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Barney's Tank

Written by Rob Rogers on .

One of the things that the tragic events in Ferguson, MO, has revealed is that small-town American police forces are now equipped for war. That will come in handy in the event that terrorists are sitting around plotting to invade small-town America. 

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Texas Indictment

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"We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution."

No, this isn't a quote from a leading democrat or President Obama. Those words came from the lips of Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry in response to his indictment. 

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Angel Sophie

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The city continues to mourn the loss of beloved former Mayor Sophie Masloff. She truly was Pittsburgh's Bubbie. 

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Miranda Rights

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The news in recent weeks has been filled with stories of fatal chokeholds, beatings and shootings by police. The common denominator is that the victims are all black. There are two sets of rules governing behavior in this country, one for whites and one for blacks. 

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Sophie Masloff

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The city mourns one of its most beloved characters, former mayor Sophie Masloff, her beehive hairdo as recognizable as any Pittsburgh landmark. We're going to miss you, Sophie!

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