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  • Bookshelf: Elizabeth Warren's story
    A Fighting ChanceElizabeth Warren Michael Mcauliff, Huffington Post - Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book skewers the boys club who basically ran the nation's fiscal policy in the early days of the Obama administration, contending they carried out a financial bailout that saved the banks but was a major "lost opportunity" to help regular peo […]
  • Restaurant review
    From 50 years of our overstocked archivesSam Smith, 1987 - One of the hazards being a writer is that sometimes people take you literally when you're just being metaphorical. Thus it was when I led off an article in Washington's City Paper in 1987 with the following:"Life in Washington's slow lane is under siege. The culture of the more th […]
  • Government food safety summit hit with food poisoning
    Activist PostFood served at a Food Safety Summit held earlier this month between several of our federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Big Food industry giants the likes of Tyson, ConAgra and McDonald’s, actually gave some of the people who attended food poisoning.At least four […]
  • Study: Senate aligns with wealthiest constituents
    Popular ResistanceMembers of the U.S. Senate do not respond equally to the views of all their constituents, according to research to be published in Political Research Quarterly next month.Senators overall represent their wealthiest constituents, while those on bottom of the economic rung are neglected.“The fact that lower income groups seem to be ignored by […]
  • When the whistle blows
    Sam Smith -  A society that places so much emphasis on conformity has a hard time understanding government whistleblowers. Even when their specific acts are seen as positive, if the action taker does not live up to expectations in other regards the story becomes badly muddled. And the media is easily confused as to whether its loyalty is to the truth or to t […]
  • All you have to be is an Al Qaeda 'suspect' and Obama feels free to kill you
    Agencies France Press Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders". The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, and President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has defen […]
  • 88 year old choreographer says IPads not good for dancers
    The Stage, UKChoreographer and director Gillian Lynne has claimed that performers today are less disciplined than when she began her career and has blamed digital technology for the perceived lapse.Speaking to The Stage, 88-year-old Lynne – who began her own career as a dancer in the 1940s – said that performers today were being distracted by computers and s […]
  • Word: The UN on population and climate change
    UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeAlthough population growth rates and total population size do not alone determine emissions, population size is an important factor. One study showed that CO2 emissions could be lower by 30% by 2100 if access to contraception was provided to those women expressing a need for it. Providing the unmet need for contrac […]
  • FBI challenges NSA in race against Constitution
    EngadgetIf you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer. Codenamed NGI, the system combines the bureau's 100 million-strong fingerprint database w […]
  • Pee for power
    SalonThe average person urinates seven times per day, and it is hard not to think of the bodily fluid as waste. But to scientists at NASA and the University of Puerto Rico, one person’s pee could be that same person’s refreshing glass of water — and power supply. A newly developed filtration system has the capability of turning urine into water and create el […]
  • Want to hide a government trip? Just classify it
    Peter Van Buren, Firedog Lake - The GAO learned that Robert Mueller and Eric Holder decided on their own that the intelligence agency exemption also applied to them. With income tax season in the U.S., all thoughts turn to cheating.The Government Accounting Office works directly for the Congress. In a recent report to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the GAO […]
  • High suicide rate for male farmers
    Rural BlogMale farmers are four times more likely to attempt suicide than men in other professions, Max Kutner reports for Newsweek  magazine, which recently revived its print edition. "For decades, farmers across the country have been dying by suicide at higher rates than the general population. The exact numbers are hard to determine, mainly because s […]
  • Furthermore
    The earlier you fly, the better chance your plane will be on time73% support a higher minimum wage […]
  • Boston doctors can now prescribe bike share
    Fast CompanyOne of the biggest hurdles new public bike-share programs face is the problem of social inclusion. For a large part, the programs, which have popped up in cities from New York to Austin in recent years, aren't gaining major traction with low-income communities.Boston, however, has taken an aggressive approach to making sure that everyone, re […]
  • Word: Ukraine
    Richard BrennemanIf the U.S. is really consumed by the need to get all aggressive over massive human rights abuses, then why aren't we threatening Saudi Arabia, where women can't drive and are subjected to arbitrary whims of a religious paramilitary police -- the same zealots who forced a dozen girls to burn to deathsimply because they tried to fle […]