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      Beware the autocrat: Believe everything Trump says. Unless you agree with it. Then he is lying. Resist now!
      Dec09

      Beware the autocrat: Believe everything Trump says. Unless you agree with it. Then he is lying. Resist now!

      Vilnius, Lithuania (Credit: Getty/Sean Gallup) In the weeks since the American election dumped a great big load of fertilizer over the hopes and dreams of a generation, I’ve rapidly emerged as one of the smartest and most incisive critics of The Trump Ascendancy. My article “Rules For Resistance: Resisting The Ruler,” written mere hours...

      Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait
      Nov30

      Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait

      (Credit: AP/John Locher) A new report published in The Washington Post alleges that Russia was involved in disseminating fake news designed to get Donald Trump elected. One report, entitled “Trolling for Trump: How Russia Is Trying to Destroy Our Democracy,” was published in War on the Rocks, an online journal focusing on matters of foreign...

      Putin, Kim Jong Un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”
      Nov29

      Putin, Kim Jong Un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

      Kim Jong-un; Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin (Credit: AP) Though his liberal worldview may not have a platform in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Democratic statesman George Mitchell offered some pragmatic, nonpartisan advice in an interview yesterday: Before Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he should first...

      Donald Trump, who advocates closer ties to Vladimir Putin, says Cuba must improve its human rights
      Nov28

      Donald Trump, who advocates closer ties to Vladimir Putin, says Cuba must improve its human rights

      A stencil graffiti featuring Fidel Castro’s image says in Spanish “Fidel among us,” in an alleyway in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (Credit: AP) In the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s death, President-elect Donald Trump issued the following tweet on Monday: If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban...

      Republicans did everything to stop President Obama, but now want to America to back a president who lost the popular vote
      Nov23

      Republicans did everything to stop President Obama, but now want to America to back a president who lost the popular vote

      FILE – In this Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands in front of his airplane as he speaks during a rally in Bentonville, Ark. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (Credit: AP) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. A former reality TV star who bragged about sexually assaulting women, cheated...

      Don’t fight fire with fire: How to resist an unjust regime nonviolently
      Nov21

      Don’t fight fire with fire: How to resist an unjust regime nonviolently

      President-elect Donald Trump, flanked by his wife Melania and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., gives a thumbs-up while walking on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, after their meeting. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) (Credit: AP) This article was originally published by Scientific American. Mindlessly swiping my Facebook...

      Johnny Marr on the guitar and “beautiful melancholy”
      Nov20

      Johnny Marr on the guitar and “beautiful melancholy”

      FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, British singer Johnny Marr performs at Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, England.The former guitarist for The Smiths has just released his second solo album, “Playland,” a follow-up to well-received 2013 effort “The Messenger.” Both offer robust, richly textured...

      Look Again: The day’s most compelling images from around the globe
      Nov18

      Look Again: The day’s most compelling images from around the globe

      LOANHEAD, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Carolyn Spray holds up one of her many Poinsettia plants ready to be dispatched for the Christmas season at the Pentland Plants garden centre on November 18,2016 in Loanhead, Scotland. The garden centre grows around 100,000 poinsettias, a traditional Christmas house plant. The Midlothian business supplies a...

      Vladimir Putin successfully launches nuclear test missile that can reach America in 12 minutes
      Nov18

      Vladimir Putin successfully launches nuclear test missile that can reach America in 12 minutes

      Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with leadership of the Defense Ministry and military-industrial complex in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. (Credit: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Vladimir Putin has successfully test-launched a new supersonic missile that could breach...

      You make me want to nuke: The nuclear option may be the best environmental option too
      Nov13

      You make me want to nuke: The nuclear option may be the best environmental option too

      Smoke rises from the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant in Gundremmingen, southern Germany (Credit: Getty/Christof Stache) It’s a giant tea kettle — but unlike a cup of Cozy Chamomile, its contents can melt your flesh or deform your body. The pressure is the same as you’d find half a mile below the surface of the ocean. The...