September

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Audiences test positive for "Contagion"

Outside of zombie fiction, viral outbreaks are a theme rarely explored in film. "Contagion" changed that, and director Roland Emmerich ought to take a few steps back - because this is the precursor to the next generation of disaster films.

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What's the beef? USDA toughens regulations

It is certainly a noble objective to want to save lives and prevent sickness, but unfortunately it conflicts with an even more noble objective of corporate America - namely making profits.

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Destroying the Postal Service in order to save it?

The big lie seems to be working. Most Americans now believe that the U.S. Postal Service is on the verge of a financial collapse.

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North Carolina: where homophobia is law

"Being gay is an abomination. Gay people are going to Hell." That's what Rep. Marcus Brandon heard a speaker say at the House Rules Committee meeting

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Theater Review: My Name is Rachel Corrie

Bravo to the Theatricum for its courage in presenting the L.A. premiere and for insisting on freedom of speech.

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Obama makes historic achievement in diversifying federal courts

The Obama administration has confirmed twice as many minorities and women as federal judges than any other sitting president.

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President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

President Obama's Jobs Plan - an economic analysis

The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.

Choosing common sense over lunacy

Millions were horrified when the tea party audience shouted "yeah" and cheered at the suggestion that a sick man with no health insurance should be allowed to die.

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Six crucial tasks for the left and progressive community

What will it take to save the core components of our social compact? The same thing that it took to win them. Here are six essential ingredients.

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