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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GOP's Planned Cuts to Medicaid Will Impoverish and Imperil Millions of Aging Baby Boomers and Seniors

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

One-fifth of Medicare recipients are covered through Medicaid, including nursing homes and long-term care.

Elizabeth Warren Exposes Trump's Dodgy New Labor Pick In Brutal Confirmation Hearing

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

She'll concede Alexander Acosta is more qualified than Andrew Puzder, but her praise ends there.

Children as Young as Three Detained 500 Days and Counting in Disgraceful Immigrant Prisons

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

At "Berks Family Residential Center," kids contemplate suicide as their mothers go on hunger strike.

Robert Reich: Our President Is an 'Unhinged Narcissistic Child Who Tweets Absurd Lies and Holds Rallies to Prop up His Fragile Ego'

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

Trump's inner circle: his daughter, his son-in-law, and an oddball who once ran a white supremacist fake-news outlet.

Stephen Colbert Totally Dismantles the Trump Administration's In-House Conspiracy Theories

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

“Even if there’s a vast government conspiracy out to get you, they’re never going to bug two phones."

Editorial: How We Can Fight Donald Trump and Authoritarianism

By Don Hazen, AlterNet

We need your help in this incredibly important fight.

The Power of Ordinary People Facing Totalitarianism

By Kathleen B. Jones, The Conversation

What Hannah Arendt's work on Nazism can tell us about the current administration.

The Insidious Effect on the Psyche of Trump's Torrent of Lies

By Neil Baron, AlterNet

Research shows that repeating a lie, even to refute it, imprints it on our brain.

Connecticut CEO Administers Depraved 'Snowflake Test' to Weed Out Sensitive Job Applicants

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

This screening process is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Is Purple America Vanishing as Americans Take More Fervent Partisan Stands?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

2016's county election results suggest yes. But other demographics suggest maybe not.

Memo to the Media: How Not to Cover the President

By Lynn Scherr, BillMoyers.com

What J-School never taught you.

So Much for the Russian Threat: Putin Slashes Defense Spending While Trump Plans Massive Buildup

By Danielle Ryan, Salon

Despite Western paranoia, Russia's defense budget is about one-tenth of America's—with huge cutbacks ahead.

The People’s Defense: Why Senators Must Reject Gorsuch

By Ilyse Hogue, Leah Greenberg, The American Prospect

Activists have mounted an unprecedented grassroots campaign to reject Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Wall Street Journal Issues Scathing Condemnation of Trump

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The conservative newspaper, which didn't endorse Trump or Clinton, believes the president's credibility is shot.

Will Trump Be Impeached—Or Is It Just a Progressive Fantasy? Here's How It Would Work—If It Would at All

By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

Only two presidents in history have been impeached, but murmurs continue to surround Trump.

Apartheid in Israel—It's a Fact That Pretty Much the World Agrees on, Except the U.S.

By Vijay Prashad, FRONTLINE

A significant judgment from the UN has important ramifications for the international community.

The Paleo Diet Fad Has Spun Totally Out of Control—and It's Giving Neanderthals a Bad Rap

By Ari LeVaux, AlterNet

Neanderthals didn't munch on paleo Filipino pili nuts with Himalayan sea salt. But our ancestors had a good understanding of what foods were available to them.

Joe Scarborough: Trump Isn't Doing 'Anything He Said He Was Going to Do'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Morning Joe" host predicts trouble for the GOP.

What's in Gorsuch's Wallet, Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Pick

By Kytja Weir, The Center for Public Integrity

Financial disclosure reveals investment portfolio worth millions.

Joy Reid on Ivanka's Move to the White House: 'The Trump Family Behave Like Third World Kleptocrats'

By David Edwards, Raw Story

She has no accountability to the American people.

Looking Back at David Rockefeller's Key Role in Building the 'Deep State'

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

The newly deceased plutocrat was a capitalist cold warrior with CIA ties who helped craft U.S. foreign policy.

The Odds That the Beer You Drink Is Actually 'Craft' Are Getting Smaller and Smaller Each Year

By Rob Larson, Dollars and Sense

Raising consciousness about capitalism’s predations, even in beer, could encourage a movement to socialize brewing.

A White House Without Rules

By Eliza Newlin Carney, The American Prospect

The Trump administration’s most troubling conflicts involve the president’s closest advisers, employees the White House argues operate entirely outside the ethics laws.

Why the NY Times Is Chiefly Responsible for the Mass Ignorance About the U.S. Budget

By Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research

If sources give their readers huge numbers, without any context, how is the public supposed to understand the budget?

7 Benefits of Making Love…To Yourself

By Ashlee Miller, The Frisky

Masturbation not only feels great, but reduces stress and keeps your heart healthy.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Robert Reich: Republicans Are Afraid Trump Is Genuinely Nuts

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

The former secretary of labor reflects on a Washington more divided and fearful than ever.

Proof Comey's Testimony Is a Turning Point in Trump's Presidency

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Nothing the FBI director said was all that explosive—but he left the White House and Republicans reeling.

The Rich Pay Fewer Taxes Than the Poor, and Get More Services

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

Uninformed conservatives should consider who really benefits from U.S. tax laws and assistance programs.

Frightbart: The View From Steve Bannon’s Propaganda Site Will Scare the Bejeezus Out of You... Which Is Its Point

By Todd Gitlin, BillMoyers.com

A heavy-handed take on how the world is going to hell.

Stephen Colbert Revives Right-Wing Alter-Ego to Take Apart Trump's Defenders

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The "Late Night" host was in vintage form Monday night.

Al Franken Upbraids Neil Gorsuch: 'I Question Your Judgment'

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The Minnesota senator held nothing back during Tuesday's Senate hearing.

'Morning Joe' Openly Calls on Republicans to Dump Trump

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Joe Scarborough warns the GOP faces an electoral wipeout if it refuses to put country first.

Why Neil Gorsuch Is a Dream Justice for the Right

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Born into the conservative movement, the Supreme Court nominee has been trained for ideological orthodoxy.

Douglas Brinkley Puts Trump's Disastrous First 100 Days in Historical Perspective

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"I don't know how it can get much worse."

How a Christian Movement Is Growing Rapidly in the Midst of Religious Decline

By Brad Christerson, The Conversation

INC aims for nothing less than transforming all sectors of society.

Seth Meyers Nails the Craziest Part of Trump's Latest Scandal

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The "Late Night" host says we're through the looking glass.

Coming Soon: Trump’s Black Budget

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The president’s secret request for intelligence spending will signal his intentions toward the CIA and the "deep state."

Experts Rip Trump Ban on Electronic Devices from 10 Middle Eastern Airports

By Sam Thielman, Sam Levin, The Guardian

Technologists say new order is illogical and at odds with basic computer science.

Cenk Uygur Dissects Tomi Lahren's 'Blaze' Suspension—and Dings Glenn Beck

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Was she punished for her pro-choice views? "The Young Turks" isn't so sure.

Most Young Adults Say Trump Presidency Is Illegitimate

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

A new poll finds that younger adults don't think highly of this administration.

The 5 Biggest Lies About Pot—And How to Rebut Them

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

No, smoking marijuana doesn't lower your intelligence.

Elections Matter: How to Bring Blue State Energy to Winnable Red State Elections

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

State and local races are key to rebuilding the Democratic Party.

Gorsuch Is Grilled on His Extreme Positions

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"You have gone to great lengths to disagree with your colleagues," one senator told Gorsuch.

The Military Believes in Climate Change—The EPA, Sadly, Does Not

By Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect

Defense Secretary Mattis sees climate change as a threat to national security.

Russia Scandal Looms Big: White House Is Badly Compromised After Comey's Testimony

By Simon Maloy, Salon

FBI Director James Comey confirms that Trump's campaign is under investigation as the White House flails and spins.

Stephen Hawking: I Fear I May Not Be Welcome in Donald Trump's U.S.

By Robert Booth, The Guardian

Leading British physicist and cosmologist tells "Good Morning Britain" he is concerned about U.S. president’s environmental policy.

If Democrats Cave on Gorsuch, They’ll Be Sorry

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Huffington Post

Gorsuch is young and fit, and conceivably could duplicate Scalia’s tenure on the high court.

8 Wild Innovations for Your Vagina

By Carrie Weisman, Salon

High-tech toys and tools offer scads of information. It's hard to imagine we survived so long without them.

Tomi Lahren Suspended From The Blaze: Report

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The suspension follows Lahren's admission on "The View" that she's a pro-choice conservative: "Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well."

Monday, March 20, 2017

Krugman: Republicans Love 'Personal Responsibility' Yet Won't Hold Trump Accountable

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

This administration is suffering from an "epidemic of infallibility."

Gorsuch Is Grilled on His Extreme Positions

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"You have gone to great lengths to disagree with your colleagues," one senator told Gorsuch.

Why Bernie Is the Most Popular Politician in America

By Les Leopold, AlterNet

Sanders' message about the ravages of runaway inequality hit home because it is true.

Trump Declares 'Fake News' Before FBI Director James Comey's Testimony on Trump-Russia Connections

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

What Comey says—or doesn't say—Monday may tell us a lot about what the FBI believes happened.

Gorsuch Blistered in the Senate: Democrat Offers 4 Reasons Why He Should Worry All of Us, Even Trump Voters

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Sen. Dianne Feinstein aims to find out if Gorsuch really is a "reasonable mainstream conservative."

Former Law Student: Gorsuch Told Class That Women 'Manipulate' Maternal Leave

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Gorsuch's confirmation hearings begin this week.

Why Is the GOP So Excited About Pushing for a Law That Will Make Poor People Get Sicker and Die?

By D. Watkins, Salon

With the AHCA, the Republicans have put a price tag on the lives of America's working class: $300 billion.

John Oliver Calls Trump's Proposed Budget the 'End Credits for America'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Translating the noises that come out of Trump's face into hard policy prescriptions is almost impossible," noted Oliver.

Inside the Network Funding GMO Propaganda and PR to Cover Up Toxic Chemical Risks

By Stacy Malkan, AlterNet

Several vocal supporters of GMOs and pesticides are funded by the same groups that finance climate science denial.

Trump Is Waging War on Diplomacy Itself

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Slashing the State Department and the U.N. is preparation for Bannon's "clash of civilizations"

Trump Supporters in Rural Georgia Are Waking Up to the Cruelty of His Attack on Obamacare

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

“The way they talked, it was supposed to be better,” one disgruntled Trump voter said.

AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on the Trump Administration's Writers' Room

By Brian McFadden, AlterNet

Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, behind closed doors.

Report Confirms Fox News’ Napolitano Repeated Russian Media For His British Intelligence Conspiracy Theory

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

His false claims were cited by press secretary Sean Spicer to defend Trump’s baseless claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

Leon Panetta Warns President Trump: Stop Angering America's Closest Allies or Risk Crippling the Country

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"The more the president angers our closest allies, the more he weakens our ability to deal with the threats that we are facing in the world."

Is Disney Box Office Smash 'Beauty and the Beast' a Work of Fraudulent Feminism?

By Zoe Williams, The Guardian

There is more than a whiff of Fifty Shades about this film.

Should Your Insurance Company Pay for Medical Marijuana? Judges Are Starting to Rule That Way

By April M. Short, AlterNet

As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent.

‘No One Is Safe’: Ex-North Carolina Police Chief Rips Customs Agents for Detaining Him Because of His Name

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Anyone can be profiled, even when they can prove they're also in law enforcement.

29 Healthy Foods That Are Incredibly Cheap

By Brianna Elliott, Authority Nutrition

Eating healthy on a tight budget can be challenging.

Why Does WikiLeaks Keep Publishing U.S. State Secrets? Private Contractors

By Tim Shorrock, The Washington Post

By outsourcing key intelligence work, the government has made classified material more vulnerable.

Brown vs. White Eggs, Cage-Free vs. Free-Range—What's the Difference?

By Taylor Jones, RD, Authority Nutrition

Not all eggs are the same.

Has the Tech Bubble Peaked? Signs that the Startup Boom May Be Fizzling

By Olivia Solon, The Guardian

How does this compare to the time leading up to the dotcom crash?

Black Lives Matter in Britain, Too: A Protest Movement Takes Root Across the Pond

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

A powerful new documentary shows racial inequality is a transatlantic scourge.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thom Hartmann: How Republicans Quietly Sabotaged Obamacare Long Before Trump Came into Office

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

Billions that should go to Obamacare are missing, thanks to senators like Marco Rubio.

10 Ways Trump's Taste in Interior Decor Would Fit Right into a Third-World Dictator's Palace

By Jenny Pierson, AlterNet

Most dictators want to live their lives surrounded by gold.

Embattled Healthcare Bill Faces Biggest Test Yet with Republican Defectors

By Lauren Gambino, The Guardian

With the bill due to face a House vote this week, Trump and GOP leaders remain confident it will pass, despite numerous hiccups.

Damage Control: How Does Donald Trump Convince Americans He’s Not an Anti-Semite when He’s Surrounded by Them?

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

A reputation expert says that merely pointing out Trump's Jewish son-in-law doesn't defend him.

Right-Wing Billionaires Are Funding a Cynical Plot to Destroy Dissent and Protest in Colleges Across the U.S.

By Alex Kotch, AlterNet

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stifle protest in universities.

Chris Wallace Calls Out Paul Ryan on His Health Care Plan that Would Devastate Seniors with High Costs

By David Edwards, Raw Story

'Is it freedom, or is it that some people will no longer be able to afford health insurance under your plan?'

This Is What the Brutal Consequences of Trump's Proposed Budget Slash for the Labor Dept. Would Look Like

By Elizabeth Grossman, In These Times

The proposed $2.5 billion cut would devastate low-income workers.

What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military?

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News

With a proposed military budget increase of $58 billion, the President promises to "straighten out" the Middle East.

Trump Blew Off Friday’s ‘Major Meeting’ About Veterans’ Healthcare with No Explanation

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

This isn't the first time Trump has not shown up for vets.

Hightower: Trump Is Already Proving He's a Dunce More Than a Wizard at the Game of Politics

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

A government built on smoke and mirrors, where the only real thing is the racism.

Harry Potter and the Election of Horrors: How J.K. Rowling's Series Helps Make Sense of Trump's World

By Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian

In February, Bannon was the subject of a Buzzfeed quiz that asked, Who Said It: Steve Bannon or Lord Voldermort?; it was harder than you might have thought.

Trump Administration to Kill Fracking Rule on Public Lands

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Trump disagrees with majority of Americans, who are opposed to fracking and drilling on public lands.

The Real American Dream: 4 Important Stories of Immigrants Who Ran for Office in Texas

By Ali Noorani, Prometheus Books

From Houston to Sugar Land, immigrants are taking leading democratic roles in making a difference for their increasingly diverse communities.

WATCH: Here's What $20 Worth of Marijuana Looks Like—In Jamaica

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Ganja is dirt-cheap in the land of reggae and Rastas.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump Wants to Hand $54 Billion More to One of the World's Biggest Drivers of Climate Catastrophe

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

The organization with the biggest carbon footprint continues to evade accountability.

'That's Not How It Works': Trump's Grasp of NATO Questioned After Merkel Tweets

By Lauren Gambino, The Guardian

President’s claim that Germany owes the U.S. "vast sums of money" shows a lack of understanding, says ex-NATO representative.

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

By Robert Faturechi, ProPublica

Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price was reportedly under investigation for stock trades

Will Senate Democrats Use the Only Power They Have—the Filibuster—to Block Trump's Supreme Court Nominee?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The process moves ahead Monday with Judiciary Committee hearings for Neil Gorsuch.

Oops, He Did It Again: Donald Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself from Blurting Out State Secrets

By Bob Cesca, Salon

With Tucker Carlson and again with Angela Merkel, our unstable president keeps dropping classified information.

Kellyanne Conway Says She'd Rather 'Bleed Out' than Have Sean Spicer's Job

By Erin Corbett, Raw Story

Conway prefers her “walk-in privileges” at the Oval Office.

Trump and Mussolini: 11 Key Lessons from Historical Fascism

By Anis Shivani, Salon

Italian fascism provides a better model for our moment than Nazi Germany—and the comparison is not encouraging.

WATCH: Bannon's Astonishing Rise to Power, from Small-Time Propagandist to White House Consigliere

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

"The Empire Files" exposes Trump's right-hand man, the "Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party movement."

Why Even the World's Highest-Scoring Schools Need to Change

By Marion Brady, AlterNet

Teachers, not corporations, should be in charge of our children's education.

5 Brutally Awkward Moments from Trump's First Meeting with Angela Merkel

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The two world leaders held a joint press conference Friday.

Major Modern Art Show Is Filled with Works Taking on Donald Trump

By Nadja Sayej, The Guardian

At the Whitney Biennial, a particularly biting set of pieces helps to symbolize an arts community raging against the president.

WATCH: A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Atheist Smoke Pot…

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Many mystical experiences were likely aided by mind-altering substances, the rabbi says.

President Trump Shrugs off the Devastating Impact Repealing Obamacare Will Have on His Base

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Trump admits to Fox News' Tucker Carlson that "a lot of things aren't consistent" with his campaign promises.

Key Senators Grim-Faced and Quiet After Closed Briefings with FBI's Comey on Trump's Russia Ties

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

“This briefing was all on sensitive matters,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said, “and highly classified and it’s really not anything we can answer any questions about.”

New Bestselling Novel Should Be Required Reading for Clueless White People

By Erin Keane, Salon

"The Hate U Give," debut novelist Angie Thomas' topical book with a 16-year-old black heroine, was hotly sought-after and reportedly sold for six figures.

Sex Toy Ban Legal Fight Hits Federal Courts

By Eva Fedderly, Courthouse News

The current Sandy Springs, Georgia, ordinance bans the display of sex toys by retailers and requires a doctor’s prescription to purchase them.

Friday, March 17, 2017

5 Brutally Awkward Moments from Trump's First Meeting with Angela Merkel

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The two world leaders held a joint press conference Friday.

WATCH: Town Hall Erupts in Boos When Republican Senator Says She 'Carefully Vetted' Betsy DeVos

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Joni Ernst gets an earful from her Iowa constituency.

Why Won't Democrats Embrace the Most Popular Politician in America?

By Trevor Timm, The Guardian

The Democratic establishment rejects Bernie Sanders at its grave peril.

WATCH: Trump Blames Fox News for Rejected Claims That Obama Ordered British Spies to Wiretap Him

By Erin Corbett, Raw Story

The president offers a baffling response to a German journalist during a press conference with Angela Merkel.

Paul Krugman Reveals What's Most Upsetting About Trump's Budget Proposal

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

It goes beyond cuts to essential programs like Meals on Wheels.

Monsanto Isn't Feeding the World—It's Killing Our Children

By Katherine Paul, AlterNet

Two new reports issue scathing indictments of U.S. and global regulatory systems in collusion with chemical companies.

Seth Meyers Dismantles Trump's Barbaric Budget Proposal

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

“How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food?"

Trump's Budget Vision Would Transform America Into War-Obsessed, Survival-of-the-Fittest Dystopia

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

What would America be like Trump got everything he wanted?

Robert Reich: 4 Reasons the Trump Administration Is Unspeakably Cruel

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

There's one thing all of the president's initiatives have in common.

Even Paul Ryan's Own Anti-Poverty Adviser Worries 'Trumpcare' Will Shaft the Poor

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Fourteen million Americans may lose their health insurance under the new plan next year alone.

Even in Canada, a Dark—and Trump-Like—Politics Is Rising

By Robert Fisk, The Independent

Americans may dream of fleeing to Canada, but they too are infected with the contagion of racism.

Donald Trump's Mexican Border Wall Is Happening, and He's Taking Texans' Land for It

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The eminent domain was not allowed when George W. Bush tried it last decade.

Right-Wing Populism Can Be Stopped, Says Jubilant Dutch GreenLeft Leader

By Jon Henley, Gordon Darroch, The Guardian

Jesse "the Jessiah" Klaver celebrates Netherlands poll wins with pro-refugee message before possible coalition deal.

Going After the Opioid Profiteers

By Sarah Anderson, OtherWords

A small number of drug companies reap windfalls from people's pill addictions. Now, working people are holding them accountable.

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

By Frank Joyce, AlterNet

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

President Blowback: How the Invasion of Iraq Came Home

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

He denied his support for it, but Donald Trump is a president made by war.

Trump Leaked Classified CIA Intel to Tucker Carlson on Live TV: Ranking House Intel Member

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

Had it been anyone else, it would be a leak, says Rep. Adam Schiff.

Nixon Nostalgia Trip: Trump's Administration Already Recalls the Worst of Tricky Dick

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Eight weeks in, Trump displays all the petty paranoia that sank Nixon—but without his shrewd executive competence.

No, We Don’t Need Higher Interest Rates

By Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect

We finally have a recovery and the beginning of wage growth. Can’t we let it rip?

This Year on Track to Be Deadliest for Transgender Women—But Activists Are Fighting Back

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

The national day of action comes amid an epidemic of violence targeting transgender women of color.

The F Word: Wake Up, Liberals—Either We Hang Together or We Fall Apart

By Laura Flanders, The Laura Flanders Show

The more we're divided, the more Trump/Bannon win.

'Morning Joe' Sets Fire to the 'Bannon Presidency'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Panelists hammer a new budget proposal completely devoid of empathy.

New From Brave New Films: The Bail Trap

By Mehak Anwar, Brave New Films

Most Americans know little about how the bail system targets, extorts and impoverishes the poor and communities of color.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The 5 Most Sickening Moments from Tom Price's Health Care Town Hall

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Price hoped to defend the GOP's Obamacare replacement. He failed miserably.

The Nuclear Danger Posed by Trump Has Only Grown

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

What you can do about an erratic commander-in-chief controlling a vast and vulnerable arsenal of mass destruction.

Has Monsanto Orchestrated a Massive Cancer Coverup? Unsealed Court Case Documents Point to a Scandal

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

The documents suggest collusion between the agrichemical giant and the EPA.

5 Rare and Previously Unpublished Documents from the New Chomsky Archive

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Take a peek inside MIT's exclusive collection of essays, lecture notes and correspondence.

Israel's 'Apartheid Regime' Is a 'Crime Against Humanity': UN Report

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

New findings confirm what human rights activists have been arguing for decades.

Republicans Rail Against President Trump's Budget, Call for Even Larger Increases in Military Spending

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Lindsey Graham and others deride "disturbing" cuts to the State Department.

Defense Secretary Threatens to 'Walk' Unless Trump Axes Fanatic Loyalist, Source Says

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The Trump loyalist has allegedly imposed an ideological purity test that blocked many potential nominees.

Egypt's Bassem Youssef Has a Word of Advice for the Trump Resistance Movement

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The political satirist knows a thing or two about fighting an authoritarian government.

Far-Right Dutch Demagogue Geert Wilders Gains Influence in Elections with U.S. Pro-Israel Backing

By Ben Norton, Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

Branded as a fascist for his anti-Muslim crusading, Geert Wilders finished second in recent Dutch elections.

Trump’s Race-Baiting Bromance with Andrew Jackson

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

The president lays a wreath at the grave of a predecessor who sought to make a white nation.

Samantha Bee Has Only One Question After Steve King's Racist Tweet

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Seriously, what does a loud and proud ethno-nationalist gotta do to get fired around here?"

Jeff Sessions Claims Marijuana Only 'Slightly Less Awful' Than Heroin

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Somebody needs to send the attorney general to school.

4 Wall Street Bonus Charts That May Make You Scream

By Sarah Anderson, AlterNet

The culture that led to the 2008 financial crisis continues to flourish.

New Jersey Elementary School Asks Students to Design Their Own Slave Auction Posters

By wagatwe, DailyKos

We should be confronting the horrors of the past, not recreating them.

Hate Crimes in U.S. Rose More Than 20 Percent During 2016 Presidential Campaign

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Another new study also shows that terror attacks by a Muslim perpetrator got about four times more media coverage.

Once Again, Wall Street Salary and Bonuses Show America's Rich Are Getting Richer as Inequality Deepens

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Forget their base salaries—their bonuses could mean living wages for millions.

Trusted Resources for the Resistance Against Trump

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

It's all here, from calls to action and event calendars to suggested causes and how to start or find a local group.

Federal Layoffs Loom as Trump’s Meat-Ax Targets EPA and IRS

By Bob Hennelly, The Chief Leader

Even former Bush administration officials agree this would be dangerous and counterproductive.

Everyone's Wrong on Immigration: Open Borders Are the Only Way to Defeat Trump and Build a Better World

By Anis Shivani, Salon

This entire debate is built on cruel and false assumptions. Here's the truth: Immigrants' rights are human rights.

Can Smarter Clickbait Save Us?

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

Mind candy for people who aren't afraid to think.

Why Is Donald Trump Lunching With a Saudi War Criminal While Yemenis Are Starving?

By Medea Benjamin, AlterNet

In addition to countless casualties, Saudi bombing has destroyed civilian infrastructure, from water facilities to sewage treatment plants to hospitals.

Amid Fears of Political Influence by the Trump Administration, an Iranian-Turkish Case Preet Bharara's Successor Must Pursue

By David L. Phillips, AlterNet

Reza Zarrab is accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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