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Alliance of Activists Converging in Georgia to Launch Voting Rights Project


Investigative reporter Greg Palast is part of the nationwide effort to put a stop to ballot-purging and voter suppression tactics, as are the Civil Rights Center, the ACLU, the NAACP and Common Cause, among other advocacy groups.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE
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Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost


Policies set in motion by the GOP and its loyal FCC chief, Ajit Pai, have created a communications crisis. Here’s why, and what we can still do to stop them.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE

Defender of Chemical Companies Takes Charge of EPA Unit Overseeing Toxins


She has represented the American Chemistry Council, an industry group whose members include Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil. Now Nancy Beck has moved to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Fake Ads in the Time of Trump


The recent focus on the viability of news stories has overshadowed another method of spreading false political information.

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SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina’s Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Race-Based Gerrymandering


The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants Up 150 Percent


The policy is having a devastating effect on families and communities.

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John Oliver Breaks From the Norm to Discuss Trump’s ‘Insane’ Week in Office (Video)

Due to last week’s tumultuous events, the “Last Week Tonight” host threw out a story about the Transportation Security Administration to talk about what he calls “Stupid Watergate.”

Posted on May 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.


European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

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Trump’s Speech on Islam Is Just as Bizarre as Everything Else He Does


The president’s speech in Saudi Arabia was written by senior adviser Stephen Miller, who once organized Orwellian “Two Minutes Hate” sessions against Muslims.

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The Death of the Republic


The despotic forces that destroyed ancient Rome and other empires are destroying us. And removing Trump would not halt the disintegration.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Deploys a Controversial Tool in Its Immigration Crackdown


The Detroit News reports that FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents used invasive surveillance equipment in their hunt for undocumented immigrants.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Russians Are Laughing at the U.S., Not at Trump


Americans may not realize how their country’s internal political strife is being interpreted by other nations and the leaders of those nations.

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities for the Better


The cars will change urban planning as we know it; Democrats keep blaming Donald Trump for their own shortcomings; meanwhile, Mexico’s war on drugs is one of the world’s most lethal conflicts.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP


Many on the left are balking at pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment because of the prospect of a President Pence. But that shouldn’t stop them.

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The U.S. and Turkey Are Deeply Divided Over Syria Policy


Two really big egos met at the White House this week, as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan consulted with Donald Trump. They have different priorities on Syria.

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Trump Doesn’t Understand the Concept of ‘Classified’


By bragging to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured, right) and others, the president may have endangered a spy who courageously penetrated Islamic State.

Posted on May 16, 2017 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky: The Most Remarkable Thing About 2016 Election Was Bernie Sanders, Not Trump (Video)

In a BBC “Newsnight” interview, the renowned linguist (pictured) talks about the Democrats’ betrayal of the working class and Sanders’ incredible feat of breaking with “a century of U.S. history.”

Posted on May 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

When Will Enough Republicans Put Loyalty to America Ahead of Loyalty to Party?


The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump but when GOP House members will do the right thing.

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Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not Even a Scientist


Sam Clovis (pictured) is likely to be named the undersecretary of the section that manages research on everything from climate change to nutrition.

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James Clapper May Be Right About Trump, but He’s the Wrong Messenger


The former director of National Intelligence has issues of his own and should not be the poster boy for objections to the president’s assault on U.S. institutions.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Shows His Hand in Firing Comey


More indicators of the president’s march toward a police state and the destruction of democracy are evident in his ouster of the FBI director.

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE

The Art World Shares Blame for Trump’s Rise to Power


Was it because of the economy? No doubt. How about reality TV? That, too. Here’s another explanation of how Trump came to enter the White House—and Damien Hirst, you’re on notice.

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE

The Problems With the FBI’s Email Investigation Went Well Beyond Comey


Previously unreported judgments and misjudgments by FBI agents played a crucial role in the agency director’s fateful decisions.

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE

Acting FBI Chief Tells Congress That Bureau Won’t Bend to Pressure From the White House

Andrew McCabe assures the Senate Intelligence Committee during Thursday morning’s hearing that “the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on James Comey’s Firing (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

The former FBI head thought he was being “pranked” when news broke that he had been fired, but Stephen Colbert points out he’d actually been “Trump’d.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop


Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

Sen. McCain Breaks Party Rank, Anti-Environment Bill Falters in Senate


John McCain has made an unexpected move, voting against a bill supported by President Trump and most Republicans in Congress.

Posted on May 10, 2017 READ MORE

FBI Chief James Comey Was Fired Days After Reportedly Seeking Resources for Russia Investigation


New reports indicate that Comey, removed by President Trump on Tuesday, was pursuing resources to investigate Russian influence on the 2016 election. Updated.

Posted on May 10, 2017 READ MORE

Which Middle East Authoritarian Leader Is Trump Most Like?


Trump’s firing of James Comey raises the question of whether he and his fellow neofascists intend to lead the U.S. down the path being taken by Egypt’s and Turkey’s presidents (pictured).

Posted on May 10, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Is Embarking on an Orgy of Cruelty for No Good Reason (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

A budget that punishes the poor, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a ban on Syrian refugees and the war on immigrants—it’s all immoral, and it’s incumbent on us to stop it.

Posted on May 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump’s Bogus Reason for Bailing on the Paris Climate Agreement


The administration’s lawyer thinks there might be legal ramifications if the U.S. stays in but doesn’t cut emissions. No one who worked on the deal agrees.

Posted on May 10, 2017 READ MORE

Why People With Disabilities Can’t Present Their Version of the Truth


When Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks labeled physical illness a moral failing, there were no disabled reporters to question him.

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

John Oliver Has Another Brilliant Plan to Save Net Neutrality From ‘Cable Company F***ery’  (Video)

Watching Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” may feel like déjà vu. That’s because we’ve been down this road with Oliver and the FCC before.

Posted on May 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Senate Republicans Plan Health Bill That Keeps Some of Obamacare (Video)


Their approach probably ensures that the GOP will eventually have to face legislation that doesn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Pictured, Maine Sen. Susan Collins.)

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Trumpcare Is a Transfer From the Sick and Poor to the Rich and Healthy


Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday and substitute basically nothing.

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What Is the ‘Trump Doctrine’ of Foreign Policy?


At first glance, international relations under the new president seem inconsistent and arbitrary. In fact, he’s operating on four major principles.

Posted on May 6, 2017 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement


The Democratic presidential contender is back in public view, claiming she’s part of the “resistance”—but it’s just another selling point she and establishment Democrats are pushing.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

GOP Passes ‘Trumpcare’ Bill; Critics Lambaste It


The latest version of the American Health Care Act drew widespread criticism on and beyond Capitol Hill, and no House Democrats voted for the bill.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

No Anti-Immigrant Victory for Trump—So Far


The president lost big in Congress this week as Republicans and Democrats rejected his budget cuts for now, including those directed at immigrants.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Hires Official Whom Five Citadel Students Accused of Sexual Assault


The hiring of Steven Munoz raises further questions about the Trump administration’s vetting process.

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