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8.19.19

Trump Is Scaring Immigrants Away from Healthcare Services to Help the Rich

The new public charge rule was created to isolate working class people from the healthcare benefits they need to survive.

6.6.19

YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers

YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events took place.”

6.26.18

Black Farmers Are Being Forced Off Their Land by Longstanding Government Discrimination

“The unfair treatment of black farmers went under the radar for many, many years. It was not taken up by the civil rights movement, and it should have been front and center.”

10.11.17

Trump Reportedly Asked for More Nukes Because of a Powerpoint Graph

The president was apparently dismayed at the downward trend showing a drop in the stockpile since the late 1960s.

2.8.17

Too Many Americans Don't Know 'Obamacare' Is the Same Thing as the Affordable Care Act

A new poll found that a third of people were confused the law had two names, and even more were misinformed about the consequences of a repeal.

1.30.17

How You Can Actually Help to Fight Donald Trump's Muslim Ban from Overseas

Beyond signing a badly worded e-petition.

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1.21.17

Trump's New White House Website Doesn't Mention Civil Rights

Or climate change, or poverty, or healthcare, or LGBTQ people.

12.6.16

Donald and Ivanka Trump Met Al Gore to Chat About Climate Change

Ivanka really hasn't said much about her views on the issue in the past, but Leonardo DiCaprio recently gave her a copy of his 'Before the Flood' doc, so that's something.

12.6.16

Trump Has Officially Tapped Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

The White House cabinet post will be the retired brain surgeon's first government-held position despite the fact that he has very little experience in housing policy.

5.28.16

Can America's Weed Industry Provide Reparations for the War on Drugs?

This month, Oakland's City Council approved a program that aims to give people of color a better chance at entering the state's legal cannabis industry. But will other states make similar efforts to make the green economy less white?

12.20.15

Art in the Time of Gentrification: Can NYC's Culture be Saved from Its Economy?

Last week, MoMA PS1 held a a panel discussion about art and gentrification. To figure out exactly how gentrification is affecting culture in New York City, we spoke with three experts about the issue.

11.3.15

Guam Will Allow Some Sex Offenders to Walk Free if They Agree to Chemical Castration

Critics see the Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act as a showy reaction to rape statistics.

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