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The Veterans Administration needs more doctors

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Problems with the VA’s medical system are exacerbated when they can’t hire enough people.
Jim Webb speaks — listen and act.  Today.

Now-former prospective Democratic candidate Jim Webb swings, misses on Confederate flag

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Jim Webb placed himself to the right of the Republican field on the Confederate flag yesterday.
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On anniversary of Shelby v Holder, Democrats introduce bill to restore Voting Rights Act

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Another unarguably good idea set to die in a Republican-controlled legislature.
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Virginia removes poll tax on ex-felon voting rights

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Another incremental step in the right direction for a state with a history of making it hard for felons to vote.
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The state of virtual reality

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The past, present and future of virtual reality.
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Why We Need Riot Police

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The use of force is only necessary when the consent of the governed is breached.
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North Carolina strips $3 million from law school in possible retaliation over voter ID criticism

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When the GOP’s aversion to academia is used for political ends.
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With fifth installment, Shrek has become what it originally mocked

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Profit for profit’s sake is ruining a classic franchise.
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A white southerner takes another look at racism

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It is easy for the white majority to miss the evidence of persistent systemic and cultural racism in America.
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North Carolina photo ID “fix” calls broader lawsuit into question

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When a “fix” is really about keeping the system at an acceptable level of brokenness.
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A bad day for the Confederate flag

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It’s getting harder and harder to defend the culture — past and present — that the Confederate flag represents.
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Younger generations aren’t silent

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One subreddit’s insights into the economic angers and frustrations of today’s youth.
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Are American homicide rates exceptional?

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The United States doesn’t need the highest absolute homicide rate to be an outlier regarding gun violence.
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