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Trump’s EPA chief launches Soviet-style crackdown on free speech

<b>(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Michelle R. Smith)</b><p>EPA head Scott Pruitt doesn’t want scientists and officials at his agency to talk about climate change<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>October 25, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report detailing what the effects of …

Why can’t white supremacists confront the fact that the source of their economic problems are white economic elites?

<b>(AP Photo/Bruce Smith)</b><p>Frustrated young white men are facing class divisions more than racial divides<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>August 18, 2017 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There’s no disputing the white anger and rage seen in Charlottesville, even if conservative publications like …

The Make Me Smart book club on the psychology of politics and religion

You might be watching cable news, or driving by a protest, or scrolling through a loved one's Facebook wall, when you feel the question start to bubble up. It's perfect for a time when the country feels more divided by politics and religion than ever before. It's a question that's all too common, …

45-Minute Calorie-Torching Tabata Workout

This 45-minute workout is one of our hardest, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's infectious energy will inspire you to push past your limits. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and 10 seconds of rest …

HIIT

What do the Grenfell Tower fire and Hurricane Katrina have in common? Disaster capitalism

<b>New Orleans, August 30, 2005. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)</b><p>Both catastrophes are case studies in the workings of the shock doctrine.<p>Celisa Calacal<p>July 1, 2017 7:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>At first glance, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the devastating blaze at Grenfell …

Cash is falling out of fashion — will it disappear forever?

<b>(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)</b><p>Fiftieth anniversary of the ATM and they may soon be on their way out<p>Bhaskar Chakravorti<p>June 28, 2017 1:07am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as …

Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government

Previously unannounced directives will limit the Department of Justice’s use of a storied civil rights enforcement tool, and loosen the Department of …

Civil Rights

11 online summer camps to keep kids busy (and learning) while school’s out

<b>In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to</b> …

Research shows that assistance to the poor is negatively skewed to race and location

<b>(Graham Melling)</b><p>More holes in the safety net if Trump’s budget cuts are enacted<p>Celisa Calacal<p>June 24, 2017 12:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It has been well-documented that America’s social safety net is often too weak and full of holes to help those who most need …

Oregon May Strip Portland of Its NIMBY Powers

A controversial bill before the state legislature would preempt cities’ rights to prevent new affordable housing.<p>People can’t afford to be poor in Portland, Oregon. Nearly half of the households that rent in the Portland metro area pay too much. Almost one-quarter (24.3 percent) of these households …

Housing

American slavery: Separating fact from myth

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American …

The Case For Hiring Ex-Offenders

New research shows how keeping people with criminal records out of the workforce costs us.<p>Beleaguered former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in the news again recently when a excerpt from her 1996 book <i>It Takes a Village</i> turned up on Twitter. In the selected passage, Clinton described …

Employment

Why is the marijuana industry so damn white?

<b>(Reuters/Steve Dipaola)</b><p>As the “green rush” picks up steam, it’s time to let all colors participate<p>Joe Dolce<p>June 10, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>We may be in the midst of the “green rush” but 90 percent of the marijuana industry is another color, and that color …

Ronald Reagan actually used this San Francisco astrologist to make presidential decisions

Joan Quigley said she could even have predicted when the president got shot<p>Ronald Reagan nearly got through his presidency without his secret adviser …

States With Large Black Populations Are Stingier With Government Benefits

Research suggests that states with homogenous populations are more willing to spend on the safety net than those with higher shares of minorities.<p>When he launched his War on Poverty in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Tom Fletcher, an unemployed white Appalachian coal miner who lived in …

How U.S. Immigration Law Enables Modern Slavery

By tying workers’ residence status to an employer, the visa system leaves many of them vulnerable to exploitation.<p><i>This article is part of a series of responses to Alex Tizon’s</i> Atlantic <i>article “My Family’s Slave.” The full series can be found here.</i><p>In “My Family’s Slave,” the devastating cover story …

EPA: Don't Make New Brownfields

It doesn’t make sense to keep funding toxic cleanup efforts while simultaneously loosening regulations.<p>When I first visited the Capewell Horsenail Factory in Hartford in early 2014, I saw an all-too-familiar scene—a hulking, contaminated carcass of bygone industrial might. Built in 1905 and …

Regulation

How Climate Change Affects Your Home Value

Experts say that in Florida alone, there is a chance that more than $346 billion in current property will be underwater by 2100<p>According to a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the planet's surface temperature has roughly climbed 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit over the past …

Sea Level

Housing Is Shamefully Segregated. Who Segregated It?

Housing segregation scars every metropolitan map in America, and almost every institution of American life is complicit in maintaining this geography …

Southern Schools Are Resegregating

Splintered school districts and the rise of charter schools are among the forces separating black and Latino students from their white counterparts.<p>Last month, a federal judge in Birmingham, Alabama, ruled that the predominately white suburb of Gardendale will be allowed to form its own school …

Education

This is how the biggest companies cheated on taxes in 2016

<b>(AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Corporations make billions from the U.S., and then claim all their profits in other countries<p>Paul Buchheit<p>June 1, 2017 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Donald Trump wants to cut what some call the "highest corporate tax rate in the world." The tax cut will, …

Bank of America

In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

<b>(REUTERS/Kim White)</b><p>Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity<p>Jeremy Deaton<p>May 27, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.org.<p>In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old …

How Robert E. Lee Got Knocked Off His Pedestal

Before New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made his celebrated speech, a grassroots movement forced the city to take down its monuments to white supremacy.<p>New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s well-traveled, May 19 speech on why his city dismantled four Confederate- and Reconstruction-era city monuments …

Rights & Freedoms

America the cruel: While hedge fund managers pocket windfalls, kids lacking lunch money are shamed

<b>(AP/Mary Esch)</b><p>Meanwhile Donald Trump’s soulless 2018 budget will bring the wealthy tax relief and slash the funds for food stamps<p>Jim Hightower<p>May 27, 2017 2:30pm (UTC)<p>These are hard times for America's gold miners. They're struggling to haul wealth out of the land, but seeing their pay dropping …

“Abacus” goes inside the only bank prosecuted in the financial crisis

<b>Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (PBS Distribution)</b><p>Steve James’ new documentary follows the little-fish company that fried while everyone else was “too big to fail”<p>Tom Roston<p>May 21, 2017 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Documentary director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") and a banking court case might seem to be an unlikely …

This Simple Puzzle Test Sealed The Fate Of Immigrants At Ellis Island

A wooden puzzle in the silhouette of a human head might look fun if the stakes weren't so high.<p>Historians at <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> say this simple puzzle containing facial features broken into pieces was administered to immigrants at Ellis Island in the early 1900s. The goal was to weed out the …

Philadelphia's Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

The city alleges the bank unfairly targeted minorities with bad loans.<p>Philadelphia is suing Wells Fargo for what it calls predatory lending in violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The lawsuit comes two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities can sue banks that may have targeted …

When a Black Man Ran for Senate in the South … in 1944

A good 10 years before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case, the Supreme Court in 1944 struck down another pernicious …

The Ugly Origins of America's Involvement in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines, has been invited to the United States, a country intimately connected with the Philippine …

How to Read Eggs

Egg cartons have become canvasses for a fantastically and purposely complex lexicon. Here’s a guide to the words that are actually worth paying attention to.<p>A growing number of Americans know that almost all eggs come from chickens stacked in crates the size of shoeboxes, too small for the birds to …