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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,

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."

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Steve Bannon Has Resigned from Breitbart News

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The move punctuates a stunning fall for the former White House chief strategist.

In America, Prisoners with Money Can Pay Their Way to a Nicer Stay

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

For $100 a night, wealthier prisoners can serve their sentence in relative comfort.

Trump’s Daily White House Schedule Will Confirm Your Worst Suspicions

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Trump starts work much later than most Americans.

Whoa, Oprah in 2020?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

How does she stack up against Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic candidates?

Paul Krugman: We're Losing Two Critical Safeguards Against Despotism in Trump's White House

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Without these, our democracy is seriously at risk.

Scamming Trump Pastor Demands One Month's Salary From Followers

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Trump's spiritual adviser threatens "consequences" for those who don't send her money.

Alex Jones Launches Preemptive Strike Against Oprah 2020

By Gabriel Bell, Salon

Even though she hasn’t announced a run for president, Jones is already starting a campaign against her.

Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities, Posting Fake Comments to Push for Consumer Law Repeals

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

At least five federal agencies targeted, from internet protections to predatory lending and investments.

President Trump Caught Flubbing the National Anthem On-Camera at NCAA Title Game

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president didn't appear to know all the lyrics.

Will the Trumps Make Steve Bannon Come Crawling Back?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Bannon went too far; will Don Jr. and his dad ever take him back?

By Barring Me and My Fellow Activists, Israel Is Further Isolating Itself

By Ariel Gold, AlterNet

As the boycott movement grows, Israel becomes more desperate to contain it.

Former World Bank Head: No Country Will Want to Do Business With Trump If He Continues to Ignore His Advisers

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Trump’s hostility is driving them away, cautions the ex-World Bank president.

Donald Trump Goes Full White Nationalist with Salvadoran Decision

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

As many as 200,000 legal residents could be forcibly deported.

Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

"The New Jim Crow" has been banned from some of the state's prisons.

Apple Investors Call for Action Over IPhone 'Addiction' Among Children

By Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian

An open letter urges new parental controls.

5 Big Reasons to Rally Around Obamacare This Year

By Rick Gell, AlterNet

The ACA legal mandate needs to become a moral mandate in 2018.

Starbucks' Dirty Secret

By Ross Hammond, AlterNet

Four billion cups a year end up in landfills, despite the company's promise of a 100 percent recyclable cup.

Stephen Miller Had Off-Camera Argument with CNN's Jake Tapper Before Removal from Set

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

He was eventually escorted away by security.

The Activists Invited to the Golden Globes by Hollywood Stars Call for Gender and Racial Justice

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

They envision social justice movements taking the energy beyond the awards show.

Raising Children in the Age of Trump Without Losing Your Mind

By Frida Berrigan, TomDispatch

How to instill patience, humor and a little creative resistance.

California Just Might Declare Itself a 'Sanctuary State' for Legal Weed

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News

A bill in Sacramento would bar state and local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with the feds on pot busts.

Trump Demands a Standing Ovation from Farmers in Nashville

By Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story

"Get up!" he said as the audience applauded.

How a Former Black Panther Who's Been Serving Community Meals to Oakland's Poor Has Become a Victim of Gentrification

By Alison Alkon, Food First

Increasingly, the work of food justice advocates is being co-opted by the forces driving gentrification and displacement.

Alabama Running Back Bo Scarbrough Yells 'F*** Trump!' Before NCAA Championship Game

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president was in attendance at the game.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Charles Blow: The GOP Is Covering for an Obvious Madman

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Republicans are violating their constitutional oath to protect the country from harm.

Thom Hartmann: Time to Overthrow Our Rulers

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

Is it time to bring a monarchy to the United States, or time to end one?

The Definitive Guide to Understanding the Sinister Tactics Behind Trump’s Tweets

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

We’re way beyond gaslighting now.

The Time Stephen Miller Greeted Right-Wing Extremists in the Lobby of the U.S. Senate

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The White House adviser's ties to the radical right run deep.

Donald Trump Is Decimating Tourism to the United States

By Nicole Rodriguez, Newsweek

Nearly a year into his presidency, the industry has yet to shake its "Trump Slump."

Robert Reich: Just How Stupid Is Trump?

By Robert Reich,

His Cabinet thinks he's an imbecile, but it would be dangerous to underestimate him.

Experts Predict 4 Surprising Ways Jeff Sessions' Reefer Madness Pot Decision Could Shake Out in 2018

By April M. Short, AlterNet

A backlash against the new war on weed could tip the scales to favor federal legalization.

Donald Trump's Legal Team Has a Laughable Plan to Avoid an Interview with Robert Mueller

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

One U.S. attorney puts the odds of it working "between infinitesimally small and zero."

Stephen Miller Was Reportedly Escorted Off Jake Tapper's CNN Set by Security

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The White House adviser found his interview cut short after he repeatedly attacked the host.

Trump Campaign Official Beclowns Himself When Asked One Simple Question

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

David Bossie refused to admit who instructed him to speak with Michael Wolff.

Survey: America Doesn't Want Empire—It Wants to Have a Functioning Country

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

As Congress faces another deadline to pass 2018's budget, its spending and public priorities differ.

Trump Administration Issues Sadistic Order Targeting 200,000 Salvadorans

By Gabe Ortiz, DailyKos

The Department of Homeland Security is ramping up its deportation machine.

Alex Jones Is Hawking a Pro-Trump, White Nationalist Children's Book

By Timothy Johnson, Media Matters

"Thump" also teaches kids that sexual assault is no big deal.

Mapping a World From Hell: 76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s War on Terror

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

Welcome to 2018, another year of unending war.

How Newlyweds Are Recouping Wedding Expenses—in the Real World

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Instead of filling up the landfill with your gently used wedding décor, sell it to the next couple.

Israel's New Blacklist of BDS-Supporting Groups Sparks Outrage

By Common Dreams staff, Common Dreams

"Israel is isolating itself even further as an apartheid state," says CODEPINK.

Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

By Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet

A new book exposes the greed and cronyism behind some of Big Pharma's worst excesses.

These Self-Control Tips Could Help You Stick with New Year's Resolutions

By Marco A. Palmer, The Conversation

Can you make it past February 1?

Corporate Excuse for Obscene CEO Pay? 'The Free Market Made Us Do It!'

By Sam Pizzigati,

A new global CEO pay comparison, the most dramatic yet, demolishes the standard-issue corporate rationale.

Fox Panel Rips Stephen Miller after Jake Tapper Boots Him Off CNN: ‘All He Would Do Is Lavish Trump’

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The host broke off from the discussion to address Miller’s outburst.

Can Road Salt and Other Pollutants Disrupt Our Circadian Rhythms?

By Jennifer Marie Hurley, The Conversation

Road salt has disrupted biological rhythms in plankton. Could it do the same to humans?

Sunday, January 7, 2018

There's Something Big Shifting in American High Cuisine

By Melissa Kravitz, AlterNet

Veggie-centric cuisine is becoming a national movement.

Here’s a List of People Close to Trump Who May Think He’s Seriously Nuts

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

Trump lashed out at rumors about his mental soundness Saturday.

6 Things Trump Actually Deserves Credit For

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

With the glory also comes the blame, Donald.

Trump Is Now Dangerous—That Makes His Mental Health a Matter of Public Interest

By Bandy Lee, The Guardian

This world authority in psychiatry argues Trump's mental fitness deserves scrutiny.

Mueller Is Now Looking at Ivanka Trump in Russia Investigation

By Christianna Silva, Newsweek

Four members of Trump’s campaign have already been brought down by Mueller’s probe.

Israel Blacklists Activist Organizations, Barring them From Entering the Country

By Carlos Ballesteros, Newsweek

The "BDS blacklist" includes many well-known critics of Israel.

Senate Republicans Want to Speed Up Approval of Trump’s Nutty Nominees

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Trump has nominated numerous people who seem unhinged or unqualified.

How the NY Times and the U.S. Government Worked Together to Suppress James Risen’s Post-9/11 Reporting

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Times editors buried Risen's story on the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

Jeff Sessions' Threatens New War on Weed and Both Sides of the Aisle Fire Back

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

The attorney general may have done us a favor by heightening the contradictions of federal marijuana prohibition.

Trump Could Wipe Out Human Species, Psychiatrist Says

By Kate Sheridan, Newsweek

A history of violence is the best predictor of future violence.

Think Tank-Addicted Media Turn to Regime Change Enthusiasts for Iran Protest Commentary

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

A right-wing pro-Israel think tank works hard to get the Iran deal scrapped.

Let's End Student Debt Slavery

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt blog

Debt and austerity have often been used as control mechanisms for subduing the people.

7 Acts of Native Resistance They Don't Teach in School

By Halee Kirkwood, YES! Magazine

The tragic narrative of indigenous history most of us have been taught is only half the story.

Turning #MeToo Into a Movement for Gender Justice

By Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig

Heads have fallen aplenty, but what will it take to channel this sea change into a lasting cultural shift?