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The Perils of Criminal Justice "Reform" and the Promise of Abolition

Fracking Ban in New York Paves the Way for Other States
-- Wenonah Hauter of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Stephen Colbert Retiring His "Report" and the Host He Played

How Fox News Ran With Bogus Testimony Given to the Ferguson Grand Jury
Witness 40's story has unraveled. Sean Hannity used it at least 21 times to defend Darren Wilson.

Sony Hack a "Serious National Security Matter": White House

Huge US Child Health Study Canceled After $1.3 Billion

Bill O'Reilly: Black People Should Wear "Don't Get Pregnant at 14" T-Shirts

Drone Strikes Counterproductive, Says Secret CIA Report

Street People: Do You Just "Walk On By"?
Is there a helpful way to respond when you encounter one of the approximately 578,424 people who were homeless on any given night in the United States today?

Red Love: Toward Racial, Economic and Social Justice

All Executions Are "Botched" Because Capital Punishment is Inhumane
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Crazy US "Group Think" on Russia

Barack Obama’s Cuba Surprise
Secret diplomacy, prisoner trades, a plea from the Pope, and a breakthrough.

Mark Morford | Miracle Pill! Eat Anything, Burn Fat, Die Miserable

Federal Court Stands Up for Gun Rights for People Who Have Been "Committed to a Mental Institution"

Washington Governor Proposes Big, Bold Climate Plan

Meet the Men and Women on the Hill Who Told Citigroup to Go to Hell

The People Have Spoken: This Is the Most Brazen Lie of 2014

Judge Won't Release Former Alabama Governor Siegelman on Appeal Bond

How Smart NYS Fracktivists Beat Cuomo and Won the Fracking War

The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings
Reframing the CIA\u2019s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

Fixing the Crowded Earth

Paul Krugman | Good Economic News in the US Should Not Lead to Complacency
The US had a good employment report earlier this month, but good news can turn into bad news if it encourages complacency.

Maya Schenwar | Declaring War on Heroin

Quiet Distress Among the (Ex) Rich

Senator Warren Voices Concern About TPP Trade Pact With Asia

Republicans Rustlin' Up Some Cash With Dick Cheney

Freedom Industries Owners Indicted, Charged in West Virginia Chemical Leak

US Allies Increasingly Absent From Syria Strikes

The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline

Mom's Exposure to Air Pollution in Pregnancy Doubles Child's Risk of Autism, Study Says

These Ubiquitous Chemicals May Be Making Us Stupid

To Fight Ebola, Cuba Is Sending Its Biggest Export - Doctors

June Storms Put Nebraska on a National List of Remarkable Weather

America’s Wealth Gap Between Middle-Income and Upper-Income Families Is Widest on Record

Jim Hightower | Thinking of Amazon Workers This Holiday Season
-- Jim Hightower on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Keystone XL Pipeline: TransCanada Sends Final Offers to 100-Plus Nebraska Landowners

US Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions

How Torture Puts Americans at Risk
Polls show that most Americans \u2013 and an overwhelming majority of \u201cconservatives\u201d \u2013 view post-9\/11 torture as justified, presumably because it made them feel safer. But torture may actually have made them less safe.

Here’s All the Plastic in the Ocean, Measured in Whales

Arctic Still Heating Up Twice as Fast as Rest of Planet

Hollywood Surrenders to North Korea
After the five major theater chains pulled Kim Jong-Un assassination comedy The Interview, Sony killed its own movie.

My Week in the Right-Wing Lie Machine: When Fox News, Twitchy and Montel Williams Declared War on Me
When I wrote the troops don't protect my freedoms, the response was ugly, vitriolic and confirmed everything I said

Journey to US-Cuba Reconciliation Included Presidents, Popes and Spies
The negotiations to reopen US ties with Cuba took a year and a half, in nine meetings held in Canada and the Vatican.

How Bad Can Marco Rubio and Congress Muck Up the Cuba Shift?

The War on Reproductive Rights Will Get a Lot Uglier Next Year
Mandatory adoption seminars, discredited science about fetal pain, and many more highlights of anti-abortion bills coming to a statehouse near you.

Sony’s Theater of the Absurd: How “The Interview” Became the Most Insane Cultural-Political Spectacle in Recent History
A major Hollywood movie is dead because of North Korean cyberattacks, and the whole thing is too bizarre to believe

This GOP Lawmaker Wants a Woman to Get Permission From the Father Before Having an Abortion
Unless it was \"legitimate rape.\"

The Pakistanis Choosing Light Over Darkness After the Horrific Peshawar School Attack

US Executes Fewer Prisoners, but Deaths Are More Brutal
An increase in botched executions highlight a year that had a sharp drop of state-sanctioned deaths

Aboriginal Knowledge Could Unlock Climate Solutions

An Actual Positive Foreign Policy Move: US to Recognize That Cuba Exists
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

"Nuclear Option" Helps Obama Reshape The Courts for a Generation