Articles of Interest
May 02, 2014, 7:00am

By Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast

She’s a political novice—and that may be what it takes to knock off Wisconsin’s governor, of whose jobs plan she says: ‘I’ve seen eighth-graders’ term papers that are more thoughtful.’

Republicans call her “Millionaire … Read more »

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April 29, 2014, 3:00am

By Dana Davidsen, CNN

Elizabeth Warren contends America’s middle class struggles against a system that’s “rigged” and favors those who wield power in money and politics.

It’s a refrain the freshman Democratic Massachusetts senator and former consumer protection advocate repeats … Read more »

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April 29, 2014, 3:00am

WASHINGTON — In a major environmental victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate the smog-causing pollution from coal-fired power plants that wafts across state lines from 27 Midwestern and … Read more »

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April 25, 2014, 7:00am

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the new book by the French economist Thomas Piketty, is a bona fide phenomenon. Other books on economics have been best sellers, but Mr. Piketty’s contribution is serious, discourse-changing scholarship in a way most best … Read more »

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April 25, 2014, 7:00am

BY EMILY ATKIN

A Texas family claiming they were sickened because of pollution from hydraulic fracturing operations near their home should be awarded $2.95 million for their troubles, a jury ruled on Tuesday.
The Parr family had sued Aruba Petroleum … Read more »

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April 24, 2014, 12:00pm

By Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone
24 April 14

The president came into office promising to make fighting climate change a priority. Now, he finally seems to be getting serious about it

President Obama is not even halfway through his second … Read more »

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April 23, 2014, 4:00am

Rodale Institute announced yesterday the launch of a global campaign to generate public awareness of soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only when the health of the soil is maintained through organic regenerative agriculture. The campaign calls for the … Read more »

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April 18, 2014, 5:00am

By Robert Redford, Reader Supported News

Four years ago this week, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the … Read more »

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April 17, 2014, 3:00am

By Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress

A federal judge permanently struck down North Dakota’s six-week abortion ban on Wednesday. The so-called “fetal heartbeat” measure, which used to represent the harshest ban in the nation, had already been temporarily blocked from taking effect … Read more »

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April 16, 2014, 12:00pm

By Brandon Baker

Because natural gas has less carbon than dirty coal, gas producers and even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have applauded it as a cleaner alternative. Hopefully, a joint study from researchers at two universities … Read more »

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