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Who and What Will Save American Democracy?

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 15:00
The Senate Judiciary Committee was told the time has come for a constitutional amendment to rein in campaign cash.

Did the NYPD Break International Law in Suppressing Protest?

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 12:00
A new report just out documents how the NYPD used excessive force, arrested reporters, and concludes that police broke international law in their handling of Occupy.

The 6 Most Offensive Things Said in the Wake of the Aurora Shooting

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 03:00
Conservatives accuse liberals of politicizing the tragedy, but here are the worst examples of people using Aurora to push an extreme agenda.

How Our Popular Notion of Romance Keeps Failing Us

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 03:00
Eva Illouz's new book, "Why Love Hurts" is an in-depth analysis of the reasons our contemporary understanding of romance fails to satisfy us.

5 Critical Actions That Really Can Put Us on a Sustainable Path

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 03:00
Annie Leonard's new short film, "The Story of Change," shows why we have to do more than just vote with our dollars.

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Has Blood on His Hands for Aurora Shooting and Many Others

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 03:00
LaPierre didn't pull the trigger, but he's the NRA's hit man when it comes to intimidating elected officials to oppose any kind of gun control.

What Is the Cause of Violent and Senseless Massacres in America?

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 03:00
Beyond moralizing and hand-wringing, what can we do to change the societal forces that push Americans apart?

Occupy the Dam: Brazil's Indigenous Uprising

Quarta, 25/07/2012 - 00:00
In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world's third-largest dam—by dismantling it.

One Woman's Account of How Abuse, Corruption and Silence at Penn State Perpetuate a Poisonous Culture

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 21:00
A former Penn State student and instructor says a culture of abuse exists well beyond the football field and the school's problems are systemic.

5 Reasons the Super-Rich Need Government More Than the Rest of Us

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 21:00
Wealthy individuals and corporations want us to believe they've made it on their own, without the help of government or the American people. That's the bull of Wall Street.

Penn State Students Bear Brunt of NCAA Sanctions for Sandusky Cover-Up as Trustees Emerge Unscathed

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 19:00
Sports writer David Zirin argues that the NCAA's unprecedented punishment harms innocent students but lets trustees off the hook.

Hundreds of Medical Marijuana Supporters Protest Obama in Oakland as Feds Escalate War on Pot

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 18:00
Demanding answers for unjustified federal raids and threats, patients challenged the DEA's claim that marijuana has no medical use.

After Fukushima, Nuclear Power on Collision Course With Japanese Public

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 15:00
In the face of overwhelming public opposition, Japan's prime minister recently announced that nuclear power plants will restart.

Dead Asylum Seeker Shows Dark Side of Company Securing Olympics

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 15:00
G4S has been implicated in human rights abuses at home and abroad, yet the world’s largest private security firm continues to enjoy impunity.

Get Used to the American West in Flames: What Living With the 'New Normal' Will Mean

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 14:00
More than scenery is at stake, more even than the stability of soils, ecosystems, and watersheds. Here's why.

James Fallows: the GOP Pulled Off an Institutional Coup With the Help of Enablers in the Media

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 13:00
"There’s always been partisan division, but not the idea that the only thing that mattered was blocking whoever had won the last election."

Banks’ Lending Frenzy Left Borrowers Buried in Student Debt, Report Details

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 13:00
Just like those who took out mortgages at the height of the market, private student loan borrowers are now suffering from the excesses of that period.

How the Brutal Murders of a Little Girl and Her Father Doomed the Xenophobic Minuteman Movement

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 00:00
The brutal killings of Junior and Brisenia Flores highlighted growing extremism on the fringes of the anti-immigrant movement.

4 Major Ways Countries Have Reduced Drug-Related Disease and Death -- Are We Americans Too Conceited to Imitate Them?

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 00:00
Over the past two decades, a number of countries have implemented evidence-based programs that reduce the harms associated with drugs -- but the U.S. isn't listening.

7 Ultra-Rich Companies Rake in Profits While Paying Workers Peanuts

Terça, 24/07/2012 - 00:00
Most low-wage jobs are at giant, profitable corporations. Here are some of the worst offenders.