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URL :http://thinkprogress.org
Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:44771
Posts / Week:130.1
Archived Since:April 22, 2008

Blog Post Archive

4 Major Lies About Abortion That Have Made Their Way Into Our Laws

The anti-choice community has relied on a tight network of biased sources who peddle false information about the medical procedure. The post 4 Major Lies About Abortion That Have Made Their Way Into Our Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Heat Wave Roils Australia As Pressure Builds To Elevate Climate On G20 Agenda

As world leaders gather this weekend in an overheated Brisbane for the G20 meeting, there is hope that the U.S.-China climate pact could spur action, especially from host nation Australia. The post Heat Wave Roils Australia As Pressure Builds To Elevate Climate On G20 Agenda appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Day At The 18-Foot-High Steel Fence Where Immigrants Get The Only Glimpse Of Their Families

Friendship Park one of the only places in the world where people in the United States and Mexico can physically see and speak to each other without the aid of electronics — or the risk of deportation. The post A Day At The 18-Foot-High Steel Fence Where Immigrants Get The Only Glimpse Of Their Families appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pharma Company Plans To Bring Affordable Birth Control To Developing Countries

The contraceptive shots, which last three months, are expected to cost women less than a dollar. The post Pharma Company Plans To Bring Affordable Birth Control To Developing Countries appeared first on ThinkProgress.

An Embattled Green Energy Loan Program Is Expected To Earn Taxpayers A $5 Billion Profit

According to a soon-to-be-released Energy Department report, the program is expected to make $5 to $6 billion in returns over the next two decades. The post An Embattled Green Energy Loan Program Is Expected To Earn Taxpayers A $5 Billion Profit appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Michigan’s Proposed LGBT Protections Could Instead Become A ‘License To Discriminate’

Michigan is considering updating its nondiscrimination protections, but only for people who identify as gay, lesbian, and bisexual — not transgender. The post Michigan’s Proposed LGBT Protections Could Instead Become A ‘License To Discriminate’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Quarter Century After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, Romania Embraces A New Progressive Future

Romanians head to the polls Sunday to elect their next president. The post A Quarter Century After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, Romania Embraces A New Progressive Future appeared first on ThinkProgress.

D.C. Delegate Introduces Legislation Threatening NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status Over ‘Redskins’ Name

The legislation stands little chance for passage but shows that pressure to change the name will continue. The post D.C. Delegate Introduces Legislation Threatening NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status Over ‘Redskins’ Name appeared first on ThinkProgress.

El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Is Driving Pregnant Teens To Commit Suicide

Girls are becoming pregnant from rape and finding themselves with few options in a country with some of the most restrictive laws in the world. The post El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Is Driving Pregnant Teens To Commit Suicide appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Store That Gave Workers Thanksgiving Day Off Last Year Decides To Open This Year

Despite consumers and employees saying they prefer RadioShack to remain closed, the chain will open on Thanksgiving this year. The post Store That Gave Workers Thanksgiving Day Off Last Year Decides To Open This Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The U.S. Now Has 10,000 Drones Patrolling The Southern Border

The unmanned Predator B drones are being used to help control vast areas of the southern border where it is difficult to set up ground surveillance tactics like border patrol agents and fixed camera towers. The post The U.S. Now Has 10,000 Drones Patrolling The Southern Border appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This New Tool Will Tell You Where You Can Watch Almost Anything Online — Legally

As the old cable business model struggles to stay relevant, a new industry effort aims to steer customers away from illegally downloading movies and TV shows. The post This New Tool Will Tell You Where You Can Watch Almost Anything Online — Legally appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Low-Wage U.S. Capitol Building Workers Go On Strike

Meet the parents who serve food at the United States Capitol building but don't earn enough to make ends meet. The post Low-Wage U.S. Capitol Building Workers Go On Strike appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A New Poll Finds More Americans Oppose Fracking Than Support It

Support for fracking fell from 48 percent in March of 2013 to 41 percent as of November 2014, with 47 percent now opposing it. Support for the Keystone XL pipeline, while still in the majority, has also slipped. The post A New Poll Finds More Americans Oppose Fracking Than Support It appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Florida Threatens To Cancel Married Couple’s Driver’s Licenses For Changing Their Names

They're names are already changed, but now Florida's threatening to revoke their licenses entirely. The post Florida Threatens To Cancel Married Couple’s Driver’s Licenses For Changing Their Names appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jonathan Gruber Isn’t Telling The Truth About Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber doesn't know what he's talking about. The post Jonathan Gruber Isn’t Telling The Truth About Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Here’s What We Know About Who Police Killed In 2013

At least 461 people were killed by police in 2013, in a two-decade spike by FBI's count. But that is almost certainly a dramatic under-estimation. The post Here’s What We Know About Who Police Killed In 2013 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Even Insured Americans Are Skipping Out On Health Care Because It Costs Too Much

21 percent of adults with private health insurance spend five percent or more of their income on out-of-pocket health care costs. The post Even Insured Americans Are Skipping Out On Health Care Because It Costs Too Much appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Supreme Court Allows Marriage Equality In Kansas

Same-sex couples in Kansas are now free to marry, after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted its stay. The post Supreme Court Allows Marriage Equality In Kansas appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fox News Melts Down Over The U.S.-China Climate Deal

Less than a week ago, Fox News guest Charles Krauthammer said that "if [President Obama] gets an agreement with China, which he won't, but that's the one area it would be historic." Since that's become a reality, Fox News wasn't sure what to say Wednesday morning. The post Fox News Melts Down Over The U.S.-China Climate Deal appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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