Here is some stuff in the news today!The Obama administration has granted a temporary exemption from the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Ezra Klein details "how they're doing it—and what it means for the law." [Content Note:...Show More Summary
In the next months, the European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) will have to rule on the matter of the status of the human embryo in a case which bears some similarities to the RvR case in Ireland. According to the European Centre of Law and Justice (ECLJ), the case of Adelina PARRILLO versus […]
Continuing our series of posts on Latina feminist resources and activists, today we’re featuring an interview with Lorena Cabnal. Lorena is an indigenous Xinka woman living in Guatemala. She is a self described community feminist, and the co-founder of the Association of Indigenous Women of Santa María Xalapán. She recently returned from a speaking tour with the Guatemalan [...]
When Allen West was defeated in the 2012 election and Tim Scott was appointed to serve out the term of retiring South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, that left Republicans back where they had usually been in the past, with not a single black Republican in the House of Representatives. Show More Summary
Last month, the ACLU and the Service Women's Action Network, with support from the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Clinic, released a report documenting the discrimination experienced by military veterans who file disability claims with...Show More Summary
When Rene Pacyna went into labor in July — seventeen weeks prior to her expected due date — there was no telling what the outcome would be. She delivered a baby girl, Meghan Hope, who weighed in at less than one pound, was only eight inches long, and was given a bleak 10% chance of […]
[Content Note: Injury; terrorism.] I don't know how James Costello and Krista D'Agostino view fate or destiny or the meaning of life, but something I use in my own life is the idea that we can retroactively give meaning to the toughShow More Summary
Blackfish is reaching the masses, but we're supposed to feel bad for SeaWorld. Can we talk?
This week, the National Trust released a stark warning. As a result of Coalition planning reforms, half of English councils with greenbelt land are planning to build on protected countryside, even though other brownfield sites are available. Sir Simon Jenkins, the National Trust's chairman, said: “The green belt has been the star feature of British [...]
After the dustup over controversial comments pro-life Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson made that has caused him to be suspended by A&E, Robertson and his family have released a statement saying they will not back down from Biblical principles. Robertson discusses in his GQ interview his religious beliefs and about sin, saying, “start with homosexual […]
We took the fight for civil liberties into the corporate boardroom and yesterday we marked an important victory. Verizon is finally going to break its silence and publish a transparency report about government demands for information. Last...Show More Summary
I have been following the tragic case of Jahi McMath, who went to Oakland Children’s Hospital for a tonsillectomy and suffered a catastrophic complication, resulting in cardiac arrest. According to the media, her doctors later declared her “brain dead” and told the parents she would be removed from life support. After a lawyer’s letter, Jahi’s life support […]
[Content Note: Homophobia; racism; Christian Supremacy.]Following the Duck Dynasty patriarch's homophobic and racist treatise in GQ, and subsequent imposed hiatus by A&E, the Robertson family has released this awesome statement:We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. Show More Summary
Since Beyoncé released her surprise album last month, it’s been widely acknowledged as one of the most explicitly feminist pieces of work by a major pop artist in quite a while. Many feminists were surprised to see Beyoncé be so open about her feminism, and though it may be imperfect, that almost makes me love it more. However I [...]
The country plans to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2020. The post Renewable Energy Is Now The Source Of 40 Percent Of Scotland’s Electricity appeared first on ThinkProgress.
F or most who spend time watching and analyzing the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, weary cynicism is the default pose. It’s not entirely unjustified. Few conflicts have seen as many false starts and dashed hopes as the effort to negotiate...Show More Summary
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Oil giant BP is again attempting to convince the public that the oil spill settlement process for their destruction of the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and leak, is completely riddled with...Show More Summary
Next week, lucky pencil-pushers across America will vacate their office buildings for their hometowns, vacation spots, or living rooms, where they will work remotely through the end of the year, churning out the high level of productivity that flexible workplaces inspire. Show More Summary
In what’s being billed as the first conversation of its kind, the world’s first humanoid robot astronaut had a chat with the Japanese commander of the International Space Station. “Santa Claus will come to space,” Kirobo — the 13-inch...Show More Summary