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49 Years Ago, Harry Belafonte Hosted the Tonight Show—and It Was Amazing

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Television made Donald Trump president. The master of The Apprentice created a character named “Donald Trump”—a tough but fair business genius—and sold him to the country. That character, so different ...

Call and Demand That Your Senators Reject Andy Puzder, the ‘Anti-Labor Secretary’

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What’s Going On? This week, more than 130 groups, including the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the NAACP, called for the Trump administration to withdraw the nomination of Andrew Puzder,

House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked

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In a little-noticed 6-3 vote today, the House Administration Committee voted along party lines to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps states run elections and is the only federal ...

Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins.

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Several years ago, billionaire Republican donor Betsy DeVos wrote that she’d “decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence.” Instead, she and her family would ...

Shouldn’t We Know Who Else Is at the ‘Winter White House’?

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President Trump departed Friday for his second consecutive weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort, which administration officials have labored to dub the “Winter White House.” He will be hosting the Prime ...

The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

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After falsely alleging that three to five million people voted illegally in 2016, Donald Trump debuted a new lie about voter fraud in a meeting with senators on Thursday, saying ...

This WWII Military Strategy Perfectly Explains What Trump Is Doing to the Media

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The British called it “Window”; the Luftwaffe dubbed its version “Düppel.” For the Americans, “Chaff” was the code name for the top-secret weapon that, in July 1943, allowed the US ...

The Final Shaming of Mitch McConnell

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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell began his exceptionally long Capitol Hill career as an intern for one of the lions of the Senate: Kentucky Senator John Sherman Cooper. It happened ...

A People’s Globalism: Notes Toward a New Left Internationalism

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Whatever shape American foreign policy takes in the next four years, it will very probably be unlike anything we have ever seen. A contradictory melange of dime-store isolationism and saber-rattling ...

China First, Russia Second, America Third: Trump’s Real Foreign Policy

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If there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump’s strategic vision, it’s this: US foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America First,” with this country’s ...

Net Neutrality Is in Danger. Tell the FCC Why We Need It

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What’s Going On? Net neutrality is in grave danger. Back in 2015, advocates for the open Internet won a hard fought battle to preserve net neutrality, the principle that all ...

Steve Bannon Wants To Start World War III

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
What does Stephen Bannon really believe? Because he hasn’t spoken much in public since becoming, as Time magazine puts it, “the Second Most Powerful Man in the World”—he’s the president’s ...

Donald Trump Has Pulled an Epic Bait-and-Switch

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4 mentions6 days ago
President Donald Trump lies. He lies about the size of his inaugural crowd, about millions of supposedly fraudulent votes, the number of jobs he “saved” at Carrier, terrorist incidents that ...

What Is the Deep State?

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“We see the government of God over the world is hidden,” Francis Bacon wrote in 1605, describing the deepest of deep states: the lord’s reign over us, which Bacon thought ...

Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

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The election of Donald Trump was a catastrophe for progressive America, but the damage may be mitigated over the long term by a remarkable surge of energy on the left ...

The Real Enemy of the People Is a President Who Opposes the Free Press

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When John Fitzgerald Kennedy addressed the American Newspaper Publishers Association just two months after he was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States, he explained that: “I ...

Mitch McConnell Just Reached a New Low

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The truth about Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued designee to deconstruct the Environmental Protection Agency, climate-science denier and corporate errand boy Scott Pruitt, will begin to be revealed on Tuesday. So the ...

Theresa May Is Totally Crushing on Donald Trump

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On December 31, 1999, as television networks spanned the globe to cover the celebrations ringing in the new millennium, ABC’s Peter Jennings reflected on Britain’s recent history. “In 1900, when ...

The Silencing of Coretta Scott King Is an Act of Systemic Racism

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On Tuesday night, during debate about the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Republican extremists silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren as she was discussing Sessions’s record. They did not object ...

Trump’s Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights

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The essential battleground state of the 2004 presidential campaign was Ohio, and as the election approached, supporters of embattled President George W. Bush announced an exceptionally controversial scheme to station ...

Your Members of Congress Are Going Home. Greet Them by Demanding Health Care For All

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What’s Going On? Members of Congress are heading home to their districts to begin a week-long recess. It’s the perfect time to pay them a visit and demand action on ...

Keith Ellison: How the Democrats Can Win

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The Democrats need to “champion working families and give voters a reason to show up at the polls in 2018 and beyond”—that’s what Representative Keith Ellison says. The Nation has ...