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In wake of Colorado shooting, Obama calls for more gun controls

President Obama on Saturday called for additional gun control measures in the United States, after the slaying of three people Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. In a written statement, Obama said that regardless of the motive, it was unacceptable that these sort of ma [...]

Saturday College Football Open Thread

Here’s how my CFB year has gone – I could hit all 19 games I picked today and I’d still be under .500. I’m a bit better on the money side as I’ve done decently with my larger plays, but basically a disaster. But bowl season comes soon and a winning… [[  [...]

Why The Sharing Economy Is Harming Workers — And What Must Be Done

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Things I’m Thankful For, and Things I’m Not

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This week in science: 21st century space race heats up

It’s not easy to land a rocket vertically on Earth. Just ask SpaceX, the company co-founded by Tesla and Paypal zillionaire Elon Musk, that has tried twice to stick a vertical landing on a floating barge without success. But this week, another, less well-known player in the private space- [...]

Word Games: False Premises Fuel Bogus Debate on Bombing Syria

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Emma’s World: Part II

As I read more about the brave young Australian woman who was among the survivors of the November 13 attacks in Paris, I was moved by this passage: Friend Kate Rees, 22, said she received an emotional three-minute phone call following the shooting where Emma begged her to call her mother  [...]

Terrorism on American Soil

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Who Will Fight ISIS?

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How will ‘Anonymous’ wage war on the Islamic State? One of its own tells us.

Anonymous, the hacker collective known for Guy Fawkes masks and controversial activism, declared war on the Islamic State following the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris. But what does that even mean? How can a bunch of computer nerds fight an international terrorist group? The Fix put those quest [...]

A Waroholic Wishes You Peace on Earth

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Post Thanksgiving state of play

One’s volatile, the other not so much.  That’s the state of play with the primary polls, as per Huffington Post pollster which includes Morning Consult, Ipsos/Reuters and other online tracking polls (RCP does not, by the way; they have Donald Trump at 27. Online polls favor the Donald, an [...]

Emma’s World: Part I

There’s a sad and odd tendency in Western culture on anonymize the victims of terrorism; the victims of Pearl Harbor, 9/11, Bali, Spain, London, Mumbai and Paris are so often remembered as groups, not individuals. We don’t often think of their individual accomplishments, their [...]

Firefighters battle a blaze at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington September 4, 2015. Photo Three people were shot dead [...]

Don’t Feel Bad About the Guy(s) You Fucked Last Night

A few years ago, New York City-based stand-up comedian Corinne Fisher, 30, was going through a personal slump: She’d just been dumped unexpectedly by the man she thought she was going to marry, in a Panera Bread of all places. “I had what I would describe as a nervous breakdow [...]

In Cold Blood

Another apparent case of domestic terrorism yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A gun battle erupted inside a Planned Parenthood center here on Friday when a man armed with an assault-style rifle opened fire and began shooting at officers as they rushed to the scene. The authorities  [...]

None Of The 14 GOP Presidential Candidates Have Responded To The Planned Parenthood Shooting

But some candidates tweeted about other topics. The post None Of The 14 GOP Presidential Candidates Have Responded To The Planned Parenthood Shooting appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : None Of The 14 GOP Presidential Candidates Have Responded To The Planned Parenthood Shooting

Open thread for night owls: Planned Parenthood killer named. Media still not calling this terrorism

Terrorism against abortion clinics, and even Planned Parenthood clinics that do not provide abortions, didn’t start Friday afternoon. Here’s The New York Times today: Since abortion became legal nationally, with the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973, many abortion clini [...]

Your 401(k) is no replacement for a pension

Remember how 401(k) accounts were going to be the key to the Ownership Society? We’d all be magically rich because our money would be in the stock market, not stuck in some boring pension. About that: New data show that in 2014, distributions from 401(k)s and similar accounts (incl [...]

At least 3 dead, 9 injured in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting; suspect in custody

The latest known information on the shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado: At approximately 11:38am local time, Colorado Springs officers responded to reports of a shooter at the Planned Parenthood offices on Centennial Boulevard. At least three officers w [...]