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Do We Focus on Terrorism Too Much? | Wealthy Could Take Big Losses in Next Downturn | Will Bush Finally Get Prosecuted for Torture?

America's Focus on Terrorism Blinds Us To Everyday Violence and Suffering
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
There’s something amiss about disregarding everyday violence, just because it’s the rule and not the exception. READ MORE»

Bush and His Cronies Bear 'Ultimate Responsibility' for Torture -- So What's Stopping Us from Prosecuting Them?
Robert Parry, Consortium News
"No person is above the law," right? READ MORE»

Will White America Think Twice About Calling Itself 'Caucasian' After Boston Bombings?
Sarah Kendzior, Al Jazeera English
Despite the Boston bombers having little to do with Chechnya, the media were quick to demonise an entire ethnicity. READ MORE»

Rick Ross as a Mirror for the Music Industry and Culture as a Whole
By Toni Nagy, AlterNet
Ross took an accepted paradigm and pushed it too far, but his words are just an extreme reflection of what is tragically a cultural phenomenon. READ MORE»

The Biotech Industry Has Trotted Out a Flimsy Lie to Avoid Labeling the Food We Buy as Genetically Modified
By Zack Kaldveer, Ronnie Cummins, AlterNet
The idea that labeling GMO food will burdensome and costly is phony baloney. READ MORE»

Josh Fox's 'Gasland' Sequel Opens, a Tour Through a Land of Abandoned Homes and Broken Promises
By Alison Rose Levy, AlterNet
Gasland Part II contends that an industry should not be allowed to break what it cannot fix. READ MORE»

Economic Slowdown Coming - Even for the Fatcats
By Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism
Do they hear the sound of the air hissing out of the economy? READ MORE»

Have Black Americans Left Baseball?
By Keli Goff, The Root
The decline of African-American participation in baseball is a stark contrast to the days of the Negro Leagues when baseball was seen as more than a mere sport but was also a community pastime. READ MORE»

Israel-Based Therapist Releases Sex Manual for Ultra-Orthodox Jews
By Katie McDonough, Salon
The book is the first of its kind, and features a sealed envelope of "sexually explicit" illustrations. READ MORE»

4 Recent Victories for the Common Good
By David Morris, On the Commons
The past few weeks have brought us some heartwarming demonstrations that the popular will still has a bite. READ MORE»

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