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Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Ball O’ Confusion Is Comin' to Your TV: Ken Burns' PBS Series on Vietnam Gives Its Corporate Sponsors Little to Worry About

By Frank Joyce, AlterNet

Don't expect an honest accounting of the atrocities commited by the U.S.

Woman Fired for Having a Period at Work—Now the ACLU Is Taking on Her Case

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Menstruation activists take steps to eradicate an age-old taboo.

Bill Moyers: Renowned Psychiatrist Warns That Trump Is a Danger to Us All

By Bill Moyers,

"We have a duty to warn if someone may be dangerous to others."

New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Marijuana Possession

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

All of New England is now a minor pot possession bust-free zone.

Bill Maher Delivers Epic States' Rights Monologue

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Watch him hilariously turn the tables on conservatives.

Why the Texas Shooting Is a Deadly Symptom of Male Entitlement and a Gender Issue

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Our culture still teaches men that women owe them affection—with horrific consequences.

The GOP Is Plowing Ahead with an Audacious Effort to Hijack the Vote and Rig Elections

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

From Trump’s “election integrity” commission to Mitch McConnell, the GOP targets the levers of power.

Before Dems Get All Chummy with Trump, Let's Remember What a Disgusting President He Has Been So Far

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump's comments about the "bad dudes" of antifa reminds us who he really is.

Rachel Maddow Explains Why Mike Pence Is in Huge Trouble

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The vice president should be worried.

Jared Kushner's Data Operation Increasingly Suspected of Aiding 2016 Russian Propaganda Attack

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

Ultra-conservative billionaires Robert and Rebekah Mercer may have contributed to Kushner's scheme.

Marijuana Is Getting So Mainstream That We Have a Former Republican Senator Lobbying for It

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

The hardcore conservative and former Republican senator is going to be a paid pot lobbyist.

If Trump Upsets the White Nationalists, Who Will He Have Left?

By Jason Wilson, The Guardian

In his weekly analysis of right-wing commentary, Jason Wilson casts his eye over Trump’s decision to deal with Democrats—and the predictable howls of outrage.

French Workers Are Being Steamrolled by Macron, but They Could Learn a Thing or Two From India's Farmers

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

French workers are being asked to make "useless sacrifices," says Francois Hollande.

'Will the 9/11 Case Finally Go to Trial?': Andrew Cockburn on New Evidence Linking Saudis to Attacks

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Saudi Arabia is already trying to change the law so that they can’t be sued.

WATCH: Driver Speeds Through St. Louis Anti-Police Brutality Protestors Minutes After Speaking With Cops

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The protest was for Anthony Lamar Smith, an African American man shot by former police officer Jason Stockley.

How JPMorgan Chase Is Cashing in on Private Prisons

By Hannah Lownsbrough, AlterNet

For its stance on human rights to have real meaning, Chase must divest from the private prison system.

How the Groundbreaking 'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Sets the Stage for a Major Next Step in Animal Rights (Video)

By Jeffrey S. Kerr, Esq., AlterNet

One day, animals might not be seen as property, but property owners themselves.

Ohio Police are Outrageously Charging Opioid Overdose Survivors With a Trumped-Up Misdemeanor

By Victoria Kim, The Fix

The controversial new policy aims to curb the rising rates of overdoses in Miami County, Ohio.

Moving in With Your Boyfriend Can Kill Your Sex Drive

By Lizette Borreli, Medical Daily

Women are twice as likely to lose interest in sex when they live with their partner.

Friday, September 15, 2017

GOP Strategist Delivers Savage Tweetstorm Against Trump Supporters

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

He deleted the one about drinking their tears.

Why Evangelicals Believe They're the Most Persecuted Group in America

By Valerie Tarico, Raw Story

The answer is right there in the Bible.

Theresa May Tweaks Trump in Wake of London Tube Bombing

By Charlie May, Salon

“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”

Robert Reich: Trump's Tax Plan Is a Cruel Farce

By Robert Reich,

It solves problems that don't exist, while doling out cuts to those who need them least.

The Alt-Right's Favorite Cesspool of Hate

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

A Reddit group is helping to infuse the extremist movement with constant new life.

Has Trump Alienated a Key Segment of His Base?

By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

Pennsylvania voters say he's "going soft" on his border wall promise.

Jon Hamm Says Trump Tried to Intimidate Him at an 'SNL' Party

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

The "Mad Men" star wasn't having any of it.

There Is No Such Thing As a Good Trump Voter

By Dane Rauschenberg, AlterNet

Those who cheer Trump are cut from the same cloth as he is.

When Trump Predicted He'd End His Life a 'Howard Hughes-Like Recluse'

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

An anecdote from 1992 offers a telling glimpse into the president's psyche.

Jeff Sessions Was Ready to Resign But Refused for One Deplorable Reason

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

A new report explains why the attorney general puts up with Trump's abuse.

It's an Alpha Male Thing: What Dominant Chimpanzees and Donald Trump Have in Common

By Dan P. McAdams, The Guardian

Trump’s Twitter tirades and demands for fealty show he prefers an ape-like strategy for success.

North Carolina Republican Official Gets Teary-Eyed After Constituent Calls Him a Racist

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

Voters confronted state Rep. Mike Clampitt over his defense of the Confederate flag.

Ivanka Trump Has No Power as a White House Adviser

By Taylor Link, Salon

Ivanka can't do anything in Washington—but that's not what she wants you to think.

Trump Won't Shut Up About the Size of His Hands at Disaster Relief Events

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

His obsessive insecurity is startling.

New CBO Report: Trump's Refusal to Pay Obamacare Subsidies Will Raise 2018 Premiums by 15 Percent

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Twelve million people who bought insurance on Obamacare exchanges could be affected.

Pink Floyd Founder Roger Waters: BDS Is One of 'Most Admirable' Displays of Resistance in the World

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Waters criticized a bill being considered in the Senate to silence supporters of BDS.

Trump Lied About Voter Fraud—Now He Wants to Steal People's Votes

By Lawrence Douglas, The Guardian

When Trump claimed that millions "voted illegally" in 2016, it laid the groundwork for a voter commission that looks set to restrict rights to minorities.

This Flesh-Eating Parasite Could Be the Next Plague

By Kristin Hugo, Newsweek

Beware of leishmania, which kills slowly and devastates your face.

Jemele Hill Addresses Trump Twitter Controversy, Sorry but Not Sorry

By Rachel Leah, Salon

The ESPN host expressed "respect" for her company without ever denying her original criticism of Trump.

California Has a System That Punishes the Poor Through Traffic Violations—Civil Rights Groups Are Starting to Change That

By Adam Hudson, AlterNet

Solano County traffic violators will get a chance to challenge the unreasonably high fees that send them into debt.

Who Becomes a Drug Dealer?

By Tessie Castillo, The Fix

The great irony of a system that erects barriers for committing a crime is that it drives people to commit more crimes—selling drugs in particular.

What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead Guilty

By Megan Rose, ProPublica

A Baltimore case shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction.

Does Marijuana Affect Your Sleep?

By Deirdre Conroy, The Conversation

While motivation to use cannabis for sleep is high, improvements might wane with chronic use.

Sharing a Bed With Your Dog Can Harm Your Health

By Lizette Borreli, Newsweek

Bed sharers have less restful sleep.

How to Read Donald Duck: What a 1973 Book Can Teach Us About Defeating Donald Trump

By Ariel Dorfman, TomDispatch

In the 1970s, Chile had a handbook for dealing with their own version of a fascist president.

A Warning Letter to Harvey and Irma Survivors from Katrina Survivors

By Bill Quigley, AlterNet

Insist on telling your own story.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New CBO Report: Trump's Refusal to Pay Obamacare Subsidies Will Raise 2018 Premiums by 15 Percent

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Twelve million people who bought insurance on Obamacare exchanges could be affected.

Motel 6 Chains Are Allegedly 'Selling' Undocumented Immigrants to ICE for $200 a Pop

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

One man was detained for carrying a Mexican ID card.

Will Trump Derail Mueller's Investigation with Pardons?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

A constitutional crisis is fast approaching.

Bannon’s Oligarch Cage Match Worries GOP

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

Backing primary challengers to Republican senators, Bannon is pitting his patron, Robert Mercer, against the Koch brothers.

America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Worse Than Thought, Undermining the Middle Class and Deepening Under Trump

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

"The future existence of the middle-class hinges on whether we reverse the trends of growing racial economic inequality."

Right-Wing Twitter Goes Berserk Over News of Trump's Latest Deal with Democrats

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity sounded downright devastated.

Seth Meyers Skewers Trump's Inability to Form a Coherent Sentence

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Oh, and his tax plan is fake.

Did Sarah Huckabee Sanders Break the Law When She Attacked a Black ESPN Reporter?

By John Haltiwanger, Newsweek

Certain government employees are prohibited from influencing the employment decisions of private entities.

Amber Tamblyn Demolishes Trump Troll James Woods in Withering Open Letter

By Jarrett Lyons, Salon

"I see your gaslight and now will raise you a scorched earth."

Have We Been Deceived Over Syrian Sarin Attack? Scrutinizing the Evidence in an Incident Trump Used to Justify Bombing Syria

By Gareth Porter, AlterNet

A closer look at the evidence suggests the official narrative is based on a crudely staged deception.

Why Does Lesbian Porn Dominate MILF, and Much More, in 10 Years Of Pornhub Data

By Anna Pulley, AlterNet

"Lesbian" was the most popular search term.

Steve Mnuchin Just Landed Himself Under Investigation by His Own Treasury Department

By David Smith, The Guardian

The inspector general is probing Mnuchin's request for a government jet on his honeymoon.

While Trump Moves Backward on Drug Sentencing, California Heads in a Different Direction

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Just because the feds are regressing doesn't mean the states have to.

WATCH: AlterNet’s Jefferson Morley Spars with Tucker Carlson Over 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The neo-Confederate origins of America's national anthem are a matter of historical fact.

White Supremacists Go Back to School

By Abigail Jones, Newsweek

Hate groups take advantage of the post-Charlottesville climate to recruit on college campuses.

New Revelations About Mueller's Russia Investigation Put Jared Kushner Squarely in the Hot Seat

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

He may have helped with Russia's social media propaganda campaign.

Want to Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus on Food

By Dariush Mozaffarian, The Conversation

Our dietary habits are the leading driver of death and disability.

Silent and Deadly: Gun Industry Eyes a Sneaky and Dangerous New Revenue Stream

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Republicans hide a rollback on the regulation of gun silencers inside an otherwise innocuous federal lands bill.

'Whip You Like the Slave You Are': Trump Fan Sent Threats Before Execution-Style Killing of Black Man

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Prosecutors say the murder could be tried as a hate crime.

Why a Case Against a Dark Money Charter School Group Is Great News for Democracy

By Maurice Cunningham, Mass Politics Profs

Billionaire charter school backers in Massachusetts wanted their identities kept secret.

Why Switzerland May Be the Best Country in the World—If You're a Pet

By Marc Bekoff, AlterNet

Under Swiss law, guinea pigs, parrots and goldfish must have companions of their own species.

Sen. Sanders' Medicare-For-All Act: The Time Has Come Today

By RoseAnn DeMoro, AlterNet

Today’s bill introduction is the crest of a wave, but it’s also a new beginning.

Hurricane Harvey 'Toxic Soup' Contains E. Coli, Heavy Metals

By , Democracy Now!

Coastal residents must now contend with a number of poisonous chemicals and pathogens.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The U.S. Military Is Fighting Itself, and Losing

By William Astore, TomDispatch

Fighting everywhere, winning nowhere.

Sitting Too Long Can Kill You, and Exercise Won't Help

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Terrible news for the majority of us who spend long periods glued to our desks.

Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Bill Has Set the Bar for Democrats in 2018 and Beyond

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Sixteen senators are co-sponsoring the bill. Will the rest of the party follow suit?

Top 4 Revelations From the New JFK Files

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The files shed new light on the role of the CIA in the events leading up to Kennedy's assassination.

Trump Promised to Hire the Best People. He Keeps Hiring the Worst

By Dana Nuccitelli, The Guardian

Trump’s NASA nominee Jim Bridenstine is a climate denier who wants to end the agency’s climate research

5 Reasons Historians Will Remember Trump's Presidency with Amazement and Contempt

By Andrew Burstein, Nancy Isenberg, Salon

Posterity will not treat our self-styled dealmaker-in-chief kindly.

White Christians Are Now a Minority—But They're Getting More Isolated and Less Tolerant

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Religious homophobia is driving away young people, but evangelical leaders double down on anti-LGBT bigotry

Robert Reich: Bernie Points the Nation to a Better Future—Democrats Should Get on Board

By Robert Reich,

The time has come to embrace Medicare for All.

Can Trump Legally Pardon Himself and His Children?

By Ciara Torres-Spelliscy,

The president's powers are vast, but they are not limitless.

Missouri Man's Efforts to Prove He's Not a Racist Backfire Spectacularly

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Let's just say his neighbors were not impressed.

Trump Organization Quietly Removes Birtherism Boast from His Corporate Bio

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

It also conveniently omits mention of his failed deals and bankrupted projects.

Jimmy Kimmel Has a Suitably Filthy Response to Ted Cruz's Twitter Porn Flap

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The host has some theories about what really happened.

Keith Olbermann: Donald Jr.'s Testimony Will Be Trump's Downfall

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The former MSNBC host believes Robert Mueller's case for obstruction of justice is airtight.

13 Ways to Keep Semen-Killing Plastics Out of Your Food

By Annie B. Bond, AlterNet

Take action to protect your food—and your family—from BPA.

Congress Just Sent a Resolution Opposing White Supremacy to Trump's Desk

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The written motion leaves no room for equivocation.

The 10 Biggest Companies That Subject Workers to Drug Testing

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

If you want a job with these corporate giants, be prepared to pee in a cup.

Welfare For Wall Street: Fees On Retirement Accounts

By Dean Baker, CEPR

Under Trump, get used to the idea of these big handouts to the financial industry.

Ditching Donald Trump: Wave of Republican Retirements Points to Big GOP Trouble in 2018

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Democrats in Congress are ratf**ed — but Republican retirements just may be the political miracle they need.

Why the Media Want Hillary to Shut Up

By Joe Conason, AlterNet

Nobody in the media is eager to hear Clinton's perspective on that catastrophic election cycle.

Why U.S. Weather Forecasters Missed Irma by 194 Miles

By Sarah Okeson, DC Report

American meteorologists lag behind Europeans predicting storm paths; even the Air Force relies on British weather models.

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet

By Hannah Dreier, ProPublica

In a shift from how it operated during the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cracking down on relatives who let undocumented kids stay with them after entering the U.S.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6 Cruel Moves Made by Local Governments Against the Poor

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Republicans in the federal government aren't the only ones who punish people for being poor.

Robert Mueller Is 'Going for the Kill' in Trump Investigation: Report

By Jason Le Miere, Newsweek

Administration officials past and present are lawyering up in anticipation.

10 Destructive and Deluded Women Who Prop Up the Alt-Right

By Julia Flasphaler, AlterNet

There are some powerful and dangerous women in the radical racist movement.

Thomas Frank: Hillary Blames Everybody for Trump's Triumph But Herself

By Thomas Frank, The Guardian

Keeping Trump from the Oval Office should have been the single-minded mission of the Democratic Party.

It's Jaw-Dropping to Watch the Media Let Trump Rebrand Himself Away from the Right-Wing Hate Monster He's Become

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

While his administration works to enact the most right-wing agenda in history, Trump basks in unearned adulation.

Trump Might Be About to Launch His Dumbest Gambit Yet to Save His Presidency

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The idea that Trump is going to be bridging ideological divides is delusional: he's heavily mixed in the extremism of the far right.

Nashville Woman Shot Homeless Man Who Asked Her to Move Her Porsche — Then Left Him to Die: Police

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Katie Quackenbush has been charged with attempted murder.

Bernie's Big Healthcare Solution Has a Major Flaw...and It's an Open Invitation for Critics to Sabotage the Movement

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

An admirable policy effort needs some shoring up on how to pay for the legislation.

Harvard Psychiatrist: Trump Is a 'Sociopath' and a 'Very Sick Individual'

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Lance Dodes says the Goldwater rule is antiquated and must be abandoned.

Robert Reich: There's Already Legal Grounds for Trump's Impeachment

By Robert Reich,

The former secretary of labor lays out the case for obstruction of justice.

Donald Trump Reportedly Loved the Disturbing Steve Bannon '60 Minutes' Interview

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president continues to appreciate extremism.

Ted Cruz's College Roommate Has a Hilarious Response to News the Texas Senator Liked a Porn Bot

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"Imagine Ted Cruz is doing this four feet below you in the bottom bunk bed."

Keith Olbermann Blasts Trump for Talking Through 9/11 Moment of Silence

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president can't be bothered to show respect.

Why We Should All Be Revisiting Spike Lee's Movies Right Now

By Rick Gell, AlterNet

In Donald Trump's America, the New York director's work has never been more essential.

Now Alex Jones Is Resorting to Spreading Conspiracy Theories About Trump's Mental Decline

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

This isn’t the first time one of Trump’s associates has attempted to explain away rumors about the president’s mental health.

Is Trump Triggering PTSD in 9/11 Survivors?

By Helaina Hovitz, Newsweek

"We have a man holding the most defective moral compass I’ve seen in my lifetime leading our free world."

6 Big Lessons Learned from Our First Taste of the Trump Presidency

By Bob Burnett, The Progressive Populist

Many voters don’t know who to believe; they can’t discern “fake news.”

Why I Don't Care What Anti-Gay Christians Think

By Candace Chellew-Hodge, Religion Dispatches

Jesus said it best: when you've tried to spread truth and love and they still don't listen, let them know you have no f*cks left to give.

How Wealthy White Communities Are Resegregating Alabama's Public Schools

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

White towns in Alabama are pulling out of regional school districts and creating new schools that are overwhelmingly white.

New Documentary Reveals Koch Brother Company Devastated Arkansas Community for Easy Profits

By Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

A Koch brothers-owned paper mill was blamed for dumping cancer-causing chemicals.

'No Toilet, No Ventilation': Prisoners Describe Horrific Conditions in Harvey's Flood Zone

By Candice Bernd, Truthout

The superstorm is taking toll on prison populations living in the shadow of state's fossil fuel industry.

Monday, September 11, 2017

These 5 Insulting Terms Could Make You Sound Racist

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

"Ethnic food" and others have to go.

Trump's Election Commissioner Is Eager to Reinstate Jim Crow-Era Voting Restrictions: Report

By David Edwards, Raw Story

William M. Gardner claims poll taxes and literacy tests will increase turnout.

Paul Krugman: The Republican Party May End Up Destroying Human Civilization

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Hurricane Irma is only the beginning.

Let's Take a Moment to Remember Trump's Monstrous Response to the 9/11 Attacks

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

He's never let human decency stop him from promoting his brand.

Did Bannon and Breitbart Fabricate a Media Decoy to Distract from Trump's Biggest Scandal?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Reporters and tweeting election experts take the change-the-topic bait as the Russia evidence trail grows.

Ivanka Has Played the Same Role for Her Dad for Over a Decade

By Erin Keane, Salon

Interrupting Big Daddy's meetings is neither an accident nor a harmless tic.

8 Lowlights from Steve Bannon's Tense New "60 Minutes" Interview

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The former Trump adviser sparred with Charlie Rose over immigration and more.

John Oliver Has All the Evidence He Needs That Trump Is 'Clearly' out of His Mind

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

The "Last Week Tonight" host dissects the president's deplorable DACA decision.

The Single Biggest Question Left Unanswered from Steve Bannon's '60 Minutes' Interview

By Julie Alderman, Matt Gertz, Media Matters

Charlie Rose completely ignored the Breitbart CEO's deep ties to the Mercer family.

Robert Reich: Trump Has Only Inflamed 5 of America's Biggest Crises

By Robert B. Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

Trump is neglecting or worsening the five genuinely big problems facing America.

'Deep Throat' Mark Felt Had an Ulterior Motive for Leaking Watergate's Secrets

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

A new report indicates Felt was not the noble public servant we've been led to believe.

From Bethlehem to Brooklyn: How a Socialist Palestinian Reverend Became a Frontrunner in the New York City Council Race

By Rob Bryan, AlterNet

Khader El-Yateem could become the first Palestinian ever elected to city council.

Republicans' Total Inability to Govern Is Destroying the Country from the Inside Out

By Joan McCarter, DailyKos

The party's climate denialism has left us uniquely vulnerable to natural disasters like Harvey and Irma.

6 Lies Driving Trump’s Campaign to Create a Massive Clash with Iran

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Former CIA analyst dissects the dishonesty of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

The Ugly Motive Behind Trump's Repeal of DACA

By Melissa Franqui, Eunisses Hernandez, Drug Policy Alliance

The war on drugs and the war on immigrants intersect.

3 Famous Philosophers Who Took Psychedelics and Pronounced It Mind-Changing

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Psychedelics have proven to be of great interest to some great thinkers.

8 Foods that (Nearly) Last Forever

By Duane Mellor, Daniel Amund, and Isabella Nyambayo, The Conversation

After 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible."

Maternal Care Is Going Extinct in Rural America

By Adriana Gallardo, Nina Martin, ProPublica

A new study shows that more than half of the country’s rural counties now don’t have hospitals with obstetric services. And women of color are being hit the hardest.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Listen: It's Time for White Americans to Clean up Their Own House

By Chauncey DeVega, AlterNet

On this Chauncey DeVega Show podcast: Analyzing the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

3 Big Corporations Accused of Shamelessly Gouging Their Customers This Hurricane Season

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Call it disaster capitalism in miniature.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Pulls Study That Supported Obama's Decision Not to Intervene in Syria

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

Critics feel the museum is advocating for "bystanderism."

The Violence of the ’60s Is Nothing Like What We Are about to Face

By Todd Gitlin,

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder.

A Tale of Two Irmas: Rich Miami Ready for Tumult as Poor Miami Waits and Hopes

By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Wealthy residents play golf, while a few miles away people are crossing their fingers.

6 of the Biggest Media Meltdowns This Week

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

A New York Post column casually calls for nuking North Korea... and much more.

‘You Either Help or Turn Your Head’: Florida Residents Facing Irma Demand Trump Open Mar-a-Lago as a Shelter

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

As the storm grows stronger, Floridians wonder if the president will help them.

A Million Homes Lose Power As Hurricane Irma Makes Its Landfall in Florida

By Alan Yuhas and Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

A construction crane designed to withstand to survive the 130-150mph winds has collapsed on a building in downtown Miami.

Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed List Skips Melania, Trump Fans Wail on Twitter

By Gabriel Bell , Salon

Boycotts are threatened after Vanity Fair overlooks the queen of the deplorables.

Two Reasons Why Democrats Should Smile About Trump's Weakness

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The president’s embrace of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi offers pitfalls and possibilities.

Here Are 8 Dire Warnings Proving ‘Nowhere Will Be Safe’ Once Irma Makes Landfall in South Florida

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

“This is as real as it gets,” tweets the National Weather Service.

Surprise, Surprise: There Actually Is a Big Religious Voting Block Inside the Democratic Party

By Patricia Miller, Religion Dispatches

The narrative that Catholics have abandoned the Democratic Party is largely unsupported by the data.

GOP to Latinos: Drop Dead

By Eliza Newlin Carney, The American Prospect

Some Republicans want to salvage DACA, but it will be an uphill battle, and probably a losing one.

One Major Lesson From the Disastrous Floods Around the World: We've Been Building Cities All Wrong

By Dr. David Suzuki, AlterNet

Cities that are designed with nature in mind have fewer problems and healthier residents.

The Syrian War Is Ending and Assad Is the Victor

By Robert Fisk, The Independent

While we’re all waiting for Trump to start World War Three, we’ve not spotted that the military map of the Middle East has substantially, bloodily changed. It will be years before Syria and Iraq (and Yemen) are rebuilt – and the Israelis may have to go to Putin to clear up the mess they’re now in.

LGBT Groups Denounce 'Dangerous' Artificial Intelligence that Uses Your Face to Guess Sexuality

By Sam Levin, The Guardian

Two prominent LGBT groups have criticized a Stanford study as "junk science."