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Mining & Fracking Whirl: 27 Jan 2015

"Dirty Water, Dirty Money: Coal Ash and the Attack on North Carolina’s Courts” Worldwide. It’s now 3 minutes ’til Doomsday, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Due to human-caused climate change. Worldwide. Ocean warming is accelerating rapidly as “more than 90 percent of human induced planetary warming goes into the oceans. Show More Summary

Beware the 'New Cold War'

The notion of a New Cold War with Russia first arrived in 2008 with the publication of Edward Lucas' book The New Cold War: The Future of Russia and the Threat to the West. It received some attention at the time, but the cold war construct in its title gained little traction until 2014. Show More Summary

Jindal's Prayer Rally Brings Together 'Prophets,' Bigots and Right-Wing Activists

A version of this article first appeared at Right Wing Watch, the website published by People for the American Way. L ouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who only a few years ago was lamenting the GOP’s decline into “the stupid party,” is...Show More Summary

Undaunted, Gov. Bobby Jindal still insists Muslim 'no-go zone' conspiracy theory is real

He gave a State of the Union response once. It didn't go well. Oh, Gov. Bobby Jindal. If we can't get you to believe volcanoes exist, how shall we ever convince you that Muslim "no-go zones" do not? Gov. Bobby Jindal continued to claim...Show More Summary

Fox News apologizes for anti-Muslim 'no-go zones' theory

Le Petit Journal 'investigated' Fox News' claims. Fox News has issued an apology for something. No, not for Sean Hannity's continued existence or for unleashing Fox & Friends onto an unsuspecting world, but for spending a week peddling the idea that European nations are littered with Muslim-only "no-go zones" in which only Sharia law applies. Show More Summary

D.C. Influencers Spend More on Advertising and PR Than Lobbying

Forget lobbying. When Washington, D.C.’s biggest trade associations want to wield influence, they often put far more of their money into advertising and public relations, according to a new Center for Public Integrity investigation. Take, for example, the American Petroleum Institute. The oil and gas industry trade group spent more than $7 million lobbying federal…

VIDEO>>> Raid On Hostage-Takers at Jewish Grocer in Paris

No hostage died during the police raid of the Jewish grocer in Paris. Four hostages were reportedly killed when the terrorist couple entered the building and took if over. Via LiveLeak: Hostage taker Hayat Boumeddiene is still at large in … Continue reading ?

Republican Congress Launches With Back-Door Attack On Social Security Benefits

A showdown over Social Security is almost inevitable after Republicans used their first day in Congress to prohibit a routine accounting move that would have protected disability insurance beneficiaries from imminent cuts -- something President Reagan oversaw four times. Show More Summary

Why Assad Still Must Go

Foreign Policy recently reported on an unpublished paper percolating through Washington policy circles that presents the Assad regime in Syria in an unusually positive light. The paper, authored by highly controversial reporter Nir Rosen,...Show More Summary

Selma Police Release Video of Fatal Police Shooting of Ax-Wielding Black Man

This week Selma, Alabama police released a video recording of a fatal police shooting of an ax-wielding Black man that happened in December 2013. (Viewer discretion advised: Video includes the deadly shooting and aftermath.) Complete video here from The Selma … Continue reading ?

Oregon Football Players Chant ‘No Means No’ At Quarterback Accused Of Rape

Their coach says they'll be disciplined. The post Oregon Football Players Chant ‘No Means No’ At Quarterback Accused Of Rape appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Current SSI Levels Leave Low-Income Seniors Out in the Cold

During this season of Jack Frost at the window and fires in the hearth, it's time we sharpen our focus on the seniors who could be, quite literally, left in the cold. The challenges of navigating the winter months as a low-income senior are immense. Show More Summary

"Zappa Dummy."

A radio segment I enjoyed on my drive. It's about a music professor who teaches a course called "The Music of Frank Zappa" and who, as a teenager, assigned in art class to make something out of textiles, made a life-size dummy of Frank...Show More Summary

A New Video Tells the Truth About Guns and Some Folks Don't Like It

There's a new video floating around the Internet called " Gun Violence - PSA" that's making quite a stir. Created by Rejina Cincic, it follows a teenage boy who takes an unlocked pistol out of his mother's bureau drawer, slips it into...Show More Summary

Why The Pakistani Taliban Target School Children

In the hall there are a lot chairs and they came to every chair and shot us." The post Why The Pakistani Taliban Target School Children appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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