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Appointed leader resigns from foreign aid agency used to give jobs to Trump supporters

A political appointee overseeing a small foreign assistance agency that has been used by the White House as a source of jobs for Trump administration supporters is resigning, according to an email he sent to agency employees on Tuesday.<p>Robert Blau, a retired Foreign Service officer and speechwriter …

Donald Trump

A Popular Military Website Is Attacked From the Right

Task & Purpose’s top editor resigned last week after alleging newsroom interference by its CEO to mollify conservative critics.<p>Since its launch four years ago, the website Task & Purpose has built an ardent following among veterans, military personnel and defense intellectuals with smart, …

Journalism

Neo-Confederates officially begin their latest Russian outreach operations

Weeks after its announcement, the League of the South's Russian platform goes live.<p>While the anniversary of last year’s violent “Unite the Right” …

Rights & Freedoms

As Tennessee Restarts Executions, 40 Years of Data Expose Its Death Penalty as a “Cruel Lottery”

As Tennessee prepared to kill Billy Ray Irick on the evening of August 9, a procession of cars drove toward a field just up the road from Riverbend …

Death Row

Humans are pushing the Earth closer to a climate cliff | John Abraham

A new paper, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has received a lot of media attention. The attention is justified because the paper paints a very grim picture of the climate and what humans may be doing to it. In particular, the authors of this study tried to …

Global Warming

Hackers are out to jeopardize your vote - MIT Technology Review

Russian hackers targeted US electoral systems during the 2016 presidential election. Much has been done since then to bolster those systems, but J. …

Cybersecurity

Q Forced To Resign From Department Of Agriculture For Improper Filing Of Expense Reports

WASHINGTON—Q, the pseudonymous individual who for the last several months has released classified information about high-ranking government officials …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Trump’s FBI Purge Is Complete

Bradley Moss: “What is concerning here is the continuous and repeated appearance of political considerations seeping into the traditionally …

Donald Trump

Real U.S. Wages Are Essentially Back at 1974 Levels, Pew Reports

Forget the chatter about tight labor markets, low unemployment, and vastly improved productivity. Purchasing power for most Americans has stagnated …

Economics

The 99% and the 1% - Drone photography of income inequality across the world -

A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere, truly reflect the social imbalance on our planet. Of course, differences in …

Income Inequality

One cop came forward to expose secrets in his own ranks. The revelation rocked the court system

Pittsburg Police Officer Michael Sibbitt was ready to testify in a murder trial when a lieutenant from his own department rushed to the courthouse to reveal a startling secret.<p>The lieutenant told the court that the officer had resigned more than a year earlier during an investigation into whether …

Corruption

The Confirmation Wars Are Over

Partisanship won out—and the contagion is spreading.<p>I have never lost a public debate more completely than I have lost the debate over judicial confirmations. For many years, across administrations of both parties, I clung to the increasingly minority view that each judicial nominee ought not be a …

Political Science

DEFCON Video Shows a Voting Machine Used in 18 States is Hacked in 2 Minutes

A hacker at DEFCON shows how to get into a voting machine "admin" mode in 120 seconds.<p>Amidst a climate of uncertainty concerning American election …

Security

Greenhouse-gas levels near milestone: Highest in millions of years

Any day now, the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide sampled from the air wafting above a barren lava field in Hawaii could be above 400 parts per million (ppm), a level not seen since the Pliocene, between 3.2 and 5 million years ago.<p>Carbon dioxide levels were around 280 ppm when …

Climate Change

Fox News Busted Using Footage from a Year Ago to Claim 'Antifa' Violence in DC

Fox News put out a news report about violent clashes between police and left-wing protestors at the "Unite the Right 2 Rally". There was just one …

Rights & Freedoms

Kansas Is Living in the Mess Kris Kobach Made

The secretary of state ruined the Republican primary just like he ruins everything else.<p>It has never been clear whether Kris Kobach understands what …

Government

The victims of Trump’s cruelty are falling from the skies

In the late 1930s, Gwendolen Howard left her seat in a London orchestra for a little house in the south of England, which she named Bird Cottage. There, she invited native birds to join her with gifts of bread, cheese, peanuts and currants — war rations, as the years wore on — and observed her …

Trump Administration

New Yorker cover reflects a family’s summer vacation in the time of Trump

<b>AH, AUGUST,</b> the time of summer when illustrators often look toward the theme of families going on getaways before back-to-school time arrives.<p>R. Kikuo Johnson, though, has a twist on that theme that befits the heatedly political climate in the time of Trump.<p>On the coming cover of the New Yorker, …

Summer Vacation

Stephen Miller is a product of “chain migration,” his uncle says

David Glosser writes that Miller “has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country.”<p>Stephen Miller, the senior policy adviser to the president and one of the ideologues pushing the administration’s hardline immigration …

Immigration

The End Really Is Near: Here's a Play-By-Play of the Coming Economic Collapse as Predicted by 5 Economists

Recoveries generally don’t die of old age. So what’s going to kill ours? Five economists call it like they see itSince June, 2009, the pit of one of …

Economics

An assault on minority voting continues in North Carolina

WHEN ELECTION officials in North Carolina audited the 2016 vote, they found 441 ballots had been cast by felons on probation or parole who voted despite a state law barring them from the polls until their sentences are complete. Those votes were illegal, but most state prosecutors sensibly declined …

North Carolina

Convergence Is Worse Than Collusion

Trump and Putin share many more goals than just Trump’s election.<p>Two Donald Trump supporters were recently photographed at a rally wearing shirts emblazoned with the phrase I’d rather be Russian than a Democrat. To some supporters of President Trump, praising Russia and denigrating Democrats is …

Russia

White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

The Trump administration is taking aim at a law designed to protect military service members from getting cheated by shady lending practices.<p>NPR has obtained documents that show the White House is proposing changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when …

The White House

The mystery of Russia’s missing wealth shows how Putin retains his power

Russia is a nuclear power. But an economic power it is not. Last year, the country’s GDP totaled around $1.6 trillion, less than that of the state of Texas. Nor is its wealth growing: Russia’s GDP in 2017 was smaller than it was in 2013, adjusting for price changes.<p>And yet there’s no question of …

Russia

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

You could see the physical change. Road surfaces started to melt … Dev Niyogi, American Meteorological Society<p>The blast of furnace-like heat ... literally feels life-threatening and apocalyptic Professor Nigel Tapper<p>Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire …

Climate Change

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Conservative commentator wonders if Russians who visited Trump were able to record him like Omarosa was

Conservative writer and commentator Shermichael Singleton flagged a huge concern in wake of the news that Omarosa Manigault-Newman recorded her …

Donald Trump

Rampell: Three reasons Trump’s new immigration rule should make your blood boil

Once again, the Trump administration is looking to punish immigrants. And once again, innocent children are getting hurt in the process.This time, …

Immigration

The Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort: Greed, Deception and Ego

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his annual season tickets would soon be arriving at his 43rd-floor apartment at Trump Tower in New York.<p>“Will you and Kathy be attending opening …

Donald Trump

Authoritarianism expert hints Lindsey Graham may be covering for Trump due to the 2016 Russian hacking of his own emails

Addressing the about-face Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has made — going from Donald Trump critic to stalwart Trump defender — authoritarian expert Sarah …

Donald Trump