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Ralph Nader on What Should Be Essential Teaching in Schools

Let's start with teaching civic skills and actions. The taproots of democracy and its plentiful benefits start with the people, of course, but more specifically with the educational experience the next generation of leaders receives in their schooling. Show More Summary

Being Poor Is More Expensive Than You'd Think

For giant corporations, there's big money to be made on the backs of those who have no money. Poor people are cash cows.  It makes no sense, really. One would think that poor people, by virtue of being poor, would not be profitable customers. Show More Summary

California Is Growing Way Too Much Weed, and It’s a Problem

The state has an 800 percent surplus. As the cannabis industry continues to expand there will be growing pains. The expansion of any new industry in its adolescence requires such issues but one headline you’ve perhaps seen regards marijuana shortage in certain states or countries. Show More Summary

Bush-Era Ethics Czar Says Trump’s Far-Right Staffers Are to Blame for Charlottesville Riot: 'I Will Not Support Fascism'

“We have never ever seen rhetoric similar to what has come out of this White House." A panel discussion on MSNBC’s AM Joy on the violence in the streets in the city of Charlottesville turned to the root causes of the rise of white nationalism under President Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Terror in Charlottesville: Car Rams into Anti-Racist Protesters at White Supremacist Rally

One dead, multiple injured after car plows into crowd protesting racist rally in Virginia. In what appears to be a deliberate move, a car plowed into a large group of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman Says U.S. Held Hostage by 'Axis of Climate Evil'

Bad actors control U.S. climate policy and may destroy the planet before they can be stopped. In his Friday New York Times column, Paul Krugman outlined a new "axis of climate evil" that includes the fossil fuel industry, anti-regulation corporate defenders (like the Wall Street Journal editorial page) and the usual GOP suspects. Show More Summary

Watch: Rachel Maddow Digs into Trump's Shady Financial Past

Remember that time in the 1980s when Trump short-changed New York City by $2.8 million? Rachel does. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow spent the opening of her Friday show doing a deep dive into the "extraordinary flim-flammery" of President Donald Trump's past financial dealings. Show More Summary

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Trump's Needy Demand for Folders Full of ‘Fking Positive News’ About Himself Twice a Day

“Positive news about Trump twice a day? Man, he should really share that with the rest of the world.” On Friday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert took on reports that President Donald Trump’s staffers are forced to provide him with folders of positive news and photos to keep the leader of the free world happy. Show More Summary

Let's Fight the Alt-Right, But Let's Be Smart About How We Do It

Direct confrontation with alt-right goons is a bad idea. This weekend, various far right groups are converging on Charlottesville, Virginia for a “Unite the Right” rally that may create the biggest test since last spring for progressives who want to resist the Donald Trump-empowered surge in white supremacy. Show More Summary

WATCH: White Nationalists March with Torches Chanting Hate and Racism Against Jews and People of Color in Virginia

"A cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance." / > Related Stories 'People Know It's You': Bannon Kept Leaking to Breitbart Long After White House Colleagues Called Him Out Let's Fight the Alt Right, But Also Let's Be Smart About How We Do It The Largest Fascist Rally in Recent Memory Is Expected This Week -- It Must Be Challenged

Leading Progressive Dem. Congressman: War With North Korea Is Grounds for Impeachment

Click here for reuse options! There are no good military options. Ted Lieu is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s 33rd congressional district since 2015. Rep. Lieu served in the JAG corps from 1995-1999 and as a colonel in the U.S. Show More Summary

Disturbing Trend: Bad Cops Getting Rehired Back into Law Enforcement

Click here for reuse options! Under Trump and Sessions, the problem is guaranteed to get worse. At minimum, police departments whose mandate is to protect and serve the public should be compelled to remove bad cops from their ranks, to ensure that police power comes with at least a modicum of accountability. Show More Summary

War Crimes: Saudi Arabia Should Pay the Penalty for Catastrophe in Yemen

Click here for reuse options! Yemen is at the brink of cholera and famine driven mass death. One year ago, on August 9, 2016, Saudi Arabia’s air force bombed the Sana’a International Airport in Yemen. This salvo came as part of a broad assault on Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, which the Saudis have been bombing since 2015. Show More Summary

Let's Fight the Alt Right, But Also Let's Be Smart About How We Do It

Direct confrontation with alt-right goons is a bad idea: There are more productive channels for righteous anger. This weekend, various far right groups are converging on Charlottesville, Virginia for a “Unite the Right” rally that may...Show More Summary

Watch: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks Marijuana Should Be Legal

Click here for reuse options! While the astrophysicist prefers reality to altered states, he doesn't believe pot should be illegal. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the beloved astrophysicist, showed up on StarTalk's inaugural Facebook Live show to promote his book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, but wound up discussing the legalization of marijuana. Show More Summary

Republicans Rush to Monsanto's Aid Touting Industry-Biased Reuters Report

Click here for reuse options! Flawed reporting has emerged as a key lobbying tool for the embattled agrichemical company. In their latest attempt to shield Monsanto from accountability, House Republicans have seized upon the flawed and...Show More Summary

How the Justice System Crushes People Who Can't Afford Bail

In many cases, defendants who cannot afford to pay bail will be pressured into taking plea deals. Imagine you’ve been charged with a crime and are sitting in jail awaiting your trial. Your bail is set to $5,000, leaving you with three...Show More Summary

'People Know It's You': Bannon Kept Leaking to Breitbart Long After White House Colleagues Called Him Out

Bannon's dirty tricks are backfiring. Former Breitbart.com CEO turned senior White House official Steve Bannon’s plan to smear and discredit President Donald Trump’s national security adviser H. R. McMaster has backfired on Bannon and left him more isolated than ever among his fellow staffers, said Politico on Friday. Show More Summary

Blowing up the Myth of the 'Political Center' in America

The radical independents are here to stay. In an April 2016 piece, in the middle of the Democratic primary, I wrote this about modern independent voters and the upcoming general election: If you look at the swell of new voters in both parties, the increase is for the "change" candidate, not the one promising to retain and refresh the status-quo. Show More Summary

The Untold Stories of Women in the 1967 Detroit Rebellion and Its Aftermath

Where were the women in the movie "Detroit"? The movie “Detroit,” which tells the story of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, has received mixed reviews since its release. Some praised the film for tackling a complex, little-known story, while others criticized it for its representation of the the city, the historical events and actors involved. Show More Summary

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