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Interest in Home Schooling Surges as California Parents Look to Sidestep Vaccine Law

A new law making vaccinations mandatory has sparked an uptick in the number of parents exploring the home school option.

Robert Reich: Why Our Economy No Longer Works for the Vast Majority of Americans

And what we can do about it. In 1928, famed British economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technology would advance so far in a hundred years – by 2028 – that it will replace all work, and no one will need to worry about making money.

Watch: Blue Whale Interrupts Interview, BBC Reporter Promptly Loses His Mind

A rare wonder is captured live on television. Last week, Salon spoke with conservationist M. Sanjayan about “Big Blue Live,” a first-of-its-kind live nature show filmed in Monterey Bay, California.

World's Biggest Economies Devise Plan That Spells Doom for Planet Earth


Experts warn that the G20's massive infrastructure plan will cause "rapid ecological deterioration." More than 80 of the world's leading scientists, environmentalists, indigenous leaders, farmers, philanthropists and authors have signed a letter to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, current president of the G20 group of the world's major economies, saying that they are "deeply concerned" about the G20’s focus on mobilizing as much as $60-$70 trillion of investments in large infrastructure projects over the next 15 years.

Why Even Progressive Democrats Fall for 'Accountability' and Phony Education Reform

A congressman calls out his colleagues on education policy. Progressive Democrats are right to hail the new populism in their party driving the debate about the nation’s economic policies and the atrocious inequality those policies have created.

Interest in Home Schooling Surges as California Parents Look to Sidestep Vaccine Law

A new law making vaccinations mandatory has sparked an uptick in the number of parents exploring the home school option.

Nationwide Poll: Majority of Republicans Have Nakedly Racist Worldview -- and Trump Has Found the Way to Unleash It

GOPers are living in a dangerous right-wing fantasyland—and are just fine with that. A new national poll released Tuesday has found that a majority of the Republican Party is living in a strange and dangerous political fantasyland.  “Our new poll finds that [Donald] Trump is benefiting from a GOP electorate that thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim and was born in another country,” Public Policy Polling’s analysis said.

Glenn Beck’s Terrifying Messiah Complex: What His Giant 'All Lives Matter' Rally Says About Modern Conservatives

The conservative mega-star drew 20,000 people to Alabama to re-walk the iconic civil rights march last weekend.

Paranoid History of the GOP: How Conspiracy Theories Poisoned the Republican Party

Wingnuts have become increasingly reliant on reality-defying paranoia. Here's how it happened. In the 1960s, William F.

Clinton Called For More Debates in 2008 -- Now She's Dodging Them

Ducking debate has been a theme in Clinton's political career. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been under fire for scheduling just six debates this primary season, which is a historical low for a presidential season.

Pope Francis Tells Priests to Pardon Women Who Have Abortions

However, the Vatican clarifies it does not ‘condone abortion nor minimize its grave effects’ Pope Francis has opened the door for women who have received abortions – an act considered a grave sin by the Catholic church – to be absolved if they express contrition and seek forgiveness from their priest.

AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on the Wall St. Roller Coaster


What a ride. Matt Bors on the Recent Volatility on Wall Street. Photo Credit:  Matt Bors

How the Billionaire Kingpins of School Privatization Got Stopped in Their Own Back Yard

A unique coalition in Little Rock, Arkansas is pushing back hard on a Walton Family-funded attempt at a charter takeover.

How the Billionaire Kingpins of School Privatization Got Stopped in Their Own Back Yard

A unique coalition in Little Rock, Arkansas is pushing back hard on a Walton Family-funded attempt at a charter takeover.

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Egged on by MSNBC to Criticize Clinton -- But He Refuses to Take the Bait

"I don’t think that’s what the American people want." Evidently bored with the campaign already, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell began an otherwise routine interview with Bernie Sanders with a series of bizarre leading questions, trying to trap the Vermont Senator into criticizing Hillary Clinton - something Sanders has been adamant about not doing.

Chicago Activists Starving Themselves to Save Neighborhood School


The #FightForDyett has drawn national attention to the plight of a single neighborhood high school. In 2012, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced one of the largest waves of school closures in American history, with the majority of schools located in poor and African American communities.  Dyett High School in Chicago was told it was chosen to be shut down due to poor performance and declining enrollments.

Chicago Activists Starving Themselves to Save Neighborhood School


The #FightForDyett has drawn national attention to the plight of a single neighborhood high school. In 2012, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced one of the largest waves of school closures in American history, with the majority of schools located in poor and African American communities.  Dyett High School in Chicago was told it was chosen to be shut down due to poor performance and declining enrollments.

Conservatives on Twitter Go Apoplectic at Obama’s “Re-Naming” of Mt. McKinley

It's just "prissy pandering" to call the mountain what everyone who lives near it does. While native Alaskans are overjoyed that the mountain they’ve always called “Denali” is officially named that again, conservatives in the lower 48 states are angrily taking to Twitter to protest, yet again, the imperial Obama administration and its desire to transform all that is wholesome about America into, well, in this case back into what it was before America got all imperial and started naming newly acquired mountains after mediocre presidents.

The Racial Justice Failures That Hillary Clinton Can't Ignore

Clinton's record is far from stellar. While the Black Lives Matter movement has focused attention on Bernie Sanders for his perceived racial justice deficiencies, no one seems to be giving much scrutiny to the civil rights record of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the impact their political work has had on the black community.

Cop Slams Mom’s Face to the Ground as She Dropped Her Kids Off at School Over Tinted License Plate Cover

Gratuitous violence. Tampa, FL — As Liz Vargas was walking her daughter into school on November 5, officer Kevin Fitzpatrick heroically swooped in to protect the citizens of Tampa from Vargas’ tinted license plate cover.


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