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Monsanto Has Known Glyphosate Promotes Cancer Since 1981

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's best-selling herbicide Roundup, is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the …

The Constitution: Does It Matter Anymore?

<b>THE SUPREME COURT DECISION</b> to ignore the actual wording of the Affordable Care Act and allow federal subsidies to policyholders in states that don’t have their own insurance exchanges is the latest sad–and dangerous–chapter in the erosion of the core principle of our Constitution: the separation of …

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting.<p><i>Updated on July 1, 11:50 a.m. ET</i><p>On Wednesday, July 1, a fire was reported at the Mount Zion …

Baptist Church

From collecting aluminium once used in skyscrapers to building houses with self-healing cement and turning bottles into bricks<p>As the global population grows, it is also becoming more city-based with 70% expected to live in urban areas by 2050. It is a trend that has not escaped sci-fi in Hollywood, …

Sustainability

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

It's official. The Department of Homeland Security has placed me on a travel watch list. Every time I travel abroad, I now have "SSSS", which stands for Secondary Security Screen Selection, on my boarding documents. That means I get an extra rigorous full-body screening, thorough examination of …

Robert Reich: The rich have bought America’s silence

The former secretary of labor on the insidious ways colleges and nonprofits are beholden to their wealthy donors<p>Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of the congregation asked that I not advocate raising taxes on …

Burlington, Vermont: A City Powered by Renewable Energy | Smart Cities Dive

Burlington, Vermont, located in the American Northeast, became the first city in the country to be completely powered by renewables at the start of …

A Case Study in Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards.<p>The above picture shows an example of citizen-led, "tactical" urbanism on a street in Stapleton, Colorado, a neighborhood just outside downtown Denver. A local resident has parked a truck on one side …

Robert Reich: America’s super-rich are the real loafers

The former secretary of labor addresses the pervasive myth that our country’s poor have only themselves to blame<p>Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to …

The biggest source of plastic trash you’ve never heard of

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia.</i><p>“Seed trays, drip tape, mulch film, water pipes, hoop house covers, twine, hose, fertilizer bags, totes, tool handles and everything we use to keep ourselves dry.” On a rainy March afternoon, Kara Gilbert, co-owner of Vibrant Valley Farm, rattles off how …

“The end of the world”: Why America misunderstands ISIS — and what you really need to know

Your conception of ISIS is scarily — and dangerously — incomplete, expert Charles Lister tells Salon. Here’s why<p>For a little more than six months, the United States has effectively been at war with the Islamic State (aka, ISIL or ISIS). Yet despite the country having committed significant resources …

The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus

As Indiana peddles its “religious freedom” garbage, it’s time to call the religious right’s trash what it really is<p>Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the “free …

The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realize

A wealth of new research confirms the rich and the poor have no idea how good and how bad the other have it<p>In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, "Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets." The …

Everybody's Lost Their Goddamn Mind Over Religious Freedom

Both conservatives and liberals aren’t being straight about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.<p>You want to know the weirdest thing about the fight …