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The Ugly Specter of Torture and Lies

Exclusive: President Obama refused to hold “war on terror” torturers to account but punished truth-tellers severely, a bleak legacy not erased by Chelsea Manning’s belated commutation, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall January 17 was an unusually good day…Read more ?

Florida Creep, 27, Busted For Squirting Hair Conditioner On Backsides Of Women Shopping At Target

Cops allege that Brian Dijon Boyd was, of course, masturbating as he crept up on four unsuspecting victims. read more

5 Shocking Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

Click here for reuse options! "Do you think that if you were not a multibillionaire... that you would be sitting here today?" Bernie Sanders asked. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos was grilled by Democratic senators during her January 17 confirmation hearing. Show More Summary

Obama’s Bombing Legacy

Exclusive: Last fall, President Obama joked that he still didn’t know why he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, but his long record of waging war was no joke to the thousands at the receiving end of U.S. bombs,…Read more ?

Turkey Punishes Armenian MP for Mentioning 1915 Armenian Genocide

While Erdogan becomes a dictator, a reminder that Turkey was always repressive.

Here Are Just Some of the Stunningly Bad Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing to become President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but was ultimately postponed until late Tuesday afternoon. With an extra week to get ready, Senate...Show More Summary

It’s Time to Stop Shaming Poor People for What They Buy With Food Stamps

Poor people who receive government food aid use it to load up on Coke. Or so The New York Times suggests. Under an image of a shopping cart stuffed with half-gallon jugs of soda, The Times' Anahad O'Connor writes in a widely shared recent piece that the "No. Show More Summary

Michael Eric Dyson Wants White People to Step Up and Actually Do Something About Racism

St. Martin's Press The election of Donald Trump sent things spinning in America and got people talking about "whiteness." Did Democrats ignore the white working class? Was Trump making a legitimate appeal to rural America, or was his...Show More Summary

Trump's Pick to Oversee Obamacare's Destruction Faces a Senate Grilling

When Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the country's health care system appears before the Senate on Wednesday morning, he can expect to face a barrage of questions not only about Republican plans to replace Obamacare, but also about whether he broke the law by profiting off health stocks. Rep. Show More Summary

Trump Brags About Not Sleeping Much: Here Are 6 Catastrophes Caused by Sleep Deprivation

Click here for reuse options! Bill Clinton once said America would be a lot better off if our leaders slept more. President-elect Donald J. Trump regularly boasts he’s the biggest winner, makes the biggest deals, and appoints the best people, and recently he claimed he’ll be the biggest job creator god ever created. Show More Summary

Trump's Fight with the CIA Is a Danger to All of Us

Click here for reuse options! An ignorant president and a runaway agency are threats to democracy. “You take on the intelligence community and they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you,” said Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer to Rachel Maddow last weekend. Show More Summary

Will Your Life Matter to the Trump Department of Justice?

Click here for reuse options! Who will stand between vulnerable communities and mob justice? In the first few days after Donald Trump’s election, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report showing a shocking rise in what it called “bias-related” crimes. Show More Summary

Sidney Blumenthal: 5 Ways to Measure Trump's Illegitimacy

Click here for reuse options! The pathological is political. Not since The Wizard of Oz has anyone proclaimed himself to be so great and powerful as Donald Trump. He knows more than the generals, the spies and the senators. He knows more than the Federal Reserve, the State Department and the scientists. Show More Summary

James Mattis Is a War Criminal: I Experienced His Attack on Fallujah Firsthand

Click here for reuse options! Mattis, known to some by the nickname of "Mad Dog," has shown a callous disregard for human life, particularly that of civilians. Retired marine General James Mattis, who retired from being the head of CENTCOM...Show More Summary

50 Years Later, Here Are 3 Big Ways the Summer of Love Is Still with Us

Click here for reuse options! The ideals of the Human Be-In remain woven through American culture. Born of the simple intention to unite people in the name of connection and love, an event on the polo fields of Golden Gate Park half a century ago sparked a cultural paradigm shift unrivaled in the U.S. Show More Summary

The Folly of Trumponomics

Click here for reuse options! It may produce a short-lived boom. Then, look out. Donald Trump’s administration will implement large tax cuts and substantial financial deregulation. President Trump may also change U.S. policies on trade, although precisely what he will do is less clear—and the shift may be more rhetorical than real. Show More Summary

Trump's Health Care Adviser Has Her Own Dangerous Brand of Fake News

Click here for reuse options! Katy Talento believes that birth control is synonymous with abortion. Katy Talento has been appointed a health care adviser for Donald Trump's Domestic Policy Council. However, some of her completely unscientific claims should raise red flags. Show More Summary

Wyoming's Lawmakers Might Outlaw Renewable Energy

Click here for reuse options! The bill's sponsors mostly come from top coal counties, and include Rep. Scott Clem, a climate change denier. Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. Show More Summary

It Can Happen Here

Click here for reuse options! The rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States is now a realistic possibility. On November 8 the rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States became a realistic possibility, if not now then in the coming years. Show More Summary

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