Liberal View

North Carolina minister “repossesses” dead child’s headstone as “leverage” to collect family’s debt

The pastor says he removed the grave marker as “leverage” for getting the outstanding debt<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>A North Carolina pastor has “repossessed” the grave marker of a 5-year-old who died of leukemia, because the bereaved family still owed his company money for the …

Rachel Maddow Has a Provocative Theory About Trump's Response to Fallen Soldiers in Niger

President Donald Trump's phone call to the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger, has dominated the headlines since …

Donald Trump

The Big Lie pays off: Trump voters believe fake news (about the news being fake)

Nearly half the public believes the media makes up stories about Trump — and the media is partly to blame for that<p>Sometimes I think Donald Trump is trying to drive us all crazy. The relentlessness of the lies, the bizarre behavior and the overall chaos are just plain nuts. We've never experienced …

News (U.S.)

National security expert Tom Nichols: “Hey, I’m unstable” is a bad look for the president

Naval War College professor on North Korea’s likely view of Trump’s threats: Not only is he reckless, he’s stupid<p>Donald Trump commands the most powerful military in the history of the world. With that responsibility has not come greater self-control, transparency or introspection.<p>During the 2016 …

North Korea

Franken meticulously dismantled Sessions’ shifting story on Russia. Then Sessions made things worse.

During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) detailed how Attorney General Jeff Sessions has moved …

World Leaders

'It's very hard not to give tax cuts to the wealthy,' Steven Mnuchin now says

The Trump administration, bent on deregulation from the start, has now completed wholesale repeal of the "Mnuchin Rule."<p>It happened in an interview …

Bill de Blasio

An Explosive Report Finds Trump Campaign Staff Publicly Circulated Russian Propaganda on Twitter Before the Election

Multiple members of now-President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, including Donald Trump Jr., campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and other staffers …

Donald Trump

After health care whiff, GOP looks like it can’t do taxes either

Rand Paul irritates the Republican leadership. But he’s right that the GOP’s tax plan is on the road to nowhere<p>Anything can change in politics, especially since Donald Trump is the president. But it's starting to look like congressional Republicans are going to follow their repeated failures to …

News (U.S.)

Yes, the election was rigged. Here's the proof.

You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Throws A Toddler Tantrum After Getting Busted Insulting An Army Widow

President Trump threw a tantrum on Wednesday morning after he was caught insulting the widow of a Green Beret who was killed in an ISIS ambush in …

Donald Trump

The Rise of Pennsylvania’s Racist Right Is a Warning to the Nation

<i>Pennsylvania State Senator Scott Wagner</i><p>State Senator Scott Wagner, the waste treatment millionaire who wants to become Pennsylvania’s next governor, …

Racism

What’s Even Scarier Than Donald Trump?

Donald Trump’s flailings are ever more terrifying. In the course of a few days, he tossed a grenade into the health-care markets that millions rely …

Social Justice

Mike Pence Poses His Own Unique Threat to Democracy

From the moment he was elected, liberals have clung to the possibility, however remote, that Donald Trump will be removed from office. They’ve fallen …

Mike Pence

The seldom-told story of the third man in John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s iconic protest

One white athlete stood in quiet solidarity with the African-American demonstration, and paid a steep price for it<p>As NFL protests continue to be debated, both in and out of the league, the legacy of sports activism has by nature, also taken center stage. It's a history that, in balance, disproves …

Entertainment

Laura Ingraham: Congresswoman present for Trump call to military widow should be ignored because of her hat

Ingraham: "How many of you give much credibility to the woman who walks around with a rhinestone cowboy hat? ... This woman's a nutbag"<p>From the …

Maxine Waters

Kellyanne Conway, Don Jr. and Mike Flynn shared tweets posted by Russian trolls right before election: report

Staffers close to then-candidate Donald Trump, including former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, the president’s son Donald Trump, Jr. and …

Donald Trump

Don Lemon Smacks Down Conservative Former NFL Player for Being 'Un-American'

Don Lemon was discussing protests during the national anthem at football games with former NFL player Chris Vallett, who is white, when the CNN host …

Trump Blows His Own Cover Story And Gives Robert Mueller Evidence That He Obstructed Justice

Trump admitted that his firing of former FBI Director James Comey was political, and gave never evidence to Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he …

Government

Trump attacks birth control — but states are ready to fight

Trump and his allies want to limit access to contraception, but many state officials are suing to stop him<p>It's a story that got lost in the constant noise caused by our duly elected president picking reality TV-style fights with football players and war widows, but it could have a major impact both …

Affordable Care Act

Trump Sides With Big Agriculture Over Family Farmers

Back in August I profiled Family Farm Action, a new economic justice organization formed to take on Big Ag monopolies and fight for independent …

Agriculture

What's the matter with Republicans who can't comprehend what's the matter with Republicans?

From Ross Douthat's "What’s the Matter With Republicans?"<p>A depressing percentage of American conservatives seem perfectly happy with the bargain that …

Republican Party

Trump Wants Us to Worry about Iran. But We’re the Problem.

×<p>U.S. Department of Defense/Department of Energy<p>U.S. technicians work on a W80 thermonuclear warhead.<p>Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned for eighteen …

Iran

The Collapse of Trumpcare and the Rise of Single Payer

Zackary Berger, Adam GaffneySingle Payer Bills Signal a New Era in American Healthcare Politics.

Health Care

Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize the Economy

The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations—started with a …

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A Revered Biographer Looks at His Own Life

In 1987, Saul Bellow gave an interview about the controversial book <i>The Closing of the American Mind</i> by his friend Allan Bloom. During the …

Books

The Allure of the Far Right Demands Immediate Action

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)<p>Steve Bannon speaks at a campaign rally on October 17, 2017, for Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who is running …

Family Research Council

Trump’s DOJ lawyers just made a shocking argument about the right to abortion

Jacquelyn Martin/AP<p>In a hearing in federal court today, lawyers from Trump’s Justice Department argued why their actions blocking abortion access for …

Rights & Freedoms

Who Is Tom Homan? The ICE Chief Will "Quadruple" Workplace Arrests Of Undocumented Immigrants

On Tuesday, Tom Homan, the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced a crackdown on worksite enforcement, meaning that …

Immigration

How to Profit from the Coming Trump Apocalypse

Richard EskowA Google search for the words “Trump unstable” yields more than 10 million hits.

Donald Trump