North Dakota, long known for its cattle ranches and open spaces, has recently become one of the oil and gas industry’s most prized (and profitable) possessions, thanks to the advent of fracking. However, the price of oil and gas industry development is paid in destruction to the environment and strains to the regulatory framework meant to protect the public from a reckless industry, as Tesoro’s massive oil spill attests.
|By: Jcoleman Wednesday October 23, 2013 5:46 pm|
|By: masaccio Saturday June 29, 2013 10:30 am|
Apparently the CFTC can’t prove something something about MF Global and crimes or there were none or something something. It’s all very confusing.
|By: DSWright Monday June 24, 2013 9:00 am|
As Wall Street alumni Attorney General Eric Holder and Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer slept, private law firms took Wall Street to court. Through the lawsuits filed we have learned that the rating agencies, Moody’s and S&P, were well aware that what they were rating as extremely safe investments were in reality financial ticking time bombs. From Matt Taibbi:
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday June 21, 2013 11:30 am|
This is madness. I haven’t posted a Taser piece in a while, but this abuse of the “non-lethal” shock device is outrageous. Since when is an unarmed, naked child on the side of the road a threat to a law enforcement officer? This occurred in Ashland, Oregon, where motorist Adam Bednar saw her wandering at 4 AM.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:20 am|
In what could become a precedent-setting legal battle, a Florida judge has ordered that the NSA provide the court with phone records of a man accused of armed robbery. What does this case have to do with national security? Absolutely nothing, but the records exist and could exonerate the man.
|By: DSWright Monday June 17, 2013 10:20 am|
Chicago has experienced one of its bloodiest weekends yet under “Murder Mayor” Rahm Emanuel with 46 people shot and at least 7 dead. Questions are now being raised as to whether Emanuel can govern the city.
|By: DSWright Friday June 14, 2013 1:09 pm|
In case you forgot your bankster overlords – free of fear thanks to Obama, Holder, and the NSA – are continuing to rig markets, here is yet another scandal. Wall Street has gone beyond rigging LIBOR, Swaps, and the Oil market to include the currency market.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday May 27, 2013 11:15 am|
In the past week NYC has been rocked by a few incidents of hideous violent attacks against gays and transgender residents. There have been shootings assaults outside gay bars and a brutal killing of Mark Carson in another shooting in the Village.
Michelangelo Signorile, who also points out the unending violence against transgender residents that goes under-reported in the media:
|By: RH Reality Check Monday April 22, 2013 2:00 pm|
On Friday U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten handed anti-choice terrorist Angel Dillard a win, ruling Dillard doesn’t have to disclose “ministerial discussions” she had with Scott Roeder, the man convicted of murdering abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.
Marten’s ruling reversed an earlier decision that Dillard’s communications with Roeder were not protected by the ministerial exception because Dillard is not an ordained minister. But Marten held that Dillard was acting as a lay minister and was therefore entitled to the protection. It’s an incredible expansion of the privilege and one which the radical anti-choice community is no doubt taking notice.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday April 21, 2013 8:01 pm|
O Terrorist, will you share your Why?
Your motive is a must for us to end the sentence, “This was a terrible tragedy, but….”
We must know why, to know how we really feel about your actions.