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July 17, 2012

INVESTED: In Face of Overwhelming Environmental Evidence that It’s Real, Republicans Refuse to Hold Hearing on Climate Change

MISS THE MISSISSIPPI: Dwindling Water Level Slows Mississippi Barge Shipments

July 13, 2012

“GREAT GREEN FLEET”: Navy Experiments with Alternative Fuels

MCCARTHY 2.0: Michelle Bachman Calls Hillary Clinton Adviser, Former Congressman’s Wife a Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrator

BACK TO REALITY: The NYPD Hasn’t Thwarted Nearly as Many Terrorist Attacks as It Says

July 12, 2012

BARACK THE BUILDER: New Rail Projects Advance in VA and CA

NOT A COINCIDENCE: Carbon Accumulates in the Atmosphere; U.S. Shatters Temperature Records

PRINCIPLED STAND: Chris Christie Calls Drug War a “Failure”

July 11, 2012

FEAT: China Completes Three Gorges Dam – the Largest Clean Energy Facility in the World

NANOTECH MAGNATE: Times Union Profiles Alain Kaloyeros

OMNISCIENCE: New Airport Scanners Will Analyze Passengers…Down to the Molecule

July 10, 2012

DESIGN > ENVIRONMENT: Apple No Longer Following EPEAT Environmental Standards in Product Design

ACIDIFICATION: The “osteoporosis of the sea”

CLAIM: Israel Waged Assassination Campaign Against Iranian Nuclear Scientists

July 9, 2012

OFFSHORE ACCOUNTABILITY: Dems Coordinate Attack on Romney’s Fishy Swiss and Cayman Islands Bank Accounts

KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: Post-Millennial Generation Supports Obama Even More than Millennials

WATCHDOGS: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s First Task: Rationalize the Mortgage Market

July 6, 2012

QE NOW: 80,000 Jobs Added in June; Time for Fed to Act

June 26, 2012

SQUANDERED: New York State Spent Nearly $100,000 Arresting Peaceful Occupy Albany Protesters

Syria Shoots Down Turkish Jet: Will NATO Be Pulled Into War?

BATTY: On Fast and Furious, Congressional Republicans Cling to Fringe Conspiracy Theory

June 25, 2012

OBVIOUSLY: Supreme Court Rules that Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors Are “Cruel and Unusual Punishment”

FITS THE PROFILE: Supreme Court Preserves Onerous “Papers Please” Requirement in AZ Immigation Law

Mohammed Mursi of Muslim Brotherhood Elected President of Egypt, Begins to Form Cabinet

June 22, 2012

CHOKE: Facing Weak Economy, Fed Hesitates To Take Bold Action to Boost Growth

CAR ELEVATOR: Not Just For Mitt Romney; Britney Spears Has One Too!

FAR OUT: Voyager 1 Enters Heliosheath, Will Soon Leave Solar System

June 19, 2012

YOU’RE WELCOME: Business Insider Thanks Bloggers for Aggregating Their Material

PLEASANT DREAM: Most Americans Support Obama’s Directive Granting Young Undocumented Immigrants Residency

UNACCOUNTABLE: Administration Inconsistent in Estimates of Civilian Deaths from Drones

June 18, 2012

FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY: Occupy Albany Protesters Arrested for Occupying Lark Street

TRAGICALLY FLAWED: Glenn Beck Thinks He Can Take Down “Glee”

KEEP CALM, CARRY ON: Pro-Bailout, Pro-Austerity New Democracy Party Wins Greek Election

June 6, 2012

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

FOR THE WIN: Senate Leader Reid Accuses the GOP of Economic Sabotage

TN Flashback: “Republicans Want to Cause a Recession”

June 1, 2012

“Flame” Espionage Malware Probably Built by Nation-State, Originated in U.S. or Israel, Expert Says

STIMULUS NOW, PLEASE: Only 69,000 Jobs Creates in May, Calling Into Question Sustainability of Economic Growth

May 24, 2012

COATES: “White Resentment, Obama, and Appalachia”

THE FIRST AMENDMENT? New York Legislators Propose Unconstitutional Ban on Anonymous Online Writing