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Militarizing the Major Leagues: MLB Game to be Played at U.S. Army Installation

The Marlins and Braves will play at Fort Bragg this July. On July 3, the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play a "salute-the-troops" game at a temporary stadium constructed at a Fort Bragg ballpark. It took four months to convert a military base golf course into the ballpark that will be used for the game. Show More Summary

Anti-Bernie Bias Reigns at Second Annual Politicon in Los Angeles

It's up to Sanders supporters to tell their own stories. On Saturday, I attended a panel at the second annual Politicon event in Pasadena called "The Bernie Panel." It was billed as "a talk on how Bernie Sanders and his supporters have...Show More Summary

Gun Reform Has an Overwhelming Majority of Support—So Why Isn't It Happening?

It will take more than sit-ins in Congress. As the unprecedented sit-in in the House of Representatives unfolded on Wednesday, there were tremors of a world about to shift, in ways that it was impossible to imagine. When Civil Rights...Show More Summary

What Democrats Need to Know About Violence at Trump Rallies

Does rioting make Trump stronger? This spring, Donald Trump added a new phrase to the stock of improvised riffs he throws out at his rallies: “I love my protesters.” And if my Twitter mentions are any indication, there are a lot of people who think they know why: disruptions inside or outside Trump’s events just might help elect him president. Show More Summary

5 Jarringly Idiotic Right-Wing Moments This Week: Not Just About the Brexit

Trump spews nonsense while O'Reilly makes perfect sense as the embodiment of white supremacy. Immediately after his conspiracy theory- and lie-fueled speech attacking Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, Donald Trump oh-so-presidentially flew to Scotland to ride around in a golf cart with one of his baseball caps on. Show More Summary

Yesterday's Hatchet Control Is Today's Gun Control, Proves Hilarious TV Show

The show "Another Period" may be set in the Gilded Age, but it's all about the absurdity of our times. Wednesday's episode of Comedy Central's Another Period (created by and starring comedians Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome) perfectly captured the insanity of opposing gun control in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting. Show More Summary

Days Before NYC Pride, Stonewall Inn Becomes the First National LGBTQ Monument

It’s the first national dedication to LGBTQ rights. The White House announced Friday that the historic Stonewall Inn will be a national monument, along with the surrounding New York City area where the 1969 riots took place. This is a pretty big deal, considering it’s the first national dedication to LGBTQ rights. Show More Summary

Why We Can't Hide From the Psychological and Emotional Trauma of the Israeli Occupation on Palestinians

Two books go way beyond the U.S. mainstream media's attempt to be "evenhanded." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently approved $18 million in government funds to extend illegal settlements in Palestine’s West Bank. This comes on top of the $88 million that the Israeli regime already allocates for funding settlement activity. Show More Summary

WATCH: Colbert Stunned by Republicans' Totalitarian Control Over Media

The “small government” party is looking a bit like Big Brother. House Democrats began staging a sit-in Wednesday led by civil rights icon John Lewis, who demanded common sense gun control. “I ask that all of my colleagues join me on the floor," Lewis announced yesterday, when he took the podium. Show More Summary

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation

Chapter 1 "Inmates Run This Bitch" Chapter 2 Prison Experiments Chapter 3 The CCA Way Chapter 4 "You Got to Survive" Chapter 5 Lockdown Chapter 1: "Inmates Run This Bitch" H ave you ever had a riot?" I ask a recruiter from a prison run...Show More Summary

"We Shouldn't Have Assault Weapons Available"

It's all Democratic hands on deck in the gun control fight. As House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday evening, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett did her part in an appearance before San Francisco's Commonwealth Club. "It's our view that we shouldn't have assault weapons available," she said. Show More Summary

Starbucks Accused of Systematically Underfilling Their Lattes by 25 Percent

And a California lawsuit plans to hold them accountable. Ever had a Starbucks barista underfill your latte? Chances are you didn’t notice, or just couldn’t be bothered to do anything about it. Not Siera Strumlauf and Benjamin Robles,...Show More Summary

20 Percent of Trump Campaign Spending Is Going to ... Donald Trump

The Donald always makes sure to pay himself. Donald Trump repeatedly touts his campaign’s “tremendous cash flow” and net worth “in excess of $10 billion,” but the latest Federal Election Commission filings for the presumptive Republican nominee paints a vastly different picture than the one frequently espoused by campaign operatives. Show More Summary

Samantha Bee Tears Into Republicans, "Puppets of the NRA," for Blocking Gun Control

On Monday, the Senate failed to move forward two gun control measures aimed at expanding background checks and blocking individuals listed on terrorist watch lists from obtaining weapons. This outcome was widely expected, even afterShow More Summary

John Oliver Slams "Absolutely Insane" Brexit Campaign

Ahead of Thursday's referendum to decide whether Britain will leave or stay in the European Union—a campaign commonly referred to as Brexit—John Oliver took to the latest "Last Week Tonight" to urge the people of the United Kingdom to...Show More Summary

Fox News Host Bret Baier 'Grills' the Dalai Lama: 'Have You Ever Seen the Movie ‘Caddyshack’?'

Baier might as well have asked his holiness who he's wearing. Fox News host Bret Baier had the rare opportunity to squander an interview with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday after the latter’s meeting with President Obama. Baier asked the...Show More Summary

5 Eco-Friendly Social Housing Projects

Several modern public housing projects are not only beautiful living spaces, but smart, money-saving, eco-friendly designs using innovative technologies. We are living through what the United Nations has described as "the largest wave...Show More Summary

Orlando Shooting Survivor Harassed by Online Conspiracy Kooks as a ‘Crisis Actor’ in a Staged Event

Patience Carter describes her ordeal in a video. A survivor of the Orlando mass shooting that took 49 lives last Sunday is having to fend off online conspiracy theorists who claim she was a “crisis actor” in a staged event, Philly.com is reporting. Show More Summary

How Lawmakers Are Exploiting Public Fear After Orlando to Push More Police Militarization

Representatives advance legislation that makes it easier for the military to distribute military grade weapons to police. To date, the Orlando Police Department has disclosed no definitive evidence that its military-style weaponry protected public safety the morning of the horrific massacre at the LGBTQ Pulse club’s Latin night. Show More Summary

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