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Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies

Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.
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Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Health Insurance Option or Medicare for Some

To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.
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The Feuding Kleptocrats

While the power elites—inside and outside of government—squabble over corporate health insurance they are demolishing the remnants of democratic institutions and programs.
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OC Weekly Journalists Say Trump Supporters Attacked Them at Huntington Beach Rally (Video)

Much of the media claimed that anti-Trump supporters were the aggressors, but the alternative newspaper has a different story.

Somali-Born Writer Boyah Farah Blasts Trump Ban on Refugees From His Country (Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks about the president’s “tribal rhetoric” with author Boyah Farah and discusses how Farah uses nonfiction to combat refugee stereotypes. Transcript added.

Last week, the Senate voted 50-48 to pass a measure that would repeal federal privacy requirements. The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday.

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Turkey’s president rips Germany and the Netherlands for blocking rallies among Turkish expats. Those rallies would support a referendum that could vastly increase Erdogan’s authority.

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President Trump may have loosened the rules of engagement for the U.S. Air Force, possibly producing more casualties in Iraq.

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The president needs to come clean on Russia ties, financial conflicts and other key issues before his Supreme Court pick (shown with Trump) is accepted.

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The consumption of electricity in many European nations is falling, a result of sustainability and energy efficiency efforts that could be used across the world. 

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White supremacists have targeted college campuses, causing upset and gaining attention.

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Despite the Supreme Court nominee’s contention that judges are politically impartial, his record indicates that he would play to the Trump administration.

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Roger Severino (pictured), the new head of the agency’s Office for Civil Rights, has opposed transgender patients’ rights, same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood.

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The former “Nightline” journalist has a bone to pick with Hannity (pictured), and he’s not hesitant to do it on the Fox News anchor’s own show.

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