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Kevin Gosztola – CLINTON BELIEVES SHE’S SPECIAL KIND OF POLITICIAN WHO CAN’T BE INFLUENCED BY MONEY

If one listens to the remarks of Hillary Clinton, her campaign staff, and any spokesperson from the network of super PACs helping her challenge Bernie Sanders, it becomes clear they believe Clinton is a rare and special breed of politician. They think she is someone who cannot, has never been, and will never be corrupted by large sums of money …

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Cynthia McKinney – America, we have a problem: Homelessness is out of control

It’s hard to imagine that the country that controls so much nuclear firepower and drops so many bombs every day is unwilling to educate its children and house its own people. The poor have been with us since there was an “us.” And, as much as I would like to see zero poverty in the United States, a country that spends trillions …

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Arun Gupta – The West Coast Is the World’s 5th Largest Economy. Can it Unite to Stop Big Oil?

Rex Parris, the three-term Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is no squishy liberal. “I believe when you walk out the door of your home, you should be safe. I think capitalism is the best economic system we have available, and the United States should have the strongest military in the world.” But when it comes to climate change, Parris calls …

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Christina Selby – THE NEWEST STRATEGY FOR SAVING BEES IS REALLY, REALLY OLD

February 15, 2016 — In northwestern India, the Himalaya Mountains rise sharply out of pine and cedar forests. The foothills of the Kullu Valley are blanketed with apple trees beginning to bloom. It’s a cool spring morning, and Lihat Ram, a farmer in Nashala village, shows me a small opening in a log hive propped against his house. Stout black-and-yellow native …

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John Whitehead – Welcome to the Age of Authoritarianism

America is at a crossroads. History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom. As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we have moved beyond the era of representative …

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From Seabirds to Starfish: Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Die-Offs

From seabirds to whales to antelopes to starfish, animal die-offs across the globe are raising alarm about the deadly impact of climate change on the world’s ecosystems and their vulnerable inhabitants. An estimated 8,000 black-and-white common murres were found dead on the beaches of Alaska’s Prince William Sound over the weekend, joining thousands more that have washed up on beaches …

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Henry A. Giroux – Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Gun violence in the United States has produced a culture soaked in blood – a culture that threatens everyone and extends from accidental deaths, suicides and domestic violence to mass shootings. In late December, a woman in St. Cloud, Florida, fatally shot her own daughter after mistaking her for an intruder. Less than a month earlier, on December 2, in San …

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Leid Stories – 01.04.16

Happy New Year! The Follies Are Still With Us!
The new year has barely begun, but not so the follies; the insanity continues. Leid Stories highlights a few headline-grabbing stories that prove that illustrate the point—including Trump’s media triumph; the Bill and Hill presidential twofer; why Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 presidential runs should still matter (but don’t); and how an armed militia takeover of federal land and property in Oregon is being treated as a peace movement … with lots and lots of guns.

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Martha Rosenberg – The Year in Gun Massacres

The year 2015 not only marked an escalation in citizen-perpetrated mass shootings, it marked an escalation in where mass shootings occur from churches, movies, highways and medical offices to on the street during a live TV newscast. Many people, except those in San Bernardino, Roseburg, Chapel Hill, Chattanooga, Lafayette and other places, have forgotten the many 2015 massacres per the …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Pharmacogenetics: The Prescription Medication Puzzle with Dr. Valerie Ferdinand – 12.15.15

Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN , www.naturalnurse.com , interviews Valerie Ferdinand, N.D. Dr. Ferdinand is a licensed naturopathic physician with an integrative medicine practice in the Portland, Oregon area. Dr. Ferdinand received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Micro/Molecular Biology from Portland State University, and her Doctorate of Naturopathy from the National College of Natural Medicine. Dr. Ferdinand works with various laboratories and is a presenter at multiple conferences and webinars to discuss topics concerning genetic health. Contact Info:Woodstock Natural Health Clinic