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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Officer's First Question to Immigrant in Accident: 'You Illegal?'

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

In Trump's America, only citizens get help from the police.

Right-Wing Media Jump to Defend Montana Candidate After He Assaults a Reporter

By Julie Alderman, Media Matters

After Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Congress in Montana, was charged with assaulting a journalist, some right-wing media figures and outlets immediately came to his defense, attacking the reporter as a “hack."

Why—and How—Is Trump's Base Still Loyal to a Guy Who Is a Proven Disaster?

By Ken Levy, CounterPunch

Trump supporters haven't been swayed by empathy or appeals to logic.

GOP Obamacare Repeal Would Kick 23 Million Off Health Insurance and Give Trillion-Dollar Tax Cut to People Who Don't Need It

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The hardest hit will be people 55 and above not yet on Medicare.

Bernie Sanders Gives Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Epic Lesson on American Inequality

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"The wealthiest family in America gets a $52 billion tax break [while] you cut Medicaid and you cut programs for kids.”

Colbert Rebukes Trump's $2 Trillion Error With 'Basic Math Lesson'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The Trump administration's 2018 budget is horrifyingly flawed.

Trump Would Sell Off America's Energy Resources for a Pittance, Like Russia Did to Create Its Oligarchs

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

For sale: oil reserves, mineral rights and power lines.

Donald Trump Simply Can't Be Trusted: His Brag About Nuclear Subs Is Only the Latest Example

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Now we learn Trump dished about possible nuclear war with the unstable Philippine president. What will be next?

Sean Hannity Calls Himself the Victim as Evidence Emerges That Seth Rich Was Not the WikiLeaks Source

By Taylor Link, Salon

Besieged by "liberal fascism," Hannity has been on a tear since Rich's family asked him to drop the conspiracy.

Reince Priebus Is 'Nervous' Comey Will Drop Another 'Damning' Memo—or That Trump Might 'Blurt It Out'

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

White House officials are starting to realize the Russia probe, and fallout over the administration’s attempts to push back against the investigation, isn’t going away.

Three New Scientific Studies That Debunk Conventional Marijuana Myths

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

These peer-reviewed studies lay waste to years of pot propaganda.

Republican Candidate Charged With Assault After 'Body-Slamming' Guardian Reporter

By Julia Carrie Wong, Sam Levin, The Guardian

Audio of Greg Gianforte attacking Ben Jacobs corroborated by Fox News journalists in the room, who described candidate ‘slamming him to the ground.'

Why the Manchester Bombing Is Likely Tied to West's Endless Mideast Wars

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

And Trump's cozying up to Saudi Arabia is only making it worse.

5 Alarming Facts About Trump's Buddy, the Murderous President of the Philippines

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The strongman has boasted about killing in cold blood and even likened himself to Hitler.

Jeff Sessions Says He Was Advised Not to Mention Russia Meetings

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Trump's attorney general insists he was following the FBI when he omitted it from his security clearance check.

Diane Ravitch: Betsy DeVos Is a Monster the Democrats Helped Create

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The policy analyst argues school reform has brought public education to the brink of destruction.

Fox News Is Sinking Along with Trump

By Eric Boehlert, Media Matters

Network slips behind MSNBC, CNN in key demo during prime time.

Defense Attorney Arrested for Telling Rape Victim She Would Be Deported by Trump If She Testified

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

“You know how things are with Trump’s laws now; someone goes to court, and boom, they get taken away."

A Tragic Example of the Damage Created by the Right-Wing Assault on Planned Parenthood

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Iowa follows Texas in barring Medicaid patients from Planned Parenthood—and the effects are devastating.

Toxic Masculinity Has Plagued Black Men Deeply, Down to the Details of What They Wear

By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, AlterNet

Negative remarks about the male romper trend can harm black male identity development.

Trump's Saudi Arabia Speech Confirms Massive Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy

By Dennis Jett, The Conversation

Our “shared interests and values” do not include things that could be divisive, like respect for human rights and democracy.

Why Race and Inequality Are at the Heart of America's Water Problems

By Kate Fried, Food & Water Watch

Millions in the U.S., particularly poor people and communities of color, have inadequate access to water. A bill in Congress is designed to fix that.

What Abraham Lincoln Would Have Thought of Trump's 'America First' Platform

By Sidney Blumenthal, Just Security

He may have never traveled abroad, but Lincoln was more of an internationalist than our current administration.

Study Finds Magic Mushrooms Are the Safest Recreational Drug

By Olivia Solon, The Guardian

People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabis.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why Trump Will Never Recover from His Russia Scandal

By Douglas A. Blackmon,

The Trump-Russia scandal has metastasized quickly and destructively.

John Lewis Hammers Steve Mnuchin over Trump's Sadistic Budget Cuts

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"This budget is not respecting the American people."

How the 'Alt-Right' Is Weaponizing Irony to Spread Fascism

By Jason Wilson, The Guardian

The so-called alt-right is taking advantage of comedic internet memes to spread its message of hate.

Now the Full Story of the Persecution of Julian Assange Can Be Told

By John Pilger, AlterNet

Washington’s bid to get Assange is “unprecedented in scale and nature."

Read the Embarrassing Note Donald Trump Left at the Holocaust Memorial in Israel

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

Then read the message Barack Obama wrote after his visit to Yad Vashem in 2008.

The Art of the Steal: Has Trump Finally Found Someone to Buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

By Doug Kreeger, AlterNet

Our infrastructure crumbles while the president's family gets rich.

Trump Is Hollowing out Our Democracy, Leaving Us Vulnerable to a True Authoritarian

By David Klion, AlterNet

History tells us a disastrous presidency can make a strongman seem like a reasonable alternative.

Stephen Colbert Describes the Incredible Cruelty of Trump's New Budget Proposal in No Uncertain Terms

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

“I know this is an unpopular position these days, but I believe children should go to the doctor and eat."

The Alt-Right Is Furious at Trump for His Foreign Trip

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Bannon's waning influence on President Trump's foreign policy has not gone unnoticed.

The 15 Most Heartless Proposals in Trump's Budget

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s remarks show they aren’t operating in the real world. Not even close.

'Morning Joe' Predicts Trump Will Spell Electoral Disaster for the GOP

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

"I speak for America when I say, we’re exhausted.”

Robert Reich: Trump’s Budget Is Cruel and Deviant

By Robert Reich,

We are a better nation than this.

An Open Letter to President Trump Upon His Arrival in Rome

By Jack Healey, The Huffington Post

St. Francis of Assisi is the Pope’s symbol. Yours is President Jackson.

Could a 'Boycott Trump' Movement Change His Policies?

By Mattea Kramer, TomDispatch

Activists aim to "make hate unprofitable."

Vatican Bigwig Makes the Astounding Prediction That the Pope Will Flip Trump on Climate Change

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Pope Francis called climate change "a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation."

Al Franken Spells Out Why He Simply Can't Stand Ted Cruz

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

The Minnesota senator calls him "singularly dishonest" and "exceptionally smarmy."

Jared Kushner: White House Senior Adviser, Slumlord

By Taylor Link, Salon

A new report depicts Jared Kushner as a ruthless landlord who sues his low-income tenants until their deaths.

Yet Another Video Shows U.S.-Funded White Helmets Assisting Public Executions in Rebel-Held Syria

By Ben Norton, Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

The shocking regime change scandal mainstream media refuses to touch.

What an Indian Reservation Can Teach Us About Trauma

By James S. Gordon, AlterNet

Pine Ridge offers an inspiring, hopeful contrast to the dysfunction of Washington.

The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth

By Nina Martin, Renee Montagne, ProPublica

The death of a neonatal nurse illustrates a profound disparity in our health care system.

The Inhumanity of the American Bail System

By Kamil Ahsan, The American Prospect

For Chicago's poor, who can't afford attorneys, bail hearings often don't last longer than a few seconds—and may keep them in jail for want of a few hundred dollars.

The Best Sex Advice I Never Got

By Jennifer Kaplan, Salon

Growing up in a sex therapist's house didn't make me a goddess in bed, and neither did the internet.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Robert Reich: Trump’s Budget Is Cruel and Deviant

By Robert Reich,

We are a better nation than this.

Is Donald Trump's Casino Empire Linked to Money Laundering?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Past financial crimes, rather than collusion, may be the president’s biggest problem right now.

Keith Olbermann Unloads on 'Subhuman' Sean Hannity in Righteous, Trump-Fueled Tirade

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

“There are no standards, there are no morals...there are only Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts."

SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina's Illegal Political Maps Exposes GOP's Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering Based on Race

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

A rare pro-democracy ruling from the court before Neil Gorsuch was seated.

Experts Say Trump's Deteriorating Speech Could Be Sign of Early Dementia

By Sharon Begley, STAT

The president wasn't always this incoherent. Research suggests it may be a result of cognitive decline.

I Grew Up In a Fundamentalist Cult — ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was My Reality

By Haettinger, The Establishment

I was raised to be a helpmeet in a society like the one from Margaret Atwood’s prescient book.

Stephen Colbert Takes Apart Trump Official's Deeply Disturbing Observation About Saudi Arabia

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Can Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross really be this clueless?

The Dying Republic: A Vast Disconnect Between Faux Values and the Corporate Controlled Anti-Democratic Reality

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig

What ancient Rome can teach us about the Trump administration.

Angry Man Wearing 'Make America Great Again' Hat Booted Off Flight to Chants of 'Lock Him Up!'

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

The abusive passenger allegedly laid claim to seats that weren't his.

'Morning Joe' Panel Explains How Trump Is Sealing His Own Doom

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

"He incriminates himself every day."

Elizabeth Warren Goes Nuclear on Trump and DeVos' Plan to Gut Education Beyond All Recognition

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The proposed budget "would ruin lives," says the Massachusetts senator.

What If We're All Complicit in Trump's Presidency?

By Jim Sleeper, AlterNet

Getting rid of him is imperative. But doing so won't prove we're no longer the country that elected him.

Huge Increase in Anti-Trump Protest: 5 Signs Resistance Is Growing Stronger

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

April showed a huge increase in nonviolent protest activity across the U.S.

Trump Dumps His Horrendous DOA Budget on the Public, While Traveling

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

While the president embarrasses himself abroad, his staff reveals the most cruel and senseless proposed budget in memory.

Why Were the Saudi Streets So Quiet?

By Medea Benjamin, AlterNet

Trump's Saudi trip wasn't protest-free because people love him, but because protest is punishable by death.

Manchester Arena Attack: What We Know So far

By Kevin Rawlinson, The Guardian

The events around Manchester Arena have been fast moving and confusing. Here is what we know so far

How Abraham Lincoln Found His Anti-Slavery Voice

By Sidney Blumenthal, Newsweek

For Lincoln, the revolutionary promise of the American nation, its inalienable rights, made slavery an insufferable wrong.

Erdogan's Trip to the U.S. Produced Very Little

By Yavuz Baydar, The Arab Weekly

He will return from his U.S. trip, blemished by his security team's savage attack, more or less empty-handed.

Police Deaths Up This Year, But Not From War on Cops

By Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project

The war on cops is a myth. The increases were from car accidents and heart attacks.

WATCH: Psychedelics Could Impact the Future of Humanity

By April M. Short, AlterNet

The potential for psychedelics to aid humanity's future was a major theme at Psychedelic Science 2017.

Coca-Cola Sponsors Animal Cruelty and Deaths of Iditarod Sled Dogs

By Jennifer O'Connor, AlterNet

Dogs should not be treated like snowmobiles with fur.

How Smoking Weed Can Help Ease the Crack Epidemic

By M-J Milloy, M. Eugenia Socias, The Conversation

Research done in Vancouver shows that using cannabis may enable people to consume less crack. That would be a good thing.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Want to See How School Choice Leads to Segregation? Visit Betsy DeVos’ Hometown

By Jennifer Berkshire, Have You Heard

Don’t believe me? Take a look.

Manchester Arena Attack: What We Know So far

By Kevin Rawlinson, The Guardian

The events around Manchester Arena have been fast moving and confusing. Here is what we know so far

Paul Krugman: Republicans Are Stripping Our Freedoms One by One

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

"Americans are creeping along the road to serfdom, yoked to corporate employers."

John Oliver Has Some Devastating News for Those Eagerly Awaiting Trump's Impeachment

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Odds are we're stuck with him for four years, and possibly more.

'Morning Joe' Panel Identifies the Most Likely Targets of the FBI's Russia Probe

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Only two officials fit the description of a "significant person of interest."

FBI Busts 'Atomwaffen' Neo-Nazi in Florida—and Finds Explosive Radiation Materials

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

An 18-year-old Muslim convert shot and killed his two roommates, who were in possession of bomb-making chemicals.

Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity Are Breathing Fresh Life Into a Disgusting Right-Wing Conspiracy

By Charlie May, Salon

Prominent conservatives won't let go of a demonstrably false story about slain DNC operative, Seth Rich.

The Degree of Self-Sabotage in the Trump White House Is Staggering

By Ross Barkan, The Guardian

By stacking his inner circle with blindly loyal neophytes, Trump guarantees daily chaos.

As Bad As Trump Is, a President Pence and GOP Congress Could Enact a Nightmare Right-Wing Agenda

By Doug Henwood, Left Business Observer

"The entire Republican dream agenda would sail through Congress."

Robert Reich: 10 Reasons Europe Can't Stand Trump

By Robert Reich,

Many of our allies think he's unstable and not to be trusted.

Trump Administration Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants Up 150 Percent

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The policy is having a devastating effect on families and communities.

While Turkish Bodyguards Brutalized Protesters, This DC Think Tank Connected Erdogan with Foreign Policy Insiders

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

As it whitewashing Erdogan, a top DC think tank rakes in money from Turkey and other authoritarian states

Trump Confidante Roger Stone Tears President Apart Over Trip to Saudi Arabia

By Ishani Roy, International Business Times

"Candidly, this makes me want to puke."

Black Cadet Stabbed to Death by Member of Racist 'Alt-Reich Nation' Facebook Group

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

Authorities who reviewed videotape of the incident described the attack as unprovoked.

Stop Making 'The Handmaid’s Tale' about Your Liberal Anxiety

By Deirdre Corley, Salon

While you’re binge-watching prestige TV, millions of women are living their own real-life Gileads.

Ivanka Trump's Advocacy for Healthy, Pesticide-Free Food Apparently Extends Only to Her Own Children

By Kendra Klein, AlterNet

Ivanka should advocate for all of America's children, not just her own.

With All Eyes on Trump, GOP Congress Is Still Working to Strip Health Care from Millions

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

New analysis suggests that 6 million people could lose insurance due to pre-existing conditions under GOP's bill.

There are Fascinating Analogies Between Early Trump and Nixon, But Trump is No Nixon—for Better and Worse

By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus

"What kind of backlash will Trump’s apostasies create?"

The Man Who Made Orange Sunshine: Remembering Acid Chemist Nick Sand (Watch)

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

His mission was to "turn on the world." He didn't quite get there, but he did turn on millions to the wonders of LSD.

Can Trump’s Koch-Funded Appointees Stall America's Clean Energy Momentum?

By Elliott Negin, AlterNet

Energy Secretary Rick Perry disagrees with the majority of Americans who say expanding renewable energy is a national priority.

Activists Sue to Block Plans to Bury 3.6 Million Pounds of Nuclear Waste Near California Beach (Video)

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

"This is a ridiculous move by a for-profit corporation to avoid public scrutiny."

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Video That Suggests Trump Is Suffering from Alzheimer's

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Could a more serious illness be at work beneath the bluster and the ego?

50 Terrible Ideas That Could Become Law If Trump Is Impeached and Pence Becomes President

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Republican Party platform lays out an agenda that could sail through Congress.

Why the U.S. Does Not Have Universal Health Care, While Many Other Countries Do

By Timothy Callaghan, The Conversation

America won't be getting universal healthcare anytime soon.

On Same Weekend as Record-Breaking Arms Deal, Saudis Announced $100 Million Donation to Ivanka Fund

By Jen Hayden, DailyKos

Over the weekend, Jared Kushner was credited with negotiating a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis.

3 Insane Evangelical Theories About Why the Trump White House Is Imploding

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"The apocalypse has already begun."

Fox Host Avoids Trump Bowing to Saudi King While Interviewing Kellyanne Conway

By David Edwards, Raw Story

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s show played B-roll of Trump’s lavish visit to Saudi Arabia.

6 Scary Discoveries That Prompted Recent Food Recalls

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

There's no telling what might pop up in your lunch.

Let the Wild Romp-Us Begin! What Have Men in Suits Done for Us Lately?

By Erin Keane, Salon

I, for one, welcome our new adult-baby overlords. Take the man-romper as a sign of optimism for a brighter future.

Billionaire Betsy DeVos Wants to Scrap Student Debt Forgiveness—Surprised?

By Jamie Peck, The Guardian

The secretary of education's plan represents the Trump administration’s multi-part assault on public education and the non-rich.

David Lynch: The Unexpected Story Behind 'Twin Peaks' Villain Casting

By David Lynch, TarcherPerigee

The cult favorite TV series returns Sunday.

Who Is Responsible for the Disastrous Decline in American Universities?

By Sophia A. McClennen, Salon

It may be fun to shame Trump's education secretary, but we're all to blame for the state of our public universities.

7 Countries That Beat an Overdose Crisis

By Kenneth Anderson, April Smith, The Fix

While other countries are succeeding in reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths, U.S. rates are rising.

Rex Tillerson Has Been Misleading the Public About the Dangers of Fracking for Years (Video)

By Hope Forpeace, AlterNet

In a 2013 interview, Tillerson made the false claim that there had "never been a verifiable case of fracking polluting drinking water."

Trump’s Ongoing Assault on the ‘Administrative State’

By Eliza Newlin Carney, The American Prospect

Everybody loves to hate government workers, but Republicans have set out to dismantle merit-based civil service rules that protect against patronage and graft.

Roger Ailes' Greatest Legacy at Fox News? Donald Trump

By Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian

The network exec helped kindle the fire of xenophobia and misogyny that has engulfed the country.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cornel West and Bill Maher Have Screaming Match About Trump, Hillary and Bernie

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

West, a prominent backer of Sen. Bernie Sanders, insisted that the Vermont independent could have won the election.

5 of the Most Destructive Right-Wing Supreme Court Decisions in American History

By Michael Hayne, AlterNet

There are many, but these are a doozy.

Bernie Sanders Schools Larry Wilmore on How to Spot Fake News

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The Vermont senator offers a few helpful pointers (and a nod to AlterNet).

6 Things Trump Does Not Understand About His Job

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Mistaking the presidency for a personal business has delivered the Trump White House into failure.

Paul Ryan Tries to Deflect on Leak that Implicates Him in a Russia Cover-Up

By Joan McCarter, DailyKos

A slip of the tongue from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy mentions Donald Trump being on Vladimir Putin's payroll.

Trump Gets Worse Every Day: After a Week of Fiasco, Even Republicans Know Impeachment Could Be in the Cards

By Conor Lynch, Salon

Cracks appear in the GOP façade as the news keeps getting more devastating for Trump. How long can he last?

Noam Chomsky: America Poses a Unique Threat to World Safety

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Trump's brinkmanship is nothing new. Time and again, the U.S. has abandoned diplomacy for violence.

I've Been Fantasizing About Trump's Political Demise Since January, But the Activist in Me Knows It's Bigger Than That

By Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig

The movement to impeach Trump must be grounded in a larger project to reverse the right-wing agenda.

Trump Boasted of Firing 'Nut Job' James Comey to Russian Ambassador

By Matthew Sheffield, Salon

President told Russia's Sergey Lavrov that with Comey gone, a "great pressure" had lifted.

Jailed for a Facebook Post: How U.S. Police Target Critics With Arrest and Prosecution

By Sam Levin, The Guardian

Felony case is part of what civil rights campaigners say is a disturbing trend of arresting users over innocuous political messages that constitute free speech.

Have You Seen George W.’s Paintings? They're Missing Something Important

By Adam Johnson, OtherWords

The former president is painting veterans wounded in the war he started. But what about Iraqis?

The FBI's Russia Investigation Now Includes a White House Official 'Close to the President': Report

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

Former Trump aides Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort have already been named in the probe.

Leaked Trump Education Budget Massively Feeds School Privatization at the Expense of Traditional Public Schools

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network

Cuts aid to low-income students, transfer funds from public schools to charters and vouchers, increase student loan costs.

The Devious Aim of Trump's Trip to Saudi Arabia

By Robert Fisk, CounterPunch

Here comes the first test of Trump's "diplomacy" in the Middle East.

Did Trump Commit High Crimes and Misdemeanors?

By Marjorie Cohn, The Huffington Post

The old adage that the cover-up is worse than the crime may once again prove true.

6 Ways People Are Consuming Marjiuana Without Smoking It

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

There are alternatives to inhaling burning plant matter.

Donald Trump Has Casually Pushed the Pause Button on My Life and Aspirations

By María Nolasco, The Washington Spectator

Life, liberty, and the American dream.

Roger Ailes: No One Did More to Debase U.S. Politics

By Jeff Cohen, FAIR

A reflection on Roger Ailes' influence in America.

Why Is One of the Bluest States in the Country Reinstating the Death Penalty?

By Paul Blest, AlterNet

A recent vote in the Delaware House is just the latest evidence Democrats aren't up to the challenge at hand.

Trump and the GOP's Relentless Assault on Immigrants Could Come Back to Haunt Them

By Elena Shore, New America Media

A powerful protest movement and activist network is stirring.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Paul Krugman: Republicans Don't Give a Damn About Their Country or Its Constitution

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The GOP won't move against Trump any time soon, warns the New York Times columnist.

The FBI's Russia Investigation Now Includes a White House Official 'Close to the President': Report

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

Former Trump aides Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort have already been named in the probe.

Seth Meyers Reminds Us Trump Is Even More Clueless About World Affairs Than We Think

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The president's first major trip abroad has "disaster" written all over it.

As Impeachment Talk Grows, Have Trump's Former Top Aides Already Cut Deals With Federal Prosecutors?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

"A lot of stuff could have already happened."

Trump's Staff Are a Bunch of Special Snowflakes Who Deserve No Pity

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Officials say they feel "under siege." They knew what they were signing up for.

Trump Boasted About Firing 'Nut Job' Comey to Russian Officials: Report

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has not disputed its accuracy.

‘It’s the Economy, Stupid’: The Economic Voodoo That Seduces Americans to Vote Against Their Own Interest

By Corey Dolgon, Policy Press

In his new book "Kill It to Save It," Corey Dolgon reveals how politicians use sales slogans to convince us that prioritizing capitalism over democracy is good for us all—as Trump proclaims.

Donald Trump Longs to Lock Up Journalists—and Sooner or Later He's Going to Try

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

As he told Comey, the president would love to emulate his pals Erdogan, Duterte and Putin.

In the Saudis’ Den of Extremism, Trump Trades Advanced Weapons for a $200 Billion Investment in Rust Belt Swing States

By Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

Trump’s public relations bonanza will feature a speech on Islam composed by his most Islamophobic aide.

Michael Moore Has a New Plan to 'Destabilize' Trump's Presidency

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

More than a decade after "Fahrenheit 9/11," he's set to release his newest doc, "Fahrenheit 11/9."

James Comey Hid in the White House Curtains to Avoid Trump

By Callum Paton, Newsweek

The former FBI director was reportedly "disgusted" when the president embraced him.

Roger Ailes' Greatest Legacy at Fox News? Donald Trump

By Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian

The network exec helped kindle the fire of xenophobia and misogyny that has engulfed the country.

Stephen Colbert Marvels at the Raging 'Dumpster Fire' That Is the Trump Presidency

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

It's an apt metaphor for Trump's first four months in office.

DeVos Budget Brings Class War to the Classroom

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Under Trump proposal, student loan forgiveness and Special Olympics would get axed to fund private schools.

Roger Ailes Will Be Remembered as a Lecherous, Misogynistic and Terrible Boss—and That's a Good Thing

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Ailes spent his life fighting for a world where men are free to exploit women—and the good news is, he lost.

WATCH: Fox Host Cuts off Guest After She Debunks Conspiracy That CIA Is out to Get Trump

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Brian Kilmeade would rather protect Michael Flynn.

The GOP Was Taken Over by an Anti-Capitalist Menace

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

Conservatives play at caring about a level playing field while tilting it aggressively their way.

White House Staffers Are Planning Their Exit Strategies From a Scandal-Plagued Administration: Report

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Plagued by scandals, White House staffers are reportedly looking for a way out.

'People Are in Meltdown Mode': Inside the GOP Donor Class Panic About Trump

By Katie Glueck, McClatchy DC

"If you're not concerned, you're not paying attention."

Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled—Here Are 5 Ways to Help

By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Yes! Magazine

“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”

11 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, Authority Nutrition

The right diet can improve specific mental tasks, including memory and concentration.

Media to Trump: Don’t Cozy Up to Dictators—Unless They’re the Right Dictators

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

The media was all over the Duterte and Sisi connections, but remarkably silent on Trump's admiration of Saudi Arabia.