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What the Indiana Primary Results Mean to Republicans and Democrats

In Indiana on Tuesday, Donald Trump swept away the final obstacles to the 2016 Republican nomination, while Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton, beating her 53 percent to 47 percent.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE


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Noam Chomsky Defends WikiLeaks and Declassifying Information (Video)

The renowned linguist and political commentator called WikiLeaks a “democratizing force” and said that its founder, Julian Assange, should be given a medal.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 READ MORE



A Look at the Troubling Worldview of Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Adviser

A close-up on Jim Hanson offers a remarkable window into the mentality of Cruz’s national security team.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE


‘Young Turks’ Shows How DNC and 33 State Parties Used Loopholes to Put Millions Into ‘Hillary Fund’

By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet

Twenty-six million dollars went into the Clinton campaign before a single vote was cast.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



What a Reporter Learned During Three Days Undercover at Israel Lobby’s Biggest Policy Conference

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a cult, and like most cults, its followers would probably object to the characterization.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE



America in Crisis: What Happens When Neither Political Party Answers to the Bottom 90 Percent?

Our nation faces a massive crisis provoked by the loss of democratic representation.

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Noam Chomsky: 5 Reasons the ‘Human Species Is in Very Deep Trouble’ If Trump Wins

The renowned activist and linguist warns of the systematic threat Donald Trump would pose, from human rights to the environment.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE



Why Should You and I Have to Keep Paying Mitch McConnell’s Salary?

In a blatantly partisan ploy to prevent President Obama from nominating a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate majority leader has cited a historical precedent dictating that presidents in the last year of their term not name new justices to the high court.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire: Major Implications for Contest Ahead

The 21-point victory for Bernie Sanders and twice the vote totals of any other Republican for Donald Trump will send shock waves.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



Dear Hillary, Madeleine and Gloria: Feminism Demands We Say No to America’s Deadly Imperial Wars

Hillary Clinton does not have a monopoly on feminism.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



The Might of the American Empire Was on Full Display at Super Bowl 50

From the fighter jets soaring overhead to the armed troops patrolling Levi Stadium, Super Bowl 50 was a highly militarized event, its 70,000 spectators and millions of television viewers subject to a showcase of war propaganda and a heavy security crackdown.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Rock Legend Neil Young Takes His Anti-Monsanto Message on the Road

By Reynard Loki / AlterNet

In his latest album, “The Monsanto Years,” the longtime champion of farmers’ rights offers a sharp criticism of the agrochemical giant.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Sanders and Clinton’s Virtual Tie in Iowa Sets Up a Fierce Fight for the Nomination

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made history in Iowa on Monday night, ending 2016’s opening presidential nominating contest in an unprecedented virtual tie that shows Democrats may be experiencing an identity crisis as deep as Republicans’.

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE



What’s Your Threat Score?

Authorities are harvesting and evaluating your data to calculate your “threat score.”

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE



Number of Americans Who Identify as Bisexual Is on the Rise

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that women are far more likely to identify as bisexual—and it cuts across racial lines.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s Definitive—and Very Silly—Takedown of the Oregon Militiamen

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

Colbert deploys the “Oreo phone” to get these boys some emergency snacks.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Homeopathy Is on the Verge of Being Blacklisted in the U.K.

British lawmakers call homeopathic “remedies” a waste of taxpayer money that may cost lives.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE



The Shocking, Unacceptable Levels of Hunger and Homelessness in American Cities

A new report looks at the issue in 22 cities across the country.

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 READ MORE



Top 10 Lies and Distortions From the GOP Debate

Another GOP debate, another steaming pile of half-truths, lies and pseudo-facts.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE



San Francisco Residents Can Pay $600 a Month to Live in a FedEx Truck

But don’t look for running water or a toilet. And—as one embarrassed renter found out—unexpected issues can crop up when you live in a delivery truck.

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump Won’t Rule Out Special ID Cards for Muslim Americans

“We’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago,” the GOP front-runner said.

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton’s Big Debate Gaffe: Bizarrely Linking Her Wall Street Donors to 9/11 Reconstruction

Bernie Sanders attacked her Wall Street reforms and donor base. Some in the media are predicting Clinton’s response will come back to haunt her.

Posted on Nov 15, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Muslims Around the World Condemn Paris Terror Attacks

“These so-called jihadists only represent themselves. And I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences to the French people,” said one man from Morocco.

Posted on Nov 14, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Neil deGrasse Tyson Wins Debate With Pastor Using Flawless Argument About Asteroids, Genitals

By Tana Ganeva / AlterNet

From killer asteroids to human genitals, there’s not a lot of evidence for intelligent design, says astrophysicist and science communicator Tyson.

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



8 Lies, Distortions and Misrepresentations From the Third GOP Debate

The debates took place in an alternate reality, where facts are made up on the spot.

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 READ MORE



Ben Fields, Cop in Video Seen Flipping a Black Teen at Her Desk, Has a History of Abuse Allegations

The South Carolina police officer who attacked a black student in a school has faced previous allegations of abuse, according to lawsuit records. A video of the classroom incident went viral Monday.

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Food Snobs Think They’re Eating Organic Food, but It’s Really McDonald’s

Reynard Loki / AlterNet

Pranksters asked food experts to taste “organic snacks” that were actually artfully sliced McNuggets and cheeseburgers.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Tuesday’s Debate: Can Bernie Sanders Show the Country He’s Presidential Material?

Plenty is at stake and there are many reasons to tune in. For Sanders, the big challenge will be demonstrating he’s not merely a darling of the progressive left but has the vision, capacity and skills to lead the nation at a tough time.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE



FBI Admits Lack of Data on Police Shootings Is ‘Embarrassing,’ ‘Ridiculous’

Director James Comey says The Guardian and The Washington Post are doing a better job of tracking information than the U.S. government.

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 READ MORE



Flush With Cash, Right-Wing Extremists Train the Future Zealots of Pro-Israel Campus Activism

For right-wing extremists, McCarthyist tactics meet Internet technology on our nation’s college campuses.

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 READ MORE



5 Right-Wing Idiocies From Last Week—Let’s Start With Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Violence Delusion

Here are five lowlights from the right from the week that was. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE



Exposed: Pro-Israel Modern-Day McCarthyites Are Going to Extremes to Slime Human Rights Activists

As pro-Israel extremism reaches new depths with the notorious Canary Mission project, the FBI investigates growing threats against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists.

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 READ MORE



5 Nuttiest Right-Wing Moments This Week: ‘Respectable’ Marco Rubio Spins Insane Conspiracy Theory

And the Donald waves his Bible at the hard-right Christian panderfest.

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 READ MORE



Why Right-Wing Christian Leaders Are Often Indifferent to Needless Suffering

Conservative readings of the Bible demand suffering for women, the sick and the dying. And this has an impact on our lives today.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE



Do You Live in One of the Most—or Least—Happy Places in America?

A new poll measures contentment around the country and the world.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE



17 Biblical Rules for Marriage Kim Davis Should Really Take a Look At

Can zombies get married, according to the Bible?

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 READ MORE



Clinton Called for More Debates in 2008—Now She’s Dodging Them

One campaign that has refused to join the call for additional debates is Hillary Clinton’s—leading many to believe that the Democratic National Committee is effectively stacking the deck in her favor.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE



How Israel Used F-16s and High-Tech Soldiers to Devastate Gaza

Forty-six days into Operation Protective Edge in the besieged Gaza Strip, the Israeli military was attacking with renewed ferocity.

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 READ MORE



Could the Possible Sale of Huffington Post to Right-Wing Company Affect Its Editorial Line?

Pro-war German media conglomerate Axel Springer, the “most serious” contender to buy the Huffington Post in the proposed sale of the magazine’s corporate parent, AOL, to Verizon, is notorious for inciting violence and hatred against leftists and Muslims.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE



Did British Security Services Drive ‘Jihadi John’ to Join Islamic State?

Documented evidence suggests the United Kingdom’s MI5 drove a young Muslim man to the brink of madness.

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 READ MORE



How Cops and GOP Are Teaming Up to Undermine the BlackLivesMatter Movement

Threats seem to expose a political plot against the NYC mayor and the BlackLivesMatter movement.

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 READ MORE



‘Witch Hunt’: Fired MSNBC Contributor Speaks Out on Suppression of Israel-Palestine Debate (Video)

As the Gaza body toll mounts, NBC executives crack down on criticism of Israel.

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 READ MORE



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Think You Need 8 Straight Hours of Sleep? Think Again

AlterNet’s Lynn Stuart Parramore said a BBC article published last year called “The Myth of the Eight-Hour Sleep” “has permanently altered the way I think about sleep,” and talks about the changes she’s made to her resting habits.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Why Is Socialism Doing So Well in Deep-Red North Dakota?

North Dakota’s thriving state bank makes a mockery of Wall Street’s casino banking system—and that’s why financial elites want to crush it.

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 READ MORE



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What’s the Solution to Rising Health Care Costs?

Obamacare did nothing to stop the cost of employer-based health insurance from growing at twice the rate of inflation during the Great Recession, and for that and other reasons, progressives want to get rid of it. AlterNet editor Joshua Holland has a cheaper and arguably more practical idea: Open the Medicare system to anyone who wants to buy into it.

Posted on May 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

Historically, corporations were understood to be responsible to a complex web of constituencies, including employees, communities, society at large, suppliers, and shareholders. But in the era of deregulation, the interests of shareholders began to trump all the others. How can we get corporations to recognize their responsibilities beyond this narrow focus?

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Gated Intellectuals, Fortress America, and the Politics of Occupy

A group of right-wing extremists would have the American public believe it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of a market society.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 READ MORE


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Is Larry Summers Taking Kickbacks From the Banks He’s Bailing Out?

Why did Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley steer millions to a company Larry Summers directed while he administered “stress tests” on them?

Posted on May 30, 2009 READ MORE


Did Bush Put a Hit Out on Fannie, Freddy?

From madcap marketeer Jim Cramer to wired alt-blogger Scott Thill, there are more than a few braniacs who believe the Bush White House did not just watch the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac but actually engineered it as yet another sortie in the long GOP war against the New Deal. Never fear, though, as The Onion has already written a satirical report on efforts to build a better bubble.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008 READ MORE


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