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“This Guy, Bill Cassidy, Just Lied Right To My Face.” Jimmy Kimmel Rips Into Obamacare Repeal Author

If you too are disappointed in Sen @BillCassidy #GrahamCassidy let them know it – call (202) 224-3121 pic.twitter.com/eswlh6BaoV — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 20, 2017 Late night host Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), one of the coauthors of the GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, on his show Tuesday night. […]

Trump Is Deluded if He Thinks He Can Negotiate a New and Better Paris Climate Deal

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that a White House staffer told foreign officials the president is considering remaining in the 2015 landmark Paris climate change agreement. The reported shift came on the eve of a United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, where climate remains a main issue on the agenda. Within hours […]

What You Need to Know About the GOP’s Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare

The Republican dream of repealing Obamacare isn’t ready to head to the morgue just yet. After previous efforts died in the Senate earlier this summer, Obamacare repeal receded, only to storm back this week. Republicans are scrambling to pass a last-ditch effort before a September 30 deadline. And they might be close to reaching the […]

Putin’s Pro-Trump Operation May Have Been Far Bigger Than We Yet Know

It’s been nearly a year since the US intelligence community publicly announced its determination that the Russian government took covert actions to sway the 2016 US election. We now know that Russia did so in part by buying Facebook ads and weaponizing bots, trolls, and other social media tools created by US tech giants. But […]

How Heat Kills Farmworkers

On a recent summer morning in Mendota, a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, the sun glared down from a cloudless sky. The temperature was heading toward 101 degrees, and it had hit 106 a few days before—not unlike the blistering heat that blanketed much of the West Coast over Labor Day weekend. While […]

Trump's Maniacal U.N. Address Has Set America on a Course with Cataclysm

The president announced to the world this week that the U.S. is a rogue state. For a red-state campaign rally, President Trump’s speech to the United Nations was a stirring package of moralistic rhetoric, nationalistic posturing, and self-righteous rage. Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel Calls GOP Health Care Bill a 'Scam,' Tells Senator 'Stop Using My Name'

"This guy just lied right to my face." Jimmy Kimmel used Tuesday's taping of his ABC late-night show to rain fire upon the Graham-Cassidy bill. The host explained how Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) flat-out lied to him by claiming to support a host of healthcare positions the senator's own new bill directly contradicts. Show More Summary

GOP Senator Too Embarrassed to Answer Health Care Repeal Bill Question on MSNBC

His deflection told you everything you need to know. Host Katy Tur tried valiantly to get  Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) to answer a straightforward question about the Graham-Cassidy bill during an interview on MSNBC. She wanted to know if people with pre-existing conditions in Wyoming would still be able to afford insurance. Show More Summary

Alt-Right Leader Promises a Future Europe with Hitler on Its Currency

"It's gonna end with concentration camps." Alhough many members of the alt-right claim to not be racists or white supremacists, videos recorded by an infiltrator among their ranks proves otherwise. Patrik Hermansson, a 25-year-old Swede,...Show More Summary

Leah Remini Calls Out Scientologists Like John Travolta and the Media Who Enable Them

"Whether you’re a celebrity or not, something has to go off in your mind that this isn’t right." Leah Remini called out celebrity Scientologists like John Travola — and the reporters who accept their feeble justifications of the cult-like religion. Show More Summary

Venezuela's Rebellion against the Petrodollar

The U.S.A. is applying increasing pressure on Venezuela, a country that, in accordance with the way the Pentagon has carved up the world, falls within the “jurisdiction” of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom). SouthCom encompasses 31 countries and 16 territories that together form Latin America and the Caribbean. Show More Summary

200,000 Israelis expected in “Kurdistan” once independence is declared

According to the magazine Israel-Kurd based in Erbil, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and Massoud Barzani, the self-appointed President of the future independent Kurdistan, have reached a secret agreement. Tel-Aviv is committed to installing 200 000 Israelis of Kurdish origin in Kurdistan. Show More Summary

For H.R. McMaster, Hezbollah is no terrorist

According to Israeli TV's Channel 10, the Israeli delegation's interview with the National Security Adviser, General H.R. McMaster, in August 2017, did not go very well [1]. The General rejected Tel-Aviv's requests to push the Hezbollah and the Iranian forces as far away as possible. Show More Summary

When UN Gardens are visited by the olive green, by Jorge Wejebe Cobo

In UN headquarters in New York, there was really not much the Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold, could say in response to Fidel Castro, Cuba's Prime Minister, as he was setting out to camp in the gardens of the UN building. This was...Show More Summary

Black and White Americans Have Astonishingly Different Views of Police

Police abuses in communities of color have led to colder feelings among black Americans toward law enforcement. In a Twitter post earlier this month, NFL star Michael Bennett detailed abuse he allegedly faced from Las Vegas cops whoShow More Summary

The Media Establishment Feigns Outrage Over Trump's Crew, But Rest Assured They Will Join the Club

Sean Spicer's Emmys cameo is a harrowing glimpse of things to come. He crept out furtively like a swollen possum into the daylight, blinking in anticipation of a round of boos that never came. Less than two months after resigning asShow More Summary

The Trump Nightmare: How It Ends

A scenario that becomes more likely by the day. I don’t have a crystal ball, but I find the following scenario increasingly plausible. Let me begin by giving away the punch-line: When Robert Mueller’s report comes out, the Republican leadership will quickly huddle, and tell Trump that he needs to resign or face impeachment. Show More Summary

The 10 Biggest Companies That Do Not Engage in Workplace Drug Testing

These companies care about the quality of one's work, not the state of one's urine. For the past 35 or so years, millions of American workers have had to submit to a humiliating, privacy-invading procedure to get or keep a job: the urine sample drug test. Show More Summary

Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That it Can?

Click here for reuse options! Wages are down and unions are weaker than ever, but still the myth that education can "fix" poverty persists. Unions are weak. Wage growth is non-existent. Plutocrats have all the power. And yet the myth that education is all we need to finally "fix" poverty persists. Show More Summary

3 Signs That Gentrification Is Inevitably Coming to Your Neighborhood

Long-term residents reflect on losing their communities to rising rents and cultural whitewashing. When she returned one evening from what I thought was a routine dog walk around the neighborhood, my partner was nearly in tears. Perplexed...Show More Summary

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