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Life Without Parole for Pot? 10 Worst Cases of Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Our government spends more than $7 billion annually to enforce marijuana prohibition in shockingly cruel ways, but the efforts have not deterred marijuana use.READ MORE
Kristen Gwynne / AlterNet
Jim Hightower: If You Put $100 Million Into a Race, Don't You Get Naming Rights for the Candidate?
The Texas populist talks about our out-of-control plutocracy. READ MORE
Joshua Holland / AlterNet
Baby Food Diet? Americans Are Spending $50 Billion a Year Dieting -- And We're Getting Crazier By the Minute
Why our extreme quest for weight loss isn't working. READ MORE
Casey Lazonick / AlterNet
Is the Bible a Threat to National Security?
A military Bible paints war as religious devotion. What could go wrong? READ MORE
By Kelley B. Vlahos / Antiwar.com
Family Meltdown: Why the Nuclear Family Is Not the Model for Women Leaders' Success
How can we make it easier and less lonely for working mothers? READ MORE
By Cynthia Liu / AlterNet
How the Federal Reserve Is Manipulating Our Kids Into Loving Wall Street
A Fed-sponsored competition brainwashes teens into putting the capitalist titans of Wall Street on a pedestal. READ MORE
By Les Leopold / AlterNet
Memo to Rich Conservatives -- Bruce Springsteen Doesn't Love You Back
In contrast to an overpaid, clueless pundit or a blustering New Jersey governor, Bruce is the ultimate populist artist. READ MORE
By Sarah Jaffe / AlterNet
Is America Turning Into Racist, Right-Wing Arizona?
Has the Supreme Court made it possible for hundreds of thousands of police officers throughout the country to racially profile millions of people? READ MORE
By Roberto Lovato / The Nation
Exposing "The Invisible War" on Women in the Military
A new documentary shows how the military has, across the board and in every branch, failed to protect its members from sexual assault. READ MORE
By Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon
Spanking School Children? The 5 Weirdest Things on the Texas GOP Platform
Here's a look at the most outrageous beliefs Texas Republicans apparently hold. READ MORE
By Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress
Can We Stop a Civil War in Syria?
Outside powers should stop military involvement in the Syrian crisis and support new diplomatic initiatives. READ MORE
By Phyllis Bennis / AlterNet
"The Sky Is Pink": Josh Fox's New Video Takes on Industry Lies and Media Spin on Gas Drilling By Tara Lohan | AlterNet
Jon Stewart: Fox's "Outrage Repertoire Has Been So Overused As to Render Justified Outrage Meaningless" By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet
Chicago Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession with Near-Unanimous Vote By Paul Armentano | NORML
As America Waits for the Supreme Court to Decide on Health Care Reform, Nurses Prepare to Care For People Regardless By Sarah Jaffe | AlterNet
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