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Pew study shows we’re angrier than ever at each other! Political Polarization & Media Habits

Pew Research Journalism Project reports.. When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And... Read More
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Op Ed: It’s No Secret – ‘For God’s Sake’

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall At an important Washington meeting last week, the majority of guests sat, shaking their heads in disbelief, as the panelists blatantly skirted the truth, almost to the point of... Read More
Can someone call him home please? Pat Robertson rants over ‘deadly’ gay marriage in Idaho: It’s an ‘onslaught of homosexual behavior’

Can someone call him home please? Pat Robertson rants over ‘deadly’ gay marriage in Idaho: It’s an ‘onslaught of homosexual behavior’

Raw Story has his complete rant. Christian televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday told viewers that his worst fears had come true, and that legalized same-sex marriage was having “deadly consequences” in Idaho. The owners of... Read More
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Getting Ready for Hillary Costs About $1,000 Per Hour

And we’re 2 years and 2 weeks out? WTF? The super-PAC is building a list of supporters that is already hovering around 3 million. Hillary Clinton’s friendly super-PAC is spending roughly $23,000 a day – nearly... Read More
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She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.

The Daily Beast reports… No newspaper dares to publish the truth about the drug lords in Tamaulipas. Those who break the silence on Twitter and Facebook are marked for death. MEXICO CITY—She was a crusading... Read More
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The rabbit hole gets deeper: Tesco’s black hole due to lies, not mistakes, say investigators

No way this ends well. TreasuryInsider.com explains. “Inappropriate” behaviour, not an accounting error, is to blame for Tesco’s £250m profit overstatement, according to those tasked with looking into the black hole scandal. A source close... Read More
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Scott Brown sees Mitt Romney as an Ebola repellent

Blame Obama? The lunacy from MSNBC. Ordinarily, candidates for major public offices get better as campaigns progress. The improvements tend to be organic – politicians do more interviews, make more appearances, deliver more speeches, and... Read More
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Ebola: Man removes daughter from school over facemask refusal

BBC has this scary man’s story. A father worried about Ebola arriving in the UK has taken his teenage daughter out of school because it will not let her wear a facemask. Jon O’Brien, from... Read More
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Putin’s Coup: How the Russian leader used the Ukraine crisis to consolidate his dictatorship

Shrewd and scary, Politico explains. The war in Ukraine is no longer only about Ukraine. The conflict has transformed Russia. This increasingly is what European leaders and diplomats believe: that Vladimir Putin and his security... Read More
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Time to make firms pay for avoiding US taxes

by Sherwood Ross Blue-ribbon corporations are deserting our country “to avoid paying taxes but expect to keep receiving the full array of benefits that being American confers, and that everyone else is paying for,” Fortune... Read More
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Does the culture of tipping make waitresses more vulnerable to sexual harassment?

The Washington Post asks… After nine years working as a waitress, mostly at a chain of restaurants in suburban Memphis, Catherine Bryant knows how to deal with lascivious customers, the leers and whistles and lewd... Read More

The Origins of My Pyromania

The New York Times Magazine essay… My grandfather babysat for me once when I was 4. He left me alone in the living room, probably for no more than five minutes. Unsupervised, I was drawn... Read More
Watching Dear White People at Harvard

Watching Dear White People at Harvard

npr explains. A new movie about race and identity is out in select theaters today. It’s called Dear White People, and it’s a satire set at a fictitious ivy league college. Or, as the promotional... Read More

Spotify Is Getting a Family Deal to Save You Money

Gizmodo reports the good news. If you and your partner both use separate Spotify accounts—or, worse, your entire family—then some good news: the streaming service is launching a family deal so you can all run... Read More

McConnell seeks clean slate for Republican majority in Senate

The Hill reports his cart is waaay out in front of this horse. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) wants to get all must-pass legislation completed in the lame-duck session so Senate Republicans will have... Read More
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Not surprisingly: For capital juries across America, race still plays a role in who gets to serve

VQR reports on: Bias in the Box On December 16, 2007, Jennifer Vincek was pulling another overnight shift at the Shell Food Mart in downtown Statesville, North Carolina, when Jeffrey Peck, a regular at the... Read More
Rome’s Mayor Registers 16 Same-Sex Marriages Despite Law Banning Recognition

Rome’s Mayor Registers 16 Same-Sex Marriages Despite Law Banning Recognition

ThinkProgress celebrates… The mayor of Rome transcribed 16 same-sex couples’ marriages onto the city’s registers Saturday despite the fact that Italy does not allow for the recognition of such unions, Bloomberg reports. All 16 couples... Read More
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Op Ed: The Big, The Bold and The URGENT

by Ryan Carter A referendum and 2 by-elections that brought a Tory to the house under a UKIP banner, and a close second in a Labour seat just shows politics needs to change anti-politics is... Read More
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Racist thug ‘journalist': Tucker Carlson: It’s ‘obvious’ that black teens make neighborhoods dangerous

Raw Story reports as Tucker Carlson does it again… Fox News host Tucker Carlson asserted over the weekend that it was “obvious” that black teens were responsible for making neighborhoods more dangerous, but white people... Read More
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After Blocking Surgeon General Nominee, Republican Blames Obama For Surgeon General Vacancy

ThinkProgress shares the hypocrisy… It has been nearly a year since Vivek Murthy was nominated by President Obama to serve as the next Surgeon General, but thanks in large part to the gun lobby and... Read More
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Nigeria Is Ebola-Free: Here’s What They Did Right

Time Magazine reports… It’s been 42 days since the last new case The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ response... Read More
Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson

Raw Story explains… Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.” Those... Read More
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On Fox News, Health Expert Ridicules Congressman For Pushing Travel Ban Against Ebola

ThinkProgress reports…. Since the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in September, lawmakers from both of the parties have sought to politicize the government’s response, calling for the resignation of different... Read More
Tavis Smiley rips Bill Kristol: You are ‘the worst of America’ for using Ebola in politics

Tavis Smiley rips Bill Kristol: You are ‘the worst of America’ for using Ebola in politics

Tavis is a hero to many. Add me to the list.
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What if Climate Change is Worse Than We Thought?

by Robert Hunziker It is worse than we thought! New studies about the warming of the planet and the risk of massive release of methane from the Arctic are “worse than we thought.” As it... Read More
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When island nations drown, who owns their seas?

The Boston Globe reports. OVER THE PAST several years, it’s become clear that one of the starkest potential effects of climate change is the existential threat that rising oceans pose to the world’s low-lying island... Read More

(Pity Party? Anyone? Awww….) When the Petrodollars Run Out

Foreign Policy explains the arrogant oil sheikhs’ dilemma. It’s good to be Vladimir Putin these days. The Russian president can jerk most European countries around without fearing the consequences, thanks to their dependence on his... Read More
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The GOP’s hot Presidential mess: Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field, Clinton Still Dominates the Democratic Race

ABC News reports. Hillary Clinton continues to hold a commanding lead in the potential Democratic field for president in 2016, while the GOP frontrunner in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll is a familiar figure... Read More
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GM’s hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history

Pando Daily has the incredible story. As the sun was setting on a stormy Georgia day, Brooke Melton was 30 miles outside of Atlanta in her Chevy Cobalt. It was March 10, 2010, her birthday,... Read More

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story

The Daily Beast tells the story of Walter Isaacson’s newest book on he founders of Wikipedia. In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia... Read More