Wisconsin Dem Governor Removes 82 Scott Walker Appointees Added During Lame-Duck Session

Mar 24, 2019 by

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Evers’s decision comes just a day after Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess...

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After Pressure On Twitter, Christine Assange’s Account Is Restored

Mar 24, 2019 by

Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange, had her Twitter account restored more than 24 hours...

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US Marines seize Pacific island as training for war with China 

Mar 24, 2019 by

.Last week, 31st MEU, backed by the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, members of the Air...

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Vietnam vet asks Trump to show new bone spur X-rays, since bone spurs don’t go away

Mar 24, 2019 by

Source: Vietnam vet asks Trump to show new bone spur X-rays, since bone spurs don’t go...

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Retirees flee Florida as climate change threatens their financial future

Mar 24, 2019 by

As damaging storms and other effects of climate change have hit Florida particularly hard in the past few years, some older adults...

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‘This is blood money’: Tate shuns Sacklers – and others urged to follow 

Mar 24, 2019 by

Pressure builds on other institutions to disavow Sackler family over OxyContin, powerful painkiller linked to opioid deaths Source:...

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Pence says the US has been ‘a force for good in the Middle East’ for ‘nearly 200 years.’ Here’s what historians say

Mar 24, 2019 by

Historians who replied to our request for comment could not find much “force for good” in the historical record. Instead, they find...

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Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras

Mar 24, 2019 by

As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes, they lacked two notable safety...

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The Case for Opening Our Borders

Mar 23, 2019 by

 The Democrats condemn Trump’s wall and his family separation policy, but they pivot to talk about security and control in ways...

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Why in the Name of God Would Stacey Abrams Run as Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Mar 23, 2019 by

A report says Biden is floating the idea of promising to run with Abrams as his VP. That would guarantee Abrams makes one friend and...

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‘Put It To the People’: One Million+ March in UK to Demand Brexit Rethink

Mar 23, 2019 by

“The Prime Minister claims she speaks for Britain. Well, have a look out of the window Prime Minister. Open your curtains....

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“The Whole Internet Is Watching.” Internet Protest Planned Ahead Of Key Net Neutrality Vote Next Week 

Mar 23, 2019 by

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Communications and Technology is expected to hold a markup and vote on the...

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Media Justice Sues FBI Over Surveillance Of Black Activists

Mar 23, 2019 by

At a time when violence by white supremacists is on the rise, the FBI appears to be targeting Black people in a secret intelligence...

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Israel’s Tragic But Predictable “Migration” to the Right

Mar 23, 2019 by

Unless a majority of Israeli Jews are willing to go the route of South Africa and renounce their program of discriminatory dominion...

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Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism 

Mar 23, 2019 by

The Syrian government vowed to take back the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President...

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Bayer/Monsanto Stock Bombs, Takes a Well Deserved Brutal Beating; Financial Outlook is Bleak, Prognosis is Bad 

Mar 23, 2019 by

Bayer (ticker: BAYRY) shares are down nearly 10% today after a California jury found that its subsidiary Monsanto’s Roundup...

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Israel’s Netanyahu to play Trump card in tight election 

Mar 23, 2019 by

PM gets Washington photo ops after Trump recognises Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights Source: Israel’s Netanyahu to play...

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Study: More children were gunned down in the U.S. in 2017 than police and active duty military combined

Mar 23, 2019 by

This study, as reported in Newsweek, should be appalling to any American who hasn’t been socialized into a state of numbness and...

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11 looming questions now that Mueller’s investigation is over

Mar 23, 2019 by

Mueller scrutinized potential efforts by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to mix his business interests with his government...

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Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace In Afghanistan And The World 

Mar 23, 2019 by

“Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone...

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USA: Government warns of historic, widespread flooding “through May” – food prices to skyrocket as 1000s of farms are destroyed

Mar 23, 2019 by

On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that “historic, widespread flooding” would “continue through...

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Reporters dispute White House declaration of Islamic State group’s defeat in Syria

Mar 23, 2019 by

US White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders briefed reporters aboard Air Force One with the news. Area reporters dispute the claims,...

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Trump reverses North Korea sanctions, because he ‘likes Chairman Kim’

Mar 23, 2019 by

This is foreign policy by personal relationship, conducted by someone who is most interested in having personal relationships with...

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Chile: 11 Pinochet-Era Military Members Convicted for Burning Protesters Alive

Mar 23, 2019 by

 In a triumphant win for victims and survivors of the bloody Pinochet military dictatorship, the Chilean Justice system closes the...

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Mozambique Is Drowning. Nebraska Has Flooded. We Need a Green New Deal.

Mar 23, 2019 by

From mass death and displacement in Mozambique to flooded farms in Kansas, the climate refugee crisis is spreading. Source:...

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16 Years After US Invaded Iraq, Anti-War Groups Demand No Regime Change in Venezuela

Mar 23, 2019 by

“Regime change has a disastrous track record.” Source: 16 Years After US Invaded Iraq, Anti-War Groups Demand No Regime...

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Trump’s Golan Heights bombshell reverses 40 years of US policy and throws Middle East into turmoil

Mar 23, 2019 by

As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria, no administration official...

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Mass Protest Vowed If Demand for Public Release of Mueller Report Not Met

Mar 23, 2019 by

“Hundreds of thousands of Americans stand ready to take to the streets in cities and towns across the nation to demand the...

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Suppressing Discussion Doesn’t Solve the Problem. It is the Problem.

Mar 23, 2019 by

The only appropriate response to ‘bad’ speech — that is, speech one disagrees with — is ‘better’...

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Leaked Audio Exposes Oil & Gas Execs Laughing With Joy Over Cozy Access to Trump Officials

Mar 23, 2019 by

“It’s really a new world for us and very, very helpful,” said powerful fossil fuel lobby group’s CEO during...

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Trump Administration Losing 94 Percent of Lawsuits Over Illegal Policy Changes

Mar 23, 2019 by

Federal agencies under Trump are losing suits at a record rate, largely because of massive incompetence. Source: Trump Administration...

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Republican Bill Weld on challenging Trump: ‘It’s going to be a lot of fun’

Mar 23, 2019 by

Bill Weld ponders, in a New England patrician style that comes with having governed Massachusetts for six years, then says: “I think...

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Trump’s own economists now agree: GOP tax cuts are failing to spark growth 

Mar 23, 2019 by

After many predictions of glorious growth from the GOP’s tax cuts, officials admit economy is slowing down Source:...

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Yellow Vest Protest Reaching A Showdown With Macron 

Mar 23, 2019 by

The situation in France may be reaching a showdown between the Macron government, which is now considering using the Army against the...

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Don’t Accept The Rules For How To Criticize The Israel Lobby 

Mar 23, 2019 by

A maddening element of the Ilhan Omar controversy is all the experts offering instruction on The right way and the wrong way to...

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Why Far-Right Attackers Aren’t Charged as Domestic Terrorists

Mar 23, 2019 by

Despite the rise in right-wing violence, attackers rarely — if ever — face terrorism charges. Experts explain why....

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Boeing Values Profits Over Lives—By Design

Mar 23, 2019 by

The deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash offers an important lesson about capitalism’s deadly toll. Source: Boeing Values Profits Over...

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Foreign-Owned Corporations Funnel Millions Into US Elections

Mar 23, 2019 by

Under current rules, the Federal Election Commission has no tools to stop any sort of influence from foreign nationals. Source:...

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Alert: Ut-oh, defense spending may rise again, and the Democratic leadership is on board 

Mar 23, 2019 by

The Democrats proposed $733 billion budget would give the military most of what it wants in 2020, House Armed Services Committee...

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Alert: DCCC Blacklists Consultants and Firms That Primary Dem Incumbents

Mar 23, 2019 by

The DCCC is using a totally top-down approach to keep existing incumbents elected. This is an almost suicidal effort to protect their...

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Only socialist in US history of ‘with serious chance of winning’: DSA endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020 

Mar 23, 2019 by

The Democratic Socialists of America have officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president saying the self-described socialist...

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Watchdog Sues for Full Release of Mueller Report

Mar 23, 2019 by

A A privacy watchdog has filed suit in Washington federal court for the full release of the report special counsel Robert S. Mueller...

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Alert: The DCCC Sure as Hell Isn’t Going to Let Another AOC Win

Mar 23, 2019 by

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new set of rules on Friday that aims to protect incumbent candidates...

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How white Christian nationalists made Trump their savior

Mar 23, 2019 by

Today’s Christian nationalists talk a good game about respecting the Constitution and America’s founders, but at bottom they sound as...

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LA County bans Monsanto weed killer citing health concerns

Mar 23, 2019 by

More than 50 U.S. cities and counties have banned the chemical, the most commonly used herbicide in the world. Source: LA County bans...

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Victory! Boston Challenges Corporate Control Of Our Food System

Mar 23, 2019 by

Boston has taken a critical step forward to rebuild our broken food system and advance food justice across the city. On March 20, the...

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‘A family against a billionaire’: twist in battle over Zuckerberg’s Hawaiian estate 

Mar 23, 2019 by

Parcels near Facebook CEO’s property auctioned off amid lengthy fight over Native Hawaiian land rights Source: ‘A family...

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Alert: Donald Trump Just Picked A Laughingstock For A Huge Federal Reserve Job

Mar 23, 2019 by

Stephen Moore is a joke in the economics profession. Source: Donald Trump Just Picked A Laughingstock For A Huge Federal Reserve Job...

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It’s Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ ‘Swiftly’ Release Special Counsel Report to the Public

Mar 22, 2019 by

“The American people have a right to know…” Source: It’s Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ ‘Swiftly’...

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These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

Mar 22, 2019 by

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Happiness Report ranked 156 countries based on six factors: social support,...

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Top Intel Democrat warns the administration is ‘laying the groundwork to withhold’ Mueller’s evidence — and blame Comey as an excuse 

Mar 22, 2019 by

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has been at the forefront of Democratic and Congressional...

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2020 Dem Presidential Hopefuls Flee Israel Lobbies’ AIPAC After MoveOn.org Boycott Call

Mar 22, 2019 by

ernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and Julian Castro, among candidates for the Democratic Party...

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Korea Peace Now! Cooperation Continuing Despite Stalled Dialogue With US 

Mar 22, 2019 by

While U.S.-North Korean contact is stalled, relations between North Korea and South Korea continue to increase. Encouraging worldwide...

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Joe Biden Is Hillary Clinton 2.0 — Democrats Would Be Mad to Nominate Him

Mar 22, 2019 by

Biden backed the Iraq War, is friendly with Wall Street, supported mass incarceration, and has twice run for president...

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James Comey says he hopes Trump won’t be ‘impeached and removed from office’ — and offers a dire prediction if he is 

Mar 22, 2019 by

It’s true that much of the country would think of impeachment as illegitimate, even though the evidence required to convince the...

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WhatsApp Jared? AOC and Hillary Exchange Tweets. Delicious.

Mar 22, 2019 by

AOC and Hillary exchange tweets about Kushner’s (and just about everyone in the trump cabal) use of WhatsApp and private email for...

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3 Ways Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats Are Changing What Is Winnable

Mar 22, 2019 by

To win a Green New Deal and realign the Democratic Party, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are embracing disruption, conflict...

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Judge calls jail death “shameful,” signs off on $3 million Jamycheal Mitchell settlement 

Mar 22, 2019 by

“While institutional and individual accountability in this matter remain woefully lacking, the case and resulting settlement at...

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Innocent people wrongly convicted of crimes beg N.J. to fix broken system

Mar 22, 2019 by

What does New Jersey owe somebody for the years they spent in prison, on parole or probation or registered as a sex offender for a...

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Treating AIPAC Like the Right Wing Lobby Group It Is… .and The Alternative 

Mar 22, 2019 by

It is time that the Democratic leadership wake up and smell the coffee that AIPAC is not their friend, that it has become a tool of...

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Two Indiana Police Officers Face Federal Charges in Videotaped Beating of Handcuffed Man 

Mar 22, 2019 by

The charges come after ProPublica and the South Bend Tribune exposed details of the abuse and published the video. “The alleged...

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Alert: Twitter Restricts Account Of Julian Assange’s Mother 

Mar 22, 2019 by

The social media giant has given no reason to Christine Assange who had turned to Twitter to campaign for the liberty of her son.The...

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As Long as There’s White Privilege, We’re Going to Need Affirmative Action

Mar 22, 2019 by

Affirmative action: For years, some people have balked at it, while others have been actively trying to dismantle it. But we need to...

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Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism

Mar 22, 2019 by

What would today’s hysterical Republicans say about the “socialist” presidency of Dwight Eisenhower? Most likely they would call him...

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Tax Return Release Bills Could Force Trump Off The 2020 Ballot In Some States

Mar 22, 2019 by

Per The Washington Post, several states, including Washington, California, New Jersey, and Hawaii, are considering legislation that...

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Massive lawsuit says Sackler family broke laws to profit from opioids

Mar 22, 2019 by

Group of more than 500 cities, counties and tribes accuses family of helping to create ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history Source:...

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Progressives Refuse to Back Down as DCCC Moves to Kneecap Primary Challengers

Mar 22, 2019 by

Progressives made clear they have no intention of backing down to the party establishment after the Democratic Congressional Campaign...

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The Hidden US Air War in Somalia: Amnesty Accuses US of Possible War Crimes for Civilian Deaths

Mar 22, 2019 by

Amnesty International is accusing the United States of covering up civilian casualties in its secretive air war in Somalia targeting...

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Alert The NY Times Spreads Lies About Venezuela And Cuba 

Mar 22, 2019 by

Apparently, the New York Times is not above participating in the fake news campaign being waged against the Bolivarian Revolution by...

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Chicago’s Democratic Socialists on Brink of Transforming City’s Politics

Mar 22, 2019 by

, Donald Trump has sought to weaponize the term in his attacks on Democrats, saying during his State of the Union address last month...

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“Speaking Truth to Power” Is No Substitute for Taking Power 

Mar 22, 2019 by

Progressives often applaud the idea of “speaking truth to power.” But this concept should not divert attention from the crucial need...

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The Washington Post’s Disgraceful Coverage of Medicare-for-All

Mar 22, 2019 by

Time and again, it has peddled blatant falsehoods about the bill’s popularity and affordability. The newspaper’s readers...

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Alert: Brazil’s Fascist President Bolsonaro Visiting CIA Headquarters Reiterates US’s Latin America Plans 

Mar 22, 2019 by

 Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and U.S. Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams envision a region back under control of...

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 Biden or Beto: Where’s the beef? 

Mar 22, 2019 by

Beto O’Rourke lacks any outstanding achievement, accomplishment or qualification worthy of the presidency in a dangerous world....

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Alert: The Zionist Smear Campaign Against Bernie Sanders Is Just Beginning

Mar 22, 2019 by

Sanders has an opportunity to marginalize Zionists and their white supremacist allies in the U.S. and elsewhere. Source: The Zionist...

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Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan Expands, Even as the ACLU Battles It In Court 

Mar 22, 2019 by

Some assumed courts would stop the plan immediately. But because the details of the plan remain opaque, advocates have had trouble...

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Revealed: Major Oil and Gas Companies Spent $1 Billion Since 2015 Blocking Action on Climate Change

Mar 22, 2019 by

 In the three years since world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the world’s five...

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Let’s Not Restore or Mythologize Obama

Mar 22, 2019 by

Obama’s tenure paved the way for the rise of Trump Source: Let’s Not Restore or Mythologize...

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Golan Heights: Trump Aims to ‘Shore Up’ Support for Netanyahu Ahead of Israeli Vote

Mar 22, 2019 by

Donald Trump’s announcement that Washington will recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is an...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on cover of Time: ‘Represents vision of the future of the Democratic Party’

Mar 22, 2019 by

Ocasio-Cortez represents one vision of the Democratic Party’s future. She’s a young Hispanic woman, three cornerstones of the party’s...

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Veterans Demand Congress End the Forever Wars

Mar 22, 2019 by

Progressive veterans say peace is a litmus test for Democrats. Source: Veterans Demand Congress End the Forever...

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Brexit is not the cause of Britain’s political breakdown. It’s a symptom 

Mar 22, 2019 by

That crisis is by no means unique to Britain. Since the 2008 economic crash, most countries across the west have seen electoral...

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US completely invalidates all of its own arguments about Crimea

Mar 22, 2019 by

“How do the delusional @Maddow #Russiagate peddlers explain that ‘Putin puppet’ @realDonaldTrump still refuses to recognize Russian...

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A Wisconsin Judge Upends the GOP Power Grab and Restores the Authority of the Democratic Governor 

Mar 22, 2019 by

Governor Tony Evers immediately withdraws Wisconsin from the Republican-led lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act. Source: A...

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Alert: Think dishonest politics and dark money elections are bad now? Court ruling opens floodgates for ‘scam PACs’

Mar 22, 2019 by

A federal judge on Thursday struck down FEC regulations barring unauthorized political action committees from using a...

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How Bush’s War on Iraq Produced Trumpism, Instability, Refugees and Climate Catastrophe

Mar 22, 2019 by

George W. Bush is being rehabilitated in the age of Trump, as the second worst president in American history is burnished by the...

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Operation Varsity Blues: Meet the pricey consultant preparing accused parents for prison 

Mar 22, 2019 by

In the college admissions scheme that captured the public’s attention last week, prison consultants saw an opportunity. Part fixer...

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Video: Venezuela’s Great Housing Mission 

Mar 22, 2019 by

As a part of La Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela (GMVV) — The Great Venezuela Housing Mission, the Venezuelan government has...

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‘What Real Action to Stop Gun Violence Looks Like’: New Zealand PM Announces Ban on Assault Rifles After Christchurch Massacre

Mar 21, 2019 by

“On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will, too,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

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16 Years Ago Today — Bush Started A War Based on His Lies — Don’t Ever Forget!

Mar 21, 2019 by

Don’t forget what Bush, the Republicans, and some Democrats did to America. (and Iraq)16 years ago, a few days before the invasion (I...

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Russia’s top diplomat urges West to resume joint arms control efforts

Mar 21, 2019 by

Russia’s top diplomat urges West to resume joint arms control efforts Source: TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy –...

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Amnesty International Accuses US of War Crimes in Somalia

Mar 21, 2019 by

Amnesty International is accusing the U.S. of covering up civilian casualties in its secretive air war in Somalia. Source: Amnesty...

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Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

Mar 21, 2019 by

For the second time in days, a new Kentucky law imposing more restrictions on abortion has been temporarily halted by a federal judge...

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The Admissions Scandal Is About Parental Narcissism—and the Schools’ Complicity 

Mar 21, 2019 by

This is what college looks like for entitled parents who don’t care about education, and whose children don’t care either. Source:...

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“The Whole Internet Is Watching.” Internet Protest Planned Ahead of Key Net Neutrality Vote Next Week

Mar 21, 2019 by

Internet activists plan to make livestream of committee markup go viral to stop telecom lobbyists from gutting the Save the Internet...

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33 California news outlets join forces to shine a light on ‘rogue police officers’

Mar 21, 2019 by

Police misconduct in California is about to come under a powerful spotlight. Not just one news organization but 33 of them have...

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Could Washington State Be a Model for Native Voting Rights Reform? 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Bills securing native voting rights are destined to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate, but might find success at the state...

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NIAC Applauds Senators Harris, Sanders for Joining Warren in Backing JCPOA Return 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Yesterday, reports emerged that 2020 presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders joined Elizabeth Warren in backing the...

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Petition to revoke Brexit article 50 exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 

Mar 21, 2019 by

The petition calls on the government to revoke article 50 and keep Britain in the EU. It states: “The government repeatedly claims...

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Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for 2020

Mar 21, 2019 by

O’Rourke is hardly eager for those upcoming voters to realize that the growth of his political career is rooted in an alliance with...

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