Companies Are Fracking With Harmful Chemicals Through Regulatory Loophole

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013. With fresh water not as plentiful companies have been looking for ways to recycle their waste. CREDIT: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan Oil and gas companies are using a loophole in federal regulations […]

After Attack In Canada, Congressman Calls For More Surveillance Of Muslims In America

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: AP Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican said that the U.S. security agencies should try to thwart attacks like the one that took place in the Canadian Parliament this week by increasing surveillance on Muslims – and not giving in to “political correctness.” “We have to find out what’s happening on the ground […]

Idaho City Says For-Profit Wedding Chapel Can Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Alliance Defending Freedom The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has determined that the for-profit Hitching Post Wedding Chapel can decline to provide wedding services to a same-sex couple without violating the municipal nondiscrimination policy. City attorney Mike Gridley determined that the law’s exemption “religious corporations” was not narrowly defined as only being for non-profit […]

Lawmakers Sneak Big Gift To The NRA Into Bill Banning Copper Theft

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre CREDIT: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta “Secondary metal” theft, where someone sneaks onto a property that is under construction and steals copper wiring or other valuable metal, is a very real problem that increases the cost of housing and other real estate development. It also has virtually nothing to do […]

How Ebola Punishes People For Being Compassionate

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

Mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola after helping a sick woman get to the hospital, is comforted during a memorial service for her son. CREDIT: (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File The news of the third health care worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil underlines a fundamental point about the […]

‘CitizenFour’ Documaker Laura Poitras Talks Snowden And Responsible Journalism In The Digital Age

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: AP – Charles Sykes, Invision CitizenFour, filmmaker Laura Poitras’ latest documentary, opens with her dark silhouette reading the first anonymous emails from who would turn out to be former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The highly anticipated documentary, opening in select theaters Friday, gives an intimate view of what life was like […]

Insurance Industry Shows ‘Profound Lack Of Preparedness’ For Climate Risks

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: shutterstock The insurance industry exists to provide a first line of defense against disasters, but so far the industry’s response to climate change-related risks has been more fearful than forceful. An extensive new report found that out of 330 insurers, only nine merited top ratings when it comes to climate policies — only two […]

As Russian World Cup Looms, Soccer’s Governing Bodies Do Little To Address Racism

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

Joaquim is an intern at ThinkProgress. CREDIT: (AP Photo/Clint Hughes) Manchester City players were frustrated to find over 300 supporters of Russian club CSKA Moscow lining the stands in Tuesday’s European Champions League match in Moscow. The Russian team was supposed to be observing a closed-gate policy after its fans engaged in repeated acts of […]

Costco Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Because Employees ‘Deserve The Opportunity’ To Be With Family

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Shutterstock Costco is among the companies that will choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, a spokesperson confirmed to ThinkProgress. None of the nearly 127,000 people who work for the company will have to come in on the holiday. In explaining why it decided to stay closed, the spokesperson said, “Our employees work especially […]

How A South Dakota County Is Suppressing The Native American Vote

On October 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

FORT THOMPSON, SOUTH DAKOTA — The Crow Creek Indian Reservation lies along the Missouri River in central South Dakota, an area marked by rolling hills of corn fields, a government-constructed dam and a Native American town centered around the tribe’s casino. While South Dakotans across the state have been voting for weeks — the state […]

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