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Monday, August 14, 2017

Paul Krugman: Trump Won't Denounce White Supremacists for One Obvious Reason

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

"The current president of the United States isn't a real American."

Charlottesville Goddamn

By Michael Winship,

Trump’s refusal to condemn his backing from white supremacists is appalling.

How We Got from George W. Bush to Donald Trump: Liberals Had More to Do with It Than We’d Like to Think

By Anis Shivani, Salon

History may view the Obama presidency as a brief (and failed) neoliberal interlude on the road to American fascism.

Protesters Gather as Trump Makes His First Trip to NYC's Trump Tower Since Assuming Office

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

Multiple rallies are organizing outside of the president's palace-like residence to protest his dangerous stances on Charlottesville and North Korea.

7 Ways Teachers Can Respond to the Evil of Charlottesville, Starting Now

By Xian Franzinger Barrett, AlterNet

An educator confronts the failures of an education system that breeds white supremacy.

America Has Entered an Age of Sadness and Despair—and Our President Personally Made This Possible

By Bob Cesca, Salon

Trump has enabled and encouraged fascist violence. Now he must be removed from office.

Father of Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Marcher Publicly Disowns His Son

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

"I have taught all of my children that all men and women are created equal."

John Oliver Excoriates Trump for Flunking the Most Basic Test of Political Leadership and Human Decency

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

"This was a white nationalist rally, you have to call that out by name."

Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama Yet Again After Charlottesville?

By Riddhima Kanetkar, International Business Times

The first lady last cribbed from her predecessor during the Republican National Convention.

Trump Releases Repellent Campaign Ad Amidst Neo-Nazi Terrorist Attack

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The video features smiling white people and casts Rep. Maxine Waters as a villain.

Charlottesville Is Just More Evidence America Was Born and Raised on Racism and Violence

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Racist violence is as American as apple pie.

Pharma CEO Publicly Resigns from Trump's Advisory Council with Scorching Statement

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

Ken Frazier was disgusted by the president's refusal to condemn white supremacists in Charlottesville.

'Murderer! Terrorist! Nazi!': White Supremacist Rally Organizer Chased Away During Charlottesville Speech

By Jason Wilson, The Guardian

Jason Kessler needed police to protect him from protesters.

'Morning Joe' Panel Sets Fire to Trump's Refusal to Condemn White Supremacists

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

"What a pathetic, sniveling, little man our president is."

After Charlottesville, a Surge in Anti-Racism Rallies Across the Country

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

The resistance did what the president would not.

A Working-Class Strategy for Defeating White Supremacy

By Gabriel Kristal, In These Times

People often only make the effort to challenge their prejudices when they are engaged in struggle with others.

Democrats’ 'Better Deal' Is a Bum Deal for Progressives—and Won’t Win Elections

By Christopher Sebastian Parker, Salon

Do Democrats really believe that chasing Trump voters while alienating people of color will win elections?

Nuke Threats Prove Trump's Unfitness to Govern

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

It’s time for Congress to prove its loyalty lies with the American people.

‘He Totally Wants to Be a Dictator’: Bill Maher Warns CNN Host that Trump Won’t Relinquish Power Easily

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

"Real Time” host Bill Maher tore into President Donald Trump.

Is Jeff Sessions’ Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated?

By Ryan Jennemann, Newsweek

Cannabis is not a public safety threat.

New Study Shows What We Already Learned the Hard Way: Stop Overfunding The Military

By Nick Turse, TomDispatch

More money and more weapons don't equal more success for the Pentagon.

How Air Conditioning Is a Hidden and Major Class Divide in America

By Sarah Anderson, OtherWords

Most Americans now have A/C at home, but not work.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville Is Just More Evidence America Was Born and Raised on Racism and Violence

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Racist violence is as American as apple pie.

Robert Reich: A National Calamity in the Making

By Robert Reich,

All of us must stand up against the white supremacists' violence.

Victim and Suspect in White Supremacist Terror Attack in Charlottesville Have Been Identified

By Taylor Link, Salon

The man who drove a car into the crowd is an avowed white supremacist.

'We Must Call Evil by Its Name': Republicans Criticize Trump, Jeff Sessions for Ignoring White Supremacists in Charlottesville Statements

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

The nation's top leaders condemned the violence "on all sides"—yet ignored the white nationalists who stoked it.

White Supremacy in the Age of Trump

By Keri Leigh Merritt,

The U.S. has a long history of upper-class whites who have benefited from racism.

Paul Krugman Says U.S. Held Hostage by 'Axis of Climate Evil'

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Bad actors control U.S. climate policy and may destroy the planet before they can be stopped.

Trump's Generals Can Save the World from War

By Bill Powell, Newsweek

James Mattis, H.R. McMaster and John Kelly have leverage over Trump.

10 Healthy Food Essentials You Can Easily Make at Home—and Never Have to Buy Again

By Annie B. Bond, AlterNet

It all starts with your pantry.

Bernie Sanders, and the Unexpected Socialist Revival

By Conor Lynch, Salon

Bernie Sanders proved socialism isn't dead—and some young people are even open to the banished ideas of Karl Marx.

Keith Ellison Is in Shock: Kim Jong-un Is ‘Acting More Responsible’ in Nukes Talk than Trump

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

The Republican National Committee took issue with Ellison’s analysis of the two political leaders.

7 Dirty Denim Brands Destroying the Environment: Exporting Their Pollution Kills Thousands

By Todd Paglia, AlterNet

Air pollution from the world's largest denim companies is destructive to the people of China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

What the Google Gender 'Manifesto' Really Says About Silicon Valley

By Marie Hicks, The Conversation

Some in the media treated the document as a think piece deserving consideration and discussion.

Ralph Nader on What Should Be Essential Teaching in Schools

By Ralph Nader, Truthdig

Let's start with teaching civic skills and actions.

Being Poor Is More Expensive Than You'd Think

By Joshua Wilkey, This Appalachian Life

For giant corporations, there's big money to be made on the backs of those who have no money.

California Is Growing Way Too Much Weed, and It’s a Problem

By Brendan Bures, The Fresh Toast

The state has an 800 percent surplus.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Terror in Charlottesville: Car Rams into Anti-Racist Protesters at White Supremacist Rally

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

One dead, multiple injured after car plows into crowd protesting racist rally in Virginia.

Bush-Era Ethics Czar Says Trump’s Far-Right Staffers Are to Blame for Charlottesville Riot: 'I Will Not Support Fascism'

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

“We have never ever seen rhetoric similar to what has come out of this White House."

Paul Krugman Says U.S. Held Hostage by 'Axis of Climate Evil'

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Bad actors control U.S. climate policy and may destroy the planet before they can be stopped.

Leading Progressive Dem. Congressman: War With North Korea Is Grounds for Impeachment

By Ken Klippenstein, AlterNet

There are no good military options.

Watch: Rachel Maddow Digs into Trump's Shady Financial Past

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Remember that time in the 1980s when Trump short-changed New York City by $2.8 million? Rachel does.

Disturbing Trend: Bad Cops Getting Rehired Back into Law Enforcement

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Under Trump and Sessions, the problem is guaranteed to get worse.

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Trump's Needy Demand for Folders Full of ‘F**king Positive News’ About Himself Twice a Day

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

“Positive news about Trump twice a day? Man, he should really share that with the rest of the world.”

WATCH: White Supremacists March with Torches Chanting Hate Against Jews and People of Color in Virginia

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times

"A cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance."

Let's Fight the Alt-Right, But Let's Be Smart About How We Do It

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Direct confrontation with alt-right goons is a bad idea.

War Crimes: Saudi Arabia Should Pay the Penalty for Catastrophe in Yemen

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

Yemen is at the brink of cholera and famine driven mass death.

Watch: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks Marijuana Should Be Legal

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

While the astrophysicist prefers reality to altered states, he doesn't believe pot should be illegal.

Republicans Rush to Monsanto's Aid Touting Industry-Biased Reuters Report

By Stacy Malkan, AlterNet

Flawed reporting has emerged as a key lobbying tool for the embattled agrichemical company.

How the Justice System Crushes People Who Can't Afford Bail

By Mehak Anwar, Brave New Films

In many cases, defendants who cannot afford to pay bail will be pressured into taking plea deals.

Blowing up the Myth of the 'Political Center' in America

By Gaius Publius, Down With Tyranny!

The radical independents are here to stay.

The Untold Stories of Women in the 1967 Detroit Rebellion and Its Aftermath

By Lisa Biggs, The Conversation

Where were the women in the movie "Detroit"?

NAACP Issues First-Ever Travel Advisory for a State: Missouri

By Ian Cummings, Kansas City Star

It was in response to longtime racial disparities in traffic enforcement and multiple incidents examples of harm to minority residents and visitors.

Friday, August 11, 2017

5 Escape Hatches Republicans May End Up Using to Avoid an Imploding Presidency

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

It's a very hard thing for a political party to abandon an elected president, but they may end up doing it.

Trump's Favorite Media Outlets Are Melting Down Over News Paul Manafort's Home Was Raided

By Katherine Hess , Media Matters

Breitbart and company are working overtime to distance the president from his former campaign manager.

Seth Meyers Knows How You Can Tell When Trump Is Scared

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The "Late Night" host mocks the president's "self-hug."

This Country Is Rigged in 1,000 Directions to Protect the Wealthiest—Including the Idea That Most People 'Earned' Their Way to the Top

By Donald Jeffries, Skyhorse Publishing

Unprecedented wealth disparity in America is driven by corrupt corporate practices and the myth of earned wealth.

8 Ways Leading European Officials Perceive America's Big Embarrassment in the Oval Office

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Trump seems to think the world started when he took office.

Trump Will Be the End of the GOP, and It Will Happen Sooner Than You Think

By Michael Winship,

The president is already abandoning the political party that propelled him to the White House.

Emmanuel Macron's Sudden Collapse: French 'Radical Centrist' Now as Unpopular as Trump

By Conor Lynch, Salon

Three months after his huge win, the French neoliberal darling has seen his popularity crumble. It's no surprise.

What Can We Learn from 1967's Summer of Love to Help Us Through Our Current Political Nightmare?

By Don Hazen, Danny Goldberg, AlterNet

Danny Goldberg discusses his new book about a magical and often misunderstood era in U.S. history.

Indian Diplomat Offers a Brutal Assessment of Ivanka Trump That Rings All Too True

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"We regard Ivanka Trump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes."

Stephen Colbert Speaks for the Planet After Trump's Demented North Korea Threats

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

"I do not want the Earth to blow up. That's where my house is."

The Media's Absurd John Kelly Narrative Has Already Been Blown to Smithereens

By Laura Clawson, DailyKos

Wasn't the new White House chief of staff supposed to rein in Trump?

Pundits Slam Trump’s Biblical Language on North Korea, But Praise His Defense Secretary’s Genocidal Threats

By Ben Norton, Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

James Mattis has threatened North Korea with the "destruction of its people.”

Even a 'Minor' Nuclear War Would Be an Ecological Disaster Felt Throughout the World

By David McCoy, The Conversation

This kind of warfare can pose an existential threat to humanity.

We're Supposed to Be a Democracy, But Half the GOP Is OK with Postponing 2020's Election

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

A party full of delusions exposes the dark underbelly of America.

It Took Just One Distorted Study for the Media to Freak Out Over Health Risks and Marijuana

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

Fear spreads far too easily when it comes to cannabis.

No One Wants to Become a Teacher in Betsy DeVos' Home State

By Nancy Derringer, Bridge

The number of college students who want to become teachers plummets in Michigan.

Appalachians Are Harder Hit by Poverty Than All Other Americans—So Why Does Trump Want to Make Their Lives Worse?

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

Infant mortality rates are rising, while life expectancies are plummeting.

Have Trump's Newest Threats Put Us on a Collision Course with Nuclear War?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The president says his "fire and fury" rhetoric may not have been tough enough.

Schools Are Humiliating Kids Who Don't Have Lunch Money as a Cruel Lesson in Social Class

By Alissa Quart, The Guardian

Isn't there a better way to teach kids about inequality?

Hightower: Wall Street Is Pulling a Big-Time Car Loan Scam on Thousands of Americans

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

The "new way" is the same old story of the rich robbing the rest of us.

Saudis Are Killing Their Own People, With Help From the U.S. and Canada

By Brienne Kordis, AlterNet

To stop the tragedy, you have to stop the weapons sales.

As a Military Officer, I Know We Need Patriots—Not Nationalists—To Save Us From America's Murderous Path

By William Astore, The Huffington Post

The ability to discern patriotism from nationalism is vital in our current landscape.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Have Trump's Newest Threats Put Us on a Collision Course with Nuclear War?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The president says his "fire and fury" rhetoric may not have been tough enough.

Thomas Frank: Democrats Just Might Have Figured Out How to Save Their Failing Party

By Thomas Frank, The Guardian

An aggressive new proposal to bust the country's monopolies could prove hugely popular.

More Than Half of Republicans Would Support Postponing the 2020 Election: Poll

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

A whopping 86 percent believe millions of immigrants voted illegally in 2016.

CNN Axes Trump Booster Jeffrey Lord Over Nazi Salute Tweet

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The right-wing commentator had been arguing with a reporter from Media Matters.

Twice as Many Americans View North Korea as a Critical Threat Than Can Find It on a Map

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

Media coverage has created a massive gap between our desire to attack North Korea and our understanding of the crisis.

Outrage Over Trump Turned a Red-State Republican Into a Resistance Leader

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Beverly Tuberville says Indivisible Oklahoma faces an uphill battle—but it's one worth fighting.

Seth Meyers Goes Nuclear on Trump Following His Deranged Threats on North Korea

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The "Late Night" host calls the president a "human bullhorn" who is unfit for office.

The Largest Fascist Rally in Recent Memory Is Expected This Week—It Must Be Challenged

By Spencer Sunshine, Truthout

In the face of an aggressive racist movement, silence is consent.

The Toxic Ideology at the Heart of Evangelicals' Alliance with the Republican Party

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

New research indicates both groups share a similar contempt for the poor.

I Grew Up in Health Secretary Tom Price’s District—The Sex Ed He Promotes Is Dangerous

By Anusha Ravi, AlterNet

Health Secretary Tom Price has been an enthusiastic advocate for restricting women's choices—including not teaching them that they have any.

Paul Manafort Blew the Whistle on Don Jr.'s Secret Russia Meeting: Report

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

FBI agents raided the former campaign chairman's home late last month.

Trump's North Korea Statements Are a Disaster for the World—But Probably Good for His Hardcore Supporters

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Trump's voters want him to be strong, even when he's wrong.

Nurses: Paul Krugman Offers 'Shallow Political Advice' When It Comes to Health Care

By Michael Lighty, AlterNet

Only with Medicare-for-all can we achieve health security.

Catholic Priest Has the Perfect Response to Pastor Touting Trump's Biblical Right to Nuke North Korea

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"[It's] unthinkable to consider a political ruler some sort of anointed Christian prince."

Our Immigration System Doesn't Care if You're a Traumatized Vet—You'll Be Deported Anyway

By J. Malcolm Garcia, Hot Books

No mercy from ICE for veterans with PTSD.

Tom Price Threw Out the First Pitch at a Nationals Game—Then Came the Boos

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The Health and Human Services secretary got an earful from the Washington crowd Wednesday.

The Rich Have Mostly Stopped Smoking Cigarettes—So They Are Mainly Killing Stressed-Out Poor and Working-Class People

By Anna Sanford, AlterNet

Cigarettes have caused a health epidemic that disproportionately affects the rural poor.

How Companies Like PepsiCo and McDonald’s Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction

By Emma Rae Lierley, AlterNet

A new investigation links some of the biggest brands in the world to the conflict palm oil supply chain.

Workers Need Better Trade Deals, Not More Talk

By Leo W. Gerard , AlterNet

Offshoring has padded corporate profits while suppressing wages in the U.S. and abroad.

President Trump Is Now Trying to Suck up to Robert Mueller

By Angelo Young, Salon

Trump has sent private messages of "appreciation" to special counsel Mueller.

In God We Trust: Why Americans Won't Vote for an Atheist President

By Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

As a new study shows, people think the worst of non-believers. What does this mean for US voters?

How to Talk to Your Kids About Marijuana in a Society Where It Is Increasingly Legal

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Have you had the cannabis conversation with your kids?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trump's North Korea Threats Make for a 'Very Dangerous Moment'

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Two megalomaniacal leaders with nuclear arsenals at their disposal. What could go wrong?

He Ruins Everything: Trump Is Having a Negative Effect on the Workplace

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

A study finds the president's toxicity trickles down to office life.

Is the Trump Presidency the Very Definition of Madness?

By Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch

The upheaval provoked by Trump's election has no precedent in U.S. history.

5 Disturbing Revelations Upon Closer Inspection of Trump's Twitter Feed

By Nina Mast, Media Matters

He quotes white supremacists and bots.

Trump Is So Needy He Has Staff Prepare a Special Folder for Him Twice a Day

By Hunter, DailyKos

A new report reveals White House officials treat the president like a spoiled toddler.

My Grandmother Is a Drug Addict—and I Blame Big Pharma

By Joshua Wilkey, This Appalachian Life

As Appalachia slowly rots from the inside, drug company execs and shareholders are making billions.

5 Major Takeaways from the FBI's Raid on Paul Manafort's Home

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The latest development in the Russia probe have reportedly spooked Trump and his allies.

Fake News Isn't Going Anywhere: It's Hugely Profitable—and Right-Wingers Love It

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Fake news: Conservatives love to share it, liberals love to hate it and social media companies rake in the cash.

When Jared Kushner Got So Frazzled He Tried to Have a Reporter's Recording Deleted

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The president's son-in-law once sent a secret service agent to intimidate New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi.

Wall Street Journal Openly Calls on Trump to Ax Steve Bannon

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Editorial board accuses strategist of coordinating a series of attacks on H.R. McMaster.

Al Gore Predicts Trump May Not Be Long for the White House

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

"Some experiments are ended early for ethical reasons."

See If You Can Tell the Difference Between Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un

By Julian Borger, The Guardian

Analysts believe the president's wild threats could backfire spectacularly.

Stephen Miller Surfaces on Fox News to Peddle His Most Ludicrous Trump Propaganda to Date

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

According to his senior policy adviser, the president is the "most gifted politician of our time."

From Helping Farmers to Saving Wildlife, Here Are 7 Ways Drones Are Being Used for Good

By Jeffrey Ulrich, AlterNet

First employed as a tool of war, drones are getting an eco-friendly makeover.

Nissan Union Loss Underscores Labor’s Big Dilemma

By Justin Miller, The American Prospect

The United Auto Workers’ failed union drive at a Mississippi car plant points to core challenges for a labor movement working within a rigged system.

How a Free Syrian Army Unit Uncovered the Rebels’ Israeli Connection and Switched Sides

By Rania Khalek, AlterNet

Before the Golan Brigade was targeted for destruction by Israel and Al Qaeda, it was allied with them.

Are You Tired of Banks, Credit Cards, and Debt? Consider a System of Trading Time Instead of Money

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Hour by hour, time banking is creating healthier communities.

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona's Monstrous Monsoons

By Bobby Magill, Climate Central

Extreme storms threaten the region with more severe floods and giant dust storms.

Watch Video: Brave New Films Highlights Trump’s Inhumane and Needless Deportation Policy

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

A family man, businessman and community pillar sent back to Mexico from Hawaii.

The Richest Men and Women in America, State by State

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

A new Forbes study confirms our worst suspicions about American income inequality.

Google Employee's Viral Anti-Diversity Manifesto Confirms Your Worst Fears About Tech-Bro Culture

By Angelo Young, Salon

The employee posited that there were biological reasons that women weren't as prominent in the tech industry.

Applying Socrates to Politics: 'To Attain the True Life We Have to Struggle Against Prejudices'

By Alain Badiou, Polity Press

Alain Badiou explores the relationship between political power and philosophy in his new book, "The True Life."

Secrecy and Suspicion Surround Trump’s Deregulation Teams

By Robert Faturechi, Danielle Ivory, ProPublica

ProPublica and The New York Times identify more possible conflicts of interest among appointees, as Democrats in Congress demand greater transparency from the White House.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Trump Proves He's as Dangerous as Kim Jong-un with Threat to Unleash 'Fire and Fury' on North Korea

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Will the Pentagon obey its commander-in-chief if he launches a war of choice?

Trump Just Helped Prove How Fake His Twitter Following Is

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

This is what happens when your biggest fans are bots.

Is Trump About to Push Us into War with Iran?

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

Trump is making subtle moves to dissolve the Iran deal.

Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Proving Surprisingly Resilient Under Trump

By Robert Reich,

As disastrous as his presidency has been, our institutions have largely remained intact.

New Polling Data Find Trump's Approval Rating Is the Lowest We've Seen Yet

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

No president in modern American history has seen his numbers drop this precipitously.

GOP's Newest Line of Attack Shows Just How Desperate the Party Is Growing

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Republicans promised real accomplishments under Trump. All they have left is propaganda.

'Chicken Hawk Piece of Trash': Vets Unload on Trump for Attacking Dem Senator's Military Record

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Meanwhile Trump avoided the Vietnam War with four draft deferments.

The Secret Book That Determines Just How Much a Hospital Will Rip You Off

By Jenny Pierson, AlterNet

A comedian exposes one of the health care industry's longest-running scams.

Donald Trump Told a Demonstrably False Story About a Manhattan Nightclub During a Meeting on Afghanistan

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The former owner of Club 21 says the president has "a psychological problem only a therapist can define."

Keith Olbermann Cleverly Uses Fox Host's Own Words to Make the Case for Trump's Impeachment

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

“We cannot have a country run by a president subject to ongoing criminal investigations."

Conservatives Are Increasingly Fed Up with Trump, and They're Growing Louder Every Week

By Guardian Staff, The Guardian

Senator Jeff Flake is just the latest prominent Republican to denounce the president.

Russian Bots Are Descending Upon the Republican Party

By Chris Riotta, Newsweek

Major targets include National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Despite Trump's Unpopularity, Democrats Face Long Road Back Into Power

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

There are a handful of hopeful signs for 2018, but the GOP's grip is deep and vast.

The Three Powerful Generals Surrounding Trump: What Does It Mean for His Presidency and the Country?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Trump’s militarized presidency could have perilous consequences.

Why Are So Many Pot Shops in Poor Neighborhoods?

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

It's not a plot to keep the people down.

Billionaire Backer Peter Thiel Admits in Private That Trump Administration Is 'Incompetent': Report

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

"There is a 50 percent chance this whole thing ends in disaster."

AFT Teachers Union Chief Randi Weingarten Says Trump Leads 'Most Anti-Public-Education' Administration Ever

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Head of 1.6 million-member union on the Trump right's "double whammy": they hate public education and hate labor.

Babies Are Losing Sleep—And Touch Screens Are to Blame

By Anna Sanford, AlterNet

A new study reveals that the rampant use of media devices is preventing babies from getting their necessary shuteye.

The Trump Administration Is Trying to Take Away the Rights of Millions of Americans to Get Paid for Their Overtime

By Heidi Shierholz , Economic Policy Institute

President Trump uses workers as props for photo-ops, but always sides with CEOs.

Mano a Mano: Schwarzenegger Unveils 'Blueprint' to Challenge Trump on Climate

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

The former California governor helped launch the Environmental Digital Legislative Handbook to help lawmakers counter Trump's anti-climate policies.

The Supreme Court Made It Harder for States to Ban Sex Offenders From Social Media—Here's Why

By Melissa Hamilton, The Conversation

The Supreme Court has previously accepted state legislative findings that vulnerable children need to be protected from dangerous sex offenders. As a result, the high court has typically upheld sex offender-based laws.