Study of deceased NFL players’ brains finds 99 percent had CTE

The National Football League has been struggling with its image for years due to the proliferation of claims that its players are disproportionately likely to develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head injuries. A new study by neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKeen has just made things so much harder for them. The… Read More

Was Donald Trump Junior’s first statement a lie?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 Again with the basic skills: We’ve been catching up on old blog posts today. We were intrigued by a discussion by Kevin Drum. The post appeared last Saturday. Drum was reacting to Shepard Smith’s complaints about the Trump camp’s serial “lies.” (Why didn’t we see the post in real time? If… Read More

If it weren’t for all the embellished statements!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 Would there by any statements at all: We’ll admit to a grim fascination with a certain cable news star. We regard Donald J. Trump as our most disordered public figure. After him, we’ll have to admit that the cable star just may rank number two. In part, it’s the astonishing degree… Read More

Capitol Hill staff prevent journalists from reporting on health care protesters

Capitol Hill staff blocked reporters from reporting on demonstrators who were protesting the Senate’s vote to proceed to debate on an as-yet-unknown Republican health care measure. In at least one case, a journalist said they forced him to delete his video of the protesters. As voting began on the measure, dozens of protesters yelled “kill… Read More

Critics Slam Kushner for Arguing Inexperience Excuses Russian Contacts

Critics of Kushner are raising doubts about his explanation of his meetings with Russians during the 2016 campaign. In a prepared statement released ahead of his meeting with lawmakers Monday, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor denied colluding with Russia during Trump’s presidential campaign and suggested his lack of political experience was to blame… Read More

'Obscene': 70 Top Healthcare CEOs Raked in $9.8 Billion Since 2010

While the Senate GOP’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been denounced as potentially devastating to the poor, the sick, women, people of color, children, and those with pre-existing conditions, a new analysis published Monday finds that no matter what happens, the CEOs of large healthcare companies are likely to continue living… Read More

How America Is Failing Native American Students

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Adam Schiff Puts Trump In His Place With Perfect Response To His Sleazy Personal Attack

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to Trump’s childish attack on him perfectly. Trump attacked Schiff: Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into “Russia,” spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017 Rep. Schiff tweeted: With respect… Read More

How silly can these stampedes get?

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017 No speculation refused: How silly can a press corps stampede get? In our previous post, we let you ask us about the way we started our search this morning. How did yesterday morning begin? We started by watching Natasha Bertrand’s guest appearance on MSNBC’s First Look. Bertrand is one of the… Read More

THE RELIABLE ABSENCE OF BASIC SKILLS: Gessen reads from Donald J. Trump!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 Part 2—Crowd cheers embarrassing fail: At various times in the past thirty years, our news orgs began composing transcripts, which they would post on-line. They posted transcripts of their TV shows, including their “cable news” programs. They posted transcripts of interviews with public figures. Both in theory and in practice, this… Read More

“Full Transparency,” Says Scaramucci, I'm Deleting My Past Public Statements

Anthony Scaramucci, the newly-appointed communications director for President Donald Trump, wants the world to know he’s only selectively deleting old tweets so his past public statements won’t be “distraction” as he assumes his new role at the White House. And so we wrote this headline about it. Though countless astute observers and journalists had already… Read More

With Trumpcare Vote Looming, Medicare For All Supporters Set to March

With grassroots support for Medicare for All experiencing an unprecedented surge in the face of Republican efforts to leave 22 million more Americans without health insurance, Our Revolution and dozens of other progressive organizations are set to march on Monday to demand that lawmakers back legislation that would guarantee healthcare for all. “Poll after poll… Read More

Trump’s Russiagate Attorney Is Himself Entangled in Russian Corruption

Donald Trump’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, speaks at the National Press Club, June 8, 2017. (Reuters/Yuri Gripas) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little… Read More

Watch A Completely Deranged Trump Rant At Boy Scouts About Repealing Obamacare

President Donald Trump attended the Scout Jamboree where he ranted at the scouts about repealing Obamacare, and why Republicans had better pass his bill. Video: [embedded content] Trump introduced HHS Secretary Tom Price and said, “Hopefully, he’s going to get the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare… Read More

Amid the Blaring Headlines, Routine Reports of Hate-Fueled Violence

Tom Garing cleans up graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in what officials called an apparent hate crime in Roseville, California. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo) Last Wednesday, July 19, was something of a busy news day. There was word North Korea was making preparations for yet another provocative missile test. The Supreme Court, in… Read More

Kevin Swanson Hopes For ‘Fall Of The Public Schools’

Kevin Swanson, a homeschooling activist and radio host who last year hosted three GOP presidential candidates at a forum in Iowa, devoted his radio program on July 12 to complaining that Christians are merely trying to change public schools rather than abolishing them altogether. Swanson invited Kevin Novak, the author of “Abolition: Overcoming the Christian Establishment… Read More

LISTEN: Antifa is an organizing strategy, not a group

Two representatives from the anti-fascist and labor organization The Chicago General Defense Committee, Local 3 joined me recently as my guests on “The Chauncey DeVega Show.” “I think people get confused about the term ‘antifa,’” said “Andy” (not his real name). “It is an organizing strategy. Antifa is not a group of people. It has… Read More

Anderson Cooper conned you last night!

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017 That’s where this search began: The children are currently on a stampede. And when the children stage a stampede, the misinformation flows like a mighty rain. If you want to be a functioning citizen, you need the understand this fact about the children’s stampedes. If you only want to be entertained,… Read More

Did Sessions discuss “campaign-related matters” with Kislyak?

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 Let’s start with what Kushner has said: Did Jeff Sessions get it on with his buddy, Sergey Kislyak, at the Mayflower Hotel? Let’s be more specific. We refer to the April 2016 event at which Candidate Donald J. Trump read a glorious foreign policy speech at the famous hotel. (Full disclosure:… Read More

Senate Votes To Advance Obamacare Repeal, With Pence Breaking The Tie

After high drama in the Senate beginning with protesters in the galleries shouting “Kill the Bill!” and being ejected, they proceeded to a vote to open debate on repealing Obamacare without knowing what was in the bill or what the actual outcome of the bill might be. As staged as a Trump rally, all Republicans… Read More

Tucker Carlson teams with hate group to spread junk science about transgender kids

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson hosted Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the anti-LGBTQ hate group American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), on his show to attack transgender children, their parents, and their doctors. During the appearance, Cretella spread anti-transgender junk science and said transgender children are “engag[ing] in magical thinking” and that treating them is “child abuse.”… Read More

Defending Public Schools, Demonstrators Greet Betsy DeVos at ALEC Annual Meeting

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was met by hundreds of protesters in Denver on Thursday, where she spoke at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. Demonstrations outside the Hyatt Regency included teachers and parents who disapprove of DeVos’s agenda, particularly voucher programs (also known by the innocuous-sounding term “school choice”), a… Read More

With Sessions Under Renewed Fire, Trump Claims 'Complete Power to Pardon'

In the wake of new reporting indicating U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have provided “misleading” statements about his discussions with Russia’s Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account Saturday morning to assert his “complete power to pardon” even as he dismissed the latest revelations. While all agree the U. S.… Read More

#Rexit: Report Indicates Tillerson Contemplating Early Departure

Wow. Just when you think he can’t go any lower or crasser, there he goes. The profane spectacle of Trump haranguing 40,000 Boy Scouts – children, let’s be clear – about his petty grievances and electoral triumphs (STILL!? WTF?!) was variously critiqued as “mortifying,” “a disgusting display,” “not right,” “the antithesis of Scout values,” “indoctrinating… Read More

MoveOn Responds to Senate Vote to Proceed on Health Care Bill

MoveOn: Republicans Are Defying Constituents by Moving One Step Closer to Trumpcare; Fight is Far From Over Moments ago, the Senate voted to proceed to consider legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away health care from tens of millions of Americans. With the passage of this procedural vote, the repeal legislation will… Read More

Why Is Trump’s Top Attorney Also Working for Big Russian Bankers?

President Donald Trump speaks while having lunch with services members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For… Read More

Trump son-in-law Kushner denies Russia collusion, as president lashes out

By Jeff Mason and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said on Monday he “did not collude” with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition. In a written statement released ahead of his scheduled appearance… Read More

The Eagle Forum: Unifying The Establishment And The Fringe

Last week, the late Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum hosted the 24th annual Phyllis Schlafly Collegians D.C. Summit, which gave eager college students from across the country an opportunity to meet conservative leaders in Washington, D.C. On the second day of the three-day event, a variety of conservative activists and politicians, ranging from members of Congress… Read More

WATCH: Girls in India “go from invisible to unstoppable” in Netflix series

Can education and leadership break the cycle of generational poverty? Shanti Bhavan, a boarding school in southern India, is committed to the goal of lifting children from India’s lowest socioeconomic class out of poverty through education. It’s also the subject of a new four-part Netflix documentary series “Daughters of Destiny,” available for streaming Friday. At… Read More

Early ’00s Paris Hilton trash culture gets the art retrospective it deserves

We owe Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie so much. From normalizing bedazzled Juicy Couture tracksuits to popularizing the phrase “that’s hot,” the pair of reality-star celebutants bequeathed trends that saw us emulating their mbarrassing behavior and cemented the tone of a decade rife with wild, shimmering pop-culture moments. Thanks to the operators behind the nostalgic Instagram account @PopCultureDiedin2009 —… Read More

THE RELIABLE ABSENCE OF BASIC SKILLS!

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017 Our series resumes tomorrow: On May 7, Masha Gessen delivered a lecture at the PEN World Visions Festival. Gessen is highly respected, and she should be. For that reason, the enormous absence of basic skills that day is especially noteworthy. Plus, that liberal audience! That said, the children are currently on… Read More

Donald Trump's ideal attorney general is this random Fox News anchor

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III may be on his way out. The former senator who was one of the first converts to President Donald Trump’s cause has lost his favor after properly recusing himself over the Russia investigation. And the president isn’t shy about it — he’s been publicly… Read More

Six Months After Women's March, Invigorated Resistance Sees Impact

A new Pew Research poll finds that since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Americans, particularly women, have become more engaged in the political system by contacting elected officials, attending demonstrations, and even paying more attention to political news. Fifty-eight percent of women reported they had become more engaged in politics since Donald Trump entered office, compared… Read More

In Announcing 'Better Deal' Platform, Dems Admit Status Quo Not Working

With a live-streamed presentation and a slate of new messaging on Monday, Democratic leaders attempted to articulate for the first time since their party’s 2016 losses an agenda that “works for everyone…not just the elites and special interests.” As the local Winchester Star reported, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer… Read More

If Trump Abuses His Pardon Powers, Congress Should Impeach Him

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Jared Kushner Blames Democrats For The Trump/Russia Scandal

Jared Kushner tried to save his father in law’s troubled presidency by blaming Democrats for the Russia sandal in a statement to reporters. Video: Jared Kushner makes a rare public statement after meeting with Senate investigators https://t.co/M6Ki087Htd https://t.co/AdiwdC34C3 — Deena Zeina Zaru (@Deena_CNN) July 24, 2017 Kushner said that all of his actions were proper,… Read More

Republicans Fall Apart As Lindsey Graham Defends Jeff Sessions From Trump Attacks

It’s starting. Republicans are slowly pulling away from Donald Trump as he flaunts his disrespect for the rule of law. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called Trump suggesting an investigation into Hillary Clinton “highly inappropriate.” .@LindseyGrahamSC: “President Trump’s tweet suggesting Sessions pursue prosecution of a former political rival is highly inappropriate.” pic.twitter.com/2cjLWfH4Tm — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand)… Read More

What’s Next in the War Over Obamacare?

Activists protest in opposition to the Senate Republican health-care bill on Capitol Hill, June 28, 2017. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe… Read More

E.W. Jackson: Preferred Pronouns ‘They/Them’ Indicate People Are Possessed By Multiple Demons

On his radio show yesterday, right-wing pastor and Virginia Republican politician E.W. Jackson claimed that people who prefer to be referred to with the gender neutral pronouns “they/them” do so because they are under the “possession” of “multiple demons.” “This whole thing of going to a plural pronoun,” Jackson said, “to me, it is a subconscious spiritual admission… Read More

Susan Collins, on hot mic, burns Blake Farenthold and Donald Trump

Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold may be popular among the base of hard-line Republicans and Tea Partiers who elected him, but that doesn’t mean his own colleagues hold him in particularly high regard. Farenthold attracted criticism earlier this week after denouncing some of his female Republican colleagues in the Senate for opposing the Obamacare repeal. He… Read More

Study: Sperm counts are half of what they used to be 40 years ago

A study created by a team of international scientists and published by Human Reproduction Update finds that sperm counts in males in the Western world may have dropped by over half in the last 40 years. A survey of surveys, the report brought together over 185 studies conducted between 1973 and 2011, creating a compendium of tests of 43,000 males.… Read More

Rex Tillerson may be thinking about leaving the Trump administration early

Top foreign policy officials in President Donald Trump’s administration have grown frustrated with “policy and bureaucratic defeats” and have complained “they lack independence to do their jobs,” officials have told Reuters. And, as the White House continues to distance itself from the rest of the government, Republicans were also displeased at the president’s recent criticisms of… Read More

Why those suffering people lack health care!

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 One reason, via Drum: As we noted yesterday, Trip Gabriel’s report from that free health fair in southwestern Virginia is very much worth reading. That part of Virginia is low-income coal country. People traveled long distances from other states to access the free health care. Gabriel’s accounts of their medical needs… Read More

Senators On Hot Mic: 'You Could Beat The Sh*t Out Of Him' & 'Trump Is Crazy'

Sen. Susan Collins forgot to turn her mic off after a Senate Subcommittee hearing and her conversations with Sen. Jack Reed (D) are the stuff of legends. Sen. Reed called Trump, “crazy” and Sen. Collins responded to a duel challenge by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) The two Senators discussed a host of Trump administration craziness… Read More

Variety: Sinclair adds “conservative tilt” to local news by forcing stations to run right-leaning segments

An article published in Variety magazine highlighted Sinclair Broadcast Group’s practice of using “must-run” commentary segments to inject “conservative tilt” into a myriad of Sinclair-owned local news stations across the United States. Sinclair and its affiliates have a long history of broadcasting reports and commentary that feature a distinct conservative slant, and over the last… Read More

As Mueller Probe Widens, Trump Team Exploring Presidential Pardon Powers

According to a Washington Post report released Friday, President Donald Trump appears to be preparing for the worst as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates his alleged ties to Russia and those of members of his administration. The president is reportedly angling to build a case against Mueller in which he’d accuse the special counsel of… Read More

Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy

Tens of thousands poured into the streets in Poland Thursday night, condemning proposed laws that would dramatically weaken the nation’s judicial system, just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump visited the country and praised its commitment to freedom and democracy, speaking to “an audience of close to 15,000 enthusiastic, flag-waving Poles—many of them bused… Read More

Boy Scouts Jamboree Compared to Hitler Youth Rally After Trump's Speech

The annual Boy Scout Jamboree faced comparisons to a Hitler Youth Rally following President Donald Trump’s speech at the event on Monday night. The president spoke to 24,000 Scouts ranging in age from 12 to 18, as eight presidents have before him. Unlike previous presidents, however, Trump appeared to view the event as an opportunity… Read More

Sean Spicer Has Embarrassed Himself—Badly

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at a White House daily briefing in Washington, June 20, 2017. (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue.… Read More

Congressman proposes ban on Trump hotels use by U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday to bar the U.S. government from renting rooms at President Donald Trump’s hotels for official business. “Donald Trump should not be allowed to line his or his family’s pockets with taxpayer dollars,” Representative Don Beyer of Virginia said in… Read More

Trump ‘Election Integrity’ Commissioner Dismisses ‘Imaginary Russian Collusion Problem’

When President Trump’s “commission on election integrity” had its first meeting last week, nobody was surprised that the commissioners—who include some of the most prominent “voter fraud” alarmists in the country—focused on the baseless fear of widespread individual voter fraud while barely mentioning the intelligence community’s findings that the Russian government worked to influence the… Read More

Anthony Scaramucci doesn’t understand how leaking works

Donald Trump’s new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is determined to stop leaks — as long as they aren’t coming from him. Scaramucci told Politico on Monday — on the record — that he planned to fire senior assistant press secretary Michael Short, without notifying him first. “No one has told me anything, and the entire premise is… Read More

Amid Ongoing Israeli Crackdown, Three Palestinians Killed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Protests

At least three Palestinians reportedly have been killed by gunfire, and more than a hundred injured, in clashes with Israeli forces on Friday, during large-scale protests against enhanced security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to reports from the Ma’an News Agency and Al-Jazeera.  “An Israeli settler killed an 18-year-old Palestinian man in the Ras al-Amud… Read More

Your Guide to Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci: Trump's New Commander of Communication

The Trump administration on Friday officially announced that Anthony Scaramucci—a former Goldman Sachs executive who describes himself simply as an “American entrepeneur”—will be the new White House communications director. At an afternoon briefing, Scaramucci spoke with reporters for the first time and announced that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be taking over as White House press… Read More

The Poetics of Jazz

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New Trump communications director promises crackdown on media leaks

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s new communications director, said on Sunday that one of his first tasks will be to halt leaks and that staff on his team would be fired if the leaks do not stop. “If we don’t get the leaks stopped, I am a businessperson, and… Read More

Trump White House Privately Considering Replacing Jeff Sessions With Ted Cruz

Private talks inside the Trump White House continued to escalate on Monday as a new Washington Post report indicates that the president is also considering Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to replace Jeff Sessions as the attorney general. According to the report, Cruz’s name is one of two individuals – the other is former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani,… Read More

Poor Che Guevara is stuck selling luxe apartments and office space now

In an effort to advertise apartments and office space, a company chose to use a massive version of an iconic image of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. Predictably, a Twitter users image of the building’s advertisement went viral. “A revolutionary place to live and work,” the advertisement said under the picture of Guevara with an addition of aviator… Read More

Maddow loses count of the Russians!

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017 Her actual count came to one: Last Friday night, she made it official: Rachel Maddow is one of least disguised major dissemblers in the history of “cable news.” Her opening segment on that night included a rich assortment of cons. To watch the full segment, click here. At one point, Maddow… Read More

The Trillion-Dollar ‘National Security’ Budget

By William D. Hartung / TomDispatch Between Pentagon waste and the U.S. record of misguided wars, it’s clear that much of this spending isn’t making anyone any safer. Related Entries July 25, 2017 The Trillion-Dollar ‘National Security’ Budget July 24, 2017 Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power Full Story Here… Read More

The Accomplice

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Roland Martin: 'Crack Head' Trump Is Addicted To Rally Crowds

Let’s be clear, all politicians get “high” on a rally in their honor. But the Boy Scout Jamboree fiasco was special. Donald Trump was not only off-script (there was no script), his comments were completely self-centered, occasionally vulgar (“hot people at a party”), and blatantly hateful. I’m an Eagle Scout. Trump using the 30,000 BoyScouts… Read More

Message to Democrats: Get on Board With Medicare For All or Go Home

Amid surging support for Medicare for All at the grassroots—which can be seen both in recent polls and at anti-Trumpcare protests, where demonstrators have brandished signs declaring “healthcare is a human right”—activists, physicians, and policy experts are imploring Democratic lawmakers to either get on board with the growing majority of their constituents, or go home.… Read More

Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire

Even as President Donald Trump faces ever-intensifying investigations into the alleged connections between his top aides and family members and powerful Russian figures, he serves as commander in chief over a U.S. military that is killing an astonishing and growing number of civilians. Under Trump, the U.S. is re-escalating its war in Afghanistan, expanding its… Read More

Connecting McCain's Tragic Diagnosis to Trumpcare 'Is the Goddamn Point'

“It isn’t in poor taste, and it isn’t political opportunism—it’s the goddamn point.” That’s what Jon Pavlovitz, a pastor from North Carolina, writes regarding the importance of talking about the recently-announced cancer diagnosis of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)—which he calls “tragic” and “horrific”—in the midst of a raging national debate over healthcare. “The personal hell… Read More

Psychiatric Group Tells Members It's OK to Break Silence on Trump's Bizarre Behavior

As President Donald Trump continues to behave bizarrely and erratically—attacking his own attorney general, launching into a political tirade during a speech to Boy Scouts, bringing his 11-year-old son into the burgeoning Russia controversy—a professional association of psychoanalysts is telling its members to drop the so-called Goldwater rule and comment publicly on the president’s state… Read More

The Left’s Opportunity in Wisconsin

Scott Walker and Paul Ryan in Janesville, Wisconsin, during a Mitt Romney rally in 2012. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe… Read More

A Guide to Trump’s $1 Trillion Defense Bill

An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington. ( Reuters / Jason Reed ) EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in… Read More

This Massachusetts Nurses’ Union Is Reviving the Strike

Nurses at the Tufts Medical Center picket outside the hospital, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo / Stephan Savoia) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for… Read More

Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count

Kids react during the funeral of Vanessa dos Santos, 10, who was shot dead during a violent clash between drug dealers and police officers in the Lins slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, July 6, 2017. (Reuters / Ricardo Moraes) I am absolutely convinced that history will talk of the Rio de Janeiro before the… Read More

Trump Embarrasses Himself While Trying To Revive His Dead Healthcare Bill

It was embarrassing to watch the President lie without pause, grovel, threaten his fellow Republicans, and claim that Obamacare is literally death itself. Trump’s event with “Obamacare victims” at the White House was the latest embarrassment at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Here is Trump proclaiming that Obamacare is death itself: Trump: “Obamacare is death.” pic.twitter.com/4JCDrI0z41 —… Read More

Paul Ryan doesn’t challenge Donald Trump’s threats to fire Jeff Sessions

House Speaker Paul Ryan defended President Donald Trump’s right to fire members of the Justice Department for investigating his alleged connections to the Russian government. When asked about the possibility that Trump would fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then make a recess appointment to result in the firing of Robert Mueller, the special counsel… Read More

Scarborough spots former KGB agent!

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017 Maddow was even worse: Friday night, she made it official: Rachel Maddow is one of least disguised major dissemblers in the history of “cable news.” Assuming even minimal competence, Maddow’s opening segment was a masterwork of dissembling, misstatement and scary-time propaganda, all aimed at the brains of us unsuspecting liberal viewers.… Read More

Red Alert: Team Trump Unveils Anti-Planet, Anti-Worker Corporate Wish List

Amid swirling controversy over the burgeoning investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged Russia ties, groups are raising the alarm after the Trump administration on Thursday quietly unveiled its plan to roll back hundreds of Obama-era regulations aimed at shielding workers and the planet from corporate abuse. “The only winners from this unified agenda are the… Read More

Will Trump Let the White House Bring Back Cameras?

President Donald Trump’s new communications director says he’s “personally” in favor of on-camera White House briefings, but ultimately the decision will be up to the president. On CNN‘s “State of the Union” Sunday, Wall Street financier-turned-White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told host Jake Tapper: If you’re asking me for my personal opinion—and maybe the… Read More

Trump: Sessions 'Beleaguered,' Schiff 'Sleazy,' and Maybe Giuliani Should Be AG

Wow. Just when you think he can’t go any lower or crasser, there he goes. The profane spectacle of Trump haranguing 40,000 Boy Scouts – children, let’s be clear – about his petty grievances and electoral triumphs (STILL!? WTF?!) was variously critiqued as “mortifying,” “a disgusting display,” “not right,” “the antithesis of Scout values,” “indoctrinating… Read More

A Summer of Special Effects

Rooney Mara in A Ghost Story. (Bret Curry / courtesy of A24) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month!… Read More

What Liu Xiaobo’s Death Says About China’s Two Futures

Protesters chant slogans to mourn the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong, China, July 15, 2017. (Reuters / Bobby Yip) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our… Read More

WATCH: Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels on hip-hop’s official dominance

This Salon Talks video was produced by Kevin Carlin There’s that one song that hooks you. All hip-hop heads have that one song that still knocks them out, the song that permanently attached them to the most colorful genre of music — a genre they realized is more than just music once they become hypnotized and entrenched in the culture. For… Read More

Moving ad captures “The Talk” every black parent has with their kids

As they grow up in a nation where almost every system is stacked against them, most black children have had “the talk” with their parents — that moment or series of moments where their mother or father reveals the stakes for African Americans in our country in an attempt to shield them from the effects of institutional… Read More

THE RELIABLE ABSENCE OF BASIC SKILLS: Dead German scientists and the AP!

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017 Part 1—The AP’s basic skills: Last Thursday morning, the New York Times dropped a dime on those misfiring German scientists of the late 18th century. The topic even made page A3, home of Noteworthy Facts: Of InterestNOTEWORTHY FACTS FROM TODAY’S PAPER […] In the late 1700s, German scientists blamed the occurrence… Read More

Scaramucci: 'You’re Probably Right,' Trump Wants Sessions Out

Appearing with Trump toady Hugh Hewitt on his radio show, Anthony Scaramucci admitted that Trump wants AG Jeff Sessions gone. Early this morning, Trump continued his public humiliation of Jeff Sessions by sending out another derogatory tweet. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails &… Read More

Spicey Is Out: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, the New York Times first reported. His departure was reportedly in response to President Donald Trump’s appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to White House communications director. Scaramucci is a Wall Street financier and was a campaign fundraiser for Trump. He’d fill the position left vacant by Mike… Read More

Video from Underwater Robot Shows Melted Nuclear Fuel in Bowels of Fukushima Reactor

Wow. Just when you think he can’t go any lower or crasser, there he goes. The profane spectacle of Trump haranguing 40,000 Boy Scouts – children, let’s be clear – about his petty grievances and electoral triumphs (STILL!? WTF?!) was variously critiqued as “mortifying,” “a disgusting display,” “not right,” “the antithesis of Scout values,” “indoctrinating… Read More

An Alien Invasion in the Age of Trump

Skip to content Politics An Alien Invasion in the Age of Trump If extraterrestrials came to devour humankind, you can bet Trump wouldn’t get fair coverage.  Today 6:00 am <!– Facebook Twitter Email Print –> (Tom Tomorrow © 2017) Support independent cartooning: join Sparky’s List—and don’t forget to visit TT’s Emporium of Fun, featuring the new book… Read More

Why Don’t Internationalists Care About Yemen?

Yemenis stand amid the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sana, Yemen, April 4, 2015. (AP Photo / Hani Mohammed) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check… Read More

Trump’s Evangelical Team Defends Kushner Against Russian ‘Nonsense’

Sarah Pulliam Bailey at the Washington Post reports this morning that a handful of conservative evangelical leaders have issued coordinated statements supporting Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as he faces allegations of improper contacts with Russian government officials. Those defending Kushner include some of Trump’s earliest and strongest supporters on the Religious Right,… Read More

Senate Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort

The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Paul Manafort late Monday night, compelling him to appear in a public forum about Russia’s election interference. The former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump wanted to give only one interview before a congressional committee, but that accommodation was not possible because multiple committees have requested him to appear before their panels.… Read More

No, Richard Dawkins is not the most influential science writer of all time

In a poll, Royal Society readers voted Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book “The Selfish Gene” as the most influential science book of all time, according to a report by The Guardian. It won 236 votes from the more than 1,300 readers who took the poll, followed in second place by Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything” with 150… Read More

USING OUR WORDS: NPR reported “misstatements!”

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 Part 2—We liberals insisted on “lies:” Way back when, early last fall, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump authored one of his many moments. It all began on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Candidate Trump journeyed to Flint, where he delivered a heartfelt address to a reported 50 people in a local church.… Read More

Manafort Subpoenaed By Senate Judiciary; Guess Who Will Question Him

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Worker Wages Flat, But Since 1978 CEO Pay Has Soared by 'Outrageous' 937%

Wages for most American workers have remained basically stagnant for decades, but a new report published on Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows that the CEOs of America’s largest firms have seen their pay soar at a consistent and “outrageous” clip. “Simply put, money that goes to the executive class is money that… Read More

Scaramucci Has Anonymous Source Who Told Him Russians “Maybe Didn't” Hack 2016 Election (Okay, He Admits, It Was President Trump)

Wow. Just when you think he can’t go any lower or crasser, there he goes. The profane spectacle of Trump haranguing 40,000 Boy Scouts – children, let’s be clear – about his petty grievances and electoral triumphs (STILL!? WTF?!) was variously critiqued as “mortifying,” “a disgusting display,” “not right,” “the antithesis of Scout values,” “indoctrinating… Read More

New Studies Cast Doubt on Cherished Conventional Wisdom From 2016

Supporters listen to Trump speak during a rally in Richmond, Virginia, on October 14, 2015. (Steve Helber / AP) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now… Read More

The US Military ‘Liberated’ Mosul—by Destroying It

An Iraqi man looks at the ruins of a western Mosul house, destroyed in a March 17 coalition airstrike that killed more than 100 people. (AP Photo / Balint Szlanko) EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com.… Read More

Ten Ways Your Tax Dollars Pay for War — Past, Present, and Future

There are hundreds of billions of dollars in “defense” spending that aren’t even counted in the Pentagon budget. (Photo: icholakov / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Help fuel the resistance by supporting this vital channel for news and analysis: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. You wouldn’t know it, based on the… Read More

Welcome to 2050. The ‘Climate Monster’ Has Arrived.

A dried-up riverbed at Huangyangchuan reservoir in Lanzhou, Gansu province, 2009. (Reuters / China Daily) Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a time—a time before… Read More

Senators Promise To Amend Israel Boycott Bill After Backlash

The lead author of the controversial Israel Anti-Boycott Act, Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, is open to amending the legislation to address concerns raised by the American Civil Liberties Union, he told The Intercept Monday evening. The ACLU warned last week that the measure, which targets the BDS movement, was unconstitutional and would have… Read More

The Boy Scouts are stunned by Donald Trump’s jaw-dropping speech

President Donald Trump is in the hot seat for delivering an overtly political speech at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree. In addition to denouncing the mainstream news media, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Trump used his speech to brag about his 2016 election victory. “We won and won. So when they said, there is no… Read More

Why Are Jared and Ivanka Partying in the Hamptons With Chuck Schumer?

Ivanka Trump with her family after her father, Donald Trump, formally signed his cabinet nominations into law. (Rex Features via AP Images) Amy Wilentz, a longtime contributing editor at The Nation, was Jerusalem correspondent for The New Yorker. She’s the author of several award-winning books, most recently Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti. This… Read More

Inside Colin Kaepernick’s Trip to Africa

Colin Kaepernick answers questions at a news conference on August 26, 2016. (Ben Margot / AP) This week, we speak to Ameer Loggins, the lecture organizer for Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camps. Loggins traveled with Kaepernick for the quarterback’s summer trip to Ghana and Egypt and explains the significance of the trip. Ad Policy… Read More

The Radicals Were Always Right: Now Is the Time to Decriminalize All Drugs

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recently startled me with a blog post titled, “Why You Shouldn’t Use the Word Addict.” Drug addiction is a disease, the blog explains. People shouldn’t be defined by having an illness, so it’s better to use first-person language and say “someone with diabetes” rather than “diabetic.” The same should go for the… Read More

Cold-War News Not Fit to Print

Donald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower in New York City, January 18, 2017. (Reuters / Stephanie Keith) The John Batchelor Show, July 18, part 1 Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation,… Read More

O.J.’s Parole: A Fitting End to the ‘Fifth Quarter’

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, on July 20, 2017. (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up.… Read More

Is Trump Planning to Upend the Iranian Nuclear Accord?

Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on July 18, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now… Read More

How the Left Can Win in the South

Participants at a pro-union rally near Nissan Motor Company’s Canton, Mississippi, plant listen to Bernie Sanders speak on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from… Read More

Trump Has Himself Backed Into A Corner If He Fires Sessions

Joe Scarborough spoke to AP bureau chief Julie Pace about what would happen to the Russia investigation if Trump fires Jeff Sessions. “Let’s put this in proper context. If you fire Reince Priebus, that’s your decision. If you fire other people your communications team, that’s up to you. “But the Republicans on the Hill –are… Read More

The Circular Firing Squad Isn’t Amusing Anymore

Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday, April 14, 2016. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig) Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from… Read More

Mike's Blog Round Up

Click here for reuse options! “Truthy” QOTD: “I did not have collusional relations w/ that country.” – First Son-in-Law J.K. Booman on the Trump Organization’s “Friends of Pussy-Grabbing” list. Eeeew. Ed of Gin and Tacos pimps a brace of items he has in the “mainstream media”. Everything’s political: A different convention would like to lock… Read More

Donald Trump has it out for Jeff Sessions, as White House shakeup rumors swirl

President Donald Trump is continuing his political assault against his own attorney general, a remarkable spectacle in a city that usually prizes loyalty above all other qualities. His latest attack on Sessions occurred on Tuesday morning via the president’s favorite forum, Twitter. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton… Read More

A fairy tale from 2050

This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a time — a time before the world splintered into a million pieces… Read More

President Mike Pence?

This article originally appeared on The Globalist. One decision in July 2016 by Donald Trump’s short-lived campaign manager, Paul Manafort, may come to haunt the American people before long — the selection of the now 58-year old Mike Pence as the Vice Presidential candidate. At the time, with few believing Trump would ever win the… Read More

The Mexican Drug War Continues to Get Bloodier and Bloodier

      American demand for heroin is partly fueling Mexico’s deadly war. (Dimitris Kalogeropoylos / CC BY-SA 2.0) Homicide records are being broken in the United States’ neighboring country, and Americans’ hands are far from clean. From The Los Angeles Times: Prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last month, according to government statistics released Friday.… Read More

Screwdriver Attack at Israeli Embassy in Jordan Over Aqsa Mosque Tensions

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment By Juan Cole The Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem [pictured] is the Big Kahuna of sensitive world religious sites. Related Entries July 22, 2017 U.S. Bill Would Make It a Felony to Support the International Boycott Against Israel (Video) July 21, 2017 Donald Trump’s Conundrum With Israel Full Story Here… Read More

Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost?

By Talia Buford / ProPublica Facing Trump’s proposals for cutting programs that help minorities and the poor, Democrats scramble to make up for missed opportunities to protect them. Related Entries July 24, 2017 The Joys of Flying [A Cartoon From Switzerland] July 23, 2017 Rising Vineyard Heat Hits Grape Pickers Full Story Here Truth Dig… Read More

Sean Hannity tells his viewers to harass journalists online

Loading the player reg… SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Members of the Trump administration, they’re beginning to shine a bright light on these dark corners of this fake news industry, and now thanks to social media, you can too.  […] I’m not encouraging you to get in your neighbor’s face like former President Obama did, liberals would… Read More

Open Thread: Trump Does Presidenty Things!

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy. Full Story Here Crooks and Liars… Read More

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Bardo Pond

For over 25 years now, Philadelphia based band Bardo Pond has been creating a sound that is both spaced out and earthy. Dirges and drones get lifted out of slugde by angel wings and are illuminated by fireflies and solar flares. Earlier this year, they released their 11th album Under The Pines. There’s plenty moments… Read More

CNN Is Trump's Battered Media Spouse

Sunday morning, Kellyanne Conway did a 30-minute interview with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources. Ad-free. 30 minutes, ad-free. For the courtesy of giving Trump’s toady a free platform for half his show, Stelter got the “poor victim Kellyanne” treatment right out of the gate, and an incoherent, whining, ridiculous 30 minutes following. In the video… Read More

MAGA! Carrier Begins Layoffs At Plant Trump Crowed About Saving

Remember that amazing MAGA deal that Trump touted as the biggest and best win ever for American workers? You know, the one that cemented his status as the “Fighter for the American worker”? Here is the deal – shortly after the election* (Russian hacking to install Trump), he went to Indianapolis to work out a… Read More

New Trump hire Anthony Scaramucci to Sean Hannity: “We were separated at birth” because I agree with you “1,000 percent”

In a July 24 appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, Anthony Scaramucci, the newly-minted White House communications director, promised he would go after leakers, “find other ways” beyond traditional media outlets to “deliver information,” and confirmed that he would combat the media’s “double-standard.” This strategy mirrors the rantings from Sean Hannity on his radio program… Read More

Aw, Newt Gingrich Wants Tax Cuts, And Quick!

Newt Gingrich has written a white (yeah) paper for the Republican Party. It’s all about “course correction” and a “mid-term reassessment.” Mid-term, even for House members, isn’t until January, but who cares when we’re in this much of a RUSH to get a dang TAX CUT through? Newt tells Maria Bartiromo exactly what she had… Read More

Rep. Jim Himes: Kushner Statement Proves It's Not 'Fake News'

CNN New Day had Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) talk about his reaction to the Jared Kushner statement released this morning. “It’s pretty remarkable. It’s about time, at great long last, we’re starting to get information out of the Trump administration and people associated with them,” he said. “Stepping back, one thing that’s amazing reading that… Read More

Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power

By Bill Blum Without the investigation—and how it is forcing the president to play defense—the Trump agenda might be closer to full realization. Related Entries July 24, 2017 U.S. Intelligence Veterans Believe the ‘Russian Hack’ of DNC Computers May Have Been an Inside Job July 23, 2017 How Betsy DeVos, the Koch Brothers and Donald… Read More

Trump Praises Boy Scouts For 'Putting America First'

Donald Trump gave a speech to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia and turned it into a stump speech politicizing the motives of the Boy Scouts of America and bashing the federal government. His speech sounded like something a fascist ruler would be giving at one of their youth indoctrination seminars. Trump thanked… Read More

Watch MSNBC's Ali Velshi call out a Republican’s lies on health care

Loading the player reg… ALI VELSHI (HOST) That’s unfair. You could actually have hearings about this and consult all these groups, what President Trump called special interest groups and one party. Why not have hearings and then come up with a bill rather than throw a bill out there and hope people like it?  LANHEE… Read More

MSNBC host ridiculously claims Medicaid recipients only have “paper insurance”

MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt, a right-wing radio host and Trump apologist who was bizarrely rewarded by the network last month with his own weekend show, used an appearance on the July 24 edition of MSNBC Live to push the absurd claim that Medicaid is just “paper insurance” for many recipients and “isn’t actually health care.” Hewitt’s disparagement… Read More

The White House Is Monitoring Rep. Schiff's Media Appearances?

In the bizarro-world that we now live in, Trump, his White House and his supporters are monitoring who is going on TV to refute their ludicrous positions. I noticed this last Friday when Kellyanne Conway was on “Fox and Friends” and went out of her way to mock Rep. Adam Schiff for daring to go… Read More

Mark Taylor: Churches Operating Under 501(c)(3) Status Are ‘In Covenant With Baal’

During a recent appearance on SkyWatch TV, “firefighter prophet” and right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor declared that churches that operate under a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status have entered into a covenant with Baal and have a “demonic portal” hovering over them. Despite the fact that Taylor doesn’t seem to understand what 501(c)(3) status actually is, he… Read More

Trump voter fraud commission member Ken Blackwell has pushed fake news

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a member of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commision, has pushed fake news and false claims originating from fringe media and seems to rely at least partially on disreputable sources for news. On May 11, the Trump administration announced that it was forming… Read More

Did Sessions talk to the Russian ambassador?

MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017 What Entous told Anderson Cooper: Last Friday, cable news got its nightly sugar high from this exciting report in the Washington Post. The next morning, the report appeared atop the front page of the Post. It struck us as underwhelming work, drifting toward dishonest. According to the Post report, Jeff Sessions… Read More

Trip Gabriel does a real report!

MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017 Star scribe does the New York Times proud: On cable news, tonight’s exciting sugar high will come via Jared Kushner. If you want to read a news report, we’ll recommend Trip Gabriel’s report in today’s New York Times. Over the weekend, Gabriel went to a free health fair in southwestern Virginia.… Read More

Texas Rep Wants To Shoot Lady Senators Balking At ACA Repeal

Texas Representative Blake Farenthold wants to take some female Republican senators out back and shoot them for not repealing the Affordable Care Act and killing thousands of their fellow citizens. Farenthold says it’s “absolutely repugnant” that the GOP-led Senate hasn’t acted on repealing the health care law, singling out “some female senators from the Northeast.”… Read More