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Trump's Sexism Is Trickling Down: Let's Refuse to Accept It

Click here for reuse options! We know that Hillary Clinton’s loss sent a sad message to young women—what about the signals young men have received from Trump’s win? In 1998, philosopher Richard Rorty made a prediction about American politics that turned out to be eerily prescient. Show More Summary

Trump's Biggest Fear: The Man Lives in Dread of Being Illegitimate, His Biographers Say

Click here for reuse options! A collection of professional Trump soothsayers arrived at some troubling conclusions about the president-elect. Biographers who have studied Donald Trump extensively all seem to agree that his leadership style is going to be defined by his narcissism, belligerence and deep fear of his own illegitimacy. Show More Summary

Israel Begins Ethnically Cleansing Bedouin Community to Build Jews-Only Town

Click here for reuse options! The newest Israeli human rights abuses raise severe questions about the country's claim to be a democracy. Liberal supporters of Israel have traditionally operated on a political binary that runs along 1967 armistice lines -- the Green Line -- separating the Occupied Palestinians Territories from Israel. Show More Summary

New From Trump University: Election Rigging 101

Click here for reuse options! Sure, it was rigged—by Russia, for the least-qualified candidate in American history. Donald Trump was right. The election was rigged. What Trump got wrong (and, boy, does he get things wrong) is that the rigging worked in his favor. Show More Summary

As Obama's Presidency Draws to a Close, a Look at His Mixed Legacy and the Rise of Neo-Fascism in Washington

Click here for reuse options! It's been a busy end of Obama's presidency—but not all of his actions have been as progressive as this week's. On Friday at noon, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president. Show More Summary

18 Foods and Drinks to Avoid Because They Are Surprisingly High in Sugar

Click here for reuse options! Eating sugar has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Eating too much sugar is really bad for your health.  It’s been linked to an increased risk of many...Show More Summary

The Trump Team Is Hell-Bent on Threatening World Security by Escalating Against Iran

Click here for reuse options! Secretary of Defense James Mattis and his National Security Adviser Mike Flynn have a bizarre obsession with Iran. Gunfire broke out in Tehran, Iran’s capital, on Monday. A drone flew over the city and provoked anti-aircraft fire. Show More Summary

Meet the Anti-LGBTQ Extremists Leading the Assault on Equality in Texas

Click here for reuse options! These men are determined to squash hard-fought rights. When Texas’ 85th legislative session officially kicks off on January 10, anti-LGBTQ extremists in the state will be well into their campaigns to pass a slew of laws attacking LGBTQ equality. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer Turns First Press Conference Into Ad for Trump Hotel: 'I Encourage You to Go There'

Click here for reuse options! In 24 hours, this statement will be an ethics violation. Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took time out of his first official press conference on Thursday to “encourage” people to visit Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel. Show More Summary

Going Over the Top in Trump-Bashing

Democratic Party fury toward President-elect Trump has led some progressives to suggest a rash scheme for invoking an archaic law to punish his deviation from foreign policy orthodoxy, warns Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon Heading into the last week of…Read more ?

John McCain's Office Sics Police on Veterans Demanding He Reject Rex Tillerson's Confirmation

Click here for reuse options! Seven were arrested after confronting the Arizona senator at his office Thursday. John McCain refused to meet with a group of nine U.S. military veterans Thursday demanding an opportunity to express their...Show More Summary

5 Russian Words Pussy Riot Wants Us All to Learn Before Trump Takes Office

Click here for reuse options! Punk rocker Nadya Tolokonnikova has us covered for the next four years. For years, Pussy Riot has raged against Vladimir Putin and Russia's corrupt oligarchy. Now the punk collective is here to warn us about our incoming president. Show More Summary

Best Moments From Donald Trump Inauguration Protests — Updated

In the coming days, crowds of Donald Trump supporters will take to the streets to welcome the new president, including at Thursday's Make America Great Again rally at the Lincoln Memorial and Friday's inaugural parade outside of theShow More Summary

Looking Back: President Obama's Historic Efforts to Roll Back the Drug War and Tackle Mass Incarceration

Click here for reuse options! From legalization laws to embracing harm reduction, we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to lose. Tomorrow, Barack Obama’s historic presidency will come to an end. It is hard to believe that he will no longer be our president. Show More Summary

The Press Corps We Deserve

"FAKE NEWS—A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!" President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter account blared last week, after CNN reported that US intelligence officials had briefed him and President Barack Obama on an alleged Russian operation to...Show More Summary

We Need the Truth About Trump's Relationship with Putin Now

Click here for reuse options! For the sake of our democracy, we must independently investigate possible Russian influence. Over the holidays, John Farrell, author of an upcoming biography of Richard Nixon, wrote an op-ed piece in The...Show More Summary

Oregon Senator Drags Trump's Pick for Treasury Secretary in Heated Hearing

Click here for reuse options! Steve Mnuchin fidgeted uncomfortably as Sen. Ron Wyden laid out the nominee's sordid history. Democratic members of the Senate have mostly tempered their criticism of Donald Trump's ghoulish cabinet appointees, but their sense of restraint finally appears to be waning. Show More Summary

How the NYT Plays with History

Special Report: By failing to tell the hard truth about Establishment wrongdoing, The New York Times — along with other mainstream U.S. media outlets — has destabilized American democracy, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Whenever The New York Times…Read more ?

Climate Change Means Fewer Days of Perfect Weather

Picture the perfect picnic day: It's neither too hot nor too cold, neither too humid nor too dry. The sun is shining, and there's little chance of rain. For many of our outdoor activities, these are the days we care about and plan for. Show More Summary

Trump Is Appallingly Behind in Making Most Key Appointments

Click here for reuse options! The incoming executive branch has only filled 28 of 690 positions requiring Senate approval. In the weeks following Trump’s election, reports on the transition offered an up-close view of how incompetence and lack of preparedness yield disorganization and confusion. Show More Summary

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