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Governor Brownback Outsourced Child Support Services to Donor
Kids receiving child support payments from absent parents would be among Brownback's first crash test dummies.

NC Campaign Flier Has Background Lynching Photo

Fighting the Last War: Will the War on Terror Be the Template for the Ebola Crisis?

How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism
The NSA whistle-blower’s insistence on encryption made it possible for his story to be told.

Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, "The Simpsons Movie" Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel
The comedy legend discusses This Is Spinal Tap’s Stonehenge visit, his plethora of Simpsons characters, and portraying President Richard Nixon in Nixon’s the One.

We Want Them Alive: The Search for Mexico's 43 Missing Students
The last time the group of missing students were seen was in the custody of Mexican municipal police forces, who detained them after opening fire on their caravan.

The Torture Secrets Are Coming

ISIS: We Have Our Hands On Weapons, Ammo Air-Dropped by US

Global Trade Pacts Now Limit US Consumer Food Information
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

California's Top-Two Primary Eliminates Third-Party Rivals

5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is a Really Big Continent

Yes, Mass Shootings Are Occurring More Often
New research from Harvard shows a chilling rise in public mass shootings—and debunks a popular claim that they haven't increased.

Meet the Iraq War Truthers: Why They’re Convinced Bush Was Right on WMD
Mark Levin and Sarah Palin sniff out the conspiracy to deny Bush vindication for Iraq. It leads all the way to Bush

Russia Won’t Accept Terms to End Sanctions Over Ukraine

Same-Sex Marriage Showdown: Idaho Ministers Told to Perform Same-Sex Marriages or Face Fines

Close the Overseas Torture Loophole
President Obama and the Convention Against Torture

Immigration Reform, Activism, and Moral Certainty

How a SWAT Team Killed an Innocent Man Outside His Childhood Home
A SWAT team mistook Sam Mullane for two suspects and shot him in the driveway.

Total Oil CEO Christophe de Margerie Killed in Moscow Plane Crash
Head of oil giant and three crew died when private jet hit snowplough during takeoff, say Russian sources

Mexicans Demand President Peña Nieto Resign With Trending Twitter Hashtag
A spate of state violence, including the case of the missing Ayotzinapa students, has prompted Mexicans to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter.

In Texas, It's Easier to Buy an Assault Weapon Than to Vote
-- Will Durst Satire for BuzzFlash at Truthout

An organ shortage kills 30 Americans every day

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened for Boston Bombing Trial

The Beijing-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said Monday evening that allowing his successors to be chosen in open elections based on who won the greatest number of votes was unacceptable in part because it risked giving poorer residents a dominant voice in politics.

The real 47 percent: GOP candidate with a Ferrari pays no federal income taxes for third year

Man Confesses to Killing 7 Women in Indiana, Cops Say

Lawsuits: Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily Treatable Illnesses to Save Money

How Wells Fargo Fraudulently Foreclosed on This Florida Homeowner

On a Top-Heavy Planet, a Bit of a Nordic Puzzler
Income gaps and wealth concentration go hand in hand, new global stats make clear. With one exception.

Paul Krugman | Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not OK

GOP Attorney General Says It Is ‘Unethical’ to Keep Fighting Marriage Equality in Court

Suspected Nazi war criminals receive US social security benefits
Dozens have collected payments as part of a deal to strip them of citizenship and make them leave the country voluntarily.

Obama's Drone Strike Threat to Jonas Brothers Remains Despicable After Four Years
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty
Relieving poverty is the single most important step we could take toward reducing hunger -- and way more effective than boosting crop yields.

Domestic Terrorism Allegations Appear to Be Used as War Propaganda

How a coal miner's autopsy proved a top doctor wrong
When a coal miner’s lungs finally gave out, his autopsy proved a top doctor was wrong — giving hope to thousands of other miners. The story of Steve Day and his final vindication.

American meat’s disgusting secret: Why factory farms are even worse than you thought

Indiana Plans to Cut Thousands Off Food Stamps by Reinstating Work Requirements

Waging War Against Global Food Waste

Who’s Missing from the Midterms?
Why our government doesn’t look like the people it’s supposed to represent.

Human rights organization Amnesty International has reported war crimes by both Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists during the conflict in Ukraine. Both sides are being urged to investigate.

The Chinese people care more about the environment than Americans do

Only 4 percent of drone victims in Pakistan named as al Qaeda members

Obama’s Ebola czar is a government insider with no medical background

Did Louisiana Attorney General Caldwell Miss the CDC Memo That Incineration Kills Ebola?

LA County to collect more personal data without public notice

Nearly a third of female prisoners in the world are locked up in US prisons

This Political Ad Was Paid for by ... Oh, Never Mind
David and Charles Koch have made just one publicly disclosed contribution apiece to their network: $2 million from each brother to Freedom Partners Action Fund.

The Cost of Campaigns
The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Today, some say the scandal isn’t what is illegal - it’s what is legal.

For battered NFL wives, a message from the cops and the league: Keep quiet
Two women narrate their ordeals. “You will hear of a wife murdered before you hear another one come forward.”

The Political Economy of Ebola
Ebola is a problem that will not be solved, because it isn’t profitable to do so.

Mountaintop Removal Linked to Cancer

A Tiny Alaskan Island Halfway to Russia Could Decide Control of the Senate

Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared free of virus

When Solartopia Transcends King CONG
A green-powered future is our only hope. A planet run by King CONG - Coal, Oil, Nukes and Gas - cannot be sustained.

This Bizarre Abortion Fight Has Progressives 'Extremely Concerned'

Dark Day for Democracy: SCOTUS Allows Racially-Motivated Disenfranchisement of Texas Voters

The human cost of Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid
Rejecting 'Obamacare' has cost Texas over $8 billion and, advocates say, put poor people's health at risk.

Do Democrats want to fix inequality? Or just complain about it?

The Evaporation of Democracy
Democracy is evaporating. In our globalized world, new forms of colonization are emerging, and popular control over decisions that affect people's freedom and well-being is becoming increasingly weaker. This can and must be stopped.

Why this Iranian-born writer fears for America’s soul
The author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" believes that the US is abandoning its art and literature at its peril.

Report: Mississippi Incarcerates More People Per Capita Than Russia and China ... Combined

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.
The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon.

'Major' Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways
'It's much bigger than they're telling us,' says area resident.

Top NSA critic could lose seat
Critics of the government’s spy agencies are worried that Colorado’s hotly contested Senate race could end the public career of one of their best allies in Congress.

Theodore Roosevelt, Walt Whitman and Andrew Jackson Were Proponents of Native American Genocide

At Least 22 Reportedly Killed in Attack in Western China

CEO of Texas Hospital Group Apologizes for Mistakes in Ebola Cases

Darren Wilson Likely to Avoid Civil Rights Charges in Michael Brown Killing

Local Cops Say Your Driving History Is Public - Unless You Want a Copy

The NSA's Moonlighting Problem
A former NSA head has recruited one of his underlings for his lucrative cybersecurity firm - but that underling still works for the agency.

When the Ayatollah Said No to Nukes
In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program.

Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List

Will Climate Change Denial Become a Political Liability? US Treaty Envoy Thinks So
Todd Stern says that mounting public pressure could rapidly force GOP to address global warming, and urged people to demand action.

US-led air strikes against ISIS in Syria 'killed 10 civilians'

The Shell Game of Contingent Employment
When subcontractors, freelancers and independent contractors get hurt or abused on the job, these workers are finding it harder to hold employers accountable. This is no accident - it's a direct result of a neoliberal labor agenda.

Georgia teen forced to ground at gunpoint for seat-belt violation files $12.5 million lawsuit

Seven instances of blatant GOP fearmongering this election cycle

Radioactive Coyotes and Poisoned Apples: The Strange History of the Manhattan Project

Fukushima: A Problem for Future Generations and the World
At least 25,000 people evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan will never be able to go home.

Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong

Did the NYPD Really Need to Pepper-Spray a Guy Waiting for the Train? (VIDEO)

The Washington Post's Slimy Assault on Gary Webb
The movie, “Kill the Messenger,” portrays the mainstream U.S. news media as craven for destroying Gary Webb rather than expanding on his investigation of the Contra-cocaine scandal. So, now one of those “journalists” is renewing the character assassination of Webb.

Who Are These People? Help Crowdsource the Palin Clan Brawl Crime Scene Photos

Michigan Governor to Sign Bill to Ban Tesla Direct Sales

Man Who Believes God Speaks to Us Through "Duck Dynasty" Is About to Be Texas' Second-in-Command
Meet Dan Patrick, the next lieutenant governor of Texas.

The Irony of Scott Brown: How His Campaign Proves GOP Is No National Party
By using xenophobia to motivate supporters before November, GOP is acting like a faction -- not a national party

Charles P. Pierce | This...Is CNN

How a US and International Atomic Energy Agency Deception Haunts the Nuclear Talks

Eastern Cherokee Band Forbids Fracking on Its Sovereign Lands

In Ferguson, the Grand Jury Is Out and the Fix Is In
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

You Know It’s Good When Your Biggest Transportation Problem Is Too Many Cyclists

SATIRE: McDonalds Reveals New "McGulp of Air"

Mitch McConnell Will Say Anything for a Ham

Ridiculous Pastor John Hagee: Ebola is God’s Judgment on America for Trying to "Divide Jerusalem"
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Only 12 Percent of Drone Attack Victims in Pakistan Identified as Militants: Report

Exxon: Destroying Planet Necessary to Relieve Global Poverty

David Swanson | On Killing Trayvons

Doctors Without Borders Hits Ebola Breaking Point
Contact tracing—tracking down an Ebola patient’s immediate circle—is doable in the West. But in West Africa, with limited transportation, fuel, and health workers, it’s daunting.

Protesters Disrupt "The Death of Klinghoffer" Opera at New York’s Lincoln Center
Audience members interrupt performers with cries of ‘shame’, as protesters earlier called for Metropolitan Opera to cancel performance of work they claim is antisemitic

America’s Ugly Economic Truth: Why Austerity Is Generating Another Slowdown
The global economy is ailing, and the damage done by fiscal policy is going to come crashing. Here's our sad fate

Pennsylvania Senate Stands Up to the NRA
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Can a Collapse of Global Civilization Be Avoided?

America’s oil boom is visible from space... (IMAGE)

Obama Could Reaffirm a Bush-Era Reading of a Treaty, Which Would Allow Torture Overseas

Global Health Groups Call for 'Common Mission' to Fight Ebola

Department of Energy contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of nuclear-waste whistleblower

Ruth Bader Ginsburg destroys GOP’s lie: Why voter ID is the right’s new poll tax
Justice's devastating critique of Texas voter ID laws shows what they’re really intended to do.

The Post-Michael Brown Agenda Provides Goals for the Movement to End Racist, Militarized Policing

Reality of National Security State Trumps 'Delusions' of US Democracy

Four Pieces of Good News About Ebola That Have Gotten Lost in the Hysteria

State and local politics shape American life in profound and invisible ways.
On education, abortion, criminal law and housing, national office matters less.

Leftovers On The Menu, The World's Most Sustainable Restaurant
Using donated same-day bread and soon-to-expire food from supermarkets, this volunteer-run Copenhagen restaurant then turns proceeds over to needy African students.

With Voter ID on Hold, Here’s What Wisconsin Republicans Have Planned for Election Day

Matt Taibbi | The US Justice Divide: Why Crime and Punishment in Wall Street and Ferguson Are So Different

Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals
An unprecendented investigation of National Science Foundation grants is targeting climate science.

Supreme Court’s civil rights backlash: How a new case could set us back decades
A new challenge to anti-discrimination tools looks likely to prevail. Here's what the practical effects will be.

Documents Show US Siding With Israel in Death of Its Own Citizen

Threat of Ebola Highlights Problems in the US Public Health System

Gas Pipeline Expansion Should Alarm Homeowners
The Mid-Atlantic region is facing an expansion of natural gas transport infrastructure that threatens communities’ health, safety and homes.

Glimpses of extinction: The pictures that capture the stories

Dahr Jamail | As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated"

Code Black Alert: Slave Patrols Alive and Well Across America, Part 1 - Killing Vonderrit Myers

Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions

Untrained, Ill-Equipped US Troops Off to Fight Ebola
Pentagon: Troops Won't Get Protective Suits

In US, Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics

World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular US Country-of-Origin Meat Labels on Which Consumers Rely

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, US Companies

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

North Dakota well leaking oil, water and gas out of control since last Thursday

Bombs Fall in Syria as Weapons-Makers Profits Soar in the West
There is only one consistent winner across a war zone that now spreads across Iraq and Syria.

Energy East Pipeline: TransCanada’s Keystone XL on Steroids

SWAT team’s brutal murder: How they killed an innocent man on his childhood driveway
Sam Mullane had done nothing wrong. But a SWAT team mistook him for two suspects - and the rest will sicken you.

White House begins talks with Congress on new Ebola funding

Global Subversion Begets a Question for Edward Snowden

São Paulo, Brazil, Is Running Out of Water, but Authorities Say There's No Need for Rationing

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying: An Interview With Laura Poitras

Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution

Where the Tea Party Rules
Lima, Ohio, has been struggling for decades – and the GOP’s radical policies are making it even worse.

Dean Baker | Ebola Hysteria Fever: A Real Epidemic

Kashmir Witnesses ‘Worst Violence in a Decade’ Between India and Pakistan

Say It Isn’t So! The Baiji River Dolphin Has Gone Extinct

Military preps team for Ebola response in US

The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting
Voters in fifteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

UK police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square
Demonstrators voicing support for pro-democracy campaign in Hong Kong evicted after three days of occupation.

The federal government lost its war against Cliven Bundy
Six months after the standoff in Nevada, officials have failed to issue either an arrest or an indictment.

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save the US Government $7.6 Billion a Year

Dozens of ISIL mortars pound Syrian border town

Journalist James Risen: 'Mercenary Class' Now Permanent Fixture in National Security State

An Urban Village Pops Up to Comfort Hong Kong Protestors

Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism

Missouri's Solidarity Economy Is Organizing In the Wake of Michael Brown

Unfriending ALEC
Big tech companies like Google and Facebook are breaking up with corporate polluters.

Q&A With SolarCity's Chief: There Is No Cost to Solar Energy, Only Savings
'How long will the world and the US continue to tolerate being able to pollute for free?'

Truthout Interviews Eisa Ulen on Raven Symone and Black Identity (VIDEO)

Paying the Price of Tar Sands Expansion
Despite all the reasons to keep tar sands in the ground, the refining equipment tax credit has helped put tar sands development in the US on the rise, accelerating climate change at the expense - in every sense of the word - of American taxpayers.

Not The Onion: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Owner Wins Climate Leadership Award

I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

Thoughts on Pedagogy
There is another aspect to institutional education today and that is the deep reliance on bureaucratic models, and its connection to sociology. It is important to think about who exactly is to be educated.

California School District Sued for "Rampant" Racial Bias

Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype)

How Putin Became Central Figure in Texas Anti-Fracking Vote

What All Military Families Need to Know About High-Cost Lenders

Arrested for Democracy: Inside 99Rise's Latest Civil Disobedience to Get Money Out

Paul Krugman | What Markets Will