If you thought corporations played a big role in your life already, just wait until tomorrow, when the FCC gives up on trying to Continue →
(By Lois Beckett via ProPublica).
After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was one of a few congressional Republicans who expressed a willingness to reconsider the need for gun control laws.
“Put Continue →
(By Olof Blomqvist)The presidential election has shown Afghanistan’s increasingly mature media scene at its best – hopefully not for the last time.
Afghanistan’s vibrant and diverse media scene is often held up as one of the few real Continue →
Think Progress obtained a series of IRS documents via the Freedom of Information Act that contradict Republican claims that the IRS targeted only conservative Tea Party groups Continue →
(By Juan Cole)
This week the Fateh Party (secular Arab nationalist) of Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas met in Gaza with members of the Hamas Party (fundamentalist Muslim), seeking a reconciliation and a government of national unity.
The Ra’y News Continue →
The Democrats’ biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the U.S. Senate involves motivating the party’s Continue →
“I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” So proclaimed Alabama Gov. George Wallace more than half Continue →
Starting July 1, there will be very few places left in the state of Georgia where you can’t legally carry a firearm.
On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60, which lifts bans on firearms Continue →
A proposal by FCC chair Tom Wheeler obtained by The Wall Street Journal would allow companies such as Comcast to finally kill net neutrality.
Right now, the FCC doesn’t classify broadband Internet as a common carrier Continue →
Samsung and HTC just announced their new flagship phones, and Apple is expected to drop the iPhone 6 sometime soon. Chinese upstart OnePlus is hoping to give all those devices a run for their money—literally.
The Continue →
This video was shot this morning by the International Solidarity Movement in Hebron. They explain the scene:
At approximately 7 am this morning, Rami Rajabi, a six-year-old child, was 20 meters away from checkpoint 29 when he threw several pebbles in Continue →
Ed note. This originally appeared in Project Syndicate and is reprinted with permission. World Malaria Day is April 25.
STANFORD – Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people annually, and cause suffering for many more. In 2012, there were an Continue →
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During a mass pro-reform demonstration in Casablanca earlier this month, nine February 20 activists were arrested. The government recently rejected their request for bail. The demonstration, which 10,000 people took part and was organized by Morocco’s three main unions Continue →
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On Wednesday, April 23, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution held an event entitled “Understanding Tahrir Square: The Prospects for Arab Democracy.” Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and the Director of the Saban Continue →
Michael Retsky wasn’t your typical cancer patient. His own research showed the problems with existing treatments, so Continue →
Members of the Yanshuf (Owl) Battalion which specialises in CBRN (chemical, biological,radiological and nuclear) warfare practising on the Golan Heights, 2010.
Israel’s military revolution
The changes in the Middle East have triggered a comprehensive transformation within the IDF, including its strategic doctrine, Continue →
In a recently released free book by the Princeton Review, three-hundred and thirty universities in the United States and two in Canada are profiled as green four-year higher education institutions. The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, released Continue →
Research demonstrates that dogs, cats and others release the same hormone that humans do when they’re in love; a blond man once convinced British intellectuals he was Asian and had been kidnapped from Taiwan; to deal with Continue →
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US Secretary of State John Kerry ”is certifying to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States,” allowing for the obligation of FY2014 funds for assistance to the Government of Egypt.
In a Continue →
Wednesday was an “exciting day” for Chelsea Manning, who was granted the right to a legal name change by a judge in Kansas.
Manning released a statement to celebrate Leavenworth County District Judge Continue →
By Clay BennettRelated Entries April 23, 2014 This Researcher Devised His Own Low-Cost Cancer Treatment and Won April 22, 2014 Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going Continue →
Earlier this month, a coalition of county governments in Texas posted a study that air pollution would increase significantly by 2018 thanks to a local drilling boom. One week Continue →