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I Was in Charlottesville When the Nazis Moved In—They're Coming for You Next

Alt-right rallies are planned for at least nine cities this weekend. Here's what to expect. A few blocks away, I arrived at the edge of Emancipation Park, where the rally was supposed to have taken place, to find skirmishes already underway between right-wing extremists and members of the loose alliance known as AntiFa (for anti-fascist). Show More Summary

Is Donald Trump a Nazi Sympathizer?

At the very least, he's made clear he has a real soft spot for white nationalists. While Americans have been polarized over many issues in over the last 70 years or so, if there was one thing we could truly say was a consensus position among people of all political stripes it was that Nazis were bad and that decent people shunned them. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Wonders if Trump Will Make It to the End of the Week

The "Late Show" host takes the president to task for his abhorrent Charlottesville remarks. Stephen Colbert opened Tuesday night's "Late Show" with a withering critique of President Trump's press conference earlier that day. “Even though...Show More Summary

Fox News' Charles Krauthammer Condemns Trump in No Uncertain Terms

"What Trump did today was a moral disgrace." Fox News is not exactly known for its progressive racial views, but popular conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer took to the network's airwaves Tuesday to tear into President Trump's latest remarks on Charlottesville. Show More Summary

Baltimore Takes Down Multiple Confederate Statues in the Middle of the Night

And other cities could soon be following suit. Alec MacGillis, another journalist, posted images of the Jackson and Lee statues being taken down. The Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced the creation of a special commission to review all of Baltimore’s Confederate statues and historical assets in June 2015. Show More Summary

Michael Moore Comes Out and Says It—if You Support Trump, You're a Racist

"You are culpable White America, I'm sorry." Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday didn’t mince words when discussing Donald Trump’s free-wheeling press conference that equated neo-Nazi’s with anti-fascist protestors, arguing that the president is a racist—and so is anyone who supports him. Show More Summary

Why the GOP Sides With the Klan and the Nazis

Click here for reuse options! If you can’t win on issues, you win on racism. Why is it that the president and the vast majority of Republican elected officials are refusing to refer to the white Christian neo-nazis who committed mayhem...Show More Summary

Trump May Actually Have Millions of Americans Hypnotized, Expert Says

Maybe it's not just distraction tactics, but actual mind control. What kind of a joke is Donald Trump playing on America? Six months into his presidency, some believe there may not be a master scheme, conspiracy, or trick of puppeteering at all. Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates: With a Racist in the White House, the Bloodshed in Charlottesville Was Predictable

Racism is baked into the foundation of America. The nation continues to grapple with the fallout from this weekend’s violence after a Nazi sympathizer drove into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19. Show More Summary

What It's Like to Protest Trump Nearly 7 Months After His Disastrous Presidency Began

Click here for reuse options! Thousands converge on the streets of New York City to demonstrate their disapproval of the president. Veronica hadn’t attended a protest or rally since Donald Trump was elected president. That changed on...Show More Summary

U.S. Wind and Solar Boom Helped Prevent 12,700 Deaths in a Single Year

A new study gives us further reason to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley gives us further reason to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. According...Show More Summary

4 North Korea Flashpoints That Could Trigger Nuclear War Later This Month

Click here for reuse options! Trump’s rhetoric makes a bad situation more dangerous. President Trump’s threat to deliver "fire and fury" to North Korea has not only set his own Cabinet scrambling to clarify what he means, but it has also increased the odds of miscalculation that could lead to a catastrophic military conflict. Show More Summary

CNN 'Analyst' Michael Weiss Hosted Anti-Muslim Rally with Far-Right Hate Queen Pamela Geller

From Muslim-bashing neocon operative to CNN’s Syria and Russia “expert,” it’s been a long, strange trip for Weiss. CNN terminated its contract on June 4 with Reza Aslan, the popular religion pundit, bestselling author and host of the network’s recently released show Believer. Show More Summary

Helen Mirren Politely, Completely Rips Ivanka Trump

She's called out Trump many times before, but now she has words for Ivanka. Helen Mirren is not one to keep her mouth shut, especially when it comes to the Trump administration. Most notably, she promised to be the “nastiest of all nasty...Show More Summary

Trump Freely Defends White Supremacists, Claims 'Both Sides' to Blame for Charlottesville

The president also refused to call white nationalist James Fields Jr. a terrorist. President Donald Trump on Tuesday clashed with reporters over his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia attack, during an extraordinary press conference at Trump Tower. Show More Summary

Stephen Bannon Faces 'Internal Exile' in Trump's White House—and Could Get Booted This Friday: Report

Bannon is blamed for Trump’s failure to condemn white nationalists and neo-Nazis after the violence in Charlottesville. Stephen Bannon, the chief political strategist for President Donald Trump, could be the next White House official to get the boot — and sources claim he could be removed from his position by this Friday. Show More Summary

'I Can't Believe It Just Happened': Fox News Host on the Verge of Tears Over Trump's 'Disgusting' Presser

That it’s “controversial” to call Nazis bad people, Timpf said, made her want to laugh and cry and equal measure. President Donald Trump’s comments that “there’s blame on both sides” in the deadly violence at Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally were so shocking, even Fox News hosts are freaking out about it. Show More Summary

How Marijuana May Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

Successful treatment "reinforces the potential role of cannabinoids in the field of oncology." In what is being heralded as a breakthrough for cancer research, GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday positive results from a study using a combination of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer. Show More Summary

'Wow, That Was Something Else': Incredulous Jake Tapper Amazed by Trump's 'Stunning' Press Conference

Trump has astonished everyone with his inability to condemn the acts of hate by white nationalists in Charlottesville. CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday reacted in shock to Donald Trump’s incredible press conference, wherein the president insisted “both sides” were to blame for the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Show More Summary

Spare Us Your Sober Monologue About Trump and Charlottesville, Jimmy Fallon

The "Tonight Show" host helped normalize a white supremacist. It's a little late for condemnation now. Google “Jimmy Fallon + Trump” today, and you're bound to find fawning reviews of "The Tonight Show" host’s atypically sober remarks...Show More Summary

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