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Donald Trump Tweets While America's International Reputation Burns

How to build a wall and lose an empire. As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters, there was one sector of the American elite that did not share in the champagne celebration: Washington’s corps of foreign policy experts. Show More Summary

Amid Freezing Classrooms, Baltimore’s Teachers Fight to Democratize City’s Schools

When the government didn't step in, teachers organized to demand better conditions for their students. When a photograph of bundled-up students in a frigid Baltimore classroom recently spread on social media—with temperatures in schools as low as the mid-30s—the city became a focal point of public attention. Show More Summary

USA Today Editorial Board Calls Trump an 'Inveterate Liar' and Blasts Republicans for Enabling Him

"[N]o legislative priority is worth sacrificing your credibility to protect a president with so little regard for decency and honesty." "It's bad enough that the president of the United States is an inveterate liar," the Editorial Board of USA Today opens its scathing op-ed. Show More Summary

Majority of National Park Service Advisory Panel Resigns from Trump Administration

The move came after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke consistently refused to meet with them. Nine out of 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board on Tuesday quit out of “frustration” after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke refused to meet with them, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

Bannon Will Cooperate with Mueller Subpoena After Refusing to Answer House Intel Committee Questions: Report

He reportedly plans to tell the special investigator everything. Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon will not stonewall special counsel Robert Mueller like he did the House Intelligence Committee, the Daily Beast reports. Show More Summary

Zambia Responds to Trump's 'Shthole' Insult with Hilarious Tourism Ad

The rest of the world is literally laughing at us. Trump's 'Shithole' Comments Inspire Zambia Tourism Ad A prominent Zambia tourism website appears to have been inspired by President Donald Trump, launching an ad that invites tourists to "visit hole Zambia."... Show More Summary

Kamala Harris Blisters 'Racist' Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation

The Department of Homeland Security chief looked visibly uncomfortable. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sparred with Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over the president’s racist remarks — and the administration official’s apparent support for those views. Show More Summary

More Than a Third of Americans Give Trump's First Year a Resounding 'F': Poll

The country is deeply unhappy with its president. Americans aren’t happy with Donald Trump as president. While this isn’t news per se, low approval ratings may leave you wondering just why exactly most citizens are disappointed. A new poll offers something approaching an answer. Show More Summary

Robert Mueller Subpoenas Steve Bannon to Testify Before Grand Jury

The collusion probe creeps inexorably closer to the president. Former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller in a sign that the investigation is moving closer to the president. The New York Times reports that Bannon was issued a subpoena last week and it is “the first time Mr. Show More Summary

Steve Bannon Testifies Before the House Intelligence Committee

Will Democrats press the former Trump adviser over his money laundering allegations? Steve Bannon will appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning, supposedly to answer questions about his role in Trump’s campaign and any connection to Russian operatives. Show More Summary

Philip Roth Admits He Never Imagined a President as Grotesque as Trump

The acclaimed author opens up on "The Plot Against America," #MeToo and more. Published in 2004, Philip Roth's The Plot Against America imagines an alternate history in which Charles Lindbergh, the famed pilot and spokesman for the America...Show More Summary

Dick Durbin Nails Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for Misremembering Trump's 'Shthole' Remark

The entire administration has proven itself incapable of shame. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) grilled the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s racist remarks about immigration. Show More Summary

Why White Supremacists Will Never, Ever Abandon Trump

David Duke and the Daily Stormer understand the president is one of their own. Donald Trump is a white supremacist. The evidence in support of this conclusion is overwhelming. His infamous comments last Thursday suggesting that Haiti,...Show More Summary

Father Ripped from Family's Arms in Latest ICE Atrocity

"If Jorge isn't safe, no one is safe." As the brutal attack on immigrant families and communities by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress continues, the video of a husband and father being ripped from the arms of his wife and two teenage kids and deported on Monday—which happened to be Martin Luther King, Jr. Show More Summary

John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal: Report

A new report reveals who's really running the show in the Oval Office. According to a moment-by-moment report of the contentious White House meeting over immigration reform, the Washington Post is reporting that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had President Donald Trump’s ear and convinced him to scuttle a bipartisan deal on DACA. Show More Summary

Which Awful Roman Emperor Does Trump Most Resemble?

Click here for reuse options! It’s a close contest. And the winner is…. Over the last 2,000 years, the name Nero has become a synonym for a mad emperor. Nero held power in Rome from 54 to 68 CE as the supreme leader of a nation state that prided itself on its republican government. Show More Summary

Trump Appears Hell-Bent on Ending Immigration to America Altogether

Republicans have long claimed they were OK with legal immigration. Under Trump and Sessions, forget it. If you happened to take a breather over the past few days you may have missed that Donald Trump told the DACA negotiators last Thursday...Show More Summary

The 5 Worst Ways GOP Hypocrites Observed MLK Day on Twitter

Despite their zeal for slashing services so many people depend on, Republicans love to dress themselves in Dr. King's words. If the GOP was writing a Tinder profile, its hobbies would include cutting taxes for the wealthy, pretending...Show More Summary

A Powerful Anti-Capitalist Movement Is Brewing, Even in This Dark Time

Click here for reuse options! Democracy movements: fighting brutal capitalism and the culture of blame. In this tumultuous world, one thing seems certain: today’s dire threats to our democracy did not arise out of nowhere. Every culture...Show More Summary

Mike Pence Is a No-Show at MLK Ceremony

Click here for reuse options! The vice president probably knew he wouldn’t be welcome. It was a cold, cold, Martin Luther King Jr. Day down at the MLK Memorial in Washington DC on Monday morning—so cold Vice President Mike Pence couldn’t...Show More Summary

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