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More Than Half Of The People Executed In The U.S. Have A Severe Mental Illness: Study

Think Progress | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

A majority of the 100 executed inmates examined in a new study by three legal researchers had “a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, post-t...

Americans Mourn Loss of Economic Independence

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Low wages, debts and dim prospects all subjugate. This is the condition of a shocking number of Americans as income inequality rises. And their economic desperation and subordination occurred by design.

What Happens To Homeless People When They Die?

ThinkProgress | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact

On a hot June morning in Washington, DC, roughly 30 people gathered in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to remember Michael Leslie. It was an open cas...

Texas Government Working Hard to Prevent Women From Voting

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Folks, we are gearing up for midterm elections and that means that you should be aware of your rights. There are some real bad actors out there trying to implement laws to stop eligible people, including women, from voting.

WATCH: Did D.C. Hide Its Homeless During Inauguration?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Homeless shelters in Washington D.C. are normally closed during the daytime. But last week, the city ordered shelters to keep their doors open over in...

The Top 10 Top 10 Lists of 2012

Zach Udko | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

After surviving an unparalleled disaster that rocked us to our core (Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick), we pulled together as a nation of Thelmas and Louises, ready to boldly drive off the fiscal cliff together.

GOP Claims Obama Reelected Because Blacks And Latinos Are 'Dependent On Government'?

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.09.2012 | Black Voices

The black and Latino vote (as well as that of Asians, single women, gays and young voters) were crucial factors in President Obama's reelection. Not o...

Our Work Begins on November 7th

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Ivanley Noisette

Although it does mark the end of long and grueling campaigns, the day after Election Day should not be perceived as the end, but rather, the beginning.

The Romney Hypocrisy: Bain, Job Creation Fallacies and the Working-Class White Vote

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 07.18.2012 | Black Voices
Edward Wyckoff Williams

Perhaps Mitt Romney insists on making the 2012 campaign a referendum on President Obama's record, in an effort to ignore his own. The stark contrast between Barack's legacy and Mitt's lies could not be more apparent.

If You're Too Incompetent or Lazy to Get ID, We're Better Off If You Don't Vote

John Hawkins | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

Do we have to open up our entire voting system to fraud because Viviette Applewhite doesn't feel like taking even the most minimal steps to prove that she's actually eligible to vote?

Top Ten Koch Facts

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Everyone seems to be investigating Charles and David Koch lately, with exposés of their corrupt political behavior popping up in places like the New ...

The Corporations That Make Money Off Taxes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Instead of giving money to the government, it turns out more than a few U.S. companies are actually making money off their income taxes. In a recen...

WATCH: Protestors Tell Issa To 'Stop Fighting For Wall Street'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

California Republican Darrell Issa may think twice before coming to Brooklyn again. The Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Comm...

Limbaugh's Hurt: But This Giant Isn't Dead Yet

Tom Athans | Posted 05.09.2012 | Media
Tom Athans

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh's verbal attack of Sandra Fluke has Democrats doing cartwheels. Progressive organizations across the country are gleef...

GOP Racism: It's Not Just for Newt

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

By employing phrases like "food-stamp president," Newt Gingrich has become a symbol of racialized politics. But he's not the only one suffering from racially insensitive diarrhea of the mouth.

New Study Shows Michigan Ranks in Top 10 Among States in Which State and Local Politicos Ignore Public Opinion

Patricia Lesko | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

The complaint is pervasive: politicos are unresponsive. There is polarized policy being imposed on unpolarized voters all over the country, and Michigan ranks among the states where this happens most frequently.

Michael Bloomberg: 'Just Allow The Bush Tax Cuts To Expire'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

A prominent member of the one percent has laid out his opinion on Bush-era tax cuts: It's time to get rid of them, and not just those for the rich eit...

What Distinguishes Occupy Wall Street From the Tea Party? Follow the Money

Asher Smith | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Similarities between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street certainly exist on a micro level -- but they are hardly big-picture.

Rick Perry's Health Plan -- Same Old Same Old

Linda Bergthold | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Rick Perry's health plan proposes absolutely nothing new. He regurgitates the same talking points Republicans have been touting for over twenty years.

Presidential Candidates Should Reject Violent Rhetoric; Embrace Church Call For Civility

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Perry's comments about Ben Bernanke were unpresidential. More importantly for a candidate who professes that he is called by God to run for the presidency, his comments were un-Christian.

WATCH: The Most Amazing Tea Party Video You Will Ever See

Posted 06.22.2011 | Comedy

We found this amazing Think Progress video thanks to Gotcha Media. We've never seen anything quite like it: tea party protesters being reasonable. Y...

Green News Report: February 15, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S SPECIAL RADIO REPORT: A...

Pelosi Passes the Baton to Boehner

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

As tempting and intoxicating stories of Republican Restoration and Democratic Triangulation may be, it is far more important to figure out how we can use TARP banks to reinvest in our real economy.

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

It's The Overused Headline, Stupid

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"It's the economy, stupid" is a phrase that has lived on longer than anyone would have expected.