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How Did Police From All Over the Country End Up at Standing Rock?

When protests at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation began in April, there were only a handful of activists camping out in defiance of the Dakota Access Pipeline project. As their numbers have grown into the thousands, so too has the police presence confronting them. Show More Summary

Cooper Hammers Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Taiwan Flub: Obama ‘Never Spoke to the President of Taiwan’

Click here for reuse options! Cooper asked Conway about reports that Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. Anderson Cooper Friday pressed Kellyanne Conway over her coy response to news that the president-elect broke a 37-year old U.S. Show More Summary

'They Are Both Profiteers': Meet The Two Most Repellent Reptiles to Slither into Trump's Swamp

Click here for reuse options! Steven Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross will bleed the country dry. We look at two of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks: Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary and Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary. Mnuchin has deep ties...Show More Summary

Mistrial Seems Imminent in Murder Trial of South Carolina Cop Who Killed a Fleeing, Unarmed Suspect

It appears Judge Clifton Newman will be compelled to declare a hung jury in the racially charged South Carolina murder trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who fatally shot an unarmed man who had fled from a April 2015 traffic stop. Show More Summary

Trump Invites Man Who Called Obama a "Son of a Whore" to the White House

Rodrigo Duterte, the controversial president of the Philippines who has drawn widespread comparisons to Donald Trump, may soon be headed to the White House. During a Friday phone call that a Duterte aide described as "animated," Donald Trump extended an invitation to Duterte to visit the White House next year. Show More Summary

Mike Pence's Voucher Program in Indiana Was a Windfall for Religious Schools

One of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's pet projects as governor of Indiana was expanding school choice vouchers, which allow public money to pay for private school tuition. President-elect Donald Trump has said he'd like to expandShow More Summary

Here's How to Save Obamacare

Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. In fact, he vowed to ask Congress to deliver a full repeal "on day one." Can he do that? Well, no one can stop him from asking. But can Congress make it happen? Even a Republican Congress? The answer turns out to be sort of complicated. Show More Summary

Cornel West on Donald Trump: This Is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like

Click here for reuse options! On Tuesday, Donald Trump named Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, to be Treasury Secretary. President-elect Donald Trump has announced a handful of new cabinet picks with deep ties to Wall Street. Show More Summary

As Trump Presidency Nears, Pro-Choicers Mount Lawsuits Against Anti-Abortion Laws

At a time of rising concern among abortion rights advocates about the future of abortion access under Donald Trump's administration—the president-elect has vowed to appoint anti-abortion Supreme Court justices open to overturning Roe v. Show More Summary

Alec Baldwin to Trump: 'Release Your Tax Returns and I'll Stop. Ha,' After Hilarious SNL Spoof Hurts Trump's Feelings

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Click here for reuse options! Trump wasted no time responding to SNL's cold open mocking his compulsive Twitter habits. SNL opened with another skit featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump Saturday night. The bit was a hilarious send-up...Show More Summary

Sandy Hook Mom Shreds 'Good Guy With a Gun' Myth

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Click here for reuse options! "I don't think that worked out very well for Nancy Lanza. She owned six guns." On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six faculty members at The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Show More Summary

Greens Heading Into Federal Court on Monday to Seek Statewide Pennsylvania Recount

Click here for reuse options! Media reports that they pulled the plug are wrong. The Greens' fight for a presidential recount in Pennsylvania is anything but over, a top lawyer for Jill Stein’s presidential campaign said late Saturday,...Show More Summary

These 15 Albums Might Actually Make 2016 Tolerable

Each year, Mother Jones' favorite music critic browses through hundreds of new albums and pulls out maybe a couple hundred for his weekly reviews. But only a few can make the final-final cut. Below, in alphabetical order, are Jon Young's super-quick takes on his 15 top albums for 2016. Show More Summary

Narcissist-in-Chief: The Psychopathology That Explains Donald Trump's Depravity

Click here for reuse options! The president-elect might be pitiable if he weren't a threat to the future of mankind.   Reporter:  What do you think people will take away from the [Republican National] Convention?  What are you hoping? Donald Trump:  From the convention?  The fact that I'm very well liked. Show More Summary

5 Most Idiotic Trump Moments This Week

Click here for reuse options! It's been a week of terrible decisions and unchecked boneheadedness. We don’t want to alarm you or anything, but it’s beginning to look like Donald Trump does not know how this whole president-ing thing works. Show More Summary

These 15 Startling Election Takeaways Reveal the Terrified Electorate that Resulted in President-Elect Trump

Click here for reuse options! A new survey of why people did and didn't vote has some valuable insights. The American electorate in 2016 has some strange and surprising features, according to a new survey released Thursday by PPRI/The...Show More Summary

The Next 5 States to Legalize Marijuana

Click here for reuse options! Somebody's got to be the first state to free the weed through the legislature. Here are the most likely prospects. Four states, including California, the nation's most populous, voted to legalize marijuana on November 8. Show More Summary

Identity Politics vs. Populist Economics? It’s a False Choice—Liberals Need to Look in the Mirror

Click here for reuse options! Economic justice and civil rights are not separate; the issue isn't "identity politics" but liberalism's failures. For many Democrats, the fact that the Obama years have ended with one of the biggest party...Show More Summary

We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

Click here for reuse options! GE food has failed to achieve two of its primary objectives: higher crop yields and reduced pesticide use. Meanwhile, corporate profits have surged. [Editor's note: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. Show More Summary

How Survivors of Sexual Violence Have Responded to Trump’s Presidential Victory

Click here for reuse options! Self-care is a radical act. Note: The last names of survivors have not been mentioned for privacy reasons. Since President-elect Donald Trump’s shocking victory, protests have erupted in cities across the...Show More Summary

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