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Trump's Education Secretary Pick On Guns In Schools: "What About Grizzly Bears?"

Trump's education secretary spars with Bernie Sanders in contentious confirmation hearing

Julian Assange ready for US extradition, one of his lawyers suggests

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Oscar Lopez Rivera To Be Freed After 36 Years in US Prison

Three Reasons John Lewis is Right That Trump Is Illegitimate

Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

What's Your Story? Student identity on the walls in Philly

Navajo Nation Bus Routes Are Dangerous
Children as young as 3 ride impassable roads, GAO looking for solutions

Uchinaaguchi: The Language of My Heart

The Radical Religious Right Activist Behind Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking
Food retailers aiming to cut plastic packaging by ditching stickers on fruits and vegetables, instead using hi-tech ‘natural branding’

Aging septic systems fouling Michigan waters

Amid Violence, Colombia Rights Activists Need Urgent Protection

How Folding Mental Health Services into Maternal and Infant Care Can Help Low-Income Families

Ethics paperwork still missing for Trump's billionaire Cabinet picks

Nigerian military ‘mistake’ kills at least 50 in strike on refugee camp

Why Theodore Melfi Chose to Make ‘Hidden Figures’ Over ‘Spider-Man’

San Francisco Marches to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Women’s March Platform Demands Abortion Access for All

A Gaza friendship

Climate Change Brings Declining Snow in the Alps

Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016
The Counted project points to continuing racial disparities, with black males aged 15-34 nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed

Congress’ Latest Attack on Planned Parenthood Would Hit Low-Income People Hardest

Big Oil Lobbyist Backs 'Well-Designed' California Carbon Trading Program

Davos without Donald Trump is like Hamlet without the prince
US president-elect’s protectionism and populism stir debate and soul-searching as a sense of change fills the Alpine air

John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Legitimacy

A violent history with the police leaves Chicago residents skeptical of reform

Theresa May's Brexit speech: 'No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal'

The US Just Spent Eight Years With a Black President. For Many African Americans, It Meant One Big Thing: Freedom to "Dream"

Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP to Block Sanders Effort to End Drug Price Gouging

Through a Photographer's Lens: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Chicago Police Assaulted Children, Got Away With Murders: DOJ Report Echoes What Residents Have Long Known

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Provides a Time to Reflect

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "No Lie Can Live Forever"

Tillerson Hedges on Climate Science but Supports Paris Agreement

EPA Won't Pay Claims in Mine Spill That Released 3 Million Gallons of Toxic Water

Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Could Speed by US Workers During Trump's Presidency

Bill would let woman sue doctors who perform their abortions

Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approaches

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Charles P. Pierce: You're Surprised? Have You Met This Guy?

Over Two Million Yemenis Displaced by Conflict

Turkey Helps Resettle Over 21,000 Refugees in 2016

10 Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

We’re running out of water

The Trump Twilight Zone

Global Justice Ecology Project and Bill McKibben to Co-Present Activist Award on Eve of Trump Inauguration

Immigrants Tell Trump Administration: We’re #HereToStay

CNN to Sean Spicer: Jim Acosta 'has our complete support'

Zambia tries new way to beat drought: solar grain mills

Gov. Rauner signs lead-testing law for schools, day care centers

Dahr Jamail | Atlantic Ocean Current Could Collapse Within 300 Years

El Salvador’s New Battlefield

Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

In Pruitt's Hearing for EPA Chief, His Fossil Fuel Ties Will Take Center Stage

More than 80 false killer whales dead in massive stranding

Why Monsanto Couldn't Jail Us: Reflections on a Trial by a Professional Protester
-- Reverend Billy Talen for BuzzFlash for Truthout

Is Donald Trump Carrying Out the White Nationalism of an Alt-Right Presidency?

Milton Friedman, Betsy DeVos, and the Privatization of Public Education

How Washington Created a Honduran Nightmare on Its Doorstep

How American Life Continued to Deteriorate in 2016
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ethics chief thrust into spotlight by Trump battle

Military trainees at defense universities later committed serious human rights abuses

Wisconsin Tribe Votes to Evict Oil Pipeline From Its Reservation

Rahm's false cures for an epidemic of violence
None of the political leaders who claim to have "tough" answers to the terrible death toll from shootings in Chicago will look at the cause of the crisis, writes Brian Bean.

Inauguration boycott grows as Donald Trump meets Martin Luther King III
As son of civil rights hero attends Trump Tower for ‘constructive’ meeting, more than 30 Democrats say they will not attend after Trump spat with John Lewis

Sabal Trail Pipeline Construction Blockaded on MLK Day

Trump Kicks Off Martin Luther King Weekend With Disparaging Tweet Against Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Obama Doubts Trump Can Govern Via Twitter, Admits Some Missteps

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Donald Trump: In Many Ways, the Civil Rights Hero Saw This Coming

Democrats Lead Nationwide Day of Rallies in Defense of Obamacare

The Biggest Threat to Trump's Mar-a-Lago? Climate Change

Czechoslovakia Spied on Donald and Ivana Trump, Communist-Era Files Show

John Brennan: Trump's "Nazi Germany" Tweet to US Agencies Was "Outrageous"

Obama's Administration Sold More Weapons Than Any Other Since World War II

Illinois Poised to Require Lead Testing in Schools, Day Care Centers

Jewish Settler Group "Invited to Donald Trump's Inauguration" Amid Concerns Over President-Elect's Stance on Israel

For the First Time, Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color on US Currency