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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Will the Alt Right Produce the Next Timothy McVeigh?

By Alex Reid Ross, Shane Burley, AlterNet

The history of white nationalism suggests we could be entering a period of violent upheaval.

5 Right-Wing Media Men Who Should Stop Talking About Sexual Assault

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

They know little about women and will say anything to blame the victim.

The Secret Epidemic of Sexual Assault at One of the Country's Most Popular Spas

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

More than 180 women say they were abused at Massage Envy locations.

We Are Living in Perilous Times—And Yet There Is a Promising Movement Afoot

By Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen, AlterNet

Citizens are not sitting idly watching our democracy go under.

Paul Krugman: The GOP Is Running the Biggest Tax Scam in History

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Make no mistake, the Republican bill will hurt the vast majority of Americans—bigly.

Rick Wilson Calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders a 'Congenital Liar' in Heated CNN Panel

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The GOP strategist wouldn't hear otherwise Monday night.

Seth Meyers Makes the Case Trump May Not Last a Full Year

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The "Late Night" host doesn't see the Mueller probe ending well for the president.

7 Things to Know About Ajit Pai, the Man Trump Tasked With Killing Net Neutrality

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Trump’s FCC commissioner is waging an under-the-radar attack on the World Wide Web.

Alex Jones Is Floating a Maniacal New Conspiracy Theory About the Las Vegas Massacre

By Riddhima Kanetkar, International Business Times

And this is who Trump considers a trusted news source.

Jared Kushner Could Be Hauled Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sooner Than Later

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The Russian collusion investigation continues to heat up.

What Do the Koch Brothers Want Out of Time Magazine?

By Lucia Graves, The Guardian

If the billionaire brothers’ other interests are a guide, their investment will be about more than money.

Is Net Neutrality All That Separates the U.S. from Authoritarianism?

By Joan McCarter, DailyKos

The FCC is debating rolling back an Obama-era regulation, and the stakes could not be higher.

Former CIA Director James Woolsey — a Key Witness Against Flynn — Had Dinner With Trump at Mar-A-Lago

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

He was reportedly uncomfortable that he was sidelined on intelligence discussions between Trump and Flynn.

Rex Tillerson and Trump Are Wreaking Havoc at the State Department

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Rex Tillerson’s State Department is melting down, in the final act of a long Republican crusade against diplomacy.

Roy Moore Staffer Caught on Video Shoving Two Cameramen

By Charlie May, Salon

The incident took place outside a campaign event for the embattled Senate candidate.

Netflix Masterfully Trolls James O’Keefe and Project Veritas with a Single Tweet

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The streaming service subtly reminded viewers what real journalism looks like.

Meet the Socialist Marine & Anti-Police Brutality Protester Who Won Democratic Seats in November

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Two examples of what Democrats can do when they drop the corporations and embrace their progressive roots.

Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Forces With Mexican Government to Save the World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Rampant overfishing has driven Mexico's native vaquita to the brink of extinction, with less than 30 individuals left in the wild.

Why Fried Foods Are Bad for You—and Some Healthier Alternatives

By Kayla McDonell, Authority Nutrition

By using alternative cooking methods and oils, fried foods don't have to be so unhealthy.

Monday, November 27, 2017

House Intel Committee to Subpoena Leftist Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Randy Credico in Russia Investigation

By Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

The renowned activist says he is under suspicion for his contacts with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Clarence Thomas Must Resign

By Marty Kaplan, AlterNet

Anita Hill was right. Sexual harassers have no place on our highest court.

This May Be the Surest Sign Yet Mueller and Flynn Are Working on a Plea Deal

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Sources indicate the former Trump adviser may be acting to protect his son.

Chomsky: Is Socialism on the Rise in America?

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout

The present age is full of contradictions.

Congress Is Trying to Blow Up Our Elections AND Our System of Charities in One Fell Swoop

By Eliza Newlin Carney, The American Prospect

The House’s repeal of the Johnson Amendment poses an existential threat to both charities and American elections.

How Michael Flynn Subverted Our Democracy

By David L. Phillips, AlterNet

Another chapter in the Trump administration's foreign collusion.

Brazil Is Giving Its Prisoners One of the World’s Most Powerful Psychedelics as Part of the Rehabilitation Process

By April M. Short, AlterNet

Ayahuasca may be helping to reduce rates of recidivism at Brazil's prisons.

Melania Trump Is Not Enjoying Life as the First Lady: Report

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

A close friend maintains she never wanted this.

Why Is the New York Times So Sympathetic to Nazi Sympathizers?

By Jeremy Binckes, Salon

Profiles like these only normalize the bigotry they intend to expose.

Republicans Are Growing Antsy the White House Has Already Doomed Their Plutocratic Tax Bill

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

Steve Mnuchin's "arrogance" has reportedly rubbed lawmakers the wrong way.

Robert Reich: Is Trump's Treasury Secretary a Fool or a Tool?

By Robert Reich,

There are two kinds of liars—fools and knaves.

The Republican Tax Plan Is Even More Devastating to the Poor Than Previously Thought

By Joan McCarter, DailyKos

The latest CBO report finds Americans making less than $30,000 would be substantially worse off.

The Time for Talking About White Terrorism Is Now

By David Neiwert, The Guardian

As Alt-America has grown, especially online, so has the violence that inevitably accompanies it.

Robert Reich: The Kochs Just Scored a Major Media Coup

By Robert Reich,

Get ready for Time Inc. to start peddling far-right conservatism.

Forget the Holiday Specials: Here's How to Shop Consciously, Year-Round

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Get the ethical deals of a lifetime, sans the guilt.

Like Game of Thrones? You'll Love Game of Floods

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

California, 2050. Doomed island dwellers face imminent climate disaster. What would Daenerys do?

The Paul Ryan Guide to Pretending You Care About the Poor

By Ben Speilberg, Talk Poverty

In Ryan's eyes, a help-the-rich, whack-the-poor agenda is best for everyone.

How SWAT Team Expos Are Militarizing Police Departments Across the Country

By Tara Tabassi, In These Times

Instead of disaster preparedness and storm relief, resources are being funneled into violent police trainings and arms exchanges.

I’m Done with Competitive Parenting

By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

My kids have never been overachievers, and I’m starting to be glad.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

That Ethical, Sustainable Chocolate You Love? It May Be a Fraud

By Melissa Kravitz, AlterNet

Food fraud is a major issue, particularly in organic products.

Why Aren't Dems in Congress Raising More Hell to Oppose the Worst GOP Tax Bill Ever?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Could congressional Democrats be showing their fealty to corporate America?

5 Worst Media Moments of Last Week

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

Alt-right Twitter meltdowns and more.

Trump and Pence Could Have Been Responsible for Flynn's Suspicious Russia Phone Call, Says Ex-Intelligence Analyst

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

A former naval intelligence officer accused Trump and Pence on MSNBC’s AM Joy.

The Dark Side: Seattle, Capital of the Hipster Boom

By Benoit Breville, Le Monde diplomatique

Seattle wears its openness, tolerance and diversity like a badge of honor.

Trump Now Claims Access Hollywood Tape Is Fake: Last Year He Apologized for It and Dismissed It as 'Locker Room Talk'

By Tom Porter, Newsweek

The president apparently sees parallels between himself and Roy Moore.

This Is What Patriarchy Looks Like

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

Patriarchy is neither Democrat nor Republican. But only one party bakes it into its brand.

Here Are 5 Reasons I Am Actually Thankful for Trump

By D. Watkins, Salon

I know you are wondering if I've lost my mind.

The Teaching of Evolution Banned in Turkey, While Conservatives Work Hard to Erode the Role of Science in U.S. Schools

By Matthew James Seidel, AlterNet

In both countries, religious extremists are expanding schools that privilege religion over science.

How Cult Leaders Like Charles Manson Exploit a Basic Psychological Need

By Lou Manza, The Conversation

He promised his followers love and comfort in exchange for their freedom.

Former GOP Attorney General Calls Sessions' War on Weed a Waste of Time

By Melina Delkic, Newsweek

The Justice Department should have higher priorities, says Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

While Clinching Deals With Communist China, Trump Cracks Down on Trade and Travel to Cuba

By Medea Benjamin , AlterNet

Our president turns a blind eye to human rights abuses when there's money to be made.

EBay Is Outselling the Dark Web in Illegal Wildlife Trade

By Jack Elliott Marley, AlterNet

Traders in rhino horn, elephant ivory and other illegal animal parts are hiding in plain sight online.

Meat-Eaters Have Significantly Higher Blood Pressure Than Vegetarians, Vegans

By Dr. Neal Barnard, AlterNet

Yet another reason to break our unhealthy love affair with meat.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Our Public Schools Have a Diversity Problem—And Maybe They Like it That Way

By Rann Miller, AlterNet

A raft of new research suggests black students should be taught by black teachers.

Exposing the Shocking and Continuing Alliance Between Zionism and Anti-Semitism

By Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

An in-depth discussion with renowned Palestinian scholar Prof. Joseph Massad.

Got the Eco-Travel Bug? Here Are 10 Countries Leading the Climate Fight to Visit Right Now

By Mary Mazzoni, AlterNet

Support nations leading the climate fight with your travel dollars.

Funding Big Pharma to Help with Millions of Addicts They Created

By Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet

Lining corporate pockets, one way or another.

I Hate Sports, But Love Watching Trump Be Enraged By Black Millionaires Who Tell Him Where To Get Off

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

No group stirs the Trumpian ire quite like rich black folks.

He Was No Hippie: Remembering Manson, Prison, Scientology, and Mind Control

By Paul Krassner, AlterNet

As I was diving into my research, I received a letter from Charlie himself.

Forget the Holiday Advice: Don't Bother Debating Trump-Supporting Family Members

By Sophia A. McClennen, AlterNet

It’s a good idea to share a family meal with such relatives, but don’t try to understand them.

Who Are the Sufis and Why Does IS See Them as Threatening?

By Peter Gottschalk, The Conversation

Over 200 people were killed and many more injured in an attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt.

Turkey No Longer Has Mike Flynn's Back as Mueller and NY AG Schneiderman Team Up Against Him

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

At this point, it appears that Flynn is no longer of any value to Turkey.

Time Magazine Says Trump Is 'Incorrect' about His Person of the Year Claims

By Charlie May, Salon

On Friday evening Trump claimed he passed on the opportunity to be the magazine’s person of the year.

In the Face of Massive Depression World-Wide, the High Priestess of Hallucinogens Amanda Feilding Is Exploring Microdosing

By Erin Hiatt, AlterNet

The Beckley Foundation's new brain imaging study explores psychedelic microdosing.

'She's Gotta Have It': Sexy, Funny and Right on Time

By Melanie McFarland, Salon

Spike Lee reshapes his groundbreaking 1986 film into a joyful TV series that fits the feminist narratives of now.

Cubans Are Starting Small Businesses, but the U.S. Is Hurting Them

By Medea Benjamin, OtherWords

Rolling back Obama's opening to Cuba hurts ordinary Cubans the most.

Does Your Swordfish Come With the Blood of Dead Whales, Dolphins and Sea Turtles?

By Cassie Burdyshaw, AlterNet

The Trump administration wants to limit California's ability to protect marine wildlife from a destructive fishing practice.

Friday, November 24, 2017

That Swamp: What Trump Really Meant Was to Drain the Pockets of Americans Who Make Less Than $500,000 a Year

By David Cay Johnston, DC Report

The plutocrats should set aside a moment to thank all the voters suckered by the Trumpian promise to drain the swamp.

10 Things You Should Know About Julian Assange

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The founder of Wikileaks was Twitter pals with Donald Trump Jr.

Black People Are Being Openly Bought and Sold in Libyan Slave Markets

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

This is happening today.

'It's Foolish to Taunt the Tiger': CNN Legal Analyst Gobsmacked by Donald Trump Jr. Heckling Mueller on Social Media (Video)

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

"It's like going to the zoo with a steak in your hand and walking into the tiger's cage."

On Black Friday, Face the Music: 'Environmentally Conscious Consumers' Use More Energy and Carbon Than Those Who Are Less Aware

By George Monbiot, The Guardian

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth.

This Alex Jones Parody Is So Good, Infowars Is Having a Fit Over It

By Gabriel Bell , Salon

“Lil’ Alex Jones” seems to have gotten under the very thin skin of the tinfoil-hat outlet.

GOP Insider Bruce Bartlett: 'The Republican Party Needs to Die'

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Onetime Reagan White House aide Bruce Bartlett on the media’s massive failure and his own party’s living death.

African Americans Are Disproportionately Arrested for Low-Level Marijuana Violations—and the Disparity Is Growing

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

Blacks are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for minor pot possession violations.

Everything Trump Campaign Told About Us About Campaign Connections with Russia Is a Lie

By Bill Moyers, Steven Harper,

Exploring the murky world of Russian oligarchs, state officials, hackers, spies, and Republican operatives.

When Buying Nothing Gives You More of Everything

By Erin Sagen, Yes! Magazine

A way to get and give free stuff with your neighbors that is time-consuming, inconvenient—and wonderful.

Why Keeping Politics Out of the Classroom Is a Disaster for Democracy

By Jennifer Berkshire, AlterNet

In our hyper-polarized times, public schools should confront controversial topics head on.

Fight the Trump Tax Scam with a National Day of Action November 27

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

This bill takes from the middle class to give to the rich.

Watch Seth Meyers' Hysterical Riff Explaining How the Trump Team Backstabs 'Like Eighth Grade Girls'

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

“We’re like a week away from Kushner losing his mind over some balloons,” Meyers said

How Apple Takes a Bite Out of All of Us by Ducking Billions in U.S. Taxes

By Terry H. Schwardon, DC Report

The tech giant loves the tiny U.K. island of Jersey and the Republican tax scheme won’t change that.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Here Comes the Next Big Right-Wing Attack on Our Voting Systems

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Right-wingers are using bad data and shoddy methodology to push localities to purge infrequent voters.

'You're Fired': Trump Falls Back on TV Catchphrase to Reporters as Thanksgiving Meltdown Continues

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

He began the day by prolonging his feud with the father of a black college basketball player.

GOP Insider Bruce Bartlett: 'The Republican Party Needs to Die'

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Onetime Reagan White House aide Bruce Bartlett on the media’s massive failure and his own party’s living death.

GOP Congressman in Nude Selfie Scandal Threatened to Report Woman to Capitol Police

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The representative can be heard making the comments on a recording.

No Thanks to Thanksgiving

By Robert Jensen, AlterNet

Let's atone for the genocide that was incited by the very men we idolize as our founding fathers.

How Gutting Net Neutrality Poses a Direct Threat to Political Organizing

By Amy Goodman, Juan González, Democracy Now!

The FCC's Ajit Pai ignores public support and laws upholding equal internet access.

Trump Is About to Provoke a Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees are being told to leave. Here’s why that may be a problem in three years.

Libya Is Home to a 21st-Century Slave Market and the UN Security Council Won't Act

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

A horrifying CNN report reveals concentration camps and human lives on the auction block.

Your Taxpayer Dollars Are Funding Corporate Propaganda

By Anna Meyer, OtherWords

Congress wants to spend millions peddling corporate talking points on GMOs.

4 Ways Right-Wing Media Are Shilling for Tax Reform (and Why They're Wrong)

By Julie Alderman, Media Matters

As usual, the GOP tax scam takes from the poor to give to the rich.

Trump's Judicial Picks: 'The Goal Is to End the Progressive State'

By Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian

Donald Trump is radically reshaping the same federal courts that have been the biggest bulwark against his agenda—by picking mostly white, conservative men.

C-SPAN Cuts off Caller Who Advises Roy Moore Victims to Say 'He Has a Tiny Little' Penis

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The staid network was in no mood for jokes.

Jim Hightower: This Thanksgiving, Break the Colonial Mold and Have an Earth Dinner

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

Most of us don't realize that our dinner tells many stories.

Type of Alcohol Determines Whether You Become Merry or Maudlin—Study

By Nicola Davis, The Guardian

Spirits are associated with confidence and red wine is linked to relaxation—and researchers hope findings will help people consider alcohol’s emotional effects.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How to Survive Thanksgiving If You Have to Spend It with Die-Hard Trump Supporters

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Reaching across political divisions is actually possible with radical empathy.

The Trump Tax Plan Wants to Create a Nation of Idiots

By David Cay Johnson, DC Report

Republicans' newest legislation is an attack on the very institution of higher learning.

How on Earth Are We Allowing George W. Bush's Reputation to Be Rehabilitated?

By Rebecca Gordon, TomDispatch

The enemy of our enemy is still a war criminal.

Has the Telecom Industry Just Been Busted for a Secret Lobbying Campaign to Kill Net Neutrality?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

New York State's attorney general said FCC was targeted by fake lobbying, but it is obstructing his investigation.

The GOP Accepted Donations from an Accused Nazi War Criminal as Recently as 2014: Report

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Michael Karkoc is a "lifelong Republican" wanted for liquidating a village in Eastern Poland.

Lara Trump Is Building a Propaganda Empire on Facebook

By Matthew Sheffield, Salon

Remember Trump TV? It’s still very much a thing.

Can Congress Stop Trump's March to War?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Foreign policy consensus in Washington isn’t always a good thing. With this man’s finger on the button and consensus against him, we need it.

Trump Wants Ivanka and Jared Kushner to Return to New York: Report

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president appears to have lost faith in his son-in-law's political advice.

Gary Cohn Faked Bad Connection in Conference Call to Get Trump Off the Phone: Report

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

White House staffers continue to treat the president like a child.

Unhinged Trump Fans Are Mistakenly Hate-Tweeting 'Reading Rainbow' Star LeVar Burton

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

They seem to have confused him for the president's newest target, LaVar Ball.

Nearly Half of Republicans Say an Alleged Child Sex Abuser Should Be Allowed to Serve in Senate: Poll

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Those aren't the only disturbing findings from Quinnipiac University's latest.

Trump Betrayed His Loyal Alt-Right Following by Moving to Axe Net Neutrality

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

"The new bill would make telecoms like Comcast actual juries of content, forcing users to pay more for speedier access to some website."

Donald Trump Lashes Out at LaVar Ball and the NFL in Racist Morning Tweetstorm

By Mark Sumner, DailyKos

The president's message to his base couldn't be any clearer.

Roy Moore Has Some Alabama Women Voting Blue for the First Time in Their Lives

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

A new report finds a few are even canvassing for Doug Jones.

Trump Privately Questioned the Veracity of Sexual Assault Claims Against Roy Moore: Report

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president compared the allegations to the ones against himself.

How Greed, Fear and Our Own Biases Blind Us to the Realities of Climate Change

By James S. Gordon, MD, AlterNet

By the time climate change is no longer a long-term threat, it will be too late.

'You'll Never Work Again': Women Tell How Sexual Harassment Broke Their Careers

By Molly Redden, The Guardian

Actors, writers, comedians and journalists speak out about the toll that sexual assault and harassment in the workplace took on their futures.

Conservative MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace 'Repulsed' by Trump's Support of Roy Moore

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

“There’s nothing normal about throwing your weight behind a child molester."

Is Trump Going to Deport 59,000 Haitians Who Fled a Humanitarian Crisis?

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Many of those with temporary protected status have planted deep roots in the U.S.

For Intelligent and Sensitive Turkeys, Thanksgiving Is Nothing to Cluck About

By Ari Solomon, AlterNet

The suffering these birds endure is considered standard by the industrial agriculture industry.

The U.S. Navy Is Poisoning Local Water Supplies Across the Nation With Toxic Chemicals

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout

In hundreds of towns across America, citizens are becoming collateral damage.