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Insidious Ways You Are Being Tracked | US Increasing Global Hegemony | Hoax Encourages Cutting Over Beiber Pot Smoking Customer Beware: You Are Being Tracked

David Rosen, AlterNet

From CCTV cameras to RFID wristbands, retailers are monitoring everything you do. READ MORE»

Obama's America Expands Its Global Overreach

Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, USA Today

Has America's commitment to a global reign deepened? READ MORE»

Jared Diamond: Do Hunter-Gatherer Societies Raise Their Children Better Than Americans Do?

Jared Diamond, Viking Press

Why the traditional way of raising kids is better than ours. An excerpt from Diamond's new book. READ MORE»


Comprehensive Mental Health Background Checks for Gun Buyers Is a No-Brainer -- And Almost Impossible

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The White House and New York State want to use more mental health data, but obstacles abound. READ MORE»

Hoax Encourages Cutting Over Beiber Pot Smoking

By Kristen Gwynne, AlterNet

Pranksters launched the trending hashtag #Cut4Beiber, which, accompanied by graphic images of cutting, was supposedly aimed at urging Beiber to stop smoking marijuana. READ MORE»

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

By Marian Wright Edelman, AlterNet

The US has spent $1.5 trillion on Iraq and Afghanistan wars so far, while ignoring the reality that the greatest threats to child safety come from enemies within. READ MORE»

Teacher Rebellion: Refusal to Administer Standardized Testing Spreads in Washington

By Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet

New pressure on a hot-button issue. READ MORE»

Coca-Cola's New Ad Campaign Claims the Company Is Fighting Obesity? Oh, Please.

By Marion Nestle, Food Politics

The ad is an astonishing act of chutzpah, explainable only as an act of desperation to do something about the company’s declining sales in the U.S. READ MORE»

Dennis Kucinich Joining Fox News

By Natasha Lennard, Salon

The liberal stalwart will join the conservative network as a regular analyst, token progressive READ MORE»

Cenk Uygur Asks Alex Jones, ‘Have You Ever Sought Mental Health Treatment?’


A heated discussion, to put it mildly. Jones shares his hatred for "bastard" Glenn Beck READ MORE»



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Binoy Kampmark: US Bomb Strikes Hospital In Kunduz

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Binoy Kampmark: The Fall Of Tony Abbott

The question was one of timing. The Coalition had been registering losses in poll after poll. The Abbott style hardly improved after a spill was forced on the party. Despite claiming that he would be ushering in a spring clean, he continued bypassing ministers and MPs... More>>



Pacific.Scoop: Smaller Pacific States Call For Coal Moratorium

PNG Loop: Leaders of the Pacific Smaller Island States have called on all nations – especially the advanced economies in the region – to rise to the challenge of climate change. They want to steer the world on a path where climate change is no longer a threat to earth. More>>


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