DeSmog’s new investigative video, written and produced by Justin Mikulka, details a coordinated effort by the oil industry, members of the U.S. Congress, regulators and the Department of Energy to challenge the known science of crude oil characteristics with the goal of delaying or avoiding any regulatory changes requiring Bakken crude oil stabilization, a safety measure that would protect the millions of people currently living in bomb train blast zones.
"We keep more people behind bars than the top 35 European countries combined," President Obama told the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. He added, "the people in our prisons have made some mistakes and some big mistakes. But they are also Americans, and we have to make sure that as they do their time and pay back their debt to society, that we are increasing the possibility that they can turn their lives around."
President Barack Obama reacted with grief and anger to the mass shootings of people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” said Obama. “It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. I’ve had to make statements like this too many times,” he said. “Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.”
The Uptake delivers fresh stream of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders hosts a town hall meeting in Minneapolis to discuss how to get big money out of politics, deal with obscene wealth and income inequality, combat climate change, and make college education and health care affordable.
Great stuff, we need a LOT more of this, along with many other types of action, to stop the destruction of our planet through fossil fuel companies' greed, irresponsibility and capture of our political system.
A proposed law that would allow certain businesses to refuse services based upon religious grounds is drawing the ire of the advocates who fought to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Rep. Ron Erhardt (DFL-Edina) appears on the Minnesota House floor wearing a lab coat and a stethoscope and starts insinuating that he may have caught the flu from eating turkey this weekend, and that it is possible it could have come from the bird flu epidemic that has hit Minnesota turkey farms. He is met with bi-partisan push back.
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