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An Astonishing New Argument for Why Violent Crime Rates Have Dropped

George Monbiot, Monbiot.com

Less lead. It’s ridiculous -– until you see the evidence. READ MORE»


Is Sam Harris the World's Dumbest Atheist? His Latest Rant on Guns Points to Yes

Ian Murphy, AlterNet

A wet dream for the NRA from one of America's leading atheists. READ MORE»


Political Disaster -- Members of Congress Expected to Spend 5 Hours a Day Begging for Money

Alex Pareene, Salon

Why politics is so dysfunctional, in a nutshell. READ MORE»

What Chutzpah! AIG Wants to Sue the Govt After Taking $25 Billion from Them -- Taibbi Shreds Wall St. Lies

By Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet

The insurance giant AIG would like to thank you, America, for the kindly bailout money you handed over in 2008. It would also like another $25 billion. READ MORE»


The Wicked Brew That Would Be Transported in the Keystone XL Pipeline

By Rand Clifford, AlterNet

The pipeline isn't for oil, it's for a toxic fossil fuel cocktail called “DilBit.” READ MORE»


Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained': The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Jazmyne Z. Young, Asani Shakur, Richmond Pulse / New America Media

Two perspectives on a controversial film. READ MORE»


Retired Judge Reveals the Surprising Rationale for America's Extremist Drug Laws

By Frederic Block, Thomson Reuters Westlaw

From 1875 to the present, our country has been hell bent on prohibiton. READ MORE»


4 Modest Wishes for New Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

By Sarah Anderson, AlterNet

I can only hope that the incoming Secretary may learn a few lessons from his predecessor’s shortcomings. READ MORE»


Why Ronald Reagan's Face Would Be Perfect on a Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin Used to Rescue the Economy from Republican Hostage-Takers

By Jon Perr, PERRspectives

Who else could possibly be a better fit? READ MORE»

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