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  • Kathie Lee Gifford Is a Trojan Horse for Conservative Causes

    16 April 2014, 12:27 pm by: Daniel D'Addario, Salon

    The less-than-candid 'Today' show host lets her real right-wing flag fly on her podcast.…
  • Paul Ryan and the GOP's Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan—Less Money for Poor Kids, More for the Rich

    16 April 2014, 11:23 am by: Leo Gerard, AlterNet

    Could it be more obvious that Washington is owned by the wealthy?…
  • Unarmed Black Man Shot in the Back by San Antonio Police, Parents Say

    16 April 2014, 10:55 am by: David Lee, Courthouse News

    The officer has a history of racial profiling and a short temper.…
  • The 1% Wants to Ban Sleeping in Cars Because It Hurts Their 'Quality of Life'

    16 April 2014, 9:47 am by: Gary Blasi, The Guardian

    Depriving homeless people of their last shelter in life is Silicon Valley at its worst.…
  • What Made the Chicago Teachers' Strike a Success? Their Commitment to the Community

    16 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Emily Wilson, AlterNet

    The dramatically victorious strike showed it's possible for unions to fight back and to win.…
  • Fort Hood Massacres Show How Vulnerable We Are to Soldiers Who Have Suffered from the Traumas of War

    15 April 2014, 6:17 pm by: CJ Werleman, AlterNet

    And the government is cutting services to the very vets who need help.…
  • Why Is ABC Paying Laura Ingraham Lots of Money to Be a Racist?

    15 April 2014, 6:12 pm by: Heather "Digby" Parton, Salon

    In apparent effort to counter non-existent "liberal media bias," here's what ABC News will get from Laura Ingraham.…
  • The Secret Anti-Abortion Law That's Sweeping America

    15 April 2014, 6:06 pm by: Erika L. Sánchez, The Guardian

    Pro-lifers can't reverse Roe v Wade. So they're shutting down clinics with red tape and a smile. Don't believe the lie.…
  • Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become 'Untouchables' Who Don't Go to Prison

    15 April 2014, 5:51 pm by: Amy Goodman, Matt Taibbi, Democracy Now!

    Taibbi discusses his new book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap."…
  • Meet the Drug Rehab Celebrity Dispensing a Dangerous Brand of Intolerance

    15 April 2014, 3:54 pm by: Maia Szalavitz, Substance.com

    Bob Forrest gives the finger to opioid maintenance—and to the consensus of international scientific opinion.…
  • The Rise of Corporate Democrats in California

    15 April 2014, 3:28 pm by: Gary Cohn, Capital and Main

    California, the most progressive state in the U.S., still boasts a sizeable — and growing — corporate Democrat contingent.…
  • Why the Christian Right Is Freaking Out Over a Honey Maid Graham Crackers' Ad

    15 April 2014, 2:36 pm by: Bill Berkowitz, AlterNet

    Family-positive marketing from Chips Ahoy, Oreos and Honey Maid has conservatives going crackers.…
  • Washington in Libya: A Case Study in How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land

    15 April 2014, 2:26 pm by: Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch

    Sending more armed men is not the solution.…
  • 5 Explosive Revelations Leaked from Senate Report Exposing CIA Torture

    15 April 2014, 1:57 pm by: Alex Kane, AlterNet

    What's already public is a clear and systematic abuse of power and human rights.…
  • Why I Am Totally Hooked on the Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

    15 April 2014, 1:38 pm by: Hadley Freeman, The Guardian

    Televised celebrity trials are nothing new, but watching this male star sob and squirm is extraordinary.…
  • Some Psychiatrists Distancing Themselves from Profession as Drug Company Dominance Makes Some…

    15 April 2014, 1:05 pm by: Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet

    Psychiatry has a real credibility problem on its hands.…
  • Police Charge High School Student with Disorderly Conduct for Using an iPad to Prove He's Being…

    15 April 2014, 11:59 am by: Elias Isquith, Salon

    The teen sought proof that school administrators were ignoring his plight. So they had him arrested.…
  • Robert Reich: Happy Tax Day VIDEO—Why the 1% Pay a Much Lower Rate than You

    15 April 2014, 11:32 am by: Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

    The former labor secretary explains why the rich pay less, and how we can change it.…
  • Google Joins the Kochs in Pumping Funds into the Conservative George Mason University

    14 April 2014, 4:15 pm by: Andrew Leonard, Salon

    A new article reveals the notorious university is deep in the pockets of the Internet search giant.…
  • Society Is Starting to Wake Up to Rampant Street Harassment of Women

    14 April 2014, 4:10 pm by: Hannah K. Gold, AlterNet

    A growing and vocal movement is fighting to empower the women who have to deal with public harrassment on a daily basis.…
  • How Organic Food Is Breaking Down All Class Boundaries

    14 April 2014, 3:59 pm by: Tracie McMillan, Comment Is Free

    One of the most harmful myths about poor people is that they could care less about what they eat.…
  • Unlike the US, Here Are 6 Countries That Are Experimenting How to Make Workers' Lives Better

    14 April 2014, 2:47 pm by: Alex Kane, AlterNet

    France curbs after-work emails, while a Swedish city experiments with six-hour work days.…
  • The New Economic Events Giving Lie to the Fiction That We Are All Selfish, Rational Materialists

    14 April 2014, 2:04 pm by: David Bollier, AlterNet

    The commons lies at the heart of a major cultural and social shift now underway.…
  • How a Comcast-Time Warner Merger Will Make Your Cable and Internet Worse and More Expensive

    14 April 2014, 12:40 pm by: Zaid Jilani, AlterNet

    A closer look at TWC-Comcast reveals their claim of "substantial public interest benefits" is anything but.…
  • If You Can ‘Speak’ with Your Money, Then Why Is It Illegal to Ask For It?

    14 April 2014, 12:36 pm by: Andrew Small, Economic Hardship Reporting Project

    McCutcheon bolsters the conservative ideal of money-as-speech, so why don't our laws protect the poor for asking for pocket change?…
  • Why Are We Doing So Little to Expand Opportunity for America's Children?

    14 April 2014, 11:30 am by: Alan Jenkins, Campaign for America's Future

    The disparate race- and ethnicity-based opportunities we’re affording our nation’s children has the potential to cripple our society.…
  • TurboTax Maker Linked to 'Grassroots' Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

    14 April 2014, 11:12 am by: Liz Day, ProPublica

    Intuit and its allies are continuing to work against proposals for what’s known as return-free filing.…
  • Meet the Twisted 'Pioneer' of the Right-Wing War on Women

    13 April 2014, 7:36 pm by: Whitney Strub, Salon.com

    Charles Keating was best known for his shady financial dealings, but his politics were even more destructive.…
  • Paying for America's War Machine Is a Terrible Waste of Tax Money

    13 April 2014, 7:25 pm by: Lisa Savage, AlterNet

    It’s time to redirect our resources to meet human needs. It’s time to bring the war dollars home.…
  • Why Is This Blog Post Different From All Other Blog Posts?

    13 April 2014, 7:11 pm by: Marty Kaplan, AlterNet

    Ma Nishtana -- Let's not fool ourselves again about the true situation humanity is in.…

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