Jerry Falwell Jr and the Pool Boy

Dec 16, 2018 by

I know what you’re thinking. Shame on you! Can’t a religious zealot and his wife “befriend” a Miami pool boy, fly him around in a...

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He Said He’d Be Murdered If Deported. He Was.

Dec 16, 2018 by

More than 60 people have been killed or harmed after being deported. Source: He Said He’d Be Murdered If Deported. He...

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This Holiday Season, I’m Standing With Migrants

Dec 15, 2018 by

People gather on the Mexican side of the border fence to touch hands during the celebration of the Posada Sin Fronteras or Posada...

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Robert Reich: Privatization Can’t Solve Our Country’s Ills

Dec 15, 2018 by

Republicans like to believe it increases efficiency and reduces taxes. But more often than not, it simply boosts corporate bottom...

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Don’t blame democracy’s decline on ignorance. The problem lies deeper 

Dec 15, 2018 by

More recently, authoritarian leaders have rarely abolished liberal democracy overnight. Rather, they slowly but steadily chip away at...

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Mueller Has Had Trump’s Tax Returns From Day One

Dec 15, 2018 by

 The Russia scandal is often treated as separate from the Cohen crimes, but scandals have one common thread at their core. They are...

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Liberal Groups Move to Sue After Scott Walker Signs Bills Limiting Power of Incoming Democrat

Dec 15, 2018 by

Two liberal groups announced that they will take legal action in response to Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s decision...

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The Public Ownership Solution 

Dec 15, 2018 by

Socialism in the United States is making a comeback. Socialists are winning elections at the local, state, and federal levels; the...

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Congress And States Should Enact A Green New Deal 

Dec 15, 2018 by

While many candidates in 2018 used the phrase the Green New Deal to highlight that a transition to renewable energy would help create...

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New Yorkers Confront Amazon Execs At City Council Meeting 

Dec 15, 2018 by

After being kept in the dark about New York’s $3 billion deal with Amazon, allowing the trillion-dollar corporation to build...

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Attacking Monopoly Power Can Be Stunningly Good Politics, Survey Finds 

Dec 15, 2018 by

ON MONDAY, THE Open Markets Institute released new evidence of increased corporate concentration in 32 different industries,...

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 Time magazine honors journalists facing repression — but snubs Julian Assange 

Dec 15, 2018 by

The Time list includes no journalists or whistleblowers from Israel, Egypt, India or any of the NATO countries. And there are no...

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Child Who Died in CBP Custody Didn’t Get Medical Attention for 90 Minutes

Dec 15, 2018 by

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection waited an hour and a half before receiving...

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An Empire of Bases Poisons Water, Threatening Its Own Collapse

Dec 15, 2018 by

The US military’s fire-fighting foam is contaminating groundwater and sickening people in communities around the world. Source: An...

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Solving Southern Border Immigration

Dec 15, 2018 by

Rather than building a wall, the money would be better spent on aiding the people in their own countries. While it may be politically...

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Facing 17 Ethics Investigations, Ryan Zinke Set to Resign

Dec 15, 2018 by

President Donald Trump announced Zinke’s impending departure in a tweet Saturday morning. Source: Facing 17 Ethics...

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Ivanka’s Involvement in Trump’s Inauguration May Be Her Undoing 

Dec 15, 2018 by

A new report finds the inaugural committee paid the Trump Organization directly, and that the first daughter helped negotiate a...

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A World Of Multiple Detonators Of Global Wars 

Dec 15, 2018 by

In our times the US is the principal power in search of world domination through force and violence. Washington has targeted :top...

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Second Canadian Arrested in China, Escalating Diplomatic Feud

Dec 15, 2018 by

China confirmed the arrest of Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, and accused him and another Canadian of unspecified crimes undermining...

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Consider Your Wake 

Dec 15, 2018 by

 Just as a boat creates waves that affect the vessels around it, so too do our words and actions influence the unfolding of our days...

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 How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia 

Dec 15, 2018 by

The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This...

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 2018 Millennial Home Ownership Report: American Dream Delayed 

Dec 15, 2018 by

A research study on housing affordability and millennial homeownership Source: Article: 2018 Millennial Home Ownership Report:...

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The truth about the ‘pee tape’: Experts compare the infamous Steele dossier with Mueller’s findings 

Dec 15, 2018 by

A former U.S. attorney and a Harvard Law student teamed up to revisit the Steele dossier by cross-referencing it with special counsel...

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Left-Wing Disaster Relief Efforts Spread Goodwill for Socialism

Dec 15, 2018 by

Where FEMA has failed victims, left-wing groups are offering direct aid and drawing attention to climate change. Source: Left-Wing...

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Facebook Exposed Users’ Private Photos 

Dec 15, 2018 by

Third-party apps could access some people’s photos during a period in September, the latest of several privacy scandals for...

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Bonuses Are Up $0.02 Since the GOP Tax Cuts Passed 

Dec 15, 2018 by

The bottom line is that there has been very little increase in private sector compensation or W-2 wages since the end of 2017....

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Miami Takes a Historic First Step to Stem Climate Gentrification

Dec 15, 2018 by

The City of Miami has adopted a resolution residents hope will help curb climate gentrification, the phenomenon where as sea levels...

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Biblical war ‘manifesto’ author and state lawmaker faces campaign finance trouble

Dec 15, 2018 by

Washington state lawmaker Matt Shea found himself in hot water over a biblical war “manifesto” he published in...

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Google CEO Questioned by Congress on China Censorship

Dec 15, 2018 by

Sundar Pichai told the House Judiciary Committee that Google has “no plans to launch a search service in China.” Source: Google CEO...

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Google CEO refutes conservative claims of search bias 

Dec 15, 2018 by

Google CEO Sundar Pichai sparred with conservative lawmakers who claim the search engine is politically biased while avoiding...

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Public transit system in Washington DC struggles with privatization 

Dec 15, 2018 by

The fight over who owns and runs public transit in Washington DC has been a long struggle that has seen an ebb and flow of...

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Renewable Energy Is Bringing Good Jobs To The Midwest. Is Anyone In Washington Paying Attention? 

Dec 15, 2018 by

A report by the Natural Resources Defense Council lays it all out for you. In state after state across the Midwest, renewable energy...

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Oldest Institution of Southern Baptist Convention Reveals Past Ties to Slavery 

Dec 15, 2018 by

The 71-page report is a recitation of decades of bigotry, directed first at African slaves and later at African-American citizens....

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How the Heart Can Heal the Brain

Dec 15, 2018 by

Humans are social animals and “could never have survived without deeply interconnected and interdependent human contact. The truth is...

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Is California About to Execute an Innocent Man?

Dec 15, 2018 by

Kevin Cooper reflects on his near-execution, the cowardice of California Democrats and his struggle to stay sane on death row. Part 1...

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Revealed: The Pro-Israel Push to Purge US Campus Critics 

Dec 15, 2018 by

The US Department of Education recently adopted a new definition of anti-Semitism, one that equates any criticism of Israel with a...

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Vatican No. 3 Cardinal George Pell Convicted on Charges He Sexually Abused Choir Boys

Dec 15, 2018 by

The highest-ranking Catholic Church official to face such criminal charges. Source: Vatican No. 3 Cardinal George Pell Convicted on...

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Court Tosses Controversial Pipeline Permits, Rules Forest Service Failed to ‘Speak for the Trees’

Dec 15, 2018 by

Murawski writes: A federal appeals has thrown out another key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, increasing the likelihood that...

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The Housing Affordability Crisis And What Millennials Can do About It 

Dec 15, 2018 by

When millennials head home for the holidays this month, many who are city dwellers will be hosted by parents or grand-parents whose...

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Pets in Spain: Spanish Congress prepares bill to stop treating animals as objects 

Dec 15, 2018 by

Spanish Congress on Wednesday began working on the final version of a bill that aims to change animals’ legal status from mere...

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Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb 

Dec 15, 2018 by

The “exceptionally well-preserved” tomb contains scores of statues of different sizes and colors, the antiquities minister says...

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Yazidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Sex Slavery Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 

Dec 15, 2018 by

Nadia Murad has become a global champion for girls and women. Source: Yazidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Sex Slavery Awarded Nobel Peace...

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As Grassroots Momentum Surges, Over 300 Local Officials From 40 States Declare Support for Green New Deal

Dec 14, 2018 by

The decision by dozens of mayors, state legislators, and city council members to back a Green New Deal comes as people in the United...

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Federal judge says ACA must be thrown out 

Dec 14, 2018 by

A federal judge declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional Friday, ruling that the entire law must be struck down because...

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Mueller should try to indict Trump. It would guarantee his report goes public. 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The attorney general would have to tell Congress about denying a request to prosecute the president. Source: Mueller should try to...

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ACLU threatens lawsuit after Florida GOP tries to delay implementing voting rights ballot initiative

Dec 14, 2018 by

In an ominous development for the fate of Florida’s newly approved ballot measure to restore voting rights to those...

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How We’re Getting Net Neutrality Back

Dec 14, 2018 by

“The public can plainly see that a soon-to-be-toothless FCC is handing the keys to the internet — the internet, one of the most...

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The Senate’s Yemen Vote Proves a More Democratic Foreign Policy Is Possible 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Public outrage over US-Saudi relations may put an end to war—and serve as an important lesson for progressives. Source: The Senate’s...

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After Senate’s Passage of War Powers Resolution, Sanders Tees Up Pressure on House to End US Involvement in Yemen

Dec 14, 2018 by

“My hope is that if we can put enough pressure on Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress, something can change,”...

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Arkansas Times challenges law that requires state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel in federal court 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The Arkansas Times Limited Partnership, the company that owns and publishes the Arkansas Times, is challenging in federal court a...

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What Does Inequality Cost the Average American? About $150K 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Credit Suisse puts America’s total wealth at $98.2 trillion. If we divvied up that wealth as equally as Belgium does, the typical American would have a net worth of $210,900 — more than triple the $61,667 the typical American actually has. In other words, Americans are paying an inequality penalty of almost $150,000.

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A Latin American Marshall Plan, At A Discount 

Dec 14, 2018 by

López Obrador’s $20 billion development plan gives Washington a chance to help rectify the historic damage it’s done to the living...

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How to Live a More Courageous Life

Dec 14, 2018 by

“The more you interrupt the old fear-based habits and replace fear-based responses with responses to boost courage, the more...

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Congress reaches deal ending taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Members of Congress would be held personally liable for sexual harassment and retaliation settlements, requiring them to reimburse...

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‘A Very Dark Day for Democracy’: Scott Walker Signs Wisconsin GOP’s ‘Legislative Coup’ Into Law

Dec 14, 2018 by

“This is the kind of thing autocrats do,” declared journalist Ari Berman Source: ‘A Very Dark Day for...

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Maria Butina’s Guilty Plea Reveals How She Played the NRA 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The Russian national pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States — and she infiltrated two of its right-wing...

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‘Indefensible’: 7-Year-Old Child’s ‘Horrific’ Death in DHS Custody Prompts Outrage

Dec 14, 2018 by

The ACLU blamed a “lack of accountability and a culture of cruelty” at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency (CPB)...

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Prominent Doctors Aren’t Disclosing Their Industry Ties in Medical Journal Studies. And Journals Are Doing Little to Enforce Their Rules

Dec 14, 2018 by

The dean of Yale’s medical school, the incoming president of a prominent cancer group and the head of a Texas cancer center are among...

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Taking French Lessons: The Power of the ‘Yellow Vests’

Dec 14, 2018 by

Through weeks of mass direct action, the French have shown their government who is boss, and elected officials have been forced to...

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‘Stand With People, Not Polluters’: Sit-In on Last Day of COP24 Highlights #PeoplesDemands for Ambitious Climate Action

Dec 14, 2018 by

More than 150 representatives from movements across the globe came together in protest at the “corporate-captured U.N. climate...

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Kavanaugh Was Last Straw For Top California Supreme Court Justice Who Quit GOP 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court has quit the Republican Party following misgivings about the controversial hearings...

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Inside Sources Say the State Dept. Refuses to Trace Whether Israel Is Using US Military Aid Illegally

Dec 14, 2018 by

Kane writes: Human rights advocates say they have brought the State Department evidence of specific crimes committed by soldiers who...

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HUD Took Over a Town’s Housing Authority 22 Years Ago. Now the Authority’s Broke and Residents Are Being Pushed Out.

Dec 14, 2018 by

As recently as last year, HUD had told officials in Wellston, Missouri, that they would get their local housing authority back. Then...

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COP24 Organizers Accused of Censoring Climate Campaigners While Letting Pro-Fossil Fuel Message Flourish

Dec 14, 2018 by

New reporting by Agence France-Presse shows U.N. organizers asked for “dirty energy” reference to be removed from video...

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Why Hondurans See Migration as an Act of Civil Disobedience 

Dec 14, 2018 by

In walking out of their country en masse, Hondurans are making a loud, bold statement about the extreme injustices they face at home....

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The War On Huawei 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The Trump administration’s conflict with China has everything to do with containing China by limiting its access to foreign markets,...

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Natalie Portman Slams Israel’s Nation-State Law As ‘Racist,’ ‘Wrong’ 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Jerusalem-born actress Natalie Portman has only harsh words for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial...

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The Ocasio-Cortez Left Goes to War With Jeff Bezos 

Dec 14, 2018 by

In New York, Amazon is facing angry politicians, activists, and unionizing warehouse workers. Was HQ2 worth the backlash? Source: The...

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More on the 5 Dems. Who Voted for Continued War, Famine and Disease in Yemen

Dec 14, 2018 by

the Farm Bill Rule (with its sneaked in provision blocking debate and a vote on the Yemen Resolution) passed by a vote of 206 to 203,...

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‘They don’t care’: Facebook factchecking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Journalists hired to help fix Facebook’s fake news problem say they have lost trust in the platform Source: ‘They don’t...

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PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The lies went like this: David Hogg, an outspoken student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was really a “crisis...

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Jared Kushner Replaced Michael Cohen as Trump’s National Enquirer Connection

Dec 14, 2018 by

The president’s son-in-law grew tight with David Pecker during the early months of the administration. Source: FOCUS: Jared Kushner...

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American Jewish progressives defend Airbnb’s decision to remove Israeli West Bank properties

Dec 14, 2018 by

Signatories argue that the decision by the home-rental company was not antisemitic Source: American Jewish progressives defend...

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Jared Kushner was a key player in Trump’s National Enquirer blackmail scheme against MSNBC’s Scarborough and Brzezinski: report 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Jared Kushner reportedly took part in an attempted blackmail scheme against his former friends Joe Scarborough and Mika...

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Slow Police Response and Chaos Contributed to Parkland Massacre, Report Finds 

Dec 14, 2018 by

A state commission investigating the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High found that several sheriff’s deputies who raced to the school...

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Migrant Groups March To U.S. Consulate In Tijuana Demanding Reparations 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be...

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What Happened to 2018 As The Year of the Teacher?

Dec 14, 2018 by

I don’t care what corporate journalists are being forced to report by their billionaire owners.Teachers are at the heart of...

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The Impossibility of Bipartisan Healthcare Compromise

Dec 14, 2018 by

Democrats should write a health-care reform bill so aggressive that it drastically weakens the profitability of Big Medical, and...

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Boehner

Dec 14, 2018 by

The former speaker’s cannabis pitch symbolizes how low too many of our craven, so-called public servants are willing to stoop...

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No Labels and the ‘Problem Solvers’ are Wolves of Wall Street in Sheep’s Clothing

Dec 14, 2018 by

Political organizations hide their pro-finance politics under the cloak of bipartisanship while they rake in funding from corporate...

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Borrowing From Big Tobacco’s Playbook, Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Baby Powder for Decades

Dec 14, 2018 by

One attorney said 1970s memos that have surfaced due to recent lawsuits are “on par with key docs uncovered in the tobacco...

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Research finds that orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force.  A large and potent component of language...

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The Incredible Impact of Kindness on Humanity

Dec 13, 2018 by

Instead of becoming hopeless and depressed about the sheer enormity of the plight of so many, we must instead focus on what we can...

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Europe is on the brink of a working class revolution against globalist governments

Dec 13, 2018 by

France’s fuel protests have partly turned into anti-Macron protests as well. Under his leadership taxes are increased, but he forgets...

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Which Is Worse, Trump or Brexit?

Dec 13, 2018 by

There are some important distinctions. The United States will have the chance to get rid of Trump in two more years; Brexit is for...

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 Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional? 

Dec 13, 2018 by

Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation. Source: Opinion |...

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We Must Challenge Capitalist “Solutions” to Climate Change

Dec 13, 2018 by

COP24 wants us to drink the same old Kool-Aid in new bottles, but we can and must do better. Source: We Must Challenge Capitalist...

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Latin American Leftists Must Think Why The Poorest No Longer Support Us So Much 

Dec 13, 2018 by

Liberation theology is still alive in Brazil, but it has lost a lot of ground. We must learn from past mistakes and create socialist...

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Rich People Are Getting Away With Not Paying Their Taxes 

Dec 13, 2018 by

An eight-year campaign to slash the IRS’s budget has left the agency understaffed, hamstrung, and operating with archaic equipment....

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It’s time to start figuring out how to impeach Trump judges once we’re rid of him

Dec 13, 2018 by

Senate Republicans, with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, put a judge that the American Bar Association rated as “not qualified” on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Jonathon Kobes, who the ABA says “has neither the requisite experience nor evidence of his ability to fulfill the scholarly writing required of a United States Circuit Court Judge.”

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Here’s how the new Democratic members of the House sort out ideologically

Dec 13, 2018 by

the Democratic members tend to self-sort into three different ideological caucuses: the Congressional Progressive Caucus (who...

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Incoming New York Attorney General Plans Wide-Ranging Investigations of Trump and Family

Dec 13, 2018 by

 New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family...

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Yanis Varoufakis’s Internationalist Odyssey 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The former Greek finance minister is on a quest to unite the global left. Source: Yanis Varoufakis’s Internationalist Odyssey | The...

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 We Can Help Thousands of Persons Fleeing Violence in Central America. We Helped Over 131,000 Vietnamese in 1975 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The caravans of thousands of people fleeing violence in Central America are small numbers compared to those the United States took in...

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We Have To Make Sure The “Green New Deal” Doesn’t Become Green Capitalism 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The GND is still in its nascent phase, and concrete details haven’t yet been hashed out, but the proposal has received backing from...

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For The First Time Social Media Outpaces Print Newspapers As News Source 

Dec 13, 2018 by

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news...

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9 Powerful People Who Fought for the Planet in 2018

Dec 13, 2018 by

These individuals called for action and inclusivity in the fight against climate change. Source: 9 Powerful People Who Fought for the...

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Will the Supreme Court Come to Trump and Manafort’s Rescue? 

Dec 13, 2018 by

A new case could change the rules of double jeopardy, potentially to the benefit of the president and his former campaign manager....

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Bernie’s Plan for Racial Justice

Dec 13, 2018 by

The micro-scandals alleging that Bernie Sanders doesn’t take racism seriously won’t end any time soon. We should call them what...

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Think We Can’t Afford the Green New Deal? We Can’t Afford Not To

Dec 13, 2018 by

 Cries of ‘We can’t afford a Green New Deal!’ are not only ridiculous; they’re hypocritical. If we can afford...

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