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Andy Borowitz: Man in Coma for 19 Years Asks to Go Back to Sleep

The political satirist reports that the patient asked to be made unconscious again after realizing that the person he was seeing on TV was the real president of the United States, not a “Saturday Night Live” impersonator.

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Chris Hedges: Mutually Assured Destruction in the Middle East

The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” argues in this Truthdig column that the bloodshed now engulfing Lebanon and Israel will only worsen as long as extremists on both sides continue to indulge in “collective necrophilia.”

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Jabari Asim: A Troubled Picture for Black Male Students

The gender gap among African-American college students is growing at a dangerous rate. And it’s no wonder: The roots of the problem were obvious at my daughter’s school, where many boys by age 10 had been socialized to be tough, regarding education with contempt and suspicion.

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Last Clinic Standing

An extremist pro-life organization that helped make doctors the targets of deadly attacks in the 1990s is now mobilizing a protest to shutter the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. With reproductive rights under assault across the country, pro-choice activist Sunsara Taylor reports on the high-stakes battle about to take place in Jackson, Miss.

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


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Shameless plug alert: Truthdig managing editor Blair Golson will be co-hosting a panel on alternative media at this weekend’s DemocracyFest in San Diego. Tickets for the conference are going fast. Panelists and speakers include Howard Dean, Al Franken, comedian Marc Maron, Democratic strategist Dave Sirota and BuzzFlash Editor Mark Karlin.

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Ellen Goodman: What’s Eating Us About Eating Lobster?

The arguments for banning the cooking of live lobsters may have their merits, but by making lobster meat just another shrink-wrapped commodity we further disconnect ourselves from the food chain that sustains us.

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Joe Conason: Sen. Lieberman Literally in Bed With Drug Lobby

The senator who would lecture us on ethics drafted a bill in 2005 that made generous giveaways to pharmaceutical companies—one month after his wife went to work in the pharmaceuticals division of a major lobbying and PR firm.

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Marie Cocco: Your Papers, Please

The current push to require voters to supply proof of citizenship at the voting booth has very little to do with preventing illegal voting and much more to do with keeping away from the polls those most likely to vote for Democrats.

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Classic Molly Ivins: Economic Morality Has Been Buried

Molly Ivins is on vacation. In this column from 2001, she argues that in a country where CEOs make 475 times the salary of their employees, most people’s “economic freedom” is limited to a choice between cinnamon- and mint-flavored toothpaste.

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Robert Scheer: Bush Should Channel Nixon in North Korea

Truthdig’s editor in chief argues that President Bush could defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea by coddling its attention-starved leader—similar to what Nixon did with China. “Hell, Bush might even empathize with Kim’s desire to escape from the shadow of a father from whom he inherited his crown.”

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


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