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John Oliver explains how to spot 'astroturfing,' admits it isn't easy, warns that cynicism is 'toxic'
On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver tackled the phenomenon of "astroturfing," and he kicked it off with a pretty vulgar joke. Then he got down to business: "Astroturfing is the practice of corp... read more
A.M. Links: Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Immigration Order, Egypt Seeks Coalition to Battle ISIS, Ukraine Truce Falters
Millions of Americans are now facing Obamacare tax penalties. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is calling on U.N. member states to form a military coalition in order to defeat ISIS in Libya. T... read more
"Left Puritans" and Why I Continue to Defend President Obama
Which angered the teachers. Alot. Heh, back in the day of "See Spot Run" they just did not know what to do with someone like me. I recall reading everything I could find & even sneaking books from my ... read more
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Noam Chomsky: The End of History?
One of the most feared consequences of anthropogenic global warming is the thawing of permafrost regions. A study in Science magazine warns that “even slightly warmer temperatures [less than anticipat... read more
Bishop must resign over incompetence, not bias
It's easy to get caught up in the chase when a political villain ... Paula Matthewson is a freelance communications adviser and corporate writer. She was media advisor to John Howard in the early 1990... read more
RNC Uses Ayers in New Ads
the first such ads from either the national party committee or the campaign of John McCain so far in this election cycle. Here's the ad: "Senator Obama is crying foul and declaring his association wit... read more
Dear This Week: your views on our show
Here is a selection of the comments from This Week viewers on our show. Please keep yours brief - a few short sentences are ideal - and include your town and real name to have a chance of having your ... read more
Introduction to HIV and HIV denial
While I was out last week, I completely missed this Science article all about HIV denial and the AidsTruth.org website, and features frequent commenter Richard Jeffreys: For 20 years, a small but voca... read more