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…

Idiocracy: Republican senator says Brennan is a ‘butthead’ so he supports Trump punishing him

When the White House announced late last month that President Trump was considering stripping security clearances from administration officials, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) downplayed it as mere “trolling.” “I think he’s just trolling people,” Ryan said with a shrug during a July 24 news…

Elevating Ocean-Based Climate Solutions

When the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, U.S. nonfederal actors—including states, cities, and businesses—launched alliances and initiatives to express their support for the agreement.1 This nonfederal climate movement, once largely a reactive communications exercise, is increasingly…

Sunday’s pathetic white supremacist rally cost D.C. $2.6 million

Just when you thought last weekend’s gathering of white supremacists couldn’t make D.C. residents more infuriated, the city has shown up with the tab. According to The Washingtonian, Jason Kessler’s sparsely-attended “Unite the Right 2” rally cost the city $2.6 million, accounting for road closures,…

D.C. has humiliated white supremacists for years. Will that happen again with Unite the Right 2?

When 44 Klansmen strode into Washington, D.C. on Sept. 3, 1990, they had plans to march down Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Capitol. But some 3,000 city residents had a different idea. Faced with massive resistance, the Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were…

Saudí Threatens To 911 Canada

The fight started last week, when Amnesty International learned the Saudi government had arrested several female human rights activists. One was Samar Badawi. An acclaimed activist herself, she’s also the sister of Raif Badawi, a blogger who’s been imprisoned in Saudi since 2012 and subjected…

Alex Jones has been banned by Facebook, Apple, and Spotify

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was dealt a series of blows on Monday when Apple and Spotify decided to remove nearly all of Infowars’ podcasts, and Facebook banned several of his pages. Facebook, which had imposed a 30-day ban on Jones’ personal page last week, removed…

Why the United States just imposed sanctions on Turkey

When President Donald Trump last week threatened to slap sanctions on Turkey over the imprisonment of an American pastor there, the country’s response was to basically shrug and to say that the United States should “reconsider its approach.” That tone changed on Tuesday, when Turkey…

Video shows local GOP leader embracing white nationalist — a week after she disavowed him

When self-proclaimed “pro-European nationalist” James Allsup was elected to a Republican Party post in Whitman County, Washington, the immediate backlash from GOP leaders was swift. After Allsup won the uncontested election for precinct committee officer, the Republican National Committee (RNC) condemned him and his “hateful,…

LeBron James’ revolutionary new school could do for public education what he did for basketball

LeBron James upset a small group of people on Monday night when he told CNN’s Don Lemon that he would never sit across from Donald Trump, blaming him for using sports as a tool to divide Americans. And right now, James doesn’t owe anyone —…