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Dave Hackel

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Hannity Insanity

Dave Hackel | May 25, 2011 | Media
Sean Hannity said that Sarah Palin was "absolutely qualified to be Commander In Chief." What was he really thinking? "If this ditz is ever Commander In Chief I could conceivably run for President myself."
Hank Green

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Automakers, Fearing for Their Lives, Are Going Green Fast

Hank Green | May 25, 2011 | Green
The more Ford, GM and Chrysler talk about their electric vehicles, the more they appear to be actually innovating, instead of stagnating.
Dan Solin

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If Past Is Prologue, Mary Schapiro's Future Should Not Include the SEC

Dan Solin | May 25, 2011 | Business
Mary Schapiro's advocacy for FINRA's flawed mandatory arbitration process - and her antipathy for investors' rights -- disqualifies her from confirmation as head of the SEC.
Harry Shearer

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Is the Problem with Finger-Pointing That We're Using the Wrong Finger?

Harry Shearer | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Help me. I'm confused. Are we supposed to ignore the past, forget finger-pointing and blame-gaming and look forward? Or are we supposed to demand accountability? Or some third option?
David Sloan Wilson

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Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection IV: The Great Reckoning

David Sloan Wilson | May 25, 2011 | Politics
By the 1960's, evolutionary theory had settled into a comfortable paradigm called the Modern Synthesis.
Paul Rieckhoff

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Hearings for General Shinseki: Top Ten Questions from Vets for VA Secretary Nominee

Paul Rieckhoff | May 25, 2011 | Politics
General Shinseki has the potential to be an effective and dedicated advocate for veterans of all generations. But nobody gets a free pass. The Senate must ensure that he is the right person for a very tough job.
Paula Crossfield

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More Profits for Fast Food, More Dirty Tricks?

Paula Crossfield | May 25, 2011 | Green
I am convinced that it is impossible to have a virtuous fast food restaurant, especially if fast food still insists on world domination. For me, thinking big in the food system always means a degradation of quality.
David Fiderer

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Madoff's Enablers Are A Lot Like Bob Woodward

David Fiderer | May 25, 2011 | Media
Woodward and feeder fund mogul Walter Noel were cut from the same cloth -- bigwigs who traded on their insider status to access special information, and who ignored the incriminating evidence hiding in plain sight.
Jacob Heilbrunn

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Is Obama Selling Out to the Right?

Jacob Heilbrunn | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Obama's dinner with conservatives indicates that he is completing the job of detaching the conservative intellectual elite from the GOP itself.
Eve Ensler, Kavita Ramdas and Zainab Salbi

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Open Letter to President-Elect Obama

Eve Ensler, Kavita Ramdas and Zainab Salbi | May 25, 2011 | Politics
President-elect Obama, we are calling on you to be the president who ushers in the time of women.
Drew Westen

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Difficult Dilemmas in Word and Deed: The Costs and Benefits of Bipartisan Rhetoric in Resuscitating an Ailing Economy

Drew Westen | May 25, 2011 | Politics
Obama ran as both the candidate of change and the candidate of pragmatism and bipartisan action. So does he tell the story of our economic collapse and what we need to do about it without mentioning that someone actually caused it?
Hooman Majd

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Misunderestimating Iran: Week 415

Hooman Majd | May 25, 2011 | World
The Bush White House and its State Department in their final days continue to be oblivious to irony, or at least to the almost comical aspects of their records and official statements.
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

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Where Animals Don't Run Away

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | May 25, 2011 | Green
A visit to the Galapagos is something of a pilgrimage for biologists; relative to their tiny area, these islands have contributed a disproportionate amount to our understanding of life on this planet.
Neil Young

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Fork In the Road

Neil Young | May 25, 2011 | Entertainment
This song popped up at the end of a session in NYC last month. We recorded it that night before we went home. Hope you enjoy this little Shakey Pix video we did last week. I'll be with you on the 20th.
Chris Kelly

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National Sanctity of Human Life Day: The Musical

Chris Kelly | May 25, 2011 | Politics
This weekend, Bush will have the honor of proclaiming his eighth National Sanctity of Human Life Day; his seventh while US troops are actively engaged in killing people. That's a new record for a president. See, he's not a failure at all.
Jonathan Handel

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SAG -- Hardliners Successful

Jonathan Handel | May 25, 2011 | Entertainment
A source inside the room tells me Membership First beat back the majority (composed of moderates) on the SAG Board.
Daoud Kuttab

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The Challenge of Arab Journalists and Gaza

Daoud Kuttab | May 25, 2011 | World
The absence of international journalists from the streets of Gaza allowed Israeli spokespersons to spin the rational of the war mostly unopposed.
Dave Johnson

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The "Tax Freedom Day" Trick

Dave Johnson | May 25, 2011 | Politics
One way that anti-government ideologues turn people against their own government is by tricking people into misunderstanding how taxes work and what government does for them.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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"Dr. Madoff" and "Dr. Countrywide": Barriers to Health Reform, Threats to Economic Recovery

Richard (RJ) Eskow | May 25, 2011 | Politics
We need to help the majority of doctors redesign the way they "do business." That includes changing incentives so that a small minority of physicians don't benefit from doing the wrong thing.
Stefanie Michaels

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12 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ICELAND

Stefanie Michaels | November 17, 2011 | Healthy Living
My trip to Iceland last October, so impressed me, that I decided to write this story in a "top ten round-up" about why I loved it so much. As hard as I tried, I just could not seem to place all the information I thought important about Iceland, in just...