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What Happens If A Tornado Hits a Nuclear Power Plant?

The nuclear power plant in Braidwood Illinois narrowly avoided a direct hit from a tornado on Monday.

Braidwood provides electricity for much of Chicago. And even though it’s built to take a direct hit from a tornado - the plant did suffer damage to some of its power lines and utility poles.

Bill O’Reilly and America Need to Be De-Programmed

On Tuesday’s episode of the O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly got in a huge fight with liberal guest Kirsten Powers.

The Confederate Flag is a Backlash to the Civil Rights Movement

Why don’t we call racists unpatriotic?

The “Confederate flag” has become the focus of national attention in the aftermath of the nine murders at the Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston. The controversy centers on the fact that the terrorist killer posed in several photos with the flag, and the flag is also part of a Civil War monument located on the ground of the state capitol.

Pope Francis takes down GOP talking points on climate change!

Pope Francis doesn't take his cues from Rick Santorum.

Not only did the Pontiff flat-out ignore the 2016 Republican hopeful's comments about leaving climate change to the scientists, the Holy Father just obliterated Republican talking points on the climate.

Unregulated Capitalism is Destroying the Planet

We are in the middle of the first great mass extinction since the end of the age of the dinosaurs. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study published Friday in a journal called Science Advances.

This White Shooter Was A Terrorist

The gunman who killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church will probably face prosecution for a hate crime.

The shooter was definitely fueled by hate when he murdered nine people last night.

The Media Won’t Tell You the Truth About the Media, So I Will.

If you want see everything that’s wrong with our media and how it covers elections, just check out this clip from Wednesday’s episode of Morning Joe on MSNBC.

Amazing, right?

IMF: Inequality is the "defining issue of our time"

According to the International Monetary Fund, income inequality is the “defining issue of our time.”

Only Government Can Solve the Climate Crisis

California’s renewable energy revolution is a model for the rest of America. The state is now getting nearly a quarter of its power from renewable sources - and in 2014 it became the first state to get more than 5 percent of its energy from the sun.

The Billionaire Alliance That Wants to Handpick the Supreme Court

A specter is haunting America, the specter of the Koch-Adelson alliance.

The economic side of racial discrimination.

This year has been filled with examples of racial discrimination and police brutality. From Ferguson to Cleveland to McKinney, Texas, we've seen tons of coverage about these often-tragic events, but rarely do we see real discussion about the conditions that lead up to such violence.

Why We Shouldn’t Look the Other Way On Bush’s Iraq War Crimes

Donald Rumsfeld is this generation’s Robert McNamara.

Over 12 years after overseeing and helping to design the 2003 invasion of Iraq - the former secretary of defense is now re-writing his own role in the invasion.

Regulations Create Jobs - Lots of Them!

Republicans love to say that regulations kill jobs and destroy the economy.

That’s the meme they used to oppose Obamacare, it’s how they attacked the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, and it’s how they frame every argument against common sense environmental laws.

Our oceans are the lifeblood of our planet.

Our warming planet is causing major changes to our oceans. According to new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, warming waters are drastically altering the biodiversity in our oceans.

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

A Progressive Economy Can Rebuild America!

Regardless of which presidential candidate you vote for in November, you might want to take a second look at progressive economic policies.

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