Reading Time: 1 minute In-person voter fraud is extraordinarily rare. And why would somebody try to steal one vote at a time when they can just fix the result at the source?
Reading Time: 1 minute Voter suppression is no laughing matter but sometimes humor can help people understand an issue better. Watch John Oliver demolish those who only want the right people to vote.
Reading Time: 1 minute Police killings are a serious problem in the US. But any honest debate around this issue must include the fact that cops have a tough job: Every day they potentially face citizens who carry more firepower than they do.
Reading Time: 1 minute The disenfranchisement of felons has played a key role in the outcome of elections throughout the country. In 2000, it even decided the presidential race. What impact will this undemocratic practice have this year?
Reading Time: 1 minute About half the fruits and vegetables grown in America are not pretty enough to fetch a good price, so they end up in landfills where they rot — releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases. In the meantime, millions starve. This video examines the causes, and offers solutions.
Reading Time: 1 minute As candidate, Barack Obama said NAFTA benefited Wall Street and not Main Street. As president, he is pushing trade deals that critics say will only help corporations and not ordinary Americans.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that there is a simple way you can get out of answering questions at a traffic stop? Be white.
Reading Time: 1 minute Political parties are expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on campaign ads in the next 100 days. Here is the only one you should watch.
Reading Time: 1 minute Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda decision. But many Americans still don’t know their rights. Here is a primer.
Reading Time: 1 minute Alejandro Aravena, winner of the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize, explains his exciting solution to the housing problem: “participatory design.”
Reading Time: 1 minute At a secret meeting at Harvard last month, 150 scientists discussed what it would take to create a synthetic human genome — a key step in a controversial initiative.
Reading Time: 1 minute The story of how “Black Wall Street” was destroyed 95 years ago is one of the most shameful in US history — and hardly anybody has ever heard about it.
Reading Time: 1 minute Most humans will not experience the full effects of climate change for some time. But higher sea levels are already forcing the inhabitants of tiny Pacific islands from their homes.
Reading Time: 1 minute 100 years ago, a French and a British diplomat changed the fate of the Middle East — and the world — when they struck a secret agreement on how to split up the region.
Reading Time: 1 minute Nuclear safety concerns prompt Belgian government to hand out anti-radiation pills to all its citizens instead of shutting down its aging reactors.
Reading Time: 1 minute A federal judge ruled that a lawsuit against the architects of the CIA torture program — brought by former detainees — can go forward. Here is a video with useful background.
Reading Time: 1 minute NASA experts believe the most severe droughts in 1,000 years will begin to hit the Southwest and Great Plains in the not too distant future.
Reading Time: 1 minute Sean Stone of RT International interviews Russ Baker on the Panama Papers, the suppressed 28 pages on Saudi-9/11 connections, the presidential race, and more.
Reading Time: 1 minute Thirty years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, a wide area around the destroyed Chernobyl reactor remains uninhabitable. The following video shows what happens when the power we can summon turns on us.
Reading Time: 1 minute Primaries throughout the US continue to be marred by election problems. Here is a closer look at what happened in Arizona.