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The NFL has a Kaepernick problem that’s bigger than just Kaepernick now

Thanks, in part, to current events, the question has switched from ‘Who will stand up with Kaepernick?’ to ‘Who could possibly stand against …

Of 'severe things,' US military strike on NKorea is unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pre-emptive military strike may be among the "pretty severe things" President Donald Trump says he is considering for North …

North Korea

When the President Is Ignorant of His Own Ignorance

How prepared is our president for the next great foreign, economic or terrorist crisis?<p>After a little more than two months in office, President Trump has raised doubts about his ability to deal with what the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously described as the “known unknowns” and …

Geopolitics

Donald Trump is dangerous when he’s losing

Trump’s failures at governing feed his illiberalism.<p>A few weeks back, I wrote a piece about Donald Trump titled “How to stop an autocracy.” The essay began with the premise that Trump has a will to power and a contempt for the basic norms and institutions of American democracy, and then explored …

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This CNN report shows what an utter mess Trump’s immigration order rollout was

Trump’s sweeping executive order on immigrants has already led to a great deal of chaotic fallout — and we’re now learning that the process of putting the order together was equally chaotic.<p>A new report from CNN’s Evan Perez and Pamela Brown finds that the White House specifically pushed to have …

How Trump’s Executive Orders Could Set America Back 70 Years

The president is taking the United States back to the nightmares of the world before the Second World War: closed borders, limited trade, and a go-it-alone national race to the bottom.<p>Despite all the lies and distortions, President Donald Trump has spent his first week in office assembling a …

CBO: The GOP's Obamacare repeal could leave 27 million people without health insurance and cause premiums to skyrocket

According to the report, the partial repeal proposed by Republicans would lead to a huge increase in the number of uninsured Americans and skyrocketing premiums for those in the individual insurance market.<p>The report expands on an analysis done last year by the CBO that analyzed the effects of a …

Nice job, Donald Trump voters! You became Vladimir Putin’s pawns

<b>Vladimir Putin (Reuters/Maxim Shipenkov/Carlo Allegri/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The same people who thought Barack Obama was a commie simply don’t care that a Russian despot helped Trump win<p>Bob Cesca<p>December 19, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>During the months following the 2008 election, the Republican Party went …

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How Obama quietly reshaped America’s war on drugs

Obama’s drug war legacy is underappreciated. But it now hangs in the balance — thanks to Trump.<p>For decades, the war on drugs has been characterized by “stop and frisk,” militarized raids on people’s homes, and prison sentences that can span decades or lifetimes.<p>This was all under the encouragement …

The electoral college should think hard before handing Trump the presidency

The president-elect has gone to Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina and Ohio, and saluted workers at an Indiana plant where he says he saved more than 1,000 jobs.<p>The president-elect has visited Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana, where he toured …

Donald Trump

Why Hillary Clinton Lost

She wrote off working people.<p>Hillary Clinton’s top aides would like the world to know they are morally superior to Donald Trump and his staff, who ran an ugly campaign courting white nationalists. The Clinton crew is right. And it doesn’t matter.<p>At a vicious Harvard University post-mortem seminar …

Middle-class

On Thanksgiving Week, Native Americans Are Being Tear-Gassed in North Dakota

“Basically, it’s an act of war,” a Sioux leader says.<p>WASHINGTON ― Thanksgiving began in the fall of 1621 when a group of Native Americans joined with newly arrived English settlers to create a harvest feast together and protect each other from violence.<p>This year, as Americans pick out their turkeys …

Native Americans

CNN Anchor Cries After Guest Says the N-Word on Air

CNN host Brooke Baldwin ended a segment in tears Tuesday after one of her guests, quoting the hateful, bigoted rhetoric of our soon-to-be Chief White …

Steve Bannon

With Nikki Haley pick, Trump sends different message

Nikki Haley, Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the UN, is a pick that points to inclusion, diversity, and reconciliation.<p>Gov. Nikki Haley is …

Nikki Haley

As American as Apple Pie? The Rural Vote’s Disproportionate Slice of Power

In 1920, for the first time, the Census Bureau counted more people living in urbanized America than in the countryside. This hasn’t been a rural nation ever since.<p>Yet the idea of Thomas Jefferson’s agrarian America has receded slowly despite demographic change. We still romanticize the family farm, …

University of Michigan

State Marijuana Laws in 2018 Map

State Marijuana Laws in 2018 Map<p>Thirty states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.<p>Eight states …

Cannabis

Trump was right in 2012: The Electoral College is a 'disaster for democracy'

<b>To the editor:</b> Having read all these postmortems on why the Democrats and particularly<p>Hillary Clintonlost the election, I have to say, “Hold on.” Clinton garnered more popular votes thanDonald Trumpbut lost the election because of the quirky, archaic electoral college. (“For the fourth time in …

Electoral College

How Trump's '100-Day Action Plan' Could Impact LGBTQ Rights

President-elect Donald Trump released his “Contract With the American Voter” in October. Also known as his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again,” it is an overview of what the administration will begin to implement in his first months in office. Many of the points in the document, …

LGBTQI

Donald Trump's Attorney General Nominee Wrote Off Nearly All Immigrants From An Entire Country

Sen. Jeff Sessions thought that "almost no one" from the Dominican Republic coming to the U.S. had skills to benefit America.<p>WASHINGTON ― In a 2006 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general, castigated …

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Who can now say the Republican party isn't a vehicle of white power?

From proclaiming the superiority of white civilization to saying America should be made “American” again, the narrative is clear – and it isn’t just Trump<p>Let’s just say it out loud: the Republican party is the white power party.<p>How can we know this?<p>How about Representative Steve King blatantly …

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Airbnb has hired former US attorney general Eric Holder to help weed out racist hosts

Airbnb has hired former US attorney general Eric Holder to help weed out discrimination on its home-sharing platform.<p>Holder will work alongside Laura Murphy, the former head of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington DC legislative office, and John Relman, a civil rights attorney, to “craft …

Pew Research Center

Bernie Sanders Name Drops Elizabeth Warren as Possible Vice President

Bernie Sanders may face increasingly long odds in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, but the Vermont senator is already thinking …

Family of Vester Flanagan, Gunman Who Killed 2 on Live TV, Expresses Condolences

The family of a former TV reporter who gunned down two ex-colleagues during a live broadcast reacted with grief and sadness Wednesday.<p>"It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we express our deepest condolences to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. We are also praying for the …

Virginia State Police

White People, If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem

<i>"First of all," he said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."</i><p>-Atticus Finch, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, …

Supreme Court Rules Police DO NOT Need A Warrant To Search Your Home

Much to the surprise of the general public, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of expanded the ability of law enforcement to search without …