Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - April 5, 2017

Republicans Stealing Supreme Court Seat by Revoking Filibuster Does Not Quite Blow Up the Senate... Yet

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

But hyper-partisanship may transform the Senate forever. READ MORE»


Trump's in Trouble: Republicans May Face a Massive Wave During the 2018 Midterms

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The 2018 midterm elections are a long way off, but the early signs are ominous for Trump and the GOP. READ MORE»


This May Have Happened to You: Revenue-Hungry Cities Mess With Traffic Lights to Write More Tickets

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

When it comes to raising revenue, nothing is off limits. READ MORE»


The Highly Funded Right-Wing Think Tank That Has Been Waiting 40 Years for This Moment

By Theo Anderson, In These Times

Trump is proving to be the perfect tool for the radical conservative Heritage Foundation to gut the federal budget. READ MORE»


U.S. Health Care System Is Condemning Thousands of Americans to an Early Death

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

The merciless attacks on low-income health care programs can be a death sentence. READ MORE»


Fifty Years Ago, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Broke His Silence on War and Capitalism

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

After all these decades, the "giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism" continue to break the spirit of humanity. READ MORE»


What Happens If Mom and Dad Get Deported?

By Victoria Rossi, Texas Observer

Fearing more immigration raids, undocumented parents are making plans for their children. READ MORE»


How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence

By Yana Kuchinoff, Sarah Macaraeg, YES! Magazine

The ordinance provides a meaningful model for creating reparations at the local level. READ MORE»


Trump Doesn't Realize That Environmental Protections Save Lives, Create Jobs and Strengthen the Economy

By Elliott Negin, AlterNet

By nullifying Obama-era climate initiatives, Trump puts the nation at risk in several ways. READ MORE»


Bernie Is Wrong and Malcolm Was Right: What White Liberals So Often Get Wrong About Racism and Donald Trump

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

White progressives have a tough time confronting racism—as Bernie Sanders, a hero in many ways, has made clear. READ MORE»


'If I Have to Get a Lawyer, I Will': Trump Voter Upset the Border Wall Will Put Her House on Mexico Side

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Thousands of land owners may be be forced to sell their property to the government or stay and live in changed circumstances.  READ MORE»


Big Pharma's Anti-Marijuana Stance Aims to Crush the Competition, Activists Say

By Sam Levin, The Guardian

Pharmaceutical company Insys spent $500,000 to block legalization in Arizona. Five months later it won approval for a cannabis-derived medical drug. READ MORE»


Pet Food Has a Massive Ecological Footprint—How Can We Feed Fido More Sustainably?

By Cailin Heinze, The Conversation

Choices about our pets' diets can have implications not just for their health and our wallets, but for the planet. READ MORE»


Stephen King Explains How a 'Joke' Like Trump Can Rise to Immense Political Power

By Stephen King, The Guardian

He's written novels with eerily similar plotlines—but how did Trump become president? READ MORE»


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