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  • Despite Justice Sotomayor's Passionate Dissent, Right-wing Supreme Court Turns Another Blind Eye to…

    23 April 2014, 1:06 pm by: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

    Sotomayor tries but fails to ‘educate’ her race-blind colleagues.…
  • WATCH: Martin Sheen Stars in Powerful New PSA Calling for Drug Sentencing Reform

    23 April 2014, 10:38 am by: Asawin Suebsaeng, Mother Jones

    The actor and his 'West Wing' alter ego have a clear message for Congress and President Obama.…
  • VIDEO: Jon Stewart Rips Media's Sexism Over Clinton 'Grandma' News

    23 April 2014, 9:39 am by: Janet Allon, AlterNet

    'The news media has set the 2016 speculatron.'…
  • Airbnb’s Big Bait-and-Switch

    22 April 2014, 5:55 pm by: Andrew Leonard, Salon

    The popular sharing economy pioneer responds to political pressure by purging its listings.…
  • Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy Gives Birth to New Right-Wing Conspiracies

    22 April 2014, 5:45 pm by: Hadley Freeman, The Guardian

    A new kind of Birtherism.…
  • The Dark Truth Behind The Popular Superfood, Quinoa

    22 April 2014, 4:11 pm by: Jill Richardson, AlterNet

    As the hype around quinoa builds, so do big questions about the problems with its production. …
  • Surge of Attention to Crusading Economists Piketty's New Book Takes Us to the Big Question of How to…

    22 April 2014, 2:09 pm by: Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research

    Finance is under-taxed, making a global wealth tax more timely than ever.…
  • Stop Lamenting Capitalism's Crushing of Working Class Gains and Start Organizing! 

    22 April 2014, 1:27 pm by: Sam Gindin, Jacobin

    Long-time organizer and activist Jane McAlevey challenges the abandonment of organizing by progressives.…
  • Game of Thrones, Terry Richardson and the Silencing of Sexual Assault

    22 April 2014, 1:10 pm by: Katie McDonough, Salon

    Appallingly, cultural tastemakers are helping rebrand rape as pre-consensual sex.…
  • How the Obscenely Wealthy Are Strangling Our Democracy

    22 April 2014, 12:47 pm by: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

    The wealthiest interests can veto any government initiative.…
  • Has Earth Day Lost Its Way?

    22 April 2014, 12:31 pm by: Jason Mark, Earth Island Journal

    From epic day of citizen action to marketing gimmick in just 40-odd years.…
  • They Are Watching You—How the U.S. Is Secretly Creating a Border Surveillance State

    22 April 2014, 12:26 pm by: Todd Miller, TomDispatch

    New high-tech gadgetry has nothing to do with saving lives along the Mexican border.…
  • Clueless Young Billion-Heirs Get Royal Treatment at White House

    22 April 2014, 11:56 am by: Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

    Obama gives the Silver Spoonies a big wet kiss.…
  • Robert Reich: How to Fix Sky-high CEO Pay in Companies that Pay Workers Like Serfs

    22 April 2014, 10:19 am by: Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

    A new tax would narrow pay discrepancy—and help the economy.…
  • The 1% in America Are Turning into a Ruling Oligarchy at an Astonishing Pace

    22 April 2014, 9:38 am by: Michael Winship, Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company

    At state and local levels, while the poorest fifth of Americans pay an average tax rate of over 11 percent, the richest 1% pay half that rate.…
  • WATCH: Jon Stewart Skewers Fox for 'Welfare Rancher' Cliven Bundy Hypocrisy

    22 April 2014, 8:34 am by: Janet Allon, AlterNet

    'Sean Hannity has made Glenn Beck the voice of reason.'…
  • Girls Who Get 'Caught in a Bad Romance' Risk More Than Just Their Broken Hearts

    21 April 2014, 4:13 pm by: Jill Filipovic, The Guardian

    A study shows that bad relationships cause girls real damage. The lesson? Teach young women to value themselves.…
  • Three Reasons Why You Should Keep Gmail far Away from Your Credit Card Information

    21 April 2014, 4:03 pm by: Andrew Leonard, Salon

    Google’s plot for world domination now includes your credit cards.…
  • Inside the Brutality of Egypt's New Regime: 2,500 Killed, 16,000 Political Prisoners, Torture…

    21 April 2014, 3:53 pm by: Medea Benjamin, Kate Chandley, AlterNet

    Since the coup that toppled Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's human rights record has gotten much much worse.…
  • It's a Little Creepy When Political Candidates Send You Mail Tailored to Your Religion

    21 April 2014, 3:25 pm by: Marty Kaplan, AlterNet

    When we use campaigns to exaggerate differences among us, it becomes harder to use the time between them to bind us together.…
  • Obama May Grant Clemency to Thousands Convicted of Drug Violations

    21 April 2014, 2:23 pm by: Cliff Weathers, AlterNet

    The Obama Administration continues to rollback oppressive sentences for those with non-violent drug convictions…
  • The Govt. Could Be Using Drano Flavored Jell-o for All We Know to Execute Inmates

    21 April 2014, 1:02 pm by: Will Durst, AlterNet

    We’re running out of toxic methods to kill people legally, and so the govt. has taken to hiding what's in its special sauce.…
  • The Right’s New Racial Math: How Its View of Non-white Voters Got So Demented

    21 April 2014, 12:38 pm by: Heather "Digby" Parton, Salon

    Seemingly every time they talk about the Obama coalition, conservative dolts reveal a disturbing bias. Here's why.…
  • Why Economist Thomas Piketty Has Scared the Pants Off the American Right

    21 April 2014, 12:33 pm by: Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

    If you call rigorous economic research on inequality a Communist plot, will it go away?…
  • Food Chain CEOs Want Subsidies for Their Salaries, But Are Against Raising Workers' Wages

    21 April 2014, 8:53 am by: Sarah Anderson, AlterNet

    There's injustice inside your Chipotle burrito bowl and your Starbucks latte.…
  • Yet Another Reason to Hate SCOTUS: It's Made It Easier for Payday Lenders to Prey on the Poor

    21 April 2014, 8:04 am by: Kathleen Geier, Washington Monthly

    Antonin Scalia opines that its OK for lenders to compel borrowers to sign away their rights.…
  • Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

    20 April 2014, 1:42 pm by: Tom Engelhardt, Tom Dispatch

    The only crime that makes it to court is revealing the national security state's secrets.…
  • Paul Krugman Tells Bill Moyers That Inherited Wealth Is Destroying Our Country

    18 April 2014, 7:46 pm by: Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company

    America is becoming a society controlled not by self-made people, but their spoiled offspring.…
  • 5 Signs Your Kid May Be Susceptible to Addiction

    18 April 2014, 5:46 pm by: Marissa Rosado, The Fix

    Keeping an eye out for these red flags could help you prevent your child's addiction.…
  • Matt Taibbi's New Book Is a Striking Study of How the Rich Are Never Punished for Their Crimes

    18 April 2014, 2:07 pm by: Peter Richardson, Truthdig

    'The Divide' is a riveting account of how the 1% get away with pretty much whatever they want.…

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