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Coerced Confessions: How the Plea Bargain Replaced Physical Torture

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog02/15/2020

When American governments created public police forces one hundred years ago, they often relied on torture to extract confessions. But now they have new methods: threatening to pile on new charges until the defendant takes a plea agreement.

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Chilean Protesters Claim Inequality Made Them Do It

Global Economy

Blog10/31/2019

It's hard to see how burning subway cars and torching businesses will reduce inequality in Chile. But the protestors there claim their violence is justified by the fact some people are richer than others.

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Cheers to the Peddler Class

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

10/31/2018The Free Market
The peddler was the middle class man who prided himself on his initiative, self-reliance, independence and, above all, his integrity.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 6: Martial Law

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/12/2018Audio/Video
Included in John C. Frémont’s declaration of Martial Law is the first emancipation proclamation of the war.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 5: Bloody Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/05/2018Audio/Video
Confederate and Union forces fight on Bloody Hill, and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek comes to an end.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 4: The Battle of Wilson’s Creek

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 3: Punishing the Rebels

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/22/2018Audio/Video
Union forces pursue the Missouri secessionists to the southwest corner of the state.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 2: This Means War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/15/2018Audio/Video
Nathaniel Lyon declares war on the state of Missouri, and wages the first battle in the state.
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