Rhetoric and the Rise of the Prison Educational Complex

We hear this constantly, but fail to process it when it comes to dissecting our preconceived notions or personal impressions:  “There are two sides to every story.” Indeed there are and when the story gets caught up in the 24 hour news cycle the gears of the mechanism make a distinct noise. The noise is louder and louder by the day until another cog in the great news beast shifts

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Agreeing to Disagree: Rage, Religion, and the Rupture of Compromise

Children grow up in neighborhoods all over the world playing beside other children, slightly different but mostly similar to them.  Perhaps not so much in the States.  In the United States, neighborhoods exist upon a socio-economic and racial continuum. Economics are a factor for separation equal to race. Like keeps with like. But in places like Palestine and Israel, neighborhoods are pressed for space. Everyone eats the same things and

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