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On Climate March Day, Remember Global Advances in Solar Energy


The largest solar plant in the world is not in the U.S., which once was at the vanguard of new science and technology. It is in Morocco, a coming green energy giant.

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The Drastic Effects of Donald Trump’s Reversal of Obama-Era Climate Regulations


Under Trump’s policies, U.S. emissions will mount—and so will the damage to future generations.

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The Last Time There Was This Much Carbon Dioxide in the Air, Giant Armadillos Roamed on Earth


The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reports that, for the first time in human history, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has exceeded 410 parts per million.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE

For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France


We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

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Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?


If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

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Here Are Some of the Ways Bill O’Reilly Gave Us Trump and Cheapened America


O’Reilly has been ousted, but the despicable strategy of orienting Fox “news” toward the nativist far right in the United States will continue.

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Turkey’s Democracy Is in Trouble as Leader Erdogan Gains More Power With Constitutional Change


Sunday’s referendum results will move the country to a system that potentially gives Erdogan enough political longevity to eventually achieve his desired “dictatorship Lite.”

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California Leads the Way in Solar Power


The Golden State now generates so much solar power that sometimes the price of electricity turns negative.

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In Just Three Months, Trump Has Escalated Four Middle Eastern Wars


The president campaigned on reducing these foreign entanglements, but in office he has forgotten that commitment.

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Ahmadinejad’s Surprise Comeback: Can We Survive Iran’s Former President and Trump at the Same Time?


If Ahmadinejad is elected next month, the stream of nonsense coming at us from both Tehran and Washington would be too much to bear.

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Why Russia Won’t Leave Syria


Russia has all but won the war in Syria, and it’s not going to yield the sphere of influence it has made in the region to Donald Trump or anyone else.

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Islamic State Strikes Egyptian Christians on Palm Sunday


The terrorist group claims responsibility for two suicide bombings at churches that left more than 40 dead and 100 wounded.

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Iraqi Shiite Cleric Says Russia, America and Assad Should All Get Out of Syria


Muqtada al-Sadr also calls on Donald Trump to stop taking frivolous positions that damage the world community.

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Russia Calls U.S. Attack on Syria Illegal


President Vladimir Putin accuses the Trump administration of “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.”

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Trump Intervenes in the Civil War in Syria


The likelihood is that Thursday’s cruise missile attack was a one-off action rather than the beginning of a full-scale campaign.

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Washington’s Supreme Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons and Civilian Deaths


The use of chemical weapons in Syria is an atrocity, but American politicians’ outrage draws on myths of American exceptionalism and erosion of political memory.

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Donald Trump’s Behavior May Encourage Attacks, Says Islamic State Spokesman


Disturbing signs emerge that the president’s odd self-presentation and erratic pronouncements could lead to a serious security threat worldwide.

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Are Progressives Suffering From ‘Trump Fatigue’?


Many achievements of the past 40 years are on the president’s chopping block, but we must not allow ourselves to become too exhausted to take action.

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U.S. Admits Probable Role in Civilian Deaths in Mosul


American commanders have said that their military may bear some responsibility for Thursday’s errant airstrike, but the Iraqi prime minister disagrees.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

The Simple Fact That Will Defeat Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Obama’s Energy Policies


The president’s executive order deregulating dangerous gas emissions flies in the face of basic economics.

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Campaign Against Islamic State Is Halted After U.S. Airstrikes in Mosul


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 GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare


The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

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Islamic State Is Encouraging Loner Attacks to Mask Its Decline


The terrorist organization is playing a long game in trying to herd Europe’s tens of millions of Muslims into radicalism.

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The Worst Climate News in the Age of Trump


The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Tuesday, making a full and final assessment of 2016.

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It Is FBI Director James Comey Who Should Be Investigated


It can be argued that Comey broke the law by openly intervening in the presidential election campaign in its final days.

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Trump Picks Fights With Germany, U.K., NATO and EU


At this rate, we won’t have any allies soon.

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Accusation of Israeli Apartheid Stirs Up a Storm of Passions in the U.N.


A report saying the occupied West Bank is virtually a textbook case in apartheid governance has provoked a shouting match, along with an undersecretary’s resignation.

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Donald Trump Meets the Heir Apparent of the Saudi Throne: Oil Boycott or Bromance?


Prince Muhammad bin Salman is likely to come away empty handed in the most important dispute—the one over Syria.

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Dear Rep. Steve King: Our Civilization Isn’t White and American Babies Aren’t ‘Other’


Rep. Steve King of Iowa goes full-on racist again, supporting hate-speech master Geert Wilders in the Dutchman’s quest to reverse globalization and ban Muslim immigration.

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How to Respond to EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Destructive Views on Climate Change


If Pruitt angers you, swing into action. Find out whether there is a coal plant near you and work to close it.

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 READ MORE

What Is Trump’s Mission in Syria?


The president deployed 400 additional troops there this week, in a move that is more political than military.

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Is the Public Turning on Trump Over Russia Ties and Jeff Sessions’ Statements?


The question of contacts between Russia and Trump and his cronies during the campaign is not going away, with a majority of Americans calling it a serious issue.

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Russian Press Reacts to Allegations Against Trump Administration


Media outlets encourage President Trump to stand behind his attorney general and others accused of having Russia connections.

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Yes, Obama Is Causing Some of Trump’s Woes, but Not in the Way the President Imagines


On “Fox and Friends,” Donald Trump alleges that his predecessor is behind the leaks and angry crowds bedeviling the White House.

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Would Trump Let Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali Back Into the Country? (Video)


The “Moonlight” actor is the first Muslim to win an Oscar since the Academy Awards began in 1929. This comes just as Muslims are being “othered” by the president’s cronies.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 READ MORE

Spurned Reporters Should Dump Trump Briefings and Turn to Investigative Journalism


The president’s petty attacks on the media are deeply worrisome to Americans sensitive to the danger of a spiral into authoritarian rule.

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Historian Juan Cole Warns Against Strongmen at Home and Abroad

In an interview by Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, the Middle East scholar also says that Islamic terrorism is overreported in the U.S. and criticizes the linking of violence and religion.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Think Donald Trump Is Bad at Almost Everything


A national poll shows most Americans do not believe the president is honest or level-headed or shares their values.

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By Hunting Down the Law-Abiding Undocumented, Trump Harms Us All (Video)


Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s ramping up of deportation measures contains many hidden dangers.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Rejected an Offer by John Kerry and Arab Leaders for Peace Talks


Let’s acknowledge that Israel’s Likud Party and its allies on the right do not want peace with the Arabs.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Lied About Immigrant Crime and Terror Attack on Sweden That Never Happened


It is clear that the president and his advisers despise Sweden and Germany for sheltering more than their fair share of refugees since the crisis began.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE

Eight Signs That Someone Is a White Terrorist


Robert Doggart (pictured) has been found guilty on four counts of plotting to commit arson and violate civil rights. But he was not charged with terrorism.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative


Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever


The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE

All of Putin and Trump’s Men


Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE

Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?


It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE

After Mega-Lies by Trump Adviser Stephen Miller, It’s Time to Rev Up the Reality-Based Community


On Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” the White House senior policy adviser (pictured) delivered himself of many big, bold, imaginative untruths.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 READ MORE

Progressives Must Challenge Extreme Gerrymandering by the GOP


Redistricting schemes have given Republicans an artificial grip on power. Here’s how we can get our country back.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE

Could National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Face Criminal Charges Over Russia Ties?


Serious questions continue to swirl around Flynn’s relationship with the Russian government.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE

The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities


It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

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