Liberal POV

Science: regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin, fit, and active

Study confirms that cannabis consumers are more fit, remain more active<p>An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Here’s a new health-related adage to consider: Regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin and active.<p>According to researchers at Oregon Health and Science University, people who use …

Cannabis

Gerrymandering has really helped Republicans, studies find

"There are significantly more pro-Republican maps at the moment than there are pro-Democratic maps"<p>There has been plenty of blaming since the November election, but one topic has been largely overshadowed by the other contributing factors: partisan gerrymandering.<p>“Using a new statistical method” in …

Democracy

You’re not crazy: Trump just blamed Obama for the Russian attack that Trump says didn’t happen

President Trump called the Russian hack a "hoax" and then blamed it on Obama, on the same day! Insane or brilliant?<p>You’re not insane. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, is currently blaming the previous president, Barack Obama, for not doing enough — indeed, for not doing <i>anything</i>, he …

Donald Trump

White House holds Obamacare hostage in last-ditch effort to pass Trumpcare

The Trump administration is putting poor people in a lose-lose situation.<p>During an off-camera briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer …

Health Care

You may never hear anything from Prince’s vault of unreleased music

The fate of musical icon's unreleased songs is less than clear<p>Fans of the late musical icon Prince may never be able to admire the content stored inside two of the artist’s storage vaults due battles over rights to his estate, according to the New York Times.<p>When musician passed in April 2016, he …

Can Journalists Live Without Twitter?

When I asked Alexandra Petri, <i>The Washington Post</i>’s humor columnist, to imagine a world without Twitter, she saw endless possibility. “I have no idea …

Social Media

Settlements: The Real Story

<i>This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of</i> The American Prospect <i>magazine. Subscribe here.</i><p>Let’s go back 50 years, to mid-July 1967: A jeep …

Israel

Supreme Court sends stark reminder that LGBTQ rights are far from settled

Marriage equality was not the end.<p>It was exactly two years ago that the Supreme Court ruled in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i> that marriage equality is the law …

Equality

WATCH: Florida cop makes up law to ticket black man for walking without identification

According to the Miami Herald, a police officer in Jacksonville, Florida incorrectly cited a law requiring identification for drivers when giving a …

Policing

Republicans Spent the Weekend Lying Their Faces Off About Health Care

The lies came fast and furious on the Sunday shows this weekend, as Republican lawmakers and their surrogates reckoned with a tough truth: the only …

Health Care

The truth about Medicaid

With the Senate health care bill finally out in the open, a tediously familiar game is unfolding once again. The game is to defend massive Medicaid …

Health Care

Pro-Trump PAC launches anti-Mueller ad as Trump continues to attack the Special Counsel

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Donald Trump

40 Economists Just Destroyed Every Big Republican Lie About The Healthcare Bill

Forty economists, including six Nobel Prize winners, have destroyed every major Republican lie about the healthcare bill in a letter to Senate …

Health Care

Julian Assange: Democratic Party is “doomed”

Assange says the politics of centrism and the Democrats' neglect of their base are why they can't move forward<p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had strong words for the Democratic Party on Sunday, blaming party leaders for forcing the politics of centrism on their base. That’s why the Democrats are …

Bernie Sanders

Trump Is Reportedly 'Struggling to Stay Calm' as the Russia Investigation Deepens

So are we as a nation still just going to not talk about how freaking nuts this is.<p>President Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m. on many …

The White House

House energy leader praises fracking, warns against supporting renewables

Republican lawmaker also supports streamlined permitting of oil and gas pipelines.<p>The new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is …

Energy

GOP donors threaten to withhold funds unless their agenda is passed

Attendees at Koch brothers event say they're frustrated at GOP's failure to pass major legislation<p>Conservative mega-donors are growing increasingly frustrated with elected Republicans, and it’s starting to show.<p>Despite the fact that the GOP controls both houses of Congress and the presidency, the …

Fascism

American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017

Nick TurseAnd we’re only halfway through the year.The post American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017 …

War

Nation's largest doctors' group slams Republican health care bill

Protesters in Denver last week.David Zalubowski/AP<p>The largest association of doctors in the country released a blistering statement Monday blasting …

Health Care

Maryland County Councilman Michael Peroutka attacked for apparent ties to white supremacist group

Local councilman claims he didn't know League of the South was a racist group. Activists suggest otherwise<p>Maryland’s Anne Arundel County is in the midst of a growing racial controversy after a local Republican elected official has come under fire from activists for his past involvement with an …

Racism

'Absolutely Devastating': CBO Predicts 22 Million Less Insured Under Trumpcare

Jake Johnson, staff writer<i>This post may be updated</i>.

ObamaCare

Kellyanne Conway says people who lose Medicaid should just find better jobs

It’s not that simple.<p>During a <i>Fox & Friends</i> interview Monday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway suggested that, for the people who lose …

Health Care

Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio to face criminal contempt trial in Phoenix

By David Schwartz<p>PHOENIX (Reuters) – A former Arizona lawman known for his hard-line stance against illegal immigrants is to appear before a judge on …

Joe Arpaio

Slugging it out with a new contender in the GMO debate

Are GMOs harmful to humanity? It's a rough question to answer<p><i>This post originally appeared on Grist.</i><p>It was the closest thing you get to a blind date between a scientist and a journalist.<p>I had never met the entomologist John Tooker before he opened his door at Penn State, where I was giving a …

Agriculture

Fox anchor: If millions of Americans do not have health insurance, "that's kind of the American way"

JON SCOTT (CO-HOST): [The Affordable Care Act] was passed, obviously Joe, by Democrats, didn't get any Republican votes. The president is suggesting …

ObamaCare

Oil Is a Worthless Commodity and Saudi’s Crown Prince Knows It

Crude oil prices are cratering, down 20% this year, in the biggest 6-month free fall in years.<p>As Annie Pei of CNBC notes, Investment guru Dennis …

Oil

It looks like Neil Gorsuch will be hostile to LGBT rights

Ron Sachs/CNP via ZUMA Wire<p>The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states cannot discriminate against same-sex couples in determining who is listed on …

Equality

WATCH: Black woman schools white man on his racist ‘General Lee’ car — and it’s awesome

Activist Ybia Anderson confronted the unnamed owner of a replica General Lee at a “heritage” festival, and the resulting video has gone viral. …

Racism

African Americans Have Lost Untold Acres of Land Over the Last Century

Driving the long, flat roads of Hilton Head Island is hypnotic. One bike-rental shop blends into another; countless villa-style office complexes …

Real Estate

How Middle Schoolers Forced Their Administration to Stop Celebrating Indigenous Genocide

Students have not only confronted the ugliness surrounding Alexander Ramsey’s actions, they have also led a campaign to rename their school after …