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Comic: If Bart Simpson and Chris Griffin Went to Couples Therapy
"My dad was an abusive alcoholic, or whatever. He'd go to the bar, come home drunk, find out I'd f-cked up at school, and he'd choke me out."
Why I'm Leaving the Democratic Party
The Democratic party has done everything in its power to alienate me—and, I suspect, my generational peers of similar political proclivities. Let’s start with the Political...
Who Is Creating the Future Nobody Wants?
Here’s an amazing fact: It’s 2016 and humanity is collectively moving toward a future that nobody wants. We are literally going somewhere that will hurt every single one of...
How-And Why-To Take Your Life Back From Email
Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.
3 Signs Corporate Work Culture Has Become Toxic to the Human Spirit
Feeling trapped on the corporate ladder? You’re not alone… our work culture has become uncaring, toxic and rather dangerous to our well-being.
There Is a Better Way to Parent Than the Nuclear Family
The pressures and pace of modern life has made parents and children stressed and miserable. With the rise of dual-earning families, mothers, and increasingly, fathers are...
It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are
The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun
The Pain You Feel Is Capitalism Dying
I know it hurts — but what you are feeling (alongside millions of others) is the natural consequence of late-stage capitalism.
The Most Eco-Friendly Nation on the Planet Is Now Carbon Negative
Lodged between two of the most populated countries on earth — India and China — Bhutan may be small at 700,000 souls, but it has a mighty role to play in showing the world how...
The Inevitable Rise of the Berniecrats
"A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." - Robert A. Heinlein
Millions of Americans Now Claim Donald Trump Does Not Exist
On May 13 the American news media reported that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had recruited U.S. Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer of North...
New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a "Coup"?
Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil’s newly installed government, which shine a bright light on...
Military Fatigues and Floral Scarves
Rahila Gupta meets the women fighters who are helping to stop the advance of ISIS while also leading a radical democratic charge against capitalist ideology. Welcome to the...
A Non-Exhaustive List of All the Things I Used to Do to Try to Become More Beautiful
I used to get made fun of for my big front teeth. Once, when I got home from school, I found my mom’s nail file and tried to file them down. The edge of the nail file caught...
Confessions of a Panama Papers Hit Man
As an Economic Hit Man (EHM) in the 1970s I spent a great deal of time in Panama. I hate to admit it, but I helped forge the system that has now been exposed in the Panama...
Regenerative Economies for a Regenerative Civilization
There is nothing more difficult to plan, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the creator has the enmity of all who would profit by the...
Here Are 4 Bad Messages About Masculinity We Should Stop Telling Young Boys
Masculinity is having a moment — but it's not a good one. Traditional notions of manliness — they typical characteristics that are purported to make men "Men" — are now being...
The Turning of the Whales: What If We Are Not Alone? What If the 'Others' Have Been Here All Along?
When famed New Zealander psychologist, Dr Paul Spong, was first invited by the University of British Columbia to study the sensory apparatus of killer whales at the Vancouver...
KING: Why I'm Leaving the Democratic Party
Many of you aren't religious, so please forgive me for recalling my roots as a preacher and starting us off with a simple verse of scripture. "The love of money is the root of...
What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone
How to be there for the people who need you most
What About Human Nature?
In the struggle for a more just society, we will be aided, not hurt, by our shared nature.
Are Our Smartphones Afflicting Us All With Symptoms of ADHD?
When was the last time you opened your laptop midconversation or brought your desktop computer to the dinner table? Ridiculous, right? But if you are like a large number of...
Do You Get Out of Bed in the Morning to Make Money for Billionaires?
We have been told a great lie about capitalism — that everyone who works hard in life will be successful, make a lot of money, and have a good life. So why is it that most of...
Make No Mistake, Sandersism Has Defeated Clintonism
In 2008, Hillary Clinton — on her way to losing the Democratic nomination — won nine of the final 25 nominating contests. In 2016, she may well — despite being treated as the...
Should Progressives Unify With the Democratic Party Establishment? Hell No!
In countless ways over the last 35 years, our society has become less economically equal and more dominated by corporate power. Less just and more jailed. Vast urban and rural...
This Is How Democratic-Socialism Comes to America
(In response to Robert Kagan’s ‘This is how fascism comes to America’)
Portugal Runs for Four Days Straight on Renewable Energy Alone
Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours
Captain America Is a Big Screen Anarchist Superhero, How Weird Is That?
Is it weird to call Captain America an anarchist? Yes, yes it is. Of course, there’s a ton of different versions of the character throughout the canon, from the hyperpatriotic...
Obama Is Bullish on War, No Matter How You Spin It
The president has reached the dubious milestone of being at war longer than any of his predecessors. And the conflicts aren’t ending anytime soon
Seeing Wetiko: on Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition
What if we told you that humanity is being driven to the brink of extinction by an illness? That all the poverty, the climate devastation, the perpetual war, and consumption...
The Hillary Clinton/Neocon Merger
Between the mainstream media’s demonization of Donald Trump and the neocons jumping ship to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a Clinton victory might prove grimly inevitable, but...
The Coming Democratic Crackup
Though the mainstream media is focused on Republican divisions, a more important story could be the coming Democratic crackup, as anti-war Democrats resist Hillary Clinton’s...
Neoliberalism - the Ideology at the Root of All Our Problems
Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an...
Why the Ocean Calls to Us, According to Science
5 ways water can heal the mind and body and help you tap into your most calm and creative state of being
Democratic Rights: It’s Not Enough to Have the Right to Vote
Are we able to stop fracking and other threats to the environment from coming into our communities?  Are we able to protect local farming from sewage sludge or factory...
When the System Feels Rigged, How Surprising Is Convention Mayhem?
Nevada's Democratic convention devolved into mayhem on Saturday as party pushed controversial new rules and disqualified Sanders delegates
The Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here's Why
FROM THE TIME we began reporting on the archive provided to us in Hong Kong by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, we sought to fulfill his two principal requests for how the...
'Not a Symbol, a Signal': Wave of Direct Actions Points to Fossil-Free Future
On final day of two-week Break Free mobilization, demonstrations take place in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Turkey, and beyond
New Digital Face Manipulation Means You Can't Trust Video Anymore
What if you could alter a video of anyone to emulate facial and mouth movements that never existed in the source video—by yourself, at home, using a cheap webcam? Meet...
'Status Quo': Shell Spews Nearly 90,000 Gallons of Oil Into Gulf of Mexico in Latest Spill
'This spill shows why there is a new and vibrant movement in the Gulf of Mexico for no new drilling'
Neocons and Neolibs: How Dead Ideas Kill
Hillary Clinton wants American voters to be very afraid of Donald Trump, but there is reason to fear as well what a neoconservative/neoliberal Clinton presidency would mean for...
Former 9/11 Commissioner: '28 Pages' Clearly Expose Saudi Support
"Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia."
Bernie Sanders Could Still Win the Democratic Nomination -- No, Seriously
Tuesday night on CNN, while discussing Bernie Sanders’ landslide victory over Hillary Clinton in West Virginia — which followed a 5-point Sanders win in Indiana last week —...
To See the Real Story in Brazil, Look at Who Is Being Installed as President - and Finance Chiefs
It’s not easy for outsiders to sort through all the competing claims about Brazil’s political crisis and the ongoing effort to oust its president, Dilma Rousseff, who won...
Happiness and Children
Depression and anxiety are rising rapidly among young people: what’s going on?
Sanders Supporters Need to Engage Now More Than Ever
Simply put: if Sanders arrives at the convention with more pledged delegates than Clinton, the Democratic Party will be forced to nominate him. Right now, it is clear that...
Cooked Alive: We Need an American Revolution Before We're Toast
The heat burns hot between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton this election. I’m a Sanders supporter and, like many of us “Bernie or bust” types — I lose sleep...
Noam Chomsky Answers The Question: "Who Rules The World?"
Masters of Mankind: American Power and the Challenges of 2016
The Demoralized Mind
Western consumer culture is creating a psycho-spiritual crisis that leaves us disoriented and bereft of purpose. How can we treat our sick culture and make ourselves well? asks...
The Hottest Year on Record Signals That Global Warming Is Alive and Well
The year 2015 has proven to be another year of temperature records. Data released by NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) show that in 2015, the global...