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Why 'South Park' Is Perfectly Armed to Fight the Alt-Right

The satirical cartoon has a perfect chance to turn around and bite the trollish right-wing hand that feeds it. “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are harboring a dirty secret: Much of their audience, the 18- to 34-year-old demographic, overlaps with a certain young, male, white slice of President Donald Trump’s base. Show More Summary

‘Incapable of Serving Safely as President’: More Mental Health Experts Question Trump’s Stability

Is Trump mentally unfit to be president? There is a long-standing rule self-imposed rule among psychiatrists who are members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA): mental health of political figures they have not personally evaluated should not be declared publicly. Show More Summary

John McCain and the Sunday Talk Shows Were Eerily Quiet About a Last-Ditch Effort to Repeal Obamacare

Is repeal-and-replace bill dead or should we still be worried? With the clock ticking toward a September 30 deadline for the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act using reconcilliation, which only requires 50 votes, John McCain and the Sunday morning news shows were strangely silent on the last-ditch Graham-Cassidy bill. Show More Summary

‘This Is Going to Be Earth-Shattering’: Trump Aide Michael Cohen to Testify Before Senate on Tuesday

Cohen’s name came up repeatedly in emails between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, which...Show More Summary

White People Don't Deserve Any Special Credit for Calling Out White Supremacy

It's encouraging that Miss Texas spoke out against Trump's response to white supremacy. But why does it stand out? In today’s America, effusive — and often undeserved — praise is heaped upon white folks who publicly condemn racism. During...Show More Summary

In the Field With Yazidi Fighters, Tales of Genocide at ISIS's Hands and More Conflict to Come

Click here for reuse options! Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run PMF in droves, and see a new war on the horizon. SINJAR, IRAQ—On a Sunday afternoon in mid-August under the baking Iraqi sun, 980 Yazidi soldiers marched in formation at a military camp south of Sinjar mountain. Show More Summary

How Climate Change Hurricanes Are Rapidly Accelerating the Militarization of America

Despite their reluctance to speak publicly about the environment, top officials in the Pentagon are painfully aware of the problem at hand. Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were hurriedly dispatched to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Show More Summary

If Pot Is Legal in Your State, Shouldn't That Mean You're Allowed to Grow It at Home?

If there's no home cultivation, it's hard to call it legalization. Eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and of those, only Washington does not allow people to grow their own pot plants. But that could be about to change. Show More Summary

How Factory Farming Is Driving the Sixth Mass Extinction (Video)

Forests that are home to endangered animals are being cleared to grow feed crops for livestock at factory farms. According to University of Texas at Austin professor Raj Patel, an expert in ecology and food systems, our demand for meat is driving the sixth mass extinction. Show More Summary

College in the U.S. Is More Expensive Than in Any Other Country in the World

Higher education costs in this country are out of control. The price of a college degree is more expensive in America than anywhere else in the world, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Show More Summary

Trump Leaves CNN Panel Dumbfounded with a Tweet that Shows Him Hitting Hillary Clinton with a Golfball

The president retweeted the upsetting video on Sunday. Pundits on CNN were caught speechless on Sunday after President Donald Trump retweeted a video of him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golfball. “The president of the United States retweeted that this morning,” CNN host John King noted. Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates Demonstrates How Racism Helps Trump

There's a simple test to assess it. Celebrated author Ta-Nehisi Coates joined MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to talk about racism in the era of President Donald Trump. “It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true—his ideology...Show More Summary

More Protests Expected in St. Louis Over Acquittal of White Police Officer in Killing of a Black Man

Police arrest dozens amid weekend of protest over acquittal of Jason Stockley, as former officer says he’s ‘not the guy’ to blame in black man’s death. Demonstrators were expected to reconvene near St. Louis on Sunday afternoon for a...Show More Summary

Our Country Has Gotten So Scary, I Don't Think I Can Live in Denial Anymore

Ignoring climate change, white supremacy and North Korea only make these problems worse. Denial just ain’t what it used to be. Maybe it’s just me, but as recent news has delivered one gut punch after another, I'm feeling like magical thinking has lost its mojo. Show More Summary

Why Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Is Just a Bunch of Clowns

Vote-suppression specialist Kris Kobach, investigating a problem that doesn't exist, is flailing desperately. It’s pretty much beyond dispute at this point that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election in a number of different ways. Show More Summary

Forget the Confederate Statues for a Second, Where Are All the Monuments to America's Progressive Heroes?

Those who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country often go unacknowledged. The current controversy over whether to dismantle statues of some prominent Confederate figures is a battle over whom we admire and consider as heroes. Show More Summary

The Wage Gap Between Black and White Workers Is Even Worse Today Than It Was After the Civil Rights Movement

Even though the median American income is up, black Americans aren’t getting their fair share. Here's some economic good news and bad news. The good news is: the median American household income is up, the highest it’s been since pre-recession 2007. Show More Summary

Don't Believe Whole Foods—There's Nothing 'Humane' About Its Meat

Animals are a far second to the profit motive. Whole Foods goes further that any other major grocer to advertise its alleged humane treatment of animals. Consumers are confronted with mountains of marketing materials praising the happy lives of the animals raised on the farms who produce the products that line Whole Foods’ shelves. Show More Summary

Listen: What Hitler and the Nazis Learned from American Racism

On this Chauncey DeVega Show podcast: Troubling parallels between Trump, Hitler, and Charlottesville. The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show featuresShow More Summary

7 Good Things That Happen Every Time You Decide to Buy Local

Shopping local will help you live longer—and better. In times like these (Donald Trump, the climate crisis, environmental degradation, police brutality, etc.), it’s natural to feel a need to do something. But what? It’s easy to donate online to any one of hundreds of organizations. Show More Summary

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