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Tech Companies Adopt Astroturf to Get Their (Wicked) Way

Keystone Advocates Inject Ukraine Into Pipeline Debate
Controversial project included in wish list of actions industry says would send more oil and gas to vulnerable Ukraine and Europe.

100 Years On, Charlie Chaplin's Legacy Looms Large

EU Makes Bold Commitment to Sustainable Fishing

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

Program Fights Double-Edged Stereotypes About Muslim Domestic Violence

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy
A new scientific study concludes that America is basically an oligarchy.

Mitch McConnell Says He Stood Up for Women in a Senate Sexual-Harassment Scandal. The Real Story Is Damning

Limbaugh, Right-Wing Pundits Try To Blame Max Blumenthal For Kansas Rampage

What if Bundy Ranch Were Owned by a Bunch of Black People?
How would conservatives react if these were black farmers—or black anyone—defending “their” land against federal officials?

Watch Elizabeth Warren Go After Paul Ryan for Blaming Unemployment on the Unemployed

Protecting Classrooms From Corporate Takeover: What Families Can Learn from Teachers’ Unions
The "education reform" movement represented by No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top blames teachers for the problems in our public schools.

Charles P. Pierce | God Trolls Glenn Beck

State Department Delays Decision on Keystone Pipeline
The State Department will wait to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline until it has a clearer idea how legal challenges to the route through Nebraska will be settled, sources said.

How BP Turned a Whole Community Into an Endangered Species

Grassroots Group Closed Two Chicago Coal Plants - And Is Now Going for Second Act

NC Governor’s Coal Ash Action Plan Favors Duke Energy, Threatens Drinking Water

The Koch Bros.: A Hundred Billion Dollar Victim Complex

BP Says Gulf Cleanup Over. Not by a Long Shot, say Others
Oil giant's rosy view of coast recovery from Deepwater Horizon met with pushback from Coast Guard, environmental group

Coming This Fall in the Senate: Big Fights Over "Personhood"

A John Hagee Fairytale: "Blood Moons" and The End of Times
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Eugene Robinson | On Climate, Business As Usual

7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in Mexico

Michael C. Ruppert Suicide Note Released

Gabriel García Márquez: An Appreciation
Remembering the life and work of the Colombian writer and Nobel laureate, who died yesterday, at the age of eighty-seven.

Paul Krugman | Salvation Gets Cheap

Thanks to Larry Flynt, Every Member of Congress Gets Porn in the Mail

Arundhati Roy: Another World Is Not Only Possible, She Is on Her Way

Oklahoma School District OKs "Bible Curriculum" Created by Hobby Lobby President

US Freeing Iran Funds as Tehran Cuts Uranium Stockpile

Mitch McConnell Says He Stood Up for Women in a Senate Sexual-Harassment Scandal. The Real Story Is Damning.
McConnell claims he led a 1995 investigation against a GOP senator accused of sexual misconduct. Actually, he took steps to keep it quiet.

Young Enrollees Help Health Act Surpass Obama Goal
President Obama announced that eight million people had gotten insurance under the law, including a surge of young adults essential to the plan’s viability.

Students, Parents Challenge Zero-Tolerance Policies

David Sirota | Chris Christie’s $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption laws

Big Profits in Not-for-Profit Charter Schools

The mentality of J Edgar Hoover’s FBI undergirds today’s surveillance state

International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis

Why Jeb Bush's Greatest Political Achievement Could Sink a White House Run

Including the Young and the Rich
Obama administration holds summit to find "common ground" between public sector and the so-called next-generation philanthropists.

Tennessee Set to Criminalise Pregnant Women Who Use Illegal Drugs

BillO Gives A Good Friday Sermon: Moochers, Lefties And The Pope

California Students Feel UC Admission Squeeze

Wealthy Elite Influence Government Policy More than Average Voters, Study Finds

USC Shooter Breaks Down in Tears After Getting 40 Years to Life
Through tears, the 21 year old asked the judge for a second chance.

Cliven Bundy’s Ailing America: What a Wingnut Rancher’s Rise Says About Our Waning Democracy

Tennessee’s Pregnancy Criminalization Law Will Hit Black Women the Hardest

Long-Term Unemployment May Be Unresolvable in Current Economic System

Florida Voter Confronts GOP Representative On His Repeated Efforts To Repeal Obamacare

Elizabeth Warren's New Book Skewers the White House Boys Club

Projected Cost of F-35, Pentagon's Costliest Weapons System, Rises $7.4 Billion

History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published

The Counter-Attack of Seattle's Elites

Banking Industry Shamelessly Fleeces Even the Paltry Savings of Ex-Prisoners
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Strangelove Effect - or How We Are Hoodwinked Into Fighting a New Cold War

The Code of Crisis and Disaster
After a week of triple catastrophe - a UN climate report, the Ryan budget and McCutcheon - it is crucial to confront and decode our own "reptilian" desires.

Inmates to Strike in Alabama, Declare Prison Is "Running a Slave Empire"

Climate Change Is Here - It's Too Late for Pessimism
Denial, resignation and despair are not options.

Guantánamo Judge to CIA: Disclose "Black Site" Details to USS Cole Defense Lawyers

Outrage Over Obamacare Is Nothing Compared With FDR’s New Deal

New York Times Admits It Agreed to "Gag Orders" in Israel

Reid Calls Bundy Supporters "Domestic Terrorists"
“Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not."

Sen. Al Franken Calls on Netflix to Oppose Comcast Merger

Obama Urges Dems To Lean Into Obamacare For The Midterms

Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You?
One year after a fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, killed 15 people, pinpointing potentially hazardous sites remains tricky.

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Explorer of Myth and Reality, Dies at 87

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government the United States Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy