Can the climate crisis can be prevented if the media is effectively an agent of the status quo rather than of the public interest? Murrow's words are as true today as they were in 1954: Those who keep silent on the great moral crisis of our time can't escape responsibility for the grim result.The post Edward R. Murrow, 60 Years Ago: Those Who ‘Keep […]
SeaWorld argues the law is likely invalid under the state and federal constitutions. But prominent animal law experts contacted by ThinkProgress strongly disagree.The post Yes, California Can Really Ban Shamu, Legal Experts Say appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By Susan Cornwell GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (Reuters) - Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan Republicans gathered at a Tudor-style home in Grand Rapids and vented frustrations with Congressman Justin Amash and his Tea Party tactics that they blame for Washington's gridlock. "The Republican establishment has lost […]
Republican Rand Paul said on Sunday he was preparing for a possible run for the presidency in 2016 but would not make a final decision until after the November midterm elections. One day after winning a preference poll of conservative activists, the Kentucky senator his libertarian message of protection for civil liberties could help the Republican Party gro […]
By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Democrats wrapped up their annual convention on Sunday with an appeal to their progressive base even as leaders vowed to stay on a centrist path that has won wide popularity for Governor Jerry Brown and firm control over the state legislature. Facing the 2014 election season flush with a formidable polit […]
A tax credit for childless workers. A focus on early education. More taxes for the wealthy. Closing tax breaks enjoyed by the oil and gas industry. Those are some of the more high profile items in President Obama's budget for 2015. Here are some other components of the President's budget that are interesting, impactful or just random.
Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Cotton feel the U.S. response to the Ukrainian crisis should be "bigger than our partisan divides" and that Congress should support sanctions, implement a trade embargo, consider restricting imports of Russian natural gas and cut off Russian banks.