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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go Away

By Sophie Quinton, Stateline

Ending pot prohibition is only the beginning. We also need to repair the harms caused by it, and expunging old convictions is a start.

Robert Reich: Jim Crow Is Making a Furious Comeback

By Robert Reich,

The former secretary of labor warns hundreds of thousands are being disenfranchised.

Is Ivanka Trump a Target of Investigation Now? It Seems Inevitable

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Ivanka is deeply implicated in her family’s involvement with foreign corruption.

Here's What You Have to Earn to Get a Mortgage in America's 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Most Americans cannot afford to live in progressive coastal epicenters.

Paul Krugman: Republicans Can't Even Keep Their Lies Straight Anymore

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

There's no precedent for the GOP's mendacity about its newest tax plan.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Will Regret Asking April Ryan What She's Thankful for This Thanksgiving

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The veteran reporter was in no mood during Monday's press hearing.

This John Oliver Montage of Charlie Rose Looks Extremely Creepy in Hindsight

By Anna Menta, Newsweek

Eight women have accused the CBS anchor of sexual misconduct.

The GOP's Tax Cut Bonanza Is a Major Attack on Medicare

By Nancy Altman, Linda Benesch, AlterNet

Paul Ryan and Mick Mulvaney can't be trusted to protect our Medicare benefits.

Roy Moore Was Even More of a Threat to Teenage Girls Than Previously Thought

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

A former Alabama cop says she was tasked with keeping him away from high school cheerleaders.

Why Roy Moore's Evangelical Supporters Will Never Abandon Him

By Julie Ingersoll, Religion Dispatches

“It’s not a southern problem, it’s a fundamentalist problem. Girls who are 14 are seen as potential relationship material.”

Watch: Alabama Voter Refuses to Believe Sexual Assault Allegations

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

An attendee of a rally of "Women for Moore" believes some vague conspiracy rather than the facts.

Why Aren't We Investigating the Sexual Assault Charges Against Trump?

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

He got a pass during the 2016 election, but there's one possible solution.

Inequality Out of Control: The Average 1% Household Is Over $2.5 Million Richer in the Past Year

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

Things are going to get even harder for families suffering the most from inequality.

Does Trump Have an Ulterior Motive in Trying to Block the AT&T Merger?

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

A new lawsuit could be retaliation for CNN's critical coverage of the president.

Jared Kushner Used Newspaper as Pro-Wikileaks, Anti-Clinton 'Platform': Report

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The New York Observer served as a mouthpiece for the Trump campaign.

Trump Is Trying to Make Dropping Nukes a 'Mainstream' Approach to War

By Michael Klare, TomDispatch

Our president is a madman in charge of the nuclear arsenal. We should be taking to the streets in protest now.

Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Busted Driving 119 Miles Per Hour

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The personality claimed she was rushing to visit her ailing mother.

America Only Started Caring About the Opioid Epidemic When It Hit Suburbia

By Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, The Op-Ed Project

Only when the victims are white does our government pay attention.

There Is an Ugly War Being Waged Against Poverty-Stricken Grad Students

By Jill Richardson, OtherWords

Imagine having to pay thousands of dollars of taxes on virtually no income.

Two of the Biggest Threats to the Stability of the World Economy Are Hiding in Plain Sight

By Deborah James, AlterNet

It's time for members and citizens to resist the Big Tech agenda.

Cannabis Ice Cream Is Here to Mellow Out the Family During Thanksgiving

By Julien Perry, The Fresh Toast

More powerful than pumpkin pie.

Monday, November 20, 2017

8 Women Accuse Charlie Rose of Sexual Misconduct: Report

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The allegations include groping, exhibitionism and verbal harassment.

Investigative Report: Instagram's Political Propaganda Spread to Multi-Millions of Facebook Users in 2016

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Research reveals Instagram's role, “zombie accounts” still online and psychological Trojan horses.

The Design Flaw at the Core of Humanity's Malaise

By Judith Schwartz, AlterNet

What we need is the intention—and a design framework—that supports human and ecological wellbeing.

Sexism Antidote: Democrats Should Commit to an All-Woman Ticket in 2020

By Rick Gell, AlterNet

For all the right reasons, Bernie, Joe, Cory and the rest should step aside.

Capitalism Is Not Our Only Choice

By Penn Loh, YES! Magazine

We have opportunities every day to build economies that lift each other up and spread joy.

Second Woman Accuses Al Franken of Sexual Misconduct

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Thirty-three-year-old Lindsey Menz claims the Minnesota senator groped her at a state fair.

Had My Stepfather Picked Up a Gun and Killed Us All, Nobody Would Have Been Surprised

By Katherine Fugate, Medium

Everybody in town knew about the abuse I survived growing up. Nobody said a thing.

Roy Moore's Preposterous Threat Against an Alabama News Publisher Backfires Spectacularly

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The company basically dared the spiraling candidate to sue.

Trump Voter's Total Devotion to President Leaves CNN's Alisyn Camerota Aghast

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The entire focus group could only laugh uncomfortably.

Get a Load of What H.R. McMaster Has to Say About Trump Behind Closed Doors

By Laura Clawson, DailyKos

Rex Tillerson isn't the only official who seems to think the president is a moron.

Russia Has Been Watching Trump for Decades: Report

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

KGB operatives first approached him in 1986.

Sean Hannity Has a Long, Revolting History of Undermining Women Who Report Sexual Abuse

By Andrew Lawrence, Julie Alderman, Dina Radke, Media Matters

His brand practically revolves around protecting predators.

Is the Trump Administration the Most Nepotistic in Modern American History?

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

A new report reveals the president has made a handful of families enormously powerful.

How Do We Keep an Impulsive Trump From Launching Nuclear War?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Washington wakes up to a terrifying problem.

Racism Is a Highly Profitable Online Business

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Who knew racial slurs and Holocaust memes could generate so much money?

Donald Trump Knows Exactly Who He's Targeting on Twitter and Why

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

It's not a coincidence the president has gone after LaVar Ball and Marshawn Lynch.

Is Robert Mueller Now Targeting Trump for Obstruction of Justice?

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

The special investigator has requested a wide array of documents from the Justice Department.

Racist Cult Leader Charles Manson Dead at 83

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

He reportedly died of natural causes at a California hospital.

The Biggest Legal Pot Economy in the World Starts January 1—What Will It Look Like?

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

California kicks off a whole new era in the history of cannabis consumption.

Understanding the 'Reactionary Mind' in the Age of Trump

By Paul Rosenberg, Salon

Modern conservatism is a reactionary project.

America's Response to School Massacres? A Booming Classroom Security Industry

By Lois Beckett, The Guardian

After a deadly school shooting, the UK banned handguns.

Now That Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s Citizen of the Year, It’s Time the World Knows He's a Vegan

By Joe Loria, AlterNet

Kaepernick's fight against oppression includes animal welfare.

Massive Pipeline Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Reject Keystone XL

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

About 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from the controversial pipeline.

Books Are Playing a Role in Elevating and Transforming Chicago Communities

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Illiteracy rates are high in Chicago, and Open Books is working to fill the void.

It’s Time for the #MeToo Effect to Take on the Military

By David Masciotra, Salon

Reform is needed to change how the military handles sexual assault and harassment cases.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cable News Attention Deficit Disorder Is Harming America and Preventing Progressive Change

By Rick Gell, AlterNet

We need MSNBC to step up, admit the disease and lead the way to a cure.

Hard to Believe: Pennsylvania Cops Abuse Senior Couple Because They Think Hibiscus Is Marijuana

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Trained drug detection officers couldn't tell the difference between hibiscus plants and pot plants.

Robert Reich: The Revolt Against Trump Is a Backlash Against All Forms of Bullying

By Robert Reich,

Powerful and men who have felt free to impose their will on others may be in for a rude awakening.

Joy Reid Destroys Fox Commentators for Defending Accused Sex Abusers Roy Moore and Trump

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Reid suggested that conservative media outlets are unsure of how to handle the news.

Alabama's Largest Newspapers Call Out Roy Moore for Sexual Abuse of Children and a 'Pathological Fixation' on Sex

By David Edwards, Raw Story

Alabama newspapers called on voters over the weekend to reject Republican Senate Roy Moore.

What Are the Real Chances of Suffering a Heart Attack During Sex?

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Happens all the time in the movies, right?

No One Man Should Be Able to Trigger Nuclear War

By Eric Margolis, Eric Margolis's Blog

The urgent message of the day is: President Trump, Step away from that nuclear button and calm down.

Is This a 'Sex Panic' or a National Moment of Reckoning? Can’t It Be Both?

By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

This week the #MeToo moment became a political weapon—and reminded us that Americans don’t share the same reality.

Bruce Springsteen's Broadway Show Is Gripping

By Michael Bader, AlterNet

It's not a concert or a play; it's a performance of a life story set to music.

Why Trump Lies

By Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon

Lies are the way authoritarians exercise power. While in office, Trump has lied 1,628 times.

The House Tax Bill Robs Students so That the Rich and Corporations Can Have More

By David Cay Johnston, DC Report

The bill abandons investing in brainpower in favor of permanent tax cuts for the already rich and corporations.

Is There Such a Thing as a Good Public Apology?

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

In Trump's America, none of these statements seem to cut it.

Joseph Stiglitz: 'Trump Has Fascist Tendencies'

By Larry Elliott, The Guardian

Nobel prize-winning economist on the threat from the U.S. president, fairer globalization—and whether Bernie Sanders would have won.

Southern Plantations Should be Slave Memorials—Not Storybook Theme Parks, or Trump Businesses

By Shannon Weber, AlterNet

Southern plantations teach a version of history that leaves out the very white supremacy that created them.

So, Is CBD Legal Or What?

By Martin A. Lee, Project CBD

A series of police raids in North Dakota has set the stage for a courtroom showdown regarding the legal status of CBD. So far, it's not going well.

It's a Myth That Turkey Makes You Sleepy—but It May Bring More Trust to Your Thanksgiving Table

By Kevin Bennett, The Conversation

Tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.

FCC Leader Doing Trump's Dirty Work Against a Free Press

By Timothy Karr, Free Press

FCC Chair Ajit Pai is doing his best to undermine net neutrality and the fight against media consolidation.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Forget Tofurky: How to Have a Better Meatless Thanksgiving

By Ari LeVaux, AlterNet

Let's cook vegetables that look and taste like what they are, rather than like a carcass.

This Clip of Louis C.K. on the Daily Show Is Particularly Chilling in Light of the Accusations Against Him

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

The comedian says he thinks women who complain about rape jokes should “shut up.”

Unfounded Pot Hysteria Spreads on the Internet

By April M. Short, AlterNet

Headlines declaring the "first marijuana overdose" are sensational and misleading.

Tony Perkins Knew a GOP Lawmaker Sexually Assaulted a Teen—But He Kept Quiet, Emails Reveal

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

A Washington Post report reveals the emails showing what the head of the Evangelical Family Research Council knew.

America and Its Allies Are Underestimating North Korea's Other Big Threat

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

As two countries led by mercurial leaders spar, bio-warfare agents are harder to trace and easier to use than nukes.

Bill Maher: Al Franken Is Not Like Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey, Donald Trump

By Charlie May, Salon

The late-night comedian said Franken “did a bad thing” but shouldn’t be “lumped in” with other high-profile figures.

Sexual Harassment Settlements in Congress Are Costing Taxpayers Millions

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

There's a problem on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures around the country.

Is Steve Bannon's Destruction of the GOP Just a Plot Against Karl Rove?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

The Breitbart editor apparently considers Rove his main competition.

Passing for Working Class Is Manipulative—and a Favorite Tactic of Duck Dynasty and Trump

By Clarence Page, Beacon Press

Trump pretends to be whatever his voters want him to be.

Hightower: Donald Trump's Strange Bromances with Duterte and Putin

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

He's desperate to be liked by dictators.

A New Supreme Court Case Could Drastically Drain Unions' Resources

By Bobbi Murray, Capital and Main

Wisconsin provided early examples of scorched-earth labor policies. California unions took note.

The Pathological Refusal to Report the Simple Truth About Presidential Lying

By Reed Richardson, FAIR

When did the simple act of calling out a politician for lying become such a taboo?

Pistols in Preschools: Why Schools Are Fighting Gun Advocates in This State

By Kathi Valeii, AlterNet

A proposed law would allow guns around children as young as 3 years old.

Only One in Ten Americans Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables—Are You One of Them?

By Jessica Glenza, The Guardian

People living in poverty have especially low rates.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Paul Krugman: Are Republicans Committing Political Suicide?

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The GOP tax plan is horrible policy and even worse optics.

The Trump Family Made Millions from Drug Cartels and the Russian Mafia in Panama City: Report

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Maybe we should start calling the president's Florida estate "Mar-a-Narco."

An Upstart Saudi Prince Threw a Tantrum Felt Around the World

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

It is remarkable how this nation of 33 million has so easily been taken hostage by the whims of its Crown Prince.

The Roy Moore Debacle in Alabama Is a Showcase of the GOP's Playbook to Rig Elections

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

This time there's no fake Democratic threat, just a Republican they want to stop any way they can.

Fox News Has a Homophobic New Conspiracy Theory This Holiday Season

By Laura Clawson, DailyKos

Conservatives are gearing up for the war-on-Christmas battle cry.

Thomas Frank: We're Still Aghast at Donald Trump—but What Good Has That Done?

By Thomas Frank, The Guardian

Declaring it all so ghastly isn’t going to halt these trends or remove the reprobate from the White House.

If Trump Collapses, Will Scott Walker Get a Comeback Chance?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

After many gaffes and wasted millions, Walker flamed out early in 2016. Now he’s back, as a Trumpian zombie.

This Is Why You Should Never Feel a Moment's Sympathy for Trump's White House Staffers

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

MSNBC's Nicole Wallace reveals why they'll never resign in protest.

Has Samantha Bee Figured Out How to Persuade Skeptics That Climate Change Is Real?

By Jenny Pierson, AlterNet

A minor breakthrough on "Full Frontal" offers a ray of hope for the future.

GOP Governors Are in a Panic That Trump Is Spiking Their Re-Election Chances

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

The Virginia elections could be a sign of things to come.

Don't Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names

By Melissa Kravitz, AlterNet

Rocky Mountain oysters aren't actually oysters.

The NY Times' Campus Free Speech Coverage Focuses 7-to-1 on Right-Wing Demagogues

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

The scourge of "both sides" journalism.

Gene Simmons Banned from Fox News for Life After Harassing Female Staffers

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The Kiss frontman reportedly burst into a staff meeting and exposed his chest.

Sylvester Stallone Pressured Teen Into Threesome and Threatened to 'Beat Her Head In': Police Report

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Stallone agreed to pay $2 million the following year to his half-sister, who claimed he sexually assaulted her for years.

Robert Mueller Has Subpoenaed More Than a Dozen Trump Officials for Documents Related to Russia: Report

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

This could mark a turning point in the special investigation.

Wall Street Stands to Make a Killing From Building Trump's Border Wall: Report

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Hate is profitable for the Mercers, BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo.

How Trump Blamed bin Laden’s Crimes on Iran to Stir War

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

The media missed the huge lies in Trump's historic speech on the Iran nuclear deal.

The New Museum of the Bible in D.C. Is Totally Connected to the Christian Right Agenda

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

The D.C. museum joins a group of attractions with messy relationships between church and state.

What's With Hannity's Bizarre Comment About Being Illegally Surveilled?

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

More paranoid nonsense from Fox News.

Why 116,000 Black Women Are Walking Throughout the U.S.

By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, YES! Magazine

Thirty minutes a day begins as a walk toward freedom from illness, disease, exhaustion, and, in some cases, trauma.

Are You in One of the 36 Million Families Whose Taxes Will Go Up Under the House Bill?

By Jeremy Slevin, Talk Poverty

A giant gift to billionaires at the expense of the rest of us.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Robert Mueller Has Subpoenaed More Than a Dozen Trump Officials for Documents Related to Russia: Report

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

This could mark a turning point in the special investigation.

Election Results Were Great News for Democrats—But a Warning to Party's Corporate Education Reform Wing

By Jeff Bryant, AlterNet

Contests in Denver and Virginia should make Democratic "education reformers" nervous.

The New Museum of the Bible in D.C. Is Totally Connected to the Christian Right Agenda

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

The D.C. museum joins a group of attractions with messy relationships between church and state.

Trump Diehards Want Hillary Impeached, Objective Reality Be Damned

By Tufayel Ahmed, Newsweek

A new Jimmy Kimmel segment reveals what matters most to the president's base.

The Profound Misunderstanding the Public Has About How the Military Operates

By Frank Joyce, AlterNet

Connecting the dots between systemic patriarchy, white supremacy and permanent war.

GOP Sneaks Creation of Fetal Personhood Into Tax Bill in Giant Giveaway to Anti-Choice Religious Right

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Supreme Court and states have rejected fetal personhood, but Congress is slipping it into a college savings plan.

Robert Reich Runs Circles Around Trump's Former Economic Adviser Stephen Moore

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The former secretary of labor dismantles the myth that tax cuts boost the economy.

Now ICE Agents Turn on Trump: Is Nothing Going Right for This Guy?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Cranky immigrations officers are upset they have to deal with supervisors and bosses.

Is the Roy Moore Scandal the Beginning of the End for Steve Bannon?

By Simon Malloy, Media Matters

The political press can't pretend he's some kind of evil genius after this debacle.

North Carolina Voters Confess They Regret Backing 'Baffling Fool' Donald Trump

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"He’s embarrassed me by his behavior."

WATCH: 16 Women Tell Their Heartbreaking Stories of Sexual Assault by Trump

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

A new video presents a powerful case against the president.

How Shame Becomes a Lethal Weapon for Mass Killers

By Sheana Ochoa, AlterNet

Why men kill is a challenging question.

Why Harvey Weinstein Turned to Israeli Intelligence Veterans to Suppress His Sex Abuse Accusers

By Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

Through a firm of former Mossad agents, the movie mogul found the mercenaries he needed for an especially dirty deed.

The IRS Is Building a Safe to Guard Trump's Tax Returns: Report

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

The president is taking extreme measures to keep his financial history from the public.

Stephen Colbert Hilariously Recreates Trump's Bizarre Water Bottle Mishap

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president's fumbling during a national address defied all explanation.

Roy Moore Proves the Moral Bankruptcy of the Religious Right

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

Religious right leaders who haven't come out against Roy Moore are more about the politics than Christian love.

Educated Republicans Are Less Likely to Believe in Climate Change

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

When it comes to belief in climate change, political identity—not education—matters most.

The $3,600 Blunt: Marijuana Goes High-End and Super Luxe

By Al Olson, The Fresh Toast

A new frontier for capitalizing on a redefined, more sophisticated stoner market.

13 Health Benefits of Coffee, Based on Science

By Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition

Java junkies, rejoice: Coffee can make you smarter.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WATCH: 16 Women Tell Their Heartbreaking Stories of Sexual Assault by Trump

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

A new video presents a powerful case against the president.

Trump Lies 9 Times a Day on Average Lately

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The numbers keep going up.

Detroit Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy Pens Powerful Essay in Support of Athletes Who Kneel

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

"Honoring America has to mean much, much more than standing at attention for a song."

Donald Trump's Appalling Asian Vacation Is Finally Over: Could It Have Been Worse?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump burnishes the image of Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte and heads home, having made the world worse fast.

Overlooked Passage in GOP Tax Bill Would Gouge America's Growing Army of Gig Economy Workers

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Employers would also withhold 5 percent of earnings.

5 of the Most Important JFK Files the CIA Is Still Hiding

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The records of top undercover officers implicated in the assassination story are still secret or heavily censored.

Is Donald Trump Jr. Really This Dim? It's Time to Start Asking

By Taylor Link, Salon

All available evidence suggests the president's eldest son is utterly incompetent.

Is Fox News Actually Dictating Policy at the Justice Department?

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

That Jeff Sessions is even considering an investigation of Hillary Clinton is cause for concern.

Trump Tweets Condolences for the Wrong Mass Shooting

By Jack Moore, Newsweek

The president plumbs new subterranean depths on social media.

Fox News Viewers Melt Down After Shep Smith Blows Up Latest Hillary Conspiracy Theory

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

Right-wingers are calling for the anchor's head on social media.

Report: Roy Moore Was Banned from YMCA for Stalking Teenagers, in Addition to Shopping Mall

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

The Alabama Republican's reputation as a sexual predator long precedes him.

Rep. Ted Lieu Gets Under Jeff Sessions' Skin During House Judiciary Committee Hearing

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The attorney general seethed that he'd sue if he could.

At Least 30 Countries Use Social Media to Influence Elections Across the World

By Alex Hern, The Guardian

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report.

How School Voucher Extremists Made Useful Idiots of the Charter Movement

By Katherine Stewart, The American Prospect

The charter school movement has provided shelter for religious and ideological activists, including some who seek to eliminate public education.

A Hotel for Anti-Trump Protesters Is Coming to D.C.

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

There is good reason to be skeptical about its founder.

Judging Janus: A Timeline of the Right’s War on Workers

By Bill Raden, Capital and Main

A Supreme Court case that could topple the power of California’s unions has been a perfect storm gathering for 40 years.

WATCH: Dem Lawmaker Nails Jeff Sessions With His Own Comments on Selective Forgetting

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries is not buying any of Sessions' excuses.

How the Saudi Plot to Topple the Lebanese Government Backfired

By Robert Fisk, The Independent

Lebanon has suddenly woken up to what it’s like to be united—against the Saudis.

Why Science Says You Should Be Reading Small Independent Media

By Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, Yes! Magazine

While trust in corporate news has gone down over the past few years, trust in independent news is strong.

Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study

By Suraj Radhakrishnan, International Business Times

Use of the Amazonian concoction is associated with less problematic alcohol and drug use, and better mental health and cognitive functioning.

The Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light

By Jonathan Cook, AlterNet

No other foreign state enjoys such unabashed, high-level political support.

A Brief History of Anal Sex

By Carrie Weisman, AlterNet

Bringing you up to date on a human tradition.