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When polar bears attack: How climate change is creating a new breed of unlikely killers

As the ice caps melt, polar bears are losing their natural habitats — and starvation is driving them to violence

Forget the “polar vortex” backlash: How I learned to love an overused media buzzword

Scientists complain about misidentifying this frigid meteorological phenomenon. Here's why I came to accept it

Ill Doctrine: 3 hip-hop lessons every young activist should learn

Video blogger Jay Smooth on the movement's origins in the South Bronx and its enduring legacy

The ominous reason voter turnout was so low this election cycle

Just 36 percent of the electorate showed up to cast their ballots. Millennial apathy only tells half the story

Why Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul offer glimmers of hope — but not for 2016

Warren and Paul may point toward a better political future. But a doomed anti-Hillary crusade won't save democracy

Uphold the Theoretical Weapon of Proletarian Dictatorship-1975

Long live the Paris Commune — Commemorating the centenary of the writing of “Critique of the Gotha Programme” IT is exactly a century this year since the great teacher Marx wrote in 1875 his brilliant work Critique of the Gotha Programme in his tit-for-tat struggle against Lassalle’s opportunism. In the period of some [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 22/11/2014

Maoist arrested with arms and literature In a joint operation conducted today, Bihar Police and CRPF nabbed an alleged Maoist operative from East Champaran district of Bihar. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Operations, Raju Kumar said the operation was based on intelligence inputs and the Maoist – Ram Babu Prasad – was arrested [...]

This is why conservatives win: George Lakoff explains the importance of framing — and what Democrats need to learn

Messaging matters, George Lakoff tells Salon, but the key to politics is combining message with a moral grounding

7 more trendy superfoods that are anything but

Some of the hippest health foods make the murkiest claims about their benefits and ethical sourcing

Paul Ryan’s stunning hypocrisy: The little-noticed way the GOP proved it’s full of it

GOP's still banging the "Grubergate" drum -- but an under-the-radar push from Ryan shows they don't mean a word

Faith in the Military: Too Much Proselytizing or Discrimination Against the Religious?

One advocate warns of "unit segregation, animosity, and fatal doubt among comrades" over religion.

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Kubrick’s indestructible influence: “Interstellar” joins the long tradition of borrowing from “2001?

Every sci-fi movie since Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece has echoed the original in certain unavoidable ways

You Might Not Know Where Chad Is, But the US Military Has Big Plans For It

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know it's in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map of the continent and by some process of elimination you could come close. Show More Summary

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