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Is your cat messing with your mind?

An Indiana University School of Medicine researcher is investigating whether a crafty parasite that changes mouse behavior also could affect our …

10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked

Nonbelievers do not lack a basic moral code — despite what the likes of David Brooks might have you believe<p>In a regular poll conducted by political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell on American political attitudes, atheists recently lost their spot as as the most disliked group in America …

Targeting Common Parasite Could Help Treat Certain Mental Disorders

An estimated 22.5% of the U.S. population aged 12 and older has been infected with toxoplasmosis, which is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii …

Obama Has Republicans in a Political Vise Grip

The New York Times posted an article titled, Republicans Try to Balance Immigration Action While Avoiding a Shutdown, in which clearly stymied …

30 Years of Conservative Nonsense, An Explainer

If those calls to close the borders over Ebola are giving you déjà vu, you might not be wrong.<p>Are conservatives ever right?<p>The question isn’t meant to suggest that liberals are never wrong. But reviewing the last few decades of conservative policy initiatives—or their objections over that timespan …

5 Things Conservatives Lie Shamelessly About

Mark Twain once famously said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Twain wasn’t praising lies with …

Evaluation of immuno-efficacy of a novel DNA vaccine encoding Toxoplasma gondii rhoptry protein 38 (TgROP38) against chronic toxoplasmosis in a murine model

Evaluation of immuno-efficacy of a novel DNA vaccine encoding Toxoplasma gondii rhoptry protein 38 (TgROP38) against chronic toxoplasmosis in a …

Bush apologist hits new low: An infuriating attempt to rewrite Iraq history

Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen feels George W. Bush is owed an “I told you so” on Iraq. Nope, not even close<p>It seems that Washington Postcolumnist, former Bush speechwriter, and torture enthusiast Marc Thiessen is on a campaign to use the chaos in Iraq to score some cheap political points for his …

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"If you criticize religion, then, every so often somebody will say to you - quite disapprovingly - ‘you may not have faith in god, but you could show …

Stamp Big Money Out of Politics

Money Out Voters In<p>Money in politics and barriers to voting are two sides of thesame coin — or dollar bill — they both deny the voice of the …

What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege

The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or …

Reaganomics killed America’s middle class

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills)</b><p>This country’s fate was sealed when our government slashed taxes on the rich back in 1980<p>Thom Hartmann<p>April 19, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's nothing "normal" about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a …

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Alexey Furman—EPA<p>David Carson—St Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for …

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Effects of Toxoplasma on Human Behavior

1. Tenter AM, Heckeroth AR, Weiss LM. <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>: from animals to humans. Int J Parasitol. 2000;30:1217–1258. [PMC free article] [PubMed]<p>2. …

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Virus In Imported Meat Might Alter Nation's Behavior, Warns PM

Published August 15, 2014<p>According to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, a virus that may change people’s behavioral patterns is common …

Another Phony Scandal Blows Up in Issa's Face

Rep. Darrell Issa suffered a crushing defeat in his crusade to bring down President Obama when investigators concluded that top Obama aide David …

House GOP Panel Says No Evidence of Obama Wrongdoing in Benghazi

Fears of doctor shortages under new health law may have been overblown

The headlines were ominous: Good luck finding a doctor under Obamacare. Not enough doctors for newly insured. Obamacare, doctor shortage could crash …

How to Get Your Bike Back After It's Been Stolen

Bike theft is a major problem throughout America with an estimated 800,000 to 2 million bikes going missing each year. That's a cost of nearly $50 …

The Already Asked-And-Answered Questions Fox Wants To Know From The Benghazi Select Committee

Benghazi and the Bombshell

Inside <i>60 Minutes,</i> Logan’s flawed report is seen as the strongest evidence that the most celebrated news program in American TV history has lost its …

Do Republicans Really Want to Investigate Benghazi?

Accusations made by Republicans regarding Benghazi are turning up an interesting tale. Many of the emails were altered by the RNC, which leads to …

20 Jesus Quotes That You NEVER Hear a Right-Wing 'Christian' Repeat -- EVER!

Conservatives keep nattering on and on about how much they love Jesus Christ, our purported Savior. But when you read the following 20 quotes from …

Why the Media's Fearmongering on Marijuana Effects on the Brain Is Faulty

The mainstream media launched into a reefer mad frenzy this week after researchers from Harvard University in Boston and Northwestern University in …

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America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 17, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Who are the white supremacists? There has been no formal survey, …

Voter fraud in North Carolina? Not so fast

Conservative supporters of voting restrictions think they’ve found the holy grail in North Carolina: A genuine case of massive voter fraud that can …

Documents Show Hollywood Right-Wingers Like Gary Sinise Were Acting Shady About Their Political Donations

Before Republican Senator Ted Cruz flew to Los Angeles to speak to Hollywood’s secretive right-wing organization, Friends of Abe (FOA), Cruz …

Republican Successful Assault On The American Fabric Started With Him

This may sound like a hyper-partisan article. It is not. It is based on actions by Republicans of all stripes that are verifiable and quantifiable. …