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What If Congress Became Parliament? A Question for Care2
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, congress, government, democrats, republicans, politics )

Barry
- 6 hours ago - barrywastingtime.blogspot.com
It's a slow news day, so let's play a "What If" game, namely, "What if the US suddenly switched to a parliamentary form of government?"
Outrageous Florida Politics
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: G.O.P. Bathroom Blocking in Florida )

Ashley
- 23 hours ago - miamiherald.com
It seems that in some parts of Florida, you will not be allowed to use the bathroom, while you wait in line. Keep in mind, in some areas of Florida, people can be waiting in line for 7 or more hours. Yep, the G.O.P. is trying to stop bathroom breaks!
Column: The Price of Ideology: A Woman's Life (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, medicaid, healthcare, government, politics, ethics, republicans, corruption, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - tampabay.com
I believe that every Floridian who is sick should be able to see a doctor. Every person should get the necessary care to stay healthy and alive. Sadly, not every Floridian can afford health care.
Everest's Sherpas Are Right To Revolt
World  (tags: Mt. Everest tragedy, Sherpas, human rights, culture, death, income, money, politics, corruption, freedoms, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
The death of 16 Sherpas last week on Everest--the biggest single loss of life in the mountain's history--has led to a threatened strike. Why, the Sherpas demand, should they risk their lives, while being excluded from the income generated by the rich,...
Blame This Drunken Bear for Vladimir Putin
World  (tags: Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Russia Federation, Ukraine, violence, politics, government, ethics )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
As the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin's biggest mistake was picking Vladimir Putin as his seventh or ninth prime minister.
Tell EPA to Cap Carbon Pollution From Coal Plants ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Environment  (tags: carbon pollution, coal plants, China, environment, destruction, healthconditions, world )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - secure2.convio.net
All of us, nationwide, are threatened by proposed mega-facilities for exporting coal to China. TAKE ACTION!
Why We Need a Maximum Wage
Society & Culture  (tags: Americansn, income inequality, society, rights, ethics, culture, politics, government )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - theweek.com
The debate about rising economic inequality that's been building since the financial crisis of 2008 has approached a boiling point thanks to the publication in English of French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Demand Progress Opposing the Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "Free" Trade Deal ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, government, secrecy, lobbyists, ethics, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - stopthesecrecy.net
Industry lobbyists are pushing the TPP, which threatens everything that we care about: jobs, the environment, Internet freedom--and democracy. That's why they're doing it in secret. We can stop this corporate power grab.
Cliven Bundy and the Myth of Rural 'Powerlessness'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, government, regulations, BLM, news, rural Americans, rancherslies, media )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - theweek.com
At National Review, David French has penned the latest in a series of conservative quasi-defenses of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who is in the midst of an armed standoff with federal authorities after Bundy refused to pay grazing fees for his cattle.
American Journalist With Vice News Captured in Eastern Ukraine (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: violence, Ukraine, Russia, Simon Ostrovsky, journalists, safety, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - mashable.com
Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, who has been filing a series of compelling video dispatches from Ukraine since early March, was "taken" in Sloviansk, Russian media outlet gazeta.ru reports.
 
 
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