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Meet MSNBC's New Toxic Right-Wing Pundit

The Trump supporter puts an intellectual shine on partisan hackery. “It is hard work to read widely and broadly, and on both sides of the political aisle,” conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt wrote in a July 2014 explanation of whyShow More Summary

The Truth About Domestic Terrorism the Right Stubbornly Refuses to Acknowledge

One group is responsible for an overwhelming majority of attacks, and it's not Muslim extremists. U.S. President Donald Trump was elected vowing to get tough on “radical Islamic terrorism.” He has tried to implement a travel ban barring people from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. Show More Summary

CEOs Use Virtual Reality to Simulate the Experience of Being Homeless, Face Instantaneous Backlash

Only the corporate elite could have devised an exercise this spectacularly tone-deaf. The rich may be even more divorced from reality than we thought. During Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Sydney, Australia, a charity event designed to raise...Show More Summary

What's More Frightening Than an Evil World Leader? A Stupid One

What makes stupid people so dangerous is that you can’t refer to their own self-interest to predict or explain their actions. As you’ll have noticed, there’s an awful lot of stupidity afoot in the world. To take the obvious example,Show More Summary

Your Health May Be in the Hands of This Republican Senator, and That's Terrifying

Susan Collins is often presented as a moderate, but will she buck her party when it counts? Susan Collins says she’s disturbed. That’s not exactly news. The Republican senator from Maine is frequently disturbed. She was disturbed by the...Show More Summary

Could This Iron Worker and Union Organizer Unseat Paul Ryan in 2018?

Wisconsin's Randy Bryce is attempting the "almost impossible." Paul Ryan is up for reelection in 2018, and if his opponent's first campaign video is any indication, the House Speaker is going to have his work cut out for him. "This is...Show More Summary

GOP's Cruel 'Health Care' Bill Goes After Children, the Poor and Veterans

“The ACA is not repealed. Health care for poor people, kids, the disability community and seniors is." Soon after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released his Obamacare repeal legislation Thursday, the verdict by health policy experts was the Senate GOP bill was a disaster like the House-passed bill. Show More Summary

Jim Hightower: Trump's Puny Poll Numbers Are About to Crash into His Ego

Trump's greatest failure is that he has no understanding of grassroots democratic idealism. What's the matter with these people? The Trumpsters in the White House and Congress, I mean. Start with The Donald himself, a guy who can't pass a mirror without casting an adoring eye at his own reflection. Show More Summary

How America's Idiotic Drug Prohibition Helped Kill Philando Castile and Give the Policeman Who Killed Him an Excuse to Walk Free

Click here for reuse options! Drug war madness strikes again. The Minnesota cop who was acquitted last week of killing Philando Castile used the fact that he smelled marijuana in the car as part of his defense. Whether Officer Jeronimo...Show More Summary

Seth Meyers Catches Trump in One of His Most Brazen and Egregious Lies to Date

"Trump has actually signed none of the major legislation he promised." As Senate Republicans rush to sign a deeply unpopular health care bill into law, "President Trump seems to be feeling a little emboldened," observed "Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Thursday. Show More Summary

Is Coconut Oil Healthy or Not? There's a Lot of Misinformation Out There

Click here for reuse options! If there's one thing we've learned in recent decades, it's that fat is not just fat. Is coconut oil: good for you bad for you neither good nor bad scientists don't know The subject of this question is the source of a disagreement. Show More Summary

Is Trump Under Federal Investigation—or Not?

Click here for reuse options! Either way, the evidence is mounting that the president obstructed justice. The news out of Washington can be so confusing. President Trump IS under investigation for obstruction of justice in the ongoing...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions' Ideas About Crime Are Totally Wrong—and the Consequences Can Be Tragic

Sessions hates consent decrees with local police and keeps claiming crime is way up. Evidence doesn't back him up. In April Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he would undertake a sweeping “review” of every consent decreeShow More Summary

How to Handle a Toxic Relationship

When a relationship is causing you stress and suffering, follow these five steps to find peace for yourself. Last week, I had lunch with a friend. As we were walking out, she mentioned that she had to see someone who hadn’t always been kind to her, a relationship that caused her more stress and suffering than anything else. Show More Summary

Bikini Contest Marred When Woman Clobbers Fellow Competitor In Head With High-Heeled Shoes

The alleged battery, Florida cops say, occurred at the Miss Sailfish Regatta Bikini Contest. read more

Deep History of America’s Deep State

Exclusive: The idea of an elitist Deep State – erasing a “mistake”  by the people – pervades current efforts to remove buffoonish President Trump, but the concept has deep historical roots dating from the Founding, writes Jada Thacker. By Jada…Read more ?

How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” to curb weapons going to Al Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria, has attracted only 14 co-sponsors pointing to hypocrisy in the “war on terror,” as Gareth Porter explained at The American Conservative. By Gareth…Read more ?

Palestinians Still Demand Human Rights

The Trump administration’s emerging Arab-Israeli policy focuses on Saudi Arabia and Israel with little concern for the Palestinians, who continue to protest for their rights, including a recent prison hunger strike, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein On…Read more ?

The Criminal ‘Laws’ of Counterinsurgency

A new book traces how the CIA and U.S. counterinsurgency warfare operatives adopted lessons from the Nazis’ fight against the partisans and evolved into a dangerous law onto themselves, writes retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce. By Todd E. Pierce…Read more ?

Potential Chaos in the Kingdom

President Trump has made the “alliance” with troublemaking Saudi Arabia a centerpiece of his chaotic foreign policy, but the latest jockeying for power in Riyadh may portend unexpected trouble, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar A…Read more ?

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