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Presidential Candidate Makes First-Ever Call For Vacation For All 27.5.2015 Think Progres

Bernie Sanders is the first person to call for guaranteed vacation while seeking the presidency.

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Cartoon: Reasonable measures 27.5.2015 Daily Kos

What causes conflict and how can it be resolved? – podcast transcript 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

We examine the factors that drive conflict, assess the role women and the UN can play in peacebuilding, and ask how the sustainable development goals will help

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The Zimbabwean comedians laughing in the face of hardship 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Stand-ups and street performers are providing much needed comic relief in a period of economic and political turmoil in the country With Zimbabwe’s economy on its knees and daily life a struggle for much of the population, there is one luxury that many can still afford – laughter. “We laugh at ourselves. We laugh at funerals. We laugh even when things are not going well for us and we should be moaning and groaning,” says award-winning dramatist and poet Chirikure Chirikure ...
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Sanders: Inequality is ‘unsustainable’ 27.5.2015 Durango Herald
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a “political revolution” to transform the nation’s economy and politics.Sanders, who entered the Democratic race in late April,...
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It's flooding down in Texas 27.5.2015 Daily Kos
Whole Foods Market on Lamar being cleared of debris, silt and ruined groceries after the Memorial Day flood in May 1981. It was almost like the Memorial Day flood of 1981 all over again. Torrential rain on already saturated ground over the long three-day weekend brought on floods across the southwest, from Central Texas to Oklahoma : The rain comes at the end of a long period of drought in Texas. Just four years ago, nearly all of the state was in extreme drought. Then-Gov. Rick Perry told Texans to “pray for rain.” He renewed the state of emergency in 2013. But after record-breaking rainfall this spring, no portion of Texas or Oklahoma was in extreme drought as of Thursday, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Going from one extreme to another is a hallmark of climate change. Scientists predict more droughts in the coming decades, as well as more intense rainstorms. In the midwest, the number of storms that drop more than three inches of rain have increased by 50 percent, according to an analysis from ...
Sanders makes run official: If people 'fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished' 27.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
In a speech peppered with introductory "brothers and sisters," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by the perfectly gorgeous sunny setting on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Although he was born and raised in Brooklyn, Burlington is where he has lived and worked for more than 40 years. The fact that Waterfront Park where he announced his campaign no longer qualifies as a rundown industrial eyesore is in great part thanks to Sanders's efforts during his four terms in the 1980s as Burlington's mayor. He knows what it means to be an underdog. He lost the first time he ran for office. But when he ran the last time for mayor, in 1987, he defeated a candidate endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties. Long self-identified as a democratic socialist, which is what Europeans would call social democratic, Sanders's speech contained no surprises for those who have followed his career as mayor, ...
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Despite an economy on the rise, American paychecks remain stuck 27.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Since the 1970s, there's been a disconnect between productivity and wages, so even as workers produce more, they don't necessarily see the benefits.
Cartoon: All lives matter* 27.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed

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Map: Irish voters pass marriage equality in a landslide 26.5.2015 Daily Kos
Click to enlarge. Ireland made history last Friday, approving an amendment that enshrined marriage equality in the country's constitution by a wide 62-38 margin. As you can see in the map above, the "yes" vote carried a majority in all except one constituency, and passage of the referendum made Ireland the first country in the world to ensure marriage equality by popular vote. A bill to allow same-sex marriages is expected to be enacted by the end of July, and marriages would follow in early autumn. Many news reports mentioned the high turnout for the vote, especially among young people. We explore that topic below the ...
Sen. Lindsey Graham: I worked in a pool room, so I know 'Iranians are liars' 26.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Oh, c'mon. Senator Lindsey Graham, the first speaker Friday morning, appearing from Washington via video, spoke of losing his parents as a teenager, working in a pool hall and having to help raise his younger sister — and how it relates to his leadership style. "Everything I learned about Iranians I learned working in the pool room," he said. "I met a lot of liars, and I know Iranians are liars." Lindsey is running for president, apparently, and doing so because he just doesn't think any of the Rand Pauls or Ted Cruzii have the stuff of foreign policy greatness. Lindsey, however, knows that you can't trust scheming Iranians because as a teenager he worked on a pool hall. It's going to be a damn shame if he doesn't make the debate ...
The Department of Justice enters into binding consent decree with the Cleveland Police Department 26.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
After the Justice Department issued one of the most scathing reports ever written on a police department, the Cleveland Police just entered into a binding consent decree with the Department of Justice. Calling it a "historic agreement that will transform the way the City of Cleveland will be policed for years and years to come" the Justice Department, which found that the Cleveland Police Department had outrageous patterns and practices of violence and discrimination, new layers of oversight and innovation are being instituted to overhaul the department. A 105 page decree, that is soon to be approved by a federal judge, has detailed provisions and policy changes. See more about it here ...
Thinking of Moving for a Job Opportunity? Consider These 3 Things First 26.5.2015 Inc
The prospect of accepting a new job opportunity can be one of the more exciting decisions you'll make in your career. Just consider some key factors ...
US recovery masks tale of many cities 26.5.2015 Financial Times US
Research on 100 urban areas reveals patchwork of fortunes since the Great Recession
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Marco Rubio: Support for marriage equality is a 'real and present danger' to religion 26.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Marco Rubio, in the midst of his run for president as candidate of the youth and the future, has a sad (and kind of an angry and a scared) that opposing the right of people in a loving, consensual relationship to legally marry is not a universally popular thing to do : “We are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homophobe and a hater,” Rubio said. “So what’s the next step after that? After they’re done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech. That’s a real and present danger.” Well, yeah, if you don't think LGBT people deserve the same rights as you, that's homophobia. It's not real complicated. But, man, what is with Republicans and their confusion between individuals and institutions. Corporations are ...
Politico discovers nest of traitors to anti-Hillary agenda: Women's magazines 26.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Politico makes the disturbing discovery that women's magazines have a large audience and don't hate Hillary Clinton like self-respecting self-aggrandizing political reporters are supposed to do. Clinton, a fashionista in her own right who counted herself among famed designer Oscar de la Renta’s friends, already has a natural home among women’s magazines and their mostly liberal audiences. But the reporting and writing often veers beyond alignment and into outright boosterism — if not of Clinton herself, then of Democrats and the progressive causes they identify with. Take Vogue. In the past few months, the magazine — whose fabled editor, Anna Wintour, is an unabashed Clinton fan and has even taken her shopping — has featured John Kerry, a book about the first lady, and a feature on the first gay male White House social secretary, Jeremy Barnard. Clinton was the first first lady to appear on the magazine’s cover and has appeared in the magazine at least seven times. "At least seven times" ... in more than ...
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Republican dilemma: Is the Pope infallible or just a nice guy with an opinion 26.5.2015 Daily Kos
For many years, when it came to abortion and birth control, Republicans' cheerfully trotted out the Pope and Catholic teachings to justify draconian anti-choice laws against women. But there's a new sheriff Pope in town, and with his embrace of climate change, evolution, relations with Cuba, not to mention voicing concern about the poor, Pope Francis is making it a wee bit awkward for Catholic Republicans, and they seem to be rethinking that whole "infallible" bit: Francis may be popular with the general public, but key Republican primary constituencies — hawks, climate-change skeptics and religious conservatives, including some Catholics, are wary of the pope’s progressivism. Some, pronouncing themselves "Republicans first and Catholics second ..." Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, meanwhile, have worked to draw a distinction between the pope’s authoritative declarations of Catholic belief, which they would feel compelled to follow, and his mere opinions, which they ...
Cartoon: Pro-life, Boko Haram style 26.5.2015 Daily Kos
From the Global Justice Center : Hundreds of women and girls have been forcibly impregnated by Boko Haram. Unofficially, 214 of the recently rescued girls have been reported pregnant after facing horrific circumstances of sexual slavery and violence. Organizations like the UNFPA are working as best they can to provide for the women, with a spokesperson saying, “We look after them and ensure they get antenatal care and that they deliver properly and that they even get cesarean section when necessary.”  While UNFPA are doing good work helping these pregnant women and girls, they are hamstrung, by a decades old US policy, from providing the full range of medical services these women and girls require. Yes, thanks to the late Senator Jesse Helms, and the persistence of this deadly, utterly retrograde foreign aid policy, these survivors of war may have to bear their rapists' children. Not that it's being discussed much in American ...
The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming! 26.5.2015 American Prospect
Imaginechina via AP Images A Chinese worker controls a robot arm to weld components of elevators at an auto plant of XD Elevator in Lianyungang, China.  This article originally appeared at The Huffington Post .  Are robots destined to wipe out most human jobs? Is this round of automation somehow different from all previous ones? There has been a lot of commentary lately to that effect, including several  books . Is there nothing to be done? Robots have indeed eliminated a great deal of factory work and are rapidly moving on to product design, medical diagnostics, research, teaching, accounting, translating, copy editing, and a great deal more. Once-secure professions are no longer safe. From that, many economists  conclude  that we may just have to adjust to a high plateau of unemployment. In the past, the story goes, as technology displaced some forms of work, the innovation eventually created new, mostly better jobs: fewer buggy-whip makers, more automobile assemblers; fewer telephone operators, more ...
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Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Publishes A 318-Page Rant Against Democracy 26.5.2015 Think Progres

Last April, when Jeb Bush was asked what he liked to read, he replied “I like Charles Murray books to be honest with you, which means I’m a total nerd I guess.”

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