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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - April 6, 2018

What Does Trump Really Think About JFK's Assassination?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

With assassination files due to be released April 26, the president and his spooks are divided. READ MORE»

Arizona Teachers Strike Is the Answer to Years of Tax Cuts and Neglect of Education

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Red-state teachers are fighting back against decades of GOP neglect. READ MORE»

A Shocking Number of American Families Can't Afford Diapers

By Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet

Diaper companies won’t explain why their materials don't last. READ MORE»

5 Ways Liberals and Progressives Shame the Poor Without Even Realizing It

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Conservatives aren't the only ones with a nasty habit of humiliating lower-income earners. READ MORE»

Women: Watch Out for This Ominous Sign at Your Dinner Date

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

In the age of #MeToo, what does it mean if he insists on ordering for you? READ MORE»

Massive Minimum Wage Study Finds Significant Gains for Low-Income Workers and Few Downsides

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

This research builds on previous studies that have chipped away at opposition to the policy. READ MORE»

Study: No Relation Between Immigration and Crime

By Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet

Someone ought to tell the Trump administration. READ MORE»

Facebook’s Targeting System Can Divide Us on More Than Just Advertising

By Rachel Goodman, ACLU

How can we agree on the policies that should govern our world when there are no common reference points for what that world looks like? READ MORE»

Israel's Thirst for Arms Has Caused The Displacement of Tens of Thousands of Refugees

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

It's time for the government to give them legal status. READ MORE»

Donald Trump Is Assembling His War Cabinet

By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch

Gina Haspel, Mike Pompeo, and John Bolton are dangers to our national security. READ MORE»

Trump Didn't Seem to Care if a Drone Strike Killed Civilians: Report

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

An unnerving story about the president's regard for civilian lives reflects his attitude on the campaign trail.  READ MORE»

Gun Violence Debate Needs to Include Police Militarization and Drug Prohibition Violence

By Megan Humphrey, AlterNet

We won't stop the killings until we address all of the causes.  READ MORE»

If You're Like Most Americans, You Think Farmed Animals Are Treated Well: That's Simply Not True

By Nate Lotze, AlterNet

Katie Cantrell wants to educate people about what really happens on factory farms. READ MORE»

Rollin' With the Dragon: Opioids Are Gaining Popularity in the Club Scene

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

The electronic dance music scene is most commonly associated with Molly, but there's a new kid in town. READ MORE»

Former White House Adviser Says Trump Could Lead to 'Death' of Democracy in America

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

He doubled down on the opinion when asked to affirm his initial his statement. READ MORE»

Malaysia Shows How Trump Is Making Journalism a More Dangerous Profession Across the Globe

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president's attacks on the free press have inspired authoritarians abroad to clamp down. READ MORE»

The DOJ Is Being Sued After Withholding Information About Nunes Memo

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

The department reportedly ignored legal information requests. READ MORE»

Hannity Reportedly Dissed Fox News Colleague Shep Smith to Trump at Mar-a-Lago

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

The opinion host claims this is a "total lie." READ MORE»

Trump Finally Addresses Stormy Daniels Story—Her Lawyer Is Thrilled

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"We very much look forward to testing the truthfulness of Mr. Trump's feigned lack of knowledge concerning the $130k payment," he said. READ MORE»

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