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Why ISIS Exists

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

Cardinal Francis George readmitted to hospital

Sometimes a Single Tree Is More Effective Than a Government

Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric
Twenty-five years after the Soviet collapse, the world is entering a new nuclear age.

How Boehner, Pelosi surprised everyone with a $200 billion deal

Schumer grabs new power

Egypt's president backs united Arab force to tackle regional security threats
Abdel Fatah al-Sisi says Arab world faces ‘unprecedented’ threats – and describes Shia rebels in Yemen ‘stooges of Iran.'

DWP solar power program gets mediocre grade

Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

How Apple is making money off of its landmark solar deal

36 Years of Three Mile Island’s Lethal Lies … and Still Counting

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz ‘wanted to make everyone remember him’
Lubitz told his former girlfriend that he wanted to do something to ‘change the system’, Bild reports, as investigators find torn-up sick note covering the day of the crash

The right’s hot Bergdahl rage: Why a former prisoner drives conservatives batty

Amanda Knox verdict: The real evidence and why (almost) everything you think you know about the case is wrong

Is Your Memory Shaky? Might Not Be Your Age, But All That Sugar Ruining Your Liver
A quarter of the US population suffers from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease caused by dietary sugar.

Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to US-Led War on Terror

Why the Climate Change Movement Must Demand Energy Industry Nationalization

The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty
This report provides a new understanding of the growing ways in which those in poverty are disproportionately targeted, marginalized, and prosecuted.

Paul Krugman | Mornings in Blue America

Upset by Elizabeth Warren, US Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign Donations

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp
America's biggest employers want to pick and choose the benefits they give their injured workers.

100,000 Irish March Through Dublin to Protest Against Water Charges

Facebook’s Laser Drones Could Bring Internet To 5 Billion People

"Events Have Proven Their cherished Beliefs Wrong": Paul Krugman Demolishes GOP’s Economic Fairy Tales
How Republicans' hysterical claims about the Obama economy have been thoroughly discredited

Harry Reid Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016

So long, ‘Suze Orman Show,’ TV’s only sane space in a money-crazed culture

Monsanto Wants to Keep You in The DARK

Towards a Media That Is "Good and Just"

From Resisting Definition to Resisting Exploitation: The Ongoing Struggle of Domestic Workers in Lebanon

How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

Storming the Corporate Castle: Does Shareholder Activism Work?
Shareholder activism has sparked major wins for progressives, but the strategy has also spurred debate.

Every 11 minutes Pacific Gas and Electric connects a new solar customer to its grid

Obama Unveils $1.2 Billion Plan to Fight Superbug Crisis, But Is It Enough?

Thousands of Mexican farmworkers march 15 miles as strike talks continue

Amazon to remove non-compete clause from contracts for hourly workers
Announcement comes after the Verge reported that the retailer required its US employees, including seasonal workers, to sign non-compete contracts.

Judge Calls Out Portland Police For Bogus 'Contempt Of Cop' Arrest/Beating

Utah's firing squad law reveals crisis at the heart of US capital punishment
Historically each new execution method is presented as more humane but with judicial killings having almost ground to a halt, the state is returning to the past.

Court Sentences Man To 13 Years For Removing Turkish Flag

The economy is a Democrat: Why recent history shows the value of a progressive president
When Dems control the White House, the middle class wins. And under Republicans? Not so much...

Why on Earth Did the Feds Approve a High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Near a Nuke Plant?

Sixty-Eight Elephants Massacred in Democratic Republic of Congo in Past 60 Days; Is Extinction Only Decades Away?
-- Lizabeth Paulat of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Military Strategy? Who Needs It? The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to "Cover the Globe"

Reproductive Health Care in Women's Prisons "Painful" and "Traumatic"

Federal Government Finally Pays Attention to Legalized Loan Sharking: Payday Loan Stores
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Anti-LGBT Bills Introduced in 28 States

A Rare Victory for Black Voting Rights in the South

A Dangerous Escalation in Iraq

The Real Cost of Fracking
Environmental hazards from fracking may extend well beyond drilling sites.

Indiana Governor OKs Anti-Gay "Religious Freedom" Bill

Republicans Face Dilemma as Climate Change Rises Up Political Agenda
Candidate Ted Cruz’s comment likening climate change activists to ‘flat-Earthers’ begins election in which scientists suggest issue may receive much higher billing than before

No Need to Prosecute Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Charging him for desertion and misbehaving before the enemy stands to accomplish little at this point.