Saturday, December 12, 2015

Trump's Calculated Madness | The NRA Is Taking Its Lumps | Where Does Your State Rank on the Fat Scale?

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - December 12, 2015

Aggressive Push Back at the Evil NRA Is Working; Lives Will Be Saved as a Result

Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The courts are upholding gun controls, but many blanks in law remain. READ MORE»


War Propaganda by Another Name: Why the Media Should Be Skeptical of Anonymous-vs.-ISIS Stories

Adam Johnson, AlterNet

It makes for great copy, but these vigilante spectacles amount to little more than pro-war agitprop. READ MORE»


The Real Causes of America's Obesity Epidemic: Where Does Your State Rank?

Reynard Loki, AlterNet

More than a third of Americans are obese. The epidemic cuts across racial, economic, and even state lines. READ MORE»


That Viral Video You Keep Sharing Is Racist and Not Helping

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

There's nothing new under the sun. READ MORE»


Abigail Fisher Deserves an 'F' for Her Race-Baiting Supreme Court Case Aimed at Boosting Subpar White Students

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

The admissions case in front of SCOTUS is about putting mediocre white students ahead of talented people of color. READ MORE»


Murder, Theft, Exploitation: How American Imperialism and Neoliberal Economics Conquered Latin America

By Noam Chomsky, Haymarket Books

The effrontery of the powerful often leaves one virtually speechless. READ MORE»


There Were Five More Totally Preventable Drug War Deaths Last Month

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Police enforcing the drug laws shot and killed five people in the past month. Four of them were armed. One wasn't, but he's still dead, too. READ MORE»


Gun Linked to Paris Attacks Traced Back to Florida Arms Dealer Implicated in Iran-Contra Scandal

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Century Arms buys and sells military-grade surplus guns and is one of the largest arms dealers in the U.S. READ MORE»


Trump Sets His Own Campaign on Fire: The Donald's Increasingly Insane Behavior Is All Part of a Strategy

By Sean Illing, Salon

Trump's brazen rhetoric and willingness to run as an independent may be proof that he was bullshitting us all along. READ MORE»


Chemical Giants Dow Chemical and DuPont Announce $130 Billion Merger

By Sam Thielman, The Guardian

The all-stock merger to form Dow DuPont is subject to regulatory approval, with both companies also taking separate restructuring steps. READ MORE»


UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Calls Paris Climate Talks 'Most Complicated and Difficult' Ever

By Adam Vaughan, The Guardian

“I am urging and appealing to all the state parties to take the final decision for humanity," said Ban. READ MORE»


Cops Shoots Unarmed Man for No Reason, Cover It Up and Won’t Be Charged

By Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project

Will police claims of "accidentally" shooting unarmed people become a trend of how cops escape charges? READ MORE»


 

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