Here are 19 ways Bernie Sanders has stood up for civil and minority rights

Over the past few months, one lingering attack on Bernie Sanders' candidacy for the Democratic nomination is his supposed indifference to racial justice and civil rights issues.

Keep reading... Show less

Study: Number of black students -- not crime -- the major factor in a school's decision to hire cops

Two professors, Tim Servoss, professor of psychology at Canisius College in New York, and education professor Jeremy Finn at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have performed research they plan to present in full in spring showing that the prevalence of police in schools correlates to the number of black students in those schools.

Keep reading... Show less

Here are 8 lies, distortions and misrepresentations from the third Republican debate

On Wednesday night, there were two rounds of GOP presidential debates. First, candidates polling at around one percent nationally had a shorter debate, followed by the frontrunners in a second debate. Both debates took place in an alternate reality, where facts are made up on the spot and history doesn't matter.

Keep reading... Show less

Israel's Netanyahu makes one of the most absurd claims about the Holocaust imaginable

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for his nuance, but his disregard for historical facts themselves took a new turn today as he claimed, in a speech in Israel, that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler actually did not want to exterminate Jews until a Palestinian religious leader convinced him otherwise.

Keep reading... Show less

Bernie Sanders' record of pushing through major reforms will surprise you

“I'm a progressive, but I'm a progressive who likes to get things done,” Hillary Clinton said at the first Democratic debate, in response to a question from moderator Anderson Cooper about whether she defines herself as a moderate or a progressive.

Keep reading... Show less

Bernie Sanders exceeds Obama's historic 2008 run in crowds, donors and polling

When Bernie Sanders announced he would be running for president late in the spring of 2015, many observers didn't take him seriously, making analogies to failed perennial candidates like Ron Paul, who had a fervent base but did not get traction in the election. The problem with these early predictions is that it quickly became clear they were underestimating the Vermont senator's campaign.

Keep reading... Show less

Here are the 5 best 'Berns' of the GOP presidential field -- so far

Bernie Sanders doesn't do negative campaigning. In his decades of public service, he has never run an attack ad.

Keep reading... Show less

There were at least 11 distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies in this week's GOP debate

Wednesday night, millions of Americans watched two rounds of Republican Party presidential debates at the library of Republican president Ronald Reagan who, if he was alive today, would be considered to be on the far left of his party. First was a debate among candidates who have failed to achieve more than one percent in national polls, and second was the debate among relative frontrunners. Both debates offered a window into an entirely different world, completely unrelated to the one we actually live in. Candidates made statement after statement full of distortions, mistruths and outright lies.

Keep reading... Show less

This private prison company is getting rich locking up little kids

An explosive new report from the Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff looks at how the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), one of America's two large private prison corporations, has seen its profits explode, thanks to a little-noticed move by the Obama administration.

Keep reading... Show less

The number of Americans living on less than $2 a day is skyrocketing

The World Bank and other global institutions use a very specific measure to record global poverty rates. They gather data designed to record the number of people in a country who live on less than $2 a day, and then use the information to make a “poverty headcount ratio”— the percentage of people in a country who live under this standard. In most recent data, Sierra Leone, for example, had a staggering 82.5% of its citizens living in poverty by this count.

Keep reading... Show less

These 10 disgraced Iraq War architects are desperately trying to undo Obama's Iran deal

There is a fierce battle going on in Washington, with progressive and pro-diplomacy organizations facing off against pro-Israel organizations to prevent a veto-proof vote to kill President Obama's deal with Iran.

Keep reading... Show less

First prominent Republican politician to endorse Trump is arguably the most racist

Last week, Donald Trump spoke to a large crowd in Mobile, Alabama, at a rally that featured Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). At the rally, Sessions became the first member of Congress to endorse Trump.

Keep reading... Show less

Mike Huckabee has milked almost $3 million from Christian organizations in the past two years

After filing multiple extensions, Mike Huckabee's Republican presidential campaign finally released its financial disclosures two weeks ago. The disclosures show that Huckabee brought in $2,959,735 from Blue Diamond Horizons, his company set up to manage media and communications work, including speech-making.

Keep reading... Show less

These 8 skeletons in Donald Trump's closet reveal a life-long dedication to being the biggest jerk possible

Pando writer Mark Ames has dug up some old Spy Magazine issues from the 1980s and early '90s detailing the legendary satirical magazine's early spade work in revealing what a dedicated jerk Donald Trump is. Over the course of several issues, the magazine probed into the details of Trump's exploits and outrages.

Keep reading... Show less

Who are the biggest killers in America? The numbers will shock you

The criminal justice reform movement has shined a light on the inhumane conditions in our prisons, and the horrific killings of unarmed people by the police. This movement has done important work in demonstrating the needless brutality involved in our system, particularly as it is directed against marginalized groups: the poor and racial minorities.

Keep reading... Show less

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Raw Story Investigates and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.