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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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Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the U.K. What Comes Next?

Will journalists, due to hatred of Julian Assange, unite behind Trump Justice Department in support of one of the gravest threats to press freedom in years?

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A Spirited, Substantive Debate on the Trump-Putin Summit, Russia, and U.S. Politics

Is it a positive or negative development when the leaders in control of 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons meet?

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How Twitter Degrades Discourse and Encourages Distortions: Illustrated by Ex-Pentagon Official Ryan Goodman

Assertions by a prosecutor in an indictment are not evidence. It's dangerous to treat them as such: a belief I've always held.

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Son of Jair Bolsonaro, Fascist Leading Brazil’s Presidential Polls, Tweets Fake Poster Linking LGBT People to Pedophiles

Four months after the still-unsolved murder of Marielle Franco, the growing Bolsonaro movement stokes the flames of hatred.

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The Team That Helped Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Its Next Mission: Lifting Kerri Harris Over Sen. Tom Carper

Tom Carper has been a statewide elected official in Delaware for more than 40 years. Could Kerri Harris, with the support of Ocasio-Cortez and her team, bring him down?

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MSNBC Does Not Merely Permit Fabrications Against Democratic Party Critics. It Encourages and Rewards Them.

The network routinely allows outright lies to stand if aimed at critics of Democrats, especially fabricated allegations of being Kremlin agents. The latest is Malcolm Nance.

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Bay Area Muslim Leader Has Her Award Rescinded by Interfaith Group After Pro-Israel Activists Objected

For Muslim activists in the U.S., such events are as common as they are ugly.

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The Democratic Party’s 2018 View of Identity Politics Is Confusing, and Thus Appears Cynical and Opportunistic

Given its rhetoric, how does the party justify supporting white male machine politicians over credible female challengers, LGBT people, and people of color?

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Glenn Greenwald Interviews Democratic Primary Challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York

Can a 28-year-old democratic socialist pull off one of the rarest feats in U.S. politics: beating an entrenched incumbent in a Democratic Party primary?

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Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought by Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods

Why are animal rights activists who took nothing of commercial value facing prison terms? Because the law is being abused to intimidate and silence them.

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Democrats Set to Re-Nominate Sen. Bob Menendez After Preventing Challengers, Showing How Calcified the Party Is

Democrats unite behind one of the sleaziest, most corrupt incumbent senators, ensuring that no credible primary challenge can be mounted.

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The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election

Far from the top-secret, covert intelligence asset the FBI has depicted him as, Stefan Halper is a longtime, well-known CIA operative, with ties to the Bush family and a shady past.

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Inside the Barbaric U.S. Industry of Dog Experimentation

An investigation into Ridglan Farms shines a light on a largely hidden industry that breeds and cages dogs for the sole purpose of experimentation.

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Ex-presidente do Equador Rafael Correa qualifica como “tortura” o tratamento de Julian Assange

Em entrevista exclusiva, o ex-presidente equatoriano fala sobre Assange, alegações do The Guardian e a postura “submissa” do seu sucessor em relação aos EUA.

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Ecuador’s Ex-President Rafael Correa Denounces Treatment of Julian Assange as “Torture”

In an exclusive interview, the former Ecuadorian leader speaks about Assange, allegations from The Guardian, and the “submissive” posture of his successor to the U.S.

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Will Democrats Unite to Block Trump’s Torturer, Gina Haspel, as CIA Chief? If Not, What Do They #Resist?

The bipartisan national security class has united to support a torturer as CIA chief. What will it say about Washington if she is confirmed?

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Six Animal Rights Activists Charged With Felonies for Investigation and Rescue That Led to Punishment of a Utah Turkey Farm

With the agricultural industry’s “ag-gag” laws dying in court, it appears to be turning to new tactics to silence activists and journalists who expose its abuses.

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid Claims Her Website Was Hacked and Bigoted Anti-LGBT Content Added, a Bizarre Story Liberal Outlets Ignore

The key issue is not Reid's old, repudiated bigotry. It is the veracity of her current denials of authorship and hacking claims.

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