CREDIT: AP At this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference just outside DC, Grover Norquist with Americans for Tax Reform told a packed room that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are now embracing changes to the War on Drugs model that has led to an explosion in mass incarceration over the last several decades.
Police investigate the scene where Avijit Roy and his wife were attacked on Thursday. CREDIT: AP A prominent writer with a known disdain for religion was hacked to death on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday.
CREDIT: ThinkProgress/Dylan Petrohilos According to Killed By Police, an online database of fatal encounters between cops and civilians, more than 75 people died at the hands of police in February.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler listens as his fellow commissioners voice their opinions during the net neutrality vote.
CREDIT: Shutterstock Science standards that treat climate change as fact are no longer banned in Wyoming, now that a bill reversing the state’s ban has been passed by the House and Senate.
CREDIT: cspan.org Hours before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) runs out of funding midnight Friday, both chambers of Congress are still mulling over separate bills to extend funding for the agency.
In this Jan. 15, 2015 photo, Gov. Rick Perry addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature, in Austin, Texas.
CREDIT: shutterstock Starting in April, solar users across Arizona will be subject to an additional rate charge of about $50 per month.
CREDIT: Shutterstock Lower rates of workers belonging to unions are strongly associated with more income going to the wealthiest, according to a new paper from International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists Florence Jaumotte and Carolina Osorio Buitron.
CREDIT: Shutterstock A shooting spree left eight dead and one wounded, after a gunman opened fire in four southern Missouri homes.
Participants at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops held in June, 2014 CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert As the Supreme Court prepares to take up another same-sex marriage case, other states are still fighting to defend their bans on same-sex couples marrying.
CREDIT: HARYADI CH/SHUTTERSTOCK Last week, the New York Times revealed that one of the few actively publishing researchers who don’t think humans cause global warming, Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, secretly took $1.2 million from the fossil fuel industry — even referring to academic papers as “deliverables” in an exchange with a funder.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at CPAC in 2015. CREDIT: AP Potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen.
The original gerrymander CREDIT: Public Domain via Wikipedia After a GOP-led attempt to impeach one of Arizona’s chief legislative map drawers failed — former Gov.
Abortion rights advocates gather at a rally in Mississippi CREDIT: AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis A new report from the influential think tank Brookings Institute provides clear evidence that low-income women are being priced out of their ability to control their fertility and plan their family size.
CREDIT: Shutterstock Lafayette, Indiana city workers demolished a homeless man’s encampment this week without giving him or the outreach team that had been working with him any warning.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan The changing face of the typical American voter stands to make a transformative impact on future U.S.
Carly Fiorina with Bill Clinton at a Clinton Foundation event last year. CREDIT: YouTube Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina had some harsh words for Hillary Clinton and her family’s foundation for allegations that it has accepted money from foreign governments at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.
CREDIT: AP At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just outside Washington, DC, Wisconsin Governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker was asked what his plan would be, were he in the White House, to combat the terrorism perpetuated by the Islamic State In Syria (ISIS).
Miners shovel coal at a north China mine near a power plant and chemical factory. CREDIT: AP/Oded Balilty China cut its coal consumption 2.9 percent in 2014, the first drop this century.