Lily Greenberg Call

42 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Followers | @lilgreenberg | Keep up with Lily Greenberg Call on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lily Greenberg Call”

Republicans Shut Down the Government, But They Can’t Stop Obamacare

Is there anything as exciting as a government shutdown? Not for Tea Party Republicans. As the hours ticked away prior to the first government …

Health Care

Ted Cruz: the GOP's self-made monster

Over the past couple of days, as I've watched Ted Cruz capture the political world's attention and drive the GOP's self-defeating strategy on the budget and the debt limit, I've tried to think about what is the best metaphor to describe his extraordinary political rise – from freshman Texas senator …

The student debt bubble isn’t bursting

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>While banks pull out of student loan business, the government is still making bank on student debtors<p>Natasha Lennard<p>September 6, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>News that Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase will cease to make student loans next month, whispers about the much-anticipated burst of the …

What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

US 'spied on Brazil and Mexico presidents'

Brazil has demanded answers from the White House after it emerged that America’s National Security Agency had spied on President Dilma Rousseff and her counterpart in Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.<p>Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed the US monitored phones, emails and …

The conservative crackup: How the Republican Party lost its mind

<b>(AP/Isaac Brekken)</b><p>How a major, diverse political party became so dependent on the Tea Party’s narrow range of strident voices<p>Kim Messick<p>August 31, 2013 10:30am (UTC)<p>In a recent article, I argued that the Republican Party has been captured by a faction whose political psychology makes it highly …

Syria Strike Reportedly Coming 'Within Days'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The march toward an assault on Syria continues to gain speed this morning as Britain has called a …

Ireland performs its first legal abortion under new law, and it saved a woman’s life

<b>(AP/Shawn Pogatchnik)</b><p>A woman was allowed to terminate her pregnancy after a life-threatening health complication<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 23, 2013 5:57pm (UTC)<p>Irish authorities confirmed on Friday that a woman was permitted to legally terminate a nonviable 18-week pregnancy, making it the first legal …

No, you’re not impeaching anyone

<b>Ted Cruz, Tom Coburn, Blake Farenthold (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Tom Coburn, Ted Cruz and other crackpots can’t stand up to their base and face reality. Can this party ever change?<p>Joan Walsh<p>August 23, 2013 3:50pm (UTC)<p>The last time Sen. Tom Coburn spoke warmly but candidly to his …

Obama calls alleged Syria chemical attack a 'big event of grave concern'

Barack Obama stepped up US rhetoric over Syria in his first public comments since the alleged chemical attack, which he called a "big event of grave concern" that the US could not afford to ignore.<p>"There is no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale – and, again, …

Associated Press News

Palestinian State Won't Solve All Israel's Palestinian Issues

Peter Beinart on how the creation of a Palestinian state will shift the Israeli-Palestinian conflict inside Israel’s borders.<p>I spent the summer of …

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1002000/1002449_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524707722_afb31976e703a5ccb9bfb7e11d766e04<p><b>Israel has released 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal that will see peace talks resume on Wednesday.</b><p>Buses carrying the inmates drove them …

Why Urban Beekeeping Can Be Bad For Bees

Two British scientists are dumping cold water on campaigns to promote urban beekeeping. They say that trying to "help the bees" by setting out more hives is naive and misguided if the bees can't find enough flowers nearby to feed on. You'll just end up with sick and starving bees.<p>Francis Ratnieks …

As gay marriage is at a tipping point, what about women's equality?

Even conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has figured it out: there's a clear connection between the progress of women's rights and gay rights. Schlafly defeated the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s by warning of female soldiers, same-sex marriage, and the possibility that straight marriages …

Tomorrow's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talk Don't Look Promising

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The latest round of peace negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian governments is set to …

Violence erupts in Cairo; military replaces governors

Security officials and witnesses say the fighting broke out when the Muslim Brotherhood, which is demanding that Morsi be reinstated, tried to break into the Interior Ministry.<p>CAIRO — Tens of thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi continued to fortify their sit-ins Tuesday as …

How Immigration Reform Can Still Pass Congress

Despite the long odds, Democrats see a narrow road through which comprehensive immigration reform could still pass both houses of Congress and become …

Stop asking God to do your job!

<b>Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee (AP/Lm Otero/Stacy Bengs/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Politicians from Rick Perry to Michele Bachmann are passing off their duties to a deity. Here’s why it’s dangerous<p>Seth Walker<p>August 7, 2013 3:37pm (UTC)<p>The United States is not a theocracy. Priests are not …

New Study: Right Wing ‘Morality’ Is Divorced From The Real World Suffering It Causes

Conservative and religious individuals showed a ‘general insensitivity to consequences.’ They judged morality based on universal rules or divine …

How Obama turned Obamacare into a weapon

For years the president was on the defensive about it. That’s changed — but not for the reasons the media thinks<p>President Obama is suddenly much more confident about the Affordable Care Act, and at a White House press conference Friday afternoon he didn't just offer a robust defense of the law, but …

Obama Administration Plans Overhaul to Cut Prison Population

Holder Set to Unveil Measures Designed to Lock Up Fewer People for Long Periods and Release Some Inmates More Quickly<p>The Obama administration plans to change the way it charges nonviolent criminals in the hopes of reducing the prisoner population, a major policy shift aimed at reversing decades of …

Kerry: Israeli settlements move was expected

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1002000/1002188_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524651299_e78a6fd92e8f06823b6c3f18b7fa2180<p><b>The US has urged the Palestinians "not to react adversely" to Israel's approval of 1,200 new settlement homes only days before peace talks …