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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tom Blackwell, National Post: Conventional wisdom has long suggested that bullies are "maladapted," troubled people, lashing out because they had been abused or harassed themselves or at least had dysfunctional home lives. But researchers at Simon Fraser University surveyed a group of Vancouver high school students and found bullies were the least likely to be depressed, had the highest self-esteem and the greatest social status. "Humans tend to try to establish a rank hierarchy," says Jennifer Wong, the criminology professor who led the study. "When you're in high school, it's a very limited arena in which you can establish your rank, and climbing the social ladder to be on top is one of the main ways ... Bullying is a tool you can use to get there." read more

Monday, July 27, 2015

Freddie Allen, NNPA: In the wake of the mass murder of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C. and the rash of unsolved fires at black churches in the South, a coalition of black groups are calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to establish a "reparatory justice" commission. "This is a moment in which you have to act ... to move the nation forward," said Ron Daniels, the convener of the National African-American Reparations Commission. "This is the appropriate time, the right place and an absolute opportunity for this nation to step up and fulfill the promises that have been made and not kept," said commission member Rev. JoAnn Watson, a former member of the Detroit City Council. read more

Dani and Melinda's home is a little more crowded these days, filled with the two of them, their husband Jon and their two babies, Ella and Oliver.

These two moms and one dad are polyamorous, or as they call it, "a triad."

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Democrats hope to prevail in the 2016 elections by pounding the income gap. But at least one major group on the short end of that equation isn't buying that the handout party has the right answers.

Blue collar white voters believe the Republican Party is better equipped to make the economic system more fair by an overwhelming margin, according to a new Washington Post poll.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

US president has said he could knock out Iran's military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but.. pic.twitter.com/D4Co7fVuVg

-- Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) July 25, 2015

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