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Our Identities and Political Thinking Are Formed in Our Free Time, Which Is Constantly Shrinking

We get our deepest and most important thinking done in solitude in our free time. But that condition is less and less available to us. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Aesthetic Imperative: Writings on Art by Peter Sloterdijk...Show More Summary

Officer's First Question to Immigrant in Accident: 'You Illegal?'

In Trump's America, only citizens get help from the police. Instead of offering to help a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a Florida police officer quizzed him on his immigration status. Univision first reported the story after obtaining the officer’s body camera footage. Show More Summary

Georgia Civil War Museum Shuts Down Rather Than Surrender Its Confederate Flags

Museum curators blame political correctness run amok. Rather than comply with a request to remove Confederate flags from public property, a Civil War museum in Georgia is shutting down. In a Facebook message, board members of the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum lamented that the venue will shutter on June 1. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Jump to Defend Montana Candidate After He Assaults a Reporter

After Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Congress in Montana, was charged with assaulting a journalist, some right-wing media figures and outlets immediately came to his defense, attacking the reporter as a “hack." MontanaShow More Summary

Reince Priebus Is 'Nervous' Comey Will Drop Another 'Damning' Memo—or That Trump Might 'Blurt It Out'

White House officials are starting to realize the Russia probe, and fallout over the administration’s attempts to push back against the investigation, isn’t going away. Reince Priebus could be the next Trump administration official implicated in what appears to be a White House cover-up. Show More Summary

Defense Attorney Arrested for Telling Rape Victim She Would Be Deported by Trump If She Testified

“You know how things are with Trump’s laws now; someone goes to court, and boom, they get taken away." A defense attorney in Baltimore has been arrested after he allegedly told a rape victim that the Trump administration would have her deported if she testified against his client. Show More Summary

GOP Obamacare Repeal Would Kick 23 Million Off Health Insurance and Give Trillion-Dollar Tax Cut to People Who Don't Need It

The hardest hit will be people 55 and above not yet on Medicare. The American Health Care Act is even worse than Democrats warned from the floor of the House last month when they fell one vote short of blocking Paul Ryan’s bill that was marketed as Obamacare-repeal legislation but was mostly a tax cut for the rich. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Gives Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Epic Lesson on American Inequality

"The wealthiest family in America gets a $52 billion tax break [while] you cut Medicaid and you cut programs for kids.” Shortly after the Trump administration unveiled its controversial budget proposal for 2018, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)...Show More Summary

Trump's Latest Disastrous Raid Kills More Civilians in Yemen While U.S. Media Obediently Echoes the Pentagon

A human rights group exposes the bloodbath. The latest U.S. military raid in Yemen was yet another disaster, resulting in the deaths of at least five civilians and the wounding of six more, according to a human rights group and sources in Yemen interviewed by Reuters. Show More Summary

Colbert Rebukes Trump's $2 Trillion Error With 'Basic Math Lesson'

The Trump administration's 2018 budget is horrifyingly flawed. As if cutting $1 billion for cancer research wasn't bad enough, President Trump's 2018 budget proposal, unveiled Tuesday, is based on a massive error—of approximately $2 trillion. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Simply Can't Be Trusted: His Brag About Nuclear Subs Is Only the Latest Example

Now we learn Trump dished about possible nuclear war with the unstable Philippine president. What will be next? Has there ever been a more indiscreet world leader than Donald Trump? We knew in the campaign that he had a big mouth when...Show More Summary

Republican Candidate Charged With Assault After 'Body-Slamming' Guardian Reporter

Audio of Greg Gianforte attacking Ben Jacobs corroborated by Fox News journalists in the room, who described candidate ‘slamming him to the ground.' The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Says He Was Advised Not to Mention Russia Meetings

Trump's attorney general insists he was following the FBI when he omitted it from his security clearance check. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is again under fire for concealing his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The...Show More Summary

Why—and How—Is Trump's Base Still Loyal to a Guy Who Is a Proven Disaster?

Trump supporters haven't been swayed by empathy or appeals to logic. After all the lies, contradictions, hypocrisy, flip-flops, gaffes, unforced errors, self-pity, insults, provocations, threats, bullying, betrayals, disappointments,...Show More Summary

Trump Would Sell Off America's Energy Resources for a Pittance, Like Russia Did to Create Its Oligarchs

For sale: oil reserves, mineral rights, power lines. Maybe President Trump can’t help himself, but his 2018 budget and executive orders could lead to some of the biggest land grabs since America’s Teapot Dome scandal in the 1920s and Russia’s natural resource giveaways that created many oligarchs in the 1990s. Show More Summary

Sean Hannity Calls Himself the Victim as Evidence Emerges That Seth Rich Was Not the WikiLeaks Source

Besieged by "liberal fascism," Hannity has been on a tear since Rich's family asked him to drop the conspiracy. A manic Sean Hannity portrayed himself as a martyr of “liberal fascism” Wednesday morning, hours after the Fox News host addressed the debunked conspiracy theory surrounding the murder of Seth Rich on his nightly program. Show More Summary

Three New Scientific Studies That Debunk Conventional Marijuana Myths

These peer-reviewed studies lay waste to years of pot propaganda. Fear-mongering headlines claiming that marijuana use causes birth defects, heart-attacks, and psychosis are common in the mainstream media. But newly published scientific...Show More Summary

Why the Manchester Bombing Is Likely Tied to West's Endless Mideast Wars

And Trump's cozying up to Saudi Arabia is only making it worse. In Britain, nearly 4,000 soldiers have been deployed to support local police departments in the wake of a suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured dozens at a concert on Monday night. Show More Summary

5 Reminders of How Dark It Is That Trump Is Cozying Up with the Murderous President of the Philippines

The strongman has boasted about killing in cold blood and even likened himself to Hitler. On April 29, President Trump made a highly controversial phone call to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, an authoritarian strongman whose daily executions have become a hallmark of his brutal regime. Show More Summary

Fox News Is Sinking Along with Trump

Network slips behind MSNBC, CNN in key demo during prime time. When Fox News architect Roger Ailes died last Thursday, one of the common threads through the coverage of his career was the ratings success he produced at the conservative news channel. Show More Summary

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