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Forget Andrew Jackson. The Right Thinks Trump Is Calvin Coolidge!

Comparisons are odious, and contrary to conservative opinion, Noisy Donald Trump is no Silent Cal. Republican Calvin Coolidge, who in 1923 ascended to t...   [ continue reading...]

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Buzzfeed Writer Horrified to Learn Kentucky Machete Attacker Was Her Online Troll

She said “coddling campus environments breed this kind of entitlement.” Tracy Clayton, who is from Kentucky, attended school at Transylvania U...   [ continue reading...]

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Not Covered Under the First Amendment: The ACLU Is Wrong About Trump and Incitement to Violence

A liberal law professor disagrees with the ACLU's defense of Trump's speech at a rally where violence occurred. Last week, federal judge David Hale ruled...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Voter Regrets He Was ‘Bamboozled’ into Voting for Trump: 'He Fooled Me'

"I feel mad and I kinda feel dumb, honestly.” A Michigan voter who said he initially supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) only to vote for Republica...   [ continue reading...]

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EPA Wipes Its Climate Change Site as Tens of Thousands March in Washington

Website "undergoing changes" to reflect agency’s "new direction" as tens of thousands protest inaction on climate in cities across the U.S. The U.S....   [ continue reading...]

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Whole Foods Is Tanking—High-Priced Luxury Foods Don't Jibe with Our Times

The upscale grocery chain is valued at almost $12bn, but six straight quarters of declining sales have led to speculation of a takeover bid. Lunchtime cus...   [ continue reading...]

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100 Days of Sean Spicer: The White House’s Press Strategy Is More Sinister than You Think

It is clear now that the Trump administration isn’t fighting with our free press—but trying to replace it. It would be fair to say that White...   [ continue reading...]

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Could the NRA's Wayne LaPierre Talk Trump into a Violent War on the Left?

The president has proven time and again that he's highly susceptible to suggestion. Donald Trump had many ardent admirers during the 2016 campaign, but on...   [ continue reading...]

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Paul Krugman: Trump Is a Monster Straight Out of 'The Twilight Zone'

The New York Times columnist compares the president to one of Rod Serling's most memorable inventions. You've entered another dimension, a dimension not o...   [ continue reading...]

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Bernie Sanders Chides Obama for Accepting a $400,000 Wall Street Speaking Fee

"I think it is unfortunate that the president is doing this." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) criticized Hillary Clinton throughout the Democratic primary for...   [ continue reading...]

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May Day, Reinvigorated to Fight Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies

When it comes to resistance activities, this is shaping up to be the biggest—even in red states. May 1, traditionally a day of action for the labor...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Admits This Whole Presidenting Thing Is Much Harder Than He Realized

The job is more demanding that sparring with Gary Busey and Meatloaf. Who would have thought? Donald Trump had North Korea all figured out …&n...   [ continue reading...]

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Stephen Colbert Nails Trump's Most Horrifying Admission This Week

"Has anyone tried putting a resignation letter in front of him?" If we've learned anything from Trump's first 100 days in office, it's that he likes to...   [ continue reading...]

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America’s Other Drug Problem: Prescriptions Are Being Wasted While the Needy Are Shut Out

Every year nursing homes nationwide flush, burn or throw out tons of valuable prescription drugs. Every week in Des Moines, Iowa, the employees of a small...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trump Administration After 100 Days: A Second-Rate Salesman Surrounded by Con Men and Losers

Trump has staffed the West Wing with low-grade hucksters, and his deal-making skills are just bad poker bluffs. Saturday will mark the 100th year –...   [ continue reading...]

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Right-Wing Loons Rage Against Ivanka for Her 'Uncomfortable Embrace of Refugees'

Talk radio hosts are angrily comparing the first daughter to Hillary Clinton. After enraging the so-called alt-right, white supremacists tr...   [ continue reading...]

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3 Ways Obama Should Spend His Wall Street Money

How the ex-president’s buckraking can pay off for Democrats. “Insiders don’t criticize insiders,” Larry Summers once advised Eliza...   [ continue reading...]

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Ultra-Wealthy Young Concertgoers Duped, Stranded and Growing Hungry on an Island in the Bahamas

The Fyre Festival was billed as Coachella in paradise. It's been a "complete disaster." It was billed as an Instagram-worthy luxury festival in the B...   [ continue reading...]

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Alex Jones Loses Custody Battle After Being Compared to 'Cult Leader'

The conspiracy theorist's attorney argued Jones was playing a "character" on InfoWars. Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has lost his co...   [ continue reading...]

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Deeply Unsettling but Not for the Reason You Might Think

Echoes of Trump's America are there, but the series is most compelling in its depiction of everyday sexism. When Hulu released a trailer for their adaptat...   [ continue reading...]

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