There's growing scientific consensus linking the uptick in seismic activity with a type of wastewater disposal from oil and gas drilling. Image: USGS research has identified 17 areas in the central and eastern United States with increased rates of induced seismicity. (Map by USGS. Click on it to see a larger version.) Appreciate this post? Please donat […]
Five years after the BP oil spill, the people of the United Houma Nation continue to live with impacts of the disaster but are barred from recovery funds due to the tribe's lack of federal recognition. This week, the Houma are renewing their long fight for federal status by launching a petition to the Obama administration. Image: Miles of oil pipelines […]
The U.S. Supreme Court sent North Carolina's redistricting challenge back to the state's high court this week, asking it to reconsider whether the legislature relied too heavily on race in drawing voting lines. The decision comes following similar rulings in cases out of Alabama and Virginia, offering hope for an end to racial gerrymandering. Image […]
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. This special Earth Day installment focuses on environmental justice. Image: Stephanie Tyree, director of community engagement and policy with the West Virginia Community Deve […]
Super PACS that get nearly all of their money from one donor quadrupled their share of overall fund-raising in 2014. Image: Texas Senator Ted Cruz's bid for the Republican presidential nomination will get help from four super PACs, each controlled by a single donor or donor family. (Photo of Cruz speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Confe […]
As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches we look at the impact of the murderous regime in power in neighboring Cambodia. The secret U.S. carpet bombing of Cambodia that began in 1969 killed as many as 500,000 civilians and contributed to the rise of the Khmer Rouge. When the U.S. evacuated its troops during the fall of Saigon on April […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” reads the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service. We now can add to that “nor a national security no-fly zone,” as demonstrated by mailman Doug Hughes. Hughes was doing what he felt was […]
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Watch our extended interview with Nelson Denis, author of "War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony," and see excerpts of Pedro Albizu Campos' 1950 speech made shortly before he was arrested. We also speak with Rep. José Serrano, Democratic congressman from New York. He successfully pushed the FBI to declas […]
In a piece headlined, "The First Great Debate: Amy Goodman Opens The Window," Esquire magazine has highlighted our recent debate on Hillary Clinton's candidacy. Charles Pierce writes : "The ever-invaluable Amy Goodman did us all an inestimable service by marking the launch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, not with s […]
Episode 254: BOOM! A fantastic show for you this week. Shireen Ahmed of Footybedsheets joins Dave, Coach and Mark to talk about the future of women’s soccer ahead of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Robert Silverman discusses his latest article for The Daily Beast: The NBA’s Dystopian, DNA Testing Future. If you think it’s just about finding out whether or not pl […]
Episodes 254: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Coach recaps the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Final Four from the bad -- Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan’s reaction and the game management of South Carolina’s head coach, Dawn Staley -- to the good -- UConn’s Moriah Jefferson and Duke’s Tyus Jones. Dave dissects the unfiltered opinions of Charles Bark […]
Episode 253: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week! Dave opens it up with his response to Coach about what kind of punishment Ray McDonald, Jameis Winston and any player who commits an act of domestic violence should bear. Coach then gives his thumbs up and thumbs down for the NCAA Tournament so far. Finally, Ruth Conniff, Editor of The Progressive Ma […]
Episode 252: BOOM! Dave, Mark and Coach dissect why Mark is still a fan of the NFL, but no longer his beloved Chicago Bears with the signing of Ray McDonald. Author, lawyer and basketball commentator Richard Kent previews the Sweet 16 and tells you which remaining teams could take down Kentucky in the men’s bracket or UConn in the women’s tournament. Andy Sc […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.