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There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a Corporation
With the most politically active corporations reaping $760 for every $1 they donate to influence politics, these donors are well positioned to give 10 times the amount they were previously allowed to national parties, virtually dissolving McCain-Feingold campaign finance law gains.

If Bernie Sanders Runs for President, It Won’t Be as an Independent: “I will not be a spoiler”

This is why Piketty matters: Davos and the real story about economists and the 1%
Economists take heat for failing to predict crises, but not disclosing financial ties is a bigger problem.

Who Needs Lobbyists? See What Big Business Spends to Win American Minds

US Continues Restrictions on Guatemalan Aid
Although US continues aid restrictions requiring Guatemala to stop using military as law enforcement, that country has intensified its use of military to protect multinational business interests against communities resisting infrastructure projects.

Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century

Irish Water Tax Rebellion Marches on as 30,000 Take to Streets
Nationwide demonstrations show that recent government concessions will not deter protests against austerity agenda.

Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens

Millions of gallons of BP oil found resting on the Gulf floor

Great American villain Henry Kissinger faces citizen’s arrest inside a Senate hearing room

Native Communities Feel The Heat Of Climate Change In The Southwest

Evangelicals’ racist “purity” culture: What’s really behind Huckabee’s Beyoncé slur

Sick sea lions wash ashore in California; rescuers brace for bad year

Angela Merkel rules out cancelling any more Greek debt

Here's What's Happening With the Big Keystone Pipeline Vote

Bill O'Reilly Hung Up on Dan Le Batard During Phone Interview

A Win Against Obamacare, But at What Cost?

Ukraine, rebels gather for peace talks as fighting rages in east

Measles outbreak grows to 107 cases, latest in Marin County

Mo. Man Arrested After Telling Black Waitress He Wanted to Show Her Where He "Hung" Her Grandpa

Shedding Light on Three Big Lies About Systemic Pesticides and Bees

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns to Police Protesters

David Swanson | CIA Tried to Give Iraq Nuclear Plans, Just Like Iran

Romney Is as Credible as Poverty Fighter as Kochs Are as Advocates of No Campaign Spending
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

"Viper" Alert: Citizens United’s David Bossie Is on the Prowl
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Air Pollution Actually Messes With Your Genes

BREAKING: Mitt Romney Will Not Run for President Again

Here's the Real Reason Young Muslims Join the Global Jihad
Since the tragic attacks in Paris earlier this month, voices on the right and left have been vigorously debating the issue of Muslims’ assimilation in the West. But this focus is at best misleading and at worst disingenuous.

"They Can Do Whatever the F*** They Want": Inside the FBI’s Disturbing Quest for Domestic Terrorists
Eric McDavid was branded an eco-terrorist and thrown in prison. Then the government's case against him fell apart

In Seattle, Cop Pepper-Sprays Teacher Who Was Talking On A Cell Phone

Proposed Texas Law Would Allow Teachers to Kill Students

THIS JUST IN: America Is Defined and Crippled by Fear

Disproportionate Emphasis on European and US Victimhood is Racist
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Attorney Cuffed to Wall While Trying to Stop Cop From Talking to Client

Something Really, Really Terrible Is About to Happen to Our Coral

This Is How A Police State Protects "Secrets"
Sterling's conviction should chill anyone who believes in investigative reporting in a free society

Gas Blast at Mexico Children's Hospital, at Least 4 Dead

The Fed That Never Sees It Coming

How Poor Is Poor?
The global wealth gap is real, and worse than we think.

US Incarceration System Facilitates Breakdown of Society
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Remembering the Paris Commune: When Workers and Women Rose Up Against the Oligarchy

Obama’s Atlantic Drilling Plan Criticized by Democrats

Bill Nye Says "Give a F**k" About Climate Change and Forget "Deflategate"

Yes, Oil Is Behind a Lot of Wars

HUD Official Worked for Government and Housing Industry at the Same Time...Beyond the Revolving Door

All Hell Breaks Loose at St. Louis Meeting to Consider Civilian Review Board for Police

The Strange Case of Darren Wilson’s Mysterious Disappearing Duty Belt

Teenage Girls in Argentina – Invisible Victims of Femicide

Deadly Storms, Floods Force Desperate Africans to Seek Aid

Monsanto's Roundup: Enough to Make You Sick

Officials: Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Released

Senate Approval of Keystone 62-36 Hides Deep Divisions, Fierce Battles Ahead
Nothing in the Keystone debate suggests there's bipartisan consensus on any basic energy issue, or on the biggest climate question of all.

Editor of major newspaper says he planted stories for CIA

Second Japanese hostage 'beheaded' by ISIL
Journalist Kenji Goto shown being killed in new video released by the armed group, SITE Intel monitoring group says.

Latino Populations and Crime in the US
These statistics provide a look at how crime affects Latino populations in the United States.

Greece's new finance minister says the new Syriza government will negotiate with Europe, but not with the 'Troika' -- the bankers' committee that has imposed catastrophic austerity on Greece.

Defense in horrific gang rape wants guilty verdict vacated because a juror was a victim of sexual assault

Which Side Are You On?: Queer and Trans People of Color Acting in Solidarity with Queer and Trans Black Lives

Why Romney Didn’t Run

The Worst Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

Kenji Goto: Japanese journalist sought 'the story of what ISIS wants to do'

CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

Disrupter of Muslim Prayer at National Cathedral: God and Drudge Sent Me

House Republicans Hire Third Lawyer (Jonathan Turley) for Obamacare Lawsuit

Going to a public college isn’t as affordable as it used to be

A Strained Alliance: Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years

Texas Legislature Introduces Bill Allowing Teachers to Shoot Students

An Explosive Crisis: Government Bickering Clouds Cleanup Effort at Camp Minden

Progressives Have Hope; Just Don't Ask Jonathan Chait About It

How Trade Agreements Facilitate Short-Term Profits for Multinational Corporations
Dr. David Suzuki of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Under Pressure Nationally, Teach for America Finds Growing Support in Texas

How Critics Fail Female Filmmakers
Critical taste and advocacy are the only weapons against Hollywood’s brazen commercialism.

Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change

Manufacturing Terror: How the FBI Invents Some Plots, and Ignores Others, In the War on Freedom

One of the World's Biggest Lakes Is Dying and We're to Blame
Global warming and overfishing are killing Lake Victoria, and locals are scrambling for options.

Exclusive: CIA Interrogations Took Place on British Territory of Diego Garcia, Senior Bush Administration Official Says
It is the first time a senior Bush administration official has stated on the record that the remote island, leased by the UK to the US since the 1960s, was a part of the CIA's global network of black sites.

In America, Violent Extremism Will Get You a Medal

Senate Passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill With Veto Proof Majority

Paul Krugman | Punished for Playing by the Rules

McCain to CodePink Protesters: "Get Out of Here, You Low-Life Scum" (VIDEO)

Behind the Story: How the WSJ Uncovered a Flawed System of Reporting Police Killings

Witness: Denver Cops Told Me Not to Record Scene After They Killed Teen Girl

Charles P. Pierce | The Near-Collapse of the World Economy: It Was Wall Street All Along

New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: We Failed to Do Our Job After 9/11

Arizona Tries to Contain Measles Outbreak Days Before Super Bowl

Upstairs Downstairs: The American Economic System Moves Backward
-- Jane Stillwater for BuzzFlash at Truthout

I Am Every Eyeball

Seeking Accountability: Palestine's Recourse to the ICC
Impunity for Israeli war crimes encourages more gross violations of international law. Palestine's application to the ICC is a welcome step toward accountability.

From the Concorde to Sci-Fi Climate Solutions

Will the Obama Administration Finally Bring the CIA's Torturers to Justice?
In the hearing to confirm her as attorney general, Loretta Lynch confirmed that waterboarding is torture. She should prosecute those who did it.

Dems Sound "Privatization" Siren Ahead of New Social Security Fight

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit as Senate Debates Keystone XL

Some Ugly Truths About the Bank Bailouts

Forbes Tears Boehner, Netanyahu Apart in a Scathing Column, Says GOP Cannot “Think Beyond Their Distaste for This President”

Why This Baby's Mom Is So Angry at the Anti-Vaxxers
When kids aren’t vaccinated, others pay the price.

Mayor: Beijing Is Now “Unliveable” Due to Pollution

Ayotzinapa Calls for Mexico’s Transformation