Thursday, April 13, 2017

Chomsky: Why Trump Resistance Will Keep Building | Charter School Rip-Off Exposed | Flying the Bloody Skies

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - April 13, 2017

Shocking Education Report Shows Taxpayers Paying Hundreds of Millions for Unneeded and Inferior Charter Schools

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

California's dismal record serves as a warning as Trump administration gears up for massive K-12 privatization. READ MORE»


Flying the Bloody Skies

By Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect

Dr. Dao received exceptional treatment, but passenger abuse is built into the airlines' business model. READ MORE»


Only Mass Disruption From Below Can Stop Right-Wing Revolution and Trump's Absolute Power

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Don't count on the FBI; it's up to the grassroots to engage in long-term direct action.  READ MORE»


Is Trump Going to Try a Government Shutdown?

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

The White House wants to defund cities that harbor undocumented immigrants and is serious about it. READ MORE»


Out of 46 Major Editorials on Trump's Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed

By Adam Johnson, FAIR

Given the option, the editorial pages always side with going to war.  READ MORE»


3 Big Anti-Trump Marches Coming Up: Tax March, Science March, Climate March

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

The administration's April cowards bring protesters empowered. READ MORE»


Chomsky: Why the Resistance Against Trump Will Continue to Build

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"The institutions look powerful but they collapse as soon as the population becomes engaged." READ MORE»


How Jeff Sessions Is Laying the Groundwork for an Authoritarian State

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

The attorney general is courting law enforcement by reducing accountability and renewing a war on people of color. READ MORE»


'I Like Steve, but ...': Trump Gives Tepid Approval of Bannon Amid Staff Infighting

By James Lartey, The Guardian

President downplayed top adviser's contribution to campaign with lukewarm interview response a week after removing Bannon from National Security Council. READ MORE»


Trump's Missile Attack on Syria Air Base Helped ISIS, Endangered Civilians, yet Hawks Call for More

By Ben Norton, AlterNet

The Trump administration is hinting it will continue to ramp up U.S. military intervention in Syria. READ MORE»


Oklahoma GOP Rep. Claims He Canceled Town Hall for Safety—but That's Not What the Venue Said

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

Someone doesn't want to face angry constituents. READ MORE»


How Big Pharma's Profit Machine Has Evolved

By Martha Rosenberg, Center for Health Journalism

Thanks to drug safety scandals and new methods of marketing, the bloom had fallen off the Pharma reps' roses. READ MORE»


Muslims Are Facing Violent Crackdowns in India

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

Endangering the livelihoods—and the lives—of Indian Muslims. READ MORE»


Senate Drug Warriors' False Claims Pave Way for Dangerous Bill

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley want to save kids from mythical drug menaces, but real people will get hurt. READ MORE»


Rest Easy, Guys: The Average Size of a Penis Is Smaller Than You Might Have Guessed

By Ashlee Miller, The Frisky

Scientific findings should take the social pressure off. READ MORE»


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