Brendan Gauthier

The night the Rolling Stones fired Trump: Keith Richards once pulled a knife to get him out of Atlantic City venue

In 1989, The Rolling Stones’ original members ended their seven-year hiatus and embarked on an ambitious and profitable 115-show tour of Europe and North America. The American leg, named after their comeback album “Steel Wheels,” began in August in Philadelphia and ended in December in Atlantic City.

Keep reading... Show less

Even in Wealthy Districts, Black Students Are Disproportionately Disciplined

The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan watchdog agency, released a damning report Wednesday on discrimination and discipline in U.S. public schools. Examining discipline data from the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection, which accounts for student demographics such as race, gender and disability, the GAO found that, “Black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e.g., suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools....These disparities were widespread and persisted regardless of the type of disciplinary action, level of school poverty, or type of public school attended.”

Keep reading... Show less

Study: No Relation Between Immigration and Crime

On Wednesday, the morning after his administration announced its plan to send the National Guard to patrol the United States’ southern border, President Trump tweeted "strong action today” on immigration:

Keep reading... Show less

Donald Trump Jr. Immediately Turned the YouTube Shooting Into Political Sport

Donald Trump Jr. wasted no time politicizing a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters on Tuesday.  

Keep reading... Show less

North Carolina Prisons Finally Banned This Barbaric Practice Used on Pregnant Inmates

North Carolina became the 19th state to prohibit or restrict the shackling of pregnant inmates during childbirth this week, after its director of prisons, Kenneth Lassiter, signed legislation banning the practice.

Keep reading... Show less

This Midwestern State Is Going Further Than Any Other to Give Teachers Guns

Despite nationwide calls for strengthened gun controls, the Kansas legislature is mulling over a bill that would effectively require school teachers to carry guns.

Keep reading... Show less

GOP Congressman Trolls Immigration Advocates With Insulting Proposal for Cesar Chavez's Birthday

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert on Tuesday filed a House resolution to declare March 31 “National Border Control Day.” The date marks the birthday of Cesar Chavez, the revered Mexican-American labor leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers union.

Keep reading... Show less

Fox News Uses Trumpian Legal Tactics to Keep Bill O’Reilly’s Accusers Quiet

Fox News is distancing itself from its former tentpole personality, Bill O’Reilly, as some of his harassment accusers now want out of their nondisclosure agreements.

Keep reading... Show less

A Worldwide Ranking Says Americans Aren't as Happy as We Used to Be

In the 2018 World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, Finland has jumped four spots since 2017 to succeed Norway as the happiest country. Conversely, the United States fell as many spots, to number 18.

Keep reading... Show less

A California Teacher Almost Shot a Student, Proving We Don't Need Armed Educators

Seaside High School in Monterey County, California, placed teacher Dennis Alexander on administrative leave after he accidentally discharged his gun in his classroom Tuesday.

Keep reading... Show less
BRAND NEW STORIES
alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.