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Why won't Congress even consider progress?

President Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion dollar budget. Although his 2015 plan has been deemed more politics than policy, it's a blueprint of how to start repairing our economy. The 2015 fiscal plan would move us away from austerity, and start us back on a path of investing in our nation again. This budget has obvious benefits, but Congress isn't even going to consider it.

C'mon America...let's keep the lights on

It’s time for America to leave the 19th century behind, and keep the lights on. Last night, the U.S. Capitol building and other Washington, D.C.

It’s Time to End All Drug Testing

As the reality of legalized marijuana inches closer and closer every day, more and more Americans are rethinking our society’s attitude towards drugs. But not the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In a recent wh

Rick Perry Killed An Innocent Man

It’s becoming clearer by the day that Rick Perry killed an innocent man.

The Failed Libertarian Experiment in Chile

The libertarian experiment failed in Chile, and now Chileans once-and-for-all, have said goodbye to the religion of Reaganomics. On Tuesday, Michelle Bachelet, a socialist, will take office as President of Chile.

Lobbyists Are Already Cashing in on the TPP!

Our representatives have been shut out of trade negotiation. According to Economy in Crisis, Americans should be concerned about the lack of transparency around the Trans Pacific Partnership. Although some sections of the TPP have been leaked, even our members of Congress have to jump through hoops to get a peak at this massive trade deal.

IMF Debunks Austerity.

Extreme inequality is dragging down our economy. According to a new discussion paper from the International Monetary Fund, countries with a large wealth divide have less economic growth than nations with more evenly distributed incomes.

Another Reason to Say "No" to Monsanto

Pesticides are killing farmers around the world. A new study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health says there's a connection between Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and a fatal chronic kidney disease epidemic. GreenMedInfo is reporting that this illness has affected many poor farming areas across the planet.

We Are Not Prepared For Climate Change.

The next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is due at the end of March, and according to the Associated Press, we shouldn't expect good news. The AP summarized a draft version of the IPCC's “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability” report, and they boiled it down to the fact that we are not prepared.

We need an economy for all

Thom plus logoAccording to the Economic Policy Institute, we need an economy that works for everyone – not just the top one percent. The EPI recently issued a new report on how those at the top have fared - compared to the rest of us - over the last few decades. What they found proves that the system is rigged.

We need an economy that works for the 99 percent.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, we need an economy that works for everyone – not just the top one percent. The EPI recently issued a new report on how those at the top have fared - compared to the rest of us - over the last few decades. What they found proves that the system is rigged.

We Have the RIGHT to Know What’s in Our Food

It’s time to get serious about what’s in the food we eat. Today, the Obama Administration rolled out a new proposed “Nutrition Facts” label to replace the current nutrition labeling on foods, and it doesn’t go anywhere nea

The Mainstream Media's Criminal Climate Coverage

The mainstream media is failing us when it comes to covering the story of the century - man-made climate change.

Is it time for a new Church Committee?

It’s time for a new Church Committee.

Net Neutrality Died With the Comcast/Netflix Deal

The fix is in, and unless we do something quick - the internet as we know it will disappear for good.

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When is the next ice age?

Remember the blockbuster hit The Day After Tomorrow? Well, thanks to climate change, that doomsday scenario could become reality, albeit a bit more slowly than in the movie.

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