The conservative boycott of Nike is costing independent store owners their businesses

Five months ago, over Labor Day weekend, sporting goods behemoth Nike unveiled its latest ad campaign featuring a number of athletes beneath the iconic “Just Do It” slogan. Among the sporting superstars was Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who twice led the San Francisco 49ers to the playoffs before he was blackballed by the league.

Kaepernick, of course, is now most famous for catalyzing a worldwide movement against police brutality and racial injustice by t...

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FBI missed crucial tip prior to Hot Yoga studio mass shooting

The Tallahassee Police Department revealed Tuesday that the FBI had initially received a tip about Scott P. Beierle, the mass shooter who killed two women and injured five others last November, but failed to follow up on the matter.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo presented the department’s findings at the end of a three-month investigation into last year’s Hot Yoga Tallahassee shooting. The investigation concluded that Beierle was motivated by a pathological hatr...

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Steve King cites racist, homophobic supporters to argue for his reinstatement to House committees

Republican lawmakers last month finally admonished Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for a series of comments he made during an interview with The New York Times. In the interview, King, who has a long history of racist behavior, questioned why white nationalism and white supremacy were offensive.

The Iowa congressman later offered a half-hearted apology and was stripped of all his committee assignments in the House of Representatives.

King is now begging to be reinstated. As part of th...

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Ocasio-Cortez says we need World War II-scale action on climate. Here’s what that looks like.

The Green New Deal resolution introduced last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) states that fighting climate change requires “a new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II.”

The world’s leading climate scientists agree. In 2015, for instance, they called for a sweeping mobilization — “a radical transition (deep decarbonization now and going forward),” as th...

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Mass shooter who killed six at Canadian mosque sentenced to 40 years in prison

The Canadian far-right extremist who murdered six Muslims at an Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City was sentenced on Friday to life imprisonment.

Alexandre Bissonnette, 29, will have to serve a minimum of 40 years until he is eligible for parole for an attack Superior Court Justice François Huot described during the six-hour sentencing hearing as “premeditated, gratuitous and abject.” He added that Bissonnette was driven by “racism and hatred.”

The ...

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Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens says Hitler’s nationalism was OK in cringeworthy appearance

It’s been a rough week online for the newest branch of Turning Point USA.

Last week, the pro-Trump non-profit unveiled its first overseas chapter in the U.K.. Almost immediately, parody accounts sprang up and multiplied on Twitter, including, but not limited to, Turning Point Glasgow, Turning Point Belfast, Turning Point Kurdistan and (this author’s personal favorite) Turning Point Albania.

The group’s posturing as a grassroots effort to combat the threat of...

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Cutting military aid to Cameroon over human rights was an anomaly for the U.S.

After years of troubling reports of serious human rights violations on the part of Cameroon’s security forces, the U.S. government has finally decided to cut military aid to the country.

By all accounts, the violations were egregious: Targeted killings, torture, kidnapping, burning schools and villages, and more.

And so it was with “shock” but also relief that rights activists such as Adotei Akwei, managing director at Amnesty International USA, received the...

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21 Savage played by the rules, so why was he detained?

On Sunday, fans of rapper 21 Savage received baffling news: the up-and-coming recording artist had been detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and threatened with deportation.

Up until that moment, most assumed that the artist — whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph — was a born and bred Georgian, considering the extent to which he’d been embedded in the Atlanta, Georgia rap scene. However, according to his legal representatives

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Republican congressman tries to have parent of Parkland victim ejected from hearing on gun violence

The House held its first hearing on gun violence in eight years on Wednesday, an emotional event that featured speeches from relatives of gun victims and school shooting survivors.

Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee could be seen wiping tears from their eyes during testimony. That was not the case, however, for Republicans at the hearing.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to get the parent of a Parkland victim removed from the hearing room, then began ranting abou...

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Trump’s State of the Union address left out the biggest threat to the country

President Donald Trump used Tuesday’s State of the Union address as a platform to double down on the unfounded argument that undocumented immigrants are pouring into the country and harming Americans. But his speech failed to mention what the intelligence community uniformly agrees is one of the top threats facing the country and democracy as a whole: Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Just last week, the intelligence community told Congress that Russia meddled in the 2016 an...

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