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Young Enrollees Help Health Act Surpass Obama Goal
President Obama announced that eight million people had gotten insurance under the law, including a surge of young adults essential to the plan’s viability.

Military-Industrial-Surveillance Industry Profits as the More Lethal Threat of Climate Change Is Ignored
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Students, Parents Challenge Zero-Tolerance Policies

Enbridge Loses Kitimat Plebiscite on Northern Gateway

Want to See Where Your Taxes Go?

Pro-Russia Official Disavows Fliers Ordering Jews To 'Register' In East Ukraine

US Jobless Claims Hover at Pre-Recession Levels

Fox News’ Demented Poster Boy: Why Angry Rancher Cliven Bundy Is No Patriot

Is This the Moment to Normalize US Relations With Cuba?
With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Is Climate Change the New Slavery?
When a volcanic eruption threw the global climate into chaos two centuries ago, slavery surged. We can expect more such humanitarian crises in our climate-changed future.

Once an Arab Model, Baghdad Now World's Worst City

North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

Tesla Gets Tied Up
New Jersey has banned the electric-car company from bypassing dealerships and selling directly to the public. Do consumers really need that sort of protection?

The Neocon Money Machine

Here's What Drone Attacks in America Would Look Like

OK, Humanity, It's Time to Grow Up
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

How US Wars Came Home With the Troops: Up Close, Personal and Bloody

What's Next in Gay Marriage's Legal Odyssey?

Koch Brothers Now Worth $100 Billion

GOP Establishment Declares War On Rand Paul's 2016 Ambitions

Arkansas Voter ID Law Challenged in Court by ACLU

Fischer: The Poor 'Ought To Be Kissing The Ground' Upon Which The Rich Walk

Resegregation in the American South
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.

Philly Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants on Behalf of ICE

An Idahoan Shows Bundy What a Real Western Rancher Is

The Neoliberal Turn in American Health Care

Oklahoma Prohibits Cities From Raising the Minimum Wage While Voting in Tax Credits for Investors
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

What Do Food Labels Tell Us About What We’re Eating?

FBI Abruptly Walks Out On Senate Briefing After Being Asked How 'Insider Threat' Program Avoids Whistleblowers

O’Reilly’s racial fear-mongering: How a dangerous, tired shtick got worse

I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway
A retired Major League Baseball player explains how he's trying to turn an upsetting encounter with the police into an opportunity for dialogue.

White House preps new Russia sanctions

Look At These Incredible Photos Taken By Pulitzer Center Journalists Flying Over the Oilsands This Week

Walmart Worker: Why Did the Waltons Get $8 Billion in Subsidies While I Had to Pay Taxes?

Westboro Baptists To Picket Kansas Shooting Victims' Funerals-- But 'Do Jewish' Counter-Protest Will Demonstrate Love

Jim Hightower | NSA Spying Is Here to Stay
Jim Hightower on BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Middle Class Is Not ''Normal''

Heartbleed is about to get worse, and it will slow the Internet to a crawl

Lonely, Ignored Voice Predicted Boeing Job Drain
Despite being given the largest state tax break in US history, Boeing is shipping jobs out of the state. One guy that nobody listened to predicted it.

Climate Change and False gods: Moloch and the Bible-Punchers in the US

The Myth of the CEO

Environmental injustice: minorities are much more likely to suffer from the effects of pollution

Here's why your student loans are about to get more expensive

The United States' love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with taxes, in 7 charts

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government the United States Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy

GM Seeks Lawsuit Protection

Juan Cole | Top Six Pulitzer Prize "Traitors" in American Journalism

Why It's a Big Deal That Half of the Great Lakes Are Still Covered in Ice

Forcing Obama’s Hand on Gay Marriage
A devoted group of people, and some unexpected events, led Obama to announce his support for gay marriage in 2012.

Why Do Most US Voters Prefer Politicians Who Disagree with Their Values and Policies? The Contradictions of the American Electorate

NC voting rights groups turn to education in fight against voter ID law
Groups say North Carolina's strict ID law will mostly affect elderly, minorities, low-income voters and young people.

Close the Billionaire Tax Loophole
Billionaires are exploiting a tax break to pass their fortunes along to their heirs and laying the groundwork for dynasties.

Taxes, the Rich, and Our Known Universe
Pundits and political scientists are always searching for that simple theory that’ll explain just what makes our politics tick. Where should they be looking? How about in the eyes of a billionaire at tax time?

The Silencing of Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan

Northern California County Produces 152 Percent More Solar Energy Than It Uses

Report Shows Sharp Rise in Murders of Environmentalists, Only 1% of Killers Convicted

Citing Russian Moves, NATO Plans New Deployments

Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying

Charles Pierce | Democrats Donating to GOP Incumbents?

Prisons Are the New Gulags for the Mentally Ill
Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Religious Right Leader Sued For Sexual Battery, Treating Young Follower Like A 'Personal Sex Object'

California agency unveils new chromium-6 limit in drinking water

Aussies to dig at the heart of Borneo as coal projects threaten nature

Unlike the US, Here Are 6 Countries That Are Experimenting How to Make Workers' Lives Better
France curbs after-work emails, while a Swedish city experiments with six-hour work days.

White House Endorses Ukraine Crackdown

Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the NRA

Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck off South Korea, 300 still missing

Tennessee Passes Mind-Boggling Ban on Bus Rapid Transit

The American Dream turns into a Global Nightmare

Scalia’s gay nightmare arrives: How an Ohio ruling is driving haters crazy

The Denver Post’s ‘Energy and Environment’ Section Is Produced By the Oil and Gas Industry

The Postcapital Economy

Despite Rise in Spills, Hazardous Cargo Rides Rails in Secret

Maxim of the Oligarchy: The Affluence of the Few Supposes the Indigence of the Many
Eric Zuesse for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Florida House Passes Two Anti-Choice Bills

The Hottest Conservative Campaign Gimmick of 2014: Free Guns

The US Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

Inside the Pilot Project That Grants Tribal Authority Over Domestic Violence Cases

The Sad, Slow Death of America's Retail Workforce
There's never been a better time to be a consumer. It's not such a happy story for the people on the shopping floor and behind the counters.

The Rise of Corporate Democrats in California

That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz
Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era need a history lesson.

Our Soldiers' Trauma From US Wars Has Endangered the American Public
Deadly recipe for society: A privatized military means a hunger to profit from more wars, and the government wants to cut care for veterans.

Congressman Tells Low-Income Worker: Higher Minimum Wage Is ‘Not Right’

A Look Back at Michelle Malkin’s History of Hate and Bigotry

Matt Taibbi: Bush Was Tougher on Corporate America Than Obama

Just Say No to Tasering Students and Militarizing Our Schools
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Paul Krugman | Cheap Salvation

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Explorer of Myth and Reality, Dies at 87

Reid Calls Bundy Supporters "Domestic Terrorists"
“Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not."

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want?

Paul Krugman | America's Thin-Skinned Billionaires

Deal Reached On Calming Ukraine Tensions

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and "Natural" Food Fight

SPLC Report: Users of Leading White Supremacist Web Forum Responsible for Many Deadly Hate Crimes, Mass Killings
Nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by active users of the leading racist website, Stormfront, according to a report released today by the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.

Jews Ordered to Register in East Ukraine

Toxics Across America: Report Details 120 Hazardous, Unregulated Chemicals in the US

5 Protests Blooming in Washington This Spring

The Deepwater Horizon Threat

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter Sy Hersh: Benghazi Is a HUGE Scandal...But Not For the Reason You Think

FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year

Rush Limbaugh: The Beginning Of The End?

Scott Walker Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Review John Doe Dark Money Probe

Autumnwood: A Community Living in Toxic Fear and Uncertainty

Could America Become a Banana Republic?
The Supreme Court's recent McCutcheon ruling paves the way for a new era of political corruption in the US

The Hottest Conservative Campaign Gimmick of 2014: Free Guns
You get a carbine! You get a carbine! You get a carbine!

The US Is an Oligarchy, Study Concludes

Mother Jones Chief Goes On A Tear Against 'Low Class' Former Bush Press Secretary

Ukraine Forces Kill 3 Protesters Amid Growing Unrest in East

Putin Asserts Right to Use Force in Eastern Ukraine

Limerick: Ode To Phyllis Schlafly

Sex Scandal Rocks the Duggars’ Christian Patriarchy Movement
The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders.

Conservatives Line Up To Oppose Minimum Wage Increase

Harvey Wasserman | UN Report: Renewables, Not Nukes, Can Solve Climate Crisis

Massive Ozone Hole Found In Earth's 'Detergent' Layer Over the Pacific, Scientist Warns

Tax Havens Leave US Filers $1,259 Tab Each, Report Says

New York court guts a groundbreaking health-care fund that would have changed taxi drivers’ lives

Here's What Fracking Can Do to Your Health
A new study examines the potential hazards of natural gas extraction.

US requested info on 18,715 Facebook accounts

Unarmed Black Man Shot in the Back by San Antonio Police, Parents Say
The officer has a history of racial profiling and a short temper.

Ron Paul’s nonprofit refuses to disclose list of donors to the IRS

Oklahoma school district OKs ‘Bible curriculum’ created by Hobby Lobby president

The Harshest Abortion Ban in the Country Has Been Overturned

Holder seeks $15 million to prepare for shootings

Bank of America in settlement talks with DOJ: report

A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation

Arundhati Roy: Is India on a Totalitarian Path?

Fall of the House of Bush?

The US Tax Code Drags Millions of Childless Workers Into Poverty

How Working Women Help the Economy

MH370 Families May Sue in US

Louisiana House votes 27-66 to keep unconstitutional anti-sodomy law on the books

Was it Justice or Politics that Killled the NYPD Muslim Spy Unit?
An NYPD unit tasked with spying on the city’s Muslims was publicly killed Tuesday, just days after a ruling that upheld its legal basis. So what gives?

Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans Still Be New Orleans?

No, the IPCC climate report doesn’t call for a fracking boom

How to Criticize "Big Philanthropy" Effectively

Amy Davidson | The Snowden Pulitzer

Tunnels for Fracking: How Big Oil Bought Sacramento

George Melloan’s Love-Hate Relationship With Nomi Prins’ New Book

Could We Win the Keystone XL Battle But Still Lose the Tar Sands War?
Will the KXL fight be environmentalists’ Vietnam?

Transgender CT teen writes court of her living conditions in prison

Kathleen Sebelius Reportedly Thinking About Following Up White House Departure With Senate Bid

Why the BLM Battle at Bundy Ranch Matters

Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39

Jimmy Carter Comes Out Against Keystone XL Pipeline

Four Years After BP: Hunting for Oil Spills in Louisiana

If a Student Says Homosexuality Is a Sin in School, Is It Bullying?
And other controversial questions raised by a new Tennessee law that claims to protect religious kids from discrimination.

Getting Away With Murder
CPJ’s 2014 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free.

Will Increased Food Production Devour Tropical Forest Lands?

The City of Yellowknife in Canada Is Sitting on Enough Arsenic to Kill Every Human on Earth

Chris Christie wants to scrap campaign donation limits

Poll: Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on health care

Rand Paul’s surprising new enemies: Why GOP establishment wants him to get crushed

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession
Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad?

Department of Cronyism
The Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration is a favor-dispensing machine.

Prominent Republican: Women Need to Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands

Alabama: The Next Tar Sands Frontier?

“You’re leaving? Are you effing kidding?” An anti-gay bigot gets humiliated

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Mandatory Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave

SCOTUS to Hear Case About Political Ads Spouting Lies
The next frontier in corrupt election politics: Is it permissible for candidates to run ads that are outright lies?

Maryland Passes Responsible Contracting Law

Markets Are the Problem (Not the Solution)

The Battle Against Koch-Funded, Anti-Teacher Policies in Kansas

The Medical Community’s Hidden Abortion-Training War
How the medical community is cutting out abortion training and isolating the very doctors that women need most.

Putting Heroin Users in Jail Won't Help Louisiana's Crime Rate

When Tax Refunds Aren’t Just a Bonus, But a Lifeline

Five Revelations Leaked From Senate Report Exposing CIA Torture

The Pay's the Thing: How America's CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers
Income inequality will continue to rise unless we close the performance pay loophole and curb the growth of executive compensation.

Outside spending on record-breaking pace

Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the Next Sarah Palin?
Petty. Vindictive. Weak on policy. And yet she's being hailed as the Republican Party's great new hope.

Bloomberg: I won't run for president, 'plain and simple'

NYPD ends program monitoring Muslims
The New York City Police Department has disbanded covert unit but some Muslims doubt civil rights violations will end.

Despite cuts, US remains world's largest single military spender, with more than a third of total global expenditures