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Progressives Win Big in Spain as ‘Anti-Eviction Crusader’ Ada Colau Is Elected Mayor of Barcelona

Poverty-linked heart risks greatest for poor black women, younger adults

“Every single cop in Cleveland is here”: Arthur Chu’s shocking stories from inside the Tamir Rice/Michael Brelo protests
It wasn't my plan to take to the streets. But when the protest found me, there was only one honorable choice.

The tar sands sell-out

Guantanamo's Refugees Released to Uruguay Still Seeking Relief
The US, which held the men without charge or trial for more than a decade, was absent from negotiations between Uruguay and the former prisoners.

State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP

Lenin Is a Lonely Man as Capitalism Metastasizes in Russia
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Here’s How Much Corporations Paid US Senators to Fast-Track the TPP Bill
Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdle

EPA Issues Final Rules Protecting Drinking Water, Streams

Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Israel Seeking to Increase US Aid to $4.5 Billion

Scramble Begins as Patriot Act Teeters

Ex-Santorum Campaign Staffer Kills Himself After Stabbing Fellow Yale Conservative

“For the Game, For the World”: Swiss Police Raid FIFA Meeting And Arrest Senior Officials in Sweeping Corruption Investigation

Republicans' Plans for ISIS Would Drag Us Back Into Iraq for Another War
The GOP candidates use innuendo and coded language to push the need for ground troops into public discourse. At least the military hawks are more overt

Ira Glass Lamentably Believes NPR Should Embrace Capitalism and Advertising
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

"I Think We've Got a Shot": Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Bid in Vermont

Bill Clinton Paid Through Shell Company While Wife Was SecState

An Open Letter to Obama: If You Want Money for the Climate, Tax Wall Street

Senate Moves to Check Executive Spying Power
The Senate effectively allowed portions of the Patriot Act to expire - the first time Congress has meaningfully restrained the national security agencies since 2001.

Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to Challenge McCain in Arizona

JPMorgan Chase Writes Arrogant Letter to Its Swindled Forex Customers

Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Rejects Democracy, Says the Hyper-Rich Should Seize Power

18 Shot This Weekend in Baltimore

This Is What Happens When You Slash Funding for Public Universities
Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.

50,000 Americans Rush Into Cuba

Bernie Sanders: "Don't Underestimate Me"

Nancy Reagan Endorses Hillary Clinton

Texas Storms: Flooding Had "Tsunami-Type Power," Says Governor
Three reported dead as Texas and Oklahoma battered by storms

Congressional Republicans are outraged that the EPA wants to protect our drinking water

President Obama asserts power over small waterways

Life After Nebraska’s Death Penalty
How other states dealt with their death rows after killing capital punishment.

Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War

Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right

Jim Hightower | A Letter Carrier's Special Delivery to Congress
-- Jim Hightower on BuzzFlash at Truthout

How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician
A portrait of the candidate as a young radical.

Chelsea Manning Reveals Threats of "Disappearing" at Guantánamo Bay
US soldier marks fifth anniversary of military custody with most personal firsthand account yet and accuses military guards of threatening her with exile

Deadly Flooding in Texas Latest Example of Extreme Weather
-- John Queally of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Texas House Passes Campus Gun Carry Bill

WHO Shake-Up Approved After Ebola Debacle

Obama Loses Second Bid to Implement Overhaul of Immigration

Two Dead, One Wounded in Shooting at North Dakota Walmart

David Swanson | A Civilian Is a Combatant Is a Civilian Is a Combatant

The Media’s Sickening Sanders Double Standard: How the Socialist Brings Out Their True Colors
Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign reveals how skewed our attitudes toward wealth and taxation have become

Appeals Court Rules Against Obama on Immigration

Why the GOP Primary Debates Will Be an Absolute Disaster (again)
The Republican Party is trying hard to avoid another embarrassing primary season. Instead, they made things worse

The Duggar Family and the Christian Right’s War on Transgender People
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Paul Krugman | Lies, Not Mistakes, Led to Invasion of Iraq

Volcano Erupts in Galapagos Islands, Home to Unique Pink Iguanas

TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Network Under Investigation by Federal Regulators

California Is Giving Free Solar Panels to the Poor

Charles P. Pierce | Jive Talking: Bob Woodward's Credibility Finally Hits the Ocean Floor

The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence

This Is What Energy Democracy Looks Like

Supreme Court to Hear Case That Could Change How Voting Districts Are Drawn

Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration

George Pataki to Announce Presidential Bid Thursday