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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • The New Abolitionism

    by Christopher Hayes

    Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

  • Veterans and White Supremacy

    by Kathleen Belew

    The one factor that has fueled every surge in Ku Klux Klan membership in American history, from the 1860s to the present: war.

  • Why We’re in a New Gilded Age

    by Paul Krugman

    The big idea of Capital in the Twenty-First Century is that we haven’t just gone back to 19th-century levels of income inequality, we’re also on a path back to “patrimonial capitalism,” in which the commanding heights of the economy are controlled not by talented individuals but by family dynasties.

  • Too Big to Jail?

    by Tom Engelhardt

    Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.

  • Bush: "Why Didn't I Know This?"

    by Mark Danner

    "What did the third member of the triumvirate, Vice President Cheney—who had known about the conflict for weeks—say at this moment?"

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