Reuters The University of Missouris president said on Monday he would resign after protests over his handling of racial tensions on campus rocked the school. The universitys black football players had refused to practice or play until President Tim Wolfe stepped down, and some teachers and students had threatened to walk out of class. I
Is it a coincidence David Vitter wants to make solar more expensive after getting $1 million from big oil?
Travis Gettys Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) wants to end tax credits for solar panels and further cut away government regulations on oil production. The Louisiana Republican has taken nearly $1 million in financial support from the oil and gas industry, including Koch Industries and Cheniere Energy, during his political career, reported Think Progress. Solar power
The Conversation Almost all of us have experienced loneliness at some point. It is the pain we have felt following a breakup, perhaps the loss of a loved one, or a move away from home. We are vulnerable to feeling lonely at any point in our lives. Loneliness is commonly used to describe a negative
David Ferguson An anonymous gay man has started a petition that aims to exclude trans men and women from the LGBT rights movement. Using the phrase Drop the T, the petitions author demands that transgender rights be henceforth considered a separate issue from the rights of gays, lesbians and bisexual people. In an interview with
David Edwards Adam McManus, a radio host and organizer of the Freedom 2015 Religious Conference, has warned that Christians were being silent about same-sex marriage in the same way that Germans had been silent about the Holocaust. During a recent interview, McManus told KDNL host Jamie Allman that there is a real threat to all
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet More evidence is emerging calling into question the officially reported results of Tuesdays marijuana legalization vote in Ohio, where Issue 3 was defeated by a two-to-one margin. On Friday, the Columbus Free Press published a series of screenshots of live televised election returns from Daytons WHIO-TV provided by Ohios Secretary of State.
Reuters The U.S. National Security Agency is ready to end later this month collecting Americans domestic call records in bulk and move to a more targeted system, meeting a legislative deadline imposed earlier this year, according to a government memo seen by Reuters. The memo, sent on Monday from the NSA to relevant committees in
Arturo Garcia Monday would have marked the 81st birthday of Cosmos host and science icon Carl Sagan. In recognition of the occasion, here are six of his most potent and poignant statements on not only the stars, but ourselves: 1. What we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and
Free Thought Project More information is coming to light about the two Marksville City Marshals who ruthlessly shot to death a 6-year-old boy as he was buckled into the front seat of a vehicle. Officers Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr. were arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Jeremy Mardis and second-degree attempted murder
Reuters The University of Missouris president stepped down on Monday and its chancellor moved aside after protests by the schools football team and other students over what they saw as soft handling of reports of racial abuse on campus. President Tim Wolfes high-profile resignation, followed by news that Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin would be moved
Reuters Scientists have discovered what appear to be ice-spewing volcanoes on the surface of Pluto, raising questions about how the tiny, distant world has been so geologically active, according to research presented on Monday. The findings, released at an American Astronomical Society meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, paint a far more complicated picture of Pluto
Arturo Garcia A McDonalds employee in Detroit has attracted attention online after he was caught on video tricking a homeless man before throwing a cup of water in his face, WWJ-TV reported. Hey Willie, come here. You want a sandwich?, the employee tells the elderly homeless man. Im about to help you. The employee, who