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January 3rd, 2009
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America's Hidden Role in Hamas's Rise to Power  

America's Hidden Role in Hamas's Rise to Power
By Stephen Zunes, AlterNet
No one in the mainstream media or government is willing to acknowledge America's sordid role interfering in Palestinian politics. Read more »

What It's Like to Have a Grandfather Living in a War Zone  

What It's Like to Have a Grandfather Living in a War Zone

My family has struggled to get in touch with my grandfather. As missiles rain over his Gaza neighborhood, I can only imagine what he is thinking. Read more »

World's Worst Job? Meet the Couple Who Clean Up After Messy Deaths  

World's Worst Job? Meet the Couple Who Clean Up After Messy Deaths

One couple have built a business helping people deal with the very messy reality of death by cleaning up after murders, suicides and the like. Read more »

Are Modern Women Miserable?  

Are Modern Women Miserable?

Women can dream bigger than ever before. But social progress has plateaued short of true gender equity, keeping many of those dreams out of reach. Read more »

Did You Know 200,000 Vets Are Sleeping on the Streets?  

Did You Know 200,000 Vets Are Sleeping on the Streets?

America's promise to "Support the Troops" ends the moment they take off the uniform and try to make the transition to civilian life. Read more »

The Iraq War Is Now Illegal  

The Iraq War Is Now Illegal

Ongoing combat in Iraq is illegal under US law. As of January 1, Congress' authorization of the war expired. Read more »

Business Is Booming for Industry Catering to Survivalists  

Business Is Booming for Industry Catering to Survivalists

Once seen as a radical and paranoid ideology, survivalism is expanding as a business, and growing fast. Read more »

6 Reasons Why Nuclear Power Can't Save Us  

6 Reasons Why Nuclear Power Can't Save Us

A new book shows that it is not just the cost of nuke plants and their deadly waste that is the energy source's only problems. Read more »

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A Different View on Burris: Let Him Into the Senate  

A Different View on Burris: Let Him Into the Senate

Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate should go ahead and seat Roland Burris from Illinois. Read more »

Dynegy Abandons Plans for 5 New Coal Plants  

Dynegy Abandons Plans for 5 New Coal Plants

Dynegy is recognizing that new coal plants are an economic mistake and the wrong direction for their shareholders and the country. Read more »

Fox News Allows 'Magic Negro' New Year's Message to Be Broadcast  

Fox News Allows 'Magic Negro' New Year's Message to Be Broadcast

Fox News allowed at least one racist message directed toward President-elect Obama to be broadcast on New Year's eve. Read more »

 

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