Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

We are at an interesting time in our history. We will not soon forget the 2016 election and whatever transpired or will transpire over the next couple of years. But President Donald Trump’s ascendancy is not a historical aberration, although it may be for us. The United States has always regarded itself as a paragon […]

Study: Fox News Propaganda Powerful Enough To Influence Elections

Study: Fox News Propaganda Powerful Enough To Influence Elections

If you are reading this, it’s pretty safe to say you aren’t a fan of Fox News. Chances are, though, you know someone who is. Perhaps you’ve even had to argue pesky facts with this person to counter something she or he accepts from “America’s only fair and balanced news source” without hesitation or evidence. And you may have wondered […]

It’s True, Mr. President–Your Predecessor Left You A Growing Economy (Video)

It’s True, Mr. President–Your Predecessor Left You A Growing Economy (Video)

It might not appear so with all the controversy swirling around President Donald Trump’s nascent administration, and who knows how long it’s going to last under Trump, but according to Tuesday’s Census Bureau report, in 2015, the American middle-class and poor experienced the best year of economic improvement in decades. Two years ago, median household income was $56,500 compared […]

Joe Biden Gearing Up To Take On Trump? His Daughter Says ‘Yes’ (Video)

Joe Biden Gearing Up To Take On Trump? His Daughter Says ‘Yes’ (Video)

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)? Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)? Representative John Delaney (D-Md.)? Mark Zuckerberg? The list of possible Democratic contenders to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 is growing. Now another name is being floated. You’ll recognize it. You heard it a lot the past eight years. […]

Even The Pope Thinks It’s Not ‘Insensitive’ To Talk About Climate Change (VIDEO)

Even The Pope Thinks It’s Not ‘Insensitive’ To Talk About Climate Change (VIDEO)

First came the dismissal, “I’m not a scientist.” Now, though, as the extreme weather scientists have been predicting for decades becomes a reality, the excuse from the Right is shifting to, “Let’s not be insensitive to the hurricane victims.” Despite what Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director Scott Pruitt wishes, we are going to be talking about climate […]

Equifax Offers Credit Monitoring After Massive Data Breach–But There’s A Catch (Video)

Equifax Offers Credit Monitoring After Massive Data Breach–But There’s A Catch (Video)

Whenever there is a security breach compromising sensitive information, corporations affected typically offer free credit monitoring services for a specified period of time. On Thursday, credit agency Equifax experienced a data breach that impacted at least 143 million U.S. consumers who had their birth dates, names, and addresses hacked, including 209,000 customers’ credit card numbers. Immediately, Equifax extended […]

Senators Gillibrand And Harris: Will They Lead Dems To 2020 Victory?

Senators Gillibrand And Harris: Will They Lead Dems To 2020 Victory?

We are not even one year away from 2018 mid-term elections, and already some are getting nervous about Democrats’ prospects of reclaiming the White House from President Donald Trump in 2020. Some argue it is too early to eye the presidency since we need to focus on regaining the majority in Congress. Some feel if we haven’t lined […]

Climate Change Isn’t Just Bringing Bad Weather–It’s Bringing The Beetles

Climate Change Isn’t Just Bringing Bad Weather–It’s Bringing The Beetles

Rising sea levels and unpredictable weather are not the only consequences of climate change. Another consequence most don’t consider is the effect rising temperatures have on invasive species. According to the study, “Threats to North American forests from southern pine beetle with warming winters,” published in the journal Nature Climate Change, there are definite links between climate change and […]

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

In a time when our electoral process is under attack like never before, it’s encouraging to see some local and state governments doing right by the citizens they represent. The 2016 presidential election demonstrated the lowest voter turnout (55.4%) since 1996 (53.5%). This is due partly to Republican voter suppression efforts, but also to inconvenient and […]

Yes, Quebec WILL Be Providing More Than Prayers To Texas (VIDEO)

Yes, Quebec WILL Be Providing More Than Prayers To Texas (VIDEO)

The people of Houston need all the help they can get. And, yes, they will be receiving it from Quebec, contrary to initial reports. Tuesday afternoon, Quebec Minister of International Relations, Christine St-Pierre, spoke with Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos to express her concern for Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and to offer equipment, electrical […]

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is bad enough. Now we learn Texas has another problem–chemical poisoning. Thursday morning, the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles northeast of Houston, experienced two explosions, releasing organic peroxides into the air, sending at least ten sheriff’s deputies to the hospital. And in Houston, trying to recover […]

Trump’s Decision On DACA–Are We Expecting To Be Surprised?

Trump’s Decision On DACA–Are We Expecting To Be Surprised?

Leave it President Donald Trump to put something out there just to make people nervous. We’re used to it by now, having dealt with seven months of reality-television-style “stay tuned” Twitter posts, like the one that left the Pentagon on edge last month when Trump announced a reinstatement of a ban on transgender military service members. Since taking office, […]

Statue Of Christopher Columbus May Join Confederate Generals (VIDEO)

Statue Of Christopher Columbus May Join Confederate Generals (VIDEO)

They’re coming down…finally. The statues, that is. Among same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), ethics regulations, and a host of myriad issues, into the category of things the progressive movement is winning we can put the fight over statues commemorating Confederate generals. But Confederate generals’ statues are not the only symbols of hate we […]

Two Arrests Of Charlottesville Attackers–But Questions Linger

Two Arrests Of Charlottesville Attackers–But Questions Linger

By now, we are well aware of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s death at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. But there were other violent skirmishes that day that have received far less media coverage, specifically the attack of Deandre Harris, 20, whom video coverage shows six men cornering and beating in a parking […]

Study Finds Climate Change Costs Will Hit Trumplandia The Most

Study Finds Climate Change Costs Will Hit Trumplandia The Most

As you sit here reading this, Hurricane Harvey is inundating Texas. This is pretty ironic–and poignant–considering a new study published in Science magazine titled “Estimating Economic Damage from Climate Change in the United States” finds the Southeastern states, the ones that voted overwhelming for President Donald Trump, are the most vulnerable to the expensive impacts of anthropogenic climate change. The study discusses […]

UN Committee Warns The US About Increasing Racial Tensions

UN Committee Warns The US About Increasing Racial Tensions

Could we, again, become an apartheid state? According to the United Nations, the answer is yes. After this month’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia at which a car drove into the crowd, killing civil rights activist Heather Heyer, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), has issued an “early warning” to the […]

Robert Mueller Zeroing In On Trump SoHo For Possible Racketeering

Robert Mueller Zeroing In On Trump SoHo For Possible Racketeering

After all mob boss Al Capone was guilty of, he was ultimately convicted of tax evasion. That was in 1931. There is a distinction, of course. Al Capone was not president of the United States. Here we are in 2017 with another mob boss on the hot seat for a plethora of crimes. The one(s) he might be […]

Former Homeland Security Secretary Urges More Supervision Of Trump

Former Homeland Security Secretary Urges More Supervision Of Trump

Oh, please, generals, protect us from the crazy little orange man! You know things have gotten weird when we want a leader surrounding himself with retired military brass. Instead of feeling nervous the president of the United States is so enamored with men in uniform, a former Homeland Security director says we should take comfort they […]

Steve Bannon Is OUT Of The White House. Here’s What Will And Won’t Change

Steve Bannon Is OUT Of The White House. Here’s What Will And Won’t Change

Well, it finally happened. President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon is OUT. According to a senior White House official, Bannon had resigned on August 7 amid months-long tension between him and the president. That resignation was set to be effective August 14, but the violent white nationalist rally in Charlotteville, Virginia and subsequent fall-out […]

Roger Waters Supports BDS Movement–NY Legislator Wants Him Banned

Roger Waters Supports BDS Movement–NY Legislator Wants Him Banned

Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters has never been one to withhold his political views. Just listen to the 1977 album Animals, or 1979’s The Wall. We could even go back to the song “Corporal Clegg” from Pink Floyd’s 1968 album A Saucerful of Secrets; or simply check out any of his post-Floyd solo ventures. It’s obvious from Waters’ latest […]

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