prison policies

Republican's racist prison policies prevent even those not convicted of a crime from voting. Illinois conservatives are fighting to keep CASH BAIL, a policy that frees...

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25 Dec’ 2022

Rigged bail bond system frees crypto billionaire but remands the poor to jail

A rigged bail industry releases crypto billionaire, but jails a black 82 year old grandmother for an unpaid $77 trash bill. What's behind a system that...

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20 Dec’ 2022

Can you trust Musk with your personal movement (Tesla) and private messages (Twitter) data?

A right wing billionaire with Saudi investors who knows where you went and what you said to whom? Can you trust Musk with your personal data?...

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17 Dec’ 2022

Respect the will of the people when they vote for Ballot Measures to curb mass shootings

Oregon voters pass a Ballot Measure 114 to reduce mass shootings. The gun lobby loses, but gets Measure 114 blocked by judge in a small rural...

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14 Dec’ 2022

Who texted Meadows to overturn the 2020 election? Check this map.

"Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election" - Talking Points Memo So many Republicans scheming and texting...

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11 Dec’ 2022

FTX crypto exchange collapse: Follow the money

FTX went into meltdown after being hit with $5 billion in withdrawal requests." - News Cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 11, 2022. The company’s valuation plunged from $32...

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8 Dec’ 2022

MISSING: Supreme Court Code of Ethics

Supreme Court Faces Increasing Scrutiny From Congress - NY Times Congressional Democrats are intensifying their critical focus on the Supreme Court in the wake of accusations...

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21 Nov’ 2022

How did evangelists infiltrate the Supreme Court to overturn Roe?

How did a handful of evangelists and wealthy donors get Roe overturned? Follow the money. Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach. "Years before the...

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15 Nov’ 2022

Home Depot billionaire blocks President Biden’s student debt relief plan

91 year old Home Depot billionaire gets tax cuts for himself but blocks Student Debt Relief. How? Follow the money. Follow the money Share this PowerMap...

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12 Nov’ 2022

How do election recount rules apply to close races?

A few close midterm races will determine which party will control Congress. What rules apply? When does a recount take place? Who requests it? Who pays...

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8 Nov’ 2022

Mapping Republican attempts to trash votes. Count every vote!

"Republicans are engaged in an aggressive effort to invalidate ballots in key states from legal voters." We mapped just a few of the dozens of lawsuits...

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28 Oct’ 2022

Gig workers deserve better

Why do gig workers struggle while their billionaire bosses get richer? Follow the money and political donations behind the exploitation. Keith Ellison and DC sue Target-owned...

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27 Oct’ 2022

Nine ballot measures that could change your life

Ballot measures are direct democracy. You vote on key issues that could change your life like these ballot measures. Voter will decide on 140 certified statewide ballot measures from...

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23 Oct’ 2022

Map of where you can vote to STOP PRISON LABOR SLAVERY

Did you know that slavery is still legal in America? Some states can imprison you, force you to work for slave wages and take away your...

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22 Oct’ 2022

Fox News character assassination playbook

How do the Murdochs manipulate public opinion with FOX to push their political agenda and get richer? Understand how billionaires manipulate the public through their media...

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14 Oct’ 2022

Democracy is on the ballot North Carolina

STOP the North Carolina Republican’s brazen power grab. A fringe legal ploy being pushed by extreme politicians, the so-called “independent state legislature theory”. It has never been accepted by...

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8 Oct’ 2022

Who’s blocking marijuana legalization? Follow the money.

President Biden issues pardons and takes first steps to decriminalize marijuana. Biden pardoned thousands of people with federal convictions of marijuana possession and encouraged governors to take...

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7 Oct’ 2022

Facebook’s algorithm monetizes misery

"British Ruling Pins Blame on Social Media for Teenager’s Suicide" - NYT An inquest ruled that harmful online content contributed to the 14-year-old’s death. Ian Russell...

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6 Oct’ 2022

American Dream Killers — Asesinos del Sueño Americano

Republican appointed Fifth Circuit judges side with Republican AGs lawsuit that threatens to deport millions of DACA - Dreamers. - Americas Voice Supreme Justices Silently Back...

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5 Oct’ 2022

How Alabama Republicans rig voting maps to cling to office

Want to make sure can't get voted out of office? Rig voting district maps to make your critics' votes powerless. See how Alabama Republicans gerrymander so...

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3 Oct’ 2022

Supreme Court Conflicts Of Interest: Follow the Money

Six unelected officials with hidden conflicts of interest and beholden to billionaires should not be able to strip Americans of their freedoms. Who funded the campaigns...

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24 Sep’ 2022

Arizona Republicans pass strict ABORTION BAN taking state back to 1864

Arizona judge upholds century-old abortion ban that could sentence abortion providers to prison. - ABC Republican appointed Arizona judge approves return to 19th century near-total ban...

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23 Sep’ 2022

Follow the money and operatives behind DeSantis’ MIGRANT RELOCATION SCANDAL

The scandal around DeSantis scheme to relocate migrants widens. Follow the money and operatives. More interesting characters, donors and political operatives emerge with connections to the...

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21 Sep’ 2022

Merrick Garland on protecting THE RULE OF LAW

The Rule of Law applies to all Americans: Former presidents demanding special treatment and politicians illegally exploiting migrants. "The Rule of Law means that the law...

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11 Sep’ 2022

Trump lawsuit tracker

So Many Trump Scandals, So Little Time - New Yorker With so many lawsuits against Trump underway, it's hard to keep track of them all. Use...

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24 Aug’ 2022

Pack the Supreme Court and get a tax deduction!

How do tax dodging billionaires get to write the laws for tax paying Americans? Follow the dark money. Barre Seid, an electronics mogul, made a $...

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16 Aug’ 2022

The party of Law and Order is LAWLESS and DISORDERLY

Defund the FBI! Attack law enforcement officials. What happened to the party claiming to be for Law and Order? Republicans used to be the party of...

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12 Aug’ 2022

Facebook gets teen prosecuted for abortion

Facebook Turned Over Messages in Disturbing Abortion Case Against Teen and Mom. - Daily Beast How does Facebook make billions from selling information on its users...

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17 Jul’ 2022

Republicans deregulate nursing homes to pay back their donors. Sorry grandma.

"Florida’s Republican politicians are shielding their campaign donors from liability while chipping away at safety standards for elderly residents." - Read Sludge Where are these nursing...

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13 Jul’ 2022

Whistleblowers needed

"Former Twitter Employee's Testimony Is an Urgent Call for Social-Media Platforms to 'Fix the Feed'" - Common Dreams Whistleblowers expose illegal and unethical activity from the...

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8 Jul’ 2022

Supreme Political Payback

Trying to make sense of events? Trace the history of the decision makers and see how they got their positions. Jan 6th attack 2021 attack on...

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28 Jun’ 2022

How Google Exploits Women Searching for Abortion Info

Google makes billions collecting info on people and selling that data to advertisers. With Roe v Wade being overturned and abortions being criminalized in many states,...

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23 Jun’ 2022

Mapping Trump’s Fake Elector Probe

84 people signed bogus documents claiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Who are they? How do you put a face to a name and...

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12 Jun’ 2022

Do you want Murdoch to pick the next President?

Rupert Murdoch's papers and TV channels have a record of political character assassinations and scandals across the globe. Murdoch's NEWS CORP has been called a cancer...

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7 Jun’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind the Jan 6th criminal conspiracy

Who organized the rally on Jan 6th, 2021? Who funded them and the robocalls to boost attendance? How does dark money flow from billionaires to groups...

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20 May’ 2022

Restaurant workers deserve ONE FAIR WAGE — not slave era exploitation

Many restaurant workers earn just $2.13/hour! Is it any surprise that thousands are quitting? How does this legacy of slavery survive? How do restaurant owners lobby...

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18 May’ 2022

Insider’s guide to the Supreme Court in pictures

The Supreme Court was an honorable institution, till Republicans politicized it into a joke. Cartoons are now the best way to explain how it works. How...

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16 Apr’ 2022

Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards

Billionaires dodge taxes through loopholes, political donations and a supporting cast of politicians and judges. The Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards recognize unchecked greed. Exploit workers -...

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31 Mar’ 2022

Supreme Couple Isn’t Above The Law

What did Clarence Thomas know about his wife’s Jan. 6 plotting when he ruled to block the release of White House documents? HuffPost Thomas has defended...

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28 Mar’ 2022

SHADOW DOCKET: Republican packed Supreme Court quietly steals your rights.

Important decisions about Americans' right to vote and control over their own bodies demands discussion and transparency. Not the Shadow Docket. "The conservative justices are scrapping...

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25 Mar’ 2022

Mapping Ginni Thomas’ attempt to overturn election results

"Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show" - NY Times “The consequences of what she’s done is that I don’t...

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5 Mar’ 2022

Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics, media and elections

How do Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics and media to threaten democracy? Follow the money. What would inspire a former president to praise a Russian invasion...

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9 Feb’ 2022

Supreme Court approves Alabama Republican racially gerrymandered maps. See how such crooked maps are drawn.

No taxation without representation. Republicans propose to tax all Alabamians, but deny Black voters fair representation. How did that work out for the British? The U.S....

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8 Feb’ 2022

Trump — McConnell judges cut voting rights

Trump - McConnell judges push voter suppression and laws that benefit the rich. Follow the money stacking the courts with conservative, activist judges. The U.S. Supreme...

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3 Feb’ 2022

Mapping the Trump-Endorsed 2022 Candidates

Trump endorses Republican candidates in 2022 ready to overturn election results to prove their loyalty to him. "Kari Lake, Trump's pick for Arizona governor, said the...

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31 Jan’ 2022

Supreme hypocrisy: Republicans pack the courts for billionaires to control our lives

Republicans pack the courts with the help of dark money groups for billionaires to control our lives. Elections have consequences. They determine the politicians who appoint...

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29 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Committee subpoenas fake Trump electors: Mapping the conspirators.

As the Jan 6 committee uncovers more details on the conspirators and fake electors, a network map helps keep track of the investigation. This map has...

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23 Jan’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind judges endangering public safety

How can some judges be so concerned about the lives of the unborn, but care so little about the thousands of Americans dying every day from...

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21 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection Map expands with new information

The Jan 6 Committee has issued more indictments and is questioning more people as the investigation expands. The relationship map has been expanded to include this...

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16 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection map of the people and money behind the plot to overthrow an election

Follow the money to trace who did what in the Jan 6th insurrection and how they were funded. Get the big picture as the evidence and...

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11 Jan’ 2022

Whistleblowers expose wrongdoing

The Signals Network helps whistleblowers who speak out against corporate and government wrongdoing. A whistleblower exposes activity that is illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds....

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10 Jan’ 2022

Defund the Jan 6th insurrection profiteers

How do you make money promoting a violent insurrection? Advertising. Conspiracies and disinformation thrive online. Who are the worst culprits? Who funds them? What can be...

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25 Dec’ 2021

Jan 6 Investigation Roadmap

Confused by the large number of people involved in the Jan 6th insurrection? Who has been charged by the Jan 6 Commission? Who's cooperating with the...

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16 Dec’ 2021

Lawsuits punish domestic terrorists and conspiracists

How can domestic terrorists and conspiracists be made to pay for the harm they cause? Law suits that claim damages. This blog shares groups fighting violence...

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11 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dark money funding ELECTION SABOTAGE

Election sabotage isn't cheap. Follow the dark money funding media outlets spreading disinformation and corporate politicians willing to sabotage elections for their billionaire donors. The scheme...

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29 Nov’ 2021

Record police encounters automatically with your iPhone and Siri Shortcuts

Videos of Philando Castille, Daunte Wright and George Floyd's deaths raised public awareness of police encounters and demands for justice. Imagine you're suddenly pulled over and...

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26 Nov’ 2021

Want colorblind justice? Vote for fair Local Prosecutors.

Jackie Johnson, the former prosecutor charged with misconduct in handling the Ahmaud Arbery case. "Johnson was Brunswick District Attorney when three white men chased and fatally...

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14 Nov’ 2021

Cause of death? Killed by police.

"Black people are three time more likely to be killed by police. Most police killings begin with traffic stops and non-violent offenses and where no crime...

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25 Oct’ 2021

Jan 6th Capitol riot ring leaders conspire at Willard hotel

Follow the connections between the ringleaders meeting at the Willard hotel ahead of Jan 6 in an effort to overturn election results and the current Republican...

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2 Oct’ 2021

Ten Supreme Court SHADOW DOCKET decisions made in the dark of the night that changed America

"The Supreme Court increasingly relies on the shadow docket to make decisions often in a dramatically accelerated fashion, without providing signed opinions or detailed explanations. Decisions...

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28 Sep’ 2021

TARJIMLY connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

The free Tarjimly app connects nonprofits with bi-lingual volunteers to overcome language barriers. Tarjimly was founded in 2017 to improve the lives of refugees and the...

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27 Sep’ 2021

Facebook buys Zuckerberg a $5 billion GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

"A lawsuit accuses Facebook’s board of overpaying the Federal Trade Commission billions of dollars in exchange for not personally suing CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the 2018 Cambridge...

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22 Sep’ 2021

WE THE ACTION connects volunteer lawyers with nonprofits

Lawyers have a unique ability to defend our nation’s values, protect our institutions, and help people facing some of their darkest moments. How do lawyers find...

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13 Jul’ 2021

Why isn’t cannabis legalized?

You can be arrested for possessing even a small amount of marijuana in many states. Imprisoned. Forced to work for slave labor and denied your right...

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22 Jun’ 2021

Not In Our Town helps communities reduce hate crimes and racism

Hate crimes and racism are inflamed by political polarization and social media. Strong communities with traditional American values of inclusion and civil discourse counteract these dark...

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10 Jun’ 2021

Lawyers, cartoonists and musicians fight for democracy with their special superpowers

From each according to his ability... In the fight to protect American democracy, different groups give as only they can. Here are three wonderful groups to...

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