Noam Chomsky: Why the Republican Party Is a Threat to Human Survival...

Jan 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Sanders has the best policies; GOP must be stopped at all costs. By Sarah Lazare / AlterNet Photo Credit: photo story/Shutterstock.com Renowned scholar and activist Noam Chomsky declared this week that the GOP and its far-right front-runners are “literally a serious danger to decent human survival.” Speaking with The Huffington Post on Monday, Chomsky cited the Republican Party’s refusal to tackle—or even acknowledge—the “looming environmental catastrophe” of climate change, thereby “dooming our grandchildren.” He went to rebuke the Republican party for its “abject service to private wealth and power” and dispossession of the poor. But Chomsky made it clear that his conviction that “the Republican Party has drifted off the rails” and must be stopped by no means amounts to an endorsement of Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton—who he has previously criticized...

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THE RIGHT-WING CLIMATE-DENIAL MACHINE IS CHURNING FASTER THAN EVER...

Jan 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock   By Heather Smith  GRIST In 2000, two sociologists at Washington State University, Aaron McCright and Riley Dunlap, examined all of the writing that conservative think tanks in the U.S. and Canada had published on the subject of climate change. The result of their labors — titled Challenging Global Warming as a Social Problem: An Analysis of the Conservative Movement’s Counter-Claims — was the first comprehensive look at how conservative think tanks were trying to shape the conversation on climate.Now, in a new study, Constantine Boussalis and Travis G. Coan, political scientists at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Exeter, respectively, have set out to update that information. Sure, you worked hard to discredit climate science in the ’90s, conservative think tanks. But what have you done for us lately? The conservative think tanks that are now...

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MAP SHOWS HOW MICHIGAN’S LEAD PROBLEM EXTENDS FAR BEYOND THE FLINT WATER CRISIS...

Jan 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] iStockphoto By Aura Bogado THINK PROGRESS Flint is Michigan’s poster child for environmental disaster — a crisis that could have been avoided. As my colleague Raven Rakia has pointed out, lead exposure, which causes an array of health problems and is especially bad for children, is completely preventable. But that doesn’t mean that those responsible for public health do their jobs. In Flint, a city that’s nearly 60 percent black and where more than 42 percent of residents live below the poverty line, officials switched to a cheaper water source. That source was cheaper for a reason: The water was polluted and corrosive. So it leached lead from the old pipes when they piped it in. That burdened local residents with water that’s been making them sick for more than a year. But high levels...

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U.S. to Put ‘Boots on the Ground’ in Iraq to Combat ISIL...

Jan 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Defense Secretary Carter announces plans to deploy 101st Airborne Division in latest escalation of war. By Adam Johnson / AlterNet   Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com In an op-ed in Politico and in an appearance at Davos World Economic Forum Friday morning, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the U.S. will deploy “boots on the ground” in Iraq to help local forces fight the so-called Islamic State. The policy shift is a turnaround from the Obama’s White House’s previous stance of not deploying combat troops in Iraq and one sure to shape the foreign policy debate in the 2016 election. Though the U.S. military presence in Iraq has been steadily growing over the past year-and-a-half this marks the first time an express acknowledgment of ground troops has been made by a senior official. The first of such...

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WHY BIG BLIZZARDS IN WINTER DON’T DISPROVE GLOBAL WARMING...

Jan 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Joe Romm CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AerisWeather   Another epic blizzard threatens 50 million people on the East Coast, with a bulls-eye on Washington DC. And leading climatologists again explain how human-induced climate change, especially warming-fueled ocean temperatures, are super-charging the amount of moisture in the atmosphere the storm will dump on us. First, though, I think the name, Winter Storm Jonas, doesn’t do justice to this blizzard, especially since the Jonas brothers are a pretty harmless pop rock band. I’m suggesting the name, Superstorm (Edward) Snowed-In: Because it will turn DC upside down, bring the government to a standstill, and then flee the country. Seriously, though, please take this superstorm seriously. As meteorologist Paul Douglas notes, “The Washington D.C. office of the National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Watch for the first...

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MAJORITY JOIN MUSK AND HAWKING IN CALL TO BAN AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS...

Jan 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] FUTURISM In Brief An international survey conducted by the Open Roboethics initiative showed that a majority of people are against autonomous weapons, and also remotely controlled weapons like drones. The Survey There is a difference between technology that is controlled completely by human hands (such as drones, which are driven and discharged by human eyes) and intelligent robots that make their own decisions in relation to targets. The latter, many feel, should not be supported or even tolerated. Bans on the military robots that are capable of such autonomy were recently called for in a letter posted by the Future of Life Institute, which was signed by such notable individuals as Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist; Elon Musk, founder of Tesla motors; Daniel Dennett, cognitive scientist; Steve Wozniak, Apple cofounder; and Demis Hassabis, Google DeepMind...

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HOW MELTING GIANT ICEBERGS MAY HELP SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE (JUST A LITTLE) WHO KNEW?...

Jan 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jacqueline Howard Associate Science Editor, The Huffington Post Eastcott Momatiuk via Getty Images Water dripping off of icebergs in the Antarctic Ocean contains nutrients for phytoplankton, which can help absorb carbon dioxide. Melting icebergs may be fighting against the very forces that cause them to melt, a new study suggests. Water dripping off icebergs and into the Antarctic Ocean, also known as the Southern Ocean, contains iron and other nutrients, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. These nutrients fertilize phytoplankton, the microscopic marine life that plays a key role in oceanic ecosystems, and help the tiny plants absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as they grow into plumes. In other words, there might be even more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere if it weren’t for the help of phytoplankton, said Dr. Grant Bigg,...

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NEW HOUSE BILL GIVES AWAY PUBLIC LANDS, CREATES PSEUDO-WILDERNESS AREAS...

Jan 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Jenny Rowland — Guest Contributor CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Rob Bishop, left, R-Utah, holds an image he says is misleading and was created by critics of his public lands proposal while speaking during a news conference, as Rep. Jason Chaffetz, center, R-Utah, and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, right, looks on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Representatives Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a long-awaited public lands bill Wednesday that, if passed, would affect 18 million acres of public lands in Eastern Utah. The proposal would downgrade protections for wilderness quality lands in the region, create new oil and gas drilling zones that are exempted from environmental protections, and hand over large areas of national public lands to private and state...

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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO HUMANS WHEN THEY ARE EXPOSED TO TOO MUCH LEAD...

Jan 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Adrienne VarkianiCLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Paul Sancya Genetha Campbell carries free water being distributed at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich, February 3, 2015.   In his State of the State address Tuesday night, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologized for his handling of the Flint water crisis, which has left tens of thousands of residents without drinkable water. “To you, the people of Flint, I say tonight as I have before, I’m sorry and I will fix it,” Snyder said near the beginning of his speech. “Government failed you at the federal, state and local level.” But an apology doesn’t change the health effects that Flint residents are seeing as a result of the elevated levels of lead in their water — effects they may continue to see far...

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ASLA ANNOUNCES 2016 PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES...

Jan 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  by The Dirt Contributor The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announces its calls for entries for the 2016 Professional and Student Awards, the world’s most prestigious juried landscape architecture competition. Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Award-winning submissions will be featured in the October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients, their clients and student advisors also will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans, October 21-24, 2016. Award-winning submissions will also be featured in a video presentation at the ceremony and on the awards website...

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THE FUTURE OF THE GRID IS HERE, IN THESE TWO PRODUCTS...

Jan 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha Page CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Shutterstock Rooftop solar plus storage installations can be combined to help manage the grid.   It’s no secret that solar power is having a moment. The renewable energy source has had year after year of record-breaking growth — and now employs more people than the coal industry. But the electrical grid can’t run off solar alone. In addition to the fact that it’s only expected to be 3 percent of generation by 2050, there is also the very basic problem that the sun only shines during the day, and we use electricity all the time. Enter electrical storage. The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced a round of new grants for research and development on solar plus storage — what the head of the solar industry...

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AMERICA THE UNFAIR?

Jan 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas Kristof NY TIMES Photo Demonstrators calling for an end to gun violence and the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images   Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public lands in Oregon. But in the insurgent presidential campaigns and in social activism across the spectrum, a common thread is people angry at the way this country is no longer working for many ordinary citizens. And they’re right: The system is often fundamentally unfair, and ordinary voices are often unheard. It’s easy (and appropriate!) to roll one’s eyes at Trump, for a demagogic tycoon is not the natural leader of a revolution of the disenfranchised. But the populist...

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THERE IS SOMETHING ODD AND OMINOUS AFOOT IN GREENLAND. DID A HUGE MELT WATER PULSE OCCUR ON 1-16-16?...

Jan 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Pakalolo  DAILY KOS   RSS REBLOGGED BY Climate Change SOS After the last ice age, glacial melt caused sea levels to rise rapidly by 120 meters. Large expanses of land that were once migratory paths and habitations for prehistoric civilizations gradually submerged through a series of catastrophic floods and mega-tsunami. (Meltwater Pulse 1A and 2B are discussed in the video at the bottom of this story.) If this event in Greenland is the start of another Meltwater Pulse we are effed. From Robert Scribbler. The remnants of hurricane Alex were pulled into a storm system just south of Greenland on Friday January 15, 2016. An event that then flooded both Baffin Bay and Western Greenland with warm, tropical air. At the same time, Greenland observers both noted what appears to be ice mass losses over...

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GREENS BASH HEADS OVER HOW TO DEAL WITH WILDFIRES...

Jan 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock By Katie Herzog GRIST There’s little doubt that wildfires are getting bigger, badder, and more damaging across the globe, but the question of how to deal with them is dividing environmentalists. According to most calculations, 2015 was a record-setting year for wildfires in the U.S. By the end, more than 10 million acres had burned across the country. Many of these were in the Western states, where hellish, otherworldly burns took over in normally temperate states like Washington and Alaska. In Boise, Idaho, a 100-foot-tall “firenado” sprouted from a blaze. California alone experienced more than 6,300 wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service recently named last year’s fire season as the worst in history. But this, according to some environmentalists, was a mistake — and one that’s only going to make the problem worse. The response to wildfires is generally to fight them: 1,200...

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BIRDS ARE GOING EXTINCT: ENTIRE SPECIES ARE HANGING BY THEIR WINGTIPS....

Jan 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] SALON.COM Deforestation and the pet trade have ravaged avian populations, and the consequences for mankind could prove dire Gerardo Ceballos, Anne H. Ehrlich and Paul R. Ehrlich, Earth Island Journal A visit to the California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, speaks volumes about the disaster that has befallen birds with the spread of humanity. A maze of narrow corridors in the scientific collections leads an explorer to the Ornithological Collection. There you will find a cabinet with a sign: “Extinct Birds.” If you look inside, you’ll experience a dreadful moment as you take in
the sight of specimens of species that no longer exist. Your eyes will move from the imperial woodpecker and the passenger pigeon to the Guadalupe Island petrel, among many others. Each is carefully preserved in...

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4 of the Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs That May Be a Lot More Risky Than Pharma Is Letting On...

Jan 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The AMA is debating whether direct-to-consumer advertising should be banned. By Martha Rosenberg / AlterNet Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com They are so common no one thinks twice about them: drug ads that tell you about a disease you might have, a pill that could treat it, and tell you to “ask your doctor” if the pill is right for you. Until 1997, such direct-to-consumer ads did not exist because without a doctor’s recommendation, how could people know if the medication was appropriate or safe? The only thing people knew about drugs and drug risks was from ads they peeked at in medical journals at the doctor’s office. But after the ads started in 1997, the allergy pill Claritin became a household word, along with Xenical, Meridia, Propecia, Paxil, Prozac, Vioxx, Viagra, Singulair, Nasonex, Allegra,...

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MODULAR HOUSING UNITS POSITIONED ON PARIS ROOFTOPS...

Jan 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   stéphane malka positions modular housing units on rooftops in paris all images courtesy of stéphane malka       discovering ways of gaining new perspectives of the city, stéphane malka architecture have designed a housing intervention in paris which effectively works with existing buildings. named ‘3box’, the units are suspended and raised in between two buildings on a corner plot. the modular structures are rectangular in shape and subtly highlights the contrast between old and new, while developed with sustainable technologies and topped with a green roof.   ‘we were able to propose green housing 40% below the real estate market price, built without any nuisance in workshops, in an extremely short time thanks to our patented panels and unique technique of prefabrication. these patents were achieved in collaboration with a team...

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YOUR PARENTING IS THE PROBLEM: WE SPENT MORE TIME AND MONEY ON PARENTING THAN EVER – BUT WE’RE GETTING WORSE...

Jan 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Your kids only eat fries? Run the show at home? It’s on you: “Let kids decide” switched adult authority to children Leonard Sax  SALON.COM   Your parenting is the problem: We spend more time and money on parenting than ever — but we are getting worse (Credit: IAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV via Shutterstock) Excerpted from “The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups” Parents Adrift I knew what I wanted to say. But I didn’t say it. Al and Mary McMaster (all names have been changed, except where noted) have two daughters, Tara and Margo. Mom brought 14-year-old Tara in to see me. Mom was concerned about an irritated rash at both corners of Tara’s mouth. “I’ve tried some over-the-counter creams, but nothing has worked,” mom said. “What...

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FINE, GIVE THE GOP FOUR YEARS: THE LIBERAL CASE FOR EITHER BERNIE SANDERS, OR ELECTING A REPUBLICAN PRESIDE...

Jan 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Democrats can’t hold the White House forever. Losing in 2016 might make more strategic sense than losing in 2020 Walker Bragman  SALON.COM   Topics: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Elections 2016, Editor’s Picks, Elections News, News, Politics News Fine, give the GOP four years: The liberal case for either Bernie Sanders, or electing a Republican president Ted Cruz, Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell/Chris Keane/Photo montage by Salon) Nobody is acknowledging it yet, but in all likelihood the next president, be it a Republican or a Democrat, will have just four years to get as much done as possible before passing the torch to the challenger in 2020. Republicans have little hope of a two-term presidency (let alone winning in 2016) due to changing demographics, and a narrative shift that favors acceptance and...

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THERE IS NO PLANET B: WE’RE NOT COLONIZING THE MILKY WAY ANY TIME SOON...

Jan 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jenny McCarthy arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Forget what you saw in “Interstellar.” The odds of our successfully relocating to another planet are virtually nil Kim Stanley Robinson, Scientific American   There is no planet B: We’re not colonizing the Milky Way any time soon This article was originally published by Scientific American. The idea that humans will eventually travel to and inhabit other parts of our galaxy was well expressed by the early Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, who wrote, “Earth is humanity’s cradle, but you’re not meant to stay in your cradle forever.” Since then the idea has been a staple of science fiction, and thus become part of a consensus image of humanity’s...

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“IT SCARED EVERYBODY”: HOW JENNY MC CARTHY AND ANTI-VAXERS HELPED AUTISM AWARENESS...

Jan 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Salon talks to the co-author of “In a Different Key” about autism history and the silver lining of controversy Scott Timberg  SALON.COM   (Credit: AP/Jordan Strauss) Autism has been in the news so much over the last few years that it’s amazing to think that a bit more than 80 years ago, it didn’t exist. Or rather, it didn’t have a name or identity of any kind. That changed when a Mississippi boy named Donald Tripplett took a train to Baltimore to meet the child psychiatrist Leo Kanner. Between then and now, autism has become better known and understood. Recent years have also seen a fascination with people who are “on the spectrum” and their mathematical and musical abilities (see this new Atlantic story). But there have also been strange episodes along the...

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2016 — THE YEAR OF GREEN FINANCE, THE VIEW FROM LONDON...

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nick RobinsCo-Director, UNEP Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System Heading into the New Year, global financial markets are experiencing yet another bout of volatility and turbulence. Many political, economic and environmental uncertainties and threats cloud the year ahead. One thing is clear, however. From a strategic perspective, 2015 built a new set of policy foundations for the global economy, signaling new directions for the financial system. We now have the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the so-called SDGs, which, in essence, plot out an annual investment pipeline measured in the trillions to end poverty and also marry increased prosperity with social inclusion and environmental regeneration. And we also have the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which signaled the shift to a low and ultimately net zero carbon economy, stressed the urgency of improving...

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OBAMA ENDS NEW COAL LEASES ON PUBLIC LANDS...

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Jenny Rowland –CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: shutterstock   The Obama administration announced Friday that it is stopping most new coal leasing on America’s public lands as it moves to modernize and reform the federal coal leasing program, which has not been updated in more than 30 years. “Given serious concerns raised about the federal coal program, we’re taking the prudent step to hit pause on approving significant new leases so that decisions about those leases can benefit from the recommendations that come out of the review,” Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Friday. The plan includes three measures to address these issues and update the federal coal program to account for taxpayer interests and environmental challenges. The Interior Department will conduct a review to identify potential reforms to the outdated program, put...

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56 INDIGENOUS CORN VARIETIES AT RISK AS MONSANTO EYES MEXICO...

Jan 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Lorraine Chow  ECOWATCH Mexico’s unique and treasured native corn varieties could be under threat as Monsanto, the world’s largest seed producer, vies to plant genetically modified (GMO) corn in the country. In August 2015, a Mexican judged overturned a September 2013 ban on GMO corn, thus opening more business opportunities for Monsanto and other agribusinesses pending favorable later court decisions. Monsanto even announced in October 2015 that it was seeking to double its sales in the country over the next five years. Chef Pancho Ibanez of Mexico City-based restaurant Pujol. He joins roughly 80 other Mexican chefs who are speaking out against GMO corn. Photo credit: Financial Times The GMO corn ban remains pending a ruling on the appeal, but a final decision could end up in Mexico’s supreme court. Monsanto, which is seeking five permits to grow...

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DAVID BOWIE WAS THE INTERNET BEFORE THE INTERNET EXISTED...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Grist / Amelia Bates Our Bowies, Ourselves By Katharine Wroth   GRIST This is an environmental publication, so I can really only write this piece if I ask the following things: Did you know David Bowie was the headliner at the 1972 Friends of the Earth “Save the Whale” concert? Did you know the poster for that concert featured him perched on a harpoon? Did you know he donated (OK, deeply discounted the fee for) his song “Heroes” for use in “The Cove,” the 2009 documentary about dolphin hunting? Did you know he signed a petition urging climate action just this November? Used public transportation? Was compared to cicadas in a fabulously bizarre article in The Guardian? And did you know some creative individual manages a lyrics-powered Climate David Bowie account on Twitter? There...

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THE STUNNING IRRELEVANCE OF WING-NUT BILLIONAIRES: WHY BERNIE’S RIDING HIGH WHILE THE KOCH BROS COLLAPSE...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Wealthy conservatives are pouring billions into this years elections — yet their favorites continue to implode Gary Legum  SALON.COM   (Credit: AP/Cheryl Senter/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) Let us pour one out for the poor millionaires and billionaires bemoaning the lousy returns they are getting on their investments in presidential candidates this election cycle. This week The Hill ran a story entitled “Upset Republican donors: Have we wasted our money?” I dunno, fellas. Did you spend it on several million Powerball tickets? Advertisement Advertisement The thrust of the story is that despite all the money wealthy Republican businesspeople have shoveled into super PACs supporting their chosen candidates, many of said candidates are lagging in the polls or dropped out of the race early. Right to Rise USA, the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush,...

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FREEDOM CAUCUS PLOTS OVERTHROW OF HOUSE, ENTIRE GOVERNMENT...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Joan McCarter  DAILY KOS   They ousted one House Speaker, John Boehner, and now the House problem children want to make sure that the new one, Paul Ryan, remembers that. They’re plotting their course to complete their takeover of the House and dramatically change government. “I’m hoping for something bold. Not only from the leadership but from the larger conference,” said Rep. MickMulvaney (R-S.C.). “The leadership cannot go bold if the conference does not want to follow, and the conference isn’t going to want to go bold if the leadership doesn’t want to lead the charge.”For starters, caucus members say they intend to keep a close watch in 2016 on whether Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) follows through on his promise to create a bottom-up leadership structure, including delegating more power to...

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THE PENTAGON IS OUT OF IDEAS: AMERICA’S ISIS STRATEGY IS DOOMED FROM THE START...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Thirty-six years into the great base build up in the greater Middle East, we’re still waiting for tangible results David Vine, TomDispatch.com  VIA SALON.COM   This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there’s remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia. The record of these bases is disastrous. They have...

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IN MYANMAR, A WIFE’S WRENCHING DECISION...

Jan 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas Kristof   NY TIMES Photo Jano Begum Credit Nicholas Kristof/The New York Times   SITTWE, Myanmar — How much should you sacrifice to save your husband’s life? And how much hardship do you inflict on your son to rescue your husband? Those are the questions Jano Begum faced. Jano, 22, and her husband, Robi Alom, 30, are among the more than one million Muslims who belong to the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, subjected to an ethnic cleansing that a Yale study suggests may amount to genocide. I’ve written several times over the years about the brutalization of the Rohingya, but I know that for some readers it seems obscure and remote. Why worry about a distant people when there are so many crises in our own backyard?...

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HILLARY CLINTON’S FATAL WEAKNESS EXPOSED AGAIN: WHY BERNIE SANDERS SURGE IS EXPOSING HER BIGGEST POLITICAL SHORTCOMING...

Jan 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] When the going gets tough, Clinton goes on the offensive — and that’s where the problems really start Daniel Denvir    SALON.COM   Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (Credit: AP/Seth Wenig) It feels like September 2015 all over again, when the Clinton campaign, facing her first major shock from Bernie Sanders, decided on a course correction and apparently on purpose gave the New York Times a behind-the-scenes look at their “new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious.” Clinton is a very wealthy former first lady, senator and secretary of state with expensive homes in Washington D.C. and Chappaqua, New York, who launched her campaign with an Uber-eque logo and a slogan—fighting for “everyday Americans”— that rendered actual humans into a plastic composite sketch. Clinton is unlikeable...

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