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Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and American Inequality

Advertising Revenue, Not Enlightenment, Is the Goal of Sunday Morning DC Pundit Shows
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

'Straight from the Horse's Mouth': Former Oil Exec Says Fracking Not Safe
Retired Mobil VP confirms technology is dangerous and untested.

An unemployed aid program could help millions. Why aren’t more states using it?

1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing. Here’s where they live.

Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

Is Nestle culpable in Colombian worker murders?

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going
Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.

Ten Governors' Races to Watch in 2014
A handy guide for progressives and working people.

New Records: IRS Targeted Progressive Groups More Extensively Than Tea Party

Texas prisons violate international human rights standards, report says
Extreme temperatures in state-run facilities has caused the deaths of at least 14 inmates since 2007, according to human rights group.

Holder Chides Supreme Court for Affirmative Action Ruling

Inside the United States' $2 billion immigrant detention industry
A little-known federal law enacted in 2006 ensures that a minimum of 34,000 undocumented immigrants must be held on every single day.

Ten Ways the War on Drugs Violates the US Constitution
How our government's ongoing policy on drugs threatens all of us in unexpected ways.

$3 Million Jury Verdict in Texas Fracking Nuisance Case

Why Has the Governor of Buenos Aires Declared a State of Emergency?

Judge Approves Chelsea Manning Name Change

The DOJ Wants to Hack Your Webcam
Rules for when the government can hack your computer are headed for a dramatic and troubling expansion as federal hacking is of rising interest in domestic policing.

Hundreds in Mexico Protest Telecommunications Law

Edward Snowden installed as Glasgow University rector

"Climate Change War" Is Not a Metaphor
The US military is preparing for conflict, retired Navy Rear Adm. David Titley says in an interview.

Wyoming doesn’t want its kids to learn about climate change
It's the first state to reject new national science education standards. And it just so happens to be the biggest coal-producing state.

Massive new fraud coverup: How banks are pillaging homes - while the government watches

Five Key Selling Points of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, Debunked

Amending the US Constitution to better serve the rich?

Paul Krugman | There Goes the Sun

China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted
Number of groundwater sites of poor or extremely poor quality increases to 59.6 percent, Chinese government says.

Elizabeth Warren vs. Washington: Why she’s taking on the Beltway’s conventional wisdom

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

Boeing's profit soars

Protecting the Right's Stranglehold Over Union Elections

House members have ‘serious concerns’ about charity rules for feds

9/11 isn’t the same for them: Why the next generation’s view of the national security state will be radically different
With the terrorist attack nearly 13 years past, here's why the debate on civil liberties may soon be transformed.

US 'Silently' Stripping Open Net Protections
Ahead of global internet forum, activists say, 'Governments must consider the Internet as our common good, and protect it as such, with no compromise.'

Big Data's Big Image Problem

Major European media publisher admits it is 'afraid of Google'

Noam Chomsky helps explain the ‘Fox Effect’ in upcoming film ‘Brainwashing of my Dad’

Amid Affirmative Action Ruling, Some Data on Race and College Enrollment

Mexican Rights Body: 89 Percent of Attacks on Journalists Go Unpunished

James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With a Social Media Account

Five Illinois Cops Are Caught Lying On The Stand When Defense Produces a Recording Contradicting Their Testimony

Cecily McMillan’s ‘Occupy’ Trial, and the Fight Against Sexual Assault at Protests

Robert Reich | Raising Taxes on Corporations That Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs

MIA In The War On Cancer: Where Are The Low-Cost Treatments?
Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out research into potential treatments that are more affordable. Says one researcher: “What is scientific and sexy is driven by what can be monetized.”

Five Ways Arizona's Abortion Restrictions Are Hurting Women
The state's new laws will only cause more illegal abortions, shame women and impose undue extra costs.

The Revolt of the Cities
During the past 20 years, immigrants and young people have transformed the demographics of urban America. Now, they’re transforming its politics and mapping the future of liberalism.

New poll gives Senate Democrats hope in the South

Mark Morford | Stand up or die trying

‘Jobs vs. the Environment’: How to Counter This Divisive Big Lie
We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

Put the Move in the Movement
-- Rev. Billy Talen for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Scholar Behind Viral 'Oligarchy' Study Tells You What It Means

Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberalism, Democracy and the University as a Public Sphere

Let This Earth Day Be The Last

Moyers and Winship | Government Is Now a Protection Racket for the 1%

Justice Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts' Views On Race As 'Out Of Touch With Reality'

Georgia Gay Marriage Ban Challenged In Lawsuit

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch Group In Pennsylvania

Four Years After the BP Oil Disaster, A Look Back in Photographs

Identity Dominance: The US Military’s Biometric War in Afghanistan

Intelligence Agencies Told to Plug Media Leaks

Dem Candidate Does The Unthinkable: Touts Full Obamacare Support

Bundy's Sedition: Armed Militia Members Aiming Guns at Law Enforcement Officials in Nevada Are Domestic Terrorists
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Charles P. Pierce | Elizabeth Warren Is the Teacher
She has come to remind us who we are, or at least who we once were. She is the only one warning that conditions in the financial sector are in some ways worse now than before the collapse of 2008. Her message has gained her many powerful enemies.

How One Profitable Company Took Home A Tax Refund Equal To All Of The SNAP Benefit Cuts

The Myth of Swing Voters

Mother Earth Day 2014: Time for a Paradigm Change
Rights for Mother Earth, not Corporations

Bill to Bring Back Electric Chair in Tennessee Headed to Governor

The Class War Inside the Republican Party

US Supreme Court Rebuffs Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Drug Testing

Boy Scouts Shut Down Seattle Troop That Refused To Remove Gay Leader

US to Provide $50 Million in Aid to Ukraine

Supreme Court To Hear Case Challenging Ban On Campaign Lies

United States Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Walmart
Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

FCC, in net neutrality turnaround, plans to allow faster lane for Internet content
Net Neutrality Reportedly to Be Sold Down the River by FCC

Harvard economist: Gender is at the root of the pay gap - not jobs

Elizabeth Warren’s really not running for president - and other big takeaways from her book

FBI warns health care sector vulnerable to cyber attacks

Polling Confirms That Obamacare’s Birth Control Coverage Is Very Popular

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Despite Justice Sotomayor's Passionate Dissent, Right-wing Supreme Court Turns Another Blind Eye to Racism

'Obama Not Welcome': Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit

California Genetically Modified Food Labeling Bill Passes Senate Committee

Leaked Emails From American University Frat Reveal Prevalence of Rape Culture in US Capital

Deadlines Looming, Public Debates Dangerous Oil-By-Rail Plans in Pacific Northwest

Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research
Giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.

How Much Is Peace Actually Worth?
According to an emerging branch of economics, approximately $9.46 trillion.

Grandfather launches smart gun push after Sandy Hook shooting

Kansas Governer Brownback signs compact, hopes to exempt state from federal health care laws
Critics question if Congress will approve compact.

Unions plan nationwide protests against Postal Service’s Staples deal

Georgia governor signs "guns everywhere" law
Included are provisions that allow residents who have concealed carry permits to take guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds

Failures on all levels: Feds say deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion was preventable

How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’
This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that’s come to be known as ‘Chiraq.’ And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won’t stop.

A Little-Known Toxic Threat 'Underfoot' in North Carolina

Noam Chomsky was right: Why the Koch brothers are obscuring the real enemy
From Wall Street excess to DC lobbying scandals, we must remember it's institutions - not people - that are evil.

Meet the Militia Rushing to Cliven Bundy's Defense

New map could sharpen California's pollution battles

Conversation With James Risen: Can Journalists Protect Their National Security Sources?

Naomi Klein | The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External

Easter Island's Monumental Garbage Problem
As tourism increases, so does the trash on this remote island.

Gun silencer sales are booming

An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversations

US journalist kidnapped by Russian separatists

Tea party attacks John Boehner at home
A national group has poured funds into ads and billboards to persuade voters to drop the House speaker.

Common Core propaganda fails: Well-financed education “reformers” fight common sense

Are Stores Making Bank Off Food Stamps?
Retailers won't disclose how much money they're getting from SNAP. Why not?

Does Climate Apathy Hinge on 'Pervasive' American Stupidity?
New survey highlights connection between political and religious affiliations and scientific beliefs.

Thomas Piketty Is Right
Everything you need to know about 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

The New Abolitionism
Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

El Salvador's Election: Not Like the Old Days

Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event

Amy Davidson | No More Secrecy for a Memo on Killing Americans

John Cassidy | A Bad Day for Affirmative Action

Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe Is Wrong
It's time for the right wing to stop lying about the minimum wage, taxes, global warming and more.

‘Piles and Piles’ of Bodies in S. Sudan Slaughter

Questions That Should Be Asked About Recent Operations, Including Drone Strikes, in Yemen

Monsanto GM Soy Is Scarier Than You Think

FBI ‘intentionally and unlawfully’ used No Fly List to recruit Muslims as informers

Why Passengers Cheered a Vermont Bus Strike

How Billionaires Use the Government as a Tool to Destroy Companies They've Bet Against
This is the heart of the new financialism and it is happening all over the country.

Eugene Robinson | Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Where Macondo Came Alive
-- Eugene Robinson on BuzzFlash at Truthout

US Ground Troops Going to Poland, Defense Minister Says

Jersey City Man Shot in the Face and Blinded by Police Faces 30 Years in Prison

Paul Krugman | The Pain of Austerity, Remedied by Keynesian Policy

Why Economist Thomas Piketty Has Scared the Pants Off the American Right

Paul Ryan to Meet With Black Lawmakers After "Inner Cities" Remark

Sen. Warren Says She’s Not Running for President

Conservative Heavyweights Have Solar Industry in Their Sights
The Koch brothers and large utilities have allied to reverse state policies that favor renewable energy. Environmentalists are pushing back, but the fight is spreading and intensifying.

Earth Day in the Shawnee: Taking a Stand Against Corporate Greed

Gulf War Illness: Many Who Served Still Report Mysterious Symptoms

Bombers, Clashes Leave 105 Dead, 127 Hurt Across Iraq

How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy

SATIRE: Rich Man Buys the Letter "R," Copyrights It

What We Left Behind
Many Iraqis fear another civil war, and think that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is to blame.

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Earth Day’s Founding Father

12 States Still Have Anti-Sodomy Laws
A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

Republicans Ignore Earth Day

The Latest "Cosmos" Explains How Corporations Fund Science Denial

Be the "Squeaky Wheel" If Health Claim Denied

US Force in Afghanistan May Be Cut to Less Than 10,000 Troops

Mayor Who "Kind Of Agreed" With Alleged Jewish Center Shooter Resigns

Elizabeth Warren’s Needed Call for Student Loan Reform

Indian Ocean Search for Missing Jet Nears End