Drilling at night in the Eagle Ford shale.

Drilling at night in the Eagle Ford shale.

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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 →

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Germany’s ‘dangerous blindness over Russia’

by Demdigest on April 23, 2014

A dangerous change is creeping through Europe, eroding the special consensus established after 1945 and reaffirmed after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, says a leading analyst. That consensus was about accepting as inviolable the borders drawn up at the Continue →

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  The Soviet Union is suddenly alive and well again in the minds of a giddy cohort of the Russian elite. Not the ideology, but the gravity, the cold-eyed assertion of power abroad and at home, and the allegiance demanded Continue →

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Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara has an excellent piece up at Al Jazeera about the Israel lobby titled, “Palestine as an exclusively Jewish issue in the US: Are Palestinians only relevant by what they mean to Israel…?” Bishara’s target is the monopolization of the Continue →

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Defying terrorist threats, Afghans went to the polls on April 5 to vote in presidential and provincial council elections that could mark the first democratic transfer of power in the country’s history, the National Democratic Institute reports. More than 100 Continue →

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Scores killed in DR Congo train crash

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 23, 2014

A government spokesman says at least 57 people have died in a rail accident in the country's southeast.
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Civil Society in Action: The Power of Together

by Demdigest on April 23, 2014

This week’s TEDxLiberdade event in São Paulo, Brazil will demonstrate the power of people working together for the common good and the importance of protecting the right to collective action.  The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and the European Center Continue →

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Airplane Wheel Riding

by editor@truthdig.com on April 23, 2014

By Mike Luckovich

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Ukraine on ‘long road to rupture?’

by Demdigest on April 23, 2014

In retrospect, the international compromise reached last week to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine seems like a vehicle for both sides to pursue their broader objectives, says Council on Foreign Relations analyst Stephen Sestanovich. For Russia, he says the Geneva Continue →

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Remember this? Ron Paul’s message to Obama

by Buck50 on April 23, 2014

If this doesn't give you chills, then I don't know what will.

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Unfortunately for our shaky democracy, the U.S. has needed serious and frequent help in exposing the misuse and abuse of government power in recent years. Fortunately for our democracy, people like Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake and Jesslyn Continue →

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Press release: “Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys filed a supplemental brief with the United States Supreme Court today in the case Free Speech v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), discussing recent events at the FEC and how they should impact the Court’s Continue →
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In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, the sun sets behind an oil pump jack and the Rocky Mountains near Fredrick, Colo.

In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, the sun sets behind an oil pump jack and the Rocky Mountains near Fredrick, Colo.

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Derrick Grayson – Candidate for US. Senate

by Repo Our Republic on April 23, 2014

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Obama Arrives in Japan for Tension-Filled Asia Trip

by editor@truthdig.com on April 23, 2014

Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Continue →

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Beginning in December 2010, a series of uprisings swept the Arab world, toppling four longtime authoritarian leaders and creating an apparent political opening in a region long impervious to the “third wave” of democratization. Despite the initial euphoria, the legacies Continue →

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Organizer of the annual Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sean Shealy, is planning a 30 day 'Bundyfest' featuring 250 bands directly across from Bundy Ranch.

“For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on Continue →

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South Sudan: Ethnic Killings Spiraling

by Human Rights Watch on April 23, 2014

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Who Here Eats Paleo And Who Wants To Share

by phxarcher87 on April 23, 2014

And what do you like to cook? What is your "go-to" recipe?

Do you eat more beef chicken turkey elk deer buffalo fish?

Do you grill smoke fry bake or eat out more?

What vegetables do you pair with your meat?

What are some good Continue →

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Who Here Eats Paleo And Who Wants To Share

by phxarcher87 on April 23, 2014

And what do you like to cook? What is your "go-to" recipe?

Do you eat more beef chicken turkey elk deer buffalo fish?

Do you grill smoke fry bake or eat out more?

What vegetables do you pair with your meat?

What are some good Continue →

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Ruth Hunter lives two doors down from a man that police were after. So naturally her apartment was raided in the middle of the night and she was hog tied while police sorted things out.

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Ruth Hunter lives two doors down from a man that police were after. So naturally her apartment was raided in the middle of the night and she was hog tied while police sorted things out.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-raid-wrong-apartment-h...

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Moscow warns Kiev to pull back troops

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 23, 2014

Russia insists that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine, as it accuses Washington of distorting Geneva pact.
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Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn

by Lyle Denniston on April 23, 2014

Justice Kennedy announces opinion of the Court (Art Lien)

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Each individual — among hundreds and maybe thousands — found guilty of keeping and looking at images of a child being sexually abused must pay the victim something more than a “trivial” sum, but none of them can be required Continue →

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Yes, Obama’s Asia Trip Is About Containing China

by John Glaser on April 23, 2014

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Over at The Diplomat, Shannon Tiezzi worries that Obama’s trip to Asia this week “will increase perceptions in Beijing that the U.S. seeks to contain China’s rise.” It’s difficult to counter that perception because it happens to be correct.

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Earth Day Cleanup

by editor@truthdig.com on April 23, 2014

By RJ Matson, Cagle Cartoons

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John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases.

We begin this week’s edition with speculation about a possible shift in Supreme Court practice that may launch scrutiny of Supreme Court relists from its current tidal eddy of obscurity into . . . well, Continue →

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Readers know that we have undertaken to confront a repulsive statement that was published in a March letter to the New York Times Book Review:

“Palestinian Arabs have avowed as their goal the killing of all Jews.”

We might have dropped this Continue →

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Dear Colleagues Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is for MA level programs. For Ph.D. programs see the resource guide There Continue →

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Fail: NYPD Photo Contest on Twitter Triggers Huge Backlash

A seemingly innocuous call to action by the New York City Police Department backfired in extraordinary fashion Tuesday.

In a tweet, the NYPD asked Twitter users to share pictures of them Continue →

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HuffPo: “In an appearance at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, the Kentucky Republican said he backed legislation that would prohibit the ability of federal contract recipients to plow money back into the political process. Though he kept his Continue →
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Northeastern-University

Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has announced that the University is backing off of its decision to suspend the student organization until January 2015.  “This is a victory for freedom of expression on campus,” said SJP leader Continue →

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In the first debate between North Carolina's GOP hopefuls, establishment insider candidate Thom Tillis might have to open mouth and insert foot.

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By Bob Corbett, TC141: Mapping for International Development alumnus

During my undergraduate work in Landscape Architecture, I learned a method of analyzing spatial data by overlaying various types of information on acetate sheets or tracing paper developed by Ian McHarg, a Scottish Continue →

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“D’Souza Case Is Political, Lawyer Says”

by Rick Hasen on April 23, 2014

Talk about NYT burying the lede: Prosecutors also said they had obtained a copy of a recording made surreptitiously last October by the husband of a woman Mr. D’Souza was involved with romantically around the time of the donations, when Continue →
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Master of Mediation in Asia

by IICER Institute on April 23, 2014

The International Institute for Conflict Engagement & Resolution (IICER), Hong Kong Shue Yan University will launch the Master in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (MMCR) with the first cohort of students in June 2014.   The programme is interdisciplinary in nature that suits Continue →
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