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Jan 22

Military families suffer under Trump’s shutdown, Trump’s gala guests rage about tacky caviar service

Military families are suffering amidst Trump and the Republican’s shutdown of the U.S. government. The lives of 800,000 hardworking young people who followed the rules, seeking a path to citizenship in the only country they’ve ever known are at risk, living in fear of deportation. A few million children have had their health insurance ripped from their tiny hands, …

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Jan 21

Does ‘Fire and Fury’ Passage About Nikki Haley Imply She and Trump Are Having an Affair?

Author Michael Wolff said the clues are in his book. On Friday night, author Michael Wolff set tongues wagging and pages turning by implying to “Real Time” host Bill Maher that President Donald Trump is having an affair and that the clues are in his book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Slate.com pointed to a …

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Jan 21

So, Trump wants to talk about fake news

So, Trump wants to talk about fake news: All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s evidence he was. Bill Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman; he …

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Jan 20

‘The system is broken!’ Jorge Garcia and his family speak out about Trump’s devastating ICE policies

“We tried to fix his status, and the system failed us. It’s a broken immigration system, and it needs to be fixed.”  Cindy Garcia is not taking Monday’s deportation of her husband, Jorge, sitting down. The Garcias, along with their daughter Soleil and their son Jorge Jr., appeared on ABC’s The View on Thursday, in a solemn interview …

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Jan 20

‘The word Neanderthal comes to mind’ about Trump civil rights nominee

As the Senate Judiciary Committee rolls through Donald Trump’s nominees, Democrats and members of the Congressional Black Caucus were sharply critical (to say the least) of Trump’s pick to lead civil rights enforcement at the Justice Department. “He testified it’s not in the best interest of the American people for women to be paid the same as …

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Jan 20

Missouri governor speaks out about his affair with hairdresser amid calls to quit

Eric Greitens calls relationship ‘consensual’ and denies blackmail or violence, saying he has no plans to resign from office In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri governor Eric Greitens said on Saturday there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he called a months-long “consensual relationship” with …

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Jan 20

What Can Be Done About the Attention Economy’s Dark Side? Powerhouse Commission Ponders Reeling In Facebook and Google Before It’s Too Late

Big Tech's algorithms have turned billions of device users into addicts whose every whim is tracked and baited. Everywhere you look, high tech is in somebody’s bullseye. Take Apple. On the inside, top investors are worried about its products’ effects on children. On the outside, liberal activists are grousing about its offshore billions it can …

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Jan 20

What You Need to Know About the 2018 Women’s March

Thousands of people will take to the streets again for equal rights and against Donald Trump. One year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, thousands of people will again march in protest of the Trump Administration and equal rights at the 2018 Women’s March. As with the first iteration of the demonstration — which occurred …

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Jan 20

What Can Be Done About the Attention Economy’s Dark Side? Powerhouse Commission Ponders Reeling In Facebook and Google Before It’s Too Late

Big Tech's algorithms have turned billions of device users into addicts whose every whim is tracked and baited. Everywhere you look, high tech is in somebody’s bullseye. Take Apple. On the inside, top investors are worried about its products’ effects on children. On the outside, liberal activists are grousing about its offshore billions it can …

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Jan 19

‘So You Want to Talk About Race,’ White People? Start Here

A new book offers a straightforward guide to confronting one's prejudices. A few years into Obama's first term in office, I taught my final section of an interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar I had designed on popular music and American literature. Roughly 75 percent of the time I taught that class at this small liberal arts college, my student …

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