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Donors Who Lavish Money on Elite Institutions Only Exacerbate the Wealth Gap

The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

Photos: Israeli airstrike hits UN school
AFP photographer Marco Longari witnesses the aftermath of a shelling on a refuge for displaced Palestinians.

Robert Reich: The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality
Instead of worrying about who’s American and who’s not, here’s a better idea: Create incentives for any global company to do what we’d like it to do in the United States.

This Man Fears the US Will Have Him Tortured - Again
US citizen Yonas Fikre claims he was detained and tortured abroad because he refused to become an FBI informant. Sweden just denied him asylum.

My Night at the Heritage Foundation Watching Rick Santorum’s New ‘Religious Liberty’ Movie

Pushing Release of CIA Torture Report, Senators Threaten Use of Special Rule
Rarely-used resolution may allow Senate to declassify documents without presidential approval.

Oil refinery threatened by sea-level rise, asks government to fix problem
What the company lacks in shame it makes up for in chutzpah. At least it isn't denying climate science!

GOP’s moronic inferno: The real reason cranks and shills rule the party

Hollywood and the Pentagon: A relationship of mutual exploitation
Filmmakers and the Pentagon have long collaborated on projects to bring films authenticity and the DOD publicity.

Could California Go All in on Renewable Energy?

Why It Matters That Norman Finkelstein Got Arrested Outside the Israeli Consulate

Waves Sweep Across Section of Arctic Ocean for First Time Due to Global Warming
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Report: World faces water crises by 2040
Wind, solar power increase needed to avoid global drought.

Is Silicon Valley the New Wall Street?
Not yet, and hopefully not ever.

For-profit colleges got $1.7 billion in GI Bill benefits in 2012-13, report finds

Former US Officials Cash In on Myanmar

Australia Threatens to Jail Citizens Who Embarrass Repressive Governments

Russia Sanctions Spread Pain From Putin to Halliburton

Two more mysterious craters appear at 'the end of the world' in Siberia

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes?

Black lung claims by 1,100 coal miners may have been wrongly denied

Connecticut man seeks between $5.4 & $8 million compensation after being incarcerated 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit.

Yet Another Man With a Gun Just Murdered His Wife and Children
State police call it "one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine's history."

Obama-backed surveillance reform bill introduced in Senate

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

South Carolina Education Panel Backs Plan to Encourage Skepticism About Evolution

300,000 More People Just Got Paid Sick Days

Federal Appeals Court Rules Mississippi Can’t Close Its Only Clinic

Koch brothers’ politics reflect their father’s anti-communism
FBI collected more than 100 pages of documents on Fred Koch after he published manifesto railing against communism.

WTF: Church deacon who blamed Satan for sex abuse may have jail time cut from 20 years to one

In North Carolina Elections, Misleading Susan B. Anthony List Ads Star Koch Brothers Operative

Pentagon expert: Getting rid of Hamas will only make things worse
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn says that if Israel eliminates Hamas a terrorist group like ISIS could take its place.

Soft Edges, Hard Core: A Media Tilt to Israel in Gaza

Former NSA chief makes up to $1 million a month selling cybersecurity services
Gen. Keith Alexander stepped down from the NSA after the Snowden leaks, now he's back with a new security firm related to his government work.

Rojava Revolution: Building Autonomy in the Middle East

George Zimmerman resurfaces in Florida, again in ‘security’ mode

Collective Punishment in Gaza
Israeli attack "is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives."

Why "Can't Make Ends Meet" Trumps "Poverty"

The World's Tigers - There Are Only 3,200 Left in the Wild

'Milestone' for child malaria vaccine: Experts say the world's first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015.

Is Netanyahu Coordinating With American Right-Wingers to Prolong Gaza War?

Senator Denies Climate Change on Senate Floor and Gets a Science Lesson From His Colleague

A National Disgrace: Violence Against Native Women

Watching the Sarah Palin Channel
What does Palin, unshackled and generally gone rogue, sound like?

Glenn Greenwald | Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza

Gaza: at least 19 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit
UN official condemns ‘in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces’.

The “restroom row” in Miami is the latest attempt to make it harder for minorities to vote
The Florida county – pivotal in the 2000 Bush-Gore battle – has backtracked on a policy that would have meant polling stations didn’t have disabled toilets.

Australian govt blindfolds citizens with ‘unprecedented’ media gag - WikiLeaks

Armed Militias Massing at Border to 'Protect' America From Small Children

"Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict."

Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy

Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

Topless Texan Explains Why She Plans to Keep Confronting Gun Activists

Is the FBI Creating Terrorists to Pad Counterterrorism Conviction Rates?
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

McDonald's: Regulator Says It's a "Joint Employer"

"Are We Going to Be Afraid of Children?"
The mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., told President Obama she wanted to help undocumented immigrant kids. She didn’t expect the reaction she got.

GOP Laughs At Impeachment — But Here's How It Could Get Real

Wall Street Journal Reporter: “The Entire United States Market Has Become One Vast Dark Pool”

Margot Adler, an NPR Journalist for Three Decades, Dies

Obama’s Coal-Leasing Program Is Costing Taxpayers More Than $50 Billion

Leading Gun Zealot Wants Guns to Scare Members of Congress to Death
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

William Rivers Pitt | All the Blood in Your Body

Liberia Suspends Football Games to Contain Ebola Outbreak

We Can’t Stomach the Real Cost of Food

Ominous Drying Up of Groundwater that Supplies Nine States

The Senate Has a New Plot to Thwart NSA Spying

US Is No Safer After 13 Years of War, a Top Pentagon Official Says

Eugene Robinson | Time for Republicans to Put Up or Shut Up on Immigration Reform
-- Eugene Robinson on BuzzFlash at Truthout

The IRS Says It Will Finally Enforce the Rules Barring Pastors Endorsing Candidates From the Pulpit

White House: EU, US to Impose New Russia Sanctions

The NRA's Murder Mystery
His Murder Conviction Was Tossed Over Bad Police Work. Now He's the NRA's Top Lawyer.

SATIRE: Osama bin Laden Brought Back to Life (to Boost GOP's Sagging Polls)

Court Upholds Florida Law That Punishes Doctors for Talking About Guns, Because Florida

Two Billion Poor, One Billion Hungry

Official: Over 100 Palestinians Killed On Tuesday in Gaza

Market Basket Revolt A Sign of Fed-Up Times
Make no mistake about it. What’s happening at Market Basket’s 71 stores throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine the past several days is nothing short of remarkable.

An Open Letter to John Boehner and House Republicans

Unist’ot’en Camp Evicted a Fracked Gas Pipeline Crew from their Territories

US Surveillance Programs Threaten Freedom of Press, Report Says

How Capitalism Is Cheating Young Americans
Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Creationist group to ask Kentucky taxpayers for help building Noah’s ark theme park

Does the Powerful Paul Ryan Feel Empathy?

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza - Debunked

California relies on thousands of prisoners paid dollars a day to fight raging wildfires

Average US Household Now Worth a Third Less, While Assets of the 1% Soar
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The South's child well-being crisis
A new report looks at the well-being of children by state and finds those living in Appalachia, the South, and the Southwest are facing especially difficult conditions that put them at a disadvantage compared to their peers in other regions.

Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices

Two Tiers of College Tuition? Not on This Campus
A two-tiered pricing system would create dramatic inequality of access to a college education.

GOP to America: Rich Kids Are Worth More Than Poor Kids

Deputies: Pregnant Woman Killed While Admiring Gun Collection

BREAKING: US court finds Virginia gay marriage ban unconstitutional

CEO says Boeing plans to keep its workers “cowering”

The Top 10 Reasons Why Some Folks Claim We Don't Need Unions Anymore. Bless Their Hearts

Industrial Plastic Pellets Pollute Lake Erie

Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company

David Sirota: Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo Wants to 'Minimize Attention' to Wall Street Managers' Compensation

"What Is Hateful to You, Do Not Do to Your Fellow: This Is the Whole Torah"
Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Together We Rise: Occupy National Gathering Kicks Off Thursday in Sacramento

Spending Soars for Anti-GMO Label Lobbying
'These numbers speak for themselves,' says labeling advocate. 'They also speak to everything that's wrong with our government.'

Watching the Judges: Court Transparency Advocates Say It's Time to Turn the Lights On

Health Insurers Press to Exempt Millions From ACA

Peddlers and Profiteers: Wall Street's Finest Pushing Tax-Dodging Mergers

The New York Times net income drops 54 percent

The Future Will Be Swarming With Rats

Worth More: One Man or an Entire City?
What does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio or Burbank, California?

ALEC Agenda: Gutting Medicaid, Privatizing Schools, Exports

Conservative group ALEC devises offshoot ACCE to lobby at local levels

Gaza Morgue Worker Numbed as Bodies Pile Up Under Israeli Raids

Legalized Weed Is Creating a Job Boom
As Colorado’s $1 billion marijuana market coins first-time millionaires and creates thousands of new jobs, we trailed five different workers to collate snapshots of this new world of legalized weed.

Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems?

Afghanistan to cost more than Marshall Plan, watchdog says

Regulators want reckless bankers to be criminally liable under new plans
Main City watchdogs want a new licensing regime for bankers, which could also see bonuses deferred by up to seven years.

Religious violence in 2013 displaced millions
Annual US report finds displacement of families, communities due to sectarian violence a troubling trend.

Israel bombs another UN school despite them telling Israel 17 times that the school housed civilians

From Victim to Colonial Settler: Shifting the Paradigm on Israel

Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

ISPs tell government that congestion is “not a problem,” impose data caps anyway

GAO Report: Drinking Water at Risk From Underground Fracking Waste Injection
EcoWatch Staff on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Federal review exposes two decades of FBI forensic errors
Review of lab unit involved in 45 death-row cases stalled after errors in pre-DNA convictions came to light.

Russian Red Cross says E. Ukraine faces humanitarian catastrophe

Mother of Mexican Teen Killed by Border Patrol Sues Agency

Secrets of the Right-Wing Brain: New Study Proves It - Conservatives See a Hostile World
Phony WMD, Benghazi, birthers, truthers -- turns out there's a scientific explanation for deniers and Tea Partyers.

Poll: Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola Three Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis

Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

Iowa’s Joni Ernst: The Todd Akin of 2014?
With talk of impeachment and nullification, the GOP Senate candidate is causing problems for her party.

UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January

Pussy Riot Members Sue Russian Government at the European Court of Human Rights

The Sarah Palin Internet channel: Niche 'news' for her supporters

Moscow may walk out of nuclear treaty after US accusations of breach

The Spread of Electronic Monitoring: No Quick Fix for Mass Incarceration

US economy bounces back in second quarter

GOP to deny bulk of Obama request for increased funds for migrant crisis

The Language of Expulsion
Whether the long-term unemployed in the global North or the long-term displaced in the global South, people are being expelled from economy, society and nation in increasing numbers.

Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders
Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan accused of overseeing mass killings of up to 500,000 people in the 1970s.

Nine things the new VA secretary promised for his first 90 days

US utility PG&E charged with obstructing justice over gas disaster
Grand jury indictment over the 2010 explosion which killed eight people follows launching of class action by investors.

Journalist Jason Rezaian’s Mother Pleads for Her Son’s Release by Iran

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"
Internal records show how a Switzerland-based businesman oversaw millions in contributions to the Tea Party group.

Erin Currier: Art Is a Necessary Element of Every Revolution

The GOP’s Audacious Impeachment Spin Job
Somehow, they convinced the Beltway media that their party’s constant impeachment talk is just a scare story whipped up by Democrats to raise money.

'Humanitarian window' under way in Gaza after UN facility hit

Private militias patrolling US-Mexico border raise concerns

Fox News' "War on Christianity": How Right-Wing Hacks Created a Sect of Victims

Poor Baby: Ted Nugent Lashes Out at "Unclean Vermin" After Idaho Native American Tribe Cancels His Concert

Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence
With the July 17 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, former U.S. intelligence veterans urge President Obama to release what evidence he has about the tragedy and silence the hyperbole.

Charles P. Pierce | The Snowden Effect: This Is Still Not America

Appeals Court Strikes Down Law, Saves Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic

Detroit Water Department Placed in Mayor's Hands

Hundreds of Thousands of US-Supplied Weapons Missing in Afghanistan

The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests
The costs of criminalization: billions of dollars spent on law enforcement and lives destroyed by harsh penalties.

The Centerpiece of Obama’s Energy Policy Will Actually Make Climate Change Worse

Louie Gohmert Joins Ranks of Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorists

George Zimmerman "Patrolling" Central Florida Shop After Gun Theft

California Passes Bill to Legalize Complementary Currencies

Alabama Officials: Pray That EPA Doesn't Disrupt God's Coal Industry

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic "Scam"

NSA Surveillance Causes Journalists to Have to Act Like Drug Dealers to Protect Sources

Donors Pay to Test Seawater for Traces of Fukushima Radiation

The Children of War: A Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolds in Gaza

The Shadow Banking System Is a Great Big Ticking Time Bomb

Iraq Is Already Splitting Into Three States

Grieving Parents Hit With $200,000 in Student Loans After Daughter's Death

How to Read a Government Commission Report: An Inquiry Into the 9/11 Commission's 10th Anniversary Report

A Bill to Get the Labor Movement Back on Offense
Representative Keith Ellison wants to make forming a union a civil right.

Fox Cheerleads US Companies Moving Overseas - Because Obama

Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail

Iran Leader Calls for Arming Gaza to Fight Israel

North Carolina Republicans Let People Die to Prove a Point
GOP opposition to Obamacare puts ideology above saving lives.

Lack of Oversight, Damaged Tankers Caused West Virginia Chemical Spill

Greenpeace Report: Obama Administration Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Inside the Kerry-Israel Meltdown
The Secretary of State has been furiously working on a Mideast ceasefire, but his ad hoc efforts were dealt another blow Monday when Israel rejected his latest peacemaking plan.

Ebola Outbreak: Liberia Shuts Most Border Points

Obama Mulls Massive Move on Immigration

​Gun Guys Are Into Racial Provocation​
Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

CIA Intercepted Whistleblower Communications Related to Senate Investigation Into Torture

Fifteen Funniest Twitter Suggestions for Shows on New Sarah Palin TV Channel

The right’s dinosaur fetish: Why the Koch brothers are obsessed with paleontology
Why would climate denialists and Tea Partyers like paleontology? Because dinosaurs are layered with symbolic weight.

Legislators, Corporations Gather for Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy and You’re Not Invited

The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts

US lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

The money behind Big Oil's win on Atlantic drilling

Charges in Campus Handgun Cases Could Change in Wake of DC Handgun Ruling

Notorious 'Neonics' Pervasive in Midwest Waters: Study
Researchers from the US Geological Survey found the insecticides in waterways of nation's corn, soy region.

$17 billion deal reached on veterans bill

Juan Cole | Gaza: Why a 'Cease-Fire' Is Not Enough

Cop Shoots Drunk Man to Death After Forcing Him to Drive a Car [Video]
50 cameras captured the scene but the cop wasn't punished. Now the victim's family is suing.

With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is an Outlier

“God doesn’t live here”: A year in the murder capital of the world
We moved to Honduras for an escape -- and entered a minefield of illness, violence and death.

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