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Durbin: Amnesty Would Stop Spread of Ebola

Maybe our liberal rulers aren’t actually devoted to the destruction of America out of sheer depravity. Maybe they are simply bark-at-the-moon, bang-your-head-on-the-wall, graze-in-the-front-yard, rubber-room-worthy stark raving insane: On Tuesday, Sen.

WELL, THAT’S ENCOURAGING: The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It….

WELL, THAT’S ENCOURAGING: The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It.

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein Is Right, Unchecked Capitalism Will Destroy Civilization

Naomi Klein has a new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate.” She argues that because we ignored scientists' warnings for 25 years, humanity faces a stark choice: The end of civilization as we know it or the end of capitalism as we know it. Show More Summary

ISIS Plans to Enter U.S. from Mexico ... Not So Much

As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS and other extremists from Syria are planning to enter the country illegally from Mexico. Show More Summary

Audubon Society: Nearly half of North American bird species 'severely threatened' by global warming

Click here to use the Audubon Society's interactive map No mincing words from the Audubon Society: The numbers are stark: Of the 588 species Audubon studied, 314 are likely to find themselves in dire straits by 2080. Unless, that is, the oil boomers in the Bakken—and everyone else—start to consider the future. Show More Summary

Late Night: The New Pearl Harbor

"Time flies, whether you're having fun or not." -Lynda Barry This thought has been haunting me lately as we approached the 13th anniversary of The Day That Changed Everything (for the worse). The stark images from the day itself, soShow More Summary

Global Investors Threaten to Move Money Out of Britain if Scotland Votes 'Yes'

Global banks are waking up to the threat of a United Kingdom split asunder following shock polls this weekend, and have issued stark warnings to investors to get their money out of Britain. Nomura, Japan’s biggest bank, has warned of a “run on UK assets”, and the possibility of the pound dropping in value by 15 percent, the Daily Mail has reported. Show More Summary

Clinton v. Paul: Competing Visions for America's Energy and Climate Future

Last week, we saw two starkly contrasting visions of America's role in confronting climate change. At the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton articulated a vision of an American clean energy economy that would make this country stronger, safer, and more prosperous. Show More Summary

The collective trauma of James Foley and Steven Sotloff’s deaths

BOSTON — I didn’t know Jim Foley. We weren’t colleagues in the field and there are no stark photos of the two of us all dusty from covering a war. In fact, I have never covered a war. But two weeks ago when a video released showing his captors beheading him, I felt, like many [...]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: 'Scott Walker Has Given Women the Back of His Hand'

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz came unhinged while speaking at a women's event in Wisconsin about Governor Scott Walker. "Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. Show More Summary

Podcast: Ferguson, Class Divisions & Why Community May Reject Voting as Key Answer to Injustice

The stark reality is police in America have gunned down black youth in the streets many, many times prior to Michael Brown’s death. Why did this act of police brutality lead to such a show of incredible rage and protest from a community?

ABC's Raddatz: Obama's Lack of ISIS Strategy 'Creating a Lot of Concern,' a 'Stark Admission'

On Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” network senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz acknowledged that President Barack Obama’s Thursday remarks about his administration lacking a strategy to combat ISIS...Show More Summary

Police Don’t Shoot And Kill Violent White Man At Walmart

For those following the story of John Crawford III, the Ohio man who was shot to death by police while holding a toy gun in a Walmart store earlier this month, an incident at a South Carolina Walmart provides a stark study in contrasts. Crawford was unarmed, save the air rifle he’d picked up from [...]

1.65 Million Americans Live on Less Than $2 a Day

Dangerous Minds: A new report from the National Poverty Center (NPC) throws the disturbing trend of "extreme poverty" (as opposed to mere "deep poverty") into stark relief: There are currently an astonishing 1.65 million American households...Show More Summary

Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report

The message from climate scientists about our ongoing failure to cut carbon pollution: The catastrophic changes in climate that we are voluntarily imposing on future generations cannot plausibly be undone for hundreds of years or more. The post Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Stark language of new climate report doesn't include 'we're screwed,' but without action now, we are

Several newspapers published summaries of leaked copies of the latest draft report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Tuesday. The news ain't good. But it's not new. Greenhouse gas emissions, the reportShow More Summary

Morning Plum: A sharp racial divide, even on police militarization

When it comes to the Ferguson shooting, polls have shown a stark racial divide in reactions to it concerning everything from President Obama’s handling of the crisis to the question of whether the police response to protestors went too far. Now a new Pew poll finds a similar racial divide on still another question: Whether […]

Weekend News Roundup & Ope Thread for August 23-24, 2014

Christie "town halls:" daytime political events. Ras Baraka town halls: 7pm with on-site child care. Got it? The differences are pretty stark. (Auditor) Also Newark: Bob Braun has some advice for you, Mayor Baraka. You should consider it. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Here's another 'far sooner than previously thought' polar melting story

Alex Kirby at Climate News Network writes Antarctic warming could accelerate sea level rise: The effect of climate change on the world’s two polar regions looks like a stark contrast: the Arctic is warming faster than most of the rest...Show More Summary

American Ebola Patients Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol Discharged from Hospital

ATLANTA (AP) — Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory — a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago. Show More Summary

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