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The AT&T/Time Warner Merger - Time To Worry?

Give Donald Trump some credit: he might be a bigoted crypto-fascist who's taken the Republican Party to the right of Attila the Hun - but every once in a while he's 100 percent correct.

Case in point: his take on AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

First Commercial Farm Without Soil Or Fresh Water

It's Monday - let's get geeky on indoor farming!

Sundrop Farms in the South Australian desert has become the first farm to produce crops without fresh water, soil, or unnecessary energy from the grid.

Income Inequality Has Gone Up

The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, recently wrote in the Washington Post that "Last year saw the largest single-year reduction in poverty since the 1960s."

Trump Discredits The Election Process

President Obama is absolutely disgusted with Donald Trump's talk about a rigged election.

He made that very clear this week during a press conference at the White House - in which he called Trump's conspiracy theories about voter fraud "unprecedented".

Who's Rigging The Election?

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in nearly every poll following Trump's weeklong meltdown as at least nine women came forward to publicly accuse Trump of sexual harassment.

And like a bad card player, Trump is certain that the real reason he's losing is because everyone else is cheating.

The Death of Trees

It's autumn here in the nation's capital, and that means that in a normal year, trees would be bursting with color, the air would turn crisp, and harvest apples and seasonal apple products would fill store shelves.

The Danger With Trump's "Election Rigging" Talk

Even if he doesn't win, Donald Trump has still done untold damage to our country.

His sexist rhetoric, xenophobic appeals to white nationalists, and all-out embrace of the far-right fringe have mainstreamed a kind of hateful politics that will take a long time to get rid of.

Lead Poisoning Drug Price Skyrockets

It's the same story with a different drug.

Just a few weeks after Mylan NV faced public outrcy about the skyrocketing price of EpiPens, another pharmaceutical company - Valeant - is under fire for the price of something known as Calcium EDTA.

Personhood For Nature?



The company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline resumed digging trenches and laying pipe again in North Dakota on Tuesday, triggering a new phase in the fight to stop the pipeline project from going forward.

Our Giant Experiment with “Greed is Good” Has Failed

Another day, another example of the disastrous effect Reaganomics has had on our country's business culture.

Ever since his bank was fined $185 million for illegally opening millions of accounts in its customers' names to help boost profits, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has insisted that he only discovered what was going on in 2013.

The Billionaires' Vision For America is Very Different From Our Founders'

The billionaire class in America sees the world very differently from our Founding Fathers.

In fact, they're actually working to dismantle the very government that our Founders established.

And the perfect example of this is an on-going fight in Tennessee, led by Republican Governor Bill Haslam.

White Men Don't Want Trump To Go After White Women

Ever since the Washington Post published a video that shows Donald Trump talking about using his wealth and power to sexually assault women, Republicans have been ditching the Trump Train in droves.

Why Are Police Raiding Voter Registration?

State police raiding the offices of a major voter registration group under suspicious premises and taking thousands of documents... it sounds like the kind of thing you'd expect in a tinpot dictatorship - but it's exactly what happened this week in Indiana.

Now, Every Storm is a Climate Change Storm

Florida Governor Rick Scott has been busy warning millions of people for days now to evacuate their homes, with good reason.

But what he won't say, and he won't let any state employee say, is that the sheer power of this storm is directly related to climate change and the effects of a warming planet.

And to put it simply, now, every storm is a climate change storm.

Here's What's Crazy About Obamacare

Bill Clinton has done it again -- or has he?

Barely a month has gone by this election cycle without the former president and so-called "Explainer-in-Chief" running his mouth and causing a headache for his wife's presidential campaign.

Trump Is Using Racist White People To Make The Rich Richer

There is this whole mythology that Donald Trump came to power because 53% of white women voted for him, because 66% of white working men who didn't have a college degree voted for him.

That may be, but those are not his constituents. Those are his suckers. Those are his rubes.

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