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William Rivers Pitt | How to Run for President for Fun and Profit: 2016 Edition

Pentagon: No, We Are Not Taking Over Texas

As McDonald's Announces Corporate Shake-Up, Workers Vow to Rise Up

The Real Reason Inequality Is Widening and Average Working Americans Can’t Gain Ground

David Swanson | Watching Shadows of Liberty

How Republican Presidential Candidates Are Getting Away With Denying Evolution

The Thin White Line: Most Cops Don't Look Like the Residents They Serve

Garland, Texas—Scene of Last Night's Shootings—Is a Hotbed for Anti-Muslim Bigotry
The narrative being told about Sunday night's shootings is woefully incomplete.

Grits for Breakfast
Welcome to Texas justice: You might beat the rap, but you won't beat the ride.

What Does Cleavage Censorship Have to Do With Hong Kong's Electoral Policy?

The APA Relied on the CIA for Ethical Guidance

5 Points On How Americans View Hillary Clinton

Dean Baker | Celebrating the Flash Crash With a Wall Street Sales Tax

‘Wounded Warrior’ Charity Unleashes Hell—On Other Veteran Groups
What happens when a non-profit that was started to help veterans becomes the neighborhood bully?

Eco-Adventure Novel Inspires Kids to Get Outside

When Will We Demand Justice for Natasha McKenna?

A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

N.J. would drastically increase solar, wind power under proposed law

SeaWorld Barbie quits her job

Carly Fiorina declares bid for Republican presidential nomination
Former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard becomes first woman to seek party’s nod for White House in crowded 2016 race.

Ben Carson: ‘I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America’

Inside the Military-Police Center That Spies on Baltimore's Rioters

Israeli soldiers cast doubt on legality of Gaza military tactics
Testimonies of Israeli combatants about last year’s war show apparent disregard for safety of civilians.

Ghosts of Iguala Mexico: Case Unravels in Disappearance of 43 students

Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water

A healthful legacy: Michelle Obama looks to the future of ‘Let’s Move’

Before We Can Make American Education New, We Must Master What Made It Great

As Black And Brown People Protest Cop Killings, Whites Don't See Institutional Racism
Institutional racism has replaced Jim Crow and segregation.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Accuses Pentagon Of Withholding Information About Sex Crimes In Military Communities

Mediterranean migrant crisis: Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

There is a name for this
"In theory, a peaceful political process is absolutely the right way to solve the problems of brutality and exclusion. In practice, it hasn’t happened, it isn’t happening, there is no sign that it will happen."

Land Ownership Lies at the Heart of Deadly Statistics About Environmentalist Killings

Bernie Sanders Really Matters: He Doesn’t Have to Win to Build a Progressive Movement

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Lobbying: The National Petroleum Council

Philip Morris International Uses Copyright Claims to Quiet Marlboro Critics

Policing and Profit: Turning the poorest segments of the population into an easy source of revenue

Guna Yala: The indigenous people beyond Panama's tourist paradise

One in Four US Renters Use Half of Income to Pay for Housing
Average hourly wages have risen 2.1 percent, while rental prices have increased 3.7 percent in the past 12 months.

Report: Saudi Arabia used US-supplied cluster bombs in Yemen

Protesters in NYC Call for Legal Marijuana in New York

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew after dozens arrested overnight
A day of prayer and healing has been planned for Sunday.

Bryan Stevenson on Mass Incarceration, Racial Injustice: "We All Need Mercy; We All Need Justice"

Latin American Organizations Campaign to Ban Monsanto

AFL-CIO Report: The High Toll of Job Injuries and Deaths

VIDEO: Sadistic California Cops Use Suspect as Training Dummy, Snap His Arm in Two

2015 “Drug Violence in Mexico” Justice in Mexico Report

Irate Congressman Gives Cops Easy Rule: “Just Follow the Damn Constitution”

States Are Required to Educate Students Behind Bars, but Here's What Really Happens

In Baltimore and Other Cities, Police Have Used “Rough Rides” as Payback in the Past

Would Freddie Gray Be Dead If He Was White? If You’re Black in America, the Rules are Different

Income Inequality: An Existential Threat to the Nation’s Future

US Cities Mirror Baltimore’s Woes

This May Be the Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program in the US

Baltimore Activists Recount How Police Unions Crushed Any Accountability Reforms

My 49 hours in a Baltimore cell – for being a reporter
I was one of hundreds confined in squalid, overcrowded cells with inedible food and rights ignored waiting for a criminal charge that in my case never came.

Baltimore’s new plantations: Race, police and how little things have changed since Frederick Douglass

Fossil-Fuel Industry's Heartland Institute Sending Team to Explain Climate to Pope Francis

Henry A. Giroux: Liberalism's Failures in a Time of Increasing Violence, Racism, Inequality and State Terrorism

Eugene Robinson | Freddie Gray never had a chance

"The Game Done Changed": Reconsidering "The Wire" Amidst the Baltimore Uprising

Mitt Romney Doesn’t Think Mass Incarceration is a Real Thing

How to Truly Eradicate Poverty

Carly Fiorina Is Running to Be 2016’s Sarah Palin

Secret Battles Behind the GOP Freak Show: The Backroom Struggles for Republican Domination

Pentagon Admits Anti-ISIS Strikes Killed Civilians

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet

The Political Roots of Widening Inequality
The key to understanding the rise in inequality isn’t technology or globalization. It’s the power of the moneyed interests to shape the underlying rules of the market.

Drones, Cops and the Unaccountable Machinery of Death
From signature strikes in Pakistan to police violence in Baltimore, the state is seemingly uninterested in even counting how many people it kills.

Make the Rich Panic

FBI had known about suspected Texas shooter for years

Plastic Pollution = Cancer of Our Oceans: What Is the Cure?

William Rivers Pitt | Trading Paradise for a Pipeline

Ethiopian-Israelis' protest against police violence is met with police violence

Pakistan pushes to put stalled climate policy into action

How Much Trouble Is Richard Burr in?

EPA delays prompt $13.7 billion shortfall in biofuels investment: report

Nan-Hui Jo’s Case Shows How the System Fails Immigrant Abuse Survivors

What’s the greenest megacity? Hint: Not NYC

Can Pope Francis Save the Day on Global Warming?
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

New York state police handcuff and shackle 'combative' five-year-old
Officers arrived after school reported boy was disruptive and uncontrollable

The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ghosts of Iguala Mexico: How 43 Students Disappeared in the Night

Gunmen shot dead in Texas after opening fire outside prophet Muhammad cartoon show

As Baltimore mayor lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

The painful price of aging in prison
Even as harsh sentences are reconsidered, the financial — and human — tolls mount

Conservative Voters' Climate Denial Could Ruin GOP Presidential Bid
To win the party nomination, a GOP hopeful must deny manmade climate change. But that stance could very well deny him the White House.

Halley's Eclipse: a coup for Newtonian prediction and the selling of science
300 years ago, on the 3rd of May 1715, a rare solar eclipse occurred over England. It was an opportunity too good to miss for those promoting new astronomical theories – and their own careers.

Protests Go Global as Ethiopians March Against Police Brutality in Tel Aviv

Inside the Military-Police Center That Spies on Baltimore's Protesters

One Tweet Exposes the Huge Problem With Floyd Mayweather Everyone Needs to Know About

Twenty-Nine Years After The Chernobyl Disaster, No Solution in Sight

Radioactive water leaked from Fukushima storage tank

Israeli leaders don’t meet with Jimmy Carter during Middle East visit

Everything You Need to Know About Drug Incarceration Rates Across the US

Eighteen black women told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at the old Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis are now questioning if their children weren't instead taken from them while alive.

Man who smashed police car faces higher bail than cop who allegedly murdered Freddie Gray

Wells Fargo Is Baltimore’s Real Looter

Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' up to 100-miles long discovered in Atlantic Ocean

New York City Protesters Rally on May Day for Freddie Gray, Police Accountability (PHOTO ESSAY)

Chernobyl Is Burning, but Who's to Blame?

Targeting ISIS, US-Led Strike Kills 52 Civilians, Including Seven Children

The FBI Wants Us to Have Computer Security So Strong That Only They Can Break In…

Want to Help Nepal Recover From the Quake? Cancel Its Debt

Back Door Searching the Data Coming into FBI’s Front Door

Falling Through the Cracks: My Struggle to Survive as a Homeless Youth

Infographics Highlight Tragedy of War in Yemen

What Happens After You’re Arrested at a Protest in New York

Broke Cities and Broken Bodies - It's Time to Make the Connections

The Problem With the Police Is the System

DNC Uses Bernie Sanders to Hit New Low in Sleazy, Misleading Grab for Money

We're Entering a Dangerous Era Where Companies Are Going to Offer You Discounts for Your Most Private Info

Fighting for Our Oceans

Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields? It's Worked for Millions of Farmers in Asia and Africa

Thousands of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean as weekend operations continue
More than 3,400 people rescued so far off the coast of Libya on Saturday and early Sunday in more than a dozen separate operations led by the Italian navy.

Freddie Gray: legal volunteers arrested after defying Baltimore curfew

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The consequences of government-sponsored segregation