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The environment is getting better! Well, at least Los Angeles beaches have improved in the decades since the clean water act was passed.

WATCH: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith completely explodes after Mitt and Newt try to pretend that they are friends.

Facebook releases its official “roadshow” video explaining to investors why they are worth $80+ billion. (The IPO is May 18 — get ready for more hype than you can eat.)

Angry, conservative ex-Navy SEALs are going to try to “Swift Boat” — they object to the term — Obama this campaign cycle.

The scandals of recent weeks aren’t just for show: Why the Chinese Communist Party will collapse in the next 10-15 years.

Catching up with the Cosby Show.

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In December 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came tantalizingly close to getting the U.S. Senate to reject Earl Butz, Richard Nixon's choice for secretary of agriculture.

A coalition of grassroots farmers, consumers, and scrappy public interest organizations (like the Agribusiness Accountability Project that Susan DeMarco and I then headed) teamed up with some gutsy, unabashedly progressive senators to undertake the almost impossible challenge of defeating the cabinet nominee of a president who'd just been re-elected in a landslide.

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