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Has Truth Itself Gone Extinct in the Trump Era?

Our president and his cronies willingly distort the truth for their benefit. Let’s give it up for truth. C’mon, a nice hand. It gave us a lot of good years. Back in the day, Truth began with a capital T, and it came straight from god. Show More Summary

7 Heated Town Halls That Show Voters Are Turning on Their Republican Senators

When they bothered to show up, Mitch McConnell and company got an earful from constituents. Republican members of Congress — at least, those that deigned to show up — faced angry constituents in district town hall meetings across the country Tuesday. Show More Summary

The Milo Yiannopoulos Debacle Tells Us Some Terrible Truths About the Right

Click here for reuse options! The white supremacist "alt-right" troll plummets from his fans' grace in one huge messy crash. Roughly 48 hours after outrage erupted over his comments in defense of “cross-generational” relationships between “younger boys and older men,” Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart News. Show More Summary

Scandal at CPAC After Unearthed Video Shows Milo Yiannopoulos Defending Sex Between Children and Adults

Click here for reuse options! The now cancelled CPAC speaker says 13-year-olds can consent to sex with men more than twice their age. Right-wing provocateur and alt-right mascot Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after initially being booked as the conference's keynote speaker. Show More Summary

Why Are So Many in the Faux 'Resistance' Silent on Trump's Iran Warpath?

Click here for reuse options! Many high-profile Trump critics are fine with Trump as long as he’s bashing Middle Eastern bad guys. There are roughly two categories of resistance to President Donald Trump that have emerged over the past few months. Show More Summary

Milo Yiannopoulous Defends Sex Between Children and Adults in Unearthed Video

Click here for reuse options! This year's CPAC speaker says 13 years olds can consent to sex with those twice their age or more. Right wing provocateur and alt-right mascot Milo Yiannopoulos is going to be providing the keynote at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Show More Summary

Out of Darkness, Light: Will the Trumpian Nightmare Lead to a Real 'Political Revolution' After All?

Click here for reuse options! Slavoj Žižek argued Trump would be better for the left than Clinton—and if we survive this, he might be right. Last November, the Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek turned a lot of heads when he announcedShow More Summary

What Happens After the Next Big Terrorist Attack? Trump Is Paving the Way Toward a Terrifying Crackdown

Click here for reuse options! Terrorism presents a grave danger—not for the reasons Trump claims, but because it could undermine democracy. Terrorism has never been so dangerous. Even a single terrorist attack against American troops...Show More Summary

Why Does a White Guy Always Have to Be the Hero?

Chinese director Zhang Yimou, of Hero and House of Flying Dragons fame, made his English-language debut with The Great Wall, which opened Friday. But in a story set in ancient China, Matt Damon's character sticks out like a sore thumb. Show More Summary

21 Facts That Explain Exactly Who Stephen Miller Is

Click here for reuse options! The new Trump mouthpiece has been like this for a long time. Even among the right-wing ideologues doing the actual presidenting in this administration, Stephen Miller stands out for the copious amounts of Kool-Aid he mainlines. Show More Summary

How Climate Deniers Use Conspiracy Theories, False Narratives and Distractions to Avoid the Truth

Click here for reuse options! By better understanding the various techniques used by climate deniers, it's easier to counter misinformation more effectively. A famous psychology experiment instructed participants to watch a short video, counting the number of times players in white shirts passed the ball. Show More Summary

There's Poetry About Beyoncé Now—And It's Amazing

When poet Morgan Parker was in grad school at New York University working on her MFA in 2010, pop star Beyoncé kept making her way into her verses. It was the era of "Video Phone" and "Telephone," collaborations between Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, songs that also beget elaborate, cinematic music videos that ran constantly on VH1. Show More Summary

Why Stephen Miller Comes Off as a Dck

Click here for reuse options! Trump's messenger is like all the most unlikable know-it-alls you've ever met all rolled up into one. Stephen Miller is reportedly a college buddy of neo-Nazi punching bag Richard Spencer. He’s also Donald Trump’s senior adviser, and was recently drafted as a new White House spokesperson. Show More Summary

Is President Trump Headed for a War With China?

Click here for reuse options! Forget Mexico—the real crisis is brewing in the South China Sea. Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Forcefully Challenges Labor Secretary Nominee on Overtime, Paid Sick Leave and Sexual Harassment Rules

Click here for reuse options! All the progress of the past eight years may quickly go down the tubes with Puzder. Elizabeth Warren has set the table for Andrew Puzder, the burger chain executive and Secretary of Labor nominee, with a blistering...Show More Summary

Hitting Trump Where It Hurts: The Satire Troops Take Up Comedy Arms Against the Hyper-Sensitive President

Click here for reuse options! "Laughtivism" is playing a key role in the resistance to Trumpism. Here’s why the satire rebellion matters. Nineteen years ago a small group of nonviolent, pro-democracy protesters, Otpor, decided to play a public prank on Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Show More Summary

Most Presidents Ignore Products That Rip Off Their Names. Will Trump?

No one has entered the White House with a greater sense of self-worth than Donald Trump. The president considers his personal brand to be one of his biggest assets—valued at $3.3 billion, in his own estimation. (Forbes, which has spent...Show More Summary

"Are You Prepared To Kill Somebody?” A Day With One Of America’s Most Popular Police Trainers

Marching around the stage in a theater in Lakeport, California, Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman tells his audience that they shouldn't go out looking for people to kill, because those who need killing—the "gangbangers," terrorists, and mass murderers—will come to them. Show More Summary

What Liberals Don't Get About Free Speech in the Age of Trump

Click here for reuse options! The Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos raises questions about what a right to free speech is?—?and is not. Nothing proliferates speech quite like a debate about a white man’s inalienable right to it. Show More Summary

Why Do Conservatives Want the Government to Defund the Arts?

Click here for reuse options! Historically, the relationship between the state and culture is as fundamental as the idea of the state itself. Recent reports indicate that Trump administration officials have circulated plans to defund the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), putting this agency on the chopping block – again. Show More Summary

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