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How the 2010 US Election Results Will Affect Health Care and Health Freedom
Mike Adams

As of this writing, Republicans had clearly taken the House but failed to win a majority in the Senate. This effectively ends the Democratic super-majority alignment among the House, Senate and White House. So what will this mean for health-conscious consumers and medical patients?

How Dems Allowed the Tea Party to Rebrand the GOP
The Real News Network

Paul Jay: Top six ways Obama and the Democratic Party allowed a resurgence of the Republicans.

A Moment of Sincerity
Comedy Central

Jon Stewart takes time to talk about why exactly he held the Rally to Restore Sanity.

Security Demands Lions as Leaders on US-Mexico Border
Jerry Brewer

The geographically complex border between the U.S. and Mexico continues to befuddle lawmakers as to a sensible set of priorities. Securing communities along the border should be of paramount concern.

US Election Will Be Traumatic
The Real News Network

Bob Edgar: Far right stands to gain; it must be easier for people to register and vote.

Suppose Your Actions Swung the Election
Paul Rogat Loeb

Imagine your actions made the difference in electing a senator, governor, or congressional representative. Suppose the friends you dragged to the polls helped America reject the anonymous corporate dollars that threaten to drown our democracy?

A Boot to the Head...
Michael Moore

Come this Tuesday, the right wing - and the wealthy who back them - plan to take their collective boot and bring it down hard on not just the head of Barack Obama but on the heads of everyone they simply don't like.

Whatever Happened to the Antiwar Movement?
Justin Raimondo

Remember all those marches, all those placards, those giant puppets and loud displays of moral outrage? It’s vanished! Gone! Evaporated like morning mist!

America Needs to Change its Drug Laws
Philo Hayward

America needs to change its drug laws. It is criminal what the USA is doing to Mexico and other Latin American Countries, and to Afghanistan, not to mention what it’s doing to its own society.

Now We Know
William Rivers Pitt

I've been writing about the war in Iraq for going on ten years now. My first words on the subject were published eight months before the invasion was undertaken, and the war has been a grim drumbeat in my work ever since.

Mexico the "Other" North America?
Les Shulman

I believe that a disservice is being committed if, externally, Mexico is perceived as being anything other than a full-fledged member of North America rather than being assigned as an afterthought to some “other” North American classification; of course, depending on the context, Mexico can be described as also being Middle American or Latin American.

Women and Work... Yesterday and Today
Guillermo Ramón Adames y Suari

Women have broken through most barriers and you can find them all over, in all sorts of professions and at all sorts of levels.

Walking Off A Cliff: The Progress Blindfold
Ron Biggs

The other night while watching CNN International, I saw a commercial for a program 'Planet in Peril' that was going to have a discussion about vanishing species, which discussion was taglined (a verb?) 'Planet vs. Progress' ... something about that tagline didn’t sit right in my head.

The Enigma of Mexico Being Labeled a Failed State by Some
Jerry Brewer

The palpable assertion that Mexico may be nearing, or has reached, the status of being a failed state is a legitimate topic of international concern.

The Wars That America Forgot About
Tom Brokaw

Notice anything missing on the campaign landscape? How about war? The United States is now in its ninth year of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, the longest wars in American history.

Chile Rescues its Miners, Mexico Recalls its Tragedy
Allan Wall

Who can fail to be inspired by the recent rescue of 33 trapped miners in the South American nation of Chile? It was a story with a happy ending that captivated the world.

America's Midterm Political Circus
Doug Thompson

“People often tell me to ‘cheer up, things could be worse,’” My granddaddy used to say. “So I cheered up and — sure enough — things got worse.”

The Way We Forget
William Rivers Pitt

This country of ours has a monstrous capacity to forget. We are able to forget - if we ever knew - what happened two hundred years ago, one hundred years ago, fifty years ago, ten years ago. Worse, we are able to forget what happened one year ago, last month, last week, and even yesterday.

The New York Times Defends Assassinations
Patrick Martin

In its main editorial Sunday, the New York Times, the major voice of what passes for liberalism in America, openly defends the right of the US government to assassinate anyone it pleases.

Why Is the White House Against Freezing Foreclosures in the Face of Rampant Fraud?
Nomi Prins

At first, there was a deafening silence from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on the foreclosure front. It was as if they: 1) didn’t read the news; or 2) were afraid someone would notice afresh their incompetence in dealing with the ongoing housing crisis and deteriorating economy, while convincing everyone that the bank bailouts and subsidizations were good for us.

Brazil’s Elections Will Matter for the Rest of the World
Mark Weisbrot

In Brazil, as in the United States, most people do not vote for a president on the basis of foreign policy issues. Yet sometimes the result matters for the rest of the world.

The Coolness Factor
Ron Biggs

'Cool' is a word we use to color a referent as having characteristics that we or other people deem inherently excellent, admirable, etc. ('etc.' being a truncation of nodes that fall within the same subset of assets.) But context provides another angle instructive in understanding cool.

Chile's Ghosts Are Not Being Rescued
John Pilger

The rescue of 33 miners in Chile is an extraordinary drama filled with pathos and heroism. It is also a media windfall for the Chilean government, whose every beneficence is recorded by a forest of cameras. One cannot fail to be impressed. However, like all great media events, it is a facade.

Failed Socialism: Cubans Know it, Will Obama, Too?
Noelle Nikpour

It's taken 51 years, but the Castro regime has finally figured out what the rest of the world has already learned and what Americans need to be reminded of — that private enterprise creates wealth far better than government ever could.

Hey Women... What’s Going On?
Guillermo Ramón Adames y Suari

We have never seen in the past so much effervescence with you women. Latin America, paradise of the Latin lovers’ macho men is now mostly governed by women.

Where Did Mexico's Blacks Go?
Steve Sailer

The nearly complete absorption of Mexico's identifiably African people offers an intriguing contrast to the persistence of a rather distinct black race in the United States.

Are the Mexican Drug Cartels Taking Over Mexico? Is There Any Doubt?
Hugh Holub

It seems like daily we read news accounts from Mexico that more headless bodies have been found, more Mexican police have been assassinated, more newspaper reporters have been killed, and more local political officials have been kidnapped and murdered.

Assassinations Done Wrong
David Harsanyi

At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I just wonder: If a president - any president - has the authority to order the assassination of a U.S. citizen without oversight, what exactly can't a president do?

Can America Stay Out of Mexico's Drug War?
Grant O'Neill

It's the war no one wants to talk about. It has been raging on the U.S.-Mexican border for three and a half years and until recently neither the media nor Washington has given it the attention its alarming casualty numbers demand.

Pundits and Dilettantes Pontificate on Latin American Coups
Jerry Brewer

A perplexing theme continues to emerge as a myriad of pundits, mainstream media and worldwide bloggers weigh in on the nuts and bolts of insurrection, revolt, protest and a coup d’état. Yet the recent and past events in Ecuador, Honduras and Venezuela are clear distinctions to those that can actually separate fact from fiction.

New Media? Everything New is Old Again
Doug Thompson

Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz shocked his colleagues and even his critics this week when he announced he was leaving the Post after 29 years to join The Daily Beast, a web-only news site run by Tina Brown.

Government Collusion in Human Medical Experiments No Longer Just a Conspiracy Theory
Mike Adams

It used to be that when you talked about Big Government conspiring with Big Pharma to use human beings as guinea pigs in bizarre medical experiments, people would look at you as if you were some kind of loon. "Oh, the American government would never do that," they'd say.

One Nation: Voices From the March
The Real News Network

Thousands of Participants mobilize to demand jobs, an end to war, and community reform.

A "Leading Indicator" - When a Law Is Poorly Written That Even a Clown Rejects It
Middleboro Jones

A recent survey from independent pollster Rasmussen Reports finds that 57 percent of likely voters favor repealing Obamacare. The simple truth is that the public doesn't like Obamacare – and no amount of Democratic messaging is going to change their minds.

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