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Rachel Maddow: Why Is the U.S. So Reluctant To Confront Its Own Right-wing Terrorists?
Tuesday night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow discussed the real threat of violence from right-wing extremists here in the U.S. as opposed to Islamic terrorism, which most Americans are much more afraid of. She began by detailing the arrests in the late
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Appeals Court Crushes Lawsuit Saying The Filibuster Is Unconstitutional
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8 Actresses That Totally Faked Nude Scenes
This is going to ruin your life.
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Tom Lehrer, Culture and Copyright After Death
Tom Lehrer, Culture And Copyright After Death (via Techdirt) If you don’t know who Tom Lehrer is, well, you’ve missed out for a long, long time. Still, it’s never too late to catch up, and there are plenty of great sources, including the
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Paul Krugman: We Live In the Most Unequal Society Ever, and It’s Only Getting Worse
Americans may be living in the most unequal society that has ever existed, said economist Paul Krugman. The New York Times columnist and Princeton University professor said Thursday there is zero evidence to suggest extreme inequality is good for economic
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Obama’s Budget Would Cut the Deficit By $1.05 Trillion, Says Congressional Budget Office
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenues by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional
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Ground-breaking ‘urban Farming’ Law Sparks Renaissance Of Greenovation In Boston
According to an article published yesterday in Modern Farmer, the signing of Article 89 last December has led to a renaissance in urban farming in Boston. The new ordinance — signed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino on one of his last days in office —
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The Way To Fight Bullies Is To Fight Adults Who Support Them
I’ve been pleased with the recent tidal wave of anti-bullying sentiment in this country, but I can’t help but think sometimes that the actual root causes of the problem are often being overlooked in favor of a bunch of self-serving back-pattin
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Fox Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Climate Science Is Just a ‘product That’s Sold’ To Americans
Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday morning declared that climate change was just another “product” being “sold” to the American people, which might explain why a recent study found that the network was wrong about the s
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‘Liking’ Companies On Facebook Could Give Away Your Right To Sue Them
Be careful what you like online, Facebookers. General Mills has quietly added fine print alerting consumers that they give up their right to sue the food manufacturer when they download coupons, interact with the company on social media, or enter company-
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NC Tea Party Candidate Scrubs Conspiracy Website, Then Plagiarizes His Positions On Issues
A Republican Senate candidate from North Carolina appears to have plagiarized the “on the issues” section of his campaign site from Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, and his “issue” posts on Facebook are near-direct copies
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Computer-generated Japanese Pop Star Hatsune Miku To Join Lady Gaga Tour
Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga’s tour of North America next month, the US songstress has announced on Twitter. The pixel-perfect pop princess, whose voice is also the
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115 Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing After Kidnap: Principal
A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as the parents of those taken voiced anger over the conflicting claims. The defence ministry and the governm
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Vladimir Putin Tells Edward Snowden: Russia Doesn’t Carry Out NSA-style Mass Surveillance
President Vladimir Putin has told the National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, that Russia is not carrying out mass surveillance programmes of the kind Snowden exposed in the US. Snowden made a video-link appearance during Putin’s mar
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Egypt’s Gay Community Fears Government Crackdown
Egypt’s gay community fears it is the latest target of the country’s authoritarian government, after a series of recent raids on gay people. Activists interviewed by the Guardian said they had collectively documented up to nine raids across th
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Michigan Mayor Bans Atheist City Hall Display To Not Upset Christian ‘Prayer Station’
A Michigan mayor who says that he believes in freedom of religion has refused to allow atheists to set up a so-called “Reason Station” inside City Hall, saying it could upset Christians visiting the nearby “Prayer Station.” Accordi
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Fired Yahoo Exec Gets $58 Million For 15 Months Of Work
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Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise For Nuclear Energy
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Hallmark Channel Mutes ‘God’ To Avoid Taking Lord’s Name In Vain, Christians Cross Anyway
The Hallmark Channel muted references to “God” in a movie rerun to avoid actors taking the Lord’s name in vain, but Christians were angered anyway. “I was shocked, angry and greatly disappointed that during the movie , It Could Hap
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Mayor Not Anti-Semite, Just Thinks Jews Destroying America
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Diplomats Eye Joint Statement On Ukraine
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Study: People Of Color Breathe Air That Is 38 Percent More Polluted Than White People’s
A study released by the University of Minnesota this week indicated that people of color are exposed to air that is 38 percent more polluted than the air breathed by white people. In an interview with The Minnesota Post, the study’s lead researcher,
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McAllister Has No Plans To Kiss Congress Goodbye
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Putin Has No Designs On 49th State: 'What Would You Need Alaska For?'
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No, That's Not Okay
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Obama: Next Democratic Nominee Won't Necessarily Run For My 'Third Term'
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Mayor Faces Impeachment After He Spoke Fondly Of Alleged Jewish Center Shooter
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Don't Ask Rand Paul Why He's Supporting Mitch McConnell
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Al Franken Drafts Fellow SNL Alum Amy Poehler To Host Fundraiser
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Japanese ‘zentai’ Fetishists Seek Liberation In Full Body Suits
By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd. By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything — including her eyes — and
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Scientists Unscramble Great Sperm-egg Secret, Opening New Avenues In Fertility, Contraception
Scientists said they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt. The find opens up avenues for new contraception or treating infertility, they said. W
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Hate Group Threatens TPM With Legal Action For Calling It A Hate Group