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The Most Expensive Midterm Ever

The system has always stunk, but now the campaign contributions are bigger and far more secret.
 

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Gamergate Wants You!

Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats?
 

‘When Google Met WikiLeaks’: An Exclusive Excerpt

In 2011 WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was visited by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Here, from Assange's new book, is part of the extraordinary conversation that resulted.
 
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In the spirit of Halloween, the holiday that might well be sponsored by The Sugar Association, the “Last Week Tonight” host takes on the sweet crystals invading all of our food.

An NYPD officer forcefully arrested a man for playing music in a subway station after reading aloud the law that appears to allow the musician to perform.

 
 
 
 
There Are Twice as Many Billionaires Now Than Before the Financial Crisis

Unicef reports that child poverty has increased in over 20 countries since the global recession, while a new Oxfam study shows that billionaires have increased their combined wealth by over 120 percent. How can we continue to ignore this appalling inequality?

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Naomi Klein Talks Capitalism and Climate Change with Russell Brand

The author of “This Changes Everything” stops by the “Trews” set to talk to Russell Brand about how the “brutal, dominance-based capitalist system” in place in the West is screwing us all.

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Israeli Firm Sodastream Leaves Palestinian West Bank After BDS Pressure (Video)

The determination of the Likud Party to annex the Palestinian West Bank is damaging the interests of world Jewry.

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This Voter’s Story Will Make You Angry at Texas

Eric Kennie, 45, has never left his home town of Austin, Texas, and he was raised to do “the right thing” and vote. But Texas won’t let him. Spoiler alert: He’s black.

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Moderate Thunder out of Brownbackistan

If Republicans do as well nationwide next Tuesday as many expect, they should pay attention to what’s happening in Kansas.

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Global Hydropower Boom Threatens Rivers Worldwide

Scientists predict a doubling in production of renewable energy from hydropower over the next 20 years, but building new dams will have a damaging effect on some of the world’s major rivers.

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Would You Refrain From Having Children to Save the Planet?

The thought is repulsive to many people, especially among the religious. But experts acknowledge that cutting back on births is a sure-fire way to mitigate the consumption-fueled destruction of the environment.

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The Republicans’ Profane Attack on the Sacred Right to Vote

There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it ... that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.

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2095: The Year of Gender Equality in the Workplace?

We’ll have to wait 81 years for gender parity in the workplace, a World Economic Forum report projects. Here’s more about what the WEF figures mean for women around the world.

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Why the Notion of the Self-Taught, Self-Made Billionaire Is a Lie

A look at the educational background of the 1 percent reveals that the “rags to riches” narrative we’re fed is a fallacy.

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Government Agencies Are Secretly Going Through Your Snail Mail, Too

Apparently the National Security Agency is not the only government organization
violating Americans’ privacy rights by collecting massive amounts of data.

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Pope Francis: ‘Evolution of Nature Is Not Inconsistent With the Notion of Creation’

The increasingly popular pope warns against the perils of depicting God as a “magician.”

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Turkey Allows Kurdish Peshmerga Paramilitary Troops to Cross to Kobane

Turkish intelligence is facilitating the crossing of a couple hundred paramilitary troops (Peshmerga) from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Turkish town of Suruç, 16 kilometers from the Syrian border.

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Is Voter Suppression an American Tradition?

Today’s ID laws are driven by an old purpose—undermining genuine majority rule and deflecting threats to the established order.

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Video Proof That Some Men Are Pigs

In this video titled “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” we get to bear witness to what it’s like for a young woman to get from A to B, and why sometimes a compliment feels like harassment.

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Ben Bradlee: No Fear, No Favor

Like every young reporter at the Post, I was scared to death of him at first.

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Western Masters Now Terrorized by Victims of Imperialism

The threat of terror produced by past victims of American Middle Eastern imperialism is alarming, but not new, and not historically isolated to the Middle East.

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Wendy Davis Talks Politics, Education, Women’s Rights and More With Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

The Texas gubernatorial hopeful, who rose to fame after her nearly 13-hour filibuster in the Senate of the Lone Star State, stopped by “The Daily Show” to share her views on conservatism in Texas and her ideas on the lopsidedness of voter ID laws.

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The Gender Gap’s Been Shrinking All Over the Place, Even in the U.S.

Scandinavian countries still have the smallest gender gaps, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual gender survey, but this year they’re joined at the top of the list by a few nations you may not expect.

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Is the Sunni-Shiite Slaughter at Jurf al-Sakhr in Iraq Really a U.S. Victory?

Apparent good news was announced on Sunday in the fight against the extremist Islamic State organization: The Iraqi army, backed by fundamentalist Shiite militias, managed to take the village of Jurf al-Sakhr, southwest of Baghdad, from IS fighters.

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