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Sunday, April 20, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Cliven Bundy syndrome: Why Christian conservatives think they’re above the law From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology Amanda Marcotte, Alternet The situation with Cliven Bundy of Nevada should be a no-brainer for people from both the left and the right. Bundy has been stealing from the taxpayers for years, illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands while refusing to pay for the privilege. Both liberals and ... Full Story

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher

Fox News 'Hero' Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher Watching Fox rally to the defense of moneyed interests like mining and ranching is unbearable. The latest right-wing media poster-victim, Cliven Bundy, is just the latest in a long line of desert dwellers who thinks he or she should not have to follow the law and has a god-given right to unlimited use of public resources, in this case, rangeland.  I know the mentality well, because I grew up in rural Nevada ... Full Story

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

  It’s Time to be Honest: The Tea Party Has Become a Terrorist Group  April 16, 2014 By Allen Clifton While I’m sure many liberals who come across this headline will have some response like “Duh” or “Tell me something I didn’t already know, ” I think it’s time to put hyperbole aside and get real for a moment. Sure, for a while many liberals have called tea party supporters domestic terrorists and have accused them of actively trying to sabotage our ... Full Story

Democracy, sold down the river

Democracy, sold down the river

 America the voiceless: Voters can't compete with big campaign cash American public has ‘virtually no influence’ over politics in face of wealthy interest groups, study finds   April 16, 2014 11:30PM ET by Wilson Dizard @willdizard It’s not just your imagination: The influence of money in politics has indeed drowned out the voices of American voters, a new analysis shows, with runaway corporate lobbying and a lack of campaign finance reform to blame for giving ... Full Story

When May I Shoot a Student?

When May I Shoot a Student?

  By Triplepoint This op-ed in the NYTimes this morning by Prof. Greg Hampikian, Boise State University in Idaho, has written a must-read masterpiece of weaponized snark. The Idaho legislature has a bill pending that would allow students on campus to carry guns. A taste... BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature: In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state ... Full Story

Falafel King recalls Hatch Green Chile

Falafel King recalls Hatch Green Chile

  Falafel King recalls Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps because of possible Listeria contamination   Company name: Falafel King of Boulder, Colo.   Product names: ·         Hatch Green Chile Hummus in 10-ounce containers with “sell by” dates 02/14/2014 through 03/16/2014 ·         8.5-ounce Hatch Green Chile Wraps   Reason for recall: Potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes in the green chili from the ... Full Story

Republican agenda leads to death for the poor

Rick Scott Blasted For Deaths Of 40 Children South Florida Democrats fired a stinging rebuke at Gov. Rick Scott (R) Thursday, holding him responsible for the deaths of 40 children who were known to state child welfare workers when they died during the first half of 2013. "Clearly, your idealogical agenda of smaller government and less regulation doesn't always neatly fit with the priority of child protection, which has resulted in heartbreaking outcomes for too many Florida children," ... Full Story

Republicans want war with Iran

Republicans want war with Iran

  Sabotaging House GOP Set to Derail President Obama’s Arms Deal with Iran (Video) Posted by: Barbara Friedland in Hot News December 8, 2013 , 11:48 am Eric Cantor (R-Warmonger) might have some Democratic allies in his goal to defeat the arms agreement between Iran and six other countries, including the United States. Currently this temporary nuclear pact has generated harsh criticism from many Republicans because it allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium. Cantor ... Full Story

Park Rangers speak out

Park Rangers speak out

Anonymous Park Rangers Speak Up by Land of Enchantment We have been recently treated to the Congressman who told a Park Ranger in DC that she should be ashamed of herself. (Because of the government shutdown he and his party had worked so hard to bring down upon us all!) She did not have the liberty to mouth off at his small-minded, mean-spirited willful ignorance. The National Parks Conservation Association has just released a video which shares the words of Park Rangers. Turns ... Full Story

Navy Yard Shooting: Update

  At least 12 dead in Navy Yard shooting; possible suspect at large By Carol Morello, Peter Hermann and Clarence Williams, Updated: Monday, September 16, 1:00 PM At least 12 people are dead and others were wounded after a shooter opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, police said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities tried to contain the incident. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced the mounting death toll in a 2 p.m. news ... Full Story

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