Shane Bond

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U.S. lawmaker wants big banks to disclose donations to think tanks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker critical of Wall Street is pushing the nation’s six largest banks to voluntarily disclose their donations to think tanks, saying that not doing so threatens the credibility and research of these policy groups.<p>Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions U.S. …

Don't Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> PR Watch<i>.</i><p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Google, the tech giant supposedly guided by its “don’t be evil” motto, has been funding a …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

Stop thanking the troops for me

<b>(Reuters/Alex Gallardo)</b><p>Why is pro sports constantly jamming military fervor down our throats? Their claims are wrong in more ways than one<p>Justin Doolittle<p>November 11, 2013 4:34pm (UTC)<p>The millions of Americans who regularly watch nationally televised NBA games are, by now, familiar with the "NBA …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

Breast Cancer

Reagan’s Southern strategy gave rise to the Tea Party

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP)</b><p>By leveraging race and religion — especially in the South — he set an example for today’s bitter politics<p>Lawrence Freedman<p>October 27, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Adapted from Strategy: A History<p>Late in the 1960s the practice of political campaigning in the United States began to be …

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over NSA surveillance claims

The French government summoned the US ambassador in Paris on Monday to demand an urgent explanation over claims that the National Security Agency had engaged in widespread phone and internet surveillance of French citizens.<p>The French daily Le Monde published details from the NSA whistleblower …

Tea Party’s shutdown lunacy: Avenging the surrender of the South

<b>A reenactment of the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP/Paul Vathis)</b><p>“The American elite has lost control,” and may not rein in the Tea Party, economic analyst Doug Henwood warns Salon<p>Josh Eidelson<p>October 9, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>On Monday, Republican Rep. Charlie Dent …

Despite GOP Resistance, Obamacare Competition 'Robust' Among Health Plans

Despite critics who said consumer choice of health insurance plans would be lacking on the newly launched marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, competition is “robust,” particularly in markets where Republican-leaning states decided against operating their own exchanges, industry analysts and …

5 Things We Learned About Climate Change

Male brain versus female brain: How do they differ?

Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience.<p><b>Summary</b>: Subtle observable differences exist between male and …

GOP’s massive fraud: The shutdown isn’t really a shutdown!

<b>(Reuters/Jim Bourg)</b><p>Sure, some parts of the government have stopped. But what about the drug war, NSA spying and the war machine?<p>David Sirota<p>October 6, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>If a government shutdown genuinely shut the <i>entire</i> government down, you might be able to trace a few silver linings from an …