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In weekend tweets, Trump chews the scenery over Cohen, Comey, Clinton, and take-your-pick

Because Donald Trump spent the last week at Mar-a-Lago, it was a given that by this weekend his tweets would be a garbage fire of rage, paranoia, and lies. The raid of his longtime lawyer and the release of former FBI director James Comey’s book were enough to send the man into a rage regardless, …

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Earth Day: Conflict over the future of the planet

On this Earth Day, it is difficult to look at the state of the planet and the current political leadership and see much hope. In “Junk Planet”, Robert Burrowes writes a comprehensive description of the degradation of the atmosphere, oceans, waterways, groundwater, and soil as well as the modern pollution of antibiotic waste, genetic engineering, nanowaste, space …

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‘If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas’: MP blasts Brit Home Secretary over ‘Windrush Generation’

“Illegal immigration” is headline news in England and the Caribbean diaspora. A major outcry and scandal about deportations and the resident status of Afro-Caribbean/West Indian Brits has involved UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the Home Office, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Parliament, Caribbean heads of state and, most importantly, the victims: black British residents and their families, whose …

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Donald Trump attacks New York Times journalist over Michael Cohen article

Trump lashed out on Twitter after Maggie Haberman contributed to a story suggesting Cohen might cooperate with federal investigators Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, after she contributed to a story that suggested his longtime lawyer and fixer might cooperate with federal investigators. Related: Comey’s wish for …

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Union representing 1.7 mil teachers dumps Wells Fargo over relationship with the NRA and gun makers

Advocates for common sense gun law reforms aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, there is new momentum and activists (teachers, mothers, fathers, students) keep finding new ways to impact the business of guns. From USA Today: The American Federation of Teachers on Thursday notified the San Francisco-based financial giant that it is dropping …

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Open thread for night owls: Over half of U.S. teens worry a shooting could happen at their school

In new polling conducted after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school, over half of all American teenagers express fear that a shooting could happen at their own school as well. Overall, 57% of teens say they are worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, with one-in-four saying they …

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It Started Over Lunch and Led to the Exposure of One of the Greatest Scandals in U.S. History

Remarks at the memorial for Bob Parry delivered on Saturday by Brian Barger, who shared many bylines with Bob (and a drink or two) at the Associated Press, uncovering the Iran-Contra scandal — and provoking the ire of AP editors I remember it was a pleasure to meet Bob in 1984. The CIA was ramping …

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Open thread for night owls: Boulder, Colorado files suit over climate change

The city of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first inland American city to file suit against fossil fuel companies for their role in climate change. Unlike the previous climate liability lawsuits, which cites consequences related to sea level rise as the primary damage, the Colorado lawsuit cites damages related to things like changes in precipitation, dwindling …

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Trump administration and California continue butting heads over National Guard stunt

Last week, following California Gov. Jerry Brown agreeing to send 400 National Guard members to the U.S./Mexico border in a limited role, Donald Trump tweeted that “Brown is doing the right thing.” But by this week, it wasn’t just clearer that those limitations were much more restricted than previously thought, but that the Trump administration and …

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‘The Simpsons’ engenders a firestorm of criticism after dismissing complaints over stereotypes

One way of viewing humor is it’s rooted in pain. In fact, an old saying goes: “Comedy is tragedy plus time.” It’s a way for us silly humans to laugh at things which in every other context are treated as serious business, but become absurd to the point of a giggle when you analyze it at …

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