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These Are the 5 Worst U.S. Presidents of All Time

<i>How will Barack Obama be viewed in history? Will he be among the greats? Or will he fall into the category of faltering failures?</i><p>In the spring of …

A New Arkansas Supermajority to Take On Government Bloat

Three Democrats defected last year after the election. The Clintons would hardly recognize the place.<p>Little Rock, Ark.<p>Democrats here are becoming an endangered species. The day after Donald Trump’s sweeping victory, state Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, a Democrat re-elected to a third term, announced he would …

Donald Trump

5 Questions I'd Ask Rex Tillerson At His Confirmation Hearing If I Were A Senator

A federal court has found enough evidence against ExxonMobil to require the company to face trial for its complicity in human rights egregious abuses in Indonesia. Exxon is accused of complicity in killings and torture--shootings, beatings, kidnapping, sexual assault, electric shocks to genitals, …

Human Rights

Will 2017 be the year the anti-vaccination movement goes mainstream?

As hard as it is to believe, a medical marvel that has saved countless millions of children from illness and death is under assault. And anti-vaccination activists may have found a powerful ally in the next president of the United States.<p>During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump said he …

Washington protesters vow to fight for civil rights under Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican’s inauguration.<p>About 2,000 mostly black protesters ignored steady rain …

The Mother of All Muckrakers Knew How to Take On Men Like Trump

Ida Tarbell brought down, single-handedly, the first mega-corporation. Now that corporate morality has captured the White House we need her skills as …

Martin Luther King III: Trump agrees the voting system is broken. Here’s how he can fix it.

By Martin Luther King III<p><i>Martin Luther King III is president and co-founder of the Drum Major Institute.</i><p>In 1965, fewer than 2 percent of eligible African Americans living in Selma, Ala., were registered to vote. As we all know, this was the result of laws and policies whose purpose was to keep …

Lawmaker flat-out tells trans man he can’t use the bathroom in Virginia State Capitol

Del. Robert G. Marshall doesn’t want transgender people to use the bathroom in Virginia—at all.<p>The Republican legislator held a press conference on …

The Divided States: Trump's inauguration and how democracy has failed | Pankaj Mishra

Donald Trump and his demonisation of minorities are not the exception in US history – they are its logical conclusion. Pankaj Mishra examines the dream of the multiracial democracy, and America’s failure to realise it<p>Never in human history have so many diverse peoples lived together as in our time. …

The House Republican with power to investigate Trump is threatening Trump’s critics instead

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hasn’t offered even mild criticism of President-elect Donald Trump’s many conflicts of interest. But he’s plenty upset with the federal government’s top ethics watchdog, who called out Trump in an unusually …

Tillerson doesn’t seem to realize speaking up for human rights is part of the job

By Editorial Board<p>AT LEAST 4,800 people have been killed by Philippine security forces and unidentified gunmen in a lawless anti-drug campaign since President Rodrigo Duterte took office just six months ago, according to Human Rights Watch. The Obama administration has repeatedly criticized what it …

Human Rights

‘Flying Dogs’ Have the Time of Their Lives

It all started with a dog named Flinn and his frisbee. His owner, photographer Julia Christe, set out to capture in an instant the unbridled joy of …

Here’s Proof Planned Parenthood Is NOT Backing Down

“We don’t abide by outdated social norms.”<p>January 22 marks the 44th anniversary of <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, the landmark Supreme Court case that recognizes that our constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions, effectively legalizing a woman’s access to …

Feminism

This Indiana Republican wrote a deeply anti-trans bill—and his defense of it is just as bad

Following in the footsteps of Texas and Virginia, Indiana this week became the latest Republican-controlled state to take up transphobic legislation. …

Ivanka Trump’s Dangerous Fake Feminism

The high-achieving elder daughter of President-elect Donald J. Trump is, on the surface, a glowing picture of modern American womanhood: a mother of three young children who built a business that bears her name. A glamorous figure whom it would be easy to picture balancing a baby in one hand and a …

200 dogs just got rescued from a South Korean meat farm (and they need a place to call home)

<b>Update:</b> Rescuers with Humane Society International shut down another dog meat farm in late March, flying 55 dogs into the United States from a …

South Korea

U.S. top court to mull where challenges to clean water rule can be heard

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to resolve a dispute over what court should handle challenges to a 2015 Obama administration regulation that defines waterways protected under a federal anti-pollution law.<p>A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., …

U.S. Supreme Court

Heed Coretta Scott King's warning on Sessions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the past fifty years, America has made real, but at times rocky, progress in creating an America for the many and not just the few. But, as Senator Cory Booker so eloquently explained in this week's hearing on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, "the arc of the …

The Weird War Over Congress’s Pig-Cop Painting

A high schooler’s painting has inflamed racial tensions that were already simmering inside the U.S. Capitol.<p>Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are supposed to …

Ryan: GOP will repeal, replace Obamacare at same time

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday Republicans plan to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law at the same time they approve a GOP replacement plan.<p>"We want to do this at the same time, and in some cases in the same bill," Ryan said during a town hall in Washington sponsored by …

Donald Trump

Data show the “American Dream” is a fallacy and Americans still don’t realize it

Americans continue to kid themselves that if you work hard you can climb the ladder. But the perception and reality are moving farther apart.<p>Economists at Harvard University recently published research on actual and perceived economic mobility in the United States and four European countries. They …

Russia Military Weapons 2017: Precision Bombs Could Replace Nuclear Weapons As Deterrent To Avoid Arms Race

Russia could replace its nuclear weapons arms with high-precision bombs as factors of deterrence in order to strengthen world peace and to help …

Jeff Sessions is no misunderstood southern gentleman. That's just an act

High theater was on full display during Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general this week. He fielded compliments on his character and knocked softball questions from his Republican colleagues out of the park. All while seeking to assure us that he is just a …

California's bullet train is hurtling toward a multibillion-dollar overrun, a confidential federal report warns

California's bullet train could cost taxpayers 50% more than estimated — as much as $3.6 billion more. And that's just for the first 118 miles through the Central Valley, which was supposed to be the easiest part of the route between Los Angeles and San Francisco.<p>A confidential Federal Railroad …

High-speed Rail

Fla. High School Students Protest to Make African-American History a Full-Year Course

Students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., staged a sit-in earlier this week demanding a change in the way African-American history …

Noam Chomsky calls America’s health care system an “international scandal,” says Obamacare repeal would be a catastrophe

<b>(fotostory via Shutterstock)</b><p>Chomsky wonders why Americans don’t demand access to universal healthcare<p>Jacob Sugarman<p>January 13, 2017 1:58pm (UTC)<p>While Democrats pored over the salacious details of Russia's alleged <i>kompromat</i> on Donald Trump, Republican members of Congress gathered in the dead of night …

Why Trump’s trade plan could be a tax on the poor

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>President-elect Donald Trump often argues that competition from China has hurt America’s working class. Economists broadly agree — a widely cited paper published last year found that growing imports from China between 1999 and 2011 cost 2.4 million American jobs, with …

Economics

Everything Republicans will have to do to actually repeal and replace Obamacare, explained

It’s ... not going to be easy.<p>“Repeal and replace Obamacare.” It’s a simple, clear, crisp campaign slogan.<p>Now that Republicans are set to assume unified control of government, they’re discovering it’s an incredibly complicated reality.<p>To repeal the bulk of Obamacare, the GOP will have to keep 218 …

U.S. Congress

Women don’t need men to be powerful—and the Women’s March doesn’t need men to make a statement

Men are not signing up in droves for the Women’s March in Washington DC. Is this surprising?<p>Of course not.<p>But I propose that men’s lack of attendance is just fine. In fact, this is precisely what the women’s movement needs: a firm realization that our movement—which is a movement, to invoke bell …

Feminism

Department of Justice releases report on Chicago police abuse

In perhaps the most damning, sweeping critique ever of the Chicago Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded Friday that the city's police officers are poorly trained and quick to turn to excessive and even deadly force, most often against blacks and Latino residents, without …