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Sports Leagues Aren’t Doing Enough to Curb Head Injuries

(Note: This post can also been seen on FullyCovered.SportsBlog.com) Even as he sat in front of the media earlier this week, Chris Pronger–a man who has battled with the terrible ...

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Does Affirmative Action Help?

Uttering the phrase affirmative action conjures up a torrent of emotion in people from all walks of life. Putting the emotion aside, I’ve always been more interested in knowing exactly if affirmative action works. ...

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2012 OHPY and DOHPY Awards

At the end of the 2011 NFL season, our first in business here at OHP, we handed out the first annual OHPY and DOHPY Awards for the top (and bottom) ...

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Pathologizing Black Culture

There’s an obsession in this country with singling out and pathologizing black ...

On White Women as Scarves…

Artist Nate Hill has been showing off his latest fashion piece on ...

Krugman: Expanding Social Security

Paul Krugman has a really fun piece out today. Arguing the case ...

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Pathologizing Black Culture

There’s an obsession in this country with singling out and pathologizing black culture. Trends that can readily be seen in any community — black, white, hispanic, asian or otherwise — become abnormal or unhealthy when looked at only in the black community. For instance, we oftentimes hear political and community leaders bemoan the hopes and […]

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On White Women as Scarves…

Artist Nate Hill has been showing off his latest fashion piece on the streets of Brooklyn and it’s a doozy! Just as some ladies love to tote around their Michael Kors bag as a status symbol, quite a few folks are of the belief that some men of color pursue white women for the same […]

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Krugman: Expanding Social Security

Paul Krugman has a really fun piece out today. Arguing the case for an expansion of Social Security — an idea that, until recently, was unthinkable on the Hill. He does a great job breaking down, in simple terms, exactly why expanding and not weakening the program is the reform we need and seniors deserve. […]

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Black Folks and Social Security

Eugene Steuerle over at the Urban Institute recently issued a new report detailing the impacts of race on who benefits from Social Security. His findings? Since the program’s inception Social Security has systematically redistributed income from people of color to whites. On its face, there’s nothing intentional going on here. Steuerle and his team find […]

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What I’m Feeling…

Today, I’m feeling this article: Men buy sex because they think they can treat prostitutes differently than they can treat their wives, girlfriends, and dates. They buy sex in order to project what Moran called “evil arousal” onto a human being, guilt and consequence-free. They buy sex to experience dominance and to make rape and […]

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What We’re Capable Of…

A colleague of mine sent around an internet story about John Moffit, a young NFL player, who recently decided to hang up his cleats to pursue his interests in politics and philosophy. It’s not an extraordinary story, but in the comments, I stumbled across an interesting quote from Noam Chomsky — someone that I’ve heard of in […]

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What I’m Reading: Another Country

Courtesy of James Baldwin.. Even when she was being friendly there was something in her manner, and her voice, which carried a warning; she was always waiting for the veiled insult or the lewd suggestion. And she had good reason for it, she was not being fantastical or perverse. It was the way the world […]

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Wisdom From Don Lemon

I couldn’t help it… enjoy the image. Will blog soon.

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Austerity Existed way Before Reinhart & Rogoff

When the Rienhart/Rogoff controversy came to light last month, a friend of mine emailed incensed at the whole thing. Because of these two, she claimed, lawmakers the world over had adopted a policy of crippling austerity, harming families and workers while only exasperating the growing divide between the rich and poor. This response was interesting […]

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Death & Taxes: The Truth About the Estate Tax

Haven’t put together an infographic in a while. There’s new research from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities and the Tax Policy Center (TPC) on who exactly pays the estate tax. (Hint: basically no one) My favorite piece of analysis (emphasis mine): TPC estimates that only 20 small business and farm estates nationwide will owe any estate tax […]

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