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Florida Couple Busted For Sex In Public

Police: Pair was "in view" of passersby on St. Petersburg street Florida Lovebirds read more

Robert Reich: Donald Trump Is Already Behaving Like a Tyrant

17 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Click here for reuse options! Our democracy and our civil liberties could be in grave jeopardy. On the evening of December 7, minutes after a local Indiana union leader, Chuck Jones, criticized Trump on CNN for falsely promising to keep...Show More Summary

Florida Couple Busted For Sex In Public

Police: Pair was "in full view" of passerby on St. Pete street Florida Lovebirds read more

Revised Canadian UNGA draft GA resolution on protecting civilians in Syria

The General Assembly, PP 1: Guided by its strong commitment to the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, PP1bis: Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Here's What No One Is Talking About With Trump's Horrific EPA Pick

54 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Click here for reuse options! "Make America gasp again!" Trump is already making good on his promise to return America to an earlier time, a time that includes a great deal more air pollution, Paul Krugman writes in Friday's column. He may not be able to bring all those blue collar jobs back, but hey, "in other ways Mr. Show More Summary

Octavia Spencer Tells Colbert Why Her Pioneering 'Hidden Figures' Character Was Lost In History Until Now

Click here for reuse options! "The arbiters of history were, at that time, the press," Spencer told Colbert, reflecting on the media's disregard for the black female rocket scientists behind the Apollo moon landing. Octavia Spencer is an Academy award-winning actress with her own day in her home state of Alabama. Show More Summary

Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Hates the Minimum Wage, Loves "Beautiful Women Eating Burgers in Bikinis"

Not once but twice during his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump opined that US workers are overpaid. On Thursday, he put the weight of the federal government behind that complaint, by appointing a labor secretary a fast-food magnate...Show More Summary

Van Jones Sees Racist "Double Standard" in Slager Mistrial

On Thursday, Van Jones, the CNN commentator and former adviser to President Barack Obama, shared his thoughts on what the mistrial in the case of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager—charged with murder after shooting...Show More Summary

The Mastermind Behind Ohio's New “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill Is Too Extreme for Christian Talk Radio

On Tuesday, the Ohio Legislature passed a bill that would make it illegal to get an abortion once a heartbeat has been detected in the fetus. That occurs at about six weeks into the pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant. Show More Summary

Long Before Trump, Kellyanne Conway Worked for Anti-Muslim and Anti-Immigrant Extremists

When Donald Trump in August hired Steve Bannon as his campaign CEO and Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager, many in the media quickly zeroed in on Bannon, noting that Breitbart News, the conservative website he ran, was a platform for white nationalists and anti-immigration and anti-Muslim fearmongering. Show More Summary

Unpacking the Dark and Contradictory Rhetoric of the White Nationalist Current That Ushered Trump to the White House

Click here for reuse options! How exactly do white nationalists propose to create an all-white homeland in America without violence? So now we know: White nationalists have been working more on their wardrobes than on tightening up the rhetoric and logic they use to defend and present their worldview. Show More Summary

Election Aftermath: Toss the Thinking—Emotions Rule!

Click here for reuse options! Facts don’t change minds, but appealing to voters' emotions might. Well... here we are, in an Orwellian maze of “doublethink” and “newspeak,” with ads using language created to put the skids on critical thinking, confuse the public and undermine the fact-checking press. Show More Summary

The Criminalization of Black Homelessness

Click here for reuse options! White supremacy systematically creates poverty with one hand while violently punishing it with the other. In communities all over the country, police are strongly incentivized — by federal grant conditions and local budgetary constraints alike — to make arrests and issue fines as frequently as possible. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Andy Puzder, Who Makes 300 Times His Employees, Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

Click here for reuse options! "Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?" Puzder argued in a March interview. Donald Trump’s cabinet is set to draft another villainous job creator, Andy Puzder, as its secretary of labor. Show More Summary

British Govt-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels

Click here for reuse options! Emails reveal that a popular source for mainstream Western media is a U.K.-backed propaganda outlet. The Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent...Show More Summary

Do Vegetarians Really Live Longer Than Meat Eaters?

Click here for reuse options! There's some fog to clear up between scientific fact and rumors and folk wisdom. Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical...Show More Summary

In Legal Pot States, People Are Turning to Buds over Beer

Click here for reuse options! Maybe it's time to talk about the public health benefits of marijuana legalization. A new industry study says access to legal marijuana is having a negative impact on beer sales. That's bad news for the brewing industry, but good news from a public health perspective. Show More Summary

Weather Channel Scientist to Breitbart News: 'Please Stop Using My Face to Mislead Americans'

Click here for reuse options! "Note: Fact: The Earth is warming." Right-wing news site Breitbart has been pushing the false claim that climate change is leading to global cooling, not warming. This week, the Weather Channel hit backShow More Summary

Voting Rights Activists Pursue Federal Lawsuit in Wisc. After Discovering Way to Hack Into Ballot Scanners

Click here for reuse options! The state said machines weren't accessible online, but they have cellular modem connectivity. We’re one week into the historic Wisconsin recount, prompted in no small part by widespread concerns about the reliability of electronic voting machines and their susceptibility to tampering, fraud, and computer hacking. Show More Summary

A Blueprint to Stop the Hemorrhaging of Jobs from the U.S.

Click here for reuse options! Your job could be next. Donald Trump inadvertently has opened the door to building a massive national movement to stop the outsourcing of jobs to low wage countries. While 800 to 1000 jobs have been given...Show More Summary

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