The tale of the dictator’s daughter and her prince

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Once upon a time, there was a dictator who had a daughter. The dictator, who came to power vowing to make his country great, enacted a series of repressive policies ...

The Surprising Cross-Partisan Appeal of Single-Payer Healthcare

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“It’s not difficult to talk about healthcare with people from across the spectrum. People want to pit rural Trump voters against the educated, progressive people in the cities, and that’s ...


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Tanzanian farmers are facing heavy prison sentences if they continue their traditional seed exchange

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In order to get developmental assistance, Tanzania amended its legislation, which should give commercial investors faster and better access to agricultural land as well as a very strong protection of ...

Report: Kushner To Be Part Of 'War Room' Pushing Back On Russia Scandal

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Andrew Harrer/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images By Published May 27, 2017 Views Jared Kushner, whose own ties to Russia are under federal scrutiny, will help coordinate messaging from a new White House “war ...

Conservative host: Hannity ‘aided and abetted’ his own demise

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Donald Trump James Comey ObamaCare By Mallory Shelbourne - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 ...

Mark Zuckerberg calls for everyone to be paid a universal basic income

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Everyone should be paid a universal basic income, Mark Zuckerberg has said. The Facebook founder said that making sure everyone received basic pay would allow them to take more risks ...

Nebraska Supreme Court: Ban on Gay Foster Parents Is Indistinguishable from a “Whites Only” Sign

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In 1995, Nebraska issued the notorious Memo 1-95, which prohibited same-sex couples from fostering children. The policy barred same-sex couples from adopting children as well; under state law, individuals may ...

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

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Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy. But what if you could make the technology ...

Nevada Legislature passes proposal to overturn Citizens United

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CARSON CITY — The Nevada Assembly on Thursday voted 26-14 on a resolution that asks Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would rein in independent political ...

How Can Better Design Make Protests More Effective?

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It’s safe to assume the day after Inauguration Day brought the largest protests of Donald Trump’s presidency. The Women’s March brought out hundreds of thousands of protesters across America, turning ...

Taibbi: The Democrats Need a New Message

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The story of Greg Gianforte, a fiend who just wiped out a Democrat in a congressional race about ten minutes after being charged with assaulting a reporter, is déjà vu ...

Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”

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A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least ...

A Danger to the World: It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get ...

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

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Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people. It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it ...

The Movement for Black Lives

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Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing the U.S. towards ...

The Kardashev Scale

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We have reached a turning point in society. According to renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the next 100 years of science will determine whether we perish or thrive. Will we ...

Intercepted Podcast: Donald Trump and his League of Extraordinary Despots

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Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. Donald Trump stood in a sea of tyrants, thugs, and dictators ...

In upset, Democrat wins 9th District Assembly seat

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Democrat Christine Pellegrino defeated Conservative Tom Gargiulo on Tuesday in the 9th Assembly District special election as the progressive and union-backed candidate pulled off an upset victory for the heavily ...

Why the President Will Not Survive the Trump Russia Scandal

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A version of this post first appeared on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas A. Blackmon’s Facebook page. A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on ...

Black Man Found Not Guilty of Crime, Still Sentenced to 7 Years In Prison

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In today’s example of how the American justice system treats black bodies, we take a look at Ramad Chatman, a 24-year-old man who was found not guilty by a jury ...

The Banality of the Anthropocene

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I want to propose an Anthropocene territorialization and a subject-making project in which anthropologists might want to engage. The territory of which I write is a place called Iowa. There ...

‘Against All Odds’ Is Required Viewing for White Progressives

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This post originally appeared at Talk Poverty. “Structural racism” has become a buzzword in white progressive circles. But every time I push a white writer to break down the meaning ...

What If People Owned the Banks, Instead of Wall Street?

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When Craig Brandt marched into city council chambers in Oakland, California in the summer of 2015, he was furious about fraud. The long-time local attorney and father of two had ...

Swedish TV Accidentally Puts Subtitles From A Kid’s Show Over A Political Debate, And It’s Brilliant

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Unless Donald Trump is somehow involved, politics isn’t usually very funny. In fact, it’s often about as interesting as watching paint dry. But a TV station in Sweden found a ...

I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah

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I was working the polls on election day, handing people ballots and explaining how to fill them out properly. I made it my mission to come up with interesting uses ...

Greens to unveil plans for universal basic income in manifesto launch

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People could get a universal basic income and a shorter working week under plans proposed by the Green party on Monday. Launching the manifesto, Caroline Lucas, the party’s co-leader, said ...

The Death of the Republic

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Published on by Truthdig The deep state’s decision in ancient Rome—dominated by a bloated military and a corrupt oligarchy, much like the United States of 2017—to strangle the vain and ...

Republicans fearing for their safety as anger, threats mount

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Donald Trump James Comey ObamaCare By Cristina Marcos - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 ...

The Doctor and the Saint

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[I] ANNIHILATION OF CASTE is the nearly eighty-year-old text of a speech that was never delivered.* When I first read it I felt as though somebody had walked into a ...

Felony charges against inauguration protesters represent ‘historic crossroads’

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With multiple felony charges brought against more than 200 people on Inauguration Day, police and prosecutors in the District of Columbia are putting activists on notice that legal protections ingrained ...

The Poor Die Younger

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Income and wealth don’t trickle down. Neither do health and longevity. Last week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report on the life expectancy of Americans, and what that ...

Pope Francis: Capitalism is “Terrorism Against All of Humanity”

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DonateOnce again, Pope Francis has made global headlines, shocking reporters late Sunday after blaming the “god of money” for the extremist violence that is taking place in Europe and the ...

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

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While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling good ...

Graydon Carter on Trump’s Constitutional Crisis, Ruskiegate, and the Worst First 100 Days in Presidential History

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The media, the opposition, the resistance, and indeed the rest of the Free World are playing by outmoded rules of engagement with regard to the man in the White House.

Enabling a Dangerous President: Pence Was There

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Donald Trump’s disclosure of highly sensitive intelligence to the Russians and reported efforts to shut down the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn now shine a spotlight ...

Billionaire Gives Away His Fortune to Help Save the Ocean

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Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in ...

What Does the President Owe, and to Whom Does He Owe It?

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For the chronically indebted businessman Donald Trump, it was a win every day the creditors did not foreclose on him. President Trump will manage the remainder of his presidency the ...

We tracked the Trump scandals on right-wing news sites. Here’s how they covered it.

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The past week of Trump scandals for people reading mainstream news outlets has gone something like this: President Trump fired the FBI director who was investigating his campaign’s connection with ...

Why Bernie Sanders Wasn’t Invited to CAP’s Ideas Conference

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In the battle over ideas in the Democratic party, it’s clear the moderates aren’t getting much quarter. This was on display at the “Ideas Conference” held Tuesday by the Center ...

Wikileaks attorneys blast Citizenfour maker Laura Poitras

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We are lawyers for WikiLeaks. We are speaking out because we believe that Laura Poitras’s film Risk, released in U.S. theaters on May 5 this year, places our clients in ...

A Design School for Planetary Collapse

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Design schools all over the world are failing their students by ignoring the most important challenges they will face as they live through a time of unprecedented disruption and ecological ...

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

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left right left right left right left right left right left right WASHINGTON Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others ...

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump

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“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by ...

ACLU files open records request for Comey memo

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Donald Trump James Comey ObamaCare By Max Greenwood - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 ...

We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs

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When venture capitalists (VCs) evaluate investment proposals, the language they use to describe the entrepreneurs who write them plays an important but often hidden role in shaping who is awarded ...

All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and big autos, says study that’s shocking the industries

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No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading ...

Not Going Online Is the New Going Online

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9 mentions7 days ago
This article originally appeared on VICE UK. It's time to call it: The internet has stopped being fun. Like all good love affairs, it started exciting. We used to stay ...


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60 mentions4 days ago
Why does Donald Trump behave in the dangerous and seemingly self-destructive ways he does? Three decades ago, I spent nearly a year hanging around Trump to write his first book,

'Get Me Roger Stone' Profiles the Man Who Created President Trump

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On Wednesday morning, as President Trump digested the reports on morning television about his firing of the FBI director James Comey, he fired off a handful of tweets critiquing the ...

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