Does AA Really Work?

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*+-Kevin Gray: Scores of studies have tried to analyze the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous. But statistics about the group’s success rates are contradictory and often surprising.

Mittens, You’re No Tom Paine

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*+-Dave Blake: What really bugs me is Romney going out of his way to quote Tom Paine, the most radical of the American revolutionary pamphleteers. Isn’t distorting Jesus enough for him? Is he going after Marx next?

NAFTA of the Pacific?

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*+-Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement – Out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that would encourage off-shoring of US jobs and drive down wages

Is AA Too White?

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*+-Jeff Deeney: Dismissing AA as a white-person’s movement, many black addicts take a pass on the 12-steps and seek salvation from their church. That’s not always a prescription for success.