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Nuke Threats Prove Trump's Unfitness to Govern

It’s time for Congress to prove its loyalty lies with the American people. I recall being lined up with my classmates in the corridor of my elementary school, told to kneel with our heads to the wall as a test siren bellowed. The United...Show More Summary

How We Got from George W. Bush to Donald Trump: Liberals had More to Do With It than We’d Like to Think

History may view the Obama presidency as a brief (and failed) neoliberal interlude on the road to American fascism. The arrival of Donald J. Trump feels like the completion of the cycle I was writing about in the early George W. Bush years. Show More Summary

‘He Totally Wants to Be a Dictator’: Bill Maher Warns CNN Host that Trump Won’t Relinquish Power Easily

"Real Time” host Bill Maher tore into President Donald Trump. Appearing with CNN host Fareed Zakaria in a two-part pre-recorded interview, HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher tore into President Donald Trump saying he loves the idea of being a dictator and that it might be impossible to get him to relinquish power. Show More Summary

Is Jeff Sessions’ Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated?

Cannabis is not dangerous and it is not a public health or safety threat. Much to the dismay of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a budget amendment in an appropriations bill covering fiscal 2017. Show More Summary

New Study Shows What We Already Learned the Hard Way: Stop Overfunding The Military

More money and more weapons don't equal more success for the Pentagon. Winning! It’s the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forces. “We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, toShow More Summary

How Air Conditioning Is a Hidden and Major Class Divide in America

Most Americans now have A/C at home, but not work. Before air conditioning, even presidents had to suffer. In the summer months, Abraham Lincoln used to ride a horse every evening from the White House to a cottage at a higher elevation four miles away. Show More Summary

Charlottesville Is Just More Evidence America Was Born and Raised on Racism and Violence

Racist violence is as American as apple pie. Remember that Donald Trump froze funds that were supposed to go to groups fighting neo-Nazi violence. Remember that the Department of Justice recently announced that its civil rights division...Show More Summary

‘Radical Ideas on Race’: History Teacher of Charlottesville Driver Describes Ex-student’s ‘Infatuation’ with Nazis

“He was very infatuated with the Nazis, with Adolf Hitler." The former high school history teacher of James Alex Fields Jr., charged with second-degree murder in the death of a counter-protester in Charlottesville on Saturday, claims his former student was “infatuated” with Adolf Hitler and Nazism, reports WCPO. Show More Summary

'I’m Not the Angry Racist they See’: Alt-Righter Became Viral Face of Hate in Virginia—and Now Regrets It

Cvjetanovic said that he never expected the frightening photo of him to go viral. A White Nationalist who attends the University of Reno, Nevada says that he is not the “angry racist” that is portrayed in a viral photo of him carrying a torch at a white nationalist protest rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Show More Summary

Victim and Suspect of White Supremacist Terror Attack in Charlottesville have been Identified

The man who drove a car into crowd is an avowed white supremacist. Heather Heyer, the woman tragically killed in an attack in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, was a 32-year-old paralegal who expressed outrage on Facebook against the racist rally held in her hometown. Show More Summary

Robert Reich: A National Calamity in the Making

All of us must stand up against the white supremacists' violence. The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia today is a national calamity. It is a product of white supremacists and home grown terrorists. Donald Trump responded by condemning...Show More Summary

New Files Confirm the JFK Investigation Was Controlled by the CIA— Not 'Botched' as Some Pretended

How Politico missed the story. In May 1964, top CIA officials stonewalled the official investigation of the murder of President John F. Kennedy by concealing or downplaying evidence about the Cuban contacts of the accused assassin, according to newly declassified documents. Show More Summary

'We Must Call Evil by Its Name': Republicans Criticize Trump, Jeff Sessions for Ignoring White Supremacists in Charlottesville Statements

The nation's top leaders condemned the violence on "all sides" —but ignored the white nationalists who stoked it. Donald Trump did not hesitate to compare U.S. intelligence officers to Nazis but after white nationalists waving the Nazi...Show More Summary

White Supremacy in the Age of Trump

Never forget that this country has a long history of upper-class whites using racism to their advantage. Since before the election, poor white voters largely have been blamed for the rise of Donald Trump. Although their complicity in...Show More Summary

Trump's Generals Can Save the World from War

James Mattis, H.R. McMaster and John Kelly have leverage over Trump. Last November, when James Mattis traveled to Bedminster, New Jersey, at the behest of the president-elect, his close friends were shocked. They couldn’t believe Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, would consider working in the new administration as secretary of defense. Show More Summary

10 Healthy Food Essentials You Can Easily Make at Home—and Never Have to Buy Again

It all starts with your pantry. One key to making healthy foods at home is having a great pantry—and better yet, a green pantry. It's a simple concept. Switch out the junk food and refined processed items containing unhealthy ingredients—like white sugar and corn syrup—with natural, whole-food staples. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders, and the Unexpected Socialist Revival

Bernie Sanders proved socialism isn't dead—and some young people are even open to the banished ideas of Karl Marx. Since his grassroots presidential campaign took the world by storm last year, Sen. Bernie Sanders has been widely credited...Show More Summary

Keith Ellison Is in Shock: Kim Jong-un Is ‘Acting More Responsible’ in Nukes Talk than Trump

The Republican National Committee took issue with Ellison’s analysis of the two political leaders. The vice chair of the Democratic National Committee told activists that President Donald Trump was acting even less responsibly than North...Show More Summary

7 Dirty Denim Brands Destroying the Environment: Exporting Their Pollution Kills Thousands

Click here for reuse options! Air pollution from the world's largest denim companies is destructive to the people of China. When it comes to environmental destruction, it’s pretty easy to point the finger at a coal mine or fracking well. Show More Summary

What the Google Gender 'Manifesto' Really Says about Silicon Valley

Male privilege is so rampant that an engineer felt comfortable distributing a screed that effectively harasses all of his women co-workers. Five years ago, Silicon Valley was rocked by a wave of “brogrammer” bad behavior, when overfunded,...Show More Summary

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