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  On Thursday, while on a tour promoting her new book What Happened, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’. In a break from discussing the 2016 campaign and election, Clinton mentioned President Trump’s latest actions and gave some advice to the President.     In a conversation about the North Korean threat, Clinton opined that Trump is being played by Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator. She explained, “This missile test [...] is sending a message from Kim Jong Un that he...
You Go, Girl: Lisbon, Portugal Good vibes abound in this coastal European town Written and photographed by Chelseas Fuss   Affordability, sunshine, and a laid-back feel are just a few of the reasons folks flock to Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities. Portugal’s capital is also a melting pot of its past, influenced by transplants from Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé, Brazil, and Goa, who returned after the country’s dictatorship dissolved in 1974, creating an energy of newness combined with history. Lisbon is the antithesis of trying too hard (many...

    Hurricane Irma, even though it was downgraded to a tropical storm, is still causing flooding in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and other southeastern states. But before Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the storm tore up Caribbean islands and caused a wake of destruction in many communities. Florida, the southeast, and the Caribbean islands need help with emergency relief and upcoming efforts to rebuild homes and infrastructure. Before you go full force with relief efforts, keep in mind the U.S. Center for International Disaster Information advises not to...
  Some companies have to find out the hard way that our world tolerates very few secrets these days. Johnson & Johnson is learning that lesson as we speak, now that it appears there’s a scientifically observable and legally enforceable link between talc — the active ingredient in talcum powder — and various cancers, including lung, ovarian and breast. As with all cases of this type, the available scientific information seems to swing radically from one extreme conclusion to the next, depending in part on who’s speaking...

This Sunday, President Trump has solidified the fear that this administration is exactly as evil as everyone thought they’d be. This time, he’s failed the Dreamers. President Trump decided to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, with a six month delay. The Obama-era policy protects around 800,000 young women and men, often called “Dreamers," who were brought to this country with their families illegally as children. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed this news in a press conference on behalf of the Department...
Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and stranded countless people in their homes after Texans saw 40 inches of rainfall over the course of the weekend. Hurricane Harvey first touched down on Friday night as a Category 4 Hurricane, with winds of 130 miles per hour. Five people have been killed, and many more are injured or trapped. You may be feeling helpless, but there are ways you can help — espeically if you're close to the affected area. But if you happen to be far away,...
The United States of America’s charge — from the 53% of white women and the majority of non-college educated white men who voted him in — is to reconstruct the methodology of colonialism in America, in such a way that it becomes more comfortable to tombstone the truth before the body has been given a proper viewing and eulogy. Choosing to ignore the gray elephant that is hate that sits in America’s living rooms isn’t some new form of racism. It’s the unfortunate same pile of...
  Last night, Trump held a “campaign rally” (Why? He’s already president) in Phoenix, Arizona, during which he ranted for 77 minutes on his usual topics, including crowd size, “fake news," and building a wall, as well as his response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. CNN writes: In what amounted to a 77-minute presidential therapy session in front of thousands of supporters, Trump pulled out copies of three of his own speeches and rehashed what he'd said about white supremacists' gathering around a Robert E. Lee...
    This weekend, white supremacists swarmed Charlottesville, Virginia, for a “Unite the Right” rally, a response to a proposal to remove a local statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. The white supremacists used violence against anti-racists protesters, killing one woman, Heather Heyer, and injuring at least 34 others. It’s horrifying, and it’s evidence of the growth of the white supremacist movement in the United States. BUST’s “digital team” is one white woman (hi) working part time with a few interns helping out, and my voice...
Conquer Or Die For over a century, an army of fierce female soldiers redefined what it meant to be a warrior and struck fear into the hearts of all their adversaries. BY JOHANNA GOHMANN Imagine the most terrifying, capable, badass woman you know. Now, imagine thousands of other women just like her, give them all machetes, and you’re starting to get an idea of what a fearful force the Dahomey Amazon warriors must have been. Never heard of them? Well, buckle up. Because once you learn about these...