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Why Does the Democratic Party Insist on Marginalizing Bernie Sanders?

Despite polls that show he is the most popular politician in the U.S., Sanders’ party continues to thwart him; and to understand Trump’s rise, a good place to look is Iraq. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Here’s What Happened While We Were Distracted by Donald Trump’s Tweets

Federal agencies saw big changes, while the latest WikiLeaks dump revealed our “undermining of democracy is home-grown,” according to journalist Norman Solomon. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Iceland’s Pirate Party Has Been Handed a Mandate to Implement Progressive Policies

The country’s recent elections brought a radical change; Paul Ryan is very, very wrong about Obamacare and Medicare; meanwhile, the Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump may be more subversive than many realize. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Biggest Threat to the Election Isn’t Coming From Russia

Despite all the fearmongering about Russian hackers, there’s a vulnerability closer to home that could compromise the November election; purebreds may not actually fit under the definition of a dog; meanwhile, a pirate party may be taking over Iceland’s government. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Berniecrats Are Making More Progress This Election Than Skeptics Expected

Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution movement is prolonging the Vermont senator’s legacy; we should be more concerned with the decline in wild animal populations, not solely with extinction; meanwhile, a journalist delves into the reasons behind the explosion of the bottled water business. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Seriously, Stop Bullying People Who Won’t Vote for Hillary

Journalist Ted Rall explains why he can’t stomach voting for Hillary Clinton; we live in the illusion of democracy, not the actual thing; skeletons discovered in Roman ruins in England raise questions about human history. These items and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE



Did Donald Trump Actually Win the First Presidential Debate?

Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are “graded on a curve,” the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors’ minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Voters Shouldn’t Have to Feel as If Choosing Third-Party Candidates Will Lead to Doomsday

Reforming the American electoral system in a number of ways would allow people to vote for their first choice, not the lesser of two evils; a California bill allows civilians to break windows to release overheating dogs from cars; meanwhile, breakthroughs in vertical farming could feed the globe. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Democratic Socialism Appeals to More Than Just the Young—Check Out Jeremy Corbyn’s Support Base

It’s a fallacy that only millennials can get behind progressive leaders; humans have whittled down the world’s wilderness to less than 20 percent; and Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of “ethnic cleansing” is a “staggering act of chutzpah.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Verdict Is In: Wall Street Is Pretty Much Useless

A writer poses an important question: Does Wall Street do anything useful?; researchers are befuddled by some people’s love of chilies, fruits that were “made to repel”; meanwhile, technology has created a crisis of masculinity similar to that of the industrial era. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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