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Kermit Has a New Girlfriend? Good. His Last One Was a Domestic Abuser.

Kermit the Frog is moving on. After 40 years with Miss Piggy, he's got a new, svelter, blander, girlfriend named Denise—who is, somewhat improbably, …

The Illusion of Choice: Ninety Percent of American Media Controlled by Six Corporations | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course,</i> …

7 Things We White People Can Do When We've Said or Done Something Biased

It's a painful truth that just about everybody has preconceived notions about other people, sometimes based on their racial identity. We whites spend a lot of our lives bombarded with messages in the media and from those around us about what people of other races are like and how they behave, often …

Jimmy Kimmel Made A Hilarious New Campaign Ad For Donald Trump

Donald Trump is proof that if you have enough money and scream your opinions loudly enough, people have no choice but to listen to you. Hell, some people may even agree with you, even if what you’re proposing is nothing more than a bunch of vague platitudes about “making America great again.”<p>Jimmy …

Megyn Kelly

How the rich got richer and you got the shaft

Economists have been scratching their heads for some time now, asking themselves why the economy has been so weak for so long. They've come up with …

George Zimmerman Calls President Obama An 'Ignorant Baboon'

George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed black teen in 2012 but was acquitted of second-degree murder charges, took to social media this week to call President Barack Obama an "ignorant baboon."<p>Zimmerman made the comment in a series of tweets posted on Wednesday and Thursday …

Black Lives Matter

Republican candidate Trump says low U.S. wages 'not a bad thing'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. businessman Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, on Thursday said he would not back a higher minimum wage for American workers as such a move would hurt the nation’s economic competitiveness.<p>U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump …

India is now home to the world’s first airport that runs entirely on solar power

If you thought that globetrotting solar-powered airplane was impressive, wait until you see the solar airport that India just finished building. …

Solar Panels

5 things Hispanics born in America want you to know

I was born in the United States, specifically in New York City. My father was a Chilean immigrant, and my mother a Hispanic American born in the US …

The rise of the “self-proclaimed socialist”: Why reporters shouldn’t be so surprised that Bernie Sanders’ appeal is growing

<b>(AP/Robert F. Bukaty)</b><p>Few Americans embrace socialism, but they don’t have the same hostility to the idea either–especially the young<p>Peter Dreier<p>August 19, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>On Sunday, Ben Carson told "Fox News Sunday’s" Chris Wallace that socialism is gaining ground in America. He’s right – sort of.<p>…

That Time the Supreme Court Said the Constitution Definitely Protects Birthright Citizenship

If a Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­ent ac­tu­ally wanted to end birth­right cit­izen­ship in the U.S., he’d be up against a 117-year-old Su­preme Court …

Obama names first openly transgender official for White House job

President Barack Obama Tuesday appointed the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House.<p>Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, previously a policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality, will be the outreach and recruitment director for the White House Office of Presidential …

The White House

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>Reynard Loki<p>August 18, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." …

The U.K. Is Testing Electric Highways That Would Charge Your EV As You Drive

The U.K. plans to add plug-in chargers every 20 miles along highways, so drivers don’t have to worry about getting stranded on a road trip. And the …

Here's Bernie Sanders' Response To A Question About Hillary Clinton's Hair

“Hillary’s hair gets more scrutiny than my hair? Is that what you’re asking?”<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) isn't going to comment on Hillary Clinton's (D) hair. <b></b><p>On Monday, The New York Times Magazine published an interview with the Democratic presidential candidate, where he was asked to weigh in on …

Republican Foreign Policy Gets Ugly: Jeb Bush Finds Inner Neocon, Promises More Intervention And War

With Donald Trump gaining outsize press attention, Jeb Bush has amassed a sizeable war chest and positioned himself to be the safe establishment pick after Trump’s expected implosion. However, Bush is hampered by his last name and reputation for moderation.<p>Yet on foreign policy, at least, he has …

Black civil rights activist recalls white ally who took a shotgun blast for her

By Michael E. Ruane<p>Michael E. Ruane<p>Reporter covering local news, Washington institutions and historical topics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>By all rights, Ruby Sales should have been killed on Friday, Aug. 20, 1965.<p>She should have been hit by the shotgun blast fired by the enraged white man on the porch of the …

Civil Rights

What's behind the Sanders surge?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The summer of Sanders is heating up.<p>In just the past week, 28,000 people showed up to see Bernie Sanders in Portland, Oregon, including about 9,000 people who were content to watch the Vermont senator on giant screens in the overflow area. Another 28,000 people joined him in Los Angeles.<p>All …

Busting the myth that the Civil War was about "states' rights"

Confederate Flag wavers claim the the Civil War was all about "states' rights," not slavery. But in this video Colonel Ty Seidule, head of the …

Sanders surges into lead over Clinton in New Hampshire, poll finds

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a shocking 7-point lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a new poll released late Tuesday.<p>The Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University survey of 442 likely voters in February's Democratic primary showed Sanders garnering 44 percent of the …

There are alarming consequences to stopping the Iran nuclear deal

The fate of the nuclear deal with Iran appears to be in some jeopardy.<p>Key democrats in Congress - most notably New York Senator Chuck Schumer - have recently announced that they would vote to reject the agreement.<p>Passage of the agreement is far from a done deal, with more than two dozen Senate …

Bernie Sanders Just Introduced a Bill That Would Transform Voting in America

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has introduced a bill in the Senate that would make Election Day a national holiday called "Democracy Day."<p>"We should be …