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Secret McConnell Recording Underscores Need for Reversing Citizens United

Court Rules Texas School Finance Unconstitutional
Dietz says current system fails students, must be rebuilt

Massive Half-Mile-Long Crack Appears in Ground in Northern Mexico

This Guy Was Disowned by His Family For Being Gay So the Internet Raised $50,000 For Him

"I’m Not Your Brother!": Video Reveals Police’s Stunning Double-Standard for Black Americans
In a shocking video posted to YouTube, police tase and arrest a black man picking his kids up from preschool

With Gaza War, Movement to Boycott Israel Gains Momentum in Europe

Convicted Cold War Spy John Walker Dies in Federal Prison

Blackwater Trial Reaches Emotional and Legal Climax as Prosecution Rests

Should Japan Restart Its Nuclear Reactors?
The untold story of March 11, 2011 is how close Japan came to three more spent fuel pool fires at Fukushima Daiichi and four meltdowns at Fukushima Daini after the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Missouri Cop Ray Albers Resigns After Pointing Rifle at Ferguson Protesters

Ebola Virus Has Mutated During Course of Outbreak

Seven Disturbing Quotes From the Koch Summit Speeches

What I Learned From Debating Science With Trolls

The White House Is Spoiling for a Fight on Immigration

Patriotic Heresy vs. the New Cold War

Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million, Half of All Syrians Displaced: UN

Food is the First Thing: Hunger in America

Hawaii's GMO Battle: Federal Judge Strikes Down Kauai's Pesticide Regulations

Obama Stops Short of Calling Russia Actions in Ukraine an Invasion

How Does a 9-Year-Old Come to Shoot a Fully Automatic Weapon?
The Uzi tragedy in Arizona, explained.

Global Community Must Face Deeper Roots of Growing Ebola Crisis

David Swanson | Monty Python State Department

California Passes "Yes-Means-Yes" Campus Sexual Assault Bill

Syrian Rebels Surround Filipino UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights
Rebels have surrounded peacekeepers and demanded they give up their weapons, hours after taking 43 Fijian soldiers hostage

Dog-Whistle Politics: The Humanity of Michael Brown

Ukraine Blows Up Twitter with News of Russian Invasion

Video Messaging Service Verifies Timing of CNN Audio Recording of Michael Brown Shooting

Police Chief Defends Cop in Video Threatening to "Put a Round in Your Ass" During Traffic Stop

The Biggest Tax Scam Ever: How Corporate America Parks Profits Overseas, Avoiding Billions in Taxes

Fox News Is Tearing Us Apart: Race Baiting and Divisiveness Hits Disgusting New Low
Night after night, Fox News doubles down on hate. Whether George Zimmerman, Bundy or Ferguson, it just gets worse

After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly

Ex-College Prez: Jezebel Just Got "Overheated" Over Sexual Assault Comments

Listen to a Conservative Judge Brutally Destroy Arguments Against Gay Marriage

Washington Post Bemoans a Climate Debate It Helped "Devolve"

William Rivers Pitt | The Iraq War Was a Smashing Success

Why This Woman Is Facing Decades in Prison for Going to the Hospital

Romney May Run for President Again: Invasion of the Plutocrats, the Sequel
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Feds Allow Sonic Cannons on Florida's East Coast to Search for Oil

SATIRE: Earth's Core Hollowed Out for Giant Facebook Server

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Sister in Custody After Making Bomb Threats

Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

Wall St. Prosecutors Bare Their Teeth, but Still Lack Bite

State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Everything Is Already Broken, So Let's Bomb Some More Stuff
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Israel's Brutal Attacks on Palestinians Shocked US Military Officials

Paul Krugman | The "Libertarian Moment" Will Have to Wait

Your Cell Phone Company Says Your Location Info Is Private. Think Again.
US cell carriers won't say what they're doing to stop private companies from tracking your whereabouts.

Explosion Shakes BP's Largest Oil Refinery in the US

"Severe...Pervasive...Irreversible": IPCC's Devastating Climate Change Conclusions

Environmentalists Split over Green Group's Fracking Industry Ties

Outlines of the Gaza Truce: Immediate Steps and Future Talks

Judge Decriminalizes Polygamy in Utah

"Citizen Lawmakers" in the Philippines Are Organizing a Campaign to Do What Politicians Won't: Abolish Pork Barrel Spending

Beyond the Border: Lawman’s Burden
A south Texas sheriff's department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis.

Ukraine Fears Russian Invasion Is Now Underway

Local Deal to Sell Market Basket to Arthur T. Demoulas Has Been Reached

WTF: In 30 states, a child can still legally own a rifle or shotgun

VA touts progress on suicides; data tell another story

VA watchdog confirms patients died after receiving poor care, not delayed care.

David Sirota | Journalists on the Government's Blacklist
-- David Sirota on BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

Robert Reich | Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

SEIU Wins Election to Represent Minnesota Home Care Workers

Companies Say ‘No Way’ to ‘Say on Pay’
Examining the companies that have repeatedly failed Say-on-Pay shareholder votes on their executives' pay packages, and what they have in common.

Rastafarian Teenager Suspended from Louisiana School Indefinitely for Having Dreadlocks
Now the ACLU is defending the student's religious right to his hairstyle.

Even Victims in the Dark About Parole Board's Gun-Rights Process

The Sorry State of Bank Apologies
Securing admissions of wrongdoing is a step in the right direction, but there's much work to be done to hold giant corporations accountable for their misdeeds.

California's 1-Percenters Are Flush With Water as the Rest of the State Remains Parched

21 Reasons Why White People Should Care About What Happens in Ferguson

Executive Excess 2014: The Obamacare Prescription for Bloated CEO Pay
This 21st annual report reveals hefty taxpayer savings from a little-known Affordable Care Act executive compensation reform.

Bill O'Reilly Uses His 'Asian Privilege' Argument as an Excuse to Attack African American Leadership

It’s not just the South and Fox News: Liberals have a white privilege problem too

Reflecting on Ferguson: When the Cops' Safety Is "Number One"

How cops get away with it: Why the government can read your emails, but not count shooting deaths

Shaking Down the Elderly for Student Debt Should Not Be Allowed
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered submachine gun.

Georgia: East Point Police Fired Taser at Handcuffed Man 13 Times Before Death

Scientists Go Beyond Science to Explain Their Climate Terror

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East

Energy companies in Texas are setting money on fire
How can natural gas be a "bridge fuel" if its low price means drillers would rather burn it than sell it? Here's an illustrative case.

How Did Racist Right-Wing Fantasy Presented as Truth Come to Top the New York Times Bestseller List?

North Dakota Universities Crumble as Oil Cash Pours In

The Unprecedented Failure to Regulate Citigroup Continues

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law

Research: Marching in Sync May Increase Aggression

Kauai’s on-again, off-again GMO regulations are off again

With This Decade's Climate Policy, Expect More Warming Than if Nothing Was Done at All

Crist, Scott coast to primary wins in Sunshine State

A Jim Crow Inheritance
The sight of Michael Brown’s body, sprawled on the street for hours, recalls the memory of America’s history of lynchings.

The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed

The False Narrative of Calm in Ferguson

L.A.'s Minimum Wage to Increase to $13.25 an Hour Under Mayor Garcetti's Plan

"I Question America" - Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer's Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

Is Blackwater Finally Going to Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths?

Yet Another GOP State Is Moving to Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

Rick Santorum: "The Highest Freedoms" Not Necessarily "Right for Society"
Rick Santorum, clearly intending to run for president again in 2016, had a few thoughts about liberals and how their ideas are wrong for America.

Surfers Defy Wealthy California Oceanfront Property Owners Denying Beach Access
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

California’s Drought: What Losing 63 Million Gallons of Water Looks Like

This 3D-Printed Vertebra Is a Huge Step Forward for Medicine

Israeli Company Targeted by Oakland Blockade Imports Ammunition Into US

Bummer, Elizabeth Warren, Bummer
The newly minted voice of the progressives strikes a sour note with her defense of Israel's shameful overly-zealous bombing of Gaza schools and hospitals.

Netanyahu Meets With House Armed Services Members

Obama Administration to Reward Student Loan Company Accused of Cheating Troops

Ben Stein: Michael Brown "Wasn't Unarmed. He Was Armed With His Incredibly Strong, Scary Self"

The Courage to Disarm
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Losing Ground
In 50 years, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be underwater. The state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes.

Judge Clashes with Defense Dept. over Release of Abu Ghraib Photos

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

Remember This Moment When the Next Financial Crisis Strikes

Tax Dollars for Oil Wars and Weapons Should Be Spent on Improving the Common Good
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ebola Outbreak: Senegal Confirms First Case

How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism
A host of new groups are reviving the grassroots fight for racial equality.

Ferguson Protesters Sue Missouri Police for $40 Million

Top Immigration Court Hands Huge Win to Battered Women Seeking Asylum. Conservatives Freak Out.
Women's rights groups call it a win. Fox News calls it a path to "instant US citizenship."

Students at the Barricades

Samsung Supplier Factory Found to Use Child Labor, Watchdog Says

Second American Dies Fighting for the Islamic State After Abandoning His Nine Children

Connecticut Man Charged After Friend Loses Game of Russian Roulette

Assault-Rifle Sales Plummet as Scare Over Gun Control Fades

US Officials Reach Deal With Pennsylvania on Medicaid

"Irreversible" Damage to Planet From Climate Change, Says Leaked IPCC Report

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

More Than "Just Women’s Issues" in Moral Week of Action

NYPD Harassment Stories: "Stopped for Walking With a Black Guy"

Russians Invading, Says Ukraine Leader; Tanks Reported Crossing Border

Market Basket Strike Looks Like a Strike Should

False Hope: Why Libertarians Won’t Help Republicans Win the Youth Vote

The GOP's All-Out War on Obamacare Is in a Death Spiral

Nine Years Later: Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Water Supply

Why Republicans Won’t Back a Carbon Tax
The fact that a carbon tax should theoretically appeal to conservatives doesn't mean it actually will. Just ask Grover Norquist.

Fracking Link to Birth Defects Probed as Further Studies Sought

Chevron: Global Bandit, Local Bully
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Uzi Killing in Arizona Throws Spotlight on Rising Gun Tourism

Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

Health And Human Services Ex-Cybersecurity Director Convicted Of Kiddy Porn

Elizabeth Warren Faces Angry Questions About Gaza at Town Hall

Charles P. Pierce | It Is Never About Race: A Continuing Series

Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.

Conservative Poll: Women Think the GOP Is "Intolerant"

A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, an Uzi, and Outrage
After a girl from New Jersey accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, her parents’ cellphone video caused a worldwide spectacle.

Burying Our Babies: Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

NRa Tweets About Kids Having Fun at Shooting Range After Uzi Accident

Do Cops Just Tase People for Fun Now?
On the day Michael Brown was buried, two federal lawsuits were filed over police using tasers to attack civilians and torture prisoners.

Flint Michigan Considers Distributing Scientology Book To Save City

The News Summer From Hell and the End of Optimism
By this point in the summer, a sane person could reasonably conclude that the world is going nuts.

America’s Coal Heartland Is in Freefall
What’s happening now in America’s coal heartland is not just the typical bust, and experts say it could be permanent.

Ebola Could Afflict Over 20,000, WHO Says
The WHO reported that the epidemic was still accelerating and could afflict almost seven times the current number of reported cases before it can be brought under control.

Why abundant coal may have ‘cursed’ the Appalachian economy
Is coal country suffering from what economists call the 'resource curse'?

US to Resume Nuclear Permits, Relicensing on Waste Rule

How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops

A new report released by Greenpeace reveals high toxin levels in tea from China and India.

Honor James Foley, Executed by ISIS, by Building Peace​
-- Jonathan Franklin for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Washington Post wants to fix the climate debate - by featuring even more deniers
The Posts' bold new editorial stance is confusingly hypocritical.

Gaza Residents Share Allegations of Abuse, Claim Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields

Ten Frightening Promises by GOP Senate Candidates Secretly Taped at Koch Brothers Summit

A Rising Tide Only Lifts All Boats When Everyone Has a Boat
"So, if we really want to fight poverty here in the U.S., the number one thing we can do is actually give people the resources they don't have. And yes, this means transferring wealth, you know, that whole socialism thing that everyone is always freaking out about."

A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate

Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown's Death
Prohibiting students from talking about events in Ferguson offers them exactly the opposite of what they need.

Not Even Toxic Waste Stops Gentrification: 3 New York Superfund Sites in Developing Neighborhoods

America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality

The 4 dumbest campaign ads of 2014: Karl Rove’s cynicism, Ebola panic, and firing guns at TVs!

Police Officers Respond to a Report of an Armed Man Disturbing the Peace and Fire Nine Rounds Killing an Innocent Woman ... The Suspect Is Then Charged With Murder

Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East

Choking the Oceans With Plastic
Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters worldwide.

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

For gunshot survivors, the cost is much more than a single bullet
Almost 1,300 Chicagoans have been shot this year, but what happens to the vast majority who survive?

Chicago Cop Kills Teen, Sparking Protests
Law enforcement maintains that 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh had a gun and aimed it at the officer who ultimately killed him, but protesters do not believe the report and insist that McIntosh was unarmed and already surrendering.

California Senate bans warrantless drone surveillance

Secret audio nails Mitch! Endangered McConnell busted humiliating himself on tape

Full extent of global coal 'binge' is hidden, say researchers

How Australia Perfected Solar Power and Then Went Back to Coal

Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’
Military sources say Pentagon’s assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry.

White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration

Mount Polley: A Wake-Up Call to the Realities of Tailings Ponds

Scott Brown no longer accepts climate science

Death by Law Enforcement: What the data tells us – and what it doesn't

Syria and ISIS committing war crimes, says UN

Mark Morford | Burning Man Never Disappoints

American killed fighting for ISIS, White House confirms

Man Leaves Car to Fatally Shoot Panhandler in Wheelchair

'Gathering storm': The Philly riots of '64

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

In Landmark Decision, TEPCO to Pay Victim's Family in Fukushima Suicide Case

The Cost of Raising a Child to 18 Soars to More Than $245,000

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network for Their Rise

Court: Cops can’t claim immunity after SWAT team fatally shot man while looking for cocaine

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