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Megan Carpentier is executive editor of The Raw Story. Follow her on Twitter: @megancarpentier
The Possibility that You Might Get Shot Is a Depressing Fact of American Life
Posted on: Aug 27, 2015, Source: The Guardian
The Virginia shootings are part of a cycle in which innocent people are murdered and politicians get away with doing nothing
I Was Sexually Assaulted: The Shocking Reasons My Attacker Didn't Get Prosecuted
Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: The Guardian
"The prosecutors explained to me that I wasn’t a very good victim"
The Roots' Big Bachmann #Fail: 5 Songs They Could Have Used To Snark Her -- Without the Ugly Sexism
Posted on: Nov 23, 2011, Source: Women's Media Center
The Roots are famous for their satiric walk-on song picks on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." But it's easy enough to "snark" Michele Bachmann without going super-sexist.
How Right-Wing Extremist Rick Perry Passes Himself Off As A Regular Guy--And How That Could Win Him The GOP Nomination
Posted on: Aug 10, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free
While Rick Perry's fringe positions give him status with the far right, his ability to seem like a guy you'd like to have a beer with could win him an election.
Why Does Republican Senate Candidate Scott Brown Hate Rape Victims?
Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: Air America
In 2005, Brown pushed to allow doctors and nurses to turn away rape victims from Mass. emergency rooms if they didn't want to give rape victims emergency contraception.
Why Do Airstrikes in Afghanistan Keep Killing Exactly 30 People?
Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: Air America
Pentagon policy from the Rumsfeld days on acceptable kill rates still seems to be the guiding logic for what field commanders are telling the news media.
What You Should Be Watching For This Election
Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: Air America
From the battle between moderate Republicans and the teabaggers, to marriage equality legislation, there is hot political action in the voting booths this year.
Is the Military Ignoring Its Heroin Problem in the Ranks?
Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: Air America
Occupy the world's largest heroin producer in Afghanistan and it's no wonder the methadone clinics are overpacked -- but the military is mum on the subject.
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