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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Kali Holloway

Racism Is A Highly Profitable Online Business

White supremacists, alt-right members, Republicans and other garden-variety bigots used to rely on mainstream crowdfunding sources when they wanted to raise money. Vocal white nationalist Emily Youcis received donations using Patreon; violent alt-rightie Kyle Chapman had a PayPal;

November 21, 2017
Congress, Trump, Obamacare

Congressional Sex Harassment Lawsuits Costing Millions

It’s unlikely the public will ever truly know how many women in politics have been targets of sexual harassment, or how many lawmakers are sexual predators, but the tip of the iceberg has emerged in recent weeks. Alabama congressional aspirant Roy Moore has been accused…

November 19, 2017
Trump, Obamacare, Congress

Trump Lies 9 Times A Day On Average Lately

As of 3am Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Donald Trump has told 1,628 lies since taking office. We know this because the Washington Post has been diligently watching the numbers, keeping tabs on Trump’s huge fibs and falsehoods.

November 16, 2017
black women protest

Which Voting Bloc Saves Democrats Again And Again?

It’s curious, though fairly predictable, that most postmortems of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races seem to gloss over the fact that Democrats lost the white vote. More specifically, Democrats lost white women, the same demographic of so-called values voters whose majority support for Donald Trump…

November 13, 2017

Yes, The Phony War On Christmas Just Flared Up Again

Bill O’Reilly, who paid $32 million to keep sexual harassment charges quiet, spent a significant amount of time pretending there is a war on Christmas. Over the course of several years, in the rare moments when he was not allegedly harassing women on his staff, O’Reilly was piously calling for more holiness in the holidays.

November 8, 2017

Texas Governor Says Only God Can Stop Mass Shootings (But He Worships NRA)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet. The day after a gunman massacred 26 churchgoers in his home state, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, when asked during a televised interview how America might stop the regularity of mass shootings, “You do that by working with God.” It’s interesting that Abbott can’t seem to think of anyone else who […]

November 7, 2017

Russian Propagandists Took A Page Out Of America’s Racist Political Playbook

By now, it’s common knowledge that Russian companies bought more than 3,000 ads on Facebook, along with countless posts across other platforms. Many, though certainly not all, of those ads featured racist and anti-immigrant messages. It’s impossible to quantify the impact those messages had on vote tallies.

November 5, 2017
Environmental, EPA, Environment

Pure Delusion: Coal Miners Are Refusing To Learn New Job Skills Because Of Their Faith In Trump

“We’re going to bring the coal industry back 100 percent,” Donald Trump told a Virginia audience of campaign supporters in 2016. At another rally in West Virginia, Trump announced, “Miners, get ready, because you’re going to be working your asses off.” Among the many lies Trump told on the campaign trail, the promise of a rejuvenated coal industry was among the most obvious.

November 3, 2017
Trump VOA

10 Revelations Confirming Trump’s Awfulness From Those Who Resigned From His Administration

No, seriously, imagine that, after years of doing your job, watching higher-ups come and go, the very top office at your place of work suddenly went to Trump. Picture the team of middle managers and supervisors he’d bring with him, a ragtag battalion of liars, ideologues and frauds, all armed with a terrifying agenda.

October 28, 2017

Is White House Carving Up Puerto Rico For GOP Cronies?

A $300 million contract to restore electricity across storm-ravaged Puerto Rico has been given to a Montana-based company that has never handled a project of this magnitude and has existed for just two years. The Washington Post reports that Whitefish Energy is based in the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

October 25, 2017
Sean Spicer, White House, Lies

Harvard Students Disdain ‘Weaselly’ Spicer

Sean Spicer has been on a rebranding tour since he left the White House in an effort to make us forget all the hard work he did spreading the contagion of this administration’s dangerous lies. Aiding him in this undertaking is Harvard University, which gifted Spicer with a fellowship from its Kennedy School of Government for the fall semester.

October 25, 2017

The Trump White House’s Problem With Women Of Color

Racism is the Trump administration’s magic wand, a device it uses, to great effect, to dazzle its base, whose own proud bigotry dispenses with the need for suspension of disbelief. In the face of controversies and criticism, Trump race-baits not just for cynical political reasons—though that’s part of it—but because he, too, is deeply racist…

October 23, 2017
Golf - RICOH Women's British Open 2015 - Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland - 1/8/15. US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump as he views his Scottish golf course at Turnberry. Action Images via Reuters / Russell Cheyne

Puerto Rico Suffers, Gold Star Families Mourn – And Trump Golfs

It’s been two weeks since four Green Berets lost their lives in an ambush in Niger, and Donald Trump hasn’t bothered to place a call to their families. In Puerto Rico, CNN reports that the administration’s relief efforts are so miserable that more than 80 percent of the islanders still lack electricity and 30 percent remain without running water.

October 18, 2017
Trump Tweets

Trump Uses Death Of Gen. Kelly’s Son To Defame Obama

Donald Trump is now exploiting the death of Chief of Staff John Kelly’s son, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, to prop up his recent lie about President Obama’s record of calling bereaved families of fallen soldiers. Trump made the statement during an interview with Fox News Radio on Tuesday morning.

October 18, 2017

If Trump Is Unraveling, Nobody Should Be Surprised

The piece describes “a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods,” and cites an inside source who suggests Trump is “‘unstable,’ ‘losing a step,’ and ‘unraveling.'”

October 15, 2017
Trump Organization, Business Ties, Torture

Desperate Puerto Ricans Seeking Water At Toxic Sites

As Donald Trump waffles between cruelly threatening to pull aid from Puerto Rico and pathetically whining about criticism of his terrible relief efforts there, the island continues to deal with ongoing devastation. According to a FEMA report, nearly 40 percent of Puerto Ricans have no access to clean drinking water.

October 13, 2017

Bayou Sheriff: ‘Good’ Prisoners Make Great Slaves

Steve Prator, a Louisiana sheriff, unintentionally admitted that prison is the new slavery during a press conference earlier this week. The Caddo Parish official lamented that nonviolent offenders are being released from jails because the prison “can work” those inmates for free or next to nothing, saving money and profiting off their labor.

October 13, 2017
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016 REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Interview Confirms Again His Awful Character

Donald Trump sat down with Forbes magazine this week, and as with all of his interviews, it’s a real doozy. Perhaps the only expectation Trump has ever exceeded is that he’d be the worst president in modern history, and each of these remarks reminds us why.

October 11, 2017

White House Confirms Stephen Miller Was A Right-Wing Creep Back In High School Too

You remember Stephen Miller, don’t you? He’s the smug, dead-eyed presidential adviser the White House trots out when it needs someone to deliver its transparently dishonest talking points about immigration. Miller’s track record as a racist xenophobe reportedly stretches back to his high school days.

October 10, 2017

Las Vegas Mass Killer Acted Out Violent Rape Fantasies, According To Sex Worker

The Las Vegas gunman who committed the worst mass murder in modern U.S. history repeatedly paid a sex worker to indulge his fetish for violent sex and rape fantasies. That’s according to an escort who spoke with the Sun newspaper.

October 10, 2017
Donald Trump, Jr.

Don Jr. Is Giving Speeches For $100,000 A Pop

Donald Trump Jr. reportedly raked in $100,000 for a speech he gave at Faulkner University in Alabama on Thursday, according to Newsweek. The outlet also reports that the president’s son will receive a six-digit honorarium, along with $5,000 in food and travel, for an upcoming appearance at the University of North Texas.

October 9, 2017
Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Response To Sexual Assault Allegations Against Him Doesn’t Inspire Confidence

For decades, Harvey Weinstein has served as the real-life inspiration for every tyrannical, foul-mouthed, hot-headed fictional movie studio executive. For pretty much just as long, according to a bombshell report from the New York Times, Weinstein has been serial sexually harassing aspiring young actresses who come into his orbit.

October 7, 2017

FDA Rules Your Favorite Food Was Not Made With Love After All

They say you can taste the love that goes into each homecooked meal. Not so, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which just sent a letter to a granola manufacturer demanding the company remove the word “love” from its ingredients list.

October 6, 2017
Deranged Trump, Right-Wing

7 Most Unhinged Moments From Trump’s Puerto Rico Trip

“The job that’s been done here is really nothing short of a miracle,” Donald Trump said early Tuesday during his trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Coming from someone else, those words might have meant something. But from this president, it was just more empty babble meant to distract the world from noticing how poorly his administration has handled a crisis.

October 5, 2017

GOP Congress Seems Determined To Make Mass Shootings Even Deadlier

The mass shooting in Las Vegas, the largest in U.S. history, has left 59 dead and more than 500 injured. Now, thanks to the deceptively named Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, the Republican Party appears hell-bent on making the next massacre that much deadlier. The new legislation, which is wending its way through Congress, […]

October 4, 2017