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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

NY Times Rewrites History of Iraq War, Painting U.S. as Noble Democracy-Lover, Iran as Sinister Imperialist

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

The paper of record advances an amazing feat of reality inversion.

Seth Meyers Has One Rule Everyone Should Follow During Trump's Scandalous Presidency

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Nothing is too stupid to be true."

Wall Street Journal Eviscerates Trump Over Russia Scandal in Devastating Editorial

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

"He and his family seem oblivious to the brutal realities of Washington politics."

A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude Has Already Penetrated Deep into the American Heartland

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them.

The Republican Party Proves It Loves Power More Than Truth Itself

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

For the Republican majority, power trumps truth, and they’re all part of the racket.

My Mother Wasn't Trash

By Joshua Wilkey, This Appalachian Life

"At first reading, the story of my mother's life seems like little more than a tragedy. However, it is much more than that."

Texas Paper Destroys Trump's Six Months in Office by Listing Every One of His Failures

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The Dallas News "documents the atrocities."

Stephen Colbert Isn't Fooled by Trump's Shameless Attempt to Distract Us from the Russia Scandal

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The "Late Show" host celebrates "Made in America Week" as only he can.

Steve Bannon Has Always Despised Paul Ryan, and This Spectacularly Vulgar Insult Proves It

By Walter Einenkel, DailyKos

A new book traces the rise of Donald Trump and his most infamous adviser.

Trump’s Support Falling Among Swing-State Voters Who Elected Him, Recent Polls Find

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

A third of voters remain hardcore, unapologetic fans.

The Simple Trick Pharmaceutical Companies Use to Get You to Buy Drugs You Don't Need

By Marshall Allen, ProPublica

The shelf life of medicine is considerably longer than its packaging indicates.

Pussy Riot Founder Slams Liberals' Obsession with Putin

By David Sirota, International Business Times

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has some advice for the Democratic Party.

Why Progressives Shouldn't Celebrate the Death of Trumpcare Just Yet

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Mitch McConnell's bill has gone down in flames, but the health care fight may never end.

This Fox News Host Can't Believe Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Defense

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Andrew Napolitano says that there should be an investigation into potential connections between Trump and Russia.

Jon Stewart Should Run for President

By Guy T. Saperstein, Kelsey Abkin, AlterNet

It's time for a left-leaning celebrity to run—and win.

Did Macron Just Convince Trump to Reenter the Paris Agreement?

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

The French president's charm offensive just might help save the planet.

High-Ranking Chicago Officials Cruelly Mocked Black Victims of Gun Violence in Shockingly Racist Emails

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

One email offered employees “Chicago Safari Tickets” and included an image of white people taking pictures of black individuals.

How Betsy DeVos Undermines Civil Rights and Favors Predatory Lenders Over Students

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

She's gutting the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

How Trump Opponents Should Be Framing the Health Care Debate

By Rick Gell, AlterNet

Obamacare is the medicine; income inequality is the disease.

Marijuana Works Better Than Sleeping Pills For Insomnia

By Richard Faulk, The Fresh Toast

Pass the bong before the bottle.

The Activist Movement to Finish Off Trump's Attack on Our Health Care System Is Making Waves Across the U.S.

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The race is on to #KillTheBill in the Senate.

The 18 Healthiest Fast Foods You Can Eat

By Rachael Link, Authority Nutrition

Yielding to consumer demand, some fast food restaurants are offering healthy options.

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Details Emerge Proving Trump Campaign and Russia Both Went After Online Clinton Supporters

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Were they working in parallel or together?

One of Trump's Biggest Boosters at Fox News Isn't Buying Donald Jr.'s Russia Story

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Columnist Andrew Napolitano says the president's son should be under criminal investigation.

How Social Media Is Dumbing Down Our Society

By Angelo Young, Salon

Communication overload encourages thoughtless commentary, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Paul Krugman: Republicans Have Declared War on Truth Itself

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Twenty-two million Americans stand to lose health insurance, and the GOP cries "fake news."

Editorial: What Can We Really Do About Trump? And What Is Trump Doing to Us?

By Don Hazen, AlterNet

AlterNet is working on new initiatives to address the toll Trump is taking on our psyches and our souls, while highlighting the best of the resistance.

Trump Rejects His Poll Numbers as 'Fake News'—but Even His Voters Are Starting to Notice the Scam

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

For maybe the first time since he took office, the president has genuine cause for concern.

Trump Trauma Is Real and Affecting Many. We Need to Be Brave and Fight Back

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

There is no way to sugarcoat the fact that Trump has helped stoke some of the ugliest aspects imaginable. But there are voices of sanity and many helpful things we can do.

Did Macron Just Convince Trump to Reenter the Paris Agreement?

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

The French president's charm offensive just might help save the planet.

Joe Scarborough Pens a Withering Obituary for the GOP

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

"It's a dying party that I can no longer defend."

You Won't Believe How Much Time Trump Has Actually Spent Playing Golf Since He Took Office

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

He's visited courses three time more frequently than his past three predecessors combined.

CNN Panel Stunner: Half of Participants Regret Casting Their Vote for Trump

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

The president's approval rating has plummeted to 36 percent in a new ABC poll.

Al Gore Delivers One of the Most Damning Indictments of Trump's Presidency You Will Read

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"We’ve never had a president who’s deliberately made decisions to tear down America’s standing in the world."

Woman Reports Strange Sound to Police, Minneapolis Cops Shoot Her Dead

By Shreesha Ghosh, International Business Times

The two officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

Break-In and Threatening Note Reported at Office of GOP Senator Opposed to Trumpcare Bill

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

A spokesman for Dean Heller has declined comment.

Trump Rounds Record-Low 36 Percent Approval Number to 40

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Most presidents might prefer to avoid talking about bad numbers like his.

Three Out of Four Democrats Would Give Up Drinking for Life in Return for Trump's Impeachment, Poll Finds

By Andrew Buncombe, The Independent

A Democratic congressman this week introduced an impeachment measure.

Marijuana for the 1%: Meet the $420 Cannabis Cigar

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Do you have too much money and not enough cannabis cachet? There's a product for you.

Why Trump Fans' Ignorance About His Russia Scandal Won't Save the President

By Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek

Trump is the benefactor of an international misinformation campaign.

How Do We Stop the Internet from Lying to Us?

By Cathy O’Neil, The Guardian

Algorithms can dictate whether you get a mortgage or how much you pay for insurance. But sometimes they’re wrong.

Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in U.S.

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

The eagerness of US media to disproportionately cover and empathize with Russians, while either ignoring or toeing the government’s line when it comes to mass arrests stateside, speaks to the nationalistic blinders at work.

Trump Jr. Emails and Meeting With Russian Lawyer Are Probable Cause of Federal Crime

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout

These facts amount to probable cause that the Trump campaign committed federal election interference.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Robert Reich: The Trump Standard

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

Trump’s major goal now is to remain in power and to accumulate even more money.

Trump Is a Cornered Animal, and He's Dangerous

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout

This is not alarmism. Fear and vigilance are the appropriate response right now.

Live in the Northern U.S.? Look Up Tonight—You Might See the Northern Lights

By April M. Short, AlterNet

Solar flare brings aurora borealis to parts of the northern U.S. and Canada.

Judge Read Out Names of 20 Murdered Cats Before Sentencing their Killer to 16 Years in Prison

By Tom Porter, Newsweek

The San Jose man pleaded guilty to 21 counts of felony animal cruelty.

To Trump Supporters, He Is a Fantasy Love Object Who Does No Wrong: How to Fight This?

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Trump's most loyal supporters are cult-like; reason cannot defeat them.

Is Our Clothing Toxic? It's More Complicated Than We Think

By Jill Richardson, AlterNet

Every fabric has some form of processing that includes potentially toxic chemicals.

Robert Reich: The 10 Steps to Impeach a President

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

It won’t be easy to impeach Donald Trump.

Trump Is Ushering in a Dark New Conservatism

By Timothy Snyder, The Guardian

If Republicans do not wish to be remembered like the German conservatives of the 1930s, they had better find their courage.

Dems, Wake Up and Reframe Health Care Debate So Americans Know You’re On Their Side

By Rick Gell, AlterNet

The GOP keeps talking about health care freedom, when they are taking away coverage and options.

‘We Need to Survive His Presidency’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Blasts ‘Buffoon’ Trump—and the Media Covering Him

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

"It’s totally unpredictable. I don’t think he knows what he’s going to do.”

Blowing the Lid off of the 'Marijuana Treatment' Racket

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

Fewer teens are using pot, and even fewer are using it problematically. But that hasn’t stopped drug treatment admissions from soaring.

What Robert Mueller Learned From Enron

By Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica

The patient, sophisticated and very aggressive prosecution of the energy giant could signal how he will handle the Russia investigation.

Trump’s Malevolent Voter Fraud Commission

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

How voter suppressionist Kris Kobach’s latest move is closer to evil than it is incompetence.

Nurses and Activists Playing Hardball with Legislators Running Away From Single Payer Health Care

By RoseAnn DeMoro, Common Dreams

Activists are working to hold every member of the California Assembly accountable.

Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Event Already Under Way, Scientists Warn

By Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Researchers talk of "biological annihilation" as study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades.

How 'Game of Thrones' Became TV's First Global Blockbuster

By Amanda Lotz, The Conversation

It’s now possible for a series to release new episodes for viewers around the world, and the result is a global watercooler – a shared media culture that transcends national boundaries.

Macaroni and Cheese Lovers Beware: Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Have Been Found in 10 Varieties

By Nika Beauchamp, Environmental Health Strategy Center

There are no known safe levels of phthalates for vulnerable populations like pregnant women and young children.

Philadelphia Story: An Ambitious Campaign to Spread Opportunity Into All Corners of the City

By Jay Walljasper, AlterNet

Here's a proven alternative to the gentrification of American cities.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Robert Reich: The 10 Steps to Impeach a President

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

It won’t be easy to impeach Donald Trump.

How Did Democrats Become the Party of Elites?

By Leonard Steinhorn, BillMoyers.com

In order to win back statehouses and Congress, Democrats must rewrite the political narrative that now has them on the side of the establishment and Republicans on the side of sticking it to the man.

Redneck Revolt: The Armed Leftwing Group That Wants to Stamp out Fascism

By Cecilia Saixue Watt, The Guardian

Redneck lefties fight racism but don't much like liberals—and they like their guns.

7 Things Selling Like Hotcakes Since Trump Won

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

What we buy says a lot about who we are.

Outrageous Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Send You to Prison and Steal Your Car—No Drugs Needed

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

The proposed measure redefines reality to make a drug crime out of literally nothing.

Colorado’s Monthly Pot Sales Are Getting Even Higher

By Janice Williams, Newsweek

In May, pot sales topped $100 million for the 12th consecutive month.

Hotel Refuses Refund for Woman's Canceled Wedding—So She Invites Homeless to Fantastic Dinner

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

She was not going to let all of the food and cake go to waste.

Democrats Better Focus on the Races That Matter in '18 or We Will Have Another Decade of Right-Wing Extremists in Charge

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Retaking the House in 2018 slows the GOP. Only governors can stop GOP gerrymanders and political monopolies through 2031.

Chip Off the Old Block: Donald Trump Jr. Tells Lies Nearly as Well as His Dad

By Cody Cain, Salon

Given all the lies Donald Jr. has told so far, why should we believe him about what happened in that meeting?

Ivanka Trump Fancies Herself a Champion of 'Women Who Work'—Tell That to Her Brand's Factory Workers

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

A new report exposes the absurdity of the first daughter's hashtag feminism.

Is Team Trump Imploding?

By Bob Cesca, Salon

There's still a cadre of loyalists, doing their best to spread lies. But the Trump coalition is coming unglued.

The 5 Best Moments from Jeremy Corbyn's Illuminating Interview with Naomi Klein

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The British Labour leader on the future of the left, and how we can forge a better world.

Trump Team Resurrects Voodoo Economics Pushing Tax Cuts and Ludicrous Growth Projections

By Dean Baker, Beat the Press

"Trump's policies will lead to larger deficits, fewer people with health care, more dangerous workplaces, and a dirtier environment."

As Trump Jr. Shows, Cutthroat Fear and Loathing Are the Operating Principle in GOP Politics

By Daniel Shea, The Conversation

When offered intelligence from a foreign government, Donald Trump Jr. said, "I love it."

Protest At Your Own Peril: Inhumane Ways Baton Rouge Police Treated Protesters They Locked Up After The Police Murder of Alton Sterling

By Andrea Armstrong, AlterNet

A year after the murder and protests, a new report details police brutality in local jails.

DeVos’ New Cause: The Rights of Those Accused of Raping Women on Campus

By Diane Ravitch, Diane Ravitch's Blog

The alleged perpetrators of rape, according to the Trump administration, are the real victims.

Preparing for Doomsday: A Shelter-in-Place Mentality Is the New American Normal

By William Astore, TomDispatch

Everyone is a survivalist in 2017.

The Biomass Industry's Hollow Self-Regulatory Scheme Has Been Exposed as a Smokescreen to Destroy Forests for Corporate Profit

By Adam Macon, Sasha Stashwick, AlterNet

If we want clean air and a livable planet, cutting down trees for fuel is one of the most counterproductive things we can do.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos: The Queen of Obfuscation, Talking Nonsense

By Jennifer Berkshire, AlterNet

DeVos' talking points mask a radical vision. Why won't she talk about what she believes?

Paul Krugman: Republicans Are on the Brink of Completing a Long, Deadly Con

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Gutting American health care is what the GOP has wanted all along.

The Greatest Story Too Rarely Told: America Is an Oligarchy

By John Atcheson, AlterNet

Our nation is controlled by corporate power and the individually wealthy, and the major press is in on the con.

Donald Trump's Ties to Russian Gangsters Stretch Back More Than 30 Years

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

An explosive report details the president's business dealings with criminals and shady oligarchs.

Aaahhhhpocalypse Now!: 10 Dark Visions Headed Your Way

By Don Hazen, Kali Holloway, AlterNet Staff, AlterNet

First, the bad news.

Jimmy Kimmel Dismantles Trump's Insane New Design Proposal for the Mexican Border Wall

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Our president is worried that people are going to get hit on the head with drugs and die."

'Watch Your Back': Read Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz's Unhinged, Expletive-Laden Emails to a Total Stranger

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica

The pressure appears to be getting to the president's legal team.

Donald Trump Is Lying About When He Knew of Junior's Meeting with a Russian Lawyer

By Mark Sumner, DailyKos

The timeline he's provided simply doesn't check out.

REVEALED: Ex-Soviet Intelligence Officer Attended Meeting with Kushner and Trump Jr.

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

NBC blows another hole in the Trump campaign's story.

McConnell's Latest Health Care Bill Is Even Worse, Gutting Coverage and Raising Costs for Tens of Millions

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

"I knew this bill was unfixable. What I didn't count on was that it would get worse."

Former RNC Head Explodes on Trump for Dragging the GOP Through His 'Crap—Every Single Frigging Day'

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

“Why is the Republican Party letting this happen?”

Bernie Sanders Holds Highest Approval Rating at Home, Mitch McConnell Is Dead Last

By Charlie May, Salon

Even as approval ratings continue to fall in the Senate, Sanders has remained on top—while everybody hates Mitch.

Donald Trump Is Working to Make America Whiter by Dramatically Restricting Legal Immigration

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

The Trump team is devising a bill that would greatly reduce legal immigration.

Iraq War Veterans Warn: Mosul Victory Is Prelude to Iraqi State Failure

By Nafeez Ahmed, AlterNet

Iraq War veterans predicted not only the imminent victory in Mosul, but the inevitable collapse in its aftermath.

Living the American Dream in a Trailer Park

By Sarah Terry, BillMoyers.com

Home to some 20 million people—6 percent of Americans—they are the nation’s largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing, offering a shot at the American dream to people who can’t afford a traditional home.

Black, American, and Armed

By Ira Berkley, The American Prospect

With concerns about police violence and white supremacist groups mounting, some black gun owners have decided to take charge of their own safety.

Why Are So Many People Dying from Opiate Overdoses? It's Our Broken Society

By Marc Lewis, The Guardian

Forget the ‘war on drugs’ or laying all blame on pharmas, this epidemic exists because millions live in a world without hope, certainty and structure.

Yes, Trump Should Definitely Build a Wall—but Not on the Mexican Border

By Elliott Negin, AlterNet

In fact, Trump should build several walls—to keep out the rising sea.

Trump-Loving Airbnb Host Ordered to Pay $5,000 for Telling Woman She Wouldn't Rent to Asians

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Her penance also includes a personal apology, taking a course in Asian-American studies and volunteering with a civil rights organization.

Nevada Is Running Out of Weed, and It's Causing a State of Emergency

By Charlie May, Salon

Nevada dispensaries are struggling to keep their pot shops filled with the goods due to strict state regulations.

Gardening As One Way to Fight Trump-Era Hopelessness

By Frida Berrigan, TomDispatch

One family's effort to grow their way out of despair.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

McConnell's Latest Health Care Bill Is Even Worse, Gutting Coverage and Raising Costs for Tens of Millions

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

"I knew this bill was unfixable. What I didn't count on was that it would get worse."

John Oliver Introduces a Terrifying Possibility in the Wake of the Latest Collusion Revelations

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The "Last Week Tonight" host is no longer sure Trump's presidency can be derailed.

7 Reasons Why a Cornered Trump Is a Real Threat to Our Country and Constitution

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Trump is cornered, and that makes him even more dangerous.

Jared Kushner Under Investigation for Helping Coordinate Russian Cyberattacks: Bombshell Report

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Trump's digital team is suspected of sharing sensitive data with Kremlin operatives.

The Sickening Reality Is Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails Likely Won't Change Anything

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

These are important revelations—but they won't sway Trump's base, and may only worsen our national crisis.

The Libertarians Have Been Laser Focused on Destroying Our Social Security System for Almost 40 Years

By Nancy MacLean, Viking

Author Nancy MacLean names the true author of the agenda to disenfranchise the majority of Americans: James McGill Buchanan.

Donald Trump Jr. Has Destroyed Kellyanne Conway’s Favorite Talking Point

By Steven Harper, BillMoyers.com

The question now is how much of the country still believes her.

Stephen Colbert Has Compiled the Very Best Headlines from the Donald Jr. Email Scandal

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"The White House is facing a category 5 hurricane."

Steve Bannon Is Back—and Trying to Privatize an Entire War

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

While Don Jr. implodes, Steve Bannon and Erik Prince have hatched a plan to privatize war and pillage Afghanistan.

WATCH: Al Franken Uses FBI Hearing to Destroy Conservatives' Latest Defense of Trump Jr.

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Franken does not have time for false equivalencies.

Trump Voters Admit They're Terrified of the President's Obamacare Replacement

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"It's going to be like the zombie apocalypse."

5 Unanswered Questions from Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails

By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

How much longer can Republicans stand behind their president?

Trump's Lawyers Are Reportedly Irate He Keeps Ignoring Their Advice

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"They say don't do this, don't do that, and then he tweets."

'Our City Is in Ruins': Crushing Wars Are Raging on in Syria and Iraq with No End in Sight

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

Humanitarianism wars are easier to fund than the humanitarian peace.

4 Reasons Why the U.S. Needs to Decriminalize Drugs—And Why We're Closer Than You Think

By Jag Davies, AlterNet

Contrary to what Trump and Sessions would have you believe, the American public is all for it.

Police Beat Black Teenager After Mistaking Her for a Larger Bald Black Male Suspect

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

The officer who arrested the 19-year-old did not realize she was a woman until she told him her name.

The Women's March Organizers Take on the NRA With a Two-Day March

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Organizers subjected to personal attacks from the NRA refuse to be intimidated into silence.

Why Democrats Should Unite on a Charter School Moratorium

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network

It's one issue both labor and civil rights activists can agree on.

Fish Farming Is So Filthy That Salmon Are Getting Lice

By Julie Cappiello, Mercy for Animals

A study published in 2016 noted that factory-farmed salmon become "so depressed they give up on life."

Why America's Elected Politicians Have a Habit of Ignoring the Poor

By Evan Popp, The Progressive

The answer could lie in the lack of poor people who vote during elections.

7 Household Products Every Marijuana Lover Needs

By Al Olson, The Fresh Toast

You probably have these around your house already.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jared Kushner Under Investigation for Helping Coordinate Russian Cyberattacks: Bombshell Report

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Trump's digital team is suspected of sharing sensitive data with Kremlin operatives.

OMG! The Democratic Party Is Such a Mess—What Are We Going to Do?

By Don Hazen, Kali Holloway, Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Ten experts analyze the situation.

Stephen Colbert Apologizes to Eric Trump: 'We Always Thought You Were the Dumb One'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Donald Jr.'s tweets have left the "Late Show" host positively gobsmacked.

Why I Declined to Be Tucker Carlson's Liberal Feminist Punching Bag

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Being the liberal hate object on Fox News only helps advance the far right's agenda. Thanks, but I'll pass.

Trump 'Rages' Behind Closed Doors as He Considers Dumping Priebus

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The administration is reportedly scrambling to figure out how to spin Donald Jr.'s email dump.

3 of the Most Outrageous Ways the Richest 1% Avoids Paying Taxes

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

Taking from the poor to give massive tax breaks to the rich.

Joe Scarborough Has Finally Seen Enough, Calls It Quits on the GOP

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"I've got to become an Independent."

Under the Radar, Democrats Are Racking Up Electoral Victories in State Legislatures

By Carolyn Fiddler, DailyKos

The party flipped two more historically red seats in Oklahoma Tuesday.

Trump’s Pick for FBI Director Made His Living Defending Shady Businessmen Just Like the President

By James S. Henry, DC Report

But will the Senate ask about any of this in Wednesday's confirmation hearing?

DeVos Meeting with Men's Rights Groups to Talk About Sexual Assault?

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

DeVos will be sitting down with groups that fight to protect students accused of sexual assault.

BUSTED: Fox Reported on Trump Jr.'s Emails—After They Scrubbed Any Mention of Russian Government

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

The president's favorite network continues to downplay the obvious collusion.

Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting 'Borders on Treason': Ethics Lawyer

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Experts are aghast at the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian sources.

'The Resistance Is Local': New York Attorney General Pushes Progressives to Participate in Every Election

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

To beat Trump's agenda, progressives need to show up at the polls.

Trump Is Playing Dangerous Military Gambit in Central America

By Dan Beeton , AlterNet

Trump wants the military to solve humanitarian problems.

What Is Bernie Sanders Up To? New Book, Iowa Speech

By Stav Ziv, Newsweek

A visit to Iowa, which holds a special place in presidential politics, is bound to fuel further 2020 speculation.

How Noam Chomsky Schooled Elon Musk for His 'Neuralink' Brain-Computer Venture

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"There’s no way of developing technology because we don’t understand how to proceed."

Have You Noticed That the Cost of Repairing Something Is Often Higher Than Buying a New One? It's Intentional

By Steven Gorelick, Local Futures

Time for an economy that doesn't destroy people and the planet just to feed the capitalist beast.

How the Nazis Destroyed the First Gay Rights Movement

By John Broich, The Conversation

The history of LGBTQ rights is not a record of constant progress.

Watch: Snorting Chocolate for an Ecstasy-Like High? Apparently, It Works

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Are you looking for "a steady rush of euphoric energy and motivation that is great for party goers to dance the night away without a crash"?

3 Key Activist Efforts This Week That Don't Involve Trying to Impeach Donald Trump

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

These battles for American rights urgently need attention.

Having Sex At Least Once a Week Could Help You Live Longer

By Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

Regular sexual activity is essential to our mental, emotional, and physical health.

Meet the World's Most Poached and Trafficked Mammal

By Mark Hofberg, AlterNet

The gentle pangolin is being pushed to extinction due to demand for its meat and scales.

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