Hurrah! That’s all I am going to say tonight about the New Hampshire Democratic primary. The rest is up to you. HIGH IMPACT STORIES TOP COMMENTS TWEET OF THE DAY x James O'Keefe, of Breitbart is in NH harassing campaign volunteers....Show More Summary
image credit Are you a morning person or a night owl? The answer may be written in your DNA. A study of nearly 90,000 people who had their genomes sequenced by the consumer genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 versions of genes...Show More Summary
Richard Eskow at the Campaign for America’s Future writes—Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent: Economic inequality inspired Occupy Wall Street, a movement that in a few short months transformed our political discourse...Show More Summary
Folks, I’m pleased to announce that last night a bunch of wild horses got into a fight with a bunch of big cats and defeated them, despite the fact that the most famous wild horse is super old. [View the story “Superb Owl 2016” on Storify] Share
John H. Cushman Jr. at the Pulitzer-winning InsideClimate News writes—Obama's Oil Tax: A Conversation Starter About Climate and Transportation, but a Non-Starter in Congress: President Obama’s proposal to impose a $10 tax on every barrel...Show More Summary
At Common Dreams, David Cay Johnson, author of The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, writes—The Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Our Liberty: I have been a longtime critic of the agreement, especially...Show More Summary
23andMe research has found that your natural circadian rhythm that makes you either an early bird or a night owl may be part of your DNA. Not a morning person? Stop blaming poor sleep habits, your waking routine, or the strength of your caffeinated beverage. New research indicates our genetic material has an impact on whether we're early birds or night owls. Read Full Story
Desmoinesdem, the proprietor of the most excellent Iowa-focused political blog Bleeding Heartland, had some words Thursday regarding the antiquated caucus system in the state. An excerpt: Since 2007, I have been trying to raise awareness...Show More Summary
Alexander Billet on Donald Trump and the Aesthetics of Fascism: The crisp, angular uniforms for party members cranked out by the thousands, the massive orchestrated rallies, the technologically innovative films of Leni Riefenstahl—these are all perfect examples of how fascism aestheticized politics to its own end. Show More Summary
You may be naturally disposed toward being a morning person or a night owl—and scientists are now saying that may have a true biological basis that's hard to fight, the Guardian reports. Per a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, researchers under the direction of 23andMe lead scientist Dr....
At The Atlantic, Megan Garber writes—Which Is the Fastest-Talking State in the Union? “Life is short. Talk fast,” Gilmore Girls advises. It may well be a good tip: There are some distinct advantages to being a motormouth, among themShow More Summary
A DNA analysis of nearly 90,000 23andme customers suggests our preference for early mornings may be rooted in our genes. The study also suggests that night owls are at greater risk of depression and other health issues. But those findings come with a couple of caveats. Read more...
William Greider at The Nation writes—How Obsolete, Triumphalist Militarism Is Destroying America: [...] History tells us that what brought down mighty empires of the past was hubris—the confusion of weakness for strength. Might America...Show More Summary
Deidre Fulton at Common Dreams writes—Elizabeth Warren : Corporate Crime Runs Rampant Thanks to 'Rigged' System: "Justice cannot mean a prison sentence for a teenager who steals a car, but nothing more than a sideways glance at a C.E.O. Show More Summary
Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams writes—Big Win for Rooftop Solar as California Vote Boosts Clean Energy: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday approved a plan that leaves the state's rooftop solar incentives program...Show More Summary
For Flint, Michigan, an end to the water crisis remains nowhere in sight. “The damage has been done,” said Sergio Kapusta, a scientist and expert on corrosion. “That piping in each house is going to put out lead contamination for some time. Show More Summary
Laura McCauley at Common Dreams writes—Stuck on the Brink, Doomsday Clock Leaves Humanity 3 Minutes to Midnight: With "utter dismay," the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Tuesday that the symbolic Doomsday Clock will holdShow More Summary
Bruce Murphy at The Progressive writes—Dark Money’s Front Man. An excerpt: I n November 2013, a little-known conservative activist named Eric O’Keefe brazenly disobeyed a court order and leaked information to The Wall Street Journal editorial...Show More Summary
The early bird may get the worm, but the night owl may be smarter – according some research. Recent studies... The post Research Says Late Sleepers Are More Intelligent appeared first on Lifehack.
Joe Conason at Alternet writes—The Man Who Drowned Democracy With 'Sewer Money': This week marked the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, which exposed American democracy to increasing domination by the country's very richest...Show More Summary