Submitted by gem on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 2:02pm
I’m going to tell you about a few perfect summer reads. When the world is going bananas, it helps to escape into a good book.
Submitted by gem on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:47pm
Report Reveals Indiana State Court Judges Disproportionately White and Male
American Constitution Society presents first-of-its-kind quantitative evidence that Indiana’s judiciaries do not represent the communities they serve.
Submitted by gem on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:15pm
Submitted by gem on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 5:59pm
The following is an excerpt from the new book The Assassination Complex  by Jeremy Scahill & The Intercept Staff (Simon & Schuster, 2016):
Photograph by Justin Sullivan — Getty Image
Submitted by gem on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 5:42pm
The growing pressure to increase the minimum wage is frequently met with a prediction that wage increases will hurt both businesses and consumers–if that hamburger costs five cents more, fewer people will buy it, and that will lead to layoffs that hurt the very people higher wages are meant to help. (It’s interesting–and telling– that the prospect of better pay for employees always triggers an expectation of increased prices for consumers rather than a modest decrease in returns to shareholders. But I digress.)
Submitted by gem on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 5:17pm
Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell, a member of the Rural Broadband Policy Group, says the court ruling is "part of the march" to treating broadband the same way we treat telephone service. "It's not optional,” he stresses. “It's not a luxury. There was a time when Internet access might have been considered a luxury, but it's not now. That time has passed.
Submitted by gem on Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:33pm
The Israeli government and its American allies have spent millions of dollars to destroy the credibility of the BDS [Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement against the Israeli occupation of Palestine] advocates. It does not seem to have succeeded.
Submitted by gem on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:25pm
Editor's Note: Once again Avnery gives us the larger view of the conflicts in the MidEast
and helps us understand how distorted the framework that the Western media presents
about what is actually happening and the impact of the West in that area. Is the idea t
hat the U.S. should stop trying to be the policeman of the world really so crazy, giv
en the actual realities of what we've been doing and how destructive our impact has been?
Submitted by gem on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:24pm
[In] December 2014, Nature World News reported that ACD was melting Rainier's glaciers at "unprecedented" rates (six times the historic speed).
Submitted by gem on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 5:25pm
[This article is a response to __Sesame Studios__, a new YouTube channel dedicated to releasing free, short-form Sesame Street content designed specifically for online viewing.
Submitted by gem on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 7:59pm
We have a rare opportunity to let ALEC know how we feel about their intrusion on matters of public education, among others. ALEC has selected Indianapolis as the location for their 43rd annual meeting. They will be at the JW Marriott downtown July 27-29. Some concerned citizens have begun to organize a welcoming party on Facebook and social media sites…check them out. ALEC needs to know that Indiana residents don’t appreciate their corrupt influence on our lawmakers.
Submitted by gem on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 7:48pm
The Eakins [family] told the state environmental agency about their bad water nearly seven years ago and hoped for a quick resolution. Like thousands of others who live in the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale, however, they learned their hopes were misplaced.
Submitted by gem on Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:10am
If only issues were as simple and uncomplicated as people think they are…
Submitted by gem on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:27am
Some U.S. governors (currently Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Texas)and federal lawmakers have attempted to draw a link between the tragedy in Paris and the admission and resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. This fear-mongering blames refugees for the very terror they are fleeing, and erodes our own civil liberties.
Submitted by gem on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 1:07pm
…free-market ideologues associated with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive group of right-wing legislators and their corporate allies, are close to pulling off a coup that could devastate the economy, which is just emerging from a recession. Their scheme could leave Americans reeling for generations.
Submitted by gem on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:54am
In principle, losing a justice should cause at most a mild disturbance in the national scene. After all, the court is supposed to be above politics. So when a vacancy appears, the president should simply nominate, and the Senate approve, someone highly qualified and respected by all.
Submitted by gem on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:46am
Submitted by gem on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:24am
New York, NY — Today, Thursday May 12, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) released “The High Cost of Getting Paid: How Payroll Cards Cost Darden Employees,” a report that examines Darden Restaurants’ use of payroll cards, which apply costly hidden fees to over a hundred thousand of their low-wage employees.
Submitted by gem on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:10am
If a history were to be written of how the US military became Washington's drug of choice, it would undoubtedly have to begin in the Cold War era. It was, however, in the prolonged moment of triumphalism that followed the Soviet Union's implosion in 1991 that the military gained its present position of unquestioned dominance.
Submitted by gem on Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:12pm
Today, the EPA issued new safeguards to protect Americans by placing limits on methane emissions from new oil and gas operations. The new limits on the dangerous pollution are a much-needed step in the right direction. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and the oil and gas industry is the largest industrial source of this pollution.