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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yes, Chicken Little…..

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This time, the sky really is falling Shutdown 2013 is really not a budget negotiation. IT IS NOT.  You do not pass and repeal laws in the United States of America through budget negotiations. Then what is this, really?  What are the buffoons and shucksters in Congress at a stalemate over?  Well, this time, it’s about nothing short of our democratic system of self-governance, which hangs in the balance:  that would be Majority Rule by the people, through their elected representatives, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers and borne out in our Constitution.  The terms being thrown around – “economic…

An Open Letter to all People who Hate the President

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(Note: The views expressed in this editorial and the video below are those of the individual and not necessarily those of The Progressive Press, its editorial staff or its affiliates.) It’s fine to be a conservative who disagrees with Obama politically. He is a fallible human being. Like any politician, he deserves criticism now and then. Progressives criticize him all the time because his policies are more conservative than many thought he would be. If you would say “Obama is wrong on this issue and here’s why”, I could respect that. But it’s something else to be a hard-core Glenn…

Myth: “Obamacare Forces Me to Pay for Other People’s Health Care”

SOURCE: AP/Charles Dharapak

Long before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, you were paying for other people’s healthcare in many different ways. When you pay insurance premiums, that money doesn’t only go towards your healthcare, it helps pay medical costs for every person insured by that company. Likewise, when someone without health insurance received care in an emergency room, and they couldn’t pay their bills, the hospital didn’t just write off those costs. They passed that expense on to you and every other patient in the form of higher medical costs, higher insurance premiums, and higher deductibles. However, the Affordable Health…

Two Presidents: Curious Similarities

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You may have seen over the years a long list of coincidences and similarities between the lives and deaths of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Here is a link that lists those similarities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln%e2%80%93Kennedy_coincidences_urban_legend All joking aside, there truly are some intriguing similarities between Abe Lincoln and Barack Obama. Both men came from humble beginnings with little money. Both men were born in other states and moved to Illinois. Both became lawyers and practiced law in Illinois. Both Lincoln and Obama served 8 years in the Illinois state legislature. Both men failed to get elected to Congress on their first…

The Language War

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How an issue is framed in large part determines our attitudes toward it.  That seems obvious.  But the critical importance of controlling the message by controlling the language is not so obvious.  Profound changes to America have occurred, or been attempted, with small changes in the language. The Right has been successful in getting their words and phrases into everyday usage in large part because they are fighting the language wars, and they seem to be winning it. Global Warming becomes “climate change”, the Affordable Healthcare Act becomes Obamacare, common-sense gun laws become an attack on the 2nd amendment, government…

Myth: “Democrats didn’t even read the Health Care Reform bill before they passed it”.

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Nancy Pelosi even said ‘We have to pass the (health care) bill so we can find out what is in it”. The claim that Democrats never read the Health Care Reform bill is an often repeated falsehood. Democrats did, in fact, read the bill before they voted on it. What Nancy Pelosi actually said was “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of controversy.”  She wasn’t talking about members of Congress.  She was speaking to the American people, saying that the American people didn’t know what was in the bill and…

Myth: “Obamacare will add billions to the deficit and drive up our national debt.”

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“Obamacare will add billions to the deficit and drive up our national debt.” This often repeated lie is one of the easiest to disprove.  The Congressional Budget Office confirms that the healthcare reform legislation does not add a dime to the deficit. In fact, the law will reduce the deficit by $143 billion in its first decade and by a whopping $1.2 trillion in the second decade.  The Congressional Budget Office even said that repealing the Affordable Care Act would add hundreds of billions to the national debt. Here is a letter from the Congressional Budget Office to House Speaker…