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Ferguson Grand Jury Fails To Make Decision

The grand jury deciding whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson ended the day Friday with no decision. There is no word on when they will reconvene. Natalie DuBose, owner of Natalie Cakes and More in Ferguson told CNN she has had fewer customers in anticipation of the jury’s decision. “If I can’t open [...]

The Long Shadow of Kubrick's '2001'

T.R. Witcher, Salon: When I first heard about Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi adventure, Interstellar, my immediate thought was only this: Here comes the latest filmmaker to take on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Though it was...Show More Summary

The Nuclear Option Catch-22 for Republicans

The problem is there is no way for Republicans to undo the Democrats' rule change without validating what Democrats did.

President Obama's climate agreement already paying off, as China announces cap on coal use by 2020

President Obama's bold international diplomacy is paying big dividends: The Chinese government announced Wednesday it would cap coal use by 2020. The Chinese State Council, or cabinet, said the peak would be 4.2 billion tonnes, a one-sixth...Show More Summary

Peter Yarrow, On Combining Music And Activism

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary has spent a lifetime combining his music with the fight for civil rights and justice. We discussed his years relationships with Paul Stookey and the late Mary Travers, and how he uses music to fight for social justice and peace. Yarrow described what it was like playing at [...]

GOP-Commissioned Benghazi Report Debunks GOP Conspiracy Theories About Benghazi

The latest report, released Friday, does little to back up Republicans' suspicion of negligence, and it finds no intelligence failure on the part of the CIA. The post GOP-Commissioned Benghazi Report Debunks GOP Conspiracy Theories About Benghazi appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Brown Killed 148 Feet from Wilson's SUV, Not 35

Shaun King, Daily Kos: For 104 days, the police have lied and said Mike Brown was killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. It was actually 148 feet. This distance is essential to the defense and how Darren Wilson must demonstrate...Show More Summary

Incredible and NSFW: New York Magazine Interviews Man Who Dates Horses

If this were in a less respectable publication, it would be difficult to believe. New York Magazine‘s “Science of Us” column has an interview with a zoophile who likes being with horses. Here is some of what is said, but the whole thing is definitely not for tender eyes. When did you first realize you [...]

This week in the war on workers: These Colorado test boycott students are amazing

The Colorado students test opt-out movement is really amazing. Just check out the energized, thoughtful high school students in that video, made at one school's testing protest and consider the numbers: 5,000 or more students opted out...Show More Summary

JFK Speaks About Immigration And Xenophobia

On this 51st anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a few words from him on immigration: From the start, immigration policy has been a prominent subject of discussion in America. This is as it must be in a democracy, where...Show More Summary

Most Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are The Apocalypse, Not Climate Change

A recent poll found that 77 percent of white evangelical Protestants attributed recent natural disasters to biblical "end times" and just 49 percent pointed to climate change. The post Most Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are The Apocalypse, Not Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New Nevada Speaker Wrote About 'Darkies'

The incoming Republican speaker of the Nevada Assembly wrote about the "master-slave relationship" between Democrats and blacks, while also referencing "simple minded darkies," according to a report published Thursday. The Reno News and Review, an alternative weekly in the state's second city, picked through past newspaper columns written by Rep. Show More Summary

WSJ: U.S. Marshals Posing as Mexican Marines to Catch Cartel Members

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. Justice Department personnel are disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, an escalation of American... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Dogfighting Still Thriving Years After Michael Vick Case

In spite of the attention and jail time Michael Vick received for his involvement in dog fighting, the practice still thrives. …despite being banned in all 50 states and the momentum generated by the Vick case, the ancient blood sport is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big [...]

Coal mine safety laws have huge holes, and Congress isn't interested in fixing them

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship may have been the rare upper-level coal executive indicted on criminal charges in the deaths of his workers, but he's the exception that proves the rule of just how weak mine safety laws are. Show More Summary

CDC: Most Excessive Drinkers Not Alcoholics

Drinking excessively can cause serious health risks and is responsible for an average of 88,000 deaths every year. But the vast majority of such excessive drinkers are not alcoholics, according to new government data. Nine out of 10Show More Summary

Waiting for the Ferguson Grand Jury: After the Election

While we’re waiting for the St. Louis County grand jury to weigh in on the matter of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, there’s been lots of preparations being made by activists, the police (at all levels), businesses, and residents of Ferguson in particular and the St. Show More Summary

Blacksphere's Kevin Jackson Calls Sharpton A Race Pimper

Fox and Friends couldn't be happier with the situation brewing in Ferguson, Missouri. In typical Fox style, they are projecting their desire to escalate racial tensions on the people who are organizing non-violent demonstrations on the behalf of murdered African-American young men at the hands of law enforcement. Show More Summary

Incoming Nevada Speaker: Democrats Have ‘Master-Slave’ Relationship With ‘Simple Minded Darkies’

The next Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, Ira Hansen, has an interesting oratorical past. [Hansen] has a long history of racist, sexist and homophobic statements chronicled in a long list published by the Reno News Review. Among other things, as part of a broader statement of support for school vouchers, Hansen claimed that “[t]he relationship [...]

Popcorn Turkey

It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and people are starting the hustle and bustle of planning and preparing for their Turkey Day feast. In case the gentle reader is bored of the same old routine, here...Show More Summary

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