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Golfing while black becomes the latest reason to call police officers on black people

Earlier this month, after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for waiting while black, Starbucks decided to close its stores nationwide on May 29 for an implicit bias training. While this may seem like a responsive approach, it is unlikely to bring about change on its own. This is because while Starbucks may take the …

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Latest Republican congressman bails for golden parachute, leaving us to clean up Trump’s mess

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent joined fellow Republicans Pat Tiberi and Jason Chaffetz in washing his hands of the mess his party’s made and leaving the rest of us to pick up the pieces. Dent announced that he’ll resign “in the coming weeks,” following in the footsteps of Tiberi, who bailed in January, and …

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6 Big Questions to Ask About the Latest Western Bombing of Syria

What do we really know? A friend writes from Damascus – ‘the ground is shaking’. It was 4am Damascus time. Our messages go back and forth. He says that he can see the tracers from the missiles and from the anti-aircraft fire. ‘This is not THE big strike’, he writes. He means that the United …

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Women in America Are Routinely Punished for Abortions—Arizona Is Just the Latest Example

No other legal, objectively safe medical service requires the same degree of interrogation that is attached to abortion in many states. Continuing a long and dangerous trend of anti-abortion policymaking among Republican lawmakers in Arizona, this week, the state’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would require doctors to ask women seeking abortion for …

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Exposes Trump’s Latest Russia Lies

The president said the people leading the investigation against him are "Democrat loyalists." He's wrong. While President Donald Trump tries his best to discredit the intensifying investigations scrutinizing him and his allies, members of the media continue to disprove his repeated false claims meant to deflect blame. On Wednesday, the president tweeted an attack on …

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Trump’s latest tirade suggests he is moving closer to firing Mueller

On Twitter, Trump blamed ‘bad blood with Russia’ on the special counsel investigation and described the atmosphere in the White House as ‘calm and calculated’ Judging by six sharply worded tweets starting at sunrise Wednesday, Donald Trump is edging closer to taking irreversible action against a federal investigation that earlier this week sent FBI agents …

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David Shulkin’s Firing at the VA Is Latest Step in Trump-Koch Push to Privatize Veterans’ Health Care

Trump and the Koch brothers are trying to kill the nation’s only single-payer system. On Wednesday, President Trump fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and said he’d replace him with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy. Dr. Jackson has no experience running a large agency. The Department of …

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Did Trump Lift His Latest Border Wall Proposal Directly From Ann Coulter?

The president appears to be taking his marching orders from Fox News. On March 25, President Donald Trump released a cryptic tweet proposing to use funds dedicated to national defense to build a wall along the southern border, a plan conservative commentator Ann Coulter had proposed hours earlier on one of Trump’s favorite Fox News …

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Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Is Trump’s Latest Declaration of Domestic War on Immigrants

"A naked attempt to politicize the census, with the goal of suppressing minority participation." The Trump administration’s decision to add a controversial question on citizenship status to the 2020 Census questionnaire is its latest attack on immigrant communities—a far-reaching power grab disguised as a technicality. Legal advocates for Latinos and communities of color are seeing …

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