Trump, Putin and friends are w...

Oct 12, 2019 by

“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” is an oft-quoted aphorism from the King James Bible. It basically means that there are enough problems in the present that one should not only avoid adding to them, but not worry too much about the future.

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Pollution, anxiety, and death:...

Oct 12, 2019 by

If you’ve ever said “Donald Trump makes me sick,” it was probably a metaphorical statement. Or was it?

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The real news on ‘fake news’: ...

Oct 8, 2019 by

During the 2019 election, a news story about the Labor Party supporting a “death tax” – which turned out to be fake – gained traction on social media.

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Smearing Joe Biden, 2016 style

Oct 5, 2019 by

Not only is Joe Biden innocent of any wrongdoing in Ukraine — as almost every legitimate news organization now acknowledges — but his actions concerning his son’s business interests there were precisely the opposite of the smears launched against him by the Trump campaign.

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Former Ukrainian president des...

Oct 3, 2019 by

Ukraine’s former president categorically denied that Joe Biden had ever asked him to open or close any criminal cases, effectively knocking down President Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory about the former vice president.

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We Can Save the Planet by Defu...

Sep 28, 2019 by

The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health.

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Trump was impeachable from Day...

Sep 28, 2019 by

From the first day, Donald Trump has been an unhappy president. Because he knew he was engaging in treason.

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Trump to Ukraine: Such a Shame...

Sep 26, 2019 by

No, Trump didn’t make an explicit threat. He didn’t have to.

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Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman: ‘...

Sep 24, 2019 by

Despite the fact that some of the most aggressive military expansions and escalations have occurred under Democratic presidents — from Franklin Delano Roosevelt during World War II to Lyndon B. Johnson in Vietnam and Barack Obama in Afghanistan — Republicans have repeatedly insisted that they have the market cornered on patriotism and love of military.

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Rival Republican Bill Weld acc...

Sep 23, 2019 by

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, one of the three Republicans who is challenging President Donald Trump via a 2020 GOP presidential primary, has been vehemently critical of Trump on foreign policy.

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How the tyrant in the White Ho...

Sep 20, 2019 by

To me, it feels ice-tinglingly creepy that the U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu in Washington wants to bring criminal charges against former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

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‘A goddamn terrifying time to ...

Sep 17, 2019 by

Naomi Klein explains what ‘increasingly barbaric political figures’ like Trump have figured out about the future

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‘Trollbots’ Swarm ...

Sep 16, 2019 by

A new tool is tracking automated and otherwise questionable social media accounts as they sow disinformation, discord and division. Climate change is a target.

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Exposed CIA operative Valerie ...

Sep 11, 2019 by

Valerie Plame probably wasn’t a huge fan of Donald Trump, even before he pardoned Scooter Libby, former chief of staff for then-Vice President Dick Cheney in 2018.

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The cost of the GOP’s degradat...

Sep 11, 2019 by

Pollster and author Stanley Greenberg has written a book about the death of the Republican Party titled, “R.I.P. G.O.P.”

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Trump moves to allow logging i...

Aug 28, 2019 by

Meanwhile, the Amazon burns.

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DNC Shuts Down Climate Debate ...

Aug 26, 2019 by

[Translate] ecowatch.com Olivia Rosane Politics DNC Chairman Tom Perez speaks prior to the start of the second night of the first...

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Welcome to the Trump dictators...

Aug 25, 2019 by

Another week of shaking our heads and wondering how much longer we can survive him. Yet again, Donald Trump overwhelmed practically everything with the force of his obscene personality, running his mouth and his thumbs even while he was failing to run the country in any sort of conventional sense.

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California is gaining allies i...

Aug 19, 2019 by

A national divide is growing.

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Top CDC Health and Climate Sci...

Aug 16, 2019 by

He’s one of several federal scientists working on climate change who say they have been silenced, sidelined or demoted under the Trump administration.

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Newark hands out bottled water...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Water issues are becoming more prevalent around the country even as the EPA says it is prioritizing the issue.

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Newark hands out bottled water...

Aug 12, 2019 by

Water issues are becoming more prevalent around the country even as the EPA says it is prioritizing the issue.

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Just Hours Before Trump Unleas...

Jul 20, 2019 by

Just hours before President Donald Trump took to the stage in Greenville, North Carolina and unleashed more racist vitriol against Rep. Ilhan Omar and other progressive members of Congress, 137 House Democrats joined a united Republican caucus on Wednesday to kill articles of impeachment that sought to hold the president accountable for sparking “fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

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Trump the Environmentalist?

Jul 15, 2019 by

With swing states worried about climate change and toxic algae, the White House is talking green—while still working to strip away environmental protections.

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Reparations Are Not Just About...

Jun 20, 2019 by

On the heels of Wednesday’s historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years…

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Road to 2020: The roots of Ber...

Jun 3, 2019 by

It was a quixotic bid from the start. Bernie Sanders was what Vermonters derisively call a “flatlander” – someone who moved to the state after growing up elsewhere, in this case New York City.

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Austin is proving that cities ...

May 29, 2019 by

This month, the capital of Texas voted to support the Green New Deal.

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The New “Infrastructure ...

May 2, 2019 by

Why legislative tacticians make bad political leaders

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Polybius on writing history

May 1, 2019 by

The people who created the present American system of self-government were all knowledgeable of Roman history, using many of its lessons in structuring the modern republic. Today as history repeats itself, we are left without the wisdom of those whose system we continue to pantomime.

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The Mueller Report: An Indictm...

Apr 24, 2019 by

One would think that any American president, regardless of ideology, would support a full-scale investigation to understand the extent of such interference and to help ward off future threats to our national sovereignty and security.

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