Naomi Klein Explains Why Clinton’s “Corporate Worldview” Cannot Be Ignored

Clinton was asked by another climate activist at a Pittsburgh rally on Thursday night if she would reject money from fracking lobbyists—to which Clinton laughed and said, “Read the articles.” (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Clinton’s historically “pro-corporate ideology” shows she does not have the willingness to take on “fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance[…]

U.S. Income Inequality Highest Since the Great Depression

By Leslie MacMillan / 04/08/2016: Washington, DC (JR) – Income inequality in the United States has been a major flashpoint during the 2016 presidential election, with much debate focused on whether America is divided between “the 1 percent” who make up the wealthy elite and the lagging middle and working classes. While the topic has not always garnered so much[…]

The Rising Odds of Republican Chaos

Milt Priggee, By Dick Polman / 04.08.2016 \ How screwed up are the Republicans? Just read the Wisconsin primary exit polls. It doesn’t bode well for November when a huge chunk of the GOP electorate says it won’t support its own presidential nominee. Yes, Ted Cruz buried Donald Trump with a double-digit win Tuesday[…]

White Students Send Black Classmate Threatening Video Message, Police Investigating (VIDEO)

From Nan Austin at The Modesto Bee / 04.08.2016: In a 12-second Snapchat video, a teenage boy holds a noose around his neck, grinning as he says, “You must die (expletive),” his tongue wagging loosely as he laughs with other boys unseen behind the camera. Then he says the full name of an African-American schoolmate[…]

Six Hours to BEAM Launch! Another Step to Mars

From NASA Johnson Material from Bigelow Expandable Activity Module This artist’s concept depicts the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), constructed by Bigelow Aerospace, attached to the International Space Station (ISS). The BEAM will be launched to the space station later this year. Credits: Bigelow Aerospace The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is an expandable[…]

Can We Bury the Carbon Dioxide Problem?

Photo by Kjetil Alsvik / Statoil ASA Elizabeth Finkel Belinda Smith Editor’s note: This feature was adapted and reprinted with permission from Cosmos magazine. View the original here. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite[…]

Pope Francis New Document Includes Statement on LGBT Families – We Love You, But You’re Still Black Sheep

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.08.2016 Pope Francis released his anticipated post-synodal Apostolic exhortation today, the Amoris Laetitia.  In the document, he speaks to inclusion of LGBT individuals and “non-traditional” family groups. Some were expecting a possible doctrinal shift in the Catholic Church today, but that was not to happen. The Pope did denounce anti-gay[…]