August

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Killing owls to save them: What would Darwin say?

Should we sacrifice barred owls under the cover of saving spotted owls so timber companies can "thin" old-growth forests?

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50th anniversary of Berlin Wall: a deeper look

This year Berlin's public TV channel gripped our brain cells every day for a month in advance of the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. For anyone probing more deeply, however, some questions still require answers. Why was it built?

Higher health spending means healthy people

Some things that just seem obvious are often denied for devious political or personal reasons.

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Cuban film "Habanastation" wins top film festival award

"Habanastation" is the rare Cuban film that shows the realities of the Cuban educational system and the excitement in Revolution Square during May Day.

On, Wisconsin!

Wisconsin working people and their supporters this week defeated two incumbent state senators who backed Republican Gov. Scott Walker's attacks on collective bargaining rights.

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A tribute to Senator Mark Hatfield

Sen. Mark Hatfield was a man of conscience, and possessed a sense of right and wrong which overrode party loyalty.

Waiter, there's a newfangled technology in my soup

The unregulated nanotech industry is spreading through the U.S. food system.

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Movies tell the truth at Michael Moore's film festival

The film fest in Traverse City, Mich., created an enormously popular event that featured the best in progressive cinema, both challenging and entertaining.

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Honor the troops, leave Afghanistan

Though military generals claim, as they always do, that progress is being made, it's hard to see that on the ground.

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FAA shutdown and labor's unhappy anniversary

It was 30 years ago this month that Ronald Reagan struck the blow that sent the American labor movement tumbling into a decline it's still struggling to reverse.

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