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Charles P. Pierce | Making More War

Your Tax Dollars at Work: $70 Billion Stealth Jet Finally Flies in Its First War
For years, the Air Force kept its most important jets—the F-22 Raptor stealth fighters—away from combat zones. That changed Monday night over Syria.

How Should Our Society Deal With People Who Use Drugs?

Air Force Tests Unarmed Minuteman 3 Missile With Launch From California Base

The Right-Wing’s Trashy Response to the Biggest Climate March Ever

Are Head Injuries the Bridge Between the NFL Playing Field and Domestic Violence?

GOP's Vote-Suppressing Militia: Why Scott Walker’s Thugs are Getting Violent
Scott Walker may want to be president, but he's got to win statewide first. And he's pulling out all the stops

"The Grandsons of Iraq" -- Fighting Until Hell Freezes Over
America’s wars in the Middle East exist in a hallucinatory space where reality is of little import, so if you think you heard all this before, between 2003 and 2010, you did.

Emma Watson Faces Backlash After Gender Equality Speech
According to reports, Watson's recent impassioned speech for gender equality at the United Nations has drawn backlash, including a threat to leak alleged nude photos of the star.

Eric Holder Says Justice Department Has Moles on Wall Street

In 2013, Children in Poverty Grew in 35 of the US's Biggest Cities While the Wealthy Gorged
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Banned Books Week: A "Celebration of the Freedom to Read"
"Censorship is about more than a single book. It is about the intellectual, cultural and political life of the community and the people in it."

The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation

Be Very Alarmed: Our Birds are Disappearing

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, Perhaps the Bravest Christian Abortion Provider in the US
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

White House Won't Estimate Cost of ISIS War

To Change Everything We Need Everyone

Harvey Wasserman | Huge, Gorgeous Global March Shows How to Win the Climate Fight: At the Grassroots
-- Harvey Wasserman for BuzzFlash at Truthout

This Supreme Court Case Will Decide Whether Companies Can Treat Pregnant Women Like Crap
Pro- and anti-abortion rights groups agree on something, for once.

Detroit Water Dept. Tells Judge: We Can't Give Away Free Water

Chris Hedges | The Coming Climate Revolt

Scotland on the Euphrates; The Approaching Demise of the Nation State

Charles P. Pierce | Media Coverage of Major Protests Is the Face of Disgrace

No Jokela: Seattle Tosses All Pot Tickets After Single Officer Opposing Legalization Goes on a Citation Spree

India's Spacecraft Inches Closer to Mars... and History

WHO: 21,000 Ebola Cases by November if No Changes

Climate Riders Roll to Fight the Corporate Climate Killers
-- Harvey Wasserman for BuzzFlash at Truthout

WATCH LIVE: #FloodWallStreet livestream

Three missing Afghan Army officers stopped at US-Canadian border, authorities say

The US and France propose UN sanctions on foreign Islamist fighters

Public Editor Rips 'Astonishingly Tone-Deaf' NYTimes 'Angry Black Woman' Piece

Voices From the People's Climate March: Indigenous Groups Lead Historic 400,000-Strong NYC Protest (VIDEO)

Paul Krugman on What's Behind John Boehner's Stunning Ignorance About the Unemployed

Exxon Halts Oil Drilling in Waters of Russia

A Bottom-Up Climate Fix
Relying on national governments alone to deliver results is not enough, as the last two decades have shown.

Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking Boom

The racial divide in America’s gun deaths (in charts)
Gun violence is disproportionately affecting the country's African American population.

People of the People's Climate March (SLIDESHOW)

Why Facebook, Google and the NSA Want Computers That Learn Like Humans
Deep learning could transform artificial intelligence. It could also get pretty creepy.

Lawsuit: California Medicaid Backlog Causes Patients to "Suffer"

Man exonerated after 23 years in prison dies at 55 after one year of freedom

Bernie Sanders at People's Climate March: To Stop Global Warming, Get Dirty Money Out of Politics (VIDEO)

Georgia's GOP governor has hilarious theory for his state’s terrible unemployment rate

Befouled Again: New Toxic Mine Spill Reported in Mexico's Sonora River
Authorities tell 25,000 residents - who are already struggling to recover from previous spill - not to use orange-stained water.

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?
New projections of escalating growth increase the tension between humanity’s expanding needs and what the planet can provide.

Supreme Court justice performs her first same-sex wedding

'Flood Wall Street' Protesters to Risk Arrest at New York Climate Change Sit-In

Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis (VIDEO)

One big march, lots of little messages
Organizers estimate that 310,000 people joined the New York climate march, and each one had a point to hammer home.

Education With a Debt Sentence: For-Profit Colleges as American Dream Crushers and Factories of Debt

Imagining Our Dark and Stormy Future: Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything"

Marijuana Decriminalization a Racial Justice Victory in Philadelphia

Alaska reporter outs herself as pro-pot activist in epic on-air resignation: ‘F*ck it, I quit’

Drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs a growing concern

Child Pornography Case Spurs Debate on Military’s Role in Law Enforcement

Iran seeks US concessions for help with Islamic State

Dean Baker | The Mysteries of Inequality Are Only Mysterious to Elites

The Quiet Surge of Micropower Is Major Threat for Nuclear and Coal

Julian Assange: Canada Supreme Court, ISPs Doing the Right Thing on Privacy

Pentagon allows police accused of civil rights abuses to apply for military gear

Michael Dunn to be retried in Jordan Davis' death

The 300,000-Strong Climate Change March Media Ignored
If 300,000 people show up for a massive march about climate change and no one reports it, did it happen?

Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels

Top-level exodus at DHS hinders security mission
High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

Fracking Brings Few Jobs, Major Destruction, Mountain Residents Tell North Carolina Energy Commission

Lawsuit: School Officials Convince 14-Year-Old Special Ed Girl to Be Bait for Sexual Predator ... Girl Is Raped and School Officials Deny Any Responsibility

Obama: No data on ISIS plots against US

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up
Scientists in Brazil believe the loss of billions of liters of water released as vapor clouds by Amazon rainforest trees is the result of continuing deforestation and climate change – leading to devastating drought.

Scotland leader says voters were 'tricked' into rejecting independence by a last-minute vow

US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

Current and former female firefighters of the United States Forest Service have filed a complaint with the Department of Agriculture alleging that they suffered job discrimination, harassment and sexual abuse at the hands of male co-workers and that top agency officials failed to stop it.

From Paris to New York, people rally against climate change

Hidden Source of Industry Influence Threatens Toxic Chemical Regulations

Antonin Scalia’s bad law, bad history: How the Supreme Court legalized corruption
Citizens United sparked a political revolution that would have left the Founders revolted.

Obama Taps Star General to Build Syrian Rebel Army to Fight ISIS
General Michael Nagata is promising to build a new force to destroy ISIS but lawmakers worry he has been given an impossible mission.

Powerful NSA Official Potentially Self-Dealing With Defense Contractor

Worried About Climate Change? Ban Fracking on Federal Lands

Dianne Feinstein Wants NFL Players Accused of Domestic Violence to Be Benched

PHOTOS: Thousands March in Biggest Climate Change Rally Ever

Truthout Interviews Marjorie Cohn on Racial Discrimination and Perpetual War (VIDEO)

Thousands join People's Climate March around the world – live

Naomi Klein | Climate change is a global emergency. Stop waiting for politicians to sound the alarm.

Terror on Embassy Row: The CIA's assassination of Orlando Letelier

A Digital Desert: The Internet Debate Pits Local Communities Against Broadband Giants

With Ebola crippling the health system, Liberians die of routine medical problems

Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014

Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

Immigration-rights activist detained in Orange County, marked for deportation

Family of Utah man shot dead 'from behind' by police call for federal inquiry

Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water in two states

Anti-Islam ad campaign to run on New York City buses and subways

Roger Goodell Blames NFL Personal Conduct Policy For His Failings On Domestic Abuse

House Bans War Powers Resolution Actions

Nightmare on Wall Street? Are Stock Buybacks Creating Another "Financial Bubble?"

Gun Nuts Meet Their Match: Why Gabby Giffords Isn’t Playing Nice Anymore
Ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is facing criticism for her "mean" gun control ads. There's a very good reason for that.

The Pope Francis Revolution Is Coming to America

Iraq War Veteran Warns Ferguson Is Our Future - and Our Past

All Signs Point to Jeb Bush Presidential Run

Ebola Could Infect 1.4 Million by End of January, CDC Says

Illinois State Trooper Flips Out on Motorist for Defending His Rights During Checkpoint Search

Call to Close "Deplorable" Private Detention Center for Immigrants Made, as Expansion Planned

Steal This Environmental Justice Journal
Free for the next two weeks: Some of the best research about the health disparities and environmental burdens suffered by people of color and modest resources around the globe.

In Iraq, Strikes Fail to Dislodge ISIS
After six weeks of Western air support, Iraqi forces have scarcely budged the militant fighters from their hold on more than a quarter of the country.

A Message to America From an Old Friend

Insane Smiling Woman Paula Deen Attempts Redemption Arc

US Treasury Moves Against Tax-Avoidance "Inversion" Deals

Police: 3 People Dead in Shooting at UPS Facility

Native Americans Rolling the Dice on Casinos

Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, WHO Says in Dire New Forecast

Republican Group Launches Creepy Sexist Ad Urging Women to Break Up With President Obama
If Republicans think this is the way to appeal to female voters, they're sadly mistaken.

Nomi Prins | Gateway Policies: ISIS, Obama and US Financial Boots-on-the-Ground

US and Allies Strike ISIS Targets in Syria
Five Arab countries joined American airstrikes against the Islamic State, unleashing a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs on the militants’ de facto capital.

Louisiana Judge Rules Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

US Police Get Anti-Terror Training in Israel on Privately Funded Trips

Here Come the Smart Guns: Will New Jersey Soon Have to Sell Safer Guns?
An obscure law and a new generation of smart guns may soon force the hand of gun-control opponents.

CPJ Calls on Obama to Defend the Right to Report in the Digital Age
With more and more world governments targeting journalists with communications surveillance, the Committee to Protect Journalists is asking the Obama administration to clean up its act.

Republicans Doing Everything They Can to Save Kansas, Senate
Jeb Bush and Sarah Palin back Senator Pat Roberts, a longtime incumbent Rebublican from Kansas, who is fighting to keep his Senate seat

Obama: The "Yes We Can" President With the "At Least I Tried" Legacy

Religious Nonprofits Tip Their Hands on the Real Goal in Birth Control Fight

How Rich Old White Men Are Taking Lunch Money Away From Inner-City Black Kids
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Chad becomes 37th African state to seek ban on homosexuality

Anti-choice protestors are targeting high schools now

Syrian Refugee 'Emergency' in Turkey Intensifies
Fleeing ISIS, hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurds flood across Turkish border.

Prosecutions for Environmental Crimes Decline Under Obama

Attacking J Street Won't Bring Justice for Palestinians

Robert Reich: Why Donald Trump and Big Corporations Get Breaks that Ordinary People Don't

Can a "Firewall Strategy" Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco

At New York March, Activists Work to Connect Capitalist Culprits to Climate Crisis

Philanthropies Are Divesting From Fossil Fuels -but Does It Matter?

Al Gore: Fracking Won't Solve Our Climate Crisis
Natural gas can't be a "bridge fuel" unless we crack down on methane leaks.

Florida City Makes It Illegal to Sleep in Public in Effort to Crack Down on the Homeless

'The 2022 World Cup Will Not Take Place in Qatar,' Says Fifa Official

Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs

John Kerry’s rhetoric on ISIS insults our intelligence and conceals the reality of the situation in Syria
Anyone who has studied Syria knows the moderate opposition doesn’t exist.

Sublime Yet Troubling Aerial Photos of Humanity’s Environmental Destruction

Nearly Annihilating Native-Americans Led to Abandoning a Respect for Nature's Limits
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Victims of the Chicago Police Department's Torture Campaign Want Justice

Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott to Call for Democracy

David Sirota | Christie's Pension Overseer Invested New Jersey Money in Fund He Is Linked to Privately

Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims

WTF: Armed Wisconsin Poll Watchers Plan to Target African-American Voters
Their Facebook page reads like a manifesto from the KKK.

William Rivers Pitt | Fascism 101: The Police and Media Control

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles

Dahr Jamail | UN Report: Human-Caused Climate Disruption Is "Severe, Pervasive, Irreversible"

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

The Troubling Way We Pay Hospitals in Maine and Throughout the US

For rich people, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier

Missing Afghan soldiers at Massachusetts base

Australian government: "The delicate balance between freedom and security may have to shift"

Obama vs. ISIS: Remind you of Bush’s 'coalition of the willing' in Iraq?

Florida fires prison guards after spate of inmate deaths
One mentally ill prisoner allegedly sprayed with scalding water in shower until his skin separated from his body.

Ebola virus outbreak: Collapse of three African states possible

US Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms
This expansion comes under a president who campaigned for “a nuclear-free world” and made disarmament a main goal of American defense policy.

David Sirota | Is Obama Going Easy on Banks That Break the Law?
Credit Suisse employees have donated more than $376,000 to President Obama - is he repaying the favor?

White House security might spill into surrounding streets
After an embarrassing breach, new Secret Service proposals include blocking sidewalks as well as screening visitors as far as a block away.

Bill Clinton: Elizabeth Warren Is "an Important Part" of the Future of the Democratic Party

Climate change marches: Kerry cites fight against Ebola and ISIS as thousands join protests

Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart and Zara to Make Their Suppliers Pay a Living Wage

Nebraska’s Cowboys and Indians Unite Against Keystone XL Pipeline
The US government must consult with tribes on any issue that might affect them, but tribes say the government has failed to do so in regards to the path of the Keystone XL pipeline - a project that carries massive environmental and social concerns.

Inside the Biggest Climate March in History
Images and insights from the scene in New York.

New York, three new studies paint the clearest picture yet of rising greenhouse gas emissions and the dwindling opportunity for staving off the worst impacts"

Afghanistan Survival Skills
Former US Army Ranger and conscientious objector Rory Fanning says Anand Gopal's book answers the questions that haunted him both during and after his tours, such as “Was it Islam that was creating terrorists - or was it US imperialism?”

Scientists Report Global Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Year of the campaign cheapskate
Already in 2014, candidates have gone to often humorous lengths to show just how frugal they are and how that would translate to Congress to get elected.

eBay security flaw has existed for months

Climate Marchers Crowd Into Streets, Holding Signs, Dancing to Brass Bands
At Columbus Circle, marchers flowed by at a rate of about 10 per second.

Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy.

Former Blackwater CEO says his mercenaries could have stopped ISIS if not for Obama

The GOP Social Security Deception Game Is on - Here's How to Fight Back

‘Liable for damage’: Families of Germans killed in MH17 crash to sue Ukraine

First Same-Sex Marriage Celebrated in Mexico's Northern State

David Swanson | Turn Left for Earth

The Charitable Society or "How to Avoid the Poor and Perpetuate the Wealth Gap"

Why a kindergarten teacher is running for Congress

Darrien Hunt’s story becoming all too familiar

The Vietnam War Presaged the War in Afghanistan: Civilians Endlessly Suffer

Violence Directed at Anbar University Students From All Sides

Criminal or victim?
Communities weigh how to deal with battle-scarred soldiers who do wrong after coming home.

Cecily McMillan: On Being a Woman Inside and Outside of the Criminal Justice System

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

“Officer Of The Year” For Protecting Women, Accused Of Using Police Resources To Stalk Women

Watch People’s Climate March Live Right Here on Sunday

Crossing the Line
When the Keystone XL pipeline came through Lori Collins’ farm in Paris, Texas, she welcomed it—until her house flooded with sewage.

In movies, violence against women lets filmmakers indulge toxic fantasies

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor on FIVE Earthquake Fault Lines! How Can We Shut It Down?

Illinois judge rules police entitled to Swat raid over parody Twitter account

“Tale of Two Cities:” New York Has Become the Capital of Inequality

Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Promises To Seize And Sell America’s National Parks, Forests And Public Lands

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