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Trickle-Down Economics Has Made America An “Indecent Society”

95 percent of economic gains since...

Edward Snowden Is the Whistleblower of the Year

What he really deserves, is a...

Economic Opportunity Is Lowest In the Republican Bible Belt, Major Study Finds

Class-rigidity is most extreme in the...

Finally Some Clemency: Obama Commutes Sentences for 8 Crack Cocaine Prisoners

More than 100,000 remain behind bars...

7 Major Consumer Rip-offs to Watch Out for in the Holiday Shopping Season

From phony ice cream to Machiavellian...

13 Major Clean Energy Breakthroughs of 2013

The rapidly improving technology, declining costs,...

Why High Unemployment Actually Destroys the Fabric of American Life

The pursuit of happiness is about...

Why the GOP Is So Extremist and Reactionary

Is there a way to get...

New Study: 97% of All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria

Consumer Reports shines a sickening light...

The 20 Wackiest Sex Laws in the United States

From bans on moose sex to...

7 Homeless People Freeze to Death in Wealthiest Area of the Country

Bay area deaths highlight gap between...

7 Homeless People Freeze to Death in Wealthiest Area of the Country

Bay area deaths highlight gap between...

AlterNet Comics: Keith Knight on White Santa

Remember kids, white Santa is as...

AlterNet Comics: Keith Knight on White Santa

Remember kids, white Santa is as...

Why Do Americans Care More About the Government Taking Our Guns Than Our Data?

Our elected official's inertia on privacy...

Why You May Never Want to Eat Shrimp Again

A whopping 85 percent of the...

The Media’s Absurd Hysteria About Teens and Pot

There's very little data to suggest...

10 Most Sexist Female Characters on TV

Many women on TV are tokenized,...

How a Criminal Record Keeps Americans Jobless For Life

People like Luis Rivera are being...

Age of Crushing Anxiety: How the Bottom Fell Out in America

How economic security was destroyed.

I Bought Signs Homeless People Use to Beg—Here’s What Happened

200 signs told the story of...

It’s Time to Take the White Savior Out of Slavery Narratives

Did Brad Pitt really have to...

Stewart Interrogates the Tea Party: If Boehner and Ryan Aren’t Conservative Enough, Who Is?

“When Ronald Reagan's just another Hollywood...

How America Created a Low-Wage Work Swamp

For decades, both parties supplanted a...

How Elizabeth Warren Upset the DC Establishment’s Plans to Weaken Social Security

Warren's support for raising Social Security...

10 Greediest People in America

The worst of the worst.

Land of the Free? America Has 25 Percent of the World’s Prisoners

America criminalizes acts that other countries...

A Legal Loophole Plays a Key Role in the Deaths of Teenage Farmworkers

People think tend of child labor...

WATCH: This Safe Sex Ad Is So Sexy and Awesome that Australia Banned it...

Luckily, the Internet doesn't care about...

How Big Food Creates an Illusion of Choice at the Supermarket

Growing and significant consolidation in the...

Revolt of the Sheriffs: Some Cops Refuse to Enforce Gun Control Laws

The alarming trend has spread from...

This Messed Up Case of Racism Won’t Help Reinstate Your Faith in Mississippi

An African American doctoral student conducting...

Major Charter School Chain’s Classrooms Look Like Cubicles for Telemarketers

Rocketship charter schools are backed by...

Poverty Nation: How America Created a Low-Wage Work Swamp

For decades, both parties supplanted a...

7 Rip-Offs Corporations and the Wealthy Don’t Want You to Know About

There's no limit to corporations' ability...

America’s Child Soldiers: JROTC and the Militarizing of America

What goes on in schools in...

The Jungle: Thousands of Homeless People Live in Shantytowns at the Epicenter of High-Tech,...

Residents of Silicon Valley's largest homeless...

6 Surprising Scientific Findings About Good and Evil

Harvard's Joshua Greene on the evolution...

Why Your Money May Be Driving the Palm Oil Industry’s Human Rights Abuses and...

Top banks, institutional investors and several...

The 9 Most Baffling Passages in the Bible, and What They Really Mean

Why all the "begettings?" Why was...

The End of Free Internet as We Know It?

The open Internet is threatened by...

New documents expose more NSA programs

By Robert Stevens 14 December 2013 New documents published by the Washington Post from Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower, reveal that the...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Nearly a Dozen Civilians Traveling to Wedding in Yemen

Robert Greenwald, director of “Unmanned: America's...

$2.75 an Hour?! The Shocking Secret of Goodwill

Goodwill CEOs make over $400,000 a...

Imagine if Every Day Were 9/11. For One Community in the US, It Is.

Yesterday, on the anniversary of the...

You Won’t Believe Trump’s Latest Conspiracy Theory Nonsense

“How amazing, the State Health Director...

Why Walking Is a Wonder Drug for Your Health

It's been proven to help treat...

A Cruel, Irresponsible and Dysfunctional Budget Deal

Forcing others to lurch from crisis...

Who’s Watching You Watch Porn?

Privacy experts warn that advertisers, even...

Why Are Black Women Punished for Having Natural Hair?

White beauty norms and racism continue...

Uruguay Legalized Marijuana! Who’s Next?

Uruguay has just punched a big...

Why the Christian Right Is Obsessed With the Collapse of Civilization

America's Religious Right is losing the...

Thai Woman Faces Execution for Pot Possession

Thitapah Charoenchuea was found with bags...

Bill Moyers: ‘We Are This Close to Losing Our Democracy to the Mercenary Class’

The great journalist sounds the alarm...

Why Atheists Should Listen to Pope Francis

Atheists like to talk about building...

5 Things Terribly Wrong With the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

Every assumption of the deal is...

I Passed for White and Straight, Even Though I’m Not — How Looks Hide...

I'm neither straight nor white, but...

Is Obama’s Fiery New Populism Phony or Heartfelt?

When trouble starts brewing, the rally-the-base...

6 Reasons There’s No Such Thing As Compassionate Conservatism

Conservatives worship Ayn Rand, who said...

The Church of “Stop Shopping”: Meet the Man Leading An Uprising Against The World’s...

Reverend Billy continues climate change activism,...

Why Don’t Contemporary American Novels Reflect the Fact That We Are Perpetually at War?

Writer Beverly Gologorsky finds she cannot...

16-Year-Old Drunk Driver Who Killed Four Escapes Jail – Because He Is Rich

Judge agrees with boy's defense that...

Exposed: NSA Uses Google ‘Cookies’ to Snoop on Targets

(Photo: AFP)You know those pesky companies that track internet users' online activity to scoop information on potential consumers and deliver tailored ads? It turns out...

WATCH: Stewart Lets Loose Over Petty Media Reaction to Obama-Castro Hand Shake

“This isn't Chamberlain selling Czechoslovakia to...

Dallas Accused of Using Federal Money to Fuel Housing Discrmination

HUD found that Dallas took millions...

American Men’s Hidden Crisis: They Need More Friends!

Men aren't making the same kinds...

Corporate Democrats in DC Already in Freakout Mode That Liz Warren Is a Threat...

There's a growing smear campaign underway...

The Surprising Healing Qualities … of Dirt

A doctor discovers exposure to healthy...

Why the Fight to Legalize Marijuana Is Part of a Much Larger Populist Struggle

The marijuana issue has galvanized activist...

How Insurgency, Drones and Revolution Are Tearing Yemen Apart

Yemen today stands divided between various...

The Children Left Behind — What Happens to the Students Pushed out by High-Stakes...

Debbie Nathan The stories of three students...

America’s Retirement Crisis Grows as Cities Raid Pension and Health Plans

Detroit and Illinois aren't the only...

Sy Hersh Bombshell: Obama “Cherry-Picked” Intel on Syrian Chemical Attack

The New Yorker and Washington Post...

The Time for Wealth Redistribution Is Now

The U.S. economy will continue to...

NSA uses ‘cookies’ to pinpoint targets

Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Capitol to protest spying on Americans by the National Security Agency, as revealed in leaked information by former NSA...

Drone hacker turns drones into zombies

Serial hacker Samy Kamkar has released all the hardware and software specifications that hobbyists need to build an aerial drone that seeks out other...

Watch: Cop Shoves His Dog Into Surrendering Suspect’s Car Window — Dog Mauls Suspect

Alex Kane RINF Alternative News A North Carolina...

The Ayn Rand-Worshipping Sears CEO That Blew Up His Multibillion Dollar Empire

The invisible hand waves goodbye to...

“Who Gets to Be White Hasn’t Always Been the Same”

Artist Naima Lowe on race, privilege...

Look at the Stats — America Resembles a Broken Banana Republic

The only things America is #1...

A Death Knell for the McJob?

Strikes in 100 cities signal a...

The Ayn-Rand Worshipping Sears CEO That Blew Up His Multibillion Dollar Empire

The invisible hand waves goodbye to...

Are Roadside Cannabis Breathalyzer Tests Around the Corner?

The trend toward marijuana legalization collides...

Wanted: Fed Policy Focused on Jobs for Americans Instead of Profits for Banks

As the stock market rises, prospects...

How the Powerful Intelligence World Is on the Verge of the Ability to Make...

George Orwell's dystopian "memory hole" isn't...

8 Things Not to Ask a 20-Something Woman in a Relationship

Unless it's your BFF or you're...

What the New Atheists Get Very Wrong About Religion

Christopher Hitchens believed atheism would end...

Hawaiian Mayor Signs GMO Ban into Law

This bill prohibits biotech companies from...

Texas Campus Cop Kills Unarmed College Student After Sarcastic Remark

The police officer allegedly fired six...

Revealed: NSA Infiltrating Online Games Like World of Warcraft and Second-Life

Government spies are collecting data from...

3 Ways the Super-Rich Suck Wealth out of the Rest of Us

The financial industry has, in effect,...

Sorry, Michelle Rhee, But Our Obsession With Testing Kids is All About Money

Rhee, Nicholas Kristof and Arne Duncan...

Time to Legalize Pot Just Like We Legalized Alcohol 80 Years Ago

Four decades have passed, to the...

Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva: Why Women Are Key to Solving Climate Crisis

Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva discuss...

Celebrating the Season without Worshipping Consumerism

You can be a Scrooge when...

Must See: Jon Stewart Blasts Arguments Against Raising the Minimum Wage

If you know any right-wingers who've...

10 Biggest Doozies From the Right-Wing Wackosphere This Week

Who gets the prize for most...

Losing Weight? That May Not Mean You’re Any Healthier

A provocative new study examines whether...

Alcohol’s Role in Car Crashes Is Far Greater than that of Cannabis

So why do far stricter, zero-tolerance...

Love Really Is The Cure: A Review of Elton John’s New Book

With love, we can reduce AIDS...

How American Politics Constantly Neglects Black Women

Many women have said it better,...

Fight the Right-Washing of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Much of the American right supported...

Listen Up, Budget Cutters. Austerity Can Lead to Blood on the Streets, Even in...

Researchers find statistical evidence that austerity...

“Do Doobies Make Boobies?” The Mainstream Media Wants You To Think So

This lie lives on largely because...

5 Ways Conservative Politics Promotes Freeloading and Shirking

Corporate conservatives want special rules that...

10 Best Answers to Questions About Using Psychedelics

"LSD is like dreaming—it's not uniform...

CIA’s Disastrous “Bourne” Strategy

The agency decided that there was...

ALEC Stands Its Ground, But Stumbles

It's been a rough week for...

As Mass Shootings Increased, U.S. Gun Sales Skyrocketed

New research shows that in the...

5 Hard-Hitting Statements from Mandela on the United States

As we mourn his death, we...

20 Things the Poor Do Everyday That the Rich Never Have to Worry About

Just staying alive is a struggle....

Why I’m Going on Strike Against McDonald’s Today

McDonald's tried to get rid of...

20 Things the Poor Really Do Everyday That the Rich Never Have to Worry...

Just staying alive is a struggle....

Meat Is Destroying the World

What is it going to take...

Bye-bye, Fake Liberals: The Warren Democrats Are Winning!

The backlash against an inane op-ed...

Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio Names Bill Bratton New York Police Chief

Not everyone is pleased with the...

The CIA’s Privatization of War Has Been an Unmitigated Disaster

How the CIA and private contractors...

VIDEO: Hilarious Onion Spoof, ‘Stop and Kiss,’ Goes Viral

Like Stop and Frisk, 'Stop and...

The Real Reason Women Might Regret Casual Sex

A new study reveals sexual regret...

How the Christian Right Plays Victim While Imposing Its Ideology on America

Telling Grandma she's going to lose...

WATCH: Stewart Lambasts Paltry Penalties for Major Corporate Crimes

"You're not even allowed to do...

The Future of Feces: Dispatches from the World of Fecal Transplants

"90 percent of serotonin is in...

The Male Pill for Contraception? Here Are Some grim Side-Effects to Expect

Pill-induced emotional outbursts may no longer...

Facebook’s Future Plans for Data Collection Beyond All Imagination

Facebook's dark plans for the future...

How Brands and Logos Dominate Our Lives — Like It or Not

The rise, fall, and re-ascendance of...

11-Year-Old Girl Barred from Selling Mistletoe But Told Begging Okay

Hundreds of offers of support pour...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Debunks Fox News’ Much-Ballyhooed ‘War On Christmas’

“What other secular humanists are peeing...

Why Growing Marijuana Indoors Is a Major Environmental Problem

Environmental wariness and outdoor cultivation will...

Why Atheist Libertarians Are Part of America’s 1 Percent Problem

Thinking Ron Paul is a genius...

Are the Bankers Now Setting Up the Crash of 2016?

Conservative lawmakers overreact to progressive American...

How Right-Wingers Are Stepping Into An Obamacare Trap

The U.S. Right destroys its credibility...

The Brilliant Mind of Noam Chomsky…Heading to a Movie Theater Near You

The man who directed "Eternal Sunshine...

The Trials of Life Inside Chicago’s Public Housing

"I used to go through the...

The Trials of Life Inside Chicago’s Public Housing

"I used to go through the...

Government Policy Designed for the One Percent Screws Walmart Workers

Bad policy has redistributed income away...

Government Policy Designed for the One Percent Screws Walmart Workers

Bad policy has redistributed income away...

Amazon Develops Drones For Package Drop-off

It's not just militarism--now drones can...

Where the Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace With the Earnings of...

Instead, the minimum wage has been...

The Naked Truth: Hollywood Still Treats Its Women as Second Class Citizens

Research shows female stars are paid...

5 Ways Our Lives Are Being Violated by Corporate Greed

Congress' response to all this? They...

Sorry, Neoliberals: Inequality Is Driven by Greed, Not Technology

A new study shows low wages...

Are You Smoking Pesticides With Your Pot?

New study finds pesticides on marijuana...

The Rise of Girl-on-Girl

Four times as many women report...

Noam Chomsky: America Hates Its Poor

Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on...

U.S. Border Officials Often Profile Us When Traveling — And It’s Not Making Anyone...

Officials are wasting time repeatedly stopping...

The Other Police State — The Private Intel Industry Grows

Together, the public-state and private-corporate security...

50 Nice Gifts for Those Who’ve Been Naughty

Maybe they've run afoul of the...

Tens of Thousands Protest, Over 100 Arrested in Black Friday Challenge to Wal-Mart

After rallies across the country, burning...

10 Movies that Are Perfect for the Holiday Weekend

A selection of recent releases to...

America’s Brazen Global Spying Sparks an International Fight for Basic Privacy Rights

This surveillance of ordinary people, and...

The Devastating Effect of Mass School Closures on Philadelphia

The real effects of mass school...

6 Signs Our Culture Is Sick With Greed

More than ever, we seem infatuated...

Corporations Should Pay a Living Wage or Face the Death Penalty

Doing business is a privilege, not...

Are Americans Abandoning Their Televisions?

The internet is disrupting video entertainment...

Right-Wing Evangelicals Claim ‘Good Christians’ Can’t Get PTSD

Conservative evangelicals have politicized psychology and...

Wall Street Taught Me How to Cheat

A new report finds 53% of...

How Life Can Be So Much Sweeter After Ditching Junk Food

Junk food may have captured the...

The Fascinating Ways the Global Recycling Industry Really Works

A new book explains why the...

What I Learned by Giving a Homeless Woman Shelter in My Home

'I think people who have been...

AlterNet Comics: Matt Davies on the Iran Treaty

All a convenient distraction!

America’s Next Big Rip-Off: Cars Might Be the Next Subprime Crisis!

With financial firms now pushing strongly...

No Thanks to Thanksgiving

Instead, we should atone for the...

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Celebrate Agri-Culture, Not Agri-Business

How Nixon appointee Earl Butz inadvertently...

10 Ways to Deal With Right-Wing Christian Relatives Over the Holidays

How non-believers and liberal Christians can...

I Took Down the Man Who Posted a Hacked Topless Photo of My Daughter...

This is what happens when the...

You May Be Surprised How Much Our Climate Inaction Is Costing You

Federal and state disaster relief payouts...

6 of the Top 10 U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons

The profits of corporate giants that...

I’m the Guy Who People Think Hates Thanksgiving

My rejection of Thanksgiving is more...

5 People Obama Could Pardon in Addition to the Turkey

A year ago this time, when...

Will Legal Pot Hurt the Booze Business? What Do You Think?

With marijuana law reform sweeping the...

The Hysteria Brigade: Israel and Saudi Arabia Are Up In Arms Over the Iran...

Could the U.S. Congress, backed by...

How Wall Street’s New Empire of Rental Homes Could Blow Up the Economy

Wall Street is at it again—this...

6 Outrageously Greedy Companies That Make Scrooge Look Like a Softie

Meet the companies offering sh*t sandwiches...

New Mexico Police Spray Woman’s Vagina With Mace After Drug Arrest

Alex Kane A New Mexico woman was...

What Happens When You Fact Check Fox News

Tyler Hansen Fox News reported that the...

1 in 10 Americans Uses a Smartphone During Sex? How Our Love Affair With...

Many are increasingly blurring the boundary...

Intelligence Officials Fret Over Snowden’s ‘Doomsday’ Cache of NSA Documents

The documents are allegedly stored in...

D.C. ‘Centrist’ Pundits Horrified That Senate Is a Little Less Gridlocked

The establishment is miffed. Hooray for...

Israel Lobby Goes Down, Iran Gets a Boost: The Winners and Losers of the...

The diplomatic agreement is a big...

How Kids’ Brains Are at Risk From a Barrage of Common Chemicals

Kids today are growing up in...

America’s Drone-Fueled Killing Spree Has Backfired in Pakistan

Medea Benjamin "We will put pressure on...

4 ‘Magic’ Phrases to Use if Cops Stop You with Pot

A lawyer's advice on how to...

How to Escape the Awful Feeling of Being Trapped in Life

Life doesn't have to feel like...

16-Year-Old Jailed at Rikers for 3 Years Without Trial

Nicole Flatow He says he spent more...

5 Things You Need to Know About the Iran-U.S. Deal Over Nuclear Program

The interim deal over the nuclear...

10 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

Over 1 in 10 US jobs...

4 Ways the Koch Brothers’ Wealth Is Beyond Comprehension

In 2012, David and Charles Koch...

When ‘Mommy Needs a Drink’ Isn’t Funny Anymore

As the daughter of an alcoholic...

Have Our Lives Turned into a Real-Life Horror Movie?

Doesn't the direction we're heading in...

Coca-Cola Feeling the Heat After Secret Funding of Anti-Labeling Campaign

Campaign finance reports revealed that Coca-Cola...

The 10 Biggest Polluters of the Industrial Age

A new study tracks the companies...

Up Close With Small-Town White Male Rage

Explaining the phenomenon of the bitter,...

The Real Reason Law Schools Are Raking in Cash

The profession's in crisis, but the...

Iran Seals Nuclear Deal With the West in Return for Sanctions Relief

Obama hails the historic accord as...

The Major Life Regrets of a Stay-at-Home Mom

Consider this a warning to new...

America’s Army of Lawyers Is Just as Dangerous As Its Drones

It's time to push back against...

We Live in an Era of Zombie Politics: Bill Moyers Interviews Henry Giroux

Giroux's new book highlights the rapacious...

11 Ways the Drug War Raises Your Taxes and Shrinks Your Profits

One public policy with profound impacts...

Chomsky: Business Elites Are Waging a Brutal Class War in America

The business classes are constantly fighting...

Why Your Turkey May Be the Most Unnatural Thing on Your Thanksgiving Table

Today's turkey isn't what the Pilgrims...

Did the Anti-GMO Movement Really Lose in Washington?

Why food giants and biotech bullies...

Brazen: Since When Are Your Phone Calls Private, Government Lawyer Asks

Americans have "no reasonable expectation" to...

Why Poor People’s Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

What we know about poverty is...

What It’s Really Like to Be a Black Student at an Elite Private School

A conversation with the makers of...

7 Signs the National Outcry Against Walmart Will Lead to Big Changes

Walmart workers are not backing down...

I Was Virginia’s Executioner—Here’s What I Learned

I was responsible for putting 62...

The Surprising Rise of Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women

Methamphetamine has been called an epidemic...

AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow On GOP Alternatives to Obamacare

Behind the unhinged Republican solutions to...

Is It Even Legal to Not Pay Interns?

A new documentary digs into the...

Police Beat Up College Student for Riding Bicycle on Sidewalk (Video)

A new video shows the 20-year-old...

Meet the Top Five Worst Polluters

New research reveals which companies are...

World’s First Marijuana Retail License Issued In Colorado

Recreational pot shops are expected to...

WATCH: Daily Show Offers Shopper Tips To Avoid Racial Profiling on Black Friday

Hint: “Don't be black.” “It's hard to...

What Is the Most Common Way People Are Lured into Sex Trafficking? New Study...

A national hotline has reported more...

5 Most Ridiculous Hunger Games Marketing Schemes

Advertisers want fans to identify with...

What Is the Most Common Way People Are Sucked into Sex Trafficking? New Study...

A national hotline has reported more...

What’s Behind ‘Grain Brain’: Are Gluten and Carbs Wrecking Our Brains and Our Health?

Two months after publication, "Grain Brain"...

Postal Service Bends Over Backwards for Amazon, While We Get Crummy Service

Amazon.com is getting the royal treatment...

Why Sex Feels Good: The Science Behind Orgasms

New brain studies explain how pleasure...

Down With the Totally Bare Look! Are Bikini Waxes on the Way Out?

A new study says more women...

Mass Federal Raids on Colorado Pot Hint at a Crackdown Pattern

This week's raids occurred almost simultaneously...

Conservatives Trying to Resurface Compassionate Conservative Bunk

Paul Ryan, whose policy ideas are...

BREAKING: Senate Approves Change to Filibuster Rule After Repeated Republican Blocks

Historic rule change means presidential nominees...

Todd Gitlin: How to Reverse the Slow-Motion Climate Change Apocalypse

Why the divestment movement against big...

Six Questions for Teach for America

While TFA may be good for...

How the GOP Is Literally Killing Its Voters

The GOP's dirty little secret is...

5 Signs the Rich Have Way Too Much Money

The massive accumulation of wealth at...

I Watched My Patients Die of Treatable Diseases Because They Were Poor

A Galveston medical student describes life...

From Farm to Table: How to Build a Real Sustainable Food Movement

Building local infrastructure to support local...

6 Questions for Teach for America

While TFA may be good for...

12 Ways JP Morgan Admitted It Ripped Off Americans to the Tune of Billions

As its greedy ways are detailed,...

Noam Chomsky: America Is a Terrified Country

Noam Chomsky discusses American terror abroad,...

‘I Sold My Sister for 300 Dollars’

Jordanians, Egyptians and Saudis are visiting...

The Much-Ballyhooed JP Morgan Settlement Is Just a Scam!

Here's how this so-called "big" fraud...

Cops Taser 14-Year-Old in the Face, They Say ‘For His Safety’

Teen's mom shares graphic images of...

AlterNet Comics: Keith Knight on Shopping While Black

Only 17 forms of ID required.

Fact Check: Social Security Does Not Increase the Deficit

Bought politicians and pundits continue to...

Behind the Scenes of Rahm Emanuel’s Poor Mayoral Strategy

New book, "Mayor 1%," explores why...

How Charter Schools Are Undermining the Future of Public Education

In too many places, charters function...

It Was Bad Enough That We Militarized Our Own Borders — Now the U.S....

“The American homeland is the planet.”

How the Media and the Elites, Not the Voters, Move the Country to the...

Chattering classes are convinced Chris Christie...

Boston’s New Labor Mayor: Could His Win Be A Progressive Blueprint for America?

Marty Walsh's victory proves that blue-collar...

State Rep. Smashes Homeless Peoples’ Stuff With a Sledgehammer

The Rep. roams the streets and...

State Rep. Smashes Homeless Peoples’ Stuff With a Sledgegammer

The Rep. roams the streets with...

Police Shoot at a Minivan Filled With Kids

Oriana Farrell bolted from law enforcement...

Militant Christian Rails Against “Effeminate” Jesus

The retired general turned right-wing evangelical...

Boston’s New Labor Mayor: Could His Win Be Progressive Blueprint for America?

Marty Walsh's victory proves that blue-collar...

Think the Tea Party Is Crazy? Europe’s Rising Neo-Fascism Is a Taste of What’s...

Cutting social programs and government investment...

Why Qatar’s Vagina-Shaped New World Cup Stadium Is a Wonderful Accident

The resemblance of the Al-Wakrah World...

Eerie and Depressing — Why Ordering a Big Mac Comes With a Side of...

Exposure to fast-food logos lessens our...

America’s Permanent State of War: Abroad and At Home, In Our Hospitals and In...

Sacrifice to institutions waging war against...

Google to pay $17mn for spying

Google has not acknowledged any wrongdoing saying the violation has been an accidental side effect of efforts to make it easier for people to...

Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

Wal-Mart logic: instead of paying workers...

The Terrifying Future Envisioned By Libertarians

What a libertarian Social Darwinist paradise...

Medical Marijuana Can be a Much-Needed Miracle for Vets With PTSD

Staff Sargent Mike Whiter says prescription...

The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever

Jeff and I traveled to eight...

How Privatizers Are Killing Our Schools

Apparently working together as a community...

Why Americans Are Still Scared of Female Bosses

Even in 2013, many people still...

The Living-in-the-Basement Generation

How young adults are faring in...

Prozac, Arsenic and Beer in Your Turkey? 9 Creepy Things To Know About Your...

The extreme production methods used to...

I Thought the U.S. Was the Land of Gold– Now I See It as...

American foreign policy limits interactions with...

What San Francisco’s Bat Kid Tells Us About America

A fascinating watermark in America's obsession...

A Mind-blowing Journey Into the Jungle for the Sacred, Life-Altering Ayahuasca Psychedelic

The rising popularity of psychedelic tourism...

The Real Sharing Economy Is Booming (And It’s Not the One Venture Capitalists Are...

The peer-to-peer rental economy has gotten...

10 Deranged Dispatches From the Right-Wing Wackosphere This Week

Holier than the Pope himself, Palin...

Should Atheists Be Happy About Pope Francis?

The Pope's progressive economic message may...

10 Tips for Great Sex (That You Won’t Find in Cosmo Magazine)

Here are helpful tips that can...

Closing the School-Readiness Gap: The Benefits of Preschool for Children of Color

Laying the groundwork for America's future...

Chomsky’s Right: The New York Times’ Latest Big Lie

More misleading half-truths from a paper...

Cops Are Already Trying to Use Computers to Predict Crime — It Ain’t Gonna...

Computers are predicting crimes for cops....

How One State Protects Taxpayers From Privatization Pitfalls

Arguments for privatization too often hide...

Do You Know How the “Precrime Industry” Is Already Influencing Your Life?

Computers are predicting crimes for cops....

Can Smoking Pot Be Considered a Form of Free Speech?

Activists lit up in protest of...

The Most Outrageous, Inaccurate Right-Wing Smear of Obamacare

There are many things wrong with...

What the “What Would I Say?” App Tells Us About Ourselves

What made this game of algorithmic...

How to Make Better Sex by Ditching Some Bad Sexual Attitudes

Americans still have completely destructive attitudes...

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

How to succeed at self-sabotage.

Is There Anything You Can’t Buy in America? Should There Be?

Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel investigates what...

AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow On Obamacare Mishaps

Introducing the five stages of health-care...

Can You Guess Which ‘Super-Fruit’ Could Solve The World Hunger Crisis?

Hint: it's not bananas. A prickly, green,...

Dick Cheney Is An Even Bigger Monster Than You Thought

Cheney has no interest in knowing...

Washington Post: DC Beltway Is America’s Wealthiest, Brainiest, Most Insular Region

Democracy's Capitol is now America's biggest...

America’s Dumbest Idea: Creating a Multiple-Choice Test Generation

Standardized testing means more rote memorization...

What Happened When I Fact-Checked Fox News’ Megyn Kelly

When a guest said Obamacare made...

6 Ways to Spark the Clean Energy Revolution

Renewable energy sources have made big...

How Police and Politicians Profit by Destroying the Lives of Young Black People for...

The federal government has subsidized the...

The 10 Giant Corporations That Have Taken Over Much of Our Economy

There was a time when there...

The Gospel of Selfishness in American Christianity

How the philosophers of selfishness came...

New Stop-and-Frisk Report: A Paltry 3% Are Convicted Out of 2.4 Million Stops

NY Attorney General conducts first detailed...

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