Trump’s offer to host the next G7 summit is already an ethics nightmareTrump’s offer to host the next G7 summit is already an ethics nightmare

Following the fracas and infighting at the most recent G7 summit, President Donald Trump previewed an idea for how to make sure the next one is somehow even worse: hosting it at the Trump National Doral Miami — a Florida resort he owns (and profits from). After claiming that he lost up to $5 billion […]

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Michigan council candidate wants to keep her town ‘as white as possible’Michigan council candidate wants to keep her town ‘as white as possible’

A city council candidate in Michigan brought a community forum to a stunned standstill  by declaring that her small community outside of Detroit should remain white “as much as possible.” Jean Cramer, one of five candidates vying for three open seats in the November election, responded to a moderator who had asked whether Marysville should […]

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After Trump broke his promise to eliminate the national debt, GOP senators say ‘next term’After Trump broke his promise to eliminate the national debt, GOP senators say ‘next term’

Under President Donald Trump, both the national debt and the annual budget deficit have reached all time highs, despite his 2016 campaign promises to eliminate both. Rather than concede another broken promise, his Republican defenders in the Senate are now claiming that he will solve both — next term. Candidate Donald Trump made a lot […]

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Here’s how Trump’s Greenland plans fit in a long history of U.S. island imperialismHere’s how Trump’s Greenland plans fit in a long history of U.S. island imperialism

One of the most unexpected turns of Donald Trump’s presidency came this week, when revelations spilled out about the president’s serious consideration of the purchase Greenland from Denmark. According to the Washington Post, senior administration officials mulled possibly offering some $600 million in annual subsidies to the Danish territory, alongside a “large one-time payment” to […]

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Who do the Log Cabin Republicans think they’re fooling?Who do the Log Cabin Republicans think they’re fooling?

Once upon a time, the Log Cabin Republicans were nominally a pro-LGBTQ organization. “There are still too many Republican candidates who try to capitalize on gay issues by using anti-gay politics,” decried the group’s former executive director Patrick Sammon back in 2008. “I think it’s less effective. We’ll see less of it in the future.” […]

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The Taliban’s taking part in Afghanistan peace talks. What to do now about ISIS there?The Taliban’s taking part in Afghanistan peace talks. What to do now about ISIS there?

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — This week was supposed to have been one of celebration in Afghanistan, as this nation of 32 million people marks the centennial of its independence from British rule. But tragedy struck just two days before anniversary observances. A suicide bomber, allegedly a member of the Islamic State group, detonated a vest loaded […]

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Trump administration to weaken protections for endangered species in favor of fossil fuelsTrump administration to weaken protections for endangered species in favor of fossil fuels

The Trump administration’s Interior Department announced on Monday its official proposal to significantly weaken the nation’s Endangered Species Act. The move would make it easier for new mining, oil, and gas development to take place in areas critical to protected species. The widely popular conservation law, passed in 1973, has been heralded worldwide for its […]

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Mass shooters often have a history of misogyny. The Dayton shooter is no different.Mass shooters often have a history of misogyny. The Dayton shooter is no different.

The gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, including his own sister, compiled a list in high school threatening girls with rape, and was part of a music group that embraced misogynistic images and language. Connor Betts, 24, joins a long list of mass shooters with records of misogyny. Many have records of sexual […]

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17 million Americans purged from voter rolls between 2016 and 2018, new report finds17 million Americans purged from voter rolls between 2016 and 2018, new report finds

At least 17 million Americans were purged from U.S. voter rolls between 2016 and 2018, with particularly dramatic increases in states with a history of racial discrimination, according to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice. The number of names eliminated by election officials has surged since the Supreme Court in 2013 significantly […]

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As climate reckoning arrives over agriculture, USDA’s scientists face censorshipAs climate reckoning arrives over agriculture, USDA’s scientists face censorship

A government climate scientist who says the Trump administration buried a groundbreaking report he authored has left the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in protest over the “political views” top officials allegedly imposed on his work. Politico reported Monday that Lewis Ziska, a plant physiologist who worked at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) for more […]

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