Russian and American Christian fundamentalists vow to fight ‘totalitarianism’ of modern society

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA — A few days after barely escaping serious injury in a car crash, Moldovan President Igor Dodon wore a back brace to speak before a gathering of American and Russian Christian fundamentalists in Chisinau. While Dodon enthusiastically pledged fealty to the crowd of…

Brett Kavanaugh has a mysterious #MeToo problem

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have committed a very serious crime — possibly even a sex crime. Or maybe he didn’t. That’s what we just learned from an extraordinarily vague press statement by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Ummmm pic.twitter.com/zPEtoBasgs — Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) September…

Man with history of sex crimes working at Kansas shelter for unaccompanied migrant children

A man with a history of serious sex crimes allegations is working at a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in Topeka, Kansas, according to public records reviewed by ThinkProgress. Jeffrey J. Montague, 63, of Topeka, Kansas, is the human resources manager at The Villages, a…

FBI under pressure from Republicans to unmask source, putting US security at risk

Demands for the Justice Department to reveal the name of a confidential FBI source ignore the serious national security implications in the latest battle between the president and his allies, and Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Last week, reports emerged of the existence of a U.S….

Black students with disabilities lose 77 more days of instructional time, researchers say

Students of color and students with disabilities face serious inequities in their school systems. Black students with disabilities in particular face many obstacles to getting access to a quality education, due to racial stereotypes, zero tolerance policies, and disproportionate discipline. Now, a new study is…

Taking serious action on climate change could save over 150 million lives

Taking serious action on climate change now could mean saving hundreds of millions of lives across the globe, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change on Monday by researchers at Duke University. The study looked at the human health benefits of holding global…

The Way Forward on North Korea: Explained

North Korea poses a serious challenge to U.S. national security. The United States needs a proactive, comprehensive, and consistent strategy on North Korea—one that is led by diplomacy and bolstered by deterrence, pressure, and containment. While the United States has been dealing with this threat…