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Will Donald Trump Escalate the Devastating War and Hunger in Yemen?

Unless an urgent effort is made to find a political solution and get massive food aid into the country, almost 7 million people will face starvation.

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OC Weekly Journalists Say Trump Supporters Attacked Them at Huntington Beach Rally (Video)

By Eric Ortiz

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

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Urgent Request From Electronic Frontier Foundation to Save Online Privacy Rules

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

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Bill Clinton Laid 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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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, which is providing air support to the Iraqi army, possibly producing more casualties.

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Neil Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be Confirmed Until Donald Trump’s Presidential Legitimacy Is Proved (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

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.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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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Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State

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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Trump Appoints Heritage Foundation Staffer to Health and Human Services Post

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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No, Paul Ryan, ‘Growing Pains’ Didn’t Kill Your Bill

The House speaker apparently does not grasp that he put forward a terrible piece of legislation.

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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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House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill

President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

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Local Leaders in Los Angeles Stand Up to Trump’s Anti-Immigration Plan

Rather than go along with the president’s program, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials have intensified their opposition.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Underscores His Lack of Concern Over Climate Change

If anything, proposed cutbacks to environmental programs are more extensive than expected.

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America Lacks an Adult in Charge

The country is rudderless and leaderless, and there’s only one way out of this crisis.

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Under Pressure, Ex-Lobbyist for a Group of For-Profit Colleges Leaves Education Department Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (pictured) to cite ProPublica’s reporting and request more information on Taylor Hansen’s role. He quit that day.

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As Vote on Trumpcare Nears, #SaveMedicaid Movement Grows

Backers of Medicaid fear that the coming vote on the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act will result in the gutting of the program that helps pay for care for the needy.

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My First Visit to Washington Since Donald Trump Took Office

When I told people that the president’s rise is a result of declining incomes, a sense that the game is rigged and the failure of Washington to reverse these trends, I got blank stares.

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People’s Climate March ‘Warms Up’ With Kickoff Meeting in Washington, D.C.

By Clara Romeo

The meeting aimed to fire up activists in advance of a protest scheduled to coincide with President Trump’s 100th day in office.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Matt Taibbi Sees Possible Validation of Trump’s Accusations About Media as Outcome of Russia Hearing

The Rolling Stone journalist disagrees with colleague David Corn of Mother Jones in an interview on KCRW about Monday’s congressional hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. election.

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Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia

The FBI leader’s testimony contradicts statements by the president, but any collusion between Trump allies and Russian government officials remains unproved.

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The First Brick in the Wall

The Trump administration has solicited bids for the first $600 million of work on the wall planned for the U.S.-Mexican border.

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A Last Chance for Resistance

Unless we act now, Americans will remember 2017 as the year their naive belief in the recovery of democracy died under the heel of despotism.

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U.S. Pressures Group of 20 Into Dropping Climate-Change Reference From Joint Statement

Finance ministers of the world’s leading economies, defying German leadership, have removed a clause about funding, a G-20 official tells Reuters.

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The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

His budget, which hurts the poor, his insistence on repealing the Affordable Care Act and his targeting of refugees and immigrants are morally repugnant.

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Majority of Young Americans See Trump as ‘Illegitimate,’ Poll Finds

The GenForward survey, conducted by the University of Chicago, also finds that most think the United States is “on the wrong track.”

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Trump’s Awkward Meeting With German Chancellor Angela Merkel

President Trump slipped up and called the U.S. a “company,” ignored Merkel’s request for a handshake and said a German reporter’s question was based on “fake news.”

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Rising Above Racism Is Imperative for Human Societies

Scapegoating immigrants absolves the true culprits—neoliberal capitalism and corporate greed—from blame. But this is too simplistic.

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Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

The president presides over an America in which “analysis and historical memory have given way to a culture of spectacles, sensationalism and immediacy,” says journalist Henry A. Giroux.

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Facing Famine, 20 Million People Need Food, Not Bombs

President Trump’s response to the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II is to slash aid, bar refugees and expand the military.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Puts Border Wall and War Machine First, America’s Most Vulnerable Last

His $1.15 trillion spending plan cuts programs that help those in need while redirecting tax dollars to wage war on undocumented immigrants and boost military funding by billions.

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Frightbart

The view from Steve Bannon’s propaganda site will scare the bejeezus out of you, which is its point.

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Chris Hedges: If We Do Not Stop Corporate Power, We Will Never Dismantle Fascism (Video)

In a recent speech, the Truthdig columnist says “resistance must also be accompanied by an alternative vision of a socialist, anti-capitalist society.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



What We Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Bonkers Budget (Video)

Trump ran for president as a man of the people, but everything we hear about his forthcoming federal budget says exactly the opposite.

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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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Pages From Trump’s 2005 Tax Return Make News, With Fanfare to Spare (Video)

It took nearly a half hour on her Tuesday night telecast, but MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow eventually relayed the news she’d hinted about ahead of time.

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Where Free Speech Ends, Ignorance Begins

Recent attempts to quash the freedom to speak reflect the know-nothing intolerance afflicting this nation.

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Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth

The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

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Trump’s Military Nostalgia (or ‘Victory at Sea’ All Over Again)

The president’s talk of rebuilding the U.S. military has been influenced deeply by the “Victory at Sea” documentary series and the war movies of Trump’s youth.

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California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the modified ban “unconstitutional and un-American.”

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Rand Paul Charges That the NSA Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

Warrantless surveillance of foreigners is being used by the National Security Agency “to get to Americans,” the Kentucky senator says.

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John Oliver: GOP Health Plan Is a Scheme to Take Money From the Poor and Give It to the Rich

The “Last Week Tonight” host makes the deviousness of the proposed American Health Care Act glaringly obvious.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry

If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

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House Intelligence Committee Gives Trump a Monday Deadline for Providing Evidence of Wiretapping

“The only question is why the president would make up such a thing,” says panel member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

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