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  • Donald Jr. and Ivanka Reportedly Tried to Bump Tiffany Trump Out of the Will
    Like father, like son (and daughter). Ivanka and Donald Jr. Tried to 'Bump' Tiffany Off WillIvanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were embroiled in a battle to take away inheritance money from their sister, Tiffany Trump, according to a new archive of the conversations Donald Trump had on air with... Lire la suite »
  • Seth Meyers Blitzes Trump for His 'Unhinged' NFL Rants
    The late-night host echoes the words of Buffalo Bills running back Lesean McCoy. BC’s Seth Meyers on Monday joined the chorus of critics torching Donald Trump for focusing more urgently on NFL players’ right to protest than just about any other issue facing the United States, aptly summing up the... Lire la suite »
  • Psychotherapists' Open Letter on How Donald Trump and His Supporters Are Wreaking Trauma on Americans
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1082795'; Click here for reuse options! These therapists believe silence is complicity. Increasingly, the weight of the current political environment burdens the hearts and minds of Americans and causes anxiety, preoccupation, deepening depression, feelings of helplessness and despair, disgust and horror. Not... Lire la suite »
  • Video6 Times National Anthem Protests Rocked America
    Long before Trump, multicultural variations on the "Star-Spangled Banner" provoked white backlash. President Trump’s rage about how certain unnamed "sons of bitches" (i.e., Colin Kaepernick) are disrespecting the national anthem is an old story in American life. The national anthem, intended to be a song of unity, has also long divided... Lire la suite »
  • There Are Too Many Opioid Overdoses to Autopsy All the Bodies
    The massive increase in drug deaths has overburdened an industry. In the rural and suburban communities where the opioid epidemic has hit hardest, so many people are dying of overdoses that medical examiners are unable to autopsy all the bodies. That means critical information—including accurate tallies of drug deaths that... Lire la suite »
  • 'Medicare for All' Could Be Cheaper Than You Think
    Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care plan is bound to be expensive and politically challenging. For this critic, a simple expansion of Medicare offers a cheaper and more pragmatic path to universal care. Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts to repeal... Lire la suite »
  • Infiltrator Goes Inside the Alt-Right, and What He Finds Is Disturbing
    How a gay anti-fascist activist went under cover to infiltrate a group of white supremacists. Patrik Hermansson, a gay anti-fascist activist, would seem like an obvious target for the white supremacists, far-right populists and neo-Nazis who make up the alt-right movement. Yet the 25-year-old was able to successfully infiltrate the... Lire la suite »
  • Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Don't Understand Anti-Vietnam War Protesters
    Caricatures of resistance are destructive to our democracy. “[Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s documentary] The Vietnam War ... will doubtless shape popular memory of the conflict for years to come,” writes the veteran activist and historian Maurice Isserman in Dissent. Although Isserman praises the television series, now showing nightly on... Lire la suite »
  • Marijuana Legalization Isn't Causing More Pot Use, But Vice Versa
    Changing attitudes toward pot are driving both legalization and use rates. Marijuana legalization is not the cause of increased marijuana use nationwide, a new study finds. Instead, it's the other way around: Marijuana legalization reflects increased acceptance of marijuana.In the study, published this month in the journal Addiction, researchers from... Lire la suite »
  • Harvard Shames Itself by Staging a Koch-Sponsored Betsy DeVos Lovefest
    No dissenting voices allowed. The Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University has always been pro-school choice, pro-charters, pro-vouchers.But now the PEPG–headed by the General of the School Choice Movement Paul Petersen–has outdone itself.It is staging a two-day celebration of Betsy DeVos and the Trump agenda of public school-bashing,... Lire la suite »
  • Disabled Activists Arrested and Dragged by Wheelchairs While Protesting Obamacare Repeal
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1082986'; Click here for reuse options! Disability rights protesters have been at the front lines of anti-repeal demonstrations. While many able-bodied Americans were debating whether they had the time to call their senators, hundreds of activists, many of them in wheelchairs, lined... Lire la suite »
  • The Long Shadow of Trump Trauma: How It Is Threatening Our Interpersonal Relationships
    Couples in the age of Trump. Not long ago, I used to joke that as a feminist family therapist I was obsolete twice over: once for being a family therapist and a systemic thinker—instead of being, say, a CBT practitioner—and then once again for being a feminist. I mean, who... Lire la suite »
  • VideoTrump Fixates on NFL Protests—While Ignoring the Disaster in Puerto Rico
    The president spent the entire weekend focused on NFL, with no mention of the critical emergency in Puerto Rico. Have you noticed that whenever President Trump gets a slight bump in the polls, he goes on a tear, as if to prove once again that he is the baddest of... Lire la suite »
  • 'Son of a Bitch': Trump's Outburst Fits a Larger Pattern
    Trump’s Alabama tirade may have backfired for now, but don’t forget it’s exactly what his followers want to hear. Donald Trump is feeling the pressure from the Russia scandal. In such moments, Trump seeks adoration and approval from his fans. The demonic clown Pennywise, in the new movie "It," draws... Lire la suite »
  • 5 Pointed Responses from Players and Coaches to Trump's Racist Jeremiad Against Black Athletes
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1082987'; Click here for reuse options! The San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich calls the U.S. an "embarrassment to the world." Colin Kaepernick's protest was never about Donald Trump. When he first took a knee during the national anthem as the quarterback of the San... Lire la suite »
  • Another Famous Activist Also Took a Knee, 50 Years Before Kaepernick—and He Too Was Called ‘Disruptive’ and an ‘Agitator’
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1082950'; Click here for reuse options! Martin Luther King Jr. knelt to protest the treatment of African Americans several times throughout the 1960s. Critics of Colin Kaepernick have called him many despicable names, and he's withstood their vicious attacks for over a... Lire la suite »
  • When Trump Admitted in Public He Could Have a 'Psychological Problem'
    Leaked interview transcripts offer fresh insight into the president's twisted psyche.  Related StoriesWhen Trump Admitted in Public He Could Have a 'Psychologic Problem'Robert Reich: There's Only One Cure for America's Economic IllsRobert Reich: There's Only One Solution to America's Economic Ills... Lire la suite »
  • Hillary Clinton Was Dead Right About White Women—and Their Husbands
    New research sheds disturbing light on the voting habits of the American public. Hillary Clinton hoped to wear white on election night, a tribute to the suffragettes and the sweep of political history. Instead, as she wrote in her new book, the white suit stayed in her garment bag as... Lire la suite »
  • Beyond Harvey and Irma: Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era
    It's time for the Pentagon to speak out against global warming; our national security is at stake. Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were hurriedly dispatched to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin... Lire la suite »
  • Robert Reich: There's Only One Cure for America's Economic Ills
    Corporations don't deserve a tax cut. On the contrary, they should pay exponentially more. When Barack Obama was president, congressional Republicans were deficit hawks. They opposed almost everything Obama wanted to do by arguing it would increase the federal budget deficit.But now that Republicans are planning giant tax cuts for... Lire la suite »
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