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Don't Believe Whole Foods—There's Nothing 'Humane' About Its Meat

Animals are a far second to the profit motive. Whole Foods goes further that any other major grocer to advertise its alleged humane treatment of animals. Consumers are confronted with mountains of marketing materials praising the happy lives of the animals raised on the farms who produce the products that line Whole Foods’ shelves. Show More Summary

Listen: What Hitler and the Nazis Learned from American Racism

On this Chauncey DeVega Show podcast: Troubling parallels between Trump, Hitler, and Charlottesville. The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show featuresShow More Summary

7 Good Things That Happen Every Time You Decide to Buy Local

Shopping local will help you live longer—and better. In times like these (Donald Trump, the climate crisis, environmental degradation, police brutality, etc.), it’s natural to feel a need to do something. But what? It’s easy to donate online to any one of hundreds of organizations. Show More Summary

‘It’s a Bogus Story Sold to Adults’: Watch Atheists Narrate Hilarious Tour of Kentucky’s Ark Encounter

One of the consistent themes of their tour was the lack of visitors. Creationist Ken Ham’s $92 million Noah’s Ark theme park was mercilessly mocked in a video tour of the government-subsidized Kentucky boondoggle. Atheists Seth Andrews...Show More Summary

5 Weird Ways Marijuana Affects Men And Women Differently

Estrogen plays an important role when it comes to THC. Marijuana affects men and women in different ways and it’s not because of size. Some research claims that estrogen and THC have a pretty meaningful relationship, giving a boost to women and  how they experience cannabis’ benefits. Show More Summary

Why Al-Qaida Is Still Strong 16 Years After 9/11

ISIS grabs the headlines, but the group that brought us the September 11 attacks is still here. Sixteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, al-Qaida conducted the most destructive terrorist attack in history. An unprecedented onslaught from the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Are U.S. Universities Arming Themselves with Grenade Launchers?

Education should never feel like a warzone This piece originally appeared on Truthout Sending an ominous signal to student protest movements nationwide, universities across the US are once again able to equip their police forces with castoff military gear, tying them ever more intimately into the military-industrial complex. Show More Summary

The Push for a Medicare-for-All Plan

America’s complex and inefficient healthcare system ends up being both very expensive and limited in its coverage, a problem that Sen. Bernie Sanders is targeting in his Medicare-for-all plan, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Sen. Bernie Sanders…Read more ?

WSJ Says Trump Has Changed His Mind About Leaving the Paris Agreement

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump administration has told European officials that it won’t leave the Paris agreement.  Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to the European Union’s top energy official. The shift from […]

New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Marijuana Possession

All of New England is now a minor pot possession bust-free zone. As of noon Saturday, the possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized in New Hampshire. Now, people in New England who are caught with a joint or two will not be subject to arrest. Show More Summary

Conservative Columnist Who Voted for Clinton Says Trump's Supporters Were Duped

They were "bamboozled." During an interview with New York Times editor Bret Stephens on Real Time, host Bill Maher maintained that the United States could survive President Donald Trump — barely. Stephens explained that he believes what...Show More Summary

Idiot Okie Stars In Viral Road Rage Video

Ex-convict, 60, is facing felony charge for knifeplay Meet Paul Wiseley, the pot-bellied, knife-wielding buffoon arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after police learned of his antics on a rural road. read more

Bill Maher Delivers Epic States' Rights Monologue

Watch him hilariously turn the tables on conservatives. Republicans have been using states' rights as a shield to avoid equal rights for longer than HBO host Bill Maher has been alive. The Real Time host decided it's about time liberal states claim their own rights. Show More Summary

People Do WHAT to Their Whiskey to Make it Taste Better?

You’d think the reason Kentucky bourbon became so iconic would have to do with the geography or growing conditions of its ingredients—its terroir, as they say. But historians think it might have more to do with the liquor’s travel habits. In the 1700s, barrels of spirits were shipped from Kentucky down the Ohio River. The rocking […]

The People We Forget When We Remember the Vietnam War

When filmmaker Lynn Novick signed on to co-direct The Vietnam War, the new 10-part, 18-hour PBS documentary, with Ken Burns, she advocated incorporating a large dose of Vietnamese perspective into the project. Novick—who, at 55, came of age in the war’s aftermath—had long sensed that the United States’ failure in the conflict hinged in part on […]

Rachel Maddow Explains Why Mike Pence Is in Huge Trouble

The vice president should be worried. Rachel Maddow explained Friday that Vice President Mike Pence seems to keep escaping the scandals of President Donald Trump, but won't actually emerge unscathed. Pence has repeatedly made false statements about Trump-related controversies and saw his own press secretary quit this week. Show More Summary

Why the Texas Shooting Is a Deadly Symptom of Male Entitlement and a Gender Issue

Our culture still teaches men that women owe them affection—and that can have horrific consequences. It’s a sad sign of the collective learned helplessness of Americans when it comes to gun violence that the recent shooting in Plano,...Show More Summary

The GOP Is Plowing Ahead with an Audacious Effort to Hijack the Vote and Rig Elections

Click here for reuse options! From Trump’s “election integrity” commission to Mitch McConnell, the GOP targets the levers of power. The Republican Party’s efforts to disrupt voting and thwart representative government was on full display...Show More Summary

Bill Moyers: Renowned Psychiatrist Warns That Trump Is a Danger to Us All

"We have a duty to warn if someone may be dangerous to others." There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, the work of 27 psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts to assess President Trump’s mental health. Show More Summary

Before Dems Get All Chummy with Trump, Let's Remember What a Disgusting President He Has Been So Far

Trump's comments about the "bad dudes" of antifa, and his painful Tim Scott moment, remind us who he really is. Word on the street says that Donald Trump is feeling his oats. He believes he has put the ugliness of Charlottesville behind...Show More Summary

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