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Why Terrified Texas Jews Are Hiding From Neo-Nazis

Last month In Charlottesville, Virginia, there was a torchlight parade that passed in front of a college town synagogue, home of Congregation Beth Israel, with the marchers chanting "Jews will…

Why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Won’t Move the Needle On Climate Change Debate

It’s not easy to hold the nation’s attention for long, but three solid weeks of record-smashing hurricanes directly affecting multiple states and at least 20 million people will do it.…

Interior Secretary Recommends Opening Up National Monuments to Oil and Coal Exploration

It should come as no surprise that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with…

Why Robert Mueller’s Facebook Warrant Is Such A Big Deal

The recent news that Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant for the contents of Facebook accounts associated with Russian operatives trying to undermine the 2016 presidential election was a key turning point…

Why Trump’s ‘Deplorables’ Don’t Really Care If He’s Impeached

In this awful age of Donald Trump, speculation is rife, not just about whether he will be impeached but what would happen in an increasingly divided United States if he…

A British Perspective On Our Unsafe World Today

by Neil Bamforth Now before you start I am not claiming to speak for Britain. This is the personal perspective from one Brit. Ok? Savvy? We good with that? Bloody…

Trump: Why Make Nuclear Weapons If I Can’t Use Them?

by Burr Deming Barry Goldwater was widely considered to be sort of a hybrid between a loose cannon and an out-and-out nut when he ran for President in 1964. He…

Why Harvard Booted Chelsea Manning From Fellowship Program

Chelsea Manning has condemned Harvard after the university revoked her visiting fellowship following criticism from CIA Director Mike Pompeo and other agency officials. “This is what a military/police/intel state looks…

Why Chicago Is Standing Strong and Refusing Trump’s New Federal Laws

This past Monday, attorneys for Chicago asked a federal judge for a nationwide halt to Trump administration requirements that cities enforce tough immigration laws in turn to receive partial federal…

When Fixing America’s Health Care Focus on Food FIRST

By Dariush Mozaffarian, Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University. Poor diet hurts our health and our wallets. Lukas Goja/Shutterstock.com The national debate on health care is moving into a new, hopefully…

Trump Aides and GOP Wary of Mueller Probe

Republicans with close links to the White House increasingly believe that special counsel Robert Mueller is “going for the kill” in his investigation into links between President Donald Trump and…

Rod Blagojevich, unrepentant but bruised, reflects on prison life

Federal inmate 40892-424 has his voice back. More than five years after he went to prison for corruption, disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is speaking out for the first…

“It’s A Bit Damp And Breezy In America” Says Northern Britain

by Neil Bamforth The weather has always been something of an obsession to the British – particularly the English. In the north of England especially complete strangers often stop you…

The Simple Reason Why Climate Change is Affecting Hurricanes

Much ink has been spilled over the relationship between these strong hurricanes and climate change, but a fairly straightforward equation indicates a direct connection between the two. A GOES satellite…

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