In audio of his June remarks at a secret Koch Brothers event, obtained by The Nation, McConnell vowed that the Senate will not waste time on things like increasing the minimum wage for people making only about $15,000 annually if he becomes majority leader.
Both the excess of military equipment no longer being used for combat, and the move toward a “War” on drugs over the last several decades have resulted in small police departments with destructive and combative tools at their disposal.
An extensive report released yesterday by The Dallas Morning News used federal workplace data to determine that a worker in Texas is 12 percent more likely to die on the job in Texas than he or she would be doing the same work in any other state.
The Tampa Tribune has pulled a controversial column that alleged Disney is indoctrinating children with its "pro-gay agenda." The column, which was highlighted by Media Matters, had also drawn criticism from gay rights activists and Florida journalists.
So, let me get this straight. A United States Congressman, someone who's supposed to be acting in the best interests of the American people, didn't speak out against the government shutdown - because he thought "party unity" was more important? Wow.
In a recent interview with Dan Arel at Alternet, astrophysicist and host of TV’s Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed a wide range of subjects from why he doesn’t do debates to calling creationist Ken Ham’s views “crazy.”