Malerba sworn in as 1st Native American in US Treasurer post 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Mohegan Chief Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba was sworn in Monday as the Treasurer of the United States, the first Native American to hold...

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Tax Revenue in Most States Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Growth Trend 

Sep 13, 2022 by

In nearly two-thirds of states—the most since the pandemic’s start—tax revenue had outperformed its pre-COVID...

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‘A dangerous normalization of lunacy’: Michael Flynn and a Proud Boys leader are now poll watchers in Florida 

Sep 13, 2022 by

On Thursday, September 8, the Sarasota County Republican Party chose some new poll watchers — and the far-right choices include...

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 Peaceful Resistance Turns Military Might Into Weakness 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Violence plays into Israel’s hands. Civil disobedience and general strikes by Palestinian laborers, boycotts, and mass peaceful...

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House Oversight panel asks Archives to assess whether White House records remain in Trump’s possession 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) urged the Archives “seek a personal certification from Donald Trump that he has surrendered all...

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100 Years After Compact, Colorado River Nearing Crisis Point

Sep 13, 2022 by

Until recently, water managers and politicians whose constituents rely on the river have avoided the most difficult questions about...

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“Two Years Is Too Long”: Family of Carl Dorsey, Black Man Killed by NJ Police, Sues as Probe Drags On

Sep 13, 2022 by

The family of the unarmed Black man killed that night is now suing the police and the city of Newark, frustrated that the...

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The fight against mass shootings just got a win … from credit card companies

Sep 13, 2022 by

The effort to reduce mass shootings got a win over the weekend, as American Express, Mastercard, and Visa all said they would adopt a...

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Warren, Pressley Ask Navient About ‘Attempting to Scam’ Student Loan Borrowers

Sep 13, 2022 by

Emails from the servicing company entice borrowers to refinance into private loans that wouldn’t be eligible for the announced debt...

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Mexico calls on U.S. for help in stopping delivery of guns to cartels

Sep 13, 2022 by

“Mexico in its territory is seizing five times more weapons that the United States is seizing weapons headed to Mexico on its side,”...

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Alert: Johnson & Johnson and a New War on Consumer Protection 

Sep 13, 2022 by

The company has spent billions on cases about one of its most popular products. As its executives try a brazen new legal strategy to...

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Alert: Amid a U.S. teacher shortage, Florida turns to military veterans

Sep 13, 2022 by

So many Florida teachers have abandoned their profession in recent years that the state is inviting military veterans with no prior...

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Maps show where extreme heat shattered 7,000 records this summer

Sep 13, 2022 by

Heat waves scorched the country, smashing thousands of temperature records. We show you where.  

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‘Disgusting’: Starbucks to Help Its Workers With Benefits—Unless They’re in a Union

Sep 13, 2022 by

  After withholding raises from unionized employees earlier this year, “Starbucks is doubling down on the...

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Many Prominent Republicans Endorse Democrats Over ‘Extremist’ GOP Candidates 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Former GOP officials and other prominent Republican figures in Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona are warning that their...

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The Bahamas Could Send A Message to The World by Banning Oil Drilling

Sep 13, 2022 by

Many small developing countries find themselves on the front lines of climate change, much like a canary in a coal mine. But perhaps...

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10,000+ Sign Letter Urging Biden to Reverse ‘Terrorism’ Designation for Cuba

Sep 13, 2022 by

An open letter organized by CodePink calls on U.S. President Joe Biden to abandon the Trump administration’s hostile posture...

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Alert: Montana Adopts Rule Barring Trans People From Changing Sex On Birth Certificate

Sep 13, 2022 by

The Republican governor’s administration had imposed a similar emergency rule back in May that is currently being challenged in...

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The Sordid Saga of Hunter Biden’s Laptop

Sep 13, 2022 by

And imagine that you lose control of 217 gigabytes of your personal data: videos in which you have sex; videos in which you smoke...

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Who is Giorgia Meloni? Far-right leader may be Italy’s first female prime minister. 

Sep 13, 2022 by

The favorite to be Italy’s next prime minister has rocketed almost from out of nowhere. Her party, until recently, was on the...

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FBI tracked Aretha Franklin’s civil rights activism, declassified file shows

Sep 13, 2022 by

The 270-page unsealed file details several death threats and her friendships with Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis...

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Alert: U.S. MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE GROWS TO HISTORIC PROPORTIONS — ALONG WITH RISKS

Sep 12, 2022 by

Ukraine is on track to become the largest recipient of U.S military assistance in the last century. But questions surround the...

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Experts Warn Supreme Court Supporting ‘Dangerous’ GOP Legal Theory Could Destroy US Democracy

Sep 12, 2022 by

Independent state legislative theory—a formerly fringe right-wing notion that state lawmakers alone can regulate federal...

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‘Say NO To US Wars!’: Back To The Streets, October 15-23

Sep 12, 2022 by

Stop Washington’s War Moves Toward Russia And China.Stop endless wars: Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Palestine, everywhere. Join us in...

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Alert: Private Equity and Hedge Fund Industries Pour Over $347 Million Into Midterms

Sep 12, 2022 by

Federal committees reported receiving nearly $347.7 million during the 2022 midterm election cycle from private equity and hedge fund...

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The Historic Collapse of Journalism

Sep 12, 2022 by

Accuracy no longer matters. Witnessing no longer matters. Conformity matters.  

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160+ Groups Denounce Mining Industry Giveaways in ‘Dirty’ Manchin Side Deal

Sep 12, 2022 by

“Under no circumstances,” the groups argue in a letter, “should Congress cut any deals made on the backs of some of...

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Trump Proves That Presidents Have Too Much Power

Sep 12, 2022 by

The expansion of executive privilege under Bush and Obama gave their successor license he recklessly exploited.  

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Much on 9/11 still unknown – like the full story of United Flight 23

Sep 12, 2022 by

Throughout the past year, in response to an executive order from President Biden, the FBI has declassified and made public thousands...

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‘It’s pretty disturbing’: Videos show Trump aides taking suspicious boxes to other golf properties 

Sep 12, 2022 by

Online videos have prompted new calls to search Donald Trump’s other properties for classified materials, but investigators may...

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Alert: A far-right movement to ‘rewrite the Constitution’ has ‘immense potential for lasting harm’: historian 

Sep 12, 2022 by

“Radical conservative activists are working with Republican state legislators to trigger an extraordinary special convention to...

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Trump Backers Accused of Weaponizing Records Requests to ‘Destabilize’ Midterms

Sep 12, 2022 by

Election officials across the U.S. are facing what many believe appears to be a coordinated effort to overwhelm their offices just as...

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New ‘Objective’ CNN Appears to Be Making Itself Objectively Rightwing

Sep 12, 2022 by

The cable network’s CEO dramatic hiring and firing of on-air talent seems designed to woo the Fox News crowd  

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Americans give health care system failing mark: AP-NORC poll

Sep 12, 2022 by

The poll reveals that public satisfaction with the U.S. health care system is remarkably low, with fewer than half of Americans...

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Hungry soldiers: 1 in 6 military families report being food insecure

Sep 12, 2022 by

As part of a nationwide effort to alleviate hunger among active military and veterans, around 800 military families near Fort Bragg...

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Trump Asks Judge to Keep Blocking F.B.I. From Working With Seized Classified Files

Sep 12, 2022 by

It was the latest salvo in a court fight over a special master, which has stalled an investigation into the former president’s...

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The Weapons Industry as a Taxpayer Scam

Sep 12, 2022 by

Military contractors and arms manufacturers cash in as Congress adds billions to the Pentagon budget each year.  

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North Korea Draws Closer to China and Russia

Sep 12, 2022 by

Pyongyang has abandoned any rapprochement with Washington.  

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The DNC Moves to Block Debate on Dark Money, but We Won’t Quit

Sep 12, 2022 by

The stakes are too high for Democrats—and democracy—to let our party’s primaries turn into auctions won by the highest bidder....

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Progressive Democrats Won’t Say If They’ll Block Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Giveaway

Sep 12, 2022 by

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin struck a deal to fast-track approval of new gas and oil pipelines as...

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Michigan Republican leaders urge their poll watchers to violate election rules in training session

Sep 12, 2022 by

This one comes to us from CNN, which reports on a Zoom-based training session held by Republican leaders in Wayne County,...

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Antiabortion Activists Want the Supreme Court to Ban Abortion on a Federal Level

Sep 12, 2022 by

Antiabortion activists in Rhode Island just filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to consider overturning their state judges’...

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Rally Supporting Assange Before Blinken’s Arrival in Mexico

Sep 12, 2022 by

On Sunday, Julian Assange’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, were present at a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in...

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Oz said uninsured Americans don’t have ‘right to health,’ a hell of a thing for a doctor to say

Sep 12, 2022 by

Television doctor and would-be senator Mehmet Oz told an audience in 2013 that people don’t have a “right to health,” in a newly...

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South Carolina Judge Bars State Executions Method Similar to ‘Being Burned Alive’ and ‘Torture’

Sep 12, 2022 by

Death in the electric chair is like “being burned alive.” The firing squad is like “torture.”Those were the conclusions of a truly...

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50 Million People Are Trapped in Modern Slavery Worldwide: Report

Sep 12, 2022 by

Nearly one out of every 150 individuals on Earth was enslaved last year, including roughly 28 million in forced labor and 22 million...

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A far-right company took over four Texas school boards, and hate is at the top of their agenda

Sep 12, 2022 by

NBC News has a long read about the successful efforts of a far-far-right “Christian” cellphone provider (and yes that is...

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The US Must Ends Its Complicity in Illicit Financial Flows Out of Africa 

Sep 12, 2022 by

Currently, there are no consequences for the U.S.-based companies involved in the illicit looting of African nations’ wealth....

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Chain of corruption: how the White Helmets compromised OPCW investigations in Syria

Sep 12, 2022 by

By enlisting the sectarian insurgent-allied, US-funded White Helmets for chemical weapons probes in Syria, the OPCW abandoned...

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15,000 Minnesota Nurses Launch Historic Strike to Put ‘Patients Before Profits’

Sep 12, 2022 by

“We feel like this is the only thing we can do,” said one nurse. “Hospitals tell us it’s our fault, but...

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The Big Lie has gotten Trump’s Michigan attorney general pick into Big Doo-doo

Sep 12, 2022 by

The Trump-backed Republican attorney general candidate in Michigan now has a special prosecutor on his ass. D.J. Hilson, the...

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Anti-vax doc and Trump insurrectionist released from prison gifted ceremonial American flag by top Republican

Sep 12, 2022 by

v  Dr. Simone Gold, who was sentenced to 60 days in prison for taking part in Trump’s insurrection at the US Capitol on January...

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How many times must Gaza be rebuilt, to be bombed again?

Sep 12, 2022 by

Israel is infamous for bombing innocents in the Gaza Strip. During Israel’s latest three-day military offensive against the besieged...

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Court: 292-year sentence in string of nonviolent burglaries is not excessive 

Sep 12, 2022 by

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said it could not get involved in the case.  

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 Canceling All Student Debt Would Cost About as Much as The Pentagon’s F-35 Boondoggle

Sep 12, 2022 by

When it comes to military spending in the United States, money is no object—even for programs like the F-35, which has been...

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Queen Elizabeth II Wasn’t Innocent of the British Empire’s Colonial Sins

Sep 12, 2022 by

The late queen incarnated and ably helped sell her nation and its system while never criticizing or apologizing for its past....

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Swedish election: far right makes gains but overall result on knife-edge 

Sep 12, 2022 by

The far-right Sweden Democrats party was the big winner in the country’s election on Sunday, increasing its share of the vote by two...

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Bolsonaro Follows Trump’s Script 

Sep 12, 2022 by

If Bolsonaro loses the election, there is widespread concern that he will organize a revolt and refuse to accept the results. This...

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‘This is not normal’: House Progressive Caucus leader shares graphic death threats from MAGA extremists 

Sep 12, 2022 by

“I think it’s important that people understand the connections between the Big Lie, January 6th, and what happened at my...

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Florida ranked No. 1 for “education freedom” — by right-wing group that wants to privatize it all

Sep 12, 2022 by

Heritage Foundation report praises Florida, Arizona for big steps toward deregulating and privatizing schools  

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How the royal family makes its $88 billion fortune

Sep 12, 2022 by

The death of Queen Elizabeth II means the wealth of the royal family, which features $88 billion in assets, must be reorganized....

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9/11: The Failures of The War On Terror 

Sep 11, 2022 by

It is simply not possible through the use of armed force to eliminate armed groups who engage in terrorism.  

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Ukraine Loses Soldiers – Europe Its Economies – All For No Gain 

Sep 11, 2022 by

More than 3,000 Ukrainians have died by now in the Kherson offensive without having made any significant progress. Hundreds of tanks...

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Biden’s MAGA Obsession Won’t Help Democrats 

Sep 11, 2022 by

Because Joe Biden And Democrats Act On Behalf Of The Oligarchy Instead Of The People, They Now Risk A Mid-Term Election Loss.His...

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Republicans look to restrict ballot measures following a string of progressive wins

Sep 11, 2022 by

The state efforts are a direct threat to abortion-rights advocates and other liberal groups’ efforts to bypass governors and...

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Ralph Nader: To Win in November, Democrats Must Listen to Citizen Groups 

Sep 11, 2022 by

Astonishingly, citizen leaders for years have been marginalized to their and the Democratic politicians’ disadvantage. The...

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‘End the War With Nature,’ Says UN Chief From Flood-Ravaged Pakistan

Sep 11, 2022 by

Noting that “loss and damage from the climate crisis… is happening now, all around us,” António Guterres, calls on...

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Legal expert explains how special master ruling is reigniting fears that ‘Trump judges’ will cause more problems 

Sep 11, 2022 by

In an op-ed published by Politico, Aziz Huq, a law professor at the University of Chicago, expressed concern about the ruling and...

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Last Operating Reactor at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Shut Down

Sep 11, 2022 by

The IAEA’s director general, Rafael Grossi, said Sunday that “I remain gravely concerned about the situation at the...

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North Korea vows immediate nuclear response if Kim Jung-Un killed

Sep 11, 2022 by

Kim Jong Un said the aim of the new law is to “draw an irretrievable line so that there can be no bargaining over our nuclear...

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Sanders Says He’ll Vote Against Budget Bill If Manchin Pipeline Deal Is Included

Sep 11, 2022 by

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) announced on Thursday that he will vote against an upcoming bill to fund the government if Democrats...

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How a Christian fundamentalist lawsuit threatens ‘everything from cancer screening to vaccines’: columnist

Sep 11, 2022 by

Mitchell has filed a lawsuit challenging the ACA’s requirement that a private company’s health care plan cover preventative services,...

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Bannon is not finished: his ‘precinct strategy’ could alter US elections for years 

Sep 11, 2022 by

But Bannon’s most important role at present may be his championing of what is known as the “precinct strategy”, which seeks to take...

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Survival of the Richest, Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires

Sep 11, 2022 by

The tech elite have a plan to survive the apocalypse: they want to leave us all behind.  

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Innocence is not Enough to Avoid Execution 

Sep 11, 2022 by

Mr. Roysden’s argument is that guilt or innocence is irrelevant to the case. He argues that the state of Arizona has created a...

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Why Biden Failed to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage 

Sep 11, 2022 by

My Democratic friends tell me that Biden wants to keep his promise and that it’s not his fault that nothing has been done. I’m not...

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The temperature threshold the human body can’t survive 

Sep 11, 2022 by

There’s a temperature threshold beyond which the human body simply can’t survive — one that some parts of the world are...

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Fed Economist Warns of “Severe Recession” From Powell’s Rate Hikes

Sep 11, 2022 by

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell insists he won’t cause a deep recession but that “pain” is necessary to fight inflation....

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NYT Scolds China For Not ‘Learning To Live’—Or Die—With Covid 

Sep 11, 2022 by

Four and a half million people.That’s how many Chinese people would have died from Covid-19 had its government taken the same...

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Jackson, Mississippi Must Reject Water Privatization 

Sep 11, 2022 by

“Privatization is on the table,” says Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, amid a water crisis in the state capital. That would...

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Afraid of Jail? Buy an Upgrade

Sep 11, 2022 by

How California’s pay-to-stay jails create a two-tiered justice system.  

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Jayapal Ties Trumpian Rhetoric to Violent Threats Against US Lawmakers and Democracy

Sep 11, 2022 by

“We’ve got to get people in government who actually believe in government,” said the Washington Democrat,...

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Michigan Supreme Court Democrats block GOP’s attempt to strike abortion measure from ballot 

Sep 11, 2022 by

Like many state courts, judges on the Michigan State Supreme Court are elected. In 2018 and 2020 Democrats were able to win more...

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The Alternative to Cash Bail Is a Simple Reminder

Sep 11, 2022 by

A community organization created a web tool that simply reminds people of their court dates. The impact is profound....

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Mexico invites relatives of Assange, Guevara to Independence Day 

Sep 11, 2022 by

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he had invited relatives of Julian Assange and Che Guevara to attend...

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‘Huge Win’ for Civil Liberties as Judge Blocks Arizona Law Limiting Filming of Police

Sep 11, 2022 by

“We have a First Amendment right to film the police,” said the ACLU, “and we will use it.”  

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‘Fair and humane treatment’: DHS axes Donald Trump’s ‘public charge’ immigration rule: report 

Sep 11, 2022 by

According to Politico, the policy being reversed lodged an attack on benefits for immigrants that were more likely to depend on...

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Senator Warren and Representative Sherman Reintroduce the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act, Call for Passage of the PRO Act 

Sep 11, 2022 by

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Nationwide Right to...

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Burning Forests for Energy Isn’t ‘Renewable’ – Now the EU Must Admit It

Sep 11, 2022 by

Next week the future of many of the world’s forests will be decided when members of the European parliament vote on a revised EU...

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Oil companies say they’re going green, but their investments tell another story 

Sep 11, 2022 by

Researchers found that BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and TotalEnergies spent an estimated $750 million last year to promote a...

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Doug Mastriano caught on video praying for MAGA to ‘seize the power’ during the days leading up to Jan. 6 

Sep 11, 2022 by

A clip of a prayer led by Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano is now circulating online.  

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“No Tech for Apartheid”: Google Workers Push for Cancellation of Secretive $1.2B Project with Israel 

Sep 11, 2022 by

  A national day of action is planned next Thursday as protests grow against Google’s secretive $1.2 billion program known as...

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Two Trump Officials Subpoenaed for Fundraising to Undermine Elections

Sep 11, 2022 by

Stephen Miller and Brian Jack were summoned as authorities investigate funds related to the Save America Pac, currently sitting at...

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Russia Continues to Receive Global Support 

Sep 11, 2022 by

While Ukraine has received enormous aid from around the world since the Russian invasion began in February, open support for Russia...

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Report: Ginni Thomas Is Closely Connected to More Than Half of the Groups That Lobbied Her Husband to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Sep 11, 2022 by

Thirty-eight out of 74 — or 51% — of amicus briefs produced in support of a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade were...

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72 House Democrats Tell Pelosi to Keep Manchin’s Dirty Deal Out of Must-Pass Legislation

Sep 11, 2022 by

“Today’s letter from House members further confirms what we’ve been seeing on the streets and in town hall meetings...

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Analysis Shows ‘Quiet Fleecing’ of US Workers—Not ‘Quiet Quitting’—Is the Real Problem

Sep 11, 2022 by

“Workers are more productive than ever, but their pay hasn’t kept pace while top 1% wages have skyrocketed,” says...

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Queen Elizabeth’s Death Stirs Debate About Colonialism, Slavery and British Racism

Sep 11, 2022 by

“We do not mourn the death of Elizabeth because to us her death is a reminder of a very tragic period in this country and...

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Summoning inspiration from solitary, Missouri resident wins PEN America prison writing award 

Sep 11, 2022 by

The award is a testament to Tretbar’s ability to reconcile his battle with opioid addiction through the “self-psychotherapy” of...

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CBS News poll: Big majority favor maximum age limits for elected officials 

Sep 11, 2022 by

So what should that age be? When offered a list of ages, Age 70 is the top answer chosen. This is older than the current average age...

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