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Paul Craig Roberts, The Shooting At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School In Parkland Florida read

China spends $300million to buy lab produced meats from Israel read

Charles M. Blow, America Is the Gun read

Jordan Michael Smith, The Professor of Horrible Deeds. Fred Berlin has done decades of pioneering research on pedophilia — and outraged a lot of people along the way read

Philip M. Giraldi, When Will Congress Investigate All Interference in Elections? read

Paul Craig Roberts, Is Washington Sufficiently Intelligent to Be Trusted with an Independent Foreign Policy? read

Yuval Noah Harari: Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history read

, Selected Articles: Is It the End of Net Neutrality? read

Paul Craig Roberts, Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty? read

David Frum, The Battle Over What It Means to Be American. Rev. Amy Chua, Political Tribes. “Chua’s message: Ethnocultural rivalry powerfully shapes both international relations and domestic policy. Ethnocultural rivalry will not be reasoned away. Its divisions are hard-wired into the human brain. The American reluctance to recognize this truth, Chua continues, derives from the country’s own unique inheritance, which optimistically insists that the nation’s internal divisions can and must be melted down into a shared ideology of Americanism. That inheritance, she argues, blinds Americans to the world around them — and even more ominously, deceives them about the most important trends within their own society….. Through her book pulses an evident worry that tribal claims are now overpowering national ones within the United States. If she cannot quite bring herself to make her own anxieties explicit — or figure out what if anything to do to address them — she is hardly alone.” read

Sarah Bakewell rev, Steven Pinker. “His new book makes the same case with updated statistics, and adds two extra elements. First, it takes into account the recent rise of authoritarian populism, especially in the form of Donald Trump — a development that has led some to feel more despairing than ever. Second, it raises the polemical level with a rousing defense of the four big ideas named in the subtitle: progress, reason, science and humanism — the last being defined not mainly in terms of non-theism (though Pinker argues for that, too), but as “the goal of maximizing human flourishing — life, health, happiness, freedom, knowledge, love, richness of experience…..“Enlightenment Now” strikes me as an excellent book, lucidly written, timely, rich in data and eloquent in its championing of a rational humanism that is — it turns out — really quite coo ” read

Toni Van Pelt on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (52m) listen

Jennifer Hancock’s Reality Based Decision Making is now available as an ebook, audio book and paperback read

Daniel Loxton, Is the Earth Flat? read

1. Trends in party affiliation among demographic groups read

edward hunt, A Culture of Violence That Starts at the Top read

Bobbi Dempsey, Martin Shkreli Is Going to Jail Because He Forgot There Are Consequences for Hurting the Rich read
read
James B. Stewart, Shkreli vs. Holmes: 2 Frauds, 2 Divergent Outcomes. Were They Fair? read

Adam K. Raymond, What We Know About Austin Bomber Mark Conduit read

Robert J. Burrowes. The Global Elite is Insane Revisited [politicians, businesspeople, academics, corporate media editors and journalists, judges and lawyers, bureaucrats] read

Howard Fishman, Swept Away By a Dark Current: The Plays of Eugene O’Neill read

Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 into Reality Land—Relief for Anxiety, Dread and Fear read

Global Research News, Selected Articles: 2016 US Elections: Evidence for “Israelgate”? Russia Was a Scapegoat? read

bigtninkm 10 books of the Intellectual Dark Web you should know read

Amy Chua, How America’s celebrity obsession weakens the fight against inequality read
Breitbart,TOP CONSERVATIVE BOOKS FOR HAPPY WARRIORS read

Mark Goodale’s new colection of documents from UNESCO survey on human rights. “Perhaps the rudiments of an alternative model of human rights are to be found among the diverse responses to the UNESCO survey and the surrounding debates, discussions, and various expressions of dissent…..The process of revealing the richness, complexity, and ultimate ambiguity in the UNESCO human rights survey has reinforced the importance of understanding it—and the history of human rights more generally—through what the British art historian Michael Baxandall (1972) calls a “period eye.” Baxandall argues that one must develop the capacity for comprehending paintings and other forms of art by learning how they would have been perceived and appreciated in their own terms and times.” read

Mark Oppenheimer, Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? (9/11/2014) “To those outside the community, freethought would seem an unlikely candidate for this sort of internal strife. Aren’t atheists and agnostics supposed to be liberal, forward-thinking types? But from the beginning, there has been a division in freethought between the humanists, who see atheism as one part of a larger progressive vision for society, and the libertarians, for whom the banishment of God sits comfortably with capitalism, gun rights, and free-speech absolutism. One group sees men like Michael Shermer as freethought’s big problem, while the other sees defending them as crucial to freethought’s mission. The groups that make up the broader freethought community — atheists, who don’t believe in a god; agnostics, who are unsure; secular humanists, who seek to replace god-centered religion with a man-made ethical system; church-state separationists, who just want religion kept out of public life; and scientific skeptics, who work to overthrow superstition and pseudoscience — have two things in common. First, they oppose the hegemony of religious, including New Age, thinking in American culture. And second, they all have roots in very male subcultures. Steven Novella, a Yale neurologist and the principal host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe Having written no books, she is the first major atheist whose rise has occurred on the web.” read

Jeremy W. Peters, Under Trump, an Office Meant to Help Refugees Enters the Abortion Wars read

laire Cain Miller, The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap read

Paul Krugman,Unicorns of the Intellectual Right “As others have pointed out, the real problem here is that media organizations are looking for unicorns: serious, honest, conservative intellectuals with real influence. Forty or fifty years ago, such people did exist. But now they don’t.” read

Tom Jacobs, Legal Pot Is Linked to Less Crime read

Food Sharing across Borders read

Global Research News, Let’s See Who Pushes War for “Peace” read

Animal Liberation read

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Cosmopolitanism after Windrush | Philosophy Behind the News watch
nytimes.com, Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘Human-Challenge’ Trials read

Jane E. Brody, Are G.M.O. Foods Safe? read

Jeff Schechtman, A Universal Basic Income Will Save the Country read

Vaughn Davis Bornet, Review of James Comey’s, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” read

Thomas White, What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil? read

John Michael Greer, The End of Progress read

Louis Menand, When Martin Luther King, Jr., Became a Leader read

Paul Craig Roberts, The Shooting At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School In Parkland Florida read

China spends $300million to buy lab produced meats from Israel read

Charles M. Blow, America Is the Gun read

Jordan Michael Smith, The Professor of Horrible Deeds. Fred Berlin has done decades of pioneering research on pedophilia — and outraged a lot of people along the way read

Philip M. Giraldi, When Will Congress Investigate All Interference in Elections? read

Paul Craig Roberts, Is Washington Sufficiently Intelligent to Be Trusted with an Independent Foreign Policy? read

Yuval Noah Harari: Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history read

, Selected Articles: Is It the End of Net Neutrality? read

Paul Craig Roberts, Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty? read

David Frum, The Battle Over What It Means to Be American. Rev. Amy Chua, Political Tribes. “Chua’s message: Ethnocultural rivalry powerfully shapes both international relations and domestic policy. Ethnocultural rivalry will not be reasoned away. Its divisions are hard-wired into the human brain. The American reluctance to recognize this truth, Chua continues, derives from the country’s own unique inheritance, which optimistically insists that the nation’s internal divisions can and must be melted down into a shared ideology of Americanism. That inheritance, she argues, blinds Americans to the world around them — and even more ominously, deceives them about the most important trends within their own society….. Through her book pulses an evident worry that tribal claims are now overpowering national ones within the United States. If she cannot quite bring herself to make her own anxieties explicit — or figure out what if anything to do to address them — she is hardly alone.” read

Sarah Bakewell rev, Steven Pinker. “His new book makes the same case with updated statistics, and adds two extra elements. First, it takes into account the recent rise of authoritarian populism, especially in the form of Donald Trump — a development that has led some to feel more despairing than ever. Second, it raises the polemical level with a rousing defense of the four big ideas named in the subtitle: progress, reason, science and humanism — the last being defined not mainly in terms of non-theism (though Pinker argues for that, too), but as “the goal of maximizing human flourishing — life, health, happiness, freedom, knowledge, love, richness of experience…..“Enlightenment Now” strikes me as an excellent book, lucidly written, timely, rich in data and eloquent in its championing of a rational humanism that is — it turns out — really quite coo ” read

Toni Van Pelt on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (52m) listen

Jennifer Hancock’s Reality Based Decision Making is now available as an ebook, audio book and paperback read

Daniel Loxton, Is the Earth Flat? read

1. Trends in party affiliation among demographic groups read

edward hunt, A Culture of Violence That Starts at the Top read

Bobbi Dempsey, Martin Shkreli Is Going to Jail Because He Forgot There Are Consequences for Hurting the Rich read
read
James B. Stewart, Shkreli vs. Holmes: 2 Frauds, 2 Divergent Outcomes. Were They Fair? read

Adam K. Raymond, What We Know About Austin Bomber Mark Conduit read

Robert J. Burrowes. The Global Elite is Insane Revisited [politicians, businesspeople, academics, corporate media editors and journalists, judges and lawyers, bureaucrats] read

Howard Fishman, Swept Away By a Dark Current: The Plays of Eugene O’Neill read

Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 into Reality Land—Relief for Anxiety, Dread and Fear read

Global Research News, Selected Articles: 2016 US Elections: Evidence for “Israelgate”? Russia Was a Scapegoat? read

bigtninkm 10 books of the Intellectual Dark Web you should know read

Amy Chua, How America’s celebrity obsession weakens the fight against inequality read
Breitbart,TOP CONSERVATIVE BOOKS FOR HAPPY WARRIORS read

Mark Goodale’s new colection of documents from UNESCO survey on human rights. “Perhaps the rudiments of an alternative model of human rights are to be found among the diverse responses to the UNESCO survey and the surrounding debates, discussions, and various expressions of dissent…..The process of revealing the richness, complexity, and ultimate ambiguity in the UNESCO human rights survey has reinforced the importance of understanding it—and the history of human rights more generally—through what the British art historian Michael Baxandall (1972) calls a “period eye.” Baxandall argues that one must develop the capacity for comprehending paintings and other forms of art by learning how they would have been perceived and appreciated in their own terms and times.” read

Mark Oppenheimer, Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? (9/11/2014) “To those outside the community, freethought would seem an unlikely candidate for this sort of internal strife. Aren’t atheists and agnostics supposed to be liberal, forward-thinking types? But from the beginning, there has been a division in freethought between the humanists, who see atheism as one part of a larger progressive vision for society, and the libertarians, for whom the banishment of God sits comfortably with capitalism, gun rights, and free-speech absolutism. One group sees men like Michael Shermer as freethought’s big problem, while the other sees defending them as crucial to freethought’s mission. The groups that make up the broader freethought community — atheists, who don’t believe in a god; agnostics, who are unsure; secular humanists, who seek to replace god-centered religion with a man-made ethical system; church-state separationists, who just want religion kept out of public life; and scientific skeptics, who work to overthrow superstition and pseudoscience — have two things in common. First, they oppose the hegemony of religious, including New Age, thinking in American culture. And second, they all have roots in very male subcultures. Steven Novella, a Yale neurologist and the principal host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe Having written no books, she is the first major atheist whose rise has occurred on the web.” read

Jeremy W. Peters, Under Trump, an Office Meant to Help Refugees Enters the Abortion Wars read

laire Cain Miller, The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap read

Paul Krugman,Unicorns of the Intellectual Right “As others have pointed out, the real problem here is that media organizations are looking for unicorns: serious, honest, conservative intellectuals with real influence. Forty or fifty years ago, such people did exist. But now they don’t.” read

Tom Jacobs, Legal Pot Is Linked to Less Crime read

Food Sharing across Borders read

Global Research News, Let’s See Who Pushes War for “Peace” read

Animal Liberation read

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Cosmopolitanism after Windrush | Philosophy Behind the News watch
nytimes.com, Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘Human-Challenge’ Trials read

Jane E. Brody, Are G.M.O. Foods Safe? read

Jeff Schechtman, A Universal Basic Income Will Save the Country read

Vaughn Davis Bornet, Review of James Comey’s, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” read

Thomas White, What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil? read

John Michael Greer, The End of Progress read

Louis Menand, When Martin Luther King, Jr., Became a Leader read

New Hard-to-categorize articles

Michel Chossudovsky, The FBI James Comey Saga: Hillary Bribed the FBI Official in Charge of the Email Investigation read

Josh Jones, Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989; Forces the Mayor & City Council to Resign read

Dan Rather Introduces Rastafarianism to the U.S. in a 60 Minutes Segment Featuring Bob Marley (1979) watch

wjastore, Comey’s Firing Is All About Trump read

Peter Fleming, What is human capital? read

Max Ehrenfreund, Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class read

Gary Dorrien, Irony Repeats Itself: Reconsidering Reinhold Niebuhr in the Trump Era read

Anita Little, This Is How You Lose Them: Why “Generation Z” Won’t Be Flocking To Churches Anytime Soon read

portside.org, Hacked Records Show Bradley Foundation Taking its Conservative Wisconsin Model National read

portside.org, Basic Income in a Just Society read

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, IMF Report: U.S. Corporate Debt Could Be Trump’s Waterloo read

Dahr Jamail | Former US Intelligence Officers Scathingly Critique Trump’s So-Called Foreign Policy read

Jerri-Lynn Scofield, Dakota Access Pipeline Divestiture and Climate Change Politics read

barna.com, Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians read

Akbar E Torbat,The Presidential Election Show In Iran read

Somebody’s Going to Suffer: Greece’s New Austerity Measures read

Israel’s New Cultural War of Aggression read

Rachel Kleinfeld, The Missing Middle in Police Reform read

Ashoka Jegroo, Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters read

Dave Lindorff, The US Can Only Delay But Not Stop North Korea’s Self-Defense read

The Daily Take, A Red State Privatization Horror Story read

Joe Cochrane, Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against Islam read

Linda Greenhouse, How Smart Women Got the Chance read

Elizabeth Preza, Trump megadonor Robert Mercer ‘believes US turned in wrong direction’ after feds ensured blacks could vote: lawsuit read

Elizabeth Preza, Trump megadonor Robert Mercer ‘believes US turned in wrong direction’ after feds ensured blacks could vote: lawsuit read

Yves Smith, Globalization and the End of the Labor Aristocracy, Part 4 read

Hazel Correa, MacArthur’s Almost Nuclear War listen

Arthur Asseraf, What’s so new about news? read!

Jeff Pegues, White Racism in America’s Police Departments Is So Much Worse Than Most Americans Understand read

Andrea Noel, 12-Year-Old Mayan ‘Congressman’ Roasts Mexican Politicians to Their Faces—And Goes Viral read

Jose Miguel Cruz, Central American gangs like MS-13 were born out of failed anti-crime policies read

Emma Green, It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump read

portside.org, Why It’s So Hard to Understand That the Violence Your Country Exports Is Terrorism read

Gilbert Mercier, Macron and Le Pen: Two Faces of the Same Con read

Niall Stanage, Five takeaways from Yates’s dramatic Senate testimony read

Jason Torpy, If the Boy Scouts Want to Discriminate, the U.S. Military Shouldn’t Support Them read

Shamsul Islam, Mahant Yogi Adityanath As Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh: Why Hindutva Juggernaut Rolls On? read

Neil Carter, Parenting Children Who Still Believe read

My Lai Massacre : Documentary on the My Lai Massacre in the Vietnam War (Full Documentary) (1h 10m) watch

Ewen MacAskill, The CIA has a Long History of Helping to Kill Leaders Around the World read

John Pilger, The Universal Lesson of East Timor (1h 16m) watch

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, What Was Really Behind Warren Buffett’s Big Stake in IBM? read

Martin E. Marty, How Life Should End read

portside.org, Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Protest Law Imposing Huge Fines on “Conspirator” Organizations read

In North Carolina, Pigs Don’t Fly but Their Feces Do read

James W Loewen, “Why Was There the Civil War?’ Here’s Your Answer.

historynewsnetwork.org Don’t Trump’s Voters Care About the Truth?

Wayne Pacelle, Beastly No More read

Christina Starmans, Mark Sheskin and Paul Bloom, The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies read

CORAL DAVENPORT, E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board read

Jon Clifton, The Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World read

Joel Millward-Hopkins, Neoliberal psychology read

Brad Reed, Weak, sick and stupid: Neil deGrasse Tyson fears what Trump’s science-slashing budget will do to America read

Jane Mayer, The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency read

Marc Parry, How U.S. Law Inspired the Nazis read

Jon Baskin, The Academic Home of Trumpism read

Ioan Grillo, Mexican Drug Smugglers to Trump: Thanks! read

Monthly Review, May 2017 (Volume 69, Number 1) read

Andrew Bacevich, What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us To Miss read

Toward a Politics of Ungovernability: Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism read

David Hooper, The Anatomy of a Great Deception read

Alexandra Sifferlin, How Science Is Changing the Future of Fertility read

Sam D. Gill, Aquila read

Maria Popova, On Nonconformity: Artist Ben Shahn’s Spirited Defense of Nonconformists as Society’s Engine of Growth and Greatness read

portside.org; The NC Legislature’s Curious Anti-Union Project read

new prohibitions, How Crossing the Border From Mexico Became a Crime read

Rmuse, Opinion: HHS Secretary Celebrates Chance To Deny Women Contraceptive Access read

JACK EWING, Inside VW’s Campaign of Trickery read

Gretchen Morgenson, In S.E.C.’s Streamlined Court, Penalty Exerts a Lasting Grip read

Norman Solomon, Killer Drones in the Empire State read

Finian Cunningham, Trump Wants to Talk. But Can He Think? read

Stephen Lendman, Memorandum Creating De-Escalation Zones in Syria read

Paul Craig Roberts, Washington is Leading the U.S. and its Vassal States to Total Destruction read

Michel Chossudovsky, The FBI James Comey Saga: Hillary Bribed the FBI Official in Charge of the Email Investigation read

Josh Jones, Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989; Forces the Mayor & City Council to Resign read

Dan Rather Introduces Rastafarianism to the U.S. in a 60 Minutes Segment Featuring Bob Marley (1979) watch

wjastore, Comey’s Firing Is All About Trump read

Peter Fleming, What is human capital? read

Max Ehrenfreund, Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class read

Gary Dorrien, Irony Repeats Itself: Reconsidering Reinhold Niebuhr in the Trump Era read

Anita Little, This Is How You Lose Them: Why “Generation Z” Won’t Be Flocking To Churches Anytime Soon read

portside.org, Hacked Records Show Bradley Foundation Taking its Conservative Wisconsin Model National read

portside.org, Basic Income in a Just Society read

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, IMF Report: U.S. Corporate Debt Could Be Trump’s Waterloo read

Dahr Jamail | Former US Intelligence Officers Scathingly Critique Trump’s So-Called Foreign Policy read

Jerri-Lynn Scofield, Dakota Access Pipeline Divestiture and Climate Change Politics read

barna.com, Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians read

Akbar E Torbat,The Presidential Election Show In Iran read

Somebody’s Going to Suffer: Greece’s New Austerity Measures read

Israel’s New Cultural War of Aggression read

Rachel Kleinfeld, The Missing Middle in Police Reform read

Ashoka Jegroo, Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters read

Dave Lindorff, The US Can Only Delay But Not Stop North Korea’s Self-Defense read

The Daily Take, A Red State Privatization Horror Story read

Joe Cochrane, Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against Islam read

Linda Greenhouse, How Smart Women Got the Chance read

Elizabeth Preza, Trump megadonor Robert Mercer ‘believes US turned in wrong direction’ after feds ensured blacks could vote: lawsuit read

Elizabeth Preza, Trump megadonor Robert Mercer ‘believes US turned in wrong direction’ after feds ensured blacks could vote: lawsuit read

Yves Smith, Globalization and the End of the Labor Aristocracy, Part 4 read

Hazel Correa, MacArthur’s Almost Nuclear War listen

Arthur Asseraf, What’s so new about news? read!

Jeff Pegues, White Racism in America’s Police Departments Is So Much Worse Than Most Americans Understand read

Andrea Noel, 12-Year-Old Mayan ‘Congressman’ Roasts Mexican Politicians to Their Faces—And Goes Viral read

Jose Miguel Cruz, Central American gangs like MS-13 were born out of failed anti-crime policies read

Emma Green, It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump read

portside.org, Why It’s So Hard to Understand That the Violence Your Country Exports Is Terrorism read

Gilbert Mercier, Macron and Le Pen: Two Faces of the Same Con read

Niall Stanage, Five takeaways from Yates’s dramatic Senate testimony read

Jason Torpy, If the Boy Scouts Want to Discriminate, the U.S. Military Shouldn’t Support Them read

Shamsul Islam, Mahant Yogi Adityanath As Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh: Why Hindutva Juggernaut Rolls On? read

Neil Carter, Parenting Children Who Still Believe read

My Lai Massacre : Documentary on the My Lai Massacre in the Vietnam War (Full Documentary) (1h 10m) watch

Ewen MacAskill, The CIA has a Long History of Helping to Kill Leaders Around the World read

John Pilger, The Universal Lesson of East Timor (1h 16m) watch

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, What Was Really Behind Warren Buffett’s Big Stake in IBM? read

Martin E. Marty, How Life Should End read

portside.org, Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Protest Law Imposing Huge Fines on “Conspirator” Organizations read

In North Carolina, Pigs Don’t Fly but Their Feces Do read

James W Loewen, “Why Was There the Civil War?’ Here’s Your Answer.

historynewsnetwork.org Don’t Trump’s Voters Care About the Truth?

Wayne Pacelle, Beastly No More read

Christina Starmans, Mark Sheskin and Paul Bloom, The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies read

CORAL DAVENPORT, E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board read

Jon Clifton, The Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World read

Joel Millward-Hopkins, Neoliberal psychology read

Brad Reed, Weak, sick and stupid: Neil deGrasse Tyson fears what Trump’s science-slashing budget will do to America read

Jane Mayer, The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency read

Marc Parry, How U.S. Law Inspired the Nazis read

Jon Baskin, The Academic Home of Trumpism read

Ioan Grillo, Mexican Drug Smugglers to Trump: Thanks! read

Monthly Review, May 2017 (Volume 69, Number 1) read

Andrew Bacevich, What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us To Miss read

Toward a Politics of Ungovernability: Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism read

David Hooper, The Anatomy of a Great Deception read

Alexandra Sifferlin, How Science Is Changing the Future of Fertility read

Sam D. Gill, Aquila read

Maria Popova, On Nonconformity: Artist Ben Shahn’s Spirited Defense of Nonconformists as Society’s Engine of Growth and Greatness read

portside.org; The NC Legislature’s Curious Anti-Union Project read

new prohibitions, How Crossing the Border From Mexico Became a Crime read

Rmuse, Opinion: HHS Secretary Celebrates Chance To Deny Women Contraceptive Access read

JACK EWING, Inside VW’s Campaign of Trickery read

Gretchen Morgenson, In S.E.C.’s Streamlined Court, Penalty Exerts a Lasting Grip read

Norman Solomon, Killer Drones in the Empire State read

Finian Cunningham, Trump Wants to Talk. But Can He Think? read

Stephen Lendman, Memorandum Creating De-Escalation Zones in Syria read

Paul Craig Roberts, Washington is Leading the U.S. and its Vassal States to Total Destruction read

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Jane Mayer, The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency read

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Leslie Berlin, You’ve Never Heard of Tech Legend Bob Taylor, But He Invented ‘Almost Everything’ read

Rob Wile, This Texas County Is Now the Richest in the U.S. read

Paul Craig Roberts, The Oklahoma City Bombing After 22 Years read

Arthur D. Robbins, End Game: The War Machine Goes On (I) read , (II) read . (III) read (IV) read

Adeyinka Makinde, Israel and Islamist Militias: A Strange and Recurring Alliance read

One Year Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Helms a Precarious Peace in Myanmar read

Bill McKibben, On April 29, We March for the Future read

Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams Science Deniers for ‘Dismantling of Our informed Democracy’ read

Gareth Porter, US ‘Deep State’ Sold Out Counter-terrorism to Keep Itself in Business read

Pepe Escobar, Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China read

Jacey Fortin, Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver read

Branko Marcetic, In Its Defense Against Fraud Suit From Bernie Supporters, the DNC Just Dug Itself Into an Epic Hole read

Michel Chossudovsky, How to Reverse the Tide of War. A Global People’s Movement. Say No to Nuclear War read

Peter Koenig, Slavehood 2017: Social Chaos and Global Warfare. “Puppet Leaders’ Greed for Power and Money read

Growing Inequality Under Global Capitalism read

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Mathew Schmalz, Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses? read

Steve Pinkerton, Blasphemy isn’t just a problem in the Muslim world read

William H. Dutton, Fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles: Underresearched and overhyped read

Glenn Greenwald, Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It read

Mehdi Hasan, Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War. read

Francie Diep, In 2015, American Doctors Received $2.4 Billion in Payments From the Biomedical Industry read

David Korten, Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut read

Nomi Prins, Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse read

Jeffrey A. Lockwood, Relativism is the Trump card read

Joe Cochrane, Indonesians Seek to Export a Modernized Vision of Islam read

Pam Martens and Russ Martens, GAO: Biggest Fiscal Threat to U.S. Is Interest on Treasury Debt – Not Social Welfare Programs read

Chris Kromm: The South’s Political Clout Is Rising Under Trump watch

Deirdre Fulton, Latest Trump Order Delivers ‘Broadside to Separation of Church and State’ read

Sarah Posner, How Trump Is a Kind of Miracle for the Religious Right, Previously in Decline read

on Facebook, Trump has a dangerous disability read

Paul Waldman, President Trump is creating a privileged class of citizenship just for conservative Christians read

Michel Chossudovsky How to Reverse the Tide of War. A Global People’s Movement. Say No to Nuclear War read

Sandra Teplinsky, What You Need to Know About Israel’s End-Times Suffering read

Kevin M. Kruse, The Most Successful First 100 Days Of An Administration Didn’t Belong To Who You (Or Donald Trump) Think read

The Uses and Abuses of Anti-Semitism read

Julie Alderman, Racists, slavery apologists, and white nationalists knew exactly what Trump was saying about the Civil War read

John Light, NEW STUDY DOCUMENTS WALL STREET AND TELECOMS’ IMPRESSIVE CONTROL OF CONGRESS read

Greg Palast: Trump’s Tax Cuts Are More Evidence America’s Greedy Billionaires Have Staged a Political Coup read

Deirdre Fulton, ‘Affront to Justice’: Protester Faces Year in Jail for Laughing During Sessions Hearing read

Robert Parry, Hillary Clinton Blame-Shifts Her Defeat read

Finian Cunningham, The Deep History of US, Britain’s Never-Ending Cold War On Russia read

Al-Jazeera Films False Flag Fake Chemical Attack Against Civilians in Syria read

Nomi Prins, The Trump Empire Expands read

Paul Atwood, War and Empire: the American Way of Life read

Why Study History? read

Nader Rips Sanders Democrats for Putting Single Payer on Back Burner read

Roaming Charges: The End of the Age of Protest read

Dave Lindorff, Philly DA Office Must Provide All Records of Top Judge’s Role as DA in Opposing Mumia Appeal read

dianeravitch, The French Election and the Politics of History read

Martin Berger Who’s Arming Radical Militants in Syria and Iraq? read

Eric Zuesse How Obama and Erdogan Moved ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad read

Stephen Lendman The US Created Al Qaeda: The Illusion of America “Cooperating” with Russia in “Combating Terrorism” read

Richard Cohen SPLC: Justice Department offers no accountability in Sterling death read

wjastore, Memories of War read

The New India of Cow Age read

Adam Parsons, It’s Time To Reawaken The Spirit of Occupy For The Starving Millions read

Nauman Sadiq, Politics, Not Religion, Is The Source Of Sunni-Shia Conflict read

Politicizing Anti-Semitism read

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction read

Pam Martens and Russ Martens, President Trump, This Is No Way to Drain the Swamp read

Charles Glass, In the Horrorscape of Aleppo read

Mark Taliano, “Voices from Syria”: Important E-book by Mark Taliano read

Sightings, Being Hip-Hop, Being Job, and Being read

Victoria McGrane, GOP targets Warren as liberal supervillain read

Marina Bart War, Morality, and How to Get There From Here read

Angela Zito, Uncovering Religion: One Train May Hide Another read

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Justin King & David Newville, Why Is Congress Undermining Retirement Security for Millions of Americans? read

One State: Trump Has Reminded Palestinians What It Was Always About read

Genavieve Hatch, Straight Women Are Having Fewer Orgasms Than Everyone Else read

Olivia Solon, Sorry, Y’All—Humanity’s Nearing an Upgrade to Irrelevance rev. (new Homo sapiens by Yuval Harari i read

Sam Biddle, How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World read

Gene V Glass, Fed’s “Gold Standard” Produces Fool’s Gold read

Lisa Ryan, Teen Suicide Attempts in the U.S. Decreased After Same-Sex Marriage Was Legalized read

Michael Hudson, Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt read

Ken Ham Has Trump-like Twitter Meltdown Over Ark Photos read

Hemant Mehta NH Republican State Rep. Brandon Phinney Refers to Religion as “Archaic Beliefs That Deny Reality” read

Ramzy Baroud, The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel From Itself read

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, What JPMorgan and Citigroup Have in Common When It Comes to Crime read

Michael Hudson: Why Failing to Solve Personal Debt and Polarization Will Usher in a New Dark Age read

Jon Queally , Ahead of Vote for DNC Chair, Ellison Calls the Trump-Impeachment Issue ‘Legitimate’ read

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David Breeden, A Toolkit for Resisting Totalitarianism read

When Stuart Hall was White read

portside.org, Visions Shared from the Left (in Latin world) read

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Lincoln Agnew, Will Keith Ellison Move the Democrats Left? read

Hrafnkell Haraldsson, Muslim-Led Crowdfunding Campaign Triples Goal to Restore Vandalized Jewish Cemetery read

Jason Easley, Keith Ellison Powerfully Argues For Trump Impeachment At Democratic Leadership Debate watch

Anita Little, What Does It Take to Fell a White Nationalist? (Hint: Pedophilia) read

Sidney Blumenthal, A Short History of the Trump Family read

Hana Passen, Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ and Its Lessons for the Resistance read

Josh Jones, How Did Nietzsche Become the Most Misunderstood & Bastardized Philosopher?: A Video from Slate Explains read

Fatima Bhutto, ISIS Hates Our Saint Because He Belongs to Everyone read

Andrew Bacevich, At the Altar of American Greatness read

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Tom Jacobs , Debunking Myths About Creativity and the Brain read

Mark A. R., High Stakes (risky chemicals) read

Lynn Kuok, Insurgency and Repression in Myanmar read

Robert Zaller, Robinson Jeffers: A Poet for Our Climate read

Matthew Behrens, VICE’s Ben Makuch stands up for Canadian press freedom read

NEIL MacFARQUHAR, With Big Red Stamp, Russia Singles Out What It Calls ‘Fake’ News read

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Howard Fischer, Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent read

Justin King & David Newville, Why Is Congress Undermining Retirement Security for Millions of Americans? read

Michael White. This Is What Real Human Genetic Engineering Looks Like read

Adelle M. Banks, Constitutionality of leaked executive order on religious freedom called into question read

wjastore, The U.S. Military’s Limited Critique of Itself Ensures Future Disasters read

portside.org, Workers, Businesses Back Proposal to Stop Wage Theft read

portside.org, Struggle for Peace Links to All Movements read

Jerry Lembcke, The Great American “Welcoming” Break-Out: What’s Not to Like? read

Randy Olson, How The Internet* Talks read

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Brian Bantum, A New Book For Those Who Cling to a “Post-Racial” Christianity read

Peter Montgomery, Warships, Animals, Pubs Eligible For Blessings From Church of England, But Not Same-Sex Couples; Global LGBT Recap read

Kaya Oakes, Religion in Real Time on CNN’s “Believer”: A Conversation with Reza Aslan read

In southern Mexico, a long-acknowledged ‘third gender’ is not masculine or feminine
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uliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action read

Dennis Overbye, Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast? read

Oliver Stone Outlines ‘The Death of This Planet And The Extinction Of Us All’ (12m) watch

Chris Hedges, James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness read

Stephen Lendman, US Terror-Bombed Syria with Toxic Depleted Uranium(DU) Weapons read

Finian Cunningham, U.S. Pressure To Boost NATO Members Military Expenditure read

Eric Margolis, Red Hysteria Engulfs Washington read

Tim Anderson, The Dirty War on Syria. from Preface to new book by Australian academic. read

Glenn Greenwald, The Increasingly Unhinged Russia Rhetoric Comes From a Long-Standing U.S. Playbook “FOR ASPIRING JOURNALISTS, historians, or politically engaged citizens, there are few more productive uses of one’s time than randomly reading through , and then ultimately blacklisted from mainstream media outlets for his objections to anti-Russia narratives, Stone created his own bi-monthly newsletter, sustained exclusively by subscriptions, and spent 18 years relentlessly debunking propaganda spewing from the U.S. government and its media partners. read

Alexander Dugin (“Putin’s brain”) trans. Drain the Swamp (plus many other blogs read

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Breakfast With Chairman Bobby: Local Panther History Revisited read

portside.org , McCarthyism in Maryland? Bill Targets Supporters of Palestinian Human Rights with Blacklists read

Nathan Schneider, How much does it matter whether God exists? “I believe in God, but I often find more common cause with those who say they don’t than those who say they do. I’ve come to care less whether anyone says they believe in God or not, and to care more about what they mean by that, and what they do about it.” read

HarvardX on world religions (2m) plus many useful links

Daniel Schultz, Does It Matter If Islam Is A Religion? An American Ahmadi Explains The Effects Of Religious Discrimination read

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Rebecca Boyle, American Kids Are About to Get Even Dumber When It Comes to Climate Science read

Casey Coates Danson, Why We Should Say ‘Protections’ and Not ‘Regulations’ read

Oliver Milman, Scott Pruitt vows to slash climate and water pollution regulations at CPAC read

Phil Wilmot, Inequality is the real backstory to Sweden’s riots read

Eric Zuesse, Historic Increase of US Military Budget: Trump Boosts Most Wasteful Department, Reduces All Others read

Neil Howe, Where did Steve Bannon get his worldview? From my book. read

Colin Todhunter, Organic Vs Industrial Chemical-Dependent Agriculture: Philosophies And Practices read

Adam Parsons, Initiating a Global Citizens Movement for the Great Transition read

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Mary Beard, Women in Power (1h 13m) watch

Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox: Is Ryan a Religious Hypocrite? A Priestly Letter to speaker Paul Ryan from Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox read

Michelle Nichols, Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks read

Stephen D. Mumford, Population Growth: The Radical Religious and the American Military read

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Learn and JC Weatherby, It’s Time to Start Calling Evangelicals What They Are: The American Taliban read

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Slavoj Zizek: From the Ashes of Liberal Democracy read

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Palantir Provides the Engine for Donald Trump’s Deportation Machine Palantir Provides the Engine for Donald Trump’s Deportation Machine read

Post-Truth Trump And Why Humanism Is The Answer To Anti-Facts read

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Lee Camp, Shell Oil Made Climate Change Video 25 Years Ago! (10m) watch

Paul Craig Roberts, What Is To Be Done? read

Moon Of Aalabama, Obama Ordered Abuse Of Intelligence To Sabotage Trump Policies read

Chris Hedges, The American Empire: Murder Inc. read

Tom Engelhardt, Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of Terror read

Michael Lerner, The Iraq War was a huge ethical leap backwards read

Beverly Bell , The vision and legacy of Berta Cáceres read

Paul Buchheit, Why We Need Democratic Socialism to Fix Our Educational System read

Tom Engelhardt, War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. read

Chris Hedges, The Graveyard of the Elites read

Noam Chomsky, The Costs of Violence: Masters of Mankind (Part 2) read

Andrew J. Bacevich, The age of great expectations and the great void “A decade before the Cold War ended, writing in democracy, a short-lived journal devoted to “political renewal and radical change,” the historian and social critic Christopher Lasch sketched out a set of principles that might lead us out of our current crisis. Lasch called for a politics based on “the nurture of the soil against the exploitation of resources, the family against the factory, the romantic vision of the individual against the technological vision, [and] localism over democratic centralism.” Nearly a half-century later, as a place to begin, his prescription remains apt.” read

Meryl Streep’s must-watch Golden Globes speech : “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”(6m) watch

Richard Eskow, Eric Holder’s Justice read

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Richard Eskow, Stiglitz Speaks: Globalization’s Grand Failure, Apple & Bad Trade Deals (17m) watch

Ra[ph Nader interview NC on his expulsion from mainstream media 54m) watch

Nadia Prupis, Former Guantánamo Chief Summoned by French Court Over Torture Allegations read

Chris Hedges, Building the institutions for revolt “Politics is a game of fear. Those who do not have the ability to make power elites afraid do not succeed.“ read

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Rob Hager, The only fake news that provably threw the election to Trump was not Russian read

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RICK PERLSTEIN, Editors’ Note Appended Year Zero was 1955, when William F. Buckley Jr. started National Review, the small-circulation magazine whose aim, Buckley explained, was to “articulate a position on world affairs which a conservative candidate can adhere to without fear of intellectual embarrassment or political surrealism.”…The professional guardians of America’s past, in short, had made a mistake. We advanced a narrative of the American right that was far too constricted to anticipate the rise of a man like Trump… After the election, Ribuffo told me that if he were to write a similar response today, he would call it, “Why Is There So Much Scholarship on ‘Conservatism,’ and Why Has It Left the Historical Profession So Obtuse About Trumpism?” One reason, as Ribuffo argues, is the conceptual error of identifying a discrete “modern conservative movement” in the first place. Another reason, though, is that historians of conservatism, like historians in general, tend to be liberal, and are prone to liberalism’s traditions of politesse.…If Donald Trump is the latest chapter of conservatism’s story, might historians have been telling that story wrong?…The dubious grifting of Donald Trump, in short, is a part of the structure of conservative history.” read

Julie Beck, This Article Won’t Change Your Mind “The sheer scale of the internet allows you to find evidence (if sometimes dubious evidence) for any claim you want to believe, and counterevidence against any claim you don’t want to have to believe. And because humans didn’t evolve to operate in such a large sea of people and information, Boyer says people can be fooled into thinking some ideas are more widespread than they really are…..This fuels tribalism. “Particularized trusters are likely to join groups composed of people like themselves—and to shy away from activities that involve people they don’t see as part of their moral community,” writes Eric Uslaner, a professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park…..This is also a big part of why people don’t trust the media. Not that news articles are never biased, but a hypothetical perfectly evenhanded piece of journalism, that fairly and neutrally represented all sides would still likely be seen as biased by people on each side. Because, Manjoo writes, everyone thinks their side has the best evidence, and therefore if the article were truly objective, it would have emphasized their side more….So what would get someone to change their mind about a false belief that is deeply tied to their identity?

“Probably nothing,” Tavris says. “I mean that seriously.”….So much of how people view the world has nothing to do with facts. That doesn’t mean truth is doomed, or even that people can’t change their minds. But what all this does seem to suggest is that, no matter how strong the evidence is, there’s little chance of it changing someone’s mind if they really don’t want to believe what it says. They have to change their own.” “ read

Gaius Publius: New Evidence that Syrian Gas Story Was Fabricated by the White House read

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ustin Miller, The GOP’s Overtime Reform Plan: Fraud Masquerading as Flexibility read

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Matt Agorist, MIT Expert, Fmr DoD Science Advisor Release Damning Report: “Syrian Gas Attack Was Staged” read

Theodore Roszak on Ecological Consciousness (8m) watch

Theodore A. Postol, A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas read

A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas Has Former Goldman Sachs President, Gary Cohn, Gone Rogue on Glass-Steagall? read

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Beth Buczynski, How to Promote Civic Engagement in Public Issues read

David Henry and Joe Henry, Richard Pryor: Nothing but the Truth. New biography of Richard Pryor read

Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Joanna Piacenza, Most Believe Science in Conflict with Religion—Except Their Own Religious Beliefs “Majorities of every religious group—with the exception of white mainline Protestants—believe that science and religion are often in conflict, including religiously unaffiliated Americans (65 percent), black Protestants (62 percent), Jewish Americans (58 percent), white evangelical Protestants (55 percent), and Catholics (51 percent). A slim majority (51 percent) of white mainline Protestants say that science and religion are mostly compatible, while 42 percent of white mainline Protestants say that religion and science are often in conflict. The public takes a different view, however, when considering their own personal religious beliefs. Nearly six in ten (59 percent) say science does not conflict with their own religious beliefs, while 38 percent disagree, saying that science sometimes conflicts with their religious beliefs.” read

Tamir Bar-On, The Front National and the “Religion” of Ethnic Nationalism “Prerequisites for the sacralization of politics include secularization, modernization, the independence of politics from established religions, and the separation of church and state. The “sacralization of politics” is in part an affirmation of the principle of state sovereignty vis-à-vis the church, and “the glorification of the nation as the supreme ideal entity to which the citizen owes loyalty, devotion, and commitment.” read

Anis Shivani, What Is ‘White Supremacy’? A Brief History of a Term, and a Movement, That Continues to Haunt America read

Hartosh Singh Bal,India’s New Face read

Joseph Chuman, A Defense of Dignity read

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Aviva Chomsky, The Criminalization of Immigrants From Clinton to Trump read

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The Pandora’s Box of War read

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Chauncey DeVega, Why Andrew Sullivan Won’t Stop Pushing Deranged and Thoroughly Debunked Race ScienceWhy Andrew Sullivan Won’t Stop Pushing Deranged and Thoroughly Debunked Race Science read

Robert Kuttner, Is the Deep State Our Only Control Over Trump? read

Chauncey DeVega,America Is ‘a Democracy on Life Support — It Can’t Breathe’ read

Robert Reich: How Trump Degraded the Presidency in Just 100 Days read

The Free Thought, “This is the Smoking Gun” New Evidence Finally Shows State Complicity in Armenian Genocide read

Jack Burns, UN Elects Largest Oppressor of Women, Saudi Arabia, to Woman’s Rights Commission — Seriously read

Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Breaking Up the Big Wall Street Banks Is Back in the Headlines read

Engelhardt, The Chameleon Presidency read

Marc Parry, Reframing ‘Black Lives Matter’ read

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Patricia Posner, “WOW, Auschwitz Had a Pharmacist?!” read

The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women read

Science for the People (new site) read

The Renaissance of Intellectual Racism read

Yves Smith, Democrat Disunity: Hypocritical Media Attacks on Sanders read

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W.J. Astore, Spin It to Win It: The High Cost of Trump’s Military “Strategy read

Vijay Prashad, America Commits Acts of Terrorism—Why Is That So Hard to Understand? read

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Gleb Tsipursky, Preserving Our Democracy on Valentine’s Day read

Brad Evans and Richard J. Bernstein, The Intellectual Life of Violence read

Charles M. Blow, A Lie by Any Other Name read

New Barna study in partnership with Pepperdine University offers revealing look at lives of American pastors read

Richard Moore, There is a moral argument for keeping great apes in zoos read

wjastore, “We’re a nation at war” read

David Lindorff, Mapping the War Machine read

John G. Rodwan, Sir Salman’s Day read

David Ferguson, Creationist Ken Ham: Dinosaurs fought gladiator battles against humans and giants read

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, Republicans Need to Have That Nixon Conversation With Trump — Now read

Drake Baer, Rich People Literally See the World Differently read

Tweet Email, U.S. Imperial War Personified read

Tweet Email, Trump’s One-State Option read

Thony Christie, Galileo’s reputation is more hyperbole than truth read

Brian Tashman, Pat Robertson: People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God read

Martin E. Marty, Benedict, Not Benedictine read

Jessilyn Justice, Does Beyoncé’s Grammy Performance Harken Back to Pagan Babylon, Other Occult Symbolism? read

WEB Du Bois: Retracing His Attempt to Challenge Racism With Data read

Italo Colantone, Globalisation and Economic Nationalism read

Julia Angwin & Jeff Larson, Racial Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable read

Amir Tibon, Former US Ambassadors Urge Senate Not to Confirm Friedman as Trump’s Israel Envoy read

Sally Goerner, Why Extreme Inequality Causes Economic Collapse read

Ronald Hall, Who counts as black? read

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Nick Cohen, Posturing behind “the people” read

Rebecca Foust, GREED, Exercising Noblesse Oblige read

Pew, Trump’s ‘One-State’ Remarks Embolden Rightwing Zionists – Jewish and Christian read

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Andrew Cockburn [Letter from Washington] : Texas is the Future, by Andrew Cockburn : Harper’s Magazine read

Mary Cuddehe, [Report] : A Matter of Life, by Mary Cuddehe : Harper’s Magazine read

Sy Montgomery, Pass the Fava Beans: A New Book on Cannibalism Says It’s Not as Rare as We Once Thought read

Franklin Foer, Apocalypse Now: What’s Behind the Volatile Mood of Today’s American — and European — Voters read

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Jeremy Grantham, ‘Twas Capitalism That Killed Capitalism read

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secularism.org.uk Pupils should have the same entitlement to religion and belief education – NSS tells RE Commission read

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Jitu Brown: How to Build a National Movement to Secure Quality Education for All Children read

Sam Harris, We’re All Cucks Now A Conversation with David Frum watch

David Edwards, Mike Pence embarrassingly tells EU: Trump attacks media ‘when they play fast and loose with facts’ read

John Oliver Unloads on ‘Damaged’ Trump for Inventing a Terrorist Attack in Sweden read

James A. Kidney, Why Did SEC Acting Chair Take an Ax to Enforcement Unit’s Subpoena Power? read

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Billy J. Stratton, The Controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline Is a Twenty-First Century Replay of Manifest Destiny read

wjastore, Making America Divided Again read

Matt Agorist, US Admits Using Radioactive Weapons in Syria that Left Thousands of Iraqi Babies Deformed read

Max Bearak, An ISIS attack in Pakistan strikes at the beating heart of Sufism read

Paul Craig Roberts, The Trump Presidency : RIP : Information Clearing House read

Ramzy Baroud Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying read

German Intel Clears Russia on Interference read

David Breeden, Building Walls, Banning the Human read

Andrew Korybko, Flynn’s Out: Is ‘The New Détente’ Really Dead – Or Can Russia Still Benefit? read

Eric Zuesse – Archive read

Panama Papers investigation wins Polk Award read

Information Clearing House, torture read

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Glenn Greenwald, The Leakers Who Exposed Gen. Flynn’s Lie Committed Serious — and Wholly Justified — Felonies read

Eric H Cline, The Masada mystery read

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Igor Bobic, How CPAC Helped Launch Donald Trump’s Political Career read

Michael Hudson: Why Failing to Solve Personal Debt and Polarization Will Usher in a New Dark Age read

splcenter.org, Breitbart Under Bannon: Breitbart’s Comment Section Reflects Alt-Right, Anti-Semitic Language read

Strategic Thinking and Organizing Resistance read

The Bitter Battle for Mosul read

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Abayomi Azikiwe, The US Space Program and the Cold War, Historic Role of African American Women read

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Levaughn Duran, Analyzing the Emerging World Order: The Future of Globalism read

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Regis Tremblay, Helen Caldicott, Ray McGovern, David Vine, Chris Hedges, and Colonel Ann Wright—The Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction! Thirty Seconds to Midnight (1h 38m) watch

Pam Martens and Russ Martens, SEC Nominee Has Represented 8 of the 10 Largest Wall Street Banks in Past Three Years read

dianeravitch, “America First?” Trump Continues Expanding His Business Empire Overseas and Cashing in on Presidency read

Kal Raustiala, An Internet Whole and Free read

Holly Harris, The Prisoner Dilemma read

Jacob Stokes, Russia and China’s Enduring Alliance read

Josh Jones, Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America: An Animated Introduction to the Most Insightful Study of American Democracy (7m) watch

Craig Malisow, Unorthodox Doc Stanislaw Burzynski Faces $360,000 Fine and Probation read

Phil Zuckerman, The Immorality Of Evangelical Christians In The Age Of Trump read

Pew, Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups read

Tom Boggioni, ‘You live in a fact free world’: Robert Reich slams ex-sheriff for exaggerating immigrant crimes read

Unaccountable Things read

Alexandra Rosenmann, Sean Spicer Snaps After Anne Frank Center Rips Trump read

Alex Kotch, Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Championed Big Tobacco’s Alarming Lies read

rt.com, ‘Democrats & neocon warmongers formed unholy alliance against Trump’ read

Les Leopold, The Constitutional Apocalypse read

Alex Pfeiffer and Reporter, Former NSA Analyst Claims Intel Community Will Go ‘Nuclear’ Against Trump read

Mark Zuckerberg issues manifesto on the future of Facebook that rests on insights of Israeli historian Yuval Harari read

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Veteran Congressman Still Pushing for Reparations in a Divided America read

David Foglesong, The Damage Intelligence Leakers Can Do read

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Marc Levinson, End of a golden age (1973, end of economic growth) read

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal read

Patricia Miller, From “Jane Roe” to “Roe No More”: Norma McCorvey’s Long Strange Trip Through the Politics of Abortion read

PETER BAKER And ERIC SCHMITT, 3 Generals Bound by Iraq Will Guide Trump on Security read

Casey Coates DansonSCOTT PRUITT MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THE CLEAN POWER PLAN IS GOING AWAY, read

Casey Coates Danson, GLOBAL ARMS TRADE HITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE END OF COLD WAR
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Steven W Thrasher, The left needs to take a leaf out of Jesus’ book – and get angry read

Child’s Play: Team Trump Rewrites a Department of Energy Website for Kids read

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Justin Miller, Kentucky’s Attack on Unions Provides a Glimpse into the GOP’s Impending War on Workers read

Craig Murray, Why Has Israeli Spy Shai Masot Not Been Expelled? read

Ian Cobain and Ewen MacAskill, Israeli Diplomat Caught on Camera Plotting to ‘Take Down’ UK MPs read

Robert David Steele (former CIA spy) read

GLENN GREENWALD: DEMOCRATS EAGER TO BLAME ‘EVERYBODY BUT THEMSELVES’ FOR COLLAPSE OF THEIR PARTY (with Amy Goodman) read

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Tweet Email, Hillary Clinton and the Installation of Authoritarian Right-Wing Regimes in the Americas read

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Christopher Hass, Muckraking and Troublemaking: 40 Years of In These Times read

Leon Fink, Why We Need a New Left Internationalism read

Paul Craig Roberts, Murdering the Innocent in Order to Support the Lie “Any US citizen that believes the falsified case of the Boston Marathon bombing is a dangerous and direct threat to American civil liberty and to the lives of millions of people on planet Earth.” read

Greg Bacon, US House Shamelessly Grovels to Israel… AGAIN read

Peter Koenig, “Mind Manipulations” to Influence Election Results read

Patrick Martin, Congress Grovels Before the CIA as it Escalates “Russian Hacking” Hysteria read

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teleSUR, Docs Show US Wanted to Rig Election in Ecuador to Prevent Left-Wing Victory read

Paul Craig Roberts, A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes read

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Valley of the dolts read

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Anneta Konstantinides, Former Icelandic minister claims US sent ‘planeload of FBI agents to frame Julian Assange’ during mission to the country in 2011 read

Paul Buchheit, How Capitalism Kills… And May Be Getting Deadlier read

Spencer Dew, Spencer Dew on “Pizzagate as Epistemological Panic” read

Michel Chossudovsky, Constitutional Crisis, Movement to Undermine President-elect Donald Trump’s Accession to the White House? read

Michel Chossudovsky U.S. Foreign Policy and the Electoral College Vote. Towards a December 19 Surprise? read

Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Still Unprosecuted for its Frauds in the Crash, Goldman Sachs to Be the Financial Brains of the Trump Era read

Information Clearing House, CIA deceptions read

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