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Posted on: Apr 2, 2010, Source: The Nation

How to support quality journalism in a digital age.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Jeff Sharlet's <i>The Family</i> will leave you stunned by the religious motivations behind seemingly every political decision in the last 70 years.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A guide to the polls, voting history and the likely allocation of Pennsylvania's 158 delegates between Hillary and Obama.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In left-leaning Oregon, a GOP-held Senate seat is suddenly up for grabs, and two tough Dems are fighting for the nomination to get it.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

There are ways to clean up our massive e-waste mess. The industry giant Hewlett-Packard needs to do much more.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

This election offers the chance for the Democrats to dump the pro-war senators Joe Lieberman and Lincoln Chafee. How their opponents talk about Iraq could determine who wins.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new anthology of fiction lampoons our country's most iconic moments, and reveals the truth about our current political climate.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Evangelical videogame makers are hoping to capture a mainstream audience with a new game that leaves corpses piled on the streets of New York.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In a web comic set in the near-future, a blogger becomes embroiled in the global war on terror. Is it political satire, prophecy or just great entertainment?

Posted on: May 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Don Cheadle stars in a new documentary chronicling the lives of kids forced to fight -- and sometimes kill their own families -- in a fundamentalist militia in Uganda.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new kind of company town envisioned by the devoutly Catholic founder of Domino's Pizza aims to reinvent Christian living.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court granted terminally ill patients the right to die without federal intervention. Now the cause is spreading across the country.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Can you spare $25 bucks? Thanks to a new nonprofit, a few clicks of the mouse lets you loan it to a small business halfway across the world.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Socially responsible investing is transforming the investment world -- allowing progressives to put their dollars where their values are.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Fiery British MP George Galloway speaks out about mobilizing opposition to the war, his new book, and the U.S. role in global politics.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Many public school teachers today must work two jobs to survive, and can't afford to buy homes or raise families. A new book asks why we treat our teachers so poorly.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The cost of college textbooks has long been spiraling out of control. Now, student groups and legislators are working bring them back down to earth.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Computers and their accessories contain toxins such as mercury and lead, causing massive environmental damage worldwide. But not all of the major computer companies are serious about reducing waste.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Fifteen states have passed laws preventing bans on biotech foods. Sounds harmless enough -- but green activist groups are protesting the proposed legislation as an affront to local democracy.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Two major environmental campaigns -- one using the carrot, the other the stick -- are getting big results with Ford Motor Co. and Home Depot.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Next stop on the Internet: the video blog, or 'vlog'.

Posted on: May 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The first theatrically released film to feature an Asian-American lesbian couple is an enormous triumph, both for the Asian community and for Hollywood.

Posted on: May 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new device allows consumers to cleanse their DVDs of sex, profanity and violence. Directors and copyright holders call foul -- and the battle between moralists and filmmakers is on.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Immigrant children who enter the U.S. without parents or guardians are repeatedly denied access to legal counsel and often dumped into detention facilities with criminals.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

All it takes for a copyright firestorm is one man and his doctored iPod.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Online journals are under fire in Iran, but bloggers there and around the world refuse to let their voices be silenced.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2004, Source: WireTap

They showed up, they marked their ballots, so now what? Where does the youth organizing movement go now?

Posted on: Oct 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

New York is safe for Kerry, but two progressive candidates are running uphill races to upset Republican incumbents for seats in Congress.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

For Stone Gossard and the other members of Pearl Jam, being politically active is just part of being a rock star.