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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Will GOP Scare Tactics Work? | 'Star Wars Characters Psychoanalyzed | An Unbelievable Story of Rape

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - December 17, 2015

Can the GOP Scare Their Way Into the White House in 2016?

Adam Johnson, AlterNet

The era of "hope and change" may finally be coming to an end. READ MORE»

Psychiatrists Analyzed 'Star Wars' Characters And Discovered They All Have Mental Conditions

Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Darth Vader has PTSD and C-3PO has OCD. READ MORE»

Rahm Emanuel's Catastrophic Downfall: Why It Should Be a Much Bigger Deal for Hillary Clinton

Jack Mirkinson, Salon

Chicago's mayor has been embroiled in a horrifying police-abuse scandal. This should be front-page news nationwide. READ MORE»

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

By T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong, ProPublica and the Marshall Project

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That's where the story begins. READ MORE»

Why TV News Has Gotten So Awful

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

Donald Trump, mass shootings with an Islamic terrorist flavor, and the rise of the 'spectaculection.' READ MORE»

Pot Is More Accessible Than Ever - And Guess What? Teen Use Is Going Down

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

The Monitoring the Future Study is out, and it suggests fears of an upsurge in teen toking in the wake of legalization are unfounded. READ MORE»

6 Things Well-Off People Take Totally for Granted That Poor People Can't Afford

By Carmen Rios, Everyday Feminism

Do any of these things today? Then you've got class privilege. READ MORE»

7 Things That Can Go Wrong During Sex and How to Avoid Them

By Carrie Weisman, AlterNet

What people like during sex is just as important as what they don't like. READ MORE»

CNN's Debate on 'Terror' Omitted the Kind That Kills the Most Americans

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

Zero references to Charleston and Planned Parenthood attacks expose CNN's rank intellectual corruption. READ MORE»

Why We Don't Want Billionaires Like Mark Zuckerberg Imposing Their Idea of Common Good on Us

By Joann Barkan, The Guardian

The super rich have much power to define what is best for us. We must decide if we are comfortable with that. READ MORE»

Can We Eat Meat and Still Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

By Alain Vidal, Food Tank

Livestock production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions in three major ways. READ MORE»

Watch: Metalworker Debunks One of the Big Theories Held by 9/11 Truthers

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The idea that "jet fuel can't melt steel beams' is bullsh*t," he demonstrates. READ MORE»

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