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  • 2°C Or Not 2°C: Why We Must Not Ditch Scientific Reality In Climate Policy

    1 October 2014, 5:01 pm by: Joe Romm

    A new Comment piece in Nature argues we should "Ditch the 2 °C warming goal" as a basis for climate change policy. Here's why they are wrong -- and why "their prescription is a dangerous one."The post 2°C Or Not 2°C: Why We Must Not Ditch Scientific Reality…
  • Here’s Who To Blame For America’s Increased Contribution To Global Warming In 2013

    1 October 2014, 4:33 pm by: Emily Atkin

    The who, the where, and the how much.The post Here’s Who To Blame For America’s Increased Contribution To Global Warming In 2013 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • BREAKING: Florida Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teen After Loud Music Dispute Convicted Of Murder

    1 October 2014, 4:32 pm by: Nicole Flatow

    Michael Dunn's fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, says the last thing she heard him say was, “I hate that thug music.”The post BREAKING: Florida Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teen After Loud Music Dispute Convicted Of Murder appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Federal Judge Orders Arizona Sheriff To Stop Putting Prisoners’ Health In Danger

    1 October 2014, 4:19 pm by: Sam P.K. Collins

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is back in the national spotlight, and not for a good reason. The post Federal Judge Orders Arizona Sheriff To Stop Putting Prisoners’ Health In Danger appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Commits Stoner Slander

    1 October 2014, 4:04 pm by: Jessica Goldstein

    Stoners; not actually less informed than the general population.The post Jimmy Kimmel Commits Stoner Slander appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Facebook Apologizes For Enforcing ‘Real Name’ Policy Against LGBT Users

    1 October 2014, 3:39 pm by: Zack Ford

    Responding to concerns from drag queens, transgender individuals, and the LGBT community at large, Facebook has apologized for how it enforced its "real name" policy.The post Facebook Apologizes For Enforcing ‘Real Name’ Policy Against LGBT Users appeared…
  • Top Women’s Soccer Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against FIFA

    1 October 2014, 3:37 pm by: Travis Waldron

    The lawsuit results from FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association's decision to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on turf surfaces, which women's players say would never happen for men.The post Top Women’s Soccer Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit…
  • Stranded Walrus Are A ‘New Phenomenon’ And We Don’t Know How Bad It Will Get

    1 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Katie Valentine

    The 35,000 walrus that gathered on a beach in northwest Alaska this week wasn't an isolated event.The post Stranded Walrus Are A ‘New Phenomenon’ And We Don’t Know How Bad It Will Get appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • In Historic Visit To D.C., Obama Offers Indian Prime Minister $1 Billion In Financing For Clean…

    1 October 2014, 2:31 pm by: Ari Phillips

    On Tuesday, the leader of one of the oldest democracies and the leader of the largest democracy discussed one of the world's biggest modern problems.The post In Historic Visit To D.C., Obama Offers Indian Prime Minister $1 Billion In Financing For Clean Energy…
  • How The Wealthy Are Demolishing The Bridge The Middle Class Need To Cross

    1 October 2014, 2:22 pm by: Alan Pyke

    Education is commonly offered as the antidote to inequality. But inequality appears to have corrupted the education system's ability to combat poverty.The post How The Wealthy Are Demolishing The Bridge The Middle Class Need To Cross appeared first on…
  • Republicans’ Latest Pitch To Women: Voting Is Just Like Picking A Wedding Dress

    1 October 2014, 2:13 pm by: Aviva Shen

    These are only the first of several ads meant to make the Republican Party seem "culturally relevant" to "the generation that has their earbuds in and their minds turned off."The post Republicans’ Latest Pitch To Women: Voting Is Just Like Picking A Wedding…
  • How Government Health Care Will Save Us From Ebola

    1 October 2014, 1:57 pm by: Igor Volsky

    Another reminder of why government health care is so essential. The post How Government Health Care Will Save Us From Ebola appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees

    1 October 2014, 1:49 pm by: Joaquim Moreira Salles

    All universities in Germany are now free. The US could easily follow suit.The post This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Why It Matters That Lena Dunham Wrote About Being Raped In College

    1 October 2014, 1:42 pm by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    The actress' new memoir includes a candid exploration of sexual assault that highlights the confusion over what exactly rape looks like.The post Why It Matters That Lena Dunham Wrote About Being Raped In College appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Halts Major Part Of North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law

    1 October 2014, 1:41 pm by: Ian Millhiser

    "[E]ven one disenfranchised voter" who is denied the right to vote on account of race "is too many."The post BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Halts Major Part Of North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • What People In China Are Hearing About The Protests In Hong Kong

    1 October 2014, 1:28 pm by: Beenish Ahmed

    Thousands have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to celebrate 65-years of communist rule…according to Chinese state media. The post What People In China Are Hearing About The Protests In Hong Kong appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Obama Plans To Allow Some Central American Kids To Apply For Refugee Status From Home

    1 October 2014, 1:08 pm by: Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

    Officials hope that the program would lower the number of migrant children making the journey to cross into the United States. The post Obama Plans To Allow Some Central American Kids To Apply For Refugee Status From Home appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • You Can Now Find Out How Much Big Pharma Is Paying Your Doctor

    1 October 2014, 12:37 pm by: Sam P.K. Collins

    There's now a public database revealing the speaking fees, consulting fees, and stake ownership of more than 500,000 physicians.The post You Can Now Find Out How Much Big Pharma Is Paying Your Doctor appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Tampa Bay Utility Is Installing Region’s Largest Solar Array At Tampa International Airport

    1 October 2014, 12:04 pm by: Katie Valentine

    Tampa's electric utility is installing the equivalent of more than five football fields of solar panels at the Tampa International Airport.The post Tampa Bay Utility Is Installing Region’s Largest Solar Array At Tampa International Airport appeared first on…
  • Startup Funding Is Given Almost Entirely To Men

    1 October 2014, 11:31 am by: Bryce Covert

    97 percent of the companies that get venture capital funding are led by men.The post Startup Funding Is Given Almost Entirely To Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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