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Mexico Has Its Own ‘Fake News’ Crisis — and Journalists Are Fighting Back

Fake news is everywhere in Mexico, pushed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter by sham news sites and armies of digital bots. MEXICO CITY — No, a candidate in Mexico's upcoming presidential election did not pose nude with a drag queen. No, the wife of another candidate is not the granddaughter of a Nazi. And no, …

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The White House is Screwing With Scientists — And They’re Fighting Back

Science should know no political party. State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) is dead right when he says science knows no political party. Republicans, Democrats and everyone else on the political spectrum deserve access to breathable air, drinkable water and all the other necessities of life that define a society that appreciates – and acts on …

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‘He talked about jobs’: Trump comes out fighting – and touts ally in Roseanne

Ann Coulter has warned of a backlash but a sitcom’s success with ‘ordinary Americans’ prompted the president to throw away the script Donald Trump grabbed the page with his right hand and showed it to the audience. “You know, this was going to be my remarks. It would have taken about two minutes but …” …

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Striking Teachers Are Fighting Back Against Years of Deep and Abiding Disrespect

Arizona, Oklahoma, and Kentucky were inspired by West Virginia. When coal mine bosses said mules were more precious than men because dead miners could be replaced for free, but not dead mules, it demonstrated disrespect. That contempt from the top provoked pitched gun battles between workers and mine-owner militias in West Virginia a little over …

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Tuesday’s Supreme Court race in Wisconsin is key to fighting GOP gerrymanders and voter suppression

On Tuesday, Wisconsinites will vote in an election for an open seat on the state Supreme Court that offers progressives an excellent chance to flip a seat held by a retiring conservative justice—and would shrink the right-wing majority on the high court to just one. Though the race is officially nonpartisan, the battle lines are clear: Milwaukee …

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What Does It Mean When High School Students Take the Lead in Fighting a National Problem?

Will an AR-15 succeed where the American Dream failed? “It was no surprise to anyone who knew him to hear that he was the shooter.” — Emma Gonzalez, Senior, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Over the past three weeks, the impassioned voices and steadfast demands of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have resounded across social …

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Why Trump Is So Clumsy About Fighting ‘Free Trade’

Click here for reuse options! There are better ways than simply slapping tariffs on imported goods. President Trump announced last week that he plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum. It’s important to note that any policy pronouncement from this president is done within the paradigm of …

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Student Activists Are Fighting Back Against the Spread of Cops on Campus

Click here for reuse options! The students are drawing attention to another important school safety issue: cops on campus. As student activists lead an anti-gun violence movement throughout the United States, a small but discernible voice among the youths is calling for removing police officers from campuses. This tense moment in America's political climate has …

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California is fighting Trump’s offshore drilling plan, but Exxon, Koch already drill there.

Public officials throughout the state of California have made headlines for loudly opposing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s decision to approve offshore drilling in California and throughout the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf region. This move is part of the Trump administration’s broader plans to lease record amounts of offshore areas in the Gulf of Mexico and open up the Atlantic …

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Lindsey Graham, fighting to make the federal judiciary as white as it can be

The Senate confirmed Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be US District Judge for the District of South Carolina Thursday morning, a vote that brought out the deplorable in Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who basically called Democratic leader Chuck Schumer a racist because of his refusal to vote for the nominee, who is white. Here’s Graham: “I’ve …

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