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Sunday, October 15, 2017

blue sunday

the pentagon paid the nfl for these displays of patriotism

the hollow courage of bill maher

alt-right corp executive says "it will end in concentration camps"

college in the us is more expensive than any other country in the world

why workers are losing to capitalists

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

mississippi saturday night

florida lobbyists make it illegal to use solar during outages

the large part of america left behind by today's economy

women are leading the resistance in texas

in the 2028 olympics residents see a police state on steroids

latest fake news panic appears to be fake news
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Friday, October 13, 2017

death on friday

how party bosses, not voters, pick candidates in new york

police posed a bigger threat to journalists than protesters in st. louis

11 percent of the world is under-nourished

while the world invests in education, the us spends less

uber, but for sex dolls: chinese sex doll sharing service shut down after 4 days
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

interlude - thursday

to make our democracy functional, we must confront inequality

facebook's ad scandal isn't a failure, it's a feature

cities are not the future

the us is bombing 6 countries; how can the anti-war movement step up?

the stunning hypocrisy of the pro-life movement
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

half of wednesday

the government paid the nfl to stand for the national anthem

the health care debate we're not having

amazon is coming for your cable channels

capitalism and poverty

there is life after uber

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

tuesday stuff

the stock market doesn't matter

can moms on demand do for guns what madd did for drunk drivers? 

are the world's oldest trees losing the race  in a warming climate?

unions are putting pressure on silicon valley

7 days of heroin in cincinnati 
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Monday, October 09, 2017

monday in my head

modern slavery is disturbingly common

90 companies helped cause climate change - they should pay for it

blowing the whistle on the meat industry

the world may be running out of antibiotics
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Sunday, October 08, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that seem to be forgotten on the sunday talking head shows...
honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticidesneonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75 percent of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicals. - the guardian

50th anniversary flashback: reporting the world's biggest environmental stories. from oil spills and nuclear waste to climate change, covering the environment has long been a crucial part of the magazine's mission.- rolling stone

perry at trump's hotel: 'coal is fighting back.' energy secretary rick perry told mining executives at a private meeting at the trump international hotel in washington today that coal is "fighting back" and burning "cleaner than ever before." - e&e magazine

puerto rico’s poorest communities are doing the rebuilding the trump administration won’t. as one 72-year-old explains, “you can’t wait for the government to help. - mother jones

hurricane damage in puerto rico leads to fears of drug shortages nationwide. two weeks after hurricane maria hit puerto rico, manufacturers are rushing to get their plants on the island back on line to avoid production problems - nytimes

trump's pick for epa safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity. if confirmed to the epa, michael dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend. - the intercept

us tax reforms would leave renewable energy out in the cold. the prospects for a broad tax reform with lower corporate rates has excited business leaders and boosted the stock market —except for renewable energy. - bloomberg

why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet. it's time the world woke up to the real impact of modern, industrial farming, says philip lymbery, author of farmageddon and the deadzone - the guardian

the weird way that climate change could make earthquakes worse. shifting tectonic plates cause earthquakes, and several human activities cause shifting tectonic plates—however, the effect is indirect. - newsweek

They migrate 800 miles a year. Now it’s getting tougher. The Nenets, reindeer herders in Russia’s Arctic, face modern obstacles in their long journey: climate change and a giant natural gas field. - national geographic

Los Angeles' legendary palm trees are dying - and few will be replaced. A beetle and a fungus are killing off the trees that have become synonymous with the city, making way for trees that give more shade and use less water. - the guardian

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blue sunday

how today's unions help working people

meet the parents that won't let their children study literature

homeless mcdonalds workers in great britain

robert e. lee descendant forced out of his church after speaking against white supremacy

ivanka learned her cons from her dad
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Saturday, October 07, 2017

mississippi saturday night

trump tax plan would cost $2.4 trillion, study finds

police won't charge you, but they'll take your money

holding federal institutions accountable is becoming harder

the madness of donald trump

humans are wired for negativity

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Friday, October 06, 2017

daddy don't ever die on a friday

america's gun problem in 17 maps and charts

the white privilege of the 'lone wolf' shooter 

climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich

judge acquits black lives matter activist after video disproves cops' statements

inequality is probably costing you a lot of money 
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

ice cream thursdays

equating guns with freedom and masculinity is killing us

want a better health care plan? check out japan

closing schools doesn't increase test scores

flesh-eating bacteria raging through australia

more guns do not equal less crime
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

grey wednesday

here's what's happening in puerto rico

while oxfam criticizes the us response 

if you want to do something about guns
where are the monuments to progressive americans?

china is building 285 eco-cities
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

tuesday song


las vegas gofundme for the victims: the price of no universal health care

puerto rico needs major relief effort (from the american conservative, no less!)

trump's election integrity group is waging war on the right to vote

gop guts the americans with disabilities act

why didn't equifax protect your data? because corporations have all the power

and rip brilliant rocker, lyric writer and heartbreaker front man, tom petty 
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Monday, October 02, 2017

monday in manhattan

musician who played at vegas concert reverses pro-gun stance after massacre

mainland puerto ricans think "he's a racist president"

fentanyl overtakes heroin as the leading cause of us drug deaths

the case for a millionaire tax

america's weed industry should compensate the black victims of the war on drugs
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Sunday, October 01, 2017

bloody sunday

electric cars may rule the road by 2040

why millenniels are the key to future social transformation

world hunger is on the rise due to climate change and war

team trump's hostility towards science is no hoax

raccoon family takes over toronto bank
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

miss saturday night

the left has made medicare for all a mainstream dem policy

hugh hefner damaged countless women's lives - let's not pretend otherwise

the biggest misconception about today's college students

tech industry faces bipartisan backlash in washington

pepe the frog's creator goes after the alt-right for copyright infringement
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Friday, September 29, 2017

big beautiful friday night

the price is not right

the war on terror has targeted muslims almost exclusively

it's a myth that corporate tax cuts mean more jobs

trump wants to re-militarize the police.  montana is having none of it

musings of a former plantation tour guide
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

i keep thinking it's thursday

trump refuses to waive jones act to help puerto rico

motel 6 reportedly outing guests to ice

google 'segregates' women into lower paying jobs

here's the corporations that have the biggest influence on climate policy

trump: "people really f^king hate me"
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

green bottle wednesday

trumpcare is dead (for now)

why the left will (eventually) triumph

the unprecedented drought that's crippling montana and north dakota

the issue is not free speech, the issue is facism

dear apple, face id is creepy

and rip the the granddaddy of playboy empire, hugh hefner
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

tuesday sirens

gop panicking after electing attempted murderer

the hidden racist history of the national anthem

violent v. non-violent resistance and the limits of choice

the gaping hole in trump's border wall

equifax has been sending consumers to a fake phishing site for 2 weeks
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Monday, September 25, 2017

monday i'm vain

opinion: trolling is not opinion

the gop's woeful war over warren

how to get rich in trump's washington

a history of why the us is the only rich country without universal health care

wild turkeys are terrorizing cambridge, mass 
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

black sunday

white christians now a minority

and atheists behave more fairly towards christians than christians do towards atheists

the foundation of trump's presidency is to erase obama's legacy

most 'spider bites' are imaginary threats

pet parrot orders stuff on line with alexa
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

met you on a saturday

blame the media for creating a world dumb enough for trump

the fight against zombie trumpcare

plastic fibers found in tap water around the world

the rollback of pro-worker policies under trumps is staggering

1000's of ny criminal cases rely on disputed dna techniques
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Friday, September 22, 2017

barney friday

help save obamacare

do people know how evil joe arpaio actually is?

sean spicer's emmy cameo is what normalization looks like

the biggest misconception about college students

after its dams came down, a river is reborn

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

for/against trumpcare

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hymn for easter thursday

the myth of the alt-left

militarizing homeland security in the climate change era

when white supremacists strike, police don't always strike back

the roll back of pro-worker policies under trump

octopi are taking over the oceans

and rip nfl star and great character actor bernie casey; and the raging bull himself, jake la motta
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

every wednesday night

fema auctioned off disaster trailers just before harvey hit

thinking strategically about free speech and violence

if you've never lived in poverty don't tell poor people what to do

did this book buy it's way onto the nytimes bestseller list?

bernie voters who voted for trump
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

tuesday sigh

nazis start #gasthejews in response to synagogue providing refuge to protesters from police

bar forced to closed after owner donates to david duke

4 out of 5 americans want factory farm abuses to end

the government wants to crush your right to protest

more than 4,000 black people were lynched in the south - where are their monuments

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Monday, September 18, 2017

monday i'm in vain

our blogging colleague melissa mcewan sez: "i didn't vote for trump, so i have nothing to regret!"

a lesson from irma: capitalism can't save the planet, it can only destroy it

being the first name on a ballot has a huge effect

steve bannon's nationalism is a click-scam disguised as a movement 

a cat, a dog, and a rat were surrendered to a shelter - and refused to be separated
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little eco-stories that have been skipped along the way by the sunday talking heads and, most assuredly by those on the propaganda channels of "faux" news and breitbart.

the everglades after irma. host steve curwood asked university of maryland hydrologist fernando miralles-wilhelm how the hurricane’s storm surge and severe downpours, added to the steady rising of the seas, could affect this threatened ecosystem.- living on earth  

now is exactly the time to have that discussion about climate change. like millions of other Floridians who evacuated low-lying beach communities for higher ground, i had the obvious safety concerns and worries about whether i would even have a home to return to. - tampa bay tribune  

the top american weather model struggled to forecast hurricane irma. given weather's sizable influence on the economy, the growing gap between the reliability of non-U.S. weather models and their international competitors could put billions of people at risk. - mashable  

sand? mine! our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. how can we do it better? - hakai magazine  

covering climate change, with urgency and creativity. a look at news outlets bringing innovation, urgency and new audiences to stories on climate change. - neiman reports  

real estate industry blocks sea-level warnings that could crimp profits on coastal properties. ll along the coast of the southeast united states, the real estate industry confronts a storm of scientific information about sea-level rise that threatens the most lucrative, commission-boosting properties. - mcclatchy

 storm surge gives weary florida a glimpse of the future. storm surge can be the most dangerous part of a hurricane, often killing more people than the wind. sea-level rise makes them worse. - e&e news  

what could we lose if a nasa mission goes dark? researchers are racing to replace the pioneering Grace satellites, which are threatened by both dying batteries and trump-era budget cuts. nytimes  

global fingerprints of sea-level rise revealed by satellites. geological processes send more meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets to earth's mid-latitudes. - nature  

as hurricanes and wildfires rage, u.s. climate politics enters the realm of farce.on tuesday afternoon, as southern floridians nervously watched hurricane irma become a category 5 monster, they received an odd message from popular right-wing radio host rush limbaugh: the hurricane forecasts are not to be trusted. - vox

 disaster and neglect. climate change fueled an unprecedented storm. a year later, baton rouge's most vulnerable are still picking up the pieces. this is how a climate change-fueled rainstorm is exacerbating poverty in louisiana. - climate central
irma has some bad news for orange juice lovers. nearly 75 percent of the florida's orange crop seems have to been ripped down by irma's winds.- the weather channel  

western fires take toll on water supplies. the growth of wildfires in the west could double the amount of sediment moving through the region’s rivers, u.s. geological researchers found in a new study. Increased sediments can affect both water quality and the amount of water available for communities. - summit country voice

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best sunday dress

8 nursing home residents dead in florida after irma

basically every problem in the country is because companies have too much power

all the president's snowflakes

the invisible primary begins

elephant tramples man trying to shoot it
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

me and a mirror on a saturday night

the social mobility lie

 study suggests we stop overfunding the military

how the chicken industry got hooked on antibiotics

our president, the white supremacist

amber tamblyn's open letter to james woods

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