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? “Guantanamo hunger strikers subject to harsh new method of force feeding. Lawyers for inmates say humiliating body searches instituted for prisoners who wish to talk to their representatives.” ? Bangladesh’s Minister for Textiles “announced...Show More Summary
I guess the Wurlitzer shall never die: The Internal Revenue Service, under pressure after admitting it targeted anti-tax Tea Party groups for scrutiny in recent years, also had its eye on at least three Democratic-leaning organizations seeking nonprofit status. One of those groups, Emerge America, saw its tax-exempt status denied, forcing it to disclose its [...]
Billy Connolly -- The Doctor Said What?.
The latest out of Moscow is really embarrassing. Had someone at the embassy or in the FSB been watching FX’s Reagan-era spy melodrama The Americans and actually thought this would work? It’s hard to believe even thirty years ago those wigs would have passed, but today? Come on, really?
Early last week, when it came out that British physicist Stephen Hawking had decided to not attend a late-spring conference in Jerusalem, he went quickly from being a cult hero in the Israeli high tech sphere to pariah. Although he has...Show More Summary
A symptom of the news that the establishment media organization, the Associated Press, had their phone records targeted by the Justice Department as part of an apparent investigation into a leak has been that reporters have been more aggressive in their questioning of officials at press conferences.
This video is yet another one pushed by the Family Research Council claiming that if gays are allowed in the Boy Scouts, there will be more boys at risk of being molested. This time, FRC allows Brian Rushfeldt, head of Canada Family Action do its dirty work.
Think Progress, the blog for the non-partisan Center On American Progress, has made a name for itself pretending to be a "progressive" news and analysis site despite reflexively defending the Democratic Party and being funded by an organization that refuses to disclose its donors (one hint it means "to soar" in Esperanto). Show More Summary
The deficit picture over the next decade continues to get dramatically better thanks in large part to the slowdown in the growth health care spending and an improving economy. According the the Congressional Budget Office’s new deficit projections, our ten year cumulative will be $618 billion lower than the last projections. From the CBO: CBO’s [...]
Vermont is just one small step away from decriminalizing marijuana. On Monday the Vermont House of Representatives gave the final approval to H. 200, sending it to Governor Peter Shumlin (D). Shumlin is a strong supporter of marijuana decriminalization who has been pushing for this change. He is expected to sign the bill.
The US Justice Department’s secret seizure of phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press is nothing less than a continuation of attacks on freedom of the press that have been ongoing under the administration of President...Show More Summary
The justification for the Rude Goldberg design of the Affordable Care Act was that state based exchanges would bring the incredibly “magical” power of competition to concentrated insurance markets. So far that it doesn't seem to live up to its promise. When the law goes into effect next year highly concentrated markets, like Maine, will remain highly concentrated.
The news is often depressing so it is worth occasionally highlighting when there are truly positive developments. The latest chart from Gallup on marriage equality is good example.
? Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be meeting Russian President Valdimir Putin next week–in Russia. Will he be using that $127,000 bed on his flight? ? “Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving...Show More Summary
Than this headline?
Elton John - Your Song Happy Mother's Day to all the Ladies of the Lake...!
Everybody's gotta go sometime.
The board of directors for San Francisco Pride has posted another statement on Facebook that will only be further igniting controversy around the decision to rescind honoring Pfc. Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal during the 2013 Pride...Show More Summary
It can be difficult to write about activism in an open-ended effort like the one against fracking. It isn’t like a campaign where all the activity is geared toward election day, at which point everyone will know who won and who lost....Show More Summary
Tomorrow, Monday May 13th, FDL Movie Night presents the 2012 Peabody Award winning film My Neighbourhood, the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a teenage Palestinian boy growing up in the in the heart of East Jerusalem. The 25-minute film shows the surprising turn of events when Mohammed's family is forced to give up a part of their home to Israeli settlers.