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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Will Trump Help Saudi Arabia Become a Nuclear Power?

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

A new lobbying effort threatens to upend the Middle East.

Donald Trump's Racism Was on Full Display at the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

If a contestant's skin was too dark or she rejected his advances, she was out.

A Texas Judge Used a Barbaric Courtroom Punishment on a Defendant Who Pleaded the Fifth

By Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet

Electric shocks are common practice in Tarrant County courts.

Devin Nunes Can't Be Trusted With National Secrets

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Nunes will never stop being Trump’s lapdog. Even if Democrats win back the House, his committee must be disbanded.

3 Ways McDonald's Can Show Respect for Women Instead of Flipping Its Logo

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

The company's empty gesture ignores the many injustices it commits against women.

Is Donald Trump Fueling a Mass Extinction of Democracy Across the Planet?

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The warning signs are there, cautions "How Democracies Die" co-author Steven Levitsky.

Donald Trump Is Furious with Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Report

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The president blames his press secretary for giving the Stormy Daniels scandal "steroids."

Elizabeth Warren Refuses to Let Democrats Off the Hook for Their Latest Cave to Wall Street

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

"The fight over the Bank Lobbyist Act isn't over yet."

Kellyanne Conway Snaps at Fox News Host: 'I Didn't Say That'

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The Hatch Act is proving a touchy subject for the top Trump aide.

Cornell Student Accused of Hate Crime Could Soon Be Deported

By Nicole Rojas, Newsweek

The Canada native has been charged with attempted assault in the third degree.

Trump Is Backpedaling on His Ridiculous Tariffs Because He Has No Idea How to Be President

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

It looks like Canada and Mexico will be exempt from the tariffs after all.

The Grave Terror Threat the United States Refuses to Acknowledge

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Far-right violence is on the rise. Why do pundits and politicians look the other way?

Trump’s Top Vote Suppressor and Illegal Alien Voter Claim Goes to Court

By Greg Palast, AlterNet

ACLU sues Kris Kobach for blocking 1 in 7 new voters.

Student Activists Win Big as Florida Legislators Vote to Raise Firearm Purchase Age Limit

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The bill could still be vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott.

International Women’s Day—Keep Up the Fight

By Candace Johnson, The Conversation

#MeToo and #TimesUp are important, but they're only part of the international fight for gender justice.

The Trump Appointee Reshaping the Census Has a Long History of Voter Suppression

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica

John Gore has led Republican redistricting efforts across the country.

There's a Looming 'Existential Threat' to New Orleans That Should Frighten Every Sane American

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

A proposed $210 million gas-fired power plant is on the frontlines of a national battle against fracking.

Student Activists Are Fighting Back Against the Spread of Cops on Campus

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

The students are drawing attention to another important school safety issue: cops on campus.

Why Trump Is So Clumsy About Fighting 'Free Trade'

By Marshall Auerback, AlterNet

There are better ways than simply slapping tariffs on imported goods.

The Lesson From West Virginia Teachers: If You Want to Win, Go on Strike

By Miles Kampf-Lassin, In These Times

They're inspiring teachers across the country.

8 Ways You Can Help Women's Rights

By Jane Arscott, The Conversation

Yes, we still need to protest this crap.

Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders Completely Contradict Herself About Stormy Daniels' Alleged Affair with Trump

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The White House hasn't been able to get its story straight about the "hush money" or the adultery.

Dems Team Up with GOP to Weaken Bank Rules, Which Critics Say May Lead to More Bailouts and Misconduct

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

The financial industry is getting a big handout.

Monitoring Kids' Social Media Accounts Won't Prevent the Next School Shooting

By Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Faiza Patel, Brennan Center for Justice

Invading students' privacy isn't the solution.

Trump Ally Reportedly Lied to Congress About Secret Back Channel to Russia

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Robert Mueller may have evidence that Erik Prince committed perjury.

Ex-Deputy Rams Truck Into Louisiana Store and Robs It After Mistaking Sikh Owners for Muslims

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

He's been charged with a hate crime and impersonating a police officer.

Trump Reportedly Asked Key Witnesses What They Talked About with Mueller

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The special counsel knows about the conversations.

Watch Kamala Harris Blast Jeff Sessions for Invoking Slavery in California Comments

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

“His credibility is pretty much shot on those issues."

Trump Will Attend Private Dinner with Billionaire Members of Super PAC Supporting His Campaign

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The dinner raises legal questions in addition to the obvious ethical problems.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Trump Might Make You Pay $70 to See the Grand Canyon

By Daniel Ross, AlterNet

The fee hikes would pay for park infrastructure like roads, bridges, campgrounds, waterlines and bathrooms.

Why That Trump Flack Had a Huge Mueller Meltdown on TV

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Roger Stone protégé Sam Nunberg had an epic TV meltdown Monday.

Mick Mulvaney Bids Gary Cohn Farewell with an Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The Trump official admits he never imagined working so closely with a "globalist."

There's a Looming 'Existential Threat' to New Orleans That Should Frighten Every Sane American

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

A proposed $210 million gas-fired power plant is on the frontlines of a national battle against fracking.

North Korea: We Could Finally See an Historic Agreement

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

A breakthrough came during talks with South Korea.

Conservatives in D.C. Are Sad Because They Can't Get Dates

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

It's hard out there for a right-wing snowflake looking for love.

Texas 2018 Primary Shows Democrats Have Momentum, Republicans Still Dominate

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Lone Star State's urban epicenters are turning blue, but most of Texas remains deep red.

Mississippi Just Passed a Disastrous Anti-Abortion Bill in a Major Blow to Roe v. Wade

By Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet

The bill has unequivocal support from the conservative governor.

Ben Carson Just Made a Frightening Change to the HUD Mission Statement

By Tracy Lee, Newsweek

Ben Carson wants to emphasize "self-sufficiency" over combating discrimination.

Mass Shooters Are Just One Symptom of a White Male Rage Epidemic

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

The far right is nurturing a culture that is both toxic and deeply dangerous.

A Texas Judge Used a Barbaric Courtroom Punishment on a Defendant Who Pleaded the Fifth

By Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet

Electric shocks are common practice in Tarrant County courts.

The New York Times Has Learned Nothing From Its Disastrous Coverage of the 2016 Election

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

The Grey Lady seems bent on repeating her most egregious mistakes this November.

Parkland Survivor Delivers Powerful Rebuke to NRA's Spokeswoman Dana Loesch

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

"Your time is running out."

6 Tactics Advertisers Use to Objectify Women and Animals in Similarly Horrible Ways

By Rachel Krantz, AlterNet

This phenomenon is so ingrained in our culture that it often slips under the radar.

Why Is Jared Kushner's Company So Desperate to Keep Its Partners Secret?

By Eric Umansky, Andrea Bernstein, ProPublica

The president's son-in-law appears to be heavily compromised.

In India, the Preference for Male Babies Has Created a New Problem: Bride Trafficking

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

India has become a country of "missing" women and "unwanted" girls in the millions.

When the Media Cover Mass Shootings, Would Depicting the Carnage Make a Difference?

By Nicole Smith Dahmen, The Conversation

If Americans could see the bloodshed, we might finally say, enough is enough.

New Mexico Republicans Want Catholic Church Official Punished for Calling Them Racist

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Allen Sanchez told the truth and the GOP can't handle it.

YMCA Childcare Workers Just Went on Strike—Here’s Why

By Rebecca Burns, In These Times

A supposedly benevolent organization pays workers poverty wages.

Mainstream Media Demonization of Russia Is Getting Dangerously Close to Following Nazi Germany

By Jack Boas, AlterNet

There is no end to the Russia-bashing pumped out by the daily news cycle.

Pushing for Real Change in the Democratic Party

By Robert Borosage, Blog for Our Future

It's time for the progressive wing to take the reins.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Democratic Establishment Split By Progressive Insurgents

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

As the primary season begins, the left wing of the party has the momentum.

Is Congress Silencing Interns Who Have Been Sexually Harassed or Abused?

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

Both Republicans and Democrats have demanded staffers sign non-disclosure agreements.

Paul Krugman: Trump Is Courting Economic Disaster

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

The angry old man we call president may have just launched an unwinnable trade war.

Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Even Worse Than You've Been Led to Believe

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Data show the country is failing its lower and middle-income earners miserably.

Millennials Interrupt Fracking Lobbyist Meeting at Trump Hotel in D.C. (Video)

By Varshini Prakash, AlterNet

Young people are rising up to reject corporate influence.

Trump's 'Trade War' May Be a Sign of Desperation

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump can’t appoint himself president for life—at least not yet. Starting a pointless trade war will have to do.

Ted Cruz Is Worried About the Rise of a Democratic Contender in Texas

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

A blue wave is rising in the historically deep red state.

Rural Americans Are Slowly Coming to the Realization Trump Played Them

By Chris Reeves, DailyKos

Just ask the Nebraska Farm Bureau.

Kellyanne Conway Nailed for Violating the Hatch Act—Twice

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The Office of Special Counsel has instructed the White House to take disciplinary action.

Is the Alt-Right on the Verge of Collapse?

By Michael Edison Hayden, Newsweek

Seven months after Charlottesville, the movement is rudderless and rife with infighting.

Donald Trump Has More in Common with a Cult Leader Than You Might Think

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

An expert on mind control lays out the striking similarities.

Wall Street Just Sent Democrats and Republicans a 'Sweet Thank You Note' for Doing Its Bidding

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

A new "Bank Lobbyist Act" is on the verge of sailing through Congress.

These Cities Saw the Most Immigration Raids During Trump's First Year in Office

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Despite the protection of sanctuary cities, the number of arrests is climbing.

Just How Powerful Is Russia Internationally?

By Justin Podur, AlterNet

If military power is determined by industrial power, we have little to fear from Russia.

Two Conspiracy Theorists Arrested for Berating Victims of Texas Church Massacre

By David Edwards, Raw Story

The pair reportedly told a grieving pastor his daughter "never existed."

Watch Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Start to Realize on Live TV That Mueller Could Have Him Arrested

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"He can send me to jail, and then I'll laugh about it."

Don't Look Now but the West Virginia Teacher Strike Is Spreading

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams

Oklahoma could be the next site of a statewide walkout.

Donald Trump and John Kelly Lied About Getting UCLA's Basketball Players Out of China: Report

By Walter Einenkel, DailyKos

Surprise, surprise: The president is not the great negotiator he claims to be.

How an Anti-Democracy Media Landscape Led to Trump

By Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen, FAIR

A closer look at the 1990s and the deregulation of media.

From Coal Miners to Teachers: West Virginia Continues to Lead Radical Labor Struggle in the U.S.

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Strike fever may be spreading to other states.

California Shows How to Fight Climate Change and Help Underserved Communities

By Emi Wang, AlterNet

The Golden State recognizes that poverty and pollution go hand in hand, and that smart policies can help tackle both.

Inside the Medical Device Racket

By Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet

Millions of Americans have under-regulated and overhyped devices in their bodies.

The History of Healing Trauma With Hypnosis

By Thom Hartmann, Park Street Press

Freud and Ben Franklin were among the pioneers of bilateral therapy.

Donut Chain Owner Accused of Harassment Says 'Low-Life' Women Who Worked for Him Are Unworthy of Being Groped

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

He's been sued multiple times by employees who allege mistreatment.

Jim Hightower: There's a Blue Wave Cresting in Statewide Elections

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

Democrats are winning big locally.

If the Response to the Parkland Shooting Made You More Hopeful, You’re Not Wrong

By Marty Kaplan, The Forward

These teenagers and their activism are a rare good sign for the future.

Republicans Plan to Deregulate Most Banks 10 Years After Financial Crisis—Some Democrats Are Allowing It

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Proponents of the bill say they're helping "small community banks."

Trump Confuses Totalitarian North Korea with Democratic Ally South Korea in Gridiron Club Remarks

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The president's apparent gaffe is among his most embarrassing yet.

George W. Bush Is Telling People That Trump Makes Him Look 'Pretty Good' by Comparison

By , AlterNet

The former president is reportedly perplexed by the current president's bizarre behavior.

Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Calls Sarah Sanders a 'Fat Slob' in Repulsively Sexist Attack

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The former aide also criticized the president for his low approval ratings.

Republican Strategist Was Told Mueller Has Documents Linking Trump to Russian Interests During Campaign

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

His comments align with reporting about the special prosecutor's current investigation focus.

Trump's Tacky Effort to Monetize the Presidency at His Golf Course May Be Illegal

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president continues his efforts to enrich himself through public office.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The State Department Hasn't Spent a Cent of the $120 Million Allotted to Fight Election Interference

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

We could be looking at more Russian meddling this November.

Robert Reich: Donald Trump's Whole Worldview Belongs to Ayn Rand

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

Neither the president nor his party believes in the notion of a common good.

Elizabeth Warren Slams Democrats for Helping Gut Financial Regulations

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

The Massachusetts senator refuses to let a "Bank Lobbyist Act" pass without a fight.

Former Campaign Aide Admits Trump May Have Colluded with Russia

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

Sam Nunberg lets it rip in a bizarre new interview.

Apocalyptic Christianity in the State Department?

By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus

Trump's hard-right line on Israel and machinations against Iran make him an instrument of the end times for evangelicals.

For Atheists, #MeToo Might Be Too Little, Too Late

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Atheists spoke out about sexual harassment years ago, to no avail.

Donald Trump Rages at Obama in Demented New Tweet

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The president can't seem to keep his narrative straight.

Why Students Should Go On Strike Over Gun Violence

By Jennifer Berkshire, AlterNet

Kids could force politicians to act by refusing to go to school.

Did the Kremlin Block Trump from Naming Mitt Romney Secretary of State?

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele has reportedly testified to that effect.

Has the Academy Learned a Thing From #MeToo and #TimesUp?

By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

For all the speeches at the Oscars, Kobe Bryant and Gary Oldman still went home winners.

Florida Middle School Teacher Accused of Hosting White Nationalist Podcast

By Ewan Palmer, Newsweek

The teacher allegedly bragged about indoctrinating her students.

Mueller Is Going After Documents from Trump and 9 Named Campaign Associates

By , AlterNet

He's looking back to 2015 to find out what the president knew.

Leaked Footage Shows How Far-Right Trolls Hack YouTube

By Nina Mast, Media Matters

YouTube appears ineffective in dealing with the exploitation of its vulnerabilities.

The Drug Test-Free Workplace: 7 Occupations That Don't Require You to Pee in a Bottle to Get Hired

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

If you're not interested in pre-employment drug testing, go here.

'They’re in God’s Way’: Rapper Common Opens Oscars Performance By Calling Out the NRA

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The audience jumped to its feet at the performance's conclusion.

One Town's Inspiring Approach to Integrating People with Developmental Disabilities into Their Communities

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

The local library has become an important place to connect.

Americans Aren’t Bamboozled By Bonuses: The GOP Tax Law Is a Flop

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Republicans have failed to sell their tax cuts.

How the Media Helped Trump Push Through His Disastrous Tax Cuts

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

They might as well be reprinting Trump administration press releases.

Watch: Frances McDormand Asks Every Female Nominated in Every Category to Stand at Oscars

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

“Look around. We all have stories to tell and projects to finance."

How Trump's Team Has Turned Immigration into a Horror Story

By Arnold R. Isaacs, TomDispatch

The Trump administration misleads us about its own misleading data.

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars Monologue Berated 'Clueless' Hollywood for Systemic Misogyny

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

He even put a famous leading man on blast.

The Many Roads That Lead to Bankruptcy in Chicago

By Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica

Here are some stories of Chicagoans driven into ticket debt.

Blistering Column Destroys ‘Princess Ivanka’ Over Ties to Mobsters and Shady Business Deals

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

“It’s impossible to keep track of all the gangsters Ivanka has palled around with."

Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph Hilariously Address Racist Viewers at the Oscars

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

The two spoke to the actual reality of race in Hollywood.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Man Whose Case Is Changing the California Bail System Is Still Behind Bars

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

Richard Humphrey, with bail set at $350,000, has been in jail since last May.

Trolls and Hackers Find It Easy to Trick Americans Because We Are a Nation of Ignoramuses

By Sophia A. McClennen, Salon

The only real defense against bots and trolls is an intellectual offense, and we aren’t ready for it.

Robert Reich: Kushner’s Unconscionable Conflicts

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

Kushner is using his White House perch to make money. It's a bad look.

Huge Organizing Effort, '40 Days of Action' Launching to Fight Poverty

By Eleanor J. Bader, AlterNet

Fifty years later, a new Poor People’s Campaign connects religious faith to social justice.

WATCH: Fox News 7-Point List Breaks Down White House Dysfunction

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

It’s a little jarring to watch Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith pierce the bubble.

The 2018 Oscars Recognize #MeToo, But Hollywood Has a Long Way to Go

By Gustavo Arellano, Capital and Main

Progressive films ought to be the norm, not a niche.

Flight Attendants Really Want You to Stop Ordering This Drink

By Melissa Kravitz, AlterNet

Next time that drink cart is making its way down the aisle, consider your poor flight attendant.

MSNBC's Big Names Completely Ignore West Virginia Teachers Strike

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

Save for one two-minute throwaway report, MSNBC hasn’t dedicated a single segment to the strike.

Cape Town Is Set to Become the World's First Major City to Run Out of Water (Video)

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

The South African city is a test case for what happens when climate change and a dysfunctional government collide.

‘Madness’: New Report Details White House’s ‘Darkest Days’ as Trump Rails about Cable News and Staff Defections

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

The report comes from officials, friends and advisers to the president and other administration allies.

WATCH: Police Kick Good Samaritan Out Of McDonald’s For Buying Homeless Man Meal

By Sundeep Kavanal Radesh, International Business Times

Police claimed the homeless man was panhandling inside the fast-food restaurant.

Mainstream Pundits Give Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories Power

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Parkland conspiracy theories started on the internet, but they get life from pundits who wink at them on TV.

WATCH: Jeff Sessions Marijuana Rolling Papers Are a Thing

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Turn up the heat on the attorney general next time you light up.

What I Learned at a Big Fat Salvadoran Wedding

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Notes on the tragic country trashed by our big fat president.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Other Huge Gender Inequality in Hollywood That No One Is Talking About

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

#TimesUp and #MeToo are the products of a much deeper sexism in film.

House Campaign Committee Tries to Push a Progressive Out of 2018 Primary

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Establishment Dems are urging a black pastor in Pennsylvania to get out of the race.

Recordings Reveal the EPA Head's Strange Christian Beliefs about God, Guns and Gay Rights

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

Pruitt condemned evolution as an unproven theory.

Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen: Two Leading Journalists Are in a 'Ferocious' Debate on Russia

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Which leading leftist journalist is more credible on Trump and treason?

Are the Academy Awards Ready for #MeToo?

By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

Hollywood’s biggest night grapples with accusations against its own.

American Aluminum and Steel Workers Are in Jeopardy

By Leo W. Gerard, AlterNet

China refuses to cut its excess production, scoffs at trade laws, and flagrantly cheats.

Who Would Want to Work for President Trump Anyway?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

The president is at the center of all chaos in this White House.

Taxpayers—Not Big Pharma—Have Funded the Research Behind Every New Drug Since 2010

By Alexander Zaitchik, Social Security Works

A sweeping new study challenges our understanding of medical breakthroughs.

How Racism Can Harm Your Health

By Roberta K. Timothy, The Conversation

Health impacts from racism are often dismissed or kept silent.

Even McKinsey Gets It: High Wages Improve Economic Performance

By Marshall Auerback, AlterNet

Economic stagnation is the outcome of conscious policy choices.

Planned Parenthood Launches $20 Million Midterm Election Campaign

By Amanda Teuscher, The American Prospect

The organization hopes to capitalize on that political momentum and “channel the activism” of its 11 million supporters.

High School Students Demanding Gun Reform Join Rich History of Teen Resistance

By Lornet Turnbull, YES! Magazine

Past social justice movements show how effective teens can be.

These Teachers Refuse to Be Weaponized

By Michelle Chen, In These Times

Educators warn that the militarization of schools could endanger more children.

Israel Plans a New War in Syria—but Not for the Reasons It Claims

By Gareth Porter, Truthout

What's the real motive behind the escalation of Israel's presence in Syria?

Mother of Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner: My Daughter Wasn't Read Her Miranda Rights

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Winner is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges she violated the Espionage Act.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Paul Krugman Has a Brutal Message for American Taxpayers

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

If you think you're benefiting from the Trump tax cuts, think again.

Taxpayers—Not Big Pharma—Have Funded the Research Behind Every New Drug Since 2010

By Alexander Zaitchik, Social Security Works

A sweeping new study challenges our understanding of medical breakthroughs.

One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation.

How to Prevent More Billionaires from Happening

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

How did we end up with an infestation of billionaires?

Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Special Counsel Robert Mueller may finally be getting to the biggest issues—and getting closer to the president.

Roy Moore Is Begging for Donations and 'Struggling to Make Ends Meet'

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

A new lawsuit could bankrupt the Alabama Republican.

Donald Trump Jr. Liked a Tweet Perpetuating a Pro-Gun Myth About Mental Health and Mass Murders

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

His stance on antidepressants demonizes those with mental health problems.

Even Trump's Closest Allies Are Starting to Worry About His Erratic Behavior

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Something is very wrong with the president.

Donald Trump's New Tariff Policy Is an Economic Catastrophe Waiting to Happen

By Charles Hankla, The Conversation

The president appears to have learned nothing from the Great Depression.

A Majority of Uber and Lyft Drivers Earn Far Less Than Minimum Wage: Report

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

MIT finds motorists make an average of $3.37 per hour—before taxes.

Fox News Will Do Anything to Avoid Talking About the Latest Jared Kushner Scandal

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

It's not just Sean Hannity. Even the news network's website has buried the story.

Americans Are So Busy That They Need to Schedule Sex

By Lara Rebello, Medical Daily

A new poll finds 60 percent are unhappy with the amount of time they spend making love.

Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Are Absolutely Horrible for American Workers

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president thinks he's a populist savior. In reality, he's getting duped.

The American Experiment Has Failed in Afghanistan

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

After 16 years, we've only made the country's political situation worse.

These Pennsylvania Churchgoers Wear Crowns of Bullets and Worship Their AR-15s

By David Sim, Newsweek

The congregation is led by the son of the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon.

Fox Business Contributor Freaks Out on TV After Trump Causes Dow to Drop with Tariff Announcement

By , AlterNet

“The president, and I guess now the Republicans, they don’t even understand what trade is."

Trump Suggests America Could Solve Opioid Crisis Through Executions in Shocking Televised Remarks

By , AlterNet

The abhorrent comments came during a White House summit on the opioid crisis.

The 16 Most Insane Trump Scandals—This Month

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

From military parades to obstruction of justice.

How to Break Up With Your Phone

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Staring at your phone doesn't make your more informed, but it will drive you crazy.

We're Living in the Age of Unintended Consequences

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

Blowback from America's decades of foreign invasions.

Want Sustainable Clothing? It's Time to Meet Regenerative Fiber

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Let’s bring the textile industry—and fashion—home.

Kushner's Company Got Hundreds of Millions in Loans After White House Meetings With Top Execs: Report

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

"Disappointing. Corrupt. And yet, entirely predictable."

The FBI Thinks It Has the Right to Surveil People Who Exercise Their First Amendment Rights

By Candice Bernd, Truthout

They have a grudge against Black Lives Matter groups, especially those led by women.

Ivanka Trump's Canadian Business Deal Is Reportedly Under Investigation by the FBI

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver opened after President Trump took office.

The Top 5 Staffers Most Likely to Leave the Trump Administration Next

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Turnover under President Trump is extraordinarily high.

The Billionaires Behind the Supreme Court Case Poised to Dismantle Public Sector Unions

By Mary Bottari, PR Watch

A devastating blow to workers nationwide.

Could Toxic Food and Medications Be Contributing to School Shootings?

By Zen Honeycutt, AlterNet

Studies show that many serial killers and criminals have one thing in common: they live on junk food.

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch Says Affordable Care Act Supporters Are 'Stupidest, Dumbass People I’ve Ever Met’

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

A spokesperson tried to dismiss the comments as a joke.

Vladimir Putin Boasts of 'Invincible' Nuclear Weapons, Says He's 'Not Bluffing'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"You have failed to contain Russia," Putin said.

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