A new emergency pamphlet in Israel instructs residents to prepare for the worst if Tel Aviv conducts a military strike on Iran. But the face on the brochure isn’t the country’s President or Prime Minister – it’s a Muppet.
The Kindle Wants To Be Free
Next week or next year, Amazon will start giving away its e-reader. Here’s why.
Destroying Precious Land for Gas
N the northern tip of Delaware County, N.Y., where the Catskill Mountains curl up into little kitten hills, and Ouleout Creek slithers north into the Susquehanna River, there is a farm my parents bought before I was born. My earliest memories there are of skipping stones with my father and drinking unpasteurized milk. There are bald eagles and majestic pines, honeybees and raspberries.
NYPD stop-and-frisk race case set for 2013 trial date
Controversial policy has sparked charges of racial bias.
Twitter just filed its brief appealing a June decision by a New York criminal court judge requiring the company to give the Manhattan District Attorney detailed information on the communications of Twitter user Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street protester charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a march on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Mitt Romney’s campaign has released a new statement on fuel economy standards: “Gov. Romney opposes the extreme standards that President Obama has imposed, which will limit the choices available to American families,” said campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul. “The president tells voters that his regulations will save them thousands of dollars at the pump, but always forgets to mention that the savings will be wiped out by having to pay thousands of dollars more upfront for unproven technology that they may not even want.”
Family's lawyer: 'Court has given its stamp of approval to flawed and illegal practices that failed to protect civilian life.'
UN: Gaza Won't Be 'Liveable' by 2020 Without 'Herculean' Efforts
Gaza may not be 'liveable' by 2020, and its aquifer may be unusable by as soon as 2016, according to a report from the United Nations published Monday.
New language removes ambiguity from group's previous statements on global warming and extreme weather
Courts are supposed to check the abuse of executive power, not cravenly serve it. But in the US and Israel, that is now the case
The NYPD'S Intelligence Division: It's Gone Rogue
Its mission was to eavesdrop on conversations in the 262 police-identified ethnic "hot spots" [including 56 in New Jersey] and to catalogue these locations as places where suspected terrorists might meet.
We, The Press, Are the Real Refugees
All of the news on CNN this morning was about Hurricane Isaac. On NBC, too. And Fox News, for the most part. Yes, the storm has already screwed the Republican convention in so very many ways. But here today, in (sunny!) Tampa, as journalists stream into our media holding pen like so many wayward Katrina refugees, comes the final indignity: this pseudoevent threatens to be completely upstaged by a real event.
Understanding the Psychology of the American Idea of Choice
10 Things the GOP Platform Hates About You
GOP Leaders Touting Fundamentalist Views in Bid to Drum Up Massive Religious Voter Turnout
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker both spoke on Sunday at a celebration of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which has launched a massive push to get conservative religious voters to the polls in November. We discuss the religious right and its impact on elections with Adele Stan, longtime political reporter and Washington bureau chief for AlterNet.
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