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Climate Disruption's "Confederacy of Dunces"

Bill Moyers Will Retire as of the New Year

Wall Street’s crime spree has been coming at the public for the past six years like a geyser spewing from a broken water main

How The Government Profits From Student Loans, To The Tune Of $40 Billion A Year

Law Signed in California That Allows Judges to Order Gun Removal From Dangerous Individuals

Taliban claims responsibility for Afghanistan attack that kills at least 7

On Its 50th Anniversary, It's a New Beginning for the Free Speech Movement
-- Jim Block for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Man diagnosed with Ebola in US was sent home for two days, officials admit

Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.

The South’s victim complex: How right-wing paranoia is driving new wave of radicals

Golden Parachutes for Execs at a Slumping Restaurant Chain

The Next Attorney General Should Enforce the Rule of Law, Protect Constitutional Rights and Investigate Abuse of Power

Time to Drive a Stake Through the Heart of United States Exceptionalism
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

GOPer Under Fire After Urging Generals To Resign If They Disagree With Obama

Will deBlasio’s Big Raise for Low-Wage Workers Encourage Other Cities to Follow Suit?

CA Gov. Brown Signs Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

George Zimmerman's Family Hoped for Reality Show

Failure Is Success: How US Intelligence Works in the 21st Century

ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism: Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

How the US Concocted a Terror Threat to Justify Syria Strikes, and the Corporate Media Went Along

New Report: Global Economies May Be on Path to Another Crash

Hillary Clinton Admits Role in Honduran Coup Aftermath

Report: Secret Service Lied About White House Fence Jumper

Report: White House Jumper Caught Way Further Inside Than Previously Thought (MAP)

Striking NASA Images: Fourth-Largest Lake in the World Nearly Dried Up

Another Study Proves That Only the Richest Are Gaining Income From Economic Growth
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

US Signs Deal to Keep Troops in Afghanistan

ISIS Militants Less Than 2 Miles From Baghdad, Fierce Fighting Reported Near Iraqi Capital

Ebola-Stricken Liberia is Descending Into Economic Chaos

Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: The Fed's "Stealth Bailout" Of Foreign Banks Goes Mainstream

Job Woes Linger in 29 States as US Recovers Unevenly

George Zimmerman's Big Pity Party
George Zimmerman's family speaks out about poor Georgie and all he's endured.

Police Want to Get Rid of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't.
After Ferguson, many towns are trying to return military gear supplied by the Defense Department—and finding it impossible.

As US Bombs Iraq and Syria, Who Exactly Is Being Killed?

David Swanson | A Good End Date for the New War Is Today

America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes
The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs.

Surviving Sierra Leone's Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

Hong Kong Protesters Ignore Calls to End Demonstrations
Number of protesters begins to grow on eve of public holiday marking 65th anniversary of People’s Republic of China

National Review Writer: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged

Poll: 70% of Troops Say No More Boots on the Ground in Iraq

Corporations Are Not Going to Save Us From Climate Disruption

Republicans Need to Tell Anti-Choice Radicals to Back Off

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire
Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't want you to know is how they made all that money.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain: "If you don't want to get raped by a cop, don't get pulled over."

Hong Kong Protesters Block Streets, Defying Crackdown
The city’s wave of public protest extended into the working week as thousands ignored a government call to abandon street blockades across the city.

Terrorism Serves the State

Understanding Our Many Fergusons: Kill Lines - the Will, the Right and the Need to Kill

At Religious Right Gathering, Dubious Plan Emerges for Recapturing the Presidency

Can Farmers Outsmart Climate Change?
As the world heats up, so do efforts to save our food system.

With The People’s Climate March Behind Us, What Do We Do Now?
The climate crisis is an opportunity to think boldly and reshape our world so it is better than what we have now. Our path to travel -- in solidarity, refusing to leave anyone behind -- involves a “movement of movements” that can’t be ignored.

US May Keep Secret Prisoners in Custody After Afghan War Exit

Elizabeth Warren Urges Senate to Investigate Federal Reserve About Lax Enforcement
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Harvey Wasserman | How We Win on Climate Change
-- Harvey Wasserman for BuzzFlash at Truthout

US Bankruptcy Judge Allows Detroit Water Shutoffs to Continue

Newsflash: Things Could Be Worse

Podesta: Afghanistan Will Sign Deal Letting US Stay Past 2014

Before the Law
The Bronx’s courts held a teen-ager on Rikers for three years before the case against him collapsed.

Willie Nelson, Neil Young Lend Their Talents to Keystone XL Fight

Former Congressman Jim Traficant Dies From Injuries Related to Tractor Accident

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Radicalized Right-Wing Activists Are Pledging Allegiance to a Dangerous Agenda
America, your religious extremists are already inside the “Homeland,” so what are we going to about it?

Peaceful Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Teargassed
Student protesters demanding genuine democratic elections in Hong Kong were met with batons, tear gas and pepper spray on Saturday. Protests continue today in the business district.

Fifteen People Shot During Party at Miami Club

Paul Krugman | Our Invisible Rich

The NSA is renting its technology to U.S. companies

California passes ban on Confederate flag

Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship

Americans Have No Idea How Bad Inequality Really Is

Bernie Sanders: Longterm Democratic strategy is “pathetic”

Green movement embracing more radical tactics as desperation grows

Hong Kong police use teargas and pepper spray to disperse protesters

Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Half the World’s Animal Population Vanished Since 1970

Republican Federal Judge Rules That Obamacare Should Be Defunded

Will Scott Walker Be Toppled as Governor of Wisconsin?

Ebola accelerates in west Africa as aid workers plead for help

New Afghanistan pact means America's longest war will last until at least 2024: 10,000 US Troops to Remain

FOX News Bounces Back Over Summer as MSNBC Slips, Ugh!

Hong Kong Protests Continue

Wall Street’s P.R. whopper: How its big new lie can trigger another crisis

College is ripping you off: Students are cash cows, and schools the predators

World news NSA The Guardian wins an Emmy for coverage of NSA revelations

Doctors Pull In $3.5 Billion in 5 Months From Drug and Device Companies

First US Case of Ebola Confirmed in Patient at Dallas Hospital
The patient was placed in isolation because of “symptoms and recent travel history.”

West Virginia Plans to Frack Beneath Ohio River, Which Supplies Drinking Water to Millions

Reza Aslan Takes Down Bill Maher’s "Facile Arguments" on Islam in Just 5 Minutes
The scholar, famous for his takedown of Fox, recently appeared on CNN to pick apart the comedian's simplistic logic

Melting Antarctic Ice Is Causing an Actual Shift in Gravity
Study further confirms global warming is changing Antarctica in fundamental ways.

Evenly Divided 7th Circuit Appeals Court Denies Emergency Rehearing in WI Photo ID Case
Vacant seat on court since 2010 likely made the difference; Ruling, unless overturned, could result in re-election victory for Walker; Emergency petition to U.S. Supreme Court likely...

Eric Holder: The Reason Robert Rubin Isn't Behind Bars
As a result of Holder's failure to prosecute any of the Wall Street crew who helped to prop up the housing bubble, the main culprits walked away incredibly wealthy.

Shaheen Leads Scott Brown by Double-Digits in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney's Latest Excuse for His "47 Percent" Remarks Is a Doozy
You won't believe who he's blaming now.

Scientists Find Extreme Weather Events Fueled by Climate Change

No, Economic Growth and Climate Stability Do Not Go Hand-in-Hand

Polio-Like Illness Causing Mystery Paralysis in Colorado Kids

Massive Protests Over Censorship of AP History Curriculum Escalate

Charles P. Pierce | No Price for the Mad

The Power to Solve Climate Change
-- Fred Krupp of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

US Supreme Court Blocks Early Voting in Ohio

Bill O'Reilly Lashes Out at Colbert for Mocking His Plan to Fight ISIL

Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency

Texting and Driving? You'd Be Safer Swimming With Sharks

Wildlife Populations Fall by Half in 40 Years

A Supreme Court for Billionaires, Not Voters

As Endless War Drags On, US Has No Plans to Release Secret Prisoners Kept in Afghanistan

Lessons Learned With Pride
Turned away by unions, ignored by officials and shunned by their own community, it wasn’t until the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) group twinned with a small mining town in south Wales that anyone would take them seriously.

Gay Marriage and the Blockbuster Issues SCOTUS Is About to Take On

Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Mess: Talk Tough, Blow Everything Up, Repeat as Necessary
Ted Cruz wants to run for president as a foreign policy tough guy. Here's why his policies are so dangerous

Police Officer Who Shot Black Man in Walmart Lied, Victim's Mother Says
Tressa Sherrod says the officer’s account of John Crawford’s death in Ohio store does not tally with surveillance footage

The South’s Victim Complex: How Right-Wing Paranoia is Driving New Wave of Radicals
New wingnut pols may be laughed at as they enter Washington, D.C. But here's why their anger is deadly serious

Ferguson Demands High Fees to Turn Over City Files on Michael Brown Shooting

Charles P. Pierce | Criminal Minds

George Zimmerman's Dad: If FBI Comes for My Son, "He’s Probably Gonna Shoot a Few of Them"

Fox News’ ‘Boobs on the Ground’ Reinforces ISIS Propaganda about Western ‘Hypocrisy’

The Climate Change Deniers Hall of Infamy
-- Steven Jonas MD, MPH for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ted Cruz's Advisers Say He's Running for President

Medicare, Dr. Mengele and You

The Wilderness Act Turns 50, Celebrating the Great Laws of 1964

French Far-Right National Front Wins First Ever Seats in Senate

Eight Migrants Die Every Day Trying to Reach Richer Countries, Study Reveals
Research into migrant deaths in Europe shows 22,000 missing, presumed dead, in past 14 years – more than half the global total

Jameis Winston, Sexual Assault and the Search for Something More Important Than Football

Is 2014 the "Tipping Point" for the GMO Labeling Movement?

Why Prisons Thrive Even When Budgets Shrink

Old Energy Is Doing Everything It Can to Stop the Rise of Solar

The Big "Middle Class" Rip-Off: How a Short Sale Taught Me Rich People’s Ethics

Republicans Are Happy to Send Other People's Kids to War

Judge Slams Voter Suppression Law - "Why Does the State of North Carolina Not Want People to Vote?"

Forever Young: Student Protest BYU Ban on Beards

Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists Is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For
The imperial game continues.

Republican Presidential Candidate Says Anarchy May Force Cancellation of 2016 Election

Did Indiana Autoworkers Strike a Blow Against Two-Tier Contracts?
Roughly 20 to 25 percent of all union contracts have recently contained some kind of two-tier payment. Such arrangements, often made in response to threats of plant closures or job losses, can turn into strategies for long-term suppression of wages.

Cops Arrest Ferguson Protesters Again

Obama Blames Bad Intel for Underestimating Islamic State Group

Arms Trade Treaty Gains Momentum with 50th Ratification

Big Red One" HQ Will Deploy to Iraq

DOJ Tells Ferguson Cops to Stop Wearing "I Am Darren WIlson" Bracelets

Why Voting Machines Are About To Wreak Havoc On Another Election

Climate Change Linked to Spread of Lyme Disease

The Economic Case for Paternity Leave

Why Obama’s Assurance of "No Boots on the Ground" Isn’t So Reassuring

Police Officer Shot In Ferguson As Protests Continue

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border