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Watch: Addiction, Depression, and the Opioid Epidemic: What Are They Telling Us? A Discussion With Johann Hari

Disturbing trends in these areas reveal crucial signals — warning signs — that explain many of the most consequential political changes.

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CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His “Offensive” Defense of Palestinians at the U.N.

Those who demand that adults be shielded from “offensive” and “traumatic” viewpoints are as craven and toxic as they are authoritarian.

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It Is Possible Paul Manafort Visited Julian Assange. If True, There Should Be Ample Video and Other Evidence Showing This.

The reasons to treat The Guardian's blockbuster, viral story with great skepticism are as numerous as they are obvious.

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Trump’s Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old “U.S. Values” and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies

U.S. elites who have armed and funded the world's worst monsters pretend to be offended by Trump's support for the Saudis.

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As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom

The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism.

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The Efficiency of Brazil’s Elections Is a Stark Contrast to Voter Suppression and Deliberate Chaos in the U.S.

Brazil’s elections are plagued by virtually none of the problems that mar the credibility of U.S. elections year after year. Why?

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The Lessons for Western Democracies From the Stunning Victory of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

Some of the dynamics of Bolsonaro's victory are unique to Brazil. But many are similar to prevailing political currents throughout Europe and North America.

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Roger Waters, Marielle Franco, and the Power of Inspiration in the Face of Darkness and Danger

Impotence and hopelessness are a tactic, a lie told by those who wield power, to foster resignation, passivity, and acceptance.

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MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice

This is as extreme a perversion of journalism as can be imagined, yet it pervades the nation's largest corporate media outlets.

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In Jair Bolsonaro’s New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire Edir Macedo’s Media Empire Is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists — Including The Intercept

The vast resources of a pro-Bolsonaro “bishop” are being used to deter investigations of the candidate by targeting journalists and their families.

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The Washington Post, as It Shames Others, Continues to Pay and Publish Undisclosed Saudi Lobbyists and Other Regime Propagandists

The Post's righteous fury toward those who maintain relationships with the Saudi regime cannot be reconciled with its own actions.

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Mental Health Professionals Denounce CNN and Don Lemon’s Show for Mocking and Stigmatizing Kanye West’s Hospitalization

Just four months after the tragic suicide of their own colleague, Anthony Bourdain, CNN promotes a dangerous segment that weaponizes mental health struggles for cheap political gain.

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Watch: The Stunning Rise of Brazil’s Far Right and What It Shows About Western Democracies

What's happening in Brazil matters not just because it's a huge country. The dynamics of extremism are also shaping fundamental changes across the world.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro-Led Far Right Wins a Victory Far More Sweeping and Dangerous Than Anyone Predicted. Its Lessons Are Global.

The standard establishment reaction in the face of rising demagogues is to denounce and malign those who support them. That only serves further to exacerbate the dynamic.

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Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” Aims Not at Trump But at Those Who Created the Conditions That Led to His Rise

Moore's new film will surprise, please, disturb, disgust and anger everyone - for different reasons - and that's what makes it so worthwhile.

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Glenn Greenwald Interviews Kerri Harris: Can the Insurgency Now Defeat a Centrist U.S. Senator?

Two months ago, Kerri Harris, running for U.S. Senate in Delaware, barely had a campaign, and she only recently opened her first office.

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Watch: Interview With One of Brazil’s Leading Presidential Candidates, Ciro Gomes

Brazil's October 7 presidential election is rapidly approaching, and perhaps its most remarkable aspect is the utter lack of clarity about the likely outcome.

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CNN, Credibly Accused of Lying to its Audience About a Key Claim in its Blockbuster Cohen Story, Refuses to Comment

Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis says he was an anonymous source for CNN's blockbuster story. CNN told viewers he refused to comment. Who is lying?

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Brazil’s Disastrous 2018 Presidential Race Teaches Key Lesson For All: Demagogues Thrive Only When Establishments Fail

Brazil's establishment, after feigning anger over corruption, now backs two of Latin America's most corrupt parties, showing why it is hated.

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Photo of Kissing Gay Couple Sparks Controversy at One of Brazil’s Most Important and Iconic Tourist Sites

As Brazil’s far-right, fascist movement tries to link LGBT equality to pedophilia, one straight manager at Sugar Loaf takes a bold stand.

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