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Students as Debt Slaves

Periodically the so-called deficit hawks—a club whose membership includes prominent members of both parties—warn us of the dire consequences of …

Economics

A Cancer on Society: Monsanto Claims Right Not to Speak About Roundup

It's no secret that Monsanto Corporation's trademarked pesticide Ready Roundup has become one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture since …

Monsanto

The DNC’S Lawsuit Against WikiLeaks Poses a Serious Threat to Press Freedom

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit Friday afternoon in a Manhattan federal court against the Russian Government, the Trump …

Freedom of the Press

CIA Operative Gina Haspel Who Tortured, Ordered CIA Torture Tapes Destroyed, and Now Wants To Lead CIA Did Nothing Wrong, Says CIA

In what critics are calling a bald attempt to help Trump's controversial pick to lead the CIA get through a very difficult confirmation process, the …

Surveillance

Democrat Heitkamp Backing War Hawk Pompeo Because Trump 'Entitled to His Own Cabinet''

A day after Sen. Heide Heitkamp, the Democrat from North Dakota, received rebuke for making the "deeply disappointing" announcement she would vote in …

Gina Haspel

For Refusing to 'Ignore or Accept Racial Discrimination,' Amnesty International Honors Colin Kaepernick With Highest Award

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a league-wide protest that has spanned two seasons since he first kneeled down before a game to …

Rights & Freedoms

Can Trump Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller?

Robert ReichYes he could, writes Reich, "but at a huge cost to our system, and to Trump's presidency." (Image: Inequality Media)

Trump Times Two

<i>"Tradition approves all form of competition."</i><br>— Arthur Clough, <i>The Latest Dialog</i>Although it wasn’t really a competition, a comparison of the numbers …

Donald Trump

Top Six Reasons Mike Pompeo Should Not Be Secretary of State

NBC is reporting that Mike Pompeo lacks the votes in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to have his nomination to be Secretary of State be …

Rex Tillerson

Fear Not, Says Trump, Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen Won't "Flip"

Amid tweets in which he attacked a New York Times reporter and declared what a "beautiful day!" it will be as he watches on TV the funeral of former …

Donald Trump

Challenging Cuomo From Left, Cynthia Nixon Gets Big Applause for Going Huge on Climate

Jon Queally, staff writer"We must transition from an economy based in toxic carbon emissions toward an economy that protects workers, our …

Fossil Fuels

Trump 'Agenda Is Dead,' Declares Sanders, If Democrats Do What It Takes To Win in 2018

Though nobody with a platform as sizeable as his has been more critical of the so-called "establishment" of the Democratic Party, Sen. Bernie Sanders …

Middle-class

100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

We watch in horror as the damages from climate change continue to mount.Last year, Hurricane Harvey dropped more rain on Houston than any storm has …

Fossil Fuels

Why Teacher Uprisings May Hit Blue States Too

Surprising results from a new survey of teachers reveal the depth of “financial strain” classroom professionals face. These include high levels of …

Education

Court’s Ruling Holding Kobach in Contempt Is Well-Deserved

In a scathing decision issued on Wednesday evening, a federal judge held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt for repeatedly and …

Government

'Win for Science and Democracy' as Court Rules California Can List Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen

In a development heralded as "a win for science and democracy" and for "all Californians," an appeals court on Thursday backed the state's listing of …

Glyphosate

Wells Fargo's $3 Billion Tax Windfall 'More Than Offsets' Trump's Paltry $1 Billion Fine

Trump's CFPB and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Friday slapped Wells Fargo with a billion-dollar fine over its predatory mortgage …

Finance

Public Radio’s McCarthyite Smear of Black Activists Shows Danger of Russia Panic

For over a year, outlets from FAIR (8/24/16) to <b>TruthDig</b> (1/7/17) to <b>The Nation</b> (8/7/17) to <b>The Intercept</b> (2/12/18) have been warning about the pitfalls …

Russia

#NationalSchoolWalkout Underway Because "Guns Don't Die. Children Do."

Students across the nation walked out of schools at 10am local time on Friday, the anniversary of the Columbine massacre, for the latest in a series …

Guns

Data Privacy Is a Human Right. Europe Is Moving Toward Recognizing That.

During Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the House of Representatives, Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) asked the Facebook CEO bluntly if he would …

Privacy

Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria?

There is a deepening rift within the American left over the war in Syria. It is unfortunate that this rift is eclipsing actual activism to stop the …

Middle East

Trump Officially Unveils Policy to Expand Sale of Killer Drones

The Trump administration on Thursday officially unveiled its new policy aimed at upping foreign sales of military drones, with President Donald Trump …

Human Rights

Showing 'Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes,' Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Drilling

Demonstrating a "total disregard for Indigenous rights and public wishes," the Trump administration moved to expeditate fossil fuel exploration in …

Human Rights

Showing 'Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes,' Trump Moves to Open ANWR to Drilling

Demonstrating a "total disregard for Indigenous rights and public wishes," the Trump administration moved to expeditate fossil fuel exploration in …

Human Rights

Recognizing Working Class Pain 'That Doesn't Make CNN,' Sanders and Rev. Barber Call for Building Truly Moral Economy

Coinciding with the launch of a new Poor People's Campaign that plans to bring mass action and a radical anti-poverty agenda to over 40 states in the …

Middle-class

Memo Says Trump Suggested Journalists Be Raped in Jail To Make Them "Talk" and Comey Just Laughed

Amid more salacious talk and other key interactions, a revealing moment contained in the contemporaneous memos of James Comey, redacted versions of …

Donald Trump

For the Many Millions Spent on Bombing Syria, The US Could Have Assisted Syrian Refugees by the Thousands

Last week the U.S. fired 118 missiles at Syria: that’s about 11 times as many missiles as refugees the U.S accepted from the war torn nation since …

World Trade Center

Displaying 'Hostility' Towards Women's Rights, Trump's State Dept. Omits Reproductive Freedoms From Annual Report

The Trump administration's contempt for women's and reproductive rights was on full display on Friday as the State Department released its annual …

Rights & Freedoms

'Incredible' News as Banking Giant HSBC Ditches New Coal, Tar Sands, and Offshore Arctic Drilling Projects

In another signal that "the era of fossil fuels is coming to a close," Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, announced Friday that it will no longer fund oil …

Fossil Fuels

Blaming Russia and WikiLeaks For 2016 Loss to Trump, DNC Files Lawsuit Riddled With 'Crazy' and 'Dangerous' Theories

Jake Johnson, staff writer"Democrats have still published no public autopsy about why they lost or have collapsed at all levels. They did, though, …

Donald Trump