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Op-ed: How 11 Years at The Advocate Silenced My Self-Hate

I don't know if I've changed The Advocate, but it certainly changed me. read more

Parents Fight Conservative Zealots and Charter School Advocates For Control of Their Kids' Education

In Jefferson County, Colorado an acrimonious debate is taking place over the future of public school. It's Tuesday evening, and people have come to church — but not for religion. What's bringing people to Green Mountain United Methodist...Show More Summary

Letitia James says city should ditch Walmart stock

3 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The city should divest from Walmart stock because the retailer is the country’s biggest gun seller, Public Advocate Letitia James said.

Immigrant advocates allege excessive force during Murrieta protests

One year after anti-immigration protests erupted in the city of Murrieta, two immigrant advocates who were arrested during the demonstrations have sued the city and Riverside County, alleging unlawful detention and excessive use of force.

Maine lawmakers tighten foreclosure rules in win for consumers

12 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Homeowners in Maine gained stronger protection against bank foreclosures under legislation approved late on Tuesday over the objections of some of the United States' largest lenders in what consumer advocates called a win for homeowners. Show More Summary

Department of Homeland Security Colluded With Anti-Immigrant Groups, Report Alleges

Anti-immigrant organizations allegedly "cultivated spokespersons from within these unions who are willing to echo their messaging and to advocate for their policy goals," according to the report. The post Department of Homeland Security Colluded With Anti-Immigrant Groups, Report Alleges appeared first on ThinkProgress.

NBA Great Bill Walton Standing Tall for Solar

The world's tallest Deadhead is now a big advocate for solar energy. Bill Walton - NCAA/NBA basketball champion and Hall-of-Famer, iconoclastic broadcaster, Grateful Dead friend and follower, literally larger-than-life personality - now devotes much of his life to spreading the gospel of solar power. Show More Summary

Why the US Refuses to Release a Draft of a Speech Hillary Clinton Gave 6 Years Ago

13 hours agoNews : Vice News

Last month, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a two-day hearing about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The committee heard testimony from reporters — I testified at the hearing — transparency advocates, and government officials about what's working, what's not, and how Congress could improve the decades-old law. Show More Summary

Klan camp: KKK developing ‘a mighty army’ of white nationalists at five day training in July

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Ku Klux Klan is encouraging interested citizens to attend a five-day training camp later this month, where students will study leadership skills intended to help them become better advocates of white supremacy in their own communities. Listed under “national events” on the KKK...

Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Fundraises With Marijuana Industry

14 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The junior senator from Kentucky has advocated for medical marijuana and sentencing reform for non-violent offenders.

Which 'Magic Mike XXL' Star Would Win a Vogue Battle? (Video)

Stars like Jada Pinkett-Smith and choreographers weigh in at the film's premiere in this episode of Advocate Spotlight. read more

After Developer Gets $3 Million Break on Housing Fee, Mike O'Brien Calls for Audit of City Planning Department

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

After the city's planning department charged a developer less than it should have in affordable housing fees, Council Member Mike O'Brien wants an audit of the department. Alex Garland Labor and housing advocates gathered with city council...Show More Summary

Irony: Obama Says “We Believe Every Child is Entitled to Life.” Except Unborn Children

When President Barack Obama responded to the recent Supreme Court decision concerning gay marriage, he made some comments that made pro-life advocates take notice because the underscored the way in which Obama ignores the plight of unborn children victimized by abortion. LifeNews writer Rebecca Downs, writing at LiveAction’s blog, noticed the interesting comments from Obama. […]

Anti-Vaxx actor denies science, calls California Gov. a 'fascist'

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Apparently Jenny McCarthy's ex-boyfriend didn't get the memo. In the name of protecting kids, Jim Carrey advocates endangering kids. (more…)

Going to the Mat for Fish and Fishermen

On one side: fish. On the other side: fishermen. In the middle: Zeke Grader. For more than four decades, the California-based fishing advocate has worked to find common ground between taking care of the environment and looking out for the needs of family fishermen. Show More Summary

El Cortez Is the Anti-Tex-Mex Joint Brooklyn’s Been Waiting For

But there are nachos, of course. After teasing a menu of Mexican barbecue last fall, fried-chicken wizard Stephen Tanner and piña colada advocate Chris Young have quietly opened El Cortez, their south-of-the-border follow-up to the Commodore, in Bushwick. Show More Summary

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem

17 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus that stops them from proceeding. The Department of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service...Show More Summary

A Paragraph I Never Thought I Would Read

Feel the Bern: For Louis Celli, at the American Legion, Sanders’s progressive views make some sense in the context of advocating for veterans’ programs. “Who better than a socialist to advocate for veterans’ health care?” he asked. Pretty much Gog … Continue reading ?

Solar's Value for Grid Circuits: Not Much on Average, but Huge for a Handful

Solar advocates and opponents have argued over the merits of various studies about the relative costs and benefits of distributed solar PV. Different studies have reached different results -- so different that the Rocky Mountain Institute wrote an entire report just to compare and contrast 16 of them. read more

When patients speak – some hear golden tones and others noise

A Brookings Institute economics expert and a patient advocate argued with each other last week during a live Google chat. They disagreed about the voices of patients, and how much these voices should count. Their debate is just one of...Show More Summary

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