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Kids Learn that Killing Is Fun at the Army's Lethal New Theme Park  

Kids Learn that Killing Is Fun at the Army's Lethal New Theme Park
By Penny Coleman, AlterNet
The Army's new recruitment tool lets high-tech video game centers desensitize, condition, train and even enlist America's youth. Read more »

Who Can You Trust in America?  

Who Can You Trust in America?

Madoff's fall has planted the seeds of suspicion. We now doubt those we have done business with for years. The presumption of trust is gone. Read more »

Why Atheism May Be the Best Way to Understand God  

Why Atheism May Be the Best Way to Understand God

Only a lack of belief in God offers the possibility of increasing our understanding of him or her. Read more »

Fox Gives Racist, Out of Control Cop His Own TV Show  

Fox Gives Racist, Out of Control Cop His Own TV Show

"Smile, You're Under Arrest" -- that's the name of a new reality TV show starring none other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Read more »

Obama's Great Pick for Labor Secretary -- Ultra Progressive Hilda Solis  

Obama's Great Pick for Labor Secretary -- Ultra Progressive Hilda Solis

Appointing Solis, Obama has made clear his commitment to creating green jobs to lift the nation out of its current economic crisis. Read more »

Does the Sinking Economy Spell the Doom of Big, Fat Weddings?  

Does the Sinking Economy Spell the Doom of Big, Fat Weddings?

The average U.S. wedding costs $30,000 -- in today's economic climate, eloping is looking better and better. Read more »

Pension Funds Collapse: The End of Retirement?  

Pension Funds Collapse: The End of Retirement?

Unless things change fast, history will show that the phenomenon of "retirement" was limited to one generation. Read more »

The American Flag: Symbol of Patriotism or Superiority?  

The American Flag: Symbol of Patriotism or Superiority?

Research shows that seeing the flag doesn't make Americans feel more patriotic, but instead, more nationalistic and more superior to non-Americans. Read more »

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How Will Obama Deal with Bush's Worst Abuses of Power?  

How Will Obama Deal with Bush's Worst Abuses of Power?

Pulitzer Prize Winner James Risen discusses the rise in executive power during Bush's tenure and the media's failure after 9/11. Read more »

Going, Going, Gone! Bush Auctions Off Wilderness Land in Utah  

Going, Going, Gone! Bush Auctions Off Wilderness Land in Utah

"These lands are not Cheney's and Bush's. The lands are ours. ... They're part of our legacy." Read more »

Why Obama's Rick Warren Choice Is Pissing Off Conservatives Too  

Why Obama's Rick Warren Choice Is Pissing Off Conservatives Too

In an interesting twist, plenty of conservatives are mad, not at Obama for inviting Warren, but at Warren for accepting the invitation. Read more »

 

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