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‘An intelligence briefing of the House Armed Services yesterday revealed al Qaeda resurgent, and Pakistan’s Musharraf facing a "Shah of Iran situation." Translation: Duck.’ GO TO FULL STORY



The frontline is now televised everywhere: black market services in Internet connections, satellite phones and cable television are booming in Cuba. Christian Science Monitor journalist Eloise Quintanilla interviews Cubans to understand the…


‘Former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona said yesterday that Bush administration officials tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports. And when it comes to public-health appointments, the administration has its…


Transnational corporations are establishing corporate and financial relationships with a new university elite: professors that headhunt for academic stars who could be the next generation of managers. These new relationships are reshaping…


‘After spending five weeks in Bolivia this summer, I was convinced that the new paths out of this destructive, hateful morass we call neo-liberalism would come from those most marginalized by its…



In the 1980s it was Satanic Ritual Abuse. In the 2000s the latest bugbear to scare parents is the emo subculture: hardcore angst portrayed as youth suicide and pessimistic despair. CBS 46…


‘I met Jennifer Dumpert during a trip to California in 2005. In a bar on Haight Street in San Francisco she outlined a dream practice she developed during a rough time in…


Larry Flynt’s ongoing investigation into the dirty secrets of prominent elected officials has exposed another hypocrite. Monday’s confession of marital infidelity by GOP right-wing marriage-protection advocate Senator David Vitter of Louisiana was…


‘Last week I spent a whole week fasting, on a Jiva retreat in France. I should probably call it cleansing because not eating for a week is one means to the whole…


‘Now, don’t get me wrong. Carbon emissions may indeed be causing harmful climate change, and dramatic reductions by Americans may actually do some good. But in typical green journalism fashion, the feel-good…


‘Graffiti was an easy, natural fit with plenty of alienated youth. One 1980s writer describes the nascent culture as a "weird private communication for teenage kids



‘I can’t believe it’s been nearly a week since the Guitar Wolf gig and I’ve not posted to rave about it. ‘I only heard of them when a friend asked me if…



‘Washington – With little fanfare, at least so far, the stage is being set for a post-"surge" Iraq strategy that reduces US ambitions for the Iraq project, even while keeping some US…



‘The release of the second-quarter fundraising totals spells trouble for two presidential candidates: Democrat John Edwards and Republican John McCain. Edwards has always been a long-shot for the nomination, but McCain was…


‘Saturday’s series of "Live Earth" concerts features a marquee-bursting array of the music industry’s megastars, but perhaps its most impressive headliner is a band that doesn’t even have a recording contract. That…



‘Indie rockers are happily hawking corporate fare. Is selling out really such a big deal anymore?’ (Utne article). GO TO FULL STORY


‘Recent sightings of the so-called ‘Drones’ has prompted widespread speculation on internet forums and a flurry of news reports from within the UFO community from websites and in major media outlets. Very…


‘CINCINNATI — A divided federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit Friday challenging President Bush’s domestic spying program without ruling on the issue of whether warrantless wiretapping is legal. ‘In a 2-1 decision…


‘They were words of courage and defiance, uttered by a man who embodied both. Mordechai Vanunu spent 18 years in jail, a full 11 of them in solitary confinement, for revealing Israel’s…