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How America Fails Black Girls

Is Ryan a policy guy, or does he just play one on TV?
Following the failure of a Paul Ryan-championed health-care bill that was panned by experts on the left and right, the House speaker's reputation as a policy expert is under renewed assault.

Trump Nominates Goldman Sachs "Alligator" Jay Clayton to Run SEC

William Rivers Pitt | The AHCA: Mass Murder in Broad Daylight

Maryland Bans Fracking
-- Lorraine Chow of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

CBS News Uncovers Extremely Shady Mike Pence/Russia Connection

Census to leave LGBT questions off 2020 survey

Most Americans Want GOP to Move on From Trying to Repeal Obamacare, Poll Reveals
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Felony charges for two who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

"Trauma on Trauma on Trauma": For Refugee Children, the Journey Is Only the Beginning

'The activist Bonnie and Clyde': young lovers lead Portland's Trump resistance

How Devin Nunes Is Threatening the Constitution

Westinghouse files for bankruptcy, in a blow to nuclear power industry

In historic break, Britain gives formal notice it is leaving the European Union

Jeff Sessions Should Resign Based on His Record, Regardless of Russian Conversations
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest

Court Rejects Navajo Generating Station Cases

Meat Processing in a Box
Can new modular, USDA-compliant meat processing units tucked into shipping containers help make small- to mid-scale farms more successful and sustainable?

Why Nicaragua Was Smart to Reject Uber

Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms - UN

After Brief Time in Treatment Facility, Bresha Meadows Is Returned to Await Trial in Juvenile Detention Center

The World Faces a Historic Opportunity to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Pro-Choice Michigan Lawmakers Ready to Go on Offense

Fracking Ban About to Become Law in Maryland

The West Coast Will Determine the Fate of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Noam Chomsky: Trump's First 100 Days Are Undermining Our Prospects for Survival

Wounded Ryan faces new battle

Debating the big questions on immigration: What rights do immigrants have — and is the president free to bar them?

Mosul residents were told not to flee before airstrikes that killed civilians
Pentagon opens investigation into reports that more than 150 civilians died in US-led bombings to retake Iraqi city from Isis

Refugee watch

Water fights in a time of scarcity: the Bolivian Carnaval

TrumpCare dies, XL flies and the Secret Winner is…

There's an ongoing Indigenous occupation in Taiwan

Contracts Need to Be Posted Online

Moral Failure at the United Nations

Ahmed Kathrada: A life built on eradicating racism and inequality

Kentucky’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Discriminates Against LGBT Students

How Safe Are DACA Recipients?

Elevating Palestinians
Americans still do not know Palestinians as real people and, as a result, do not care about them.

Top Democrat tears into House Intel chair Devin Nunes: 'This is what a cover-up to a crime looks like'

The Collateral Damage of BP

Man accused of killing black man in 'practice run' charged with terrorism
James Jackson – who is accused of attacking Timothy Caughman from behind with a sword in New York – said he intended to deter interracial relationships

Scientists warn Amazon peatland could face ‘environmental disaster’ due to palm oil threat

Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Mythical "Middle Ground"

Devin Nunes canceled Russia hearings to keep Sally Yates from testifying: ex-CIA and Defense official

Trump begins tearing up Obama's years of progress on tackling climate change
Fossil fuels to the fore as president signs orders to review clean power plan, lift ban on coal leases and discard expert thinking on true cost of carbon emissions

House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry

Senate Panel Promises Full Investigation of Russia Ties

Tracking the Numerous Tactics Used to Attack Environmental Protections Around the Globe

By the numbers, Trump’s big environmental regulation rollback is all kinds of unpopular

ICE Detainee Hangs Himself In California Jail Cell

Victory! USA Womens Hockey Team Just Won Their Strike

Special Report: Trump's Business Network Reached Alleged Russian Mobsters

President Trump has successfully created an alternate reality

The Republican Party Is Catastrophically Broken

Reality Check On Trump Calling For Bipartisanship On Health Care

Russia Inquiry Stalls, Democrats Say, With Nunes Calling Shots
Democrats lamented canceled meetings and questioned the impartiality of Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, who has declined to recuse himself from an investigation into Trump aides’ ties to Russia.

Democratic National Committee Asks Its Entire Staff To Resign

First GOP lawmaker calls for Nunes to recuse himself

Trump promised to bring back coal jobs. That promise ‘will not be kept,’ experts say.

UK's Stansted Airport's runway closed after protesters surround 'deportation plane'

Dahr Jamail | Trump Signs Executive Order Obliterating Regulations on Carbon Emissions and Pollution

Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists

Congress just killed your right to privacy online

A nuclear ghost town in Japan welcomes back residents this week

Congress Is Poised to Let Internet Providers Harvest Your Personal Data Without Permission

Hacker targeting Palestine Solidarity Campaign claimed to be Mossad

Affordable Care Act Repeal Is Back on the Agenda, Republicans Say

Advocate of Saddam/Al Qaeda Conspiracy Will Save Us From Fake News

Socialist Organizer and Black Lives Matter Activist Runs for Office in Fulton, Georgia

'Moonlight' Director Prepares Series on Underground Railroad

Trump Administration Has More Threats for Sanctuary Cities

Donald Trump Is About To Undo Obama’s Legacy On Climate Change

Media Coverage of Climate Change Sinks Even Lower

The Democratic Party is facing a demographic crisis

Every Commune is a Cooperative: Self-organisation and self-sufficiency are progressing in Rojava

First Bumble Bee Finally Gets the Endangered Species Protection it Desperately Needs

Hollywood Is Getting Outsized Credit For Seriously Small Moments Of LGBT Inclusivity

Chile's New "Route of Parks" Aims to Save the Wild Beauty of Patagonia
-- Jonathan Franklin for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Congress Must Investigate Collusion Between Monsanto and the EPA, Now

The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification?

The Business of Shooting Pigs From The Sky
A Texas-style response to the country’s feral pig epidemic involves tourists with assault weapons and helicopters.

The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It

10 ways movements can encourage and support whistleblowers

Can Our Social Institutions Catch Up With Advances in Science and Technology?

Inside the Secretive Trump Lobby That Wants to Profit From the Breakup of Iraq

Nonviolent Protest in Pennsylvania Solitary Confinement Unit Leads to Seven Years of Prosecutions

Disappeared on the Border: "Chase and Scatter" -- to Death
-- John Heid for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Food Security in the Middle East Sharply Deteriorated

Low wage African American workers have increased annual work hours most since 1979

A Couple of Things About Jimmy Breslin
The brash, profane and brilliant newspaper columnist knew a lot about life — and Donald Trump.

Trinidad Pushes for Shift to Cleaner Fuel

Canada to legalize recreational marijuana in 2018, official says