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Was the 'Credit Crunch' a Myth Used to Sell a Trillion-Dollar Scam?  

Was the 'Credit Crunch' a Myth Used to Sell a Trillion-Dollar Scam?

Even as the media continue to repeat the claim that credit has frozen up, evidence has emerged suggesting the entire story is wrong. Read more »

The Bizarre Life and Angry Times of Bill O'Reilly  

The Bizarre Life and Angry Times of Bill O'Reilly

O'Reilly's book tells the tale of how he blustered and threatened his way through life to reach TV stardom. Read more »

Karl Rove Destroyed My Life  

Karl Rove Destroyed My Life

How a former governor -- and a rising star in the Democratic Party -- ended up mopping floors in prison and how he's fighting to get out. Read more »

The Fantasy of Acceptable 'Non-Consent': Why the Female Sexual Submissive Scares Us (and Why She Shouldn't)  

The Fantasy of Acceptable 'Non-Consent': Why the Female Sexual Submissive Scares Us (and Why She Shouldn't)

There is a guilt and shame among women who have fantasies of their own violation and express a desire to be demeaned. Read more »

Israel's Onslaught: One of Its Bloodiest Attacks on Palestinians in 60 Years  

Israel's Onslaught: One of Its Bloodiest Attacks on Palestinians in 60 Years

Reports indicate that 350 people have been killed and 1,400 injured in the aerial strikes across the Gaza Strip since Saturday morning. Read more »

Shopaholics, Big Spenders and People in Debt, Getting Smacked by Economic Reality  

Shopaholics, Big Spenders and People in Debt, Getting Smacked by Economic Reality

This is the season for how-did-we-go broke books, stories of shopping hangovers and life ripped down to the basics. Read more »

10 Reasons To Be Hopeful About 2009 -- and 3 Reasons To Be Terrified  

10 Reasons To Be Hopeful About 2009 -- and 3 Reasons To Be Terrified

Corporate power is waning, health reform is gaining ground and a climate-friendly economy is on the horizon. Will change finally happen? Read more »

My Dangerous Encounter With a Supermarket Security Guard & His Gun  

My Dangerous Encounter With a Supermarket Security Guard & His Gun

'For the first time in my life, I experienced overwhelming, palpable fear.' Was it a Brink's guard or a Blackwater mercenary pointing his gun at her? Read more »

Announcing the 2008 P.U.-litzer Prizes  

Announcing the 2008 P.U.-litzer Prizes

The year's stinkiest media performances. Read more »

8 Things That Must Happen Now to Salvage the Economy -- and the Country  

8 Things That Must Happen Now to Salvage the Economy -- and the Country

The U.S. is no longer merely in crisis; it is in a state of emergency. And it will take more than re-regulating Wall Street to fix it. Read more »

 

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