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Aetna Proves That Single Payer Is The Only Way To Go

It's been over two years since the bulk of Obamacare went into effect, and American health insurance companies are making a great case for why it's time to adopt a single payer system and take the profit motive out of how health care is paid for once and for all.

Eco-Certified Wines Taste Better

It's time for some good news…

It turns out that eco-friendly wines aren’t just better for the planet - they taste better, too!

As Science Daily reports - a new study out of UCLA and published in the Journal of Wine Economics looked at tens of thousands of California wines and found that:

NASA Targets Asteroid Heading For Earth

And it's official - next month NASA will launch a probe to the asteroid Bennu - which some astronomers think could smash its way into the earth sometime over the next hundred or so years.

I'm Sick of The So-Called "News"

I'm sick of the so-called "news" in this country. If you turn on MSNBC or CNN any morning, all you'll hear is the hosts and guests arguing about the latest absurd thing that Donald Trump has said.

The Bait & Switch By Both Political Parties

During his big economic policy speech Monday in Detroit, Donald Trump spoke out forcefully against so-called free trade deals.

Stop Being Dumb & Partisan on So-Called 'Free Trade'

In recent days, President Barack Obama and much of the Democratic establishment have doubled down in support of the TPP, especially in light of Donald Trump's measured speech yesterday about his plan to cut taxes and renegotiate America's trade deals.

But it's time to get something straight, this isn't a partisan issue.

Use Of Natural Resources Triples

As the evidence for runaway climate change keeps on mounting, humans are consuming more resources than they ever have before.

State Of The Climate Report

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration - or NOAA - has come out with its Annual State Of The Climate report - and things don’t look good for Planet Earth.

As the report explains - 2015 was a record-shattering year for the climate in all the worst possible ways.

Are We Looking At A Mass Extinction Event?

If you or someone you know needs proof that global climate change is real and is happening before our very eyes, you could go to the "State of the Climate Report" put together by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Microplastics May Be Be Contaminating The Air We Breathe

According to environmental health experts, Microplastics, the curse of beaches, oceans, waterways and aquatic life everywhere, might also be contaminating the air we breathe.

How One GMO Nearly Took Down The Planet…

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed bill S.764 into law, dealing a major blow to the movement to require GMO labeling.

The new law, called the "Deny Americans the Right to Know" (DARK) Act by food safety groups, has at least three key parts in it that undermine Vermont's popular GMO labeling bill and make it nearly impossible for you and me to know what's in our food.

Signs of the Coming Economic Crash

Eight years after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the economy is doing much better in many important ways.

Grim News - CO2 Concentration Teetering On Point Of No Return

We start at Cape Grim in Australia - where an atmospheric measuring station is picking up atmospheric CO2 levels that are on the verge of breaking 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.

Trump Gets His Talking Points from Storm Front

Donald Trump’s call on Russia to hack and release Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails was one of the stranger moments in what’s been one of the stranger campaigns in American history.

It was a sign that Trump is either stupid or trying to join the Ronald Reagan/Richard Nixon club of Republicans who have betrayed their country to get elected president.

Hedge Fund Managers' Outrageous Compensation

CommonDreams.org is reporting on the outrageous compensation Hedge Fund Managers are getting.

New rankings show the top 25 managers had combined earnings of $12.94 billion in 2015.

Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?

Donald Trump took a victory lap in Indianapolis yesterday afternoon, where he and Vice President elect Mike Pence officially announced a deal to keep 800 Carrier jobs in Indiana.

That's 200 fewer jobs than the 1,000 jobs that Trump initially said the deal would save, but that's kind of besides the point.

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