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Now That Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s Citizen of the Year, It’s Time the World Knows He's Vegan

Now That Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s Citizen of the Year, It’s Time the World Knows He's Vegan

Click here for reuse options! Kaepernick's fight against oppression isn't limited to humans. Last week GQ announced Colin Kaepernick as its Citizen of the Year with the headline, “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced.” The NFL star-turned-activist has been making headlines for months as the spearhead of take-the-knee protests against police brutality. But something many don't know about […]

Jeffrey Tambor Exits Lead Role on Amazon's 'Transparent'

The actor made his announcement amid sexual harassment allegations. Jeffrey Tambor told the publication Deadline that he will be leaving Transparent, the award-winning Amazon series in which he plays a transgender woman. Trace Lysette, who plays a recurring character on the show and is transgender, says Tambor made lewd and unwelcome comments to her, in […]

Reconsidering 'The Reactionary Mind' in the Age of You-Know-Who

Is Trump “not a conservative”? Political theorist Corey Robin begs to differ, in new edition of his landmark book. Conservative intellectuals have led the way in denouncing Donald Trump as not a “true conservative.” Perhaps the most powerful rebuttal comes from the heavily revised second edition of political scientist Corey Robin's book “The Reactionary Mind,” on whose […]

Sexism Antidote: Democrats Should Commit to an All-Woman Ticket in 2020

For all the right reasons, Bernie, Joe, Cory and the rest should step aside. The Democratic Party should embrace an all-female ticket and a platform centered around health care, income equality, diplomacy, humility and human rights – right now. Should the best man win? That is not the right question. Are there women in the […]

Ben & Jerry's Is Poisoning Vermont's Water and Ruining Its Soil

Ben & Jerry's Is Poisoning Vermont's Water and Ruining Its Soil

Click here for reuse options! An ongoing consumer campaign urges the popular brand to switch to 100% organic dairy. A Vermont organic dairy farmer recently wrote an op-ed in which he defended conventional (non-organic) dairy farmers. Vermonter Jacques Couture wrote in the Burlington Free Press that he was “a little perplexed” by the “current demand by some […]

Meat-Eaters Have Significantly Higher Blood Pressure Than Vegetarians, Vegans

Yet another reason to break our unhealthy love affair with meat. Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, according to new standards from the American College of Cardiology and other associations. Why? Not because of a deficiency of some prescription drug. The problem, for most people, is food, especially a diet based on roast […]

Kiss Lead Singer Gene Simmons Just Got Banned for Life from Fox News After Telling Female Staffers 'Sue Me'

The network finally did something right. Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons has been a regular presence on Fox News and Fox Business Network. But all that changed after he had an aggressive, sexist meltdown in the building. The day started to go poorly when Simmons appeared to minimize the allegations against Harvey Weinstein on Fox and […]

Nicolle Wallace Laughs at Trump White House Staffers for Feigning Crisis of Conscience

They're not really going to resign in protest, because they actually enjoy the power. MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace echoed Bob Costa of the Washington Post and called the bluff of staffers in the Trump's administration who continue to act like they're considering resigning in protest when they aren't. “We’re always talking about, ‘When are these […]

Does Your Swordfish Come With the Blood of Dead Whales, Dolphins and Sea Turtles?

Does Your Swordfish Come With the Blood of Dead Whales, Dolphins and Sea Turtles?

Click here for reuse options! The Trump administration wants to limit California's ability to protect marine wildlife from a destructive fishing practice. California is ahead of the curve in many ways, but it’s the last place in the United States where a very destructive, unsustainable type of industrial fishing occurs: drift gillnet fishing, which inadvertently […]

Your Cellphone Could Be Part of an Illegal Charcoal Trade That's Destroying Tropical Forests

Your Cellphone Could Be Part of an Illegal Charcoal Trade That's Destroying Tropical Forests

Click here for reuse options! A massive illicit trade between Myanmar and China is feeding a multimillion-dollar industry. BHAMO, Myanmar – A trader turns off his truck’s engine at yet another checkpoint, and again, the soldiers ask him for cash. His truck is filled with charcoal from Myanmar, destined for factories in China’s mountainous southwest […]

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