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Why Cannabis Can Help Even with Difficult Diseases Like Parkinson's

Highlights:<p>The endocannabinoid system plays a major role in Parkinson’s Disease (PD).<br>• PD is associated with impairment of motor control after the loss …

These Top Prosecutors Are Threatening Legal Action Against Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recently drawn criticism for lending an ear to men’s rights groups and individuals advocating for the rights …

Betsy DeVos

Pass the Salt: The Myth of the Low-Salt Diet

Pass the salt. Eat a pickle! Add more anchovies to your salad! According to a new book by James DiNicolantonio, you can freely consume salt without …

Sugar

On the 50th Anniversary of the Deadly Detroit Rebellion, There Is Celebration, Controversy and Continued White Supremacy

<i>Author's note: This article originally appeared in a somewhat different format in the summer 2017 issue of the Fifth Estate.</i><p>“I calmed the tremor in …

White Supremacism

Protecting all of the Trump family is costing taxpayers big bucks

Protecting the Trump Family Costs Big Bucks<p>First daughter Tiffany Trump has largely sidestepped her family’s Russia drama over the past month by …

Donald Trump

Roger Stone rips Sessions: He’s only a ‘tough guy’ when it comes to ‘chasing people for smoking pot’

Right-wing political operative Roger Stone took some shots at Attorney General Jeff Sessions after President Donald Trump publicly complained about …

Donald Trump

Deeply Unpopular, DeVos and ALEC in Lock Step in Trying to Destroy Public Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. …

Education

Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is 'Collapsing'

<i>This article was produced in partnership with AlterNet and Insurge Intelligence. Learn more about</i> <i>Nafeez Ahmed and how to support his work.</i><p>An …

Geopolitics

Get Ready for a Smoggier, Dirtier, Less Healthy America—Thanks to Trump's Foolhardy Evisceration of the EPA

Click here for reuse options! Because of Trump's proposed 2018 budget, the agency led by climate denier Scott Pruitt will soon be unable to protect …

Climate

Will the Federal Government Make It Illegal to Protest Israel?

A growing number of Republicans and Democrats in Congress are backing a bill that would criminalize support for the international boycott against …

Rights & Freedoms

Jeff Sessions Wants More Asset Forfeiture -- Especially in Drug Cases

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that the Dept. of Justice will seek to increase the use of asset forfeiture by state and local police …

Injustice

Trump's Budget Shows How He Is Building a Police State

Donald Trump plans to turn the federal government into a much more militaristic and paramilitary policing organization while making drastic cuts in …

Mick Mulvaney

‘This is where everything starts to unravel’: Trump aides worry nothing will get done after healthcare flop

‘This is where everything starts to unravel’: Trump aides worry nothing will get done after healthcare flop<p>18 Jul 2017 at 20:45 ET<p>As the majority of …

Donald Trump

Putin has already outfoxed ‘deal-maker’ Trump in the game of international relations

The budding relationship between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg was the crowning image …

Syria

Why Not Call It Treason?

When treason became a Washington buzzword, the pushback came fast and furious.<p>Donald Trump’s meeting with a Russian government attorney, a Russian …

Donald Trump Jr

Fracking pollution stays in waterways long after the fracking is done

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the process of shooting water mixed with sand and chemicals deep into the earth to crack rock formations and …

Oil

Fox’s Shep puts Trump in check: ‘Republicans do own it’ if health care system fails

Fox News host Shepard Smith said Tuesday that President Donald Trump was wrong about who will be blamed if the health care system in the United …

ObamaCare

State Department war crimes office to close

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is closing a decades-old office in the State Department that has helped seek justice for victims of war crimes. The …

Government

WATCH: California cop grabs woman selling flowers by the hair and slams her into the pavement

Police officers in Riverside County, California, are being investigated after a video surfaced on social media that showed them throwing a …

Policing

‘Voices on Fox that drive me nuts’: Hannity turns fire on fellow network heavyweight Shep Smith

A Fox News host lashed out at the chief news anchor of Fox News in the growing internal battle at the network.<p>Conservative pundit Sean Hannity used …

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Fox White House correspondent walks out on Huckabee Sanders – and takes parting shot

Fox White House correspondent walks out on Huckabee Sanders – and takes parting shot<p>18 Jul 2017 at 16:05 ET<p>It looks like even Fox News correspondents …

The Simple Trick Pharmaceutical Companies Use to Get You to Buy Drugs You Don't Need

The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon …

Pharma

Texas Paper Destroys Trump's Six Months in Office by Listing Every One of His Failures

In a scorching editorial published by a major Texas daily newspaper, President Donald Trump’s first six months in office were documented in …

Saudi Arabia

'Republican-On-Republican Violence' Breaks Out in Wake of Humiliating Trumpcare Collapse

The Senate’s Trumpcare bill finally went down in flames on Monday evening, and the recriminations have begun.<p>The <i>Atlantic’s</i> Molly Ball reports that …

The White House

A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude Has Already Penetrated Deep into the American Heartland

Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative corporatists want to make sure that labor never, ever again has the …

Equality

The New York Times Can Be Such an Obscene Imperial Mouthpiece

The <i>New York Times</i>’ Tim Arango took what could have been an interesting topic for war journalism—Iran’s increased role in Iraq—and morphed it into a …

Middle East

Massachusetts court rules for woman fired for medical marijuana use

Massachusetts court rules for woman fired for medical marijuana use<p>17 Jul 2017 at 13:46 ET<p>Massachusetts’ top court on Monday ruled that a woman who …

Crohn's Disease

Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in U.S.

Major media’s relative lack of interest in the mass arrests by Metro DC police on Inauguration Day is a fact noted by activists and journalists since …

Inauguration Day

Editorial: What Can We Really Do About Trump? And What Is Trump Doing to Us?

Many of us currently feel like we’re in an unfamiliar and disorienting situation. We’ve never imagined, much less experienced, anything remotely like …

Donald Trump