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Obama At The North Pole

Aug 24, 2015
Obama At The North Pole

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CA Gas Tax Hike

Aug 24, 2015
CA Gas Tax Hike

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Captain Paul Watson: The Danish Giraffe Killer Applauds the American Lion Killer

Aug 3, 2015

July 31, 2015 - What do the Grindadráp and the killing of Cecil the lion have in common?

It appears that the Director of the Copenhagen Zoo, Bengt Holst, is a fan of both.

Remember Bengt Holst, the man who murdered Marius the giraffe and then had him dissected in front of a crowd of school...

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Ken Kimmell: Obama Administration Issues “Strong and Smart” Final Clean Power Plan

Aug 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2015—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its Clean Power Plan, the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon emissions from power plants—the single largest source of U.S. global warming pollution.

In the final rule, EPA strengthened the overall 2030 emissions reduction goal (from 30 to 32 percent below...

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James Zogby: The GOP: Reaping What It Has Sowed

Aug 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 - The 2016 Republican presidential contest has barely begun and it has already grown alternately tiresome and old or just downright scary. As a Democrat, I might be pleased, but as an American, I am deeply troubled. I just want it to end.

A part of the GOP problem is the plague...

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Robert Reich: The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

Aug 3, 2015

Aug. 2, 2015 - “He can’t possibly win the nomination,” is the phrase heard most often when Washington insiders mention either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders.

Yet as enthusiasm for the bombastic billionaire and the socialist senior continues to build within each party, the political establishment is mystified.

Political insiders don’t see that the...

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Carl Takei: President Obama Needs to Stop Repeating FDR’s Worst Mistake and End Family Detention Now

Jul 31, 2015

July 30, 2015 - The Obama administration has repeatedly characterized its newly constructed family detention camps as “an effective and humane” way to keep families together, and threatened in court filings that ending family detention would “require ICE to separate… children from their parents” by keeping the parents locked up and releasing only the...

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Wayne Pacelle: Time to Shut Down Trophy Imports of All Lions to the United States

Jul 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 - Overnight, we learned that Zimbabwean officials will seek to extradite Walter Palmer from the United States, for luring a male lion named Cecil out of a park and wounding him in an unauthorized area, before killing him 40 hours later. The HSUS and Humane Society International (HSI) strongly urge the...

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LeeAnn Hall: To Fight Racism, Protect the Right to Vote

Jul 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 - The cold-blooded murder of nine people at a Charleston church made it impossible to deny the persistence of racism across the nation. So do the symbols of support for slavery and segregation that remain emblazoned on public property throughout the South, and scattered among some Northern states as well.

What will...

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John Kiriakou: Greece: Blood from a Stone

Jul 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 - Like many other proud Greek-Americans, I’ve visited the country of my ancestors many times over the years. I even lived in Athens for two years while working for the U.S. government.

I recently returned to Athens for a week to help the Greek government draft a new whistlebIower protection law. It...

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