Blog entries from: ThinkProgress


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September 1 2014

From ThinkProgress Mon Sep 1 2014, 14:56:35

But the law is struggling to keep up with technological advances that pose new kinds of problems.

The post Lena Dunham: Hacker Responsible For Stealing Naked Celebrity Photos Is A 'Sex Offender' appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Sep 1 2014, 11:13:23

"I can't think of a problem in society that can't be traced in some way back to the abuses of organized labor, and it would be hypocritical of us to take a day off on its behalf."

The post Conservatives Protest Labor Day By Staging A Work-In appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Sep 1 2014, 09:53:27

Global warming is projected to have a serious negative impact on labor productivity this century. Here is a look at what we know.

The post Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Sep 1 2014, 09:20:25

America's railroads -- and with them, its economy -- nearly ground to a halt in 1894 because one of the wealthiest men in American history decided to grow his own fortune on the backs of hungry workers.

The post The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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August 31 2014

From ThinkProgress Sun Aug 31 2014, 11:54:51

Scott McCloud, author of "Understanding Comics," on why readers are so connected to characters like Hello Kitty.

The post Why We Care So Much If Hello Kitty Is Or Is Not A Cat appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Sun Aug 31 2014, 11:32:19

Winter Garden Mayor John Rees was caught on video demanding that an audience member stand for a prayer and the pledge -- or be escorted out by police.

The post Mayor Forces Man To Leave Public Meeting Because He Won't Stand During Prayer appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Sun Aug 31 2014, 11:07:37

Investment pundits think that Tesla Motors is on the verge of achieving something big: A battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventional cars.

The post We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Sun Aug 31 2014, 09:09:35

Police officers who are sued for misconduct almost never pay damages.

The post Why Taxpayers Will Get Stuck With The Bill For The Ferguson Lawsuit appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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August 30 2014

From ThinkProgress Sat Aug 30 2014, 16:20:32

The Rams cut Sam on Saturday, but that doesn't mean his dream of making the NFL -- and becoming its first openly gay player -- are over.

The post Why The Rams Cut Michael Sam, And Why His Future Still Looks Bright appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Sat Aug 30 2014, 13:27:43

Most other states -- including Kansas and Texas -- do not allow unlimited pumping from groundwater aquifers. But in California, it's still "pump as you please." That is about to change.

The post Drought-Stricken California Makes Historic Move To Regulate Underground Water For The First Time appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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