July

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It's time for politically, and morally, correct meat

Science has come up with a method by which we can satisfy our perverse desire to eat animal flesh without actually killing animals.

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Debt-ceiling deals: Turning away from prosperity to austerity

The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.

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Grappling with cuts when Democrats are in charge

In many states, Democratic leaders make cuts to social programs, putting a big hole in the safety net as the economic crisis and unemployment worsen - What to do?

Connecting extreme weather dots across the map

Talking about the weather isn't small talk any more.

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Elizabeth Warren falls on her sword

Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.

Murdoch and Watergate

The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.

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Charlie Chaplin film fest evokes lessons for today

Eighty years after his visit to Berlin, Charlie Chaplin's 80 films continue to make audiences laugh and think.

Casey Anthony release offers some lessons

We as a nation agree that it's better to free a few criminals than to jail the innocent, but we should always try not to let child-killers walk.

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Debt-ceiling showdown, Republican stand collapsing, now what?

Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?

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