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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Here Are All the Dumb Ways Conservatives Are Freaking Out About Ebola in the US

When a Texas hospital confirmed last week that it was treating a patient for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dispatched teams to trace any people the patient had contact with, vowing to stop the disease "in its tracks." But conservative politicians rushed to overreact. Show More Summary

This Mime Laughing With Refugee Children On The Run From ISIS Is Surreal, Beautiful, & Starkly Human

As ISIS raises its menacing black flags to the East of Kobane, a Syrian city on the northern border with Turkey where Kurds are battling ISIS and hordes of civilians are evacuating, a mime puts on a show for Syrian refugee children in a scene straight out of Life is Beautiful. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 6, 2014

A US Marine emerges from the cockpit of a F/A-18 Hornet. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei)

The Supreme Court Just Rejected Five Gay Marriage Ban Appeals

On Monday, the Supreme Court turned down same-sex marriage appeals from five states—Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. From Reuters: By rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana,...Show More Summary

Hong Kong Protesters Give Ground--for Now

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong have begun partially removing barricades blocking entrance to key government offices ahead of a government-issued deadline on Monday morning mandating demonstrators clear the way for normal business...Show More Summary

Obama Plan Will Cut Out Grueling Journey For a Small Number of Central American Refugees

Escaping rampant violence in parts of Central America, tens of thousands of child migrants made a treacherous journey up to the United States border this year. To help dissuade such a vulnerable population from taking such risky treks...Show More Summary

Chart: The Typical White Family Is 20 Times Wealthier Than the Typical Black Family

We're still posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day over the next week. Yesterday's looked at how top tax rates dropped as top incomes rose. Today, a closer look at how income inequality splits along racial lines. Show More Summary

How Kansas Is Selling Sam Brownback's Failed Trickle-Down Tax Cuts

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's reelection campaign is in serious trouble. The latest poll has the incumbent Republican losing to his Democratic opponent by 4 percentge points. Read more about how Sam Brownback's red-state experiment could...Show More Summary

Chart: As Top Tax Rates Dropped, Top Incomes Soared

We're still posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day over the next week. Yesterday's looked at how the top 1 percent of Americans have captured half of all income. Today, let's talk taxes. In the past few...Show More Summary

First US Case of Ebola Confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a case of Ebola in Dallas. While other patients have been flown back to the United States for treatment, this is the first time that a patient has been diagnosed stateside. More...Show More Summary

More Than 80 Percent of Teens Are Using the Wrong Birth Control

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended long-acting reversible contraception, like IUDs and contraceptive implants, as "first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents." The guidelines, published in the journal...Show More Summary

New Mexico AG Opens Criminal Investigation Into Missing Susana Martinez Emails

The New Mexico Attorney General's office is opening a criminal investigation into missing and/or destroyed emails covering part of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's tenure as a district attorney and also the tenure of Martinez's successor, Amy Orlando, a close friend of the governor. Show More Summary

Chart: Half of All Income Goes to the Top 10 Percent

We'll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Our last installment looked at stagnating middle-class incomes. Today, we look at both sides of the income split and how they've traded places. Show More Summary

Chart: You're Working More But Earning Less

We'll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday's chart looked at the history of the 1 percent, from ancient Rome to today. Today, another look at how middle-class incomes have been stuck in neutral while the rest of the economy has grown. Show More Summary

GOP Candidate: Mitt Romney's "47 Percent" Remarks Are Even More True Today

A GOP House candidate in Nevada has been caught on tape telling a crowd at a fundraiser that Mitt Romney was right to say that 47 percent of the country mooch off the government. Cresent Hardy, the Republican candidate for Nevada's 4th...Show More Summary

"This Is What America Is Prepared to Do": Watch President Obama Speak to the UN

On Wednesday, President Obama delivered remarks before gathered world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates,Show More Summary

Sam Brownback's Administration Is Auctioning Off Some Incredibly NSFW Sex Toys

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback drove his state into the gutter with a string of income tax cuts that were among the largest in history. As I explained in my story on Brownback's struggling campaign, many typical Republican voters turned against...Show More Summary

The Right's Newest Obama Conspiracy: He Made Up a "New" Terrorist Group to Defeat

On Monday night, the US military bombed ISIS, the radical group taking over chunks of Iraq and Syria. As a "last-minute add-on," as NBC put it, the US also targeted an organization called the Khorasan Group, a shadowy outfit composed of Al Qaeda veterans. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren: Democratic Women Need a Seat at the Governing Table

Ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) issued a rallying call this week reminding progressives to back Democratic women. “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu," Warren told...Show More Summary

Chart: It's Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich

We'll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday's chart looked at how the richest of the rich have enjoyed massive income gains for decades. But wait, you say, isn't that the way it's always been? Yes and no. Show More Summary

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