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Signs of U.K. Misconduct in Assange Case

The world’s most prominent freedom-of-the-press case remains the legal pressure on WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, still in Ecuador’s London embassy amid signs of U.K. prosecutorial misconduct, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein A British court proceeding on a…Read more ?

The Sway of the Nuclear Arms Industry Over Donald Trump and Congress Is Terrifying

This story originally appeared on TomDispatch.com.  Until recently, few of us woke up worrying about the threat of nuclear war. Such dangers seemed like Cold War relics, associated with outmoded practices like building fallout shelters and “duck and cover” drills. But give Donald Trump credit: When it comes to nukes, he’s gotten our attention. He’s […]

The Anti-Pumpkin Pie, and 9 Other Unique Holiday Recipes

On our food politics podcast, Bite, guests like cookbook writer Samin Nosrat, Somali refugee Halimo Isaac, and comic W. Kamau Bell tell the stories behind what ends up on your plate. And, lucky us, these guests tend to be food lovers who know some great recipes. In time for holiday feasting, here are some of some of […]

When Jacksonville Floods, the Rich Don’t Worry; the Poor Fight to Get Through

This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Jacksonville’s Northside region was covered with swampland before the 1950s. The floodplain was home to some bait and tackle shops, commercial fisheries, and luxury waterfront homes, but all that changed as the fledgling city grew. Show More Summary

The Latest Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party Is This Sunday in a Pennsylvania High School Gym

On October 21, Republican Congressman Tim Murphy formally resigned from Congress. The seven-term representative from Pennsylvania had always enjoyed strong ratings from pro-life organizations, but when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette revealed...Show More Summary

Tony Perkins Knew a GOP Lawmaker Sexually Assaulted a Teen—But He Kept Quiet, Emails Reveal

A Washington Post report reveals the emails showing what the head of the Evangelical Family Research Council knew. According to a report from the Washington Post, the head of the evangelical Family Research Council was alerted that a Ohio lawmaker sexually assaulted a teen in a hotel room over two years ago and never made the information public. Show More Summary

Draft Resolution on the Joint UN-OPCW Survey Mechanism (Russian Veto)

Draft resolution by: France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America. The Security Council, Recalling its Resolutions 2319 (2016), 2314 (2016) 2235 (2015), 2253...Show More Summary

Sexual Harassment Settlements in Congress Are Costing Taxpayers Millions

Click here for reuse options! There's a problem on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures around the country. It’s unlikely the public will ever truly know how many women in politics have been targets of sexual harassment, or how many lawmakers are sexual predators, but the tip of the iceberg has emerged in recent weeks. Show More Summary

Is Steve Bannon's Destruction of the GOP Just a Plot Against Karl Rove?

The Breitbart editor apparently considers Rove his main competition. It had been reported all week that President Trump wasn't going to comment personally on the underage dating and sexual assault scandal whirling around Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore because he knew it would raise the issue of his own sordid history. Show More Summary

America and Its Allies Are Underestimating North Korea's Other Big Threat

As two countries led by mercurial leaders spar, bio-warfare agents are harder to trace and easier to use than nukes. The war of words between the Trump White House and the North Korean dictator over nuclear weapons has led national security...Show More Summary

This Clip of Louis C.K. on the Daily Show Is Particularly Chilling in Light of the Accusations Against Him

Click here for reuse options! The comedian says he thinks women who complain about rape jokes should “shut up.” The accusations against Louis C.K. surprised many, maybe because the comedian doesn’t seem like “that kind of guy.” Roy Moore and Harvey Weinstein—sure, they seem like woman-dominating bullies. Show More Summary

'Passing' for Lower Class Is Manipulative—and a Favorite Tactic of Duck Dynasty and Trump

The real reason Trump won't release his taxes or be honest about the prestige of his education is so he can pass for whatever his voters want him to be. The following is an excerpt from the essay “Class Acts: Ways to be Something You’re...Show More Summary

Forget Tofurky: How to Have a Better Meatless Thanksgiving

Click here for reuse options! Let's cook vegetables that look and taste like what they are, rather than like a carcass. As the days get short and we dig in for the holidays, I find myself pondering the Tofurky, and how we got here. Tofurky...Show More Summary

Hightower: Donald Trump's Strange Bromances with Duterte and Putin

He's desperate to be liked by dictators. "We've had a great relationship," said a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte, a self-styled...Show More Summary

A New Supreme Court Case Could Drastically Drain Unions' Resources

Wisconsin provided early examples of scorched-earth labor policies. California unions took note. Should Mark Janus prevail in his Supreme Court case, public-sector employees in California and other states who now pay agency fees instead...Show More Summary

The Pathological Refusal to Report the Simple Truth About Presidential Lying

When did the simple act of calling out a politician for lying become such a taboo? It is a truism to say that everyone lies to someone. Since public officials entrusted with power in our democracy are no exception to this human trait—as historical...Show More Summary

Now That Weed Is Legal, California Politicians Have a New Drug in Mind for Decriminalization

Will magic mushrooms be next?     California Could Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms After legalizing weed, California politicians have set their sights on a new target — psychedelic mushrooms. Mayoral Candidate Kevin Saunders filed...Show More Summary

Only One in Ten Americans Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables—Are You One of Them?

People living in poverty have especially low rates. Only a sliver of Americans eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Just 12% of Americans eat the minimum daily fruit...Show More Summary

Don't Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names

Click here for reuse options! Rocky Mountain oysters aren't actually oysters. "What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked. Well, everything. Food-wise, when it comes to names, the particular label or nickname an ingredient or dish carries can mean the difference between enjoying your meal or being repulsed by testicles when you really wanted seafood. Show More Summary

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