Jun 19, 2012

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The History of Supersizing: How We've Become a Nation Hooked on Bigger Is Better

NYC's recent ruling limiting the size of sugary drinks has spurred a lot of controversy. Is it stupid? Not if you know the history of supersizing.READ MORE

Jill Richardson / AlterNet

Melissa Harris-Perry: Fear Is Driving America's Politics; But Hope Is the Only Antidote

In her speech Monday in Washington D.C at Take Back the American Dream, Perry explains that racism, anti-immigrant panic and the war on women all drive our politics. READ MORE

Melissa Harris-Perry / Take Back the American Dream

The Loch Ness Monster Is Real; The KKK Is Good: The Shocking Content of Publicly Paid for Christian School Textbooks

Thousands of Louisiana students will receive state voucher money, transferred from public school funding, to attend private religious schools. What will they learn there? READ MORE

Bruce Wilson / Talk To Action


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America's Urban Renaissance Is Being Driven by Thinking Small

Forget stadiums: Let's build a pop-up park. Smart cities know the future is cooler, cheaper -- and smaller. READ MORE

By Will Doig / Salon

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5 Reasons Greece and the Rest of the Eurozone Are On the Road to Hell

Despite mainstream press claims to the contrary, the crisis has by no means been averted. READ MORE

By Marshall Auerback / AlterNet

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Ponderings on the New Politics of Extremism

The energies of the new right and the money of big corporations and Wall Street is formidable. READ MORE

By Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog

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How to Tell if Your Favorite Companies Are Truly Progressive or Secretly Selling Out

Fran Hawthorne, author of "Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love," dishes on some big-name companies. READ MORE

By Brittany Shoot / AlterNet

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Obama's DREAM Policy and My Undocumented Brother

With this new immigration policy, Obama is galvanizing his reelection prospects and potentially boosting support for Democrats in November. READ MORE

By Matias Ramos / Other Words

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Sick: LA Hospital Denies Life-Saving Organ Transplant to Medical Pot User (Again)

Cedars-Sinai hospital told medical marijuana users they must test negative for six months to re-qualify for the wait list, and also take drug abuse counseling for the same period. READ MORE

By Phillip Smith / Drug War Chronicle

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Why Some of Our Last Remaining Old-Growth Forests May Be Privatized for a Political Favor

The House will take up an omnibus bill that critics have denounced as a sweeping effort to roll back environmental laws and privatize public lands. READ MORE

By Christine MacDonald / AlterNet

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Hounded By Paramilitary Threats and State Smears, Can the New Voice of Colombia's Left Forge Peace?

A new Colombian social movement wants to tackle violence and environmental destruction, but faces a hostile establishment and paramilitary threats. READ MORE

By James Bargent / AlterNet



The 7 Major Issues Mitt Romney Won't Take A Position On
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National Campaign to Tax Wall St. Kicks Off in 15 Cities Tomorrow -- Join In!
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Occupy Activists Arrested December 17 Found Guilty of Trespass; One Going to Rikers
By Sarah Jaffe | AlterNet

 

Mitt Romney and His Big WaWa Adventure
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How Collective Amnesia Endangered the Individual Mandate
By Ed Kilgore | Washington Monthly

 

In Wake of Immigration Policy Announcement, Latina Talk Show Behemoth Cristina Endorses Obama
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet

 

Atheism is Winning Across the World
By PZ Myers | Pharyngula

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