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Most Recent School Shooting Shows Need To Reach Troubled Teens Online

Researchers and organizations are targeting social media sites as possible points of outreach for troubled teens.

November 5, 2014

The 5 Closest Midterm Races

With only about one week of campaigning left, polls show that many candidates are facing dead-locked races.

October 27, 2014

Chris Christie And His Control Of Voting Regulations

In a visit to Washington on Tuesday, Chris Christie revealed his anxiety that the GOP needs to be able to control voting mechanisms before the next presidential election.

October 22, 2014

5 Things Politicians Think They Know About Ebola

These politicians’ misinformation on Ebola is scarier than the disease itself.

October 21, 2014

Paul Ryan Doesn’t Believe In Climate Science

Paul Ryan is definitely not a scientist.

October 14, 2014

Gardner Can’t Make Up His Mind On Climate Change

This answer is even worse than “I’m not a scientist.”

October 8, 2014

Death Of A Wedge Issue: 4 Ways GOP Presidential Hopefuls Reacted To Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Here’s how the GOP presidential field responded to the Supreme Court’s huge decision.

October 7, 2014

Study: California Drought Linked To Climate Change

A new study shows that the geophysical cause behind California’s long-term drought could be influenced by climate change.

October 1, 2014

Unemployment Insurance Is Not Reaching Those Who Need It

The percentage of unemployed workers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) has reached its lowest point since 1987, according to the Economic Policy Institute. During the Great Recession, which technically ended in 2009, unemployment spiked. As the EPI reports, “the UI recipiency rate reached about two-thirds of all unemployed workers” during this time. The number of people receiving […]

September 29, 2014

Here’s What You Need To Know For National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a concerted effort by volunteers, organizations, celebrities, and leaders across the country to register Americans to vote before important upcoming elections. This year’s midterm elections, which will be held on November 4, will decide 417 members of the U.S. Congress, 36 governors, and 46 state legislatures. If you need to register, […]

September 23, 2014

What To Expect From the U.N. Climate Summit

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people marched to demand action on the pressing global issue of climate change. Now, it’s up to the United Nations to heed their call. The 2014 United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York has gathered leaders from all sectors of society to bring new climate initiatives and ideas to the […]

September 23, 2014

More Data Rebut GOP Attacks On Minimum Wage

The Labor of Department released data to dispute the idea that increases in minimum wage would lead to a loss of jobs.

September 17, 2014

Scott Walker Wants To Revisit Drug Tests For Welfare

Governor Scott Walker is the latest Republican to suggest mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients. As part of his re-election campaign, the Wisconsin governor put forth a 62-page platform, which includes a plan to “require a drug test for those requesting unemployment and able-bodied, working-age adults requesting Food Stamps from the state.” This is not a revolutionary […]

September 16, 2014

2013 Sees Record High Of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Greenhouse gas concentrations have been on the rise since they were first studied and recorded in 1958. So it comes as no surprise that the most recent measurements from the World Meteorological Organization show another record high for carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. According to the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin released by the World Meteorological Organization […]

September 10, 2014
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A Megadrought Could Be Coming Without Climate Action

The prolonged drought that California has faced these past months would be a mere drop in the bucket, compared to a megadrought that lasts multiple decades.

September 9, 2014

Will The 113th Congress Be The Least Productive In History?

Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill after their August recess on Monday, and if they want to avoid being the least productive Congress in modern history, they have their work cut out for them. According to Govtrack.us, this Congress has enacted only 163 laws (including both bills and joint resolutions that have been enacted into […]

September 8, 2014