Dutch elections halt alt-right in its tracks

Progressive parties claim lion’s share of the votes

In a dramatic rebuff to the fascistic wave that has steadily creeped across Europe, the Netherlands yesterday turned over the keys to government to a melange of centrist and progressive parties, with the Green-Left and Socialist parties seeing the biggest gains.

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Best countries in the world, according to the world

U.S. drops rank to seventh among nations

The results are in from U.S. News and World Report’s annual best countries ranking, conducted in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania and BAV Consulting.

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Recount underway in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania could be next

Jill Stein leads efforts to challenge results in swing states

The 2016 election contained many firsts: the first female nominated for President by any major party; the first time a blatantly unqualified candidate won the nomination of the other party; the first time foreign influence played an influencing role in the outcome; the first time the electoral college’s runner-up actually beat with winner by over two million votes; and now, the first time recounts are expected in three different states, courtesy of quack doctor-turned-Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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Activism’s healing role during tumultuous times

Advocating for issues is good for health, in addition to shaping public agenda

Four days have passed since Donald Trump officially became President-elect and it appears that the majority of the public is shifting from the first stage of free-falling denial and isolation and beginning to cross the bridge to the next stage of grief: anger.

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President-elect Trump scores a symbolic victory for bigotry, misogyny and bullies everywhere

The biggest Election Day loser is human decency

He started his campaign by branding undocumented workers as criminals and rapists.

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Melania Trump wants to tackle cyberbullying? She should start with her husband

GOP candidate has repeatedly freaked out on Twitter

Cyberbullying is a very serious issue – a sort of social plague experienced by half of young people and adolescents in America today, sometimes with tragic consequences.

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Trump’s long record of lying has not hurt his poll numbers

Plurality of voters say he is the “more honest” candidate

Whether or not Trump comes out on top this election, his Republican campaign has accomplished at least a couple of remarkable feats: duping voters into believing him to be better on the economy and more honest than his rival, Hillary Clinton.

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