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Why Would a President Schmooze With Vicious Autocrats and Repressive Monarchs?

A version of this story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump's White House invitation to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, whose "war on drugs" has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Roasts Donald Trump in Wellesley College Commencement Speech

Clinton offers empowerment, advice and more than a few well-timed shots at Donald Trump to her alma mater. Forty-eight years after giving her own commencement speech as a student, Hillary Clinton returned to Wellesley College to do it again. Show More Summary

John Boehner Torches Trump's Presidency: 'A Complete Disaster'

The former speaker of the House came out swinging at an energy conference in Houston Thursday. Former Speaker of the House John Boehner didn’t mince words when it comes to his views on President Donald Trump. After praising the president’s...Show More Summary

Trump Hails 'Great Win in Montana' for Republican Candidate Who Body-Slammed Reporter

Greg Gianforte defeated Rob Quist, one day after being cited for assault. Greg Gianforte has won a special election for Montana’s sole seat in the House of Representatives, just one day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for “body-slamming” a Guardian reporter. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Trump Clearly Despises the Very Voters Who Elected Him

The New York Times columnist imagines the "apocalypse" that would befall West Virginia if the GOP gets its way. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the latest iteration of the American Health Care Act will strip 23 million people of their insurance by 2026, gutting Medicaid and decimating coverage of pre-existing conditions. Show More Summary

The Mystery Behind the Half-Million Dollars Michael Flynn Received as a Foreign Agent

It is hard to keep track of all the Michael Flynn scandals. The former national security adviser for President Donald Trump—who lasted only 22 days in the job—is at the center of various investigations. He has drawn scrutiny for hisShow More Summary

Nothing Says "Happiness" and "Relief" Like Angela Merkel Seeing Barack Obama Again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is having quite the day with current and former US presidents. This morning she met with Barack Obama for breakfast and an event in front of thousands at the Brandenburg Gate, and with the rendezvous came...Show More Summary

The Question Greg Gianforte Wouldn't Answer Is the One That Could Bring Him Down

In the aftermath of Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte's assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, one thing has gotten lost: Gianforte never actually answered the question Jacobs asked. And he still hasn't. The question was quite simple. Show More Summary

Republican Candidate Charged With Assault After 'Body-Slamming' Guardian Reporter

Audio of Greg Gianforte attacking Ben Jacobs corroborated by Fox News journalists in the room, who described candidate ‘slamming him to the ground.' The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor...Show More Summary

Trump Submits to Neocon Orthodoxy

Exclusive: In his Mideast trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel, President Trump sought some political safe harbor by tacking toward neocon orthodoxy and jettisoning his campaign promises of a more rational strategy, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare With astounding…Read more ?

George W. Bush’s Horrific Legacy

As part of the drive to drive President Trump from the White House, some “never-Trumpers” are rehabilitating George W. Bush as a relative “moderate” and thus whitewashing his war crimes, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is an ongoing…Read more ?

Facebook's Not Designed to Create a "Global Community"

In the early 1960's, Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan coined the term "global village." He predicted that electronic technologies would come to connect citizens around the world, forming one huge community. Mark Zuckerberg, whose...Show More Summary

Wow. The Grand Canyon Is Being Stolen By a Sea of Fog.

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo. A stunning time-lapse video of the Grand Canyon shows...Show More Summary

We Can't Stop Looking at These Extremely Sexual Photos of Fruit

Stephanie Sarley plays with her food. Then she posts it online. The 28-year-old Bay Area artist is known for her provocative pictures of fruit—which have caught on in a big way: She has 225,000 Instagram followers and counting. Sarley thinks a lot about censorship, copyright infringement, and what makes people uncomfortable and why. Show More Summary

G7 Taormina Leaders' Communiqué

Preamble 1. We, the Leaders of the G7, met in Taormina on May 26-­?27, 2017 to address, in a spirit of cooperation, the global challenges we face today and to respond collectively to the greatest concerns of our citizens. Our common endeavor is to build the foundations of renewed trust, both towards our governments and among our countries. Show More Summary

G7 People-centered action plan on innovation, skills and labor

PREAMBLE Innovation and, more specifically, the Next Production Revolution (NPR), are going to bring unprecedented “Big Shifts” to our companies, our labor forces and our societies, as highlighted by the OECD report “The Next Production Revolution: Implication for Government and Business”. Show More Summary

G7 Roadmap for a gender-responsive economic environment

We, the Leaders of the G7, met in Taormina and agreed to adopt this Roadmap. In line with the principles endorsed in the Taormina Declaration, this Roadmap focuses on the structural policies falling within our central governments' jurisdiction...Show More Summary

G7 Taormina Statement on the Fight Against Terrorism and Violent Extremism

1. We, the Leaders of the G7, stand united in expressing our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the brutal terrorist act in Manchester in the United Kingdom. We condemn in the strongest possible terms terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Show More Summary

8 Embarrassing Things Trump Did on His European Tour

We have to let this guy go out and humiliate the U.S. over and over? For nine days, Donald Trump has been traveling across the Middle East and Europe, bringing every terrible stereotype about “ugly Americans” to vivid life. He labeled...Show More Summary

Wake Up, Liberals: There Will be No 2018 'Blue Wave,' No Democratic Majority and No Impeachment

There's no quick fix for Trump or our damaged democracy—and the Democrats still look hopeless We received a message from the future this week, directed to the outraged liberals of the so-called anti-Trump resistance. It was delivered...Show More Summary

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