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Antifa, Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

Reading Time: &; 1 minute President Trump and his attorney general love to raise the specter of antifa as a bogeyman. But the FBI has yet to find its involvement in recent protests, and there’s no indication it’s an actual organization.

The American Way: Call Them ‘Hero,’ Pay Them Zero

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Healthcare workers, delivery drivers, and retail employees are members of the pantheon of heroes Americans love to lionize in the era of COVID-19. But they’re poorly paid, poorly protected, and quickly forgotten.

Killer Ratings: Watch Fox News and Die

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Fox News has made a fortune delivering misinformation to an audience that gobbles it up. During a pandemic, however, this is a recipe for disaster — and some viewers will pay the ultimate price.

Trump Wants to Inject Taxpayer Money Straight Into His Businesses

Reading Time: &; 1 minute President Donald Trump has benefited financially from foreign governments, political campaigns, and even the Secret Service using his hotels. Now he wants to get his hands on taxpayer money directly.

Greed Is Getting Back to Normal

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Although some banks say they won't do it, the law that authorized the issuance of the $1,200-per- person economic stimulus checks allows banks to keep part of the money to cover their (often ridiculous) overdraft and late fees.

Ignorance Is No Defense Against COVID-19

Reading Time: &; 1 minute You may be complacent about the pandemic, thinking that the coronavirus only infects older people, or sick people, or nonwhite folks. Don’t be. Nobody is immune -- and we are all in this together.

Bernie Sanders Refuses to Play by the Media’s Rules

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Why isn’t Bernie Sanders dropping out? The real reason is very simple: Because he can still win. But that’s not good enough for the corporate media, which wants the Democratic primary to be over.

The Myth of American Exceptionalism Falls Victim to Coronavirus

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Americans are always being told that they are the best, and have the best. The response to coronavirus exposes that as wishful thinking.

GOP’s Dirty Tricks Pay Off on Super Tuesday

Reading Time: &; 1 minute The long lines minority and young voters faced on Super Tuesday were not an accident. They are the result of policies put in place to systematically disenfranchise certain groups of Americans.

You’re Not a Crook — Trump Pardons Those Who Are Like Him

Reading Time: &; 1 minute President Donald Trump never thinks he does anything wrong. That explains why he pardons the celebrity crooks whose crimes resemble his own.

Psst! The Media Sucks at Predicting Primary Winners

Reading Time: &; 1 minute The media has a poor track record of predicting who will win presidential primaries. No wonder many Americans feel that journalists are out of touch with what is really happening in the country.

Impeachment Trial Exposes Twisted Legal Minds

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Donald Trump’s impeachment trial not only exposed the president’s wrongdoing, but also the twisted hypocrisy of Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, and others.

The Media’s Silence on Spurious Greenwald Charges Is Deafening

Reading Time: &; 1 minute While the media has, rightly, been very vocal about press restrictions during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, it has been much more quiet about Brazil’s recent efforts to silence Glenn Greenwald.

Culture: In the Trump Era, It Has a Whole New Meaning

Reading Time: &; 1 minute One “highlight” of the recent crisis involving the US and Iran was President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to attack cultural sites in Iran, which would be a brazen violation of the Geneva Conventions and other international laws.

Prison Gerrymandering Is Cruel and Undemocratic

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Prisoners can't vote. They have no political power. But they count in the census. And that’s exactly why lawmakers want them in their districts.

FISA Advocates Worry Spying on Americans May Become More Difficult

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Whenever the curtain is pulled back on how the FISA process works, as it was in the recent DOJ inspector general’s report, Americans are appalled. Yet anti-privacy advocates are worried that spying on US citizens may only become easier in the future.

Free Mass Transit in KC — A Slippery Slope Toward Stalinist Gulags?

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Kansas City has approved free mass transit for all. Where most people see a sensible policy that helps all citizens and the environment, others will undoubtedly invoke the boogeyman of “socialism” -- and expose how wacky they sound.

Senate Rubberstamps Another Unqualified Conservative Judge

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Want to get a job as a federal judge but have no courtroom experience, no common sense and no clue? No problem. If you are conservative enough, the GOP Senate will confirm you.

Google to Employees: Want a Union? Search Elsewhere

Like other Silicon Valley companies, Google prides itself on being open to different viewpoints. But when it comes to its employees wanting to organize, that supposed tolerance quickly reaches its limits. The post appeared first on .