Last year eight Americans — the four Waltons of Walmart fame, the two Koch brothers, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett — made more money than 3.6 million American minimum wage workers combined
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday May 27, 2014 1:17 pm|
Elliot Rodger, a college student who posted videos that documented his rage against women, killed six people and wounded 13 others last week. So where was the NSA?
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 21, 2014 2:45 pm|
The people of Alaska will be voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana this November instead of this August like originally planned. The Alaska Division of Elections confirmed that the initiative has been moved to the November 4th general election.
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|By: Attaturk Wednesday April 17, 2013 1:30 am|
Ron Fournier of the National Journal manages to be more pathetic than Alex Jones over the Boston bombing.
|By: Peterr Saturday March 23, 2013 10:40 am|
Another week, another court-ordered document dump of records that detail the abuses covered up by bishops of the Roman Catholic Church. This time, it’s Joliet, Illinois.
While the bishop that comes off worst in these files is retired, another former bishop of Joliet is not only still active, but has been promoted and currently serves in several powerful roles with the USCCB: J. Peter Sartain of Portland.
For victims, this isn’t about simply getting their own abuse to stop anymore. It’s not about money for counseling, treatment, and other things. It’s about making visible the behavior of not only the priests but the bishops who protected them.
|By: David Dayen Saturday September 22, 2012 11:30 am|
I tweeted my commentary on the Massachusetts Senate debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in real time, so no need to go much further on it. Basically you saw an incumbent Senator clearly behind in his own internal polling, so he decided to go hard negative. Warren wasn’t flustered by it and played the front-runner role of sticking to her script. You would have thought she was the incumbent. And it showed.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday November 21, 2011 10:40 am|
Former Boston archbishop, now Cardinal Bernard Law fled to Rome after the sex abuse scandal broke in Boston, and he’s been there ever since. He embodies the Catholic church hierarchy that has been exposed as a pedophile priest protection racket. He has turned in his resignation. What about the children?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 15, 2011 2:50 pm|
The National Lawyers Guild and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts have filed a suit to protect the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square from the kind of militarized police operation that has been carried out against occupations in New York, Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California.