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This post first appeared at In These Times . On Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30...
"We all feel like gritting our teeth in a straight line sometimes," writes Leah...
The American Jewish Committee takes issue with the pope’s comparison of...
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This post originally appeared at Yes Magazine . The remarkable Robert Maynard Hutchins, a law professor, chancellor of the University of Chicago and founder of the Center for Democratic Institutions, once proposed a...
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Barack Obama is in an excellent position to disprove that "mainstream politics is just a moneymaking hustle," but he's off to a horrible start, accepting $400,000 from bond firm Cantor Fitzgerald to speak at a health...
This post originally appeared at Common Dreams . We’re 100 days into Corporate Government. While giant corporations have for decades and on a bipartisan basis exerted far too much influence over government...
A reader calls on Republicans in Congress to put country ahead of party or risk losing their seats....
The Student Loan Servicing Alliance takes issue with an editorial....
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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. In this clip from a 1991 interview, Nobel Laureate and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel tells Bill Moyers about his childhood experiences at Auschwitz and addresses our capacity for...
Sheryl Sandberg credits Mark Zuckerberg with helping her survive after husband Dave Goldberg's death in 2015 from a heart attack, a fact she recently revealed in an interview to promote her new book , Option B: Facing...
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A biophysicist writes that the “cutting of basic science budgets will inevitably lead toward national mediocrity.”...
This post originally appeared at Grist.org . Not so long ago, a march for climate action would struggle to draw crowds into the streets. Stop the war? Sure. Rally to curb CO2 emissions? I think I’m busy that day. But...
1. Online shopping makes suckers of us all. By Jerry Useem in the Atlantic 2. How maps and machine learning are helping to eliminate malaria. By...
By appropriating an image of the former first lady, an artist missed what led to her greatness in the first place....
Trump’s supporters deserve to be disappointed, and his opponents should be cheered by how unsuccessful his agenda has been....
From Mexico to Venezuela and beyond, a sense of new impunity for dictators and bullies....
Threats and rhetoric have given way to a more complicated reality, and fiscal policy that can do more damage than bad trade deals....
The White House won’t answer questions about Michael Flynn’s Russia ties, and the House oversight committee’s chairman won’t open an investigation....
President Donald Trump's Justice Department has ramped up its crusade against so-called sanctuary cities in a way that looks about as doomed as his Muslim travel ban fiasco. As the president says he realized with his...
"You know, I said we were going to build a wall and Mexico was gonna pay for it. But it turns out, the bad hombres heard about Trump, and they stopped coming. They gave up. So we don't even need a wall. We just needed...
Whenever I’m feeling down about the world, I drink poison. Not quick-acting poison. The stuff with a greater half-life: The kind of sugary delights that boil down into sludge but in the moment get my heart...
When he ran for president, Donald Trump made building a wall along the entirety of our southern border — and making Mexico pay for it — the emotional centerpiece of his campaign. A bunch of nerds with “facts”...
When it came to protecting the environment, Republicans were always in the lead — at least until Ronald Reagan. For you young folks out there, Richard Nixon, yes that Richard Nixon, started the Environmental...
You can’t ignore reproductive rights and focus on income inequality....
At his sentencing hearing a year ago, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert apologized for sexually abusing boys he'd mentored decades before as a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. "For 11 months, I have been...
A psychiatrist with Physicians for Human Rights takes issue with an Op-Ed article approving the role of doctors in executions....