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Truthout Daily Digest April 10,2014

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To Stop an Overdose: Heroin, Narcan and the New Public Policies That Are Saving Lives

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Voters and policy makers are slowly moving toward reforms to reduce the harm of skyrocketing numbers of opiate-related overdoses, but in the meantime, many like Truthout writer Mike Ludwig and friends will share skills that “help us keep each other alive, healthy and safe.”

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Why Is Everyone Still Calling Him “Justice” Roberts?

Sam Husseini, Truthout: “What is morally just and right – that’s not my job,” claims John Roberts, chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Would “Chief Legal Administrator” or “His Holiness” be a more accurate honorific?

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Evidence of GOP Interference in VW Election Is Now Overwhelming

John Logan, Truthout: Last week’s disclosure by respected Tennessee journalist Phil Williams concerning Republican dirty tricks in the Chattanooga union election demonstrates beyond any doubt that the GOP unlawfully interfered.

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Natural Gas “Addiction”: Massachusetts Cities Fight Plants, Thwarting of Alternative Power

Ellen Cantarow, Truthout: Activists in Brockton and Salem, Massachusetts, are fighting new natural gas infrastructures that will endanger both towns’ citizens while delaying – not transitioning – any move to renewable energy.

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Politicians Are Beginning to Realize Voter Suppression Is a Bad Idea

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: While candidates and political parties prepare their latest slogans for the midterm elections, current elected officials have been spending a great deal of time focusing on voter access.

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“Years of Living Dangerously”: James Cameron, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford in TV Climate Change Series

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: A new Showtime television series featuring Hollywood actors and award-winning journalists brings the issue of climate change alive with the full drama and suspense of a blockbuster movie.

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Dean Baker | Ending Tax Breaks for Superrich Can Make Tax Day Fun for Rest of Us

Dean Baker, The Fresno Bee: Four simple tax changes could raise lots of money by taking away subsidies for rich people. They all make good economic sense, but they would take Washington away from its central purpose: using the government to take money from the rest of us and give it to the rich.

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Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report

Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica: Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary of its report about the CIA’s detainee program. It’s been more than five years since the committee announced its review. And it will be still more time before the public can actually read the report. Here’s what happened.

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America’s Homegrown Terror

Emanuel Pastreich and John Feffer, Foreign Policy In Focus: The greatest dangers for the US do not lurk in terrorist cells in the mountains surrounding Kandahar. Rather, our vulnerabilities are homegrown. The US plays host to thousands of nuclear weapons, toxic chemical dumps, radioactive waste storage facilities, complex pipelines and refineries, offshore oil rigs and many other potentially dangerous facilities.

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Cultural Production of Ignorance Provides Rich Field for Study

Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times: Robert Proctor, a professor of the history of science at Stanford, is one of the world’s leading experts in agnotology, a new word signifying the study of the cultural production of ignorance. He thinks that what you don’t know can hurt you and that there’s more ignorance around than there used to be.

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Governors and Legislatures Are Killing People by Not Expanding Medicaid

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican legislature in Florida are likely responsible for the death of 32­ year-old Charlene Dill, a mother of three who was separated from her husband.

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Honey Maid Ad’s Positive View of Same-Sex Couple Inspires Ten Millionth Right-Wing Meltdown This Month

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“America as theNo.1 Warmonger”: President Jimmy Carter Talks About Race, Cable News, “Slut-Shaming” and More

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Tutu: Climate Crisis Demands “Anti-Apartheid-Style Boycott” of Fossil

Fuel Industry

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Pope Asks Pardon for Sex Abuse by Priests

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Paul Krugman | Health Care Nightmares

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Naomi Klein | Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine

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Right-Wing Media

Are Throwing Gas

on a Rancher’s Violent Threats Against the Government

Read the Article at Media Matters for America

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