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**These Investigations All Took Much Longer than Mueller’s Probe Has So Far**

"Traumatic historical events merit thorough investigation. Robert Mueller needs to keep working and the public needs to be patient. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with Donald Trump's campaign has just entered its second year. It has resulted …"

**Monument Placed by Nazis Sits Quietly in Tennessee Cemetery**

"There’s little indication from looking at it that a pillar in a cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was erected by representatives of Nazi Germany on the eve of World War II. There’s little indication from looking at it that a pillar in a cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was erected by representatives of Nazi Germany on the eve of World War II…"

**Forget the Deep State -- This Is the Trump State**

"Trump has created a government that reflects himself, in which the most important question is what he and his accomplices can take for themselves. Periodically over the last year and a half we've had cause to ask ourselves, "Is this it? Is this the moment we've been dreading and warning about? When Donald Trump truly becomes the kind of president he keeps t…"

**READ IT: Israeli Psych-Ops Firm Outlined Trump-Russia Dirty Campaign Tricks in PowerPoint Presentation — Which Mueller is Investigating**

"The presentation was uploaded and featured pages on making fake news sites, using "avatar seeding" to get fake news in front of groups and infiltrating opposition to seed discord An Israel-based private intelligence firm made a Power Point presentation in which it appears…"

**How I Was a Good Mormon Wife — Until My Husband Stopped Believing in God**

"Sean and I had the perfect life. Then his faith started to crumble -- and mine did, too. “I don’t believe in God,” my husband whispered in the darkness of our bedroom.My breath caught, and I was afraid to look at him, this boy I met and married eight years ago.I was only 19 on the day we were sealed for eternity, the wet snow blowing…"

**Dodging Dementia: How More of Us are Getting at Least a Dozen Happy Years After 65**

"New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average. You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or d…"

**Judge Jeanine's Fox News Panel Explodes into Screaming Match When Dem Repeats Basic Facts about Russia Investigation**

"Things got heated when Democratic strategist Mustafa Tameez and Fox News contributor Sara Carter started talking about Trump’s preparation for North Korean negotiations. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro had a testy exchange with a guest on Saturday night, as a dicussion of the North Korean negot…"

**'A Conspiratorial Way of Viewing the World': How Christian 'News' Media Shaped American Politics**

"In the 70s and 80s, the rapid growth of Christian shows on television -- particularly cable television -- had a major impact. For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television. Aside from Sunday morning shows or occasional commercials, religious program…"

**Your Brain on Tech: Debunking the 6 Biggest Lies About ‘Technology Addiction’**

"How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of the discuss…"

**New Details About the Sexual Assault Allegations Against George Takei Suggest the Media Got It Wrong**

""We owe it to both the victims and the accused to investigate all sides of a story before we unleash it for the masses to devour." In November 2017, "Star Trek" icon and activist George Takei was accused of sexual assault, stemming from an incident that allegedly took place in 1981. The report was first pu…"

**Elites Still 'Out of Touch': Progressive Outrage After DNC Chief Tom Perez Endorses Cuomo Ahead of NY Primary**

""Don't be scared of democracy—let the voters decide." Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez, who said just two months ago that the national party shouldn't be "anointing candidates" in primary races, was widely rebuked by progressives for his decision this week to endorse New York…"

**The Complex History of 'In God We Trust'**

"President Trump claims that America is a nation based in faith. A scholar says it's more complicated. In his address to the National Prayer Breakfast on the morning of Feb. 8, President Donald Trump emphasized the centrality of faith in American life. After describing the country as a “nation of believers,” Trump reminded his audience that American currency feature…"

**How to Replace Neoliberalism With a Caring Economy**

"We must do more than resist Trumpism; we must resist neoliberal capitalism with a vision for how democratic ownership of common goods can build a nurturing society. In her timely book No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, Naomi Klein calls on us to resist President Trump and the turn to reactionary-right politic…"

**How Right-Wing Media Help Trump Spin Lies About the Russia Investigation**

"Here's a short history of phony anti-Trump conspiracy theories President Donald Trump has moved beyond Twitter griping and is using the powers of his office to try to discredit the Russia investigation. This past weekend, Trump demanded that the Department of Justice “look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the…"

**Noam Chomsky on Donald Trump and the 'Me First' Doctrine**

"In Trumpian lingo, "America First" means "me first" and damn the consequences for the country or the world. President Trump's sudden cancellation of the upcoming denuclearization summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is just the latest example of Trump's wildly erratic approach to foreign policy.While Trump's domestic policies seem to be guide…"

**American CEOs Now Clock in at 361 Times the Pay of the Average Worker**

"E. Hunter Harrison of the CSX Corporation was the top-earning CEO, with $151,147,286 in compensation in 2017. The AFL-CIO is out with its Executive Paywatch, which finds that “In 2017, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies received, on average, $13.94 million in total compensation.” By contrast, “production and nonsupervisory workers earned o…"

**Ireland's Landslide Vote to Repeal the 8th Amendment in Historic Abortion Referendum Marks a Huge Cultural Shift**

"It had looked like the vote would be close but, in the end, the people opted resoundingly for repeal. In a historic referendum, the Irish people have voted by a landslide to repeal the 8th amendment to the country’s constitution, allowing the government to legislate for abortion. The vote illus…"

**Trump Supporters Need to Remember Their Patriotic Duty — and Listen to Bill Maher**

"What do you do when your president has so many suspicious ties to a hostile foreign power? Back in March, talk show host Bill Maher had an observation for Amy Chua, author of the book "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations," that neatly sums up the central moral conundrum facing Trump supporters who believ…"

**Robert Kennedy Jr. Doesn't Believe the 'Official Story' About His Father's Assassination -- and Wants a New Investigation**

"Kennedy has joined calls for a re-investigation lead by Paul Schrade, the former western regional director of the United Auto Workers, who was also shot in the head at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Robert Kennedy, Jr. has concluded there may have been a second gunman and is now …"

**5 Most Outrageous Right-Wing Stories This Week: Far-Right Christians Think Trump Is Under Supernatural 'Luciferian' Attack**

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