Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011—Grand corruption: When former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich heard the verdict last week in his corruption trial, he reportedly turned to his lawyers and asked "what happened?"...Show More Summary
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Below is an excerpt from Naomi Klein's remarks delivered at a press conference introducing “People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course,” a high-level meeting being held at the Vatican this week to explore Laudato Si’, Pope...Show More Summary
Sorry, Dan Snyder. The District of Columbia has been attempting to woo back a certain NFL franchise by proposing a shiny new stadium on their old stomping grounds, the spot where Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium stands today. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, however, has told them that's not going to fly. Show More Summary
The following is an excerpt from a statement from activist Bree Newsome, pictured above removing the Confederate battle flag on the South Carolina capitol grounds: The night of the Charleston Massacre, I had a crisis of faith. The people...Show More Summary
Here’s Mobile Bay, with the USS Alabama in the background: The convention center here appears to have a busy railroad track running right through it. Can that be possible? Open thread. This space reserved for your ad.
Jon Schuppe writes—How Anthony Graves Went from Death Row to Overseeing the Houston Crime Lab: A few weeks ago, Anthony Graves began hearing rumors that he was under consideration for a spot on the Houston Forensic Science Center's board...Show More Summary
James Fallows: I think Barack Obama’s eulogy [Friday] at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was his most fully successful performance as an orator. It was also one that could have come only at this point inShow More Summary
Americans who may have hoped that the latest of American mass murders would result in even the tiniest reflection on American gun policies got a blunt answer from House Republicans this week: No. A GOP-led panel blocked a proposal Wednesday...Show More Summary
The video below—"Fossil Fuel: A Risky Business"—was released Monday by Carbon Tracker along with this statement: The fossil fuel industry is inflating a ‘carbon bubble’ based on risky demand & price assumptions. Already under current...Show More Summary
Nick Cunningham writes—Could $12 Trillion Trigger A Renewables Revolution? After years of anticipation, the renewable energy revolution is finally here. Solar energy is poised to become the dominant player in electricity markets worldwide...Show More Summary
Danielle & Patrick's Warm Modern Home Pin it In all the world there are two types of people — and you probably know which one you are. There are the people who happily bound out of bed in the morning but tucker out long before midnight, and the people who love to sleep in but also love to burn the midnight oil. Show More Summary
The world's largest floating wind turbine, the machine has a capacity of 7 megawatts. It was made by Mitsubishi Manufacturing and will be placed 12 miles off Japan by the end of this month. Cole Mellino at EcoWatch writes—World’s Largest...Show More Summary
Heather Cox Richardson writes in Jacobin—The Long History of Southern Terror. An excerpt: In the wake of the Civil War, white southern Democrats initially refused to face the reality that they would have to share any sort of economic, political, or social power with their former slaves. Show More Summary
The planned Caucasian Heritage Night by the minor league Orem Owls was cancelled following social media and NAACP outrage. The... The post Minor League Ball Team Cancels ‘Caucasian Heritage Night’ After Social Media Outrage appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
At The Atlantic, Yoni Applebaum writes—Why Is the Flag Still There? The flags of the United States and of South Carolina, atop the Capitol dome in Columbia, were lowered to half-staff last week in the wake of the Charleston shootings. Show More Summary
Tonight's brief break from politics: Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2010—The opacity of tropes: There was some good in President Obama's energy speech, and there was much that was missing, including the clarion call...Show More Summary
Bryan Schatz and Mark Follman at Mother Jones writes The Gun Lobby Blames the Charleston Mass Shooting on "Gun-Free Zones": In the aftermath of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, gun rights activists and...Show More Summary
It works out to about three percent. The Violence Policy Center released a study Wednesday that finds people are much more likely to use a gun to kill someone without cause than to protect themselves. According to the study, gun owners...Show More Summary
New parents, creative insomniacs, night owls with early bird schedules – we all suffer from a similar problem. We need... The post 11 Ways To Stay Productive When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep appeared first on Lifehack.