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What If the Bomb Warning Text Message in Hawaii Hadn’t Been a False Alarm?

America is not prepared for nuclear war. Did you even know, before last Saturday, that if the Button were pushed, the apocalypse was nigh and nuclear doom was enroute…that you would receive a text message first? Mudslides and tsunamis and Amber Alerts, sure. Show More Summary

Nazi Website Daily Stormer Is 'Designed to Target' Kids

“Our goal has to be to give this [ideology] to teenagers and even before teenagers.” The editor of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer acknowledged on a white supremacist radio show that the true purpose of the conspiracy site is to radicalize children as young as 11 into holding extremist beliefs. Show More Summary

Is Climate Change Impacting Your Mental Health?

Climate change can create stress, which can exacerbate or trigger psychological problems. We already know that climate change comes with major public health implications, like the spread of disease as climate refugees flee their homelands and live in close-packed conditions with inadequate sanitation. Show More Summary

'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties

"Business is booming at the Trump International Hotel in D.C., not because of the décor, but because corporations and foreign governments want to curry favor with the president." President Donald Trump's first year in office has been...Show More Summary

Aziz Ansari and #MeToo Backlash: We Won't Stop Talking About Consent

A slew of columnists say #MeToo has gone too far—it hasn’t. The conversation about consent won’t be shut down. Ladies, it's one thing if we can get a few dozen of us together to corroborate about an alleged serial rapist. Even then,Show More Summary

'When They Call You a Terrorist': The Life of Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

An account of survival, strength and resilience. We turn now to a powerful new book, released today [Tuesday], that tells the story of one woman as she fights back against the impacts of social and racial injustice in America on her family. Show More Summary

Trump Demands CNN's Jim Acosta Leave Oval Office, Deputy Press Secretary Later Screams at Him

"It reminded me of something you might see in less democratic countries,” the correspondent said. In a stunning display, President Donald Trump pointed a finger at CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta before demanding he leave. Show More Summary

How You Can Help Veterans Fight for Access to Medical Marijuana

There is a useful medicine for helping vets cope with PTSD. Too bad the federal government refuses to recognize it. There are about 19 million veterans in the United States. Yet, after their service, many experience a myriad of crippling mental and physiological afflictions, with few resources available to help. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Tweets While America's International Reputation Burns

How to build a wall and lose an empire. As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters, there was one sector of the American elite that did not share in the champagne celebration: Washington’s corps of foreign policy experts. Show More Summary

Amid Freezing Classrooms, Baltimore’s Teachers Fight to Democratize City’s Schools

When the government didn't step in, teachers organized to demand better conditions for their students. When a photograph of bundled-up students in a frigid Baltimore classroom recently spread on social media—with temperatures in schools as low as the mid-30s—the city became a focal point of public attention. Show More Summary

USA Today Editorial Board Calls Trump an 'Inveterate Liar' and Blasts Republicans for Enabling Him

"[N]o legislative priority is worth sacrificing your credibility to protect a president with so little regard for decency and honesty." "It's bad enough that the president of the United States is an inveterate liar," the Editorial Board of USA Today opens its scathing op-ed. Show More Summary

Majority of National Park Service Advisory Panel Resigns from Trump Administration

The move came after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke consistently refused to meet with them. Nine out of 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board on Tuesday quit out of “frustration” after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke refused to meet with them, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

Trump’s Consumer Agency Announces Plan to Let Predatory Lenders Off the Hook

Late on Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is planning to “reconsider” the Payday Rule, an Obama-era rule that created the first federal restrictions on payday loans. The rule takes aim at predatory...Show More Summary

White House Physician: Trump’s Cognitive Exam Came Back “Normal”

President Donald Trump did “exceedingly well” on a cognitive examination during his annual physical, White House physician Admiral Ronny Jackson said Tuesday. The president, Jackson declared during a White House press briefing, is in...Show More Summary

Zambia Responds to Trump's 'Shthole' Insult with Hilarious Tourism Ad

The rest of the world is literally laughing at us. Trump's 'Shithole' Comments Inspire Zambia Tourism Ad A prominent Zambia tourism website appears to have been inspired by President Donald Trump, launching an ad that invites tourists to "visit hole Zambia."... Show More Summary

Kamala Harris Blisters 'Racist' Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation

The Department of Homeland Security chief looked visibly uncomfortable. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sparred with Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over the president’s racist remarks — and the administration official’s apparent support for those views. Show More Summary

More Than a Third of Americans Give Trump's First Year a Resounding 'F': Poll

The country is deeply unhappy with its president. Americans aren’t happy with Donald Trump as president. While this isn’t news per se, low approval ratings may leave you wondering just why exactly most citizens are disappointed. A new poll offers something approaching an answer. Show More Summary

Robert Mueller Subpoenas Steve Bannon to Testify Before Grand Jury

The collusion probe creeps inexorably closer to the president. Former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller in a sign that the investigation is moving closer to the president. The New York Times reports that Bannon was issued a subpoena last week and it is “the first time Mr. Show More Summary

Booker Slams Homeland Security Secretary for Saying She Didn’t Hear Trump’s “Shithole” Remark

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) blasted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday for repeatedly telling a panel of senators that she did not hear President Donald Trump call African nations “shitholes” even though she was in the room at the time.  In a long and emotional speech, Booker explained why he finds the president’s comments […]

Steve Bannon Testifies Before the House Intelligence Committee

Will Democrats press the former Trump adviser over his money laundering allegations? Steve Bannon will appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning, supposedly to answer questions about his role in Trump’s campaign and any connection to Russian operatives. Show More Summary

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