America’s Other Drug Problem

Every year nursing homes nationwide flush, burn or throw out tons of valuable prescription drugs. Iowa collects them and gives them to needy patients for free. Most other states don’t. by Marshall Allen ProPublica Every... Read More

Are Trump voters ruining America for all of us?

President Trump’s record in his first 100 days, by any standard of presidential first terms, is one of failure. Aside from the successful nomination of the eminently qualified Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, there... Read More
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5 Reasons Why Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut is Appallingly Dumb

by Robert Reich Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, in order to “make the United States more competitive.” This is truly dumb, for 5 reasons: 1. The... Read More

The Daily 202: Trump is setting up Paul Ryan to be his fall guy – The Washington Post

THE BIG IDEA: The conventional wisdom when Donald Trump took office was that Paul Ryan would be in the driver’s seat on policymaking. That has turned out to be wrong. The thinking was that the new... Read More
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Ep 114: 100 days. We’re still here, right? Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 45 confounds the world with this quote to Reuters as we all slept: Said Trump: “There is a chance that we could end... Read More
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Theresa May lays bare ambition to capture Labour heartlands

Theresa May laid bare the Conservatives’ ambitions to capture some of #Labour’s most historic seats in England in a speech on Thursday night, telling voters in #Leeds to put aside their traditional allegiances and vote... Read More

Venezuela Ablaze

by Robert Hunziker The title “Venezuela Ablaze” implies sinister forces at work. Whether those sinister forces are for, or against, or within the Bolivarian Revolutionary government of Venezuela is the crux of the matter. Which... Read More
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‘We are a target’: South Korean village wakes up on frontline with North

It took just a few hours to transform Seongju from a sleepy farming village in the South Korean foothills into a symbol of the #US military might ranged against North Korea. Once a retreat for... Read More

Sound and Fury, But Not Much Action in Trump’s Noisy First 100 Days – NBC News

 First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter In Trump they trust? Voters weigh in on president’s first... Read More

Fans Furious as ESPN Lays Off 100, Including Trent Dilfer and Other Big Names

Sports fans reacted with a fury Wednesday to news that ESPN was laying off about 100 employees — including pro football analyst Trent Dilfer, NFL beat reporter Ed Werder and Major League Baseball scribe Jayson... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez’s Hail Mary Pass with John 3:16

by Rev. Irene Monroe Former Patriot tight-end Aaron Hernandez’s suicide leaves us with more questions than answer. Many wonder what were Hernandez’s last dying words expressed in the three handwritten notes to loved ones left next to a... Read More

Dems issue shutdown threat over ObamaCare repeal vote

House Democrats will oppose a short-term spending bill if Republican leaders attempt to expedite an ObamaCare repeal bill this week, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned Thursday. Hoyer, the Democratic whip, spoke with House Majority Leader... Read More

How Trump’s tax proposal could impact his own business empire

President Trump’s massive tax-cut proposal would slash taxes on hundreds of businesses he and his family own. The White House on Wednesday unveiled a proposal that would cut the top tax rate for corporations, as... Read More

Put Trump under oath

by Brent Budowsky The Senate Intelligence Committee should call President Trump to testify under oath and explain in detail the evidence he claims to possess that led him to charge that President Obama committed the... Read More
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(This is our story too, as May uses people as bargaining chips!) ‘It’s a horrible situation’: Dutch pensioner’s fears over UK residency bid

Concerns have been raised about the future of elderly EU citizens settled in the UK after a Dutch widow who has lived in the country for 50 years said she feared she could be deported... Read More

Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz... Read More

The Media Bubble is Real — And Worse Than You Think

By Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with... Read More
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Op Ed: AMERICA DIVIDED: Half PLUS One ‘For God’s Sake

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall The argument burns across our land as Republicans call their programs the” Will of the AMERICAN People.” They see their current popularity as “The Star Bangled Banner of the... Read More

Right-wing bloggers rip White House media event: ‘They packed us in a room and made us fight for scraps’

Conservative media figures were frustrated by their treatment by the Trump administration after they were invited to the White House. About 30 reporters, editors and radio hosts were invited to the White House on Monday... Read More

Amidst Backlash, Ivanka Trump Clothing Is Secretly Relabelled as Adrienne Vittadini

BoF has learned that G-III, the company that licenses Ivanka Trump ready-to-wear, has relabelled inventory without the knowledge of the brand and sold it to discount chain Stein Mart.NEW YORK, United States — At American... Read More

Infighting cools down in Trumpland

President Trump’s White House is making an effort to heal the wounds from the infighting and leaks that have dogged the administration over its first 100 days. Trump appears to have brokered at least a... Read More
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New York Landlords Exploit Loophole to Hike Rents Despite Freeze

Thanks to a 2003 state law, owners of rent-stabilized apartments can arbitrarily boost rents to a legal maximum that they set themselves. The tactic fosters gentrification, eviction and homelessness. by Cezary Podkul ProPublica In October... Read More

Brexit economy: living standards are falling as the snap election looms

The pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote and a mood of uncertainty among employers has hit household budgets, creating a tough economic backdrop for Theresa May’s snap election, a Guardian analysis shows. The prime... Read More

Poll: 73% Back Independent Probe of Russian Election Interference

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they want an independent, non-partisan commission instead of Congress to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Seventy-three percent of respondents... Read More
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10 things John Kasich’s book says about Donald Trump (and a few other people)

He marks Donald Trump’s election with an “alas,” he says Hillary Clinton and her campaign represented “slow, tired and worn-out approaches” and he reveals details of backroom campaign conversations with former presidential rival Ted Cruz.... Read More
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We’re Investigating Hate Across the U.S. There’s No Shortage of Work

The coalition of newsrooms behind “Documenting Hate” has recorded a wide variety of violence in all corners of the country. by Joe Sexton and Rachel Glickhouse ProPublica An African-American homeless man slain with a sword... Read More

Noam Chomsky fears humanity may not survive the Republican Party

Noam Chomsky said Nov. 8 — Election Day in the U.S. — could prove to be crucial in the survival of the human species. “Three events took place last Nov. 8,” Chomsky said earlier this... Read More

15 Trumpists who did not survive the first 100 days

THE BIG IDEA: In any normal administration, the failure of Andy Puzder to become secretary of labor would be a major data point in accounts of the president’s first 100 days. It would be difficult, for... Read More
Sean Spicer whitewashes Trump’s 100 days of failure: ‘It’s unbelievable what he has been able to do’

Sean Spicer whitewashes Trump’s 100 days of failure: ‘It’s unbelievable what he has been able to do’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday asserted that President Donald Trump had an “unbelievable” number of accomplishments in his first 100 days even though the president has failed to pass a health care... Read More

First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency

by Robert Reich Trump’s failure to accomplish little or any of his agenda during his first 100 days shouldn’t blind us to the vast harm he has done in this comparatively short time to our system... Read More