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ACLU, LGBT groups ask Obama to approve Chelsea Manning's clemency request

Is Police Reform Possible Under Police State Trump?

Dakota Access protesters say they will focus on Flint water crisis

Writing about the 'alt-right'
Recent developments have put the so-called “alt-right” movement in the news. They highlight the need for clarity around use of the term and around some related terms, such as "white nationalism" and "white supremacism."

Charles P. Pierce: OK, Enough Trump. What's Going on in the House of Representatives?

Emboldened By Election, Texas Republicans Kill Medicaid Fundings For Kids With Disabilities

McCrory concedes NC gubernatorial race to Cooper (finally)

We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

"I Didn't Come Here to Lose": How a Movement Was Born at Standing Rock
#NoDAPL didn't just stop a pipeline. It sparked a new call for Native American rights.

North Dakota Democrat cautions #NoDAPL protesters that their cause isn't winnable

Maine Adopts Instant Runoff Voting

The US Divided: Red State, Blue State, Deep State
-- Jane Stillwater for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Man fires assault rifle in D.C. restaurant at center of fake-news conspiracy theories
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., told police that he traveled to Comet Ping Pong to investigate “pizzagate,” a false conspiracy theory related to Hillary Clinton.

Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Native American reservations

Inside the Churches That Are Leading New York’s Sanctuary Movement
New York’s sanctuary movement is ready to become more radical. The question is, How?

Alec Baldwin Offers to Stop SNL Impersonation if Donald Trump Releases Tax Returns

Italy referendum: PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat

Trump May Not Propose A Budget Next Year

Al Gore: climate change threat leaves 'no time to despair' over Trump victory
Former vice-president expects backlash from environmentalists against Trump and hopes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will join fight

Trump to nominate Ben Carson for HUD secretary

Could Portland Lead the Way for Cities Nationwide to Divest From the Dakota Pipeline and Private Prisons?

The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich

Florida man made Pulse-style massacre threats against church that welcomes homosexuals

International Implications of Canada's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval

Audio shows Standing Rock Sioux tribe objected to pipeline two years ago

Repealing Obamacare Would Give a Tax Cut to Millionaires, Like Donald Trump

Top Scientists: Amazon's Tapajós Dam Complex "a Crisis in the Making"

Business Since Birth: Trump's Children and the Tangle That Awaits

Academic witch hunts are back: A new watch list targets “lefty” professors

No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons. That’s by design.

Colorado electors plan to challenge state law in bid to derail Donald Trump's victory

President-elect Donald Trump has a chance to stack the courts with conservative judges, thrilling Republicans who suddenly have the opportunity to remake the judicial system.

Trump, Cabinet could avoid millions in taxes thanks to this little-known law

Can Trump Revive Keystone XL? Nebraskans Vow to Fight Pipeline Anew

Five Things Obama Should Do Before Leaving Office (but Probably Won’t)

Officials say 24 people confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse party fire

Who’s Left to Fill Out Trump’s Cabinet?
Here’s a look at whom Trump has chosen and which positions are yet to be filled.

Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says he expects the transition team to announce President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of State in the next two weeks.

I Am a Dangerous Professor

If GOP Gets Climate ‘Science’ From Breitbart, God Help the Planet

“Dapper” and dangerous: The ugly history of glamorizing white nationalism

More than 2 dozen may be dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Groups Raise Alarm Over Climate Denial Creeping Into Trump's Team
Environmental organizations wrote a letter urging Senators to oppose Trump nominees who have a history of disregarding science.

Donald Trump's Cabinet One of Wealthiest in Modern History

Of 9 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse to Help Build Muslim Registry for Trump

How to Save Obamacare: Democrats Have an Ace Up Their Sleeve

Poverty Doesn't Need Technology. It Needs Politics.

'Robin Hood' cafe in Madrid is charging rich customers to give to the poor

Bowe Bergdahl asks Obama for pardon before Donald Trump takes office

Great Barrier Reef progress report: We have to do better on water quality, says Australia
Efforts to curb tree clearing have failed, the government admits in its update to Unesco on work to save the world heritage site

Arrests of Journalists at Standing Rock Test the Boundaries of the First Amendment

'Recount' 2016 Looking Like 'Recount' 2000 as Team Trump Files to Stop Counts in WI, MI, PA

Racism With No Racists: The President Trump Conundrum

Ontario lawmakers vote to smear BDS movement

Tribes Ask International Human Rights Commission to Stop Violence Against Water Protectors

Meet Trump’s ‘mad dog’ for the Pentagon

Labor Law Faces Dire New Threats From Supreme Court Under Trump

Despite Evacuation Orders, Pipeline Protesters Hunker Down For Winter

‘We are alone’: The voices of besieged rebel-held Aleppo

A Brain Scientist Explains How To Turn Trump Into A ‘Loser’

Texas requiring aborted fetuses to be buried is plain ridiculous

Trump to preside over the richest Cabinet in U.S. history

Donald Trump’s first big economic blunder: Beneath the noise and bluster, Carrier’s a disastrous deal
Donald Trump has already made a mockery of the presidency — and bribed a company in which he owns stock

Warming U.S. Could See Extreme Rains Increase Fivefold

How Donald Trump Is Connected to the Flint Water Crisis

What the Robots Are Doing to the Middle Class
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wins Reader’s Poll for TIME Person of the Year

The Real Voting Rights Scandal in 2016

Nine Things President Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office to Reveal the Nature of the National Security State

#NoDAPL: Why the Black Snake Isn't Slain
As long as there is money in this pipeline, there's a good chance oil will follow. History has taught us that the Army Corps' efforts to placate Water Protectors have no substantive value.

Trump breaks promise on NAFTA

Dick Cheney Celebrates a World Where Facts Don't Matter

Army Corps ruling is big win for foes of Dakota pipeline
In a monumental victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and thousands of others who have protested the project, the Army has denied an easement necessary for the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

Torture Can Be Useful, Nearly Half of Americans Say

A Warning for Americans From a Member of Pussy Riot

Senate Dems Urge Obama To Declassify Info On Russia And US Election

Judge orders immediate start of Michigan recount

Breitbart War On Kellog Backfires, More Advertisers Flee The Hate

Dylann Roof: accused Charleston church gunman asks for defense team back

Paul Krugman: The Art of the Scam

Exxon CEO Now a Contender for Donald Trumps Secretary of State

Army Corps of Engineers Halts Dakota Access Pipeline

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: 47 Years Later

Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants to Make Christianity a Bigger Part of Schooling

The Philippines: No country for poor men
Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines won his presidency with a promise of a brutal crackdown on drugs. But six months and more than 4,000 deaths later, a troubling picture of the profile of those being targeted is emerging.

Bernie Sanders: Where We Go From Here

Alec Baldwin is offering to end his impersonation of Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” if the president-elect releases his tax returns.

Donald Trump’s White House Counsel Is Proud “Architect” of Corrupt Big Money Politics

Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a suit that alleged the chain discriminated against gay employees.

The Conservative Activist Behind Trump's Bogus "Millions of Illegal Voters" Claim

Conservative group's lawsuit sets off eleventh-hour scramble in North Carolina governor's race

How to Hide $400 Million
When a wealthy businessman set out to divorce his wife, their fortune vanished. The quest to find it would reveal the depths of an offshore financial system bigger than the US economy.

Climate scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling
A Republican-led panel promoted a misleading tabloid story alleging earth may not be warming, relying on data that leaves out important points of context.

Far-right party concedes defeat in Austrian presidential election

Global Warming Research in Danger as Trump Appoints Climate Skeptic to NASA Team

UK: Theresa May orders crackdown on unauthorised leaks by ministers and civil servants, leaked memorandum reveals

Donald Trump announces massive tax hike for companies that leave the US

Legal and still a crime: Abortion laws to watch out for in Trump’s America

Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search
Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president.

Jill Stein plans federal lawsuit in quest for Pennsylvania recount

Ohio interracial couple’s home trashed with swastikas and ‘white power’ slogans painted on it

The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock
Even if you can't show up at the wintry encampments, you can join Water Protectors in other ways.

Jim Hightower: Koch brothers protégé Gov. Greg Abbott wants to amend your Constitution 9 ways
Texas' governor, backed by the Kochs, wants the Constitution amended to balance the budget, elevate corporate power.

Law Enforcement's Secret "Super Search Engine" Amasses Trillions of Phone Records for Decades

ExxonMobil CEO to Head the State Department?
As reports of Rex Tillerson for potential secretary of state swirl, Bill McKibben says it 'is certainly a good way to make clear exactly who'll be running the government in a Trump administration'

Austrian Voters Soon to Decide on Revival of Europe's Far-Right

This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interests: He’s not really going to leave his business
Donald Trump stands to make good money as president.

"We Are Orphans Here": Life and death in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian refugee camp

The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the West’s Christmas toys
Undercover investigation by China Labor Watch exposes low wages, hazardous chemicals and overtime beyond legal limits.

Stop Giving Right-Wingers The Time Of Day *Cough* Tomi Lahren

Mulch your soil—inside and out

A Cabinet position for Petraeus; disciplinary actions for Broadwell after affair

‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s US

Dispatch From Little Rock: A Local Win in the Ongoing Fight Against Police Violence

Mums Against Austerity in the UK

I lost 20 journalist colleagues in the Colombian plane crash

Everglades Dolphins Have Highest Level of Mercury Ever

Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills

Jury Going Into Next Week in Ex-Officer's Murder Trial

Trump Formally Announces Support for the Dakota Access Pipeline

Trump Campaign and GOP Allies in Full Legal Panic as Recounts Could Create Electoral College Crisis

Ellison open to leaving Congress if elected DNC chair

Sarah Palin Says Trump's Carrier Deal Could Be 'Crony Capitalism'