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Eighteen Million Americans Are Drinking Water That Isn’t Properly Tested for Lead

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

About six months ago, just as Flint began to acknowledge its lead crisis, a water testing expert from an EPA task force predicted that “every major city east of the Mississippi ” was underestimating lead levels in their water. A big report from the NRDC now confirms that about 18 million Americans are living with lead testing violations. Read more...

Democratic Party Platform Calls for Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions

The Democratic Party is planning to adopt an even more extreme platform on abortion this year. In the party’s 2016 proposed platform, Democrats added language calling for a repeal of the Hyde Amendment and full-fledged taxpayer funding of abortion, according to the Daily Caller. The Democratic Party platform already supports legalized abortion on demand for […]

Sandra Fluke: “Next Fight” for Abortion Activists is Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions

The pro-abortion movement received a massive victory from the Supreme Court yesterday in striking down common sense regulations on abortion clinics to ensure they protect women’s health. After leaving women’s hung out to dry, what’s the next step for abortion advocates? According to abortion activist Sandra Fluke, the next step is forcing Americans to pay […]

Why the Department of Justice wants to force its 28,000 employees to confront unconscious racial biases

As police have grappled with accusations of racism in the wake of shootings of unarmed black Americans, the Department of Justice has pushed law enforcement departments to undertake increasingly popular trainings on how unconscious biases – such as racial prejudice – influence policing. Now, the...

John Oliver Warns Americans That Something As Terrible As the Brexit Really Could Happen Here

Economically disenchanted voters deciding to take their country back from the forces of globalization and multiculturalism? Campaign promises that are almost immediately broken? Rising tides of nationalism sparking violence against minorities?...Show More Summary

The Sound of Hate

In December, 1989, the Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was expelled from power by American forces. To escape capture, he took refuge in the Papal Nunciatura in Panama City. When an American general arrived to confer with the papal nuncio, the U.S. Show More Summary

War Novels

Recently, my late night reading has included Rabble in Arms by Kenneth Roberts. It's one of those grand historical novels - a type that was popular in the forties - and its focus is on the American forces that fought alongside Benedict Arnold to thwart the British on what may be called the Canadian front during the American Revolution.. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Rights in Key Sexual Assault Case

Sarah Mirk Photo of a Native-led protest against Dollar General. Photo courtesy of FORCE.  The Supreme Court ruled this morning on an important case involving sexual assault and the ability of American Indian tribes to prosecute crimes that happen on their land. Show More Summary

July 4th Fireworks and Concerts Canceled for US Forces in Japan, Citing "Respect for Okinawans"

Fireworks and concerts on the Fourth of July have been canceled for American forces in Japan this year after a government contractor was accused...

Stephen Colbert passionately supports Democrats' sit-in for gun-control laws

Stephen Colbert supported the sit-in by Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to force a vote on gun-control laws. “They’re fighting for two things 90% of Americans are in favor of: stopping terrorists from getting guns, and sitting down,”...Show More Summary

Rep. Himes: Americans want gun reform

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) talks about the sit-in House Democrats are holding in an effort to force Republican lawmakers allow a vote on gun legislation.

House Republicans just turned the cameras off so you can’t see an anti-gun violence sit-in

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Republicans shut down cameras inside the U.S. House of Representatives to prevent Americans from seeing a sit-in by the Democratic colleagues to force a vote on gun control. Congressional Democrats led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights veteran, took to the floor to shame their GOP...

How much does it cost to leave the workforce to care for a child? A lot more than you think.

A new calculator from the left-leaning Center for American Progress allows expecting parents to see how much it would cost to leave the labor force to take care of a child. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Two out of every three American children under the age of 5 whose parents both live together need child care because both parents work. Show More Summary

Do American Police Departments Need An Overhaul?

Dr. Vibe asks what can be done to help American police forces The post Do American Police Departments Need An Overhaul? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

An Unaccompanied 13-Year-Old Girl On American Airlines Was Sexually Abused For 30 Minutes Before Discovery – Oregon Man In Federal Custody

The family of a 13-year-old girl who was travelling as an unaccompanied minor on American Airlines have threatened to sue the company after she was forced to endure what their attorney is describing as “30 minutes of hell” on the flight. Show More Summary

THE NEW YORK TIMES DISCOVERS THE DISASTER THAT IS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING: Today, nearly 30 percent …

THE NEW YORK TIMES DISCOVERS THE DISASTER THAT IS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING: Today, nearly 30 percent of the American work force needs a license to work, up from about 10 percent in the 1970s, according to Morris Kleiner, a professor of public affairs at the University of Minnesota, who has studied the issue. The Obama administration […]

Harassment Is Still a Massive Problem in the American Workplace

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace released a comprehensive and startling report on harassment in the United States. Authored by EEOC Commissioners Chai...Show More Summary

"Americanized Black History, The Comedy Edition" Part 2 - The Inability To Grasp The IRONY Because "Non-White White Supremacy Is Too Blinding" Of A Force

WELL AT LEAST IF SHE TELLS US: " I SWEAR I HAVE NEVER KILLED A BLACK PERSON" I'D BELIEVE HER HOW THE US FAIR HOUSING ACT CREATED THE CRIPS Compton California - Founded In 1888 As A Suburb To Upstart Named Los Angeles How The WIN Against...Show More Summary

Thousands of Okinawa Protest American Military Presence After Japanese Woman Found Raped and Murdered

Are American military forces no longer welcome on the Japanese island, Okinawa? That’s what about 65,000 protesters are suggesting, according to USA Today. After an American contractor was arrested for raping and murdering a 20-yearShow More Summary

U.S. Tells Russia of ‘Strong Concerns’ About Strikes on Syrian Rebels

In a videoconference with Russian counterparts, American defense officials discussed an attack on U.S.-backed forces who are fighting the Islamic State and who should be covered by a cease-fire.

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