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Senior Military Intelligence Officer Schools Fox News on the Media's Complicity in Anti-Muslim Terrorist Attacks

Cable news needs to do more reporting and less stigmatizing. The terrorist attack on a Finsbury Park mosque early Monday has led any number of right-wing media outlets to question how suspect Darren Osborne was radicalized. One senior military intelligence officer has a compelling theory. Show More Summary

Understanding Contemporary White Supremacy

Our panel of scholars on what we get wrong about white supremacy, and whether persecuting racists does any good. Following the first installment of this series, where the historical origins of modern white supremacy were explored inShow More Summary

Trump’s Poll Numbers Crater Even Further As GOP Support Slips

An AP poll confirms Nate Silver’s earlier analysis. Lost amid all the dramatics of Jeff Sessions’ testimony,Trump’s ranting and ravings, and his reported desire to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, (which we all know he will eventually...Show More Summary

John Oliver Crushes Trump's Egregious Lies to Coal Miners

"Stop telling them that their jobs are coming back!" HBO’s John Oliver blasted the constant lies President Donald Trump has used to give false hopes to coal miners desperate for work. “I made them this promise,” Trump said in March:Show More Summary

Lessons from the Charter School Disaster in Indianapolis

A teacher in Indiana's thoughts on returning to teaching in the public schools. Indiana has been taken over by the forces of corporate school reform, under a succession of Republican governors devoted to school choice: Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence, now Eric Holcomb. Show More Summary

Mike Pence’s Private Emails Cost Indiana a Ridiculous Sum of Money

Another case of tax payers footing the bill for Republican hypocrisy. Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana is paying $100,000 for extra lawyers to tackle a large backlog of records requests targeting government emails Pence sent through his private AOL account as governor. Show More Summary

Naomi Klein: Youth-Led Grassroots Progressive Insurgencies Have Pushed Leaders Like Corbyn and Sanders into National Politics

The best-selling author speaks on the future of grassroots progressive politics. Over the weekend, more than 4,000 people gathered for the People’s Summit in Chicago. Among those who spoke was Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who called the Democratic Party’s strategy an absolute failure and blamed the party for the election of President Trump. Show More Summary

4 Enduring Myths About American Slavery

An urgent history lesson on the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth. People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. Show More Summary

Virginia Police Arrest Suspect in Abduction, Beating and Murder of 17-Year-Old Muslim Girl

Twenty-two-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres has been charged with murder. Police in Fairfax, Virginia have found a body that they believe to be a 17-year-old girl missing after she was abducted walking from an IHOP restaurant to her mosque on Saturday night. Show More Summary

Media Critics Rip Megyn Kelly: ‘Alex Jones Is a Virus’ and She Is ‘Spreading that Virus on a Big Network'

Megyn Kelly was the wrong person to take on fringe conspiracy theorist. A panel of media analysts suggested on Sunday that NBC News host Megyn Kelly was the wrong person to take on fringe conspiracy theorist Alex Jones because the former Fox News host is not experienced conducting confrontational interviews. Show More Summary

Will the Internet Give Rise to a New Totalitarianism?

"Black Code" explores the dark underbelly of our virtual existence. If you're reading this post, odds are you spend a sizable portion of your day on the Internet. Based on a 2013 book of the same name, the documentary "Black Code" (2016) explores the "dark side" of our virtual existence, or as its author Ronald J. Show More Summary

Mindfulness Practices Like Yoga and Meditation Can Change How Your DNA Reacts to Stress

Mind-body practice reduces stress down to our genes, new study concludes. Yoga teachers love to remind their students that yoga isn’t just a physical practice; it’s a deep mind-body experience that follows you off of the mat into the rest of your life. Show More Summary

1 Percenters Wash Their Money Through Arts Funding—and Artists Are Calling Them Out on It

In an age of rising financial inequality, artists are using their work to follow the money. At the most recent edition of the Whitney Biennial, the long-running survey of American art, visitors were greeted by a quote of the sort not usually seen in museums: “The two greatest stores of wealth internationally today [are] contemporary art [... Show More Summary

Millennials Are Saving the Planet, One Kale Salad at a Time

Click here for reuse options! Young adults are forging a food revolution with lasting impact. It’s been three years since Beyonce made kale sexy, and vegetables are still growing in popularity. The Huffington Post declared that consumers under the age of 40 are eating 52 percent more vegetables than those of the same age a decade ago. Show More Summary

A Billionaire-Backed 'Movement' Is Dangerously Close to Calling a Constitutional Convention

The group hopes to mandate voter ID and dismantle public education, among other goals. A billionaire-backed “movement” is dangerously close to calling a constitutional convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. If...Show More Summary

This Week in Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: Serious Gifts to the Trump Family

From Chinese trademarks to more plugs by Ivanka Trump, the conflicts just keep on coming. Once again, the political headlines have focused on matters other than President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest. When it comes to Trump-related...Show More Summary

The Latest US Shootings Are an Awful Reminder of How Normal They Feel

In a time when shootings are commonplace, this week didn’t necessarily feel remarkable. It felt normal and that makes me fear for my daughter. My daughter is in first grade, but she’s been doing “lockdown drills” since she was two years old – her pre-school started them a few weeks after the massacre of 20 children at Sandy Hook. Show More Summary

Web Exclusive: Naomi Klein on How to Resist Trump's Shock Politics

Naomi Klein's new book is No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. Part 2 of our interview with Naomi Klein about her book, "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning theShow More Summary

Trump Embraces GOP Tax-Cut Orthodoxy

Exclusive: Not even five months into his presidency, Donald Trump has retreated from key populist promises by moving to slash taxes on the rich and throw millions of Americans off health insurance, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall President Trump earned…Read more ?

US Intervention in Syria at Crossroads

Exclusive: The U.S. military incursion into Syria is literally at a crossroads, with U.S.-backed forces cut off at Al-Tanf where two strategic highways intersect and where President Trump may decide to escalate, says Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare The U.S.…Read more ?

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