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March for peace on March 21

Organizing against a war might make some folks weary if they remember how long they’ve been doing it.

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Obama nominates Katherine Simonds Dhanani as first U.S. Ambassador to Somalia in 24 years

President Barack Obama has nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in 24 years.

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Becoming a Lao Restauranteur: Eric Virakhone Panya

Eric Virakhone Panya at his restaurant.

When I first moved to Fort Worth, Texas in July 2013, I was told that there was vibrant Lao community nearby. In fact, according to the U.S.

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Wisconsin workers again battle Walker’s anti-labor steamroller

Protestors filled the streets Tuesday outside the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., as the state Senate passed Right to Work legislation. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin AFL-CIO

MADISON

Remembering David Carr

The steady stream of beeps and bloops and rings began shortly before 10 p.m.

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Map Monday: The Second Great African-American Migration

Here’s a timely map for you for MLK day, showing the “second migration” of African-Americans from the South to the North following World War II.

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Brief Analyzes Political Impact of Projected Eligible 2016 Voters of Color in Key Battleground States

Photo by John Morton, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

The political implications of the nation’s changing demographics are already being felt in many states across the country.

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Crop insurance: Good enough for Monsanto, good enough for sustainable agriculture

From the fact-is-stranger-than-fiction department: In 2007, Monsanto talked the USDA’s Risk Management Agency into giving farmers a discount on crop insurance premiums if they planted the company’s triple-stacked GMO corn. Reportedly, some reviewers of the proposal raised concerns that the premium subsidy would unfairly benefit a single private company.

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