Articles of Interest
September 12, 2013, 3:00am

By Elizabeth Warren. U.S. Senator for Massachusetts

While the video here is not in sync, we felt it was important to bring you the whole speech. One day it might be pointed to as the kick-off to a presidential campaign. Read more »

September 09, 2013, 5:00am


On Saturday, Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming delivered the weekly Republican address. He ignored Syria, presumably because his party is deeply conflicted on the issue. (For the record, so am I.) Instead, he demanded repeal of the … Read more »

September 07, 2013, 3:00am

By Rod Bastanmehr, Alternet

An investigation into the issue of voter registration fraud in the Sunshine State initiated by Florida Repulicans has unearthed no evidence of wrongdoing-except on the part of the GOP. Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner, prompted … Read more »

September 05, 2013, 11:00am

By Annie-Rose Strasser, ThinkProgress

Port Arthur, Texas, is an oil town, home to massive refineries that process 900,000 barrels of crude oil each day, occasionally burping up columns of thick black smoke. It’s where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline – … Read more »

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September 05, 2013, 11:00am

By Brian Beutler, Salon

Salon analysis shows GOP is targeting states with most uninsured, and bogging down their Obamacare implementation

For the most part, Republican state elected officials have undertaken the most direct efforts to stand between uninsured people and … Read more »

September 05, 2013, 2:00am

Congress, think carefully before intervening in Syria.
Washington Post.

By Katrina vanden Heuvel.

President Obama’s decision to ask Congress to authorize any action towards Syria is both courageous and correct. He ignored the inevitable scorn he would get from the … Read more »

September 04, 2013, 3:00am

By David Sirota, Salon

Before deciding how the U.S. should address the human atrocity in Syria, here are the moral questions at stake

Last Thursday, I was asked to appear on CNN to discuss the burgeoning humanitarian crisis in Syria. … Read more »

August 29, 2013, 1:00am

By Katrina Rabeler, Yes Magazine

While banning the use of bee-killing pesticides is crucial, planting your yard with flowers instead of grass helps, too.

Worldwide bee population decline has motivated recent action by governments and activists. On April 29, the … Read more »

August 27, 2013, 12:00pm

By Robert Reich

The good news this Labor Day: Jobs are returning. The bad news this Labor Day: Most of them pay lousy wages and low if non-existent benefits.

The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According … Read more »