Lori Meyers

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So you want to be a climate campaigner? Here's how

The planet is getting hotter, leaving people hungry and fuelling wars around the world and you want to do something about it. But with a green movement to cater for every age, location, and type of plastic recycling, how do you turn your enthusiasm into action?<p>We talked to campaigners and …

Green Party

Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a primary election was punishing, but nothing could have deterred her. Betty – a white woman who left school after ninth grade, had her …

Society

Pope Francis warns against rise in populism

<b>Pope Francis has warned against a rise in populism and the dangers of allowing political crises to usher in dictators like Hitler.</b><p>He made the comments as Donald Trump was being sworn-in as US president, in a wide-ranging interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.<p>The Pope condemned the use of walls …

Donald Trump

Trump bans agencies from 'providing updates on social media or to reporters'

Administration put de facto gag order on EPA and agriculture department staff, following similar guidance for USDA and Department of Transportation, reports say<p>How to contact and share information with the Guardian securely<p>The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture have …

Social Media

David Axelrod: I woke up this morning as an alternative fact

<b>(CNN) —</b> I woke up this morning as an Alternative Fact.<p>In justifying the appointment of Steve Bannon, the president's chief strategist, to the National Security Council, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer cited my role in the Obama White House as a precedent. Spicer said press secretary Robert Gibbs and I …

Donald Trump

If you’re a Democrat, these 3 charts should really worry you

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has an incredibly difficult job: Explaining and defending a president in Donald Trump who views himself as the best spokesman for his own cause and isn't afraid of a little controversy — or a lot of it. From defending the president's exaggerated claims about …

Donald Trump

Steve Bannon’s own words show sharp break on security issues

Steve Bannon, who has ascended in just months from relative obscurity to become one of President Trump’s most influential advisors, has said that Islam is “the most radical” religion in the world and the U.S. is engaged in a civilizational struggle potentially leading to “a major shooting war in …

Donald Trump

Autocracy: Rules for Survival

“Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. We have lost. We have lost, and this is the last day of my political career, so I will say what must be …

Homepage

United States

How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

One day in late November, an earth and environmental science professor named Nathan Phillips visited Breitbart News for the first time. Mr. Phillips had heard about the hateful headlines on the site — like “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy” — and wondered what kind of companies …

Breitbart News

5 Calls

Senate Democrats have the power to stop Trump. All they have to do is use it.

As a Democratic Senate aide for the past seven years, I had a front-row seat to an impressive show of obstruction. Republicans, under then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, decided they would oppose President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at every turn to limit their …

Mitch McConnell

The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It

When I read about the incredibly active first week of the Trump administration, I struggle with two competing narratives about what’s <i>really</i> going on. …

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball

Notes on the State of Politics<p>Mirror images of vulnerability; two statewide Democrats get upgrades; electoral consequences from #MeToo<p>Kyle Kondik and …