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Religion as a Product of Psychotropic Drug Use

How much of religious history was influenced by mind-altering substances?<p>The notion that hallucinogenic drugs played a significant part in the development of religion has been extensively discussed, particularly since the middle of the twentieth century. Various ideas of this type have been …

Michele Bachmann: Obama supports al-Qaida and “end times” are near

“We are to understand where we are in God’s end times history”<p>According to a new report from Right Wing Watch, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann claimed in a radio interview with Jan Markell on Saturday that President Obama is supporting al-Qaida and that this was proof "end times" were …

5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that …

Republican Debt-Ceiling ‘Truthers’ Are Risking Financial Disaster

Worried about a default if the U.S. hits its debt ceiling? We can just ‘prioritize’ our payments, say some Republicans. Jamelle Bouie on why they’re …

Truckers plan 3-day slowdown on D.C. Beltway

Wide-ranging protest aimed at trucking issues, Congress, Obama, Wall Street and "corruption destroying America."<p>Brace yourselves, Washington, D.C., drivers. Angry truckers are coming to town Friday as part of a three-day protest to "shut down America" and "restore our Constitutional …

Hard-line conservatives see victory in debt limit standoff

<b>A faction of the Republican Party believes it cannot lose the battle over raising the US government's borrowing limit - either they dismantle the Democrats' healthcare reform, or the country has to live within its means for a while. But will the rest of the party stick with them?</b><p>It is a high-stakes …

Why Many Americans Are Averse to Unironic Expressions of Patriotism

Pat Sajak, longtime host of <i>Wheel of Fortune</i>, recently taped an episode featuring contestants drawn from active-duty members of the United States military. Observing their dedication, patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice, he was moved to voice his concerns about a divide he perceives …