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"FAKE NEWS—A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!" President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter account blared last week, after CNN reported that US intelligence officials had briefed him and President Barack Obama on an alleged Russian operation to...Show More Summary

Trump's Pick for Education Secretary Refuses to Disavow Teaching Intelligent Design in Public Schools

Click here for reuse options! Billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos is a champion of the school privatization movement. It's no secret Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is an influential conservative, a billionaire heiress, a powerful cheerleader and funder of the modern education privatization movement. Show More Summary

More Than 1,600 Factory Workers Are Being Fired After Trump Said He'd Save Their Jobs - Here’s What They Have to Say

Click here for reuse options! Trump announced before a packed house of employees and news media that more than 1,100 jobs would stay in the Carrier plant. IANAPOLIS, Indiana—Dragging on a cigarette as he sits in the hall of United Steelworkers...Show More Summary

Trump's Pick for Education Secretary Refuses to Disavow Teaching 'Intelligent Design' in Public Schools

Click here for reuse options! Billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos is a champion of the school privatization movement. It's no secret Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is an influential conservative and billionaire heiress, a powerful cheerleader and funder of the modern education privatization movement. Show More Summary

Trump's Fight with the CIA Is a Danger to All of Us

Click here for reuse options! An ignorant president and a runaway agency are threats to democracy. “You take on the intelligence community and they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you,” said Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer to Rachel Maddow last weekend. Show More Summary

Colbert Rips GOP's 'Repeal and Erase' Plan for Health Care

Click here for reuse options! "If you are losing your Obamacare you will be beautifully covered... either by insurance or six feet of dirt." For Republicans, the struggle to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is coming to fruition as Donald Trump takes office. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom"

It's Christmastime in Holland, Michigan, and the northerly winds from Lake Macatawa bring a merciless chill to the small city covered in deep snow. The sparkly lights on the trees in downtown luxury storefronts illuminate seasonal delicacies...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Billionaire GOP Donor and Public School Privatizer Betsy DeVos Should Not Be Secretary of Education

Click here for reuse options! Another Trump cabinet nominee dedicated to destroying the programs she'll oversee. Billionaire Betsy DeVos, a major GOP funder and party activist from Michigan, has been tapped by Donald Trump to become the Secretary of the U.S. Show More Summary

What's Better for the Environment, Paper Bags or Reusable Plastic Bags?

Click here for reuse options! "Paper or plastic?" is a common question at the checkout line. What should you choose? It’s a basic question faced by millions of shoppers every day: paper or plastic? Making the best choice for the environment, however, is less simple. Show More Summary

9 MLK Quotes the Mainstream Media Won't Cite

Click here for reuse options! The words of the real MLK were far more radical than today's cherry-picked lines. The Martin Luther King Jr. who is cynically trotted out every time racial unrest erupts in our cities is the MLK who can be conveniently used to prop up the status quo. Show More Summary

How 'Fake News' Exploded—and How to Tell When the Label Is Misused

Click here for reuse options! A term that barely existed before last fall, meant to describe deliberate lies, has itself become an obfuscation. “Fake news” has become a ubiquitous buzzword among pundits, politicians, news media and bloggers. Show More Summary

Trump Invited Notorious Anti-Muslim, Anti-Gay Rev. to Pray at Inauguration

Click here for reuse options! Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, is one of six religious clergy invited to give a reading. President-elect Donald Trump has invited Rev. Franklin Graham, a notorious anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ campaigner, to deliver a prayer at his inauguration ceremony. Show More Summary

Meet Mike Pompeo, the Far-Right Christian Zealot Who Will Lead Trump's CIA

Click here for reuse options! Rep. Mike Pompeo is a Rapture-believing evangelical who sees "radical Islam" at work in small-town America. One of the many side stories that has been lost in the chaos of the Trump transition is the fact that far-right Islamophobe Frank Gaffney has been serving as a foreign policy adviser. Show More Summary

10 Celebrities Advocating for a More Sustainable Food System

Click here for reuse options! Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Michael Kors are just a few celebrities who are helping improve America's food system. Star status can bring the opportunity for celebrities to wear many hats and draw attention to environmental and health issues. Show More Summary

Why is This Powerful Addiction-Fighting Substance Banned in the U.S.?

Click here for reuse options! Ibogaine works wonders with opioid addiction, but you have to go to another country to get access to it. State legislators, medical marijuana patients, doctors and adult cannabis consumers have been stymied in many ways by the federal listing of cannabis as a schedule 1 controlled substance. Show More Summary

14 Fake News Stories Created or Publicized by Donald Trump

Click here for reuse options! Fake news is the one thing Trump hasn’t claimed to have invented that he actually deserves some credit for inventing. Donald Trump tried to present himself as a paragon of journalistic virtue at Wednesday’s...Show More Summary

The White Male Effect Is Real and Dangerous to Us All

Click here for reuse options! A lack of inclusivity in leadership across sectors is clearly putting our democracy at risk today. Want more on contemporary culture and gender roles? Visit Role Reboot. In the face of crushing evidenceShow More Summary

From World Wrestling to the White House: Linda McMahon Has an Anti-Worker History

Click here for reuse options! People have focused on her Trump donations, but few have talked about the WWE’s questionable labor record under McMahon. This month, President-elect Donald Trump continued his trend of appointing wealthy...Show More Summary

Brace Yourselves for the Libertarian Tech Bro Takeover of the FDA

President-elect Donald Trump is taking his time choosing a nominee for secretary of the US Department of Agriculture—it's the last open cabinet post. But the USDA isn't the only federal agency that lacks a proposed incoming leader just a week ahead of inauguration day. Show More Summary

The Scandal of Chemical Weapons in U.S. Prisons

Click here for reuse options! Banned worldwide in war, tear gas is routinely used in U.S. prisons and jails. Originally launched as a tool of trench combat during World War I, tear gas has been used around the world over the past century to enforce colonial rule, quell popular protests and aid in ethnic cleansing of civilians. Show More Summary

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