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Hundreds Protest Betsy DeVos Ahead of ALEC Speech in Denver

The ALEC meeting comes just a week after the education secretary's talks with men's rights activists. Hundreds of protesters descended on the Colorado Statehouse on Wednesday, one day ahead of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' speech at the annual American Legislative Exchange Council meeting in Denver. Show More Summary

These Right-Wing Moguls Are on the Brink of Completing a Transformative Media Coup

The Smiths don't have the name recognition of a Rupert Murdoch, but they're no less dangerous. According to Sinclair Broadcasting Group, it's doing a service to its viewers by requiring the many local TV news stations it owns to air unabashedly...Show More Summary

Wait, Is Trump Losing Fox News?

He still has Hannity, but the network's support for the president appears to be eroding. Fox News remains President Trump's favorite news channel, and Sean Hannity his single greatest champion. But mounting criticism from the latter's Fox co-anchors this week suggests the network's support for the president may be eroding. Show More Summary

6 Ways Trump Is Dismantling the Country Without Passing a Single Piece of Legislation

It may take years to fully assess the damage wrought by this administration. Business and the economy Given all that Donald Trump promised the business world during his bombastic campaign it’s tempting to dismiss the president’s first six months with a “meh”. Show More Summary

WATCH: Al Franken Breaks Down in Tears Describing the Impact of Government Aid on His Own Family

"They tell you in this country you have to pick yourself up by your bootstraps. First you have to have the boots." Why is Minnesota Sen. Al Franken a Democrat? During a discussion about his new memoir, Al Franken: Giant of the Senate, with Judge...Show More Summary

When Will Republicans Turn on Trump? It's Happening Already

With his health care bill in shambles and a special investigation looming, the president has never been more isolated. At some point, congressional Republicans will entirely abandon President Donald Trump. How do we know this? If you look closely, you’ll notice that it’s already happening. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Celebrates the Ignominious Defeat of Trumpcare as Only He Can

"It is hard to overstate the level of failure here." After Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mike Lee (R-UT) declared their opposition to Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan, the looming collapse of the bill became evident. Sure enough, Senate...Show More Summary

WATCH: Chris Christie Lustily Booed After Catching Foul Ball at Baseball Game

Mets fans let the New Jersey Governor hear it Tuesday night. WATCH: Chris Christie catches foul ball at Mets game, gets booed Chris Christie caught a foul ball at Citi Field, then got heavily booed and dunked on by a dopey play-by-play guy -- Chase Woodruff (@dcwoodruff) July 19, 2017 NEW YORK -- St. Show More Summary

Don Jr. and Eric Are 'Miserable'—and Can't Wait for White House Nightmare to End, Friends Say

Both are reportedly counting the days until their father's presidency is over. President Donald Trump’s family is reportedly not enjoying their father’s term in the White House. According to a new report in People Magazine, friends of the Trump family revealed the president’s sons Don Jr. Show More Summary

Why Not Call It Treason?

Team Trump's actions fit the commonsense and legal definition of betrayal of country. When treason became a Washington buzzword, the pushback came fast and furious. Donald Trump’s meeting with a Russian government attorney, a Russian...Show More Summary

Challenge Sam Harris for His Bigotry and Like Any Cult Leader, He'll Say He's Been Misunderstood

He's called Islam the "motherlode of bad ideas." If you have ever gone online to criticize renowned New Atheist Sam Harris for any of his baseless assertions or wrong-headed arguments, you risk finding yourself on the receiving end of hundreds of tweets claiming you have misquoted him, misunderstand him, or read him out of context. Show More Summary

The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan to Hijack American Democracy

A Q&A with author Nancy MacLean about the elusive James McGill Buchanan. Author Nancy MacLean has unearthed a stealth ideologue of the American right. Her book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan...Show More Summary

Trump Has a Who's Who of Vote Suppressors Working to Keep the GOP in Majority in 2018

Proponents of restricting registration and voting by overly policing the process. On Wednesday, some of the most notorious Republican voter suppressors will be sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence for the White House’s ludicrously named Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Show More Summary

It Looks Like Key Trump Ally Wall Street Journal Has Had It With Him

The Wall Street Journal hits Trump and suggests he release everything, from phone calls to taxes. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, a champion of American conservatism, is fed up with their Republican president. The Journal published...Show More Summary

Don't Text Your Ex: Inside the Booming Industry of 'Breakup Experts'

The unpleasant work of dumping or being dumped has turned into a booming cottage industry that stands as a very clear response to our modern world. In 2015, months after a breakup with his long-term partner, Adam (not his real name) found himself stuck. Show More Summary

Remembering the Great Essayist and Activist Clancy Sigal

The best way to celebrate his life is to organize resistance to Trump and to read his books. Writer Clancy Sigal died Monday night at 91. At any given time, I have 10 to 12 used paperback copies of his autobiographical novel Going Away on my bookshelf at home. Show More Summary

Meet Your New Neighborhood Loan Sharks

Veterans of the Contract Buyers League hit the doors again. Mike Gallagher double-checks the address on his smartphone and walks up the cement steps of the brick two-story house on Detroit’s west side. He rings the doorbell, and after waiting a minute knocks loudly on the door. Show More Summary

WATCH: California Cop Grabs Woman Selling Flowers by the Hair and Slams Her Into the Pavement

The officers are under investigation, but it remains to be seen whether they will face consequences. Police officers in Riverside County, California, are being investigated after a video surfaced on social media that showed them throwing a Spanish-speaking woman to the ground while she was trying to sell flowers. Show More Summary

Is Putin's Russia the Critical Threat Americans Believe It to Be?

While Russia has certainly caused mischief for Washington and Europe, negotiation and compromise with Putin isn't appeasement. At least four U.S. intelligence agencies agree that evidence shows the Russian government hacked the Democratic National Committee and waged a campaign to influence voters in 2016. Show More Summary

3 Ways Climate Change Will Have Unequal Economic Impacts Across U.S.

Poor people of color will experience the worst of it. Reprinted with permission of For more news from a racial justice perspective, sign up to receive weekly Colorlines Direct. A recent study confirms what many have known: Climate change won’t impact all U.S. Show More Summary

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