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Travel Ban

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The Food Industry Is Cooking the Planet

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By Paul Brown / Climate News Network One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

Trump Is a Bull in the China Shop of Global Diplomacy

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By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The president’s first trip abroad reaffirms his poor grasp on U.S. international relations.

Bears Ears National Monument Is the Next Standing Rock

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In attempting to revoke protections for the Utah site, President Trump is furthering settler colonialism of a land inhabited by indigenous people.

Rising Star

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By Carlos Lozada Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core....

Jeremy Corbyn Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’

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By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams His speech in London comes as the U.K.‘s general election campaigning resumes after the deadly bombing in Manchester earlier this week and the same day as a bus attack in Egypt killed more than two dozen people.

Director John Scheinfeld on the ‘Spiritual Journey’ of Jazz Icon John Coltrane (Audio)

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In the latest episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host Robert Scheer sits down with documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld to discuss his latest film about jazz icon John Coltrane, and how the artist’s journey parallels other music legends.

Shaping the Future

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Florida Officer’s First Question to Immigrant in Accident: ‘You Illegal?’

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By Kali Holloway / AlterNet Instead of helping a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a police officer quizzed him on his immigration status.

Pentagon Confirms Airstrike Killed More Than 100 Civilians in Mosul

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By Thomas Gibbons-Neff / The Washington Post This account is at odds with what the U.S.-led coalition’s top officer suggested during a Pentagon press briefing held 11 days after the strike.

Trump Admonishes NATO Member Countries in Speech (Video)

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The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels Thursday morning, scolding member countries for “not paying what they should be paying.”

Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost

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By Mark Lloyd Policies set in motion by the GOP and its loyal FCC chief have created a communications crisis—here’s why, and what we can still do to stop them.

Structures of Power and the Ethical Limits of Speech

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By Svetlana Mintcheva Can free speech be isolated as an absolute value when any practice of freedom is affected by the social and political context of today’s unequal power relations?

Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia

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By Rebecca Gordon / TomDispatch As we struggle to keep up with the constantly shifting explanations and pronouncements of the new administration, it becomes ever harder to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week, or last month.

Appeals Court Refuses to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

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A protester outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Flickr / CC 2.0) This story is developing. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-3 Thursday to uphold an injuction blocking President Trump’s travel ban on six majority-Muslim countries. Show More Summary

Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments

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By Charles Ornstein / ProPublica Since the House passed the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side.


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Pope Francis Tells Trump That Climate Change Is Real and Solidarity Is Key

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By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The pontiff gave the president a going-away present at their meeting Wednesday—a copy of his encyclical on the challenge of climate change.

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