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  • 27 Women Who Have Accused Donald Trump of Sexual Misconduct March 17, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1089970'; Click here for reuse options! From sexual harassment to rape, the accusations are more numerous than you think. “Nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump!” the president claimed on Twitter in early 2016, after several news organizations published accounts that he had harassed and belittled women […]
    Liz Posner, AlterNet
  • New Book Unmasks Hidden History of How U.S. Corporations Gained Legal Personhood and Civil Rights March 17, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1089971'; Click here for reuse options! Corporations have fought a long battle to win rights once granted only to individuals. American corporate power has never been stronger. It’s not just the Trump administration’s crusade to gut government regulation; the federal courts have increasingly been granting corporations liberty rights […]
    Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
  • 'Like He Didn't Exist': Texas Paper Edits Grieving Gay Son out of Mom's Obituary March 17, 2018
    Newspaper publisher claims he can't publish anything "contrary to God's Word." A local newspaper in Texas removed references to a gay couple in one of the men's mother’s obituary, citing "religious and ethical reasons," Fox News 4 reports.Barry Giles and John Gambill, who have been married for 31 years, say the Olto, Texas, paper scrubbed references to Gambill […]
    Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story
  • The VA Is the Closest Thing We Have to Single Payer—Now Trump Wants to Privatize It March 17, 2018
    The VA has problems, but more "vouchers to veterans" won't help. Aaron Hughes, who was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in 2003 and 2004, now has a serious, very rare lung condition. But he told In These Times he gets “really outstanding care” at the nearby Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. “The doctors are at the top […]
    Bryce Covert, In These Times
  • Republicans Prioritize Airline Employees' Poor Judgment With Pets Over Young People Dying From Gun Violence March 17, 2018
    Congress says WOOFF on guns. On a day when American students and their supporters marched to demand stricter gun laws and to memorialize 17 people brutally killed at a Florida high school, the news broke that Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana intended to file an animal protection bill. The move came about 48 hours […]
    Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect
  • The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership March 17, 2018
    Many people of color are faced with uneasy support for a civil right that began as a way to oppress them. Siwatu-Salama Ra, 26, will likely spend the next two years in a Michigan prison. In early February, a Wayne County jury found the six-months pregnant Black mother of a toddler guilty of felonious assault […]
    Zenobia Jeffries, YES! Magazine
  • Stunning Critics, Oklahoma Turns to 'Experimental' Use of Nitrogen Gas to Kill People March 17, 2018
    The American Veterinary Medical Association has deemed the use of nitrogen gas as unacceptable for euthanizing animals. Anti-capital punishment advocates on Thursday condemned an announcement by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter this week that the state would begin using nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates, after being unable to secure lethal injection drugs. Just reading […]
    Julia Conley, Common Dreams
  • Bush Is Gone, but the Neocons Are Back March 17, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1089908'; Click here for reuse options! Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signals a coming confrontation with Iran. Once upon a time there were hopes that Donald Trump as president might pursue a different kind of American foreign policy; call it non-interventionist, or isolationist, or transactional.He certainly broke with […]
    Jefferson Morley, AlterNet
  • New Report on CIA Nominee Gina Haspel May Rescue Her: But It Shouldn't March 17, 2018
    It seems Haspel did not oversee the torture of Abu Zubaydah. She’s still implicated in the CIA’s Bush-era crimes. On Thursday evening ProPublica issued an important correction concerning Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel, the woman Donald Trump has nominated to head the agency if and when current Director Mike Pompeo is confirmed as the new […]
    Heather Digby Parton, Salon
  • Why Can't We Talk About the T-Word with Trump's CIA Pick? March 16, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1089884'; Click here for reuse options! How torture became unspeakable yet defensible in Washington. The key to defending the practice of torture is never to use the word.When the Bush administration wanted to torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, it adopted "enhanced interrogation techniques." When President Obama decided not […]
    Jefferson Morley, AlterNet