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If Nixon Were Alive Today, He Would Be Far Too Liberal to Get Even the Democratic Nomination

alternet.org — In June of 2008, I wrote a piece here (using my Dr. Sidicious Bonesparkle alter-ego) arguing that were he alive today, former president Richard Nixon would be deemed far too liberal to even be considered for the Democratic nomination.

Defenders of the CIA Torture Program Are Driving America to Moral Suicide

alternet.org — The release of the Senate Select Committee report on CIA torture of detainees has exposed America to great peril. But the danger of publication lies not in the threat of some sort of violent backlash from the Muslim world.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @NidaKhanNY: Good piece by @rulajebreal: Defenders of the CIA Torture Program Are Driving America to Moral Suicide alternet.org/world/defender… #CIATorture

Dec 16, 2014

Great piece by the great @rulajebreal -- Defenders of the CIA Torture Program Are Driving America to Moral Suicide alternet.org/world/defender…

Dec 15, 2014

"If US torture produced anything concrete, it is the thousands of violent extremists swarming Syria, Iraq, Libya" alternet.org/world/defender…

High School Rapper Arrested and Facing Terrorism Charges For Rap About Boston Marathon Bombing

alternet.org — A Massachusetts high school student faces felony charges for allegedly posting on social media rap lyrics that police say amount to terrorist threats, the Valley Patriot reports .
Dec 16, 2014

High School Rapper Arrested and Facing Terrorism Charges For Rap About Boston Marathon Bombing | Alternet alternet.org/news-amp-polit…

30,000 March in New York City to Demand End to Racist, Violent Policing (Photos)

alternet.org — On Saturday, about 30,000 people poured into the streets of Manhattan to protest unaccountable, racist police violence. The march was organized by a group called Millions March. Prominent figures like the rapper Nas, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, showed up to a rally organized by grassroots activists, making it the scrappy counterpart to a glossier march happening the same day in Washington, DC, which was organized by Al Sharpton's National Action Network.
Dec 15, 2014

RT @aaronmiguel_: #MillionsMarch report includes parents of NYPD victims, raging anarchists, video of SantaCon scum heckling protesters alternet.org/civil-libertie…

This Week in Religion: Kentucky Govt Finally Cuts Off Subsidies to Noah's Ark Museum

alternet.org — This has not been the best of weeks for Ken Ham, the president of Answers in Genesis, a Creationist apologist ministry which operates the Creation Museum. It seems Ham's recent undertaking, building a Noah's Ark theme park, is not quite going his way.
Dec 17, 2014

Uh huh: Kentucky Govt Cuts Off Subsidies to Noah's Ark Museum | Alternet alternet.org/week-religion-…

2014 Will Likely Be The Hottest Year on Record, Ocean Temps Spike

alternet.org — LIMA, Peru -- The year 2014 is likely to go down in the record books as one of the hottest years in modern history, according to estimates released today by the World Meteorological Organization. One cause is record high global sea surface temperatures, which the WMO expects to remain above normal until the end of the year.
Dec 17, 2014

2014 Will Likely Be The Hottest Year on Record, Ocean Temps Spike | Alternet alternet.org/environment/20…