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“Almost all people are hypnotics.
The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced and the people believed properly.”
— Charles Hoy Fort

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An AlterNet Headlines collection of articles

From this morning's mail, here's the latest from Alternet, a reasonably good news source...


College Loan Slavery: Student Debt Is Getting Way Out of Hand

College Loan Slavery: Student Debt Is Getting Way Out of Hand
By Nan Mooney, AlterNet
The quest for a college degree is dumping millions of young people deep into a pit of debt from which many will never recover. Read more »

Keep Larry Summers as Far as Possible from the U.S. Treasury

Keep Larry Summers as Far as Possible from the U.S. Treasury
By Mark Ames, TheNation.com
In light of all of the corruption and cronyism that have marked the career of Lawrence Summers, why is Obama considering him for treasury secretary? Read more »

Why Al Franken Will be Minnesota's Next Senator

Why Al Franken Will be Minnesota's Next Senator
By Scott Rafferty, AlterNet
For many reasons, all listed here, when the final votes are tallied and likely litigation ends in Minnesota, Al Franken will be a U.S. Senator. Read more »

Forget Red vs. Blue -- It's the Educated vs. People Easily Fooled by Propaganda

Forget Red vs. Blue -- It's the Educated vs. People Easily Fooled by Propaganda
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig
Millions of Americans live in a non-reality-based belief system informed by childish clichés - they can barely differentiate between lies and truth. Read more »

Can Obama Change Government Policy and Convince Us to Change Ourselves?

Can Obama Change Government Policy and Convince Us to Change Ourselves?
By Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post
Obama has not only been calm in the face of adversity, but also centered in the face of triumph. Read more »

Bush's Parting Shots at the Environment Are Major

Bush's Parting Shots at the Environment Are Major
By Amanda Paulson, Christian Science Monitor
Last ditch efforts by Bush to undermine environmental policy will effect water, climate change, endangered species and public lands. Read more »

The Case for U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Case for U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
By Sameer Dossani, Foreign Policy in Focus
The U.S. occupation is doing more harm than good. Read more »

Why Do Women Often Feel Colder Than Men?

Why Do Women Often Feel Colder Than Men?
By Kate Wighton, The Independent UK
New research is suggesting that we all feel the cold differently. Read more »



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Traitor Joe: A Few Things Democratic Senators Should Keep in Mind About Lieberman

Traitor Joe: A Few Things Democratic Senators Should Keep in Mind About Lieberman
By Jane Hamsher, Firedoglake
As the members of the Senate contemplate whether or not to retain Lieberman, they should remember these things. Read more »

Everyone Needs to STOP Talking About Obama '08 in Terms of Clinton '92

Everyone Needs to STOP Talking About Obama '08 in Terms of Clinton '92
By Digby, Hullabaloo
Clinton did not, as everyone seems to be saying, try and push a liberal agenda when he first came to office in 1992. Read more »

OMG! A New Attack Ad?!?

OMG! A New Attack Ad?!?
By Bruce Kluger, David Slavin, AlterNet
A lil' fun from the boys that brought you Young Dick Cheney: Great American. Read more »

The GOP Asked People Online How to Rebuild ... The Results are Hilarious

The GOP Asked People Online How to Rebuild ... The Results are Hilarious
By Steven Reynolds, The All Spin Zone
"Truck Nutz For All" came in at number four with 1,393 votes. Read more »

Obama Transition Team Rejects Lobbyists: Why It Matters

Obama Transition Team Rejects Lobbyists: Why It Matters
By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
Obama issues rules to limit the ability of lobbyists who give his Transition Team advice to make money off it. Read more »


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