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Titles of articles that give clues to the reality of American democracy today
10 Great Things About America That Drive Conservatives and the Religious Right Insane
10 Steps to Repair American Democracy
10 Ways Our Democracy Is Crumbling Around Us
10 Years After the Invasion: America Destroyed Iraq But Our War Crimes Remain Unacknowledged and Unpunished
11 Most Absurd Lies Conservatives Are Using to Brainwash America’s School Kids
12 Biggest Right-Wing Lies About America
13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush’s Watch Without a Peep from Fox News
14 Propaganda Techniques Fox “News” Uses to Brainwash Americans
23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism: Item #1 — There’s No Such Thing as a Free Market
37 Percent of People Don’t Have a Clue About What’s Going on
4 Propaganda Techniques Fox “News” Uses to Brainwash Americans
40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought By Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
46 Million Americans Live in Poverty — So Why Isn’t Anybody Saying the P Word?
5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today
5 Things Unions Have Done for You By Zaid Jilani
5 Ways GOP Tried to Subvert Democracy in 2012 — And They’ll Try Again
5 Ways That Raw, Unregulated Capitalism Is Acting Like a Cancer on American Society
5 Ways to Achieve World Peace and Prosperity — Yes, It’s Possible
6 Facts About Hunger That Demonstrate the Shameful Excesses of American Capitalism
6 Right-Wing Zealots and the Crazy Ideas Behind the Most Outrageous Republican Platform Ever
6 Ways the Rich Are Waging a Class War Against the American People 
60 Years of American Economic History, Told in 1 Graph
65 Years of Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Created Record ‘Inequality’ Not ‘Prosperity,’
7 Institutions That Have Grown So Monstrously Big They Threaten to Destroy America
7 Things Fox View­ers Are Wildly Mis­in­formed About 
8 Shocking Ways America Leads the World 
80-year study: Democrats better at economics
9 Ways the Right’s Ayn Randian Experiment Screws Over the Young
97% Global Warming Consensus Meets Resistance from Scientific Denialism
A Bitter, Losing Fight Against the Power of Money
A Crisis from the Top: The Unwisdom of Elites 
A Global Convergence of Social Movements
A New Religious America — How a “Christian Country” Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation Why Is the Conservative Brain More Fearful? 
A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for ‘Argument’ in Education 
A Warmer World and Weather Gone Wild: The Most Important Story of Our Lives
Abandoned O.J. Project Shows Shame Still Packs a Punishing Punch
Add It Up: The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business
Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise,
ALEC: Facilitating Corporate Influence Behind Closed Doors
America Does Not Have a Religious Identity
America Has Woken Up to the Reality: Inequality Matters
America Is Far from #1
America is not and its Christians should not want it to be a Christian Nation
America without a middle class
America’s Duopoly of Money in Politics and Manipulation of Public Opinion
America’s Ku Klux Klan Mentality By Lawrence Davidson
America’s Sell Out Intellectuals and the Perks They Get
America’s Tragic Decline 
America’s Unlevel Field 
America’s White Male Problem
American Intellectuals’ Widespread Failure to Stand Up to Billionaires and Authoritarian Power
American Right-Wingers Are No Longer Conservative — They’re Extremists
Americans Don’t Realize Just How Badly We’re Getting Screwed by the Top 0.1 Percent Hoarding the Country’s Wealth
America’s Greatest Shame: Child Poverty Rises and Food Stamps Cut While Billionaires Boom  
Anger Can Be Power
Antigovernment ‘Patriot’ Movement Expands for the Fourth Year in a Row
Apocalyptic Christian Theology’s Role in Gov Shutdown
Are Conservatives Rethinking Fox News’ Endless Outrage Model?
Are Humans Hard-Wired for Racial Prejudice?
Are Republicans Committing Treason? 
Are Republicans Social Darwinists?
Are the Bible Thumpers Losing Their Grip on Our Politics?
Are There Still Enough Value Voters to Turn American Red?
Are We Being Ruled by Self-Centered Jerks? What New Studies Reveals About the Ultra Wealthy
Attacking unions: It’s not about the money, it’s about power
Ayn Rand’s Gospel of Selfishness and Billionaire Empowerment Is Plaguing America
Believers Beyond the Church: How the ‘Spiritual Not Religious’ Gospel Has Spread
Biblical Capitalism — The Religious Right’s War on Progressive Economic Policy 
Big Change Whether We Like It or Not, Only Washington Is Clueless 
Big Lie: America Doesn’t Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World…We’re Ranked 27th!
Big Media Is Raking in Billions on Political Ads — Here’s a Way to Take Back the Airwaves That Belong to All of Us 
Billionaire Koch Brothers Spending Millions To Deny Health Coverage To Low-Income Americans
Billionaires Against Social Security
Billionaires Unchained: The New Pay-As-You-Go Landscape of American “Democracy”
Bitter Tales from the Massive White Underclass
Born on Third Base’: How the Wealthy Inherit the Earth by Common Dreams staff
Bush-Era Tax Cuts Projected As Largest Contributor To Public Debt [CHART]
Bye, Bye American Dream! U.S. Economic Inequality Is Permanent, Study Finds
Can National Grassroots Push Depose the ‘Billion Dollar Democracy’?
CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks
CEOs average $12.3 million in 2012, 354 times the average worker
CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratio Ballooned 1,000 Percent Since 1950
Change Agent Karen Arm­strong argues for prac­ti­cal com­pas­sion
Chris Hayes: Bring on the upper-middle-class revolution!
Chris Hayes: Why America’s Meritocracy Is Just a Myth By Joshua Holland
Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues
Climate Skeptics” More Likely to Embrace “Free Market” Ideology, Conspiracy Theories
Congress gives out end-of-year perks to interest groups
Conscious evolution for thinking people
Conservative Bullying Has Made America Into a Broken, Dysfunctional Family: But There Are Ways to Regain Our Well-Being
Conservative Christianity’s Marketing Gimmick to Keep Its Old-Time, Heaven-and-Hell Religion Afloat By Valerie Tarico
Conservative Fantasies About the Miracles of the Market
Conservative Southern Values Revived: How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America By Sara Robinson
Conservatives Want America to be a “Christian Nation” — Here’s What Would That Would Actually Look Like
Conservatives With a Cause: ‘We’re Right’
Conspiracy Theories Explain the Right
Constitution is inherently progressive 
Corporate America, meet ‘Generation C’ by Brian Solis
Corporate Elites Are Witnessing a Growing Wave of Resistance to the ‘Walmartization’ of Our Economy 
Corporate Espionage and the Secret War Against Citizen Activism
Corporations Profit From Permanent War: 
Crimes Against Nature by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Crimes Against the Soul of America by Caroline Myss
Crony cap­i­tal­ism David Stock­man
Crumbling American Dreams
Cuz the Bible Tells Me So
Cynicism Is Corporate America’s Greatest Weapon. Disarm It. 
Dark Ages Redux: American Politics and the End of the Enlightenment
DC Beltway Is America’s Wealthiest, Brainiest, Most Insular Region
Debate Over Mother Earth’s ‘Rights’ Stirs Fears of Pagan Socialism
Deciphering Right-Wing Code: What Conservatives Are Really Saying When They Seem to Spew Nonsense 
Deconstructing a Demagogue [Newt Gingrich]
Deep Philosophical Divide Underlies the Impasse
Democracy in America Is a Series of Narrow Escapes, and We May Be Running Out of Luck 
Democ­racy Should Be a Brake on Unbri­dled Greed and Power
Did the Dalai Lama Just Call for an End to Religion?
Disrespect, Race and Obama
Does God Want You To Be Rich?
Don’t Wait for the Revolution — ‘Be the Change’ and Live It
Earth Facing Imminent Environmental ‘Tipping Point’ by Common Dreams staff
Engineered Inequality
Ethical Businesses With a Better Bottom Line 
Even Right-Wingers Become Liberals When They Turn Off Fox News
Fascist America: Have We Finally Turned The Corner? 
Fear of a Black President By Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Five Lessons in Human Goodness From “The Hunger Games”
Five myths about Ronald Reagan’s legacy
Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality in America– The Contrasts Will Drop Your Chin to the Floor
Five Ways Privatization Degrades America 
Fix the Debt’: How 1%ers Build a Mass Movement for Millionaires  
Fox’s Unbalanced Ethics Threatens Democracy by Wendell Potter
Free Trade” Was Never Really About Trade
Free­dom of and From Reli­gion 
G.O.P. Extremists Defy Description
G.O.P. Shift Moves Center Far to Right
Gar Alperovitz’s Green Party Keynote: We Are Laying Groundwork for the “Next Great Revolution” By Amy Goodman
Get Apocalyptic — The Case for the New Radical 
Global Austerity ‘An Unethical Experimentation On Human Beings’ — Paul Krugman
Global economic crisis also values crisis 
Global Warming Systemically Caused Hurricane Sandy
God and His Demons — Taking on the Religious Right  Right-Wing Religion’s War on America 
God Favors Supply-Side Economics
Good Consumers, Bad Citizens
Good Without God: Why “Non-Religious” Is the Fastest-Growing Preference in America
Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job
Group Challenges Corporate Power, Government Secrecy With Crowd-Funded Transparency
Grover Norquist – Romney Will Do As He’s Told
Grover Norquist, Enemy of the State?
Guess What? Fewer Americans Call Themselves Economic Conservatives
Guilty of Sedition? How the Right Is Undermining Our Government’s Authority and Capability to Run the Country
Half Of American Households Hold 1 Percent Of Wealth by Dan Froomkin
Happiness and Well-Being are NOT the same thing… huge implications for public policy!
Happiness Comes From Respect, Not Riches
Has America’s Stolen Election Process Finally Hit Prime Time?
Has the 1 Percent Committed Treason?
Has the G.O.P. Gone Off the Deep End?
Have They No Shame?
Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer, Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat ‚ 2011
Here Are The 144 Republicans Who Voted To Send The U.S. Into Default
History of gun-control legislation
Holy Book Learning — Americans are shockingly illiterate when it comes to religions
House Republicans Changed The Rules So A Majority Vote Couldn’t Stop The Government Shutdown 
How a Shadowy Network of Corporate Front Groups Distorts the Marketplace of Ideas
How America’s Demented Politics Let the GOP Off the Hook for Their Giant Mess
How American Society Unravelled After Greedy Elites Robbed the Country Blind
How Anti-Intellectualism Is Destroy­ing Amer­ica
How Ayn Rand’s Bizarre Philosophy Made the New Right so Toxic 
How Big Business Subverts Democracy 
How Big Money Bought Our Democracy, Corrupted Both Parties, and Set Us Up for Another Financial Crisis 
How Bush Gets Away With It 
How Christian Delusions Are Driving the GOP Insane
How Climate Change Is an Historic Opportunity for Progressives
How Conservative Radio Creates an Echo Chamber of Hate
How Cor­po­rate Per­son­hood Threat­ens Democ­racy
How Corporations Are Subverting Attempts to Rein in Their Power
How corporations became ‘persons’
How Did Conservatives Convince the Public to Think Differently About Government? 
How Former Very Influential Revolving-Door Senators Give Corporate Propaganda Extraordinary Clout 
How Frank Luntz Is Killing the GOP
How Fundamentalist Religion Is Destroying the World
How Humans Became Moral Beings
How Humans Became Moral Beings By Megan Gambino
How Inbred Elites Are Tearing America Apart
How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking
How Obama’s Election Drove the American Right Insane
How Party of Budget Restraint Shifted to ‘No New Taxes,’ Ever  
How Patriarchal, Christian Backlash Politics Have Only Become More Vicious
How Privatizing Government Shovels Cash to Parasitic Corporations and Undermines Democracy 
How Propagandists for the 1% Are Manipulating Christian Teachings to Rob the Middle Class
How Religion’s Demand for Obedience Keeps Us in the Dark Ages 
How Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories May Pose a Genuine Threat to Humanity 
How Storytelling Is at the Heart of Making Social Change
How Talk Radio and Fox News Brainwashed My Dad
How the Billionaires Class Is Destroying Democracy 
How the Common Good Is Transforming Our World
How the Conservative Worldview Quashes Critical Thinking — and What That Means For Our Kids’ Future 
How the Fundamentalist Mind Compels Conservative Christians to Force Their Beliefs on You
How the G.O.P. Became the Anti-Urban Party
How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich
How the Gun Industry Made a Fortune Stoking Fears That Obama Would Take People’s Guns & Ammo Away
How the Legal System Was Deep-Sixed to Serve Elite America and Occupy Wall Street Became Inevitable
How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign 
How the Media and the Elites, Not the Voters, Move the Country to the Right
How the Religious Right Is Fueling Climate Change Denial
How the Right Has Turned Everything Into a Culture War — And Why That’s Terrible for Our Democracy
How the Right Has Twisted the 2nd Amendment
How the Right-Wing Brain Works and What That Means for Progressives
How the Unholy Alliance Between the Christian Right and Wall Street Is ‘Crucifying America’
How the US Press Lost its Way
How the Wealthy Wage War on Democracy Itself
How You Will Change the World with Social Networking
Humanity Imperiled — The Path to Disaster
Humanity Must Stabilize Population, Consumption or Face ‘Downward Vortex’ of ‘Ills’
Idealism, Conscience And The Spiritual Left by William Horden
Ignore the Spin: This Debt Ceiling Crisis is Not Politics as Usual
Imagine If America Had Adopted Martin Luther King’s Economic Dream
In America Today, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower Would Be Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Senate
In Obama’s inauguration speech, a new American religion
In Public ‘Conversation’ on Guns, a Rhetorical Shift
Inequality Rages as Dwindling Wages Lock Millions in Poverty 
Inside Groundswell: Read the Memos of the New Right-Wing Strategy Group Planning a “30 Front War”
Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare
Inside the plan to steal the election By Steven Rosenfeld, Alternet.org
Introduction to Community Organizing: Choosing an Issue
Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion,
Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion:
Is Karl Rove Losing It?
Is There a Revolution Coming? Americans Finally Realize Global Capitalism Is a Murderous Sham
Is This Election A War For America’s Soul?
It’s even worse than it looks
It’s Time to Fight the Status Quo by Bill McKibben
It’s Important to Know How the Stories We Tell Ourselves — True, or Not– Shape our World… for Better or Worse 
Jesus Hates Taxes: Biblical Capitalism Created Fertile Anti-Union Soil 
Justice Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court’s ‘Hubris’ In Fiery Dissent On Voting Rights Act
Large Portion Of GOP Thinks Obama Is Racist, Socialist, Non-U.S. Citizen: Poll
Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy
Lest We Forget: Why We Had A Financial Crisis
Let There Be Markets: The Evangelical Roots of Economics
Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem. by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein
LGBT Advocates Need Public Progressive Faith 
Liberals Call for Spiritual Values in Public Policy,
Libertarians in 2013: The Even Whiter, Wealthier, WASPier Bastion of Republican Party
Life Among the Plutocrats — What Unimaginable Wealth Does to a Person
Mahatma Gandhi’s famous statement on the nature of God
Make climate change a priority
Mankind: Death by Corporation
Many Faiths, One Truth
Mass Bible-Based Sexual Dysfunction as Root of Culture Wars?
Meet Mr. Republican: Jack Abramoff 
Meet the Elite Business and Think-Tank Community That’s Doing Its Best to Control the World
Meet the Evangelical Cabal Orchestrating the Shutdown
Meet The Radical Republicans Chairing Important House Committees 
Messing With Our Minds: The Ever Finer Line Between News and Advertising
Messing With Texas Textbooks 
Michael Needham: The Strategist Behind the Shutdown
Mike Huckabee Says He Wants Americans To Be Indoctrinated At Gunpoint 
Millennials to business: Social responsibility isn’t optional
Mitt Romney Blurts Out the Truth About Neo-Conservatism
Mocking the Right’s ‘Free Market’ Agenda Is Almost Too Easy — A Real Problem Is That the Dems Don’t Challenge It By Elizabeth DiNovella and Thomas Frank
Modern GOP is still the party of Dixie 
Money Unlimited 
Most American Voters Elected a Democratic House, But We Got a Tea Party Congress
Move Over, Koch Brothers: A Bigger, Darker Rightwing Funder Is Out to Destroy Public Education
Movements Without Leaders — What to Make of Change on an Overheating Planet
Murder, Suicide and Financial Ruin: How the Class War Is Destroying Americans’ Lives 
New Report Reveals Relationship Between Rapid Growth of the Financial Sector and the Weak Real Economy 
New Rules for Radicals: 10 Ways To Spark Change in a Post-Occupy World 
Nine Ways Our World Changed During the ‘00s
No Longer a Party of Lincoln: The Racial Politics of the New GOP
No Wonder So Many Are Disillusioned by Our Politics — We’ve Got an 18th Century Political System
Noam Chomsky on the Shredding of Our Fundamental Rights and the Common Good
Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann Explain Why Congress is Failing Us
Norquist still calling cadence in GOP ranks
Numbers, Analysis Show 30 Years of Failed US Economic Policy
Obama Says Faith Shouldn’t Be Used to Divide
Obama won but he still has to contend with millions of Americans who are taught to hate their own government
Obama: A pragmatic moderate faces the ‘socialist’ smear by Norman J. Ornstein
Obama’s ‘God talk’ was highlight of his convention acceptance speech
Obstruct and Exploit by Paul Krugman
Of Course Michele Bachmann Believes the End Times Are Here
Old vs. Young By David Leonhardt
On the Sabotage of Democracy by Bill Moyers
One Nation, Under Arms 
One Staggering Chart Shows How Incomes In Washington DC Have Left The Rest Of The Country In The Dust 
Our ‘Government of Laws’ Is Now Above the Law
Our Broken Social Contract 
Our Democracy Is at Stake
Our Dumb Democracy: Why the Untied States of Stupid Still Reins Supreem
Over-Consumption’ Threatening Earth
Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All Social Progress
Paul Ryan’s Biggest Influence: 10 Things You Should Know About the Lunatic Ayn Rand
Perpetual Growth Myth’ Leading World to Meltdown 
Philosophic Clash Over Government’s Role Highlights Parties’ Divide By Peter Baker
Plutocrats Feeling Persecuted
Plutonomy and the Precariat  On the History of the U.S. Economy in Decline 
Political dysfunction spells trouble for democracies
Politicians Massively Overestimate Conservatism Of Constituents: Study
Politics is the great divider in United States by Dan Balz
Poll Conducted for Aspen Ideas Festival Shows ‘American Dream’ Unreachable for Most Americans 2006
Pope Francis ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks ‘Idolatry Of Money’
Pope Slams Capitalism, Inequality Between Rich And Poor In New Years Message
Popular Resistance Is Percolating Across the Country — Inspiring Activism That the Corporate Media Always Ignores
Poverty strains cognitive abilities, opening door for bad decision-making, new study finds
Power Shift: How the Youth Climate Movement is Changing the Game
Pro-Capitalist, Anti-Government Extremists
Profits of World’s 100 Wealthiest Could End Poverty Four Times Over: Report
Progressive Activism Is Bubbling Up Across the Country -
Prophetic Politics: Charting A Healthy Role For Religion In Public Life
Pundits and politicians contend for the soul of the Republican party
Racism and Cruelty Drive GOP Health Care Agenda
Raising The Minimum Wage Is A Political Goldmine
Real moral values — Articulating a liberal religious moral vision
Reclaiming Our Imaginations from ‘There Is No Alternative’
Reconstructing America’s Economic System Is Within Reach
Redistributing Wealth To The Rich.
Redistributing wealth upward by Harold Meyerson
Religious extremism and the Republican Party
Religious Freedom” and the Conservative Quest for Absolute Truth
Religious progressives hold stronger appeal among Millennials
Religious Right’s Ralph Reed Field-Tests Plan for Beating Obama
Religious Right’s Ralph Reed Field-Tests Plan for Beating Obama By Adele M. Stan
Report Argues U.S. Is Neglecting, Undervaluing Education in the Humanities
Republican Deficit-Hawk Hypocrites by Sen. Bernie Sanders
Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party
Republican members of the House of Representatives leading the right wing extremist movement
Republicanity’—The GOP Trans­for­ma­tion is Nearly Com­plete 
Republicans and the Gun Lobby — Editorial,
Republicans Lied To by ‘Conservative Entertainment Complex’
Republicans Tell Iowa Homeschoolers Education Not Government’s Role
Restore the Basic Bargain
Reweaving the Fabric of our Society 
Rich People Just Care Less
Right-wing Populism Could Hobble America for Decades
Right-Wing Racism: Past, Present—and Future
Right-Wing Religion’s War on Amer­ica
Rise of the Religious Left
Robert Gates on the GOP’s Breakdown and Failure at “The Basic Functions of Government” By Steve Benen
Romney’s Neocon Foreign Policy Written by Those Who Ignored al Qaeda Threat
Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech in Congress Lays Bare His Hatred for “Pure Democracy,” and Love of Oligarchy
Rove Rides Again Bush’s former strategist is secretly seizing control of the GOP – and amassing $135 million to destroy the Democrats 
Rush Limbaugh’s Reputation as King of Right-Wing AM Radio Has Come Crashing Down, 
Salons: A New Intellectual Culture is Taking Shape Throughout the Country
Saying Goodbye to Compassionate Conservatism
Scary: People Who Watch and Trust Fox News Will Surprise You
Scientists find visions of a benevolent future society motivate reform 
Screw Positive Thinking! Why Our Quest for Happiness Is Making Us Miserable
Secrets of the Tea Party: The Troubling History of Tea Party Leader Dick Armey 
Shameless GOP Lies: Is There Any Limit to What Republicans Will Say — And What People Will Believe? 
Shocking New Evidence Reveals Depths of ‘Treason’ and ‘Treachery’ of Watergate and Iran-Contra
Six Reasons We Can’t Change the Future Without Progressive Religion
Socialism? The Rich Are Winning the US Class War: Facts Show Rich Getting Richer, Everyone Else Poorer 
Some People Are Making Big Bucks Sabotaging Obamacare
Speaking Out Is at the Heart of Being a Citizen
Staunch Group of Republicans Outflanks House Leaders 
Still United: Ninety per cent of Americans still believe in hard work and the American Dream
Tea Party Movement Returns Christian Right to Its Racist Past
Teach­ing Peo­ple to Hate Their Own Govt. Is at the Core of the Project to Destroy the Mid­dle Class 
Ted Cruz returns to Texas as a hero who is reshaping the state Republican Party
Ted Cruz’s Father Suggested His Son Is ‘Anointed’ to Bring About ‘End Time Transfer of Wealth’
Tentacles of rage: the Republican propaganda mill, a brief history
Texas Republicans express ‘regret’ for officially opposing critical thinking skills
The ‘Hubris’ of the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Ruling
The 1 percent played Tea Party for suckers 
The Abject Failure of Reaganomics
The achievement gap, by the numbers
The American Legislative Exchange Council Is Hard at Work Privatizing America, One Statehouse at a Time
The American Public’s Shocking Lack of Policy Knowledge is a Threat to Progress and Democracy
The Astonishing Collapse of Black and Latino Household Wealth
The Attack-Syria Coalition: Brought to You By the Same People Who Gave Us the Iraq Debacle
The Bible is a Good Book, But God Didn’t Write It, I
The Big Money Behind State Laws, Edi­to­r­ial,
The Big Picture: A 40-Year Scan of the Right-Wing Corporate Takeover of America
The Big The­o­ries Under­writ­ing Soci­ety Are Crash­ing All Around Us — Are You Ready for a New World? 
The Biggest “Takers” and Societal Parasites Are the Rich, Not the Working Class and Poor
The Biggest Engine of Economic Growth? 8 Ways Taxpayers and the Government Are Necessary to Capitalism
The Biggest Idea in Obama’s Speech: A Common Good
The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party 
The Billionaires’ War Against Public Education 
The Business of America Is War
The Campaign to Privatize the World 
The Charter for Compassion
The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger
The Collapse of Journalism, and the Journalism of Collapse
The Commons Moment is Now — How a small, dedicated group of people can transform the world—really
The conservative grip on power By Linda Hirshman
The Conservative Psyche: How Ordinary People Come to Embrace the Cruelty of Paul Ryan and Other Right-Wingers
The Constitution is inherently progressive by John Podesta and John Halpin
The Constitution, the Bible and the Fundamentalist-Modernist Divide
The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic
The Corporate Bully Whose Front Groups, Willful Distortions and Hate-Mongering Has Poisoned U.S. Politics: Meet Richard Berman 
The Corrosion of America 
The Crisis of Civilization is an Unprecedented Opportunity
The Deadly Secret About the Fiscal Cliff Charade
The Death of Honesty
The Death of Liberal Arts
The Death of Self-Interest Fundamentalism
The Debt Ceiling Crisis and Biblical Economics
The Decade of Lost Children by Charles M. Blow, 
The Decline of Critical Thinking, The Problem of Ignorance 
The Decline of Unions Is Your Problem Too 
The DeVos Family: Meet the Super-Wealthy Right-Wingers Working With the Religious Right to Kill Public Education 
The Distortion And Decline Of Christianity 
The Dumbest Idea in the World”: Corporate America’s False — and Dangerous — Ideology of Shareholder Value 
The Earth Is Full 
The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup, Threatening the Very Existence of the Middle Class, 
The Empathy Ceiling: The Rich Are Different — And Not In a Good Way, Studies Suggest
The End of Newspapers and the Decline of Democracy,
The End Times come to prime time
The Evangelical Rejection of Reason 
The Evils of Unregulated Capitalism 
The False Equation: Religion Equals Morality by Gwynne Dyer
The Fascinating History of How Corporations Became “People”
The Fascinating Scientific Reason Why “Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness”
The Fascinating Story of How Shameless Right-Wing Lies Came to Rule Our Politics
The Fate of Humanity Is at Stake
The Five Reasons Why Romney/Ryan Must be Defeated in 2012
The Four Plagues: New Strategies for Social Change Are Necessary
The GOP Crackup: How Obama is Unraveling Reagan Republicanism
The GOP’s Disgusting New Southern Strategy: Take the Vote Away from Blacks, Roll Back the Civil Rights Movement
The GOP’s Voter Suppression Strategy
The Gradual Selling of America the Beautiful
The Great Turning: The End of Empire and the Rise of Earth Community.
The humanities are just as important as STEM classes
The Idea That Brought Slav­ery to Its Knees 
The Implosion of Capitalism
The Long, Sordid History of the American Right and Racism
The Massive Republican Campaign to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act
The Middle Class Faces Extinction—So Does the American Dream
The mythology of the 1980s still defines our thinking on everything from militarism, to greed, to race relations
The New Know Nothing Party and the High Price of Willful Ignorance
The New Social Contract — and Why You’re Not Part of It
The Non Zero-Sum Society: How the Rich Are Destroying the US Economy
The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Has Blood on His Hands
The Occupy Movement and the Politics of Educated Hope
The People Who Break the Rules Have Raked in Huge Profits and Wealth and It’s Sickening Our Politics
The Persistence of Racial Resentment
The Perversion of Scholarship by Chris Hedges, TruthDig,
The politics of hatred by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
The Politics of Lying and the Culture of Deceit in Obama’s America: The Rule of Damaged Politics
The Powell Memo and the Teaching Machines of Right-Wing Extremists by Henry A. Giroux
The Price of Inequality and the Myth of Opportunity 
The Privilege of Being Human: Ecological Crisis and the Need to Challenge the Twenty Percent
The Radical Christian Right and the War on Government
The Radicalization of the GOP is the Most Important Political Story Today
The real media bias is for the horse race by John Rash
The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty — and It’s Creeping toward 75%
The Relationship between Libertarians, the Tea Party and the Christian Right 
The religious left — An old tradition for a new day
The Reli­gious Right and The Repub­li­can Plat­form
The Republican Brain: Why Even Educated Conservatives Deny Science — and Reality
The Republicans’ War on the Poor
The Revolution of the Mind is Underway
The Rich Get Even Richer Expos­ing the Repub­li­cans’ 3-Part Strat­egy to Tear the Mid­dle Class Apart
The Richest 1% Have Captured America’s Wealth
The Right’s ‘School Choice’ Scheme
The Right’s Obamacare Rhetoric Is Completely Detached from Reality
The Right’s Stupidity Spreads, Enabled by a Too-Polite Left 
The Rise and Fall of the American Childhood By Colin Greer
The Rise of the New Confederacy: How America-Hating Right-Wingers Took Over the GOP 
The Rise of the Regressive Right and the Reawakening of America 
The Rove Presidency – Karl Rove’s Life and Political Career 
The Sad Race for Bottom on the Loony Right
The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers are the Most Misinformed B
The Self-Made Myth: Debunking Conservatives’ Favorite — And Most Dangerous — Fiction
The Sequester and the Tea Party Plot
The shutdown of good governance
The Sick Ayn Randian War Against Everyone Who Isn’t Rich
The Sick Social Darwinism Driving Modern Republicans by Robert Reich
The Siren Song Of War: Why Pundits Beat The Drums For Iraq
The Social Contract 
The Spiritual and Political Warfare of the New Religious Right
The Spiritual Crisis Underlying American Politics
The Strange Sexual Obsessions Driving the Tea Party Movement by David Rosen
The Surprising Brain Differences Between Democrats and Republicans
The Tea Party’s Real Constitutional Philosophy,
The tea party’s revolt against reality
The Ten Hardline Conservatives Pulling the Strings of the GOP Shutdown e d
The Theology of Government Shutdown: Christian Dominionism
The Tragic Story of Christianity: How a Pacifist Religion Was Hijacked by Rabid Warmongering Elites By Gary G. Kohls
The Truth About Religion in America: The Founders Loathed Superstition and We Were Never a Christian Nation
The Two Centers of Unaccountable Power in America, and Their Consequences
The U.S. Behaves Nothing Like a Democracy, But You’ll Never Hear About It in Our ‘Free Press’ 
The Uh-Ohs: A Decade of Conservative Failure by Terrance Heath
The Ungodly Constitution: How the Founders Ensured America Would Not Be a Christian Nation
The Violent Language of Right-Wing Pundits Poisons Our Democracy
The Virus of GOP Ignorance: Why Don’t Media Protect Us From the Lies Spewed in the Republican Primary?
The Wild Hypocrisy of America’s Con­ser­v­a­tive Chris­tians
The Will­ful Igno­rance That Has Dragged the US to the Brink ex
The World Grows More Com­plex
the World Has Divided into Rich and Poor as at No Time in History
There’s Still Hope for the Planet
This election is about core values
This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It’s Just Politics
This is Your Story — The Progressive Story of America. Pass It On
Tim Wise on White Resentment in a Multiracial Society
Tom Foley’s passing recalls the bipartisan spirit of a bygone era
Tony Blair [and George Bush] should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu
Toward a “Common Spirituality”: Scaffolding for Evolving Consciousness ex
Trapped in a Web of Truth, Frank Luntz is Whining
Trickle-Down Cruelty and the Politics of Austerity ex
Turned off from politics? That’s exactly what the politicians want.
U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence
U.S. Ranks at the Bottom of Child Well-Being
U.S. to Grow Grayer, More Diverse, Minorities Will Be Majority by 2042, Census Bureau Says By N.C. Aizenman
Understanding the Ideological Divide Between Liberals and Conservatives: Is it Possible for Us to Get Along? By Joshua Holland
Understanding the modern conservative movement
United States of Paranoia: How the FBI Spied and Lied So Conspiracy Theorists Would Sound Crazy,
Upworthy says we’ve been doing viral all wrong: serious stuff is more shareable than LOL cats
US Poverty Rate Reaching 50-Year High 
US Running on Myths, Lies, Deceptions and Distractions by John Atcheson
Us vs Them: A Simple Recipe to Prevent Strong Society from Forming By James Rohrer
Using History to Mold Ideas on the Right ex
Václav Havel: Democracy as Spiritual Discipline
Vision: As the American Capitalist Economy Craters, Promising Alternatives Emerge
Voter Suppression Is Treasonous by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm
Voting Rights Under Attack as GOP Seeks to Overturn Historic Civil Rights Law
Wall Street CEOs are the ‘Faces of Class Warfare’ 
Wall Street Manipulates Deficit Angst with ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fear
Wall Street, a Culture of Greed Won’t Let Go 
War Profiteers Make Millions At the Expense of the Public 
Was the 2004 Election Stolen? by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Washington Has Been Stopped in Its Tracks by Republican Tea Party Types, and It’s Destroying the Country
We Are in the Midst of Defeating the Largest Corporate Trade Agreement in History
We Can’t Give in to the Culture of Fear and Apathy — Channel Your Discontent into Positive Action
We Live in an Era of Zombie Politics
We May Be Witnessing the First Large Global Conflict Where People Are Aligned by Consciousness and Not Nation State or Religion
We Must Unleash Radical Thought: Harry Belafonte
We Need a Little Fear
We need a new Social Gospel: the moral imperative of collective bargaining
We’d All Be Much Wealthier If We Acted Like a Society
We’re No. 1(1)! 
We’re Not Broke — We’ve Been Robbed 
We’re Number 88! US Ranked Low on Global Peace Index — Common Dreams staff
We’re past due on handling the finances of war
Welcome to the Shari’ah Conspiracy Theory Industry
What Do We Mean By ‘Judeo-Christian’?
What Do We Really Know About Racial Inequality? Labor Markets, Politics, and the Historical Basis of Black Economic Fortunes 
What Happened to the Traditionally Conservative Republican Party?
What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
What Watchdog? How the Financial Press Has Failed the American Public
What Would Machiavelli Do? The Big Lie Lives On 
When Election Regulators Are Mocked
When Facts Are Not Enough: Treat­ing Mass Psy­chosis
Where are the compassionate conservatives?
Where Do Anti-Government Ideas Come From? by Joe Brewer
Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power — Why is this protest spreading when others have fizzled?
White Democrats Lose More Ground in South
Who Are You Going To Believe: Karl Rove Or Your Lying Eyes?
Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It’s Barack Obama?
Who Really Won the Election? Campaign Consultants
Who’s Afraid of Zinn’s Radical History? 
Why ‘Sci­en­tific Con­sen­sus’ Fails to Per­suade, 
Why America Can’t Pass Gun Control
Why Americans Can’t Vote
Why Americans Need Unions Now More Than Ever ex
Why are “Wedge Issues” Essential to Republican Rule? 
Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate and Control?
Why Are Believers Willfully Ignorant About Atheists?
Why Are So Many Christians So Un-Christian?
Why do smart peo­ple do stu­pid things?
Why don’t bad ideas ever die?
Why Don’t We Have a National Narrative of Empathy?
Why Elites Want to Mask the Suffering of Poor Whites
Why Few Americans View Climate Change as a Moral Problem 
Why fundamentalism will fail
Why Government Should Not Be Run Like A Business
Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent
Why Is Poverty, Inequality Growing? 
Why is the Charter for Compassion so Important?
Why Is the Conservative Brain More Fearful? The Alternate Reality Right-Wingers Inhabit Is Terrifying 
Why Is There So Much God in Our Politics? The Religious Right’s Theocratic Plan for the 2012 Election
Why It’s Okay to Criticize Fundamentalist Evangelicals by Tom Eggebeen
Why Life in America Can Literally Drive You Insane
Why our children’s future no longer looks so bright  ex
Why Our Elites Stink
Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control — And Why We’ll Still Be Fighting About it 100 Years From Now
Why Progressives Can’t Ignore Religion by Mike Lux
Why Racist People Tend to Be Conservative
Why sane bargaining looks strange
Why Science Is Telling All of Us to Revolt and Change Our Lives Before We Destroy the Planet
Why Taxing the Rich is the Godly Thing
Why Teaching People to Think for Themselves Is Repugnant to Religious Zealots
Why the Christian Right Believes It Has Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Impose Its Radical Worldview on America 
Why the Government Shutdown Is Unbiblical 
Why the Great Religious Realignment is a Great Secular Opportunity
Why the Mainstream Media Are Clueless About the Religious Right
Why the Republican Party as We Know It Must Die
Why Ultra-Conservatives Like the Sequester
Why War Isn’t Inevitable: A Science Writer Studies the Secret to Peaceful Societies by Brad Jacobson
Why We Love Politics
Why We Must Reclaim The Bible From Fundamentalists
Why we must reject the dogma of religious truths
Why We Need New Ways of Thinking
Why Won’t The Press Police Radical Republicans?
Why You Need to Understand Political Psychology
Why You Should Care About the Psychology of Disgust
Why Young People Are Fleeing Conservative Evangelicalism
Will Glenn Beck’s Common Nonsense Change Our Nation
Will Republican Voters Believe Anything? The Right’s Hyperbolic, Dysfunctional World
Wisdom: The Forgotten Dimension?
With House Win, GOP Pushes Food-Stamp Cuts to the Far Right
With Millions in Assets And Hundreds of Attorneys, Christian Right Is Waging War on the Church-State Wall, 

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