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Can Democracy Survive Trump's Lies?

How can democracy survive when the President endlessly lies while attacking anyone who pursues the truth?

Last week the media got hold of a transcript of Donald Trump's phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Why Are We Looking for A New Oligarch To Run America?

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has reportedly empanelled a Grand Jury in the Trump Russia investigation.

If this is the kind of scandal we get with an oligarch in the White House, why would anyone want another plutocrat -- like Mark Zuckerberg -- to take his place?

Silicon Valley has given us the personal computer, the iPhone, and the gig economy.

Undemocratic Collusion Between the White House and the Country's Most Powerful Oligarchs

Bloomberg is reporting that the Koch Brothers are now running PR for the Trump administration's plan to cut billionaires' taxes.

Is Impeachment Finally On The Table?

As Donald Trump moves to cut his ties with the institutional Republican Party - is impeachment finally on the table?

We might finally have reached the point in Donald Trump's presidency where impeachment is more than just a liberal pipe dream - and a real life possibility.

A Reality Show Presidency?

From the backstabbing to the petty drama, the Trump presidency is starting to feel an awful lot like a reality show.

Was that the plan all along?

The Republican Quest To Repeal Obamacare Is Dead. Is The Republican Party A Serious Political Party?

Thanks to an outpouring of activism and some last minute defections, the 7 year long Republican quest to repeal Obamacare is dead - maybe even for good.

And with it should die the idea that the modern Republican Party was ever a serious political party.

Are Republicans even capable at this point of governing the country?

The Past 5 GOP Presidents Have Used Fraud and Treason to Steer Themselves to Electoral Victory

People are wondering out loud about the parallels between today's Republican Party and organized crime, and whether "Teflon Don" Trump will remain unscathed through his many scandals, ranging from interactions with foreign oligarchs to killin

The Real Reason Trump Banned Transgender People

The campaign version of Donald Trump said he would "fight for the LGBT community".

He even said he would fight harder for them than Hillary Clinton!

The "Better Deal" Platform

Democrats like Chuck Schumer say they're serious about putting the interests of working people first.

They say their new Better Deal Agenda puts the interests of working Americans first.

But are they doing enough to help out America's labor unions?

ALEC's Scary Plan for Elections

Right-wing oligarchs like the Koch Brothers don't just want to roll back a few regulations - they apparently want to repeal our democracy, too.

Republicans like to wrap themselves in slogans about liberty and freedom, but the truth is that deep down they hate our democracy - and now we have the proof.

Al Gore called for Single Payer - Where was the Media?

Al Gore - a former Senator, Vice President, and popular vote winner of the 2000 presidential election - said last week that it's time for single-payer healthcare.

So why did the media ignore him?

Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is

Donald Trump has the power to force anywhere from 22 to 32 million American men, women, and children to lose their health insurance.

There's just one problem: he doesn't seem to understand what health insurance actually is.

Is the Republican Party Fit to Govern?

Repeal and replace is dead.

Long live repeal and replace!

Whatever the fate of the Senate GOP's so-called healthcare bill, this chaotic week of Obamacare repeal makes one thing very, very clear: the Republican Party is simply not to fit to govern.

Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?

The past six months have barely seemed real - but the election of Donald Trump was no fluke.

It was the direct result of a Republican effort to rig our election system.

Donald Trump is an historically unpopular president.

A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude Has Already Penetrated Deep into the American Heartland

Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative corporatists want to make sure that labor never, ever again has the power to tell big business how to treat them.

The "Catastrophic" Climate Change Probability You'll Want To Know


As Donald Trump sends mixed messages about whether the U.S. will actually withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have come to a shocking conclusion about climate change.

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