Daniela Perdomo

Will California Legalize Pot?

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Oliver Stone Tells the Real Story of the Leftist Latin American Leaders Transforming the Continent

After decades of military dictatorships and IMF puppetry in Latin America, the southern cone of the New World is slowly but surely moving toward reformist, left-leaning governance. This all started in 1999, when Hugo Chávez was elected in Venezuela. Today, Chávez has left or left-center allies at the helm of Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and preceding him, Cuba.

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Is John Stossel More Dangerous Than Glenn Beck?

In May this year, a prominent commentator on Fox News called for the repeal of the section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that bans discrimination in places of public accommodation. "Private businesses ought to discriminate... it should be their right to be racist," he said.

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How Does Sarah Palin Make Millions While Saying Some of the Dumbest Things Imaginable?

You've got to hand it to Sarah Palin. She is nothing if not devoted to spouting her tired, nutty talking points. Indeed, it doesn't matter what's happening in the world, Palin will deliver what the right-wing masses want to hear, especially if they're paying big bucks for it -- which they usually are.

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Is It Possible to Be Elitist in a Good Way? The Organizers of TED Would Like You to Think So

Is it possible to be elitist "in a good way"? That's the defense that TED, the $6,000 annual VIP gathering, offers as a prebuttal to potential critics on its Web site's FAQ page.

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How the FCC Can Protect the Internet from Pro-Corporate Judges and Greedy Telecoms

Depending on whom you ask, the Internet is either set to replace or already has replaced the telephone as the most important medium of communication. As more and more people log on, the goal of regulating the industry so that the web remains a place where everyone can access all content without obstacles set up by online providers is of paramount importance.

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10 Visionary Ideas for Progressives

It's been a tough time for progressives. Health care passed, but it came at the cost of the public option and women's reproductive rights. Don't Ask Don't Tell remains in place -- as does Guantanamo -- and the White House continues to shy away from progressive ideas for fear of Tea Party-type retaliation. No wonder a story asking whether Americans are a broken people resonated so deeply with so many AlterNet readers.

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The FBI Could Be Watching You on Facebook

At the dawn of the Internet, people used coded user names and cartoon avatars to represent themselves online. Today, most users post their real names and literally upload all their personal data and make it publicly available -- photos, videos, notes, even random thoughts now called "status updates."

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Pentagon Shooting Yet Another Sign of Boiling Anti-Government Sentiment

Another day, another violent anti-government kamikaze act. As the feds recover from Joseph Stack flying his airplane into an IRS building in Austin on Feb. 18 -- leaving one dead and 13 injured -- the media and government have another dead man to worry about.

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Controversy Grows over Study Claiming Liberals and Atheists Are Smarter

There's a lot of buzz over a controversial study released in the journal Social Psychology Quarterly, titled "Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent," that compares IQ levels among liberals and conservatives, atheists and religious believers.

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