Monthly Archives: February 2016

An Artist Asks: Whose Business Is Our DNA?


Video by Emily Sheskin and Veena Rao In 2013, the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created masks of strangers based on genetic material left behind. Her work deals with questions surrounding privacy and genetic surveillance—namely, what regulations do we have around DNA collection? This short film on her artwork was directed by […]

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EPA knew of Legionnaires’ outbreak near Flint long before public by Reuters


Emails show EPA officials in March discussed outbreak around Flint that was not disclosed to public till January 2016 At least six Environmental Protection Agency officials discussed late last March the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Genesee County and a suspected link to Flint, Michigan’s change in drinking water sources and […]

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Democratic Presidential Debate: 5 Moments That Mattered By ANDREA GONZALES, VERONICA STRACQUALURSI, MARYALICE PARKS, LIZ KREUTZ, SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and RYAN STRUYK


In the final Democratic debate before the Nevada caucuses, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off at a pivotal moment in the race for the Democratic nomination. After a sweeping loss in the New Hampshire primary earlier this week, the former Secretary of State aimed to stop the bleeding. Meanwhile, […]

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Bernie Sanders Could Be The Nominee, But This Is What He’d Have To Overcome by Samantha Lachman Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post


There is a radical theory among a fringe group of political scientists that Bernie Sanders’ candidacy may be putting to the test. Known as the John Madden rule, it goes like this: If a candidate gets more votes than his or her opponent in a primary contest, that person wins. […]

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Political cartoons from the first week of February


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Book of the Week: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right By Jane Mayer


ORDER THIS BOOK HERE Product Description Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far […]

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This Is How Much the Koch Brothers Hate Donald Trump —By Daniel Schulman


There is one man standing in the way of the Koch brothers’ plans to elect a free-market conservative to the White House in November. His name is Donald J. Trump. The Kochs, whose donor network is raising nearly $900 million for the 2016 elections, are not fans of the bombastic […]

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