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Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About Donald Trump.

If the corruption and rot currently stinking up the Oval Office has had one salutary effect, it has been to force many Americans to actually think …

Donald Trump

Map of US Shows Which States Have The Highest Number of People Who Still Believe In God

A recently released map titled “Faithland” displays what regions of the United States believe the most in a higher power.<p>The map was created by Alex …

Bernie Sanders Just Gave One of the Finest Speeches of His Career

The most meaningful foreign-policy address delivered by a prominent American political figure in this moment of global turmoil and possibility was …

Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia Is “Not an Ally” and the U.S. Should “Rethink” Its Approach to Iran

Saudi Arabia is “not an ally of the United States,” according to Bernie Sanders, the independent senator and former Democratic presidential …

Saudi Arabia

10 Ways to Cut Unemployment in Half

With unemployment expected to remain above 9 percent for the next year, the government is considering fresh steps to add jobs. 24/7 Wall St. looked at ten possible solutions that could help return us to full employment, which most economists consider around 5 percent. None of these plans are new, …

What really happened in 2016, in 7 charts

Okay, some of them are tables.<p>If Hillary Clinton’s book, <i>What Happened</i>, has taught us anything, it’s that the internet is not done relitigating the 2016 Democratic primary or the general election.<p>Underpinning it all is a sense that the outcome — President Donald Trump — is profoundly strange. But …

Government

GREAT TRUMP: Promised To Cut Two Regulations For Every New One. He's CRUSHING That.

Donald Trump is far outpacing his promise to cut two regulations for every new one implemented. In fact, to the delight of fiscal conservatives …

8 striking parallels between the U.S. and the Roman Empire

Is our republic coming to an unceremonious end? History may not be on America’s side<p>Steven Strauss<p>December 26, 2012 9:32pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Lawrence Lessig's <i>Republic Lost</i> documents the corrosive effect of money on our political process. Lessig persuasively makes the …

Florida just executed a man with a never-before-used drug

Florida carried out its first execution in more than 18 months Thursday evening, using a lethal injection drug that has never been used before in the United States.<p>Mark Asay, 53, was executed at 6:22 p.m. using the drug etomidate, a sedative that is meant to prevent Asay from feeling any pain once …

Trump Labor Department Announces It will Honor Ronald Reagan, the Man who Broke American Labor

Every year the Department of Labor posthumously honors Americans “whose distinctive contributions to the field of labor have enhanced the quality of …

Middle-class

YouTube cracking down on hate speech

YouTube is implementing a new feature it says will help curb hate speech on its platform.<p>The company is targeting videos that contain “controversial …

A group of 2.4M veterans is pushing the VA to allow medical pot

The country’s largest veterans group is once again pushing for veterans to get access to medical marijuana.<p>The American Legion, which has 2.3 million veteran members, voted Thursday to urge the Trump administration to allow doctors at Veterans Affairs hospitals to talk to their patients about using …

9 Ways to Improve the United States

<i>Editor’s Note: Below are nine facts you really should know about how the U.S. does–and doesn’t–work. The list comes to us from</i> <i>Our Fiscal Security,</i> …

United States

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World Report 2016: Rights Trends in United States

The United States has a vibrant civil society and strong constitutional protections for many civil and political rights. Yet many US laws and …

The human carnage from billionaires trying to carve up the planet to build their empires is astounding

From Yemen to Haiti and everywhere in between, the poorest citizens are punished for unknown crimes<p>Raoul Peck, the Haitian filmmaker, opens his new film — Der Junge Karl Marx (2017) — in the forests of Prussia. Peasants gather fallen wood. They look cold and hungry. We hear horses in the distance. …

Trump thinks clean coal is when workers mine coal and then actually ‘clean it’

Back in the real world, clean coal remains a fantasy.<p>How off the rails was President Donald Trump’s rally speech in Phoenix Tuesday night? He spouted …