OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.
Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.
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(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 28, 2012
Giant Global Risk Carrier, Munich Re: North America Most Affected By Increase In Weather-Related Loss Events - $1,060bn A new study by giant insurer, Munich Re, shows that North America has been most affected by weather-related extreme events in recent decades. The publication "Severe weather in North America" analyzes all kinds of weather perils and their trends. It reports and shows that the continent has experienced the largest increases in weather-related loss events.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Julian Assange's Press Release on Stratfor Emails and His Possible Indictment Confidential emails obtained from the US private intelligence firm Stratfor show that the United States Government has had a secret indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for more than 12 months.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 23, 2012
Co-Sponsor Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Offers Lame Excuse For Contraception Bills S. 2043 and S. 1467 Given this logic, I suppose Saxby Chambliss believes that Americans who are morally opposed to civil rights for all Americans would be allowed to discriminate against minorities with such acts as such re-segregating lunch counters and schools? If the government is going to acknowledge the 'moral convictions' of one religious group, what is to stop them from writing laws taking into account every religions' "convictions?"
SHARE Thursday, February 16, 2012
DOJ Whistleblower Jesselyn Radack Releases Memoir Jesselyn Radack, the Dept of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower who exposed violations in the federal government's handling of the case against "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh, has released a new memoir about her experience blowing the whistle on Bush administration officials' wrongdoing, the subsequent and significant retaliation against her for doing so.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 22, 2011
Republicans file 5 lawsuits to remove Pres. Obama from 2012 Georgia ballot Five separate lawsuits have been filed to PREVENT President Obama from being on the 2012 ballot. While their arguments are foolish, it still requires a vigorous defense in the Georgia judicial system.
SHARE Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Jack Abramoff: Rehabilitated or More Dangerous Than Ever? On 60 Minutes Sunday evening, former uber-lobbyist, felon, and ex-convict, Jack Abramoff, presented himself as a fallen man and asks us now to believe he has been rehabilitated by his incarceration and the horror of his criminal past. But is Jack truly rehabilitated or now in a position to be more dangerous that ever before?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 6, 2011
10th Anniversary of PDB "Osama Determined To Strike in US" Excerpt: "We have not been able to corroborate some of the more sensational threat reporting, such as that from a -- service in 1998 saying that Bin Laden wanted to hijack a U.S. aircraft to gain the release of "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel Rahman and other U.S.-held extremists. Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings...
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, July 26, 2010
BOMBSHELL: Wikileaks Releases 92,201 Documents = "Blow-By-Blow" Afghan War Diary 2004-2010 Today, Wikileaks posted 92,201 Afghan War documents in what can only be described as "one of the biggest leaks in intelligence history" after tweeting: "WaPo expose of the US shadow-state smothered. Time to take the gloves off if we want reform."
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 23, 2009
Ovarian Cancer Research Funding Slashed in Half - Call your Members of Congress Today! Ovarian cancer is a killer.It is the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in women and the leading cause of death from gynecological cancer. Death rate extrapolations for USA for Ovarian Cancer: 13,626 per year, 1,135 per month, 262 per week, 37 per day, 1 per hour. If a man could be stricken with it, I wouldn't be sending this email. Call please and pass it on.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 30, 2009
Click Daily at the Breast Cancer Site to Donate Mammograms The Breast Cancer site has 1 day to reach its goal for 200 mammogram clicks in April. It's 97% there. Please take a few minutes to click on the link below to help secure a $10,000 charitable donation from GreaterGood.org for research.
(22 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 16, 2009
Let Us Have Some Fun! Take a Guess at the Identity of the 'Congressman' NSA Attempted to Wiretap Life's a crap shoot! As the blogsphere begins the guessing game, I thought I'd ask OEN readers to weigh in with their best guess. So, which 'Congressman' do you think Bush and Cheney wanted to get some bad 'goods' on bad enough to violate the legislative branch with an illegal wiretap? After the who, feel free to venture into the why and how you think the information would be used? Blackmail, prosecution, or what?
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Theatre of the Absurd: WSJ Editors Fault Obama for Failing to Fix Economy in 5 Weeks Wall Street Journal Editorial Board says Obama's had 5 weeks to fix the economy, and he has failed. Long for the good ole days under Bush.
(14 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 23, 2008
Eclipsed by the Conventions: Midnight Regulations Reduce Women To "A Uterus With Two Legs" ... or the Rise of the 'Citizen-Embryo'
SHARE Thursday, December 6, 2007
Bill of Rights Under W: A Timetable from January 2001 to the Present This author has put together what may be the only complete timeline that delineates Bush's hits against our rights, as well as relevant Supreme Court decisions, and Acts of Congress that have occurred on his watch. Read and weep.
SHARE Monday, May 7, 2007
It could be a helluva season agin, Brownie... The season is fast approaching - June -and the Bush FEMA Hurricane Emergency Plan is not ready. "A modified version of the plan in place during Katrina will be followed" instead. Meanwhile, Americans have just learned Bush rejected $800 million in foreign aid after Katrina in 2005. 'Brownie' screwup or another 'secret' policy that makes no sense.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2007
HEARINGS: Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) Unveils Flowchart of White House/Justice Department Communications Expansion Whitehouse presented the perfect flowchart for Congress to begin the issuance of Senate subpoenas for WH and DoJ officials. His questioning and pictorial display of the chaotic management of the Justice Dept under Gonzales was groundbreaking and the most revealing evidence yet of how politicized our legal system has become. It depicts exactly who in the WH and DoJ were authorized to communicate with each other.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, April 16, 2007
Leahy, Schumer, & Specter: A Burning Question for Gonzales DoJ's Jesus "Fast Track?"
SHARE Thursday, January 18, 2007
Guess Who's Going to Dinner with Diebold, Sequoia, and Electronic ES&S? Two elections down, another one fast approaching and we're even deeper in that quicksand called electronic voting. The more we struggle,the deeper we sink. Here's an article to remind us how far we haven't come and how much farther we must go to get clean, honest, verifiable elections.
SHARE Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Kucinich To Receive Appeal For Redress From Active Duty Service Members TODAY An appeal for redress is a way for individual service members to appeal to Members of Congress to urge an end to the U.S. military occupation.
SHARE Tuesday, September 26, 2006
KEEPING US SAFE: Death By Tit? (Satire) Liquids? Pamela Anderson's right breast alone could probably take out half of O'Hare