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GOP Trumpcare Bill Would Be a Dream for Wealthy Americans, a Nightmare for Everybody...

For several years, the GOP has rallied around a common goal, namely, stripping health care from millions of citizens. Now, it looks as if they may be closer to success, with Senate Republicans unveiling...

Shooting of Republican Congressman Brings Out False Unity

As of today, 281 Americans have been killed in mass shootings this year. The latest entry, for now, is James Hodgkinson, killed by authorities on June 14 after he opened fire at a Virginia baseball...

Many U.S. Governors, Mayors, Businesses Will Uphold Climate Treaty, No Matter What Trump Admin Does

The running joke is that there’s a Trump tweet for everything. From criticism of President Obama’s golf outings — which he’s already outpaced — to climate change, an issue he once tweeted was “Created by and...

Trump Steadily Building a Strong Case for His Own Impeachment

Just four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has managed to alienate over half of the country, his Gallup Poll rating currently hovering near 39 percent. And as we explored in April, he's reneged on nearly...

Is Sessions Resurrecting Failed ‘War On Drugs’ As Means of Supplying Bodies for Prison Industrial...

There’s a new sheriff in town at the U.S. Justice Department, with newly installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions intent on sending a strong message to those charged with drug offenses. In March, we examined...

First 100 Days: Trump Has Reversed His Position — or Failed — On Nearly...

“The electoral college is a disaster for democracy,” tweeted Trump in 2012. Just five years later, that same system would award him the presidency. Hillary Clinton may have won the popular vote by over...

Who is Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam and Why Her Family Wants the Inaccuracies Reported by...

The investigation into the death of Sheila Abdus-Salaam continues. Reported missing by her husband on April 11, she was found in the Hudson River just a day later in what police said then was...

Global Warming No Longer a White House Priority Under Trump

In 2015, the Obama administration took its first steps to address global warming, unveiling the Clean Power Act in an effort to curb carbon emissions in existing power plants. Less than two years later,...

Is AG Jeff Sessions Quietly Waging a Second ‘War on Drugs’?

As Washington continues to wade through health care and immigration legislation, there’s another battle on the horizon, with those in favor of marijuana legalization demanding answers from the administration on where it stands. At times,...

HBCU Leadership Disappointed By Obama, Split On Whether to Trust Trump

Just days after Betsy DeVos mistakenly used historically Black colleges and universities as an example of “school choice” — completely skimming over the oppressive Jim Crow system that prompted their creation — the leaders...

A Tale of Two Presidents: Trump, Obama and the First 100 Days

At the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, then-President Obama was facing off with the man that had publicly questioned his American nationality by calling his birth certificate a fraud. That man was Donald Trump. Obama...

Why a Black Woman Could Lead the Free World

An irrefutable moment in time that even alternative facts won’t be able to erase. For a nation built by immigrants and slave labor, the election of Barack Obama signaled the beginning of what many...

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