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Conservative Southern Values Revived: How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America

America didn't used to be run like an old Southern slave plantation, but we're headed that way now. How did that happen?READ MORE

Sara Robinson / AlterNet

The 10 Most Hilariously Unhinged Right-Wing Reactions to the ObamaCare Ruling

Over-the-top? You betcha! READ MORE

Joshua Holland / AlterNet

Why Are Believers Willfully Ignorant About Atheists?

When believers talk about atheists, they often don't bother to talk to any first. What are they afraid of? READ MORE

Greta Christina / AlterNet


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6 Ways the Big Banks Are Getting Back-Door Bailouts and Making Big Money From Taxpayers

The country's biggest banks are happy to make their money from the same governments about which they love to whine. READ MORE

By Sarah Jaffe / AlterNet

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Why Justice Roberts' Opinion Could Set Alarming Precedents

Roberts' opinion sets alarming precedents because it ignores decades of established Court doctrine, which could have massive implications. READ MORE

By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet

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How Jenny McCarthy's Playboy Cover at 40 Hurts, Not Helps, Older Women

Aging while female is already a thorny issue in American society—and McCarthy's nude perfection only makes it worse. READ MORE

By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / AlterNet

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From Tahrir Square to the Ballot Box: 6 Things You Should Know About Egypt's New Political Landscape

The Arab world's most important country is struggling to forge a new political order after the downfall of an entrenched dictatorship. READ MORE

By Alex Kane / AlterNet

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Cellphone Companies Will Share Your Location Data -- Just Not With You

There's one person cell phone companies will not share your location information with: You. READ MORE

By Megha Rajagopalan / ProPublica

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When Your Father Is Accused of Terrorism

My father was indicted on fifty-three counts of supporting the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which had been designated by the government as a terrorist group. READ MORE

By Laila Al-Arian / The Nation

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What Was Really Behind Roberts' Switch?

Regardless of the Roberts' decision, over the next four months the Act will be a political football. READ MORE

By Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog



Congressional Black Caucus Leads Democrats in Walk Out of Attorney General Contempt Vote
By Annie-Rose Strasser | Think Progress

 

Rotten: Congress Freezes Student Loan Rates for a Year, But Also Moves to Increase Loan Costs by $20 Billion
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet

 

Coal Ash, Keystone XL Dropped from Transportation Bill
By Staff | EcoWatch

 

Federal Judge Rules That Florida Voter Purge Is OK
By Joan McCarter | Daily Kos

 

Big Losers in Obamacare Ruling: George Will and Right-Wing Ideologues
By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet

 

JPMorgan Chase Lost $9 Billion in Epic Screw Up -- Will Anyone Care?
By David Atkins | Hullabaloo

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