Nov 25, 2011

Why Are Police Abusing Americans ? | 8 TV Taboos | Why Atheism Is Still Feared


"How Could This Happen in America?" Why Police Are Treating Americans Like Military Threats

Why is the armed might of the state, (necessary in waging war against foreign enemies) being applied to domestic policing of local communities and peaceful protests?READ MORE

William Hogeland / AlterNet

The Fascinating History of How Corporations Became "People" -- Thanks to Corrupt Courts Working for the 1%

Occupiers could direct their energy not only at Wall Street, but also at its enablers, in Congress, and ultimately, at the high court. READ MORE

Joshua Holland / AlterNet

Occupying Society: How the Movement Hashes Out Race, Class and Privilege in Real Time

When encampments are shut down, it's not just the physical turf that's lost; a social experiment in working out the issues that have divided people for centuries gets crimped. READ MORE

Latoya Peterson / AlterNet

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8 Obnoxious Cliches about Men, Women and Sex in Otherwise Good TV Shows

As television becomes more daring all the time, there are still many basic feminist ideas that read as taboo on the small screen. READ MORE

By Amanda Marcotte / AlterNet


Obama Makes a Few Pardons on Unfair Drug Convictions, But Has Granted Fewer Requests for Clemency Than Any President in the Last Century

Obama pardoned three marijuana offenders and commuted the sentence of one crack offender, but the implications of this action are not as optimistic as they may sound. READ MORE

By Steven Wishnia / AlterNet


My Brilliant 2nd Career at Age 50: How I Went from Selling Viagra for Corporations to Writing for a Living

I'm cautious with every dollar I've earned. It's not easy. But I'm no longer selling someone else's dream; I'm living my own. READ MORE

By Amy McVay Abbott / Salon


Why Are People Still Afraid of Atheism?

Plenty of people are reviled for their religious beliefs. But a lack of faith seems to inspire even more intense antipathy. READ MORE

By Tom Jacobs /


Taboo in Today's GOP? Realism and Compassion

A Republican who dares to utter a few words of compassion or realism is likely to prove unacceptable to the base of that party. READ MORE

By Joe Conason / AlterNet


How Do We Know OWS Is Winning? Elites Are Desperate to Suppress It

This is what happens when genuine movements emerge with enough force and potential to be taken seriously by those with power and privilege. READ MORE

By Yotam Marom / AlterNet

Looking Forward to the GOP Contest
By BooMan | Booman Tribune


Bloomberg Blames Obama for GOP Scuttlebutt
By Steve Benen | Washington Monthly


Arizona Supreme Court Rebuffs Brewer Again
By Mother Mags | DailyKos


Dems Worried About Access to Birth Control
By Agence France Presse

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