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Falwell Tries to Defend Trump Racism, With Secret Videos Showing 'Fine People' Marching with Nazis in Charlotte

During an interview on ABC’s This Week, host Martha Raddatz asked Falwell, one of Trump’s top surrogates, to explain the president’s remarks. Jerry Falwell Jr. on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s recent controversial remarksShow More Summary

GOPers Worry About Trump's Passive Response to Bannon's Menacing Language

Prior to his joining the Trump campaign in 2016, Bannon spent the bulk of his time firing up the base against any “establishment Republicans” deemed to be insufficiently ideologically pure. In a Washington Post story about the departure of White House chief strategist Stephen K. Show More Summary

NAACP Calls for Boycott If Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

The NAACP chapter in Atlanta is calling for all football fans to boycott NFL games by not watching those contests until a team signs Kaepernick. NAACP calls for boycott if Kaepernick remains unsigned Two prominent organizations showed support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his inability to catch on with an NFL team. Show More Summary

Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame

Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have…Read more ?

Israel’s Quiet Reaction to US Neo-Nazis

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to call the tune for U.S. policy in the Middle East, going so far as to avoid criticizing U.S. neo-Nazis to not offend President Trump, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul R.…Read more ?

This Is How People Reacted to Eclipses in the Past. (Spoiler: They Went C R A Z Y.)

This story was originally published by Newsweek and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Many ancient cultures worshipped the sun and moon, or at the very least saw them as supernatural beings. In the sky, their movement proceeded with a constancy and regularity that gave people a sense of order in the universe. In these […]

How Evangelicals Support White Supremacy—Even Though They Reject Racism

Click here for reuse options! Many conservative Christians don't actually support racism in thought. People of color find themselves a casualty of Evangelical disinterest. I spent most of my life inside the Evangelical Christian community. Show More Summary

Why Charter Schools Have Lost Support from Democrats

Click here for reuse options! NEA Vice President Becky Pringle says progressives are waking up to the vital importance of the collective good. Netroots Nation is arguably the most important annual event in the progressive community,Show More Summary

The Noxious Combination of Racism, the Alt Right and the Upper Class

When President Trump equated white supremacists with anti-racism protesters, he was sending a message to the thugs in the streets and to some in executive suites. When President Donald Trump let loose at his Tuesday press conference,...Show More Summary

There Is No Such Thing as 'White Pride'

If you believe that "white pride" is analogous to other ethnic pride movements, you're ignorant, racist or both. To explain why the alt right/neo-Nazi/Klan/whatever notion of “protecting white identity” is so toxic, one analogy comes to mind. Show More Summary

A New Generation of White Supremacists Emerges in Charlottesville

A group that included many people who were college-educated or ex-military displayed effective planning. “White people are pretty good at getting organized,” said one. The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia,...Show More Summary

Will Liberals Ever Stop Blaming Identity Politics for Trump's Election Win?

Click here for reuse options! In his newest book, Mark Lilla hopes to save the left from itself. He's doing it no favors. Last November, a New York Times essay by Columbia humanities professor Mark Lilla set off a yuuge controversy by...Show More Summary

Why Trump Keeps White Supremacists Close to Him, And What it Means For the Future

The current president of the United States has his own little army of men who play by no rules, many armed to the teeth with assault rifles, who chant racist slurs. The current president of the United States has his own little army of...Show More Summary

Burger King Is Building Artificial Limbs So That Disabled People Can Eat Their Unhealthy Burgers

Click here for reuse options! BK's new cholesterol-laden monstrosity is five beef patties layered with bacon and cheese. Over the years fast-food outlets have employed a myriad of tactics to tempt new customers. There have been the classics like McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, or Subway’s Five Dollar Footlong (R.I.P.). Show More Summary

One More Lesson from Charlottesville: Our Comedians Are More Ethical Than Our President

How did we get to a point where late night comedians have a better moral compass than our nation’s leaders? There is so much to unpack in the wake of the events in Charlottesville last week that I suspect we will be debating its significance for some time to come. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley’s Techno-Capitalists Have a Low-Wage Worker Revolt on Their Hands

Unionization is a momentous feat for any labor sector, but in Silicon Valley it’s downright Herculean. In one of the nation’s most economically disparate enclaves, the tide of organized labor is rising. Last month, more than 500 Facebook...Show More Summary

Why Social Smoking Can Be Just as Bad for You as Daily Smoking

Cigarette smoking is deadly, even if done in moderation.   “Everything in moderation.” It’s a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy. Whether it’s a drink or two or indulging in a favoriteShow More Summary

Trapped – Brave New Films Presents the Bail Trap Game

The latest project of Brave New Films tackles the injustice of our money bail system through an 8-bit video game. Being trapped results in physical experiences beyond those caused by the immediate environs in which you are stuck. You feel it in your muscles, in your chest, in your throat and in your stomach. Show More Summary

There’s No Known Cure For Arthritis, But Marijuana Works Wonders

More than 50 million Americans suffer from this painful, debilitating condition. Here’s some good news: Medical marijuana is helping people with arthritis improve their quality of life. Most of us know someone — an aunt, uncle or grandmother — suffering from arthritis. Show More Summary

Tens of Thousands of People Just Showed Nazis (and Donald Trump) What Really Makes America Great

One week after a bitterly violent protest in Charlottesville, Va., that left one woman dead and 19 injured, tens of thousands of counter-protesters marched in at least 30 cities, including New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. to demonstrate their opposition to white nationalism. The largest protest by far was in Boston, […]

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