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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 […]

More Evidence Of Russian Facebook Ads Surface In Congressional Probe (Video)

More Evidence Of Russian Facebook Ads Surface In Congressional Probe (Video)

Do you remember seeing any of these advertisements on Facebook last year? Last month, news broke about evidence confirming Russian buyers used Facebook advertising as propaganda leading up to the last year’s presidential election. In response, Facebook presented Congress 3,000 Russian-purchased ads through 470 phony pages and accounts intended to exploit America’s racial divisions, like this one: Facebook said at least […]

It’s Official: There Is Now More CO2 In The Atmosphere Than Ever Before In Human History (Video)

It’s Official: There Is Now More CO2 In The Atmosphere Than Ever Before In Human History (Video)

“If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced … to at most 350 ppm [parts per million].” This is a quote from former NASA climatologist Dr. James […]

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

815 million people around the world went hungry last year. This, according to the latest data from the United Nations, is the first increase in global hunger in more than 15 years. Sweeping initiatives from nations all over the world slashed the undernourished population in half between 1990 and 2015. Seeking to eradicate hunger by […]

Trump Promised Fallen Army Sergeant’s Father $25K–Surprise! He Never Sent It (Video)

Trump Promised Fallen Army Sergeant’s Father $25K–Surprise! He Never Sent It (Video)

Almost exactly one year to the day, then-candidate Donald Trump boasted he would run the country like he runs his business. That was music to people’s ears if they were hoping a businessman would be able to reform Washington dysfunction. It was not music to people’s ears if they had once dealt with Trump in […]

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

In her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein argues that countries like the United States will never have effective climate policies as long as there are legislators profiting from fossil fuel companies’ deep pockets. The same can be argued about the so-called war on drugs at a time when opioids are wiping […]

Schumer To Trump: Repeal And Replace Is ‘Off The Table’ (Video)

Schumer To Trump: Repeal And Replace Is ‘Off The Table’ (Video)

It has been almost one year since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, and nine months since he took office. In that amount of time, Trump has accomplished none of the major campaign promises he vowed to his base on the campaign trail. For progressives and his other opponents, this […]

Confirmed: Russia Used Facebook Ads To Help Trump Win Michigan And Wisconsin (Video)

Confirmed: Russia Used Facebook Ads To Help Trump Win Michigan And Wisconsin (Video)

Last week, we learned Facebook was preparing to give Congress 3,000 Russian-purchased ads through 470 phony pages and accounts that suggest African American rights groups, like Black Lives Matter, posed a political threat, in an effort to exploit racial divisions during the 2016 presidential campaign season. Facebook said at least $100,000 was spent for this purpose, a […]

After Las Vegas, Republicans Might Be Interested In Banning “Bump Stocks” (Video)

After Las Vegas, Republicans Might Be Interested In Banning “Bump Stocks” (Video)

Could last week’s deadly terror attack in Las Vegas actually be the thing that finally breaks the elephant’s back? Thanks to the gun lobby, Congress did nothing meaningful to curb our gun violence after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. in 2012, despite former President Barack Obama’s pleas. A mass shooting […]

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 […]

In Lead-Up To The Election, Russia Used Facebook To Exploit Racial And Religious Divides (Video)

In Lead-Up To The Election, Russia Used Facebook To Exploit Racial And Religious Divides (Video)

Did you use social media, specifically Facebook, last year leading up to the election? Millions did. They clicked on, shared, liked, didn’t like, commented, and followed users they felt reflected their political views. (Some also lost friends along the way when the campaign became fractious.) Like it or not, because of its impact on how […]

One Tweet Too Many: Trump NFL Threat May Have Violated Federal Law (Video)

One Tweet Too Many: Trump NFL Threat May Have Violated Federal Law (Video)

It appears as though President Donald Trump may have inadvertently broken yet another law. But who’s counting? There’s an increasing threat of nuclear confrontation with North Korea; white nationalism is playing out in America’s streets; Trump is ignoring the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria; special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the […]

Report: All Life On Earth Could Be Extinct By The End Of The Century (Video)

Report: All Life On Earth Could Be Extinct By The End Of The Century (Video)

Here is something you will not hear in the American mainstream media: “The chance of ‘catastrophic’ climate change completely wiping out humanity by 2100 is now 1-in-20.” That is a headline from the British Daily Mail, reporting a recent finding from researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. In other words, there […]

Trump Just Morphed Into George Bush Right In Front Of The UN (Video)

Trump Just Morphed Into George Bush Right In Front Of The UN (Video)

So much for President Donald Trump’s campaign promise of not getting us into any more “dumb wars.” It’s apparently 2003 all over again. So let’s take a trip back there. It is a year after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and President George W. Bush’s rhetoric is beginning to refer less to Osama bin […]

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 […]

GOP Base Splintering Between Support For Trump Versus Congress (VIDEO)

GOP Base Splintering Between Support For Trump Versus Congress (VIDEO)

Recent news reports and polling data all seem to confirm one troubling fact for the Republican Party: their base of support tends to back President Donald Trump more than the party itself. That could prove to be troubling for members of the GOP in Congress, many of whom have shown wavering support for some 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 […]

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 […]

Most Americans Would Benefit Financially From Bernie’s Healthcare Bill — Here’s Why

Most Americans Would Benefit Financially From Bernie’s Healthcare Bill — Here’s Why

A handful of Democratic senators are pledging to co-sponsor independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’s plan for single payer healthcare coverage in the United States. At least five senators have signed onto the plan, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Tammy Baldwin. Others, including moderate Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester, who have […]