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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - April 10, 2017

A Harsh Dose of Electoral Reality: Democrats Have Up-Hill Battle in '18 and Need to Elect Governors to Fight Gerrymandered GOP Monopoly

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Dems failed so badly during the Obama years, it may be a long time before the GOP lock in many states is broken.  READ MORE»

Rahm Emanuel's Outrageous New Graduation Requirements Would Help the Military Recruit from the Very Schools He Guts

By Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

The city of Chicago is encouraging military enlistment as a "postsecondary pathway." READ MORE»

Donald and Vlad Are Still a Deadly Combo: Either as Partners or Rivals, They're Waging a War Against Civilization

By Paul Rosenberg, Salon

Putin and Trump are often depicted as enemies of democracy. What they really want to destroy is civilization. READ MORE»

Fear on the Brain: People Perceive Black Men as Being Bigger, Stronger and More Aggressive Than They Actually Are

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Superhumanization of black folks has dangerous consequences. READ MORE»

Trump's Single Biggest Donor, Robert Mercer, Has a Merciless Political Agenda

By Bill Berkowitz, Buzzflash at Truthout

What also drives Mercer is his apparent hatred for all things Clinton. He is also the money behind a host of major right-wing entities and operations. READ MORE»

Karl Rove: 'Three Tribes' in the 'Unhealthy' White House Have Been Leaking Info on Each Other for Weeks

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

"Unnamed White House officials are dissing to reporters about other people inside the White House." READ MORE»

Betsy DeVos Pitches Voucher Schools at Only Public School Protesters Can't Get To: A Military Base

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network

DeVos promotes privatization at military bases, religious schools and charter schools. READ MORE»

Google's New Fact-Check Tool Attempts to Fight Back Against Fake News Worldwide

By April M. Short, AlterNet

The new tool red-flags stories its algorithms determine may contain misleading information. READ MORE»

7 Ways to Prevent Opioid Deaths

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Users and the people who care about them can take steps to bring the death toll down. READ MORE»

Blaming the Boomers for Growing Poverty in America Is Just a Media Distraction in Service of the 1%

By Dean Baker, FAIR

It's alternative facts day at the Boston Globe.  READ MORE»

Intimidation, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice: The New Normal in Fundamentalist India

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

Buoyed by electoral victories, Hindu Fundamentalism is sweeping India. READ MORE»

Tax Day Marches Aim Spotlight at Trumps Hidden Tax Returns

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org

Marches across the country will demand the release of Trump's tax returns—and send a message about a tax system that enriches the wealthy READ MORE»

There's Now a Mathematical Equation Showing How Fast Humans Are Wrecking Earth

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

Our future appears set for a classic apocalypse blockbuster. READ MORE»

Electric Car Workers Accuse Tesla of Low Pay and Intimidation

By David Dayen, Capital and Main

While great for the environment, some green jobs pose a serious threat to the health and safety of factory workers. READ MORE»

Needed: A Democratic Shadow Cabinet

By Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect

Leading Democrats could hold Trump accountable for his bizarre positions and offer more attractive alternatives every week. READ MORE»

It's Time to Ignore Caitlyn Jenner

By Sam Riedel, The Establishment

She was a culturally significant figure in the tidal wave of trans visibility, but taking up space is not a radical act. READ MORE»

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