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Saturday, October 21, 2017

9 Heinous Acts of White Nationalist Terror Just This Year

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Charlottesville wasn't the first such attack, and it likely won't be the last.

Genocide in Iraq: When Local Sunni Became ISIS and Slaughtered Their Neighbors

By Rania Khalek, AlterNet

When ISIS came to butcher the Yazidis of Iraq, they simply went next door.

How to Cope with the Trauma of Trump

By Betty Teng, AlterNet

This presidency has caused an enduring traumatic shock.

The Addict in All of Us: Dr. Gabor Maté on the Problem We All Live With

By Lauren Dockett, Rich Simon, Psychotherapy Networker

"Addiction is an attempt to solve a life problem. Only secondarily does it begin to act like a disease."

Trump Is So Awful, CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Can't Decide If We're Even Still on Earth

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president's ability to ruin everything is otherworldly.

This Is How Legal Cannabis Is Improving Public Health

By Paul Armentano, AlterNet

Cannabis has a significant positive impact on some of America's deadliest bad habits.

How American Generals Have Paved the Way for Permanent War in Afghanistan and Across the Globe

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

It's time to put these generals in context and call them what they are.

Who Profits From the Opioid Crisis? Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions From OxyContin

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

They downplayed the risks of addiction and exploited doctors’ confusion over the drug’s strength.

Vietnam and the War on Drugs: What We Forget, We Repeat

By Deborah Peterson Small, Drug Policy Alliance

History has shown the anti-war protesters to be on the right side of the argument.

Leaked Memo: Trump Administration Wants to Slash Birth Control, Promote Fertility Awareness

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

The White House is eager to unleash a wishlist of white nationalism and misogyny.

The Antidote to Health Care Chaos Is a Single-Payer System—and That's Exactly Where the Debate Is Going

By Josh Fox, AlterNet

If you're suffering from Trump trauma, there's a solution.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Used to Target Abuses of Power Like Harvey Weinstein—What Changed?

By Elizabeth C. Tippett, The Conversation

Today's watered-down sexual harassment training is more about social faux pas than the root of the problem: inequality in the workplace.

Report: Sean Hannity's Attacks on the Press Are Concerning Colleague Chris Wallace

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

Wallace is starting to fight back.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Paul Krugman: Is Trump About to Tank the U.S. Economy?

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The New York Times columnist assesses the dangers of ripping up NAFTA.

5 Things Trump Has Lied About Owning

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

No one's pants have ever been more figuratively on fire.

Extreme Redistricting Sets the Stage for a Huge Republican Stranglehold Victory in the House in 2018

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

A virtual majority of House seats are already deemed to be highly safe for GOP.

Trump's Pick for Top Environmental Job Has Said Some Really Nutty Things About Climate Change

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

Kathleen Hartnett White's comments are pretty extreme, even for a fossil fuel-loving climate denier.

A Texas City Will Only Give Out Hurricane Harvey Relief to Residents Who Swear Not to Boycott Israel

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

Texas is one of multiple states in violation of the First Amendment.

Neil Gorsuch Is Reportedly Alienating His Colleagues in the Supreme Court Left and Right

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The Trump appointee has already gotten on the nerves of John Roberts and Elena Kagan.

Does John Kelly Have Even an Ounce of Shame?

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

The White House attacks a congresswoman—and proves he's as devoid of empathy as his boss.

Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group's Campaign of Menace

By A.C. Thompson, Ali Winston, Darwin BondGraham, ProPublica

They train to fight. They post their beatings online. And so far, they have little reason to fear the authorities.

Lupita Nyong'o Pens Powerful Op-Ed Detailing Her Sexual Assault at the Hands of Harvey Weinstein

By Shreesha Ghosh, International Business Times

The Academy Award-winning actress is the latest to step forward with allegations of abuse.

Lawrence O'Donnell Dismantles John Kelly's Disgraceful New Defense of Donald Trump

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The MSNBC host was beside himself after Thursday's press conference.

Rachel Maddow Reveals the Sickening Reason Trump Hasn't Talked About the U.S. Soldiers Killed in Niger

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

He made a terrible decision and hopes to keep his critics distracted.

The Allure of the Far Right Demands Immediate Action

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

To dismiss the attraction of Bannon’s dystopian nationalism is folly.

The Big Lie Pays Off: Trump Voters Believe Fake News (About the News Being Fake)

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Nearly half the public believes the media makes up stories about Trump—and the media is partly to blame for that.

Fox News' Pro-Trump 'War Hero' Admits He Completely Fabricated His Service—Purple Hearts and All

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The network has since retracted the fake news story.

5 Reasons You Definitely Don't Want Amazon's New Headquarters in Your City

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

Don't let the corporation's promises fool you.

What the 'Fearless Girl' Statue and Harvey Weinstein Have in Common

By Sarah Banet-Weiser, The Conversation

In both cases, their feminism was a front.

Trump's Opioid Emergency Promise Was News to the Officials Who Have to Make It Happen

By Laura Clawson, DailyKos

The president's latest announcement caught his administration completely off guard.

Trump, Sessions Crime Policies 'Risk Igniting a New Drug War,' Eric Holder Charges

By Christal Hayes, Newsweek

The GOP appears to be marching resolutely backwards on commonsense drug reforms and other criminal justice policies.

Grit Isn't Enough to Help Students Overcome Poverty—And It's Time To Stop Pretending That It Is

By Linda Nathan, Beacon Press

The myth that grit can conquer poverty lets a rigged economy and social order off the hook

A San Francisco Court Case Could Shift the Legal Status of Sex Work

By Sophie Linden, AlterNet

The decriminalization of consensual sex work as an inroad to worker's safety.

Wildlife Killing Contests Are Sick, Cruel and Have No Place in Civilized Society

By Wayne Pacelle, AlterNet

These gruesome events occur frequently across the United States.

Which Netflix Shows Are Being Binged the Fastest?

By Stuart Heritage, The Guardian

A rare release of stats from the streaming service reveals an obsession with nostalgia and a lack of interest in critical acclaim.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8 Times Bernie Sanders Made a Total Fool of Ted Cruz During Their Town Hall Debate

By Dan Engelke, AlterNet

The Vermont senator was in vintage form Wednesday night.

The New Economic Science of Capitalism's Slow-Burn Energy Collapse

By Nafeez Ahmed, AlterNet

The struggle for a new economic paradigm is about to get real.

This Fashion Brand Is Objectifying Naked Male Models to Make a Statement About Sexism

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

After all, the #1 rule of advertising is, sex sells.

WATCH: Bush Just Delivered a Stunning 16-Minute Repudiation of Trumpism—Without Ever Mentioning His Name

By Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story

He also warned that some American leaders were not acting like positive role models.

What Is Antifa, Really?

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Mark Bray literally wrote the book on anti-fascism.

Is Trump Playing the Madman, or Is He Really This Nuts?

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

A national security expert assesses the president's grand strategy, such as it is.

Trump's Chaos: He Taunts the Public, Holds Programs Hostage and Forces Others to Clean Up His Mess

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Traumatic Obamacare reversals underscore dismal new normal in Washington.

Rachel Maddow Has a Provocative Theory About Trump's Response to Fallen Soldiers in Niger

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

It's all a diversion from something very specific.

Donald Trump Has Spent an Astounding Amount of His Presidency Tweeting

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

A new report indicates he's wasted entire days tapping away on social media.

The Koch Brothers Couldn't Ask for a Politician More Eager to Do Their Bidding Than Mike Pence

By Alex Kotch, International Business Times

The right-wing billionaires have the vice president in their pocket.

Trump Campaign Staff Publicly Circulated Russian Propaganda on Twitter Before the Election: Report

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Top officials tweeted state-backed foreign propaganda disguised as domestic content.

Guess Who Breitbart and Sarah Palin Are Blaming for the California Wildfires?

By Gabe Ortiz, DailyKos

Right-wing media have cooked up a vile new xenophobic narrative.

Donald Trump Floats Demented New Conspiracy Theory Involving Democrats, Russia and the FBI

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Another day, another paranoid, fact-free allegation on social media.

How Media Sexism Demeans Women and Fuels Abuse by Men Like Weinstein

By Virginia García Beaudoux, The Conversation

Advertising continues to portray women as charming keepers of the home, making it harder to succeed at work.

Don Lemon Smacks Down Conservative Former NFL Player as 'Un-American'

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Constitutional rights are an elusive concept to the ex-athlete.

7 Real Threats to Free Speech on College Campuses

By Matthew James Seidel, AlterNet

The pervasive effort to paint college students as both pitiful snowflakes and violent terrorists ignores the very real threats to free speech on campus.

ICE Head Says He's Ordered Increase of Workplace Raids 'by Four to Five Times'

By Gabe Ortiz, DailyKos

The agency is also going to strongly prosecute employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.

Things We Didn't Expect from Online Dating: An Increase in Interracial Marriages

By Sophie Linden, AlterNet

And what the study's model doesn't catch about embedded prejudices.

3 Drinks Flight Attendants Avoid When They're Flying

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

You might think twice about ordering these beverages when you're on a plane.

Making Way for Psychedelics: 5 Paths Going Forward

By Erin Hiatt, AlterNet

Psychedelics have been criminalized in the U.S. for half a century. Maybe there's a better way.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

For Months, the Trump Administration Has Illegally Stopped Undocumented Women From Obtaining Abortions

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

Pregnant women are forced to attend Christian-sponsored “crisis pregnancy centers.”

Trump Sinks to New Low in Call to Grieving Widow of Fallen Soldier

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

A lawmaker recounted the repulsive incident on national television.

Trump's Rumored Candidate to Run the CIA Could Plunge America into a Hot War

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

The Iraq vet and Arkansas senator is a rising GOP star—and a Trumpian true believer who longs for war with Iran.

'Give Me a Break': Jeff Sessions Wilts Under Grilling by Al Franken on Russia Contacts

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Sessions blamed his confirmation hearing lies on being "tired."

Donald Trump's Place on Forbes' List of the Wealthiest Americans Slides Bigly

By Guardian Staff, The Guardian

The magazine estimates his wealth has fallen as much as 31 percent over the past two years.

Mother of Dead Soldier Confirms Trump 'Disrespected' Her Entire Family

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The president has disputed Rep. Frederica Wilson's account of the phone call.

The Two Little Words That Could Transform Our Understanding of Sexual Harassment and Assault

By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

A new social media campaign illustrates the magnitude of our toxic masculinity crisis.

Museum of the Bible: Inside a Sprawling, $500 Million Exploding Controversy

By David Smith, The Guardian

It was conceived by the billionaire president of Hobby Lobby.

North Carolina Minister 'Repossesses' Dead Child's Headstone as 'Leverage' to Collect Family's Debt

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The pastor says he removed the grave marker as "leverage" for getting the outstanding debt.

Wishing for Trump's Impeachment? 5 Reasons the Next President Could Be Even More Dangerous

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Vice President Pence poses his own unique threat to American democracy.

6 Perfect Halloween Costumes ... For Trump Supporters

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

How to spot the Trump supporter at your Halloween party.

Jared Kushner Is Reportedly 'Freaked Out' About the Russia Investigation

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The president's adviser may be in a lot of trouble.

Trump's Most Reckless Decision Yet

By Phyllis Bennis, Foreign Policy in Focus

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war—and torching U.S. credibility.

It's Time to End the Horror of Immigrant Detention

By Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films

The U.S. government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants a year, and corporations profit off their suffering.

Keith Olbermann Has Serious Concerns About Trump's Brain Functioning

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The president's behavior is alarming.

Watch a White House Correspondent All But Call the President a Liar to His Face

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president keeps repeating the same falsehood about U.S. taxes.

A Federal Judge Blocks the Trump Administration From Enforcing the Latest Muslim Ban (Again)

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

But the fight may not be over, so activists are marching anyway.

Why Plant-Based Shrimp Is the Next Veggie Burger

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

Meet the world's first algae- and plant-based shrimp.

Journalism as We Knew It Is Never Coming Back

By Todd Gitlin,

The shocks are not normal, order will not be restored, and the media needs to admit it.

Meet Tarana Burke, Activist Who Started 'Me Too' Campaign to Ignite Conversation on Sexual Assault

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

As often happens, the movement was started by a black woman.

How Marijuana Can Help Opioid Addictions

By Al Olson, The Fresh Toast

"We are really excited about the potential," one researcher says.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Implicated in Rainforest Destruction for Japan's New National Stadium

By Annina Aeberli, Hana Heineken, AlterNet

As Japan prepares for the games, indigenous Malaysians suffer the destruction of their homeland.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wishing for Trump's Impeachment? 5 Reasons the Next President Could Be Even More Dangerous

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Vice President Pence poses his own unique threat to American democracy.

Trump Is Now Exploiting John Kelly's Dead Son to Push His Deranged New Lie About Obama

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

The president falsely claims his predecessor never called the families of fallen soldiers.

Trump Channels His Inner Gangster in Latest Threat to John McCain

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"People have to be careful because at some point I fight back."

CNN's Don Lemon Has a Pretty Good Idea Why Trump Is So Furiously 'Jealous' of Obama

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The president is obsessed with his predecessor.

A Libertarian Utopia Was Actually Tried—and It Failed Miserably

By Harry Blutstein, History News Network

A real estate developer tried to start a new society in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Donald Trump's Very Own Benghazi Scandal Is Exploding in His Face

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

Pressed about his silence on Niger, the president lies about his predecessor—again.

Has Trump Cut a Deal with the CIA and FBI to Keep Concealing Key JFK Assassination Documents?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Plans for full disclosure by October 26 deadline are "in flux," says National Archives.

Is This the Most Offensive Costume of the Halloween Season?

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

We may have an early frontrunner.

WATCH: Trump Brags About Golf Swing While Puerto Ricans Perish, Army Families Mourn

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

No time for president-ing when the links await.

Trump's 'Adult Day Care' Is More Truth Than Fiction: Report

By Taylor Link, Salon

Trump’s staff has a full-time job keeping the president from destroying the world.

3 Takeaways From the Contraceptive Mandate Religious Liberty Debacle

By Patricia Miller, Religion Dispatches

Donald Trump cozies up to evangelicals, and millions of women suffer.

New Jersey Students Walk Out After Teacher Instructs Them to 'Speak American'

By Walter Einenkel, DailyKos

Several carried flags from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil.

FBI Targets 'Black Identity Extremists' Despite Surge in White Supremacist Violence

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

The Trump administration is coming dangerously close to labeling Black Lives Matter a terrorist group.

Trump's Drug Czar Is Protecting Big Pharma's Opioid Epidemic

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Tom Marino wants to jail pot smokers, yet has a soft spot for the nation's biggest drug pushers.

NBA Coach Gregg Popovich Unloads on 'Soulless Coward' Trump in Rant for the Ages

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

"We have a pathological liar in the White House."

John McCain Scorches Trump's 'Half-Baked' Nationalism in Fiery Liberty Medal Speech

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The senator doesn't mince words when it comes to Trump's abhorrent ideology.

Why Trump Is Pushing the U.S. to Abandon the World's Main Organization for Protecting Historic Sites

By Jonathan Cook, AlterNet

More depressing news about the power of the Israel lobby.

How the Right-Wing Indian Government Is Silencing Dissent

By Priti Gulati Cox, AlterNet

India's bravest dissenters are paying with their lives for exercising their democratic right to freedom of expression.

Robert Reich and CNN's Erin Burnett Take Turns Debunking Trump's Favorite Economist

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Stephen Moore tried to rewrite history on the economic recovery. It didn't end well.

Big Food Is Starting to Worry About a Millennial Generation That's Not So Into Animal Products

By Nathan Runkle, AlterNet

Big Food is trying to figure out how to make people consume more animals.

4 Energy Cooperatives Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

By Lynn Benander, Diego Angarita Horowitz, Isaac Baker, Island Press

Consumers across the U.S. are organizing to create a multiclass, multirace clean energy system that addresses socioeconomic and environmental justice.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trump Is Restoring the Darkest Elements of Bush's War on Terror

By Karen Greenberg, TomDispatch

The Trump administration just classified its first American prisoner from the battlefields of Syria an “enemy combatant.”

Thom Hartmann: The America I Knew Has Almost Disappeared

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

What’s left of our democratic institutions are under siege.

Paul Krugman: Trump Is Lying Through His Teeth About Your Taxes

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

The president wants us to believe we pay huge rates and that cuts spur growth. It's all hooey.

I Went Undercover at a Boot Camp for Young Conservatives—Here's What I Learned

By Ivy Olesen, AlterNet

The Leadership Institute teaches young people how to mobilize for conservative candidates.

Trump Once Joked Pence Wants to 'Hang' All LGBT People: Report

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The president apparently enjoys ribbing his VP about his raging homophobia.

If Trump's Latest Gambit Won't Turn His Base Against Him, Then Likely Nothing Will

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

The president's newest executive order will hit his voters where it hurts most.

The Time Ivanka Trump Humiliated Chris Christie During a Transition Team Meeting

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The first daughter reportedly offered Michael Flynn any job he wanted in the White House.

Robert De Niro Drops Multiple F-Bombs in Unforgettable New Trump Screed

By Matt Naham, Rare

The iconic actor went off during an annual charity function in New York.

Bernie Sanders: The Republican Tax Plan Is About One Thing and One Thing Only

By Sen. Bernie Sanders, The Guardian

The Vermont senator urges Americans to "follow the money."

Michael Moore's Secret Recipe for Success—How He's Managed to Stay in the National Limelight for Decades

By Sophia A. McClennen, Salon

He came to comedy from activism, not the other way around.

Organic Food and Farm-to-Table Pioneer Alice Waters Is Creating a Revolution in School Lunches

By Don Hazen, AlterNet

The celebrated Chez Panisse founder will not rest until every kid in America has a free, sustainably grown, delicious school lunch.

Mississippi School Board Bans Landmark Work of American Literature

By Tom Porter, Newsweek

The novel's language reportedly "makes some people uncomfortable."

John Oliver Has the Perfect Analogy for Trump's Iran 'Policy'

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

"He's like a scared monkey in a submarine randomly pushing buttons."

Pentagon Papers' Daniel Ellsberg: Trump Poses a Nuclear Threat to the World

By Greg Mitchell,

The anti-nuclear activist and whistleblower recalls Trump asking an adviser about nuclear weapons, “If we have them, why can’t we use them?”

The NFL Stood by African American Players—Until Its Money Was Threatened

By Les Carpenter, The Guardian

For a while the world’s most lucrative league supported its players in the face of hostility from Donald Trump.

Trump Wants to Plunder Afghanistan for Its Vast Mineral Wealth

By Benjamin Dangl, AlterNet

The US war in Afghanistan is escalating.

The Corporate Takeover of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Started 25 Years Ago Today

By Karuna Jaggar, AlterNet

This October marks 25 years since the multibillion-dollar cosmetics corporation The Estée Lauder Companies helped launch the pink ribbon.

Jim Hightower: Beware the Invasion of the Robot Economy

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

The biggest threat to American jobs isn't outsourcing; it's automation.

The Essential Guide for the First-Time Cannabis Tourist

By Becky Garrison, The Fresh Toast

For those who don’t live in a state where cannabis is legal, states with legalized cannabis have become a vacation destination.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Is Facebook Blocking Access to Data for Reporters Seeking to Probe Russian Infiltration in 2016 Election?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Facebook has said 470 Russian-controlled pages were read 10 million times, but an investigative reporter found six pages were "shared" 340 million times.

3 Alleged Sexual Predators Hollywood Has Warmly Embraced In Recent Years

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

The industry is hardly as progressive as its denunciations of Harvey Weinstein might suggest.

Mental Health Professionals March through New York to Demand Trump’s Removal from Office

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

They called for the presidential Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment.

FEMA: 'Not Our Job to Deliver Water and Food' to Puerto Ricans

By Victor Klemperer Respawned, DailyKos

On the Rachel Maddow show, officials pass the blame to the San Juan mayor.

Organic Food and Farm-to-Table Pioneer Alice Waters Is Creating a Revolution in School Lunches

By Don Hazen, AlterNet

The celebrated Chez Panisse founder will not rest until every kid in America has a free, sustainably grown, delicious school lunch.

America May Be Galloping Toward Authoritarian Neo-Fascism

By Frank Vyan Walton, DailyKos

This past week Trump made a ton of alarming suggestions.

The Religious Right Is Using Hurricane Tragedies to Leverage More Public Funds for Churches

By Katherine Stewart, The American Prospect

The religious right wants to open up the spigots of government funding after natural disasters. The eventual goal may be the undoing of the First Amendment.

Kate McKinnon's Sewer-Dwelling Kellyanne Conway Clown on SNL Is Creepy and Great

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live" is hilarious.

5 of the Biggest Corporate Media Disasters This Week

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

Here’s how the mainstream news disappointed us this week.

Is it Just a Matter of Time? The Lessons Learned From Nixon About When Presidents Unravel

By Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon

Nixon schemed and spewed dangerous vitriol behind closed doors, Trump is doing the same in full view of the public.

9 Media Companies Majorly Profiting and Growing Their Audiences All Thanks to Trump

By Emily C. Bell, AlterNet

Trump may have made NBC a little nervous, but the "Trump Bump" is real and good for business.

On the Brink of a Dangerous Crisis, Iraqis Line Up to Attack Kurds

By David L. Phillips, AlterNet

Kurds are preparing for the worst.

Many Cities Will Do Anything to Get Amazon's Attention in Their Desperation to Fix Their Economy

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Cities should think big and creatively to better the lives of their own people, not to attract Amazon.

The Case That Trump Is a Sociopath—A Psychiatrist Speaks Out

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

A psychiatrist sounds the alarm about President Trump’s mental health.

How the Nazis Used Racist U.S. Jim Crow Laws as Model for the Making of Nazi Race Law

By Bill Moyers,

Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book that uncovers how the Nazis used Jim Crow laws as the model for their own race laws.

New Study Shows Government Massively Miscounted Killings by Police—They're So Much Higher Than We Thought

By Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian

Harvard study finds over half of deaths wrongly classified, in latest example of databases greatly undercounting police killings.

Documents Reveal Middle East Regimes Fear Food, Water, Energy Shortages

By Nafeez Ahmed, AlterNet

Governments in the Muslim world are reluctant to reveal how serious their environmental challenges really are.

The Bizarre Story of How Trump Won't Stop Claiming a Fake Renoir Painting He Owns Is Real

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

This president has a long, disturbing history of ignoring reality.

How to Combat Racial Bias: Start in Childhood

By Gail Heyman, The Conversation

Tackling the problem also requires addressing the broader social and economic factors that

Which Murders Matter in Mainstream Media? A News Anchor Reveals the Chilling Formula

By Robert H. Jordan Jr. , Prometheus Books

It's all about the give-the-viewers-what-they-want mentality: race, celebrity, wealth, sex, violence, drama, and suspense.