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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.