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Alberta’s Wildrose dumps Christian candidate over 2007 blog post criticizing gay activists

Russ Kuykendall is among the growing list of victims of a 'new McCarthyism of the Left,' says a critic.

'Isis' among names removed from UN list of hurricane names

GENEVA (Reuters) - 'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

The Waste Biz: Material Efficiency, Circular Economy Key To Fighting Climate Change

A new study from the Club of Rome shows that material efficiency policies could have significant effects on carbon emissions: this week's Waste Biz The post The Waste Biz: Material Efficiency, Circular Economy Key To Fighting Climate Change appeared first on Sustainablog.

“Cold Calling” company fined £75K for breach of privacy

Reactiv Media Limited v The Information Commissioner (Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations  (2003) [2015] UKFTT 2014_0213 (GRC) (13 April 2015) – read judgment Although an individual’s right to privacy is usually thought of in the context of state intrusion in one form or another, in reality the real threat of intrusion in a society such as ours […]

Gay Iowan Applauds Hillary Clinton for Standing Up for Marriage Equality in New Video

In a video released today by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, an openly gay Iowan applauded Clinton for urging the Supreme Court to take a stand for marriage equality.

Pro-life vid of day: Democrats are extremists on abortion

by Kelli Political commentator and former Bush White House Press Secretary Dana Perino appeared on Fox’s The Kelly File where she and Megyn Kelly discussed GOP Presidential candidate Rand Paul’s recent remarks on late-term abortion and on Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s hardline pro-abortion response. Show More Summary

Swinging Between Optimism and Pessimism on Climate Change

Every day seems to bring new news about climate change, some of it encouraging and some of it so disheartening that doomsday feels around the corner.  Here’s a catalogue of recent climate news, starting with the optimistic stories: Bloomberg news reports that the end of fossil fuels is in sight. The World Bank today announced […]

Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim oppose death penalty for bomber

Business Insider says: Bill and Denise Richards, the parents of the youngest victim to die in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have declared they are against the death penalty for convicted bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The story is h...

Australia Just Gave $4 Million To A Climate Contrarian To Set Up A ‘Climate Consensus Center’

Bjørn Lomborg, who will head the center, argues that climate change is real but not a problem. The post Australia Just Gave $4 Million To A Climate Contrarian To Set Up A ‘Climate Consensus Center’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” enters its teen years

Toward the end of January, Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" celebrated its tenth anniversary. Ten years of raising women's self-esteem and/or just telling us we're not as ugly as we think we are (mileage varies).

"I Wish..."

[Content Note: Poverty; deportation.]This is a heartbreaking story about a teacher in a school district with high rates of poverty who asked her elementary school students what they wished she knew about them."I wish my teacher knew I don't have pencils at home to do my homework," read one of the responses. Show More Summary

Data app pushes Chinese factories to cut pollution

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When environmentalist Ma Jun set out to tackle pollution from Chinese industries, it seemed a near-impossible task.

Poll Shows Americans Oppose Assisted Suicide as Bills Legalizing Assisted Suicide Fail

As assisted suicide failed to pass in state legislatures across the country this year, a new Marist Poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus found that a majority of Americans do not support assisted suicide and that strong majorities harbor deep concerns over such proposals. Assisted suicide proposals have stalled since the start of the […]

Kentucky Circuit Court Judge Strikes Down State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in Kentucky on Thursday.

A Letter to My Mom, A Modern Day Woman

Can we have it all? More and more I see myself thinking like you. Less like a child, and more like a woman. I used to think that a woman could either have the white picket fence with a happy family and a golden retriever or be a powerful woman with a groundbreaking career and no family life. Show More Summary

What’s the greenest way to read a book?

Paperbacks? E-readers? None of the above? Umbra knows volumes.

Renee Ellmers Faces Pro-Life Primary Opponent After Sabotaging 20-Week Abortion Ban

In January, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers led the charge to sabotage the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — a move that ultimately forced Republicans to pull the bill from the House floor — because she disagreed with a requirement in the bill that rape be reported to a law enforcement agency before an abortion is […]

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