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Comedians to the Rescue
Let’s hear it for the comedians. We never needed them more than now in the age of Trump. Historically, societies have learned with a stunning unanimity that power untamed by humor turns quickly despotic. In what has been called a “universal phenomenon,” the jester found a place in the court of the...
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No, Stephen Hawking. Let's Save This Planet Instead of Looking for Another
Back in the 1970s, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist named William Shockley created quite a stir when he suggested that certain races (i.e., black people) were “genetically inferior” to whites and Asians, and that in order for the human race to have any chance of “improving” itself, people with IQs...
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Preserving Public Lands in Montana and Beyond
Long before the nation got to know Greg Gianforte as a body-slamming, reporter-punching candidate to Congress, I knew the guy was a jerk. Why? Because he sued his own state, Montana, to remove public access to fishing on a public riverbank near his property. He sued to privatize public lands access...
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 Will the Republican Health Care Debacle Pave the Way for ‘Medicare for All’?
This week, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed what was already apparent: the revised House Republican health care bill will still deprive millions of Americans–23 million in the CBO estimate—of health insurance. Senate Republicans are devising their plan in secret because it too will likely...
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Anti-Net Neutrality Spam Victims Demand FCC Investigate 'Slander'
People whose names were used to spam the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website with anti-net neutrality comments are demanding an investigation into the identity theft. In a letter sent Thursday to FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, more than a dozen victims asked for the comments made under...
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New CBO Score Makes Clear: Trumpcare is 'Political Suicide' in Senate
As outrage continues to percolate over the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) score for Trumpcare—showing 23 million Americans stand to lose their healthcare and those who don't will be stuck with inferior, pricier coverage—advocates and activists are directing their ire toward the U.S. Senate,...
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'Stop Trump... Save the Planet': Thousands March Against US President in Brussels
"Stop Trump. Save the planet." That was a key message of the thousands, if not tens of thousands , who marched in the streets of Brussels on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump arrived ahead of a NATO summit meeting. #TrumpinBrussels Tweets "This protest march is directed against Trump and his...
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Massive March on McDonald's Takes On "Donald Trump of Corporations"
Thousands are planning to march on McDonald's in Chicago on Tuesday evening, demanding $15 an hour and union rights from the fast food giant they've dubbed "the Donald Trump of corporations." #FightFor15 Tweets As Common Dreams reported, the march from Chicago's Trump Tower to the city's Rock N'...
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Boycott Trump
In normal times, Dee from New York would have ordered her copy of The Handmaid’s Tale from Amazon, but these are not normal times. Amazon is on the Grab Your Wallet list, a campaign to boycott retailers that sell Trump family products, which began as a response to the video revealing our now-...
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Calling for an End to Corruption, 23 Arrested at the Pennsylvania State Capitol
Chanting “Pass the gifts ban, do your job” and “Drain the swamp,” a boisterous crew of March on Harrisburg participants and members of the Teamsters Union jammed the hallways outside the office of Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe on Monday to demand action on a...
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