Midday open thread: Top NYTimes editor whitewashes paper’s 9/11 role, a list of the planet’s owners

By rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades) Today’s comic by Matt Bors is The future of climate debate: NYTimes executive editor says paper wasn’t aggressive enough after 9/11: Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, believes his newspaper – in company with the US mainstream media—failed their audiences after 9/11. He told the German news […]

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Why More Lawmakers May Start ‘Evolving’ To Support Abortion Rights

By Tara Culp-Ressler House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio poses for a photo with Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan Walsh A Democratic congressman is abandoning his political opposition to abortion, saying that his position on the issue has evolved after hearing personal stories from women struggling with difficult pregnancy decisions. Rep. Tim Ryan […]

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Gov. Scott Walker seeks $300 million in university cuts, but $220 million to build Bucks a new arena

By rss@dailykos.com (Hunter) Shut up, it’s magic. Meanwhile in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker continues his efforts to carve up the state piecemeal. Walker is one of those governors and Republican presidential maybe-contenders whose entire reason for governance can be summed up as We Can’t Have Nice Things Anymore. Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut the […]

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Bee Decline Could Cause Malnutrition In Developing Countries

By Katie Valentine CREDIT: AP Photo/Al Behrman Many people in developing nations already face a range of challenges, including poverty, pollution, and climate change that’s helping make droughts longer and storms more intense. But according to a new study, residents of developing nations could also soon be struggling with something else: malnutrition fueled by the […]

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