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Trump's Legal Defenders Are Arguing For Autocracy

Enraged by an FBI search of his lawyer’s offices, President Donald Trump accuses his own Justice Department of conducting a “witch hunt” and an “attack on our country,” escalating his threats to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>This vituperation was predictable. But what makes the president’s …

Donald Trump

What Is "Pretty Privilege" — & How Does It Affect Trans Women?

I didn't encounter the words "feminized" or "feminization" until I started transitioning. Yet currently, both words occupy quite a few media inches, …

Paul Ryan says he’s not interested in Trump’s potential $130,000 campaign finance violation

"I haven't put a second of thought into this. It's just not on my radar screen."<p>During a news conference in Atlanta on Thursday, House Speaker Paul …

Why We Need Rise-Up Economics, Not Trickle-Down

How to build the economy? Not through trickle-down economics. Tax cuts to the rich and big corporations don’t lead to more investment and jobs.The …

The Kind of Courage America Demands of Its Police

The president is calling a sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront an active shooter a coward—a word seldom applied to officers who choose to protect themselves by shooting.<p>In Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting, a sheriff’s deputy faced widespread criticism last week …

Law Enforcement

Carson has $31K dining set in his office, paid for by taxpayers

The Department of Housing and Urban Development used $31,000 to purchase a custom hardwood table, chairs and a hutch for Secretary Ben Carson’s …

Ben Carson

The stupidity of Trumpcare: Government will spend $34 billion more a year to cover 8.9 million fewer Americans

Those fiscal geniuses in the White House and Republican-controlled Congress have managed to do the impossible: Their sabotage of the Affordable Care Act will lead to 6.4 million fewer Americans with health insurance, while the federal bill for coverage rises by some $33 billion per year.<p>Also, by …

FCC Commissioner: Our Policy Is ‘Custom Built’ for Right-Wing Sinclair Broadcasting

A body meant to foster a diversity of viewpoints is taking major steps to promote just one.<p>Sometime this spring, the Federal Communications …

How the GOP used a two Santa Clauses tactic to con America for nearly 40 years

<i>The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus.<br>-Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976</i><p>The Republican …

Trump’s budget cuts Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, breaking core campaign promise

This would be over a trillion dollars in cuts to some of the nation's most vulnerable.<p>When he began his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised …

Eight Ways America Is Headed Back to the Robber-Baron Era

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)<i>We are recreating the Gilded Age, a period when corporations ruled this nation, buying politicians, using violence</i> …

Restaurants have no right to take employees' tips

Trump’s labor department is planning to make tips employers’ property – a huge transfer of money from workers to owners<p>When most people leave a tip at a restaurant, they assume it will go to the person who served them their meal. For decades, that assumption was correct. But the Trump …

Trump Administration

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

After years of sleazy partisan attacks, suddenly Republicans are outraged

In an epic example of projection, the party that launched partisan probes for decades now claims to be horrified<p>It's been 72 hours or so since the Devin Nunes Memo was released, and it's clear that despite wall-to-wall coverage, the entire spectacle changed nothing. For Fox News pundits and their …

Donald Trump

Boycott the Republican Party

If conservatives want to save the GOP from itself, they need to vote mindlessly and mechanically against its nominees.<p>A few days after the Democratic electoral sweep this past November in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere, <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> asked a random Virginia man to explain his vote. The …

Political Science

Kimberly-Clark celebrates the Trump tax cuts with massive layoffs, share buybacks

With a dip in profits last year, the company announced a “restructuring plan” that includes up to 5,500 layoffs<p>As President Donald Trump continues to praise himself for record-high stock market gains and job growth as a result of the GOP tax plan, Kimberly-Clark is the latest corporation to …

Investing

U.S. product lets investors triple bet on popular tech stocks

(Reuters) - Investors are getting a high-octane way to bet on or against the stock market's technology leaders.<p>A new product aims to let investors triple the return of 10 stocks, including the so-called FANG stocks - Facebook Inc (FB.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) and Google …

Stock Markets

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

Society

Why Walmart's bait and switch matters

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the man sitting in the Oval Office honestly admitted he made his fortune from exploiting thousands of people, he'd likely be enraged when people pointed out he's small-time compared to the Walton family. Year after year, the Walmart heirs prove no one comes close to their brand of …

Poverty Rate

Populists have one big thing right: Democracies are becoming less open

Democracy in the West is under attack from populists and, at least according to some studies, is no longer highly valued by many of its citizens. Most explanations of democracy’s problems focus on the challenges it faces: Globalization has made life more insecure for the working and middle classes, …

Political Science

The Toxic Loyalty of Trump's Hardcore Zealots

They’ve excused his winking at neo-Nazis and his support of an accused child molester. Is there anything—anything—that would make Trump’s die-hards …

Donald Trump

An immersive look into the transgender experience

bySerena DaniariDecember 29, 2017<p>How the three videos were shot<p>A portion of the footage is from cameras attached to the subjects and to the cameraman …

ACLU

10 ways America is falling behind

If 2017 has seemed to you like a long and terrible year filled with bad news, then here's some good news to close things out: you were right! On a …

Mass Shootings

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half.<p>The news last fall that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for …

US Government Missing $21,000,000,000,000

The Pentagon Money Blackhole<br>(Image by mariordo59) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>On December 3, 2017, the website USAWatchdog, posted an …

Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and …

Income Inequality

Bannon Affiliated Group Launches Attack Ads on Robert Mueller

A super PAC affiliated with Steve Bannon has launched an ad campaign to discredit the Robert Mueller investigation and get multiple members of his …

Donald Trump

Fox News revels in injury to U.S. Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn

The network connected it to Vonn's recent criticism of President Trump.<p>Lindsey Vonn, the most successful American ski racer in history, suffered a …

Sinclair is forcing local news stations across the country to air multiple false attacks on the Southern Poverty Law Center

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters<br>Conservative local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group has produced two “must-run” segments misrepresenting the work of …

Rights & Freedoms

Joseph Ellis: GOP is trying to erase over 100 years of history

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Mark Hanna, a Republican senator best known for helping to steer William McKinley into power, famously said in the 1890s: "There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money. I can't remember what the second is."<p>The Republican tax plan is still in the process of …

Middle-class