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Clinton’s ‘Russia Did It’ Cop-out

Exclusive: In a last-ditch effort to salvage Hillary Clinton’s campaign, establishment Democrats are slinging McCarthyistic mud, joining in smearing independent journalists and blaming everything on Russia, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The Clinton machine – running on fumes after…Read more ?

AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on the Slim Chances of Real News Going Viral

Click here for reuse options! Looks like the (new) facts are in. Click here for reuse options! Related Stories AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on Trump and the NSA AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on What We Have to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving AlterNet Comic: Tom Tomorrow on America's Great Divide

Carrier's Most Senior Employee Is Creatively Supplementing His Income This Month

Click here for reuse options! Larry Linville works as Santa Claus during the holidays. President-elect Trump's Carrier deal this week came with a hefty price tag for Indiana: $700,000 from the state where the company operates. Trump had made keeping Carrier in the U.S. Show More Summary

Robert Reich: Are We Really Going to Let Trump Con Us on the Economy?

Click here for reuse options! The Carrier deal is "trickle-down economics dressed in populist garb." Last Thursday President-elect Donald Trump triumphantly celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its plan to close a furnace plant and move jobs to Mexico. Show More Summary

Trump Is Right: Our Generals Haven't "Done the Job"

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. President-elect Donald Trump's message for the nation's senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after the election. Trump: "We have some great generals. Show More Summary

These Are the Books We're Giving Our Friends This Year

Every year, Mother Jones receives hundreds of worthy books, but there are always a handful that truly stand out, the ones we end up foisting on friends and family. Well, friends and family, here you go, in no particular order. Also,Show More Summary

What the Heck Is a Placebo Anyway?

Anton Mesmer, an 18th-century German physician, believed a mysterious force he called "animal magnetism" could be used to cure people. Mesmer's theory was that there was invisible fluid in the body that could be controlled by magnetized objects and that disease was a result of "obstacles" to those fluids' flow. Show More Summary

Trump's Big Con: Watch His Supporters Become Disillusioned as He Can't Deliver on the Miracles He Promised

Click here for reuse options! The Carrier con is just the start. Voters are about to learn they've been hoodwinked. On Thursday night President-elect Donald Trump got to do what he loves more than anything for the first time since the election: bask in the love of his fans. Show More Summary

Two Surprising Factors That Make Millions of Americans Sick

Click here for reuse options! How urban planning preventative medicine can keep people from getting sick in the first place. The following is an excerpt from Prevention Diaries, by Larry Cohen. Published December 1, 2016, by Oxford University Press. Show More Summary

Corporations Just Learned How to Flip Donald Trump on His Back

Click here for reuse options! We need a president who can stand up to big corporations, not fold to their demands. Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous. Show More Summary

'Hamilton Electors' Declare War on Trump

Click here for reuse options! "Electors have already come forward... to unite behind a responsible Republican candidate for the good of the nation." VP-elect Pence got booed on Broadway last month, but there's a far more frustrating Hamilton story for Trump now. Show More Summary

85% of the Food We Eat Has Pesticide Residues

Click here for reuse options! One sample of strawberries contained residues of 20 pesticides. New government data offers a potentially unappetizing assessment of the U.S. food supply: Residues of many types of bug-killing pesticides, fungicides and weed-killing chemicals have been found in roughly 85 percent of thousands of foods tested. Show More Summary

Environmentalists Are Being Murdered at a Frightening Rate: What Can Be Done?

Click here for reuse options! At least 185 environmentalists were killed last year, the highest toll recorded. Our world is engaged in many wars. Most are visible, taking up front-page headlines and minutes of presidential debates. Others...Show More Summary

Political Elites Are Trying to Wreck Massachusetts' New Marijuana Law

Click here for reuse options! The people spoke, but now, Bay State politicos are making noises about raising pot taxes and restricting home grows. That didn’t take long. Immediately after Massachusetts voters passed Question 4 to legalize...Show More Summary

Warning: This Trump Hire Is Hazardous to Your Health (And Not Just Your Medicare)

Click here for reuse options! Among other things, he doesn't think tobacco is a drug. Donald Trump’s latest cabinet pick endangers the health and well-being of millions of Americans. From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, Rep. Tom PriceShow More Summary

Illinois Parents Call for 'Smut' Book Ban: 'We Can't Have 18-Year-Olds Reading About Sexual Issues'

Click here for reuse options! The titles include such classics as "A Separate Peace" and "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings." An Illinois school district is pulling one book from the shelves and reconsidering the use of all other titles taught in classrooms after a principal raised concerns about sexually explicit content. Show More Summary

Why Men Wake up With Erections

Click here for reuse options! Morning penile erections affect all males, even males in the womb and male children. The morning penile erection, or as it is medically known, “nocturnal penile tumescence”, is not only an interesting physiological phenomenon, it can also tell us a lot about a patient’s sexual function. Show More Summary

A Bare-Knuckle Fight Over Recounts

Democrats are trying to stop Donald Trump’s inauguration by claiming Russian interference in the election, but the White House sees no evidence and Trump is now challenging the recounts, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria When the Clinton campaign said…Read more ?

Trump Campaign and GOP Allies In Full Legal Panic As Recounts Could Create Electoral College Crisis

Click here for reuse options! Invoking Bush v. Gore to stop them or ignore the results. Republicans are panicking because the Green Party’s presidential recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania could prevent Donald Trump from...Show More Summary

Mistrial Seems Imminent in Murder Trial of South Carolina Cop Who Killed a Fleeing, Unarmed Suspect

It appears Judge Clifton Newman will be compelled to declare a hung jury in the racially charged South Carolina murder trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who fatally shot an unarmed man who had fled from a April 2015 traffic stop. Show More Summary

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