America’s leak hypocrisy: The double standard for exposing undercover identities

via Salon Last weekend, the White House accidentally exposed the undercover identity of the CIA’s top officer in Afghanistan by including his name on a list provided to thousands of news organizations of senior U.S. officials involved in President Obama’s visit with our troops. The White House tried to put the toothpaste back in the […]

A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Feature, News, Opinion | No Comments

via Salon   I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha McBride who would have been 20 years old this month. For Karyn Washington. For Teleka Patrick. For Christina Sankey. Some of these black girls like Karyn, age 22, and Teleka, age 30, were women. […]

4 biggest things you don’t already know about the gender pay gap — but should

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

via Salon   The gender pay gap is a real thing, and it is costing women real money. Hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime, in fact. Here are four things you need to know about it: The pay gap is real. Women, on average, earn less than their male peers. How much less depends […]

Bill Nye: Future of U.S. economy at stake in Texas Board of Education evolution debate

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in News, Opinion, Politics, Science News | No Comments

by Elias Isquith via Salon EnlargeBill Nye (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Members of the Texas Board of Education who don’t want evolution taught in the state’s schools have to contend with there being a legend on the other side of the issue — none other than Bill Nye, “the Science Guy.” Asked by the Huffington […]

End the 1 percent’s free ride: Taxing land would solve America’s biggest problems

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

by Jesse Myerson, via Salon Enlarge Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Lloyd Blankfein (Credit: lev radin via Shutterstock/Reuters/Steve Marcus/Jim Young/Salon) Appealing to the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe the tax code is so complex that it needs “major changes or a complete overhaul,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and House Ways and Means Committee […]

A modest proposal to neutralize gerrymandering

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

By David Brin via Salon Michele Bachmann, John Boehner, Steve King (Credit: Reuters/Jeff Haynes/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Brian Frank) The death spiral of U.S. political life has yet to see bottom. While most factual indicators suggest optimism, our public addiction to dudgeon and fury intensifies daily. Words like “negotiation,” “deliberation” and “discourse” sink into quaint anachronism alongside […]

America Comes #OutWithStudentDebt

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

by Kyle McCarthy via Armchair Advocates For many today, higher education is being pushed further out of reach due to skyrocketing tuition and overwhelming student debt. In fact, from 1978 to 2011, tuition increased more than 900%, 650 points above US inflation. And as tuition has climbed, so has student debt. Over the past eight years, total educational […]

Candidate Obama debates President Obama on Government Surveillance

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

via SaveTheFourth Amendment On August 1, 2007, candidate Barack Obama sharply criticized then-President George W. Bush’s government surveillance programs.…Recently, following the disclosures of Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama defended the NSA’s top-secret PRISM program.… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~­~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Learn more:…Contact your representative:

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