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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - December 14, 2015

America's Great Divide: How the U.S. Transformed Into a 'Dual Economy' and What Can Be Done to Reverse It

Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

Common to developing nations, a dual economy is taking root in the U.S. MIT economist Peter Themin explains how this happened and what can be done to stop it. READ MORE»

Trump's Sick Predecessors: 6 Racist Bullies Who Stirred Up Americans' Basest Instincts

David Rosen, AlterNet

The Donald did not invent this particular brand of xenophobia and demagoguery. READ MORE»

Hillary Clinton Is Whitewashing the Financial Catastrophe

William Greider, The Nation

She has a plan that she claims will reform Wall Street—but she's deflecting responsibility from old friends and donors in the industry. READ MORE»

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and a Right-Wing Insurgency the GOP Can No Longer Control

By Heather Cox Richardson, Salon

The last time a U.S. political party put forth a radical like this was 1860. There are really frightening parallels. READ MORE»

Religious Kids Are More Selfish and Sadistic, According to Science

By Michael Schulson, Religion Dispatches

An eye-opening new study finds children of faith are less likely to share, more likely to mete out punishment. READ MORE»

Love in the Time of Mania: Six Ways Americans Are Defying Islamophobia

By Nur Lalji, YES! Magazine

If you watch the news, you'd think anti-Muslim hysteria is everywhere. Thankfully, that's not true. READ MORE»

Major Summit Could Put World's Poorest Inhabitants on Corporate Chopping Block

By Deborah James, AlterNet

The ministerial meetings for the WTO must deliver on food security and development for the world's poor. READ MORE»

Could Staple Party Drug Ketamine Help with Your Depression?

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

While ketamine can send recreational users "down the K-hole," the club drug is showing promise as a fast-acting antidepressant. READ MORE»

What ISIS Really Has In Mind

By Eric Margolis, The Smirking Chimp

The objective of ISIS and other anti-western groups is to drive the western Great Powers out of their hold over the Mideast and Muslim world. READ MORE»

Tennessee Woman Nearly Dies Trying Coat Hanger Abortion and Then Gets Jailed for Attempted Murder

By David Edwards, Raw Story

A detective determined that 31-year-old Anna Yocca attempted to "self-abort" her pregnancy in September. READ MORE»

Missouri Police Chief Resigns After Caging Family's Lost Puppy at a Gun Range and Shooting It

By John Vibes, The Free Thought Project

After the fact, Spencer claimed that the dog was charging at people in the neighborhood. READ MORE»

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