Educated Liberals Series

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” One of the promises President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail was to deny millions of refugees admission to the United States, claiming they were hurting Americans’ job prospects and were potential terrorists. It isn’t unusual, though, […]

Social Scientist: Trump’s ‘Flood Of Deceit’ Is Worst She’s Ever Seen (TWEETS)

Social Scientist: Trump’s ‘Flood Of Deceit’ Is Worst She’s Ever Seen (TWEETS)

It’s no secret that Donald Trump lies, and lies often. Indeed, he lies so often that we’ve coined a new term for them–“alternative facts.” He lies so often that at least one journalist thinks it’s a national emergency. But an expert on liars and lying recently discovered that there’s a different, and scary, dimension to […]

Psychoanalyst Warns That We Have An ‘Incapable, Disordered, Sick’ POTUS (VIDEO)

Psychoanalyst Warns That We Have An ‘Incapable, Disordered, Sick’ POTUS (VIDEO)

Over the last two years–especially since his upset victory–Donald Trump has given us a lot of reasons to question his mental state. His tendency to tell blatant lies and troll in conspiracy theories has left even the most seasoned pundits and reporters shaking their heads. This past week offered yet more proof. We learned that […]

Capitol Hill Is The Safest Space In The Nation For Sexual Predators (VIDEO)

Capitol Hill Is The Safest Space In The Nation For Sexual Predators (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, Buzzfeed revealed that in 2015, Congressman John Conyers, the ranking Democrat and former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, reached a settlement with a former staffer who claimed he’d fired her after she refused to “succumb to (his) sexual advances.” As part of the staffer’s complaint, four other staffers filed affidavits stating that […]

As Mueller Closes In, Don’t Forget We Have The 25th Amendment (Video)

As Mueller Closes In, Don’t Forget We Have The 25th Amendment (Video)

A month ago, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) called the White House an “adult daycare center.” Before that, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Donald Trump a “f***ing moron.” He, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are reportedly so concerned about Trump’s mindset, they’ve formed a “suicide pact” in which they agree if […]

With Official Report In Hand, Will Trump Now Act On Climate Change? (Video)

With Official Report In Hand, Will Trump Now Act On Climate Change? (Video)

It appears the walls of reality are beginning to close in on climate change deniers. Friday, the White House released the fourth National Climate Assessment, which confirms what scientists have been warning us about for decades: human activity is the primary cause of global warming, and dire consequences like sea level rise of eight feet […]

Thanks To Three Democratic Senators, Trump’s ‘Election Fraud’ Commission Will Be Investigated (Video)

Thanks To Three Democratic Senators, Trump’s ‘Election Fraud’ Commission Will Be Investigated (Video)

There is so much going on already this week for which we progressives should be thankful. But if you’re able to tear yourself away from Paul Manafort’s indictment, here is something else to look forward to. Thanks to the efforts of Democratic senators Cory Booker (NJ), Michael Bennet (Colo.), and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), the Government […]

WTF? ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Makes MS Snowflakes ‘Uncomfortable’ (TWEETS)

WTF? ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Makes MS Snowflakes ‘Uncomfortable’ (TWEETS)

For more than half a century, Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been a staple of eighth and ninth-grade English classes around the country. It’s also been a fixture on lists of banned and challenged books due to its brutally honest depictions of racism and rape. According to the American Library Association, it was […]

Studies Show Climate Change Is LITERALLY Draining The Economy (Video)

Studies Show Climate Change Is LITERALLY Draining The Economy (Video)

If there’s anything consistent about the right, it’s that it believes economics are at the crux of every political, professional, personal, social, and environmental decision. The “free market,” they say, “will solve all that ails us.” Of course money is important, and we would be remiss if we did not consider the economic costs of […]

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 […]

Harvard Law Professor: Arpaio Pardon Is Impeachable Offense (TWEETS)

Harvard Law Professor: Arpaio Pardon Is Impeachable Offense (TWEETS)

There is little doubt that Donald Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio was an outrage. After all, in the absence of something we haven’t heard or seen, there is virtually no defensible reason for Trump to effectively circumvent the sentencing and appeals process and give Arpaio a “get out of jail free” card. But less than 48 […]

BEWARE: Reclaim New York Using FOIA Laws To Push Trump’s Agenda

BEWARE: Reclaim New York Using FOIA Laws To Push Trump’s Agenda

An incredible, perhaps unprecedented, number of grassroots organizations formed during the 2015-16 presidential campaign season. As a result, communities all over the country have been turning out local activists to organize, phone-bank, write letters to newspapers, and run for office. And it’s been working. Failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), weakening President Donald […]

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

On April 12, 2016, then-presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held a campaign rally at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in which he talked about the “physiology of poverty.” In other words, concern over where and when one’s next meal is coming from, how one will be able to pay bills, keep the lights […]

New Study Shows Black Girls Aren’t Being Allowed To Be Kids (VIDEO)

New Study Shows Black Girls Aren’t Being Allowed To Be Kids (VIDEO)

In recent years, studies have showed that black children are disciplined more severely than their white counterparts in school, and also face more heavy-handed treatment by police and the courts. A recent study from Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality suggests that part of the answer may be that black girls are perceived as […]

Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

I was a fifth grade teacher for a lot of years. I’ve spent countless hours encouraging children to be thoughtful, moral, cooperative members of our classroom community. The idea was to help young people understand their place in society. We worked on these skills every single day, all day. We learned, slowly, that we don’t have […]

The Last Time A President Called An Investigation A ‘Witch Hunt,’ It Didn’t End So Well (TWEET)

The Last Time A President Called An Investigation A ‘Witch Hunt,’ It Didn’t End So Well (TWEET)

Donald Trump has made no secret that he isn’t happy with the decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election. But in light of everything that has emerged in the last few months, this tweet he fired off on Thursday looks incredibly tone-deaf […]

Pro-Trump Pastors Have Degrees As Fraudulent As They Are (VIDEO)

Pro-Trump Pastors Have Degrees As Fraudulent As They Are (VIDEO)

By now, most of the nation knows that Donald Trump is a con man. That’s the only thing you can conclude from his approval ratings, which are the worst on record for any president after his first 100 days. As of May 1, Gallup pegged Trump’s weekly average approval rating at 41 percent–the lowest for […]

Historian Warns Trump Could ‘Blow Up’ His Presidency–If He Doesn’t Blow Up Anything Else First (VIDEO)

Historian Warns Trump Could ‘Blow Up’ His Presidency–If He Doesn’t Blow Up Anything Else First (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has already started his campaign for a second term. However, many people in the reality-based world–including yours truly–think Trump is on a double-time march toward being a one-term wonder. Well, one of the nation’s most respected presidential historians is of that same mind. She thinks that unless Trump reins in his now-infamous temper, his […]

Trump’s Flagrant Use Of Dictators’ Sayings Has Historians On Edge

Trump’s Flagrant Use Of Dictators’ Sayings Has Historians On Edge

Whenever liberals say that Donald Trump is acting like a budding dictator, his supporters frequently dismiss it as hyperbole. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do so when Trump himself throws around phrases that were frequently used by history’s most infamous tyrants. Take the phrase “enemy of the people,” for instance. Trump has adopted it […]

Alabama Still Paying For Relying On Slavery–Literally

Alabama Still Paying For Relying On Slavery–Literally

The nation, and particularly the South, is still paying the human cost of slavery–and probably will be paying it until the end of time. But in at least one state, the cost of using humans as property can be measured in real numbers. For most of the antebellum era, one of Alabama’s biggest sources of […]

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