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Geopolitical analysts observe how events over the past year in Ukraine could lead to a standoff between global nuclear powers, including the United States and Russia. Leaders of the United States, European Union, and the Western-backed Ukrainian government have routinely asserted Ukraine armed forces are fighting Russian army units in eastern Ukraine. Such allegations have […]
Recent legislature in several conservative-dominated states pushes to require drug tests of people receiving public assistance, through programs such as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps), WIC (the supplemental nutritional program for Women, Infants and Children), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). The governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, has […]
In mid-March 2015 the Associated Press released a report on the latest public relations campaign of corporate beverage colossus Coca-Cola that enlists numerous health experts to publicly tout the notion that drinking Coke might be part of a “healthy diet.” Articles penned by these writers appeared in February on nutrition blogs and other sites including […]
A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine has found that the rate of suicide for adults between 40 and 64 years of age has risen by close to 40% since 1999. Since 2007 the increase has been especially striking. Analysis factoring in potential motivation for the act suggests a linkage to the […]
The Black Lives Matter movement has made a national issue of the fact that racial minorities are disproportionately impacted by police violence and similar problems rampant in the US criminal justice system. Now farms in upstate New York and elsewhere throughout the country are beginning to center their activism around their agricultural endeavors to raise […]