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Sunday, May 27, 2018

'A Conspiratorial Way of Viewing the World': How Christian 'News' Media Shaped American Politics

By , The Conversation

In the 70s and 80s, the rapid growth of Christian shows on television -- particularly cable television -- had a major impact.

American CEOs Now Clock in at 361 Times the Pay of the Average Worker

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

E. Hunter Harrison of the CSX Corporation was the top-earning CEO, with $151,147,286 in compensation in 2017.

Dodging Dementia: How More of Us are Getting at Least a Dozen Happy Years After 65

By , Kaiser Health News

New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average.

Your Brain on Tech: Debunking the 6 Biggest Lies About ‘Technology Addiction’

By , The Conversation

How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time?

How Right-Wing Media Help Trump Spin Lies About the Russia Investigation

By Simon Malloy, Media Matters

Here's a short history of phony anti-Trump conspiracy theories

The Complex History of 'In God We Trust'

By , The Conversation

President Trump claims that America is a nation based in faith. A scholar says it's more complicated.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Trump Supporters Need to Remember Their Patriotic Duty — and Listen to Bill Maher

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

What do you do when your president has so many suspicious ties to a hostile foreign power?

Robert Kennedy Jr. Doesn't Believe the 'Official Story' About His Father's Assassination -- and Wants a New Investigation

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

Kennedy has joined calls for a re-investigation lead by Paul Schrade, the former western regional director of the United Auto Workers, who was also shot in the head at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

5 Most Outrageous Right-Wing Stories This Week: Far-Right Christians Think Trump Is Under Supernatural 'Luciferian' Attack

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Opponents of the president may literally be the devil, some Evangelicals believe.

Michael Avenatti May Have Found a Way to Circumvent Cohen and Get to Trump Himself

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

This latest motion comes days after Avenatti was hit with a $10 million bankruptcy judgement — a move the attorney has called "nonsense."

Why Does Israel’s Illegal Separation Wall Still Stand?

By Rachel Leah, Salon

In his new documentary, “Broken,” Palestinian-American filmmaker Mohammed Alatar looks for answers

Stephen Miller Tried to Publicize a Lie So Obvious That Anti-Immigrant DHS Secretary Had to Shut It Down

By Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos

It's hard to push this dishonest administration too far, but Miller manages to do it.

'Errand Boy' Devin Nunes Was Just Told to Resign in His Hometown Paper

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"Mr. Nunes is attempting to undermine the rule of law in this country."

Twitter Account Mocking the Petty Grievance Culture of Nextdoor Becomes More Popular Than the Real Thing

By Nicole Karlis, Salon

Neighborhood social media platform Nextdoor makes us regret the internet.

'Utterly Unfit': MSNBC Panel Is Appalled at Latest Report of Trump's Racist Comments Behind Closed Doors

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"It goes to the heart of his demagogic appeal to a nativist base and a form of xenophobic politics."

Why an AT&T Antitrust Victory Could Spark a Battle for Most of Rupert Murdoch’s Empire

By Angelo Young, Salon

This summer, Disney’s efforts to amass more entertainment assets could be checked by Comcast

Here's Why Trump's Stance on the North Korea Summit Has Been So Incoherent

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"He did indeed cancel because he was afraid he would get canceled on."

'I've Done Nothing Wrong': Former Trump Aide with Extensive Ties to Russia Insists There's Nothing to See

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

“I no more worked for Vladimir Putin than I did Rocky Balboa.”

Here's How the Burger Is Being Reinvented and Changing the Way America Eats

By Lydia Chodosh, Independent Media Institute

The success of America's first-ever plant-based burger joint is no accident.

Why Are California’s Legal Marijuana Sales So Low?

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

The path away from the black market is hitting some serious bumps.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Here's Why Trump's Stance on the North Korea Summit Has Been So Incoherent

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"He did indeed cancel because he was afraid he would get canceled on."

Donald Trump Jr. 'Should Be Concerned': Prosecutor Says the FBI Has New Evidence of a Meeting with a Russian Official

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The Spanish government had reportedly wiretapped an ally of Vladimir Putin who went on to meet with Trump jr.

'Utterly Unfit': MSNBC Panel Is Appalled at Latest Report of Trump's Racist Comments Behind Closed Doors

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"It goes to the heart of his demagogic appeal to a nativist base and a form of xenophobic politics."

Trump Says Cops Have a 'Right to Legally Protest' — But Kneeling Black Athletes Should Leave the Country

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president is very about whose lives he values and those he doesn't care about.

'I've Done Nothing Wrong': Former Trump Aide with Extensive Ties to Russia Insists There's Nothing to See

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

“I no more worked for Vladimir Putin than I did Rocky Balboa.”

Stephen Miller Tried to Publicize a Lie So Obvious That Anti-Immigrant DHS Secretary Had to Shut It Down

By Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos

It's hard to push this dishonest administration too far, but Miller manages to do it.

'Errand Boy' Devin Nunes Was Just Told to Resign in His Hometown Paper

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"Mr. Nunes is attempting to undermine the rule of law in this country."

Trump Nominee for Refugee Agency Made Anti-Immigrant Comments and Has Ties to Hate Group: Report

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Ronald Mortensen objected to DACA and tried to draw a connection between Dreamers and criminals.

Virginia Republican Congressman Running for Reelection Reportedly Treats Staffers As Personal 'Servants'

By Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

The troubled campaign is facing a mounting scandal.

Why Are California’s Legal Marijuana Sales So Low?

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

The path away from the black market is hitting some serious bumps.

Here's How the Burger Is Being Reinvented and Changing the Way America Eats

By Lydia Chodosh, Independent Media Institute

The success of America's first-ever plant-based burger joint is no accident.

Parkland Survivor Demolishes Mike Pence After Yet Another School Shooting: People 'Pray' for You to Take Action

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

The teenager said "prayers" aren't enough from elected officials

Lindsey Graham Pours Cold Water on Trump's Anti-FBI Conspiracy: 'A Confidential Informant is Not a Spy'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

He also suggested Trump should stop trying to make "Spygate" happen.

'Everybody Plays Games': Trump Says North Korea Meeting May Go Ahead Just One Day After Cancelling

By Mark Sumner, Daily Kos

The president's words mean nothing when it comes to the insular nuclear-armed country.

GOP House Candidate Pushes 9/11 Conspiracy Theories And Believes Beyoncé Has Ties to the Illuminati

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

He told CNN's Andrew Kaczynski jet fuel can't melt steel beams.

Trump’s Racist Attacks Have a Deeper Meaning: The Ultimate Goal is Not NFL Players But Crushing All Dissent

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Donald Trump threat to deport NFL players who defy him is just the beginning

Here's How Robert Mueller's New Court Filing Sends Trump a Foreboding Message

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

MSNBC's Chris Hayes pointed out that Mueller's filing offers a rebuke to the Trump team's talking points.

Here are 10 Things I Learned About the World from Ayn Rand's Insane 'Atlas Shrugged'

By Adam Lee, AlterNet

If Rand were still alive she would probably say, "Thank you for smoking."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Here's How Robert Mueller's New Court Filing Sends Trump a Foreboding Message

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

MSNBC's Chris Hayes pointed out that Mueller's filing offers a rebuke to the Trump team's talking points.

'Cohen Will Be Toast': Trump's Lawyer Jay Goldberg Explains What It Will Take for Trump's Fixer to Flip

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"There are certain people who are of the view that they don't belong in jail," Goldberg said.

Documents Reveal Horrific Abuse of Migrant Children by Border Patrol Agents

By Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos

The reported abuses include physical and sexual violence.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Says Trump's Abrupt End to North Korea Talks Put Americans in 'Wanton Danger'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

When the president pulled out of the talks, American journalists were still on the ground.

'Busted!': MSNBC Host Explains How Trump Blatantly Tried to Interfere in the Mueller Probe

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Melber noted that he usually presumes people he talks about on his program are innocent. Not this time.

'This Thing Is Going To Blow Up': Here's Why Trump's Meddling in the Russia Probe Is Likely to Get Worse

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"The president is going to push for another confrontation."

Women's Rights Groups Say Senators Are Giving Themselves a Pass with Broken Sexual Harassment Bill

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

This bill doesn't even hold members responsible for their own discrimination settlements.

Trump Official Says Republicans Will Go All in Against Immigrants for Midterm Campaign

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller spilled the beans on the fear-mongering strategy.

Roger Stone Secretly Asked for WikiLeaks' Dirt on Hillary Clinton: Report

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Recent reports suggest that Stone is a major figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Rep. Schiff Reveals There's 'No Evidence' for Trump's Ridiculous 'Spy' Conspiracy Theory After Classified Briefing

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump's lawyer's "presence and statement at the outset of both meetings today was completely inappropriate," Schiff added.

ICE Keeps Gay Man Fleeing Persecution in Detainment for Four Months

By Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos

The ACLU called his detainment "cruel and unjust."

'We Must Save Our Democracy': Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Warns of Dangerous 'Forces' in United States

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"You're never too young or too old to... get in good trouble, necessary trouble," he said.

Trump Reportedly Dictated 'Every Word' of His Bizarre Letter to North Korea's Kim Jong-un

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The letter is filled with Trump's own phraseology and bombast.

Guess Which Right The NRA Suggests Congress Should Infringe Upon In Order to Combat School Shootings

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Hint: It's not the one that actually permits the use of military-style weapons.

Sarah Sanders Gave a Horrifying Response to Trump Lawyer Appearing at Classified 'Spygate' Meeting

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

"[He] will be joining the White House staff to represent the president and the administration against the Russia witch hunt.”

We Can't Just Blame School Shootings on Bullying — Research Tells a Much More Complex Story

By , The Conversation

The right-wing talking point doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

The View's Meghan McCain Melts Down After Sunny Hostin Fact-Checks Her NFL Claim: 'I'm Still Talking!'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

“I’m still talking! I’m still speaking!” Meghan McCain declared.

Amazon Alexa Device Recorded a Family's Private Conversation and Sent It to Someone on Their Contact List

By , AlterNet

The incident raises deep concerns about privacy and smart home recording devices.

Mueller to Judge: Manafort Case Central to An 'Ongoing Criminal Investigation' Involving 'Overlapping Relationships and Events'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

In a filing seeking to deny the media access to documents related to Paul Manafort's case, special counsel Robert Mueller acknowledged the breadth of his investigation.

Here are 10 Things I Learned About the World from Ayn Rand's Insane 'Atlas Shrugged'

By Adam Lee, AlterNet

If Rand were still alive she would probably say, "Thank you for smoking."

The Deadbeat Millennial: Who is Really to Blame When a 30-Something Still Lives at Home?

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Michael Rotondo is a walking stereotype, which is why his story is so appealing — and misleading

Watch The View's Meghan McCain Go Down in Flames After Trying to Guilt Trip Michelle Wolf

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

When asked how she feels about potentially killing the White House correspondents' dinner for good, Wolf had the perfect reply.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

North Korea Calls Mike Pence a 'Political Dummy' as It Threatens 'Nuclear-to-Nuclear Showdown'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The regime's harsh words suggest that the chances of a summit taking place are dwindling.

'The Truth Is Under Daily Assault': CNN's Don Lemon Warns Trump is Creating an 'Extreme Crisis'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"The president of the United States is lying to us," the host said. "Over and over and over and over again."

Trump Allies Don't Want Democrats at Their Shady Meeting with the DOJ—Here's Why That's So Suspicious

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Reps. Gowdy and Nunes apparently want information about the Russia investigation that they don't want others to hear.

Legal Analyst Says Giuliani Basically Admitted Trump's Campaign Broke the Law by Taking 'Gift' from Russians

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"It isn’t illegal... It was sort of like a gift,” the president's lawyer said. But experts question the first part.

'Taser! Taser! Taser!': New Video Shows Violent Police Takedown of Black Milwaukee Bucks Player

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Sterling Brown said the incident was "wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody."

Trump Admitted He's 'Branding' an FBI Informant as a 'Spy' Because It Sounds Worse: AP

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A new report reveals that the president knows exactly what he's doing.

Here's What Mueller Asked Jared Kushner About During His 7-Hour Interview

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"They were the appropriate topics that Bob Mueller and his team are looking at."

Watch: Republican Lawmaker Tries to Guilt Police Out of Arresting Her for DUI

By Dominique Jackson, Raw Story

“So many people tell me that you guys treat people of color like s**t, and I always stood up for you.”

U.S. Ambassador Who Resigned This Year Publicly Compares Trump to a 'Velociraptor'

By Shira Tarlo, Salon

"In private, he is exactly like he is on TV, except that he doesn’t curse in public," he said.

I Sued President Trump for Blocking Me on Twitter — And I Won

By Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, Daily Kos

The First Amendment defeated the president.

NY Jets Co-Owner Offers To Pay Any Fines His Players Receive for Kneeling During the National Anthem

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Christopher Johnson has previously said forcing players to "players to shut up is a fantastically bad idea."

'A Fable in Which He Is the Victim': CNN's Jake Tapper Demolishes Trump's Absurd FBI Conspiracies

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump is spinning a wild conspiracy theory to distract from his own scandalous behavior.

'They're Not So Innocent': Trump Spews Yet Another Racist Attack — This Time at 'Alien Minors'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president went after migrant children in a bigoted attack.

These Five Genetic Mutations Can Give You Real-Life Superhero Abilities

By , AlterNet

From pain immunity to Hulk-like muscles, some humans are designed like their comic book heroes by nature.

Giuliani Says He Now Thinks Trump Should Sit for an Interview with Mueller Even Though 'Truth Is Relative'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

“They may have a different version of the truth than we do,” he warned.

Mueller Asks Judge to Move Ahead With Sentencing of Former Trump Advisor George Papadopoulos

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

A former federal prosecutor says the move means special counsel Robert Mueller is likely not planning on using Papadopoulos as a trial witness.

A Linguist Explains Why White People Should Never Rap the N-Word

By , The Conversation

The subject reemerged as a white concertgoer rapped the word when invited on stage at a Kendrick Lamar concert.

Judge Rules It's Unconstitutional for Trump to Block Critics On Twitter

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

The decision applies to all public officials.

Hightower: Democracy Is Dying in America — We're Now Under the Rule of Trump's Cronies

By Jim Hightower, Creators Syndicate

Something unconscionable is at work here.

NFL Adopts Policy Requiring Players On The Field to Stand During The National Anthem

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

In a win for Donald Trump, players will no longer be able to kneel in protest.

Trump's Accomplices Are Pointing the Trigger Finger at Reality Itself

By Michael Winship, Common Dreams

Conservatives are in a war against the truth.

Watch The View's Meghan McCain Go Down in Flames After Trying to Guilt Trip Michelle Wolf

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

When asked how she feels about potentially killing the White House correspondents' dinner for good, Wolf had the perfect reply.

Neo-Nazis Are Infiltrating the US Armed Forces

By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica

It's unclear what steps the military is taking to keep white supremacists out of its ranks.

Watch: Surreal Sinclair Broadcasting Town Hall Goes Off-the-Rails in Discussion on 'Youth and Morality'

By Pam Vogel, Media Matters

The panel discussion was hosted by the notoriously morally challenged Armstrong Williams.

'They Swung the Election to a Trump Win': MSNBC's Maddow Is Stunned by Ex-Intel Director's Revelation About 2016

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"Donald Trump would not be president but for that attack."

An Entomologist Explains Why You Should Not Kill Spiders in Your Home

By , The Conversation

Spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem.

Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Prudish, Delusional and Selfish Religious Nuts: Study

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

In America, say all the hateful stuff you want and invoke the First Amendment while you're at it. If you can’t be legally implicated for inciting violence, you're in the clear.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

'They Swung the Election to a Trump Win': MSNBC's Maddow Is Stunned by Ex-Intel Director's Revelation About 2016

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"Donald Trump would not be president but for that attack."

'He Profited from that Violence': CNN's Anderson Cooper Exposes NRA President Oliver North's Blatant Hypocrisy

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

North criticized a "culture of violence," but he left one thing out.

No American State Has Ever Had a Black Female Governor — But Stacey Abrams Is Now in Position to Be the First

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Rachel Maddow called her "one of the most charismatic politicians of her generation."

'Who the Hell Wrote that Line': Trump Isn't Sure Voting for Republicans Is All that Important

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president isn't exactly what you'd call a "team player."

CNN's Tapper Shuts Down GOP Lawmaker Pushing Anti-FBI Conspiracies: 'You Don't Know What You're Talking About'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Rep. Matt Gaetz is still pushing ridiculous claims about the Russia investigation.

West Wing Melts Down As Trump Staffers Become Paranoid that Spies are Working to Destroy the President: Report

By , AlterNet

Former CIA Director John Brennan figures in many of the White House's conspiracies.

Trump's Biggest Lies About the FBI Are Colliding with the Real World

By Joe Conason, Creators Syndicate

There is no evidence whatsoever to support the fantastic falsehoods of the president's universe.

Republicans Are Making Paul Ryan's Final Months in Office a Living Nightmare

By Kerry Eleveld, DailyKos

“The conference is in open warfare. Paul has run out of juice,” an unnamed lawmaker said.

Gavin Grimm Wins Unequivocal Court Victory for Transgender Students in Bathroom Rights Case

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

Constitutional protections are clear.

Here's How Money Is Destroying the World Through Addiction

By , The Conversation

Scientists are beginning to see the addictive link between dopamine and money.

'Cohen Is Going to Be in a World of Hurt': Avenatti Explains Why Trump's Lawyer Will Turn on the President

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The remarks came after a business associate of the president's lawyer apparently flipped and cooperated with the government.

Trump Revealed the Real Reason He Attacks the Press in Off-Camera Meeting

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

He didn't even hide his authoritarian strategy.

Student Says He Was Forced to Leave School After Refusing to Cover Pro-Trump Shirt — Now He's Suing The District

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

He wore a shirt promoting Trump's border wall to a class on immigration.

Michael Cohen's Business Associate Has Now Reportedly Flipped — Which Is Bad News for Trump

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Federal investigators have an increasing number of cooperating witnesses.

Christian Bishop Who Stole the Show at Royal Wedding Will Lead White House Protest

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The Episcopal Church is joining the resistance.

'We Have a Green Light from Trump': How the President's Words Have Reportedly Gotten People 'Tortured, Raped, and Killed'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A new report from The Intercept reveals the horrific consequences of Trump's words abroad.

Here's What to Know Before Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Valerie Vande Panne, Independent Media Institute

How to follow the money and see if your politicians are working for you—or lobbyists.

Here's What It's Like to Live in a $17 Airbnb

By Donnell Alexander, AlterNet

The truth of the company's impact is more complicated—and less lofty—than democratizing travel.

Here's Why Trump's Summit With Kim Jong-Un Is Destined to Fail

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump reportedly doesn't think he needs to prepare for his meeting with the North Korean dictator. Maybe it won't happen at all.

Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Prudish, Delusional and Selfish Religious Nuts: Study

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

In America, say all the hateful stuff you want and invoke the First Amendment while you're at it. If you can’t be legally implicated for inciting violence, you're in the clear.

Michael Flynn Jr. Issues a Cryptic — and Disturbing — Warning: 'You’re All Going Down’

By Tana Ganeva, Raw Story

It's not clear whose downfall Flynn Jr. was cryptically prophesying.

Here's Why So Many Right Wingers Think of Themselves as Victims

By Doctor RJ, Daily Kos

Hollywood is out to get them. The media is out to get them. And any American who doesn’t see things their way are part of the problem.

An Entomologist Explains Why You Should Not Kill Spiders in Your Home

By , The Conversation

Spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

'More Evidence Against Trump' Than Nixon: Ex-White House Ethics Lawyer Slams Congress for Letting Trump Obstruct Justice

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Richard Painter says Trump's crimes are "well-beyond" Watergate.

MSNBC Host Argues that Rod Rosenstein Cleverly Outsmarted Trump's Attempt to Weaponize the FBI

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

While some saw the deputy attorney general capitulating, others saw him outmaneuvering Trump.

'He Was a Part of the Trump Campaign!': MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Explains the GOP's Efforts to Completely Corrupt Mueller's Probe

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Rep. Devin Nunes is an obvious Trump partisan, but he thinks he should have unlimited access to the FBI's investigation.

'Everybody Is Listening': Tech Expert Explains Why Trump's Reported Unsecured Phone Use Is So Dangerous

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump spent the entire campaign attacking Hillary Clinton for her unsecured emails. But his behavior doesn't look much better.

Trump 'Got His Start With Daddy's Money': Ex-NYT Editor Explains Why the President Hates Jeff Bezos

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Recent reports suggest Trump has followed through on his threats to go after Amazon.

'They Have Made the White House Unsafe for Women': S.E. Cupp Slams Sarah Sanders for Her Hypocrisy

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The press secretary made a bizarre claim about a "war against women in the Trump administration."

Trump Allies 'Lie Through Their Teeth': Democratic Lawmaker Slams House GOP for 'Premature' End of Russia Probe

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"If this is true, then [Erik Prince] had lied to Congress," Rep. Eric Swalwell said.

'Way Beyond Normal': Trump Ally Blasts the President's Attacks on FBI to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Over the weekend, the president took a massive step toward politicizing the FBI.

Militarizing Schools Could Actually Be Dangerous — Here's How to Make Them Safer

By , The Conversation

School climate is an undervalued but essential part of violence prevention.

Democratic Operatives Are Working to Elect More Black Candidates in Congressional and Governor Races

By Kelly Macias, Daily Kos

The party has long struggled to racially diversify its elected officials.

Fox News Basically Just Ignored Reports That Saudi and Emirati Princes Offered Trump Campaign Assistance

By Grace Bennett, Media Matters

Th conservative network's answer to news it doesn't like? Pretend it doesn't exist.

Sanders-Backed 'Our Revolution' Head Tried to Install Anti-Immigrant Fox News Analyst As Chief of Staff: Report

By , AlterNet

The organization is coming under increased scrutiny headed into the midterm elections.

Trump Seriously Thinks the Incessant Bad Headlines About Him Are His Staff's Fault

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

The president refuses to take responsibility for his failures.

This Liberal Went to a Right-Wing Candidate Forum and Saw a Dangerous Alternate Reality

By Egberto Willies, Daily Kos

The candidates adopted the biggest Trump flaw: lying.

Racist West Virginia Republican Primary Loser Blankenship Defies Law to Stay in Senate Race

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

His spoiler candidacy all but guarantees a Democratic win.

The Trump Crime Family's Grifts are Right in Front of Our Noses

By Joshua Holland, Raw Story

The walls are closing in on the Trump family.

Ex-Evangelist Slams ‘Moron’ Christians for Believing Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Will Hasten Jesus' Second Coming

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

A former evangelist-turned-filmmaker swatted down Christians who were gleeful that President Donald Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, believing it will hasten the return of Jesus.

Sorry, You Can't Have Fries With That: 12 Foods That May Disappear Thanks to Climate Change

By Reynard Loki, Independent Media Institute

Climate change is affecting the world in many ways, including what we eat and drink.

‘Panicked’ Trump Roundly Mocked After Parroting Fox News Conspiracy Theory in Unhinged Monday Morning Meltdown

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

He tweeted it 7 times in an hour.

The Horrifying Social Effects of Discrimination Against the Obese

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Studies have shown that people who are obese suffer, from the job market to the dating pool

'Bullsh*t Jobs' is the One Book Every Millennial and Generation Z New Graduate Should Read

By Erin Keane, Salon

Chances are, at some point in your life, you might end up in what’s known in anthropology as a 'Bullsh*t Job'

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