Sheriff’s deputy fired after social media posts reveal ties to far-right Proud Boys

A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy was fired after it was revealed that he was a member of the Proud Boys, a far-right “Western chauvinist” group that often engages in political violence, including recently on the streets of Portland, Oregon. Brian Green, a patrol deputy at the…

Trump’s bid to roll back environmental protections suffers 3 court losses in a row

The Trump administration is on a three-case losing streak in federal courts after falling to defeat on Friday in a major chemical safety decision. The adverse court rulings are jeopardizing the president’s goal of erasing much of former President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy as well as…

Trump Attacks Cuomo For ‘America Was Never That Great’ Comment

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was under siege by his political opponents Thursday after he said a day earlier that America “was never that great” as he criticized President Donald Trump in a speech. Cuomo’s remarks made national headlines and gave his Republican foes an opportunity to…

Here’s the problem with Trump trying to change the rules on how often corporations report earnings

Ten days after meeting with over a dozen CEOs of major American corporations, President Donald Trump announced on Friday he has an idea he claimed would make “business (jobs) even better.” But his proposal, if enacted, could have huge ramifications for consumers, transparency, and the…

These Democratic Socialist women plan to transform western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — When Summer Lee moved back home to North Braddock after graduating from Howard University Law School in 2015, she was suddenly thrust into the same environment she had spent years studying and learning to change. “I spent my time at law school…

DC Metro workers rally after white supremacists reportedly received special treatment

Unionized Metro workers continue to call for accountability after the transit agency appeared to provide special accommodations for white supremacists attending the Unite The Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C. last weekend. Workers gathered at a rally in D.C. on Thursday and called for Metro…

Abuse of Power: Debunking the Trump Administration’s National Security Argument for Coal

After several failed attempts to bail out coal power plants, President Donald Trump and his administration have turned to co-opting national security tools and arguments to pursue their domestic energy agenda. Recently, administration officials have selectively targeted natural gas and renewable energy generation resources, falsely…

The bizarre way Texas conservatives are fighting against marriage equality

More than three years after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, a conservative group is still arguing in Texas state court that the state’s ban on recognizing same-sex couples’ marriages is enforceable. And they’re willing to throw different-sex couples under the bus to win….

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner sues after refusing to make a birthday cake for a trans woman

Just two months after his narrow victory at the Supreme Court, Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is back in the news for once again discriminating against an LGBTQ customer. This time, he refused to sell a birthday cake to a transgender person. Phillips,…

Lawyer linking NRA and Russia finally comments on arrest of Maria Butina

One month after the arrest of accused Russian agent Maria Butina, the American lawyer who first connected Russian officials to National Rifle Association (NRA) leaders has broken his silence. In an interview with ThinkProgress, Kline Preston, the Nashville-based lawyer who introduced Alexander Torshin — a…