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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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trump Goes Full Nixon on Law-and-Order Executive Orders, Vows 'Ruthless' War on Drugs and Crime

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

"We have no choice" but to double down on failed crime-fighting strategies, the president claims.

Paul Krugman Dissects the Staggering Ignorance of the Trump White House

By Janet Allon, AlterNet

The phrase "malevolence tempered by incompetence" is an apt description of what goes on there.

Robert Reich: The Real Reason Republicans Want to Repeal Obamacare

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

If Trump's working-class voters knew this, they might think twice.

'Morning Joe' Schools Trump Adviser Stephen Miller on the Law: 'The White House Has Got to Stop Embarrassing Themselves'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The only thing worse than Miller's performance was the fact that Trump praised it.

More Wall Street Bankers Set to Join Donald Trump's Treasury Department

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

President Trump's Treasury secretary nominee wants to staff the department with big bank insiders.

5 Disturbing New Revelations About Trump's Dysfunctional National Security Council

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

It might be funny if these people weren't charged with keeping the country safe.

Trump's New Decrees on Crime and Policing Codify His Racist, Inflammatory Rhetoric

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

While the new executive orders are largely bluster, there is reason to be concerned about the policies that could emerge.

Tech Leader Warns Trump U.S. Could Lose Talent to Canada With His Immigrant Ban

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Kara Swisher: "Canada is a great place. There's actually a lot of tech in Canada, not like the U.S., but at the same time things could shift very quickly."

Time to Change the Democratic Party: How Not to Spend $1 Billion, Lose More Than 1,000 Elections and Have the Least Power in 75 Years

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The heated race for DNC chair exposes Beltway media consultant control and disdain for the grassroots.

John Oliver's 'Trump vs. Truth' Brilliantly Explains Why President Trump's Greatest Opponent Is Reality Itself

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"We have a president capable of standing in the rain and saying it was a sunny day."

Trump’s Supporters Believe a False Narrative of White Victimhood—and the Data Proves It

By Sean McElwee, Salon

Trump voters believe that whites and Christians face discrimination—but they call the left sensitive snowflakes.

Donald Trump Simplistically—and Dangerously—Sees the World as One Big Reality Show

By Neal Gabler, BillMoyers.com

The line between politics and entertainment blurs, and America suffers.

Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Opens New Chapter of Indian-Federal Conflict

By Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect

Trump's signature on an executive order could reignite the clashes between Native Americans and their supporters—and their historic adversaries.

US Spies Withholding Intel from White House Because they Know Russia Is Listening

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

"None of this has happened in Washington before."

What Liberals Don't Get About Free Speech in the Age of Trump

By Katherine Cross, The Establishment

The Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos raises questions about what a right to free speech is — and is not.

Ivanka Trump 'Scolded' Kellyanne Conway for 'Dragging Her Brand Into an Ethics Mess': Report

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The president may have forgiven Conway for shilling products on CNN, but the first daughter apparently feels otherwise.

Hooking Up as a Core Requirement: Casual Sex in College Isn’t Optional Anymore, 'It’s an Imperative'

By Philip Eil, Salon

The author of "American Hookup" talks about drinking, casual sex, sexual assault and campus culture.

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.

Why Trump Wants to Disempower Institutions That Protect the Truth

By Lawrence Douglas, The Guardian

President Trump is attacking the very institutions that are meant to expose lies: universities, the media and the judiciary. Democracy is impossible without them.

Why Do Conservatives Want the Government to Defund the Arts?

By Aaron D. Knochel, The Conversation

Historically, the relationship between the state and culture is as fundamental as the idea of the state itself.

Why It Surprises Us That Women Have Committed Rape in Wartime

By Laura Sjoberg, NYU Press

Tackling 10 misconceptions about women’s place in the sexual violence committed during the ugly histories of war and genocide.

Unraveling the Koch Brothers' Connection to Trump's EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

By Elliott Negin, AlterNet

For the Kochs, a guy like Pruitt heading the EPA is a dream come true.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Great Quotes from the Bible for Pro-Choice Demonstrators

By Valerie Tarico, AlterNet

Fight the right from the source that is supposed to matter.

How Trump's Immigration Policies Could Nearly Double the Price of Milk

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

If Trump's wall goes up, so will food prices.

Democratic Senators Demand to Know Why Betsy DeVos Took Down Website for Disabled Students

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

The web address now redirects users to a site that “lacks much of the information previously available.”

It’s Time to Talk About Parental Leave

By Hannah Briggs, The Frisky

Solving the issue of paid parental leave and affordable childcare could solve a lot of our other problems.

As a Conspiracy Theorist, Trump Has It Out for the CIA

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

In the background looms the assassination of JFK.

Noam Chomsky’s 'Responsibility of Intellectuals' After 50 Years: It’s an Even Heavier Responsibility Now

By Jay Parini, Salon

Written amid rising opposition to the Vietnam War, Chomsky's greatest essay has added resonance in the age of Trump.

Dear So-Called President Trump: Where’s My Protest Paycheck?

By Peter Dreier, AlterNet

I must have forgotten to pick it up.

AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on the Reign of Mad King Donald

By Tom Tomorrow, AlterNet

Best coronation ever, big league!

Seahawks' Bennett Pulls Out of Planned Trip by NFL Players to Israel

By Bob Condotta, Seattle Times

"When I do go to Israel—and I do plan to go—it will be to see not only Israel but also the West Bank and Gaza."

I’m a Refugee From a Banned Country—This Is My American Story

By Ari Honarvar, The Establishment

As the Trump administration attempts to install a Muslim ban, I am compelled to reflect on my past.

Watch: Melissa McCarthy Slays It Again as Sean Spicer on SNL

By Jenny Pierson, AlterNet

Let the QVC spot for Ivanka Trump's products commence.

VIDEO: Rare 'Marijuana Sasquatch' Shows Up for Massachusetts Snowstorm

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

You can't make this up.

Ivanka Goes out of Style: More Women Are Refusing to Buy What She's Selling

By Erin Keane, Salon

Donald Trump's daughter is learning a hard lesson in politicized American consumerism.

Paul Krugman Issues a Warning About What We All Know Is Coming

By Dartagnan, DailyKos

The New York Times columnist sees calamity on the horizon for Trump's America.

Here Is How NBC News Is Catering To Trump’s Presidency

By John Whitehouse, Media Matters

As CNN feuds with Trump, NBC is elevating voices eager to accommodate him.

To Overcome Donald Trump, We First Have to Accept That We Created Him

By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

Resisting his dangerous agenda is critical. So is accepting that he's not a fluke.

Kmart and Sears Drop Trump Home Line of Products from Websites

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

The move comes on the heels of Nordstrom's decision to ditch Ivanka's clothing line.

The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Why Democrats Should Block Gorsuch

By David Atkins, The American Prospect

Republican extremism has left its opposition with only one viable choice.

Trump Wants to Start a War: But Who Exactly Is the Enemy?

By Ira Chernus, TomDispatch

There is terror in the heart of the White House, but no agreement among advisors.

India's Gang of Supremacists Is Killing Mahatma Gandhi All over Again

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

The "father of the nation" is now being targeted by a campaign of animosity and disrespect.

The Only Way to Understand Climate Change in a Post-Truth World

By Dr. David Suzuki, AlterNet

With "alternative facts" gaining traction, the door to misinformation is wide open.

What Donald Trump Could Learn From the Feminist Government in Sweden

By Isabella Lovin, The Guardian

Swedish aid policy aims to ensure that women everywhere maintain control over their own bodies.

People Using Medical Marijuana Drink Less and Gobble Fewer Pain Pills

By Kelsey Drain, Medical Daily

A study examining consumption patterns in California produces some remarkable results.

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