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?
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.
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.
Did you know that there is a simple way you can get out of answering questions at a traffic stop? Be white.
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.
Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda decision. But many Americans still don’t know their rights. Here is a primer.
Alejandro Aravena, winner of the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize, explains his exciting solution to the housing problem: “participatory design.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nuclear safety concerns prompt Belgian government to hand out anti-radiation pills to all its citizens instead of shutting down its aging reactors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Primaries throughout the US continue to be marred by election problems. Here is a closer look at what happened in Arizona.
What is the individual’s right to privacy and how much should be sacrificed in the name of “security?” Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, and Glenn Greenwald discuss these and other questions.
Gerrymandering is undermining democracy in America. Find out how both parties use this tactic to cling to power and take away the right of voters to choose their leaders.
JFK was the first politician to recognize that the media image of a candidate, not his platform, determines who wins and who loses. Now candidates everywhere rely on that playbook.