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Smoke Signals: A Psychoactive Journey Through Marijuana's Fascinating History
Howard Zinn Turns 90: The Great Legacy of the People's Historian
Meet the Washington Sugar Daddies Who Keep Wall Street Flush with Cash
Proposal to Privatize Social Security Rears Its Ugly Head Again
The Fanatical GOP
Paul Ryan's 'Path to Properity' Is Really a Bad Trip on the Road to Economic Ruin
8 Atheist and Agnostic Scientists Who Changed the World
Why Conservative Attacks on Wind and Solar Energy?
An Unserious Man
Uncle Sam Needs YOU for a Bailout: 6 Reasons Another Big Banking Crisis Is Coming Our Way
The Conservative Psyche: How Ordinary People Come to Embrace Paul Ryan's Cruelty
Romney's Campaign Strategy: Lie, Lie, and Lie Some More -- Can Democracy Survive with 0% Media Accountability?
Legalization or Bust: A Brief History of Marijuana Prohibition
The Medical Miracle You'll Get Arrested for Using
What's the Healthiest Way to Use Medical Marijuana?
The New Yorker's Terrifying Profile of Ayn Rand-Loving Paul Ryan
GOP Insider: How Religion Destroyed My Party
How Legalizing Drugs Would Strengthen Democracy from Afghanistan to Mexico
5 Things You Can Expect from Washington if You Elect Republicans
Obama vs Romney: Two Radically Different Visions of America's Future
How Mitt Romney Got Rich Destroying American Jobs and Promoting Sweatshop Capitalism
What If Drug Users Organized Like Unions?
5 Reasons Why Meat-Eating Can't Be Considered a 'Personal Choice'
5 Ways Privatization Is Ruining America
The GOP's Will to Fantasy
Can Pot Treat Cancer Without the Devastating Effects of Chemotherapy?
5 People Who Bravely Fought Christian Takeover of America
GOPer Confesses, Republicans Have Gone 'Nuts' with Religious Fundamentalism
Happy Birthday, Social Security! Now About Your Gift...
"President Ryan" - Another Shrewd Move in the Corporate State's Long Game
Eric Holder's Connection to Obama's 'Fast and Furious' Attack on Medical Pot
Why the Right Has New Legal Ammunition in Its Quest to End Medicare, Social Security and Our Entire Social Safety Net
5 Ways Churches Get Preferential Treatment and Benefit from Legal Loopholes
Five Scientific Conclusions About Cannabis That the Mainstream Media Doesn't Want You to Know
How Will the 99% Deal with the Psychopaths in the 1%?
Who and What Can Possibly Save American Democrac? 4 Key Questions
What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like (Video)
If the Public Knew - Corporate Media Helps GOP Slip In Plutocratic Agenda
Press Gave Romney a Pass on Using Fabricated Quote, So Other Campaigns Doing the Same
Wall Street Is too Big to Regulate
Pathos of Plutocracy
Some Make Big Money Hurting the Rest of Us
Edging Toward Collapse: Masters of the Earth (Inforgraphic)
5 Reasons Israel Is Losing the Public Relations Battle
How Weed Can Protect Us from Cancer and Alzheimer's
Why Is Banking a Criminal Industry? Because Its Crimes Go Unpunished
Casper the Friendly Ghost Can't Regulate Wall Street
We Need Free Thinkers or Society Will Shrivel Up and Die
John Robbins: Life on the Frontlines of the Food Revolution
The New Totalitarianism: How American Corporations Have Made America Like the Soviet Union
5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth
How the Big Banks Run the World -- At Your Expense
The Most Loathsome Lobbyists in Washington
Is Meat the World's Most Inefficient Food?
Dead Zone Pollution Is Growing Despite Decades of Work, So Who's the Culprit?
The Biggest Threats We Face from Conservative Religion
5 Basics for Defending Obamacare
Time to Get Crazy: What We Can Learn from Native American Resistance to Colonist's Greed
6 Ways the Criminalization of Marijuana Defies All Reason and Logic
How the American Military Machine Endangers the Whole World
Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA's Classification of Marijuana as 'Medically Useless'
Why Our Founding Fathers Would Disapprove of the Tea Party
Celebrating an Unfinished Revolution on the Fourth of July
10 Steps We Can Take Right Now to Build the New Economy
The Funniest Comic Bits that Skewer the Drug War...
8 Way America Is Headed Back to the Robber-Baron Era
Is Public Ownership the Solution? (Video)
Corporate Profits at All Time High; Wages at All Time Low: Can We Call It Class War Yet?
6 Ways the Big Banks Are Getting Back-Door Bailouts and Making Big Money from Taxpayers
Conservative Southern Values Revived: How a Brutal Strain of Southern Aristocrats have Come to Rule America
MDMA Turns 100 Years Old, Still Faces Stereotypes
Do People Get Less Religious When Societies Get More Egalitarian?
Genetic Engineers Blast GM Crops
Religious Tax Breaks Cost America $71 Billion a Year
10 Great Reasons to Kill Our Absurd Ban On Growing Hemp
America Could Have Dropped Big Oil Decades Ago -- What Happened?
Beyond the Politics of the Big Lie
Occupy Will Be Back
Supreme Court: More Elections for Sale
The Truth About Religion in America: The Founders Loathed Superstition and We Were Never a Christian Nation
Are We Finally Reawakening to the Profound Healing Properties of Psychedelics
Tobacco, Alcohol and... Seaweed? 3 Innovative Methods for Producing Biofuels
Wilkerson: New Military Powers the Road to Tyranny (Video)
Trees: Why You Should Care
Is It Time to Start Taxing Churches?
Bill Moyers: When Will Americans Face the Horrific Truth? We're a Nation of Torturers
9 Great Freethinkers and Religious Dissenters in History
Earth Wavers on the Edge of Dangerous Tipping Point
Beyond Corporate Capitalism - Not So Wild a Dream
14 Rules for Revolt - Or What I Learned from the Front Lines of  the 1960s
Michael Tomasky on Obama's Delusions About the GOP's "Fever" Breaking (Video)
Why Tar Sands Oil Is the Dirtiest on Earth (Video)
Why Do Working-Class People Vote Conservative?
Corporations Aren't the Problem
IRS Warns Pastors Over Political Activity
How Phantom Accounting Is Destroying the Post Office
Is It the Beginning of the End for the War on Pot?
How Many Anti-Pot Politicians Will Be Ousted Before They Realize the Will of the Majority?
This Republican Economy
GOP's Strategy of Deception
Former UK Advisor: Cannabis and Ecstasy Bans Prevent Scientific Research
Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In Connecticut
Food Labels Lie
Meet the Corporate Front Groups Fighting to Make Sure You Can't Know What's In Your Food
U.N Takeover of the Internet Must Be Stopped, U.S. Warns
Obama Expands Secret Wars Across the Globe
5 Ways the Facebook IPO Teaches Us About How Wall Street Games the System
Goodbye Fish and Shellfish? Meet the Biggest Threat to Our Oceans
Capitalism Has Failed: 5 New Ways to Build a New World
Has America Always Been a Greedy Empire?
Can Science Vanquish the Small-Mindedness and Bigotry of Social Conservatism?
The Mindboggling Sum We Actually Spend on National Security
Paul Krugman: We Could End This Depression Right Now
Chlorella: Super Detox Suplement
The Terrifying Ways Google Is Destroying Your Privacy
The Rise of the New Economy Movement
Colonized by Corporations
Why We Cry: The Fascinating Psychology of Emotional Release
How the Conservative Worldview Quashes Critical Thinking -- and What That Means for Our Kid's Future
The Staggering Plight of the Honey Bee
Why Do Conservatives Hate Freedom?
Don't Look Now -- Banks Are Still Ruining America: 6 Harsh Lessons from the JP Morgan Fiasco
'Last Call at the Oasis': Why Time Is Running Out to Save Our Drinking Water
Activists Offering $1 to Watch Farm Animal Cruelty Video (Video)
Occupy Isn't About Electing Democrats -- It's About Exposing a Broken System
Hedges: How Our Demented Capitalist System Made America Insane
How Corporation Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education
What Jamie Dimon's $2 Billion Dollar Fail Reveals About Our Banking System
So Much Tax Evasion, So Little Accountability
Social Security and Medicare: Behind the Numbers and the Spin
4/20 History Lesson: The REAL Reason Marijuana Is Illegal (Video)
Measuring Obama's Record
CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Backed by Google, Facebook
What If the Greedy Rich Paid Their Fair Share? 8 Things to Know About Wealth and Poverty in the US
How Obama Became a Civil Libertarian's Nightmare
Democratic Leadership Fails American Public on Buffett Rule
At Historic Summit, Obama Rejects Fed Up Latin American Leader's Calls for Drug Legalization
Murder, Suicide and Financial Ruin: How the Class War Is Destroying American's Lives
The Pothole In Our Political Psyche
Freedom from a Dead-End Life: True Liberty Means Defeating the Right-Wings Nightmare Vision of America
The Business of a Better World: Can a New Kind of Corporation Save Us and Our Economy?
Heads of State Considering Alternatives to the Drug War
How Our Absurd Drug War Hurts Everyone
Right-Wing Religion's War on America
6 People You Need to Start a Revolution
Moyers: Wall Street's Massive Freak Out When Asked to Pay Their Fair Share
Understanding the Ideological Divide Between Liberals and Conservatives: Is It Possible for Us to Get Along?
Why Do We Pay Energy Giants to Wreck Earth?
Debating the Future of Our World's Water
10 Ways Our Democracy Is Crumbling Around Us
How American Corporations Transformed from Producers to Predators
Thomas Frank: How Americans Have Gotten Played -- Over and Over Again
Former Mormon: What Americans Need to Know About Mormonism
While Children Starve Up to Half of the World's Food Goes to Waste
Rep. Paul Ryan Is Marie Antoinette (Video)
The Horrors of an Ayn Rand World: Why We Must Fight for America's Soul
Is Our Healthcare Debate Just a Sideshow?
GE Unleashes Propaganda Campaign to Hide Its Tiny Tax Burden and Mass Layoffs
Obama Picks Sides on Keystone XL: TransCanada Wins. Earth, Everyone Else Loses
The JOBS Act: Dumbest 'Bipartisan' Move Since Repealing of Glass-Steagall
Polluters Dump 226 Million Pounds of Toxins into U.S. Rivers
Is the Media Ready to Stop Letting Politicians Lie?
The Court Battle Over Health Care Is a Struggle for a Future Vision for America
Israel, the US Elections and the "Jewish Swing Vote"
'Big Government' Isn't the Problem, Big Money Is
Free Ride! Meet the Companies that Don't Even Pretend to Pay Taxes
To Be or Not to Be a Vegetarian?
40 Years Ago Today, Feds Denied the Truth About Pot -- Now It' Obama's Chance to Act
5 Deadly Threats to Our Precious Drinking Water Supply
How Religion's Demand for Obedience Keeps Us in the Dark Ages
There is Consensus on How to Fix the Economy
Now We Know: Decriminalization DOES Cut Drug Use
Join the Fight to End Unnecessary Fossil Fuel Subsidies!
How Netanyahu Seeks to Change US Elections by Pushing War with Iran
Community Versus Individualism: How to Tell the Progressive Story
5 Freedom-Killing Tactics Police Will Use to Crack Down on Protests In 2112
WHO Chief: The End of Modern Medicine Is Coming
How the Fundamentalist Mind Compels Conservative Christians to Force Their Beliefs on You
Fixing What Is Wrong With Our Economy
While Banks Have the Upper Hand, The Global Economic Crisis Will Continue
5 Things Corporations Are Trying to Hide From You
Does Meat Kill More Americans Than Cigarettes Do?
The Biggest Engine of Economic Growth? 8 Ways Taxpayers and the Government are Necessary to Capitalism
Why Would Anyone Choose to Teach?
Giving Kucinich His Due
The Republican Party's Long Decline Leads to Irrationality
The Difference Between Private and Public Morality
Workers of the World - Pay Attention
Got Propaganda? Why All of the Milk Industry's Health Claim Have Been Proven Wrong
75 Years of a Pointless, Disastrous War Against Marijuana
Is America on the Verge of a Theocracy? 4 Fundamental Ideologies Threatening U.S. Liberty
The Hidden Dangers of GM Foods
Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse
What America Lost When Dennis Kucinich Lost
Ahimsa: The Path Out of the Jungle
Why Can't You Smoke Pot? Because Lobbyist Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs
Are Vitamins Dangerous?
The Religious Rights Plot to Take Control of Our Public Schools
Why Rising Gas Prices Could Backfire on the GOP in November
Slashed Funding for Public Universities Is Pushing the Middle Class Toward Extinction
The Marijuana Diet: How Pot Enhances My Life
Why the Era May Be Over for Blow Hard Right-Wing Extremists
Why Teaching People to Think for Themselves Is Repugnant to Religious Zealots and Rick Santorum
Rush Limbaugh, The Koch Brothers and the Right Wing Echo Chamber (Video)
America: The Best Country in the World at Being Last -- How Can We Change That?
Bankers Shouldn't Worry About Drum Circles - But Some of 'Em Should Worry About Supoenas
How Finland's Education Systems Succeeds, and America's Is At War
How Conservatives Silence Critics of Religion
Lies to Congress, Domestic Spying, Torture: Why the Bush White House Must Be Prosecuted
Why Nations Start Dumb Wars: Is Israel Setting the Stage for Tragedy?
Labor's Fight Is OUR Fight
Colorado Will Vote on Marijuana Legalization
The End of Afghanistan? Radical Change Is In the Air and the American Position Is Visibly Crumbling
5 Great Moments In History That Could Teach Christian Zealots Important Lessons
Ayn Rand Worshippers Should Face Facts: Blue States Are the Providers, Red States Are the Parasites
The Health Care Public Option: An Idea Whose Time Had Come
Who Are the 1%?
Why Progressives Can't Ignore Religion
Why Are GOP Candidates Competing to be the Greatest Friend of Israel? (Video)
Big Food Must Go: Why We Radically Need to Change the Way We Eat
Making Sustainability Legal: 9 Zombie Laws That Keep Cities from Going Green
Humanity's Growing Impact on the World's Freshwater
Eliot Spitzer: Spending Money on Prosecuting Pot Is Ridiculous
The Story the Oscar-Nominated "War Horse" Doesn't Tell
The Most Powerful Word
How Big Business Tries to Corrupt Science
Saying No to Militarism
Would We Have Drugged Up Einstein? How Anti-Authoritarianism Is Deemed a Mental Health Problem
A New Conservation Ethic for the 21st Century
Outrage: Congress Gives States the Go-Ahead to Drug Test for Unemployment Benefits
The 3 Stages of the War on Terror: From Shock and Awe to Assassinations
Speech on Animal Rights and Animal Cruelty
UN Declares 2012 the Year of the Co-op: Is This the Future of Capitalism?
Why Obama's the Least Socialist President in Modern History (and That's a Shame)
9 Kick-Ass Things Obama Should Do in a Second Term
10 Facts About the Obama Budget
13 States Working Toward Smart, Sane Marijuana Laws
5 Brave Religious Leaders Who Fought Christian Theocracy in America
America's Billionaire-Run Democracy
Why Monsanto Fails at Sustainability
Anarchism Is Not What You Think It Is -- And There's a Whole Lot We Can Learn from It
Will Frustrated Mom's and Cops End the Drug War?
450 Bases and It's Not Over Yet: The Pentagon's Plans for Prisons, Drones and Black Ops in Afghanistan
How Team Obama, The GOP, and the Tea Partiers Are All Intruding On Your Rights
Conservatism Thrives on Low Intelligence and Poor Information
Runaway Greed Is Destroying America: Should There Be a Lid on How Much Someone Can Make?
Noam Chomsky: "Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours" (Video)
Why 'Going Back to Normal' Is Not an Option for the American Economy -- and Where We are Headed Now
Money and Morals
Debunking the "Entitlement Society" Myth
Obama's Unprecedented War on Whistleblowers
The 10 Most Seductive Drugs -- and Their Fascinating History
Greed Is Good: Why You Need to Tap Into Your Inner Gordon Gekko
Woman Teaches Second and Third Graders to Treat Animals Kindly
Why Is the Obama Administration Suddenly Fixated on Stomping Out Medical Pot?
5 Amazing Places in the US In Danger of Being Destroyed by Dirty Energy
5 Big Lies About the Phony 'War on Religion'
Washington's Inside Game
Why Demand Nuclear Transparency from Iran and Not Israel?
Why the Right Wing Is Petrified of Letting Voters, Instead of the Electoral College, Pick Presidents
How the Sexual Revolution Changed America Forever
How Privatizing Government Shovels Cash to Parasitic Corporations and Undermines Democracy
Are Conservatives More Fearful Than Liberals
The Tragic Story of Christianity: How a Pacifist Religion Was Hijacked by Rabid Warmongering Elites
Why Don't We Pay People Enough? 8 Facts About America's Struggling Working People
Weaving a Safety Net for Animals
Why Do Dangerous Financial Criminals Roam Free?
10 Vegetarian Websites
Bill Moyers: 6 Movies You Have to See About the Financial Crisis
The 18 Most Secretive Corporations in the Citizens United Era
Doomsday Scenario: What Happens When Banks Control the Economy?
The Republican Myth of Obama's "Entitlement Society"
Time to Rebuild the Middle Class, America's Backbone
Climate Change in 26 Seconds (NASA Video)
Creative, Non-Violent Vegan Advocacy (A Beginner's Guide)
First Environmentalism -- Then Socialism!
Why Is Obama So Chicken, Unwilling to Even Address the Question of Pot and the Failed Drug War?
Could Ecuador Be the Most Radical and Exciting Place on Earth?
Is Mitt Romney's Candidacy Part of 'The Eternal Plan' of The Mormon Church?
The Scary Danger of Meat (Even for those Who Don't Eat It)
130 Years After His Birth, We Still Live in FDR's World
7 Signs the Corporatocracy Is Losing Its Legitamacy -- And 7 Tools to Help Shut It Down
The Truth About the Conservative Mind: Why Reactionaries from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Have Fought Real Liberty
Number of Homeless Female Veterans on the Rise
Act on ACTA: The Internet War Is Not Over
Can a Strong Coalition of Pot Activists Define Marijuana Regulation -- and Avoid the Feds?
Right-Wing Lunacy: The Shameless Lies Conservative Media Tell Their Audience
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the '1 Percent'
What Is Private Equaty?
Democracy Vs. Plutocracy, Unions Vs. Servitude
Become Vegan in 12 Minutes (Video)
Zin on Class in America (Videos)
Do Harsh Pot Laws Create a Dangerous Drinking Culture? 5 Reasons to Get Stoned Instead of Drunk
Why We Should Thank Steven Colbert: 3 Ways the Culture-Jammer Exposes Our Rotten Corporate State
The Wild and Terrifying Story of America's War Machine
Don't Let Occupy Be Occupied: 6 Ways to Fight the Creep to Institutionalization
Is Reversing Citizens United or Corporate Personhood Enough?
5 Republican Lies About Income Inequality
Obama's Favorite Wall Streeters
5 Biggest Lies About the Right-Wing Corporate Backed-War on Our Schools
Two Years After Citizens United, Time to Get Corporate Money Out of Politics
Americans Are Less Nationalistic Than Jingoist Politicians Think
How Money Bought Our Democracy, Corrupted Both Parties, and Set Us Up for Another Financial Crisis
Chris Hedges: Why I'm Suing Barak Obama
Occupy the Courts Protestors Seek to End Citizens United
Anonymous Cop Explains Why Police Aren't More Critical of Drug War
The Uphill Battle in Citizens United: Tricky Legal Terrain and No Easy Fixes
Why We Must Close the Guantanamo Gulag
We Must Stop This Corporate Takeover of American Democracy
Bad Bankers, Bad Fraud Deals, And the President's 'Great Gatsby' Problem
Thanks to Citizens United, Multinational Mega Lobbyist Firm Salivates Over $4 Billion in Campaign Cash
How the Media Lost the Plot on US Taxation
Regime Change in Iran? The Real Motivation Behind Sanctions
Bio-Fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis (Video)
America Has Woken Up to the Reality: Equality Matters
Vampire Hedge Funds Are Sucking Greece Dry
Law and Order 24/7, Except at Tax Time
The Essentials for the Necessary Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy
How Genetically Modified Foods Could Affect Our Health in Unexpected Ways
How Legal Pot Could Save Thousands of Lives? Hint: Stop Feeding the Mexican Death Cartels
The Cost of Full Spectrum Dominance (Video)
Dangerous New Flu Vaccine for Seniors
3 Places Where a Looming Energy War Could Mean Global Economic Disaster in 2012
5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism of Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today
Have the Super-Rich Seceded from the United States?
Save The Rich (Video)
The Horror: What a Republican President Could Mean for the Supreme Court
Why Ron Paul Challenges Liberals to Come Up with Real Solutions on Finance and War
The Invisible and The Innocent 10,153,000,000 Victims of the U.S. Food Industry
20 Billion Farm Animals Killed in 2010-2011
What Happened to Regulating the Banks? (Video)
Cynicism Is For Suckers: How We Can Fight the Greedy Elites That Run Our Lives
Dissent Is the Highest Form of Patriotism (Video)
The Decline of the Public Good
A Matter of Life or Death
Why a Financial Transaction Tax? (Video)
Whistle Blower Threatened with 35 Years in Prison, Warns of Developing Tyranny (Video)
10 Ways Right-Wing Christian Groups Will Likely Shove Religion Down Your Throats This Year
7 Ways to Really Take the Ax to Wall Street
Why You Can Be Branded a Terrorist for Fighting Animal Abuse
The Hypocrisy and Stupidity of the GOP's Hatred of the EPA
No Longer the Land of Opportunity
Do We Have the Power to Heal Ourselves?
Will Fossil Fuel Companies Face Liability for Climate Change?
Thanks to Our Military Debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan, America's 'Superpower' Status Has Officially Ended
8 GOP Primary Moments that Would Make Jesus Weep
The National Defense Authorization Act: Our Disappearing Rights and Liberties