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Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When we use campaigns to exaggerate differences among us, it becomes harder to use the time between them to bind us together.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ma Nishtana -- Let's not fool ourselves again about the true situation humanity is in.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They can take on the role of classy gossip, status markers, taste-mongering framed as analysis. They're also a bullshitter's best friend.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

'There’s no mystery why I've saved so much stuff: to prove that I’m alive, that I’m someone, that my trail on this earth is worth preserving.'

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When no one knows what comes next, the political advantage goes to the most powerful narrators.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What Americans don't know and don't understand is quite an obstacle to progress.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Are we going to fall for the PR sham that we shouldn't let 'Uncle Sam stick his finger up our butt?'

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason can provide the tools that people need in order to make good decisions.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Three recent stories that drive home the sorry state of the media.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Big media companies now think Americans are as gullible as politicians do. The cable operators and networks take us for pigeons, too.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The crimes of a high-level player in an insider-trading ring starts with what he's done to his children.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Scott Prouty was appalled at how Romney was callous to slave labor ... too bad we didn't have an national conversation about that.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nuval food rankings go from 1-100; Mott's Original Applesauce gets a 4, Keebler Townhouse Bistro Multi-Grain Crackers get a 3.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2013, Source: Smirking Chimp

We're not getting sicker by accident.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011, Source: Smirking Chimp

It would take a miracle for our intractable problems to become tractable. Being in denial about that doesn't help anyone.