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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - December 15, 2015

Is Yogurt the Secret to Happiness?

Reynard Loki, AlterNet

Recent research reveals fascinating new connections between gut and brain — and yogurt's mood-boosting abilities. READ MORE»

Quietly, Bernie Sanders Is Still Demonstrating Strong Numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire

Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The opening 2016 contest is a tightening two-way race. READ MORE»

Two Terrifying People Are Leading the Pack for the GOP Nomination

Heather Digby Parton, Salon

As the first primary dates approach, the establishment is on its heels, and two terrifying choices stand out. READ MORE»

Half of America Is in or Damn Near Close to Living in Poverty

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

Congress should be filled with guilt -- and shame -- for failing to deal with our enormous wealth disparities. READ MORE»

Is Christmas All About a Magic Mushroom?

By Dr. David Bearman, AlterNet

There could be a reason Santa's reindeer are flying high, and an explanation for the jolly old elf's "Ho ho ho," too. READ MORE»

Right-Wing GOP Governor Succeeds in Making More People Go Hungry

By Tana Ganeva, AlterNet

Maine's Republican governor is obsessed with cutting food stamps. READ MORE»

Are Democratic Voters About to Make the Same Mistake Again with Hillary Clinton?

By Rob Hager, CounterPunch

It all comes down to electability. READ MORE»

If There's Going to Be a Future for Humanity, Renewable Energy Will Be at the Heart of It

By Michael T. Klare, TomDispatch

The primary thrust of new policies, new investment, and new technology will be in the advancement of renewables. READ MORE»

Can Socialism Survive in Venezuela?

By Mark Weisbrot, CEPR

What are we to make of the opposition's win? READ MORE»

Scalia Has It Backwards: Black Students Must Work Twice as Hard as White Classmates

By Latria Graham, The Guardian

The US supreme court justice's comments this week ignore how minorities don't bow to the yoke of white supremacy, mediocrity and bigotry – they thrive. READ MORE»

Bigots Go Bonkers After Muslim Judge Swears Oath on Koran Instead of Bible: 'She Should Be Arrested!'

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Following her election last month, Carolyn Walker-Diallo was sworn in as a civil judge for the 7th Municipal District in a Brooklyn. READ MORE»

VIDEO: Police Shoot Man in the Back as He Walked Away and Execute Him as He Crawled for His Life

By Johnny Liberty, The Free Thought Project

The short video, which was released yesterday, clearly shows 28-year-old Nicholas Robertson walking away as police opened fire on him. READ MORE»

Sex on the Beach: Danish Travel Firm Advert Urges Couples to Try for a Baby on Holiday

By Will Coldwell, The Guardian

'Do it for Mom' campaign invites wannabe grandparents to book active holidays for their adult children – in the hope that the break will result in a grandchild READ MORE»

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