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

The situation is urgent and letters on being out of control. Iraqi security forces and Iranian-backed militias are preparing to attack Kirkuk in a bid to punish Iraqi Kurds who support independence. The United States must not allow Iraqi Kurds to be slaughtered, nor can it allow a war between anti-ISIS coalition members. Show More Summary

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

Cities should think big and creatively to better the lives of their own people, not to attract Amazon. Amazon says it’s going to build a new headquarters. It's calling it HQ2, and plans on sinking $5 billion into its construction and operation. Show More Summary

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

Psychiatrist Lance Dodes sounds the alarm about President Donald Trump’s mental health. As president of the United States, Donald Trump is one of the most observed and commented upon people in the world. Unfortunately, his time in public...Show More Summary

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

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. To get to the core of race in America today, read this  new book  by James Whitman. Show More Summary

Documents Reveal Middle East Regimes Fear Food, Water, Energy Shortages (EXCLUSIVE)

Governments of the Muslim world are not ready to how serious their environmental and resource challenges really are This article was produced in partnership with AlterNet and Insurge Intelligence. Learn more about Nafeez Ahmed and how to support his work. Show More Summary

How to Combat Racial Bias: Start in Childhood

Tackling the problem also requires addressing the broader social and economic factors that Racial bias can seem like an intractable problem. Psychologists and other social scientists have had difficulty finding effective ways to counter it – even among people who say they support a fairer, more egalitarian society. Show More Summary

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

It's all about the give-the-viewers-what-they-want mentality: race, celebrity, wealth, sex, violence, drama, and suspense. The following is an excerpt from the new book Murder in the News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime by Robert H. Show More Summary

White House Tries to Literally Cross Out Trump's Claim He Met the 'President' of the Virgin Islands

There's one little problem with that ridiculous claim. President Donald Trump told the Values Voter Summit audience on Friday that he met with the “president of the Virgin Islands.” There's one little problem with that. Trump is the president of the Virgin Islands, because the islands are a U.S. Show More Summary

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

Click here for reuse options! This president has a long, disturbing history of ignoring reality. Biographer Tim O’Brien told Vanity Fair an amazing anecdote about how President Donald Trump owns a Renoir print and straight-up refuses to acknowledge it's not the original painting. Show More Summary

'South Park' Tackles Hypocrisy of Facebook Users Being Anti-Fake News and Critical of Tech Titans

If you give a Zuckerberg a personal data cookie... Even if you don't normally watch "South Park," you might want to check out week's episode, "Franchise Prequel." (Yes, you can jump into it even if you're unfamiliar with the show's characters...Show More Summary

Robert Reich: Trump and Weinstein

What, if any, is the difference between these two predators? Let me explain. Donald Trump weighed in on the scandal engulfing movie mogul and Democratic funder Harvey Weinstein, accused by multiple women of sexual harassment (Weinstein has been fired from his company). Show More Summary

Democratic Strategist Says Extreme Right-Wing Evangelical Christians 'Made a Deal with the Devil'

Click here for reuse options! These voters sold their souls for political gain. Democratic strategist Maria Cardona told CNN's Don Lemon that Evangelical voters are embracing the devil by choosing to support President Donald Trump. The...Show More Summary

If Trump’s a 'Moron,' He’s the GOP’s Moron

Republicans have egged on high-speed race to the intellectual bottom for decades. Trump’s just the logical result. In the sixteenth century, the French called venereal disease the “pox of Naples,” blaming unclean Italians for the spread of the sexually transmitted infection. Show More Summary

Chris Hayes Can't Take It Anymore When This Trump-Supporting Congressman Starts Lying About Health Care

Click here for reuse options! The representative obviously doesn't believe his own spin. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) got more than he bargained for during a Friday MSNBC interview with Chris Hayes to discuss health care. The congressman dishonestly tried to claim that severe recent premium spikes are part of a pattern that's been occuring for years. Show More Summary

Watch Amy Goodman Grill Evasive Julian Assange Over His Connections to Trump Pal Roger Stone

Assange claims Stone is "trolling" the Democrats. In what grew to be a contentious interview with Julian Assange, Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman grilled the Wikileaks founder over his connections to the Trump campaign via Trump associate Roger Stone. Show More Summary

Is the 25th Amendment a Solution to Trump Madness?

And maybe Mike Pence's lifeline for 2020? The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for the succession of power when the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office." It empowers the vice president...Show More Summary

I Have Tasted the Future of Fake Meat: Amazingly, It Did Not Suck

Even die-hard meat lovers may love the vegan Impossible Burger. I have tasted the future of fake meat. Amazingly, it did not suck. It's been a year since the Impossible Burger finally made its debut, after five years of buzz. From the...Show More Summary

A Lot of Women Don’t Think Consent Can Be Withdrawn During Sex

Data suggests these women don't live in areas where conversations are happening around consent. When it comes to most Americans’ understanding of rape, we’re living in a more enlightened time than just a few years ago. Conversations around consent are commonplace, especially on college campuses where young women are most vulnerable to sexual assault. Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs Is Hijacking Our Government For Profit and More Inequality

How former Goldman Sachs employees are using their high-level government jobs to push an agenda that would boost the bank's profits—at the expense of the rest of us. Goldman Sachs has been a conspicuous presence at the scene of one disaster after another in the past half century. Show More Summary

Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on Duty to Warn: Trump's 'Relation to Reality' Is Dangerous to Us All

Duty to Warn is a group of concerned psychiatrists and psychologists who are concerned about Trump's "unraveling." As Vanity Fair reports some of President Trump’s closest aides and advisers say he is “unstable” and “unraveling,” and...Show More Summary

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