Icon Aretha Franklin dies at 76

On Thursday came the news: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, had lost her battle with pancreatic cancer, according to her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. Franklin passed away at home, surrounded by family. She was 76. Within seconds of the announcement came an outpouring of sympathy…

The Trump campaign tried to spin Omarosa’s latest tape. It turned into a farce.

On Thursday, former Trump campaign and Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording of a phone call with Lara Trump. The two discuss Manigault Newman possibly joining the Trump campaign shortly after she was fired from the White House late last year. In the call,…

Thanks to their NDAs, Trump officials have no credibility. These clips prove it.

On the heels of former Trump campaign and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman saying she’s heard tape of President Trump using the N-word, Trump’s allies have taken to the cable news networks to defend his reputation. But there’s one big problem — because they’ve signed…

Scientists have known burning coal warms the climate for a long time. This 1912 headline proves it.

On August 14, 1912, a New Zealand newspaper’s “science notes and news” section ran a blurb headlined, “Coal consumption affecting climate.” An Australian paper ran the same headline and blurb the previous month. As the full clipping read (emphasis added), “The furnaces of the world are now burning about 2,000,000,000…

Trump spokesperson denies strategizing about N-word tape hours before Omarosa leaks recording of it

On Monday night, former Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson went on Fox News and flatly denied taking part in an October 2016 call with other top Trump campaign officials in which they strategized about how to spin a recording of Trump saying the N-word on…

Construction on Appalachia pipelines sees major setbacks following activist efforts

On Friday, ongoing environmentalist resistance efforts dealt another major setback to two pipelines under construction in Virginia when a federal agency demanded an end to all work on one of the pipelines. In a letter sent to Dominion Energy last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory…

DNC under fire from environmental groups for reversing ban on fossil fuel donations

On Friday, August 10, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) overwhelmingly passed a resolution, sponsored by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, that reverses its recently adopted ban on accepting donations from fossil fuel companies’ political organizations. The original resolution was widely hailed by environmental and climate activists…

For Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, a year of grieving and healing

On Sunday, as far-right protesters prepare to rally in Washington DC, Susan Bro will place flowers at the spot where her daughter was killed. Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer, the young paralegal and political activist who was the only person to be killed…