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  • Here?s Where Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down?And Which Ones Could Be Next
    This past weekend’s violent protests against the planned removal of a Charlottesville, Virginia, monument commemorating Robert E. Lee by “alt-right” activists and white supremacists?and the counter-protests that opposed those demonstrations?has captured the attention of the entire country. But the effort to take down the symbols that glorify the Confederacy and its leaders are far from new. The tensions […]

  • Eight People Have Been Arrested for Pulling Down Durham?s Confederate Statue?There May Be More Soon
    In the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, images of Confederate monuments being pulled from their platforms have taken off on social media. But no image stands out as strongly as that of the statue of a Confederate solider in Durham, North Carolina, collapsed in a crumpled heap after being torn down by a group of protesters […]

  • Donald Trump is About to Gut Obamacare?s Free Birth Control
    The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that federal health officials are set to finalize a new rule weakening Obamacare’s mandate that employers provide free contraception in insurance plans. The new rule will allow employers with religious or moral objections to ditch birth control coverage in employee insurance plans.  Two sources familiar with the imminent rule told […]

  • This Republican Candidate Had a Little Trouble Voting on Tuesday
    Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama showed up to vote, presumably for himself, in the state’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, only to learn that he had been ensnared by a voter suppression tactic. Republicans across the country have launched campaigns to root out fraudulent voting?despite no evidence that it’s a widespread problem?and in Alabama and several […]

  • The Case for Naming and Shaming White Supremacists
    After the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and 19 injured, internet vigilantes and activists have been combing through photos to identify the people who attended. Cole White resigned from his job at Top Dog, a libertarian hot dog restaurant in Berkeley, California, after he was identified and it was “inundated with inquiries” about his employment.   […]

  • Trump Swiftly Condemns Barcelona Terror Attack. Charlottesville? Not So Much.
    With pertinent details still unfolding, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to condemn a terrorist attack in Barcelona, where a white van plowed through the popular tourist street of Las Ramblas, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50 people.  The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and […]

  • Media Rebukes Trump?s Stunning Defense of White Nationalists After Charlottesville
      In less than one week, President Donald Trump has drawn fierce, bipartisan condemnation for all but defending white nationalists behind the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has promoted an image of a speeding train striking a CNN reporter, just days after Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist driving through a crowd of […]

  • Trump Lashes Out at Two Republican Senators in Early Morning Rant
    In a series of angry tweets Thursday morning, President Donald Trump took aim at two sitting Republican senators, first attacking Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who had earlier criticized the president’s Charlottesville response, and then knocking “toxic” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and appearing to endorse his Republican primary challenger. Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that […]

  • A Putin-Friendly Oligarch?s Top US Executive Donated $285,000 to Trump
    Earlier this year, as Donald Trump, then the president-elect, was trying to counter news reports that Russia had hacked the 2016 election to help him win, the head of the American subsidiary of a Russian conglomerate owned by a Russian oligarch with close ties to President Vladimir Putin made a huge donation to Trump. On January 6?the day […]

  • Meet July, the Hottest Month Yet
    This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Our planet has never been warmer than it was last month, according to data released by NASA on Tuesday. Yes, you?ve heard some version of that story before, and you?re sure to hear it again and again in the coming years, but this […]