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Jan Frel is AlterNet's editor-at-large and associate publisher.
Is There Any Hope for America to Transcend the Disastrous Thinking of the National Security State?
Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Tom Engelhardt discusses his new book and the national security state.
Naomi Klein on the Great Clash Between Capitalism and the Climate
Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Klein discusses her new book, "This Changes Everything."
Silicon Valley's Shocking Collusion: Inside One of the Largest Wage Theft Trials in U.S. History
Posted on: Apr 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Mark Ames, the journalist who pushed the story into national attention, discloses some lurid details about the case.
Mother Sentenced 20 Years for Killing Daughter with Morphine in Breast Milk - The Latest Drug War Tragedy
Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Sad stories like these are preventable.
We Are a Country Drenched in Bloodshed: Some Hard Truths About Violence in the Media
Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet
There are many causes of violence in our culture, but the least understood is the heavy influence of media.
Paul Ryan's Biggest Influence: 10 Things You Should Know About the Lunatic Ayn Rand
Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Here's a treasure trove of background info on the woman who inspired Romney's VP pick to go into public office.
David Ray Griffin: How a Retired Theologian Became a High Priest of the 9/11 Truth Movement
Posted on: Jul 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet
According to the theology of one of the leading experts of "9/11 truth," America is in the grips of a struggle with "demonic evil."
Lawrence Goodwyn: The Great Predicament Facing Obama
Posted on: Oct 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet
An interview with legendary historian Lawrence Goodwyn on Obama, the larger currents in our political life, and the possibility of a rebirth in our democratic culture.
Inside the Great Reptilian Conspiracy: From Queen Elizabeth to Barack Obama -- They Live!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet
A look at one of the more fascinating alternate universes of belief.
Locked-out Mining Union Gets Solidarity Boost in Battle with Mineral Conglomerate Rio Tinto
Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet
A megabucks multinational thinks it can intimidate its unionized workers in the California high desert, but L.A. unions offer a show of union muscle and support.
A Constitutional Amendment to Wrench Control Away from the Corporations
Posted on: Jan 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Rep. Donna Edwards and Jamie Raskin assail the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and call for a mass movement of people to support a constitutional amendment.
Republican Scott Brown Jokes About His Daughters' Availability in Senate Victory Speech
Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet
A misogynostic kick-off for the Republican's Senate career.
The Press Grills Gibbs: What Happened to Obama's Promises of Transparency?
Posted on: Jan 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Transparency was all the rage in the election -- one year in, it's gotten very quiet.
Did an MSNBC Host Refer to Obama as a Muslim Leader?
Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Chuck Todd also admits a conservative bias.
How an Article on Larry Summers Caused Huge Riots in India
Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet
A blog entry on Summer's Indian billionaire sponsor became a major TV sensation in the southern India, sparking mass riots against the oligarch's business interests.
R-Rated Pot: Tame Meryl Streep Movie Got Smacked with 'High' Rating
Posted on: Dec 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The rating for 'It's Complicated' has kicked up dust in Hollywood, with movie bloggers starting blistering attacks on the M.P.A.A. for being out of touch.
Daybreak for Marijuana: Most Americans Support Legalization
Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet
New poll shows 53% support for legalization.
Rachel Maddow Takes on Man Who Claims He Can Make Her Straight
Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Richard Cohen's teachings have been debunked by essentially all national psychological associations, and related peer-reviewed assessments.
Inspiring, Kickass Drug Activist to Take on Chuck Schumer -- Meet Randy Credico
Posted on: Nov 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet
"My campaign slogan is going to be, 'Which candidate would you rather smoke a joint with? Credico or Schumer?â€™"
Bong Water Counts as an Illegal Drug?
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Oh vey. What was the Minnesota Supreme Court thinking?
Heather Graham Stars as 'The Public Option' in Funny MoveOn Video
Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Heather Graham stars as the Public Option in this funny ad, showing how she'll force the lazy, bloated private insurance companies to get back in the game and compete.
Hedge Fund Mogul Isn't the Only One to Listen to Kenny Rogers' 'The Gambler' over and over
Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Difference between Raj Rajaratnam and my jocky high school classmates is that he got Kenny to sing it live.
'Most Dangerous Philosopher in the West' Has Speech Cut Short By Bomb Threat in NYC
Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Slavoj Zizek's book tour gets a serious interruption at Cooper Union.
Michael Moore's Expose of 'Dead Peasant' Insurance Policies Too Shocking Even for Good Morning America to Ignore
Posted on: Oct 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet
"Michael Moore's Capitalism, A Love Story" has revealed a deep dark secret that the typically heartless corporate media can't let by.
Cops in Fatigues Throw Protester into Unmarked Car at G-20 Protests and Drive off
Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Wearing fatigues and combat boots, cops who look like soldiers throw citizen into car.
International House of Prayer (IHOP) Celebrates Ten Years of Non-Stop Praying
Posted on: Sep 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet
A remarkable achievement, right up there with the world's largest ball of twine.
Glenn Greenwald: Right-Wingers and Corporations Benefit While Media Stays Distracted with ACORN
Posted on: Sep 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Right wingers who claim they're worried about large government and taxpayer waste while fixating on a tiny organization like ACORN proves the insincerity of their cause.
More People Over 50 Are Smoking Pot Than Ever Before
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Are your parents part of the new Boomer trend?
Was Hunter Thompson's Illustrator the LA Times' Secret Consultant for Their New Redesign?
Posted on: Aug 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Splattered ink blotch at the bottom of the page is so Ralph Steadman.
Olbermann Rips into the Worst Sellouts on Health Care in Congress
Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: MSNBC
Targets Blue Dog Dems, Sen. John McCain, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans.
Terry McAuliffe's Political Funeral Video
Posted on: Jun 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet
We all knew it was strange that McAuliffe should run for governor. This video captures the essence of his hollow existence.
Progressives Have the Troops and a Massive War Chest for Health Care Reform
Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Progressives will spend $82 million mobilizing against big business interests that stand in the way of better, more affordable health care.
Food Fight: Are You Sick of Being Fed by the Corporations?
Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Will Allen, urban gardener extraordinaire, makes the case for local food produced by you and me.
10 Most Offensive Signs from the Tea Party Protests (Photos)
Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet
HuffPo uses its mighty citizen journalism capacity to collect Tea Party reports from across the country.
Waltz with Bashir: Popular Animated Film Released as a Graphic Novel
Posted on: Jan 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet
And you can read it online.
Life Is About to Get Much Harder for Shady Media Moguls and Greedy Telecoms
Posted on: Jan 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Obama picks outspoken Bush critic and public-interest advocate Michael Copps to run the Federal Communications Commission.
Obama on the Precipice: The Ten Worst Things He Could Do When He Takes Over
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet
What will Obama do, and how could he screw it up, given the fact that pretty much everything is riding on him getting things right the first time?
Bush I & Bush II Share Their Thoughts on Vibrating Chairs in Their Goodbye Interview
Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Strange talk in a goodbye interview with degenerate father and son on Fox News.
CA's Prop 5, Rehab vs. Lockup: Voters' Chance to Become a More Advanced Society
Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Instead of just locking people up for harmless offenses like drug possession, Prop 5 pushes for rehabilitation.
Former Warden of San Quentin Prison Supports Dramatic Justice Reform Initiative in CA
Posted on: Oct 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Jeanne Woodford supports overhaul reform for CA's Prop 5 that would radically alter how non-violent offenders are treated.
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