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Bernie Sanders Released a Spoken Word Album in 1987 and Frankly It Rules
“Can Bernie Sanders sing? No, he can’t,” writes Eusebius, the top-rated Amazon reviewer of We Shall Overcome, Bernie Sanders’ first an only spoken-word music album. “I wanted to have a chuckle at his expense, but I stayed and listened with deep admiration.” Eusebius, I agree.
berniesanders  gawker  spokenword  album  politics 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings
A few days ago, Deadspin's Kyle Wagner began to compile a list of all police-involved shootings in the U.S. He's not the only one to undertake such a project: D. Brian Burghart, a writer for the Reno News & Review, has been attempting a crowdsourced national database of deadly police violence. We asked Brian to write about what he's learned from his project.
gawker  crime  police  statistics  deadspin 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden
What Kind of Monster Wants to Shoot Up His School?
The case of a teenager who didn’t kill his classmates—but talked about it.
gawker  crime  schoolshootings  criminaljustice 
december 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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