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The Hobby Lobby Shock: It's High Time for an Equal Rights Amendment
The supreme court's decision on birth control provisions in favor of religious corporate owners shows the constitution still does not protect women's rights – which were overdue in the 1970s

First Woman Arrested Under Tennessee Pregnancy Criminalization Law, for a Drug Not Covered Under the Law

The Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers Hasn’t Increased Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Global Energy Markets Reach Tipping Point, Giving Renewables an Edge

More Than $6.5 Trillion Lost in US Income Due to Tax Cuts for the Rich
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

FBI Monitored Nelson Mandela in 1990s Over Perceived Communist Threat
Previously classified documents show federal agents continued to monitor Mandela and ANC even after his release from prison

Australians Got a Glimpse of How Awesome Solar Power Can Be Last Week

Matthew Hagee Says Obamacare Is Conditioning People to Accept the Mark of the Beast

Spying on Innocents

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Would Rather Fight GMO Battle in the States

West Virginia Chemical Spill Company Fined $11,000 After Causing at Least $61 Million in Damages

ISIS Fights Its Way Into Army Base NE of Baghdad

What We Don't Talk About When We Don't Talk About Abortion

New Gun-Control Fight Brewing in the Senate

Iraq Conflict: Kurds Seize Two Oil Fields in North

SPLC Report: "Bundy ranch standoff was highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right militia movement"

Judge Rules Florida Illegally Redrew Districts to Benefit GOP

Mitch McConnell Runs Away From Paul Ryan
Three years ago, the Senate minority leader was a champion of Ryan's squeeze-the-poor budget plan. Now, as he fights for reelection, he's trying to distance himself from it.

NSA Chief Knew of Snowden File Destruction by Guardian in UK
Revelation contrasts markedly with White House efforts to distance itself from UK government pressure to destroy disks

US Officials: Terrorist Seizure of Nuclear Materials in Iraq of Minimal Concern

Phil Donahue’s Vindication: Media Icon Unloads on Fox, Cheney and What Happened at MSNBC
Legendary TV host was fired for opposing Iraq war. Here's how he feels seeing the return of those who got it wrong

Planet Irony: SCOTUS Buffer Zone Ruling Could Protect Environmental and Anti-War Protesters
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The 25th Hour: Still Living With Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World

A Fracking Boondoggle

Pelosi: "We Should Be Afraid of This Court"
Americans should live in fear of the Supreme Court, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday.

ABC World News Misidentifies Photo of Palestinians as Suffering Israelis

Elizabeth Warren and Others Seek to Stop Supreme Court From Legislating From Bench on Contraception
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

A Win for the Caring Economy in Massachusetts

Not Just Bees: Controversial Pesticides Linked to Bird Declines

Birth Control Saves Money. Lots of It.

Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?

You May Be Denying Climate Change, But The US Military Isn't

SATIRE: Obama Blamed for Saving the Economy

New York Magazine Covers Truthout's Story on Police Rape
"Police-Perpetrated Rape, Your New Horrifying Nightmare to Worry About"

NSA "Bombshell": Agency Spied on Prominent American Citizens

Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars
Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas -- and the funds they generate.

Texas Sheriff Wants Criminal Charges Against Fracking Polluter

Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?
After years of trying, Dr. Sue Sisley got approval for a groundbreaking study of marijuana as a treatment for PTSD. Three months later, she was out of a job.

Spring Shooting: Six Killed in Suburban Houston, Including Four Children
Man surrenders to police after two adults and three children died at the scene, with a fourth child later dying in hospital

Mexico’s Oil Privatization: Risky Business

NYT Protects the Fogh Machine
In crises ranging from the Iraq War to civil conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the New York Times has steadily transformed itself into a propaganda organ, promoting false U.S. government narratives rather than providing objective information to its readers.

Americans Have Spent Enough Money on a Broken Plane to Buy Every Homeless Person a Mansion

Pope Francis Calls Destruction of Nature a Modern Sin
EcoWatch Staff on BuzzFlash at Truthout

America's Dumbest Congressman says immigrants are Obama plot to take over Texas

Nebraska Court Date Pushes Final Keystone XL Decision Past the Midterms

Virginia's highest court has ruled that the American Tradition Institute (ATI), a free-market think tank that promotes climate science denial, must pay damages to the University of Virginia and former professor Michael Mann for filing a frivolous lawsuit against them.

The State of Runaway CEO Pay Resistance
Since Congress is sitting on its hands, progress on reining in executive over-compensation is cropping up elsewhere.

Meet the First Poor Person Allowed to Testify at Any of Paul Ryan’s Poverty Hearings

Four US Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed San Diego student locked in a cell for five days without food or water, but did nothing because they assumed someone else was responsible.

House Will Spend More Investigating Benghazi Than on Ethics, Veterans, the Budget, or Science

New Bank Leak Shows How Rich Exploit Tax Haven Loopholes

New gun control fight brewing in the Senate

Brazil Spends Billions on “Green” World Cup, But Does Little to Protect Environmentalists
The South American nation holds the dubious distinction of having the highest number of murders of environmental activists.

Outrage In India After Leaked Intelligence Report Calls NGOs "Threat to National Security"

Senator Reed Calls Wall Street a 'Casino' in Tuesday's Senate Hearing

Dr. David Suzuki | The Economics of Global Warming

Higher Cancer Rates and Tainted Local Foods Linked to Tar Sands Operations

Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Thirteen Things You Need to Know About Social Security Disability as Republicans Try to Dismantle It

Pastor, church members plead guilty to beating 13-year-old boy and forcing him to dig his own grave

US military studied how to influence Twitter users in DARPA-funded research

The newly appointed commissioner of New York City's jail system violated city law by sending as many as 47 mentally ill inmates into 23-hour confinement without first getting approval from mental health clinicians.

Note to Tea Partiers: Your Politics Would Baffle the Founding Fathers

Ali Abunimah: "I filmed the LAPD assaulting me at pro-Israel demo"

Selling Donated Blood is Big Business in US

Spying Case Left Obama in Dark, US Officials Say

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said he doesn't support calls from members of his party to impeach President Obama.

'Second CIA spy in Germany': Berlin raids Ministry of Defense

The Silent Power of Boycotts and Blockades

Where Does $2 Trillion in Subsidies for the Wealthiest Hide in Plain Sight?

Oil companies try to weasel out of California’s cap-and-trade program

Mysterious blast at Chevron plant shakes pollution-weary Texas town

Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device Thirteen Days Before Temp Worker's Death
Janio Salinas was buried alive in sugar. A newly released accident report and an undercover investigation by Univision reveal the obstacles OSHA faces in its temp worker safety initiative.

A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration

The price of sentencing people to prison
Why the judicial system needs a better cost-benefit analysis for sentencing.

Iraq loses control of chemical weapons depot to ISIS militants

Court Expands Reach of Hobby Lobby on Eve of Holiday Weekend

How This California Police Officer Escaped Charges for Shooting a 13-Year-Old Dead

Obama's new plan for detained migrant children militarizes immigration policy
Mass deportation will never address the underlying human rights crisis unfolding south of the US-Mexico border.

Fukushima has 9 days to prevent ‘unsafe’ overheating

Corporations, 'artificial people' and the unintended risks of Hobby Lobby

Nicaragua canal route: Atlantic-Pacific link unveiled

FBI, NSA targets Muslim-American lawyers, right activists

World of Resistance Report: Financial Institutions Fear Global Revolution

The Union vs. Corporate Showdown Has Officially Begun

The Most Creative Ways That People Are Protesting the Hobby Lobby Ruling

SATIRE: Creationists Revise History - Earth Is Over 60 Years Old

By Asking For His Wallet Back, a Gitmo Detainee May Have Revealed US War Crimes

How Hot Will Future Summers Be in Your City?
A new tool lets you see how hot it's going to get in your neck of the woods if we don't do anything about climate change.

Racial Profiling Reported in NSA, FBI Surveillance
Prominent Muslim-Americans were targeted by government surveillance, reports say.

UN Human Rights Chief Doubts Legality of Israeli Air Campaign

Eugene Robinson | The Overriding Necessity for Immediate Immigration Reform
-- Eugene Robinson on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Right-Wing "Populism" Is a Joke: Poor-Bashing, Immigrant-Hating and a Revolting Agenda
From Sarah Palin to Pat Buchanan, here's what it really means when they speak to "the American worker"

Detroiters Put Bodies on the Line to Stop Privatization of Their Water

Put Your Money Where Your Earth Is

The Loathsome Legacy of Dick Cheney, Part II
-- Steven Jonas MD, MPH for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Why the Suspected Texas Shooter's Domestic-Violence History Didn't Keep Him From Owning Guns
Our investigation shows that in most states, laws do little to keep attackers from having firearms.

Group Representing Half a Billion Christians Says It Will No Longer Support Fossil Fuels

Ted Cruz Launches Senate Fight to Auction Off America’s Public Lands

Paul Krugman | Who Wants a Depression?

How to Save Nigeria’s Stolen Girls
Three months after their kidnapping, the girls remain in captivity under difficult and inhumane conditions. A viral hashtag is a fever that breaks quickly.

Digital Rights Groups Warn TPP Will Force "Policing" of Internet Users

The Deported LA Gangs Behind This Border Kid Crisis
Tens of thousands of Honduran thugs have been flown home on Con Air since 2001. Now, what they learned on US streets with the monstrous MS-13 and MS-18 has sent children fleeing north.

Uninsured Rate Plummets Under Affordable Care Act

Paul Krugman | The Trouble With Dynasties

Here's One Way to Land on the NSA's Watch List
If you downloaded the privacy software Tor during 2011, the NSA may have scooped up your computer's IP address and flagged you for further monitoring.

Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?

The Lawless Religious Right: Time to Stop Caving to Their Ridiculous Tantrums

Gun Fight Upends Hunting Bill

New Documents Prove Charles Koch Was John Birch Society Member During Civil Rights Movement

Ten Supreme Court Rulings - Before Hobby Lobby - That Turned Corporations Into People
Last week's decision is the latest in a 200-year-long line of rulings giving businesses the same rights as humans.

Brazilian Police Say These Two Men Had Explosives During an Anti-World Cup Protest. Photos and Videos Tell a Different Story
Brazilians activists are using photos and videos to show that police have allegedly forged evidence to incriminate two protesters arrested in São Paulo at the end of an anti-World Cup protest.

US Industrial Safety Lags Alarmingly Behind Developed World

Anger Over Senate’s Torture Report Fades to Silence

A Vital Civil Rights Movement to Confront the Corporate Ownership of Democracy
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Justice Alito Denies County Clerk Request -- Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Secured

Bloody Gaza Onslaught Built on Foundation of Politics and Lies

In Wake of Hobby Lobby, LGBT Community Braces for "Pandora's Box" of Discrimination

Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating
‘Lax enforcement’ is not the culprit—U.S. trade and immigration policies are. The failure of Central America's economies is largely due to the North American and Central American Free Trade Agreements and their accompanying economic changes.

Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Leave Over Spy Row

Relentless Bombing of Gaza Continues: Israel Kills Media Worker, Nine People Watching World Cup on Beach

Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to US Border
An increase in gang-related killings of children is driving the surge of of young Central Americans to the United States.

Science Was Irrelevant in Hobby Lobby Decision and That's the Fault of Congress
When Supreme Court justices suggested in March that certain forms of birth control were abortion-inducing, nobody stood up to point out that the claim by Hobby Lobby lacked support within the medical community.

Why We Need an Immediate Moratorium on Gold Mining

Candid camera, part 1: Five times video footage showed police misconduct
Stories of police fabrication and video evidence that sets the record straight.

Is There Another Cliven Bundy-Like Federal Government Armed Standoff Coming Down the Pike?
Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to US Supreme Court

Japan's Near Miss Shows It's Time to Say ''No'' Nukes

Indiana won't recognize last month's same-sex marriages

Bay Area Governments Make Big Electric-Vehicle Buy
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

Bush-Cheney Mission Accomplished: Iraq Terrorists Now Have Remnants of Chemical Weapons
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Supreme Court Turns the First Amendment Into a Weapon for Corporations
You still think the First Amendment exists to protect individual speech? Quaint. In the Roberts era, it exists to expand corporate power.

Maggots Keep Appearing in Food Prepared by Private Prison Food Vendor
A horror story of privatization.

VA employees testify about retaliation against whistleblowers

Prison to Table: The Other Side of the Whole Foods Experience

The Major Networks' Evening News Programs Barely Mention Poverty
Billionaires are getting a lot more attention than the poor on TV news.

OECD predicts collapse of capitalism

How America's Biblical Ignorance Allows the Christian Right to Use 'Religious Freedom' for Its Own Agenda

Study Finds More Costs Than Benefits From Fracking

“It’s raining renewable energy loans!” shrieks DOE, racing to the dance floor

Meet the Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies

Nearly 500 Cops Call in Sick to Protest Healthcare Cuts in Memphis

Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

ACLU calls into question why small town police department has two grenade launchers

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks to Extend His Stay in Russia

Charles Pierce | The State Republican Party in Texas Is Now the Craziest in America

Endangered Manatees Face a New Threat: Lawsuits

What’s Killing the Children in Jadugora, India?

Should We Abolish the CIA?

Wall Street hires former NSA director to facilitate public-private 'Cyber War Council'

Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister
Rights groups say records of flights in and out of Diego Garcia missing due to water damage 'smacks of cover-up'.

Israel hits 160 Gaza sites, 8 children reported dead, Hamas fires rockets

Protesters decry decision to not prosecute deputy in boy's death

Like His Dad, Charles Koch Was a Bircher (New Documents)

Despite Crackdown, Palestinians Organize for Long-term Peace

West Virginia chemical company fined $11,000 for poisoning 300,000 people’s drinking water

Debunking Eight Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating

Americans have lost out on $6.3 trillion
The inability to maintain 2000-level prosperity has cost us all.

From Somaly Mam to ''Eden'': How Sex Trafficking Sensationalism Hurts Sex Workers

World can still stop globe from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, experts tell UN
Study finds concentrated effort at reducing carbon output could keep temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

Look What Congress Wants to Hide From You Now

MAP: 25 Million Americans Live Within the ‘Blast Zone’ of an Oil Train Explosion

The Commons As a Fount of Hope
The commons is not just a battlefield between corporate predators and those who resist them -- it is also a source of hope for those willing to imagine a world beyond capitalism.

"In Texas, We Don't Turn Our Back on Children"
A Dallas judge's controversial plan to shelter unaccompanied child migrants.

Thailand's New Military Government Is Secretly Vacuuming Up Facebook Data

Senate committee adopts cybersecurity bill opposed by NSA critics

Senate Dems Ready to Unveil Bill Reversing Hobby Lobby Ruling