The World's Growing Number of Smokers
By Bryan Farrell, In These Times. Posted October 4, 2007.
Big Tobacco won't stop until it's infiltrated every possible market.
Romney Snubs MS Patient Who Asks About Medical Marijuana [VIDEO]
By Muriel Kane & David Edwards. Posted at 12:30 PM on October 8, 2007.
Clayton Holton, who has muscular dystrophy, told Romney, "I have the support of five of my doctors saying I am living proof that medical marijuana works."
With "Progressives" Like These, Who Needs Enemies?
By David Sirota, WorkingForChange.com. Posted October 3, 2007.
Beltway Democrats are too often a part of the problem.
- Four Myths Government and Media Use to Scare Us About 'Dictators'
By Larry Beinhart, AlterNet. Posted October 2, 2007.
Fog Facts: The Bush White House calls Iran's President Ahmadinejad a "dictator" when he isn't -- part of scaring the public into thinking preemptive war is a good thing.
- Only a U.S. Withdrawal Will Stop Al Qaeda in Iraq
By Raed Jarrar & Joshua Holland, AlterNet. Posted October 5, 2007.
The conventional wisdom has it all wrong.
- Blackwater: The U.S.'s Trigger-Happy Guardians
By Robert Scheer, Truthdig. Posted October 3, 2007.
Why did the U.S. State Department tolerate -- and pay to conceal -- the wanton murder of Iraqis committed by Blackwater?
The War on Pot: America's $42 Billion Annual Boondoggle
By Rob Kampia, AlterNet. Posted October 9, 2007.
What else could we spend $42 billion each year on? Health insurance for kids? Better paid teachers? It's our choice.
- Why Christian Conservatives Are Threatening to Abandon the GOP
By Will Durst, AlterNet. Posted October 5, 2007.
If Giuliani gets the nod from the GOP a whole group of the party's base it threatening to jump ship.
- The Child Porn Hoax
By Susie Bright, SusieBright.com. Posted October 2, 2007.
There's a difference between the real world of child abuse -- a story that apparently has no legs-- and Child-Porn!™ that is constructed by unethical politicians.
- How Gay Marriage Really Will Change Hetero Marriage
By Greta Christina, Greta Christina's Blog. Posted October 9, 2007.
And here's why that is a really good thing for everyone.
How to Find Out Where Your Congressperson Stands on Climate Change
By Bill McKibben, Grist Magazine. Posted October 5, 2007.
If you want to know where your congressperson stands on climate change, invite him/her to the Step It Up rally.
- The Religious Right's New Tactics for Invading Public Schools
By Rob Boston, Church and State. Posted October 4, 2007.
As the school year gets under way, public schools around the nation are under siege from Religious Right pressure groups determined to turn them into instruments of evangelism.
- Anti-Gay Movement of Immigrant Fundamentalist Christians Threatens Western States
By Casey Sanchez, Intelligence Report. Posted October 5, 2007.
Russian-speaking Christian fundamentalists, mostly immigrants from the former Soviet Union, have formed a ferocious anti-gay movement in the western U.S.