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Annie-Rose Strasser is a Deputy Managing Editor at Think Progress.
Why You Should Care that CVS Will Stop Selling Cigarettes—Even If You Don't Smoke
Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: Think Progress
It strikes a blow to big tobacco and a bigger blow for public health.
Obama Calls Out Fox News: ‘You and Your TV Station’ Keep Scandals Alive
Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
In a Pre-Superbowl interview, the President clashes with Bill O'Reilly's IRS Scandal spin.
Utah School Threw Out Students’ Lunches Because They Were In Debt
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
Got a balance on your school account, 3rd grader? Kiss your lunch goodbye.
Three Children Killed During Polar Vortex After Their Heat Was Cut Off
Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
Propane space heaters sparked a flame that engulfed an Indiana family's home.
99 Percent Of Police Brutality Reports In Central New Jersey Never See The Light Of Day
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: Think Progress
This is despite notorious incidents of police brutality.
The Scariest Real Estate Advertisement On Craigslist
Posted on: Nov 15, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Kentucky has long been a hotbed of dirty energy production, but this discovery may just take the cake...
Lululemon Owner Says Women’s Big Thighs Are To Blame For His Company’s Faulty Pants
Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The company’s founder would like you to know: It’s not the pants’ fault. It’s your thighs.
Florida High School Named After KKK Founder -- in 2013
Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: Think Progress
One Jacksonville resident launched a Change.org petition that has so far garnered over 150,000 signatures, asking the Duval County School Board to change the name.
Countdown to Catastrophe: The Latest Updates on the Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling
Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: Think Progress
House GOP brought the government to a shutdown by refusing to fund Obamacare, but with the added leverage of the debt ceiling, their demands have since grown.
Sixth Grader’s Father Says She Wouldn’t Have Died If A School Nurse Had Been On Duty
Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress
Budget cuts have left Philadelphia's schools without adequate medical support, and students are paying with their lives.
Sorry, Rich People: Even You Will Be Affected by the Shutdown
Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Poor people will have it worse, of course.
Wisconsin Governor Appointee Fired After Calling Undocumented Immigrants ‘Satan’
Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress
On Facebook the man wrote, "You may see Jesus when you look at them. I see Satan. "
Wall Street Is Crazy Sexist
Posted on: Jul 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Former female Merrill Lynch employees allege training included a book called “Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics From a Woman at the Top”
Conservative Paper Invokes Lynching In Anti-Sharpton Editorial Cartoon
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The cartoonist depicted various incidents in which Sharpton has been active as people being hanged from a tree.
McDonalds' Budget For Employees: Get a Second Job, Turn Off Your Heat
Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress
How about just paying them a living wage?
Legislator Blocks Openly Gay Colleague From Speaking About DOMA, Cites ‘God’s Law’
Posted on: Jun 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Even after historic ruling, Republicans still just won't give up.
Fox News Commentator: Breadwinning Women Are “Hurting our Children"
Posted on: May 31, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Erick Ericson's neanderthalian views of gender roles will really make you scratch your head.
California Strawberry Pickers Fired for Fleeing Dangerous Wildfire
Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The company only reinstated the workers after intense outcry.
Ohio Is Illegally Throwing Poor People in Jail For Owing Money
Posted on: Apr 6, 2013, Source: Think Progress
A new report shines a light on a harrowing “debtors’ prison” system in Ohio — one that violates both the United States’ and the Ohio constitution.
Georgia Town Passes Law Requiring All Adults to Own Guns
Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The town’s Police Chief said he hopes “having a gun would help residents take their protection into their own hands,” since the town has an understaffed police department.
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