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Left or right-wing? Brain’s disgust response tells all

NewScientist.com explains how and why we react could reveal our politics. The way your brain reacts to a single disgusting image can be used to predict whether you lean to the left or the right... Read More
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Marissa Alexander Facing 60 Years If Convicted

by Sharon Kyle The LA Progressive strives to bring light to important issues and stories mainstream media either ignores or gives scant coverage to. In keeping with this goal, we are partnering with several others... Read More
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Dear Mona, What Percentage Of Women Have Breast Implants?

Seems elections are not enough for FiveThirtyEight.com providing more than anyone will ever need in this area… Dear Mona, What percentage of women have breast implants? Marisa, 25, New York Dear Marisa, After receiving her... Read More
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Do Republicans have a plan for the country? The answer is ‘no’.

The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize Winning reporter Eugene Robinson explains what is clearly evident to us all. No matter how well Republicans do at the polls Tuesday — and my hunch is they won’t do... Read More
This happens in 2014: “Pilot Program” of Segregated Buses banning Palestinians in Israel

This happens in 2014: “Pilot Program” of Segregated Buses banning Palestinians in Israel

This first appeared on Informed Comment, they could have at least issued us sick bags…
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Second-Hand Grocery Store To Open In Pennsylvania County Where 1 In 8 People Are ‘Food Insecure’

ThinkProgress reports. A small town outside Pittsburgh is getting a new, unusual grocery shopping option. Denise Marte is opening a store that will sell dented cans, bent boxes, and expired packages of food and other... Read More
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Ouch: CNN Is Now Just Like the National Enquirer

Mother Jones fires the first shot… Earlier today I was idly flipping channels on the TV and came upon a CNN chyron informing me breathlessly that Chuck Hagel had just “blasted” President Obama’s Syria policy.... Read More
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Not even through midterms and… First presidential debate in works for Republicans

Mark your calendars, September 2015 in the Reagan Library says The Miami Herald The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest.... Read More
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Why a GOP Senate could be short-lived

2016 will be blue, blue, blue… Senate Democrats have long awaited the 2010 tea party wave to splash back on Republicans during the 2016 election cycle. That moment is almost here. After two years of... Read More
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Early Voting Numbers Look Good for Democrats

The New York Times shares a few rays of hope… Democratic efforts to turn out the young and nonwhite voters who sat out the 2010 midterm elections appear to be paying off in several Senate... Read More
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How Much Income Puts You in the 1 Percent if You’re 30, 40, or 50?

Does $300,000 put you in the top 0.1 percent? It does if you’re under 31 says The Atlantic. The richest percentile of Americans makes many hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. So how could... Read More
What could happen if you text and drive… be her friend?

What could happen if you text and drive… be her friend?

Liz Marks’ powerful story will break your heart. Let’s hope that is the only thing broken.
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World’s worst airport in 2014 is…

CNN Business Traveller ranks the worst and the best airports… Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city’s international airport isn’t quite as bad as it used to be. That’s the only slightly... Read More
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Inside Tinder’s Hookup Factory-How the dating app changed the way single people get together

Rolling Stone explains… Entering Tinder’s modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it’s not clear you’re entering the headquarters of an app with a... Read More
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Apple Eyes New Uses for NFC Beyond iPhone Payments

TheInformation.com has the story… Consumers are just starting to use Apple Pay to make purchases at cash registers and online stores. But Apple representatives have also talked to potential partners about using the technology behind... Read More
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A Kansas Group’s Push to Oust Judges Reveals a Gap in Campaign Finance Rules

Judicial retention elections in Kansas have typically been apolitical and uncontested — until Kansans for Justice entered the fray earlier this month. Now state election overseers are grappling with a new kind of dark money.... Read More
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First Direct Observations of How Roots Grow

Scientific American shows how… As scientists look at crops to find ways to help them deal with climate change stress and growing populations, a tool has emerged to give them a new perspective: the view... Read More
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The Polar Vortex Controversy: Extreme Predictions Launch Debate Among Weather Experts

AlterNet explains… Last year, conservatives led by Rush Limbaugh called the Polar Vortex — the large-scale Arctic-air cyclone that dipped deep into American skies last year — nothing more than a “hoax” and a “left-wing... Read More
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Walmart apologizes for ‘fat girl’ costumes

CNN has the report… Walmart found itself sending apology tweet after apology tweet Monday after the Twitterverse raked it over the coals for a major goof on its website. For whatever inexplicable reason, the retail... Read More
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Ninety percent of journalists’ murderers across the world get away with it: report

Raw Story has the details. vernments are falling short in their efforts to combat impunity in the killing of journalists, with 90% of murderers walking free, according to a report issued by the Committee to... Read More
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7. The 3 Muckrakers: Frantic Pols Fling Feces & Food

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Do Labour need to move further left and the Tories further right to win next May’s UK Election, with five shopping days left until the US midterms who... Read More
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Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark

The New York Times explains… On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and prepared for a movie and beer with friends. He had paid his rent and all his... Read More
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GOP promises if seize majority, they’ll stop Obama—and stop DC gridlock. Can they really do both?

The Atlantic’s Molly Ball asks the important question. In Kansas recently, Republican Senator Pat Roberts, who’s in a tough race for reelection, made a statement that left me puzzled. “A vote for me is a... Read More
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The Chaos Election: The midterms are about Americans’ deep anxieties — but the fear has been building for a long time

Politico surveys the landscape… Although some observers have dubbed the 2014 midterms the “Seinfeld Election”—meaning it’s supposed to be a big show about nothing—in fact this vote reflects something important: the electorate’s fear and anxiety.... Read More
As Guy Fawkes Day approaches: 1,000 lb firework in Japan sets world record

As Guy Fawkes Day approaches: 1,000 lb firework in Japan sets world record

Most certainly not available at your local grocer or DYI store. Impressive… The big one at 2:05 and the the biggest finale bang at 3:15
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The Ferguson Police State Part 3: For the Peace Makers – No Peace Without Justice

Tensions rise as the Ferguson Grand Jury deliberates whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson Both sides expect violence if he is not indicted. Police and business groups expect protesters to become violent. Protesters and... Read More
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Kansas Governor Is Forcing Disabled People Off Medicaid

ThinkProgress explains… The conservative experiment in Gov. Sam Brownback’s Kansas has led to more suffering across the board — not just for the state’s economy, but for people with disabilities who are losing life-sustaining services.... Read More
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CNN poll: Voters are angry

CNN reports. Washington (CNN) — Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats... Read More
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Neat from 270toWin: Senate Election Contest

My favourite presidential election App on the iPad just got better. Choose a winner in each of the Senate races below. Fill out the requested contact information and elect the Enter button. If you are... Read More
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Speaks To Long Island Association Event

Jeb Bush’s problem isn’t that he’s a “Bush.” It’s that the GOP base hates moderation.

And that is why he may be dead before the first primary says The Washington Post. If you were eagerly awaiting the start of the Jeb Bush for President campaign, you may be in luck.... Read More