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Monday, June 26, 2017

A Bare Majority of White Voters Are the Only Ones Happy With Trump

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Thanks to dissatisfied nonwhites, Trump’s low approval numbers have reached historic depths.

Authoritarianism Is Making a Comeback—Here's the Time-Tested Way to Defeat It

By Maria J. Stephan, Timothy Snyder, The Guardian

Tyrants’ tactics require the consent of large numbers of people. The first lesson, then, is not to obey in advance.

Trump, With a Vicious Temperament, Seems Eager to Hasten the Doomsday Clock

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

Climate catastrophe and the threat of war, make the future very dark, indeed

Donald Trump's Demented New Attack on Barack Obama Won't Save Him

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Now he's blaming his predecessor for the Russian hacks he insists didn't happen.

Manufactured Illiteracy and Miseducation: A Long Process of Decline Led to President Donald Trump

By Henry A. Giroux, Salon

A deep-rooted crisis in education, and a long cultural and political decline, is what got us here. There's hope!

Would You Believe It? TSA Is Requiring You to Pull Out Every Piece of Paper in Your Bags

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The ACLU believes the policy likely violates passengers' First Amendment rights.

Ivanka Trump Is Really Making This Claim About Her White House Job with a Straight Face

By Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

The first daughter desperately wants you to believe she's not as heartless as her father.

Trump's Racist Fans Turn on Each Other over 'Pathetic' Weekend Rally

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

White nationalist Richard Spencer lashes out after a meager gathering at the Lincoln Memorial.

6 Trigger Points: How the Conflict Between the United States and Iran Is Fast Escalating Toward War

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The United States' next ground war in the Middle East might erupt without warning.

Al Franken Chides the Democratic Party: 'We Gotta Stop Riding in Limousines'

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The Minnesota senator talked Trumpcare and more on "Morning Joe."

'Morning Joe' Reveals How 'Crazy and Jealous' Trump Fell for Obama's 'Jedi Mind Trick'

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

"He got him to admit that the health care bill is mean."

John Oliver Tries Desperately to Talk Some Sense into Anti-Vaxxers Before It's Too Late

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The "Last Week Tonight" host warns they're putting us all at risk.

Trump Is Reportedly 'Struggling to Stay Calm' as the Russia Investigation Deepens

By Hunter, DailyKos

A new investigation finds the president is consulting with his legal team daily.

Trump Ditches White House Tradition of Celebrating End of Ramadan

By Louise Nordstrom , France 24

The president isn't even masking his Islamophobia.

Soda and Fast Food Lobbyists Push State Preemption Laws to Prevent Local Regulation

By Rob Waters, AlterNet

Big food has a lot of power, is willing to use it, and cares about profit, not America's health.

Journalist Patrice O'Neill Wins Danny Award for Tireless Fight Against Hate Crime

By Rory O'Connor, AlterNet

O'Neill has fostered a network of community activists, leading anti-hate media campaigns in hundreds of communities nationwide.

Trump Appointee Is a Saudi Government Lobbyist

By Carrie Levine, The Center for Public Integrity

Richard Hohlt is earning six figures from the Gulf kingdom bent on influencing Trump.

Jared Kushner’s Meeting with Mahmoud Abbas Went So Badly that Trump Is Reportedly Considering Pulling Out of Talks

By Tom Porter, Newsweek

Abbas was allegedly furious when Kushner relayed a set of demands from Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.

Surprising Ways to Beat Anxiety and Become Mentally Strong—According to Science

By Olivia Remes, The Conversation

Find purpose in life by helping others.

12 Healthy Foods That Help You Burn Fat

By Franziska Spritzler, Authority Nutrition

Several natural foods and beverages have been shown to increase metabolism and promote fat loss.

Could Weed Be Used to Treat Period Pain?

By Luisa Dillner, The Guardian

New York legislators are about to approve marijuana to treat period pain. The evidence is unclear, but that doesn’t mean the drug can be ruled out.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Why the Right Wing's War on Facts Is Driving the Divide in America

By Sophia A. McClennen, Salon

Forget red state vs. blue state. Now the line of separation runs between those who prefer facts to fantasy.

How Corporate Media Enabled the GOP's Audacious Plan to Steal Health Care Coverage from 23 Million Americans

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

Corporate media is finally talking about Trumpcare. It’s too little too late.

Trump Can't Stop Racist Slur Aimed at Elizabeth Warren

By David Edwards, Raw Story

Trump is still obsessed with the campaign against Hillary.

John McCain and Paul Ryan Hold 'Good Meeting' With Veteran Ukrainian Nazi Demagogue Andriy Parubiy

By Ben Norton, Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

Two of the GOP’s most powerful figures gave a PR boost to violent neo-Nazi forces rampaging across Ukraine.

Federal Judge Orders Ivanka Trump to Testify Over ‘Knockoff’ Shoe Design

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

Ivanka’s public statements undermined her lawyer’s defense.

College Defends Firing Professor after Fox News Appearance

By Jessica Mazzola,

On the show, she defended the Black Lives Matter movement's decision to host a Memorial Day celebration to which only black people were invited.

America’s Last King: The Unsettling Parallels Between King George III and Donald Trump

By Willard Sterne Randall, Salon

Inexperienced authoritarian with a habit of blasting out his opinions in the wee hours of the morn? Sounds familiar.

ATMs in Churches Across the US? Why Cash Is Considered Sacred

By James Hudnut-Beumler , The Conversation

ATMs began appearing in churches providing a way for people to come up with ready cash to give to God and their church. But why was cash necessary?

Who the Heck Is Michael Cohen? Everything You Were Afraid to Ask about this Suddenly Important Person

By Bill Scheft, Salon

Can't keep up with who's lawyered up in the White House? Here's the deep dirt on Trump's personal counsel.

Can This Progressive Ironworker (and His Mustache) Swipe Paul Ryan's Seat?

By Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian

Randy Bryce’s campaign is offering a boots-and-denim alternative to Washington’s elite. Can he take on the most senior Republican in Congress?

10 Sustainable Fashion Brands That Will Keep You—and Planet Earth—Looking Good

By Mary Mazzoni, AlterNet

Before you refresh that summer wardrobe, consult our list and spend your dollar where it counts.

Senior Israeli Rabbi Calls for the Mass Execution of Palestinians

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Shmuel Eliyahu has a long history of hate speech.

Here’s What Nobody Ever Tells You about Lasik Eye Surgery

By Chris Riotta, Newsweek

"It’s totally painless," I remember being told.

Why You Should Take a Real Lunch Break

By Jill Suttie, Yes! Magazine

According to a new study, we concentrate better and feel less stressed when we fully detach from work and enjoy a real breather.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

President Donald Trump Is Telling Lies at an Astonishing and Historic Rate

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

"Sometimes, Trump can’t even keep his untruths straight," the NYT reports.

Jared Kushner's First Tenants Called Him a 'Vindictive and Crooked' Landlord

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Renters claimed the smell of raw sewage, mold, smell of dead animals and infestation of insects went unheeded.

'Modern-Day Slavery': Many Southern States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor's Mansions and Capitol Buildings

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Another old tradition that belongs in the dustbin of history.

Trump Honed His Disgraceful Behavior During the Comey Scandal from His Reality TV and Casino Days

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump's hints on Comey tapes were just more reality-TV tricks

Mormon Girl Who Says She Is Gay Has Microphone Cut Off, Stirring Protest

By , The Guardian

The 13-year-old's mother said her daughter was passionate about coming out in church.

Rape Victim in Alabama Killed Herself After Police ‘Bullied’ Her to Protect the Wealthy Alleged Attacker

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

Under Alabama’s archaic rape law, victims must prove they ‘earnestly’ resisted their attackers.

Trump Adviser Who Called for Hillary Clinton to be 'Shot for Treason' Gets Invite to the White House

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

The same day the White House demanded Johnny Depp apologize for his comments, Rep. Al Baldasaro was welcomed in.

Robert Reich: The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

By Robert Reich,

McConnell and his colleagues think they’ve found a way to do it without anyone noticing.

In North Carolina, 'No' During Sex Doesn't Always Mean No

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

An archaic state law says a woman cannot revoke consent once intercourse has begun.

Neocons Cheer As Trump's Military Escalation in Syria Risks Kicking off Global War

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

In Syria, the Trump admin. could be hurtling toward a catastrophic war with Iran and Russia.

Incoming GOP Chair of House Oversight Committee Says He's Completely Dropping Russia Investigation

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The past GOP chair held hearings on the scandal, but Rep. Trey Gowdy is putting a stop to it.

Creationist Noah's Ark Park Hilariously Blames Atheists for Its Declining Profits

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

You'd think God would do more to save it.

Law Professor Warns Trump Has Already Begun Unraveling Our Democracy

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

It doesn't take a military coup or an illegal power grab to sabotage a republic.

Watch: Shocking Video Released of Minnesota Drug Task Force Cop Brutally Assaulting Motorist

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

It took nearly a year for damning video to emerge, but now the heat is on.

You May Be Eating Chicken Contaminated With a Hallucinogenic Drug

By Katherine Paul, AlterNet

The nation's third biggest poultry producer is falsely advertising chicken that tested positive for a slew of drugs as "100% Natural."

Teenage Boys Wear Skirts to School to Protest Against 'No Shorts' Policy

By Steven Morris, The Guardian

Dozens of pupils at Isca academy in Exeter stage uniform protest after school insists they wear trousers despite heatwave.

Trump Administration Puts Yellowstone Grizzlies in the Crosshairs

By Wayne Pacelle, AlterNet

The U.S. wildlife official who led the delisting effort is the former chief lobbyist for a trophy hunting club.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jim Hightower: Trump's Puny Poll Numbers Are About to Crash into His Ego

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

Trump's greatest failure is that he has no understanding of grassroots democratic idealism.

Seth Meyers Catches Trump in One of His Most Brazen and Egregious Lies to Date

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Trump has actually signed none of the major legislation he promised."

Is Trump Under Federal Investigation—or Not?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Either way, the evidence is mounting that the president obstructed justice.

Meet MSNBC's New Toxic Right-Wing Pundit

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

The Trump supporter puts an intellectual shine on partisan hackery.

The Truth About Domestic Terrorism the Right Stubbornly Refuses to Acknowledge

By Mirren Gidda, Newsweek

One group is responsible for an overwhelming majority of attacks, and it's not Muslim extremists.

CEOs Use Virtual Reality to Simulate the Experience of Being Homeless, Face Instantaneous Backlash

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Only the corporate elite could have devised an exercise this spectacularly tone-deaf.

What's More Frightening Than an Evil World Leader? A Stupid One

By Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian

What makes stupid people so dangerous is that you can’t refer to their own self-interest to predict or explain their actions.

Bernie Sanders Absolutely Unloads on Senate Republicans' 'Barbaric' Health Care Bill

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"This is what oligarchy is all about."

Your Health May Be in the Hands of This Republican Senator, and That's Terrifying

By Neal Gabler,

Susan Collins is often presented as a moderate, but will she buck her party when it counts?

Could This Iron Worker and Union Organizer Unseat Paul Ryan in 2018?

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Wisconsin's Randy Bryce is attempting the "almost impossible."

GOP's Cruel 'Health Care' Bill Goes After Children, the Poor and Veterans

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

“The ACA is not repealed. Health care for poor people, kids, the disability community and seniors is."

Obama Rips Republican Health Care Bill as 'Massive Transfer of Wealth' to the Rich

By Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian

"If you might get sick, get old, or start a family, this bill will do you harm."

Trump Floats Possibility of Removing 'Very Bothersome' Special Counsel Robert Mueller

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The president aired his grievances during an interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday.

The ACLU Is Suing D.C. Police for Their Brazen Mistreatment of Inauguration Protesters

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Filed by the ACLU of D.C., the lawsuit says police officers made unconstitutional arrests and used excessive force against demonstrators.

Is Coconut Oil Healthy or Not? There's a Lot of Misinformation Out There

By Jill Richardson, AlterNet

If there's one thing we've learned in recent decades, it's that fat is not just fat.

Jeff Sessions' Ideas About Crime Are Totally Wrong—and the Consequences Can Be Tragic

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Sessions hates consent decrees with local police and keeps claiming crime is way up. Evidence doesn't back him up.

Fourth-Grader Makes Heartbreaking Video About Racist Classmates Calling Her 'Nutella' and 'Servant'

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

She said she appealed to teachers for help and they did nothing.

New Report Exposes Direct Israeli Support for Al Qaeda-Allied Forces in Syria

By Aaron Maté, The Real News Network

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The American Empire Is Now Effectively Being Run by Generals

By David Klion, AlterNet

The military has been given free rein to massacre at will, especially in the Muslim world.

Anti-Racism Author Tim Wise: Injustice Is Not a Glitch, It's a Feature: Reflections on the Murder of Philando Castile

By Tim Wise, AlterNet

The jury should have understood: When a man intends to shoot you, he does not announce the presence of his weapon first, so as to give you time to draw and shoot yours.

The Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief Will Decide the Fate of Secret Documents on JFK's Assassination

By Jefferson Morley, Rex Bradford, AlterNet

Trump's Twitter fingers and the Grassy Knoll.

The Philando Castile Jury Was Stacked With Pro-Gun, Pro-Cop, Middle-Aged White People

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The system works exactly the way it's meant to.

McConnell Finally Releases Summary of Senate Obamacare Repeal and It's the Biggest Attack on Health Safety Nets in Decades

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Senate GOP leader is trying to spin it as a gentler version of kicking millions off health care.

Capitol Police Drag Disabled Health Care Protesters from Their Wheelchairs in Front of Mitch McConnell's Office

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The Trump administration has proposed a $600 billion cut to Medicaid.

'Morning Joe' Panel Slams 'Dear Leader' Trump with Horrifying 2-Minute Mashup of His Iowa Lies

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Historian compares rally to those held in Nazi Germany or fascist Italy.

Samantha Bee Hilariously Debunks One of the Right's Dumbest Myths About the Left

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"The right is kind of short on bogeymen these days."

The True Face of Republican Evil Doesn't Belong to Donald Trump

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Mitch McConnell's gruesome health care scam exposes the anti-democratic character of the GOP.

Why Did Democrats Ossoff and Parnell Lose Their Congressional Races in Georgia and South Carolina?

By Peter Dreier, AlterNet

Low turnout among black voters likely sealed their fate.

Stephen Colbert Scalds Senate Republicans for Their Secret Health Care Negotiations

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"They even put a sock on the doorknob so no one barges in while they're screwing poor people."

No Regrets for Trump Voters: The Media Needs to Stop Looking for Buyers' Remorse

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Psychological research shows people are too tribal and afraid to admit they were wrong to regret their votes.

Congressional Black Caucus Refuses to Meet With Donald Trump

By Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian

Chair says the president’s policies will "devastate black communities."

Rachel Maddow Finds the Connection Between Russian Hacking and GOP Voter Data Downright 'Spooky'

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

New testimony from Homeland security officials reveals at least 21 states were targeted in the 2016 elections.

Trump Comes Out and Says He Doesn't Want a 'Poor Person' Managing the Economy

By Graham Lanktree, Newsweek

The president offers a dumbfounding defense of all his Goldman Sachs hires.

What Is Insanity in the Age of Trump?

By Noel Hunter, AlterNet

There is no definitely normal reaction to abnormal circumstances.

Activists Push to Defeat Trumpcare

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Activists are ready to push their senators to play hardball.

The Saudi Regime Is Playing Donald Trump Like a Fiddle, With Potentially Disastrous Consequences

By William Hartung, TomDispatch

It could in the end destabilize the Middle East in ways not seen in our lifetimes.

10 Politically Themed Movies You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

From "Detroit" to "The Big Sick," this year's offerings are refreshingly topical.

After the March Against Monsanto, What’s Next?

By Katherine Paul, AlterNet

Without an infrastructure of resistance, protest is a dead end.

Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Ravage All 50 States Several Times a Year—Can Anything Be Done to Reduce the Cost?

By Laura Lightbody, Pew Charitable Trusts

For every dollar invested in actions to reduce disaster losses, the nation saves about $4 in future costs.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

McConnell Finally Releases Summary of Senate Obamacare Repeal and It's the Biggest Attack on Health Safety Nets in Decades

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Senate GOP leader is trying to spin it as a gentler version of kicking millions off health care.

Robert Reich: There's Already Enough Evidence to Impeach Trump

By Robert Reich,

It's important to remember the House only needs probable cause to begin an inquiry.

Republican Conspiracy Theorizing About Seth Rich's Murder Stoops to a Grotesque New Low

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

A disgraceful report blames his death on the work of a hired killer. This is worse than fake news.

There Are Real Paid Protesters, but They're All Right Wingers

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The right has neglected to mention that "paid protesters" are part of the right-wing apparatus.

Stephen Colbert Repeatedly Kicks Sean Spicer While He's Down, and Likely Out

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"He's leading a search for his own replacement."

Rachel Maddow Previews Bombshell Report Linking Trump to Putin-Connected Money Pouring into His Real Estate Deals

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The MSNBC host details the latest revelation in the president's growing collusion scandal.

Seth Meyers Rubs Trump's Nose in His Excremental Approval Rating

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

New data indicate the president is historically unpopular.

GOP Sneak Attack on Health Care Nears a Critical Moment—and It's a Total Monstrosity

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

After all the blatant lies and incoherent tweets, the Republicans' secret deal is nearly done—and wow, is it ugly.

Trump Supporters Go into Meltdown Mode Over Moby’s Latest Music Video

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

Electronic artist Moby’s new animated music video sends a clear message about his feelings on capitalism, greed, and President Donald Trump.

Jeremy Corbyn's Stirring Address After London's Latest Terrorist Attack Is a Must-Watch on Both Sides of the Pond

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The Labour leader spoke at an interfaith vigil early Monday morning.

This San Jose Neighborhood Is Literally Constructing a Wall to Keep Out the Homeless

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Activists compare it to Trump's proposed construction along the Mexican border.

Is Big Alcohol Taking a Hit From Legal Weed?

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

According to one survey, 20 percent of Gen Xers and eight percent of boomers are making the switch from alcohol to pot.

Why Jon Ossoff's Loss Could Be Bernie Sanders' Victory

By Josh Keefe, International Business Times

The Georgia special election is likely to renew calls for the Democratic Party to turn left.

Bodyguard for White Nationalist Stabbed 9 Times After Pro-Trump Rally—and He Doesn't Have Health Insurance

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Antonio Foreman's cohorts are trying to raise $125,000 for his surgeries.

What Will It Take to Dump Trump?

By Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect

Without a smoking gun, it's unlikely that Republicans will turn on the president. But never underestimate Trump's capacity for self-destruction.

Democrat Jon Ossoff Galvanized Nationwide Support, But Fell Short in Historically GOP District

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Dems have come close in three special elections for Congress, in spite of major GOP advantages.

Temperatures in the Southwest Are So Hot Airlines Are Canceling Flights

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Heat waves caused by climate change are growing hotter and deadlier.

Why Union Workers and Environmentalists Need to Work Together with Smart Protests

By Les Leopold, AlterNet

Jobs at any cost could be a problem, as can un-strategic protests.

The Challenge of Stopping Online Radicalization

By Aaqil Ahmed, The Arab Weekly

For some young people, extremist groups offer the only credible vehicle for change.

In New York City, Fast-Food Workers May Soon Have a Permanent Voice

By Justin Miller, The American Prospect

With the help of a new municipal law, a new advocacy group seeks to become an organizing model for low-wage workers.

Giving People a Second Chance with California's Marijuana Legalization Law

By Eunisses Hernandez, AlterNet

64 is retroactively reducing or eliminating people's records and changing their lives.

An Indigenous Woman Is Facing Federal Charges for Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

Her indictment signifies a dangerous shift toward criminalizing protesters.

Kamala Harris' African-American Music Appreciation Month Playlist Is Actually Pretty Tight

By Gabriel Bell , Salon

The crusading senator's 45-song Spotify playlist is unimpeachably solid.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Democrat Jon Ossoff Galvanized Nationwide Support, But Fell Short in Historically GOP District

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Dems have come close in three special elections for Congress, in spite of major GOP advantages.

Bernie Sanders All but Calls Republicans Cowards in Devastating Speech on Senate Floor

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"I say to the Republican leadership, what are you afraid of?"

Shocking New Dashcam Video Shows Fatal Shooting of Black Motorist Philando Castile

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges by a jury last week.

6 Signs Trump’s Legislative Agenda Is Dead

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

From infrastructure to tax cuts to the Pentagon, the president can't get things done.

Who Is Ivanka Trump Kidding with This Shameless Publicity Blitz?

By Arwa Mahdawi, The Guardian

The first daughter still wants you to believe she's an aspirational everywoman. Please.

Response by Many Republicans and Right-Wing Media to Virginia Shooter Strongly Underscores Their White Supremacist, Misogynist Values

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Most gun owners in America are white Republicans. Most victims are women and non-whites.

Stephen Colbert Nails Trump's Spectacularly Incompetent Legal Team

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Sekuloooowwww! You had one job!"

Neil deGrasse Tyson Narrates New Doc 'Food Evolution': A Blatant Case of Monsanto Corporate Propaganda

By Stacy Malkan, AlterNet

With its skewed presentation of science, the documentary is a flagrant example of propaganda for the agrichemical industry.

Anti-Racism Author Tim Wise: White America Desperately Wants to Be Numb, and Donald Trump 'Is a Walking, Talking Opioid'

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Author of "Dear White America" says Donald Trump is a painkiller for white people's anguish—but it won't work.

'Morning Joe' Suspects Michael Flynn Has the Goods on Trump

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

It may be the only explanation why the president is so eager to protect him.

The Great American Fallout: How Small Towns Came to Resent Cities

By Katherine J. Cramer, The Guardian

Rural resentment preceded Trump, and will outlast him.

We've Been Over Bill Cosby: He Lost His Credibility With the Black Community Long Ago

By D. Watkins, Salon

The comedian spent decades demonizing the poor before his alleged crimes came to light.

Robert Reich: We Can't Let Ourselves Succumb to Trump Burnout

By Robert Reich,

We can take a break, but we can't give up.

Mitch McConnell Flat Out Refuses to Give Senate More Than 10 Hours to Review Health Care Bill

By Walter Einenkel, DailyKos

The American Health Care Act would impact 23 million Americans over the next decade.

Godzilla Amazon: The Amount of Power in Jeff Bezos' Hands Should Frighten All Americans

By Matt Stoller, The Huffington Post

Amazon very effectively uses technology and data to sidestep traditional restrictions on monopoly power.

Meet the Right-Wing Troll Who's Bankrolling Efforts to Shut Down Anti-Trump Protests

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

A Canadian activist is buying up the domain names for a host of websites targeting progressives.

The Summer of Love Had the Right Idea: Tear Down Those Walls So We Can Be Together

By Ira Chernus, TomDispatch

Both hippies and activists challenged the pervasive notion that national security was paramount.

Impeach Trump and You’d Get ‘Zealot’ Pence, Franken Says

By David Sirota, International Business Times

In terms of domestic policy, Pence "certainly would be worse than Trump.”

Research Shows That Assistance to the Poor Is Negatively Skewed to Race and Location

By Celisa Calacal, AlterNet

More holes in the safety net if Trump's budget cuts are enacted.

5 Major Threats to Further Hasten Uber's Decline

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Multimillion-dollar lawsuits top the list of legal woes.

Lead Poisoning, a Persistent Sign of Poverty, Is Linked to School Suspensions and Lower Student Test Scores

By Rachel M. Cohen, The American Prospect

New evidence that kids with higher exposure to lead are more likely to misbehave in school and do worse academically.

Jeff Sessions Is Misleading Congress to Advance His Inhumane War on Medical Marijuana

By Bonnie Kristian, Rare

The attorney general conflates therapeutic cannabis with the opioid epidemic and attempts to tie it to a potential long-term uptick in violent crime.

Jay Sekulow's Bizarre Debut: Donald Trump Picked a Lawyer He Saw on Fox News and It Isn't Going Well

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Why is a Christian crusader with little relevant experience suddenly acting as Trump's defense lawyer? Look closer.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro: What Republicans Get Wrong About the Social Safety Net

By Rosa L. DeLauro, The New Press

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro argues that today's critics of the welfare state completely miss its core values.