John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .

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Why Americans fall for the anti-vaccination song and dance

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Americans on the whole don’t seem to be equipped to handle the basic concepts and methods of science.
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Smart ALEC: Dem activism moves to the states, big-time

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A new progressive state-focused organization has launched to mirror, and counter, the work of the conservative-GOP aligned ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). The organization ...
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Is reality TV worsening America’s class problems

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I’m having a hard time believing that Amos & Andy TV does anything but harm.
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The flu shot doesn’t work, and seat belts are a genocidal plot

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So I’m going on Tamiflu…
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Colbert on the “No Social Security for Nazis Act” (Video)

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“Folks, It’s inspiring to see both parties join hands to declare with one voice, Nazis are bad.”
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Stephen Colbert weighs in on Star Wars lightsaber controversy (video)

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The promo teaser for the new Star Wars movie came out and primo Star Wars Stephen Colbert has weighed in on the controversy over the new lightsaber in the movie. You see, the saber ...
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Jon Stewart on Ferguson & the Rams “hands stand”

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Five St. Louis Rams players held their hands up in a “don’t shoot” gesture of solidarity with Ferguson.
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Oh, Sábado Gigante, why can’t I quit you?

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Someone posted this to me on Facebook. I have no idea what’s going on. Happy garbage night (at least in the frozen Chicago burbs).
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MTV reality show suggests Greek-Americans are in-bred, violent

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What, no pedophilia too?
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John Oliver on Sarah Palin’s “Today Show” appearance (video)

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And who knew Sarah Palin has a pay-subscription Web “show”?
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