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At Least 30 Countries Use Social Media to Influence Elections Across the World

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report. The governments of 30 countries around the globe are using armies of so called opinion shapers to meddle in elections, advance anti-democratic agendas and repress their citizens, a new report shows. Show More Summary

A Hotel for Anti-Trump Protesters Is Coming to D.C.

Click here for reuse options! There is good reason to be skeptical about its founder. The resistance will have a juice bar and cost $200-$300 a night.  From the first anti-Trump protests erupting the day after the 2016 election, the bottom-feeders of America contemplated how to make activism lucrative. Show More Summary

Judging Janus: A Timeline of the Right’s War on Workers

A Supreme Court case that could topple the power of California’s unions has been a perfect storm gathering for 40 years. "The fight waged against unionism today is no less bitter than it was 50 years ago,” wrote Clarence Darrow in 1904. Show More Summary

WATCH: Dem Lawmaker Nails Jeff Sessions With His Own Comments on Selective Forgetting

New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries is not buying any of Sessions' excuses. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) nailed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday by cornering him about his own past statements about people who selectively forget details about past conversations. Show More Summary

How the Saudi Plot to Topple the Lebanese Government Backfired

Lebanon has suddenly woken up to what it’s like to be united—against the Saudis. The Saudis may be holding the Lebanese Prime Minister hostage but their apparent plan to topple the Beirut government has gloriously backfired. Far from...Show More Summary

Why Science Says You Should Be Reading Small Independent Media

While trust in corporate news has gone down over the past few years, trust in independent news is strong. Google, Facebook, and Twitter were hauled in front of Congress this month to explain how Russian bots were able to spread fake news on their platforms. Show More Summary

Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study

Use of the Amazonian concoction is associated with less problematic alcohol and drug use, and better mental health and cognitive functioning.     Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study Ayahuasca, a psychedelic traditionally...Show More Summary

The Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light

Click here for reuse options! No other foreign state enjoys such unabashed, high-level political support. The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain’s international aid minister last week after holding secret...Show More Summary

A Brief History of Anal Sex

Click here for reuse options! Bringing you up to date on a human tradition. In 2012, Vice published an opinion piece titled Why Girls Should Only Have Anal Sex. In 2015, Cosmo pumped out an article detailing the best sex positions to try during anal adventures. Show More Summary

Pistols in Preschools: As Michigan Debates Looser Gun Laws, Educators are on Edge

A proposed law would allow guns into schools, daycare centers and preschools. Just days after the mass shooting at a Texas church, the Michigan Senate voted to allow people to carry guns in schools, churches, daycare centers, preschools and hospitals. Show More Summary

This Is How Desperate Trump Has Grown for Anything He Can Call a 'Win'

A new report suggests the president begged Vietnam to purchase U.S. military equipment. President Donald Trump reportedly begged the Vietnamese government to buy American military equipment because he needed “quick wins” ahead of upcoming elections. Show More Summary

That Time Roy Moore Refused to Convict a Child Molester Who Abused a 4-Year-Old

The Alabama Republican has made no secret of his views on sexual assault. Roy Moore has had a month or so to forget. Last week, the Washington Post broke the news that he sexually pursued a 14-year-old girl back when he was in his 30s. Show More Summary

Is There Irrefutable Evidence of the Trump Campaign's Collusion with Russia?

Watergate prosecutors believe it's just a matter of Mueller uncovering it. There is definitive proof of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election — and it exists in the email inboxes of Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, Hope Hicks and others. Show More Summary

George F. Will Offers a Ringing Endorsement of Alabama Democrat Doug Jones

The conservative columnist could barely mask his contempt for his own party. Whoa.  Here we have an old fashioned Republican not only decrying the likes of Trump and Moore, but actually ENDORSING A DEMOCRAT. This is a beautiful editorial...Show More Summary

Mike Pence Can't Keep His Lies Straight, and It's Starting to Catch Up with Him

Does the VP expect us to believe he knew nothing of Don Jr.'s contact with Wikileaks? It's time for another round of "Is Mike Pence actually as incompetent as he looks, or is he just a liar?" On Monday, the Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe published the details of a series of Twitter direct messages between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: The GOP Could Create a Plutocracy That Lasts a Generation

The Trump tax plan is an all-out assault on working Americans. According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, a staggering 45 percent of voters support the GOP's latest proposal to overhaul the American tax system. While theShow More Summary

Richard Spencer's Former Classmate Confirms He's Always Been a Monster

"If there was one thing that united us, it was that we hated [his] guts.” A decade ago, New Zealander Julie Hill was briefly friends with the alt-right’s main meme, Richard Spencer. That friendship ended as quickly as it began, HillShow More Summary

Roy Moore Backer Likens Molestation to Stealing a Lawnmower in Horrifying Interview

Conservatives defenses of the Alabama Republican grow more deplorable by the day. A stunning CNN panel discussion with Brooke Baldwin found Brandon Mosely of the Alabama Political Reporter, a backer of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, attempting to minimize accusations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old. Show More Summary

Alabama Locals Say Roy Moore Was Banned from Mall for Harassing Teen Girls

He reportedly couldn't visit the YMCA either. While the active ban list for Alabama's Gadsden Mall doesn't have records going back into the 1970s, numerous sources tell the New Yorker that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore was banned over his harassment of teenage girls. Show More Summary

Why the Majority of White Women Voted for Trump

The ways women think that motivated them to vote for a misogynist candidate. The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne (Oxford University Press, November 2017), available for...Show More Summary

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