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With US 'Drilling Towards Disaster,' Report Warns Anything Less Than Urgent Green New Deal Will Be 'Too Little, Too Late'
"Our findings present an urgent and existential emergency for lawmakers in the United States at all levels of government," says researcher
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As With Any Animal That Is Rabid: Bobby Rush Is Really Not Down With Steve King Or White Supremacy
Rush speaks at press conference after the murder of Fred Hampton We're glad that after 2 7,624 abhorrent remarks over nine terms in Congress, Iowa Rep. Steve "Anchor Babies" King's GOP colleagues finally noticed he's a racist and moved to strip him of his power on House committees. Their...
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'Catastrophe for Free Expression': Critics Warn EU Reforms a 'Dire Threat' to Internet as We Know It
"The EU is about to cripple freedom of expression on the internet in the name of protecting copyright, but you may be able to help stop it."
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The Gulkana Glacier in the Alaska Range, like most glaciers globally, is losing mass rapidly. Some experts predict that every alpine glacier in the world will be gone by 2100. (Photo: Dahr Jamail) Views
'We Can't Undo This': On a Planet in Crisis
The heat’s on us
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United Nations Inaction and the Gaza Crisis: Ten Years ago and Today
The refusal of the United Nations, largely because of U.S. pressure, to hold Israel to account for the horrific "Cast Lead" operation a decade ago created a dangerous precedent of impunity that has continued to this day
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This timeline illustrates how some of the most outward-looking presidents, men who insisted that the prosperity of the nation was inseparable from the prosperity of the world, also presided over the erection of a deadly run of border barriers, be they called fences or walls, that would come to separate the United States from Mexico.(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”
A timeline of border fortification
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I Wrote My Way Out: A Jubilant Hamilton Comes to Puerto Rico
Miranda/Hamilton with the Puerto Rican flag. Photo by Chicago Tribune Marking the 264th birthday of the "ten-dollar Founding Father without a father," Lin-Manuel Miranda has brought his extraordinary musical "Hamilton" to a still-ravaged Puerto Rico as part of a fundraising effort to "bring the...
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Celebrations on the Berlin Wall after the government announced people could cross the border freely in Germany on Nov. 12, 1989. (Photo: Chute Du Mur Berlin / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Views
Trump's Wall With Mexico Follows in the Footsteps of Authoritarian Leaders Throughout History
From China to Germany, walls have been used for centuries to spread fear, closed-mindedness and isolationism
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Statue of Liberty through the morning fog from the Staten Island Ferry. (Photo: Brian Angell/flickr/cc) News
United States Doesn't Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index
Nation classified "flawed democracy"
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In Denmark, hygge is achieved in part with tax rates that are consistently among the highest in the world. (Photo: Jacob Surland/flickr/cc) Views
Tax Dollars Can Buy Happiness
The deeper meaning of hygge—and why citizens of Denmark are so much happier than Americans
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