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15 Key Takeaways From the NEA’s New Policy on Holding Charter Schools Accountable

Click here for reuse options! The NEA draws a firm line against non-local, corporate-run education franchises. The National Education Association’s newly adopted policy on charter schools seeks to return their oversight to democratically...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why Extraordinary Presidential Powers Make It Very Difficult to Nail Trump, His Family or His Team

Pardon power and absolute lack of morals make for a toxic, lawless cocktail. The Trump team has established a consistent pattern when confronted with evidence of their own wrongdoing. The strategy involves not just lying and denying, but also trying to kill—politically speaking—the messenger. Show More Summary

The Demolition of U.S. Global Power

Donald Trump’s road to debacle in the greater Middle East. The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some malign design, the new president seemed to identify the key pillars that have supported U.S. Show More Summary

The Therapeutic Value of Virtual Reality

Move over, psychedelics; VR is coming to a clinic near you. Albert “Skip” Rizzo is director for Medical Virtual Reality at the University of Southern California-Institute for Creative Technologies. He’s also known as a pioneer in the...Show More Summary

'You Treat Me Like a Baby,' Whines an Infantile Donald Trump Before Firing Manafort

Journalist Joshua Green's account of the Trump campaign is just as insane as you think. A new book is shedding some light on the inner workings of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. And it isn't pretty. Journalist Joshua Green's account...Show More Summary

How Trump Signed a Global Death Warrant for Women

With one devastating flourish of the presidential pen, worldwide progress on family planning, population growth and reproductive rights was swept away. Now some of the world’s poorest women must count the cost. Six months ago, one powerful...Show More Summary

Making Student Homelessness a Visible Issue

Large numbers of homeless children may never have access to services they are entitled to. Saturday, July 22 marks the 30-year anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the federal government’s first major legislative response to homelessness. Show More Summary

Yes, a Monkey Should Absolutely Be the Copyright Owner of His Selfie (Video)

Click here for reuse options! Granting Naruto the right to his own selfie is the ethical thing to do. If you thought the monkey selfie case was over, think again. Last week, a three-judge panel in the United States Court of Appeals for...Show More Summary

Houston Police End Use of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

The cheap kits were often the sole evidence used to win guilty pleas, against the innocent as well the as guilty. This is part of an ongoing investigation: Busted  Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Show More Summary

Trump’s Slide into Endless-War Syndrome

Much like President Obama, President Trump was elected as the relative “peace candidate” but – once in office – has veered into Official Washington’s neocon “logic” of endless war, as Ivan Eland describes. By Ivan Eland During his campaign for…Read more ?

Farmworkers Protest EPA’s Pesticide Ruling

As part of President Trump’s campaign against President Obama’s environmental regulations, Trump’s EPA has rejected a proposed rule banning a brain-damaging pesticide, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein The decision by President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency to rebuff…Read more ?

Planned Parenthood May Have Just Been Saved By This Obscure Senate Rule

Planed Parenthood received good news late Friday afternoon: Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough released a determination that says certain provisions in the Republican’s latest Obamacare replacement bill, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA),” violate the 1985 Byrd Rule. Show More Summary

Scaramucci May Have a Russia Problem of His Own

Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment as White House communications director is supposed to help President Trump move his messaging away from the relentless Russia scandal—but first Scaramucci may have to get past his own Russia issue. Since January, Sen. Show More Summary

Drug Dealer Reports Theft Of His Cocaine

Man, 35, complained that burglar stole narcotics For a guy who "identified himself as a drug dealer" to police, defendant David Blackmon is in short supply of street smarts. Coke Theft Report read more

Suspect Offers Explanation For His Nudity

"I get naked when I get really happy or really sad," man says JULY 21--A man who stripped off his clothes outside a Florida motel told police that, “I get naked when I get really happy or really sad,” accor Happy Or Sad read more

“Made in America” Week Exposes a Deepening GOP Rift Over Cheap Foreign Labor

By the time President Donald Trump kicked off “Made in America” week on Monday by climbing into a fire truck, a subtitle was already emerging for the week’s theme: “With the Help of Cheap Foreign Labor.” Earlier on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security had announced that the United States would accept 15,000 additional foreign guest workers in seasonal […]

Trump Nominated Yet Another Climate Skeptic

Yesterday, President Donald Trump nominated Sam Clovis—a climate skeptic with no science background—as the US Department of Agriculture’s “chief scientist.” A former Trump campaign advisor and conservative talk radio host, Clovis will...Show More Summary

Maybe Trump Should Have Checked Scaramucci’s Twitter Feed Before Hiring Him

Late Thursday, news broke that President Donald Trump had chosen Wall Street financier and prominent Republican donor, Anthony Scaramucci, to lead the beleaguered White House communications department. The appointment swiftly precipitated...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Trump Is a Big Baby Who Threatens the Health of Millions

He may not be able to pass his legislation, but he can make the country suffer. Since he took office in January, Donald Trump has predicted the imminent demise of Obamacare. Six months later, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, and the GOP is no closer to repeal and replacement. Show More Summary

Reversing His 2016 Campaign Position, Trump Pursues Regime Change in the Middle East

Like ISIS, the president is itching for war with Iran. Some of the Trump administration's most recent moves in the Middle East look good at first glance—but things are not always what they seem in U.S. foreign policy. Sometimes words speak louder than actions. Show More Summary

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