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  • This Week in Sex

    31 August 2014, 4:59 pm by: Katie Halper, AlterNet

    A "new" female erogenous zone...and more.…
  • The Hipster Coffee Revolution Is Going to Save Your Morning—and the Planet

    31 August 2014, 2:30 pm by: Chérmelle Edwards, The Guardian

    Are you ready to pay a little more to help?…
  • You Don't Know What 'Libertarian' Means

    31 August 2014, 2:15 pm by: Thom Hartmann, Thomhartmann.com

    Libertarianism is not what most Americans think it is...…
  • Modern Pestilence: Leaf Blowers Generate Infuriating Noise, Toxic Gases and Hazardous Dust

    31 August 2014, 2:01 pm by: Cliff Weathers, AlterNet

    Blasting out air at hurricane-force speeds, leaf blowers disburse allergens, toxins, pollutants and pathogens into the air we breathe.​…
  • Why Acknowledging White Privilege Is Not Surrendering to “White Guilt”

    31 August 2014, 1:51 pm by: Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

    Recognizing the historic burden of whiteness is not self-abasement or lame apology.…
  • 9 Facts About Abortion Rights a Federal Judge Is Forcing Texas Republicans To Heed

    30 August 2014, 7:16 pm by: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

    How anti-women are Texas Republicans? Very, a federal court concludes.…
  • The True Meaning of Labor Day

    30 August 2014, 6:59 pm by: Mary Kay Henry, AlterNet

    For America’s workers, it’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.…
  • 6 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox's Comical Beyoncé Freakout

    30 August 2014, 4:44 pm by: Janet Allon, AlterNet

    Where are her pants? How can she be a feminist without pants?…
  • Looks Like The 'Burger King's' Subjects Are Royally Pissed Off

    30 August 2014, 4:37 pm by: Richard Eskow, Curbing Wall St. Project

    Burger King intends to renounce its American status for tax purposes, and public opinion is not on its side.…
  • The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

    30 August 2014, 4:14 pm by: Arjun Sethi, The Guardian

    Innocent people’s lives are being ruined. Why isn’t anyone watching the watchlist?…
  • Michelle Rhee’s Real Legacy: Here’s What’s Most Shameful About Her Reign

    30 August 2014, 3:45 pm by: Matt Bruenig, Salon.com

    The "education reform" leader who just stepped down gets plenty of criticism. But here's what people overlook.…
  • Watch The Mainstream Media's Top 3 Biggest Blunders This Week

    30 August 2014, 1:45 pm by: Peter Hart, FAIR

    From spotty Ferguson reporting to Newsweek's Africa panic, corporate media really botched their news coverage.…
  • Federal Court Strikes Down Two Major Provisions of Texas’ Sweeping Anti-Abortion Law

    30 August 2014, 1:31 pm by: Katie McDonough, Salon.com

    The combined provisions would have shuttered all but eight clinics in the state.…
  • Stephen Colbert Mocks GOP for Believing ISIS Can Be Defeated With the Power of Make-Believe

    29 August 2014, 7:13 pm by: Scott Kaufman, Raw Story

    Colbert mocked conservatives for living in a world of imagination on the subject of the threat posed by ISIS.…
  • Fox News is Tearing Us Apart: Race Baiting and Divisiveness Hits a Disgusting New Low

    29 August 2014, 6:52 pm by: Paul Rosenberg, Salon

    Night after night, Fox News doubles down on hate. Whether George Zimmerman, Bundy or Ferguson, it just gets worse.…
  • How Organizers in One City Are Trying to Stop Militarization From Slipping Into Their Community

    29 August 2014, 5:52 pm by: Alyssa Figueroa, AlterNet

    Oakland activists are working to stop Urban Shield, a militarized weapons expo and training program, from coming to town.…
  • 12 Ecologically Sustainable Countries and Why They Should Be Admired

    29 August 2014, 5:38 pm by: Jodie Gummow, AlterNet

    As Earth’s resources fall into ecological deficit, it’s time to inspect our global green policies.…
  • 10 of the Most Evil Medical Experiments Conducted in History

    29 August 2014, 5:03 pm by: Larry Schwartz, AlterNet

    The subjects are usually society's most vulnerable and the doctors rarely have to answer for their horrific crimes.…
  • Kindness, Not Punishment, Helps Drug Users Quit

    29 August 2014, 4:52 pm by: Tessie Castillo, AlterNet

    We need to treat addiction like we treat other health problems precipitated by poor choices.…
  • 5 Reasons Booze Is Deadlier than Heroin and Other Drugs That'll Land You in Jail

    29 August 2014, 1:54 pm by: April M. Short, AlterNet

    No other drugs even come close.…
  • My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

    29 August 2014, 1:36 pm by: Madison Shockley, The Huffington Post

    Racial profiling does long-term damage to the self-image, self-esteem and ego of the African American.…
  • Why the Grace Shown by James Foley's Parents Is Unfathomable to Me

    29 August 2014, 1:35 pm by: Janet Allon, AlterNet

    No anger, resentment, nor calls for revenge. They're not even mad at him for going back to Syria.…
  • The Future of Abortion Is Here—No Clinic Needed

    29 August 2014, 12:36 pm by: Allegra Kirkland, AlterNet

    The Dutch organization Women on Web sends abortion pills to women in countries that restrict or ban the procedure.…
  • Expert: U.S. Police Training in Use of Deadly Force Woefully Inadequate

    29 August 2014, 12:13 pm by: Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

    90 percent of the police budget goes to salaries...and nothing is left for training, says Maria Haberfeld.…
  • 10 Things to Look For in Ken Burns' Much Anticipated New History of the Roosevelts

    29 August 2014, 11:23 am by: Brigid O'Farrell, AlterNet

    Will Eleanor Roosevelt's championing of the American worker feature strongly?…
  • Happy Labor Day Weekend! Here's Why Summer Sucks for Grownups

    29 August 2014, 11:21 am by: Alex Leo, The Guardian

    Summer fun is hard to come by when you spend your days in daylight-free cubicles.…
  • Fascinating Journey: How a Former Texas Conservative Operative Left the Religious Right

    29 August 2014, 11:18 am by: Sarah Posner, The American Prospect

    Elaine White was once in the inner circle of political power. Then a crisis of faith changed all that.…
  • Israel's Controversial Palestinian Policy Polarizes American Jewish Community

    29 August 2014, 9:48 am by: Sarah Posner, The American Prospect

    Rising tensions between the supporters of Israel’s use of military force and the dissenters have split the community.…
  • Why Don't The Feds Prosecute Police Brutality Cases?

    29 August 2014, 7:20 am by: Terrell Jermaine Starr, AlterNet

    Police officers get the benefit of the doubt, says the Supreme Court.…
  • Porn Addiction in the Christian Community: Why Are Rates so High?

    28 August 2014, 7:33 pm by: Cameron Turner, The Fix

    For the faithful, porn addiction is about how guilty they feel when they do it.…

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