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A Point of View: See no evil

<b>Some things we know but prefer not to think about, says John Gray - whether it's the truth about the invasion of Iraq or the failures of the financial system that led to the banking crisis.</b><p>We'd like to think the financial crisis is safely in the past. The events of 2007-2008, when the world's …

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How to avoid Cancer

<b>*** SHARE THIS POST WITH PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT ***</b><p>AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, SEEMS LIKE …

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics. There are definitely two Americas. I live in one, on one block in Baltimore that is part of the viable America, the America that is connected to its own economy, where there is a plausible …

Travels with right-wing nuts: My road trip on Route GOP with Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann

One liberal, three GOP strongholds: What a drive through Ryan and Bachmann country says about America right now<p>Janesville is boring.<p>It’s Nov. 4, just after 11 a.m. The sky is the color of steel, the air hibernal. I’m walking past Rep. Paul Ryan’s district office. Except for some people waiting for …

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Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor

Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country’s brutal class war — and why it’s ultimately so one-sided<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released second edition of Noam Chomsky’s</i> "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," <i>edited by Greg Ruggiero and published by</i> <i>Zuccotti Park Press.</i><p><b>An</b> …

Wealth And Income Inequality In America

Monty Python And The Holy Grail<p>One of the most disturbing trends in this country is the rise of extreme wealth and income inequality.<p>As the following charts show, America is rapidly becoming a country of a few million overlords and 300 million serfs.<p>Unfortunately, this issue has been politicized, …

Gospel of selfishness pervades American Christianity

The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story<p>Anyone who has worked in the restaurant business will be happy to tell you that waiters always fight each other to avoid working Sunday lunch shift. Not because they want to sleep in, but because it’s a widespread belief that the …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Dogs: an uncomplicated relationship

Beyond simply being hairy, smelly love machines, a growing body of research shows that dogs may be even more in tune with us than we previously thought<p>Recently Pete Etchells posted about our complicated relationship with cats so, to balance the score, this week I'm going to tell you why our …

Why Did Netanyahu Release Palestinian Prisoners?

Abe Katsman runs down the possibility of what Netanyahu might've been angling at.<p>Israel’s Right and Left are finally unified. Nearly a week after …

I work for $7.40 an hour at Burger King. What do you want to know?

I have never made over $15,000 annually. I have worked as a cook, cashier and every position but management for three years<p>Claudette Wilson is 20 and works two jobs in the fast food industry, one at Burger King and one at a pizza place. She is on her feet, sometimes for 12 hours a day, and makes …

Manning sentencing focuses on wrong “chilling effect”

State Dept. says leaks chilled foreign relations, but Manning case is about chilling dissent, whistle-blowing<p>Senior State Department official Patrick Kennedy testified in the sentencing portion of Pfc. Bradley Manning's trial on Monday. The point of bringing State Department testimony on to the …

Palestinian Activist’s Shock Rant at Toronto Al-Quds Day Rally: Give Israel’s Jews 2 Minute Warning, then Shoot Them

If Israeli Jews do not leave Jerusalem, they should be shot, says a Palestinian community leader speaking at Toronto’s annual Al-Quds Day rally. He added, however, that they should be given a two-minute warning before being shot.<p>“We say get out or you are dead. We give them two minutes and then we …

Wee and Unwanted In Congo, Where Newborns Of Street Children Face A Tough Start

<b>BUKAVU</b> — A crowd is watching a group of teen boys and girls swimming together in Lake Kivu, near Bukavu, the capital of DR Congo's South Kivu …

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DOT rolls out pedestrian safety initiative - What’s LaHood up to?

<i>Featuring Scott Wong</i><p><b>LET’S TAKE A WALK:</b> Pedestrian deaths have been on the rise the past few years, and DOT isn’t letting the trend continue without action. Secretary Anthony Foxx and NHTSA head David Strickland announced $2 million in grants ( http://1.usa.gov/12W60yv) to states that apply before …

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Book News: Courtroom Sketches, E-Book Animosity

The Washington <i>Post</i> announced yesterday that it is being sold to Jeff Bezos Amazon founder for two hundred and fifty million dollars. (David Remnick on why the owner Donald Graham sold the paper to Bezos; a <i>Post</i> reading list from the <i>New Yorker</i> archive.)<p>For NPR, Lynn Neary reports on how e-books are …

Sinkhole In Montreal Consumes Backhoe, Worker [Video]

A sinkhole in Montreal that swallowed a backhoe as well as the person operating the equipment has presented a logistical head-scratcher for officials.<p>…

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Even The Losers

This is the kind of thing that makes me miss the Iran-Iraq War.<p>Can't they both lose? Seriously, if they both lose, so badly that they feel the need to slink off<p>I know I'm supposed to have an opinion on the sale to Jeff Bezos of The Washington Post, a formerly great newspaper currently d/b/a an …

Star Script Doctor Damon Lindelof Explains the New Rules of Blockbuster Screenwriting

<b>Damon Lindelof,</b> the ubiquitous ­screenwriter-producer whose name seems attached to all of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, is doing his damnedest to …

The best writing of the week, August 4

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …