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Monday, July 10, 2017

CNN's Man of the 'Resistance' Is the Person Most Responsible for Trump Being President

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

Blame Trump on Jeff Zucker, and throw in Morning Joe and Mika while you're at it.

Donald Trump Jr. Hires Crime Mob Lawyer for Russia Investigation

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

The president's son hired New York lawyer Alan Futerfas, who has experience defending cases involving organized crime groups.

Keith Olbermann Digs up Old Trump Tweet That May Confirm He Knew Don Jr. Met with Russian Lawyer

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

Coincidence? It's possible. But the timeline checks out.

WATCH: The Video That Confirms Mike Pence Is in Deep, Deep Trouble

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Back in January, the vice president-elect denied Trump campaign members had any contact with Russian officials.

Trump Is Trying to Destroy Society as We Know It in America

By Vijay Prashad, Frontline (India)

This is the end of our nation's social contract.

Dan Rather Hammers Trump and His Enablers in Facebook Screed That's Not to Be Missed

By Leslie Salzillo, DailyKos

"When will they see what the rest of the world is seeing?"

Is Trump Simply the Worst Human Being We Can Imagine? 14 Experts Weigh In

By Don Hazen, AlterNet Editorial Staff, AlterNet

Not only did Trump quickly become the worst president ever, he may just be the most hated person alive.

There Are Too Many Strange Coincidences Surrounding Donald Jr.'s Russia Meeting to Ignore

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The evidence is overwhelming that it changed the course of Trump's campaign.

Paul Krugman: Republicans Have No Ideas at All

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Why can't the GOP come up with a viable alternative to Obamacare? The answer is obvious.

Evidence of the Trump Administration's Collusion with Russia is Piling Up Fast

By Bob Cesca, Salon

Congress must remove the president from office. Our sovereignty could be at stake.

Even Bush's Ethics Lawyer Is Ready to Use the T-Word About the Trump Administration

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Richard Painter sounds off on Donald Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.

WATCH: Kellyanne Conway Squirms as She's Shown Her Own Past Denials of Campaign Meetings with Russia

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The Trump administration is having big trouble keeping its story straight.

Lefties Criticizing Liberals for Helping Get Us Into This Mess

By Conor Lynch, Salon

Too many American liberals have betrayed FDR's legacy — and the attacks from both left and right have some merit.

Republicans in Several States Are Lowering the Minimum Wage—Yes, You Read that Right

By Matthew Sheffield, Salon

With the political world focused on the health care battle, Republicans in at least four states seek to cut wages.

Making the Case that Drug Addiction Is a Learning Disorder

By Rachel M. Cohen, The American Prospect

And treating it punitively, Maia Szalavitz argues, is rooted in racism—not in science.

GOP Cuts Would Devastate Social Programs That Already Struggle to Meet the Needs of Poor Americans, Nonprofit Service Providers Warn

By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson, AlterNet

Nonprofit providers can supplement the social safety net, but they can't replace it.

How High-Cholesterol Foods Can Ruin Your Sex Life

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

Maybe hold off on that bacon cheeseburger deluxe.

Why Democrats Should Follow the NEA, NAACP and Black Lives Matter and Unite On A Charter School Moratorium

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network

Another rallying point labor and civil rights agree on.

Three New Marijuana Myth-Busting Studies That the Mainstream Media Isn't Picking up On

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

While ‘reefer madness’ makes headlines, scientific refutations of these claims often go unreported.

You Get Stressed If You Don't Rest: The Science Behind Relaxation and Anxiety

By Sarah Jones, AlterNet

There are a number of ways that you can relax, and relaxation is a must to combat stress.

Millennials Are the Biggest Public Library Visitors

By April M. Short, AlterNet

A new study shows millennials visit libraries more than other generations.

Penn And Stein: Two Rich Democratic Hacks Peddling Lousy Advice

By Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future

The landscape has changed. Smart politicians like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Keith Ellison are the future.

Police Fatally Shot Three People of Color in the Same County in the Month of June Alone

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Kent PD claims 20-year-old Giovonn Joseph-McDade as its latest victim.

This Beef Farmer Had a Change of Heart and Sent His Cows to a Sanctuary

By Sarah Von Alt, Mercy for Animals

More than 60 cows will now get to live out their natural lives in peace.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Odds Are Not in Favor of Working Mothers

By Anna Sanford, AlterNet

New moms don't get much support from our laws.

11 Ways Amazon Is Crushing the Competition, in Order to Rule Over the Ways We Consume Virtually Everything

By Ralph Nader, AlterNet

Is Jeff Bezos laughing his way to world dominance?

5 Wingnuts and Reactionaries Bill Maher Has Made Peace with in the Last Year Alone

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Ted Nugent is just the latest extremist the "Real Time" host has courted in recent months.

Why Isn’t Voter Suppression Considered Political Corruption?

By Marcus H. Johnson , AlterNet

Voter suppression is a concentrated effort to take away political power.

My Aging Parents Smuggle Medical Marijuana

By Molly Kramer, Salon

Doctors called my dad the "Miracle Man" when cancer didn't kill him. But then he needed something to help him live.

Why Putin Loves Trump: He’s Making America Weak Again

By Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

As the G20 summit shows, the US under its erratic president is losing its soft power – and its friends.

Trump Much Prefers to Blame Dems and Obama for Hacks than to Hold Putin Responsible

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Putin's denial is good enough for Trump

The Dangers of the Increasingly Dominant Alt-Right Presence on Social Media

By Sophia A. McClennen, Salon

From Twitter and YouTube to Reddit and Facebook, the right-wing is there.

'I Was Offered a .22 Bullet': Mom Who Shared Son's Surgery Bill Online Got Deluge of Death Threats

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

According to Right-wing commenters "All Lives Matters," except when it comes to healthcare.

America Votes the Way It Eats

By Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon

You can learn a lot about how the voting public thinks based on what's available to eat in chain restaurants.

Beliefs: 12 Myths You'll Be Relieved to Debunk

By Jeremy E. Sherman, Psychology Today

How to pick better beliefs and feel better about the beliefs you’ve picked.

Ending Human Trafficking Is Corrupt Business, Too, Filmmakers Accidentally Discover

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"A unique take on sex trafficking in Thailand" was their assignment.

Trump's Loyalty Fixation Recalls One of the US's Most Disastrous Presidencies

By Erik Mathisen, The Conversation

Andrew Johnson's mistakes are replicated in Trump's presidency.

The Legal Age for Marijuana Should Be 18, Not 21

By Rebecca Haines-Saah, The Conversation

In the U.S., the practice has been to use the higher age limit, but Canada is set to go lower. Here's why.

How the Homeless Create Homes

By Susan Fraiman, The Conversation

To those who are safely housed, a homeless person is apt to inspire feelings ranging from fear and disgust to pity.

7 Aphrodisiac Foods That Boost Your Libido

By Alina Petre, MS, RD, Authority Nutrition

Many foods have been touted for their ability to boost sex drive, but only a few are supported by scientific research.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Massive Global Crisis: 201 Million Can't Find Work and Governments Aren't Fixing It

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

It's fueling a global immigration and economic crisis.

The Mass Killing of Civilians, Now in Syria and Iraq, Is Part of a Long, Depressing Pattern of American War-Making

By Frank Joyce, AlterNet

There was a time during the Vietnam War when this cruel approach mattered to Americans.

Is Jerry Brown the 'President' of Anti-Trump America? He Shows Up in Germany for the G20

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Trump "doesn't speak for the rest of America," says the California governor.

The Kings of 'Rotten Eggs' Are Going to Jail

By Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet

Jack and Peter DeCoster, the former heads of Quality Egg Co., were finally punished for their role in a Salmonella outbreak.

Colorado's "Walmart of Weed" Comes to Telluride; Competitors Concerned

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

As competition heats up, Colorado marijuana retailers face not a drug war, but a price war.

Trump's Meeting with Putin Shows Two Men Cut from the Same Cloth

By Richard Wolffe, The Guardian

Both men like to crush dissent and have little time for diplomatic norms – but while the Russian president plays chess with the world, his counterpart just plays.

Rachel Maddow Warns: People Are Trying to Fool the Media With Forged Documents

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The MSNBC host says that she was sent a false NSA document so that she could discredit herself by reporting it.

Trump’s Alt-Right Poland Speech: Time to Call His White Nationalist Rhetoric What It Is

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

After two years of flirting with overt white nationalism, Trump jumps the alt-right shark in his Warsaw speech.

Democrats: Don't Blame Party Woes on 'Identity Politics'

By Atima Omara, The Op-Ed Project

You can't negotiate with the demons of racism, sexism, and xenophobia, or we all lose.

Will Las Vegas Be the New Pot Tourism Capital of the U.S.?

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Legal pot sales begin in Nevada: eight things you need to know.

No Fooling: Trump Is Actually Not Popular in Poland!

By Brian Porter-Szücs, The Conversation

Poland's government is pulling out all the stops for Trump, but the people have different opinions.

Latest Republican Health Care Tactic: A Sneak Attack on People With Pre-Existing Conditions

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

In the fine print, GOP bill guts coverage of "essential health care benefits," with devastating consequences.

Are We Getting Serious About 2018?

By Paul Booth, The American Prospect

The resistance is great, but it’s no guarantee of a Democratic victory.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Has Been Abusing and Killing Dogs in Nightmarish Experiments

By Sgt. Dylan Miller (Ret.), AlterNet

As an Army Sergeant and veteran with a service dog, I was absolutely shocked and sickened by the recent revelations.

This Hidden Arctic Chamber Could Be All That Stands Between Human Civilization and Extinction

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The seed vault stores life-preserving food crops in the event of world destruction.

Trump Approves US-Mexico Pipeline 'That'll Go Right Under the Wall'

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

The New Burgos Pipeline will carry up to 108,000 barrels of refined petroleum products per day.

Friday, July 7, 2017

CNN Hired Top al-Qaeda Propagandist for Award-Winning Syria Documentary and Wants to Cover Its Tracks

By Max Blumenthal, Ben Norton, AlterNet

Star CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward worked with al-Qaeda “media man” Bilal Abdul Kareem to gain access to her “heroes on the ground.”

Why Eating Meat in America Is Like Going on a Trip to the Drug Store

By Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet

Most of the meat Americans eat is banned in other industrialized countries.

Paul Krugman: The GOP Is Never Returning to Reality

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

It's not just Trump. The entire party has embraced post-truth politics.

'WTF?!' Tech Moguls' Scheme to Hijack Progressive Resistance Against Trump Is Fooling No One

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Silicon Valley's plan to "Win the Future" is a losing proposition.

The Answers to Two Big Questions About Trump and the GOP That Keep Befuddling Progressives

By George Lakoff, AlterNet

To understand Trump, we must understand that voters don't vote their self-interest; they vote their values.

Robert Reich: Democrats Can Turn the Tables on Republicans with One Simple Move

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

Here's how the party can punch its ticket in 2018 and beyond.

WATCH: Ethics Watchdog Who Resigned in Disgust Blasts Trump on His Way out the Door

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"There's an appearance that his businesses are profiting from his occupying the presidency."

Amazing Documentary Captures a Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorist Filming His Deadly Descent into Madness

By Gary M. Kramer, Salon

Erik Nelson's documentary ties together the many frayed threads of filmmaker David Crowley's short, troubled life.

Why Trump's Warsaw Speech May Have Been His Most Ominous Yet

By Walter Shapiro, The Guardian

All that was missing was a rousing chorus of "Onward Christian Soldiers."

Massive Protests Prevent Melania Trump from Participating in Events with G20 Spouses

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

A spokesperson for the First Lady called the situation "unfortunate."

Paul Ryan Denies Right to Bare Arms in House of Congress

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

Apparently women's bare shoulders are too scandalous for the Speaker of the House.

Trump's Horrendous EPA Chief Wins Golden Padlock Award for Govt. Secrecy

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

The award recognizes "the most secretive publicly funded agency or person in the United States."

The GOP's Attack on Health Care Is the Opening Gambit in an Audacious Political Project

By Paul Blest, AlterNet

North Carolina Republicans have shown their party that norms can be discarded at will.

Detroit’s Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root

By Valerie Vande Panne, In These Times

Over decades of poverty, Detroiters have fostered a resilient informal economy based on trust.

'Hitler Said It Best'—Trump Ally Michael Savage Approvingly Quotes Hitler to Condemn Obama

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

Savage also believes "gays have all the rights in the world."

10 of the Best Protest Signs Welcoming President Trump to Hamburg for G20

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The German city hosts the summit this Friday and Saturday.

Trump and Putin: Two Impulsive Leaders Fan the Global Flames

By Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch

Neocons have been salivating over the prospect of a war with Iran for years; our current president may make their dreams come true.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos to Reinstate Rules Protecting Students from Predatory Private Colleges

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Two student borrowers have taken legal action against the Department of Education as well.

Massive Political Pain Lies Ahead for the GOP—and It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Bunch of Guys

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Full control in Washington isn't as much fun as Republicans thought it would be.

An Army of Smear Artists Is Working Overtime to Undermine Sy Hersh's Syria Bombshell

By Jonathan Cook, AlterNet

Syria has become a hugely divisive issue on the left.

How the Failed Trump Effort to Create a 'National Voter Database' Could Actually Help the GOP Dominate in Future Elections

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Looking beyond the buffoonish politics of the moment exposes the darker reality of what Kobach is really up to.

Trump Delivers a Chilling Nod to the Far Right During Warsaw Address

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

The president echoes Steve Bannon in call for West to "preserve our civilization."

Republicans' Newest Attempt to Deflect Criticism of Their Health Care Bill Prompts Progressive Rebuttal

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

What's the Democrats' plan? They're glad the GOP asked.

Trump Is on Course to Get a Hot War Going with North Korea

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

An underinformed president faces an overhyped threat. What could go wrong?

Rahm Emanuel's Cruel New Graduation Requirements Could Be the Beginning of a National Trend

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

A new proposal would make it that much harder for Chicago public school students to earn a diploma.

Trump Offers Mind-Numbing Four-Word Summation of Poland's WWII Horrors During Warsaw Visit

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The president veers wildly off script in latest speech.

The Essential American History Lesson We Can't Afford to Forget in the Age of Trump

By Harvey J. Kaye, BillMoyers.com

If we are to defeat authoritarianism, we must recognize we are a nation of radicals.

Trump Supporter Admits to Vandalizing Elementary School in Order to Frame 'Liberals'

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Graffitied messages included "Bernie Sanders 2020" and "Left is the best."

Can a New American Revolution Break Our Nation's Culture of Cruelty?

By Henry Giroux, Salon

The right's politics are as vicious as ever, but they also present a unique opportunity.

'Morning Joe' Has the Last Laugh After Trump's Blackmail Effort—Skyrocketing Ratings

By Alessandra Maldonado, Salon

It seems as if Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are laughing best and last after the president's salvos.

How Trump Can Legally Use the Federal Government to Punish His Media Enemies

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

It's within the president's powers to muzzle the free press, stifle dissent and reward cronies.

In Striving Toward Solidarity, Muslim and LGBT Communities Need to Prioritize LGBT Muslims

By Urooj Arshad, The Op-Ed Project

With courage and bravery, we need to unite against this threat to all of our rights, and indeed, our very lives.

America Is Suffering from a Plague of Deadly, Unaccountable and Racist Police Violence

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

A year after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's deaths, the state of police violence in the U.S. remains bleak.

10 Types of Marijuana That Can Make You Feel Rejuvenated

By Maria Loreto, The Fresh Toast

Uplifting and energizing. Are you ready for a boost?

Here’s How Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son While Avoiding the Usual Taxes

By Derek Kravitz, Cezary Podkul, Will Parker , ProPublica

Donald Trump sold two condos to Eric in April 2016 at a steep discount. But he doesn’t appear to be on the hook for gift taxes.

The Rich and the Middle Class Make the Same Decisions As Poor People

By Maia Szalavitz , The Guardian

But society's winners ascribe their wealth to hard work, and blame the poor for their own poverty.

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try a Mediterranean-Style Diet

By Eva Perroni, Food Tank

Better sleep is just one benefit of a healthy diet loaded with vegetables, beans, lean proteins and olive oil.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4 Times Trump Has Inspired Widespread Speculation About His Cognitive Decline

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The president looked thoroughly disoriented this weekend. Some believe he was "sundowning."

Trump Fans Have a Conniption After NPR Tweets out the Declaration of Independence

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

Backers accused "Morning Edition" of inciting a revolution. You can't make this up.

Is America Past the Point of No Return?

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

Oligarchs representing monopolistic Big Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Retail/Fast Food are devastating us.

WATCH: InfoWars Shouter Tries to Ambush Progressive Texas Candidate—and Goes Down in Flames

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

Even the diehard fans know Trump hasn't exactly drained the swamp.

A Wisconsin Republican Looks Back With Regret at His Party's Voter Suppression Tactics

By Topher Sanders, ProPublica

"Even seemingly small impacts can have great consequences."

Republican Congressman Slammed for Recording Grotesque Video in Front of Auschwitz Gas Chamber

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"There should be a mournful silence. It's not a stage."

Noam Chomsky: Here's How We Defeat Trumpism and Save the Planet

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The acclaimed philosopher cautions Democrats that "ridicule is not enough."

Poll Reveals Republicans Really Do Live in an Alternative Universe

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

Only 7 percent of Americans believe that Trump’s tweets are presidential and 26 percent think they are “entertaining.”

Media Allows Bogus Civil Rights Group ADL to Smear Israel Critics and Black Lives Matter Activists

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

The group routinely lumps leftists in with white nationalists and paints black critics of Israel as anti-Semites.

Have You Ever Tried a Fad Diet to Lose Weight? Here's Why It Didn't Work

By Jill Richardson, AlterNet

There's no magic bullet to quickly and easily lose weight and keep it off.

'Snowfall' - America's Tragic and Deadly Embrace of Crack Cocaine Is Now a Powerful Crime Drama

By Melanie McFarland, Salon

Snowfall premieres this Wednesday on FX.

Indiana GOP's Call for 'Obamacare Horror Stories' Backfires Spectacularly

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

"The only horror story is that Republicans might take it away."

Legal Marijuana Is a Big-Time Job Creation Engine

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

And that's not even counting people making a living in the black market.

The Uncomfortable Whiteness of America's Most Famous Music Festivals

By Jemayel Khawaja, The Guardian

Some of America’s biggest music festivals bill themselves as oasis of equality, but a closer look reveals an awkward and, at times, uncomfortable picture.

Naomi Klein: This Is How Democrats Can Win Back Congress and the White House

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The award-winning author pleads her case in a wide-ranging new interview.

Definitive Proof the GOP Is Anti-Life

By Patricia Miller , Religion Dispatches

Their indefensible position on maternity care proves they don't value life.

Noam Chomsky: America 'May Be the Safest Country in the World,' But Its People Are Paralyzed by Fear

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"The U.S. has always been a very frightened society."

The Supreme Court Is Putting Us on the Path to Become a Christian Nation

By Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig

Even in 2017, Christianity is still the exception to the church-state separation rule.

The Deadly Folly of the Next Afghan 'Surge'

By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch

We should be pulling troops out, but our war monger president can't help adding more.

Now We Have Our Own Head of the EPA Lecturing America on Climate Change

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Climate denialism has overtaken the agency entrusted with protecting the public and the environment from climate change.

Do African Nations Want Your Second-Hand Clothes? Yes and No

By gloriasb, DailyKos

Is your donation doing more harm than good?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bernie Sanders: Why the Democratic Party Is an 'Absolute Failure' and More

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

"Trump didn’t win the election; the Democratic Party lost the election."

Can a New American Revolution Break Our Nation's Culture of Cruelty?

By Henry Giroux, Salon

The right's politics are as vicious as ever, but they also present a unique opportunity.

Is Trump's Attraction to Russia About Shaping the U.S. Version of Putin's 21st-Century, Postmodern, Authoritarian, Kleptocratic Regime?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Yale historian Timothy Snyder asserts that Trump's ties to Russia are far deeper and more dangerous than campaign collusion.

Creationist Has an All-New Embarrassing Excuse for His Theme Park's Dreadful Attendance

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

"Ark Encounter" founder Ken Ham previously accused atheists of scaring away visitors.

Is Michael Flynn a Modern-Day Benedict Arnold?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Embittered and in need of money, a general turns against his own country. Sounds familiar.

Meet the 'Modern-Day President': Donald Trump May Have Degraded the Dignity of the Office Beyond Repair

By Bob Cesca, Salon

Conservatives demonize the press for being unpatriotic, while worshipping a man who is destroying the presidency.

Trump and Allies: It's the F**k-You Presidency

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The GOP brand is all about contempt—for the media and anyone else challenging their colossal arrogance.

Trump 'Patriot' Accidentally Shoots Himself at Rally After Resting Flag Pole on His Gun

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

Demonstrators had gathered to protect a Confederate memorial that doesn't exist from Antifas who never showed.

CNN Has Just the Response to Trump's Incessant Bragging About the Market

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

For years, these numbers were fake. Now they prove the greatness of his presidency.

Watch an Eye-Opening Social Experiment: 40 Strangers and 50 Striking, Intimate Questions

By Brave New Films, AlterNet

The Brave New Films team filmed a fascinating experience.

Trump's Phony Patriotism Clashes With the Radical Roots of America the Beautiful and the Pledge of Allegiance

By Peter Dreier, Dick Flacks, AlterNet

The ways Americans express their patriotism are as diverse as our nation.

5 Ways Chris Christie is Giving Voters a Giant Middle Finger Before He Leaves Office

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The New Jersey governor is just trolling his constituents at this point.

Will Women Vote for Women in 2018? It Depends on If They're Married

By Leah Ruppanner, Christopher Stout, Kelsy Kretschmer, The Conversation

The marriage barrier keeps women from uniting together.

America’s Dangerous Love for Pyrotechnics: 4 Facts about Fireworks

By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation

Fireworks are a staple in Fourth of July festivities—here are a few interesting facts you may not know.

The Stomach-Turning Numbers Behind America's Police Violence

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Data indicate law enforcement officials have killed nearly 500 civilians this year alone.

Universal, Government-Sponsored Health Care Is What Americans Really Want

By Chase Madar, Le Monde diplomatique

If the Republicans manage to replace Obamacare, 26 million Americans will lose health insurance.

White House Women Face Bigger Gender Pay Gap Than the National Average

By Sofia Lotto Persio, Newsweek

Female Trump staffers make 20 percent less than their male counterparts.

5 Tips for a Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Fourth of July

By Rosaly Byrd, Laurèn DeMates, The Huffington Post

It's always more fun when the Earth is happy, too.

How the Government Can Bring Down Drug Prices

By Alexander Zaitchik, The American Prospect

It’s done it before when public interest trumps patents.

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