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Monday, February 20, 2017

Scandal at CPAC After Unearthed Video Shows Milo Yiannopoulous Defending Sex Between Children and Adults

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The now cancelled CPAC speaker says 13-year-olds can consent to sex with men more than twice their age.

Robert Reich: Why Trumponomics Will Fail Spectacularly

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

It's pure fantasy.

A Professor's Lesson: 'American Democracy Is Now Confronting an Abyss'

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Michael Glennon on the dilemmas of Trump and the Deep State.

Paul Krugman Blasts Trump's Economic Arrogance

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

In Trumpworld, Krugman writes, "numbers are what you want them to be, and anything else is fake news."

Trump's Dangerous Delusions About Islam

By Christopher de Bellaigue, The Guardian

The president and his advisers paint Muslims as enemies of modernity. The neglected history of an age of Middle Eastern liberalism proves them wrong.

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Championed Big Tobacco's Alarming Lies

By Alex Kotch, AlterNet

Miller and Mike Pence both had a history of spreading lies about the dangers of smoking.

NRA and Republicans Find Unlikely Ally on Rollback of Gun Control Rule: Science

By Lois Beckett, The Guardian

Donald Trump is set to sign into law a reversal of an Obama policy to bar certain mentally ill people from owning guns. Researchers and civil rights activists agree.

AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on Donald Trump's Golf Club Diplomacy

By Matt Bors, AlterNet

Our president would never let a national emergency get in the way of a good golf selfie.

'Not My President's Day' Actions Across the U.S. Call for Trump's Impeachment on President's Day Weekend

By April M. Short, AlterNet

Americans are using the long weekend to resist the president's increasingly fascist agenda.

Out of Darkness, Light: Will the Trumpian Nightmare Lead to a Real 'Political Revolution' After All?

By Conor Lynch, Salon

Slavoj Žižek argued Trump would be better for the left than Clinton—and if we survive this, he might be right.

America Third: Donald Trump Is Giving the Phrase 'Multipolar World' New Meaning

By Michael Klare, TomDispatch

Trump's foreign policies only embolden our adversaries.

White House Denies Reports of Russian Contacts Amid Search to Replace Flynn

By Edward Helmore, The Guardian

Reince Priebus says Senate report will find no links to Russia as Democratic senator Bob Menendez calls for inquiry on scale of 9/11 commission.

Top 10 Hollywood Presidents You'd Probably Rather Have in the White House Right Now

By Gary M. Kramer, Salon

There has to be one POTUS in this round-up that'll make everybody happy.

Woman Hatred, Fueled by Presidential Campaign, on the Rise

By Southern Poverty Law Center Staff, Southern Poverty Law Center

The Trump administration emboldens misogynists, and encourages violence against women.

John Oliver: Trump's Crazy Week Has Been Like Watching Someone 'Shoot Firecrackers out of Their A**'

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

Fake terror attacks, threatening the media, a few unhinged rants: all in a week's work for the leader of the free world.

‘What Has He Been Smoking?’: Sweden Embassy Asks the US to Explain Trump Comment on Sweden

By Anna Ringstrom, Raw Story

Many Swedes on Twitter mocked Trump’s remark.

VIDEO: Mexican Pot Smugglers Show How Easy It Is To Beat Trump's Border Wall

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

The multi-billion dollar border boondoggle can be defeated with medieval siege technology.

A Very Personal Call for Peace in Syria

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

"This tragedy will scar my heart forever."

Sunday, February 19, 2017

'Not My President's Day' Actions Across the U.S. Call for Trump's Impeachment on President's Day Weekend

By April M. Short, AlterNet

Americans are using the long weekend to resist the president's increasingly fascist agenda.

Cowardly Republicans Are Running Away from Voters and Cancelling Town Meetings This Weekend

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Only 19 GOP members—a tiny number—will face critics in public.

Administration Moves To Block Access To Health Insurance

By Sarah Okeson, DC Report

They can’t repeal Obamacare, so the Trump White House wants to make it much harder for you to get insurance with it.

John McCain on Trump: Suppressing Free Press Is 'How Dictators Get Started'

By Alan Yuhas, The Guardian

Despite ‘hating the press’, Republican senator says media is necessary after president calls media ‘the enemy of the American people.'

The 5 Worst Republicans of the Week Not Named Donald Trump

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Jason Chaffetz isn't even masking his villainy anymore.

What Happens After the Next Big Terrorist Attack? Trump Is Paving the Way Toward a Terrifying Crackdown

By Phil Torres, Salon

Terrorism presents a grave danger—not for the reasons Trump claims, but because it could undermine democracy.

My Friends and I Are Willing to Spend Time in Jail Fighting for Environmental Justice

By Emily Johnston, AlterNet

Ever wished for a fight that was truly meaningful? Well, now we have one.

Has Donald Trump Finished Off Conservative Thought Once and for All?

By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

The movement once had a coherent philosophy. After the neocons, bigots and neo-fascists, there's nothing left.

Report: Michael Flynn's Replacement Turned Down the Job After Watching Trump's 'Unhinged' Press Conference

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Robert Harward had been personally tapped by the president.

Washington Officials Say They've Never Seen Anything Like the Chaos and Ineptitude of Trump's White House

By David Smith, Ben Jacobs, The Guardian

"Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. We're a nation at war."

11 Disturbing Parallels Between Hate Politics in India and the United States

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi appear to be on similar trajectories.

Death Eaters Not Only Walk Among Us—Now They Occupy the White House

By John Sanbonmatsu, The Huffington Post

J.K. Rowling called it back during the Republican primary. We should be terrified.

How Alex Jones' Wild Conspiracies Breed Potentially Deadly Plots

By Southern Poverty Law Center Staff, Southern Poverty Law Center

He's been spreading fake news and hysteria online for a decade, but pizzagate shows his words lead to violence.

Trump's Attack on the Media as an 'Enemy of the People' Has Eerie Historical Echoes

By Steve Herman, Jeff Seldin, Voice of America

The president is adopting a popular tactic of 20th century totalitarians.

Why the Great Writer James Baldwin's Insights About America Are More Relevant Than Ever

By Sophia A. McClennen, Salon

A powerful new film confronts our country's racism past and present.

LSD Microdosing Is Trending in Silicon Valley, But Can It Actually Make You More Creative?

By Barbara Sahakian, Camilla d'Angelo, George Savulich, The Conversation

Research suggests that LSD and other psychedelics induce a flexible state of mind.

Trump's Travel Ban Is Taking an Immeasurable Toll on Muslim Families

By Jody Mashek, OtherWords

I've seen firsthand how a new executive order is impacting moms and kids here in the United States.

When Israel First Occupied the West Bank

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

A new documentary examines the settlement expansion in the wake of the Six-Day War.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cowardly Republicans Are Running Away from Voters and Cancelling Town Meetings This Weekend

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Only 19 GOP members—a tiny number—will face critics in public.

21 Facts That Explain Exactly Who Stephen Miller Is

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The new Trump mouthpiece has been like this for a long time.

Washington Officials Say They've Never Seen Anything Like the Chaos and Ineptitude of Trump's White House

By David Smith, Ben Jacobs, The Guardian

"Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. We're a nation at war."

'Go F*ck Yourself': Watch Larry Wilmore Pulverize Milo Yiannopoulos on 'Real Time'

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The former "Nightly Show' host hasn't forgotten his attacks on Leslie Jones and the transgender community.

New Republican Bill Calls for Israeli-Style Spying on Social Media of All U.S. Visa Applicants

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

The vaguely-worded legislation would mandate that DHS agents interrogate children as young as 11 years old.

Has Donald Trump Finished Off Conservative Thought Once and for All?

By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

The movement once had a coherent philosophy. After the neocons, bigots and neo-fascists, there's nothing left.

Anti-Semites Are Gushing Over Donald Trump's Berating of a Jewish Reporter

By Eric Hananoki, Media Matters

David Duke believes the president's "brain is working bigly."

5 Scary Ways Trump Mirrors Some of the Worst Leaders in History

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

Five faces of dystopia to remember in the era of Trump.

Robert Reich: Donald Trump's 'America First' Economics is Pure Demagoguery

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

We don’t boost the competitiveness of American workers through xenophobic grandstanding.

4 Nasty Ways Federal Prohibition Hurts Pots Smokers—Even Where It's Legal

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Marijuana may be legal where you live, but it remains illegal under federal law.

The AP's Flawed Immigration 'Round-Up' Scoop and the White House Response

By Simon Maloy, Salon

The AP dropped a big story on the Trump administration's immigration plans and all hell broke loose.

Trump Will Hold a Reelection Rally, Four Years Early

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

He is a lazy liar who never works, ever.

Religious Freedom Is a Progressive Value

By Frederick Clarkson, Political Research Associates

We must not fall for the ancient tactic of allowing the kings, nobles and priests of our time to divide and set us against one another.

Nordstrom's Decision to Ditch Ivanka Is Really Getting to These Women Trump Voters

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The president is fuming, and so are his most ardent supporters.

Former Harvard Education Dean: Why College-in-Prison Programs Work

By Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, The New Press

The recidivism rate for graduates of the Bard Prison Initiative is 2 percent—compared to a national rate of return to prison of over 50 percent.

Trump's Inside Team Tightens Travel Ban to Avoid Constitutional Objections; Leaves National Security Council Out in the Cold

By Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian

Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries is being tightened up to get around legal and constitutional objections with minimal input from the National Security Council, the Guardian has learned.

GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt: Trump's Constant Lies and 'Endless Self-Pity' Are Unlike Any Other American President

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

Trump has taken up a "mantle of victimhood" in press conferences.

Report: Michael Flynn's Replacement Turned Down the Job After Watching Trump's 'Unhinged' Press Conference

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Robert Harward had been personally tapped by the president.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump Will Hold a Reelection Rally, Four Years Early

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

He is a lazy liar who never works, ever.

Poll: Donald Trump's Approval Rating Slides to Historic New Low

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Republicans are still behind him, but the rest of the country is growing weary of its new president.

Krugman Floats a Far Scarier Possibility Than a Trump-Putin Axis

By Janet Allon, AlterNet

The hard-liners in Congress do not seem to care whether Trump colluded with Russia or not.

'Morning Joe' Reveals the Secret Panic of GOP Lawmakers After Trump's Unhinged Press Conference

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

“That would have been a really funny hour or so of television if he weren’t president of the United States."

The Trump Administration Is Giving Cops Unprecedented Power

By Nathalie Baptiste, AlterNet

Forget the white working class; his base is the Fraternal Order of Police.

Nordstrom's Decision to Ditch Ivanka Is Really Getting to These Women Trump Voters

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The president is fuming, and so are his most ardent supporters.

Republicans Bar Latino Lawmakers From Meeting With ICE

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

In what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called “highly unusual," Republicans booted some Hispanic Caucus members.

Colbert Demolishes Trump's Biggest Press Conference Lie

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"You inherited a fortune. We elected a mess."

Armed Services Committee Democrat: Gen. Mattis Might Resign Because Trump Is 'So Crazy'

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

Moulton said Trump’s immigration ban also impacts the Arab translators who help soldiers overseas.

Robert Harward Turns Down Trump's Offer to Be National Security Adviser

By Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian

Former Navy Seal was eyed to replace Michael Flynn, who was asked to resign over contacts with Russia and his attempts to cover up nature of those contacts.

Robert Reich: Trump's Most Shameful Act So Far

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

If anything is fake news, it's this administration's voter fraud lies.

How a Successful Hunger Strike Is Leading to a National Movement for Better Education

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Jitu Brown, champion of public schools and racial justice, pushes hard against privatizers and big-city Democrats who neglect impoverished schools.

Trevor Noah Hilariously Nails Trump's Clear Fear of Easily Google-able Facts

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"That reporter just shoved Trump's face in that like it was a pile of bullsh*t!"

ICE Is Quietly Accelerating Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

Three families are slated for deportation Friday, including a 19-year-old and her toddler.

Head of U.S. Special Ops Says That America's Government Is in 'Unbelievable Turmoil'

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Army Gen. Raymond "Tony" Thomas didn't offer specifics but said he wants the government as "stable as possible."

A Dangerous Troll Is Now Reporting From the White House

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

Gateway Pundit's new White House correspondent spent his first day flashing a hate symbol from the briefing room.

The Trump Effect: Spreading Hate at School, at Church, and Across the Country

By Southern Poverty Law Center Staff, Southern Poverty Law Center

The campaign language of the man who would become president sparks hate violence and bullying, before and after the election.

4 Things Reporters Get Terribly Wrong About 'New' Drugs

By Stefanie Jones, Sara Qureshi, AlterNet

From calling people "zombies" to misusing internet slang, some journalists just don't get it.

'Why Should Americans Trust You?': Presser Goes off the Rails When NBC Reporter Confronts Trump

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

His answer, accurately, was "I don't know."

WATCH: Jewish Activists Disrupt Confirmation Hearing of Trump's Far-Right Israel Ambassador, David Friedman

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

Protesters were arrested after blowing a shofar and condemning Trump's nominee.

Why Can Only Humans Be Murdered? What About Non-Human Animals?

By Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today

It's time to change the language we use to discuss the killing of other species.

Why Arab Autocrats Haven't Confronted Trump

By Robert Fisk, CounterPunch

They're both huge fans of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

Hundreds Join Sanctuary Restaurants Movement to Create Safe and Inclusive Spaces

By Alanna Wittet, Food Tank

The nationwide Sanctuary Restaurants Movement provides safe spaces free from hate and discrimination.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

5 Unreal Moments from President Trump's Most Bizarre Press Conference Yet

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

It was, in a word, a mess.

Robert Reich: Trump's Most Shameful Act So Far

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

If anything is fake news, it's this administration's voter fraud lies.

What Is the 'Deep State'—And Why Is It After Trump?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Trump escalates his battle with the U.S security apparatus.

ICE Is Quietly Accelerating Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

Three families are slated for deportation Friday, including a 19-year-old and her toddler.

'Morning Joe' Shreds Trump's 'Fake News' Answer for Flynn Fallout: 'You Keep Lying, We'll Keep Reporting About It'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"He’s taking (lying) to a whole new level, where I’m not sure the presidency can sustain it.”

15 Tips for Defeating the Trumps in Your Own Life

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

It's a tricky game to argue with a know-it-all, commander-in-chief and otherwise.

A United States of Hate Has Exploded Under Trump

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Trump administration has ripped the lid off a Pandora’s Box of racial, right-wing hate, as the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals.

Trump Weaves a Revealing Blend of Zionism and Fascism in Making a New Mideast Policy

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Why did the president decline to endorse the two-state solution or criticize anti-Semitic hate crimes?

There Is a Growing Movement Across the Legal Community to Plan a Nationwide Walkout Against Trump

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

Legal professionals are throwing their weight behind Friday's call for a mass strike.

Samantha Bee Explains Why Trump's 'Loyal Husky' Paul Ryan Will Never Impeach Him

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Don't look to Ryan to allow impeachment proceedings, no matter how bad it gets.

Deutsche Bank Examined Donald Trump's Account for Russia Links

By Luke Harding, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Nick Hopkins, David Smith, The Guardian

The bank looked for evidence of whether loans to the president were underpinned by guarantees from Moscow, the Guardian learns.

Trump Was Asked About the Rise in Anti-Semitic Attacks Since His Election—His Answer Was Horrifying

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Sometimes it's what the president chooses not to say.

Trump Wants to Bring Back Torture—For Thousands of Americans, It Never Went Away

By Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, Solitary Watch

Nearly 100,000 Americans are held in solitary confinement.

As White House Spirals Into Crisis, What Will Congress Do? GOP Leaders Face Unhappy Choice

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

As Trump's White House implodes, congressional Republicans must confront a dilemma: their country or their agenda.

Trump's Border Wall Will Have Severe Ecological Consequences

By Shonil Bhagwat, The Conversation

Trump's wall will cause species extinctions and have far-reaching ecological—and evolutionary—consequences.

Can Journalists Debunk Trump's Lies Without Amplifying Them? It's Challenging but Not Impossible

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Journalists must report on the administration's many falsehoods—and find a way to do so that won’t backfire.

Why Trendy Nanosilver Products Are Hazardous to Your Health and the Environment

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

Over 400 products on the market use nanosilver technology, and most aren't reviewed by the EPA.

Don't Feed the Trolls: How Outrage Fuels Sickening Careers

By Jenny Pierson, AlterNet

The guy who wrote the book on trolling has some tough-to-swallow suggestions on combating the worst of it.

Students Protest University Talk by Far-Right Israeli Ambassador Known For Inciting Against African Refugees

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

"Danny Danon is Donald Trump on steroids," activists said of Israel's far-right UN ambassador, who was invited to speak at Columbia University.

Colbert Issues Pitch-Perfect Response to Trump/Russia Revelations: 'Are You F*cking Kidding Me?'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"This is Russia, America's greatest foe since World War II!"

How Climate Deniers Use Conspiracy Theories, False Narratives and Distractions to Avoid the Truth

By John Cook, The Conversation

By better understanding the various techniques used by climate deniers, it's easier to counter misinformation more effectively.

Good Music Kind of Gets You High

By Sophie Bushwick, Popular Science

Your favorite tunes activate the same brain systems that opioid drugs do.

'He Will Die in Jail': Intelligence Community Ready to 'Go Nuclear' on Trump, Senior Source Says

By David Edwards, Raw Story

A former NSA analyst on Trump's ill-conceived antagonism against the intelligence community.

We Will Not Pay: The Americans Withholding Their Taxes to Fight Trump

By Joanna Walters, The Guardian

The new president has driven some to make a statement with their bank accounts—despite fears such a protest could send demonstrators to jail.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

'Morning Joe' Warns Trump Administration Could Be on the Brink of 'Total Meltdown'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"This only gets worse for the country, for you and for your party."

Why Stephen Miller Comes Off as a D*ck

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Trump's messenger is like all the most unlikable know-it-alls you've ever met all rolled up into one.

We Must Know the Truth About Trump's Relationship with Russia—Now

By Bill Moyers, Michael Winship, BillMoyers.com

This is the worst scandal involving the White House and a foreign power since Iran-Contra. Demand the facts.

Elijah Cummings Has Had It with Jason Chaffetz's Naked Partisanship

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The Maryland congressman is furious but not surprised his colleague refuses to investigate Michael Flynn.

A Neuroscientist Explains Why Donald Trump Needs LSD

By Bobby Azarian, Raw Story

The president's biggest enemy is his ego. But what if he could temporarily dismantle it?

Elizabeth Warren Slams Trump's Efforts to Dismantle Dodd-Frank—and Debunks His Fantasy Economics

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The Massachusetts senator shreds the president's plans to take care of his "friends with nice businesses."

The White House's Official Explanation of the Michael Flynn Scandal Makes No Sense

By Simon Maloy, Salon

Available evidence suggests Trump misled reporters for weeks about his NSC adviser.

Will Oprah Video of Battered Ex-Wife Sink Trump's Labor Secretary Nominee?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Senators view tape of Andrew Puzder's ex-wife who talked about abuse on camera and in court filings.

Robert Reich Lays Waste to Trump's Rudderless White House: 'The Sloppiest Management I've Ever Seen'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The former secretary of labor sounds off on CNN.

I Know How You Feel: Beat Up, Battened Down, Fetal, Furious—But There’s Nothing Wrong With You; It’s Him

By Marty Kaplan, AlterNet

Of course you’re depressed. You know that the news is toxic to your spirit, and you admit you’re addicted to it.

Stephen Colbert Bids a Fond Farewell to 'Dummy' Michael Flynn

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"He just wanted to spend more time with his Russian contacts."

Benjamin Netanyahu Is in Bed with the Trump Administration—Almost Literally

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has a long history of staunchly supporting Israel's right-wing elements.

The 10 Most Galling Republican Responses to the Michael Flynn Scandal (So Far)

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Rand Paul needs to be heard to be believed.

Trump Has Surrounded Himself With a Phalanx of White Nationalists

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

There is a gallery of Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, Michael “Decius” Anton. Who is next?

Kellyanne Conway Tweets 'Love You Back' to White Nationalist—and Then Quickly Deletes It

By Erin Corbett, Raw Story

The object of her Twitter affection claims to "Hate Anti-American Liberals, Marxists, & Commies.”

Anti-Muslim Conspiracists Escalate Campaign to Crush Muslim Civil Society Organizations

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

Trump is reportedly advancing an extreme measure targeting major Muslim groups.

Shadier Side to Trudeau's Sunny Ways

By Jordy Cummings, Le Monde diplomatique

Justin Trudeau looks and sounds progressive, especially now that the world is turning to extreme or restrictive forms of nationalism. But he’s not what he seems.

How Runaway Inequality Helped to Elect Trump and How It Can Defeat Him

By Les Leopold, AlterNet

Hard facts: The top 10 percent saw incomes rise by 115 percent, and the top 1 percent saw an incredible rise of 198 percent. The bottom half of all American earners saw their incomes declined by 1 percent.

Depression Is an Unlikely Advantage in the Fight Against Fascism

By Kitty Hannah Eden, The Establishment

Life under the yoke of depression is frighteningly similar to life in Trump’s America, and knowing one can teach you how to approach the other.

Oliver Stone Delivers American Critique for the Ages During Berlin Award Ceremony

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The director is appalled by President Trump and no longer recognizes the Democratic Party.

Here Are the Greenest Cities in America: Where Does Your City Rank and How Can You Can Help Make It Greener?

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

Help reduce the impacts of climate change—even if President Trump doesn't care to.

Is President Trump Headed for a War With China?

By Rajan Menon, TomDispatch

Forget Mexico—the real crisis is brewing in the South China Sea.

Justice Department Warned White House That Gen. Flynn May Have Been Compromised by Russia: Report

By Taylor Link, Salon

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates told the White House that Flynn lied about not discussing sanctions.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The 10 Most Galling Republican Responses to the Michael Flynn Scandal (So Far)

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Rand Paul needs to be heard to be believed.

Benjamin Netanyahu Is in Bed with the Trump Administration—Almost Literally

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has a long history of staunchly supporting Israel's right-wing elements.

Anti-Muslim Conspiracists Escalate Campaign to Crush Muslim Civil Society Organizations

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

Trump is reportedly advancing an extreme measure targeting major Muslim groups.

Trump Flailing: The Story Behind the Story of Mike Flynn's Fall

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

National security investigations continue as Bannon consolidates power in an embattled White House.

Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Says Expert

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like us before, says a Yale professor.

'Morning Joe' Slams Trump Over Flynn Resignation: The Intel Community Has Struck Back

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

MSNBC also gave a shout-out to Sally Yates, the heroic former attorney general Trump fired, for warning about Flynn.

Oliver Stone Delivers American Critique for the Ages During Berlin Award Ceremony

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The director is appalled by President Trump and no longer recognizes the Democratic Party.

Robert Reich: The White House Mess Exposes Donald Trump's Long Con

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

Trump is the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory, whose White House is nearly dysfunctional.

Beneath the Deepening Chaos of the Trump Administration, the Trump Business Is Doing Just Fine

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Sure, the new administration is engulfed in scandals and infighting. But the Trump business is poised to cash in.

Elizabeth Warren Forcefully Challenges Labor Secretary Nominee on Overtime, Paid Sick Leave and Sexual Harassment Rules

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

All the progress of the past eight years may quickly go down the tubes with Puzder.

Trump Security Adviser Flynn Quits After Leaks Suggest He Tried to Cover Up Russia Talks

By Julian Borger, The Guardian

The departure of Trump’s national security adviser is the most dramatic development yet to hit the president’s chaotic administration.

Colbert Hilariously Roasts White House Adviser Stephen Miller's Lies

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Colbert invited Miller to come lie on his show anytime.

Trump's Nominee for Ambassador to Israel Is More Right-Wing Than Netanyahu

By Rob Bryan, AlterNet

With deep investments in the illegal settlement enterprise, David Friedman has a long record of bigotry and fanaticism.

President Trump Pushed Japan for Closer Ties to Russia During Their Summit

By Charlie May, Salon

The president wants Russia and Japan to work together to resolve a dispute over islands near Japan.

Jimmy Kimmel Trolls Trump Administration With a Biting Set of Valentine's Day Cards

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"My love for you is as real as the Bowling Green Massacre," reads Kimmel's Kellyanne Conway card.

So Far, the Resistance Hasn't Affected Trump Supporters—Can That Change?

By Bob Cesca, Salon

Despite Trump's dreadful beginning as president, his supporters still love him. Can their minds be changed?

Trump's Mass Deportation Machine Would Likely Face Same Fate as Muslim Travel Ban in Federal Court

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Ongoing class action lawsuits have found ICE's arrest and detention practices are already unconstitutional.

First Reported Massacre of Afghan Civilians Under Trump Takes at Least 18 Lives

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

The U.S. military has repeatedly dodged responsibility for war crimes committed during its protracted occupation.

On Valentine's Day, What Plato Can Teach You About Finding a Soulmate

By Firmin DeBrabander, The Conversation

True love is not discovered all of a sudden, at first sight; it’s the product of immense work.

Hitting Trump Where It Hurts: The Satire Troops Take Up Comedy Arms Against the Hyper-Sensitive President

By Sophia A. McClennen, Salon

"Laughtivism" is playing a key role in the resistance to Trumpism. Here’s why the satire rebellion matters.

Alex Jones Goes After Jennifer Lopez in Sickest Way Possible After Her Impassioned Grammys Speech

By Erin Corbett, Raw Story

His response just proves her point: "At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever.”

The Ways We Must Understand How Health Is Connected to Food, Exercise, Stress and the Rest

By Ronnie Cummins, AlterNet

It is all interrelated—and poverty, and exposure to environmental toxins, are big factors.

San Diego District Disinvites Betsy DeVos—and Hammers Her 'Ideologically Driven View of Our Schools'

By Erin Corbett, Raw Story

DeVos was also blocked by protesters at a visit to a Washington, D.C., school.

America's Deadliest School Shooting for Nearly a Half-Century Is Reexamined in Oscar Shortlist Documentary

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Tower" chronicles Charles Whitman's 1966 shooting rampage at the University of Texas.

America's 10 Most 'Sex-Happy' Cities Urged to Save Wildlife on Valentine's Day

By , Center for Biological Diversity

"It's important to bring population growth back into the environmental conversation."

These Are the Sweetest Stoner Gifts to Give This Valentine's Day

By Janice Williams, International Business Times

Seeking a token of affection for your favorite pot puffer? Here you go.

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