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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:45192
Posts / Week:129.7
Archived Since:April 22, 2008

Blog Post Archive

6 Charts Show What We Learned About Climate Change In 2014

This year saw a lot of big climate reports and, as always, we had many important publications by individual scientists. And that means great charts. Here are some of the year's most important. The post 6 Charts Show What We Learned About Climate Change In 2014 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bosses Can’t Stop Workers From Unionizing Over Company Email

In a major win for labor unions, federal regulators ruled that workers can now organize via work email. The post Bosses Can’t Stop Workers From Unionizing Over Company Email appeared first on ThinkProgress.

When The Combat Zone Is Your Front Yard: PTSD’s Outsized Effect On Low-Income Kids

For children of color still reeling from the effects of crime, poverty, limited health care, and poor schools in their low-income neighborhoods, the mental disorder can take a toll on the mind. The post When The Combat Zone Is Your Front Yard: PTSD’s Outsized Effect On Low-Income Kids appeared first on ThinkProgress.

California Parents Outraged Their Kids Are Learning About Consent, Gender Identity

They're accusing Planned Parenthood of profiting from the "promiscuity of children." The post California Parents Outraged Their Kids Are Learning About Consent, Gender Identity appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Michigan Legislature Set To Ban College Athletes From Unionizing

As college athletes push efforts to unionize, Michigan legislation would prevent athletes at the state's public colleges from doing so. The post Michigan Legislature Set To Ban College Athletes From Unionizing appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congress Actually Managed To Pass A Bill Addressing Rampant Police Shootings

This week as all eyes were on budget deal wrangling, with little attention and fanfare, Congress actually got something done to reform the police. The post Congress Actually Managed To Pass A Bill Addressing Rampant Police Shootings appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Superbugs Could Kill 10 Million People Each Year If We Don’t Figure Out How To Stop Them

If left unabated, the super bugs could kill an additional 10 million people annually and drive healthcare costs up by $100 million by 2050. The post Superbugs Could Kill 10 Million People Each Year If We Don’t Figure Out How To Stop Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New Orleans Is On Track To Eliminate Veterans’ Homelessness By The End Of The Year

"We were soldiers but I’m not a soldier no more,” one homeless veteran said. “I barely feel like a person sometimes." The post New Orleans Is On Track To Eliminate Veterans’ Homelessness By The End Of The Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

CIA Director Refutes The Allegations Made By The Senate ‘Torture Report’

"I think there's more than enough transparency that's happened over the last couple days. I think it's over the top." The post CIA Director Refutes The Allegations Made By The Senate ‘Torture Report’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Rams Respond To Players’ Ferguson Protest With Public Donation To Police Charity

The players' protest around the shooting death of Mike Brown sparked outrage from local police unions, but the team had previously said it wasn't apologizing. The post Rams Respond To Players’ Ferguson Protest With Public Donation To Police Charity appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Doctors Want To Remind Americans That The HPV Vaccine Isn’t All About Sex

"It's a dream come true that we've converted knowledge into something that can actually save lives and avoid getting cancer in the first place." The post Doctors Want To Remind Americans That The HPV Vaccine Isn’t All About Sex appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congress Is Showing How Eager It Is To Gut Financial Reform

A controversial Wall Street giveaway might sink Congress' last-minute deal to keep the government open. But it's just a preview of what legislators have in store for Dodd-Frank this spring. The post Congress Is Showing How Eager It Is To Gut Financial Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pope Francis’ Plan To End Modern-Day Slavery

Pope Francis thinks we should all think twice before purchasing “items which may well have been produced by exploiting others.” The post Pope Francis’ Plan To End Modern-Day Slavery appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Nicki Minaj And Beyoncé’s New Song Is A Cocky, Sex-Positive Soundtrack To The Future

Minaj doesn't need anybody else to get off, thankyouverymuch. The post Nicki Minaj And Beyoncé’s New Song Is A Cocky, Sex-Positive Soundtrack To The Future appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Oil Company Agrees To Pay $7M Over 800,000-Gallon Tar Sands Pipeline Spill

The lawsuit was brought by thousands of plaintiffs who claimed they were subject to toxic fumes, noise, and general degradation of life following the spill, which saw more than 800,000-gallons of thick Canadian tar sands crude oil flow out of a ruptured pipeline and into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Show More Summary

Why There’s So Much Debate Over The Statistics About College Sexual Assault

It's really hard to get an accurate snapshot of sexual violence among students. The post Why There’s So Much Debate Over The Statistics About College Sexual Assault appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What To Make Of That Poll Showing Americans Are Turning Against Gun Regulation

Liberals face very real challenges when advocating their views to the public. It does not follow, however, that left-leaning lawmakers should trim their sails on actual matters of policy. The post What To Make Of That Poll Showing Americans Are Turning Against Gun Regulation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Undercover Cop Pulls Gun During Michael Brown Protest

The officer says he pulled out a gun after being attacked. But some witness reports on Twitter suggest a protester threw a punch only after the officer pulled out his gun. The post Undercover Cop Pulls Gun During Michael Brown Protest appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How State Leaders Can Get Serious About Fighting Poverty

After years of facing cuts to federal anti-poverty programs, frustrated advocates might consider looking toward another venue to make change for vulnerable communities. The post How State Leaders Can Get Serious About Fighting Poverty appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner Asks Why Giving Guns Is Easier Than Giving Books

“Why is it that countries which we call ‘strong’ are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace?" The post Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner Asks Why Giving Guns Is Easier Than Giving Books appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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