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Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threat Is Quashed. Does Our President Have Any Grasp of the Constitution?

Tuesday marked the third time a Donald Trump policy connected to immigration has been struck down on constitutional grounds.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE


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John Oliver: It’s Dangerous to Think of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as a Moderating Force (Video)

The comedian points out the vagueness of the president’s daughter and son-in-law, and how this allows others to project their feelings onto them in order to believe there’s some sanity in the White House.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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North Korea’s Message for Trump: We Will Protect Ourselves With Nuclear Weapons (Video)

If the United States takes military action against North Korea, “it would mean from that very day an all-out war,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol (pictured) says. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Tech Giants Are Destroying Privacy, Producing Inequality and Undermining Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin discusses how novelist Ayn Rand’s cruel libertarianism has permeated Google, Amazon, Facebook and the White House.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE



Bridges, Not Bombs, Would Make Donald Trump Truly Presidential

As our institutions bend and buckle and approach the breaking point, the chief executive bombs Syria and is hailed by an obeisant media.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE



White House Insider Javier Palomarez Is Not the Hispanic Community’s Martin Luther King Jr.

Once an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO now may be a misguided opportunist in the president’s national diversity coalition.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE


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Financial Reports Reveal Extent of Trump Team’s Wealth

News organizations join forces to publish White House staffers’ income and holdings, exposing potential conflicts of interest.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE



National Insecurity

Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE



Devin Nunes’ Intelligence Information Reportedly Came From Two White House Staffers

The New York Times names Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis as the sources of the classified materials divulged by the House Intelligence Committee chairman earlier this month.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE


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The Surveillance State Behind Russiagate

In the frenzy over the Trump team’s talks with Russians, a darker story may be getting missed: how “deep state” surveillance powers control American leaders.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE


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Despite Growing Opposition, Devin Nunes Says He’ll Continue to Lead House Russia Inquiry

New reports raise questions about the relationship between the House Intelligence Committee chairman and the White House.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE


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The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE


Irish Prime Minister Criticizes Trump’s Immigration Policy in White House Speech (Video)

In his St. Patrick’s Day speech Thursday—with the president at his side—Enda Kenny (pictured, right) delved into the history of Irish immigration to the U.S.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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. 

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE



Three Possible Reasons for Trump’s Latest Obama Rant

The new president alleges that his predecessor orchestrated a “Nixon/Watergate”-type plot to tap his phones during the campaign.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE



Major Media Outlets Barred From White House Briefing

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and several others are denied access.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional

Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE



We Must Know the Truth

An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE


John Oliver on How to Handle Trump Administration Lies (Video)

In a segment titled “Trump vs. Truth,” the “Last Week Tonight” host questions the president’s approach to facts and offers ideas on how to combat misinformation.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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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Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Signals Beginning of a Mass Awakening for Black America

The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth, justice and freedom from oppression.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps and Our Democracy

The view at the highest reaches of the incoming administration is that the press is the enemy.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 READ MORE


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Posted on Jan 11, 2017 ENLARGE



The Three Big Reasons the GOP Can’t Replace Obamacare

Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 READ MORE


Michelle Obama Holds Back Tears in Final White House Speech

In her address to students, the outgoing first lady praises diversity and emphasizes the importance of education.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


The Real Threat









Posted on Dec 20, 2016 ENLARGE



Feminism Is Still Desperately Needed, With Many in the Future White House Repudiating It

Odds are that most people have no idea just how bad things once were for women.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE


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Will Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Make America White Again?

He and his supporters may have whitewashed his record, but the Alabama senator’s past statements and actions can be described in a single word: racist.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE



Neofascist Trump Adviser Steve Bannon: Anger’s Good ‘If You’re Fighting to Take This Country Back’

Even Joe McCarthy would have thought Bannon a bit too suspicious, and Donald Trump is bringing him into the White House.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE



‘Love Trumps Hate’: Washington, D.C., March Focused on Trump’s Campaign Messages

A crowd of 4,000 gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday to show solidarity with communities affected by the president-elect’s comments and policy plans.

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 READ MORE



The American Experiment Will Be Put to the Test With Donald Trump’s Presidency

Republicans will control the White House, both chambers of Congress, most governorships and most state legislatures. The Democrats need new blood and new ideas.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE



How the Left Should Approach Life After the Election, With Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in Charge

No matter who wins the presidency, the work of the electorate doesn’t end after voting. Leftists must continue to build strong social movements and engage in the day-to-day, bottom-up politics beyond the major-party carnival.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE



Update: CNN Announces Donna Brazile’s Resignation in Light of New WikiLeaks Revelations

The interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman came under scrutiny as new evidence points to abuses of power. 

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE


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Watch: White House Hosts Panel With Jeremy Irons and Mathematicians on Math and the Movies

The star of “The Man Who Knew Infinity” and representatives from the government and academia discuss the role of storytelling, cinema and media in disseminating science and mathematics.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The ‘P’ in PBS Should Stand for ‘Plutocratic’ or ‘Pentagon’

The American broadcaster depends on foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals to pay for much of its programming. This private funding undermines the integrity of the “independent” journalism it bankrolls.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 READ MORE



The Pentagon Paid a British Public Relations Firm $500 Million to Produce Iraq War Propaganda Films

Material signed off by the White House and Gen. David Petraeus included fake al-Qaida propaganda videos that could be used to track viewers.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE



White House Arts and Humanities Medals Recognize Americans’ Collective Experience

As the nation nears the end of a highly divisive political season, President Obama uses the awards ceremony to focus on common ground.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

The 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the agreement would be another step in the global capitalists’ march to enslave us. Open, sustained revolt is our only option.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 READ MORE



Water Is Life, Oil Is Death: The People vs. the Bakken Pipeline in Iowa and the Dakotas

While most of the United States has been blinded by the presidential election spectacle, a grass-roots coalition has been fighting “the next Keystone XL” being pushed through—largely under the radar—by Big Carbon.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE


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