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Why Do Democrats Keep Trying to Ban Guns That Look Scary, Not the Guns That Kill the Most People?

Chicago priest 'receives death threats' after gun control rally outside store
Illinois affiliate of NRA brands Catholic clergyman an ISIS-style ‘terrorist’ following protest calling for tighter gun restrictions.

Cuba's Ebola Team: The Largest Sent From Any Single Country

Facts vs. the GOP: Why America is living through a new era of segregation
Republicans like to blame poverty on the breakdown of the "traditional" family. The numbers tell a different story.

Parents, Students Beware: The 10 Ways Many Colleges Will Scam You
A list of some of the underhanded methods used by some schools when it comes to student admissions and financial aid.

Six Californias Initiative Tossed Off 2016 Ballot

Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

Football, violence and America’s cultural divide

Bernie Sanders May Challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016

NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

Colorado foster care youth less likely to graduate than homeless kids

"Django Unchained" Actress Accosted by LAPD After Kissing White Husband

Where Slaughtered Dolphins Go to Be Sold
Activists say demand by water parks and aquariums for dolphins is driving the slaughter now under way in Taiji, Japan.

Every President in the Last Quarter-Century Has Announced the Bombing of Iraq on Live TV

Can Corporations Go to Hell? An Existential Quandary for the Supreme Court

World Bank Pays $500 Million to Ukraine Central Bank Despite Warnings of World Bank Board and IMF Staff

Sun and Wind Alter German Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

America’s Distinctly Unequal Playing Fields
Teenagers are learning lessons — about inequality — on America’s high school gridirons. When are their elders going to catch on?

Heartless Oral Surgeon Lays Off Employee for Cancer Diagnosis, Can't Understand Backlash

Anger rises in India’s Kashmir Valley as people remain trapped a week after floods

World's Last Remaining Forest Wilderness at Risk

Shut California’s Fukushima: Diablo Must Go
The catastrophe at Fukushima was not an accident. It’s unfolding again in California.

How the West Created the Islamic State
Since 2003, Anglo-American power has secretly and openly coordinated direct and indirect support for Islamist terrorist groups linked to al Qaeda across the Middle East and North Africa.

As Ebola explodes, Liberia’s sick must fend for themselves

Clock Ticking for Texas Families to Take Legal Action on Fracking Pollution
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations, which means people have just two years from the time they notice a problem until they file a lawsuit.

Four Ways Industrial Ag Is Destroying the Soil - and Your Health

New Sanctions Against Russia Could Deal Big Blow to ExxonMobil

Canadian Mining Company Threatens El Salvador's Sovereignty
Why do companies have the right to sue countries over environmental protection measures?

Naomi Klein | Climate Crimes and the Greenwashing of Big Business

Report: NSA, GCHQ have secret access to German telecom networks

How Many Ways Can the City of Ferguson Slap You With Court Fees? We Counted

Israeli intelligence reservists decry treatment of Palestinians

Public School Police Receive Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

White House makes it official: US "at war" with IS

Arizona GOP Vice-Chair: Sterilize Poor Women

Ontario Gets 35% of Energy From Renewables As Coal Plants Shut Down

Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees

Democrats Can’t Keep Ignoring Immigrants and Their Allies

What More Will It Take to Arrest Darren Wilson for Shooting Michael Brown?

Kerry Says Operation to Destroy ISIS "Can Take a Long Time"

Reported Palin Family Drunken Brawl Represents Travesty of Politics as Entertainment
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Paul Krugman | The Inflation Cult

GOP Senate Nominee Attended Recent Event Hosted by Sandy Hook Truther

More Than 5,000 Dead in C. African Republic

Claims of Saudi Hand in September 11 Attacks Hang Over Obama's Speech

Reconceiving Change in the Age of Parasitic Capitalism

Malala Yousafzai's Attackers Arrested in Pakistan

Thousands of Palestinian Inmates Go on Mass Hunger Strike

How Obama Became the Oil President
He once talked of plans to reduce oil consumption—now the US drills more than ever. What happened?

Walmart Forces Employees to Buy New Uniforms...at Walmart

Judge: Pentagon Can Keep Gitmo Costs Secret

Apparently, "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" Has Expired. So Much For "Breathing Free."
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Republicans Filibuster Constitutional Fix to Overturn Citizens United

"There Is No Alternative": Fossil Fuel Deposits Must Stay in the Ground

SATIRE: Nobel Committee States Regret of Obama Peace Prize

Harvey Wasserman | Let’s Bury King C.O.N.G. at People’s Climate March

Ian Paisley, DUP Firebrand Turned Peacemaker, Dies Aged 88
DUP leader who led opposition to compromise with IRA in Northern Ireland before entering government with Sinn Féin had been ill for some time

Hobby Lobby Declares Open Season for Birth Control Lawsuits

Sacrilegious Selfies: Pennsylvania Teen Arrests for “Desecrating” Jesus Statue in Sexual Pose

What Zephyr Teachout Taught the Country - and the Democrats Better be Listening

US Threatened Yahoo With $250,000 Daily Fine Over NSA Data Refusal

Despite multiple malpractice payouts, doctors often keep practicing

US Court Sets Precedent by Ruling Guatemalan Domestic Violence Victim Can Seek Asylum

Robert Reich | Harvard Business School's Role in Widening Inequality

The Horrifying Toxic Chemical Footprints of Everyday Items

Study: High Cost of Housing Forcing Elderly Americans to Cut Back on Food and Healthcare

"Treasure Map": The NSA's Plan to Map the Entire Internet

Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a Christie Scandal?

Charles Pierce | Today in Responsible Gun Ownership

Contractors Ready to Cash in on ISIS War

Israeli Military Threatens to Discipline Veterans Involved in Protest Over Intelligence Activities

Family: Laredo police fired 80 shots at man armed with pellet gun

Adrian Peterson’s Child Abuse Allegations Reopen Debate Over Corporal Punishment

Egypt hunger strikes gain momentum
A nationwide hunger strike is gaining support in Egypt against the country's controversial protest law.

Scott Walker's Snow Job
The governor’s race in Wisconsin between the Republican incumbent, Scott Walker, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, is coming down to one issue: jobs, jobs, jobs.

A Wild That Leaves Us Speechless
As the Wilderness Act turns 50, those of us continuing to advocate for more designations find ourselves in a tough spot.

On Patriotism and Constitutional Amendment: An Interview With Film Director Miyazaki Hayao

US government 'threatened' families of beheaded reporters

Cleveland Becomes Cleantech Leader, but Ohio Backtracks on Renewable Energy

Behind Yahoo's Surveillance Battle With the Government

9/11 and the Saudis and State Secrecy

“We can’t strain the entire ocean”: The horrifying truth about where our plastic ends up

The Islamic State threat is overstated
As the United States prepares to escalate military action against the Islamic State, misinterpretation is leading to another tragic foreign policy mistake.

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of British aid worker

At Least Some Unions Step Up for Big Climate March!

North Korea sentences American Matthew Miller to 6 years of hard labor

Bratton-style policing means more fines and arrests for black residents of Detroit

Time Is Running Out for Activists to Halt Fracked Gas Pipeline Into New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Paul Krugman | "You Call Yourself an Economist?"

‘It’s set up just like the FBI’: The NFL employs an elaborate security network that is supposed to protect the league’s reputation by staying in front of its problems.

‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

Does slut-shaming start with school dress codes?

‘Why Didn't You Just Leave?’
Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It’s Never That Simple

A Progressive Estate Tax

Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz's Rape Survivor Project

Bryan Fischer Calls For Atheists To Be Banned From Serving In The Armed Forces

Stephen Colbert: U.S. Needs New National Bird in Face of Climate Change

Mitch McConnell Threatens the United States
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

George Zimmerman Threatened to Kill Driver in Road Rage Incident

New Study: Prop. 47 Would Help California Address Overcrowded Prisons

Chile President Urges Justice on Coup Anniversary

Jamie Dimon Gets a Personal Call from the Prez; Seniors Get Garnished

Workers Shut Down Chipotle Store Over "Borderline Sweatshop Conditions"

James Foley and "The Falling Man"

The Militia Next Door
At Camp Lonestar, a group of armed volunteers seeks to "push back the illegals."

David Swanson | Why End War?

Dinesh D’Souza Faces 16 Months in Prison – Fox News Contributor Writes Judge on His Behalf

Fast Track to a Spill?: Oil Pipeline Projects Across America are Speeding Forward Without Environmental Review

Mr. Death Penalty: Meet Capital Punishment's Chief Defender

Germany Bans Support of the Islamic State
Anyone caught displaying the black flag of the Islamic State, whether in public or over the Internet, will face charges in Germany after the government announced a ban Friday on supporting the extremist group and its activities.

Arizona Is Becoming the Cayman Islands for Dark Money

Humanity Now Plays God With a Declassified Future

9/11 Responders With Rare Cancer Denied Insurance Coverage

Greg Palast | BP and the Three Stooges Defense

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress

Michael Stipe on America Post-9/11: "Are We That Violent, That Childish, That Silly, That Shallow?"
The REM frontman raises important questions on the 13th anniversary of 9/11

How to Combat ISIS Without War

Koch Foundation to College: We'll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Claptrap
It seemed like a generous gift to a university that needed it. Then came the demands for ideological purity—and hand-picked staff.

What Obama Didn’t Say
Every President in the past quarter century has made the decision to bomb Iraq.

Idaho Professor Accidentally Shoots Himself While Teaching Class

Sailing Life-Size Paper Boats to Protest Climate Change
A collaboration between 350.org and Brooklyn-based maritime arts collective Mare Liberum has handcrafted a flotilla of life-size canoes made of paper and is paddling them the full length of the Hudson River.

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide
Athlete to be sentenced on 13 October after judge says athlete used excessive force when he shot into toilet cubicle, killing Reeva Steenkamp