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Amazon Must Be Stopped - Sort Of

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Enough of this cancer nonsense. Let's agree and disagree with Matt Yglesias today (not that I'm comparing him with cancer, mind you). First off, the disagreement. In the current issue of the New Republic, Franklin Foer pens a righteous rant against Amazon as an evil, marauding monopoly that ...

Olympics to Crack Down on Human Rights Abuses…After 2022

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Following widespread allegations of wrongdoing in both the Beijing and Sochi Olympics, human rights protections will be added to the contracts signed by future Olympic host cities. The International Olympic Committee's president presented this change to Human Rights Watch at an October 21 meeting. The new language will ...

Journalists don't like Obama's chill temperament, but it's served him well

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January 20, 2010 was one of the very most memorable days of my eleven years in Washington. The previous evening Scott Brown had defeated Martha Coakley in a special election to fill the US Senate vacancy left by Ted Kennedy's death. Genuinely surprising electoral outcomes are rare, so ...

Friday Cancer Blogging - 24 October 2014

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A few of you have probably cottoned onto the fact that people don't usually spend a week in the hospital for a broken bone, even a backbone. So in the long tradition of releasing bad news on Friday afternoon, here's my first-ever Friday news dump. When I checked ...

Environmentalists Don't Like Europe's New Climate Plan. Can Obama Do Better?

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Environmental groups are warning that a new European agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 sets the bar far too low. The pact—which was reached early Friday in Brussels—makes the European Union the first major bloc of countries to commit to emissions targets ahead ...

Taylor Swift's New Album "1989" Just Leaked. Here Are Our Instant Reactions to Every Track.

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After Taylor Swift's album leaked online today ahead of schedule, we came to the important editorial conclusion it would be a disservice to our readers if we didn't review her latest offering. What follows is a transcript of the live conversation between Mother Jones Engagement Editor Ben Dreyfuss ...

A classic Ben Bradlee letter to ‘flacks’

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Former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at age 93, had a reputation for speaking truth to power. He also had a reputation for speaking truth to spin doctors, powerful or not. Mary Hadar, former editor of The Post's Style section, held on to ...

Senate Candidate Claims Harry Reid Is Conspiring To Let Obama Run The Country Unilaterally

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MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA—David Perdue, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s open Senate seat in one of the tightest races in the nation, told a crowd of supporters this weekend that Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid is in cahoots with President Obama to allow him to govern through executive orders. “Why ...

Things I am too hot to care about

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It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a ...

Friday Cat Blogging - 24 October 2014

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We're a little late with catblogging today, but not bad under the circumstances—which partly include all those meddling doctors with their tests and pills and questions, but are actually mostly technological. For the most part, the Windows tablet and the new phone have been godsends in the hospital.

This Store Won't Make Its Employees Come To Work On Thanksgiving

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Nordstrom told ThinkProgress that it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year, resisting the trend for retailers to kick off Black Friday shopping deals on the holiday itself and thus make workers come in. “As is our tradition, our Nordstrom stores will be closed on Thanksgiving,” a ...

Final Housekeeping Update

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According to my surgeon, yesterday's kyphoplasty went swimmingly well. I needed to be prepared for normal post-op recovery pain, but once I was through that my back should be in good shape. Unfortunately, "normal post-op recovery pain" turned out to be hours of excruciating, mind-numbing agony. At one ...

These Rules Can Protect Doctors and Nurses From Ebola—If They're Followed

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More than 200 nurses rallied outside the National Nurses Union headquarters in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, demanding more stringent protections from Ebola for healthcare workers. They carried signs reading "Stop Blaming Nurses. Stop Ebola." and wore red stickers declaring "I am Nina Pham" and "I am Amber Vinson"—the ...

Former GOP Staffer: Senate Candidate Joni Ernst "Did and Said Nothing" to Stop Sexual Harassment

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A lawsuit filed last week by a former GOP staffer in the Iowa state Senate claims that US Senate candidate Joni Ernst, a Republican, saw male colleagues sexually harass a female employee when Ernst served in the state Senate and "did and said" nothing to stop the abuse.

An Ebola parody that educates. Watch why it should go viral.

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ZDoggMD once again entertains and educates with his Ebola parody.“Too soon?” some say.Actually, as ZDogg says, not soon enough.Watch why."A comprehensive and extremely useful roadmap for doctors." -Eric Topol, MD, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine Learn More... Welcome to KevinMD.com, social media's leading physician voice. Receive ...

William Gibson: The Future Will View Us "As a Joke"

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For evidence that the sci-fi future is encroaching on the present, look no further than William Gibson's latest book, The Peripheral, which opens a mere decade or so from now and includes a cameo for cronuts, those croissant-doughnut hybrids invented last year by a New York City chef.

Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro-Choice

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Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, just joined a growing club of GOP politicians—including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate hopeful Scott Brown of New Hampshire—who have grossly misrepresented their stance on women's reproductive rights. In an interview aired Wednesday on Colorado Public Radio, Beauprez,

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

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1 of 16.Cleaning crews with 'Bio Recovery Corporation' prepare to work at the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York October 24, 2014. NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S.

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

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1 of 13.Students and family members reunite at Shoultes Gospel Hall after a student opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014. MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of ...

How American Indians Could Save the Democrats' Senate Majority

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Earlier this year, Kevin Killer collected 1,193 signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to change the name of Shannon County, South Dakota. The county, which includes much of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is named for former Dakota Territory Supreme Court Chief Justice Peter Shannon, who ...

Virginia police identify remains as those of missing college student

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1 of 2.Hannah Graham, 18, is shown in this handout photo provided by the City of Charlottesville Police Department in Charlottesville, Virginia, October 18, 2014. (Reuters) - A medical examiner has identified human remains as those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police said on Friday.

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 28 security personnel

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ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. More than 25 people died in the first attack in the al-Kharouba ...

Climate Change Is Causing Mountain Goats To Shrink

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Forget melting glaciers, acidifying oceans and changing weather patterns: climate change is now going after goats. New research has found that climate change is causing mountain goats living in the Alps to shrink. The study, which was published Tuesday in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, found that adolescent ...

25 European banks fail stress tests: sources

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group 25 banks have failed European stress tests, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The health checks found that banks in countries including Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia and Portugal had ...

Kurds deny Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

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ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday denied a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help defend it against besieging Islamic State insurgents. President Tayyip Erdogan has long ...

No Type: Trap Feminism Pt. 2

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I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that I had been bouncing back and forth with friends — I identified some of ...

Behind the scenes as Lang Lang rehearses with his Youth Orchestra

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In celebration of the UN's 69th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang will give a concert at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday 24th October.On Wednesday, we went behind the scenes as Lang Lang and conductor Manuel Lopez-Gomez ...

Andrew Cuomo: 'I'm Not A Scientist' When It Comes To Fracking

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo right) and Republican New York Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino (left). Interestingly, Cuomo put a bit of a twist on the refrain. Unlike the Republican lawmakers and candidates who have taken up the line as their standard response to the question of whether manmade ...

Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls is still on

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N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and added the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap. "Quite possibly, those that are fighting are ...

Kevin Vickers, Canada's Badass National Hero, Is a Portrait of Humility

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Kevin Vickers, Canada's sergeant at arms since 2006, is being heralded worldwide as a national hero after he reportedly shot and killed an armed assailant in the nation's Parliament building Wednesday morning. It was a highly emotional moment when Vickers returned to Parliament today—watch the video above—and was ...

Empire of Dirt: How GamerGate’s misogynistic policing of “gamer identity” degrades the whole gaming community

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As GamerGate’s cyber sandstorm rolls into its third month, the mainstream press has now covered it from virtually every angle conceivable, often with no small amount of frustration at its incoherence and nesting dolls of ideological self-delusion. Its cresting tidal wave of outrage has dredged up the worst ...

Ratings of Animal Planet Show Nosedive After MoJo Exposé

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Animal Planet's hit reality TV show Call of the Wildman came under intense scrutiny earlier this year as the subject of a seven-month Mother Jones investigation into behind-the-scenes animal mistreatment. Now, it's no longer such a hit. Prime time audiences for this year's season tumbled by nearly a ...

Fishing for a living in the desert wastes of northern Kenya

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KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, October 22 (UNHCR) – Noah Ilambona has been a fisherman all his life, so the refugee from Burundi felt completely lost when he ended up in the arid reaches of north-west Kenya after fleeing home in 2010 with his wife and first child. "I ...

So, just how rich is Congress? Richer than you.

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We use that headline not because we have some sort of advanced tracking system that tells us who you are and what you're worth. We say that because we are playing the odds. On average, members of the 113th Congress are worth over a million dollars. If you ...

NYC Ebola Patient Craig Spencer: Doctors Do Make the Worst Patients

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It is dismaying to learn that the two most egregious violations of voluntary self-quarantine for Ebola in the U.S. were committed by health care professionals. The first was the Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson, who took care of “patient zero,” the late Thomas Eric Duncan, and broke her quarantine ...

As researchers develop Ebola vaccine, early human clinical trials show promise

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Bureaucratic and logistical challenges could threaten the testing phase of any vaccine in West Africa. Researchers racing to develop a vaccine that could help halt the Ebola epidemic are getting good news: Early human clinical trials of one leading candidate, involving small groups of volunteers in the United ...

Students at a Nebraska High School Can Now Pose With Guns in Their Senior Portraits

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Seniors at Broken Bow High School in Nebraska have been granted their God-given right to pose with guns for their upcoming senior portraits, just as long as the photos are taken off campus and done "tastefully." “The board, I believe, felt they wanted to give students who are ...

Elizabeth Warren's Latest Comment About Running For President Is the Most Cryptic Yet

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With 106 weeks until the next presidential election, speculating about a potential Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) candidacy is like going on a long car ride with a six-year-old. "Are you running?" No. "How about now?" No. "Now?" No. "Now?" No. "What about now?" No. "Are you running?" No.

Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The soft global inflation backdrop, from sliding oil prices to ...

The Making of the Warrior Cop

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By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues, they stood in groups of eight or ten, some eating pastries, others sticking to coffee and a dip of ...

Fast Food Chains Accused Of Stealing From Their Workers

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is being sued by workers in Colorado and Minnesota who accuse it of violating labor laws by purposely underpaying them. In a September 22 complaint in Colorado, the chain is accused of having “devised and implemented general policies and practices to deprive its hourly paid ...

Scott Brown’s Big-Money Sellout

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Name a major super-PAC or dark-money outfit and there's a good chance it has helped Republican Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts now trying to oust Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Karl Rove's American Crossroads? Check. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity? Check. The US Chamber ...

United Nations Day, 24 October

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"This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues. We continue to show what collective action can do. We can do even more. In a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On ...

How Groundbreaking Is DOE’s New $53M Solar Investment?

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With 40 new recipients, it depends on the company. The Department of Energy contends its SunShot investments are targeting the right places. Ernest Moniz is an all-of-the above kind of energy secretary. He's a supporter of advanced nuclear, natural gas, carbon sequestration and all kinds of renewables -- ...

For First Time, Water Tops List Of Californians' Concerns

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More than three times as many Californians are following news about the drought than are following news about the state’s gubernatorial race. A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California found that 62 percent of voters are following the drought very closely while only 18 percent ...

The UN Refugee Agency

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Ebola in New York City: Craig Spencer, Doctor, Bowled and Took Subway

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A fourth person has been diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. This time it’s in New York City and the patient is a 33-year-old physician who recently returned from West Africa, where he was taking care of Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders. Here’s what we (think we) ...

SWAT Teams Keep Killing Innocent People in Their Homes

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Today, 85 percent of SWAT operations target private residences. When heavily-armed policemen conduct raids at peoples' homes, they often go in expecting a fight from hardened criminals—but sometimes they're wrong. Here are a few cases where botched SWAT raids ended in tragedy: One night last May, 19-month-old Bounkham ...

Florida's Twice-Divorced Attorney General Opposes Lesbian Divorce

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is finally taking a stand on divorces by denying a lesbian couple of Lake Worth, Fla., the right to divorce. Not only has she vowed to continue fighting against marriage equality, now Bondi (who has been divorced twice and had an unofficial commitment ...

#YouthEngage tweetathon: join the worldwide Twitter chat on 24 October

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Young people and youth advocates: find your region, tweet your interest, and on the day, join the conversation! When David Cameron delivered a speech in 2006 calling for people to “hug a hoodie”, the British Prime Minister was trying to say that he got young people; that he ...
 

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