|American sociologist, author, and early civil rights leader, W.E.B. Du Bois.|
15 words to eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter (Forbes).
Think about Black History Month ... A short comic gives the simplest, most perfect explanation of privilege I've ever seen (Upworthy).
This gas price is so low experts say it's 'unheard of', GOP predicted $10 a gallon under Obama (Oliver Willis).
FBI says it can't find hackers to hire because they all smoke pot (Motherboard).
The Ozy 'Hunger Games': Sacking Carly Fiorina (Ozy).
China serious about dropping dollar peg (Market Watch).
Fears grow of repeat of 2008 financial crash as investors run for cover (The Guardian).
Islamic state and WMD: A future nightmare (Ozy)?
How to ignore a mass poisoning in America: The Flint water crisis outrage gets even worse (Salon).
WTF, it gets worse ... 6 cities in Michigan have even higher levels of lead than Flint (Zero Hedge).
WHY INVADING THE MIDDLE EAST WAS/IS A TERRIBLE IDEA.
'I helped create ISIS': Iraq war veteran says U.S. policy caused 'blowback' in Middle East (RT).
'You created ISIS!': Press conference scandal mars Kerry's visit to Italy (RT).
Behind Sweden's warm welcome for refugees, a backlash is brewing (Washington Post).
Torn apart by an open door for migrants Sweden is seen as Europe's most liberal nation, but violent crime is soaring and the Far Right is on the march, reports Sue Reid (Daily Mail).
MORE ON THAT TERRIBLE IDEA ... ASYLUM SEEKERS NOT FARING WELL
Sweden to deport nearly 80,000 asylum seekers amid migrant-linked violence (RT).
Danish town 'prefers biker gangs to asylum seekers' (RT).
Refugee murders 22-year-old Swedish woman in knife attack (Zero Hedge).
SERIOUSLY, THIS ISN'T RIGHT
Oklahoma House passes bill restricting marriage to people of faith (Patheos).
Congress and backroom trade pacts grease skids for FedEx at the expense of the USPS (Politics USA).
Another rigged market ... NY Attorney General says ticket sales for concerts, sporting events is a 'fixed game' won by 'ticket bots' (ABA Journal).
How one drug testing company turned low-level pot busts into a huge moneymaker (Think Progress).
Ford profit triggers record $9,300 UAW worker bonuses (USA Today).
How Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the '1 percent' (Common Dreams).
NOT SO GOOD NEWS
Full summary of Chinese actions to prevent an all-out economic collapse (Zero Hedge).
Paul Craig Roberts warns "Everything is disintegrating" (Zero Hedge).
The shipping news says the world economy is toast (Bloomberg View).
Factbox: Trump seen from Davos: 'unbelievable', 'embarrassing' but candor 'hit a vein' (Reuters).
How Trump bungled the deal of a lifetime (Bloomberg View).
Trump overshadows Republican debate even as he sits it out (Reuters).
Donald Trump's Twitter Insults: The Complete List (so far) (NY Times).
Trump skips debate, wins on social media (Reuters).
Robert Reich: The Bernie Sanders skeptics are wrong - here are 6 reasons why (Salon).
Robert Reich's 'Saving Capitalism' (NY Times / Sunday Book Review).
Oregon militant LaVoy Finicum isn't a heroic martyr, he's just a dead idiot (The Banter).
Berserk militant promises 'bloodbath' as feds move in: 'This is a free-for-all Armageddon' (Raw Story).