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America the Great ... Police State
Gore Vidal's Essays

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Let us accept that we are no longer a republic governed by laws—only by armed men and force. This is just like the days of Billy the Kid. You have an armed man going down a dusty street, and that is authority. And it has come to this for us.

America the Great ... Police State
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Truthdig was proud to be the home of Gore Vidal's essays over the last six years In a tribute to his legacy, we'll be rerunning his great works In this essay, written in 2009, Vidal wants us to accept that the US is no longer a republic, no longer governed by laws -- only by armed men and force .

Time to Remake the Climate

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Scientists are telling us we can engineer our way out of the climate crisis, and with the intellectual property behind most of the solutions sitting in the public domain, any person or country with a few billion dollars could do it.Scientists are telling us we can engineer our way out of the climate crisis, and any person or country with a few billion dollars could do it.

Biologist Wins Nobel Prize for Conceiving IVF Techniques

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It's been more than two decades since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first "test-tube baby," and now one of the pioneers who helped make in vitro fertilization (and, by extension, Brown herself) a reality has been tapped to receive the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

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Continuing on his Doing Too Many Things at Once ’09 Tour, President Barack Obama made a stopover at Cambridge, Mass., on Friday to push for "the passage of comprehensive legislation that will finally make renewable energy the profitable kind of energy in America." Echoing himself on the subject of health care reform, Obama warned that the negative buzz from naysayers will get louder as the pro-reform team inches closer to its goal.

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The problem with "teachable moments" is that the term sets up one group of people as teachers while another group is consigned to the role of pupils. In a democracy, that's troublesome.

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