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Watching the Nuclear Watchdog

by Janette Sherman | Feb 1, 2015 | Environment

  Despite scientific findings linking low-level radiation exposure and cancer that go back as far as Madam Marie Curie in the 1930s, the nuclear power industry in the U.S. has evaded rigorous examination of the risks its plants pose to their neighbors and downwinders. Senator Ted Kennedy demanded a study of cancer risks 27 years […]

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Enough Is Enough

by Lou Dubose | Feb 1, 2015 | Politics

  Mr. President, I’m back on the floor to talk about a dangerous provision that was slipped into a must-pass spending bill at the last minute, solely to benefit Wall Street. This provision would repeal a rule called, and I’m going to quote the title of the rule: “Prohibition against federal government bailouts of swaps […]

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Elizabeth Warren Speech

by Elizabeth Warren | Jan 15, 2015 | Politics

Mr. President, I’m back on the floor to talk about a dangerous provision that was slipped into a must-pass spending bill at the last minute, solely to benefit Wall Street. This provision would repeal a rule called, and I’m going to quote the title of the rule: “Prohibition against federal government bailouts of swaps entities.” […]

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Obama Should Govern With His Pen

by Lou Dubose | Jan 1, 2015 | Politics

  For a fleeting moment following the midterm elections, pundits and reporters writing from the political center were inexplicably enthusiastic about the prospect of bipartisan collaboration between President Barack Obama and the 114th Congress. “If they meet early on to focus on areas of potential cooperation, the tone in Washington could change for the better, […]

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A Primer on ISIS, Iraq, and Syria

by Helena Cobban | Jan 1, 2015 | Foreign Policy

  In June 2014, the organization known variously as “ISIS” (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), “ISIL” (… in Iraq and Levant), simply “the Islamic State,” or—from the Arabic—“Da’esh” burst dramatically onto the geopolitical scene by capturing Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, from the country’s large, U.S.-equipped national army. ISIS’s capture of Mosul, coming after […]

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