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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Kali Holloway

The Fertility Rate In Flint Has Plummeted After The Water Crisis

Lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, may have led to a significant drop in the number of babies born in the town, according a newly released study. Researchers found that after elected leaders decided to save money by switching the city’s water supply source in 2014, the area saw a precipitous rise in miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as infants born with “health complications.”

September 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump’s Latest Admission Proves She’s Just As Shameless As Her Father

In what is likely to be hailed as a brave admission, Ivanka Trump told talk show host Mehmet Oz that she had suffered from postpartum depression in an interview set to air Thursday. A clip released ahead of the episode’s broadcast shows the first daughter briefly discussing the emotional difficulties she faced after the birth of each of her three children.

September 22, 2017
Travel Ban

Black And White Americans Have Astonishingly Different Views Of Police

In a Twitter post earlier this month, NFL star Michael Bennett detailed abuse he allegedly faced from Las Vegas cops who violently arrested him for a crime he didn’t commit, including threatening to “blow [his] f**king head off” if he so much as moved. “I’m going to die for no other reason than I am black and my skin color is somehow a threat,” the Seahawks defensive end recounted in the open letter.

September 21, 2017

Republican Govs Create Fake News Site Disguised As Legitimate Outlet

Never underestimate Republicans’ willingness to pull out a shovel when it seems they’ve hit rock bottom. For proof one need look no further than the Free Telegraph, a website purposely constructed to look like a news publication that’s actually a hyperpartisan bit of propaganda launched by the Republican Governors Association.

September 20, 2017

White Nationalists’ Favorite Reddit Cesspool

The internet has given us many things, some of them wonderful and some of them awful. The so-called alt-right—the racist, misogynist collective of angry white men—deserves a place in the digital garbage pile, alongside cyberbullying, revenge porn and “2 Girls 1 Cup.” (And to a far, far lesser degree, choreographed wedding dance videos.)

September 16, 2017
Kompromat, Putin, Trump

Russians Are Traveling To Trump’s American Properties To Give Birth And Get Dual Citizenship For Their Babies

The president’s affection for Vladimir Putin and accommodating stance on Russia have had a trickledown effect: a Russian baby boom centered on Trump’s Miami properties. While the trend of Russians traveling to Florida to give birth was being noticed as far back as 2014, a recent Daily Beast investigation indicates many of those expectant parents are booking Trump properties for their short-term accommodations. Wealthy Russian couples not only want to give their babies the dividends that come with American citizenship, they want their birthing experience to be as luxurious as possible.

September 10, 2017
Ivanka Trump

Thousands Want To Rename Hurricane Irma After Ivanka Trump

A new petition to rename one of the most destructive hurricanes in recorded history after Ivanka Trump is quickly drawing closer to its goal of 10,000 signatures. The creator of the appeal writes that Hurricane Irma, which “has become one of the most powerful storms in the Atlantic ever,” will cause “catastrophic damage.” Noting that scientists have been unequivocal in implicating man-made climate change for the extreme weather we’ve seen in recent weeks, the author cites the Trump administration’s denialism as a major barrier to addressing this crisis.

September 8, 2017

8 Reasons Jared And Ivanka Are As Useless And Detestable As Anyone In Trump’s White House

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump—or Javanka, as some terrible person has dubbed them—moved to Washington, D.C. eight months ago certain they’d become America’s preeminent power couple. Turns out that vision was clouded by an inability to see beyond their own cloistered versions of reality.

August 31, 2017
Trump unleashed hatred

Trump Voters Would Rather Have Confederate President Jefferson Davis Than Obama: Poll

When was America great, according to Donald Trump’s supporters? The short answer, per Trump voters surveyed by the Public Policy Polling firm, is any era when there was no chance a black guy might become president. Forty-five percent of those who voted for Trump in the last election told PPP researchers that they would rather have Jefferson Davis…

August 25, 2017
Alt-right is nothing more than the KKK

White Communities Need To Do More To Ferret Out Terrorists In Their Midst

There was a time, not that long ago, when Donald Trump insisted it takes a village to end terrorism; that a community is a first line of defensive against domestic terror. Last October, Trump suggested the onus for ending U.S. terror attacks falls largely on Muslims, whom he wrongly implied need to do better at rooting out radicalized extremists in their own communities.

August 23, 2017
Christopher Cantwell

5 White Supremacists Whining About How Unfair Things Are After Charlottesville

No snowflake melts quite so easily as a neo-Nazi, or a white supremacist, or an alt-rightie, or an identitarian, or whatever obfuscatory name racists are hiding behind this week. That’s been clear in the aftermath of Charlottesville, Virginia.

August 20, 2017
White Supremacists March with Torches in Charlottesville

7 Things To Know About The Mindset Of The Neo-Nazis

The neo-Nazis with whom Donald Trump openly sympathizes fit a psychological profile for the most part, according to two psychologists who just released a survey on the subject. Patrick Forscher and Nour Kteily, researchers from the University of Arkansas and Northwestern University respectively, compiled their findings into a working paper titled “A Psychological Profile of the Alt-Right.”

August 18, 2017
Trump, Hope

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Agree With Trump’s Handling Of Charlottesville

An overwhelming majority of Republicans think Donald Trump’s response to the horrifying events in Charlottesville is right on the money, according to a new CBS poll. The survey found that 67 percent of GOP voters say they approve of Trump’s response to the attacks, while 82 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Independents say they disapprove.

August 18, 2017

How Toxic Masculinity Explains The Trump Presidency

If we are being honest with ourselves, we have long known that masculinity kills men, in ways both myriad and measurable. While social constructions of femininity demand that women be thin, beautiful, accommodating, and some unattainable balance of virginal and f**kable, social constructions of masculinity demand that men constantly prove and reprove the very fact that they are, well, men.

August 16, 2017

Charlottesville Further Evidence America Was Built On Racism And Violence

Remember that Donald Trump froze funds that were supposed to go to groups fighting neo-Nazi violence. Remember that the Department of Justice recently announced that its civil rights division will be focusing its energies not on the precipitous rise in anti-black and anti-Muslim hate crimes that followed Trump’s election…

August 15, 2017

Disturbing Trend: Bad Cops Getting Rehired Back Into Law Enforcement

At minimum, police departments whose mandate is to protect and serve the public should be compelled to remove bad cops from their ranks, to ensure that police power comes with at least a modicum of accountability. Though it doesn’t happen nearly enough, some law enforcement officials do try to weed out problem officers.

August 13, 2017
Trump TV Ratings

He Ruins Everything: Trump Is Having A Negative Effect On The Workplace

For better or for worse, American presidents influence U.S. culture. In the case of Donald Trump, it’s undoubtedly for the worse. The man who currently occupies the White House lies without hesitation, insults those he perceives as threats, brags about committing sex crimes against women, advocates for violence, and pushes racist and xenophobic untruths.

August 10, 2017
Trump Twitter

Trump Just Catfished Himself

Like pretty much everything else about his presidency, Donald Trump’s Twitter following is a lie. His social media fan base is mostly made of fake accounts; his legion of followers overwhelmingly comprised of automated bots.

August 9, 2017

Trump Begged Mexico’s President Not To Tell The Truth About His Vile Border Wall

The president admitted as much during a January 27 call with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. Transcripts of the conversation published Thursday by the Washington Post offer proof that Trump has long been aware the Mexican government will not fund the border wall project, despite his endless assurances to the contrary. In the call, he pleads with Peña Nieto to play along with his ruse.

August 5, 2017

Scaramucci Quotes Joe Paterno On ‘Honor And Integrity’

Brand-new White House communications director and human pinky ring Anthony Scaramucci thought it would be a good idea to quote Joe Paterno on the topics of “honor and dignity.” As a reminder, Paterno was fired from Penn State for helping cover up decades of child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky.

July 28, 2017

Modern-Day Eugenics? Prisoners Sterilized For Shorter Sentences

A Tennessee county has greenlit a modern-day eugenics program under the guise of offering prisoners a better future. Judge Sam Benningfield of White County issued an order in May that reduces jail sentences for inmates who agree to undergo birth control procedures. For male inmates, a credit of just 30 days is offered in exchange for vasectomies, which are permanent.

July 27, 2017
Jared Kushner

5 Reasons Why Extraordinary Presidential Powers Make It Very Difficult To Nail Trump, His Family Or His Team

The Trump team has established a consistent pattern when confronted with evidence of their own wrongdoing. The strategy involves not just lying and denying, but also trying to kill—politically speaking—the messenger.

July 23, 2017
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5 Reasons Trump Is A Health Calamity Waiting To Happen

No reasonable person (which automatically rules out his base) sees Donald Trump as a paragon of good health. The oldest person to enter the presidency, Trump maintains a lifestyle conspicuously absent of practices that might be labeled “health minded.”

July 21, 2017

Trump Trauma Is Real. Here’s How To Fight Back

This isn’t about self-pitying sore losers, but genuine physical and mental manifestations of fear and anxiety confirmed by clinicians. Symptoms vary from person to person, but can include insomnia, panic attacks, irritability, malaise, anti-social feelings and depression.

July 17, 2017
Trump voters

Only Scant Majority Of White Voters Pleased By Trump

That finding comes from Pew Research Center, which polled more than 2,500 adults around the U.S. between June 8-18. While African Americans and Latinos overwhelmingly gave the president’s performance a thumbs-down, 50 percent of white respondents report feeling good about Trump’s presidency. Just 44 percent think that Trump deserves a poor performance review.

June 26, 2017