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Trump's Wacky Conspiracy Nut Pal Alex Jones Tries to Say He Is Just Pretending

Jones' lawyer: He’s not a deranged crackpot, he just plays one on the radio. You may have heard of Alex Jones of Austin, Texas — the fellow who markets his own brand of “BRAIN FORCE” and “SUPER MALE VITALITY” pills on the radio. He’s...Show More Summary

Alabama Legislature May Give Fundamentalist Church Its Own Police Force: What Could Go Wrong?

What separation of church and state? Birmingham megachurch wants to hire its own cops, claims innocent motives. Donald Trump’s election didn’t just empower the alt-right troops with their #MAGA hats and Pepe the Frog avatars. The religious...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Claims Torture 'Works'—but What Does the Science Say?

Click here for reuse options! Science simply does not support the argument that torture is effective. The US president-elect Donald Trump has on several occasions insisted that torture is a good idea and that procedures such as water-boarding are not “tough enough” when dealing with terrorist groups like Islamic State. Show More Summary

Math Is Hard: Trump Claims He Could Have Blocked 5-3 Abortion Ruling by Filling Scalia's Seat

12 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Replacing Scalia with another pro-life justice would likely have had no impact on the ruling. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defied the laws of mathematics on Thursday, claiming that he could have turned around the Supreme Court’s 5-3 abortion ruling by nominating a pro-life justice to replace Antonin Scalia. Show More Summary

Trump Panders to the Christian Right's Persecution Complex

Trump, who has made attacks on Muslims a central part of his campaign, said that Christians in America are losing their religious freedoms. On Saturday, Donald Trump spoke with the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, the extremist...Show More Summary

Aryan Outfitters

Coming from five generations of Ku Klux Klan members, 58-year-old "Ms. Ruth" sews hoods and robes for Klan members seven days a week, blessing each one when it's done. A red satin outfit for an Exalted Cyclops, the head of a local chapter, costs about $140. Show More Summary

Radio Host Who Called for Enslaving Immigrants Has Hosted GOP Presidential Candidates More Than 40 Times

Jan Mickelson is a major road-stop, and a huge bigot to boot. Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, who recently pushed an immigration plan that would force undocumented immigrants to become enslaved workers if they refuse to leave, has hosted Republican presidential candidates 43 times in 2015. Show More Summary

Designer Butterflies, See-Through Frogs, Giant Neural Networks…and Other Works of Modern Art

American artist Deborah Aschheim makes the "invisible visible": In one series of works, she created room-size installations that allowed art lovers to walk through a nervous system, with each subsequent installation becoming "smarter" than the previous one. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Holds Conference Call With Tea Partier Who Says Obama "Has Muslim Sensibilities"

On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was the guest speaker on Rev. E.W. Jackson's semi-regular conference call, during which Jackson, a tea party activist, said that President Barack Obama has "Muslim sensibilities" and that gay Americans...Show More Summary

GOP Lawmaker: We Need to Ban Sex-Based Abortions Because of Asian Immigrants

South Dakota already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. But last week, Republican legislators there moved to make it even harder for women to have abortions—with a law they argue is necessary to stop an influx...Show More Summary

How Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat

This story first appeared on the ProPublica website. In the waning days of Montana's hotly contested Senate race, a small outfit called Montana Hunters and Anglers, launched by liberal activists, tried something drastic. More MoJo coverage...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney's eldest son Tagg admits desire to 'clock Obama' during debate

Mitt Romney's son Tagg Romney, speaking to Bill LuMaye of WPTF-AM (a North Carolina radio station) on Wednesday said he wanted to belt President Barack Obama after Obama called out his father, saying he was lying on various issues.However, better judgment prevailed, he added: "But you know you can't do that because... Show More Summary

Wendell Pierce Goes to Market

Actor Wendell Pierce, best known as foul-mouthed homicide detective Bunk Moreland on The Wire, plays a struggling trombonist in Treme, the latest HBO offering from writer/producer David Simon. The show's backdrop, post-Katrina New Orleans,...Show More Summary

From KillCap To WikiSwarms

Gaming and activism combine. by Micah M. White From Adbusters #98: American Autumn You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly. Audio version...Show More Summary

The Age of Consequences

Gaia in turmoil. by David Abram From Adbusters #99: The Big Ideas of 2012 Kenneth Bok You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly. Audio...Show More Summary

A Message Entangled With Its Form

The deeper tones of Occupy. by Nicole Demby From Adbusters #99: The Big Ideas of 2012 Senén Llanos You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly. Audio...Show More Summary

Post-Anarchy

Capitalism burns all around us. by Saul Newman From Adbusters #99: The Big Ideas of 2012 Keystone US/Zuma/Rex Features You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did...Show More Summary

Michel Choquette's Astounding, Iconic 1960s Time Capsule

Click here for a slideshow of selections from The Someday Funnies. Listen to an audio version of this interview: The cultural gems unearthed for The Someday Funnies: A Comic History of the 1960s, out this week from Abrams ComicArts, were first commissioned by Rolling Stone back in the early '70s but are only now making it into print. Show More Summary

All in the Game

Michael Kenneth Williams is hardly a household name, but Omar Little, his career-making character in the acclaimed HBO series The Wire, requires no further introduction. A swashbuckling ghetto fixture who earns his living robbing Baltimore...Show More Summary

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