Static Front Page Ben


Robert Reich (The Nightly Show)

Robert Reich: The new flexible economy is making workers’ lives hell

These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then.

The anti-surveillance state: Clothes and gadgets block face recognition technology and make you digitally invisible

An entire industry is dedicated to getting your privacy back.
Al Gore (Screenshot)

PETA slams Al Gore for ‘hypocrisy and sheer laziness’ for not limiting Live Earth festival food to vegan only

Although Live Earth said they were working with partner organizations regarding offering sustainable foods, PETA accused them of “hypocrisy and sheer laziness.”
Albuquerque police officer  Cedric Green  - (Albuquerque Police Department)

Albuquerque cop arrested for allegedly beating suspect after turning off body cam

An Albuquerque police officer was taken into custody and booked Friday evening after an investigation showed he turned his body cam off before allegedly beating a suspect.
Inmate Deterrius "Terry" Rashad Goodwin - (KPRC - screenshot)

Houston sheriff fires six jailers, suspends 29 over treatment of mentally-ill inmate left in filthy cell

“They left my son in that horrific cell. My son was set up to kill himself. He had rags hanging from his ceiling. He was about to commit suicide," Goodwin’s mother, Mashell Lambert, said. “He’s mentally ill, and you just left him there to die.”
Peter Schweitzer speaks top Fox News (screen grab)

Fox’s Chris Wallace confronts ‘Clinton Cash’ author: ‘You don’t have a single piece of evidence’

“You don’t have a single piece of evidence that she was involved in this deal, that she sent a memo to the State Department person that was on this committee and said, ‘Hey, we want to approve the uranium sale,'” Wallace pressed. “I am a journalist,” Schweizer insisted. “I don’t have access to government records."

Community outraged by Kenosha billboard featuring killer cop’s beaming face

The Kenosha Professional Police Association (KPPA) posted a billboard thanking the community for its support. Some residents question the message behind the ad. It features Pablo Torres, a young officer who shot two people within a 10-day period in March.
James Dobson via Right Wing Watch (YouTube)

Revolution! Anti-gay activists threaten uprising if Supreme Court approves marriage equality

Next week the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could end up making marriage equality the law of the land. It comes at a time when gay marriage has never had more support from the American public. But the culture warriors who have been fighting it for decades are not about to give up.
Horned Devil with tract (Shutterstock)

Christian bakers blame Satan when crowdfunding to pay for discrimination fine gets spiked

Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were fined $135,000 by an Oregon court because they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple who planned on tying the knot.