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What a Cheesy 1980s Teen-Flick Can Teach Us About the Bush Doctrine  

What a Cheesy 1980s Teen-Flick Can Teach Us About the Bush Doctrine
By Brad Reed, AlterNet
From rejecting diplomacy to abusing prisoners to disdaining Europe, "Red Dawn" offers a blueprint for the Bush years. Read more »

Obama Is Only Tinkering with Changes to the Banking System While Big Finance Collapses  

Obama Is Only Tinkering with Changes to the Banking System While Big Finance Collapses

The absence of any serious debate over financial regulatory reform at this moment in time is frightening. Read more »

Memo to Obama: You Can Hold Bush and Cheney Accountable While Still Moving Forward  

Memo to Obama: You Can Hold Bush and Cheney Accountable While Still Moving Forward

Why we shouldn't allow Bush and Cheney's offenses to accompany their perpetrators to a peaceful retirement in Texas and Wyoming. Read more »

Prop 8 - Did Mormons Go Too Far?  

Prop 8 - Did Mormons Go Too Far?

Investigating how much money Mormons spent to help pass California's Prop 8. Read more »

Is Florida Just One New Development Away From Environmental Ruin?  

Is Florida Just One New Development Away From Environmental Ruin?

A thousand people a day move to Florida, but with development gone wild, the state's natural systems have passed the brink of sustainability. Read more »

Don't Miss These Brilliant Essays on Gaza  

Don't Miss These Brilliant Essays on Gaza

A quick guide to some of the best essays on Israel's assault on Gaza and the larger questions posed by the events. Read more »

Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda  

Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda

As the Israelis try to justify the massive loss of civilian life in Gaza, their arguments are shot down by the U.N. or by human rights organizations. Read more »

How Citigroup Unraveled Under Geithner's Watch  

How Citigroup Unraveled Under Geithner's Watch

Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary has some serious strikes against him -- especially when it comes to regulation. Read more »

The Tobacco Industry's Secondhand Smoke Cover-Up  

The Tobacco Industry's Secondhand Smoke Cover-Up

Researchers are still uncovering the shocking lengths to which the industry has gone to protect itself from smoking bans. Read more »

Warmongering Pundits Like Max Boot Should Be out of a Job  

Warmongering Pundits Like Max Boot Should Be out of a Job

After the way they goaded us into an epic military disaster, why do media warmongers still have jobs? Read more »

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Police Arrest Oscar Grant's Murderer in Nevada  

Police Arrest Oscar Grant's Murderer in Nevada

The BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant on New Year's Day is now in police custody. Read more »

Obama to End Clinton's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Military Policy  

Obama to End Clinton's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Military Policy

75% of Americans don't have a problem with gay people serving in the military, and neither does our newest US president. Read more »

A Look at the Bush Era, Harper's Index Style  

A Look at the Bush Era, Harper's Index Style

Harper's has released a farewell to Bush Harper's Index that is both hilarious and saddening. Read more »

 

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