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When Asked About the Parkland Shooting, the Local Sheriff Went Off on…OJ Simpson?

In a Sunday morning interview, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel whether he would take any responsibility for the Parkland, Florida school shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Israel said he himself shown “amazing leadership” of his department and could “only take responsibility for what I knew about.” […]

WATCH: Conservative Writer Calls Out Trump Hypocrisy Toward 'Sexual Harassers and Abusers of Women'

National Review's Mona Charen was escorted out by security guards. It’s hard to pick a singular highlight/lowlight from CPAC, the annual gathering of conservative American patriots which this year featured an Anglo-Hungarian Neo-Nazi, a British anti-Semite, and a French Islamophobe. Show More Summary

Trump and Congress Are Making It Easier for Banks and Companies to Rip Off Black People

In the mid-2000s, Hudson City Savings Bank, a large savings bank in New Jersey, was doing well, earning accolades for its smart management, its “small town” feel, and its relative strength in the face of the brewing financial crisis. It was even expanding—opening more than 50 new branches in neighboring New York and Connecticut. But […]

It Will Take a Political Revolution to Cure the Epidemic of Depression

We need to change the nature of work, community and wealth distribution. What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients suffering from both. Show More Summary

Even After Gun Violence Occurs, the Government Often Fails Survivors

A new investigation shows that victim's compensation funds aren't working very well. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week claimed 17 lives and resulted in 14 gunshot injuries. As a heightened national conversation...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Shreds a Key Election Commission Because It Isn’t Right-Wing Enough

Republicans take another whack to undermine secure elections in 2018, after putting no money in budget to improve aging machinery. Top congressional Republicans really don’t want to safeguard or improve voting in America. This week,Show More Summary

The Strange Connection Between Bitcoin and the Alt-Right

Many extremists were early adopters of Bitcoin and have profited from it. According to white nationalist Richard Spencer, Bitcoin is the “currency of the alt-right.” The decentralized, peer-to-peer, crypto-currency has obvious appeal...Show More Summary

Young Courage vs. White Male Rage

The gun-toting right may have met its match in a new generation. Gun violence in the United States is so routine, and the responses that follow a mass shooting so scripted, that the political response emerging in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting last week have caught the nation off guard. Show More Summary

How Foreign Correspondents in the US Cover Mass Shootings for their Oversees Audiences

Something different does seem to be happening with the Parkland shooting. / > Related Stories China Blasts the U.S. for Choosing Guns Over Human Rights Why Are the Media Letting Republicans Off the Hook for America's Mass Shootings? Why Are the Media Letting Republicans Off the Hook for American Gun Violence?

Listen: A Wave of Global Disappointment in Democracy Brought Trump to the White House

Harvard's Yascha Mounk explains how lack of faith in democracies is spreading around Europe. The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of politics writer Chauncey DeVega. The weekly show features a relaxed and free-form...Show More Summary

'All I Wish Is for Palestine to Be Free' — Freedom Fighter Ahed Tamimi

Beyond Ahed, 12,000 children have been detained by the Israeli military. The Palestinian cause is not just for Palestinians, not even just for Arabs. The Palestinian cause is a humanitarian cause. What makes me happy is to see the humanitarians of the world stand with us in solidarity to free our land. Show More Summary

I Was Wrong About the Rural-Urban Divide

Wisconsin dairy farmers reminded me not to allow Fox News and the NRA to define groups of people. I thought I knew something about Wisconsin politics. I assumed the state was neatly divided between blue cities, like Madison and Milwaukee,...Show More Summary

Too Much Booze is Biggest Risk Factor for Dementia: Study

Heavy drinking is the “most important risk factor” for dementia, according to a new study Heavy drinking could increase one’s chances of developing dementia, a condition characterized by memory loss and brain impairment, a new study claims. Show More Summary

Resolution 2401 (30 days cease hostilities in Syria)

“The Security Council, “Recalling its resolutions 2042 (2012), 2043 (2012), 2118 (2013), 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2175 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2209 (2015), 2235 (2015), 2249 (2015), 2254 (2015), 2258 (2015), 2268 (2016), 2286 (2016), 2332...Show More Summary

'I Was Almost a School Shooter' Writes 'Family Man' Following Parkland Shooting—Lack of Access to a Gun Stopped Him

"I had a severe lack of love, and I really think this kid did too." If there is a "mental health" issue underlying school shootings, it is love—or lack thereof, says Aaron Stark, who this week penned an open letter on how he "was almost a school shooter" in the mid 90s. Show More Summary

The Democratic House Intelligence Memo Has Been Released. Read It Here.

In February, the House Intelligence Committee released the Nunes Memo, a six-page document written by Republican staffers that—according to California Rep. Devin Nunes, the committee chairman—purported to show that the FBI and the Department...Show More Summary

Conservatives Freak Out After Speaker Dares to Mention That Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

During a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, longtime National Review writer Mona Charen made an uncontroversial point: Republicans shouldn’t sanction sexual misconduct in their own White House. “Because he happens to have an ‘R’ after his name we look the other way, we don’t complain. This is a party that was […]

First Impressions of Russia’s Upcoming Presidential Election

Despite the near certainty of Vladimir Putin’s reelection in the Russian presidential election next month, the campaign is nevertheless competitive with an array of choices, notes Gilbert Doctorow in this first of three articles on the election. By Gilbert Doctorow On…Read more ?

Trump Is Still Tweeting About Arming Teachers

For the fourth day in a row, President Donald Trump is saying strange things about a vague plan to arm teachers: Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus. Shootings will […]

Top 10 Signs the U.S. Is the Most Corrupt Nation in the World (2018 Ed.)

American democracy is being corrupted out of existence. Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply that the United States is not corrupt. This year’s report from Transparency International puts the US on a par with Austria, which is ridiculous. Show More Summary

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