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Ep 74b Best of the @ThreeMuckrakers

http://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TTM-Ep-71b-Best-of.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSShttp://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TTM-Ep-71b-Best-of.mp3 We’re still out this week, so here’s another Best of. Episode 34 was recorded in September of last year. Join Denis Campbell, editor... Read More
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Broken body in for repairs…

Campaigning for office, our The Three Muckrakers podcast and editing this publication are some of my most favourite activities. Unfortunately, the former led me to almost not being able to do the latter. Having fought off... Read More
This was Jo Cox MP’s maiden speech to Parliament

Last column, I sadly got it too right…

This is The Monday Line by Denis G. Campbell Last week in my column I asked: What have we wrought?, then outlined a week of hate speech inciting RWer voters in both the USA and... Read More

The 18 Most Influential Fake Companies in the World

But does a company need to be real to be influential? Not really. From #Acme Corp. to Stark Industries, fictional companies often reach out from imaginary universes to touch the real world, if only our... Read More

The Battery Miracle Will Transform Both Transportation And Power Generation | ThinkProgress

Low-cost, high-performance electric batteries are a game changer for the two key clean energy sectors: power generation and transportation. They enable much greater adoption and penetration of both renewable energy and electric vehicles — not... Read More

‘Happy Ramadan’: Postal worker threatens to destroy mail featuring Muslim holiday stamps

“[As] A US Mail Carrier I can personally assure everyone here that anything with this stamp on it will be lost or destroyed in the system before is [sic] makes delivery,” Ray wrote. “Guaranteed. Happy... Read More
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Why the Bank of England was right to reveal Brexit anxiety | Business | The Guardian

He has confined himself to assessing the impact on monetary and financial stability, which Threadneedle Street is charged with promoting. It would be bizarre if the Bank had nothing to say about the referendum since... Read More
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First Read: Trump Is a Man on an Island — and He’s Sinking – NBC News

Yesterday, we saw President Obama and Hillary Clinton deliver a tag-team slam on Donald Trump over the presumptive GOP nominee’s reactions to the tragic Orland shooting. “Are we going to start treating all Muslim Americans... Read More
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Dan Brown donates €300,000 to digitise mystical books that inspired him | Books | The Guardian

Dan Brown, whose hero Robert Langdon is able to crack ancient codes with ease, has donated €300,000 (£237,000) to the Dutch library whose priceless collection of antique manuscripts helped inspire his bestselling thrillers.   Brown’s... Read More

Americans are hoarding their pain pills as opioid abuse reaches “epidemic” level

A few weeks after I’d had my first major cancer surgery, I sat in my oncologist’s office and asked what I thought was a relatively commonplace post-op question. How, I wondered, should I safely dispose... Read More
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Epicenter of Obliteration – Arctic Ice

by Robert Hunziker “Obliteration” is intentionally Machiavellian, and over-reaching, but the hard truth is that obliteration (extinction) could really, truly happen, assuming certain things happen, or not, depending…. In such case, in order to gain... Read More

(How on earth did he win in ’09?) Scott Brown Says Orlando Shooting Did Not Primarily Target Gay People

I don’t think any GOPer in Congress who tweeted about #PulseNightclub mentioned LGBT community or that it was target https://t.co/MA00Q5vdsb — igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 12, 2016   Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown welcome attendees to... Read More

Antarctica carbon dioxide levels breach red line

In May 2013, the carbon dioxide monitoring station at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, recorded a major milestone — the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide had crossed the symbolic “red line” of 400 parts per million for... Read More
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Donald Trump’s poll ratings in a historic hole

  2016’s race to the bottom, Donald Trump is going to find out if you can become president when two-thirds of Americans don’t like you — and a majority can’t stand you.   Recent polls... Read More
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First Read: Ryan Instructs Republicans to Follow Their ‘Conscience’ on Trump – NBC News

RYAN: Oh, absolutely. The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that. Look, believe me, Chuck. I get that this a... Read More

Donald Trump Bragged to Press He Made a Fortune in 1984, Told the IRS It Was Zero

Trump deducted $626,264 as expenses on his 1984 federal income tax return, and $619,227 on his New York City return. On both forms, he claimed no income.   It was a pivotal year for the... Read More

My journey to a Ugandan ghost town

It began, as stories often do, with a message from #The Economist’s foreign editor in London. He had spotted a new book which argued that many high profile Chinese investments in Africa were phantoms –... Read More

Debbie Wasserman Schultz sidelined as Clinton campaign assumes control of DNC operations

Brandon Davis, national political director for the Service Employees International Union, will become the party’s general election chief of staff and oversee day-to-day operations until the November elections are held, reported CNN.   “We have... Read More

Hannity and NRA chief agree: Muslims and Democrats — not guns — cause mass shootings

The Fox News host and Chris Cox, head of the NRA-ILA, blamed gun violence on foreign policy pursued by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, his former Secretary of State.   “The truth is, we’re facing... Read More
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NHS boss says promise of £8bn in extra funding may be far from enough

In pointed remarks made on Friday and aimed at the health secretary, Simon Stevens said people should not “rewrite history” on the exact sums the NHS in England will need by 2020. Hunt has repeatedly... Read More
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Obama Decries Trump’s Muslim Ban, Asks: ‘Where Does This Stop?’

In forceful comments Tuesday that repudiated calls to use the term “radical Islam” while underscoring his administration’s efforts to defeat terrorism, President Barack Obama blasted such language as dangerous and reactionary and slammed Donald Trump’s... Read More
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The mood is ugly, and an MP is dead

This attack on a public official cannot be viewed in isolation. It occurs against a backdrop of an ugly public mood in which we have been told to despise the political class, to distrust those... Read More
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A cancer on conservatism

by Brent Budowsky In a column in July 2015 titled “The GOP Frankenstein,” I quoted Rick Perry as describing Donald Trump as a cancer on conservatism. Almost a year later, the GOP Frankenstein continues on... Read More
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Jo Cox suspect bought gun guides from US neo-Nazis, group claims

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published receipts that appeared to show Thomas Mair bought, among other books, a manual on how to make a homemade pistol from the National Alliance.   The receipts, some... Read More
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Trump is close to the abyss

Today, Post opinion writer Dana Milbank does us a service by highlighting some of what Trump has said since the attacks early Sunday morning. The verbatim quotes in Milbank’s piece are alarming, from Trump’s assertion... Read More
Seth Myers Destroys NRA and GOP Over Assault Weapons Purchases

Seth Myers Destroys NRA and GOP Over Assault Weapons Purchases

This is absurd and a brilliant take down of gun nuts and the ease with which one can purchase an assault rifle in the USA.
(Code Red! We have a Free Thinker! Move! Move!) Fox News anchor finally gets fed up: “Can’t we hold true the sanctity of the Second Amendment while still having common sense?” – Salon.com

(Code Red! We have a Free Thinker! Move! Move!) Fox News anchor finally gets fed up: “Can’t we hold true the sanctity of the Second Amendment while still having common sense?” – Salon.com

On the Tuesday edition of her show ,”The Real Story,” longtime Fox News anchor #Gretchen Carlson took a startling stand for gun control — in stark contrast to her networks continued coverage of the #Orlando shooting... Read More

George Takei has a warning for the NRA from the LGBT community: ‘You don’t want to mess with us’

“Now this latest and most deadly attack has targeted a group that has spent the last few decades learning how to organize, fight for, and protect its rights,” Takei writes. “Perhaps, then, the next chapter... Read More
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Neoliberalism Nakedly Exposed

by Robert Hunziker A recent IMF study (June 2016) exposes flaws in neoliberal policy that have afflicted progressive issues for over 40 years. The title of the study itself “Neoliberalism: Oversold?” hints at the underlying... Read More

Senate leader McConnell says wants to deny guns to ‘terrorists’

McConnell made his remarks amid blistering attacks by Democrats on the lack of action in Congress on legislation to deny suspects on “watch lists” from purchasing guns or explosives.   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... Read More