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Saturday, February 10, 2018

California Police Caught Helping Out Neo-Nazis, Continuing a Longstanding American Tradition

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

White supremacist policing is a part of our history.

Sorry, Russia Is Not the Biggest Threat to Our Elections—Facebook and YouTube Are

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Silicon Valley algorithms help spread conspiracy theories peddled by sloppy American journalists.

Law Professor: The DOJ’s Latest Sudden Resignation Is an 'Ominous Sign' and Troubling to Russia Investigation

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

Is Trump further attempting to obstruct justice in Mueller’s investigation?

Maker of OxyContin to Stop Marketing Opioids to Doctors Amid Addiction Crisis

By Lev Facher and David Armstrong, STAT

This is a major about-face for Purdue Pharmaceuticals.

Trump's Statement on Alleged Abuser Rob Porter: 'Him-He-Him-Him-He-He-He-He-Him-He-He-He-He'

By Jessica Corbett, Portside

The president says it's been a "tough time" for top aide accused of domestic violence.

Immigrant Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Wins Stay After Being Targeted by ICE

By , Democracy Now!

Ragbir argues he has been targeted by federal immigration officials because of his activism.

NSA Agents Reportedly Paid Russian Operative $100K for Intel on Trump

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The payment was said to take place after the president assumed office.

6 Senior Figures Announced to Exit Current Roles in Trump Administration Over 2-Day Period

By , AlterNet

The president's administration keeps crumbling around him.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Is on a Quest to Find America's Stupidest Mayor

By Dean Baker, CEPR

The taxpayers will be the big losers.

A Scholar Is Fired For Telling the Truth About White Supremacy and Gun Violence

By Musa Al-Gharbi, AlterNet

He called the Las Vegas massacre white supremacist violence. Then he lost his job.

John Kelly Is Enabling Trump's Tyranny

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Darkest side of the Trump agenda: Kelly reveals his true colors and ICE seeks to join the intelligence community.

Our Relationships Keep Us Alive: Let's Prioritize Them in 2018

By Ejeris Dixon, Truthdig

In the midst of the Resistance, let's address and repair relationships within social justice movements.

America Dumps Its Fracking Waste in My Ohio Town

By Alison Stine, OtherWords

My county is poor and remote. Fracking companies think they can abuse it.

6 Tips for White People Who Want to Celebrate Black History

By Shay Stewart-Bouley, Debby Irving, YES! Magazine

Here’s what you can do to engage with black history this month and every month.

Anderson Cooper Uses Trump's Words to Fact-Check His Own Former Adviser

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The host replayed footage of the president to show how ridiculous his guest's argument actually was.

Trump Wants to Get Mean With 'Drug Pushers'—But What About Big Pharma?

By Nicole Karlis, Salon

Leave it to the billionaire president to deflect blame from pharmaceutical giants profiting off addiction.

Radically Inclusive Dinner Parties Can Be Game-Changing Events: Here Are 8 Tips to Throw Your Own

By Alleah Schweitzer, Stone Pier Press

The potluck trend sweeping the nation is helping to bridge ideological divides.

Going to the Heart of the Matter: Peter Gabel Argues for a Psycho-Spiritual Politics

By Michael Bader, AlterNet

What's wrong in our culture and what kind of movement do we need to build to change it?

Business Group Distances Itself from Laura Ingraham After She Defends a Confederate General

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The Fox News host also made fun of the #MeToo movement.

Friday, February 9, 2018

John Kelly's Response to the Rob Porter Scandal Is So Slimy

By Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet

Kelly just wants to save his own skin.

John Kelly Is More Proof There Are No Good Apples in the Trumpian Bunch

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

They're all rotten, or they wouldn't be there in the first place.

The Subtleties of Donald Trump's Demagoguery

By Simon Greer, AlterNet

Trump is stoking the kind of fear that over time makes the unthinkable possible.

Wounded Betsy DeVos Plays the Victim as Critics Denounce Her Failure to Protect Students' Rights

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

Teachers' unions just gave DeVos an 'F' for her first year.

Trump Is Totally Ignoring Daily Advice From the CIA

By Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet

A former CIA director says "something will be missed."

Robert Reich: Trump's Tax Cuts Are as Bad for the Economy as They Are Immoral

By Robert Reich,

All they can guarantee are corporate buybacks and even greater inequality.

In Alarming New Move, ICE Is Now Going After Immigration Activists

By Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet

A new lawsuit against ICE shows the agency's priorities have shifted.

#MeToo: There's a List Circulating of Sexual Abusers on College Campuses

By Aditi Natasha Kini, AlterNet

America’s colleges are failing at protecting women and people of color.

The United States Is Witnessing a Shocking Rise in Alt-Right Violence

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

A new report reveals the crisis is much bigger than Charlottesville.

The Department of Education Is Locking Out Betsy DeVos' Most Vocal Critics

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

The Trump appointee has drawn the ire of parents and teachers alike.

Fox News Executive Rails Against U.S. Olympians in Racist, Homophobic Screed

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

Executive editor John Moody claims a focus on diversity could cost the country medals.

Another Day, Another FBI Conspiracy Theory: GOP Says, 'Thanks, Obama!'

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Sen. Ron Johnson floats another dubious text-based theory—and Devin Nunes threatens to go after John Roberts.

Don Lemon Completely Loses It at the Mere Mention of Omarosa

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The CNN host caught a nasty case of the giggles Thursday night.

Winter Olympics Threatened by Global Warming, but NBC Won't Acknowledge It

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

Winter sports are taking a huge hit from climate change. Why is NBC mum on the subject?

Republicans Have a Sinister New Way of Cutting Social Security

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

It’s a classic Trojan horse scenario—one they've been using a lot lately.

3 Out of 10 People Would Choose to Eat Insects: Are You One of Them? (Video)

By Josh Ginnelly, AlterNet

Bugs are rich in protein and low in carbs—and some say they taste like shrimp.

Jeff Sessions Makes False Link Between Marijuana and the Opioid Crisis

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Some argue that marijuana may be a key part of the fight against opioid abuse.

Americans Are Going to Jail Because They Can’t Pay a Fine

By Sarah van Gelder, Yes! Magazine

One of the most chilling reasons for being sent back to prison is failure to pay a fine or court or supervision fees.

Violence Is Not Inevitable: 10 Commonsense Suggestions for Making Peace, Not War

By William Astore, TomDispatch

If we really supported our troops, we'd get them out of harm's way.

Fox News Executive Suggests 'Darker, Gayer' Olympians Will Be Bad At Sports

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

In a racist and homophobic column, he suggests the U.S. Olympic team isn't white and straight enough.

Is Your Pension Fund Plundering Puerto Rico?

By Ethan Corey, In These Times

Thanks to hedge fund investments, public employees from Oregon to Wisconsin to California find themselves pitted against Puerto Rico’s retirees.

Watch Rob Porter's Ex-Wife Explain Fear That Hope Hicks Will Be Abused

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

“I don’t think he’s changed."

Trump Looks the Other Way As DHS Confirms Russian Hackers 'Penetrated' U.S. Voter Rolls

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Hackers could impact the outcome of elections through subtle actions.

FBI May Have Recordings of Carter Page and Steve Bannon Discussing Trump-Russia Dossier

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

“If Page was using one of his standard phones, it was probably picked up,” a former Justice Department attorney said.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Is the Pentagon Endorsing Trump’s War on Democratic Institutions?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The president’s plans for a military parade have sinister implications.

Prominent Newspaper Under Fire for Running Racist Cartoon Targeting Dreamers

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Democratic officials call on the Albuquerque Journal to issue a public apology.

The Trump Administration Has a Cruel New Plan to Punish Immigrants

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Officials could make it that much harder to achieve permanent residency.

Thanking Black Voters Means Saving the Social Safety Net

By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson, AlterNet

Politicians need to do more to protect black Americans from institutionalized racism.

Nancy Pelosi Just Showed She's Dead Serious About Protecting Dreamers

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Her record-long speech on immigrant youth pressures House Speaker Ryan for a DACA promise.

Democrats’ Big Selling Point: At Least We’ll Hold Public Hearings on Trump

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

We may never know what Mueller has on Trump. But a Democratic House majority could at least hold real hearings.

CNN's Alisyn Camerota Calls Republican Candidate for Congress a Nazi to His Face

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The anchorwoman minces no words in a tense new interview.

Retired Major General Torches 'Strongman' Trump in Blistering Op-Ed

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

"The military is not the president's to use and abuse."

Donald Trump’s Military Parade Is Straight out of the Fascist Playbook

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

The president is giving his base exactly what it wants.

7 Transparently Racist Movies Considered Film Classics

By Gabriel Bell, Salon

They’re beautiful, they’re essential cinema, and their politics are rotten to the core.

Mental Health Experts Demand an Independent Examination of Donald Trump

By , Brave New Films

A new documentary captures their grave concerns about the president's fitness for office.

Omarosa Breaks Down in Tears Describing Trump’s White House

By Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story

"It's not going to be OK."

Democrats Are Targeting 12 States to Prevent Another Decade of GOP Gerrymandering

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Electing governors across the Midwest and South could break the GOP lock on Congress and state legislatures.

Top White House Aide Resigns Over Abuse Allegations—Why Did It Take So Long?

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Reports suggest John Kelly knew about the allegations against Rob Porter for months, and did nothing.

When They Call You a Terrorist

By Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele, In These Times

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors on her path to activism and being criminalized at age 12.

The U.S. Bombing Campaign Against 'Taliban Heroin Labs' Is Bad Drug War Theater

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Feel-good macho posturing in Afghanistan isn't likely to end well.

Scott Pruitt Issues Chilling New Statement About Global Warming

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

The EPA chief has no interest in limiting the effects of climate change.

This Device Can Stop Pollution Where It Starts—While Creating Clean Energy

By Mary Mazzoni, AlterNet

Converting polluted air into clean energy is a huge win-win for public health and environment.

Donald Trump's Broken Trade Promises

By Leo Gerard, AlterNet

Our con artist president was never going to protect American workers.

Fox News Reporter Says Military Leaders Thought Trump's Parade Idea Was Actually a Joke

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Defense department officials reportedly worried the parade would make the U.S. look like a dictatorship.

Christopher Steele Spent Two Days Talking to Mueller's Investigators

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

He wrote the controversial dossier about the president.

When Deportation Is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy

By Amy Goodman, Juan González, Democracy Now!

People have been killed in their home countries after being deported or turned away by the United States.

RNC Refuses to Return Donations From Steve Wynn, Despite Sexual Misconduct Accusations

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The chair of the party is engaging in open hypocrisy.

Seth Meyers Mocks 'Dictator' Trump's Military Parade Using His Small Inauguration Crowd

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

“If it was anything like Trump’s last parade, there’ll be plenty of room.”

If Trump Gets His Way, Nearly Every American Coastline Will Be Put at Risk by Offshore Drilling

By Larissa Liebmann, AlterNet

The administration is threatening coastal communities and marine wildlife for the sole benefit of oil and gas companies.

Right-Wing Media Explodes Over New FBI Texts, Misrepresents the Facts

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The conservative effort to derail the investigations into the president looks increasingly desperate.

Hope Hicks Reportedly Helped Write White House Statement Against Rumored Boyfriend Rob Porter

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

He left his position amid allegations of domestic violence.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

We Just Witnessed One of the Biggest Indictments You'll Ever See of a Country's Health Care System

By Marshall Auerback, AlterNet

Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon can learn a lot from Medicare, if they're serious about a health care company.

This Cab Driver's Suicide Should Haunt Everybody in the Gig Economy

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Doug Schifter's demise lays bare the devastation wrought by "disruptors" like Uber.

Thom Hartmann: GOP Is Wrecking Your Retirement Savings

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

The rich get richer, and the poor will never be able to retire.

Trump's Desperate New Low

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump and his flunkies claim they’re surrounded by a vast treasonous conspiracy: Democrats, DOJ, FBI and media.

Kellyanne Conway's Sham Opioid Commission Is Ignoring the Advice of Experts

By Jessica Kwong, Newsweek

Instead, she's listening to Republican politicians.

Democrats Flip Yet Another Legislative Seat in a State Trump Won by a Landslide

By Carolyn Fiddler, DailyKos

The GOP could be facing a reckoning in the mid-term elections.

Noam Chomsky: We're on the Brink of Global Catastrophe

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Donald Trump poses a threat to human civilization unseen in decades.

Fox & Friends Guest, Beloved by Alt-Right, Pushes Dangerous Transgender Myth

By Rebecca Damante, Media Matters

Jordan Peterson is a far-right darling.

The Untold Story of How the GOP Rigged Congress and Hijacked American Democracy

By David Daley, Salon

New documents expose a Republican scheme years in the making.

Republicans Trying to Preserve Their Power Are Resorting to a Desperate New Strategy: Judicial Branch Coups

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

After losing in court over voting cases, Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina seek judicial branch takeovers.

This UFO Changes Everything

By Marty Kaplan, The Forward

Our thirst for excitement and entertainment will be America's downfall.

Trump Is Planning a Terrifying Military Parade Through the Streets of D.C.

By , AlterNet

The president's desired stunt brings to mind displays by totalitarian nations.

Trump's Former Economic Adviser Is Now Predicting Financial Doom

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"The market is a casino on steroids."

This City Just Took a Major Step to Reform Its Oppressive and Inhumane Bail System

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

"The city jails are filled with people charged with misdemeanors only because they cannot pay.”

The Whitewashing and Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK’s Legacies

By Amy Goodman, Juan González, Democracy Now!

American pop culture sanitized a generation of radical politics.

Watch Trump Board Air Force One and Accidentally Reveal How His Hair Works

By , AlterNet

The style is best described as a wraparound combover.

Young Fascists on Campus: Turning Point USA and Its Far-Right Connections

By Kristina Khan, Shane Burley, Truthout

The Trump administration has emboldened racists to spread their messages of hate on college campuses.

How 'America First' Ends Up Helping China

By Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch

All at the expense of the United States.

This Valentine's Day, Ask Moms How to Love

By Hanna Liebman Dershowitz, AlterNet

It may just teach you something about justice.

Can You Guess Who Sean Hannity Is Blaming for the Dow Jones Crash?

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

Another baseless claim from Fox News' most odious pundit.

These Worker Cooperatives Chart a Different Course Than Trump's Retrograde Economics

By Sarah Aziza, Waging Nonviolence

The movement is only just beginning to reveal its potential.

Jim Hightower: Our 'Populist' President is Nothing But a Naked Plutocrat

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

Donald Trump is straight out of Wall Street's wildest dreams.

BLM Activist Who Took Down Confederate Flag on TV Was Shot and Killed While Riding Bike

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The shooting is under active investigation.

Conservative MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace Calls Trump a 'Hamburger-Eating Zamboni-Riding Loon'

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

She also called Paul Ryan's behavior "disgraceful."

Maddow Explains ‘Centerpiece’ of GOP Strategy to Defend Trump from Russia Probe

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

As usual, the president's plan is dirty.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Donald Trump Is Shamelessly Exploiting an NFL Player's Death to Push His Racist Immigration Policy

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

This isn't the first time he's politicized a tragedy.

Trump Supporters Are the Single Biggest Purveyors of 'Fake News': Study

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

New research confirms the president's base is exactly who we thought it was.

It Won't Be Easy as the GOP Hoped to Hijack Democracy in Pennsylvania

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court wants new U.S. House maps well before May 15's primary elections.

GOP Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

The party that launched partisan probes for decades now claims to be horrified.

What 'Hillbilly Elegy' Won't Tell You About Appalachia

By Erin Keane, Salon

Author Elizabeth Catte examines one of the country's most misunderstood regions.

The FBI Targeted the Left with Devious Tactics for Years—Now Trump Is Giving the Agency the Same Treatment

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The conservative Bureau is stunned to face its own anti-democratic tactics.

The Pennsylvania GOP Wants the State's Supreme Court Impeached for Its Gerrymandering Ruling

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

Legal experts have denounced the Republican Party for subverting the rule of law.

Carter Page Goes Down in Flames in Bizarre New Interview

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The former Trump campaign adviser raises more questions than answers.

Betsy DeVos' Extreme Right-Wing Education Agenda: Report Card for Her First Year

By Jennifer Berkshire, AlterNet

DeVos continues to be painted as an unqualified naif. The truth is much scarier.

Can Religion Explain Why Americans Are So Easily Duped by Fake News?

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

Novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen offers a compelling theory.

Verizon Just Torpedoed the Right's Favorite Talking Point About the Trump Tax Cuts

By Walter Einenkel, DailyKos

Surprise, surprise: The telecommunications company has no intention of investing its savings.

Watch Anderson Cooper Calmly Destroy White House Spokesperson Who Quotes Uber Driver

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The CNN anchor was not about to let vapid talking points go unchecked.

Donald Trump Just Delivered Some of His Most Chillingly Authoritarian Remarks to Date

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

The president is now accusing his political opposition of "treason."

Trump's Own Lawyers Think He Would Commit Perjury During Mueller Interview

By , AlterNet

Two of them are telling the president to "rebuff" interview requests from the special counsel.

Congress Keeps Funding a War Machine That the Public Should Divest From

By Medea Benjamin, Elliot Swain , AlterNet

Both parties line their pockets with profits from the arms trade.

The Hidden History of Black Nationalist Women’s Political Activism

By Keisha N. Blain, The Conversation

Today, these women’s stories are largely absent in popular accounts of black nationalism.

There's a Much Smarter Way for Cities to Plan Their Futures

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Social impact, not technology, is a better way to measure a smart city.

Current White House Deputy Press Secretary Called Trump 'Deplorable' Before Taking Job

By , AlterNet

Leaked messages show one of the president's top enablers expressing his true feelings.

6 States That Could Pass Marijuana Initiatives This Year

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

If marijuana initiatives can make the ballot, they are likely to win.

Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense for New York

By Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, AlterNet

It has the potential to generate billions of dollars in all types of tax revenue.

Why the United States Needs a Whole New Operating System

By Thomas Linzey, In These Times

Let's start by admitting this country is not a meritocracy.

Electric Vehicles Are Setting Sales and Usage Records in the U.S.

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Within six years, the cost of owning an EV will be cheaper than purchasing and running a gasoline or diesel car.

Former GOP Congressman Excoriates Republicans for Making America 'Less Safe'

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

His comments come after the president made disturbing comments about treason.

Steven Bannon, Despite Subpoenae, 'Not Expected' to Testify Before House Intel Committee

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

He refused to answer questions during a closed-door session last month.

Monday, February 5, 2018

How America's Economic Ideology Is Making People Depressed and Anxiety-Filled

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

The author of a new book on depression says our society's "junk values" are making us sick.

Robert Reich: Trump Is Following the Strategy of a Dictator

By Robert Reich,

The president wants to divide the country and conquer what's left of its institutions.

The Philadelphia Super Bowl Riots Expose a Racist Double Standard

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Why do white guys get a free pass for looting and mayhem?

Bernie Supporters Aren't Exactly Getting What They Were Hoping for Out of the DNC

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The reforms would address most of 2016's anti-democratic features. But there's more vetting before they come before full DNC.

Charles Blow: America Is Lurching Towards a Constitutional Crisis

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

And the ride is about to get a whole lot bumpier.

The Pentagon Can't Account for Several Hundred Million Dollars It Spent

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

An internal audit exposes the Defense Department's disastrous book-keeping.

Fox News Cuts Away from Trump Tax Speech to Report Stock Market Plunge

By Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story

Even the president's favorite channel couldn't save him.

The Truth About Martin Luther King Jr. Chrysler's Tone-Deaf Super Bowl Ad Conveniently Omits

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

The civil rights icon was a radical socialist, not a car salesman.

Ugly Corruption Winds Its Way Through Trump's Justice Dept.

By Nicole Karlis, Salon

In chaotic times, it’s easy for some unjust pursuits to fly under the radar.

CNN Panel Loses It After Trump Toadie Mentions FBI 'Secret Society'

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Alisyn Camerota and Bill Kristol had a good chuckle at Ben Ferguson's expense.

Why Is the U.S. Lagging Way Behind Other Countries in Closing the Gender Pay Gap?

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

The U.S. has lessons to learn from Iceland, Slovenia and Rwanda.

Robert Reich: 20 of Trump's Biggest Broken Promises

By Robert Reich,

You bought what he was selling, but it hasn't arrived.

Amazon Sparks Worries With Patent on Worker-Tracking Wristband

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

Patent designs detail how wristbands would vibrate if wearer moves hand "incorrectly" when completing warehouse work.

Divorce Lawyers Urging Clients to Separate Now Due to Trump Alimony Tax Law Changes

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Lawyers claim the real victims of the tax law change will be women.

Trump Propagandist Devin Nunes May Release 5 More Memos Trying to Discredit Justice and State Departments

By , AlterNet

The chilling plan plays right into the president's authoritarian hands.

State Theft and Police Militarization: Cops and Prosecutors Routinely Steal Cash from Poor People Accused of Crimes

By Peter Kraska, AlterNet

It's called civil asset forfeiture. In 2015, $5 billion was taken "without basis."

Ivanka Trump's Paid Family Leave Plan Steals the Money from Social Security and Delays Retirement

By David Edwards, Raw Story

Nothing from the first family comes without a major catch.

Six Big Losers in Our 'Booming' Economy

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

While stocks doubled, 18% more kids fell into poverty.

Another Warmonger Gets Rewarded for Being Wrong on Iraq War

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

Max Boot joins WaPo opinion staff, where opinion was 91 percent in favor of Iraq invasion.

Bush DOJ Lawyer Lays Into Sessions for Being 'Missing in Action' Amid Trump's FBI Attacks

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

“Why isn’t he sticking up for the department?”

Watch Whoopi Goldberg Explain Why She Doesn't Refer to Trump by His Title

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

She acknowledges the controversy around her decision.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Robert Reich: 20 of Trump's Biggest Broken Promises

By Robert Reich,

You bought what he was selling, but it hasn't arrived.

The Brutal Reality of Being Poor in America the Super-Rich Won't Acknowledge

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Poverty can cost a fortune in the U.S.

Did Trump Just Announce His 9/11 'Unification' Strategy?

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

Trump believes a war will bring us together behind him.

CNN Panel Destroys Rick Santorum's Memo Conspiracy Theory Rants

By David Edwards, Raw Story

"It gives this whole deep-state conspiracy crank stuff more oxygen."

Paul Ryan Celebrates a Public School Secretary’s $1.50 Weekly Raise

By Nicole Karlis, Salon

He tweeted the news, and a backlash ensued.

'It's Going to Be a War Zone': GOP Worried about Devastating Losses in 2018

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Democratic voters are energized by what has transpired since the election of Trump.

Another Way Canada Is Far Ahead of the U.S. When It Comes to Promoting Equality

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

The Canadian national anthem is now gender-neutral.

What If There Is No Reality—and This Is All a Bad Netflix Series?

By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

We’re inside a show about a clownish president, a steely prosecutor and a murky scandal.

Trump's Jobs-for-Medicaid Scheme Is Based on Warped Logic—Here's What Might Actually Work Instead

By Marshall Auerback, AlterNet

A Job Guarantee would offer a job to any American who was ready and willing to work at the federal minimum wage.

Trump's Waging an Ugly Immigration War on Our Cities

By Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect

Trump's policies will turn America into a sh*thole country.

Kimberly-Clark Uses GOP Tax Break to Sucker-Punch Wisconsin Workers

By Leo Gerard, AlterNet

The terminations are part of a life-shattering pattern for workers in blue states that went red in 2016 for Trump.

Marijuana Use Doesn't Affect the Odds of Getting Pregnant

By Salma Abdalla, Futurity

Hoary old myths notwithstanding...

Feminism Will Not Be Weaponized for Trump's War on Immigrants

By Yifat Susskind, Common Dreams

The White House is radicalizing this issue to close the door on immigrants.

ICE Director Brags About How Much He's 'Enjoying' Tearing Immigrant Families Apart

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

"There's a special place in hell for those who get off on broken families."