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A Small Town in Pennsylvania Has Been Ripped Apart by a New Gas Plant

This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity in collaboration with StateImpact Pennsylvania.  The biggest new natural-gas power p...   [ continue reading...]

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Hillary Clinton on Trump’s Election: “There Are Lots of Questions About Its Legitimacy”

A year after her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton says “there are lots of questions about its legitimacy” d...   [ continue reading...]

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Why We’re Still in the Dark About Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News

Just hours after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas earlier this month, conspiracy theories connecting the perpetrat...   [ continue reading...]

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Was Civilization Just a Big Mistake?

Andrew Sullivan summarizes the thesis of James Scott’s Against the Grain, an account of the emergence of the earliest states in human civilization: The us...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Slams Al Franken for “Really Bad” Groping Photo, Remains Silent on Roy Moore

President Donald Trump, who faced a long string of sexual harassment allegations during the 2016 election, swiftly denounced Sen. Al Franken less than one day a...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Obsession With Mass Shooter Body Counts Can Be Dangerous

The day after the gun massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, filmmaker Michael Moore—whose 2002 documentary “Bowling for...   [ continue reading...]

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Finally, Someone Explains Just What In The Hell We’re Supposed To Do With Leeks

A ripe tomato doesn’t need very much love to taste amazing: Cut it open, sprinkle it with salt, and there’s your snack. Cooking, if that’s wha...   [ continue reading...]

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The FBI Reported More Than 6,000 Hate Crimes Last Year. Here’s Why It’s Probably A Whole Lot More.

An FBI report released earlier this week claims that hate crimes increased 4.6 percent in 2016 over the previous year, from 5,850 in 2015 to 6,12...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Washington State Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax?

Last November, some environmentalists in Washington state went to the polls hoping voters would back an initiative creating the nation’s first tax on carb...   [ continue reading...]

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House Republicans Just Passed a Huge Tax Cut for the Rich

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 227-205 to approve a tax cut bill that provides nearly half of its benefits to the top 1 percent of taxpaye...   [ continue reading...]

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Jared Kushner Forgets Yet Another Russian Contact

The president’s son-in-law seems to have forgotten about something again: Jared Kushner received emails in September 2016 about WikiLeaks and about a &ldq...   [ continue reading...]

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The Keystone Pipeline Spills 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

Early Thursday morning, a leak in the TransCanada Keystone pipeline spilled at least 5,000 barrels—or 210,000 gallons—of oil in South Dakota. The pi...   [ continue reading...]

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Jared Kushner Was Aware of a “Russian Backdoor Overture,” Senators Say

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was aware of a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” but failed...   [ continue reading...]

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Roy Moore Is Teaming Up With Rush Limbaugh to Frame Mitch McConnell

Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore has found someone new to blame for the allegations several more women have brought against him since Leigh Corfman told the W...   [ continue reading...]

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The Senate Tax Bill Now Raises Taxes on the Middle Class

On Thursday morning, Congress’ official number-cruncher released an estimate of how the newly-revised Senate tax bill will affect Americans. The numbers f...   [ continue reading...]

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Did President Trump Approve a Deal That Allowed Hundreds of ISIS Fighters to Escape Raqqa?

President Trump has insisted for a long time that his attitude toward ISIS will be nothing like President Obama’s. There will be no compromise, no pragmat...   [ continue reading...]

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Senators in Staunch Opposition Over Gun Control Reach Compromise to Improve Background Checks

The day after a new poll revealed that 95 percent of American voters support universal background checks for gun purchases—a record high—a bi-partis...   [ continue reading...]

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Carbon Emissions Set to Rise in 2017 After Two Years of Plateau

Via James Wimberley, the Tyndall Center estimates that the recent plateau in carbon emissions is over. Total carbon emissions will grow about 2 percent this yea...   [ continue reading...]

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Congress Timidly Complains About the War in Yemen

I failed to note this a couple of days ago, but it’s worth posting about: In a rare exercise of its war-making role, the House of Representatives on Monda...   [ continue reading...]

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Al Franken Acknowledges Crass Behavior Toward Newscaster in 2006

Earlier this morning, radio newscaster Leeann Tweeden revealed that Sen. Al Franken had behaved inappropriately toward her during a USO tour of the Middle East...   [ continue reading...]

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