There Was A Fancy Masquerade Ball For Dogs And It Did Not Disappoint

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When James Comey testifies in front of Congress on Thursday, it could provide Americans with a sobering look at the Trump administration.

Another Resistance Movement Is Growing In The Heart Of Our Nation’s Capital

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Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com

As his polling figures sag, the chaos of his presidency increases exponentially, and the news turns ever grimmer (for him), President Trump faces growing opposition nationwide. As TomDispatch regular Mattea Kramer reports today, from boycotting businesses carrying his products to jamming the phone lines of his hotels, an expanding, if somewhat uncoordinated, set of anti-Trump organizations are focused on how to divest America of its 45th president.

Mr. Pruitt, Do The Job You Were Hired To Do

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Dear Mr. Pruitt,

I understand, I know with every fiber of my being, that it is for each one of us, our individual responsibility to be mindful of how we walk on the Earth, for the proverbial “footprint” we leave behind, and for the choices we make on a daily basis that will either take from, or contribute to, the well-being of the planet and our physical environment.

DC Needs Smarter Policy To Fight Evictions

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Ever since Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond released his highly influential book Evicted last year, growing attention has focused on the pain that eviction inflicts on the poor. Rightly so.

Eviction is associated with worsening health and material hardship, although it is not yet clear whether eviction causes these problems or if it is a symptom of bigger issues.

This 'Elegy For The Arctic' Is A Soul-Stirring Love Song To Our Planet

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Composers typically perform their masterworks in concert halls and similar venues, but the award-winning Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi chose a different spot for debuting an original piece he wrote last year at the request of Greenpeace: the Arctic Ocean.

Floating on a platform in the Arctic Ocean, Einaudi plays his soul-stirring “Elegy for the Arctic” on a grand piano, with Norway’s towering Wahlenbergbreen Glacier slowly melting in the background. Greenpeace filmed the moving tribute, which you can watch in the above “SuperSoul Sunday” video, providing a somber soundtrack for a majestic yet fragile ecosystem in crisis.

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