Democrats should commit to an all-women ticket in 2020

Kamala Harris (Credit: AP/Damian Dovarganes) The Democratic Party should embrace an all-female ticket and a platform centered around health care, income equality, diplomacy, humility and human rights—right now. Should the best man win? That is not the right question. Are there women in the Democratic Party who can do a better job than Donald Trump?… Read More

Will Puerto Ricans return home after Hurricane María?

The remnants of a destroyed home stand more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island on October 6, 2017. (Credit: Getty/Mario Tama) Even before this year’s devastating hurricane season, the team of demographers I work with at Penn State and the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics had predicted that the population of Puerto… Read More

Late Night Music Club With Mary Chapin Carpenter

[Please note: Our remembrance of David Cassidy is here.] Happy Thanksgiving Week. Everyone travel safely…. What are you listening to this evening? What are some good songs to listen to while traveling to “grandma’s house”? Full Story Here Crooks and Liars November 21, 2017 9:18 pm Support Us

LNMC Remembers David Cassidy

NBC News: David Cassidy, the teen idol who soared to fame as the embodiment of 1970s youth in his role on “The Partridge Family,” has died. He was 67 years old. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our… Read More

Fake news website YourNewsWire deletes bogus story about Keanu Reeves

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Prominent fake news website YourNewsWire deleted a fabricated story headlined “Keanu Reeves: Hollywood Elites Use ‘Blood Of Babies’ To Get High” after the site was called out for its lie on Twitter — but not before the post was widely circulated on verified Facebook pages, converted into a monetized YouTube… Read More

I’m learning how to grieve like a Gen-Xer

(Credit: Getty/PeopleImages) “Do you think you’re feeling survivor’s guilt?” my therapist asked a few days ago. “Of course I am,” I’d said. I’ve known a lot of death. And as any of us who somehow managed to stay alive knows — the aftermath is complicated. It’s more than the constant reminders of how unfair life is.… Read More

After a psychotic break, what’s the new normal?

Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love by Zack McDermott (Credit: Little, Brown and Company/KevinCarlin) To most of the world, Zack McDermott was a dedicated, 26-year-old Brooklyn public defender. But to Zack, he was the star of a “Truman Show” reality show, engaging in antics with the actors around him… Read More

Hey Tom Steyer, You Won’t Impeach Trump Without A Democratic House

Tom Steyer is throwing good money after bad: Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor, said he’s heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling… Read More

Right Wing Bonus Tracks: God Will Vindicate Roy Moore

Scott Lively says that “Judge Roy Moore is the victim of a witch hunt the likes of which we haven’t seen since Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.” Joy Overbeck doesn’t believe the allegations against Moore and says that “if Moore did this unsavory thing, for which there is no actual proof, only he said/she said,… Read More

Right Wing Round-Up: Trump Stands With Roy Moore

Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Australians Vote Overwhelmingly For Marriage Equality; and More in Global LGBT Recap. Zack Ford @ Think Progress: Trump stands by endorsement of Roy Moore, suggests women are lying. Joe Jervis: Perkins: There Will Be No Statement On Wes Goodman. Justin Baragona @ Mediaite: Conservative Radio Host Mark Levin to Host… Read More

Trump Wants Accused Child Molester For His Tax Plan Vote

To those liberals who say Al Franken should resign for alleged butt grabbing, let’s take it down to the basics. We are fighting people who are willing to circle the wagons and support a child molester to get enough votes to pass their horrendous tax-theft bill. Under those circumstances, it’s a positive good to keep… Read More

4 ways right-wing media are shilling for tax reform (and why they’re wrong)

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters House and Senate advance bills to reform the tax code NY Times: House and Senate Republicans advance proposals for a “sweeping tax overhaul.” Republicans in the House of Representatives on November 16 voted to pass “the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades,” according to The New York Times. The… Read More

Doug Jones’ New Ad Uses Ivanka Trump’s Words

Ivanka Trump’s recent quote that there’s “A special place in hell for people who prey on children” is used effectively in a new Doug Jones ad. Her father though would seem to disagree, as he’s just endorsed Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Or perhaps he just thinks Alabama is also a special place and that… Read More

Trump all but endorses Roy Moore: “We don’t need a liberal person in there”

(Credit: Getty/Win McNamee) Before President Donald Trump boarded Air For One on his way to Mar-a-Lago for his Thanksgiving break, he spoke with reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, and essentially endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after avoiding a discussion about him for weeks. The president said that the country doesn’t need “a… Read More

How CBS and PBS have reported on Charlie Rose’s sexual misconduct

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters CBS and PBS are the latest news outlets to cover reported incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct by one of their own employees — and so far both networks are taking measures to send the right messages to staff and viewers. On November 20, Irin Carmon and Amy Brittain detailed… Read More

Even Andrea Mitchell Admits: GOP Is Lying About Tax Scam

It’s getting really bad for the Republican Party when even Andrea Mitchell has to call you liars on the air. On “Morning Joe” this morning they discussed the GOP Tax Scam, and no one on the panel thought its passage was going to do the Republican Party any political favors. Even Mrs. Greenspan. Former Ted… Read More

Will the Prison Rape Epidemic Ever Have Its Weinstein Moment?

Just one month after the open secret of Harvey Weinstein’s predation was exposed, the “Weinstein effect” has become a well-established piece of the media vernacular. The idea of a “Weinstein effect” is in part predicated on the idea that Weinstein’s overdue dethroning presents us with a replicable blueprint for challenging abusers and harassers in positions… Read More

Chilling New Report Cites Greater Death Toll in Allende Massacre

by Ginger Thompson A disturbing report released today by researchers at the prestigious Colegio de Mexico provides new details about a 2011 massacre in Allende, a quiet Mexican ranching town less than an hour’s drive from the United States, and suggests that many more people were killed in the incident than estimated by Mexican authorities.… Read More

Rex Tillerson has been accused of violating a federal law involving child soldiers

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is being accused of violating a federal law meant to curtail the foreign use of child soldiers. Roughly a dozen State Department officials wrote a confidential “dissent” memo in July that called out Tillerson for allegedly breaching the Child Soldiers Prevention Act,… Read More

This Alex Jones parody is so good, Infowars is having a fit over it

Alex Jones on “Infowars” (Credit: YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel) Honestly, it’s pretty easy to parody Alex Jones. The gravel-voiced, vein-popping, conspiracy-theorist leader of his own mini media empire and health-supplement sales platform is so impossibly over the top that he lends himself to it. So hyperbolically buffoonish is the host that you sometimes have wonder if his whole… Read More

‘Ex-Gay’ Activists Warn Kids Now Think ‘You Get Things For Being Gay’

This past weekend, Robert Oscar Lopez, who now runs the Texas chapter of the anti-LGBTQ group MassResistance, helped to organize a “Teens4Truth” conference in Dallas aimed at confronting teens and their parents with the “truth” about LGBTQ identities. As Media Matters noted, the conference began with an “amazing interpretive rainbow flag dance.” That dance was… Read More

The great recession is the noose that hangs around millennials’ necks

(Credit: AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger) A new survey underscores how, though the Great Recession may officially be over, its lingering effects continue to devastate millennials. Roughly one out of five American adults (2o percent) between the ages of 26 and 34 are living with parents or other family members, according to a study by the real… Read More

At Mass Resistance Event, Speaker Warns Gay Men Are ‘Preying On Young Teens’ Via Gay-Straight Alliances

Last week, the Texas chapter of the vehement anti-LGBTQ group MassResistance held a “Teens4Truth” conference in Dallas, aimed at teaching teenagers and their parents topics such as “how to counter LGBT issues in your schools” and “how LGBT activists are influencing your children.” In one panel discussion, activists Jennifer Delgado, Sharon Armke and Caryl Ayala warned… Read More

Rush Limbaugh: Charlie Rose’s co-hosts may have known about — and hid — his sexual misconduct

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Today on the CBS early morning show, whatever they call it — Today show competitor — you had Gayle King on. We’ve got audio coming up. You had Gayle King on there and Norah O’Donnell [pretends to cry] and they’re crying and they’re wringing their hands. It’s all so terrible. Oh my god. [end mock crying] And they’re apologizing to everybody. You telling… Read More

Robert Maginnis: Hillary Clinton Is A Luciferian Psychopath

During a recent appearance on “The Sharpening Report,” Religious Right activist Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis said that it seems obvious to him that Hillary Clinton is a demonically-influenced psychopath. Repeating his assertion that the “deep state” is controlled by demonic forces, Maginnis declared that people like Clinton “tend to be Luciferian, and what I mean… Read More

Flip Benham Actually Defends Pedophilia To Excuse Roy Moore

Anti-LGBT and abortion activist Flip Benham came up with the most sickening excuses for Moore’s sexual desires for underage girls on an Alabama radio program on Monday. Benham is an Evangelical Christian minister from North Carolina who is part of Operation Rescue and Operation Save America. All I can say is keep your underage daughters… Read More

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

by Julia Angwin, Ariana Tobin and Madeleine Varner In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or credit. But our tests showed a significant lapse in the company’s monitoring of the rental market. Last week, ProPublica bought dozens of rental housing ads on Facebook,… Read More

Peter LaBarbera: Religious Conservatives Should Work On Reversing Marriage Equality

Americans for Truth About Homosexuality’s Peter LaBarbera told Religious Right radio host Janet Mefferd that Religious Right activists need to “think more like” LGBTQ activists and work on reversing marriage equality. Last week, on Mefferd’s radio program, LaBarbera and Mefferd discussed whether the LGBTQ community’s demands for marriage equality were anything more than “a ruse… Read More

Trump administration ends temporary protection status for 60,000 Haitians

(Credit: AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) The Trump administration announced Monday the end of a program that allowed nearly 60,000 Haitians provisional legal residency in the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake devastated their country. Those tens of thousands of Haitians, who have been protected by their temporary protected status, must leave by July 2019 or face deportation. The Department of Homeland… Read More

CBS fires Charlie Rose following sexual abuse allegations

Charlie Rose (Credit: AP/Star Max) CBS has fired Charlie Rose less than 24 hours after the Washington Post published an exposé detailing an alleged pattern of sexual harassment and assault going back to at least the 1990s. Rose, 75, was an anchor of the network’s flagship news program, “CBS This Morning” as well as a contributor to… Read More

Trump’s tweets are helping the RNC reel in millions in small donations

Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016. (Credit: Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich) While most of the country groans and frets over the early morning weekend tweets from President Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee’s wallet has only grown fatter, as the GOP continues to reel in money from the president’s loyal base. Despite… Read More

Mika praises Charlie’s tool!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 But here’s what the Post report says: The Washington Post’s report about Charlie Rose is a report for the ages. We’ll be perfectly honest. As of perhaps six months ago, we didn’t know that anyone ever behaved like this. As it turns out, it now seems that everyone does! We regard… Read More

Pro-Roy Moore pastor: “More women are sexual predators than men”

Roy Moore (Credit: Getty/Drew Angerer) Despite the litany of sexual-abuse accusations against Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore, a considerable number of local Evangelical Christian pastors and congregants continue to champion the hard-right, values voter-courting former judge. Indeed, as AL.com reports, no less than 50 such pastors have signed a letter in support of Moore, with some… Read More

Adopting the Pecksniffian pose!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 Easy to stampede: But first, a question: Who the heck writes the headlines in the New York Times? We refer to the following headline, concerning the tax proposal which is currently getting buried by all the excitement concerning Roy Moore: “Senate Plan Could Increase Taxes on Some Middle-Class Workers” The Senate… Read More

PEEPING TOMS WITHOUT END, AMEN: Gennifer Flowers’ "accusation!"

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 Part 2—Alter’s vicious response: Just a guess: With this morning’s report about Charlie Rose, the revival meeting-inflected chase after Bill Clinton is probably mostly over. The children may blow with the breeze. In this morning’s New York Times, Michelle Goldberg has already flipped about the need for Al Franken to resign.… Read More

Brian Kilmeade gets everything wrong about undocumented immigrants

In an error-filled interview with Republican California gubernatorial candidate John Cox, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade falsely claimed that undocumented immigrants in California are reaping benefits provided by the state without paying taxes and suggested that undocumented immigrants are reported to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) only if they are “MS-13 or a… Read More

Whitefish Energy is refusing to continue its work in Puerto Rico

(Credit: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) Whitefish Energy, the small Montana energy firm that was awarded a controversial $300 million contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s damaged infrastructure, is throwing the corporate equivalent of a temper tantrum. The company had decided to stop its work on Puerto Rico’s electricity grid and other necessary infrastructure projects 10 days earlier than… Read More

Fox’s Jeanine Pirro Caught Speeding 119 MPH In 65 MPH Zone

Fox News host and former judge Jeanine Pirro was driving so fast when she was stopped by New York State police yesterday, that her license could be suspended. But she claimed she didn’t realize how fast she was going. According to The Daily News, Pirro was stopped by police in Nichols, N.Y. yesterday after she… Read More

Flip Benham: Roy Moore Pursued Teenagers Because All The Other Women Were Married

Extremist anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ activist Flip Benham was among the Religious Right activists who gathered in Alabama last week to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore amid multiple reports that Moore had pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Yesterday, Benham was interviewed by Alabama radio hosts Matt Murphy and Andrea… Read More

Doug Jones’ latest campaign ad blasts Roy Moore using Republican quotes

Roy Moore (Credit: AP/Hal Yeager) A new commercial by Doug Jones, Roy Moore’s Democratic opponent, highlights prominent Republican voices who have condemned the embattled Senate candidate. Jones’ advertisement included a quote by Ivanka Trump saying, “There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children.” It also included her saying, “I have no reason… Read More

Study: How Sean Hannity is trying to discredit Mueller and the Russia probe

Fox News’ Sean Hannity has used his prime-time TV show as a platform to try to discredit both the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the special counsel, Robert Mueller, leading the investigation. For months, Hannity and his guests have called for Mueller to resign and brought up bogus “conflicts of interest”… Read More

Morning news shows ignored report that Trump’s FCC plans to roll back net neutrality

Dayanita Ramesh / Media Matters Cable and broadcast morning shows virtually ignored reports that the Republican-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, is expected to reveal his plan to gut net neutrality regulations this week. According to the internet advocacy organization Free Press, net neutrality is “the basic principle that prohibits internet… Read More

Roy Moore’s preposterous threat against an Alabama news publisher backfires spectacularly

Roy Moore (Credit: Getty/Scott Olson) Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of sexually assaulting minors, sent a cease-and-desist to Alabama Media Group (AMG) over AL.com’s allegedly defamatory coverage of him. AL.com, which endorsed Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones, was ready with a blistering response: “AL.com hereby rejects your demand.” A lawyer for AMG… Read More

Say Goodbye to Net Neutrality. Say Hello to the FCC’s Trickle-Down Experiment

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai before speaking at an internet regulation event at the Newseum April 26, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Eric Thayer / Getty Images) Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission’s Trump-appointed chairman, is preparing to gut the agency’s net neutrality rules. The move is part of an aggressive agenda based on… Read More

US Military No Longer Cool With Narcotics Labs in Afghanistan, Bombs Them

An Afghan policeman decorates himself with opium plants as they destroy the crop, on a farm on March 14, 2013, in Babaji village-Helmand Province, south east Afghanistan. (Photo: Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) The US Commander in Afghanistan announced several airstrikes on Sunday against opium production facilities, marking a shift in the Pentagon’s approach toward the… Read More

We Saw Puerto Rico’s Struggle to Survive

The current political climate is hostile to real accountability. Help us keep lawmakers and corporations in check — support the independent journalism at Truthout today! Almost two months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island is adjusting to a new reality. As one activist we met put it, Hurricane Maria ripped the leaves off… Read More

Instagram’s political propaganda spread to millions of users

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (Credit: AP) Maybe you saw it, too. On Thursday, I read a post from Facebook executives touting their determination to reel in the propaganda monster their platform had enabled in 2016’s election. “We are committed to protecting legitimate political discussion within our community,” Facebook said, citing its “action plan against foreign… Read More

Net neutrality is on the FCC’s chopping block

(Credit: Getty/Alex Wong) President Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission is going to try to eliminate net neutrality next month. On Tuesday FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will announce his specific plans for completely repealing the net neutrality regulations established by President Barack Obama, according to Politico. The FCC will vote on whether or not to adopt the… Read More

A rare moment of bipartisan unity: Can Congress check Trump’s war powers?

Bob Corker; Donald Trump; Ben Cardin (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) President Trump has been back from his embarrassing Asian trip for a week now. He is still embarrassing the nation by declaring that he should have left some American college athletes in jail in China because one of their fathers failed to show him proper personal fealty:… Read More

Mike’s Blog Round Up

Joe.My.God.: Apparently, Roy Moore’s evangelical supporters believe his alleged victims should turn the other cheek. They need to be more specific. Feministing: “Algorithmic justice” is now a thing—and not a moment too soon. Equitable Growth: Republicans are using their tax plan to build a perpetual wealth machine for the richest families in America. Brad Delong:… Read More

Hannity Flips Out At CNN Over Report On Advertisers Boycotting Him

Fox News host Sean Hannity lashed out on Sunday after CNN host Brian Stelter accused him of being obsessed with Hillary Clinton so he did not have to talk about the daily scandals coming out of President Donald Trump’s White House. During a segment on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Stelter suggested that the the Fox News… Read More

CBS’ coverage of Charlie Rose is how allegations should be covered

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Charlie Rose participates in the “CBS This Morning” panel at the CBS 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. The CBS News morning host said that he’s undergoing heart surgery to replace a heart valve that was installed in 2005. The newsman’s surgery is scheduled for… Read More

Administration Is Hiding Plans To Privatize Some VA Health Services

They are trying to blow up every single piece of government that benefits ordinary people. Veterans, call your representatives! As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon’s, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten… Read More

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet News Applications Developer David Eads

by Andrea Salcedo David Eads, who came to ProPublica Illinois from National Public Radio, believes reporters should focus on stories that people are purposefully overlooking because if there’s one thing journalism has taught him, it’s “to find and examine regimes of not knowing.” In the seventh of a series of Q&As with ProPublica Illinois staffers,… Read More

Trump’s wall will earn Wall Street the big bucks: report

(Credit: Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP) The border wall with Mexico, Donald Trump’s proposed monument to nativism and bigotry is, according to an October story from NBC News, at least 10 months away from “meaningful construction.” It currently has no funding from Congress nor from Mexico, contrary to reports from Trump’s fever dreams. This… Read More

C&L’s Late Nite Music Club With The Kinks

I work a full time 40 hour a week day job. I have a side job which is being the station manager of a 180 watt radio station owned by a small college. Last week I was called into a meeting at the college where I was informed that effective immediately the staff of live… Read More

Sorry, Joy Ann Reid, There Is No ‘Peak Hypocrisy’ In GOP

[The fact that the video above is a “Ron Paul for President” ad makes it art.] Sorry, Ms. Reid. The we hit peak hypocrisy around the time the Newt Gingrich was thundering our pious jeremiads and leading torch-wielding mobs of wingnuts against Bill “History’s Greatest Monster” Clinton by day… read more Full Story Here Crooks… Read More

Sen. Tim Scott: Roy Moore Should ‘Find Something Else To Do’

On Fox News Sunday, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott told Roy Moore to get out of the race and let another conservative replace him. Sunday morning, FNS host Chris Wallace asked the Republican Senator to comment on the state of the Alabama Senate seat after Moore’s sexual harassment allegations with underage girls have become such… Read More

White House Sees No Conflict Of Interest With Apple And Mick Mulvaney

Via The Young Turks investigative reporting: By Alex Kane and Matt Cunningham TYT has learned that the brother of White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, an architect of the GOP tax plan, is a portfolio manager for the secretive investment arm of Apple Inc., which under the tax plan stands to… Read More

Young Turks And Reporter Abruptly Part Ways Following Sexual Assault Allegations

The progressive online news show the Young Turks abruptly cut ties with reporter Jordan Chariton, according to an email obtained by The Intercept, after initially placing him on administrative following allegations of sexual assault last week.   Chariton was accused last week of sexual assault by a former employee at Truth Against the Machine, an… Read More

Right Wing Round-Up: Trump Should Have Left Those Ingrates In Jail

Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Trump now says he ‘should have left’ Americans in Chinese jail. Andy Towle @ Towleroad: Married ‘Christian’ Lawmaker Caught with Man in Office Had History of Trolling Craigslist, Gay Phone Sex. Caleb Hull @ Independent Journal Review: 30 Sources Expose Sexually Explicit Evidence of Harassment by Ohio GOP Rep.… Read More

Right Wing Bonus Tracks: President Trump Is A Real Life Super Hero

Matt Barber declares that “as an attorney, former police officer and former corporate fraud investigator, my determination is that the weight of the evidence overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that the allegations against Judge Moore are both false and politically motivated.” Richard Land, on the other hand, calls on Moore to “arrange as quickly as possible… Read More

Charlie Rose Accused By Eight Women Of Sexual Harassment

Breaking news — another big name accused of sexual harassment: Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. The women were employees or aspired to work… Read More

Far-Right Activists Party With Bannon, Gorka, Congressmen & ‘Election Integrity’ Commissioner In Florida

Every year, far-right activist David Horowitz brings together members of Congress and other conservative powerbrokers with anti-Muslim, anti-immigration activists at a Florida resort for a “Restoration Weekend.” This year, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka spoke at the event, as did at least one member of Trump’s “election… Read More

Franz Kafka felt vindicated last night!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017 Convicting Donald J. Trump concerning the five Russian women: Franz Kafka was nodding and smiling last night as he watched cable TV. Consider the way our liberal stars treated the news about Moscow. Donald J. Trump’s security man said the Russkies had offered to send five women to the oligarch’s hotel… Read More

Alex Jones Is Having More Children So He Can Beat The Globalists

Alex Jones, the architect of the conspiracy outlet Infowars, told viewers that he would have more children in order to stand up to globalist elite forces that he believes want to use a one-world government to exterminate humanity. Today, Jones told Infowars viewers that global elites and politicians are withholding massive technological advancements from the… Read More

Alex Jones Is Having More Children So He Can Beat The Globalists

Alex Jones, the architect of the conspiracy outlet Infowars, told viewers that he would have more children in order to stand up to globalist elite forces that he believes want to use a one-world government to exterminate humanity. Today, Jones told Infowars viewers that global elites and politicians are withholding massive technological advancements from the… Read More

GEOGRAPHY OF THE CRAZY: Governor Bentley’s sex tape again!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017 Part 4—One modern strain of The Crazy: In the future, if there is a future, geographers, if such people exist, will examine the geologic strata of the craziness which seized control of American discourse at least by 1992. If they exist, they’ll pick through the various geologic strata of The Crazy.… Read More

Nebraska Approves Keystone XL Pipeline as Opponents Face Criminalization of Protests

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved the Keystone XL pipeline Monday, eliminating a major regulatory hurdle to construction of a project that galvanized people across the U.S. into opposition. The decision comes days after the existing Keystone pipeline, to which the KXL will connect, spilled an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in South Dakota.… Read More

Virginia turnout and turnout rates down through the many long years!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Taking a look at the record: Democrats scored a lot of good wins in Virginia Tuesday night. Beyond that, new House of Delegates member Danica Roem gave one of the best interviews we’ve ever heard to Lawrence on Tuesday night. Danica Roem knows how to talk! We plan to discuss her… Read More

How quickly should an accuser be believed?

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017 Back to the Post’s first report: We’re glad to see that Leigh Corfman went on the Today show this morning to describe her alleged encounters with Roy Moore in 1979, when she was 14. Corfman seemed extremely sensible and sane. As a general matter, it’s much better to be able to… Read More

WATCH: Moore Supporter’s Unhinged ‘Godly’ Rant On Velshi & Ruhle

Janet Porter, the founder of an Ohio faith-based group “Faith2Action,” filibustered, proselytized and interrupted her way through MSNBC’s Velshi and Ruhle interview, making numerous counter-allegations against the media and women who came forward against Roy Moore. It was a lot of manic nonsense about Moore throughout a very long and annoying interview. She began by… Read More

Sudden Shift at a Public Health Journal Leaves Scientists Feeling Censored

by Lisa Song For much of its 22-year existence, few outside the corner of science devoted to toxic chemicals paid much attention to the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. But now, a feud has erupted over the small academic publication, as its editorial board — the scientists who advise the journal’s direction and… Read More

More Machine Learning About Congress’ Priorities

by Jeremy B. Merrill Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is a tax wonk ― and most observers of Congress know that. But knowing what interests the other 434 members of Congress is harder. To make it easier to know what issues each lawmaker really focuses on, we’re launching a new feature in our Represent… Read More

Fox News allows host Jeanine Pirro to work as a paid GOP fundraising speaker

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Fox News host and legal analyst Jeanine Pirro has found a lucrative side gig headlining Republican Party fundraisers. The network has claimed that it prohibits hosts from stumping for political candidates but has no apparent objection to hosts fundraising for party committees. Pirro is a longtime friend of President Donald Trump who… Read More

Howie Kurtz Confused: Trump Won. Why Is Access Hollywood Tape News Again?

Host of Fox News’ Media Buzz’ Howard Kurtz is confused as to why media organizations have brought back Trump’s Access Hollywood tape after he bashed Sen. Franken (but not Roy Moore) over sexual misconduct allegations. After Kurtz played a clip of CNN’s Kat Bolduan scolding Trump for attacking Franken and staying “silent on Roy Moore.”… Read More

Some U.S. Hospitals Don’t Put Americans First for Liver Transplants

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Lee Zurik, Fox 8 WVUE New Orleans Earlier this fall, a leader of the busiest hospital for organ transplants in New York state — where livers are particularly scarce — pleaded for fairer treatment for ailing New Yorkers. “Patients in equal need of a liver transplant should not have to… Read More

Stefan Molyneux Believes ‘Stranger Things’ Is Secretly About Mass Immigration

(Note: This post contains mild spoilers for “Stranger Things” seasons one and two) Stefan Molyneux, the far-right host of the “Free Domain Radio” podcast and its corresponding channel on YouTube, told listeners that he believed the mega-hit Netflix show “Stranger Things” is actually a veiled allegory about mass migration. In a spoiler-laced video uploaded last… Read More

Did Carter Page say he had a meeting?

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Well actually no, he did not: Did Carter Page do something wrong last summer? More specifically, did he do something wrong when he journeyed to Moscow in July 2016? Like you, like the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt, we don’t know the answer to those questions. Let’s make our question a… Read More

Georgia MoveOn Members Endorse Stacey Abrams for Governor

Georgia members of MoveOn.org Political Action have voted overwhelmingly—with 82.5% of votes cast in favor—to endorse Stacey Abrams for Governor. MoveOn.org has more than 125,000 members in Georgia. In the endorsement vote, MoveOn members praised Abrams’ career-long commitment to progressive causes, including Medicaid expansion, debt-free college, and criminal justice reforms. Abrams is the first woman… Read More

GEOGRAPHY OF THE CRAZY: New York Times reader does happy dance!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Interlude—Long before Trump: Democrats got good results in Virginia on Tuesday night. This led to letters in today’s New York Times—letters from the long misserved and therefore from the deluded. The first letter came from a frequently-published writer of letters. For our money, he may be over-exulting a bit:I awoke Wednesday… Read More

Ongoing "star chamber" Russia probe scams!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 Michael Schmidt, Chris Matthews, several Hardball guests: In the past week or so, we’ve been warning you about the lexicon of the “collusion with Russia” probe. We assume that it’s a serious probe on the Mueller level. On the level of the upper-end “press corps,” it often assumes the familiar shape… Read More

How Is Gender Affecting Candidates’ Fundraising Going Into 2018?

Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! As we reported earlier this fall, members of the 115th Congress are likely to face far more — and better funded — challengers than in previous cycles. In… Read More

The Deepening Divide Between the South’s Blue Cities and Red States

Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. The headline from this month’s elections was the huge Democratic victory in Virginia, where the party swept the statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general and came close to wiping… Read More

The Trump Doctrine: Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again

(Photo: Geoff Stearnes; Edited: LW / TO) Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! Maybe you thought America’s nuclear arsenal, with its thousands of city-busting, potentially civilization-destroying thermonuclear warheads, was plenty big enough to deter… Read More

The Moore-Holy-Than-Thou Hypocrites

In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual harassment and assault. With more women stepping forward with stories about Roy Moore sexually assaulting and harassing them as teenagers, the mask… Read More

GEOGRAPHY OF THE CRAZY: Hillary Clinton’s exciting seances!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 Part 3—The Crazy, long before Trump: Did Donna Brazile seiously contemplate replacing Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine on the Democratic ballot? We find that hard to believe. On the brighter side, Brazile’s exciting claim produced a top-of-page one, exciting report about her new book in Sunday’s Washington Post. People, that’s good… Read More

Rachel Maddow cons us again!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 Astonishing all the way down: For reasons we won’t take the time to explain, we just watched the final segment of last night’s Rachel Maddow Show. Perhaps she was simply involved in “her performance of the Rachel figure,” an important profit-centered corporate event. But below, you see the full presentation by… Read More

GEOGRAPHY OF THE CRAZY: Live and direct from today’s Morning Joe!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 Part 2—This whole discourse is out of order: Did Hillary Clinton, as first lady, conduct a ridiculous seance? In June 1996, the nation’s collections of crazies, defectives, halfwits and journalists had a wonderful time kicking that turkey around. They got the claim from promotional materials designed to sell Robert Woodward’s otherwise… Read More

After Georgia Tech Police-Perpetrated Shooting of Non-Binary Student, Atlanta Police Crack Down on Student Dissent

As police repression has unfolded across Atlanta-area colleges, right-wing groups like the Georgia Tech Marksman Club and the neo-fascist Identity Evropa have exploited the police-perpetrated shooting of an LGBT activist to build support for campus police — all while Georgia Tech president G.P. Peterson has peddled fear about “outside agitators” intent on “inciting violence” on… Read More

An Obscure Rule Change Could Legalize Housing Discrimination Again

(Photo: Image Source / Getty Images)   Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. Donald Trump’s administration is trying to roll back decades of progress in enforcing civil rights to make it easier for insurance companies to… Read More

New York City Launches Committee to Review Maternal Deaths

Amid intensifying concerns about deaths and near-deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth, New York City will review cases in depth to protect mothers and improve data collection. The city’s maternal mortality rate is above average for the US, which has the highest such rate in the industrialized world, and features a worsening racial divide. (Photo: F-P;… Read More

Roy Moore accuser speaks out about her experience: “I did tell people”

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE (HOST): What did you think in that moment? Did you think, I was just molested or assaulted? Or did you not really think about it in those terms?  LEIGH CORFMAN: I don’t know that I really thought about it those terms because it wasn’t part of my vocabulary. I’d been reading Harlequin romances for years at that point, and… Read More

What It’s Like Covering Trump

by Terry Parris Jr. Remember that time Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz emailed, “Watch your back, bitch”? Or that time when Don Jr. and Ivanka were almost charged with felony fraud? You remember that because we found out. The day President Trump took office, our reporters laid out the topics they were going to cover. Now,… Read More

Onde o racismo se esconde

Por muito tempo não conseguia enxergar quando estava diante de um ato racista. Até porque uma neblina me impedia de ver que era de fato negra. Mesmo sabendo que branca não era – uma confusão bem comum no Brasil do colorismo. Mas aprendi que não é só quando alguém delimita o que é ou não… Read More

Onde o racismo se esconde

Por muito tempo não conseguia enxergar quando estava diante de um ato racista. Até porque uma neblina me impedia de ver que era de fato negra. Mesmo sabendo que branca não era – uma confusão bem comum no Brasil do colorismo. Mas aprendi que não é só quando alguém delimita o que é ou não… Read More

Trump administration officials use Sunday news shows to lie about GOP tax bills

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appeared on Sunday news shows and lied about the effects of the House and Senate tax bills. In their current forms, the bills will raise taxes for many middle-income Americans, provide a tax break for wealthy Americans and corporations, and significantly increase… Read More

Uganda Rises Up in Unprecedented Opposition to 31-Year Dictator

During the early morning hours of September 21, nine young activists — all in their twenties — hauled a coffin toward a police station in the northern city of Lira. The coffin was draped with posters of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni and a number of his other allies in government. Written across the coffin on… Read More

The Man Leading the Charge for Trump’s Impeachment

Free Speech for People Co-Founder and President John Bonifaz speaks during a news conference hosted by Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org at The National Press Club on February 16, 2017, in Washington, DC. The organizations collected a petition of over 850,000 signatures, calling for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment investigation into… Read More

Cruel and Unusual: A Second Failed Execution in Ohio

It was cold outside the Southern Ohio Correctional Institution on the morning of November 15, where some two dozen people formed a circle in the parking lot. They had traveled to Lucasville from various parts of the state, wearing heavy jackets and carrying handmade signs. A large banner read: “We remember the victims … BUT NOT WITH MORE KILLING.”… Read More

Trump Fails to Rebuke Duterte for Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines

Donald Trump’s 12-day visit to Asia has included an assortment of awkward moments — like a fumble during a group handshake in Manila  — but his performance in the Philippines may be one of the more disappointing parts of his tour. It’s fair to ask whether the United States should legitimize a brutal dictatorship with a state visit… Read More