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  • This Is the Scariest News of the Trump Presidency
    President Trump announced Thursday night that he is replacing National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster with former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton?a step that puts a man famous for advocating preemptive wars in a position to help start one. Following Trump’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State, Bolton’s appointment means Trump […]

  • Donald Trump Taps John Bolton to Replace H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser
    H.R. McMaster, the president’s second national security adviser, is stepping down and will be replaced by John Bolton, a former ambassador to the UN. President Donald Trump announced the news on Twitter Thursday evening. I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for […]

  • Minor League Baseball Players Make Poverty-Level Wages. Congress Wants to Keep It That Way.
    Tucked away on page 1,967 of the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill making its way through Congress in an effort to avoid a government shutdown, between child welfare protections legislation and a bill to combat abuse of youth athletes, is a provision that would exempt minor league baseball players from federal labor law. The continued underpayment of minor league baseball […]

  • Judge Tells Scott Walker He Can?t Block Special Elections in Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must hold special elections this spring to fill two vacant state legislative seats, a judge ruled Thursday. Walker has tried to prevent the elections from taking place in two districts that could flip from Republican to Democratic control at a time of political backlash against President Donald Trump across the country.  Walker […]

  • Trump Lawyer Resigns Because the President Won?t Listen to Him
    The head of a team of White House lawyers advising President Donald Trump on Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has resigned, according multiple reports. According to two sources who spoke to the New York Times, John Dowd resigned on Thursday because the president “was increasingly ignoring his advice” on how to respond […]

  • Trump?s New CDC Director Has Controversial History of AIDS Research
    On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention got a new director: Robert Redfield, a prominent University of Maryland HIV researcher. Appointed to the role by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Redfield will replace former director Brenda Fitzgerald, who resigned in January over financial conflicts of interest.  Redfield’s critics point to a track record […]

  • Watch Ruth Bader Ginsburg Run Laps Around Stephen Colbert in Her Epic Workout
    Supreme Court justice and exercise extraordinaire Ruth Bader Ginsburg invited Stephen Colbert to join her during a recent workout, during which the two engaged in everything from leg lifts, tricep extensions, and an important meditation on whether a hot dog should be rightfully considered a sandwich. (By the definition Colbert provided, Ginsburg ruled that the hot […]

  • Trump Attacks ?Crazy Joe Biden,? Says He Could Beat Up Former Vice President
    President Donald Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday for saying that he would “beat the hell out of” the president if the two had been in high school together. The two grown men are no longer in high school, and Biden’s remarks were made in reference to Trump’s long record of disrespecting […]

  • Large-Scale Animal Agriculture Is Threatening Rural Communities. Congress Is About to Make it Worse.
    Residents of tiny Lone Jack, MO, are fighting a proposal by a local ranch to expand its feedlot from around 600 cows to nearly 7,000. It is the latest in a series of communities pushing back against a national trend toward concentrated animal agriculture. All those cows, local opponents say, would introduce health and environmental […]

  • 50 Years After Their Historic Strike, Memphis Sanitation Workers Are Still Fighting
    February 1, 1968, was a dreary day in Memphis, Tennessee. As a storm rolled over the city, blanketing the streets in torrents of rain, Robert Walker and Echol Cole grew desperate for shelter. On the job collecting trash, they holed up in the back of their garbage truck, the one place city rules allowed them to seek […]