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Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

With Super Bowl Sunday only a few days away, the fight over Focus on the Family's overtly anti-choice ad featuring University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is raging.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

High-profile lawyer argues it's an impossible scenario that doctors would have suggested abortion as a viable option for Tebow in the first place.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama is being forced to seek alternate venues for the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed after a revolt by local politicians, reigniting right-wing opposition to a civilian trial.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Islamophobes in Congress like Joe Lieberman are trying to set the U.S. on a path to establish a different set of legal standards for Muslims.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Obama administration has selected some 50 Guantanamo prisoners to be held indefinitely, without charge or trial.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

One expert calls the Citizens United decision 'the most radical and destructive campaign finance decision in the history of the Supreme Court.'

Posted on: Jan 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Perfectly good shirts, sweaters and pants and winter jackets are ripped up and trashed instead of going to the city's huge poor population.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

After 23 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Michael Tillman, a victim of police torture, is finally free.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new book shows the power corporations wield over their employees has gone too far. It's time to take action.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

"As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but ... our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld," says the founder of

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A new article reports how a Nevada-based software firm employee duped the CIA into believing he held the key to decoding secret terrorist messages.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Don't be depressed about healthcare or the economy; the real threat to our country's future wears leather pants.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> calls it a "potentially serious vulnerability in Washington's growing network of unmanned drones."

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Politicians' claim that moving detainees to Illinois will create 3,000 jobs is a distraction from an ugly reality; Gitmo is not being closed, it is being moved onto U.S. soil.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This is the man whose artistic response to 9/11 was to pen a revenge anthem that included the lyric, "we'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way."

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The 93-page manual details screening procedures and includes photos of IDs used by members of Congress, CIA employees and federal air marshals.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Half-baked Homeland Security is spending millions to develop sensors capable of detecting a person's level of 'malintent' as a counterterrorism tool.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

From Charlie Rose to Hardball, Friedman has spent months polishing his favorite new metaphor.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The National Organization for Marriage wasted no time in turning its big homophobic win into a fundraising appeal.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Nearly 100,000 passengers were pulled aside by TSA behavior watchers last year, and it remains to be proven whether you can spot terrorists by the looks on their faces.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The TX Board of Pardons voted to spare the life of Robert Lee Thompson, who took part in a robbery that led to a murder. The killer is serving life. Perry chose to kill him anyway.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Here's what to read instead.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. stands alone in the world in condemning thousands of juveniles to life without parole. And race is a huge factor. Will the Supreme Court even consider it?

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court is hearing two cases today that will affect the fate of more than 2,500 people sentenced to life without parole as teenagers.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

For the first time since 1982, a U.S. citizen won the New York City marathon. For sports writer Darren Rovell, "it's not as good as it sounds."

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Two cases in the Supreme Court could alter the fates of over 2,500 people serving life without parole for crimes they committed as teenagers.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"I can go fight in another country to uphold peace and liberty ... but I can't uphold peace, liberty, and equality for my own brother."

Posted on: Oct 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Recent evidence shows that an executed Texas man was innocent. There are others who still might avoid that fate.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

CNN's much publicized series was largely eclipsed by controversy over CNN's resident xenophobe, Lou Dobbs.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

And by "traditional," he means "white."

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Khristian Oliver is set to be executed next month, after jurors used Old Testament passages to determine whether he should live or die.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As the corporate media picks up on the tragic story of Cameron Todd Willingham, Gov. Perry is going to desperate lengths to cover it up.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Would a Human Sacrifice TV Channel be protected by the First Amendment? Answers to this and other key questions will be answered.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Among the questions women will have to answer: Age of the mother, her marital status, highest year of education completed, and more.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Robert Greenwald's <i>Rethink Afghanistan</i> brings you jarring images of civilian suffering. Not surprisingly, the <i>NY Times</i> isn't on board.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Dr. Philip Nitschke has caused uproar from Australia to the UK over his unapologetic pro-suicide philosophy -- and now he's bringing his cause to the States.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A month and a half before the book hits stores, <i>Going Rogue</i> is selling like crazy. What's wrong with us, America?

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"I call it the Obama effect," says one Louisiana gun dealer.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

53-year-old Romell Broom wept and tried to help his executioners find a vein, only to leave the death chamber alive. This isn't "cruel and unusual punishment"?