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Richard (RJ) Eskow

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The "Fiscal Cliff" Is a Hoax ... and a Mel Brooks Routine

Richard (RJ) Eskow | January 13, 2013 | Politics
Here's how the "fiscal cliff" scam's being played: Congressional Republicans are holding the guns to their own heads. Democrats are the town leaders, laying their weapons down. And the American media are the gullible townfolk, carefully writing about the "looming" threat to their sheriff.
Kate Kelly

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The Bermuda Triangle 1945: The Veterans Who Never Returned

Kate Kelly | January 13, 2013 | Books
In a compelling new book Discovery of Flight 19: A 30-Year Search for the Lost Patrol in the Bermuda Triangle, author and former military pilot Jon F. Myhre comes up with a very well-reasoned explanation to the incident that gave rise to the superstition.
Linda Miller

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Add Women, Remove the Risk: Why Women Should Have a Place in Your Investment Portfolio

Linda Miller | January 13, 2013 | Business
What do women bring to the table that makes their companies more likely to thrive? Is it just about women, or particular kinds of women? Are women a sign of something bigger at work in a company's culture?
Theresa Wells

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Why Playing Doctor in Fort McMurray Is No Fun

Theresa Wells | January 13, 2013 | Canada Alberta
It is the sign I have come to dread in this community. It is the one that has all too often greeted me when I walked into the office of my family doctor, the sign that states: "As of date such-and-such this office will close and Doctor So-and-so will no longer be practicing in Fort McMurray. Please ask for referrals to another family physician." I despise this sign.
Leigh Weingus

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'The Mindy Project' Episode 5 Recap: 'Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist'

Leigh Weingus | January 13, 2013 | TV
Possibly the most uncomfortable episode of "The Mindy Project" to date, "Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist" centers on -- you guessed it -- Mindy (Mindy Kaling) asking Danny (Chris Messina) to be her new gynecologist.
David Finkle

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First Nighter: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Entertainment Challenge Handily Solved

David Finkle | January 13, 2013 | Arts
Whether singing, dancing or acting, not a man or woman among the ensemble submits less than an effervescent performance. Rivera, who knows every trick in her personal book, gleefully pages through it. Chase is amusingly dastardly.
Shira Lazar

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Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | January 13, 2013 | Science
Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.
Robert Reich

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The President's Opening Bid on a Grand Bargain (II): Put a Trigger Mechanism in the Legislation

Robert Reich | January 13, 2013 | Politics
The Congressional Budget Office and most independent economists say it will suck so much demand out of the economy that it will push us back into recession. That's the austerity trap of low growth, high unemployment, and falling government revenues Europe finds itself in. We don't want to go there.
Alex Moaba

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'Dexter' Recap: 'Argentina' Brings Back Deb-Dexter Incest Storyline

Alex Moaba | January 13, 2013 | TV
"Argentina" felt like a soapy step back for the show, which has been rejuvenated in its seventh season thanks to the push-and-pull between Deb and Dexter that's been focusing on how she would handle learning he's serial killer.
Quora

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What Does It Feel Like To Have a Loaded Gun Pointed at You in Anger?

Quora | January 13, 2013 | Crime
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger In New Orleans during Mardi Gras in 2000, there are so many people walking around the streets...
Mark Morford

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Twilight of the Old White Guys

Mark Morford | January 13, 2013 | Politics
This doesn't mean it's going to be easy. This doesn't mean it's going to be smooth or fun or make any sort of cohesive sense. Not by a long shot. And not for a long, long time. But across the board and down the line, the take on Obama's astonishing,...
Beverly Willett

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The Number One Problem Facing America

Beverly Willett | January 13, 2013 | Divorce
The election is over, but our nation remains as divided as ever. In my view, however, the number one problem facing America today is not the deficit or unemployment or health care. It's family instability.
Fiona Hill

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Rocky Times Ahead for Obama and Putin

Fiona Hill | January 13, 2013 | World
Putin is a victim of his own economic success. Prosperity and stability in the past decade helped create the new urban middle class, which now wants political change to match its economic achievements.
Dave Johnson

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Fiscal Cliff Scare Talk Follows Shock Doctrine Script

Dave Johnson | January 13, 2013 | Politics
We have a jobs problem, not a deficit problem. The best way to deal with the deficit is to put Americans back to work. The real job creators are working people with money in their wallets. We can't cut our way to growth.
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

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Where Cancer Prevention Must Start

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | January 13, 2013 | Healthy Living
While improvements have been made in the curriculum of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention.
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

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Watching Your Weight? Beware the Dangers of Unplanned Eating

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | January 13, 2013 | Healthy Living
Paying attention to -- and cutting back on -- unplanned eating is really an extension of the principles of mindful eating: paying attention to our level of hunger, our surroundings, our enjoyment of food (or lack thereof), and how we feel after we eat.
Carolyn Jones

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The American Nurse (PHOTOS)

Carolyn Jones | January 13, 2013 | Books
I thought I was making a book that would celebrate nurses. I ended up gaining a better understanding of the country through the lens of the American nurse.
Michael Winship

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On Election Day, Money and Magical Thinking

Michael Winship | January 13, 2013 | Politics
Resistance is futile, as they say in those science fiction movies, but as long as the conservative right live in a media cocoon and act like sightless bats, trying to find their way with high frequency shrieking that bounces off the walls and only they can hear, you've got trouble, my friends.
Daniel J. Brannen

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Sleeping on the Streets to End Teen Homelessness

Daniel J. Brannen | January 13, 2013 | Impact
She was homeless, terrified and had nowhere left to turn -- and couldn't have been more than 14 years old. She'd never sought help or shelter before-- she'd never been homeless before. But she was lost.
Margie Omero

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Republicans' Woman Problem Transcends Race

Margie Omero | January 13, 2013 | Politics
To claim the gender problem Republicans faced in 2012 is "merely" a race problem is the denial that has actually helped cement this pattern.