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NRA Bites the Dust | Forget the Polar Bears | The Hymen Mystique

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Untold Story of Election 2008: The Death of the NRA  

Untold Story of Election 2008: The Death of the NRA
By Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet
Among the big losers in November were the NRA and the myth of the once-feared "NRA Voter." Reform of our gun laws is on the way. Read more »

Why It Can Take a Year to Get a Mammogram in the U.S.  

Why It Can Take a Year to Get a Mammogram in the U.S.

More radiologists are shying away from breast imaging, creating longer waits that may be leading women to put off or forgo screenings. Read more »

Forget the Polar Bears -- The Climate Crisis Is About All of Us  

Forget the Polar Bears -- The Climate Crisis Is About All of Us

Do we want to be remembered as the generation that saved the banks and let the planet collapse? Read more »

How Kids Learn to Love Capitalism  

How Kids Learn to Love Capitalism

There is no better illustration of capitalism in all its glory than the vicious games of the playground. Read more »

Is Mumbai India's 9/11? It's Not That Simple  

Is Mumbai India's 9/11? It's Not That Simple

We may recoil at the 9/11 narrative, but for many in India, it is a call to the world to recognize their loss. Read more »

Obama's Health Care Reform Plan Is Based on the Clintons' Failed 1990s Model  

Obama's Health Care Reform Plan Is Based on the Clintons' Failed 1990s Model

Look only to the Detroit automakers' current economic straits to understand why. Read more »

The Hymen Mystique  

The Hymen Mystique

The hymen is the stuff of legend and lore, and surgical attempts to "restore" it show how little anyone really knows about this body part. Read more »

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Obama Backs Off Promise to Pass Windfall Profits Tax on Big Oil  

Obama Backs Off Promise to Pass Windfall Profits Tax on Big Oil

Between this move and the move to wait to repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, it looks like Obama is breaking some promises. Read more »

Gawker Lays Off Its One Female Employee  

Gawker Lays Off Its One Female Employee

Yet another publication ditches diversity and adopts an all-male masthead. Read more »

'The End of America,' Liberty: Use It or Lose It  

'The End of America,' Liberty: Use It or Lose It

A look at the compelling new documentary based on Naomi Wolf's book of the same name. Read more »

Franken Campaign: Al Pulls Ahead by 22 Votes  

Franken Campaign: Al Pulls Ahead by 22 Votes

For the first time since the Minnesota recount began, Al Franken has actually pulled ahead of Republican Sen. Norm Coleman. Read more »

 

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