The Most Popular Top 10 Lists of 2006

Everyone loves a top ten story, and AlterNet readers are no different. Here are the top ten most popular Top Ten articles from 2006.

10. 10 Reasons to Oppose Plans for More Prisons
By Vanessa Huang, Rose Braz, New America Media
Young Community organizers argue that California officials' version of prison reform is counterproductive.

9. Top 10 People Most Affected by Election 2006
By Nomi Prins, AlterNet
Rummy gets the boot and Paris Hilton gets richer.

8. Ten Reasons to Watch Mexico's Presidential Election
By Joshua Holland, AlterNet
No electronic voting machines! Limits on negative campaigning! Best of all, George W. Bush hates the leading candidate.

7. Block the Vote: The 10 Worst Places to Cast a Ballot
By Sasha Abramsky, Mother Jones
American democracy's glaring weak spots include machines that count backward, slice-and-dice districts, felon baiting, phone jamming and plenty of dirty tricks.

6. Top Ten Ways We Got Jacked by Conservatives
By Nomi Prins, AlterNet
If you ever wanted to see how badly 'conservatives' have been shaking the silver out of our pockets in the past six years, this list is it.

5. The Top 10 Corporate Democrats-For-Hire
By Russ Baker, AlterNet
They claim to be 'centrists,' but these D.C. Dems -- whose corporate agendas aren't too different from Bush administration policies -- are living proof that the system needs fixing.

4. The 10 Most Brazen War Profiteers
By Charlie Cray, AlterNet
Halliburton has become synonymous with war profiteering, but there are lots of other greedy fingers in the pie. We name names on 10 of the worst.

3. The Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right
By Rob Boston, Church and State
Who they are, what they want, and why these American ayatollahs must be stopped.

2. The Top 10 Things I Know About Drugs
By Tony Newman, AlterNet
We have to learn how to live with drugs -- because they aren't going anywhere.

1. Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State
By Allan Uthman, Buffalo Beast
From secret detention centers to warrantless wiretapping, Bush and Co. give free rein to their totalitarian impulses.


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