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Little Journals That Loom Large

The American Prospect, a center-left magazine (for which I have occasionally written) faces a financial crisis that could soon force it to shut its doors.

Posted on May 6, 2012 READ MORE


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TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints … Four Years Later

It took the TSA almost four years to respond to ProPublica’s public records request for passenger complaints against the agency.

Posted on May 5, 2012 READ MORE

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Dispatches From Cairo: Blood, Youth and Revolution

The rough mobilization and confrontation that have occurred at every juncture in Egypt’s post-revolutionary evolution is happening again as the first true presidential election in the nation’s long history approaches.

Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Mary Altaffer

Truthdiggers of the Week: The May Day Occupiers

There were doubts about whether Occupy Wall Street could pull off the massive day of protest its organizers spent many months planning. But demonstrators in New York City and elsewhere joined forces with labor unions and immigrant-rights activists to remind the public that there is a working class and May 1 is its holiday.

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AP/Douglas Moore

Questions Remain 42 Years After Kent State Shootings

Forty-two years ago on May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a crowd of unarmed students at Kent State University, firing between 61 and 67 shots over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and injuring nine others.

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Bright Immigrants Promise Bright Future for America

For the second straight year, Granada Hills Charter High School in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles has won the National Academic Decathlon.

Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE

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The Afghanistan Riddle

Show of hands: Does anybody really understand the U.S. policy in Afghanistan? Can anyone figure out how we’re supposed to stay the course and bring home the troops at the same time?

Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE


Property Rights in the Cloud

In the Information Age, you should be thinking about your computer—and asking, how much of you is really yours?

Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE

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Study Raises New Concerns About Fracking

A study into the safety of gas drilling in New York state’s Marcellus Shale concludes that natural faults and fractures, exacerbated by the effects of fracking, could allow chemicals to reach the surface and contaminate drinking water supplies much sooner than experts previously predicted.

Posted on May 3, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Jim Cole

Too Hot Not to Notice?

After a year with a record number of multibillion-dollar weather disasters, seven in 10 Americans now believe that global warming is affecting the weather. No less striking, 35 percent of them report that extreme weather had affected them personally in 2011.

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