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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.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 READ MORE


John Oliver Looks Into the Worst and Best of Obamacare (Video)

Using a thong metaphor, the “Last Week Tonight” host explains why Republicans’ plans to replace the flawed Affordable Care Act are disastrous.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Five Best Anti-Trump Statements From the Oscars (Videos)

The president’s ongoing feud with the media was on display as stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration’s first month. (Pictured, Viola Davis.)

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 READ MORE



Big Pharma Enlists Leading Professors to Justify $1,000-a-Day Drugs

As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from top universities.

Posted on Feb 26, 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.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE


The Young Turks on the Resistance Flooding Republican Town Halls (Video)

Commentators Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola discuss how Donald Trump and Republicans are dealing with the backlash against their policies.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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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.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE


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Joe Scarborough: GOP Will Be Judged for 50 Years on How It Responds to Trump (Video)

On “The Late Show” on Tuesday, the conservative “Morning Joe” host told Stephen Colbert that it’s incumbent upon the party “to stand up right now and speak out.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


As Tyrants Take Control of Democracies, They Typically Do 7 Things (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Consider yourself warned.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Welcome to the Police State of America for Immigrants

Donald Trump’s new orders give immigration officials and local cops around the country new and almost unlimited power to enforce a vague law.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE


Coping With Donald Trump: Four Dangerous Syndromes (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

With Trump as president, many Americans may be tempted to succumb to syndromes such as cynicism and helplessness. Please don’t.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Should Bannon Resign? He and Yiannopoulos Falsely Linked Hillary Clinton to Pedophilia.

Steve Bannon’s choice of protégés tells us all we need to know about him and his agenda in the Trump White House. (Pictured, Milo Yiannopoulos.)

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE


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The Real Reason the GOP Wants to Pull the Plug on Obamacare (Video)

Don’t be fooled by the promises of Trump and Republicans in Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE



Why Trumponomics Fails

Donald Trump’s “America First” economics is pure demagoguery.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE


Republicans Push a Corporate Tax Plan That Could Cost Americans a Bundle

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Here’s what you should know about the so-called “border adjustment tax.”

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far

The president’s false assertion of massive voting fraud is intended for one purpose.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE



Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk

He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE



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



Resistance Proves Effective as Andrew Puzder, Michael Flynn Are Forced Out

“When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” These oft-quoted words attributed to Gandhi played out in Washington, D.C., this week.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE


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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


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When the U.S. Feared a Real ‘Bowling Green Massacre’—Planned by a White Supremacist

The feds found assault rifles, body armor and a possible kill list when they arrested an Ohio man said to be bent on “race war” in 2012. But the case drew little attention.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over

Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



Former Republican Officials Are Proposing a Carbon Tax—and It’s a Good Idea

A GOP-conceived tax is win-win: less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.

Posted on Feb 12, 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



In Trump Times, the Enemies of Our Enemies Are Not Necessarily Our Friends

How can we recognize who our allies are in the mixed-up world of the new president?

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE



Silenced Twice by the Senate, Coretta Scott King’s Words Live On

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made history Tuesday by quoting another history-making woman’s 1986 letter to a Senate segregationist.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE


The Coretta Scott King Letter the GOP Wouldn’t Let Sen. Warren Read

Before the confirmation vote for attorney general, Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Republicans when she sought to highlight Jeff Sessions’ racism.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Can Democrats Be as Stubborn as Mitch McConnell?

If Chuck Schumer of New York and his fellow Senate Democrats choose to obstruct President Trump’s agenda, they will have learned from the best.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE



The Last Bastions of Resistance to Donald Trump

With congressional Republicans in the majority and unwilling to cross the president, the job of containing his incipient tyranny falls to three groups.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE


Elizabeth Warren Slams Republicans for Trying to ‘Ram’ Betsy DeVos Down America’s Throat (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

The Massachusetts senator took the floor ahead of a 24-hour, Democrat-led protest to enumerate the reasons the president’s pick for secretary of education is unfit for the position.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Russell Brand: Donald Trump Represents the End of the Illusion That Politics Is Inoffensive (Video)

Speaking of the president’s travel ban, “The Trews” host says Trump’s “grotesqueness” reveals long-concealed truths.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Steve Bannon’s Soul (Video)









Posted on Feb 2, 2017 ENLARGE



Frederick Douglass: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

The good news: Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist. The bad news: Trump doesn’t seem to realize that Douglass is dead.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE



Don’t Focus on Gorsuch, Focus on Trump

There should be no vote on Neil Gorsuch’s nomination until Donald Trump’s legitimacy as president is established.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE


Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Predict Trump’s Next Executive Orders (Video)

“The Late Show” hosted a special guest Tuesday—and no, despite the dead animal on his head and the overly long red tie, it wasn’t the newly minted president.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Travel Ban Wreaking Havoc on Families With Valid Visas

The president’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations is separating families that made every effort to follow U.S. immigration law.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE



Standing Rock Sioux to Trump: ‘Creating a Second Flint Does Not Make America Great Again’

It will take more than the stroke of the president’s pen to quash the vigorous resistance to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE



How Donald Trump Is Endangering U.S. Troops in Iraq and Essentially Aiding Islamic State

Since his inauguration less than a week ago, the president has not been making a good impression in Iraq.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE



Naomi Klein: Expect ‘First Shocks of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism’

The writer uses the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe to suggest the upcoming economic, security and weather calamities that Donald Trump and Mike Pence could both cause and exploit.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Visa Ban Is About Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Not Security

If the president announces a policy to halt visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, Wednesday will be a day of ethnic hatred.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE


Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Scam (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Our country is in dire need of massive investments in infrastructure, but what the president is proposing is nothing more than a huge tax giveaway for the rich.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Study: 43,000 Could Die Under Affordable Care Act Repeal

Remember death panels? Many of the most die-hard proponents of this lie, including some who went on to benefit from Obamacare, are about to meet the real death panelists.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE


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