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In Seattle, Cop Pepper-Sprays Teacher Who Was Talking On A Cell Phone

Fight Back Against Fast Track

Satire: Romney Rebuts Robot Talk

Bring on the Anti-Vaxers and Along Comes Disease

It’s a Radical Right Red Meat Feast as 2016 GOP Primary Kicks Off with a Bang

Surveillance Video Raises Questions About 17-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot By Cops At Police Station

Proposed Texas Law Would Allow Teachers to Kill Students

THIS JUST IN: America Is Defined and Crippled by Fear

Disproportionate Emphasis on European and US Victimhood is Racist
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Attorney Cuffed to Wall While Trying to Stop Cop From Talking to Client

Something Really, Really Terrible Is About to Happen to Our Coral

This Is How A Police State Protects "Secrets"
Sterling's conviction should chill anyone who believes in investigative reporting in a free society

Gas Blast at Mexico Children's Hospital, at Least 4 Dead

The Fed That Never Sees It Coming

How Poor Is Poor?
The global wealth gap is real, and worse than we think.

US Incarceration System Facilitates Breakdown of Society
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Remembering the Paris Commune: When Workers and Women Rose Up Against the Oligarchy

Obama’s Atlantic Drilling Plan Criticized by Democrats

Bill Nye Says "Give a F**k" About Climate Change and Forget "Deflategate"

Yes, Oil Is Behind a Lot of Wars

HUD Official Worked for Government and Housing Industry at the Same Time...Beyond the Revolving Door

All Hell Breaks Loose at St. Louis Meeting to Consider Civilian Review Board for Police

The Strange Case of Darren Wilson’s Mysterious Disappearing Duty Belt

Teenage Girls in Argentina – Invisible Victims of Femicide

The Woman Who Died From the Lethality of Economic Inequality
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Son of Billy Graham Is a Mean-Spirited, Islamophobic, Hate Opportunist
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Thanks to Congress, these pension plans could severely cut retiree benefits

Global democracy at risk, warns watchdog
Women main targets for repression as levels of brutality under authoritarian regimes hit all-time high, says landmark report.

ACLU asks judge to block attempt to repossess copies of CIA torture report

Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads

Five Facts About Charter Schools You Won't Hear From the 'National School Choice Week' Propaganda Campaign

Where Cellular Networks Don’t Exist, People Are Building Their Own

$5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison, Wisconsin
City government and cooperatives are working together to create opportunities for workers and neighborhoods.

The Mormon Church’s Gay Rights Charade

The Kochs pledge to spend $900 million in 2016. Here’s one thing they’re buying

The GOP's Frightening Plot to Build Laboratories for Plutocracy in States They Control
Right-wing initiatives such as tax cuts and 'right-to-work' legislation are on the table.

The United States' billion-dollar mess: How the Koch brothers are trying to buy a right-wing future
Yes, the Koch brothers' fundraising goal for 2016 is outrageous - but their long-term plans are even more ambitious.

Protesters Disrupt Senate Hearing Over Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Judge refuses to dismiss case against Rick Perry

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’
Threat of mining pollution at Loma Miranda mountain inspires movement calling for area to be designated a national park.

Shell signs $11 billion deal to build petrochemicals plant in Iraq

Lobbyists Got to See Kansas Budget Before Legislators Did

US settles suit over misuse of West Los Angeles veterans campus

China’s Louisiana Purchase: Environmental concerns in ‘Cancer Alley’
Chinese company behind methanol plant in mostly black Louisiana town has come under fire for shirking health laws.

Rent to Own: Wall Street's Latest Housing Trick

Another Republican Governor Agrees to Expand Medicaid

European Counter-Terror Plan Involves Blanket Collection of Passengers’ Data

Mark Morford | Are the Koch brothers the worst humans in the US?

Cuba has an illegal 'internet' that connects thousands of computers

Creationism would be easier to teach in South Dakota classrooms if a bill in the state Senate becomes law.

Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods

'Friendship Nine': Convictions Overturned for Famed Civil Rights Protesters

Subprime Bonds Are Back With Different Name Seven Years After US Crisis

Super Bowl Champions Say the NFL Needs to Rethink Marijuana

Insurance Industry Adjusts to Earthquake Risk Caused by Fracking

Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

US Drone Killed 12-Year-Old Student in Yemen

25 Issues to Watch in the Coming DoD Budget

Pentagon documents: Obama to request big defense budget hike
Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

Alabama’s First Gay Legislator Declares That She Will “Out” Adulterous Colleagues Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Our privacy is for sale, but what’s the price tag?
On data protection and privacy day, it’s worth remembering that politicians are all too willing to trade in our personal information.

Native Leaders Are Being Killed in the Amazon Because They Want the Right to Live

Something Really, Really Terrible Is About to Happen to Our Coral

How Bernie Sanders, in New Role, Could Make Wall Streeters Very, Very Unhappy
The iconoclast from Vermont plans to use his place as opposition leader on the Senate Budget Committee in a whole new way.

Dust From Factory Farms Carries Drugs, Poop Bacteria and Antibiotic-Resistant Genes Far and Wide

Blood on Their Hands: The Racist History of Police Unions
Attorney Flint Taylor gives an analysis of police unions playing a major role in defending cops throughout the last few decades.

Lobbying tapered off in 2014 amid congressional gridlock
K Street outlays topped $3 billion last year, with heavy spending by oil, insurance and tech industries.

Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged With Desertion

Obama's Oil Complex

Report Shows How Fracking Industry’s Failure to Follow Regulations Impacts Human Health

Wyoming Is the Latest State to Consider Bringing Back Firing Squads

A Staggeringly Lopsided Economic Recovery

We Can Solve Climate Change, but it Won’t Be Cheap or Easy

Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force

New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Appoints Radical Economist to New Government
The post of economics minister – chief negotiator with the country’s international creditors – is going to an economist who has described austerity programs as “fiscal waterboarding”.

KFC’s Hot Dog in a Fried Chicken Bun Is Here to Kill You Swiftly

BPA Exposure Linked to Changes in Stem Cells, Lower Sperm Production

Netanyahu to American Jews: Get Lost
By accepting Speaker Boehner's invitation to address Congress, the Israeli leader has chosen to side with political forces opposed by many US Jews.

White House Backs Plan to Allow Atlantic Oil Drilling

Obama Challenges India on Women's Rights and Religious Tolerance

Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old, Will No Longer Face Charges

Senate Passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill With Veto Proof Majority

Calls For Media To Accurately Label Climate Deniers Growing Louder

French Government Creates Bizarre Checklist That Is Islamophobic

Jobless Claims in U.S. Plunge to 15-Year Low

Comcast changes customer name to A-hole on bill

Paul Krugman | Punished for Playing by the Rules

McCain to CodePink Protesters: "Get Out of Here, You Low-Life Scum" (VIDEO)

Behind the Story: How the WSJ Uncovered a Flawed System of Reporting Police Killings

Witness: Denver Cops Told Me Not to Record Scene After They Killed Teen Girl

Charles P. Pierce | The Near-Collapse of the World Economy: It Was Wall Street All Along

New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: We Failed to Do Our Job After 9/11

Arizona Tries to Contain Measles Outbreak Days Before Super Bowl

Upstairs Downstairs: The American Economic System Moves Backward
-- Jane Stillwater for BuzzFlash at Truthout

I Am Every Eyeball

Seeking Accountability: Palestine's Recourse to the ICC
Impunity for Israeli war crimes encourages more gross violations of international law. Palestine's application to the ICC is a welcome step toward accountability.

From the Concorde to Sci-Fi Climate Solutions

Will the Obama Administration Finally Bring the CIA's Torturers to Justice?
In the hearing to confirm her as attorney general, Loretta Lynch confirmed that waterboarding is torture. She should prosecute those who did it.

Dems Sound "Privatization" Siren Ahead of New Social Security Fight

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit as Senate Debates Keystone XL

Some Ugly Truths About the Bank Bailouts

Forbes Tears Boehner, Netanyahu Apart in a Scathing Column, Says GOP Cannot “Think Beyond Their Distaste for This President”

Why This Baby's Mom Is So Angry at the Anti-Vaxxers
When kids aren’t vaccinated, others pay the price.

Mayor: Beijing Is Now “Unliveable” Due to Pollution

Ayotzinapa Calls for Mexico’s Transformation

Parents, Teachers and Students Ask School Districts to Go 100 Percent Renewable Energy
-- Stefanie Spear of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

I Spent the 2015 Blizzard With New York's Homeless People

The 13-year-old boy who grew up in a Georgia prison: Michael Lewis, now 18 years into his sentence

Greek PM: We will no longer submit to the EU
Alexis Tsipras says he wants "viable, mutually beneficial solution" to what he called nation's humanitarian disaster.

Mexico: Investigation Shows That All 43 Students Are Dead

The Super Bowl Windfall Myth
Why media fall for sports industry's bogus economic claims.

A Student Jubilee! Liberate 41 Million Americans From Crushing Loan Debt

This Black Man Was Shot to Death by the Cops After Calling Police for Help

Legalized Bribery: Zephyr Teachout on Sheldon Silver, Corruption and New York Politics

The Nightmare Libertarian Project to Turn This Central American Country Into Ayn Rand's Paradise
And naturally, the US is pushing the efforts along.

Denver police fatally shoot teen girl suspect; officer hit by car

King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading

Corporate Law’s Original Sin

Ben Carson Says Congress Should Remove Pro-Equality Judges, Which Is Unconstitutional

Georgia Execution of Intellectually Disabled Man Slammed as 'Moral Stain'
Warren Hill was killed Tuesday after the state carried out a four year fight to put him to death, despite constitutional and ethical objections.

Jewish leader gets trapped overnight inside Auschwitz

Faced with a tech tsunami, Motorola fights to preserve cop‑com franchise

The Kochs Will Spend $1 Billion on the 2016 Elections, but Deny It

Demanding Chemical Policy Reform Is a Way to Protect Girls' Health

Two Black Trans Women Have Already Been Murdered in 2015, and It's Not Even Feburary Yet

Republican Champion of Dodd-Frank Changes Goes After Elizabeth Warren

Mad Men: Inside the Men's Rights Movement - and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned

Kenya police teargas children in playground

Judge: California Medicaid Backlog Violates Law

Making progress on veterans' suicide prevention bill

Key Hepatitis C Patent Rejected in India, Clearing Way for Generic Treatment Costing a Thousand Times Less Than US Price

Mexico: Ayotzinapa, Emblem of the Twenty-First Century Social Order

Oil Train Spills Hit Record Level in 2014

More Prisoners Were Found Wrongfully Convicted in 2014 Than Ever Before

FBI: Give Me Back My Email to WikiLeaks

The Ocean May Soon Be Home to More Plastic Than Fish

Boehner preparing for legal action against Obama on immigration orders

Syriza's Victory: Hold the Champagne

DHS to Launch Iris and Facial Recognition at the Border

Department of Education Sides Against Students to Feather Its Own Bed in For-Profit Corinthian Colleges Debacle

Tar Sands Pipeline Planned for Dane County Eclipses KXL

Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

Report: Intervention in civil wars ‘far more likely in oil-rich nations’

Nepal's #SmashChairChallenge Pressures the Constituent Assembly to Draft the Constitution

US Companies Cut More Than 1 Million Jobs a Month. When Did Workers Stop Mattering?

Koch group moves to put brakes on gas-tax hike
The gas tax helps pay for road and bridge work around the country.

The Prosecutor Who Filed Murder Charges Against the Cops Is Becoming a Police Target

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

US Spies on Millions of Cars

Koch Network Vows to Spend Nearly $900 Million to Buy Presidency and Congress

If Montana’s Second Devastating Oil Spill Isn’t a Warning to Keystone XL Pipeline Republicans, What Is?
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Greece’s Warning to the Rest of Europe
A left-wing party has taken control of Greece’s parliament. What happens if the debtors revolt?

Black NYPD Officers Experience Racial Profiling When Off-Duty
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Selma Is a Brilliant, Riveting Film, but Racism Is Still a Powerful Force in the US
-- Steven Jonas for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Domestic Workers in Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union

Saudi Dictator's Death Shows NYT as Pawn of Power

Louie Gohmert: God Will Punish America for Obama's Tense Relationship With Netanyahu

Cuban Migration Surges on Fear of Policy Change

Natural-Gas Line Explodes in West Virginia

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

CIA Officer Is Found Guilty in Leak Tied to Times Reporter