As an LGBT person in the United States, more Republican donations should be a scary thing. The more the monied interests in America get access to the political process, the worse off minorities and poor people will be.
To defend itself in a major environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, it appears that American oil giant Chevron is employing methods -- and people -- that are as dirty as the toxic waste pits it left scattered across the rainforest floor.
Chevron is making an extraordinary lobbying effort to evade responsibility for its massive toxic contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In solidarity with all communities where Big Oil puts profit ahead of people, we must say "no more."
The public health burden of insomnia on the US is measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars. While we routinely cut calories, or cram in exercise, sleep has not even entered the conversational lexicon.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been raking in the awards for its international tobacco smuggling investigation. Now it's targeting the lobbying effort to influence the treaty on climate change.