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UN Panel: Renewables, Not Nukes, Can Solve Climate Crisis
By Harvey Wasserman, Apr 16, 2014

The authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has left zero doubt that we humans ar

Scott Walker Announces Reelection Bid in Typical Fashion
By Rebecca Kemble, Apr 15, 2014

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker opened his 2014 reelection campaign this morning in typical fashi

How the Ukraine Crisis Could Pose a Nuclear Threat
By Matthew Rothschild, Apr 15, 2014

As the crisis in Ukraine reaches new levels, the tension between Russia and the United States is

A Reporters' Guide to the Koch-funded Rich States, Poor States ALEC Report
By Mary Bottari, Apr 14, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to roll out its annual "Rich States, P

Progressive Editor Ruth Conniff Talks About Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman Running for Congress

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Judicial Ruling Disastrous for Americans
By Deepa Kumar, Apr 11, 2014

A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the

The Sharks Are Circling Our Public Schools
By Ruth Conniff, Apr 11, 2014

Parents whose children attend the public schools in Wisconsin have been getting a barrage of phone calls lately offering "free tuition to send your child to a private or religious school."

Lessons of Fort Hood Shooting
By Ed Morales, Apr 11, 2014

The Fort Hood tragedy shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness.

A Landmark Concert 75 Years Ago
By Brian Gilmore, Apr 9, 2014

It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memor

Judicial Ruling Disastrous for Americans

A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the U.S. government can kill U.S. citizens abroad without due process.

Three U.S. citizens (Anwar al-Awlaki, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan) were executed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen in 2011. Their families brought a lawsuit to obtain justice.

The government’s case against Anwar al-Awlaki was that he posed an “imminent threat” to the United States, and that it was impossible to capture him, so extrajudicial assassination was necessary.


A Landmark Concert 75 Years Ago

It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert, known today as the “Freedom Concert,” occurred on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939.

It was a moment of great symbolic importance for racial progress in the United States.


What Corruption? McCutcheon Reveals Absurdity of the Court

Thanks to five Republican appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court, a handful of billionaires and millionaires can now dole-out up to $3.6 million among candidates and committees per election cycle. The vast majority of Americans could not ever have maxed out in political giving under the cap of $132,000 per cycle that the Court struck down.


Latinos Remember Two Icons

The last week of March is a time of remembrance for Latinos. We celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and we honor the memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Arizona. His parents and siblings worked the fields in California, as he did. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years and then returned to the fields.


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