Ron Andrews

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The country that wouldn't grow up

By the age of 58 a country - like a man - should have achieved a certain maturity. After nearly six decades of existence we know, for good and for …

Inside the Most Insanely Pro-Israel Meeting You Could Ever Attend

July 20 was the 13th day of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, and the deadliest. On the morning of July 21, as they trickled into the annual …

The Mother Of All Antioxidants

Nearly 1/3 Of Early Deaths Could Be Prevented By Giving Up Meat, Says Harvard<p>Published<p>21 hours ago<p>on<p>July 12, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>More and more …

Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative

Scientists are using eye-tracking devices to detect automatic response differences between liberals and conservatives.University of …

From Yokosuka rape to U.S. court victory, 'Jane' commits her 12-year ordeal to print

Catherine Fisher was once just another foreign resident of Tokyo, living out her life in a middle-class neighborhood with her children. But in April …

The World We've Constructed Is Far Beyond George Orwell's Worst Nightmare

The other night, I saw George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning …

Hillary Clinton

'The A**hole Effect': What Wealth Does to the Brain

Call it the asshole effect. That is the term coined by US psychologist Paul Piff after he did some stunning new research into the effects of wealth …

Psychology

Phil Donahue’s vindication: Media icon unloads on Fox, Cheney and what happened at MSNBC

<b>Phil Donahue (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)</b><p>Legendary TV host was fired for opposing Iraq war. Here’s how he feels seeing the return of those who got it wrong<p>Elias Isquith<p>July 10, 2014 9:30pm (UTC)<p>As has been well-documented, and will hopefully long be taught in journalism schools nationwide, the run-up …

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Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens

Japan’s labour shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies’ operations, pushing …

Alien Implants: A Closer Look Into One Aspect of Alien Abduction

Brazil’s Proactive Plan To Fight Poverty By Preventing It Through Neuroscience & Parents Love<p>Published<p>10 hours ago<p>on<p>July 14, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The …

Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change

On July 1, the Japanese Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a proposal to reinterpret Japan’s constitution to end the ban on allowing its …

Laughing With Yu Darvish

The hottest commodity in the game? A trilingual interpreter.<p>Yu Darvish was all alone. Sitting in front of his locker in the Texas Rangers’ spring …

The 22 Worst Foods You Could Possibly Put In Your Body…#16 I Just Can’t Believe.

If you don’t love fried chicken, well, I just feel like this relationship just may not be working out. Same goes for fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy, …

Nutrition

10 Things Europe Does Way Better Than America

The term “American exceptionalism” is often tossed around by politicians. Neocons, far-right Christian fundamentalists and members of the Republican …

Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?

(Photo courtesy of Vivien Feyer)<p><i>Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in</i> …

El Salvador

Is it all clear skies ahead for cloud computing?

One Sunday in July, the images began to wink out on the popular micro-blogging service Twitter. The photo-sharing site SmugMug flashed up "Service unavailable". Jungle Disk, which advertises "Reliable online storage", stopped working. The reason: Amazon's Simple Storage Service, known as S3, went …

Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

The concept of using web-based programs like Google's Gmail is "worse than stupidity", according to a leading advocate of free software.<p>Cloud computing – where IT power is delivered over the internet as you need it, rather than drawn from a desktop computer – has gained currency in recent years. …

19 Super Foods That Naturally Cleanse Your Liver

Brain Fog: What It Is & How To Treat It Naturally<p>Published<p>7 days ago<p>on<p>July 24, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Brain fog is an experience that more and more of …

RSMC Tokyo - Typhoon Center | Names of Tropical Cyclones

RSMC Tokyo-Typhoon Center<p>List of names for tropical cyclones adopted by the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee for the western North Pacific and the South …

Vietnam

I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen...

[<b>Note for TomDispatch Readers:</b> <i>Don’t forget, even in the dog days of summer, to support TomDispatch. However hot it may be, we always appreciate a</i> …

Feminism

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha

<b>“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha</b><p>There are so many beautiful, powerful and life …

Predatory Capitalism and the System's Denial in the Face of Truth

(Image: Predatory capitalism via Shutterstock)Contemporary capitalism is characterized by a political economy which revolves around finance capital, …

5 Scams and Rackets That Can Turn You Into a 21st-Century Indentured Servant

America is a debtor nation in crisis. According to one estimate, total consumer debt stands at $11.7 trillion, including $8.2 trillion in home …

Finance

The world needs “invisible” people: Why fame-seekers and attention-cravers have it all wrong

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Salon)</b><p>The allure of fame and fortune are strong, but the people behind the scenes reveal the merits of a low profile<p>David Zweig<p>June 14, 2014 9:00pm (UTC)<p><i>“It’s what the movie studios want for their products, it’s what professional writers want for their work, it’s what</i> …