Olivia Pucylowski

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Iran Nuke Deal an Exercise in Self-Deception

On Monday, April 30, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, publicly unveiled 100,000 secret Iranian documents, pilfered by Mossad, proving the …

War

Why can’t the world’s best military win its wars?

<b>FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept 11, 2007 file picture, plumes of fire and smoke fill the sky after a suicide car bomb explosion which hit fuel tanker trucks on the main highway of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq, File) (AP)</b><p>Americans need to rethink war and look …

War

The United States Is the Real Extremist Country

Tom EngelhardtOur investment in destruction is anything but normal.The post The United States Is the Real Extremist Country appeared first on The …

War

A New Cold War Is Unfolding in Space

China, Russia, and the U.S. are competing for military advantage in orbit. U.S. intelligence agencies warned in February that China and Russia are …

Cold War

Iran threatens to restart nuclear program after Trump pulls U.S. from ‘horrible’ deal

U.S. President Donald Trump is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, giving the theocratic regime in Tehran an opening to kick-start its nuclear weapons program and further distancing America from its key Western allies.<p>In a televised White House announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Trump said …

Avoiding a Cold War in the High North

<i>Russia and now even China are pushing ahead of the U.S. and NATO in the Arctic.</i><p>In the classic Cold War novel (and fine 1965 film) “The Bedford …

Cold War

From ally to enemy: New U.S. State Dept.-designated terrorists fight in extremist group supported by CIA in ’80s

<b>President Reagan meeting with Afghan militants in the Oval Office in February 1983 (U.S. Government's Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)</b><p>The CIA and US allies funneled weapons to the Afghan extremist group Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin — an ally turned enemy<p>Ben Norton<p>March 11, 2016 3:38pm (UTC)<p>The U.S. …

U.S. Dept. of State

Why does the Pentagon want to refurbish a base in Iceland?

Reykjavik, Iceland<p>When the United States closed the Keflavik Naval Air Station in Iceland in 2006, military analysts in both nations were …

Military

U.S. trains troops for front line in "hybrid war" with Russia

<b>YAVORIV, Ukraine</b> -- It was an ambush in a frozen pine forest. Russian-backed separatists surprised the group of Ukrainian soldiers. In the chaos, the …

My journey to Raqqa, the former ISIS stronghold in Syria

Image 1 of / 3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>RAQQA, Syria - Raqqa city was once a bustling capital of the verdant province of the same name, fought over intensely by …

Middle East

US, Philippines launch largest military drills under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — U.S. and Philippine forces on Monday began their largest annual military exercises since President Rodrigo Duterte came to …

Asia

Martin Luther King Jr. had a much more radical message than a dream of racial brotherhood

<b>Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. walks between seven-year-old Eva Gracelemon, left, and 10-year-old Aritha Willis as he escorts black school children to formerly all-white schools in Grenada, Miss., Tuesday morning, Sept. 20, 1966. (AP)</b><p>How ignoring this understanding betrays the “dream” that is ritually …

How Patriots' Julian Edelman helped stop a potential school shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> New England Patriots player Julian Edelman was in Texas visiting a friend when he got a disturbing message on social media.<p>"I can't help but notice in the comments section there is a kid saying he's going to shoot up a school, can everybody alert the authorities please????" an unidentified …

Nazi/White Supremacist Website Stormfront Is Shuttering Its Main Server Amid A Post-Charlottesville Crisis

The world’s oldest Nazi/white supremacist internet forum (hailing back to 1996) may soon be no more. Stormfront, which reported increased traffic in the initial weeks after the deadly summer 2017 Charlottesville Nazi rallies, ran into trouble when its domain name was revoked. The group recovered, …

Rights & Freedoms

One of the NFL’s most outspoken activists is facing 10 years in prison on questionable charges

None of this makes any sense.<p>This week, NFL star Michael Bennett released a book, <i>Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.</i> Yet for a top athlete, …

The Supreme Court Just Debated Whether Ruling For A Christian Baker Would Undermine Its Landmark Marriage Decision

WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy is again at the center of debate over a major case about gay rights, as a closely divided Supreme Court heard arguments over whether a Colorado baker can be forced under state antidiscrimination laws to provide a cake for a gay couple’s wedding.<p>The baker, Jack …

LGBTQI

Bomber Sentenced to 2 Life Terms for Manhattan Attack

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghan-born immigrant who worked quietly behind the counter of his family’s fast-food restaurant before building and planting the bomb that exploded in Manhattan in 2016, was sentenced on Tuesday to two life terms in prison.<p>In direct, unwritten remarks, Mr. Rahimi, 30, neither …

People Are Suing Equifax in Small-Claims Court and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

Just imagine $5,500 times 143 million, and you'll see why this could be big trouble.<p>Last September, Christian Haigh learned he was one of the 143 million people in the U.S. whose information was hacked in the Equifax breach.<p>As you might recall, Equifax issued an apology that was almost laughable. …

Noor Salman, the Orlando nightclub shooter’s wife, acquitted of charges she aided 2016 massacre

By Barbara Liston and<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>National security reporter covering the Justice Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>ORLANDO — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was found not guilty Friday of aiding and abetting her husband’s deadly, Islamic State-inspired attack and obstructing the …

Investigators: ​Washington state police shot at unarmed man 17 times

<b>KENNEWICK, Wash. --</b> The three officers involved in the death of an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state fired 17 shots, including several that …

Father Gets 60 Years for Trying to Sell 4-Year-Old Daughter for Sex

The man placed a Craigslist ad with the title, "Play with Daddie's Little Girl."<p>A Wisconsin man who tried to sell his 4-year-old daughter for sex was sentenced to 60 years in prison.<p>KHOU reports that Andrew Turley, 30, was convicted for trafficking of a child and compelling prostitution of someone …

Millionaire's Brother Found Civilly Liable After His Girlfriend Was Discovered Hanging From Mansion

A California civil jury found Adam Shacknai, the brother of a pharmaceutical tycoon, liable for the 2011 death of Rebecca Zahau.<p>Despite the San Diego …

Why privilege is so hard to give up

<b>(Dr. Cloud via Shutterstock)</b><p>Acknowledging our racial or gender privilege forces us to admit we didn’t achieve everything on our own<p>Myisha Cherry<p>August 1, 2013 4:40pm (UTC)<p>Privilege is a systematic structure that grants unearned advantage to a select few on the basis of their identity. Peggy …

Why Black Families Struggle to Build Wealth

It’s harder for African Americans to climb the economic ladder, and to sustain their progress.<p>There’s little disagreement about the fact that economic inequality is problematic. But arguments persist over its origins, solutions, and which economic gaps are ultimately the most pernicious.<p>In his new …

N.A.A.C.P., Energized by Liberal Activists, Dismisses Its President

WASHINGTON — The national board of the N.A.A.C.P. voted Friday to dismiss the organization’s president, Cornell William Brooks, after only three years, pledging a “systemwide refresh” at the nation’s largest and most storied civil rights group in order to confront President Trump more …

Where's the empathy for black poverty and pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 1890s, sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois noticed something disturbing about how Americans viewed the plight of blacks in Philadelphia who had suffered through unsanitary living conditions, high rates of consumption and back-breaking labor.<p>"The most difficult social problem in the matter of …

White kids are bullying minority students using Trump’s words

This is Trump’s America: kids are mimicking the president in rhetoric and action<p>Kali Holloway<p>June 17, 2017 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Donald Trump’s real campaign promise was that he would give whites back the power they imagined they’d lost. That message was stated …

Bermuda Reverses Course on Same-Sex Marriages

Six months after adopting a marriage equality measure, Bermuda has reversed course.<p>After five hours of debate, the Bermuda House adopted The Domestic …

LGBTQI

US Supreme Court denies appeal of LGBT employment discrimination case

WASHINGTON (December 11, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a …

The city of Seattle is set to adopt the highest minimum wage in the world

This month kicks off with May Day, an international holiday for workers, and in one US city they got a little bit of good news: The Mayor of Seattle announced a plan to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15.<p>That hourly wage would effectively be the world’s highest government-set minimum rate in a …

Economics