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Today's Top Stories - October 9, 2012

8 Facts That Prove Our Govt. Is Not Going Broke

Les Leopold, AlterNet

The Republicans are out to shred our social safety net -- and they're using debt as their excuse. READ MORE»

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Right-Wingers Would Be Shocked to Learn That Islam Has Been Part of American History Since Its Founding

Lynn Parramore, AlterNet

The Muslim faith is inextricably woven into the fabric of American history. READ MORE»

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Most of Us Will Not Have a Better Life Unless We Turn the Tables on the Super Rich

Chuck Collins, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Chuck Collins' new book '99 to 1' reveals how wealth inequality is wrecking everything. READ MORE»

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Atheism’s Growing Pains

By Adam Lee, Salon

As the atheist movement matures and becomes more politically engaged, deep divisions are emerging -- that's not necessarily a bad thing READ MORE»

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5 Reasons Why Oregon's Weed Legalization Initiative Is the Most Radical on the November Ballots

By Elisabeth Garber-Paul, AlterNet

Oregon's ballot is breaking new political ground -- maybe too fast for its citizens and the country's pace of drug reform. READ MORE»

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Is 'Sex Addiction' a Legitimate Excuse for Cheating?

By Scott Alexander Hess, The Fix

Using sex addiction as a get-out-of-jail-free card has its price. READ MORE»

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Dueling California Measures Set to Tax Rich, Gut Unions

By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes

Two ballot measures for Californians this fall could shape the state's politics--a millionaire's tax, or a historic attack on unions' ability to influence campaigns. READ MORE»

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Murder from the Skies -- U.S. Creating New Enemies Where There Were None

By Leah Bolger, AlterNet

The mountainous regions of Pakistan are taking constant fire in the name of fighting the war on terror READ MORE»

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Housing Market Hype -- Are We Really Expected to Believe That Prices Will Rise with Unemployment at 23%?

By Mike Whitney, AlterNet

The "housing has hit bottom" talk is the biggest bunch of public relations BS since WMD. READ MORE»

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GOPer Calls Paul Krugman a ‘Liar’ For Telling The Truth

By Sy Mukherjee, Think Progress

Watch GOP political consultant Mary Matalin got into a heated exchange with Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. READ MORE»

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Disaster in the Making: Grave Warnings Issued That Keystone Pipeline Is Structurally Flawed

By Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee

TransCanada is trying to get its Keystone XL pipeline approved, but a whistleblower is raising the alarm. READ MORE»


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