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- Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet / Timothy Karr
At stake is whether the Internet remains a democratic, user-powered network.
- Dreamers Need Not Apply for Health Care / Cecilia Velasco
Why are hundreds of thousands of young immigrants shut out of affordable health insurance?
- Warning: Fracking May Harm Public Health / Rebecca Rehr
Regulators should apply the same precautions to gas drilling that they use for everything else.
- A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels / Emily Schwartz Greco
Plunging oil, gas, and coal stocks make it a fine time to divest.
- Remembering the Greediest Americans this Holiday Season / Sam Pizzigati
The absurd results of its surge pricing helped Uber’s founder make the list.
- Your Holiday Guide to Avoiding Slave Labor / Jill Richardson
The easiest way to ensure that your gifts were ethically produced is to buy locally.
- Chris Christie’s Pork Barrel Politics / Jim Hightower
The New Jersey governor just vetoed a ban on a form of animal torture.
- The Frack Oil Salesman / Khalil Bendib