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Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame

motherjones.com — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation today gave a master class in calm, credible breaking news reporting. Anchored by the unflappable Peter Mansbridge, news of the shootings in Ottawa unfolded live on the CBC much like they do here in the United States: lots of sketchy details, conflicting reports, unreliable witnesses, and a thick fog of confusion.
Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

RT @kevinplusw: In the midst of shocking violence today, Canada's broadcasters got it right. m.motherjones.com/mixed-media/20…

Oct 22, 2014

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Fox News Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy with Tinder to "Get" Voting

By Inae Oh
motherjones.com — Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, a woman, shared some advice for us feeble-minded young ladies out here: Let's not burden ourselves with voting! After all, we're far too busy swiping for a man on Tinder to cast an educated vote in the midterm elections, or any elections for that matter.
Oct 22, 2014

Sticking with this afternoon's theme. RT @ProgressMich: Fox Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy w/ Tinder to "Get" Voting bit.ly/1vOl2SM

Oct 22, 2014

swiping is haaard RT @MotherJones: Fox News to young women: You're too busy with Tinder to "get" voting bit.ly/1woVbig

Oct 22, 2014

Fox News tells young women not to worry about big scary voting, just go back to things you "get" like Tinder motherjones.com/mixed-media/20…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @MotherJones: Fox News Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy with Tinder to "Get" Voting bit.ly/1vOc0VQ

Lawsuits: Alabama Jailers Allowed 3 Inmates to Die of 19th-Century Ailments

motherjones.com — On August 6, 2013, officers at the Madison County jail in Huntsville, Alabama, moved an inmate named Duendrez Woods to a medical watch cell. Woods, 19, was suffering from an open wound on his foot and had begun hallucinating. But the jail didn't provide him with any medical treatment.
Oct 22, 2014

Lawsuits: Alabama jailers allowed 3 inmates to die of 19th-century ailments bit.ly/1uE0UhX pic.twitter.com/IHmecNHG1t

Oct 22, 2014

Lawsuits allege Alabama jailers allowed 3 inmates to die of 19th-century ailments bit.ly/1uE0UhX pic.twitter.com/g4Ckjd0x9j

Oct 22, 2014

Lawsuits: Alabama jailers allowed 3 inmates to die of 19th-century ailments bit.ly/1uE0UhX

Oct 22, 2014

A teen shoplifts DVDs. He's arrested. A wound on his foot becomes gangrenous. The jail won't treat him. He dies. motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @mtredden: Lawsuits: Alabama jailers watched as 3 inmates died of gangrene, delirium tremens, and a bowel obstruction. In 2013. bit.ly/ZNIO4K

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Housekeeping Update

motherjones.com — Just a quick update. Yesterday my doctor decided to do a "little bedside test" to get a better reading on the state of my bones. It was indeed bedside, and it was indeed done with just a local anesthetic, but I guess it wasn't a very powerful one.

George W. Bush's Revenge: A Federal Appeals Court Goes on the Rampage

motherjones.com — When George W. Bush departed the White House, he left behind a giant deficit and expanded government spending for Medicare drug benefits that caused conservatives to grumble. But he did make a mark that right-wingers can cheer-by shaping the federal courts for years, perhaps decades.
Oct 22, 2014

The Bush court: The gift that keeps on giving on voting rights, women's health, and execution of the mentally ill. goo.gl/OEVG2L

Oct 22, 2014

George W. Bush's revenge: A federal appeals court goes on the rampage bit.ly/1tdRKMc pic.twitter.com/ZE3lA9H5cU

Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

George W. Bush's Revenge: A Federal Appeals Court Goes on the Rampage motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 22, 2014

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Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry's Butt

motherjones.com — In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate change, released today.

Here's What's Happening With the Shooting at the Canadian Parliament

motherjones.com — Downtown Ottawa is under lockdown as police investigate reports of shootings in three locations: the National War Memorial, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Center shopping mall. Police have confirmed reports that an unknown gunman shot a soldier standing guard by Canada's National War Memorial with a rifle, then moved on to Canada's Parliament Hill and Centre Block and opened fire, resulting in the ongoing lockdown at Canada's Parliament building.
Oct 22, 2014

Here's what's happening with the shooting at the Canadian Parliament motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @JennaMC_Laugh: Follow Mojo (and my) ongoing breaking coverage of the shootings in Ottawa motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @MotherJones: Here's What's Happening With the Shooting at the Canadian Parliament bit.ly/1vNP4pI

Stop Going Cuckoo for Coconuts

motherjones.com — We've entered the age of the coconut. While the lactose intolerant quaff Starbucks' new coconut milk lattes, the gluten averse are busy baking with coconut flour. The number of coconut oil products-for both cooking and skin moisturizing- grew by 800 percent between 2008 and 2012.

The First "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Trailer Just Leaked Online

motherjones.com — It looks pretty good!

Map: The Most Popular NFL Teams Everywhere in America-According to Twitter

motherjones.com — For now, even after all the concussions, the domestic violence, and the still-horribly named team from Washington, DC, Americans still love their pro football. Twitter took a stab at measuring the popularity of every NFL franchise by looking at the official Twitter handle for each team and then counting followers of those teams in each county.
Oct 22, 2014

The most popular NFL teams, according to Twitter: bit.ly/1t5oyY9 (we all know the Broncos are best). pic.twitter.com/ULzDn1cSpH

Elizabeth Warren Demands An Investigation Of Mortgage Companies

motherjones.com — On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate non-bank companies that service Americans' mortgages, noting in a letter co-signed by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) that an increasing number of lawsuits has been filed in recent years against these firms-which are not regulated as strictly as banks.
Oct 22, 2014

& this b4 @BenLawsky $OCN letter MT @rudegeair: Eliz Warren demands investigation of mortgage servicing companies bit.ly/ZNIqDl

"A Golden Age to Spy on Everyone:" A Conversation With Director Laura Poitras

motherjones.com — This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Here's a Ripley's Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of the national security state in the post-9/11 era.
Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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How the World Series Might Just Help the GOP Win the Senate

motherjones.com — Kansas City sports fans aren't used to celebrating. The town's NFL team, The Chiefs, hasn't won a playoff game since 1994. The Royals, the other major sports franchise in town, hadn't made a playoff appearance since 1985. But local baseball fans are experiencing a rare bit of jubilation this year.

Two SWAT Raids. Two Officers Dead. One Defendant Is Black, One White. Guess What Happened.

motherjones.com — One Friday last May, the sun had not yet risen when a SWAT team ignited a flash-bang grenade outside Marvin Guy's apartment in Killeen, Texas. Officers were trying to climb in through a window when Guy, who had a criminal record and was suspected of possessing cocaine, opened fire.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @shane_bauer: Each killed a cop during a no-knock raid. Guess which faces execution? (the one w/o the dope). motherjones.com/politics/2014/… pic.twitter.com/LcWuYjpsH6

Oct 22, 2014

Two SWAT Raids. Two Officers Dead. One Defendant Is Black, One White. Guess What Happened. motherjones.com/politics/2014/… #TexasJustice

Oct 21, 2014

RT @shane_bauer: Two no-knock SWAT raids. Two officers dead. One defendant is black, one white. Guess which one faces execution. motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @AndyKroll: Two SWAT Raids. Two Officers Dead. One Defendant Is Black, One White. Guess What Happened. motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @id_gordon: These men each killed an officer in 2 different no-knock SWAT raids. Only one faces execution: bit.ly/1tb3T4z pic.twitter.com/nDsvSfx9Sy

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Man Who Believes God Speaks to Us Through "Duck Dynasty" Is About to Be Texas' Second-in-Command

motherjones.com — As a Texas state senator, Dan Patrick has conducted himself in a manner consistent with the shock jock he once was. Patrick-who is now the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor-has railed against everything from separation of church and state to Mexican coyotes who supposedly speak Urdu.
Oct 22, 2014

MT: @motherjones' take on @DanPatrick: Be very afraid of man who believes God speaks to us through @DuckDynastyAE. motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 22, 2014

Man who believes God speaks to us through "Duck Dynasty" is about to be Texas' second-in-command motherjones.com/politics/2014/… via @motherjones

Oct 22, 2014

Man Who Believes God Speaks to Us Through "Duck Dynasty" Is About to Be Texas' Second-in-Command motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 22, 2014

motherjones.com/politics/2014/… Good lord, my home state will elect any random idiot as long as he has an (R) by his name.

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