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Trump’s Homeland Security Chief Clears Up Confusion About His Vulgar Language
Kirstjen Nielsen offered senators a very different interpretation of president’s profanity-laced tirade at the DACA meeting last week
Ten quick thoughts on Trump’s shitholing of America
Trump Slips Again, Names His “8 Crappiest States” In Meeting With U.S. Governors
President angers many with vulgar characterizations and boorish remarks about their home states
President Trump Accidentally Tweets Emergency Alert, Terrifying Hawaiians
The president inadvertently triggered a warning of an inbound ballistic missile, sending islanders into a panic on Saturday
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A porn star had a racy tale about Trump. Why are we only learning about it now?
By Paul Farhi Several journalists surely knew who Stormy Daniels was in 2016, and it probably wasn’t because they’d seen her in one of…
How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for…
Don’t Blame Robots for President Trump
It’s tempting to connect industrial automation to Midwestern job loss to 2016 Republican votes. But the link doesn’t hold up.
(Why) Authoritarianism Rises in the Ashes of Democracy, Part 2
What Happens to a Society When the Few Hold the Many Hostage?
Trump At One Year: President For The 1%
Packing and Cracking: A visual tour of Pennsylvania’s Congressional Districts
In the 2000’s, Pennsylvania had 19 congressional districts. In 2004 Republicans won 12 seats, in 2008 Democrats won 12 seats, and in 2010…
Chris A. Williams
The Road Ahead: the State Department Confronts the Opioid Crisis
By: James Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs ,U.S. Department of State.
U.S. Department of State
The Four Judges Have Painted Themselves in a Corner
On the 12th of January 2018, four of the senior most sitting judges of the Supreme Court viz. Justice Jasti Chelameshwar, Justice Madan B…
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Philadelphia Media Slam Newly Elected DA Krasner for Firings but House Cleaning Advances His…
It didn’t take too much deliberation for the Philadelphia Inquirer to render its guilty verdict against District Attorney Larry Krasner…
Deconstructing Republicans’ Relentless Lies About Immigration
Trump and the GOP have lied about our immigration system for years. It’s time for the media to set the record straight.
Shithole — I am the immigrant that America doesn’t want.
Why Trump Isn’t Going Anywhere
Should we stop the unstoppable President?
Two realizations in Hawaii
Hard lessons from missile alert Saturday
(Why) Authoritarianism Rises in the Ashes of Democracy
Or, is This Really an Age of Populism?
The Temporal Nature of the Trump Presidency
Why Trump’s policies are not as irreversible as they seem
Why is chain migration so controversial?
The American president’s family benefited from it. He himself is less keen
How “Shithouse” Versus “Shithole” Became The Barometer For Racist America
Why fight the funk?
A German hacker offers a rare look inside the secretive world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
Andy Müller-Maguhn is of keen interest to Western intelligence agencies investigating how the Russians moved hacked DNC emails to WikiLeaks…
How GOP made family reunification a dirty word
By Karthick Ramakrishnan
There is no guaranteed defence against ballistic missiles — yet
Someone ought to explain this to the commander-in-chief
38 excruciating minutes in Hawaii reveal key questions
By John Kirby
Propaganda, Dehumanization, and World War II
The consequences of dehumanization and the emphasis upon nationalist supremacy created a war in which killing was a moral obligation.
Nov 18, 2017
Ambitious, Over-Prepared, Opportunistic: America’s Problem With Female Politicians
How can we elect a female president in a country determined not to?
Florida Prisoners To Launch ‘Operation PUSH’ Strike Against Prison Slavery
“Payment for our labor, rather than the current slave arrangement”