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  • Climate Tipping Point? Science Deniers Mocked By Norman Ornstein, The Onion, New Yorker

    24 July 2014, 5:52 pm by: Joe Romm

    This week in climate science denial mockery.The post Climate Tipping Point? Science Deniers Mocked By Norman Ornstein, The Onion, New Yorker appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Rick Scott Had Stake In Company Whose 474-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Could Run Through Florida

    24 July 2014, 5:13 pm by: Katie Valentine

    “The governor’s interest is in getting these companies the permits they need and he’s not interested in the environment.”The post Rick Scott Had Stake In Company Whose 474-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Could Run Through Florida appeared first on…
  • PETA Offers To Help Pay Water Bills For Struggling Detroit Residents — But Only If They Go Vegan

    24 July 2014, 4:56 pm by: Annie-Rose Strasser

    PETA wants to be the savior, but it's using veganism as a bargaining chip. The post PETA Offers To Help Pay Water Bills For Struggling Detroit Residents — But Only If They Go Vegan appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • The Progressive Proposal Buried In Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan

    24 July 2014, 4:35 pm by: Nicole Flatow

    One of the few bipartisan issues in Washington just got a little more bipartisan.The post The Progressive Proposal Buried In Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Female Small Business Owners Aren’t Getting Enough Loans

    24 July 2014, 4:16 pm by: Bryce Covert

    Women own 30 percent of the country's businesses but get a much smaller portion of business loans.The post Female Small Business Owners Aren’t Getting Enough Loans appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Feds Consider Ban On Bluefin Tuna Fishing As Population Dips 95 Percent

    24 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Ari Phillips

    On Wednesday, the fisheries division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it's considering a ban on recreational and commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna.The post Feds Consider Ban On Bluefin Tuna Fishing As Population…
  • How AIDS Is Threatening To Devastate The World’s Youngest Country

    24 July 2014, 3:56 pm by: Will Freeman

    AIDS is claiming more and more lives in South Sudan, where the civil war is stopping people from gaining awareness about the disease.The post How AIDS Is Threatening To Devastate The World’s Youngest Country appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Ryan’s Rhetoric 2.0

    24 July 2014, 3:43 pm by: CAP Action War Room

    While Ryan is trying out new rhetoric around the issue of poverty, his "American idea" is full of the same empty promises he's been making for years.The post Ryan’s Rhetoric 2.0 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Right Wing Plans To Reframe ‘Women’s Health Issues’ To Focus On Preventing Brittle Bones

    24 July 2014, 3:41 pm by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    Instead of talking about birth control or sexual assault, GOP strategists are looking toward osteoporosis. The post Right Wing Plans To Reframe ‘Women’s Health Issues’ To Focus On Preventing Brittle Bones appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • In Europe, A Rise In Anti-Semitic Chants And Attacks

    24 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Shannon Greenwood

    There's been a marked rise in recent days in attacks on Jewish communities throughout Europe. The post In Europe, A Rise In Anti-Semitic Chants And Attacks appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • This Solar Car Just Set A New World Land Speed Record

    24 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Kiley Kroh

    The team of students that designed and manage the zero-emissions solar and battery storage Sunswift eVe aim to prove solar cars can be both practical and reliable. The post This Solar Car Just Set A New World Land Speed Record appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • ISIS Is Forcing Thousands Of Christians From Their Homes In Iraq

    24 July 2014, 2:13 pm by: Will Freeman

    Thousands of Christians have been forced to flee the second-largest city in Iraq, where their families had lived for over a thousand years.The post ISIS Is Forcing Thousands Of Christians From Their Homes In Iraq appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Video Captures NYPD Punching Man In Face, Putting Him In Illegal Choke-Hold

    24 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Annie-Rose Strasser

    The incident came just three days after an asthmatic man, Eric Garner of Staten Island, was put into a choke-hold by NYPD officers and then collapsed and died. The post Video Captures NYPD Punching Man In Face, Putting Him In Illegal Choke-Hold appeared first…
  • Nutrition Experts Fight To Prevent GOP From Rolling Back Healthy School Lunches

    24 July 2014, 1:54 pm by: Sam P.K. Collins

    A new survey finds that most kids like their new, healthier lunches.The post Nutrition Experts Fight To Prevent GOP From Rolling Back Healthy School Lunches appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Kansas Governor Suggests Phasing Out Renewable Standard, Then Backpedals

    24 July 2014, 1:30 pm by: Ari Phillips

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback expressed support for gradually phasing out the state's Renewable Energy Standard on Wednesday before a spokesperson clarified he meant something else. The post Kansas Governor Suggests Phasing Out Renewable Standard, Then Backpedals…
  • Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Proposal Would Have Government Micromanage Poor People’s Lives

    24 July 2014, 1:03 pm by: Bryce Covert

    Rather than giving poor people the ability to decide what's best for their lives, Paul Ryan's poverty proposal calls for strict contracts they have to follow.The post Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Proposal Would Have Government Micromanage Poor People’s Lives…
  • The Death Penalty Drug That May Be Causing Cruel And Unusual Executions

    24 July 2014, 12:39 pm by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    This week, Arizona became the latest state to botch an execution that relied on a questionable sedative.The post The Death Penalty Drug That May Be Causing Cruel And Unusual Executions appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Poverty Experts Skeptical That Paul Ryan’s Plan Can Actually Reduce Poverty

    24 July 2014, 12:12 pm by: Igor Volsky

    Paul Ryan's new plan sounds logical -- but will it actually work?The post Poverty Experts Skeptical That Paul Ryan’s Plan Can Actually Reduce Poverty appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Judge Halts Plans To Drill Near California National Park

    24 July 2014, 11:53 am by: Katie Valentine

    The drilling would have threatened critically endangered California condors and used millions of gallons of scarce fresh water.The post Judge Halts Plans To Drill Near California National Park appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Report: NFL Suspends Ray Rice Just Two Games For Knocking Fiancée Unconscious

    24 July 2014, 11:31 am by: Travis Waldron

    Rice's domestic violence-related suspension is 14 games fewer than the one Josh Gordon received for smoking weed.The post Report: NFL Suspends Ray Rice Just Two Games For Knocking Fiancée Unconscious appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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