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Puerto Rico has passed the six-month mark without full power. WTF is wrong with us?

Now that Puerto Rico has gone more than six months without full power being restored to the island after Hurricane Maria (some residents have gone without longer than that, having lost power after Hurricane Irma), there has been a spate of media coverage during the past week. All of a sudden—at least for a brief moment—Puerto Rico …

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Donald Trump’s Racism Was on Full Display at the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

If contestants' skin was too dark, or they rejected his advances, they were out. A new book excepted in Mother Jones that delves into the details of Donald Trump’s visit to Moscow in 2013 to oversee the Miss Universe pageant includes a slew of disgusting new revelations about the president. One in particular puts his …

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Steve Mnuchin Did Not Want You to See This Video of UCLA Students Yelling That He’s ‘Full of Sh*t’

The Treasury Secretary asked the university to bury the footage. Trump Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin isn't accustomed to facing direct challenges to his wild economic claims or protests over the GOP tax plan he helped craft, and after experiencing both during an event at UCLA's Burkle Center on Monday, Mnuchin demanded that …

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Trump offers the NRA full access and mass shooting survivors fake empathy

Survivors of school shootings got a single meeting with Donald Trump in which he needed a note card reminding him to express empathy. The National Rifle Association has apparently unlimited access to lobby Trump on its preferred policies: National Rifle Association leaders appealed directly to President Donald Trump about not raising the age limit for buying …

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A black and white mentality in a world full of color

Lindsay Ellis, who has done pop culture reviews under the name The Nostalgia Chick, once tackled the topic of Disney and the presentation of culture and history. The term “Disneyfication” is usually used as a slur for any material where a work of literature or art ends ups being adapted into something with talking animals who break into song …

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Trump administration again proposes the full elimination of home heating assistance to the poor

Just as it did last year, the Trump administration is targeting home heating assistance for the poor. As in they’re proposing it be completely zeroed out. The program, known as LIHEAP — Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program — helps families pay their heating bills primarily in the form of a grant that’s sent directly …

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Donald Trump spends weekend in marathon whine full of profanity, lies—and a big clue

In memory of those who lost their lives in the more recent mass shooting, Donald Trump took the one action available to him as the most powerful man on the planet—he spent the weekend in conducting multi-day, whine-fest in which he spread lies and blame at everyone except himself and his buddies in Russia. In a defiant and error-laden …

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Unacceptable: It’s been one full year since Donald Trump’s one and only solo press conference

Donald Trump is public servant. He is accountable to the American people. At least he should be, right? So why are his colleagues and the media allowing him to get away with not answering to the American people? It is standard for American presidents to hold regular press conferences to answer questions from reporters. Donald …

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Trump’s State of the Union address – the full speech

The president gave his first State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington DC Tuesday night State of the Union – live updates Mr Speaker, Mr vice-president, members of Congress, the first lady of the United States and my fellow Americans: Less than one year has passed since I first stood at this …

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On Thursday, Walmart Once Again Proved What an Unethical, Full of B.S. Company It Is

Once upon a time, I worked for Sam’s Club, which is owned by Walmart. When Forward Progressives first launched, I still had a lot of ties to my days working there, which meant I got quite a few… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives