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On Tuesday, 40 minutes into Glenn Beck's nationally broadcast "night of action" targeting the Common Core education standards being implemented in schools across the nation, a North Carolina activist named Andrea Dillon announced live that her state's...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In the age of "leaning in" and "having it all," the superwoman model for female living persists with a vengeance. Feminism is supposed to be a refuge from all that perfection-seeking, but even there, it's easy to feel bested, lured by things that are...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them? Map: These Are the Places Central American Child Migrants Are Fleeing Why Our Immigration Courts Can't Handle the Child Migrant Crisis Are the Kids Showing Up at the Border...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Ween co-founder Aaron Freeman in Brooklyn. Jacob Blickenstaff Puss n Boots Holly Williams Ben Watt Joe Henry Gabriel Kahane Jolie Holland Rodney Crowell Jill Sobule Benmont Tench Leyla McCalla Keith & Tex Declan O'Rourke Michael Daves As Gene Ween,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jacob Blickenstaff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. In December 2002, finishing the introduction to his as-yet-unpublished book The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, Jonathan Schell wrote that the twentieth century...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tom Engelhardt | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. * Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to "create the first...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tom Engelhardt | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Former US Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts joins President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House to be honored as the 9th living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Department of Defense News photo by EJ Hersom)...
From: Mother Jones | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As Josh Harkinson noted this week, cows are the United States' single biggest source of methane—a potent gas that has 105 times the heat-trapping ability of carbon dioxide. That's one major reason why beef's greenhouse gas footprint is far higher than...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Friday, July 25, 2014
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For years, Natural News—a conspiracy-minded alternative medicine website that attracts roughly 7 million unique visitors each month—has been crusading against the practice of genetically modifying food. This week the site's proprietor, Mike Adams,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mariah Blake | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Could a Carter from Georgia once again win because of a scandal-plagued Republican? Democrat Jason Carter—grandson of former President Jimmy Carter—is challenging first-term Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this fall, and the incumbent Republican is facing...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Friday, July 25, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. You can't get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: "No person shall be... deprived...
From: Mother Jones | By: Peter Van Buren | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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This story originally appeared on Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Citizens trying to stop the piping of tar-sands oil through their community wore blue "Clear Skies" shirts at a city council meeting in South Portland,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Roger Drouin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has accused House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of inappropriately intervening in an ongoing Federal Trade Commission case against a company being represented by a legal group run by a former Issa...
From: Mother Jones | By: Dana Liebelson | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Ted Nugent doesn't have a racist bone in his body. But sometimes racist words just happen to come out of it. On Monday, tribal officials in Idaho canceled the aging rock-and-roller's scheduled concert at a Coeur d'Alene casino over his past rhetoric....
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the Ohio River, which supplies...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mariah Blake | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A US Marine discusses the best route through the jungle in a training area in Hawaii with an Indonesian squad leader. (Department of Defense photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan, US Marine Corps.)...
From: Mother Jones | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Twitter today followed in the footsteps of Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Facebook by releasing statistics on the race and gender of its workforce. The company certainly deserves credit for voluntarily making its diversity stats public, unlike, say, Apple....
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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US Navy sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor Motor Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Wesley E. Ford at a memorial service at Pearl Harbor. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan.)  ...
From: Mother Jones | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On Monday, Israeli warplanes fired 182 missiles into Gaza, Israeli ships launched 146 shells into the territory, and Israeli tanks shot 721 shells, with all these attacks striking 66 structures and killing 107 Palestinians (including 35 children), while...
From: Mother Jones | By: David Corn | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Last Friday marked one year since Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law one of the nation's harshest abortion restrictions. The law, which state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) famously denounced during an 11-hour filibuster, imposes onerous restrictions on...
From: Mother Jones | By: Molly Redden | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In the run-up to last May's primary to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republicans flirted with a large field of candidates that included Reps. Paul Broun (who once called evolution a lie "from the pit of hell") and Phil Gingrey (who once...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Pew Research Center Little kids, including a troubling number of children age five or younger, make up the fastest-growing group of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the US border in fiscal year 2014. So far this year, nearly 7,500 kids under 13 have...
From: Mother Jones | By: Maddie Oatman | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Talk about a David and Goliath case. On Monday, a guy from West Virginia who doesn't want to pay $21 a year for health insurance scored a victory over the Obama administration in a lawsuit that could deprive nearly 5 million Americans of their newly...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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From all of the commotion around the new federal school lunch standards, you'd think they were really Draconian. Republican legislators have railed against them. Districts have threatened to opt out. The School Nutrition Association (SNA), the industry...
From: Mother Jones | By: Kiera Butler | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Here in the United States, we fret a lot about global warming denial. Not only is it a dangerous delusion, it's an incredibly prevalent one. Depending on your survey instrument of choice, we regularly learn that substantial minorities of Americans deny,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Chris Mooney | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The shadowy hacker collective known as Anonymous has announced it will launch a round of cyber-attacks this Friday against the Israeli government, in retaliation for Israel's ongoing military intervention in Gaza. This onslaught would add to a wave...
From: Mother Jones | By: Dana Liebelson | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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