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Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Elections a 'More Meaningful Measure' If Voters Must Pass a Test (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, children, education, government, ethics, freedoms, rights, society )

Carrie
- 37 minutes ago - rawstory.com
Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Monday argued that requiring a "citizenship test" to vote made the outcome of elections "more meaningful." Two Republican state legislators in Utah last week announced a bill that would require students to pass a ...
Feeding the Planet While Saving Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, agriculture, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, politics, government, green, forests, nature, humans, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - news.mongabay.com
Commercial agriculture drives 71 percent of deforestation worldwide
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Precious Freshwater Supply From Nuclear Waste - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: water, protection, pollution, government, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, politics )

Cal
- 4 hours ago - forcechange.com
A proposed nuclear waste site will sit threateningly close to the Great Lakes, an invaluable water source for eight U.S. states as well as Ontario, Canada.
Coca-Cola Is Not the Solution to Hunger in Africa
Business  (tags: business, dishonesty, corporate, corruption, greed, agriculture, world, politics, society, investors, finance, government, ethics )

Cal
- 6 hours ago - theecologist.org
Backed by £600 million of British aid under the guise of 'food security' and 'nutrition', a vast give-away of Africa's land is under way that will condemn small farmers to landlessness and povert
Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., air strikes, Syria, Islamic State, military, government, terrorism )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive & risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict.
Obama Hits at Companies Moving Overseas to Avoid Taxes
Business  (tags: Obama administration, taxes, business, corporate, government, ethics, economy, money, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 15 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The Obama administration took action Monday to discourage corporations from moving their headquarters abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, announcing new rules designed to make such transactions significantly less profitable.
Gaza and the American Awakening
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Americans, liberal Jews, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, freedoms, violence, death, dishonesty, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
While the Israeli government talks about "pinpoint strikes" and "unprovoked attacks from Hamas" it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the massive destruction of the Gazan infrastructure,hospitals,schools,government buildings, UN facilities, homes
Since 1978, Congress Has Worked a Full Week 14 Percent of the Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, lazy, work ethic, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, economy, lies, freedoms, elections, politics )

Carrie
- 19 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Of the 13,000-plus days since Jan. 1, 1978, both chambers of Congress have been in session at the same time for about 4,700 of them -- about a third of the total time and a little fewer than half of all weekdays. The Senate has worked more than the House,
Homegrown Jihadis and the Limits of the Israel Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Israel Lobby, Muslims, government, politics, economy, ethics, dishonesty, military, corruption )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
As the argument commonly goes, Western governments and especially the US ally with Israel not out of national interest but because of the concerted influence of the Israel Lobby, a term meant to identify countless organizations, committees, and...
Soviet Union Lingers in Heart of Tokyo
Offbeat  (tags: politics, government, world, Russia, Ukraine, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 1 day ago - the-japan-news.com
The former geopolitical entity, dissolved in 1991, still nominally owns real estate, such as its embassy and other offices, in prime Tokyo locations because Ukraine, the second-most populated republic of the former Soviet Union, has been opposing the tran
Save Rare Forests From Government Sanctioned Logging - Sign Please!
Environment  (tags: tasmania, rare, forests, logging, government, environment )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Several years ago, the environmentalists of Tasmania protested the logging of their precious old-growth forests. The logging industry and the environmentalists were at odds for years, where activists and loggers alike were injured in the crossfire.
New York Climate March Draws Hundreds of Thousands
Environment  (tags: Climate March, climate-change, ecosystems, activism, world, environment, pollution, protection, humans, government, green )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.yahoo.com
An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history
Hamas and Fatah Fighting Over Gaza Funds
Offbeat  (tags: Fatah, Hamas, terrorist, terrorism, finances, Gaza, crime, culture, government, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 1 day ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
"Armed robbery in broad daylight." -- Palestinians, after Hamas "seized" $750,000 from Gaza bank. Fatah accused Hamas of "squandering" $700 million of financial aid earmarked for the Palestinian victims of war.
Remembering Troy Davis and Ending the Death Penalty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Troy Davis, deah penalty, government, usa, state law )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
While many of the supporters who stood in solidarity with Troy have put away their signs and returned home, the battle to end the shameful practice of capital punishment wages on in his name.
 

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