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Trump is acting as chief enabler, sculpting in careless words and actions his own monument to intolerance. more

Aug 18, 2017 11:32 AM Dispatches

Maybe someday, if a person doesn’t want to serve me, she’ll just have to say, “I’m sorry, but giving beer to a guy in a wheelchair is against my religion.” more

Aug 17, 2017 3:10 PM Dispatches


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Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement has begun, but despite promises for improvement progressive change is not likely despite there being new models for trade and dispute resolution. more

Aug 16, 2017 11:52 AM Dispatches


Evan Nesterak

Neo-Nazis are a constituency group of President Trump. So are white nationalists. And the so-called alt-right you keep hearing about? They’re a constituency as well. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:03 PM Dispatches

The film is one of those prize indies that spools out and grows in your head for days afterwards. more

Aug 12, 2017 12:45 PM Dispatches

Why is the oil industry spending hundreds of thousands against a tiny ecosystem hero? more

Aug 8, 2017 12:42 PM Dispatches

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Annabelle Marcovici

A broad coalition of groups descend on Lincoln, Nebraska to protest TransCanada’s $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline. more

Aug 8, 2017 12:38 PM Dispatches

Remarks last week by Jeff Sessions are part of a larger campaign to vilify the press. Press freedom organizations are responding. more

Aug 7, 2017 1:27 PM Dispatches


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“I had given up hope,” she confessed. “Then one day I was by the river and I saw this tree and I noticed this tree had died in the bomb blast. It was still black and charred, but I noticed small branches beginning to grow.” more

Aug 4, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches

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“Zero Dark Thirty” was a despicable piece of pro-CIA propaganda, but with “Detroit” the filmmaker has redeemed herself. more

Aug 3, 2017 3:24 PM Dispatches


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Somewhere deep within the White House is a computer programmed to sniff out anniversaries of historic civil rights milestones and issue trite, hypocritical proclamation templates insincerely honoring those events. more

Aug 3, 2017 1:57 PM Dispatches


Alex Hanson

A 2008 bill requires that the position be filled “from among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.” more

Aug 2, 2017 2:16 PM Dispatches

Negative press may be a one-week phenomenon. But Trump’s problem is that he launches a new damaging story pretty much every day. more

Aug 2, 2017 8:38 AM Dispatches



If passed, the legislation would make it a crime to support or even furnish information about a boycott directed at Israel or the Israeli occupation supported by any entity of the UN, the EU, or other “international governmental organization." more

Aug 1, 2017 3:40 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


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Letting transgender people serve openly in the military has now been made a test of our nation’s tolerance. To date, we have a passing grade. When will we retake that test and fail? more

Aug 1, 2017 12:01 PM Dispatches

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Jeanne Menjoulet

An unending stream of technical failures and soaring costs, as well as plummeting prices for gas, wind, and solar, and a drop in electricity demand, doomed the project. more

Aug 1, 2017 10:26 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

I have been going to ALEC conferences for years—to see for myself how this rightwing group crafts model legislation to advance the interests of its corporate and ideological funders. more

Aug 1, 2017 9:50 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

It’s the deliberate destruction of civility and civil society by Republicans—not only by colorful characters Trump and the Mooch, but also by low-key money man Reince Priebus. more

Jul 31, 2017 11:27 PM Dispatches


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The bill would ban employees of the UW System and University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority from making contracts with or performing any services at private facilities that perform abortions. more

Jul 31, 2017 1:16 PM Dispatches



This a splashy deal, a trophy for politicians. But the actual impact is another question. This deal comes with a very high price tag. more

Jul 28, 2017 3:10 PM Dispatches