The Best Olympians

Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino, a runner from Topsfield, Mass., collided on the track during the women’s 5,000-meter race. The two seemingly sacrificed any chance at an Olympic medal to help each other reach the finish line, picking each other up, urging each other to continue, pushing each other to the finish. “I’m never going to … Continue reading The Best Olympians

THE USA IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST GLOBAL TAX HAVENS

Report Claims The United States Is One Of The World’s Biggest Global Tax Havens By Savannah Cox on April 7, 2016 On Sunday, a massive data leak popularly called the Panama Papers revealed who among the world’s wealthy are hiding their millions from taxation — and people all over the globe have been quick to criticize international tax havens like … Continue reading THE USA IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST GLOBAL TAX HAVENS

UK BANS TEACHING OF CREATION DOCTRINES

http://www.rawstory.com/2014/06/uk-bans-teaching-of-creationism-in-any-school-that-receives-public-funding/ UK bans teaching of creationism in any school that receives public funding SCOTT KAUFMAN 20 JUN 2014 AT 14:58 ET On Thursday, the United Kingdom expanded its ban on the teaching of creationism from all state schools, to all state schools as well as semi-private Free Schools and Academies. The decision effectively means that no school … Continue reading UK BANS TEACHING OF CREATION DOCTRINES

TRUMP AND AUTHORITARIANISM

  THE AUTHOR, Matthew MacWilliams is founder of MacWilliams Sanders, a political communications firms, and a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is writing his dissertation about authoritarianism. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/donald-trump-2016-authoritarian-213533#ixzz3xoHoJKYj If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? … Continue reading TRUMP AND AUTHORITARIANISM

Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill

Claire Bernish December 23, 2015 (ANTIMEDIA) Porter Ranch, CA —Methane gas continues spewing, unchecked, into the air over southern California from a fractured well to an underground storage site — at such an alarming rate that low-flying planes have necessarily been diverted by the FAA, lest internal combustion engines meet highly volatile gas and, well, blow the … Continue reading Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-medical-pot-20141216-story.html by Evan Halper Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.   The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It … Continue reading Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana