Anthony Neil Wedgwood “Tony” Benn a legendary socialist activist and previous UK cabinet minister died today at age 88. After having a long career within government supporting democratic socialist policies Benn endeavored to leave public service in order to offer a compelling vision of a democratic society as a private citizen. Show More Summary
Nichole Perkins takes on one of my favorite shows today -- FX's Justified: "Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was known for his blonde leading ladies with their “icy sexuality,” and Raylan Givens is not immune to his own version of the Hitchcock blonde."
Scott Brown—he could be anywhere After months and months of head-fakes, teases, and dilly-dallying, former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown—who famously lost his seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren two years ago—will apparently try and keep his political career alive one state to the north. Show More Summary
A Russian arms and technology group says a U.S. drone has been intercepted over Crimea. “The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic” technology, said Rostec in a statement. The drone fell “almost […]
The Columbus Dispatch has pushed several myths about what health care enrollment numbers mean for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, falsely claiming that not enough young or previously uninsured people have signed up and that people who have signed up for but haven't paid for an insurance plan will doom the law. Show More Summary
I may have to hide from a few members of my family after this but here goes; Formula One is […] The post Sports View: Formula 1 Returns; I’m Bored Already appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
Black men are being failed by the current health system and will benefit a lot from the Affordable Care Act. The post The Invisible Man appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Andrij Parubiy is the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of the new Ukrainian government. Before the toppling of the Yanukovich regime, he was the “commandant” of the Euromaidan protest forces. Parubiy has now been...Show More Summary
The NBA star LeBron James appears in a new 30-second ad encouraging Americans to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. James defended his decision to do the ad, saying he knew it would be controversial. He said, "I know that everything that I do is going to be bigger than what it should be or blown out of proportion. Show More Summary
According to most polls, a majority of Americans now support marriage equality. But it turns out that's not the only good news to be gleaned: The national trend using all surveys asking opinions on same-sex marriage also suggests that the majority of Americans now supports same-sex marriage. In fact, in the past year, the change in support has increased more rapidly than ever. [...]Show More Summary
Now read this:Ron Paul: Putin Has ‘Law On His Side’ (Mar 13, 2014) Obama And Ukrainian Ambassador Give Russia Joint Warning (Mar 12, 2014) Poll: 2/3 Of Israelis Don’t Trust Kerry With Security As His American Favorability Rises (Mar 11, 2014) Kiev Lawmaker: Ukraine May Have To Go Nuclear (Mar 11, 2014) NATO To Initiate […]
Neighbors said they heard a woman screaming before the shots were fired. But the defense is proposing that what neighbors […] The post Pistorius Murder Case, Police Mistakes Haunt like O.J. Case [Graphic Warning] appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
Lawyers for both the company and the regulators exchanged emails on case law that might prevent citizen groups from participating in the lawsuit. The post New Emails Suggest Coal Ash Polluter Helped State Regulator During Investigation appeared first on ThinkProgress.
TPM Reader SR emails with a recent and perilous precedent for Scott Brown's move to New Hampshire so he can run for U.S. Senate: I just read Daniel Strauss' article about why Scott Brown doesn't have history on his side if he runs for the Senate, and I thought a more recent example of how this could play out would be helpful. Read More ?
The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has created a slew of new legitimate jobs ranging from retail clerk to lab technicians. This explosion of new jobs is highlighted by the recreational marijuana job fair that recently took place in Denver.
Careful there, John—don't wanna burst a blood vessel By now, you're probably familiar with the brilliant move that at least half a dozen states have taken to preserve food stamp coverage, despite Republican attempts to cut the program under the recently passed farm bill. Show More Summary
A teenage Houston boy was shot and killed by the furious father (pictured) of his girlfriend when he was found hiding under her bed. One of the man’s other daughters called 911 around 2:30 a.m., saying her dad “found a man under her sister’s bed,” according to KPRC. Authorities now tell the station that the 16-year-old girl […]
In 2014 we are used to stories that have neatly-defined, if contradicting narratives, and which resolve themselves relatively quickly, fading into the ether. Which is what makes the story of the Malaysia Airlines flight that has been missing for a week such an engrossing one. Show More Summary
Last night, Jon Stewart delivered an epic takedown of the utter hypocrisy of Fox News for attacking those on food stamps, while also making excuses for big corporations that drain a lot more money from our system, after Eric BollingShow More Summary
After years of work to get back on her feet, weak minimum wage laws are the only thing impeding Alicia McCrary's drive for self-sufficiency. The post ‘It’s Like I’ll Be On The Ground Forever’: One Woman’s Minimum Wage Nightmare appeared first on ThinkProgress.