US Launched 251 Military Interventions Since 1991, And 469 Since 1798 

Sep 15, 2022 by

This is according to a report by the Congressional Research Service, a US government institution that compiles information on behalf...

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Alert: Contractors Cash In As Congress Adds Billions To Pentagon Budget 

Sep 15, 2022 by

U.S. military spending is, of course, astronomically high — more than that of the next nine countries combined. Here’s the...

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Alert: Democratic National Committee Edited Bylaws to Let It Overrule Convention

Sep 15, 2022 by

The new language requires the smaller committee to ratify any changes that its broader membership at the national convention wants to...

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Veteran’s Letter to Biden—Negotiate Don’t Escalate in Ukraine

Sep 15, 2022 by

Mr. President, you might have stopped this war from happening merely by announcing that Ukraine would not become part of NATO and...

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Look Out: How the GOP’s Newest Anti-Voting Scam Works 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Purging Democratic voters from the rolls has now gone nationwide, at least in states where voting is controlled by Republicans...

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Mark Meadows becomes most senior Trump official to comply with DOJ subpoena

Sep 15, 2022 by

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has complied with a subpoena from the Justice Department’s investigation into...

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Anti-War Voices Warn US Bill on Taiwan ‘Will Make War Much More Likely’

Sep 15, 2022 by

Sen. Ed Markey, who voted against the measure, said lawmakers must “do everything we can to avoid a situation that could draw...

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Alert: Election Deniers Are Gearing Up to Take Office 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Republicans who claim the 2020 election was rigged are on the ballot for 60 percent of the electorate. Their influence on future...

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Mar-a-Lago Documents: Trump Delaying Tactics Causing ‘Irreparable Harm,’ DOJ Says

Sep 15, 2022 by

Justice department court filing argues that judge’s special master ruling impedes its review of highly classified documents...

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The Midterm’s Choice Between Authoritarianism and Semi- Democracy 

Sep 15, 2022 by

“The War is Not Meant to be Won, It Is Meant to be Continuous” —Orwell  

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It’s Time to Acknowledge the Endless Growth Model Under Capitalism Is Unsustainable

Sep 15, 2022 by

The planet is running out of resources, and humanity is living beyond its means.  

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Donald Trump warns of ‘big problems’ if he is indicted 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Despite being under four separate criminal investigations Donald Trump said he has not received a target letter from the Dept. of...

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Rail Unions Stress Tentative Deal Must Still Win Approval From Rank-and-File

Sep 15, 2022 by

Early reactions suggest some rail workers are furious at the agreement, with one anonymous employee calling it “garbage”...

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‘DOJ if you’re listening’: MSNBC panel lays out MAGA conspiracy to commit election fraud 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Wallace interviewed NBC News correspondent Vaughn Hillyard about his reporting on election-denying GOP hopefuls.”These folks...

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Can US Democracy Survive This Fall? 

Sep 15, 2022 by

The 2022 midterms and the 2024 general elections will profoundly impact the trajectory of our political system.  

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YouTube Pushing Pro-Bolsonaro Content To Brazilians, Study Finds 

Sep 15, 2022 by

With The 2022 Election Only Weeks Away, YouTube, Owned By US Tech Giant Google, Has Been Found To Be Favouring Pro-Bolsonaro Videos...

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US Announces Fund to Benefit Afghan Economy—Using Half of the Stolen Afghan Bank Reserves

Sep 15, 2022 by

The money being placed in the Afghan Fund represents half of the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) reserves, stored in the Federal Reserve...

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End of Covid-19 pandemic is in sight, WHO director-general says, ‘so let’s seize this opportunity’ 

Sep 15, 2022 by

“Last week, the number of weekly reported deaths from Covid-19 was the lowest since March 2020,” he said. “We have...

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Swedish PM resigns after conceding election defeat to rightwing bloc

Sep 15, 2022 by

Loose coalition of far-right Sweden Democrats and centre-right parties wins majority of three in parliament Source: Swedish PM...

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‘New form of capitalism’: Why Patagonia’s billionaire founder donated his company to fight climate change 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Yvon Chouinard, renowned for his aversion to material wealth and passion for nature, established “a specially designed trust...

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Have you heard? Over-the-counter hearing aids to become available in the US 

Sep 15, 2022 by

improving access to hearing aids will enhance more than patients’ hearing. The hope is that over-the-counter sales will also...

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Alert: Don Bolduc Wins GOP Primary: Will New Hampshire Voters Send an Election Denier to the Senate? 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Bolduc will now mount a long-shot challenge against Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan, a target in the GOP’s broad-reaching campaign...

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Martha’s Vineyard Responds With Compassion After DeSantis Dumps Migrants in ‘Cruel Stunt’

Sep 15, 2022 by

“We are a caring and compassionate community and will not resort to the depravity of the extremist Republicans who think...

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Economist Richard Wolff: Sanctions Against Russia, Inflation 

Sep 15, 2022 by

European countries, as well as the United States, continue to be imperiled by an economic crisis following the imposition of...

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Man Seen Crushing Officer With Shield During Capitol Siege Convicted Of 7 Felonies 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Patrick Edward McCaughey III had been filmed pressing a riot shield against police during last year’s riot in Washington....

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Senate Democrats Delay Same-Sex Marriage Vote Until After Midterms

Sep 15, 2022 by

Thus far, just three Republicans—Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Thom Tillis of North...

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Expert Groups Resign in Protest Over ‘Crass Greenwashing’ of EU Climate Panel

Sep 15, 2022 by

“The E.U. Taxonomy was supposed to be a tool to fight greenwashing,” said one of the NGOs. “Instead, it’s...

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These Are The Safest Places in US to Live During Climate Change 

Sep 15, 2022 by

The data points to very specific places across the country.  

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Sanders blocks proposal to force rail unions to accept labor deal 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday blocked a Republican request to force railroad workers and companies to accept the...

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Alert; Some States Could Tax Forgiven Student Loan Debt 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Indiana will apply state income taxes to federally forgiven student loans, joining North Carolina and Mississippi, diminishing the...

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Alert: Activists Unlawfully Arrested In Raids On Palestine Action Camp

Sep 15, 2022 by

Yesterday, Just Hours Before A Protest At UAV Engines (Owned By Elbit Systems), Headed By Rapper Lowkey, Police Raided And Dismantled...

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An Inflated Pentagon Budget Is Not in the Country’s Best Interest 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Scamming the taxpayer has become a way of life for the national security state.  

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Does Europe Still Need the U.S.?

Sep 15, 2022 by

In contemporary Europe, America feels like an afterthought  

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Why is mainstream US TV spreading moral panics about affirmative action run amok? 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Television talkshows have huge power to influence what issues dominate American discourse. And that power demands responsibility...

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Clear Creek County deputies shoot and kill man who asked for help after car crash 

Sep 15, 2022 by

After getting stuck on a dirt road in Clear Creek County in June, Christian Glass called 911 for help.Instead, the 22-year-old was...

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GoFundMe for Pieper Lewis doubles goal to cover $150K restitution

Sep 15, 2022 by

A GoFundMe fundraiser created to support 17-year-old Pieper Lewis raised more than $350,000 from about 8,500 donations as of...

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Texas cop on trial says he had ‘no choice’ but shoot unarmed Jonathan Price 

Sep 15, 2022 by

Fired Wolfe City officer Shaun Lucas shot and killed Price immediately after firing his Taser while trying to detain the man for...

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Woman sues San Francisco after DNA from rape kit used to arrest her on unrelated charge FIVE years later

Sep 15, 2022 by

A rape victim whose DNA from her sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime on...

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Idaho Far Right’s Election Loss to 18-Year-Old Climate Activist

Sep 15, 2022 by

THE NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN to stifle discussions of race and gender in public schools through misinformation and bullying suffered a...

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Alert: The Federal Reserve Attacks American Workers

Sep 15, 2022 by

Notes from Inflation Economics 101.  

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Robert Reich warns of Supreme Court case that could give GOP-led states ‘total power over our democracy’

Sep 14, 2022 by

Arguments scheduled for this fall in Moore versus Harper will petition the Court to embrace the fringe Independent State Legislature...

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Warning Of ‘War On Republicans,” Fox Stokes Next Insurrection 

Sep 14, 2022 by

On Monday evening, Fox News stars Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters each used the 21st anniversary of 9/11 to tell their millions of...

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Not the New Normal, These Are the Good Old Days 

Sep 14, 2022 by

“Record” becomes as meaningless a term these days when speaking of weather as “unprecented” became years ago when talking...

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Kagan has a message for Roberts about what’s really the legitimacy problem for the Court

Sep 14, 2022 by

“Judges create legitimacy problems for themselves … when they instead stray into places where it looks like they’re an extension of...

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An exposé has revealed the GOP’s disturbing endgame for education 

Sep 14, 2022 by

As Salon’s Kathryn Joyce has documented in considerable detail, a well-organized and well-funded far-right movement has been...

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Mainstream Democrats dominated primaries. So did MAGA Republicans. 

Sep 14, 2022 by

This should end any claims that our politics is afflicted by “polarization.”  

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Primary Season Wraps With Democrats Sounding a Unified Populist Tone

Sep 14, 2022 by

Democratic hopes of holding the House rest on progressives winning swing seats.  

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WHO Leads Global Health Coalition Demand for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Sep 14, 2022 by

“It is our duty to prioritize our patients’ safety, dignity, and comfort and we are duty-bound to speak out about the...

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Scam Alert! Beware the GOP’s Other Midterm Effort to Halt Democracy

Sep 14, 2022 by

Purging Democratic voters from the rolls has now gone nationwide, at least in states where voting is controlled by Republicans....

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Even These Capitalists Controlling $39 Trillion in Assets Know Fossil Fuel Era Must End

Sep 14, 2022 by

Governments must “enact policies the world needs to avert the worst of the climate crisis and… investors need to usher in...

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‘He lied to them’: Mar-a-Lago affidavit suggests Donald Trump made false statements to attorneys 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Business Insider’s Tom Porter reports, “According to the newly-released information, one Trump attorney told the DOJ ‘he was not...

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How Whistleblowers Navigate a Security Minefield

Sep 14, 2022 by

Exposing wrongdoing is risky on the best of days. Whistleblower Aid cofounder John Tye explains the extensive steps needed to keep...

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‘Follow the Money’: Sanders Explains Why Medicare for All Stalled in Congress

Sep 14, 2022 by

“Since 1998, in our corrupt political system, the private healthcare sector has spent more than $10.6 billion on lobbying and...

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EPA Workers Push Biden To Issue Climate Emergency, Hire Scientists

Sep 14, 2022 by

EPA Union Organizers Say The Agency Is Too Understaffed To Face The Climate Crisis.  

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Alert: Fewer than half of Americans can name all three branches of government, survey finds 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Americans’ understanding of basic facts about the U.S. government declined for the first time in six years, as fewer than half in a...

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Private equity still investing billions in dirty energy despite pledge to clean up

Sep 14, 2022 by

Carlyle, Warburg Pincus and KKR are the worst offenders according to a new scorecard of private equity climate risks...

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How to Fix the Railroad Crisis

Sep 14, 2022 by

Let’s remember, the American people chartered America’s railroads to serve us and to promote our security and prosperity. If private...

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The Profiteers Behind The Culture War

Sep 14, 2022 by

Chris Rufo has become the face of a right-wing vendetta against critical race theory and LGBTQ education in public schools. As we...

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Biden vs. Newsom on Farmworkers’ Right To Vote

Sep 14, 2022 by

In a heated debate over farmworker voting rights, California’s governor refuses to sign a bill to make it easier for workers to win...

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Haiti Is On Fire Again, and Again the US Helps the Wrong Side

Sep 14, 2022 by

Untroubled by the ballot, hugely unpopular, useless, negligent, and ruling without anything that could qualify as a functioning...

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Louisiana woman carrying skull-less fetus forced to travel to New York for abortion

Sep 14, 2022 by

Nancy Davis suffered ‘unspeakable pain’ due to poorly worded law that meant hospital in home state refused to terminate pregnancy...

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Commonwealth countries consider severing ties with monarchy after queen’s death

Sep 14, 2022 by

Jamaica, Belize and Antigua and Barbuda are planning referendums. Similar votes could come in Australia and New Zealand. In Canada,...

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Do Trump’s attacks on DOJ and FBI constitute illegal incitement?

Sep 14, 2022 by

  Some legal experts say they do, and present the DOJ with a quandary over whether to prosecute a former president if he meets...

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Here are the states raising their minimum wage based on today’s CPI report 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Workers who earn minimum wage in seven states will soon receive raises based on the latest consumer price report that showed an 8.3%...

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Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander Accused of a Pump-and-Dump Investment Scheme

Sep 14, 2022 by

A lawsuit alleges that retired Gen. Keith Alexander misled investors while selling off over $5 million in IronNet stock....

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Doug Mastriano shredded by Philly paper for ‘chilling’ plans to overturn future elections 

Sep 14, 2022 by

On Wednesday, the editorial board of The Philadelphia Inquirer released a scathing takedown of GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug...

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The Catholic Church Is Bankrolling a Nationwide Assault on Women’s Rights

Sep 14, 2022 by

A majority of Catholics support a woman’s right to choose, but dioceses are funding campaigns for state-level abortion bans...

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How Peace Activists Are Beating the U.S. Military at its Own (Video) Game 

Sep 14, 2022 by

As the Armed Forces exploit streaming platforms like Twitch to reach potential Gen Z recruits, a group of anti-war veterans are...

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The American Welfare State Is Designed Horribly 

Sep 14, 2022 by

The New York Times report notwithstanding, our signature poverty-fighting policy is a janky mess. S

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Misconduct settlements have led insurers to force police reform 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Insurance companies are successfully dictating reforms in police departments, a movement driven by the large settlements out of...

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Alert: These corporations are backing the sponsors of a national abortion ban

Sep 14, 2022 by

Major corporations have donated millions to support the reelection of members of Congress who have co-sponsored a national abortion...

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50,000 People Urge Biden Admin to Reject ‘Archaic’ Oil Terminal in Houston Area

Sep 14, 2022 by

“Irresponsible, greedy companies cannot be allowed to build a dangerous, climate-destroying deepwater disaster along our Texas...

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Court Rules ‘QR’ Codes Alone Unlawful for GMO Food Labeling

Sep 14, 2022 by

A U.S. District Court has held that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s decision to allow genetically engineered (GMO) foods...

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FBI seizes Mike Lindell’s phone in probe of Colo. voting machine breach 

Sep 14, 2022 by

The FBI acknowledged that a search warrant was served but declined to elaborate.  

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The Rise of Right-Wing Hacks in Federal Courts 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Judge Aileen Cannon, of the now-infamous special master ruling, is the latest star of a conservative legal movement that gleefully...

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‘My emancipation proclamation’: the man fighting to free millions from their criminal records 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Jordan, 37, has led a successful campaign to give millions of California residents the opportunity to clear their criminal records...

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‘Jackson Knew This Was Coming’ 

Sep 14, 2022 by

Mississippi’s mostly Black capital city has been at the mercy of a conservative white state government for decades. The water crisis...

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Warren Condemns Deceptive and ‘Outrageous Behavior’ by Student Loan Giant Navient

Sep 14, 2022 by

“While families breathe a sigh of relief, corporations that made billions off a broken student loan system are now busily...

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Police, family have different stories of how officers shot and killed teen in St. Louis 

Sep 14, 2022 by

“What’s critical is getting as much footage of the shooting out as possible as swiftly as possible,” said Adolphus Pruitt, the...

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Uju Anya on the Queen, Jeff Bezos and the family history behind her tweet 

Sep 14, 2022 by

When Jeff Bezos entered the chat.not only did Anya double down on her original wish, she offered up another to the Amazon founder, in...

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Scholar who saw all this coming: Americans “do not really understand liberal democracy”

Sep 13, 2022 by

His prediction? “In well-established democracies like the United States, democratic governance will continue its inexorable...

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Ukraine’s Tale of Two Colonizations 

Sep 13, 2022 by

It would be tragic if Ukraine defeated Russian neo-imperialism only to yoke itself to Western neoliberalism. Neither outcome is...

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Alert: Manchin Calls in Big Oil CEOs to Help Ram Through Dirty Deal as Backlash Grows

Sep 13, 2022 by

Facing mounting opposition from environmentalists, frontline communities, and fellow Democratic lawmakers, Sen. Joe Manchin is...

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Republicans Introduce Bill To Ban Abortion Nationwide After 15 Weeks 

Sep 13, 2022 by

  The bill has no chance of passing in a Democratic-controlled Senate, but it does signal where the GOP might go if they take...

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Why understanding restorative and transformative justice on their own terms, and at their best and worst, will help us build more of both.

Sep 13, 2022 by

We need restorative justice. We need transformative justice. As we continue to grow the work of challenging punishment, carceral...

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Fed will almost certainly raise interest rates by another three-quarter of a point when it meets next week. And then probably keep raising rates. Who will bear the pain? 

Sep 13, 2022 by

How much economic “pain” — as Fed Chair Jerome Powell recently called it — will be needed to control the...

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DOJ sends some 40 subpoenas to Trump aides 

Sep 13, 2022 by

The subpoenas are a step forward in the investigation of the events leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol....

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Trump asks judge to block DOJ from viewing classified records seized from Mar-a-Lago

Sep 13, 2022 by

Trump’s lawyers said there “is no indication any purported ‘classified records’ were disclosed to anyone.”...

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September 13, 2022, election results 

Sep 13, 2022 by

This page contains links to federal, state, and local government election results for September 13, 2022.  

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New MAGA ‘brain trust’ reveals a ‘worldview’ that is ‘more dangerous’ than Donald Trump: conservative 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Among Never Trump conservatives, there has been a lot of debate over whether former President Donald Trump or Florida Gov. Ron...

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Alert: Freight rail strike threatens supply chains, prompting White House planning 

Sep 13, 2022 by

White House aides are looking at how to ensure essential products carried by rail — such as food, energy, and key health products —...

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Voting Restrictions Could Make It Harder for 1 in 5 Americans to Vote 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Across the country, from California to Georgia, people like Olivia Coley-Pearson and Faye Combs are working through stigma and...

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Twitter whistleblower to tell Congress of company’s alleged corporate failings 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Former hacker Peiter “Mudge” Zatko worked as head of security at Twitter from 2020 until he was fired in 2022, and says in that time...

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Europe’s Energy System Is a Scam Against Its Own People 

Sep 13, 2022 by

“If this sounds complicated, it is because it was intended to be complicated so that the citizens of Europe do not understand...

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The Roberts Republican Court Should Stop Whining About Legitimacy

Sep 13, 2022 by

John Roberts’ hypocrisy and dishonesty are astounding. And they make crystal clear why people are questioning the legitimacy of the...

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Justice Dept. OK with 1 Trump pick for Mar-a-Lago arbiter 

Sep 13, 2022 by

The accommodation could help accelerate the selection process and shorten any delays caused by the appointment of the so-called...

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Alert: Nearly 100 Members of Congress Reported Stock Trades That Overlap With Committee Work

Sep 13, 2022 by

“We need more action on legislation that would ban Congressional stock trading. And fewer members of Congress in violation of...

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Watch what’s coming out of the faucets in Jackson, Mississippi, after water pressure restored

Sep 13, 2022 by

When Brennan asked when could residents “turn on the faucet and not have to worry,” the mayor said the city is still in a “triage...

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Biden has achieved historic diversity. A new study says more can be done. 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Biden has named Black individuals to high-profile positions. But when it comes to his inner circle, a new study finds, diversity can...

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Alert: Israel reengineers Palestinian society with draconian laws 

Sep 13, 2022 by

Israel is set to implement new draconian laws on 5 September, which will force foreigners to declare any intimate relationships with...

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