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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Than a Third of Americans Give Trump's First Year a Resounding 'F': Poll

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

The country is deeply unhappy with its president.

Philip Roth Admits He Never Imagined a President as Grotesque as Trump

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The acclaimed author opens up on "The Plot Against America," #MeToo and more.

A Powerful Economic Justice Movement Is Brewing, Even in This Dark Time

By Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen, AlterNet

An American Democracy Movement is fighting brutal capitalism and the culture of blame.

Which Awful Roman Emperor Does Trump Most Resemble?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

It’s a close contest. And the winner is….

Zambia Responds to Trump's 'Sh*thole' Insult with Hilarious Tourism Ad

By Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek

The rest of the world is literally laughing at us.

Why White Supremacists Will Never, Ever Abandon Trump

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

David Duke and the Daily Stormer understand the president is one of their own.

Kamala Harris Blisters 'Racist' Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The Department of Homeland Security chief looked visibly uncomfortable.

The 5 Worst Ways GOP Hypocrites Observed MLK Day on Twitter

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Despite their zeal for slashing services so many people depend on, Republicans love to dress themselves in Dr. King's words.

Close Encounters of the Racist Kind: A Guide to the Modern Far-Right

By Alexander Zaitchik, Southern Poverty Law Center

Pseudo-scientific research, lost Aryan super-civilizations and biblical giants.

Dick Durbin Nails Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for Misremembering Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remark

By Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story

The entire administration has proven itself incapable of shame.

Robert Mueller Subpoenas Steve Bannon to Testify Before Grand Jury

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The collusion probe creeps inexorably closer to the president.

Trump Appears Hell-Bent on Ending Immigration to America Altogether

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Republicans have long claimed they were OK with legal immigration. Under Trump and Sessions, forget it.

I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’ It’s Called the United States

By Josh Hoxie, Fortune

This country has never really been “great” for everyone.

Wish I Voted for Sanders, Says Laid-Off Carrier Worker Duped by 'Con Man' Trump

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

"He's a pure and simple con man, he's a rich elite, and I'm sorry people bought into his message."

Mike Pence Is a No-Show at MLK Ceremony

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The vice president probably knew he wouldn’t be welcome.

Father Ripped from Family's Arms in Latest ICE Atrocity

By Jon Queally, Common Dreams

"If Jorge isn't safe, no one is safe."

John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal: Report

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

A new report reveals who's really running the show in the Oval Office.

Why the Federal Cannabis Crackdown May Be a Blessing in Disguise for Legal Weed

By Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian

Don’t panic, legalization advocates say: Jeff Sessions’ anti-marijuana policy will have little impact and may even hasten the formal end of prohibition.

19 Foods That Can Fight Sugar Cravings

By Helen West, RD, Authority Nutrition

Up to 97% of women and 68% of men report experiencing some sort of food craving, including cravings for sugar.

Why Senator Cardin Is a Fitting Opponent for Chelsea Manning

By Norman Solomon, AlterNet

The whistleblower can expose his dangerous Russia rhetoric for what it is.

We Can't Let Hindu Nationalists Rewrite India's History

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

Remembering dark pages in India’s history.

New World A-Coming: How Black Religion Helped Shape Racial Identity

By Judith Weisenfeld, Religion Dispatches

An interview with Judith Weisenfeld, author and the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

Report: Cash Bail System Hurts Poor and Communities of Color in L.A.

By Larry Buhl, Capital and Main

“Many people don’t even have $100 in the bank, so paying 10 percent to a bond agent means that money won’t be going toward rent or food.”

Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK: Why I Cannot Be Silent

By Martin Luther King, Jr., AlterNet

"The calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak."

What Martin Luther King's 1967 Speech Can Teach Us About the Relationship Between Race and Class Today

By Frank Joyce, AlterNet

Dr. King identified the triplets of racism, militarism and materialism as the legacy we must overcome.

Charles Blow: 'Trump Is a Racist; We Can Put That Baby to Bed'

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

So what are we going to do about it?

The Popularity of Baby Name 'Donald' Is Falling Dramatically

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Parents don't want to burden their children with the name.

There’s a Massive Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding in Asia: The Plight of the Rohingya

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

This is a community threatened with extinction for the past seven decades.

Some Cities Aren’t Waiting Around for Trump to Gut Net Neutrality—They Are Building Their Own

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Local governments are getting more aggressive with Big Telecom and creating their own internet of choice.

Why Urban Farming Is Key in the Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change (Video)

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

A new study finds that urban farms are critical to survival in a changing climate.

Bernie Sanders Calls for International Progressive Movement in Searing Op-Ed

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The Vermont senator implores the planet to "wrench power back from the billionaires."

It’s Going to Be a Good Year for the Merchants of Death

By William D. Hartung, TomDispatch

From nuclear weapons to handguns, “arms control” increasingly seems like a concept from another century.

Animal Cruelty Is a Clear Predictor of Future Violence, So Why Are Perpetrators Merely Slapped on the Wrist?

By Stephen Wells, AlterNet

We need stronger animal cruelty laws to protect both animals and people.

Trump’s First Year Has Been the Private Prison Industry’s Best

By Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Salon

The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry.

Christians of Color Are Rejecting 'Colonial Christianity' and Reclaiming Ancestral Spiritualities

By Deborah Jian Lee, Religion Dispatches

After a solid majority of white Christians voted for Trump, the chorus of people of color has grown louder.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hospital Staff Dumped a Mentally Ill Patient Out In Freezing Weather Wearing Only a Hospital Gown

By April M. Short, AlterNet

Patient dumping is a symptom of a broken healthcare system.

4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought

By Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress

The slain civil rights leader was a critic of capitalism and the Vietnam War, and a champion of reproductive rights.

After Successfully Bringing Down Her Local Confederate Statues, This Activist Says She’s Ready for Office

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

A grassroots activist decides to take the movement from the street to elected office.

Trump’s First Year Has Been the Private Prison Industry’s Best

By Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Salon

The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry.

‘Sh*thole’ Projected onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC

By Tom Porter, Newsweek

The arrow points directly at the hotel entrance.

Rethinking the ‘Goldwater Rule’

By Jill Richardson, OtherWords

Is it ever appropriate for mental health professionals to diagnose a politician from afar? Maybe.

When Refugee Chefs Host Dinners, Every Morsel Tells a Story

By , New Food Economy

Serving a meal from one's homeland provides more dignity than just seeking a handout.

Kicking Charter School Money Out Might Be California Democrats’ Best Chance For Unifying Their Party

By Karen Wolfe, AlterNet

A backlash against California's powerful charter school lobby is brewing among Democrats in the state.

This Is What the Planet Would Be Like Without Trees

By Daniel Meek, AlterNet

The Earth is losing a forest area the size of Panama every year.

Musical Artist Moby Claims CIA Asked Him to Spread Word on Trump and Russia

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

"It’s going to get quite a lot darker,” Moby predicted.

It’s Time to Tear Down the Music Festival Boys Club

By Annie Zaleski, Salon

The 2018 Bonnaroo, Firefly and Governors Ball lineups are more male-dominated than ever—change is necessary.

Pharmacists Slow to Dispense Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Drug

By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

Costs, limited awareness and stigma all appear to be playing a part in naloxone not getting to those who need it.

The Movement to End the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses Secures Its Biggest Win Yet

By Wayne Pacelle, AlterNet

New Jersey lawmakers voted to ban nearly all wild animal acts in their state.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Montana 'Handmaid's Tale': Local Prosecutor Calls for 'Immediate Crackdown' on Pregnant Drug and Alcohol Users

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

A prosecutor tells the public to rat out pregnant women who are using drugs or alcohol.

Hospital Staff Dumped a Mentally Ill Patient Out In Freezing Weather Wearing Only a Hospital Gown

By April M. Short, AlterNet

Patient dumping is a symptom of a broken healthcare system.

Why the 25th Amendment Route for Dumping Trump Will Probably Remain a Fantasy

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

As Trump's presidency begins its second year, talk of the 25th Amendment is back on the table—but it's just talk.

Doctors Aren’t Asking Most Gay Patients the Right Sexual Health Questions

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

A survey finds doctors aren’t spending enough time with patients in the first place.

Robert Reich: 6 Big Ways the Media Should Stop Normalizing Trump

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

Stop using terms like “racially charged” to describe Trump's racist statements.

Is the War on Christmas Really a Proxy War for White Supremacy?

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

A sociologist explains how Christmas became a battlefield and how white men lost the American Dream.

Facebook Warned It Faces Legal Action from ‘Revenge Porn’ Victims

By Henry McDonald, The Guardian

Lawyer's office is “deluged” by inquiries from people who claim naked pictures of them have been posted on Facebook.

'Get Him Out of Here!': Watch Maxine Waters' Epic Trump Takedown After His Racist 'Sh*thole' Remarks

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The congresswoman delivered perhaps her most furious denunciation yet.

Trump Thought Only Black People Were on Welfare

By Ryan Sit, Newsweek

The vast majority of welfare beneficiaries are not black.

'Sh*thole Countries': Trump Uses the Rhetoric of Dictators

By Henry Giroux, The Conversation

Trump has normalized the notion that the meaning of words no longer matters.

'Completely Racist': Edwidge Danticat on Trump's 'Sh*thole Countries' Remark Targeting Africa, Haiti

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Trump’s remarks have been condemned across the globe.

Hollywood Won’t Destroy Sexism, But We Can

By Razan Azzarkani, OtherWords

The solution isn't for Oprah to run for president. It's to listen to women everywhere.

Chris Matthews Caught Making Disgusting 'Bill Cosby Pill' Rape Joke About Hillary Clinton in 2016

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

He released a statement apologizing for the remarks Friday afternoon.

MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic U.S.-Backed War in Yemen

By Ben Norton, FAIR

Finds Russia 5000% more newsworthy.

2017 Weather and Climate Disasters Cost U.S. Record $306 Billion

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

2017 was the third warmest year since record-keeping began in 1895.

Don Lemon Says Trump's 'Whitewashing' MLK Day Proclamation 'Kinda Makes Your Skin Crawl'

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president's remarks were nothing but a publicity stunt.

'Cannabusiness' as Usual, Despite Sessions’ Pot Crackdown Threat

By Amanda Pampuro, Courthouse News

When your product is federally illegal, uncertainty is a given.

Additional Adult Film Star Says Trump and Stormy Daniels Invited Her to Hotel Room

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

She reportedly turned down the offer, but learned details of their encounter the next day.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Trump Is Turning the State Department into a Global Weapons Dealer

By Haley Pedersen, Jodie Evans, AlterNet

In the Trump administration, an agency started to promote peace is now fomenting war.

Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The GOP has made further impoverishing the poor a part of its platform.

A Toxic Mix of Tech, Trump and Media Has Created a Monster That's Constantly Traumatizing Us All

By Betty Teng, AlterNet

How the internet era and the age of Trump create constant re-traumatization.

Haiti Accuses Trump of Laundering Money for Former Dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Records show his condos were purchased through shell companies linked to the brutal despot.

Oprah Will Not Save Us—We Have to Save Ourselves

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

The Golden Globes speech wasn't a campaign announcement; it was a call to arms.

Trump's Attacks on Press, Judiciary Have Stopped Being Funny

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

His disdain for an independent judiciary has only become more fervent as president.

The 17 Most Insane Moments from Trump's Unedited Wall Street Journal Interview

By Mark Sumner, DailyKos

The president's narcissism, paranoia and incoherence almost defy words.

U.S. Ambassador to Panama Resigns in Disgust with the Trump Administration

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

John D. Feeley says he can "no longer serve" under the current president.

Don Lemon Cuts Mic After Guest Insults Him On-Air While Defending Trump

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

“I’ll be damned if I’m going to let you sit here and insult me,” the host said.

The Real Reason Trump Canceled His Trip to Britain

By Gayathri Anuradha, International Business Times

New reports suggest the administration feared massive London protests.

Health Experts Call for Trump Physical to Include Neurological Exam, Citing 'Reasonable Concerns'

By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams

The American people deserve to know if their president is mentally competent.

The Trump Administration's Approach to North Korea Is Genuinely Terrifying

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

H.R. McMaster appears ready to risk nuclear war to give Kim Jong-un a "bloody nose."

Trump Meets Every Major Criteria for an Authoritarian Leader

By Ryan Sit, Newsweek

“There is real cause for concern for the health of our democratic institutions.”

The Utter Absurdity of the Right Accusing Google of Liberal Bias

By Matthew Sheffield, Salon

Fake news has devoured conservative media whole, and they have only themselves to blame.

Anderson Cooper Broke Down While Offering Support to Haiti After Trump's Racist 'Sh*thole' Comments

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The anchor was a key figure in covering the devastating earthquake eight years ago.

The Fight to Protect Voting Rights Is Just Beginning

By Adam Eichen, Diana Tomezsko, YES! Magazine

Even with Trump’s bogus voter fraud panel gone, the fight against voter suppression isn’t over.

How the Fashion Industry Rips Off Independent Designers

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

Small designers use social media to call out big brands.

Rev. William Barber: Trump Is a Symptom of a Deeper Moral Malady Behind Racist, Xenophobic Policies

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

He also goes after Lindsey Graham and others who have supported Trump's policies: "If you're supporting the policies of a racist xenophobe, what does that make you?"

Fat Cat Tuesday: A Commemoration of CEO Excess

By Leo Gerard, AlterNet

For one day on the job, a CEO makes $9,178 more than what a typical American earns in a year.

Sex Doll Maker Says New Menbots with 'Bionic Penises' on the Way

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

And now, for something completely different.

Trump Supporter Jack Kingston Called Africans 'Extremely Fine People'—Symone Sanders Did This

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The former congressman tied himself into a racist pretzel trying to defend the president.

Trump Boasted About Selling 'F-52' Plane That Only Exists in a 'Call of Duty' Video Game

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The president continues to demonstrate how little he knows about our military.

Don't Let Pets Starve: USDA Should Include Pet Food in SNAP Benefits

By , Care2

SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy pet food, leaving poor families with pets in a difficult position.

Former Republican White Supremacist Tries Running as Democrat for Montana State House Seat

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The state party was disgusted by his announcement.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A Watergate Moment? The Fusion GPS Testimony Could Change History

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Feinstein’s decision to release Simpson’s testimony could have a huge impact.

How the '60s Counterculture Changed the Washington Post

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Spielberg's latest film tinkers with the truth in service of celebrating journalism.

Trump Epitomizes the Personal Failures He Tries to Pin on Black Folks

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

His racist attacks give us insight into his own shortcomings.

Steve Bannon Plans to 'Fully Cooperate' with Robert Mueller: Report

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Could the former White House strategist be the next to flip on the president?

Exposed: Chevron Has a Secretive Drilling Site in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

By Jonathan Rosenblum, AlterNet

The GOP and Big Oil are yearning to turn this pristine wilderness into an industrial profit mill.

Kellyanne Conway's CNN Interview with Chris Cuomo Was a Total Disaster

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The adviser went on an extended rant about Hillary Clinton that she seemed to forget starting.

Donald Trump Clearly Despises Being President of the United States

By Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon

Can anyone even remember the last time he cracked a genuine smile in public?

Don't Let Trump Fool You—He Doesn't Have an MBA from Wharton

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

He completed undergraduate, but not the famed graduate program.

Trump's Bigotry Has Inspired a New Push to Close Guantanamo, 16 Years After Its Opening

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

Lawyers ask the court to intervene on behalf of the men they call "forever prisoners."

James Franco Faces Raft of New Sexual Misconduct Allegations

By Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian

Five women have accused the Academy Award nominee of "inappropriate behavior."

Republican Governor Admits to Repugnant Blackmail Scheme Following Extramarital Affair

By JGibson , DailyKos

Eric Greitens repeatedly preached the importance of "family values" on the campaign trail.

Donald Trump Has Sold Millions in Real Estate to Secret Buyers During His Time in Office: Report

By Grace Guarnieri, Newsweek

The president's last-minute tax break for LLCs is looking more and more insidious.

Trump Administration Launches 'Savage' New Attack on Medicaid

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

Critics warn it will stigmatize the poor and further undermine the social safety net.

GOP’s Election Hijacking Tactics Thwarted in Court

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

A federal appeals court orders North Carolina to redraw gerrymandered U.S. House districts in two weeks—or the court will.

The Surprising Ways Voter Suppression Particularly Hurts Women

By Mandy Velez, AlterNet

Women face more obstacles to voting than men do.

Fox News' Shep Smith Brutally Fact-Checks Trump's Russia Investigation Claims

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

"The president calls it a 'Democratic hoax.' It is not."

While Appearing to Struggle With National Anthem, Analysis Shows Trump Speaks at, Like, Fourth Grade Level

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

After months of attacking football players for kneeling during the anthem—and bragging about his intelligence—Trump appears to forget the song's words.

Vermont Legislature Approves Noncommercial Marijuana Legalization Bill

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Adults could possess and grow small amounts of pot, but there would be no pot shops—for now.

Seth Meyers Stages Another Hilarious Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Late Night White House Press Briefing'

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Watch the press secretary speak the honest truths about Trump she'll never admit in real life.

A Fracking Company Is Suing a Victim of Its Own Pollution for Speaking Out (Video)

By Hope Forpeace, AlterNet

A Pennsylvania resident is being sued by the company that polluted his water.

Why Are So Many of Our Pets Overweight?

By Deborah Linder, The Conversation

As with humans, obesity in our companion animals is a global epidemic.

What Happens When You Suddenly Stop Using Marijuana?

By Richard Faulk, The Fresh Toast

What to expect when you suddenly just say no.

Anderson Cooper Mocks Trump for Claiming News Anchors Sent Congratulatory Letters Over Immigration Meeting

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The CNN host jokes it's a "highly believable, totally normal thing that would absolutely happen.”

'Me Too' Creator Tarana Burke Reminds Us This Is About Black and Brown Survivors

By Zenobia Jeffries, YES! Magazine

There’s another “me too” story, about a movement that began a decade before it was a hashtag.

Florida Prisoners Are Preparing to Strike Against Unpaid Labor

By Michael Arria, In These Times

"Prisons in America are nothing but a different form of slavery plantations."

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New York City Launches Landmark Lawsuit Against Fossil Fuel Industry for Climate Change Damages

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

Taking aim at Big Oil, Mayor Bill de Blasio turns up the heat on the climate fight.

How the Supreme Court Could Empower the GOP Election Hijacking Crew

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

"Caging" is legalized. Trump re-nominates GOP hit man for federal judge. The Court reviews massive Ohio purge.

Vermont Legislature Approves Noncommercial Marijuana Legalization Bill

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Adults could possess and grow small amounts of pot, but there would be no pot shops—for now.

Trump’s Lying New Ambassador to the Netherlands Just Humiliated Himself in Front of Dutch Reporters

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

American journalists could learn a thing or two from the Dutch.

Trump, the 'Very Stable Genius,' Is Falling Apart as Mueller Seeks Interview

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

New revelations raise the question: Is he a crook, or is he nuts?

How Bitcoin and Amazon Are Ravaging the Middle Class

By David Korten, YES! Magazine

The tax bill is simply the logical outcome of our current economic system.

Oprah Winfrey for President? The Idea Reveals an Uncomfortable Truth

By Briahna Joy Gray , The Guardian

Oprah inspires on the basis of her personality alone.

Why Trump Keeps Telling the World 'I’m Smart'

By Peter Dreier, The American Prospect

The president's bravado masks a myriad of other problems.

Robert De Niro Unloads on Trump in Unforgettable New Screed

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The Oscar-winner was in peak form during the National Board of Review gala Tuesday.

Breitbart News Was a Racist Fever Swamp Long Before Steve Bannon Arrived

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

The media would have you believe he ruined the website's legacy. Hardly.

Donald Trump's Mental Fitness Can No Longer Be Ignored

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

The president is clearly losing it. Time for the 25th Amendment?

One Republican's Disastrous Plan Would Make Student Debt an Even Bigger Problem

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

You won’t believe where he wants to get the money from.

Enraged Trump Voters Duped by Racist Hoax Force Atlanta-Area Starbucks to Close

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

The entire episode began with a phony Facebook post.

Trump Administration Mysteriously Grants Lucrative Waiver to Bank That President Owes Millions

By David Sirota, International Business Times

Deutsche Bank was previously fined for manipulating global interest rates.

Major Court Ruling Knocks Out Favorite GOP Tactic to Manipulate Democracy

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

State Republicans are expected to appeal the decision.

U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Administration from Ending DACA

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Current program members will be eligible to renew, but new applicants will not be accepted.

Will Trump's Possible Testimony End the Mueller Probe—or Is It Just Starting?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump’s lawyers hope his testimony will wrap up Mueller’s investigation. Not so fast: Ask Bill Clinton about that.

Trump's Spiritual Adviser: Send Me Your Salaries

By Harriet Sinclair, Newsweek

Paula White asks her followers to send money—or else face spiritual "consequences."

Sen. Feinstein Released the Fusion GPS Co-Founder's Full Congressional Interview on Russia

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Anyone with an internet connection can now access the full transcript.

WATCH: Teacher Questions School Board About Superintendent's Big Raise—and Gets Hauled Away in Cuffs

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Apparently teachers aren't allowed to speak at school board meetings anymore.

Hate Doesn’t Pay: Anti-LGBTQ Policies Cost States Billions Every Year

By Christianna Silva, Newsweek

Discriminating against gay people is more than a social issue.

Poor Diets Are Killing More Americans Than Anything Else

By Michael Peñuelas, Food Tank

Even in young populations across the United States, nutrition-related health conditions are prevalent.

200 Years Ago, an Environmental and Fuel Crisis Inspired One of the Greatest Inventions

By Dr. David Suzuki, AlterNet

Bicycles are still our most efficient and beneficial form of transportation.

Colbert Roasts Trump for His Ridiculous Televised Meeting on Immigration

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

It was an obvious stunt that used immigrants like political pawns.

Democratic Congressman Disses Trump’s Wall Right to His Face During White House Meeting

By Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story

“You can put the most beautiful wall out there and it’s not going to stop them."

Joy Reid Explains How Fusion GPS Co-Founder's Testimony 'Destroys' Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

“They knew the narrative being pushed on Fox News and Capitol Hill was baloney."

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