Forget “dialogue” with Donald Trump and his supporters: They have empowered hatred and harm

One of my best friends teaches English at a community college located in one of the Rust Belt-like towns along the Connecticut River, where good-paying industrial jobs long ago vanished overseas. Her students are working... Read More
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Ivanka Trump will not save the planet

Gore is a compelling surrogate for climate action, and politicians know that having him as an ally is often a way to boost their own climate credentials. And while details of the Ivanka/Gore Climate Summit... Read More

Ohio interracial couple’s home trashed with swastikas and ‘white power’ slogans painted on it

Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing... Read More
Cooper hammers Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Taiwan flub: Obama ‘never spoke to the president of Taiwan’

Cooper hammers Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Taiwan flub: Obama ‘never spoke to the president of Taiwan’

Conway responded she’s “pretty sure” President Obama made diplomatic calls as president-elect, adding she “can’t imagine” the press was as outraged as they are presently to Trump.   Referencing Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) tweet insisting... Read More
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Dangerous drivers who kill could face life sentence

Proposals include increasing the maximum sentence for causing death by either dangerous or by careless driving from 14 years to life, and creating a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving, which would... Read More
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Help us Hold Trump, Farage and other RW Crazies’ Feet to the Fire…

You’ve seen the havoc a well funded RW media machine can create. The US Election, Brexit, White Supremacist Alt-Right movement and increased far right nationalism in the UK, USA, France, Austria, Italy and The Netherlands.... Read More
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MP calls for inquiry into José Mourinho tax avoidance allegations

Lopez Milla of the Spanish parliament’s tax committee had called for the case to be reopened to “investigate whether Mourinho has committed the criminal offence of tax fraud”.   Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo is... Read More
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Huge Antarctica Glacier in Serious Trouble

by Robert Hunziker The global warming crisis seems to get worse and worse, faster and faster. Now, Antarctica is in the spotlight with brand-new shocking research of a spine-chilling development. The whole of Antarctica, if... Read More
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Top Tories: hard Brexit stance could lose us next election

“The Conservative party needs to be alert that there is a moderate core of Conservative voters, who voted Remain, and who want to hear the Conservative government speaking above the noise of the Brexiters,” they... Read More

Minnesota woman with rare illness develops allergies to everything — including her husband

The husband and #wife are unable to see each other, not even to trade a simple hug. If Watkins is triggered by an allergy, she can go into anaphylactic shock and has already been hospitalized... Read More
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Trump’s Conflict of Interest Gets Twitter Response From Government Watchdog

The federal ethics watchdog isn’t the kind of agency that typically airs its positions on Twitter — let alone in a snarky tone, with exclamation points.   But it’s been an all-around weird day at... Read More

Trump fumes over SNL portrayal of his Twitter habits: ‘Unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny’

Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science... Read More
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Football abuse scandal grows with 55 clubs now involved

Chelsea, currently top of the Premier League, were forced to issue a statement following claims that the club insisted on a confidentiality clause in a settlement with an ex-player who said he had been sexually... Read More
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Petraeus’s Sunday Hail Mary

David Petraeus’s performance on a Sunday talk show is shaping up as a high-stakes test of how he’d handle mounting concerns about his prospective nomination to be secretary of state, according to four people with... Read More
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Sick children moved as NHS intensive care units run out of beds

Dr Damian Roland, a consultant in paediatrics at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust, said that his unit was full on Saturday morning, and expressed his frustration at the lack of resources, although he appealed... Read More
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Ellison, Kerry to DNC?

by Brent Budowsky Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), to his credit, surprised the political establishment and endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Schumer’s move suggests that... Read More
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Boris Johnson plays down prospect of EU payments after Brexit

“There are pressures around the world, people who want to pull up the drawbridge and we have got to fight against them and that is the way to global growth,” he said.   He said... Read More
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Trump May Pick Longest Serving U.S. Governor as China Ambassador

“I am not ruling anything out,” Branstad said on Nov. 19 at an annual fundraiser, the Des Moines Register reported. “But you know my focus has always been here on #Iowa and I want to... Read More
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Trump is surrounding himself with generals. That’s dangerous.

Trump was often dismissive of military leaders during his campaign. He boasted that he knew more than the generals did about fighting the Islamic State. He repeatedly criticized them for broadcasting their attack strategies before... Read More
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‘Don’t play identity politics!’ The primal scream of the straight white male

An intriguing theory has recently taken hold, fast calcifying into received wisdom. Hillary Clinton, so it goes, lost the US election because she “played identity politics”.   This idea has been enthusiastically endorsed by, among... Read More
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Trump, Cabinet could avoid millions in taxes thanks to this little-known law

President-elect Donald Trump’s ultra-wealthy Cabinet nominees will be able to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes in the coming weeks when they sell some of their holdings to avoid conflicts of interest in their... Read More
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Adele tickets appear online for £9,000 despite singer’s efforts to stop touts

Hundreds of tickets to see Adele in concert next summer have appeared on resale websites for up to £9,000, despite a concerted effort by the singer to battle touts.   Tickets for the upcoming dates... Read More

NYT standards editor defines ‘alt-right’: It’s ‘anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-feminist’

Throughout the 2016 election, newsrooms struggled with the appropriate way to define “alt-right”—the fringe right-wing movement that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency. Now, as news organizations adjust to a future with President Trump,... Read More
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Customer Excellence Journey Part 21. On Being Authentic

This is The Monday Line by Denis G. Campbell A young male dancer in the stage show ‘A Chorus Line’ takes his place on ‘the line.’ As everyone hands in their photos and resumes, he... Read More
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Edward Heath child abuse investigation ‘not a witch-hunt’

The chief constable of the force investigating claims that Sir Edward Heath sexually abused children has vowed not to buckle under “unacceptable” media pressure, insisting the investigation into the late prime minister is not a... Read More
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Democrats need to focus on the gut, not the head

As Democrats contemplate their losses in November’s election, most have settled on a solution. They believe that the party needs more economically populist policies. But this misses an essential reality: Most people don’t vote on... Read More

Mississippi woman knocked unconscious in Kroger baking aisle for asking how to make a pie

A Mississippi woman said that she was assaulted in a Kroger grocery store because she asked a man how to make a pie.   Nia Jones told WMC that she visited a Kroger store in... Read More

Trump booster Scottie Nell Hughes gets blasted on NPR after saying ‘there’s no such thing as facts’

an appearance on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show on Wednesday, Trump spokesperson Scottie Nell Hughes asserted that in today’s information landscape, “There are no such things as facts.”   She was appearing alongside Atlantic editor... Read More
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‘Middle class’ Church of England failing to listen to the poor, says bishop

The bishop of Burnley has lambasted the Church of England for adopting a “middle class culture” and failing to listen to the marginalised working class voices behind the vote for Brexit.   The church had... Read More

Trump’s Carrier deal could permanently damage American capitalism

What about Carrier? The president-elect of the United States decided in a purely ad hoc basis that he wanted Carrier to remain in #Indiana. He deployed some combination of carrots and sticks at his disposal... Read More