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Uncle Sam is generally so considerate of veterans – but not when he declares the alive to be dead. That was the case with Joseph  [...]

X-Men: Saving The World, And Feeling Good About It

In Hollywood’s current comic book glut, there may be no group of superheroes less cool than the X-Men. Lacking the dark storytelling that Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder brought to Batman and Superman, the wiseass edginess of Deadpool, or the prom-king popularity of the Avengers, this b [...]

The Department of Veterans Affairs would dramatically expand the authority of nurses to treat patients without a doctor’s super [...]

The Super-Bug Nightmare We Always Feared Is Upon Us

Late last year, a team of of Chinese and UK researchers shocked the global public health world when they identified a strand of E. coli circulating among Chinese pigs that had developed resistance to colistin, a “last resort” antibiotic that’s used only to treat pathogen [...]

The Obama Administration Is Using Racist Court Rulings to Deny Citizenship to 55,000 People

It’s the job of the Department of Justice to defend the laws of the United States to the best of its ability. But earlier this month, that job led the Obama administration’s top lawyers to take an awkward, even embarrassing position: embracing a racist, century-old precedent i [...]

Peter Thiel and the Rise of Casino Justice

When Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel was unmasked this week as the funding source behind a series of lawsuits that could wipe out Gawker Media, it raised reasonable questions about the use of big money to chill freedom of the press. But it also shed light on an entire industry that [...]

Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on May 22 and made several claims about her opponents that stretch the truth or la [...]

“Game Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

It’s the moment we’ve all been dreading. Initial findings from a massive federal study, released on Thursday, suggest that radio-frequency (RF) radiation, the type emitted by cellphones, can cause cancer. The findings from a $25 million study, conducted over two-and-a-half yea [...]

Open thread for night owls: Exxon, Bill Gates share the same—wrong—climate policy

 Joe Romm at ThinkProgress pokes holes in Bill Gates’ energy take in Bill Gates And Exxon Now Share The Same Climate Policy. They’re Wrong:  There was some bad news for billionaire Bill Gates at Exxon’s shareholder meeting Wednesday. Exxon chairman, president, and CEO Rex Tillerson said  [...]

Trump Toes the Line on Energy

Stop me if I’m wrong, but Donald Trump’s big energy speech today was just the usual conservative mishmash, right? Global warming doesn’t exist. Drill baby drill. Dig more coal. Repeal job-killing Obama environmental rules. Fracking is great. Wind and solar meh. Nukes, su [...]

Commencement speaker jeered for speaking Spanish and asking journalists to better rebut Trump

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas gave a commencement speech to the College of Communications graduates of California State University, Fullerton. Some of her remarks did not sit well with the audience. She then began speaking in Spanish … This left non-journalism grads and non-Latinos [...]

Black drivers feel the burn of discrimination in Vermont

Black drivers tooling along the scenic roads of Vermont were more likely to be stopped by the state police and more likely to be searched, according to the Associated Press. But black drivers were less likely to have contraband found on them. The percentage of stops of whites that result [...]

BILLINGS, Mont. — Here’s a key part of Donald Trump general-election strategy: He plans to focus on about 15 states, incl [...]

Donald Trump pivots to the general election: ‘You have to be wealthy to be great’

Now that cinched-it-as-of-today Republican presidential nominee and notable novelty sock model Donald Trump has dispatched with his Republican rivals, he must pivot to a kinder, gentler persona that might convince people who are not entirely insane to vote for him in the general election. [...]

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hillary Clinton upped the pressure on Donald Trump to release his tax returns on Thursday, suggesting that h [...]

Shaun King says he’s giving up on the Democratic Party. He can’t abide Hillary Clinton’s establishment views and thinks t [...]

On Climate, Trump Promises To Let The World Burn

That is what Trump’s energy policy would look like should he be elected president. The post On Climate, Trump Promises To Let The World Burn appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : On Climate, Trump Promises To Let The World Burn

Voters may have concerns about her use of a private email system as secretary of state but will consider “the full picture of what I  [...]

Trump has repeatedly called the Massachusetts senator by the nickname, referencing the controversy over her claiming that she is of N [...]