Aug 31, 2011

10 Worst State Economies in US | Escape from Patriarchal "Biblical Family Values" | Tim DeChristopher Speaks from Prison


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The 10 States With the Worst Economies In America

The global economic crash hurt everyone, but not equally; here are the states that are feeling the greatest economic pain.READ MORE

Joshua Holland / AlterNet

How I Escaped the "Biblical Family Values" Nightmare That Drives Perry, Bachmann, and Tea Party Politics

How one woman got out of the Quiverfull movement where she homebirthed, homeschooled, home-churched and faithfully submitted to her husband. READ MORE

Vyckie Garrison / RH Reality Check

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'Workampers': What It's Like to Wander Around the Country in an RV Desperately Looking for Work

Finding a new job today often requires thinking outside the box, and you can't think much further outside the job search box than workamping. READ MORE

Michael Thornton / AlterNet

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5 Absurd Rick Perry Claims That Show His Tea-Party Infused Aversion to Reality

Perry prides himself on issues and Texas "successes" that actually expose his incompetence. READ MORE

By Robert Fantina / CounterPunch

A pro-choice advocate demonstrates in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. At least 49 of the newcomers to the House are opposed to women having the right to choose to have an abortion, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights. -

War on Women: Anti-Choice Movement Resorting to Shameless Tricks to Shutter Abortion Clinics

Despite lawsuits and activism, women's health clinics are shutting their doors, thanks to "regulations" coming, in one case, from secret origins. READ MORE

By Sarah Seltzer / AlterNet


How Half of Terror Cases Investigated By the FBI ... Were Also Hatched by the FBI

What single organization is responsible for more terror plots in the USA than any other? If you happened to guess the FBI, you'd be right. READ MORE

By Lawrence Davidson / Consortium News


Why Do Some Progressives Support Ron Paul, Even Though He Is Anti-Woman, Anti-Civil Rights, and Anti-Equality (And That's Just the Start)?

AlterNet readers had a lot to say about Adele Stan's recent article explaining why progressives should think twice about supporting Ron Paul. READ MORE

By Kristen Gwynne / AlterNet


A Letter From Prison: Tim DeChristopher Speaks Out

"What one person can do is to plant the seeds of love and outrage in the hearts of a movement," writes DeChristopher. READ MORE

By Tim DeChristopher /


Despite White Supremacist Ties, Nativist Minutemen Project Founder Gilchrist Stumped For GOP Candidates

Jim Gilchrist is sought by GOP candidates to burnish their tough-on-immigrant credentials, and treated by the media as a legitimate authority on immigration issues. READ MORE

By David Holthouse / Media Matters for America

U.S. Gov. Secretly Infected Thousands of Guatemalans with STDs
By Jorge Rivas | Colorlines


Persuading Kids to Raise Funds for Charity and Keeping the Money: Kevin Held is the Worst Person in the World
By BooMan | BooMan Tribune


Ex-Bush Official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: "I am Willing to Testify" If Dick Cheney is Put on Trial
By Amy Goodman | Democracy Now!


Former Mitt Romney Staffer Revealed As Key Player Behind Nationwide Islamophobia Push
By Scott Keyes | ThinkProgress


Black Politicians Continue Pressing Obama to Fight—But Is He Caught in a Classic Double-Bind?
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet

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