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Posted on: Jan 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Testing municipal wastewater for drugs may be the next big thing in public health research. The methodology will likely confirm the universality of drug use.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

What do you call a society that in a period of crisis leaves its weakest to fend for themselves, while rushing to the aid of its most powerful? The United States.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The State Assembly's Public Health Committee approved a bill that legalizes marijuana for all adults. It won't hit the debate floor anytime soon, but it's a step forward.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

U.S. students today are also less likely to earn technical degrees, courses of study are rising elsewhere with the advent of the digital age.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Tax Cannabis 2010 faces hurdles as it prepares for its test on the California ballot next November.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Monopoly capitalism exemplifies everything that's gone wrong with American politics, and we need to do something about it -- soon.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

From dissatisfied Obama campaign staffers to fed-up SEIU members, many are unhappy with Obama on health care reform. At last.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Sen. Bernie Sanders has pulled his single-payer amendment from the floor due to lack of support.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Fed chairman is Wall Street's Government Official of the Year! OK, OK -- one of many.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There is overwhelming disappointment at Obama's attempts for bipartisan health reform. But the good news is there's a glimmer of hope for the election of true progressives in 2010.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet broke the news that Tax Cannabis 2010 in California has gathered a surplus of ballot petition signatures, moving the state towards pot legalization.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Despite the recession, more federal employees than ever are making six-figure salaries paid for by cash-strapped taxpayers.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The fair and balanced folks at FOX asked respondents in a poll a pretty interesting question.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

President Obama accepts his Nobel Peace Prize by calling Afghanistan a "just war." The Nobel chairman claims "Dr. King's dream has come true." What?

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The president plans to speak about war during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo on Thursday. Perfect.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A mere 5 percent of those who applied for mortgage refinancing under the administration's mortgage-relief plan have received permanent loan modifications.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

An internal investigation blames ACORN's management for not instituting reforms.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Is an administration that's branded itself as change really forcing a gay man to deny a lesbian couple equal benefits? Yep.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

With no job recovery in clear sight, the hardest-hit states will include California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and Michigan.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Nelson threatens to filibuster the bill if it's not included -- Harry Reid is going to owe some favors.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Why women have signed onto marijuana reform -- and why they could be the movement's game-changers.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Feingold votes against a successful amendment that provides women free mammograms and other preventive services.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The White House released records cataloguing 575 visits by health care industry heavyweights since Jan. 20. The ties run deep.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

An AP poll indicates majority support for a health surtax on the rich that's even stronger than the one in the House bill.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

An independent study predicts that the Stupak amendment could end insurance coverage of abortions -- for everyone -- in the long-run.