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Masters of War: Senate Defense Budget Set to Exceed One Third of Global Military Spending
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, defense, spending, waste )

- 7 hours ago -
The Senate passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, exceeding what even Trump requested.
Right-Wing Star Declares He's Too Healthy For Insurance: Guess What Happened.
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, insurance, right-wingers, hypocrisy )

- 7 hours ago -
Begging strangers for money: the Republican way to pay for healthcare. He's been well enough to be tweeting non-stop his continued hatred of all things liberal.
Save Home Visiting Programs!
Society & Culture  (tags: families, children, assistance, petitions )

- 11 hours ago -
Congress has until September 30 to renew the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV). MIECHV matches at-risk moms and dads and their kids with trained community members to support child literacy and teach parenting skills.
A Hospital Crisis Is Killing Rural Communities. This State Is 'Ground Zero.'
Business  (tags: health care, hospitals, businesses, rural America, Georgia )

- 11 hours ago -
After the Lower Oconee Community Hospital shut down in June 2014, other mainstays of the community followed. The bank and the pharmacy in the small town of Glenwood shuttered. Then the only grocery store in all of Wheeler County closed...
Why Homecoming Dress Shopping Brought This Teen to Tears: 'Patriarchy'
Society & Culture  (tags: girls, women, school, clothes, sexism )

- 1 day ago -
Homecoming season: a time for high school students to ask out their new crushes of the school year, a chance to play dress-up with less fuss and pressure than prom, an opportunity for schools to make girls feel weird about their bodies.
When The Person Shaming You For Your Abortion Is A Child
Health & Wellness  (tags: anti-choice, reproductive rights, demonstrations, protests, terrorism )

- 1 day ago -
How the anti-abortion movement (ab)uses children to legitimize its message.
Georgia Tech Student's Death Is Part of a Pattern of Recent Police Violence on College Campuses
Society & Culture  (tags: education, universities, colleges, law enforcement, cops, police brutality )

- 1 day ago -
Campus police forces are less transparent than municipal agencies, but they can be just as dangerous.
To Achieve Truly Equitable & Sustainable Development, We Must Dump the Notion That Self-Interest Drives Economic Behavior
World  (tags: economics, agriculture, development, ecology )

- 1 day ago -
Much social and environmental damage is avoidable, if only we'd end our obsession with GDP growth.
Sickening Video Captures ICE Agents Harassing U.S. Citizens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, citizens, law enforcement, brutality, ACLU )

- 1 day ago -
A shocking video shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents harassing American citizens outside of an Oregon courthouse in what critics are calling a "clear case of racial profiling."
A Fossil-Fueled Catastrophe
Environment  (tags: global warming, climate change, weather, temperatures, storms )

- 1 day ago -
The end of the summer of 2017 couldn't have been more apocalyptic. Wildfires torched the Pacific Northwest, the Sierras, Los Angeles, and much of the western United States. Temperatures blistered in the Bay Area, breaking all-time records over Labor Day.
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