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Trump Taps Advocate For Anti-LGBT Policies for Health and Human Services

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be the administration’s nominee for director of Health and Human Services.

Published: December 6, 2016 - 4:14 pm @ https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/12/05/tru…

'Underhanded' tactics? Op-eds opposing 9/11 bill look very similar

Newspaper op-ed sections across the country have in recent weeks carried impassioned columns opposing a controversial law allowing families of…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 4:12 pm @ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/06/underha…

Hooked Rx

by Hooked Rx category: Cause

Published: December 6, 2016 - 3:44 pm @ https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/50679-hooked-rx

Book Review: Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones

In Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move, Reece Jones argues that the deaths of people attempting to cross international borders are…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 2:42 pm @ http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2016/12/06…

Arizona's Undocumented Queers are Ready for Trump

PHOENIX — This city is known for its dry heat, but to some activists, it’s known as “dry hate." So for activists like Dago Bailon of Trans Que…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 1:10 pm @ http://www.advocate.com/politics/2016/12/06/arizon…

A Climate Denier is Leading the NASA Transition

Scientists and policy watchers have been sounding the alarm bell that NASA’s climate work could be in jeopardy ever since Donald Trump’s elect…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 12:37 pm @ http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-denier-…

Cities are central to any serious plan to tackle climate change

Even before the election of Donald Trump, it was clear that states and cities — what climate nerds call “subnational actors” — are central to …

Published: December 6, 2016 - 9:30 am @ http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/12/6/13…

Major Vets’ Org Launches New Effort To Take Down Political Correctness And Protect First Amendment

5359599One of the nation’s leading veterans organizations is launching a new effort to fight political correctness engulfing the country and p…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 9:29 am @ http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/05/major-vets-org-l…

An Open Letter from Scientists to President-Elect Trump on Climate Change

President-elect Trump has called climate change a Chinese hoax, vowed to dismantle America's climate and clean energy policies, and appointed …

Published: December 6, 2016 - 7:29 am @ https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/…


CNN Hypes Concerns Trump Will Put Muslims in 'Internment Camps'

Monday's New Day on CNN ran a pre-recorded report by correspondent Kyung Lah in which she highlighted two Japanese-American women who suffered…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 5:25 am @ http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/…

How white supremacist hatred drives acts of violence against powerful women

Last Wednesday, Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine black people at a prayer meeting in a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 3:51 am @ http://www.salon.com/2016/12/06/how-white-supremac…

Left-Wing Daily Show Host Jon Stewart Says Obama Bad on Press Freedom and Left’s Racebaiting ‘Has to Stop’

Jon Stewart, former host of the left-wing Comedy Network cable TV show, “The Daily Show,” had a LOT to say during a recent interview with New …

Published: December 5, 2016 - 10:15 pm @ http://constitution.com/left-wing-daily-show-host-…

The young women activists who led Standing Rock to victory

Lauren Howland’s wrist was already bandaged up – broken, she thinks, by cops hitting her with batons – when she headed back to the front lines…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 9:44 pm @ http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/young-…

Oregon Man Convicted Under Revenge Porn Law Claims It Is Unconstitutional

Oregon passed a revenge porn bill in June of last year criminalizing the “unlawful dissemination of [an] intimate image” of a person with the …

Published: December 5, 2016 - 9:14 pm @ http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/12/05/or…

Why Shinzo Abe Is Really Going to Visit Pearl Harbor

No one is better at burying a story than Japanese officials.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan (Liberal Democratic Party) soberly remembers th…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 7:41 pm @ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/05/w…

What Democrats Need: Something Old and Something New

Just a few weeks ago, the Republican Party was bracing for the end of what most observers considered a disastrous election season: Unlikely no…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 6:40 pm @ http://billmoyers.com/story/democrats-need-somethi…

What It’s Like to Be an Immigration Attorney in the Final Weeks Before the Trump Presidency

Donald Trump’s formal ascension to the presidency is still weeks away, but for non-Americans living in America, fears of what he will do once …

Published: December 5, 2016 - 2:33 pm @ http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/1…

Saudi officials announce 4 new MERS cases

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported four new MERS-CoV cases in the past 3 days, including two from the holy city Medina, as the W…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 2:01 pm @ http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/12…

U.S. retailers value enthusiasm over experience for holiday hires

This U.S. holiday shopping season, wearing the brand is more likely to help get you a job in a store than experience, as retailers look for en…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 1:02 pm @ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-holidayshopp…

Stripes funds restaurant chain Snooze

Stripes Group has made an undisclosed investment in breakfast and brunch chain Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. In conjunction with the funding, Stripe…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 11:59 am @ https://www.pehub.com/2016/12/stripes-funds-restau…

Phoenix Receives Third Consecutive Top Digital City Award : South Mountain News

The City of Phoenix has again ranked nationally for using digital solutions to improve citizen engagement. Phoenix placed third among cities o…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 11:28 am @ http://somonews.com/archives/30658

Why Russia Is Using the Internet to Undermine Western Democracy

At a recent international meeting on internet freedom and democracy, one of the chairs made an unusual request: He asked contributors to share…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 11:27 am @ http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_te…

The Best Restaurants in America

"Best" is the most subjective word in the English language, and narrowing down this group is as grueling as it is exhilarating. Of course thes…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 9:59 am @ http://www.eater.com/2016/12/5/13492700/best-resta…

'I trusted them fully': Man, 92, says own children took his millions

Pete Stoopnikoff, 92, was a self-made millionaire, but now he says he can't afford to put gas in his car because two of his children took near…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 7:54 am @ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sen…

Mapping the Uneven Benefits of Electric Vehicles

If you only listened to electric-vehicle evangelists like Elon Musk, Boris Johnson, or Justin Bieber, you might think EVs were the most eco-fr…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 7:54 am @ http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/12/the-surpris…

Bud Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

National Harbor, Md. – Bud Selig, who evolved from a young, avid fan to founding owner of the Milwaukee Brewers to consensus-building commissi…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 7:53 am @ http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/mlb/brewers/2…

Fake Cowboys and Real Indians

For most of this past week, a winter storm has lashed at the North Dakota prairie camp where the Standing Rock Sioux are making a stand to kee…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 7:24 am @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/opinion/fake-cow…

The Economic and Social Power of Walkable Cities

Over the last few years, the way Americans move around has changed remarkably, especially among young people. Previously the automobile was pe…

Published: December 5, 2016 - 6:23 am @ http://www.archdaily.com/800496/the-economic-and-s…

Breaking Report: Trump Campaign Allegedly Violated Constitutional Law to Alter Election Results. Penalties Include Prison Time if Charged.

This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you nee…

Published: December 4, 2016 - 11:46 pm @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breaking-repor…

The backstory on Standing Rock, the federal government, and tribal sovereignty

Police in riot gear forming a wall across a road. Water cannons spraying water protectors in the night. The movement to stop the Dakota Access…

Published: December 4, 2016 - 2:37 pm @ http://grist.org/article/the-backstory-on-standing…

Churches Prepare to Shelter Immigrants from Trump

Evangelical and Catholic churches across the U.S. are worried their pews will be emptied out by Donald Trump’s deportation plans—and some say …

Published: December 4, 2016 - 12:05 pm @ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/04/w…

Roger Pielke Jr.: My unhappy life as a climate heretic

My research was attacked by thought police in journalism, activist groups funded by billionaires and even the White House.

Published: December 4, 2016 - 12:04 pm @ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/12/04/roger-pielk…

Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditional…

Published: December 4, 2016 - 12:02 pm @ http://bigstory.ap.org/92dd939c339b46aab9da84c558e21a80

Making Citizen Science Tools Accessible and Discoverable

At SciStarter, we aim to make it easy to find and join meaningful citizen science projects. Choose a location, activity, or topic to find appr…

Published: December 4, 2016 - 10:04 am @ http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/citizen-science-…

Pearl Harbor: A New Yorker's journey through hell, 75 years later

Armando (Chick) Galella was a 20-year-old kid from Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., an Army enlistee now 5,000 miles west of Washington Irving’s old Hudso…

Published: December 4, 2016 - 8:33 am @ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pearl-har…

Will Churches Hide Illegal Immigrants from Trump?

Evangelical and Catholic churches across the U.S. are worried their pews will be emptied out by Donald Trump’s deportation plans—and some say …

Published: December 4, 2016 - 8:03 am @ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/04/w…

Facing four years of Trumpian eco-damage, green advocates press Obama to take a few final actions

Seven weeks from now, Barack Obama will leave the White House for the last time and become a private citizen with a head full of gray hair aft…

Published: December 4, 2016 - 6:02 am @ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/12/02/1606318/-…

Seven Electors Against Trump

On December 19th, the five hundred and thirty-eight members of the Electoral College will meet to formally pick the President. Each elector is…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 8:54 pm @ http://www.newyorker.com/news/benjamin-wallace-wel…

The trolling of Elon Musk: how US conservatives are attacking green tech

He is the charismatic Silicon Valley entrepreneur who believes his many companies - including the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, sola…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 5:51 pm @ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/04…

Where Unfair Voting Practices Begin

Partisan gerrymandering — the drawing of federal or state legislative districts to benefit Republicans or Democrats — is among the most corros…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 3:49 pm @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/opinion/where-un…

Federal government seeks dismissal of legal action by unions on payroll fiasco

Government lawyers are calling on the Federal Court to dismiss a complaint seeking to force Ottawa to pay public servants on time while it sor…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 3:18 pm @ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/government-phoenix…

Trump’s Win Gives Stocks in Private Prison Companies a Reprieve

These two companies, both real estate investment trusts, are not household names. In fact, on Nov. 10, Corrections Corporation of America chan…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 12:16 pm @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/your-money/trump…

The Best Way to Stop Trump Is at the Local Level

Of course we think first about Congress. But Democratic governors, mayors, and state legislatures are the ones now with the real power to stop…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 11:46 am @ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/03/t…


The Fake web: why we're so apt to believe fake news, apps and reviews

SAN FRANCISCO — Fake content is a genuine problem on the Internet.

Published: December 3, 2016 - 11:14 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/12/01/fake…

Fake Cowboys and Real Indians

For most of this past week, a winter storm has lashed at the North Dakota prairie camp where the Standing Rock Sioux are making a stand to kee…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 10:45 am @ http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/opinion/fake-…

What Exactly Is “Military Artificial Intelligence”?

We are in an era of existential fear of technology. Luminaries like Bill Joy, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking have warned against emerging tech…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 8:44 am @ http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_te…


FACT CHECK: Trump Won 3,084 of 3,141 Counties, Clinton Won 57

Claim: President-elect Donald Trump won 3,084 of America's 3,141 counties; Hillary Clinton won just 57.

Published: December 2, 2016 - 10:09 pm @ http://www.snopes.com/trump-won-3084-of-3141-count…

Arizona Prop. 206 Requires a Higher Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time

Categories: Employment, Article Arizona voters recently passed AZ Prop 206 – the Fair Wages & Healthy Families Act – by a significant marg…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 11:13 am @ http://www.jaburgwilk.com/news-publications/arizon…

Water main breaks in Phoenix: Track recent incidents in Valley

PHOENIX - There has been a recent flood of water main breaks in Phoenix. The city of Phoenix's Water Services Department maintains a Twitter a…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 10:40 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

City Of Tucson And Arizona Enter Into Legal Fight

Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:23pm A longstanding battle for power between Arizona cities and the state legislature took another tu…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 10:10 am @ http://kjzz.org/content/405038/city-tucson-and-ari…

Arizona Cardinals' David Johnson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

The legend of David Johnson continues to grow. Wednesday, the second-year running back was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his …

Published: December 7, 2016 - 8:37 am @ http://arizonasports.com/story/954431/arizona-card…

It's Back: Blue Bell returning to Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - After a long hiatus, Blue Bell ice cream will be back on the store shelves in Arizona. The company on Wednesday…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 8:32 am @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/33995899/its-ba…

Motorcyclist in serious condition after crashing into Phoenix police car

PHOENIX - A motorist is in serious condition after crashing into a police cruiser. The Phoenix Police Department said the crash happened aroun…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 8:30 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

Motorcycle and police car collide in Phoenix

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A motorcycle rider was seriously injured when he crashed into a police car on Wednesday morning, according to Sgt. Vince…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 8:29 am @ http://www.cbs5az.com/story/33995994/motorcycle-an…

Aboard the USS Arizona—Dec. 7, 1941

Dec. 6, 2016 7:26 p.m. ET Seventy-five years ago today, the sun rose on Oahu a few minutes before 6:30. Later accounts vary in many details, b…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 7:36 am @ http://www.wsj.com/articles/aboard-the-uss-arizona…

75 years later, USS Arizona band remembered

Two rows of uniformed band members stood on the USS Arizona's fantail warming up, waiting to play the national anthem at 8 o'clock sharp on a …

Published: December 7, 2016 - 6:59 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/special-reports…

Tucson, state of Arizona in pitched gun battle

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - In a unanimous vote, the Tucson city council voted to suspend its practice of destroying guns while the state a…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 6:27 am @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/33972874/tucson…

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