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Why the Children Fleeing Central America Will Not Stop Coming
At the root of the border crisis is a wave of violence that the United States helped to create.

GOP Senator Blocks Approval of US Ambassadors to Russia and Other Nations

Do We Have a New App for the Injured and Dying Children of Gaza?
-- Rev. Billy Talen for BuzzFlash at Truthout

As World Condemns Attack on Gaza, US Resupplies Israel with Weapons

Harry Potter and the Battle Against Bigotry
Kids who identify with the hero of J.K. Rowling's popular fantasy novels hold more open-minded attitudes toward immigrants and gays.

First Ebola Patient Coming to USA for Treatment
One of two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa will be brought to the United States for treatment at Emory University.

Moral Mondays Activists Come to the Nation’s Capital to Fight for Health Care for the Poor

Revolt Within GOP Quashes Border Vote
GOP leaders said they would try again today to vote on a bill aimed at coping with a surge of unaccompanied minors at the border.

Charles P. Pierce | The Sad Clownhood Of John Boehner

Senator Udall Calls for Resignation of CIA Director Brennan for Illegally Hacking Into Senate Computers

The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History Just Took a Terrifying Turn

NRA Member Who Lost Sister to Gun Violence Tearfully Asks Senate to Protect Women

The Carbon Dividend
Chris Van Hollen to Introduce Plan to Auction Pollution Permits

"He Could Have Brought Ebola Here": Minnesota Widow on Her Husband

The Boys of Bundy: Right-Wing Terrorists Spoiling for More Battles
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

House GOP Pulls Legislation to Address Immigration Crisis at Border

A Public Wiki Shines Light on North America's 4 Million Oil and Gas Wells

Peace Corps Removing Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

The Feds Are Demanding That Twitter Turn Over More User Info Than Ever

Boston Hospitals on the Lookout for Ebola Virus

Senate Bombshell Testimony Today: Citigroup and Bank of America Stock Worthless Without Implied Government Guarantees

Bush Administration Lawsuit Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 11th
If all goes well, the announcement of a start date to the Bush Administration trial could be just six weeks away

Think the Supreme Court Protected Your Cellphone From Warrantless Searches? Think Again.

More Blood Than Water in Detroit, Gaza and Iraq
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Murdoch’s Circle: The Growing News International Scandal

Louisiana Chemical Plant With Safety Violations Gets $1.8M Tax Break, No Fine

Soldiers Get $92M in Debt Relief Under Settlement

How Loss of Wildlife Leads to Child Slavery

Even Left-Wing Politicians Can’t Quit Israel

SATIRE: Space Aliens Really Disappointed in Humanity, Postpone Visit for Another 10,000 Years

How Much Does an F-35 Actually Cost?

Argentina Declared in Default by S&P as Talks Fail

A Step Toward Holding Colleges Accountable for Campus Sexual Assault

Forty Bullets in the Head Shows Why Hondurans Are Fleeing to US

House GOP Approves Lawsuit Against Obama

Union Limits and Voter ID Rule Upheld in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, in a victory for Gov. Scott Walker. The voting law that it upheld is blocked in federal court.

Foreign Investigators Reach MH17 Crash Site in Ukraine

White House Censoring What US Public Can Know About Torture Program

Two Theories of Poverty
There are fundamental differences in the way right-wingers and left-wingers understand poverty.

Netanyahu’s Gaza Game Plan

Colorado’s now averaging two oil and gas spills per day
The state's drilling boom is bringing more spills -- many of which go unreported to residents.

UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law

Researchers: BP oil spill’s impact was “deeper and wider” than thought
New findings of deep-sea coral damage belie the oil company's insistence that all's well in the Gulf.

Managers are nearly twice as likely as service workers to get paid time off

Today's hepatitis C treatment of choice costs $84,000 for 12 weeks, or $1,000 a pill.

What You Don't Know About Migrant Children May Kill Them

War Hawk David Frum Accuses The New York Times and Reuters of Faking Gaza Hospital Photos

The Transgender Crucible
As a homeless trans teen, CeCe McDonald suffered a lifetime of hardships. But when she was charged with murder for simply defending herself, she became a folk hero.

Israel Is Minting the Next Generation of Hate
The children of Gaza still have dreams for their future. Who do they admire? Anyone who might protect them: a doctor, a journalist, the fighters from Hamas.

Obama has rope-a-doped these GOP clowns hard

Donors Who Lavish Money on Elite Institutions Only Exacerbate the Wealth Gap

The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

Photos: Israeli airstrike hits UN school
AFP photographer Marco Longari witnesses the aftermath of a shelling on a refuge for displaced Palestinians.

Together We Rise: Occupy National Gathering Kicks Off Thursday in Sacramento

Spending Soars for Anti-GMO Label Lobbying
'These numbers speak for themselves,' says labeling advocate. 'They also speak to everything that's wrong with our government.'

Watching the Judges: Court Transparency Advocates Say It's Time to Turn the Lights On

Health Insurers Press to Exempt Millions From ACA

Peddlers and Profiteers: Wall Street's Finest Pushing Tax-Dodging Mergers

The New York Times net income drops 54 percent

The Future Will Be Swarming With Rats

Worth More: One Man or an Entire City?
What does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio or Burbank, California?

ALEC Agenda: Gutting Medicaid, Privatizing Schools, Exports

Gaza Morgue Worker Numbed as Bodies Pile Up Under Israeli Raids

Legalized Weed Is Creating a Job Boom
As Colorado’s $1 billion marijuana market coins first-time millionaires and creates thousands of new jobs, we trailed five different workers to collate snapshots of this new world of legalized weed.

Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems?

Afghanistan to cost more than Marshall Plan, watchdog says

Regulators want reckless bankers to be criminally liable under new plans
Main City watchdogs want a new licensing regime for bankers, which could also see bonuses deferred by up to seven years.

Religious violence in 2013 displaced millions
Annual US report finds displacement of families, communities due to sectarian violence a troubling trend.

Israel bombs another UN school despite them telling Israel 17 times that the school housed civilians

From Victim to Colonial Settler: Shifting the Paradigm on Israel

Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

ISPs tell government that congestion is “not a problem,” impose data caps anyway

Obama-backed surveillance reform bill introduced in Senate

Russian Red Cross says E. Ukraine faces humanitarian catastrophe

Mother of Mexican Teen Killed by Border Patrol Sues Agency

Secrets of the Right-Wing Brain: New Study Proves It - Conservatives See a Hostile World
Phony WMD, Benghazi, birthers, truthers -- turns out there's a scientific explanation for deniers and Tea Partyers.

Poll: Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola Three Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis

Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

Iowa’s Joni Ernst: The Todd Akin of 2014?
With talk of impeachment and nullification, the GOP Senate candidate is causing problems for her party.

UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January

Pussy Riot Members Sue Russian Government at the European Court of Human Rights

The Sarah Palin Internet channel: Niche 'news' for her supporters

Moscow may walk out of nuclear treaty after US accusations of breach

The Spread of Electronic Monitoring: No Quick Fix for Mass Incarceration

US economy bounces back in second quarter

GOP to deny bulk of Obama request for increased funds for migrant crisis

The Language of Expulsion
Whether the long-term unemployed in the global North or the long-term displaced in the global South, people are being expelled from economy, society and nation in increasing numbers.

Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders
Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan accused of overseeing mass killings of up to 500,000 people in the 1970s.

Nine things the new VA secretary promised for his first 90 days

US utility PG&E charged with obstructing justice over gas disaster
Grand jury indictment over the 2010 explosion which killed eight people follows launching of class action by investors.

Journalist Jason Rezaian’s Mother Pleads for Her Son’s Release by Iran

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"
Internal records show how a Switzerland-based businesman oversaw millions in contributions to the Tea Party group.

Erin Currier: Art Is a Necessary Element of Every Revolution

The GOP’s Audacious Impeachment Spin Job
Somehow, they convinced the Beltway media that their party’s constant impeachment talk is just a scare story whipped up by Democrats to raise money.

Michele Bachmann Claims President Obama Wants to Use Unaccompanied Children for Medical Experiments

The Next Epidemic
Ebola won’t kill us all, but something else might. Like everything living on Earth, viruses must evolve to survive.

Cease-Fire in Gaza Collapses; Israeli Soldier Is Captured

CNN Anchor Shuts Down Fox Climate Trolls With One Brilliant Tweet
Bill Weir has fighting words for people who willfully confuse weather with climate

Republicans Deliver Another Self-Inflicted Wound

Fighting Near Site of Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Leaves 14 Dead
Deaths shatter brief lull across war-torn region as international experts head to wreckage of downed plane

Paul Krugman | Knowledge Isn’t Power

Cantor to Vacate House Seat Early

The CIA’s Reckless Breach of Trust
The agency will have to go much further than apologies for breaking into the Senate’s computers.

72-Hour Ceasefire in Gaza Announced: "At least 1,432 people have been killed in Gaza during the current conflict, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health"

CNN Anchor Lashes Out at Fox: "You Willfully Ignorant F**ksticks"

CIA Admits Penetrating Senate Intelligence Computers

House GOP Struggles With Immigration Monster It Created

Blow to House GOP Leadership as Border Bill Falters

Poorly Defined Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Used to Blame, Criminalize Mothers

David Swanson | Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!

Medicare's 49th Anniversary for Seniors: Single-Payer Coverage for All by Its 50th
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Liberian Official: Ebola Outbreak "Is Above the Control of the National Government"

UN Rights Chief Slams Israel’s "Defiance" of International Law

Republicans Want DOJ to Investigate IRS' Lerner for Referring to GOP "Crazies" as "Assholes"

People’s Climate March - Largest Climate March in World History - Launched in Times Square

Smuggling and Illicit Trade Have Always Been an Essential Component of the US Economy

Meet Carolina, Who Brought Her Daughters 1,500 Miles to the US so They Wouldn’t Be Raped

Charles P. Pierce | Words Matter
"When cowards try to make history, history is mocked."

NOAA Prepares for Bakken Oil Spills as Seattle Dodges Oil Train Explosion

ReaganBook, "The Facebook for Patriots" Is Already Offline

So Long, Seafood! Ocean Acidification Projected to Slam Alaskan Fisheries

Bikes, Planes and Viruses: How Ebola Spreads

The Median Household Is 20% Poorer Today Than in 1984

Legislators, Corporations Gather for Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy and You’re Not Invited

A Shattered School in Gaza
More than three hundred displaced civilians were crowded into the school when it was hit by three explosions on Tuesday night.

House GOP Scrambles to Pass Border Crisis Bill

Right-Wing Backlash Against "Smartypants" Like Neil deGrasse Tyson

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Opposed the Stimulus Because It Leaned on Him
FreedomWorks' president writes that the GOP senator's "uwillingness to lead" forced his group to "shut down every phone line in the Leader's offices."

Why Republicans Might Still Try to Impeach Obama

Bank of America Ordered to Pay Nearly $1.3 Billion in Mortgage Case

Behind Door Number Three in Iraq

LIMERICK: Impeachment "Scam"

State Dept.: Americans Ashamed of CIA Tactics

"What Is Hateful to You, Do Not Do to Your Fellow: This Is the Whole Torah"
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Waves Sweep Across Section of Arctic Ocean for First Time Due to Global Warming
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

GAO Report: Drinking Water at Risk From Underground Fracking Waste Injection
EcoWatch Staff on BuzzFlash at Truthout

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

Does NASA's Data Show Doomsday for New York City?

If a minimum wage, why not a maximum one, too?

Conservative group ALEC devises offshoot ACCE to lobby at local levels

Why Bad New York Cops Can Get Away With Abuse

Elizabeth Warren’s Biggest Donors Warn Her Not to Run for President

New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called a Disgrace

Stop the tax inversions of free-riding corporations
Walgreens, Pfizer and other companies that use tax tricks are no different from Cliven Bundy.

Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company

David Sirota: Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo Wants to 'Minimize Attention' to Wall Street Managers' Compensation

Robert Reich: The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality
Instead of worrying about who’s American and who’s not, here’s a better idea: Create incentives for any global company to do what we’d like it to do in the United States.

This Man Fears the US Will Have Him Tortured - Again
US citizen Yonas Fikre claims he was detained and tortured abroad because he refused to become an FBI informant. Sweden just denied him asylum.

My Night at the Heritage Foundation Watching Rick Santorum’s New ‘Religious Liberty’ Movie

Pushing Release of CIA Torture Report, Senators Threaten Use of Special Rule
Rarely-used resolution may allow Senate to declassify documents without presidential approval.

Oil refinery threatened by sea-level rise, asks government to fix problem
What the company lacks in shame it makes up for in chutzpah. At least it isn't denying climate science!

GOP’s moronic inferno: The real reason cranks and shills rule the party

Hollywood and the Pentagon: A relationship of mutual exploitation
Filmmakers and the Pentagon have long collaborated on projects to bring films authenticity and the DOD publicity.

Could California Go All in on Renewable Energy?

Why It Matters That Norman Finkelstein Got Arrested Outside the Israeli Consulate

Report: World faces water crises by 2040
Wind, solar power increase needed to avoid global drought.

Is Silicon Valley the New Wall Street?
Not yet, and hopefully not ever.

For-profit colleges got $1.7 billion in GI Bill benefits in 2012-13, report finds

Former US Officials Cash In on Myanmar

Australia Threatens to Jail Citizens Who Embarrass Repressive Governments

Russia Sanctions Spread Pain From Putin to Halliburton

Two more mysterious craters appear at 'the end of the world' in Siberia

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes?

Black lung claims by 1,100 coal miners may have been wrongly denied

Connecticut man seeks between $5.4 & $8 million compensation after being incarcerated 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit.

Yet Another Man With a Gun Just Murdered His Wife and Children
State police call it "one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine's history."

Federal review exposes two decades of FBI forensic errors
Review of lab unit involved in 45 death-row cases stalled after errors in pre-DNA convictions came to light.

South Carolina Education Panel Backs Plan to Encourage Skepticism About Evolution

300,000 More People Just Got Paid Sick Days

Federal Appeals Court Rules Mississippi Can’t Close Its Only Clinic

Koch brothers’ politics reflect their father’s anti-communism
FBI collected more than 100 pages of documents on Fred Koch after he published manifesto railing against communism.

WTF: Church deacon who blamed Satan for sex abuse may have jail time cut from 20 years to one

In North Carolina Elections, Misleading Susan B. Anthony List Ads Star Koch Brothers Operative

Pentagon expert: Getting rid of Hamas will only make things worse
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn says that if Israel eliminates Hamas a terrorist group like ISIS could take its place.

Soft Edges, Hard Core: A Media Tilt to Israel in Gaza

Former NSA chief makes up to $1 million a month selling cybersecurity services
Gen. Keith Alexander stepped down from the NSA after the Snowden leaks, now he's back with a new security firm related to his government work.

Rojava Revolution: Building Autonomy in the Middle East

George Zimmerman resurfaces in Florida, again in ‘security’ mode

Collective Punishment in Gaza
Israeli attack "is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives."

Why "Can't Make Ends Meet" Trumps "Poverty"

The World's Tigers - There Are Only 3,200 Left in the Wild

'Milestone' for child malaria vaccine: Experts say the world's first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015.

Is Netanyahu Coordinating With American Right-Wingers to Prolong Gaza War?

Senator Denies Climate Change on Senate Floor and Gets a Science Lesson From His Colleague

A National Disgrace: Violence Against Native Women

Watching the Sarah Palin Channel
What does Palin, unshackled and generally gone rogue, sound like?

Glenn Greenwald | Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza

Gaza: at least 19 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit
UN official condemns ‘in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces’.

The “restroom row” in Miami is the latest attempt to make it harder for minorities to vote
The Florida county – pivotal in the 2000 Bush-Gore battle – has backtracked on a policy that would have meant polling stations didn’t have disabled toilets.

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