An Innocent Man Is Dying of Cancer on Texas's Death Row

Sarah Solon for Blog of Rights Published August 14, 2014 - 9:28am

Max Soffar has a long history of self-medicating. When he was four, his parents found him passed out next to their car, gas cap in hand. Since birth, Max's brain has been damaged. That damage has been made worse by years of physical and mental abuse by adoptive parents and staff at mental institutions.

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GOP State Senator: Fracking is Safe, Totally Normal for Water to Burn

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published August 13, 2014 - 7:00am

A Colorado Republican state senator justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing — commonly known as “fracking” — by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon. In fact, he said, the “Indians” used it for “warmth in the wintertime” many years ago.

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Cop Quits After Being Recorded Disparaging Obama

AP for Associated Press Published August 8, 2014 - 8:36am

A New Jersey police officer under investigation after he was videotaped making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution has resigned.

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Climate Change Denier Teaches Science, Runs For US Senate

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published August 8, 2014 - 8:24am

One of the Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate in Minnesota confuses weather with climate change, and then reveals he teaches science at a high school.

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Gay-Bashing Activist Wins GOP Primary In Michigan

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published August 7, 2014 - 8:33am

American Family Association of Michigan president Gary Glenn won a Republican primary for a seat in the Michigan state House yesterday, making him potentially the second most virulently anti-gay GOP candidate in the country, behind Colorado demon-hunter Gordon Klingenschmitt.

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Watch Rand Paul Run Away When Confronted by Dreamer

Bill Scher for Campaign for America's Future Published August 6, 2014 - 7:00am

Two months ago, Sen. Rand Paul declared, “I say everywhere I go I am for immigration reform.”. Everywhere, with the exception of the Barefoot Bar in Okoboji, Iowa, when caught between anti-immigrant bigot Rep. Steve King and two undocumented immigrants who came to America as children.

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This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart

YES! Magazine staff for YES! Magazine Published July 28, 2014 - 7:00am

This short film tells the story of Robina Asti, a 92-year-old former pilot and transgender woman. After the death of her beloved husband Norwood Patton in 2012, Robina applied to the Social Security Administration for survivor benefits, but was denied because the SSA claimed she was "legally male" at the time of her marriage.

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Does Climate Change Cause Flight Turbulence?

Brandon Baker for EcoWatch Published July 18, 2014 - 8:31am

In the past year alone, several studies suggested that flights will become bumpier in the future, in part, because of climate change. Researchers say some occurrences earlier this year might help make that case.

In the span of a week, turbulence injured flight passengers and crew members in Billings, MT and just above Japan on a flight from San Francisco. A combined 13 cre

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