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What?! GOP Focus on Heat From Porn Instead of Climate Change…

Lawmakers here in DC are breathing a little easier this week now that the first heat wave of the season is past us.

But we're not out of the woods yet, and based on what we're seeing with the climate, it's likely only going to get hotter.

What The NRA Doesn't Want You To Know

As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the nation, a new study is complicating the debate around police violence.

The study, which comes out of Harvard, took data from a number of police departments across the country and looked at how different groups of people are treated by law enforcement.

American Chicken... Produced in China?

Paola Casale is reporting at that Chinese chicken is being labeled as “Product of America.”

Climate Denier Rubio Clueless on FL Toxic Algae

Former Republican presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Marco Rubio recently weighed in on the toxic algal blooms that have caused a state of emergency in two counties in his home state of Florida.

Union Membership Falls, Top 10 Percent Get More Wealthy

According to The Economic Policy Institute - As union membership has taken a tumble - the top 10 percent have been getting more wealthy.

Union membership fell to 11.1 percent in 2014, where it remained in 2015.

How The Food Industry Destroys Democracy

On July 1, Vermont implemented a law requiring disclosure labels on all food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs.

July 4th 1776 - The First Brexit

The markets have recovered from the Brexit panic, but people are still reeling in the aftermath of the UKs vote to leave the European Union, at least in part because it seems like such an unprecedented action.

But it really isn't so unprecedented.

Will the Arctic Be Ice-Free Within the Next Two Decades?

David Appell, Yale Climate Connections, is asking the question - Will the Arctic Be Ice-Free Within the Next Two Decades?

When white sea ice melts, the ocean loses its reflective surface and the darker water absorbs more heat from the sun.

Lying About Science for Politics is Evil

The Democratic Party is officially setting itself apart as the party of climate justice with the current draft of the party's platform.

Fukushima wake up call

Here is the Fukushima wake up call - will it go unheard?

Here's What's the Matter with Kansas…

The verdict is in, and it's time for conservatives to face the cold hard facts.

Right-wing trickle-down Reaganomics doesn't work.

It doesn't work internationally, it doesn't work nationally, and it doesn't work at the state level.

Why The Dying of the Coral Reefs Brings Planetary Instability

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Stretching for over 1,400 miles off the coast of Australia, it’s visible from space and is considered the largest single organic structure on the planet.

Let Students Refinance Their Loans

Here’s “student loan debt” part 2. Russ Feingold has launched a campaign to ease the burden of student loans.

How Do We Turn American Oligarchy Back Into American Democracy?

In just five short months, voters across the country will head to their local polling place to vote for local, state, and federal offices, and to pretend we have a functioning democracy.

But the truth is, our democracy is broken.

We make it difficult for whole groups of people to participate, like minorities, seniors, college students, and low-income Americans.

We Need to Throw Out the Second Amendment

America’s gun violence problem has reached a breaking point, and while we can talk all we want about assault weapons bans, universal background checks, and terror watch lists, there’s only one real solution to this problem: We need to repeal the Second Amendment.

That’s right -- we need to repeal the Second Amendment.

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Obamacare Price Hikes Put Public Option Back in Play

Obamacare is in trouble. With just two weeks to go before Election Day, the White House announced Monday that premiums on the healthcare law's state-level exchanges will increase by an average of 22 percent next year.

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