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alternet comics: jen sorensen on trump's faux-populist cabinet


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alternet comics: jen sorensen on trump's faux-populist cabinet


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alternet comics: jen sorensen on trump's faux-populist cabinet


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alternet comics: jen sorensen on trump's faux-populist cabinet


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alternet comics: jen sorensen on trump's faux-populist cabinet


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alternet comics: jen sorensen on trump's faux-populist cabinet


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are you in shape or just thin?


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071125'; click here for reuse options! weight isn't always an indication of health. being thin and being in shape are not the same thing, as evidenced by our slender friends who never get off the couch, and conversely, by every single overweight athlete. although our weights and where we fall on the body m index — a measurement of our total body fat based on our height and weight… /* > var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_copyright_notice = '2017 alternet'; var icx_content_id = '1071125'; click here for reuse options!  related storiesstudy tells women what they already knew about male brainshow sugar be e the great public health hazard of our timebernie sanders nails trump's pick for health an






study tells women what they already knew about male brains


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071191'; click here for reuse options! men can’t multitask and women can. a lot of women are probably rolling their eyes right now, thinking of all the single-minded men in their lives. researchers have shown those ladies aren’t just nagging — men can’t multitask and women can. according to a story from the international news agency afp, in an experiment, men trying to solve a language problem while… /* > var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_copyright_notice = '2017 alternet'; var icx_content_id = '1071191'; click here for reuse options!  related storiestrump's health care adviser has her own dangerous brand of fake newshow sugar be e the great public health hazard of our timebernie sanders nails tr






the shape of your brain could determine your personality


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071252'; click here for reuse options! new research shows a strong link. have you ever wondered why you were prone to bouts of moodiness or why you were always so easy going? turns out personality could be linked to brain shape, according to new research. scientists found that brains with a thicker cortex, smaller volume, and less folding were connected to increased levels of neuroticism. openness, however, was… /* > var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_copyright_notice = '2017 alternet'; var icx_content_id = '1071252'; click here for reuse options!  related stories#deleteuber: users angry at trump muslim ban s appno president cares more about size—so let's show trump how many of us oppose himbill m






#deleteuber: users angry at trump muslim ban s app


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071351'; click here for reuse options! uber provided rides at jfk airport while other taxi drivers held strike over trump's ban on muslim travellers. #deleteuber: users angry at trump muslim ban s apphundreds of uber users have taken screens s of themselves deleting the ride-hailing app, accusing it of profiting from a strike by new york's taxi drivers held against president donald trump's ban on muslim travellers and refugees. the hashtag #deleteuber trended worldwide on sunday as users also accused the company's ceo of collaborating with the new us… /* > var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_copyright_notice = '2017 alternet'; var icx_content_id = '1071351'; click here for reuse options!  related s






protesters rally for refugees detained at jfk after trump's anti-muslim executiv


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071324'; click here for reuse options! thousands gathered in solidarity at the new york city airport urday. concerned citizens are protesting the detention of iraqi visa-holders at jfk international airport in new york while a muslim congressman calls for "m rallies" to protest donald trump's ban on syrian refugees and all travelers from certain muslim-majority countries. related: trump brings shame to u.s. with policy based on fear demonstrators m ed outside the queens airport's… /* > var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_copyright_notice = '2017 alternet'; var icx_content_id = '1071324'; click here for reuse options!  related storiesin a small virginia county, islamophobia and legal tricks denied muslim






keith olbermann on how the media should cover donald trump and his team's lies


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071350'; click here for reuse options! in his latest video, olbermann essentially invites the press to do its most basic job. what if the media stopped treating the blatant and embarr ing lies spewing from trump and his team like valid arguments that deserve respectful air time? keith olbermann’s latest in a series of gq videos, lays out the plan for how they could easily do so:“stop covering his speeches live. use a delay. employ a team of fact checkers. play his rants. each time he lies, stop the tape, state the facts.”in the video, olbermann calls for an effective media boycott of “kellyanne ‘con-job’” and trump’s propaganda machine. throughout his two minute speech, olbermann asks the press to do its most basic job






anti-choice advocate admits to joy reid her ultimate goal is to make birth contr


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071341'; click here for reuse options! an anti-choice advocates said birth control—including the pill and iud’s—should be illegal. an interview on the women’s march in washington last week took a bizarre turn when an anti-choice advocate told msnbc host joy reid that birth control — including the pill and iud’s — should be made illegal because they kill babies.following a considerable amount of cross-talk over services that planned parenthood provides with kristan hawkins of students for life, host reid pulled her panel up and said she wanted to talk about something everyone could agree on: that contraception should be legal.not everyone was in agreement.“i believe certain forms can be legal, yes,” hawkins agreed, addi






anti-choice advocate admits to joy reid her ultimate goal is to make birth contr


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071341'; click here for reuse options! anti-choice activist says birth control—including the pill and iuds—should be illegal. an interview on the women’s march in washington last week took a bizarre turn when an anti-choice advocate told msnbc host joy reid that birth control — including the pill and iud’s — should be made illegal because they kill babies.following a considerable amount of cross-talk over services that planned parenthood provides with kristan hawkins of students for life, host reid pulled her panel up and said she wanted to talk about something everyone could agree on: that contraception should be legal.not everyone was in agreement.“i believe certain forms can be legal, yes,” hawkins agreed, adding, “






steve bannon personally overruled dhs decision not to include green card holders


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071342'; click here for reuse options! the mayhem could have easily been avoided. steve bannon, a senior adviser to president donald trump, personally overruled a decision by the department of homeland security not to include green card holders in the president’s temporary ban on travel from muslim countries.protests erupted at airports across the country over the weekend after dhs agents began enforcing an executive order signed by trump by detaining legal permanent residents who were returning from abroad. on urday, a federal judge stayed the detentions and ordered the green card holders to be released, but cnn reported that the mayhem could have been avoided if the white house had listened to the guidance of dhs law






trump has been sued more than 34 times since he was elected


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071272'; click here for reuse options! where lawsuits are concerned, our new president is an overachiever. earlier this month, former "apprentice" contestant summer zervos announced she would be moving forward with a lawsuit against the man who allegedly ually aulted her, donald trump. zervos is one of more than a dozen women who say they were ually abused or aulted by trump, who was inaugurated u.s. president a little over a week ago.trump is no stranger to lawsuits charging him with being a ual predator, though he has been involved in cases that run the gamut—nearly 3,500 legal filings going back to the 1990s. when you have reportedly made a career out of bilking contractors out of money, har ing women, and setting u






trump has been sued more than 34 times since he was elected


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071272'; click here for reuse options! where lawsuits are concerned, our new president is an overachiever. earlier this month, former "apprentice" contestant summer zervos announced she would be moving forward with a lawsuit against the man who allegedly ually aulted her, donald trump. zervos is one of more than a dozen women who say they were ually abused or aulted by trump, who was inaugurated u.s. president a little over a week ago.trump is no stranger to lawsuits charging him with being a ual predator, though he has been involved in cases that run the gamut—nearly 3,500 legal filings going back to the 1990s. when you have reportedly made a career out of bilking contractors out of money, har ing women, and setting u






jay z calls for rikers jail to be closed in exclusive interview with democracy n


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071199'; click here for reuse options! "any place that that can happen to any kid should be closed." thursday marked the first anniversary of president obama ending juvenile solitary in the federal prison system. obama took the action in response to the case of new york city teenager kalief browder, who committed suicide in 2015 at the age of 22. in 2010, when kalief was just 16, he was sent to rikers island, without trial, on suspicion of stealing a backpack. he always maintained his innocence and demanded a trial. instead, he spent the next nearly three years at rikers—nearly 800 days of that time in solitary confinement. here in park city, utah, at the sundance film festival, democracy now! got an exclusive






carl bernstein nails trump's voter fraud quack: 'this is the birther conspiracy


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071303'; click here for reuse options! "the president of the united states has embraced a piece of — it's worse than fake news." cnn host john berman hammered conspiracy theorist gregg phillips friday not long after he received the same treatment from morning host chris cuomo.phillips has alleged that he has evidence of 3 million to 5 million undocumented people who voted illegally in the 2016 election. his claim has been quoted by president donald trump, but democratic strategist hilary rosen pointed out that the “study” doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. phillips has also refused to release evidence of the claim. at one point, phillips went so far as to admit, “if i’m wrong, i’m wrong.”“that ship has sailed!”






texas governor pelted with used menstrual products after he signs 'fetal burial'


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071320'; click here for reuse options! records reveal at least 17 women have mailed greg abbott through december of 2016. vice president mike pence proclaimed his intentions to fight for the lives of the unborn but texas gov. greg abbott has taken extreme steps to shut down choice by women. after abbott made an order that all women who have abortions and miscarriages must pay to have the remains buried, women launched a protest.the dallas morning news reports that one woman, ele chupik, took to facebook to urge women to send their used feminine hygiene products to abbott. chupik had no idea that women would actually do it, but they did.“unsure about fertilized status of these panty liners,” one anonymous sender wrote in






texas governor bombarded with used menstrual products after signing 'fetal buria


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071320'; click here for reuse options! “i am enclosing my tampons and sanitary pads as long as the law stands,” one woman wrote. vice president mike pence proclaimed his intentions to fight for the lives of the unborn, but texas gov. greg abbott has taken extreme steps to shut down choice by women. after abbott made an order that all women who have abortions and miscarriages must pay to have the fetal tissue buried, women launched a protest.the dallas morning news reports that one woman, ele chupik, took to facebook to urge women to send their used feminine hygiene products to abbott. chupik had no idea that women would actually do it, but they did.“unsure about fertilized status of these panty liners,” one anonymous se






texas governor pelted with used menstrual products after he signs 'fetal burial'


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071320'; click here for reuse options! “i am enclosing my tampons and sanitary pads as long as the law stands,” one woman wrote in. vice president mike pence proclaimed his intentions to fight for the lives of the unborn, but texas gov. greg abbott has taken extreme steps to shut down choice by women. after abbott made an order that all women who have abortions and miscarriages must pay to have the fetal tissue buried, women launched a protest.the dallas morning news reports that one woman, ele chupik, took to facebook to urge women to send their used feminine hygiene products to abbott. chupik had no idea that women would actually do it, but they did.“unsure about fertilized status of these panty liners,” one anonymous






robert reich: trump and bannon are putting the world at real risk of nuclear war


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071370'; click here for reuse options! bannon on the nsc means losing everything we love about our country.  donald trump has reorganized the national security council – elevating his chief political strategist steve bannon, and demoting the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.bannon will join the nsc’s principals committee, the top inter-agency group advising the president on national security. meanwhile, the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff will now attend meetings only when “issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed,” according to the presidential memorandum issued urday. political strategis






cnn analyst: experts 'alarmed' by 'stone-cold crazy' decision to put steve banno


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071373'; click here for reuse options! obama's national security advisor questioned the administration's ability to fight isil. steve bannon’s placement on the national security council is highly unusual, according to cnn’s chief national security correspondent.bannon, who serves as president donald trump’s chief strategist, was elevated to the inter-agency group that coordinates national security decisions, while the director of national intelligence and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were downgraded.“those are both senate-confirmed positions, the white house strategist — that’s the title of bannon — not senate-confirmed,” said cnn’s jim sciutto, who served as a foreign policy advisor to former presid






man sports swastika on university of florida pus, is promptly jumped, beaten up


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071270'; click here for reuse options! richard spencer wasn't the only white supremacist to be roughed up this week. students protested against a man wearing a swastika at the university of florida on thursday, the day before international holocaust remembrance day. later that afternoon, in the city of gainesville, the man was jumped, roughed up and robbed of his clothes.the man, who was identified as michael dewitz, was first spotted on the university pus earlier that morning wearing a swastika armband. students held a protest for several hours, chanting anti-nazi slogans at turlington plaza, the school's designated free speech zone, where dewitz was making his presence known.the fine print, a local independent ma






the real reason republicans hate obamacare


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071316'; click here for reuse options! rest ured, it has absolutely nothing to do with the cost of insurance premiums. i think it is time to address the really black elephant in the room because it seems like people have been ignoring this humongous black elephant — that has an so big that it touches every corner of the room — for a long time. donald trump, paul ryan, 99 percent of the republican party (and its alt-right rejects) are so anxious to get rid of the affordable care act for one reason: it’s called obamacare.we all saw this on that “jimmy kimmel live!” episode a few years back. kimmel interviewed people on the street, asking them if they prefer obamacare or the affordable care act. every white person on the






the real reason republicans hate obamacare


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071316'; click here for reuse options! rest ured, it has absolutely nothing to do with the cost of insurance premiums. i think it is time to address to address the really black elephant in the room because it seems like people have been ignoring this humongous black elephant — that has an so big that it touches every corner of the room — for a long time. donald trump, paul ryan, 99 percent of the republican party (and its alt-right rejects) are so anxious to get rid of the affordable care act for one reason: it’s called obamacare.we all saw this on that “jimmy kimmel live!” episode a few years back. kimmel interviewed people on the street, asking them if they prefer obamacare or the affordable care act. every white per






secret recording reveals gop is freaking out about repealing and replacing obama


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071283'; click here for reuse options! there appears to be no path forward at this time. a secret recording obtained by the washington post reveals the gop is freaking out about its obamacare repeal. republicans have spent the last years boasting of repealing former president barack obama’s affordable care act, and with donald trump now in the white house, that goal seemed promising for republicans — except they haven’t decided on a replacement.the recording of a closed-door meeting on thursday revealed gop lawmakers’ concern about moving forward with a quick repeal. “we’d better be sure that we’re prepared to live with the market we’ve created [with repeal],” said california rep. tom mcclintock. “that’s going to be ca






check out these spontaneous demonstrations unfolding around the nation


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071354'; click here for reuse options! for the second day in a row, thousands of people swarmed airports and other places to protest trump's muslim ban. protesters in washington, d.c. marched to the capitol building.after a trip to the capitol, where protesters were heard chanting that they’d be back next week, they rolled over to the trump el in d.c.  love, not hate outside trump el. #dcprotest #dcpride pic.twitter.com/ax5tv3zsza— kdr (@kdrme) january 29, 2017 daily staffer kate daligga is protesting and sharing video from the detroit metro airport:philadelphia turned out huge crowds: currently inside terminal a. #phl @nbcphiladelphia pic.twitter.com/almobwutas— augie conte (@augunator) january 29, 2017daily elect






check out these spontaneous demonstrations unfolding around the nation


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071354'; click here for reuse options! for the second day in a row, thousands of people swarmed airports and other places to protest trump's muslim ban. protesters in washington, d.c. marched to the capitol building.after a trip to the capitol, where protesters were heard chanting that they’d be back next week, they rolled over to the trump el in d.c.  love, not hate outside trump el. #dcprotest #dcpride pic.twitter.com/ax5tv3zsza— kdr (@kdrme) january 29, 2017 daily staffer kate daligga is protesting and sharing video from the detroit metro airport:philadelphia turned out huge crowds: currently inside terminal a. #phl @nbcphiladelphia pic.twitter.com/almobwutas— augie conte (@augunator) january 29, 2017daily elect






check out these spontaneous demonstrations unfolding around the nation


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071354'; click here for reuse options! for the second day in a row, thousands of people swarmed airports and other places to protest trump's muslim ban. protesters in washington, d.c. marched to the capitol building.after a trip to the capitol, where protesters were heard chanting that they’d be back next week, they rolled over to the trump el in d.c.  love, not hate outside trump el. #dcprotest #dcpride pic.twitter.com/ax5tv3zsza— kdr (@kdrme) january 29, 2017 daily staffer kate daligga is protesting and sharing video from the detroit metro airport:philadelphia turned out huge crowds: currently inside terminal a. #phl @nbcphiladelphia pic.twitter.com/almobwutas— augie conte (@augunator) january 29, 2017daily elect






check out these spontaneous demonstrations unfolding around the nation


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071354'; click here for reuse options! for the second day in a row, thousands of people swarmed airports and other places to protest trump's muslim ban. protesters in washington, d.c. marched to the capitol building.after a trip to the capitol, where protesters were heard chanting that they’d be back next week, they rolled over to the trump el in d.c.  love, not hate outside trump el. #dcprotest #dcpride pic.twitter.com/ax5tv3zsza— kdr (@kdrme) january 29, 2017 daily staffer kate daligga is protesting and sharing video from the detroit metro airport:philadelphia turned out huge crowds: currently inside terminal a. #phl @nbcphiladelphia pic.twitter.com/almobwutas— augie conte (@augunator) january 29, 2017daily elect






state of resistance: ten californians who will take on trump


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1070818'; click here for reuse options! meet the leaders of the west coast resistance. jerry brownat 78, governor brown remains a pugnacious yet mercurial politician whose career path is unlike any other in california history. he has already put donald trump on notice that there will be no retreat from his crowning achievements, including far-reaching climate change policies, and in the last two years of his final term, brown has nothing to lose and a legacy to burnish.maria elena durazothe longtime labor leader, raised in a family of migrant farm workers, will be a formidable opponent of trump’s immigration policies. a chief architect of the 2003 immigrant workers freedom ride, durazo brings p ion, authority and perso






trump's islamophobic 'extreme vetting' could strand hundreds of thousands of u.s


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071307'; click here for reuse options! the president's new executive order is already hurting lives and dividing families. when details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from president donald trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven “terror-prone” countries.but the order signed this afternoon by trump is actually more severe, increasing the ban to 90 days. and its effects could extend well beyond preventing newcomers from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen, from entering the u.s., lawyers consulted by propublica said.it’s also expected to have substantial effects on hundreds of thousands of people from these cou






paul krugman explains why trump's ideas about trade are a threat to us all


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071369'; click here for reuse options! price hikes would come on everything from clothes to avocados. remember when the white house imposed a 20% tariff on mexico? probably not, as paul krugman writes in his mondaycolumn, "with the crazy coming so thick and fast." reneging on trade agreements are clearly not as horrific as "slamming the door on on refugees, on holocaust remembrance day, no less," but follows a terrifying pattern of decisions based on a combination of perceived threats to his porcelain-fragile ego, and a tendency towards white supremacy and authoritarianism. as krugman explains, "the story seems, like so much that’s happened lately, to have started with president trump’s insecure ego: people were making