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A Spike in Maternal Mortality Rates in Texas Spurs Soul-Searching

Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.

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Donald Trump’s Odd Pitch for the Black Vote: Wooing With Insults

The Republican nominee has almost zero support among African-Americans, and his offensive approach to them will not improve his standing. We are witnessing a campaign built with bricks of self-delusion.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE


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Texas Has Developed World’s Highest Maternal Mortality Rate

The death rate from pregnancy-related complications doubled in the state between 2010 and 2014, and health advocates blame Republicans for cutting funding for women’s health care clinics.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE



Russian Threat Is Good for Business, U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors

As the media and politicians work to cast Russia as a great threat to Americans, the arms industry is pressuring NATO member states to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic products on weapons and defense systems.

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How Donald Trump and Chris Christie Colluded to Pilfer $25 Million From New Jersey Taxpayers

The sketchy relationship between the New Jersey governor and the Republican presidential nominee took a new twist after a New York Times report showed that Trump’s $30 million casino tax debt, something New Jersey officials fought endlessly to collect, suddenly was slashed after Christie took office in 2010.

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Donald Trump and the Extreme Vetting of Muslims

In an attempt at a foreign policy speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday, the Republican presidential nominee got back to his fearmongering roots by focusing on the threat of Islamic State, which he depicted as a Hydra-headed menace with tentacles in a range of Western countries, including the U.S.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hillary Clinton Will Need Bernie Sanders’ ‘Political Revolution’ to Get Anything Done

It looks increasingly likely that the Democratic nominee, a self-described “progressive who likes to get things done,” will have her chance starting next January. But how much that is progressive will she actually be able to accomplish?

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE


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Why Some Latinos Support Donald Trump

As difficult as it may be to accept, a Latino Trump supporter is a textbook example of internalized oppression.

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Obama Did Not Found Islamic State, Mr. Trump—the GOP Did (Video)

In his daily free-association exercise, the Republican presidential nominee accused the president of creating the terrorist organization by withdrawing troops from Iraq in 2011. But the timetable for withdrawal was set by the Bush administration.

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Republicans Are Responsible for Poor Economic Recovery, Study Says

The Economic Policy Institute blames the weak comeback from the 2008 recession on GOP policies at local, state and federal levels.

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Country First: Why John McCain Must Dump Trump

The Arizona senator remains among the craven Republican officials who have endorsed Donald Trump for president, even though they know he is unfit to fill that office—and especially the role of commander in chief.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Trump Appears to Threaten Clinton With ‘Second Amendment People’ (Video)

The Republican presidential nominee said Tuesday there was nothing his supporters could do if Hillary Clinton won and got “to pick her judges.” Then he amended his pessimism by making a remark that some observers have interpreted as a deadly threat against his rival.

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Brace Yourself for an Even Uglier Campaign

It may be hard to imagine, but I fear this election campaign is going to get worse—maybe a lot worse—before it gets better.

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 READ MORE



We Have to Stop Demeaning or Ignoring Trump Voters—Elitism Won’t Defeat Trumpism

Understanding what attracts many voters to Donald Trump is important, not only to those who want to prevent him from staging a comeback but also to anyone who wants to make our democracy thrive in the long run.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE



Hope Still Has Power, Even in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year

Hope about American politics is hard to come by. But because cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies, let some of the year’s progressive victories stir us to work harder than ever to make our democracy real for all Americans.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Donald ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Trump

I have long wondered why no one in Hollywood has remade Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 “Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” But it turns out that the GOP presidential nominee is remaking the film in real life.

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Dear Trumpists: Khizr Khan Is Not ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ and It Wouldn’t Matter if He Were

A Trump adviser is trying to smear Khizr Khan, the Pakistani-American who lost a son who fought for the U.S. in the Iraq War and spoke at the Democratic convention, as a “Muslim Brotherhood agent.”

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Cornel West: Donald Trump Would Be a Neofascist Catastrophe, Hillary Clinton a Neoliberal Disaster

Progressive activist Dr. Cornel West is ready to turn his back on the Democratic Party.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Points Out Democrats Still Have No Clue How to Reach Working-Class White Voters (Video)

The answer is pretty much staring them in the face, but Democrats remain oblivious about how to reach a key demographic this election season, as illustrated by the comedian on “Full Frontal.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Don’t Fall for It: The Nader Myth and Your 2016 Vote

Once again, fear is being ramped up to manipulate progressives into voting for someone they do not want—Hillary Clinton—instead of someone who represents their values.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE


John Oliver’s Summary of the Democrats’ Convention Is Gloriously Critical and Comical (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host takes stock of the past two “topsy-turvy” weeks of political conventions.

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Psychopathology of Donald Trump

Does Donald Trump only say crazy things, or does he say crazy things because he actually is crazy?

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Glenn Greenwald: The Media’s Coverage of Donald Trump Is ‘Kind of Hysterical’

Yes, the GOP’s presidential nominee “poses ... extreme dangers” to the U.S., Greenwald agrees, but the journalist also argues that the mass media is not only creating a dangerous, unblinking consensus against Trump but also failing to reach his voters.

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Are These Muslim Parents Better Americans Than Donald Trump?

Trump lashed out Saturday against Ghazala and Khizr Khan, whose son was killed in action in Iraq, over their speech Thursday night at the Democratic convention in which they criticized the GOP’s presidential nominee for his unconstitutional tirades.

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A Lens on the Democratic Convention: Two Americas (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The Democratic and Republican conventions showed the great divide between insiders and outsiders. If what was happening inside a political convention could be merged with what was happening outside, perhaps such gatherings would be more representative of our country.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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John Oliver on How the GOP Convention Showed the Shift From Facts to Feelings in Politics (Video)

Politicians like Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich have realized something crucial about modern-day American politics, according to the “Last Week Tonight” host.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Does Hillary Clinton Understand the Biggest Divide in American Politics?

The divide this election is not between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment, and I worry Hillary just doesn’t get it.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE


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