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Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Seth Meyers sifts truth from Trump's lies on Carrier deal

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Sifts Truth From Lies In Trump’s Carrier Rescue

The Late Night host took “a closer look” at the Carrier story — from the first commitment made by Trump on the campaign trail to the deal itself — and found the president-elect “lying his ass off.”

December 9, 2016
Trump conspiracy theories

The Dark Conspiracy Theories That Consume The Mind Of Donald Trump

Trump seemingly can’t, or chooses not to, distinguish fact from fiction, and he has a long history of adopting conspiracy theories and Tweeting about them.

December 5, 2016
Conan O'Brien's exclusive tapes of Trump-Obama phone calls

#EndorseThis: Exclusive Leaked Audio Of Obama-Trump Phone Conversations

What kind of phone conversations would occur between Obama and Trump, these two very different public figures? Until this moment we could only imagine.

November 30, 2016
Trump white nationalism

As Trump Reminds Us, We’ve Had WMSVD Disease For Ages

This White Male Supremacy Violence Disease (WMSVD) insinuated itself deeply into the brains of successive generations of white humans in religious, government, educational, economic, media, and military institutions.

November 28, 2016
Trump dreamers

A Brain Scientist Explains How To Turn Trump Into A ‘Loser’

How to defeat a master of self-promotion like Trump? Start by pointing out that he is the biggest popular vote loser ever to win the Electoral College.

November 27, 2016
Fidel Castro dead at age 90

Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At 90

Castro’s death – which would once have thrown a question mark over Cuba’s future – seems unlikely to trigger a crisis as Raul Castro is firmly ensconced in power.

November 26, 2016
Obama On Trump

One Last Time: Be Thankful For President Obama

Amazingly, the fact that his successor spent years abusing him with calumnies, lies, and disrespect, in an ugly racist style, has not discouraged Obama from showing him and his family every courtesy — and seeking to prepare him for the presidency.

November 24, 2016
Trevor Noah reviews Obama's Oval Office meeting with Trump

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Goes Behind That Oval Office Meeting

The Daily Show host found it impossible not to imagine what Trump and Obama were really thinking.

November 11, 2016
Revenge of the forgotten class - working class voters

Revenge Of The Forgotten Class

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were playing with fire when they effectively wrote off white workers in the small towns and cities of the Rust Belt.

November 11, 2016
At the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington DC with Donald Trump

Review: Listen, Liberals! And Hear The Political Rage Of America’s Dispossessed

The clash of deeply felt racial and class grievances, compounded by cultural wounds on both sides of the identity divide, is crowding out the progressive brand of populism that America once had and so sorely needs.

November 6, 2016
Trump lied blatantly about President Obama's conduct at November 4 Clinton rally

Was This The Most Blatant Trump Lie Of The Campaign? Study What Happened

It isn’t every day that the Republican nominee utters an outrageous falsehood about an incident that was recorded and witnessed by thousands.

November 5, 2016
How Clinton lost the 2016 election

Moody’s Analytics Election Model Predicts Big Clinton Win

The Moody’s Analytics model relies on a combination of state-level economic conditions and political history. It has correctly called each presidential election since Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter in 1980.

November 2, 2016
Sean Hannity and the right-wing media's grip on the GOP

Right-Wing Media’s Vise Grip On The GOP Only Getting Tighter

The GOP is trying to figure out what to do when its public face resembles a rodeo clown like Sean Hannity, and when so many Republican voters live inside the right-wing, fact-free, Rush Limbaugh bubble that Trump so firmly embraced.

November 1, 2016
Hillary Clinton at debate

New Poll: Democracy Corps Says Clinton Boasts ‘Commanding’ 12-Point Lead

Most national polls now show the Democrat with a substantial lead. The ABC News tracking poll, second most accurate in 2012, also places Clinton at 50 percent and Trump at 38 percent.

October 26, 2016
President Obama reading a mean tweet on Jimmy Kimmel Live

#EndorseThis: Barack Obama Reads Mean Tweets And Drops The Mic

Grouchy citizens complain about every conceivable fault in their mean tweets about Obama, and of course almost everything that goes wrong for them is President Obama’s fault.

October 25, 2016
Anti-Trump protestors outside Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC

5 Reasons The GOP Needs To Be Punished For Trump

How could a party that gave us a sober-minded guy who looks like he escaped from a razor commercial be blamed for the sudden rise and imminent fall of a brutally bombastic bigot?

October 23, 2016
Stand up for women

It’s Time To Stand Up For Women

Sexual aggression — the behaviors, the attitudes, the excuses that support them — has to stop. America is deciding now if it has the courage to fight back.

October 20, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at third and final presidential debate

Why Trump Terrifies The Republicans Who Created Him And His Movement

Even if Republican officials don’t fully grasp the foulness of Trump’s end game, they must have begun to realize that he poses an existential threat to them.

October 20, 2016
Trump Clinton face off in final debate

Trump Might Not Accept Election Results, Calls Clinton ‘A Nasty Woman’

Donald Trump suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, a possibility Hillary Clinton called “horrifying.”

October 19, 2016
White House announces plan to combat violent ideologies

White House Plans Community-Based Prevention Of Violent Ideologies

A White House plan aims to convene teachers and mental health professionals to intervene and help prevent Americans from turning to violent ideologies. The 18-page plan marks the first time in five years that the Obama administration has updated its policy for preventing the spread of violent groups.

October 19, 2016
Media normalizing Trump

When Trump Throws Post-Election Dung, How Will His Fans Respond?

Among the great apes, it’s common for a humiliated combatant to defecate in his hand and fling it at his rival. The big question is how Trump’s impassioned supporters will respond to his dung throwing.

October 19, 2016
President Obama offers advice to Donald Trump at a White House press conference

#EndorseThis: Obama Offers Not-So-Friendly Advice To ‘Whining’ Trump

Telling the billionaire bully to “stop whining” did not fall into the category of “friendly: advice, but Trump ought to listen to the president anyway.

October 18, 2016
Iraqi security forces advance in Qayara, south of Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Advance On Mosul

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages.

October 18, 2016
Cuban cigars, rum

Obama Eases Restrictions On Cuba, Lifts Limits On Rum And Cigars

The steps are part of President Barack Obama’s effort to make his historic opening to Cuba “irreversible” by the time he leaves office in January.

October 14, 2016
AlexJones

Conspiracy Theories Will Outlast Trump

But what we are seeing in Trump is something else entirely — an utterly amoral willingness to feed and exploit a frightened paranoia unhinged from anything resembling reality. That’s why ultimately, the biggest object of concern here is not Trump, but his believers.

October 12, 2016