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  • Why Everyone Freaked Out Over a Book Teaching Kids About Sex

    22 August 2014, 6:09 pm by: Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon

    As a physician who has routinely delivered babies to teens, Sara Mackenzie is sadly unsurprised by the uproar.…
  • Confusing Activity with Productivity: How a Lot of Work is Pointless

    22 August 2014, 5:57 pm by: Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian

    If you don’t give yourself a break, your brain will do it for you.…
  • Here's What Happens to Police Officers Who Shoot Unarmed Black Men

    22 August 2014, 5:19 pm by: Jaeah Lee and Katie Rose Quandt, Mother Jones

    History appears to be in Darren Wilson's favor.…
  • How the Ultra-Rich .01% Have Sucked Up Even More of America's Wealth Than You Think

    22 August 2014, 1:55 pm by: David DeGraw, DavidDeGraw.org

    The economy has become systematically corrupt.…
  • The Staggeringly High—And Shockingly Under-Reported—Rate of White on White Murder

    22 August 2014, 1:43 pm by: Janet Allon, AlterNet

    Why doesn't Bill O'Reilly spout off about this epidemic of violence?…
  • We Aren't Trying to End Global Terror: We're After the Oil

    22 August 2014, 1:25 pm by: CJ Werleman, AlterNet

    Amid the conflict with ISIS, the bottom line is a reliable supply to the Middle East’s liquid gold.…
  • 8 Most Homophobic Religious Protest Signs

    22 August 2014, 11:25 am by: Katie Halper, AlterNet

    These abhorrent messages are courtesy of Christians, Jews and Muslims.…
  • 5 Items You Use Every Morning That Are Terrible for the Environment

    22 August 2014, 11:14 am by: Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn DeMates , Huffington Post

    Here are the main environmental concerns of items you reach for before you leave the house.…
  • Florida County Unanimously Bans Atheists from Delivering Invocations at Public Meetings [Video]

    22 August 2014, 10:44 am by: Scott Kaufman, Raw Story

    Commissioners deaf to arguments that this violates Constitution and people's rights.…
  • Striking Teacher Churn in Charter Schools

    22 August 2014, 10:32 am by: Helen Zelon, City Limits

    The high rates of teacher attrition raise questions about whether even the most successful charter schools can maintain quality amid the churn.…
  • Paul Krugman Exposes the Real Ulterior Motives of 'Inflation Hawks'

    22 August 2014, 10:05 am by: Janet Allon, AlterNet

    The hawks are obsessed with inflation—why they must be ignored.…
  • Ferguson Has Calm Night After Attorney General Visits 'Fractured' Community

    21 August 2014, 4:08 pm by: The Guardian

    Eric Holder says he personally understands mistrust of police while on visit to assess investigation into Michael Brown’s death…
  • How Government Blacklists Journalists From Accessing the Truth

    21 August 2014, 3:56 pm by: David Sirota, AlterNet

    The public is being systematically divorced from public policy, which is exactly what too many elected officials want.…
  • Is Southern Conservatism Just Plain Old Racism?

    21 August 2014, 3:12 pm by: Paul Rosenberg, Salon

    True GOP believers who claim "limited government" has nothing to do with race are lying to themselves.…
  • Former Top Obama Aides Are Now in the Business Of Undermining Unions

    21 August 2014, 2:55 pm by: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

    David Plouffe’s move to Uber is the latest.…
  • 8 Ways to Feel Good About Your Body During Sex

    21 August 2014, 1:13 pm by: Vanessa Marin, xojane

    Realizing that poor self esteem is ruining your sex life can be a powerful motivator.…
  • I'm Polite, Middle-Class and Harassed By Police: Here's Why

    21 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Andrea Cambron, The American Prospect

    The targeting of citizens by authorities based on racial stereotypes is a serious issue that needs refocusing.…
  • Gay Marriage is Good. But a Key to It's Success is Future Corporate Profits

    21 August 2014, 11:45 am by: Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

    When corporations and financiers get on board, social change happens rather quickly.…
  • The Ultimate White Privilege: Darren Wilson and Being “Afraid For Your Life”

    21 August 2014, 10:35 am by: Katie McDonough, Salon

    Claiming you shot someone out of fear of your life can be a "get out of jail free" card -- depending on who says it…
  • Tear Gas, Stun Grenades, Sound Cannons: Companies Profiting From Police Crackdowns Like Ferguson

    21 August 2014, 9:35 am by: Alex Kane, AlterNet

    Sales of all those military grade weapons are making people rich.…
  • The Dirty Little Secret of How CEOs Enrich Themselves at Your Expense

    20 August 2014, 6:28 pm by: Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

    Stock buybacks take money from your pocket and put it into the hands of corporate titans.…
  • 3 Ways America Enables Slaughter in Gaza

    20 August 2014, 4:44 pm by: Nicolas J.S. Davies, AlterNet

    The U.S. government plays a central role in perpetuating the Israeli occupation of Palestine.…
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Hit by Creationist Backlash for Explaining Universe Is Billions of Years Old

    20 August 2014, 4:39 pm by: Dan Arel, AlterNet

    In an interview with AlterNet, Tyson talks about the success of his TV show 'Cosmos.'…
  • I Am a 15-Year-Old Immigrant Who Came to America Because Gangs Murdered My Family. All I Want to Do…

    20 August 2014, 4:12 pm by: Ashley, The Guardian

    This is my undocumented limbo.…
  • Drugs Are Fun and That Should Figure Into Our Understanding of Addiction

    20 August 2014, 3:58 pm by: Maia Szalavitz, Substance.com

    Factoring drug-related pleasure into a cost-benefit analysis of laws and regulations could be a positive step.…
  • Big Movement and Votes to Decriminalize Pot Across the Country

    20 August 2014, 3:31 pm by: Paul Armentano, AlterNet

    A growing number of local ballot measures would depenalize pot-related offenses across the country.…
  • The Best Sex Tips You’ll Ever Hear — From a Man With No Penis

    20 August 2014, 3:03 pm by: Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon

    This guy is proof you don't need to be fixated on a certain body part to have great sex.…
  • My Heartbreaking Walmart Story: How Working There Devastated My Family

    20 August 2014, 2:36 pm by: Linda Haluska, Salon

    We were used to doing without things—then came my son's prom.…
  • 4 Worst Right-Wing Reactions to Michael Brown's Killing and the Protests

    20 August 2014, 2:23 pm by: Evan McMurry, AlterNet

    Conservative media wasted no time making racist, imbecilic comments about Ferguson.…
  • The Poisonous Racism Driving Violence in Ferguson and the Rest of America

    20 August 2014, 12:31 pm by: Joe Conason, AlterNet

    Many cities and towns confront the same problems of poverty, alienation and inequality as metropolitan St. Louis -- or even worse.…

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