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Aug. 13, 2014 - Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah!
The lyrics from the eponymous Van Halen song could just as easily be the nation's port policy — if the country had one.
Panama is nearing completion of retrofitting the Panama Canal to accommodate much larger ships. The prospect of these ships calling on the East and Gulf Coasts has...
Aug. 14, 2014 - This piece originally ran on TomDispatch and was completed before Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Police, rather than keeping the peace, have reacted to largely peaceful protests demanding justice for Michael Brown in an aggressive and militarized fashion. The...
Aug. 13, 2014 - Fifty years ago, shortly after the Ku Klux Klan abducted and murdered civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, I was sitting in one of Starkville, Mississippi's few black-owned cafes when Police Chief Thomas Josey stormed in and unleashed a torrent of abuse.
He claimed President Lyndon B....