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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #135 on: February 05, 2019, 03:59:34 PM »

Trump voters explode after realizing they’re getting screwed by the GOP’s tax plan: ‘I trusted you!’

Multiple supporters of President Donald Trump over the past couple of weeks have taken to Twitter to air their grievances about the president’s signature tax cut plan.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Fox News host complaining that schools teach the ‘ideology’ of ‘fairness’

Conservative media is having a hard time with the fact that, despite decades of propaganda from the Republican Party, the vast majority of voters are enthusiastic about levying higher taxes…


New York federal prosecutors continue to encircle Trump — and experts think they could pose an even greater danger than Mueller

Because his mission focuses on the 2016 election and the eye-popping revelations about connections between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has captured the media…


Security expert destroys GOP congressman who tried to ‘mansplain’ border security to her

Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard professor and former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, on Monday responded to a pointed attack by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) about Donald Trump’s…


Republican senator corners Trump judicial nominee over claim that it’s ‘dangerous’ for feminism to teach ‘women they are equal’

When Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a contentious battle in the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump needed a replacement to take over Kavanuagh’s seat…


Bombshell document dump shows how Trump Org sought Putin’s help to build Moscow tower — alongside 2016 presidential campaign

A newly released a trove of documents show how President Donald Trump’s praise for Russian president Vladimir Putin lined up with behind-the-scenes efforts by his family and associates to build a…


Leading US military commander says he ‘was not consulted’ by Trump on Syria withdrawal

President Donald Trump sent shock ways through the United States military when, in December, he announced that he would be withdrawing troops from Syria—a decision that everyone from House Speaker…


Watch: Kellyanne Conway threatens to ‘perform’ abortions ‘with a gun’ on feminists in newly resurfaced video

The old footage was resurfaced after Conway questioned why abortion rights are labeled "women's issues" on Fox News.


Festival of phony outrage: Conservatives don’t really care about late-term abortion

Right-wing posturing over a rare procedure is simply a ploy meant to pave the way for banning all abortion.


From lies to sketchy Russian deals and porn stars, Mar-a-Lago groomed Trump for his unique presidential leadership

From lies to sketchy Russian deals and porn stars, Mar-a-Lago groomed Trump for his unique presidential leadership.


Utah legislators advance Medicaid bill that repeals voter-approved expansion

The replacement bill costs the state substantially more than the ballot initiative that the voters passed and covers many fewer people.


Chuck Todd: Donald Trump is a racist ‘in his heart’ — and here’s how we know

We judge people on their behavior all the time, without reading their minds. Why is Trump's racism different?


Swampy: Trump’s pick for Interior Department lead is a former oil lobbyist

"The ethical questions surrounding David Bernhardt and his commitment to pandering to oil, coal, and gas executives make former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke look like a tree-hugging environmentalist."

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #136 on: February 07, 2019, 09:28:06 AM »

How the GOP’s giant tax reform con was designed to trick American voters — and is now backfiring spectacularly

Even as the Republican Party pushed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act through Congress in December 2017, critics were pointing out that it was filled with tricks and gimmicks meant…

Revealed: Man behind pee-tape allegations asked George Papadopoulos to work for both Trump and Russia — after the election

The man behind the salacious and unproven claim that President Donald Trump hired Russian prostitutes to perform a “golden shower” during a trip to Moscow also met with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos after the 2016 presidential election and offered him employment opportunities.

Fox News judicial analyst shoots down hosts suggestion Trump should ‘investigate’ his political enemies

As House Democrats gear up to continue investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and pass along all their interview transcripts to special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump’s defenders on Fox…

How Trump’s grotesque and ‘psychotically incoherent’ speech proved he’s an existential threat to democracy

Donald Trump is a prince of lies. possessed of a blinding lack of self-awareness and totally devoid of a capacity for critical self-reflection. As the Washington Post has exhaustively documented, Trump…

MSNBC host destroys Fox News’ double standard on Trump’s laziness by showing its coverage of Obama

Since Axios first revealed that President Donald Trump spends 60 percent of his entire schedule on “executive time” slacking off, Fox News has been working overtime to defend him against…

How Trump’s decision to tear up the INF nuclear treaty could spiral out of control

Ramesh Thakur, Australian National University On October 20 2018, US President Donald Trump announced he intends to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) – an arms control treaty…

‘Psychologically unfit to be president’: Conservative activist Peter Wehner explains why Trumpism has put him ‘at odds with the GOP’

Many well-known conservatives, from journalists George Will and Max Boot to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to Steve Schmidt (a senior advisor for the late Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign) have…

GOP operative dating Russian agent was just indicted for fraud

On Wednesday, Paul Erickson, a longtime GOP strategist with close ties to the National Rifle Association, was indicted on 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering in South Dakota.…

This Belarusian businessman may have tried to hook up the Trump campaign with Russia — and House Democrats want answers

On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Sergei Millian, a Belarus-born businessman, was much deeper in President Donald Trump’s orbit than previously known, and while meeting with Trump campaign policy…

How phone companies and bounty hunters reportedly exploited a secret 911 database to track users’ locations

On Wednesday, Motherboard reported that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint sold extremely sensitive GPS information meant to triangulate 911 emergency callers to around 250 private businesses, mainly bounty hunters trying to…

Top intel Democrat ramps up the Russia investigation — and hints it may implicate Devin Nunes

With Democrats fully in control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) now heads the chamber’s Intelligence Committee and is reopening the investigation into Russian interference in American politics…

‘It’s going to blow up in his face’: Trump fans are losing it after the president promises to increase legal immigration

In a bizarre moment during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Donald Trump made a declaration that he has never made before: Legal immigrants enrich our nation…

Virginia Democrats are on the verge of losing the blue wave they rode in 2017

Virginia Democrats launched the blue wave in 2017 by sweeping to power. Now they're on the verge of losing it all.

Professor details her allegation of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Dr. Vanessa Tyson is accusing Virginia Democratic Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Dr. Tyson had approached The Washington Post but the paper declined to publish her story after months of…

Justice Department investigates Trump appointee over lax plea deal for alleged billionaire child molester

On Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported that the Department of Justice has opened a probe into the plea bargain President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta cut with billionaire New…

This company’s executives booked 52 nights at Trump hotel as they sought approval for huge merger: report

On Wednesday, the Washington Post revealed that executives at T-Mobile booked 52 nights at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., right around the time that their company announced a…

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #137 on: February 11, 2019, 04:39:21 PM »

Trump mercilessly mocked for insisting ‘no president has worked harder’ after his schedule leaks

The President of the United States isn't liking all the unwanted negative attention about his TV binge-watching time in the White House.


The View’s Meghan McCain gets smacked down mid-rant: ‘If you’re going to have a hissy fit, we can’t continue’

“The View” co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain argued over Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s entry into the 2020 presidential race. The pair clashed right off the bat, as Behar introduced the…


Here are 5 of the most pathetic right-wing attacks on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — so far

Just when one thinks that attacks on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Republicans and others on the right cannot become any more idiotic, someone surprises us—and the latest culprit is author/banker…


A look at why the last thing America needs is billionaires making more money or power

Some people praise Communism, some Socialism, and some Capitalism. Do you know what really matters? Are the citizens of a nation getting fed? Do they have a place to live?


Roger Stone won’t deny Mueller has a witness who heard him talking to Trump about WikiLeaks

Jeffrey Toobin’s big New Yorker profile of Trump ally Roger Stone contains a tantalizing nugget about information special counsel Robert Mueller may have about Stone’s conversations with President Donald Trump. In his interview with Stone,


Democratic governors withdraw National Guard troops from the southern border in rebuke of Trump’s ‘fear-mongering’ and ‘political theater’

Slamming President Donald Trump for his use of “political theater,” Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that he is withdrawing National Guard troops from California’s southern border with Mexico in order…


National Enquirer parent company asked DOJ if it needed to register as a foreign agent after publishing pro-Saudi mag designed ‘to kiss Prince Mohammed’s ass’: report

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has declared war on the National Enquirer’s parent company American Media Inc. (AMI), alleging that it resorted to blackmail and extortion over an extramarital…


Trump tries to recover some momentum with a bunch of freshly baked lies after emerging from his White House cocoon

Emerging from his White House cocoon, Trump tries to recover some momentum with a bunch of freshly baked lies.


New evidence suggests the New York Times was tricked into retracting a major Russia probe bombshell

Last week, the court published an in-depth and partially redacted transcript of a hearing between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chair. This…


Trump instructs ‘self-righteous and angry’ Democrats to ‘loosen up and have some fun’

The president's remarks come just hours before he will fly to El Paso, Texas to hold a "Make America Great Again" campaign re-election rally.


Trump, Manafort and Flynn’s finances are ‘the glue’ that holds Mueller’s Russia probe together: Ex-deputy AG

Former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman told MSNBC on Monday that “the glue” tying together all the actors in the Russia probe is the finances of President Donald Trump…

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #138 on: February 13, 2019, 05:26:14 PM »
Feb. 13, 2019

‘What is going on in the head of the president’: MSNBC’s Maddow mocks Trump’s ridiculous belief that he just invented the 4th of July parade

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow appeared to be downright perplexed by President Donald Trump’s bizarre suggestion on Tuesday that Washington, D.C., should hold a Fourth of July parade. It was a bizarre…


Trump denounces Ilhan Omar apology as ‘lame’; Omar fires back, calling out his hypocrisy

After Rep. Ilhan Omar was widely criticized for some tweets that were widely attacked as anti-Semitic, the Minnesota congresswoman apologized and said that she did so “unequivocally.” Regardless, President Donald…


House Judiciary Committee poised to pass gun control bill one year after Parkland school shooting

House Democrats will pass a gun control bill this week — amazingly, Senate Republicans may go along. It's a new day.


Bike-friendly cities should be designed for everyone — not just for wealthy white cyclists

Minorities are driving the bicycling boom, but bike infrastructure investments often neglect their needs. A new study explores what riders in low-income and minority neighborhoods want.


Tomi Lahren slams POTUS for ‘sham border deal’ while Trumpsters insist the wall is ‘being built as we speak’

Lahen predicted that Trump will lose re-election in 2020 if he signs the deal, which he indicated Wednesday morning he will.


Georgia Republican spotted with Confederate ideology book — now labor union demands and apology

A federal labor union has asked for a formal apology from a Georgia Republican after spotting a historical book in his office that promoted Confederate ideology.


Chuck Schumer has a plan to finally take down Mitch McConnell

On Tuesday, Politico reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is working on a plan to oust his GOP counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): Schumer met with Amy…


Maine newspaper warns Susan Collins: She will take heat ‘just about every time’ Kavanaugh plays politics

On Thursday, the Supreme Court temporarily blocked Louisiana from implementing the same type of abortion provider restrictions that were struck down in Texas in 2016. But no thanks to President…


Watch as this neurologist explains how Trump radicalized his supporters like a cult to follow him anywhere

It is not inaccurate to say that Donald Trump has created a cult. Not all his supporters fall into this category, but there is certainly a subset of them that have shown they are unconditionally loyal and would follow their leader off a cliff. That kind of allegiance is dangerous.


Prominent Trump backer: America’s atrocities are ‘equal or worse’ to what Saudi Arabia did to Khashoggi

On Tuesday, United Arab Emirates newspaper Gulf News reported that Tom Barrack, an ally of President Donald Trump, defended Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder…


Florida man’s ‘heroin’ was actually laundry detergent—this drug war insanity needs to end now

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Another shutdown seems ‘unlikely’ now that Trump’s attention is on ‘the wall is being built’ rhetoric

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‘Don’t mess with our future’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains what the GOP’s scaremongering about the Green New Deal misses

Democrats have released an outline of the “Green New Deal,” a staple goal of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The resolution, which is not yet a fully-realized bill but more of…

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Re: The Alternet Thread 2/16/19
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2019, 11:17:26 AM »

Trump raged at White House staff over wall funding before announcing emergency: WSJ

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal posted a behind-the-scenes deep dive into President Trump’s signature issue, a wall along the United States’ southern border. In the story, written by Michael…


John Oliver shreds Trump’s ‘bullsh*t nonsense’ — and reveals why he would never interview him

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‘Impeachment should start immediately’: Why Trump’s dictatorial decree must force Congress to act

A president who claims he has an absolute right to declare a national emergency and spend government funds that Congress has explicitly refused to appropriate for the ends he seeks,…


Trump booster crashes and burns on CNN after claiming president is already building his wall — but can’t say where

CNN host Victor Blackwell busted a supporter of Donald Trump who insisted the president is already building his border wall by forcing him to admit that he really has no…


Noam Chomsky: Those who failed to recognize Trump as the greater evil made ‘a bad mistake’

Leftist scholar Noam Chomsky has a message for voters who refused to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton to prevent Donald Trump from winning the White House: You made a…


As debate rages on border wall funding, construction is already beginning

Krista Schlyer saw the arm of a yellow excavator emerge from the treetops in La Parida Banco National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday morning. Soon, this tract will be bisected by…


Sex robots are here — but laws aren’t keeping up with the ethical and privacy issues they raise

From the Drudge Report to The New York Times, sex robots are rapidly becoming a part of the national conversation about the future of sex and relationships. Behind the headlines,…


‘The proclamation of a monarch’: Conservative writer tears apart the sloppy legal argument behind Trump’s national emergency

David French, while not a fan of President Donald Trump, has not been among the conservatives and ex-Republicans who completely turned their backs on the GOP in the face of…


Frustrated by politics? Try your hand at psycho-proctology

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In 1969 the fifth Beatle was heroin: How John Lennon’s addiction took its toll on the band

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Paul Manafort is keeping one big secret — and that’s a ticket out of jail for both him and Donald Trump

One thing you have to remember about these guys: it’s always worse than you think it is. So it goes with Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, current resident of…


Sarah Sanders admits Robert Mueller wanted to interview her

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Is Trump the laziest president? Here’s how he stacks up to his predecessors

Stacy A. Cordery, Iowa State University No one doubts the job of president of the United States is stressful and demanding. The chief executive deserves downtime. But how much is…

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The Alternet Thread 2/19/19
« Reply #140 on: February 19, 2019, 10:40:35 AM »

Here’s why Mike Pence got humiliated when he tried to boost Trump overseas

Vice President Mike Pence spends so much time in the Fox News/AM talk radio bubble that when he spoke at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday, February 16,…


How higher education has been weaponized in the age of Trump — and how it can be redeemed

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Trump’s mental impairment: A psychiatrist makes the case for invoking the 25th Amendment

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‘He is a weird dude’: Conservative pundit mocks Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s ‘glorious’ flameout on TV

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The ‘resistance’ to Trump’s Venezuela coup won’t be found on MSNBC

Semi-official network of the anti-Trump "resistance" either hasn't heard about Venezuela coup or supports it.


In Washington, it’s Groundhog Day all over again where nothing gets resolved — and the same storylines keep sticking their heads up like a Whack-a-Mole game.

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Maryland town plans new Civil War memorial featuring John Wilkes Booth in hopes it will bring tourism riches

Supporters of the memorial believe it will not be pro-Confederate and will instead aim to tell “both sides” of the American Civil War. Additionally, writes Dvorak, town officials hope that the memorial “will attract buses and tourists and bring prosperity to their small town.”


‘I’m Bernie Sanders—I’m running for president’: Here are some vitally important issues the Vermont senator brings to the 2020 Democratic presidential primary

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Michael Cohen’s lawyer says he is ready to come clean about his ‘chilling’ private interactions with Trump

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It’s well past time for Congress to have a difficult but necessary conversation about the US ‘Global War on Terror’

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Former FBI Deputy Director reportedly told GOP leaders he was investigating Trump in 2017 — and they didn’t object

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These are the top 5 reasons Trump should not get the Nobel Peace Prize — no matter how badly he wants it

I’m just trying to understand the squirrels running around in Trump’s brain.. Rumors are swirling that the Trump administration, i.e. Donald Trump himself, requested from Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe that he nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Alternet Thread 2/25
« Reply #141 on: February 25, 2019, 08:17:31 AM »

Michael Cohen will show ‘detailed, sordid and chilling’ evidence against Trump: ‘He’s got documents’

Michael Cohen intends to address his credibility issues during his highly anticipated testimony before lawmakers. The former Trump Organization attorney has pleaded guilty to lying during previous congressional testimony,


Former campaign staffer says then-candidate Trump kissed her without her consent at 2016 event

A former member of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign staff claims then-candidate Trump kissed her without her consent in a lawsuit filed Monday, the Washington Post reports. Alva Johnson told…


Former acting solicitor general: If Mueller probe is a witch hunt, the special counsel has ‘found a coven’

President Donald Trump’s supporters in the right-wing media have often described Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as a reckless “witch hunt” that lacks merit. Trump himself has used the…


Mike Pompeo just blatantly lied to Jake Tapper — here are 5 follow-up questions the CNN host should have asked

While discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea on CNN Sunday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a blatant and demonstrable lie to host Jake Tapper about President Donald…


Fox News host botches basic math and accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of practicing ‘communism’

“Get a load of this.” That’s how “Fox & Friends” began its discussion Sunday of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office pay scales, a topic she drew attention to in a tweet…


Never forget David Bowie masterminded ‘the biggest art hoax in history’

On April Fools’ Day, 1998, the crème de la crème of the New York art scene gathered for a party in the studio of Jeff Koons. David Bowie played host,…


Oscar-winner Spike Lee gave Donald Trump the perfect smackdown — without even saying his name

Filmmaker Spike Lee gave a short history of his ancestors’ rise from slavery to him standing on the stage at the Academy Awards, accepting an Oscar, during his speech. But…


Why the collusion matters: Here’s what almost everyone misses about the origins of Robert Mueller’s investigation

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Trump’s ambassadors are the least qualified in 40 years — but gave record amounts of money to Trump: report

It is a time-honored tradition for presidents in both parties to give at least some ambassadorial positions to friends and political donors, over people who have actual qualifications or experience.…


The one dirty trick governments use to rob citizens of power and agency

Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.


Why the media still can’t cope with Trump’s bulls***ing and gaslighting

Donald Trump lies. A lot. This isn’t news. In December 2015, PolitiFact bestowed its annual “Lie of the Year” award on “the campaign misstatements of Donald Trump,” and it wasn’t…


Why the oversight committee session with Michael Cohen will look like an illegitimate show hearing

Michael Cohen will soon testify before Congress about his work for Donald Trump. But the hearing's subject goes far beyond the committee's jurisdiction, which is government operations and activities.


Omarosa warns Trump may become ‘unhinged’ over Cohen testimony

Omarosa claimed that discussing his children would be "a big red line."


A brief round-up of last week’s war on women

So what do the stories of the Acosta case and the Title X story have in common? The short version: Donald Trump.


Marco Rubio posts a revolting and dangerous tweet as tensions with Venezuela rise

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is best know on Twitter for posting inoffensive, out-of-context Bible passages. But in recent days, his account has become particularly inflammatory as he has ramped up…


How sci-fi could help solve climate change

As early as 1905, nearly 50 years before the first photovoltaic cell was put to use, the women of “Ladyland” were thriving on solar energy. This story originally appeared on…


‘Terrifying’: There’s a rapid loss of biodiversity that’s placing global food supplies at risk of ‘irreversible collapse’

"This should be at the top of every news bulletin and every government's agenda around the world."


Fake science: The White House reportedly wants a new dodgy panel of scientists to challenge the government’s climate change findings

The White House intends to create a new panel of scientists with the intention of attacking the scientific consensus, both within and outside the federal government, that climate change poses…


Trump is particularly weak in every key swing state for 2020

No one knows what the national political battleground will look like on the eve of Election Day in November 2020, so any confident prognostications about the campaign’s likely outcome should…

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Re: The Alternet Thread 2/26
« Reply #142 on: February 26, 2019, 01:34:24 PM »

The biggest lesson from the special counsel investigation isn’t about Trump

In sentencing documents, the special counsel’s office referred to Paul Manafort’s crimes as both “bold” and “brazen.” The word they didn’t use was “overlooked,” but that’s also absolutely true. Manafort…


The View’s Meghan McCain melts down about Democrats supporting ‘infanticide’ — and gets patiently schooled by Sunny Hostin

Moments after a segment in which Meghan McCain managed to steer a discussion of climate change into an off-the-rails screaming match about the rare instances in which babies survive abortion…


‘Princess’ Ivanka Trump gets crushed after ‘idiotic’ attack on AOC backfires: ‘You are way out of your league’

In an interview with Fox News released Monday night, Ivanka Trump knocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal, which includes a universal basic income. “I don’t think most Americans, in…


Ivanka Trump praises hard work — but reports show she’s as big a fraud as her father

White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump was highly critical of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a recent interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton. The White House senior advisor spoke out against…


Conservative writer cautions GOP: Just because Democrats are moving left doesn’t mean they’ll lose in 2020

A recurring theme in the right-wing media is that the Democratic Party has moved so far to the left that President Donald Trump is practically guaranteed to win a second…


This GOP lawmaker is backing off anti-gay legislation after his LGBTQ daughter shamed him on Facebook

Republicans in the Kansas House of Representatives want to turn back the clock on the Supreme Court’s decision to find a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. But one of the…


Internet rips Sarah Sanders for claiming Michael Cohen is ‘disgraced’: He ‘was the president’s lawyer’

This week, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen will reportedly testify to House and Senate investigators in a series of three hearings, one of which will…


‘Come back when you grow up’: Fox & Friends tell Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ‘be quiet’

White men mansplaining to a duly-elected sitting U.S. congresswoman.


How the fentanyl crisis is making heroin buyers’ clubs the less harmful option

In the past few years, the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl and its derivatives have been the primary driver of the drug overdose death epidemic. A wave of addiction that began…


From fixer to foe: How Michael Cohen went from taking ‘a bullet’ for Trump to revealing the president’s crimes to Congress

With President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, testifying before three congressional committees this week—the Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Oversight Committee and the House Intelligence Committee—it…


Here’s why corporate media is ‘culpable’ for bolstering Trump’s abortion lies

Women’s rights advocates were relieved late Monday when Senate Democrats blocked an extreme anti-choice bill from advancing to a floor debate—but were soon outraged by President Donald Trump’s lies about…


Notes from the streets of Venezuela: The people are resilient in the face of foreign intervention

Mariela Machado is in her late 50s. She is a leader in the housing complex in Caracas, Venezuela, known as Kaikachi in the neighborhood of La Vega. “What will happen…


Trump’s threats to Venezuela’s Maduro evoke a bloody history of US intervention in Latin America

The Trump administration says President Maduro's 'days are numbered' after Venezuelan security forces killed four protesters. But any US-led operation to oust him is likely to be extremely unpopular.


Democrats had historic gains in Texas in 2018 — and they’re setting their sights on even more in 2020

National Democratic groups are signaling they are serious about committing money in Texas. “It’s one of our top opportunities in the whole country,” said U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the House Democratic campaign arm.


What 2020 Presidential hopefuls can learn from Carter, Clinton and Obama’s foreign policy

As one examines the major foreign policy issues that will probably be factors in the 2020 presidential primary, what stands out is the historical desire of Democrats to promote peaceful dialogue and avoid war.


This is the economic great wall between those with power and those without it

“In George Orwell’s iconic 1945 novel, Animal Farm, the pigs who gain control in a rebellion against a human farmer eventually impose a dictatorship on the other animals on the basis of a single commandment: ‘All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.’


Here’s what the humanities can teach big data

By emulating the humanities and embracing the skills of critical thought, individuals who engage with the critical search process can make visible and transparent their choices about how they dealt with the data they were presented.


Can this new planetary health diet really save the Earth?

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #143 on: February 26, 2019, 03:56:35 PM »
Hmmm.

Some of that news is quite encouraging. :icon_sunny:

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #144 on: February 26, 2019, 11:59:51 PM »
Hmmm.

Some of that news is quite encouraging. :icon_sunny:



Not encouraging enough for me until Sarah Sanders is eating out of a dumpster.
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #145 on: February 27, 2019, 01:39:29 PM »

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Re: The Alternet Thread 3/3
« Reply #146 on: March 03, 2019, 07:39:22 AM »

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Re: The Alternet Thread 3/15
« Reply #147 on: March 15, 2019, 12:51:45 PM »

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The Alternet Thread 3/17/19
« Reply #148 on: March 17, 2019, 07:46:06 AM »

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