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How to End the Criminalization of America’s Mothers

Nightmarish stories about about the criminalizing of motherhood have been making headlines of late. There was Shanesha Taylor, arrested on child …

We’re Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures

You’ve probably heard the name Shanesha Taylor at this point. She’s the Arizona mother who was arrested for leaving her children in the car while she …

Not All Smoothies Created Equal: 12 Tips for Making a Healthy Smoothie

Growing up in an era where blenders were used for either milkshakes or frozen margaritas (depending on your age and time of day), I didn't feel bad when my twenty year old blender finally conked out on me. After all, milkshakes got me bloated and margaritas got me loaded. I didn't miss my blender …

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Every Type Of Person You'll See At The Farmers Market

Spring is a great time to visit the farmers market. Some of our favorite spring vegetables -- like artichokes, rhubarb and asparagus -- cover the tables. Blossoming trees provide picturesque shade and temperatures are still cool enough that it's comfortable to mill about in a crowd. (Unlike the …

How to survive a future without water

<b>Farmer Carlton Duty, Jr. checks water content in his dry tomato field, Feb. 26, 2014 in Lemoore, Calif. (AP/Gary Kazanjian/Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>As history-defying droughts become more common, Americans will be forced to cope with the reality of water scarcity<p>Henry Grabar<p>March 1, …

How to debate climate change deniers (without scaring them off)

To reverse our planet’s destruction, we need more than scientific data. We need to refine our message to the masses<p>Stephanie Bernhard<p>March 2, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared in Full Stop.<p>If you want to see an expression of pure despair, ask a college freshman to parse Rachel …

Legal Advocates Want Overhaul Of Public Defender System

Prominent members of the legal community are pressuring the Obama administration to do more to ensure that poor criminal defendants have access to a lawyer, a situation that Attorney General Eric Holder has already likened to a national crisis.<p>Calls to create a bipartisan White House commission …

Militarization creep: Texas cops get army tanks

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Military equipment continues to creep into the hands of municipal police forces<p>Natasha Lennard<p>September 30, 2013 7:47pm (UTC)<p>In the now well-established pattern of military technology and equipment creeping eventually into standard domestic law enforcement, Texas police are receiving …

State prison inmate costs NY as much as Ivy league education

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Notorious Rikers Island especially costly, finds latest report<p>Natasha Lennard<p>October 1, 2013 1:54pm (UTC)<p>The growth of the private Prison Industrial Complex in recent decades is put into stark context by recent figures released about the cost of keeping inmates in state-run facilities …

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

<i>(Creative Commons)</i><p>The latest Census Bureau figures on poverty in America, combined with the data on inequality released a week earlier, confirm a …

Public Universities Ramp Up Aid for the Wealthy, Leaving the Poor Behind — ProPublica

<i>This story was co-published with The Chronicle of Higher Education.</i><p>Shauniqua Epps was the sort of student that so many colleges say they want.<p>She was …

Food Judgment

If you are remotely interested in a healthy diet, you'll most likely have read dozens of experts claim they know the perfect way to eat. I can totally identify with the fact that when you find a formula that makes you feel really great, you want to share it with others, shout it from the rooftops. …

For Native Americans, Mental Health Budget Cuts Hit Hard

Native American tribes gave up millions of acres to the federal government in the 19th century in exchange for promises of funded health care, education and housing. But time and again, those funds have been cut.<p>The recent across-the-board federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, are no …

Just how extreme was Colorado’s record-setting rainfall?

Boulder County went from drought to its wettest year ever in less than a week<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>September 17, 2013 1:24pm (UTC)<p>The torrential rainfall that inundated Colorado for the better part of a week has finally cleared, leaving eight confirmed dead and 1,600 destroyed homes in its wake (see images …

5 things you need to know about Colorado’s 1,000 year flood (with epic photos)

Boulder may record more rainfall this past week than it usually gets in a year<p>Tara Lohan<p>September 17, 2013 12:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Colorado’s Front Range has been ravaged by heavy rain and flooding since last week, with 15 counties now impacted: Boulder, El Paso, …

The states that get the most natural disaster aid sent 47 climate-change deniers to Congress

At the Center for American Progress, Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman and Stephanie Pinkalla teamed up on a new study of the $62 billion that the …

Open thread for night owls: 'Free market' is actually a boatload of rules

One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right (and its fathomless think tanks and media outlets) is that the “free market” is …

GOP Aims to Cut $40 Billion Out of Food Stamps to Foil Illusory ‘Cheaters’

Still bewitched by myths of ‘welfare queens,’ the GOP will try once again to gut the food stamp program.<p>Between 2007 and 2008, the recession caused …

Sumatra's Vivid Red Orangutans in their Final Redoubts - Within Earshot of Whining Chainsaws

An obnoxious whine breaks the jungle tranquility, intruding on the bird calls beneath the towering tree canopy. Timber companies, mainly Malaysian-controlled, are chainsawing their way right up to the frontiers of Gunung Leuser National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Sumatra that is …

Not So Tough Now Are Ya, Mother Nature?

You heard me. After 200,000 years of trying to wipe us out, and getting damn close once, we finally have the upper hand. That's right. We're changing the climate. We're shaking things up (Literally. We can make our own earthquakes now). So, take a seat Mother Nature and see the exquisite horrors we …

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Tom Udall Pushes Plan to Battle Water Shortage

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The South killed the safety net

<b>(kraphix via Shutterstock/akindo via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Europeans came to this country for a better life. It hasn’t always meant helping the less fortunate<p>Sasha Abramsky<p>September 7, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives<p>The South’s aversion both to …