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By: Monday June 2, 2014 3:18 pm

Based on present conditions throughout the world, there will be more stories for us to tell, analyze and discuss. Our efforts led to excellent coverage of the Chelsea Manning trial, reporting on privacy, the latest in health care, how marijuana rapidly changed in its value and, judging by the efforts of our team, more to talk about.

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Nothing We Do at Firedoglake Involves Letting the Government Decide

By: Monday June 2, 2014 8:00 am

e embrace this revolution in media and believe in championing and protecting acts of journalism in the work we do each day.  

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Always Helping, Always Fighting: Help Firedoglake Keep the Lights On!

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 9:15 am

The idea that a series of DDoS attacks and a handful of tech bills might be enough to stop what’s being built here makes me want to quasi-roll my eyes Dogen style.

No way.

This challenge is small peas compared to what this community is capable of achieving- and that’s just it, challenges can be overcome.

The world is changing and while we’re encouraged to change with it; to acquiesce certain rights and to accept certain inevitabilities, the fact remains that there’s always more fight left in all of us.

So with that I encourage you to donate, to be good to each other, to rock the shit out of every day you’re given and to never let the puppy get the upper-hand.

Not Feeding the Trolls Is Not Enough

By: Friday May 30, 2014 3:00 pm

In the history of FDL, trolls of various stripes have always been around. There are the “take a dump in the comments” Common Trolls, who tried to derail comment thread and often ended up being mocked and chased away by a rain of bad puns and nightmare-inducing photoshops. There are the Villager Trolls, descendants of the trolls in the old Norse eddas, who live to serve only themselves and do not take kindly to lesser beings that might wander into what they regard as Their Turf. Most recently, though, FDL has been the target of the Tech Trolls, who combine the desire to derail and destroy of the Common Trolls with the distinctly unhelpful and decidedly superior “we’ll do it because we can” attitude of the Villager Trolls.

The trolls do not need to be fed, but the troll hunters sure do. If you are in a position to help, now would be a good time to do so.

Please Help FDL Stay Online

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 7:54 am

We have a terrific community here at FDL that has always been extremely generous about supporting us when we’re in need. And if we cannot overcome these technical hurdles and pay these bills, the DDOS attackers could be successful in silencing us and we could be in serious jeopardy

Can you donate to help FDL stay online?

Introducing Facebook, Google+ Login at Firedoglake

By: Monday February 10, 2014 11:55 am

We have some exciting news to share with you all today: you can now log in and/or register for a MyFDL account using your Facebook and Google+ profile!

Celebrating 2013—A Year of Critical Work Made Possible By You

By: Tuesday December 31, 2013 11:52 am

There will soon be another year, and, for a moment, I find it worthwhile to celebrate what was accomplished this year—critical work which would not have been possible without people like you. Going into 2013, there was only one focus: continue regular coverage of Chelsea Manning’s court martial. The trial did not begin until June, [...]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Roz Savage, Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific

By: Sunday December 29, 2013 1:59 pm

Roz Savage’s Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific, chronicles the Pacific Ocean-crossing phase of the author’s record-setting single-handed row around much of the world. It was not one journey, but a series of them, beginning with what might easily have turned out to be a tragedy, when, after two capsizes, she was all but forced to abandon her tiny vessel off the coast of northern California, and leap overboard into fifteen-foot breaking waves.

October: Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Sunday October 6, 2013 8:40 am

October is a busy month. Schools have settled into the day-to-day routines. The sports world is busy with the MLB Play-offs; NFL, college, and high school football seasons are in the mix; the NHL has started its season; and NBA basketball training camps have started. College basketball has started having “midnight madness.” The news and weather shows are providing fall foliage reports.

October is also the “awareness” month for two causes that I support very strongly – Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness. I

Congressional Vote on Syria Whip Count, Sept 7

By: Saturday September 7, 2013 9:00 am

We open up today’s whip count with Pete Sessions (R-TX) who comes out as a firm nay: “Like most of my constituents, I also do not believe the president’s current plan is in the best interests of the American people or our national security.”

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