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Is Justice Dead in America? | 5 Climate Change Dangers

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5 Reasons Our Changing Climate Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Tara Lohan, AlterNet

Our failure to give a crap is more frightening than flesh-eating fungi. READ MORE»

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Does Having a Gun in the Home Put You at Risk?

Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

In the wake of Sandy Hook, some gun owners are deciding that the risk is too high. READ MORE»

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Why Do We Get Riled Up About Gun Rights, and Not Rights to Health Care and Education?

Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

Billionaires like the Koch brothers are helping shift our priorities. READ MORE»

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How Christianity Became a Lucrative Brand

By Sarah Banet-Weiser, New York Press

The rise and branding of Prosperity Christianity offers a fascinating portrait of treating religion like a brand. READ MORE»

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Glenn Greenwald: Woman Imprisoned for Life for Minor Drug Offense; Banking Giant Immune to Justice for Massive Drug Laundering

By Glenn Greenwald, Comment Is Free

Justice is dead in America. READ MORE»

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3 Brave Women Who Risk Their Lives for Justice

By Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet

Despite death threats, exile and violence, activists remain undeterred. READ MORE»

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Shear Madness: Why Does a Black Woman Risk Losing Her Job Over Her Hair?

By Bijan C. Bayne, AlterNet

Professional black women still have to respond to centuries-old discomfort about the way their hair grows. READ MORE»

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3 Ways GOP Will Double-Down on Its War On Voters in 2013

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The party wants to gut federal voting law while enacting more state-based barriers. READ MORE»

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Does America Hate Its Children?

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

We do not protect them from poverty, disease, or guns. READ MORE»

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16 Politicians Cashing in Thanks to Washington's Revolving Door

By John Light, Moyers and Company

The revolving doors in Washington spin especially quickly after elections. READ MORE»

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