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Trump Gets Worse Every Day: After a Week of Fiasco, Even Republicans Know Impeachment Could Be in the Cards

Cracks appear in the GOP façade as the news keeps getting more devastating for Trump. How long can he last? Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president last November, many of the billionaire’s critics tried to convince themselves...Show More Summary

Cornel West and Bill Maher Have Screaming Match About Trump, Hillary and Bernie

West, a prominent backer of Sen. Bernie Sanders, insisted that the Vermont independent could have won the election. Friday night, HBO Real Time host Bill Maher went toe-to-toe with professor and social activist Cornel West over the 2016...Show More Summary

6 Things Trump Does Not Understand About His Job

Mistaking the presidency for a personal business has delivered the Trump White House into failure. For President Trump's admirers, his disregard for the traditional ways of Washington is just his way of getting things done. “To the new...Show More Summary

I've Been Fantasizing About Trump's Political Demise Since January, But the Activist in Me Knows It's Bigger Than That

The movement to impeach Trump must be grounded in a larger project to reverse the right-wing agenda. Like many Americans, I have been fantasizing since Jan. 20, 2017, about Donald Trump’s presidency coming to a quick and dirty halt, ideally of his own doing. Show More Summary

5 of the Most Destructive Right-Wing Supreme Court Decisions in American History

There are many, but these are a doozy. When ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016, many on the left and center heaved a huge sigh of relief. Barack Obama was the sitting president who would be nominating his successor, perhaps bringing us a liberal dominated court and killing the constant threats of overturning Roe v. Show More Summary

Trump Boasted of Firing 'Nut Job' James Comey to Russian Ambassador

President told Russia's Sergey Lavrov that with Comey gone, a "great pressure" had lifted. In a White House meeting earlier this month, President Donald Trump told the Russian ambassador to the United States that his abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey was going to remove a “great pressure” on his ability to do his job. Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: America Poses a Unique Threat to World Safety

Trump's brinkmanship is nothing new. Time and again, the U.S. has abandoned diplomacy for violence. Shortly before North Korea completed its latest missile test launch, Noam Chomsky sat with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman to examine some of the tensions that have been simmering between the U.S. Show More Summary

Jailed for a Facebook Post: How U.S. Police Target Critics With Arrest and Prosecution

Felony case is part of what civil rights campaigners say is a disturbing trend of arresting users over innocuous political messages that constitute free speech. Robert Peralta’s life was derailed by a single Facebook comment. When the...Show More Summary

Have You Seen George W.’s Paintings? They're Missing Something Important

The former president is painting veterans wounded in the war he started. But what about Iraqis? eorge W. Bush has been on something of a public relations tour recently, showcasing paintings he’s done since leaving office. The tour seems...Show More Summary

Leaked Trump Education Budget Massively Feeds School Privatization at the Expense of Traditional Public Schools

Cuts aid to low-income students, transfer funds from public schools to charters and vouchers, increase student loan costs. The vision of “education reform” coming from the Trump administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos entails...Show More Summary

The Devious Aim of Trump's Trip to Saudi Arabia

Here comes the first test of Trump's "diplomacy" in the Middle East. Donald Trump sets off on Friday to create the fantasy of an Arab Nato. There will be dictators aplenty to greet him in Riyadh, corrupt autocrats and thugs and torturers and head choppers. Show More Summary

Did Trump Commit High Crimes and Misdemeanors?

The old adage that the cover-up is worse than the crime may once again prove true. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has responded to the crescendo of outrage by appointing former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to...Show More Summary

6 Ways People Are Consuming Marjiuana Without Smoking It

There are alternatives to inhaling burning plant matter. Smoking it is traditionally the way we've consumed marijuana, but lighting a plant on fire and inhaling the results isn't everybody's favorite activity. In fact, smokers of anything are increasingly shunned because of the noxious fumes and odors. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has Casually Pushed the Pause Button on My Life and Aspirations

Life, liberty, and the American dream. I never imagined it would be this frightening. Or this difficult. Living in the shadows, unable to see my parents drive our car without fear, or to apply for jobs, all because we lack a nine-digit identification number. Show More Summary

Roger Ailes: No One Did More to Debase U.S. Politics

A reflection on Roger Ailes' influence in America. Roger Ailes, the man who pioneered “alternative facts,” is dead. During the first five years of Fox News—which was built almost single-handedly by Ailes’ genius—I was a regular on-air contributor/panelist there. Show More Summary

Why Is One of the Bluest States in the Country Reinstating the Death Penalty?

A recent vote in the Delaware House is just the latest evidence Democrats aren't up to the challenge at hand. The volatility of the Trump administration has energized liberals and progressives for the first time since 2008, readying them for a fight to take back the House, governors’ mansions and state legislatures across the country. Show More Summary

Trump and the GOP's Relentless Assault on Immigrants Could Come Back to Haunt Them

A powerful protest movement and activist network is stirring. Immigrant rights advocates say that despite the cloud of fear hanging over communities in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, there is also a growing and increasingly...Show More Summary

The FBI's Russia Investigation Now Includes a White House Official 'Close to the President': Report

Former Trump aides Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort have already been named in the probe. The federal probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives has expanded to include a current White House official, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

Trump Boasted About Firing 'Nut Job' Comey to Russian Officials: Report

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has not disputed its accuracy. A new bombshell report claims that during his meeting with Russian government officials last week, President Donald Trump boasted to them that he had just fired former...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Republicans Don't Give a Damn About Their Country or Its Constitution

The GOP won't move against Trump any time soon, warns the New York Times columnist. Last week, Donald Trump unceremoniously axed his FBI director amidst an active investigation into his adminstration's alleged ties to Russia. On Tuesday,...Show More Summary

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