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Exposing Anti-Islam Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Latest Deception

One of America's most prominent Islam bashers has a long history of making things up. While promoting her new book, Heretic, on a March 23 episode of "The Daily Show," Somali-born author and anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali madeShow More Summary

Jeremy Piven Wants You To Know That He's Not an Asshole

Jeremy Piven wants you to know he's boring. Or, rather, he's nothing like Ari Gold, the brash, utterly tactless, yet somehow likable Hollywood agent he portrayed over eight seasons of HBO's Entourage—racking up three Emmys and a Golden Globe for best supporting actor. Piven grew up a long way from Tinseltown. Show More Summary

6 Desperate Ways the Church of Scientology is Trying to Stop "Going Clear"

Alex Gibney's damning HBO documentary has set off a war with the famously aggressive church. The Church of Scientology has a well-publicized history of going after its critics with everything it has, including its tons and tons of dollars, which reportedly total about $3 billion. Show More Summary

What Happens When a Country Doesn't Puritanically Freak Out About Teenagers Having Sex

In the U.S., sex is considered a mistake teens will make, and an act parents must fear. Many people lose their virginity as teenagers. But it's not exactly a celebrated phenomenon, with most teens hiding their sexual activities from adults. Show More Summary

Police Cleared Out Neighborhood—to Make Way for Park?

One of the most liberal regions in the country is guilty of inhumane treatment of poor, unhoused people. Amber Whitson knew the cops were coming. She just didn’t know when. For years the city of Albany, CA had been trying to force Whitson out of her home. Show More Summary


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WATCH: John Oliver Rails Against Astronomical Municipal Fines that Ruin Poor People's Lives

The 'Last Week Tonight' host offers an enraging look at how cities use exorbitant fines to create budgetary windfalls. Debtors' prisons may seem like relics from the Dickensian era, but the concept still thrives in countless cities.Show More Summary

U.S. Cops Continue to Kill the Mentally Ill in Large Numbers, Especially in NYC, While Effective Approaches Are Ignored

Memphis and other cities have adopted programs that reduce these tragedies. Why hasn't New York followed suit? Times Square is a national landmark that welcomes millions of tourists each year but on Sept. 14, 2013, visitors witnessed a major flaw in how the New York Police Department deals with the mentally ill. Show More Summary

Religious Broadcaster Warns Christians to ‘Prepare for Martyrdom’ If Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

Other anti-LGBT activists have warned the ruling could lead to the mass arrest of Christians in the US. A religious conservative broadcaster warned Christians to “prepare for martyrdom” if the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned marriage equality. Show More Summary

Are Insects the Next Climate-Friendly Superfood?

There’s a great environmental benefit in going to insects as a source of protein. Maybe you’ve see little cans of chocolate-covered ants or grasshoppers in the exotic food section of your grocery and thought to yourself, “Yuck—who eats that?” Insects may not come to mind when you think of superfoods. Show More Summary

Has Bill Nye Just Sold Us Down the River on GMO Labeling?

Corporations and their hired guns love confusing people about the science behind their questionable products. You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Show More Summary

Paranoid Benjamin Netanyahu Prepares For His Last Stand

Netanyahu has described a suicidal Jewish extremist as his personal hero. Will he follow in his path? Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu propelled his Likud Party to victory over the centrist Zionist Union in national elections this week with a vehement rejection of a Palestinian state and warning of “buses full of Arabs” inundating polling places. Show More Summary

Fear Sells, and We're All Buying: How Marketers Channel Dark Forces to Rake in Billions

Inside the depressing basic mechanics of the ad industry. The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the series. Like any good con, advertising relies on sleight of hand. Show More Summary

This Secret CIA Video Showed Ronald Reagan How the Soviets Viewed America

When President Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, he became the first president to receive Central Intelligence Agency briefings in video format. The CIA produced more than 40 short informational videos for Reagan, ranging from evening-newsy...Show More Summary

Republicans’ Private Terror: Why They Despise the Modern American State — and Embrace Fanaticism

The Iran letter said more about the GOP than Tom Cotton and company ever intended. Here's their demented logic. As I write this, more than a week has passed since 47 Republican senators decided the leaders of Iran needed an American civics class. Show More Summary

The Uncounted: Why the Government Can't Keep Track of the Number of People Killed by Police

After a year of high-profile police killings, calls for a national database have gained traction. But how would that work? A year ago, in a bureaucratic shift that went unremarked in the somnolent days before Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, the US government admitted a disturbing failure. Show More Summary

WATCH: Jon Stewart Says Netanyahu Stole GOP Idea—'Hey, Ginning Up Racist Fears Is Our Thing'

"Netanyahu went full settler." Daily Show host Jon Stewart was in a celebratory mood last night. After all, the forces of good prevailed in Israel. Wait, no they didn't. Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected, largely by veering sharply to...Show More Summary

Bark Beetles Are Decimating Our Forests. That Might Actually Be a Good Thing.

There is an eerie feel to this grove of lodgepole pines that I can't quite put my finger on as entomologist Diana Six tromps ahead of me, hatchet in hand, scanning the southwestern Montana woods for her target. But as she digs the blade into a towering trunk, it finally hits me: the smell. Show More Summary

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