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The U.S. Government Is Metamorphosing Into the Borg

Describing the U.S. government is becoming increasingly complicated: “petro–imperial,” “coal–fired,” “plutocratic,” “oligarchic,” “inverted totalitarian,” “fascist,” “propagandistic,” “Big Brother.” Things are beginning to simplify though. Soon you’ll be able to refer to the institution with a single idea from “Star Trek”: the Borg.

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Ice-Free Arctic Pinpointed 40 Years Ahead

The melting of the Arctic ice cap has become so fast and so certain that researchers can now confidently predict when the region will become ice free to within four years.

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Mind Rape and the Christian Right

A former professional skier who sought help for alcoholism from a rehabilitation program became locked in a cultish life that destroyed her self-esteem and independence in the name of Jesus.

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The Painful Paradoxes of Race

Why, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker wonders, do we only have our famous conversations about race and fear “when things go terribly wrong”? Why, he wants to know, was it impossible for George Zimmerman to look upon Trayvon Martin “as someone he could have a conversation with”?

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Detroit and the Bankruptcy of America’s Social Contract

The geopolitical divide has become so palpable that being wealthy in America today means not having to come across anyone who isn’t.

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Plants Wilt as Heat Increases Ozone

Plants are significantly less able to absorb low-level ozone during a heat wave, researchers have found, with implications tied to more than 2 million deaths worldwide by air pollution from human causes.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Helen Thomas

The woman who broke the barrier against female reporters in the White House and criticized the deceitful and secretive practices of the Bush and Obama administrations died Saturday.

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A ‘Calm Reflection’ on Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Too Many Others

Read along as I list the abundance of “little things” that made the killing of Trayvon Martin, and that of innumerable young men like him, both possible and defensible in a court of law. They are the daily corrosions through which the micro-degradations of racism and white supremacy eat away at our lives.

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Ocean Iron Study Means Climate Rethink

New research shows that scientists’ earlier estimates of how much iron was dissolving into seawater off the world’s coastlines may have been wide of the mark.

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For Obama, Mum Should Be the Word

We should talk honestly about unresolved racial issues, such as those exposed by the Trayvon Martin case, but President Obama is not the best person to lead the discussion. Through no fault of his own, he might be the worst.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 READ MORE


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