Julia Flasphaler

10 Destructive and Deluded Women Who Prop Up the Alt-Right

Who in the world are the women of the alt-right? And how can they be leaders in a movement that hates women? Contrary to popular perception, many women were present at the recent "Unite the Right" white supremacist march in Charlottesville this past August. 

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Watch: Patagonia Ad Calls Out Corporate Takeover of Public Land

On Sunday, Patagonia released its first TV commercial since its founding 44 years ago. Rather than selling outdoor gear, the one-minute commercial comes out against the selling off of America's national parkland to private interests.

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Nike Facing Calls to Sever Ties With President Trump

Nike is facing renewed calls and a petition from Courage Campaign to sever ties with Donald Trump, following the president's refusal to disavow white supremacy in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nike currently leases a $200 million space in Trump Tower for its flagship store, NikeTown.

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Just How Many Neo-Nazis Are There in the U.S., Anyway?

Neo-Nazis suddenly seem highly visible following this weekend's Unite the Right riot in Charlottesville that left counter-protester Heather Heyer dead. The protest was largely void of Klan hoods, suggesting that neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan are feeling more emboldened. With the renewed visibility of these groups, many may be wondering: How many people do hate groups count as members, and where are these groups located?

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Three More CEOs Resign From American Manufacturing Council Following Trump's Response to Charlottesville

Citing Trump's inadequate response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, three more chief executives have left the president's American Manufacturing Council. Merck Pharma CEO Kenneth Frazier's resignation was followed the departure Monday night of Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, and Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel. Continuing the trend on Tuesday, Scott Paul, CEO of the Alliance for American Manufacturing also tweeted his resignation. Their departures from the council are a major public denouncement of Trump after his initial public remarks failed to condemn the white supremacists and extremist groups marching in Charlottesville.

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Neo-Nazi Site 'Daily Stormer' Finally Booted Off GoDaddy and Google for Inciting Charlottesville Violence

The Daily Stormer, a Neo-Nazi site, is without a web domain after publishing an obscene article criticizing Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old victim of the recent Charlottesville riots. Heyer was killed after white nationalist James Alex Fields drove into counter-protest crowds, injuring 19 other people.

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Charles Blow: Trump May Be the Single Biggest Whiner in America

Donald Trump built a political career on his purported gifts as a negotiator and dealmaker. But after six months in office, his presidency has been defined by his seemingly endless capacity for self-pity. As Charles Blow writes in his Monday column for the New York Times, Trump may be the single biggest whiner in America. 

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Trump Denies Telling Golf Buddies the White House Is a 'Dump'

Eight people claim to have heard Donald Trump call the White House a "dump" while playing a round of golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The quote, published in a Sports Illustrated profile by Alan Shipnuck on Trump's frequent golf habit, was promptly picked up by several media outlets. 

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Progressive Groups Fire Back After Democratic Party Puts out the Welcome Mat for Anti-Choice Liberals

Progressive groups are fighting back by forming a coalition against Democratic leaders willing to fund anti-choice candidates in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Democracy for America issued a statement of principles arguing that a woman's right to choose is not up for debate in order to win votes from red-state Democrats. The growing debate exposes tension between the modern anti-choice movement, anti-choice Democrats and progressive groups that defend women's reproductive rights.

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