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TODAY'S TOP STORIES August 21, 2012

Temp Worker Nation -- If You Do Get Hired, It Might Not Be for Long

Writers and warehouse workers, janitors and business consultants, truck drivers and graphic designers--all are part of the new "precariat," and they have no social safety net. READ MORE»

Steven Wishnia / AlterNet

The Power of Being an Introvert in a World That Can't Stop Talking

As a society, we worship Superman; we ignore Clark Kent. We need to recognize the relative strengths, and weaknesses, of both. READ MORE»

Diane Cole / Psychotherapy Networker

How My Church Tried to Make Me Hate Gay People

They used a variety of tactics to make me fear and hate gays. "Hate the sin, love the sinner" is a lie. READ MORE»

Kate "Sierra" Townsend / Patheos


A World of Hillbilly Heroin: The Hollowing Out of America, Up Close and Personal

In a new book Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco explore the poorest pockets of the United States. In West Virginia they found communities ravaged by drugs. READ MORE»

By Chris Hedges / TomDispatch

Babies Look Cute, But Are They Actually Jerks?

New research into when humans develop a moral compass comes up with some interesting findings. READ MORE»

By Erin Gloria Ryan / Jezebel

Solitary Confinement Is Used as Torture Chambers for Black Dissidents

Sensory deprivation, lack of social contact and restricted access to all intellectual and emotional stimuli can destroy a person. It's torture. READ MORE»

By Kanya D'Almeida, Bret Grote / Al Jazeera

Romney Campaign's Ugly Anti-Muslim Strategy to Win Cash and Votes

The Romney campaign courts anti-Muslim bigots for political gain while the Democrats stay silent, despite an alarming spate of attacks on Muslim religious centers. READ MORE»

By Alex Kane / AlterNet

Tampa: One of America's Most Screwed-Up Cities Is Home to the GOP Convention

The GOP convention's host city is a disaster, and a perfect reflection of where Tea Party politics will lead cities. READ MORE»

By Will Doig / Salon

How Some States Are Giving Oil and Gas Companies the Right to Take Your Land

No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property … unless the oil and gas industry says so. READ MORE»

By Alison K. Grass / Food and Water Watch

Paul Ryan's 'Path to Prosperity' Is Really a Bad Trip on the Road to Economic Ruin

Your guide to Ryan's irresponsible budget fantasies and the lessons of economic history he missed. READ MORE»

By Paul Davidson / AlterNet


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