Leader Of Anti-Garland Group Once Demanded Judges Have A ‘Biblical View Of Justice’

Matt Whitaker, FACT Executive Director By Miranda Blue / 04.18.2016 As we and others have noted, the Judicial Crisis Network, the primary outside group backing the Senate GOP’s blockade of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, is funded almost entirely by a dark-money group connected to a single family of conservative donors. On Friday, Open Secrets uncovered[…]

Sustainability Requires that We Learn to Embrace Change – Not Fight It

Illustration © iStockphoto.com/traffic_analyzer Instead of engineering nature into standardized systems of production, we should look for ways to integrate our lifestyles within the cycles of the world around us. By Dr. Philip Loring Assistant Professor School of Environment and Sustainability University of Saskatchewan Limits to growth are a fundamental and widely accepted principle of sustainability.[…]

Searching For The Dark Art Of Decaffing Customers

From Noah Sanders at Sprudge.com: I have a confession to make. Today I work in the corporate world, but in years past I was a barista, and during that time—when pushed to the brink—I engaged in the dark art of “decaffing” customers. Yes, I have gone against the code of customer service to expressly, and[…]

NASA’s Fermi Telescope Poised to Pin Down Gravitational Wave Sources

On Sept. 14, waves of energy traveling for more than a billion years gently rattled space-time in the vicinity of Earth. The disturbance, produced by a pair of merging black holes, was captured by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) facilities in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana. This event marked the first-ever detection of gravitational waves[…]

A Game of Chess with the 1%

(Flickr / Sean Davis) A Series of Three Articles by George Lakey Strategies of the 1 Percent Revealed! It’s too easy to say that the 1 percent has recently been winning the class war in the United States because it is more powerful, with its control of the mass media, ownership of the major parties[…]

Captive Labor and the Reporters Who Exposed an International Scandal (AUDIO)

Formerly enslaved fisherman Myint Naing, left, and his mother cry as they are reunited after 22 years at their village in Mon State, Myanmar. Myint, 40, is among hundreds of formerly enslaved fishermen who returned to Myanmar following the Associated Press’ investigation. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) By Joaquin Sapien / 04.18.2016 Last year, four Associated Press[…]

Abuse and Lack of Resources Continue to Plague the Mentally Ill

Flickr photo by Lee Winder, courtesy of Creative Commons By Mary Anne Reinke Simicek Mental Health Professional Brewminate Contributor The Dallas Morning News recently published an investigative piece, “Danger in the Psych Ward”, about abuse in psychiatric treatment facilities.  It focused on a company called Universal Health Services, Inc, (UHS) based in King of Prussia,[…]

Hillary’s Dance: The Two-Faced Hypocritical 12-Step

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) By Paul Buchheit / 04.18.2016 If, sad to ponder, the presidential election comes down to Hillary Clinton vs. a Republican, we’ll be left either way with a business-friendly neocon White House.[…]

Unspoken: The Forgotten Prisoners of War (AUDIO)

Courtesy Tim Mercer, Mercer Designs They were the forgotten army. Taken captive during World War II, they lived lives of desperation and disease, internment and ingenuity. Long unspoken, their tale is now told through the voices of those who survived. This documentary is also available on the Mosaic podcast through iTunes, RSS, SoundCloud and wherever[…]

400 Years Since the Death of the Bard

William Shakespeare / Creative Commons By Gene Gordon / 04.18.2016 William Shakespeare died 400 years ago on April 23, 1616, in Stratford-on-Avon, England. April 23 also marks the date of his birth, in the same town, in 1564. He authored at least 36 plays and 154 timeless sonnets. What immortal characters, what prescient visions, what[…]