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Planned Parenthood Launches $20 Million Midterm Election Campaign

The organization hopes to capitalize on that political momentum and “channel the activism” of its 11 million supporters. On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood announced a plan to invest $20 million in the 2018 midterm elections, the organization’s largest midterm campaign effort yet. Show More Summary

Who Would Want to Work for President Trump Anyway?

The president is at the center of all chaos in this White House. Three weeks away from his next election, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had developed an invincible nuclear weapon. America shrugged. There is so much craziness happening in U.S. Show More Summary

Israel Plans a New War in Syria—but Not for the Reasons It Claims

What's the real motive behind the escalation of Israel's presence in Syria? Israel is beating the drums of war again, this time over Syria. On February 10 the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out the most aggressive Israeli use of force in Syria thus far. Show More Summary

Wednesday's HOT MIC

Trump: "I like taking the guns early.... Take the guns first, go through due process second."

Even McKinsey Gets It: High Wages Improve Economic Performance

Click here for reuse options! Economic stagnation is the outcome of conscious policy choices. “After a year-long analysis of seven developed countries and six sectors,” global management consultancy company McKinsey has “concluded that...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman Has a Brutal Message for American Taxpayers

Click here for reuse options! If you think you're benefiting from the Trump tax cuts, think again. Last month, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) came under fire for celebrating the $1.50 weekly raise a public school secretary stands to gain from the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Show More Summary

Tuesday's HOT MIC

Trump will run for re-election in 2020.

High School Students Demanding Gun Reform Join Rich History of Teen Resistance

Past social justice movements show how effective teens can be. Since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the national spotlight has been on the courageous student survivors who have been too outraged to be cast only as victims of tragedy. Show More Summary

How to Prevent More Billionaires from Happening

Click here for reuse options! How did we end up with an infestation of billionaires? Imagine a society with no billionaires. Numerous countries have tried to accomplish this, but nearly every time they do, the United States intervenes,...Show More Summary

One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics

Click here for reuse options! The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. Every week seems to bring a new target for Trump’s wrath. He simply can’t let anything go. But when his grievances against his enemies areShow More Summary

Donald Trump Jr. Liked a Tweet Perpetuating a Pro-Gun Myth About Mental Health and Mass Murders

Click here for reuse options! His stance on antidepressants demonizes those with mental health problems. On Thursday night, Twitter users noticed something odd. President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., liked a tweet linking antidepressants to mass murder. Show More Summary

Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started

Special Counsel Robert Mueller may finally be getting to the biggest issues—and getting closer to the president. Despite all the guilty pleas among people associated with the Trump campaign and the growing pile of evidence about Russian...Show More Summary

Even Trump's Closest Allies Are Starting to Worry About His Erratic Behavior

Something is very wrong with the president. President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior has started to spook even some of his staunchest allies. One Trump ally tells CNN’s Gloria Borger that the president’s hasty decision to announce tariffs...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's New Tariff Policy Is an Economic Catastrophe Waiting to Happen

The president appears to have learned nothing from the Great Depression. Economic history shows why Trump's 'America First' tariff policy is so dangerous By Charles Hankla, Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University. Show More Summary

A Majority of Uber and Lyft Drivers Earn Far Less Than Minimum Wage: Report

Click here for reuse options! MIT finds motorists make an average of $3.37 per hour—before taxes. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology paints a grim portrait of life as an Uber or Lyft driver. According to a new study titled "The...Show More Summary

Putin Claims Strategic Parity, Respect

Vladimir Putin’s announcement of new weapons systems to achieve nuclear parity was the result of the erosion of arms control regimes, such as the ill-advised U.S. withdrawal from the ABM treaty in 2002, Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Russian…Read more ?

How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran

The CIA’s “Operation Merlin,” which involved providing Iran with a flawed design for a nuclear weapon and resulted in an alleged whistleblower going to prison, was the perfect example of creating intelligence in order to justify operations, reports Gareth Porter. By…Read more ?

Why Putin’s Latest Weapons Claims Should Scare Us

Americans should be very concerned about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Russia’s breakthroughs in weapons technology – not necessarily because they pose a threat, but because it will mean vast fortunes spent in the U.S. on an arms race, Jonathan Marshall…Read more ?

All Fire and Fury in Ukraine

Exclusive: The still decidedly volatile situation in Ukraine – resulting from another in a long line of U.S.-inspired regime changes that have destabilized the geopolitical landscape over the past few decades – is worth revisiting for a number of reasons.…Read more ?

Katharine Gun’s Risky Truth-telling

From the Archive: On March 2, 2003, British intelligence official Katharine Gun blew the whistle on a pre-Iraq War ploy. On today’s 15-year anniversary of that event, we republish a 2014 article about Gun’s truth-telling by Sam Husseini. By Sam…Read more ?

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