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As Trump plans major tax cut for rich, huge majority of Americans think wealthy should pay more

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President Trump’s plans to give a massive tax break to the rich but a polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans favor raising taxes on the wealthy. The disconnect ...

Tale of two cities: Boston and Charlottesville show how to fight fascism

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The far right rally over the weekend in Boston — branded as a “free speech” rally — was an opportunity for the neo-fascists in our midst to regain ground in ...

Sexual harassment of graduate students by faculty is a national problem

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University of Wisconsin-Madison’s anonymous complaints of sexual harassment often rest on “institutional memory” and there is no actual requirement in place to document them, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Dick Gregory never separated comedy from activism

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I never had the chance to meet Dick Gregory, the stand-up comedian who became a ’60s-era civil rights activist, but I’ve felt his presence all around me. Gregory died Saturday ...

Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ leaves 60 dead in three days

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Sixty people have been killed by security forces in the Philippines capital Manila and the bordering province of Bulacan under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent crackdown on alleged drug users and ...

The long, dark history of the ideology fueling Trump’s most ardent religious supporters

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This is the second in a series on Christian nationalism and the religious groups supporting Donald Trump. You can read the first one here, and stay tuned for further entries ...

Republicans want to stop talking about white supremacists so they can cut taxes for rich people

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The White House has had a tumultuous few weeks. As CNN noted on Friday, in the last four weeks alone, President Trump has fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, fired Chief ...

Members of Trump’s remaining commissions say they have no plans to resign

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A dozen members of President Trump’s Manufacturing Council announced this week they’d be leaving the group after the president defended the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, leading Trump to disband ...

Spike in airstrikes and cholera: Why things just got much worse in Yemen

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According to a new report, the number of clashes and airstrikes in Yemen have increased dramatically in 2017: In the first six months of the year, there were 5,676 airstrikes ...

LISTEN: House Republican embraces 5 conspiracy theories in one 20-minute interview

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Donald Trump, as a conspiracy theory-embracing politician, didn’t come out of nowhere. He emerged as the leader of a Republican party that accepted and trafficked in conspiracy theories and demonized ...

EPA classifies the cattle industry’s main lobbying group as a media organization

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What does it take to get an interview with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt? Increasingly, it seems that answer depends on the ideological affiliation the would-be interviewer represents. For the past ...

Congressman calling for hearing on hate groups recently appeared at white nationalist conference

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) called on the House Judiciary Committee last week to hold hearings on white supremacists and other hate groups, but in June, Issa gave an interview at ...

Sorry, Mike Pence, Donald Trump is the anti-Teddy Roosevelt

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Vice President Mike Pence went to the Panama Canal last week and gave a speech comparing his boss to President Teddy Roosevelt, who played a key role in getting the ...

A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn’t Ridiculous—It’s Terrifying

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Mark Zuckerberg is probably going to run for president. Speculation about the Facebook CEO’s political ambitions has been swirling ever since he embarked on a highly publicized “personal” tour in ...

Paul Ryan says Trump ‘messed up,’ opposes any action to hold him accountable

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) ducked a question from a constituent at a town hall Monday evening who asked Ryan what specific steps he would take to hold President Trump ...

Russia’s Attacks on Democracy Aren’t Only a Problem for America

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Virtually all of the debates over the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia waged a multifaceted campaign to influence the 2016 election look at the issue through a prism of US ...

Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president

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U-turns, self-regard and equivocation are not what it takes DEFENDERS of President Donald Trump offer two arguments in his favour—that he is a businessman who will curb the excesses of ...

Millionaire wife of Trump’s treasury secretary mocks Oregon mom for not being rich

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The wife of a Trump administration official attacked a woman on Instagram for not being wealthy. On Monday night, Louise Linton posted a photo of herself and her husband — ...

Trump dismisses climate policy advisers

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In a draft special report meant to summarize the current state of climate science, the report’s authors were unequivocal: Climate change is real, it’s happening now, and it will have ...

Cleveland Browns tight end becomes first white NFL player to kneel during anthem

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On Monday night, the Cleveland Browns hosted the New York Giants in an unremarkable NFL preseason game. The most notable moment came before anyone even touched a football. During the ...

EPA chief decides to rewrite toxic wastewater rule at request of utility companies

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The Environmental Protection Agency told a federal court this week that, after reviewing industry complaints, the agency plans to rewrite rules imposing federal limits on toxic metals in wastewater discharged ...

Trump’s new strategy in Afghanistan is to not announce a strategy

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President Donald Trump announced a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan on Monday, but his plan lacked major details, like a timetable and even the number of U.S. troops that will ...

NYPD officers take a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

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Over the weekend, approximately 80 current and former NYPD officers held a rally with activists in support of Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started a wave ...

White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity

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2016 was a banner year for political athletes. Some of the most celebrated people in sports used their hyper-exalted, brought-to-you-by-Cialis platforms to speak out about a crisis-ridden world. But there ...

How the police failed Charlottesville

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White supremacists’ effort to portray themselves as the real victims in Charlottesville got a big boost Tuesday when President Donald Trump proclaimed that the day’s carnage must be blamed on ...

The hilarious way a German town turned neo-Nazis against Nazism

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There isn’t a clear playbook for people who suddenly find their hometown filled with neo-Nazis. They can ignore them and hope they go away quickly. They can protest peacefully, and ...

Scott Pruitt requests delay in Texas haze rule to create pollution trading scheme

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The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking permission from a federal court to further delay the implementation of rules — already a decade overdue — that would reduce the level of ...

U.S. wind and solar energy saved up to 12,700 lives, $220 billion in past decade

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A major new study funded by the Department of Energy documents major health and air quality benefits from the U.S. wind and solar revolution of the past decade, which include ...

Paul Ryan statement on Charlottesville completely misrepresents grieving mom

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in a statement Monday that he was “struck by the tone Heather Heyer’s parents took at her memorial service,” saying their call for “healing ...

First Trump faith advisor ‘resigns’ from presidential board, sparking backlash

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One of Donald Trump’s faith advisors has “resigned” from his capacity as a counselor to the president, citing a “deepening conflict of values” between him and the administration. A.R. Bernard,

Coal executives find out Trump can’t be trusted

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The Trump administration has allegedly backed out of a promise to a group of its biggest supporters. Coal executives say the president pledged to enact an emergency order to protect ...

Before tip-off, two WNBA teams square off against racial inequity

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NEW YORK, NY — During this particular moment of heightened racial and political tension across the country, the New York Liberty of the WNBA are hoping to find some common ...

Mayors nationwide take up effort to combat white supremacy

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During a press call on Friday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Anti-Defamation League announced a ten-point plan to combat hate groups in cities and towns across the country.

Angry Charlottesville residents take over city council meeting

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Hundreds of angry residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, swarmed a city council meeting on Monday night to express their outrage at the city’s response to the violent white nationalist rallies a ...

Trump agrees to pay key Obamacare subsidies, extending its lifeline

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Everyone and their doctor has asked President Donald Trump to continue funding Obamacare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. After flirting with eliminating these payments to insurance companies, he finally agreed to ...

Mike Pence’s messy, calculated history with race

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Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he “stands with the president” on statements President Donald Trump made at a press conference, during which he called white nationalists at a Charlottesville ...