Italy’s Army Is Growing Medical Marijuana To Make It Cheaper For Everyone To Afford

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

Amelia Rosch is an intern for ThinkProgress. CREDIT: Shutterstock The Italian army will now grow medical marijuana in a secure military lab in order to lower costs and make it more available to those who need it, following an agreement between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Health last week. The approach to […]

Why Budweiser’s Stand Against The NFL’s Domestic Violence Controversy Falls Short

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Shutterstock American beer company Anheuser-Busch issued a public statement earlier this week expressing its concern about the manner in which the National Football League (NFL) has handled recent domestic violence controversies. But the move has led to some complaints about potential hypocrisy, considering the link between domestic violence and alcohol consumption. Anheuser-Busch, the official […]

Krugman, IMF: Fighting Global Warming Is ‘Cheap’ And ‘Might Actually Lead To Faster Growth’

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: AP Photo/ Francisco Seco Every major independent analysis of aggressive climate action has found it has very low cost, virtually no impact on growth, and several valuable co-benefits. And one more thing — it avoids climate impacts so catastrophic their costs are almost incalculable, a staggering $1240 trillion, by one analysis. Two new studies […]

Every Senate Republican Votes To Stop Obama’s Immigration Relief

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Screengrab Every Republican senator voted in support of a (failed) effort to thwart President Obama’s executive action on immigration Wednesday. The largely symbolic procedural vote would have allowed senators to bring up a subsequent vote to block Obama’s authority to expand immigration relief in the absence of congressional reform. Among those in the Republican […]

The President Is Finally Declaring War On Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: AP Photo/Gillian Wong For years, medical experts have been warning that the rise of antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to global health, as we’re rapidly approaching a future in which common infections won’t be able to be treated with any drugs. And this week, the White House finally made its first major policy […]

The GOP’s Last Ditch, Unconstitutional Ploy To Save An Unpopular Senator’s Career From Extinction

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Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach CREDIT: AP Photo/John Milburn Kansas is in the midst what is almost certainly the most unusual Senate race of the 2014 cycle. Democrats want their candidate off the ballot. Republicans are deploying every legal maneuver they can muster to keep a Democrat on the ballot. And the GOP’s […]

The Mourning After: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Should Be So Much Better

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

CREDIT: Courtesy of Warner Brothers There is a lot to like about This Is Where I Leave You, in theaters today. Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel of the same name, TIWILY follows a family in mourning for its patriarch. Four adult siblings, plus their spouses, significant others, and proud-to-be-potty-trained kids are under a kind of […]

‘Pride’ Warmly Epitomizes The LGBT Movement’s Success In Partnering With Other Causes

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

This post includes spoilers from the upcoming film Pride, which will be released in select U.S. theaters on September 26. “Pride” is one of the seven deadly sins, which has always made its usage by the LGBT community a bit ironic. It has never, of course, been the negative connotation of hubris that defines LGBT […]

Couple Who Let Homeless People Sleep On Their Porch Threatened With Daily Fine

On September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Website Admin

Brenda Konkel and her partner Robert Bloch CREDIT: Robert Bloch’s Facebook page Brenda Konkel and her partner Robert Bloch didn’t expect to be rewarded for their decision to open up their front porch to any homeless person who needed a place to rest or store their belongings, but the last thing they could have imagined […]

France Becomes First Country To Join U.S. In Airstrikes Against ISIS

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Two French Rafale jet fighters fly over Iraq CREDIT: AP Photo/ECPAD France on Friday morning announced it had taken military action inside Iraq, making it the first country aside from the U.S. in the American-organized “core coalition” to utilize airstrikes against the militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). A statement […]

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