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Posted on: May 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This transformation of the election into a soft-core reality show is also where Trump’s greatest vulnerability lies.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

If I hesitate today to call myself religious, it’s not because I don’t identify as a Jew; it’s because “religious” can imply, and to more than just me, dogmatic authoritarianism.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

One man's glimpse of the Trump family jewels.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

ISIS's ideology has been called extreme nihilism. Here's why that's not accurate.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's a question GOP elders are asking this weekend.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Corporate funding is producing oceans of questionable information when it comes to health.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

There's something very interesting about the Daily Show's final episodes.

Posted on: May 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The master 2016 narrative they’re going with – dishonesty – is as dangerous for them as they want it to be for Hillary Clinton.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's one of the most potent ways to challenge authority there is.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Gaza, Ebola, and Ferguson -- there wasn't much to be optimistic about in these last few months.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You’re a guinea pig in research studies of how best to target, engage and monetize you.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Even in our digital world, there is still something uniquely special about physical books.

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.

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