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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 ... 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. ... read more

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 ... read more

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A perfect storm hits the east coast property markets

Booms tend to precede busts. And that adage about the bigger the boom still holds true. It's playing out right now on a global stage with commodities. That's well beyond the RBA's remit. The ... read more


A final word on Marshall’s comments

If Chicago columnists and national NFL analyst types thought Jay Cutler behaved poorly in a press conference setting, they should probably take a look at the 1 minute, 40 second group interview ... read more

What made them falsely accuse their dads of sex abuse? How these women's claims were prompted by controversial ‘regression’ therapy

‘Society finds it easy to accept the idea that a victim of abuse has repressed ... Still, I tried to strike a balance between cynicism and support.’ Josephine showed no desire to stop seeing her ... read more

From the Short Stack: David Mamet on the Steadicam

“Like a pilot with two hundred hours of flight time, I was the most dangerous thing around,” he admits. “I had unquestionably ... work through a short dramatic scene, Mamet warns his class to “…tell ... read more

A Lipsticked Pig and the Politics of Perception

"Enough is enough," said Dunn. She later continued: "This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to ... read more

Climate change belief is a question of trust

We do not explain depression on the basis that individuals are taken over by a spirit but assert that there are biological bases in the form of genes, chemicals or brain structure. Nor do we explain ... 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

Eco-activists stage demonstrations across the world to mark Earth Day, the global day of environmental awareness

President Obama also mentioned his own administration's eco-friendly agenda, including new standards in fuel economy and limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power ... Today's pollution ... 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 ... read more



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