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Your city services shouldn't depend on what neighborhood you live in

When Angelenos call City Hall for help, they have some basic expectations. They should be able to talk to a live person. They should be told how long, roughly, it will take to address the problem. And they should know that their requests will be handled with the same care and concern, whether...

Was revenge a hidden rationale for torture?

The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" has reignited national debate on "enhanced" interrogation techniques. At the heart of this debate is the question: Do these methods work to prevent terrorist attacks?

A bit of good green energy news for your holidays, courtesy of New England

There are increasingly frequent moments in the New England power market when renewable energy is considerably cheaper than fossil fuel energy.

Former UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin hired by Notre Dame

Former UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin will have a gold helmet in his life. It just won’t say “UCLA” on it.

LAPD investigates Michael Brown parody at retired cop's party

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched a preliminary investigation into a video that has emerged of a song that plays on the shooting death of Michael Brown. It was sung at a party thrown by a retired LAPD officer.

She Was Pro-Choice and Worked at an Abortion Clinic, Here’s What Changed Her Mind

A former abortion clinic employee has written about her dramatic shift in mindset that means she now believes abortion “kills a living, growing member of the human family”. Jewels Green says she used to be a “vehement and vocal advocate for abortion”, but following a discussion with two women who spoke clearly and compassionately from […]

Violent cops suffocate the street life they claim to protect

Police unions have blamed protesters for sparking violence against cops. Clearly, they've missed the point.

How to win at last-minute holiday shopping (hint: buy vintage)

Head to the local vintage store for that last-second holiday shopping. Your loved one (and the planet) will appreciate it.

Torture Without Orders: Hidden in Plain Sight

By Gerald Gray, LCSW, Institute for Redress and Recovery Just released US Torture Papers focus on torture in interrogation, ostensibly for defense of the country. The US also tortures another way, not for defense but for regional control by terror. … Please continue reading.

Ohio Governor John Kasich Signs Bill to Lower Adoption Costs, Make Adoption Easier

On Friday, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Right to Life’s adoption reform legislation, S.B. 250, following historic bipartisan majority votes from the Senate, 29-1, and the House of Representatives, 81-4. This adoption reform will eliminate...Show More Summary

Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress

The 113th Congress, spanning January 2013 to December 2014, may be remembered for its relative lack of productivity and growing polarization. In terms of general lawmaking, it appears this Congress enacted fewer laws, by a wide margin,...Show More Summary

J. Robert Beyster dies at 90; founder of defense giant SAIC

J. Robert Beyster, who founded a technology startup with $10,000 and a half-dozen employees and turned it into a multibillion-dollar-a-year defense contractor with 43,000 employees worldwide, has died. He was 90.

Sony's 'Interview' VOD release causes mixed emotions

Theater owners say Sony Pictures Entertainment plans to release "The Interview" in the home as well as in theaters on Christmas Day, a move that is likely to heighten tensions between the embattled studio and cinema chains.

Have people of color been locked out of the green economy?

Black entrepreneurs want to see themselves reflected in the green economy before they join the army to defend it.

Judge Will Decide Friday Whether to Kill Brain-Dead Pregnant Mom’s 17 Week Unborn Baby

The High Court in Ireland will decide on Friday whether to allow a hospital to shut off life support for a pregnant mom, which would claim the life of her 17-week-old unborn baby. The mother is in her twenties, 17-weeks pregnant and doctors have decided to keep her on life support to give her unborn […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

We’ll be taking the next week off from regular posting to celebrate the holidays and recharge, but we’ll have a DFCS each day so you won’t be left completely without your Feministing fix. See you in 2015!   And don’t forget: There’s still time to get a Feministing membership for the feminists in your life and send them one […]

What to Expect in Reproductive Rights in 2015

2014 was pretty remarkable in a lot of ways -- we saw pro-choice comedy Obvious Child on the big screen, joined Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent against the Hobby Lobby decision, and tweeted with hashtags like #YesAllWomen that galvanized women's voices like never before. Show More Summary

Gun used in N.Y. cop killing traced to Atlanta pawnshop

The gun used in the ambush of two new York City police officers has been traced to a pawnshop in the Atlanta area, a federal official said Tuesday.

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