Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urges small donors to circumvent the DCCC and give directly to candidates — enraging establishment Democrats

Mar 30, 2019 by

Denouncing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s new policy of cutting off firms that work with primary...

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Matt Taibbi and Aaron Maté on How Russiagate Helped Trump

Mar 30, 2019 by

A sad irony is that the Russiagate narrative, which so many people clung to in an attempt to bring down Trump, only helped him....

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Why the rise of white nationalism should be a major issue for the 2020 presidential field

Mar 30, 2019 by

White nationalism is a global problem, but it is especially an American problem. This is why every candidate for the 2020...

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What now for Brexit after May’s deal is rejected for third time? 

Mar 30, 2019 by

The rejection of the deal means that as it stands the UK will crash out of the European Union without a deal on 12 April unless...

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Julian Assange And Robert Mueller 

Mar 30, 2019 by

Russiagate has imploded, but the Democratic Party still wants to stifle dissent and make certain that there will be no Wikileaks in...

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On NATO’s 70th Anniversary Important To Remember Its Anti-Democratic Roots

Mar 30, 2019 by

Blunting the European Left was an important part of the establishment of NATO. As odes to the organization ring across the dominant...

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Alert: Betsy DeVos literally argues for larger class sizes and fewer teachers as part of her budget cuts

Mar 30, 2019 by

DeVos has asked for budget cuts that would reduce federal investment in education by 10 percent—an enormous amount of money not...

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A national living wage is on the table in the US and Australia — Now let’s talk about a global living wage

Mar 30, 2019 by

Why not emulate the architecture of international trade law for living wages?Concrete targets for raising wages could be set through...

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Paths from the past: historians make sense of Brexit and our current political turmoil 

Mar 30, 2019 by

Demagogues often seize control of the political debate in troubled times. The “people” are defined as those who are with or like...

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In Another Blow, Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s Health Care Plan to Skirt Obamacare

Mar 30, 2019 by

 A federal judge in Washington ruled late Thursday that the Trump administration’s push to make health insurance plans...

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Court of Appeals upholds your right to flip off law enforcement 

Mar 30, 2019 by

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants us the freedom to speak and express ourselves without the fear of institutional...

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How the FAA Ceded Aviation Safety Oversight to Boeing

Mar 30, 2019 by

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) close relationship with the industry it regulates is under increased scrutiny following...

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Alert: Stephen Moore and the Trumpification of the Federal Reserve 

Mar 30, 2019 by

Trump’s decision to appoint a trickle-down true believer (and hard-core Trump fan) for a 14-year Fed term could endanger one of the...

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Chicago Police Are Notorious Liars, So Why Trust Them on Smollett?

Mar 30, 2019 by

The fact that Smollett, who was accused by the CPD of having organized and paid for an assault and battery against himself, continues...

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Alert: America Secretly Sold Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia

Mar 30, 2019 by

Rick Perry authorized six separate deals made by U.S. companies that sold nuclear energy tech to Saudi Arabia, then kept the dealings...

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Rights Groups Urge UN To Protect Palestinians On ‘Great March’ Protest Anniversary

Mar 30, 2019 by

Almost 20 Palestinian rights groups – both regional and international – urged the United Nations to protect Gazans who participate in...

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Chelsea Manning has sacrificed everything twice 

Mar 30, 2019 by

Few can endure the mental anguish of solitary confinement, or what prisons more insidiously refer to as “administrative segregation.”...

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US military space force: what do we know and what does the future hold?

Mar 30, 2019 by

“The space force will develop forces for: space situational awareness; satellite operations and global, integrated, command and...

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The teacher shortage is real, large and growing, and worse than we thought

Mar 30, 2019 by

This report is the first in a series examining the magnitude of the teacher shortage and the working conditions and other factors...

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Fallacies And Inaccuracies About Venezuelan Migration

Mar 30, 2019 by

The mainstream media and global propaganda outlets are saying that more than 2 million people have left Venezuela. The fact that this...

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Russia Throws Down The Gauntlet To US On Venezuela

Mar 30, 2019 by

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova acknowledged in Moscow on Tuesday that Russian “specialists” are indeed in...

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Rendition Plane, Increased Police Presence Raise Fears For Assange 

Mar 30, 2019 by

Concern for Assange was heightened after a U.S. Department of Justice jet previously used for the rendition of an accused Russian...

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Alert: DCCC Warns It Will Cut Off Firms That Challenge Incumbents

Mar 30, 2019 by

“The Democratic and Republican parties are commercial enterprises and they’re very much interested in their own survival.” Source:...

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Here’s how charter schools are scamming the US government

Mar 30, 2019 by

A new report issued by the Network for Public Education provides a detailed accounting of how charter schools have scammed the U.S....

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We need to see not only the Mueller report, but also Mueller’s instructions

Mar 30, 2019 by

Rod Rosenstein set the parameters for Mueller’s report. We don’t know what they were. Source: We need to see not only the...

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Warning: FEC Out to Get Ocasio-Cortez 

Mar 30, 2019 by

If the Federal Election Commission finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised...

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Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism

Mar 30, 2019 by

Despite committed work by relatively isolated intellectuals and activists, too many social democrats in the US—willing to...

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‘A Real Win-Win-Win’: New Report Reveals Benefits of $500 Billion Investment in Energy Efficiency

Mar 30, 2019 by

A new report out Tuesday reveals that investing $500 billion in making U.S. residential and commercial buildings more energy...

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Alert: Pentagon Says Google’s Drone Work Is Exempt From Freedom of Information Act

Mar 30, 2019 by

The Pentagon cited a law permitting government agencies to block the disclosure of records that pertain to “critical infrastructure...

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Police release body-cam video of Willie McCoy killing, showing him asleep in car 

Mar 30, 2019 by

Footage is consistent with claims of McCoy’s family, who said officers did not try to wake him or talk to him before shooting Source:...

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The media’s shameful attempt to help Trump bury the Mueller report

Mar 30, 2019 by

By having spent the entire week since then doing its best to prop up the Barr summary while raising virtually no collective demands...

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Holding Senators Accountable for Voting to Confirm Bad Judicial Nominees 

Mar 30, 2019 by

So it is disturbing that President Trump has nominated so many narrow-minded elitists to lifetime positions on the federal bench....

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Alert: Israel Escalates Collective Punishment of Gazan Civilians

Mar 30, 2019 by

Between Israel’s illegal embargo of Gaza, its arbitrary and irregular shutdowns of water and electricity, and its destruction of...

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Chicago Demands $130,000 From Smollett, Threatens New Charge If He Doesn’t Pay Up 

Mar 30, 2019 by

In a letter sent to Smollett’s attorneys, the Chicago Corporation Counsel requested that Smollett pay up within seven days, noting...

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Alert: San Franciscans raise $70,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area 

Mar 30, 2019 by

When residents from one of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhoods launched a crowdfunding appeal to block a new homeless...

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#BetterthanChickfilA: what to eat when you crave both chicken and equal rights

Mar 30, 2019 by

News that the chain is still donating money to anti-LGBTQ organizations is disappointing — but it’s also an opportunity Source:...

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Brazil: tortured dissidents appalled by Bolsonaro’s praise for dictatorship 

Mar 30, 2019 by

Thousands were brutalized and hundreds killed during Brazil’s 21-year military rule — a period lauded by the current president...

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Historic Win: America’s Most Successful Conservation Program Permanently Reauthorized 

Mar 30, 2019 by

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), our nation’s most successful conservation and recreation funding program, was...

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre warns that group may be ‘shut down forever’ thanks to Democrats

Mar 30, 2019 by

National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre issued a stark warning that the group may be forced to shut down...

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American Chestnut Foundation Board Members Resign Over GE Chestnut 

Mar 30, 2019 by

In a statement today, two board members of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF),...

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“He Has Nowhere to Go but Down”: Democratic Rivals Predict Biden Would Be the Next Hillary 

Mar 29, 2019 by

Biden is the front-runner, but “there’s no intensity there.” So he’s testing gimmicks (Stacey Abrams as VP, a single term) as he runs...

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Time for candidates to disclose their tax returns 

Mar 29, 2019 by

It’s time for transparency. Source: Time for candidates to disclose their tax returns – The Washington...

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Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes

Mar 29, 2019 by

The petition has garnered support from tens of thousands of lawyers. Source: Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate...

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How to Find Hope in the Age of Trump

Mar 29, 2019 by

You can’t fix everything, so try fixing one small thing, and see where the endeavor takes you. Source: How to Find Hope in the Age of...

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Reentry to the Iran Nuclear Deal Emerging as Consensus Position

Mar 29, 2019 by

Following the Trump administration’s disastrous decision to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, 2020 contenders, former...

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Nadler Demands ‘Full and Complete’ Mueller Report as Barr Says Redacted Version Coming Mid-April

Mar 29, 2019 by

The Attorney General also raised eyebrows by saying his earlier letter on the Mueller report was not intended to be a...

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There’s Plenty Of Wealth To Go Around — It Just Doesn’t 

Mar 29, 2019 by

When it comes to how wealth is distributed in this country, “pie” is a favorite pundit metaphor. Some politicians want to “re-divide...

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Pentagon: 95,613 Whistleblower Complaints, Trillions Of Tax Dollars Unaccounted For

Mar 29, 2019 by

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, in fiscal years 2013 — 2018, the Department of Defense...

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Will Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Agribusiness Help Small Farmers?

Mar 29, 2019 by

The presidential candidate proposes to fight industrial agriculture through reforms on mergers, checkoff programs, right-to-repair,...

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‘Shame!’: DHS Asks for Power to Deport Unaccompanied Children

Mar 29, 2019 by

“Don’t it make you feel proud to be an American?” Source: ‘Shame!’: DHS Asks for Power to Deport...

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Venezuela Deploys Advanced S-300VM Missile Systems To Protect Capital Amid Growing U.S. Threats 

Mar 29, 2019 by

Venezuela’s armed forces have reportedly redeployed additional S-300 missile batteries to military facilities near the capital...

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Do Corporations Like Amazon and Foxconn Need Public Assistance? 

Mar 29, 2019 by

What if, on the front end of corporate subsidies, the workers and residents on whose behalf deals such as that made with Foxconn in...

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Warning: Pelosi and McConnell Are Inching Us Closer to Nuclear War

Mar 29, 2019 by

Bipartisan reverence for NATO is matched by how dangerous the organization has become as it increases the chances of a conflict with...

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Pentagon Aims to Surveil Social Media to Predict Anti-Trump Protests 

Mar 29, 2019 by

Pentagon efforts to use social media surveillance “to quell domestic insurrection and rebellion.” Source: Pentagon Aims to Surveil...

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Congress Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Permanently End the NSA’s Mass Surveillance of Phone Records

Mar 29, 2019 by

Yesterday, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representatives Justin Amash (R-MI 03) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA 19)...

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Mueller’s Most Lasting Legacy May Be on K Street 

Mar 29, 2019 by

Robert Mueller’s most enduring legacy may not be on Pennsylvania Avenue but on K Street, where the special counsel’s successful...

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Will Rachel Maddow face a reckoning for her Trump-Russia coverage? 

Mar 29, 2019 by

With Trump has come two years of conspiracy-mongering about Russia – and at the top of the heap is none other than Rachel Maddow...

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Amazon’s Underbelly 3.0: Lobbying and Bribing To Secure Market Dominance 

Mar 29, 2019 by

The amount that Amazon has spent purchasing political influence has recently skyrocketed – quadrupling from the $3 million it spent...

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Merkley Senate Bill Would Abolish ‘Undemocratic’ Electoral College

Mar 29, 2019 by

“The idea of democracy is simple and obvious even to young kids on a playground—whoever gets the most votes should...

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Alert: Republican Party Says It Will Personally Target Reporters Critical of Trump

Mar 29, 2019 by

The Republican National Committee and pro-Trump super PAC America First plan to use intimidation tactics and harassment to defend...

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Multi-Agency Investigation Results in Charges Against 18 Members and Associates of Violent White Supremacist Gang 

Mar 29, 2019 by

Multiple members and associates of a white supremacist gang known as the 1488s, have been arrested and charged for their alleged...

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What a No-Deal Brexit Would Mean for Ireland

Mar 29, 2019 by

The Irish left must oppose the recreation of a wall dividing Ireland as part of Brexit. Borders mean conflict. Borders mean war....

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Missouri bill could criminalize protesting ‘critical infrastructure’ pipelines and facilities, raising First Amendment concerns 

Mar 29, 2019 by

Opponents say the measure is an over-reaching push to stifle free speech that criticizes fossil fuels, or other industrial interests....

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Bernie Sanders Asks the Right Question on Reparations: What Does It Mean?

Mar 29, 2019 by

The questions journalists should ask are 1) Will you commit to meaningfully researching and developing a plan for reparations, and 2)...

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Alert: New DCCC Chair Is a Best Friend of Health Insurers

Mar 29, 2019 by

 It came as no surprise to see Cheri Bustos pouring a big bucket of ice-cold water on the very idea that Congress would give serious...

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Democrats Divide Over How Fast to Push for Trump’s Tax Returns 

Mar 29, 2019 by

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal is being pulled in two directions, by progressives to quickly demand Trump’s personal...

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Learning the Downsides of Candidates Is a Big Upside of Modern Media

Mar 29, 2019 by

The possibility of picking nominees based on who can best serve the interests of voters rather than donors is really one of the most...

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So what did California do with that $1.4 billion in cap-and-trade money? 

Mar 29, 2019 by

It went to electric car buyers, people who installed solar panels on their roofs, and local governments that added transit lines,...

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The Trump Administration Asked To Restart Nearly 20,000 Suspended Immigration Cases — As It Faces An Existing Backlog

Mar 29, 2019 by

“The administration has sought out creative ways to find and remove people already in the system.” Source: The Trump Administration...

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Theresa May’s last-ditch vote on her Brexit deal fails

Mar 29, 2019 by

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May saw her maligned Brexit deal hit with a third defeat in the House of Commons on Friday in a 344-286...

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War has broken Yemen. A new route to peace is needed, now 

Mar 29, 2019 by

The UN needs to understand Yemen better. Its peace process so far has been too simplistic and short-term, says the political analyst...

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Boeing faces US lawsuit over Ethiopian Airlines crash 

Mar 29, 2019 by

The family of Jackson Musoni have filed a suit saying the 737 MAX has a defectively designed control system Source: Boeing faces US...

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European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics With Historic Law

Mar 29, 2019 by

“This is essential for the planet.” Source: European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics With Historic...

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New York Sues Sackler Family Members and Drug Distributors 

Mar 29, 2019 by

The state’s lawsuit offers detail on methods allegedly used to flood the market with opioids, fueling an epidemic. Source: New York...

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Alert: Economic Insecurity Is Becoming the New Hallmark of Old Age 

Mar 29, 2019 by

It’s time to face this country’s looming retirement crisis. Source: Economic Insecurity Is Becoming the New Hallmark of Old Age | The...

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Videos show alarming number of Trump fans supporting ‘QAnon’ liberal child sex trafficking conspiracy 

Mar 29, 2019 by

QAnon cultists believe some liberals and Democrats are part of a grotesque non-existent child sex trafficking ring and part of the...

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African elephants are evolving without tusks because of poaching for ivory 

Mar 29, 2019 by

In the presence of poachers, tusks suddenly become a liability – so some elephants just don’t have them Source: African...

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The FBI and Its Fictional “Black Identity Extremism” Movement

Mar 29, 2019 by

The only connection between the men referenced in the FBI’s “black identity extremism” report, besides their race, is a thread of...

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Trump and Big Oil Want to Pull the Plug on the Electric Car Market 

Mar 29, 2019 by

President Trump’s proposed budget for 2020 would eliminate the federal tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles. The oil...

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Alert: The vault holding humanity’s precious seeds is on thin ice 

Mar 29, 2019 by

A seed bank heralded by scientists as a safety net for the world’s genebanks is located in what could be the fastest-melting part of...

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No War On Venezuela, March 30, 1 PM At The White House 

Mar 28, 2019 by

This week, Foreign Ministers of NATO Nations are coming to Washington, DC.On their agenda is war and military action against...

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Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace

Mar 28, 2019 by

This election season, we need a real debate over the U.S.’s vicious, ongoing wars. Source: Here’s How the 2020 Candidates...

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Alert: New ‘hybrid’ voting system can change paper ballot after it’s been cast

Mar 28, 2019 by

Unfortunately, there is no universal definition of “paper ballot,” which has enabled vendors and their surrogates to characterize...

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 Momentum for a Europe of the many

Mar 28, 2019 by

But the left is divided and quarrelling over the European question. However many share the urge to resist the threat from a global...

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Trump Wants to Give 62 Cents of Every Dollar to the Military. That’s Immoral. 

Mar 28, 2019 by

A budget shows our values more clearly than any tweet, campaign speech, or political slogan Source: Trump Wants to Give 62 Cents of...

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Progressive Caucus Slams DCCC Head Cheri Bustos for Her Assualt on Primary Challengers 

Mar 28, 2019 by

Under her reign the DCCC is worse on a small-d democratic level than previous cycles, when the party was not exactly kind to...

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Trump Is Strangling Venezuela With Sanctions – and It’s Not Working

Mar 28, 2019 by

Deposing the government of Venezuela has become an urgent goal of American foreign policy. Source: Trump Is Strangling Venezuela With...

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Alert: Trump Admin Gives OK to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia

Mar 28, 2019 by

Want to help the erratic, murderous Saudi regime develop nuclear technology? That’s OK with the Department of Energy. Source:...

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More Than 160 Groups Urge Senate to Reject Fossil Fuel Lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior Secretary

Mar 28, 2019 by

More than 160 conservation groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today urging them to oppose the nomination of fossil fuel lobbyist...

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Alert: Chemical Industry Pay-to-Play Regulation Threatens Public Health

Mar 28, 2019 by

We at ANH-USA have written many times before about how the FDA is beholden to the pharmaceutical industry: through drug user fees,...

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“She Was Not Involved”: E-mails Show Ivanka’s Lawyer Asked for Changes to Michael Cohen’s Congressional Testimony 

Mar 28, 2019 by

A previously unreported e-mail exchange alleges how attorney Abbe Lowell suggested changes to Cohen’s testimony that would distance...

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Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Fresh Legal Jeopardy 

Mar 28, 2019 by

New lawsuits challenging the ban have two things going for them: Real-world evidence of the ban’s effects, and precedent showing how...

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Ilhan Omar Demands Accountability when Republican Congressman Quotes Hitler on House Floor.

Mar 28, 2019 by

Republican @RepMoBrooks quoted Hitler’s Mein Kampf *approvingly* yesterday on the House floor—from a section which was...

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‘We Are Running Concentration Camps’: Images From El Paso Stir Outrage Over Migrant Treatment

Mar 28, 2019 by

The conditions in El Paso reminded some observers of the worst of humanity. Source: ‘We Are Running Concentration Camps’:...

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The 1994 Crime Bill Continues to Undercut Justice Reform—Here’s How to Stop It 

Mar 28, 2019 by

Lawmakers who are considering what should follow the FIRST STEP Act, the federal sentencing and prison reform effort, must begin by...

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US Isolated At United Nations Over Golan Heights

Mar 28, 2019 by

The US was isolated at the UN Security Council on Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty...

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Alert: Neil Gorsuch says no-one can sue to stop government establishing religion

Mar 28, 2019 by

One inherent danger of allowing a religious minority to install a puppet controlled by religious fanatics in the White House is the...

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Alert: Syria’s Rukban Now Little More Than A US-Controlled Concentration Camp – And The Pentagon Won’t Let Refugees Leave

Mar 28, 2019 by

The United States military has rejected offers to resolve the growing humanitarian crisis in the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, which...

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Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality On Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors 

Mar 28, 2019 by

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two...

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HUD Sues Facebook Over Housing Discrimination and Says the Company’s Algorithms Have Made the Problem Worse 

Mar 28, 2019 by

The charge comes a week after Facebook made major changes to its advertising platform, and two years after our reporting raised the...

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