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Update On DC Navy Yard Shooting

Here’s a quick update on the still-unfolding mass shooting at the DC Navy Yard which began at around 8:30 this morning. Police say that at least 10 …

This Burrito Chain CEO Pays A Starting Wage Of At Least $9, Wants To Do Better (VIDEO)

<b>UPDATE (Sept. 3):</b> In a statement emailed to The Huffington Post, Boloco CEO John Pepper took issue with a previous version of this headline that stated Mr. Pepper "feels great" about the company's wages.<p>"While we do pay above average wages versus many of our peers in our core market... we are …

Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

The IRS ruled on Thursday, August 29, that they will recognize marital status for taxpayers in a same-sex marriage based on the state, territory, or country the marriage was entered into.<p>This allows same-sex couples who are legally married in a state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or a …

Redefining Equality: More Opportunity for All Americans

In light of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, many people are reflecting on the advances in equality we've made in the last half-century. Decades ago, it would have been hard to believe we would be electing our first African-American president in 2008, and reelecting him four years …

I Have a Dream, Too -- Here It Is

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech.<p>You know the one.<p>The one where he painted a compelling picture of what the United States <i>could</i> be, and then challenged the nation to "rise up" and meet that vision.<p>On the surface, it's easy to assume King was merely …

New DOJ Marijuana Guidelines Spark Cautious Optimism On Obama Drug War Approach

WASHINGTON -- Drug policy reformers reacted with cautious optimism on Thursday over the Justice Department's decision to allow Washington and Colorado to regulate recreational marijuana without facing a federal lawsuit.<p>Attorney General Eric Holder informed the governors of Washington and Colorado …

Syria: Stop, Look and Listen

Is this deja vu all over again? We have U.N weapons inspectors in a Middle East Country looking for evidence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Western allies have marshaled forces for an attack. The U.S. claims to have solid evidence of WMD transgressions. The president insists that he has not …

Kansas Likely To Press Ahead With Gun-Law Ban

Kansas is likely to implement a state law banning enforcement of federal weapon restrictions on guns made in the state, even though a similar Montana law was ruled unconstitutional this week.<p>Kansas lawmakers said they do not expect the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature to revisit the state's …

The Legacy of Trayvon Martin: Race Complicates the Discussion About Gun Responsibility

There was a recent lull in the acrimonious gun control debate until last week when three Oklahoma teenagers, two black and one white, gunned down a visiting Australian teenager named Christopher Lane out for a jog.<p>Although an estimated 36,000 murders by guns take place in this country each year -- …

The Syrian Reprisal

Secretary of State Kerry recently uttered that "there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people." Today, sources at the White House issued a statement saying that President Obama is preparing to release a report …

Immigration and the Promise of Freedom From Fear

I was walking my dog early on a Saturday morning. The sun was just up; the streets were pretty much deserted, except for me and one excited Corgi, trotting along beside me.<p>As we turned the corner, I saw someone else already up, stepping out of a slightly-beat-up-looking truck: two men with dark …

The Cold War Returns to Space

While trouble brews with Moscow over Snowden and Syria, a curious aspect of domestic space policy threatens to undermine America's tough stance and makes supporting American entrepreneurship in space a national security priority. On Tuesday, Russian media reported that Moscow is "reconsidering the …

10 Questions on the Conflict in Syria

A potential military strike by Western powers on Syria now appears to be a fait accompli and is being touted as long overdue. Given the spiralling humanitarian disaster that has overtaken the country during the last two years of conflict, continued inaction appears to be an untenable reality. The …

Higher Education Reform Could Penalize Students

Colleges and universities have long been concerned with the issues of controlling cost and providing the neediest students with access to a good education, and we welcome President Obama's interest in providing solutions. Unfortunately, his proposed reforms could hurt the very people he wants to …

The Miley Dilemma

If you're going to be a big-deal female pop-media personality in America, you've got to swallow the following trio of bullshit truths:<p>A) From age 5-17 you're a paragon of innocence, neat and nice and non-threatening and ultimately very Christmas-Card-like. Chances are it's the Disney network that's …

Lawrence Wilkerson On Syria Intelligence: 'It Seems Like The Same Thing Again'

Lawrence Wilkerson, the man who reviewed the intelligence in Secretary of State Colin Powell's infamous 2003 pre-Iraq War United Nations presentation said Thursday the Obama administration's buildup for a strike on Syria "seems like the same thing again."<p>"So far all I've thought is I'm living …

Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement Represents Opportunity for Building Family Assets

Today, fewer Americans support their families by operating farms than at any time in generations. This is particularly true among black families. According to USDA statistics, in 1920, blacks owned 14 percent of the nation's farms; by 2007 (the latest year for which statistics are available), the …

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

By this time you have likely heard of the atrocity that recently took place in which over 1,000 Syrian civilians reportedly died at the hands of a chemical weapon attack. Seeing the video and images of dead or helpless Syrian civilians struggling for life reminds me of another terrible weapon of …

Isn't Euthanasia Funny! The New Yorker Seems to Think So

In "The Tribal Rite of the Strombergs," Jeremy has to kill his father because for the first time ever his father has lost at Scrabble. He himself will club his father to death. Several of the elders <i>ask</i> to be offed. "Eat my weakened body," his father says. "For I have become too old to live." He …

Miley Cyrus, Syria's Chemical Weapons, and the Business of News

This has been an interesting news week. Well, maybe interesting isn't the right word. Troubling, confusing or even downright weird might sum it up better. Whichever you might be feeling, the end result is that we've learned (or possibly re-learned) a valuable lesson about the business of news.<p>Let's …

Choosing the Right Anti-Bullying Program

With millions of students returning to schools across the country over the coming weeks, dedicated educators and concerned parents must work together to find a solution to the U.S. bullying epidemic in order to establish safe learning environments for all students.<p>According to the 2011 nationwide …

Media's Failures During Iraq War Cast Shadow Over Syria Coverage

NEW YORK -- On Monday morning, Associated Press investigative editor Ted Bridis stressed to colleagues the need for a “dive deep into questions about quantifying and understanding the U.S. government’s justification for military intervention in Syria, which increasingly seems inevitable.”<p>"If …

Denver Fast Food Strike Turns Out Over 100 Protestors

"We can't survive on $7.25" read some of the signs outside a Northglenn McDonald's near West 104th and Huron Street.<p>Denver-area fast food workers joined in calling for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation or unfair labor practices.<p>"In Denver, there are 41, 849 fast food …

'Green News Report' - August 29, 2013

<b>TWITTER:</b> @GreenNewsReport<p><b>FACEBOOK</b>: Green News Report<p>The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!<p><b>IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT:</b> Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed until 2014?; MSNBC's climate change documentary goes missing; Salmon vs. mining: Will EPA approve …

162 Representatives, Including 64 Democrats, Call for Debate and Vote Before War With Syria

By my count, at least 162 Members of the House of Representatives, including 64 Democrats, have done at least one of the following things in the last few days: 1) signed a letter initiated by California Democrat Barbara Lee saying that there must be Congressional debate and vote before war with …

Syria: Law and Legitimacy

We can hear the drum beats of war again. Syria certainly appears to have committed heinous acts. The rebels may also have done so as well. Chemical weapons have not been the only horrific means of injuring innocent people. Tens of thousands have died and millions of lives have been disrupted. The …

Why California Is the Hinge of America's Asia-Pacific Pivot

Here in California, the Far West of America's continental expansion kicked off by Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition, we are in the far east of what was long known as the Far East. So it makes perfect sense that California is the hinge of America's Asia-Pacific Pivot, our …

50 Years After the March, New Enemies of Racial Equality Have Mobilized Against the Dream

The violation was known as "vagrancy." If you were a black man in the South following Reconstruction, and you were unable to show proof of employment on-demand to the police, you could be arrested and delivered into what Douglas Blackmon, author of <i>Slavery by Another Name</i>, called …

The Crossroads on Syria (Updated)

Yesterday, in an interview aired by PBS, President Obama said that the United States must now attack Syria. The reason was the imminent danger that, if we do not, the Assad government will use chemical weapons against Americans on the U.S. mainland. "When you start talking about chemical weapons," …