Presidential Debates Reflect All That Is Wrong With Dominant Media

Jul 30, 2019 by

The shallowness of the debates is designed to serve the financial interests of Big Media and its wealthy patrons. Source:...

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Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates Ranked

Jul 30, 2019 by

The Rolling Stone leaderboard is now tracking all twenty candidates who will stand on the debate stage in Detroit, and a handful who...

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What You Won’t Hear From the Candidates Tonight

Jul 30, 2019 by

The calamity of for-profit health care, the prison-industrial complex, the military-industrial complex, LGBTQ rights, a foreign...

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2020 Dems: The Debates Aren’t Going to Save You 

Jul 30, 2019 by

For obvious reasons the TV networks and talking heads like to hype these debates as inflection points, do-or-die moments, the stuff...

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‘This isn’t funny’: Warren tells Dems to ‘stop using Republican talking points’ on Medicare for All

Jul 30, 2019 by

“Look, let’s be clear about this. We are the Democrats. We are not about trying to take away health care from anyone. That’s what the...

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Coalition of Foreign Policy Experts Outline 8 Recommendations to Deescalate Tensions with Iran

Jul 30, 2019 by

Today, an expert group of foreign policy practitioners published a letter underscoring the dangerous new phase that has put the U.S...

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 Top DCCC Staff Resign En-Masse After Anger Over Lack of Diversity

Jul 30, 2019 by

he Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) saw a mass departure of senior staff late Monday following a fight over the...

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Living without water: the crisis pushing people out of El Salvador 

Jul 30, 2019 by

El Salvador will run out of water within 80 years unless radical action is taken, a study found, while corporate interests,...

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AOC is now cosponsoring Ilhan Omar’s boycott bill

Jul 30, 2019 by

A resolution affirming that Americans have the right to participate in the boycott of foreign countries has four new cosponsors,...

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Robert Reich: Where Your Tax Dollars Really Go – YouTube

Jul 30, 2019 by

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains how the federal government spends your money.

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Iran Won’t Let Itself Be Hemmed In by the U.S. and U.K.

Jul 30, 2019 by

Iran has tried to be creative with its shipping. It cannot afford to be hemmed in. On June 3, according to Reuters, Hayan, an Iranian...

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Democratic debate: CNN gets ready for 2020 coverage and says things will be different this time 

Jul 30, 2019 by

The network that’s the president’s favorite Twitter target hosts the Democratic candidates for the second primary debate. Source:...

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Dear Democrats: We Owe Migrants More Than “Decriminalization”

Jul 30, 2019 by

U.S. policies have created the disasters from which they are fleeing. Source: Dear Democrats: We Owe Migrants More Than...

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There’s One Way to Stop Trump From Acting on Nuclear Threats

Jul 30, 2019 by

The critical issue that would have to be addressed by U.S. military commanders regarding the use of nuclear weapons under...

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On Voting Rights, the US Is Behind Much of the World

Jul 30, 2019 by

The United States continues to deprive many people of the vote — a basic civic tool. Source: On Voting Rights, the US Is Behind...

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New York Area Fire Commissioners Make History, Call For New 9/11 Investigation 

Jul 30, 2019 by

The driving force behind the resolution was a petition filed last year with United States Attorney for the Southern District of New...

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US Admits Violating Venezuela Airspace 

Jul 30, 2019 by

The United States confirmed Sunday that it violated the Venezuelan airspace earlier that week with what the country’s...

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Alert: Ted Cruz leads group of GOP senators calling on Trump to bypass Congress and give rich Americans yet another tax cut 

Jul 30, 2019 by

“This is the GOP long con in a nutshell. Trump blazes away with raw and hideous racism. Meanwhile, he and his party look for ways to...

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Capital One data breach 2019: Millions affected in new breach

Jul 30, 2019 by

Capital One said in a news release that “100 million individuals in the United States and approximately 6 million in Canada” were...

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“We Are The Vaccine Against Unilateralism”: The Non-Aligned Movement Gathers In Venezuela To Resist The Dictatorship Of The Dollar

Jul 30, 2019 by

The Grayzone Reports From The 2019 Non-Aligned Movement, Where Delegates From Over 120 Nations Offered A Crucial Endorsement Of...

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‘Democracy for All’ Constitutional Amendment Would “Wipe Clean the Dark Stain Citizens United Has Left on Our Democracy”

Jul 30, 2019 by

“The basic principle of democracy is one person, one vote – not one dollar, one vote.” Source: ‘Democracy for...

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Trump Adviser Tom Barrack Pushed for Saudi Nuclear Deal — for Profit

Jul 30, 2019 by

President Donald Trump’s inauguration chairman, Tom Barrack, lobbied the new administration to share nuclear power technology with...

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Warren’s Stunning Plan for Trade

Jul 30, 2019 by

Finally, a comprehensive strategy for a progressive approach that is creative policy and winning politics. Source: Warren’s Stunning...

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Majority of voters support the idea of government-run health care, but with backup private plan

Jul 30, 2019 by

The July survey of voters by Civiqs puts polling on health care and healthcare reform in a new light. It turns out, people...

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How the Democrats’ Death Penalty Legacy Is Coming Back to Haunt Us

Jul 30, 2019 by

Trump’s opponents have condemned his plan to restart federal executions. But it’s only recently that the Democrats turned away from...

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Democrats Urged to ‘Oppose This Takeover’ as McConnell Rushes to Confirm 19 Right-Wing Judges Before Recess

Jul 30, 2019 by

“Senators must put an end to this blatant disrespect to our judicial system, traditions, and democracy.” Source:...

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We need to punish the GOP for embracing Trump’s racist attacks on a black congressman. Here’s how

Jul 30, 2019 by

Daily Kos has identified a baker’s dozen worth of congressional districts where House Republicans will be highly vulnerable in 2020....

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Florida Pastor, Registered Sex Offender Behind Bars On 500 Counts Of Child Porn Possession – CBS Miami

Jul 30, 2019 by

Deputies arrested a Florida minister, who’s also a registered sex offender, after they found child pornography on his personal...

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Charter Schools Cannot Be Prettified 

Jul 30, 2019 by

As opposition to charter schools grows, the public should expect a non-stop intensification in efforts by charter school advocates to...

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Be even louder: How American Jews must contest Trump’s explicit, vicious racism 

Jul 30, 2019 by

The president’s promotion of white nationalism, his ‘infestation’ talk redolent of Nazi propaganda, his attempt to make Jews pawns in...

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Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Jul 30, 2019 by

Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to...

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The Fatal Flaw in Kamala Harris’ Health Plan 

Jul 30, 2019 by

Kamala Harris’ plan is too fragile, too complex, and—most of all—too trusting of the predatory private sector to succeed....

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Illinois Parents Reportedly Gave Up Custody Of Their Kids To Help Get College Scholarships 

Jul 30, 2019 by

ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal published reports showing some wealthy parents used the strategy to gain tens of thousands of...

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In Joyful Act of Resistance, Pink Seesaws Installed at Border Fence 

Jul 30, 2019 by

“We are all connected.” Source: In Joyful Act of Resistance, Pink Seesaws Installed at Border Fence | Common Dreams...

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Community Control Over Police: A Proposition 

Jul 30, 2019 by

While it might be fair to say that the police enjoy support among the majority of the white population, the police enjoy no such...

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Gilroy Mass Shooter Was a White Supremacist 

Jul 30, 2019 by

Here’s a shocker. The guy who shot up the Gilroy Garlic Festival turns out to be a white supremacist who posted anti-immigrant...

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US-born man said immigration officials tried to torment him into agreeing to be deported 

Jul 30, 2019 by

Francisco Erwin Galicia, the 18-year-old U.S.-born citizen wrongfully jailed in two immigration detention facilities for nearly a...

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Beware: The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone 

Jul 30, 2019 by

Had the recent 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten...

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Columnist reveals why Trump and the Republicans’ love of Israel is actually about ‘maintaining white Christian dominance’ 

Jul 30, 2019 by

“Evangelical Christians, most of whom vote Republican, see Jewish control of the holy land as necessary to bring about the second...

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Barr Doesn’t See What’s Wrong With the Death Penalty

Jul 30, 2019 by

Barr’s abrupt decision to resume federal executions looks like one more stunt to distract Americans from the misdeeds of his boss,...

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Dear Moderators of the Presidential Debates: How About Raising the Issue of How to Avert Nuclear War?

Jul 29, 2019 by

Don’t you―as stand-ins for the American people―think it might be worthwhile to ask the candidates some questions about how best to...

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US Leaders Can Now Be Prosecuted for Illegal War

Jul 29, 2019 by

The International Criminal Court recently defined and activated for prosecution the new “crime of aggression.” Source: US...

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Abolish Terrorist Agencies

Jul 29, 2019 by

Every government on earth, beginning with the United States, should shut down and be done with secret agencies, spy agencies,...

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‘Dershowitz is out of his mind’: Here are 5 disturbing details from a new profile of Epstein’s embattled ex-lawyer

Jul 29, 2019 by

A new profile of Dershowitz published in the New Yorker by Connie Bruck on Monday delves into his past socializing with and providing...

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John Oliver on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: ‘He is a Liar’ 

Jul 29, 2019 by

John Oliver blasted U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a “liar” and contrasted the politician with President Trump on...

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Can a New Think Tank Put a Stop to Endless War? 

Jul 29, 2019 by

The Quincy Institute will attempt to radically rewrite the DC foreign policy playbook. Source: Can a New Think Tank Put a Stop to...

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Robert Mueller Did Not Do His Job

Jul 29, 2019 by

Mueller’s failure to subpoena Trump was a mistake. John Dean, White House counsel during the Watergate scandal, criticized Mueller...

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Here’s How Dems Should Talk About Israel At The Debates

Jul 29, 2019 by

candidates shouldn’t fear talking about Israel. Instead, they should view it as a major opportunity to rally the vast majority of...

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Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic for UN climate summits 

Jul 29, 2019 by

Teenage activist to travel to US on racing yacht to cut environmental impact of travel Source: Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic...

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Why Democrats need to stop the cowardice and go on the offense against Trump

Jul 29, 2019 by

Some of the most prominent recent political discussions — about impeachment, about Joe Biden’s “electability,” about 2020...

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‘Bad Policy and Bad Politics’: Kamala Harris Accused of Hijacking Medicare for All Label to Push More Industry-Friendly Plan

Jul 29, 2019 by

“Harris calls her plan ‘Medicare for All,’ but it’s not even close.” Source: ‘Bad Policy and Bad...

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‘Complete Chaos’: Latest DCCC Controversy Claims Top Aide of Chair Cheri Bustos as Racial Representation Controversy Continues

Jul 29, 2019 by

“The #DCCCBlacklist is no longer just about consultants,” tweeted progressive group Our Revolution. Source:...

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A ‘Timely and Needed’ Proposal: Harris and AOC Introduce Bill to Keep Frontline Communities at the Center of All Climate Legislation 

Jul 29, 2019 by

“It is not enough to simply cut emissions and end our reliance on fossil fuels. We must ensure that communities already...

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‘This Is a Crooked CEO in the White House’: Pressure on Pelosi Grows as More Than 100 House Democrats Back Trump Impeachment Inquiry 

Jul 29, 2019 by

“By refusing to open an impeachment inquiry, House Democratic leadership is ignoring the facts laid out by Robert Mueller at...

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Here’s what the US Constitution says about impeachment and the congressional oath: expert

Jul 29, 2019 by

“Impeachable offenses have to be evaluated along a spectrum — from offenses that are impeachable but allow for some level of...

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Beware the Dangerous Austerity Politics of the Washington Post 

Jul 29, 2019 by

Millions who wanted jobs in the past decade didn’t have them because the Washington Post and “responsible” budget types...

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Barr Won’t Get His Macabre Holiday Celebration

Jul 29, 2019 by

After 16 years with no federal executions, Trump’s attorney general suddenly schedules five, starting in December. But Americans will...

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Alert: Israel Wages Herbicide Warfare Against Gaza Farmers 

Jul 29, 2019 by

Israel’s spraying “has created a dead zone of entire swathes of formerly arable land.” Source: Herbicide Warfare Against Gaza Farmers...

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The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed 

Jul 29, 2019 by

Industrial hemp has been proved to absorb more CO2 per hectare than any forest or commercial crop, making it the ideal carbon sink....

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Trump Wants to Declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization, Even Though Right-Wing Extremists Have Been More Violent

Jul 29, 2019 by

President Trump on Saturday declared that Antifa may soon be classified as a “major Organization of Terror.” Source:...

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We Bought Insulin in Canada for 10 Percent of What It Costs in the United States

Jul 29, 2019 by

In the United States, a single vial of insulin costs on average $340. But in Canada, the same exact drug is just $30. Source: FOCUS:...

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‘Storm warning’: Here are key indicators that determine if another recession is on the horizon

Jul 29, 2019 by

Economists, for all their expertise, cannot predict exactly when another recession will arrive, how bad it will be or how long it...

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How Biden’s Secret 2002 Meetings Led to War in Iraq

Jul 29, 2019 by

It was Biden’s inference in his Senate presentation that brought Iraq’s WMD threat into mainstream discourse. Source: How...

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Retired US ARMY major: The war in Afghanistan cannot be won — but even a Trumpian solution is better than none 

Jul 29, 2019 by

While following the strange pace of the Trump administration’s peace talks with the Taliban, it struck me that the president, his...

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How an early Biden crime bill created the sentencing disparity for crack and cocaine trafficking 

Jul 29, 2019 by

 Biden later disavowed the measure, which came to be viewed as one of the most racially slanted federal sentencing policies. Source:...

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Waste Only: How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World 

Jul 29, 2019 by

The vast majority of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic ever produced — 79 percent — has ended up in...

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Following Berkeley’s Natural Gas Ban, More California Cities Look To All-Electric Future 

Jul 29, 2019 by

Berkeley has become the first city in the United States to ban the use of natural gas in new low-rise buildings, and it isn’t the...

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Alert: Alaska defunds scholarships for thousands of university students ahead of fall semester

Jul 29, 2019 by

After the University of Alaska lost 41 percent of its state funding, thousands of students were told Alaska would no longer be...

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The Abuse of Religion to Foster Extremism Is a Universal Phenomenon 

Jul 29, 2019 by

When it masks a political agenda or when it justifies violence either by groups or state actors, it becomes a danger Source: The...

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More Trees Mean Better Health Outcomes, According to New Research

Jul 29, 2019 by

New Australian research finds that, when a neighborhood’s green space leads to better health outcomes, it’s the canopy of...

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Four things you can do today to fight voter suppression

Jul 29, 2019 by

With voter suppression becoming an increasing concern around the country, it’s easy to resign yourself to feeling overwhelmed or...

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Why Is Facebook, the World’s Largest Publisher, Immune to Publishing Laws?

Jul 29, 2019 by

Mark Zuckerberg should be called a publisher and held liable for what’s published on Facebook. Source: Why Is Facebook, the...

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Bolsonaro: Greenwald ‘May be Imprisoned’, Journalist Says ‘ No’ 

Jul 29, 2019 by

Contrary to Bolsonaro’s wishes, he is not (yet) a dictator. He has no power to order people arrested,’ said Greenwald...

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Piper Kerman: I hope “Orange Is the New Black” will prove how dysfunctional our criminal justice system is 

Jul 29, 2019 by

We must end the failed policies and bad laws that made the show possible. Source: Piper Kerman: I hope “Orange Is the New Black” will...

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Michael Moore Reveals Which 2020 Candidate He Thinks Could Take On Trump – YouTube

Jul 29, 2019 by

Michael Moore talks about Mueller’s congressional testimony, why Democrats need to impeach the President and what candidate he thinks...

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As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits from Defense Contracts

Jul 29, 2019 by

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries...

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Elizabeth Warren on War and Peace 

Jul 29, 2019 by

Warren’s troubling foreign policy history includes uncritical support of Israel, supporting sanctions on Venezuela, and vilifying...

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Something Trump-Bashed Baltimore Would Like To Ditch: ‘Kushnerville’ Homes 

Jul 29, 2019 by

If The President Wants To See “Disgusting” Maybe He Should Check Out Some Of His Son-In-Law’s Maryland Apartments. Source: Something...

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Undocumented immigrants with DACA and TPS move to Canada to live freely

Jul 29, 2019 by

With Trump ending protections for immigrants, Sadhana Singh and My Ford Noel want “a life without restrictions.” Source: Undocumented...

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Meet the Doctor in South Africa Who Lets Patients Pay Whatever They Can Afford

Jul 29, 2019 by

Dr. Paulo de Valdoleiros wants to make quality health care accessible for everyone. Source: Meet the Doctor in South Africa Who Lets...

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FOCUS: Meet Shahid Buttar, Pelosi’s Left-Wing Challenger

Jul 28, 2019 by

Nancy Pelosi is facing a primary challenge from a civil rights lawyer who supports the Green New Deal and Medicare for All. Knocking...

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CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

Jul 28, 2019 by

Senator Sanders has the best voting record of any candidate on war and peace issues, especially on military spending. Opposing the...

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Mueller Should Have Subpoenaed Trump

Jul 28, 2019 by

An interrogation of Trump could have made a significant difference in the findings of the Mueller report. Source: Mueller Should Have...

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How To Inoculate Yourself From Establishment Bullshit

Jul 28, 2019 by

Once you’ve got a positive image of a healthy and harmonious world, and once you have a really clear image of what it would be like...

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Over 100 House Members Call for Removal of Trump

Jul 28, 2019 by

The list of 100 House representatives is made up of Democrats, save for Justin Amash, a former Republican who left the party after...

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Mitch McConnell Received Donations From Voting Machine Lobbyists Before Blocking Election Security Bills

Jul 28, 2019 by

 McConnell said he wouldn’t allow a vote on the bills because they were ‘so partisan,’ but, as previously reported,...

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As U.S. households get ‘test’ citizenship questions, Republican census sabotage efforts continue

Jul 28, 2019 by

The Trump administration may have abandoned its official efforts to insert a citizenship question into the 2020 U.S. census, but that...

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Shame: 5 Freshman Democrats Sided With Trump And Saudi Arabia On A Key Yemen Vote 

Jul 28, 2019 by

Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) and Elissa Slotkin...

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‘2016 Deja vu all over again; Corporate Media’s Trashing of Bernie Sanders Starts Anew 

Jul 28, 2019 by

The corporate media, probably working with the Democratic National Committee as in 2016, is piling on Sanders with ridiculous hit...

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The right to a free and fair vote in America might rest on this landmark court case

Jul 28, 2019 by

Plaintiffs in North Carolina say Republicans drew maps ‘impervious to the will of the voters’ that will be used in 2020 Source: The...

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Puerto Ricans Are Fighting for the Democracy That They’ve Been Denied

Jul 28, 2019 by

The demonstrations are about more than just replacing a scandal-plagued governor. They represent a cry for what every American should...

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The Declaration of Independence Told Us What to Do About Tyrants Like Trump

Jul 28, 2019 by

Baked into this nation’s founding is a remedy for exactly the kind of dangerous politicking currently oozing from the Oval Office....

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We Could Solve the Israel-Palestine Conflict Tomorrow

Jul 28, 2019 by

“Bernie Sanders has the best position on Palestine,” Martin tells Scheer. “And he actually shares the position that Hamas does:...

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The World Is Dedollarizing

Jul 28, 2019 by

What if tomorrow nobody but the United States would use the US-dollar? Every country, or society would use their own currency for...

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Message to my history teacher, whom I once asked why no one stopped concentration camps: NEVER MIND

Jul 28, 2019 by

once you learn to dehumanize a person, it’s the first step towards allowing atrocities to occur.  It took me 38 years, but I finally...

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‘Why Is He So Afraid?’: Congress Urged to Fight Back Against Trump Lawsuit to Keep Tax Returns Hidden 

Jul 28, 2019 by

“Trump is taking extraordinary legal measures to block Congress and the public from seeing his tax returns. Why?” Source:...

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Former Acting FBI director on impeachment: ‘They should step up to the plate and do their job’

Jul 28, 2019 by

Andrew McCabe, who served as the Acting Director of the FBI after Donald Trump fired James Comey, has strong words for Congress after...

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Joint India-China Moon exploration could mend relations & counter US space dominance 

Jul 28, 2019 by

Beijing’s offer to work jointly with New Delhi to explore the Moon could boost bilateral relations and foster an international...

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New York Area Fire Commissioners Make History, Call for New 9/11 Investigation

Jul 28, 2019 by

On July 24, 2019 — nearly 18 years after the horrific attacks that traumatized a nation and changed the world forever — the Franklin...

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‘Bravo!’ ‘Great News!’: Cheers as European Investment Bank Unveils Proposal to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects 

Jul 28, 2019 by

“With this move, the world’s largest multilateral lender is now poised to leave oil, gas, and coal in the past,”...

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