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Obama, Don't Let Afghanistan Be Your Quagmire | Krugman: Looks Like Depression | Orgasmic Birth

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Hey Obama, Don't Let Afghanistan Be Your Quagmire  

Hey Obama, Don't Let Afghanistan Be Your Quagmire
By Robert Dreyfuss, The Nation
Assertions by the Obama team that we can both "surge" and negotiate overlook a harsh reality. If Obama's not careful, he could make the crisis worse. Read more »

 

AlterNet's Economy in Crisis

Today we're launching AlterNet's Economy in Crisis -- a feature you can find on AlterNet's front page that tackles this incredible economic meltdown and, hopefully, its recovery. Our senior writer Joshua Holland will guide you to the really important news and the hard-to-find analysis that actually makes sense of this historic change that is affecting all our lives.

It will be updated regularly throughout the day, so be sure to bookmark it so you can check back for the latest headlines, seven days a week.

AlterNet's Economy in Crisis

 

This Looks Like the Start of a Second Great Depression  

This Looks Like the Start of a Second Great Depression

Will we act swiftly and boldly enough to stop it from happening? Read more »

Israeli Militants Poised to Resettle Gaza After Assault  

Israeli Militants Poised to Resettle Gaza After Assault

As Israeli troops fight their way into Gaza, scores of determined settlers are prepared to enter in their wake. Read more »

Could the Media Derail Health Care Reform?  

Could the Media Derail Health Care Reform?

Right now, health care reform is an abstract goal that everyone wants. But that doesn't mean the media are ready to cover it properly. Read more »

AlterNet Readers Say Phooey to Financial Meltdown; Break All Giving Records in Supporting Progressive, Independent Media  

AlterNet Readers Say Phooey to Financial Meltdown; Break All Giving Records in Supporting Progressive, Independent Media

You helped out in a big way, and now we can go back to bringing you kick-ass coverage on this amazing moment in history. Read more »

Democrats Are Cowards in the Face of Israel's Brutality  

Democrats Are Cowards in the Face of Israel's Brutality

Democrats have silenced dissent and offered unflinching support for Israeli actions, including gross violations of international law. Read more »

Bristol Palin Says to Teens: Don't Get Pregnant  

Bristol Palin Says to Teens: Don't Get Pregnant

Bristol Palin may be way ahead of her mom when it comes to one of the country's most controversial issues. Read more »

How the U.S. Army's Field Manual Codified Torture -- and Still Does  

How the U.S. Army's Field Manual Codified Torture -- and Still Does

Buried in Appendix M of the Army Field Manual, the Guantanamo virus is spreading, and eradicating it will require all of us to spread the word. Read more »

Orgasmic Birth: The Natural Reality Behind the Hype  

Orgasmic Birth: The Natural Reality Behind the Hype

The 'normal' way that women in the United States give birth -- laying prone in a room full of strangers -- is not the natural way. Read more »

  PEEK and Video: The hottest buzz and videos on the web  

Obama Wants CNN's Sanjay Gupta to Be Surgeon General?  

Obama Wants CNN's Sanjay Gupta to Be Surgeon General?

Gupta hosts "House Call" on CNN, contributes reports to CBS News, and writes a column for Time magazine. Read more »

Reports: Israel Targeting Medics and Ambulances  

Reports: Israel Targeting Medics and Ambulances

Multiple sources report medics and ambulances have come under attack in Gaza by Israeli forces. Read more »

Cop Shoots Helpless Man ... Did He Mistake His Gun for His Taser?  

Cop Shoots Helpless Man ... Did He Mistake His Gun for His Taser?

See, the problem isn't the form of gun cops use, a stun gun or one with bullets. It's that they use any gun on people who are already down. Read more »

A Pleasant Surprise: Jeb Bush Will Not Run for Senate  

A Pleasant Surprise: Jeb Bush Will Not Run for Senate

After gearing up for a likely Senate campaign in 2010, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced this afternoon that he's not running. Read more »

 

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