Dec 12, 2011

8 Right-Wing Groups Escalate War On Women | Revolt Against Photo Retouching Bodies | The Agony of Perpetual Elections


 
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Meet 8 Right-Wing Groups Practicing Scorched-Earth Anti-Choice Nuttery Against Women

They've sent a strong message to Republicans: It's not enough to be "pro-life" anymore. They want full-on war on women and sex. READ MORE

Amanda Marcotte / AlterNet

Perpetual National Elections Make the Top 1% Richer

The presidential campaign season keeps getting longer, and more expensive, allowing the uber-rich to effectively control our democracy. READ MORE

Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch.com

Unreal Faces and Bodies: Should The Truth About Photoshopped Fashion Photos Be Exposed?

The "perfect" photo is pervasive in magazines and advertising, but with cautious optimism, there might be an end to the fakery. READ MORE

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / AlterNet


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Moyers: Why 'We The People' Must Triumph Over Corporate Power

Bill Moyers reminds us that repairing American democracy begins with reasserting that corporations do not have the same constitutional rights as citizens. READ MORE

By Bill Moyers / Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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Obama's Woman Problem

The president shamefully uses his daughters to justify limiting the healthcare options of America's young women. READ MORE

By Rebecca Traister / Salon

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When the Cop Is the Criminal: Preying on Drug Addicts

Patrick J. Sullivan's experience as a cop is making him an exception when it should make him an example. The former "Sheriff of the Year" has a very shady past. READ MORE

By Kristen Gwynne / AlterNet

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Massey Gets Away With Murder: Time To Revoke their Charter

$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter. READ MORE

By Katrina vanden Heuvel / The Nation

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Deal Reached in Durban But Scientists Say it Won't Avert Catastrophic Climate Change

Andy Atkins, executive director of Friends of the Earth, said: "This empty shell of a plan leaves the planet hurtling towards catastrophic climate change." READ MORE

By Fiona Harvey, John Vidal / The Guardian

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Obama Administration Continues to Abuse State Secrets Privilege to Cover Up Misdeeds

The State Department response to the ACLU's FOIA requests for WikiLeaks' cables reveals the absurd abuses of state secrecy. READ MORE

By Nancy Goldstein / Comment Is Free

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Child Labor, Torture and Rape: Attempts to Regulate the Brutal Diamond Industry Failing

The holiday season is a time of material pleasures, but it's also a time to take stock of how our social values tend to be at odds with the objects we most prize. READ MORE

By Michelle Chen / In These Times



Iowa Debate: Clueless Romney's $10,000 Bet Blunder Makes Gingrich the Man to Beat
By Adele M. Stan | AlterNet

 

Occupy Updates: Boston Evicted, Family from Occupy Homes on Chris Hayes, Today's March Targets Kochs, Voter Suppression
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

 

In W. Virginia, "No Justice" After Mining Disaster That Killed 29--and In North Carolina, Sterilization Victims Wait for Theirs
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

 

Olbermann and Bernie Sanders on the New Amendment Drive to Overturn Citizens United
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

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