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8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good

Click here for reuse options! These business executives and entrepreneurs know that the future of food means not killing animals. From Silicon Valley tech moguls to business executives and entrepreneurs, these people know that the future of food means not slaughtering animals. Show More Summary

Report: Legal Marijuana Would Create One Million Jobs

If we could only get Jeff Sessions and federal marijuana prohibition out of the way.     Legal Marijuana Would Create One Million Jobs: Report Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create more than one million new jobs within the next decade, a new study says. Show More Summary

This Tweet Captures Exactly What Men Need to Understand About Where Aziz Ansari Went Wrong

A man shared his epiphany about #MeToo on Twitter, and now it's gone viral. Men, we women know these are uncomfortable times for you. Accusations of sexual misconduct and assault against Aziz Ansari have got people talking about the nuanced and confusing gray areas of consent. Show More Summary

The Trump Administration Is Planning to Rob America's Waitresses Blind

A new rule under consideration would disproportionately impact women workers. Two of the Trump administration's favorite pastimes are screwing over women and workers, whether it's dialing back Title X's application in sexual assaultShow More Summary

Did Steve Bannon Just Commit Obstruction of Justice?

A new report reveals he relayed questions from Congress to the White House in real time. The attorney for former White House political strategist Steve Bannon relayed the questions his client was being asked during Tuesday’s testimony...Show More Summary

National Park Advisory Board Members Resign Citing 'Profound Concern' with Trump Administration

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has yet to meet with the officials. Nearly the entire National Park Advisory Board resigned en masse this week out sheer frustration with the Trump administration and especially Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Show More Summary

The Department of Justice Is Considering Arresting Sanctuary City Politicians

Immigration advocates say the move poses "a serious First Amendment problem.” The Department of Justice is considering subjecting state and local officials to criminal charges if they implement or enforce so-called sanctuary policies that bar jurisdictions from cooperating with immigration authorities. Show More Summary

Trump Believes Terrorist Attack Could Save GOP in 2018: Report

The president has told advisers the mid-terms don't have to be a bloodbath. Faced with the likelihood of a “blue tsunami” in the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump is holding out hope that terrorists will attack the country, reported the Washington Post on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Democrats Score Major Upset in Wisconsin—Are Paul Ryan and Scott Walker Next?

Randy Bryce is predicting a "Bluenami" in the mid-term elections. The win by a Democrat for a state senate seat in Wisconsin's special election on Tuesday is being seen as the latest sign that traditional Republican strongholds, including...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Latest Obsession Has Its Origins in Nazi Germany

His efforts to end "chain migration" amount to ethnic cleansing on a grand scale. Donald Trump is a white supremacist. This fact has been repeatedly proven to be true by his words, deeds, thoughts, beliefs and actions. It is repetitious and tedious to chronicle what has been obvious for years, if not decades. Show More Summary

Porn Star Stormy Daniels Claims Trump Is Bad in Bed: Report

The president's lawyer denies the sexual encounter ever took place. Trump Bad in Bed, Says Porn Star Stormy Daniels: Report The plot thickens in the curious case of President Donald Trump and his alleged dalliance with porn star Stormy Daniels. Show More Summary

Jim Hightower: What's Killing America's Middle Class?

The American economy in 2018 is plutocracy in action. It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us—but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, where...Show More Summary

This GOP Congressman Could Very Well Be the Worst of Trump's Enablers

GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy, who once accused Trump of being on Putin’s payroll, is now his candyman. This won’t end well. On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, President Donald Trump visited Trump International Golf Club for his usual weekend promotional appearance at one of his properties. Show More Summary

4 Things Trump Has to Worry About When Steve Bannon Testifies

Mueller wants to know more about Jared Kushner, the Trump Tower meeting, WikiLeaks, and Pence. Donald Trump should be worried. Former Trump campaign strategist and White House adviser Steve Bannon, summoned by subpoena to testify for...Show More Summary

Emerging GOP Leader in Virginia Abruptly Quits Republican Party Because of Trump's Racism

"It has become clear to me that today's Republican Party is dominated by people who harbor deep anti-immigrant sentiments." “I’m totally out." That's what 28-year-old Republican activist Kyle McDaniel, who served on the party’s state...Show More Summary

The Secret to Wealth and Prosperity for Any Society

Making sure parents get to decide when they want to have children is a proven strategy for communities' well-being. This article was first published at Sightline.org, a regional think tank based in Seattle. Cascadia (aka America's Pacific Northwest) is known for mountains and salmon, technology and modern urban gateways to Asia. Show More Summary

What If the Bomb Warning Text Message in Hawaii Hadn’t Been a False Alarm?

America is not prepared for nuclear war. Did you even know, before last Saturday, that if the Button were pushed, the apocalypse was nigh and nuclear doom was enroute…that you would receive a text message first? Mudslides and tsunamis and Amber Alerts, sure. Show More Summary

Nazi Website Daily Stormer Is 'Designed to Target' Kids

“Our goal has to be to give this [ideology] to teenagers and even before teenagers.” The editor of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer acknowledged on a white supremacist radio show that the true purpose of the conspiracy site is to radicalize children as young as 11 into holding extremist beliefs. Show More Summary

Is Climate Change Impacting Your Mental Health?

Climate change can create stress, which can exacerbate or trigger psychological problems. We already know that climate change comes with major public health implications, like the spread of disease as climate refugees flee their homelands and live in close-packed conditions with inadequate sanitation. Show More Summary

'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties

"Business is booming at the Trump International Hotel in D.C., not because of the décor, but because corporations and foreign governments want to curry favor with the president." President Donald Trump's first year in office has been...Show More Summary

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