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The Trump Files: Donald vs. a "Nazi" School Board

Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Donald Trump has a long track record of pushing officials in New York and other cities to yield to his demands, but he doesn't always get his way. Show More Summary

Hatred of Hillary Is Trump's Rallying Cry at Campaign Events North and South

Click here for reuse options! Trump rallies well-heeled Southerners and dispossessed Rust-Belters with promises of past glory—and lots of misogyny. In Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city down on its luck, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Show More Summary

Trump's 'Ideological Screenings' of Muslims Are Already Here

Click here for reuse options! The “Muslims Have Rights” campaign is using media and satire to call attention to institutionalized Islamophobia. “Islamophobia is something that is institutionalized across the government,” Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic War on Terror, told AlterNet. Show More Summary

This Study Made Me Change My Mind on Soda Taxes

The case for a soda tax—on the ballot Nov. 8 in San Francisco, Oakland, and Boulder, and promoted globally by the World Health Organization—just got stronger. In a new peer-reviewed study, Swedish researchers tracked the dietary choices...Show More Summary

This Major City’s Drinking Water Was Fine. Then Came the Private Water Company.

This summer, 81,000 homes in Pittsburgh received a worrisome letter about their water. The local utility "has found elevated levels of lead in tap water samples in some homes," it said. Seventeen percent of samples had high levels of...Show More Summary

"We're Your Neighbors,” Says the Cofounder of This Right-Wing Militia

Read Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer's undercover look at the right-wing militia movement. In 2013, Mike Morris, a Marines veteran and IT manager from Colorado, cofounded a militia group called Three Percent United Patriots (3UP).Show More Summary

Chief Justice Roberts "Had It in for the Voting Rights Act"

In 2013, when Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. issued the most far-reaching Supreme Court decision on voting rights in the 21st century, he finally succeeded in gutting a civil rights law he has been fighting his entire career. For three...Show More Summary

From the Outside Looking In: How the International Media Is Reacting to the 2016 Election

Click here for reuse options! While the research is ongoing and we can’t adequately present all points of view, it is possible to discern clear trends in the coverage. When Donald Trump repeatedly claims the election is “rigged,” it doesn’t just undermine voter confidence at home. Show More Summary

New Study: Having Daughters Helps Parents See How Horrible Donald Trump Is

Click here for reuse options! A Trump presidency should also make parents fear the sort of men their sons would become. Earlier this week, The Washington Post conducted a poll looking at the presidential preferences of parents based on whether they exclusively have daughters, sons, or both. Show More Summary

Where Will Donald Trump's Violent and Dangerous Rhetoric Lead After Nov. 8?

Click here for reuse options! Impromptu poll-watchers, "lock her up" and NRA fantasies of "post-freedom America" point toward possible violence. As he sinks further in the polls, Donald Trump is ratcheting up his insistence that the election is being rigged against him in every possible way. Show More Summary

10 Best U.S. Cities for Celebrating Halloween 2016

Click here for reuse options! Even terrible costumes can cost a pretty penny. Ah, Halloween! The time of year the boundaries of the word “sexy” are stretched beyond recognition to encompass costumes like Sexy Ken Bone, Sexy Poop Emoji and Sexy Sriracha. Show More Summary

The Truth About Bikes, Butts and Genitals: How Cycling Can Impact Your Sex Life

Click here for reuse options! Cycling is great exercise, but it might have some undesirable side effects. If you ever thought the damage caused by riding a bike was limited to a sore behind, there’s some bad news for you. According to...Show More Summary

How the Media Perpetuates the Myth of the Lone Girl Activist

Click here for reuse options! This false narrative gives us reason to believe in a system that rewards self-reliance and the illusion that the deserving just worked a little harder. The following is an excerpt from the new book Powered...Show More Summary

EPA Succumbs to Pressure From Monsanto, Delays Glyphosate Cancer Review

Click here for reuse options! The agency's advisory panel meetings were postponed following intense lobbying by Big Ag industry, including Monsanto. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was slated to hold four days of public meetings, Oct. Show More Summary

TripAdvisor to Stop Selling Tickets to Cruel or Exploitative Animal Attractions

Click here for reuse options! The humane economy is growing by leaps and bounds. We vote for or against cruelty with our dollars, and that includes travel spending. So it was with great excitement that we learned that TripAdvisor, an...Show More Summary

REVEALED: Wisconsin Clerk Limits Voting Near Campus Because 'Students Lean More Toward the Democrats'

Click here for reuse options! A convoluted legal claim to prevent students from voting. A Wisconsin city clerk has been complaining for months that she doesn’t have the money or staff to offer early voting — but a newly released email suggests she’s trying to rig the election against the Democratic Party. Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich Loses It on Fox News over Trump Sex Allegations, Accuses Megyn Kelly of Being 'Fascinated with Sex'

Click here for reuse options! Pot, meet kettle. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich accused Fox News host Megyn Kelly of being “fascinated with sex” after she suggested Donald Trump’s poll numbers have been dragged down by allegations of sexual assault, harassment and impropriety. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular Politician in America

One of the tightest House races in the country this year is in New York's Hudson Valley, where Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso are vying to replace retiring GOP Rep. Chris Gibson. Faso, a former assemblyman and pipeline lobbyist, and Teachout, a fiercely anti-fracking Fordham law professor, are natural rivals. Show More Summary

Ohio Man, 35, Pleads Guilty To Autoerotic Encounter With Parked Red Van

Michael Henson, 35, was sentenced to 60 days in jail on a misdemeanor public indecency charge, records show. read more

Women Call for Israel-Palestine Peace

Though the Israel-Palestine conflict has been mostly off the mainstream media’s radar recently, this long-running crisis drew the attention this month of two women Nobel Peace Prize winners, reports Ann Wright. By Ann Wright On Oct. 5, two women Nobel…Read more ?

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