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Breaking News

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 Troubling History of Psychiatry

    Challenges to the legitimacy of the profession have forced it to examine itself, including the fundamental question of what constitutes a mental disorder.



  • The American GI in WWII, uncensored

    by Edward Gitre

    The novel idea of surveying GIs reflected the growing prestige of opinion polling and social surveying and democratic virtue. 



  • A Stolen Letter Written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 Resurfaces

    The three-paragraph letter — now valued between $25,000 and $35,000, according to the Virginia auction house — warned Lafayette, the French general who commanded troops in several Revolutionary War battles, of pending danger from the British.



  • Misreading the story of climate change and the Maya

    by Kenneth Seligson

    While Earth has not been this warm in human history, we can learn about coping with climate change by looking to the Classic Maya civilization that thrived between A.D. 250-950 in Eastern Mesoamerica.