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Tonight on <em>The Independents</em>: Earth Day Hysteria, Drone-War Accountability, Palcohol Panic, Affirmative Action Boredom, AirBnB Agonistes, Aereo’s Dealio, a Facebook Vote…Plus Sexy After-show!

Is it still Earth Day if nobody talks about it? How about if people celebrate it by publishing an article calling the fight against climate change “The New Abolitionism“? These are some of the questions to be chewed on tonight’s live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT). Party […]

Chris Christie Opposes Pot Legalization Because He Doesn't Want New Small Businesses or Tourists in His State

Last night on his radio show, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wanted to make sure everyone knew he really, really doesn’t think it’s cool to legalize marijuana and that not even “casual use” is OK. After all, think of the potential consequences!  “Go to Colorado and see if you want to live there,” the governor said. “See […]

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Police Officer Tells Parents They Could Be ‘Trespassing’ on School Property If They Oppose Standardized Testing

The Finneys of Marietta, Georgia, have been fighting their local school district over the state’s standardized exam battery, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, taken in third, fifth, and eighth grades and used to determine promotion to the next grade. Two of their three children were required to take tests this month, a third grader and a […]

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SCOTUS Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban, Sherpas Shun Mt. Everest, Another Police Shooting in Albuquerque: P.M. Links

The Supreme Court today upheld, 6-2, Michigan’s ban on using affirmative action during the enrollment process for colleges. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she’s not running for president in 2016, but her new book, A Fighting Chance, seems to read a lot like the kind of books put out by people planning runs for president. […]

Zenon Evans on Promise and Peril in Tech Approaches To Stopping Child Sex Trafficking

Children and teens are trafficked for sex and exploited for pornography, and the web amplifies this trade. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 500,000 potentially explicit images of minors online in 2004. By 2011 it surged to over 17 million. The tech world is starting to intersect with the advocacy and outreach world on […]

Sen. Chuck Schumer Blasts FDA's 'Ridiculous' New Proposal for Breweries

Sen. Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) is sticking up for breweries and pushing back against the Food and Drug Administration’s nonsensical “spent grain” proposal. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Schumer said the proposed rule “would drive up costs for both farmers and brewers with no clear health or safety benefit.”  Under the rule, breweries […]

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