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Eight Humanitarian Activists Face Federal Charges After Leaving Water for Migrants in the Arizona Desert

A faith-based humanitarian group that provides aid and shelter to undocumented migrants on the southwestern border fears it has become the latest …

Immigration

The Bigot Threatening CNN Got Out of Jail in Time for Dinner

Early Tuesday morning, we learned that Brandon Griesemer, a 19-year-old grocery store clerk from Novi, Michigan, made at least 22 calls to CNN’s …

Racism

Mike Pence’s Egypt Trip Gives Glimmer of Hope to Advocates of American Political Prisoners

Pence’s remarks in Cairo were a surprising about-face from an administration that had said criticism of Egypt should remain private and ignored pleas …

Egypt

Candidates Who Signed Up to Battle Donald Trump Must Get Past the Democratic Party First

In the wake of the 2016 election, a group of despairing Democrats in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, formed a new political group to ensure that they would …

Bernie Sanders

Israel’s “Safe Zone” Is Creeping Farther Into Syria

Israel is expanding its influence and control deeper into opposition-held southern Syria, according to multiple sources in the area. After failed …

Syria

Robert De Niro Accused of Exploiting Hurricane Irma to Build Resort in Barbuda

A chorus of voices from the Caribbean island of Barbuda is accusing Robert De Niro of being part of a backroom effort to exploit a devastating …

Gaston Browne

The Top Republican Warns Under New Spending Bill ‘The Intelligence Community Could Expend Funds as it Sees Fit’

In a dramatic moment on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, as the upper chamber rushed through a spending bill to end the government shutdown, the …

Thad Cochran

House Science Committee Wants to Investigate a Government Scientist for Doing Science

Republicans on the House Science Committee are accusing Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, of …

Research

Why Don’t the 20 Cities on Amazon’s HQ2 Shortlist Collectively Bargain Instead of Collectively Beg?

Shortly after Amazon — a company worth more than $500 billion — announced last year it would be building a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, it was …

Keith Ellison

Blowback: How U.S. Drones, Coups, and Invasions Just Create More Violence

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton called it his Third Law of Motion.<p>The CIA calls it “blowback.”<p>As the late …

Foreign Policy

An Insurgent Campaign Is Targeting the Very Heart of the Chicago Democratic Machine — And Just Might Win

For the better part of the past four decades, the office in Chicago in charge of assessing and collecting property taxes has been firmly in the grip …

Bernie Sanders

Palestinian Legislators Bundled Out of Israeli Parliament for Protesting Mike Pence

More than a dozen Palestinian members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, were ejected from the chamber for protesting a speech by Vice President …

Israel

Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on Trump, Wall Street, and Debt Peonage

For the past year, we have all experienced an intense sort of political vertigo. Of course, part of this is due to the fact that Donald Trump is …

Fannie Mae

The Islamic State Is the God That Failed in the Middle East

“The revolutionary’s Utopia, which in appearance represents a complete break with the past, is always modeled on some image of the lost Paradise, of …

Islamic State (ISIS)

How the Labor Movement Is Thinking Ahead to a Post-Trump World

The American labor movement, over the past four decades, has had two golden opportunities to shift the balance of power between workers and bosses — …

Ted Kennedy

No, Aziz Ansari’s Accuser Is Not Breaking Up #MeToo — The Divisions Have Been There All Along

This time last year, millions of women joined together in one of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history, the Women’s March. Posters, memes, and …

Feminism

First Sandy, Then Maria. A Mother and Daughter Marked by Both Storms Find Hope in Climate Activism.

When Rachel Rivera heard that New York City would be divesting from fossil fuel companies, she was in the pediatric psychiatric ward of Woodhull …

Climate

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Donald Trump: He Sounds Like ISIS

It was a bizarre episode — the president of the United States attacking the mayor of the capital city of a close ally, in the wake of a terrorist …

Jayda Fransen

Republicans Plucked Out CHIP But Let A Slew of Other Health Programs Languish

Congressional Republicans thought they had hit on a foolproof plan to force Democrats to vote for their spending bill to keep the government open for …

Health Care

Tulsi Gabbard Endorses “Very Limited Use of Drones” Against ISIS and Al Qaeda

The shocking alert came months after Hawaii started testing its nuclear warning siren system. State civil defense officials had told residents that, …

Middle East

You Think Your Landlord Is Bad? Try Renting From Wall Street

Renita Barbee, 52, was still grieving the death of her mother last fall when she received another shock. Her landlord, the Wall Street rental …

Real Estate

Senate Democrats Defend Voting in Line With Donald Trump on NSA Surveillance Bill

How could the same Senate Democrats — and Jeff Flake — who characterize the Trump administration as one that continuously erodes democratic norms and …

Surveillance

Facebook Will Trust Its Untrustworthy Users to Rank the Trustworthiness of News

Facebook users, by and large, are not very good at differentiating between what’s fact and what’s false. Many users will eagerly share both reliable …

Facebook

A Lesson for the #MarchForLife — Colorado Invested In Contraceptive Access and Cut Teen Abortions By Half

Tens of thousands of pro-life marchers descended on Washington, D.C. on Friday, the 45th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that …

Rights & Freedoms

Charges Dropped Against 129 Trump Inauguration Protestors — But Dozens Still Face Prison

The government’s case against the J20 defendants is falling apart. In December, a jury acquitted the first six defendants facing decades in prison …

Project Veritas

Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleaseTheMemo — and the Evidence for It. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.

One of the gravest and most damaging abuses of state power is to misuse surveillance authorities for political purposes. For that reason, The …

Government

Jeffrey Sterling, Convicted of Leaking About Botched CIA Program, Has Been Released From Prison

Jeffrey Sterling, the former CIA agent convicted under the Espionage Act for talking to a New York Times reporter, has been released from prison …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Stunning Special Election in Wisconsin Shows Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal Isn’t the Political Winner It Was Sold as

Scott Walker, who is running for a third term as Wisconsin governor this November, thought he had found political dynamite by wooing tech …

Terry Gou

As ICE Targets Immigrant Rights Activists for Deportation, Suspicious Vehicles Outside Churches Stoke Surveillance Fears

When word came down from the upper floors of Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was taking custody of Ravidath …

Immigration

Betsy DeVos Unchained: In Front of Friendly Audience, Education Secretary Unleashes on Obama

Speaking before a group of some of her most reliable conservative allies, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday delivered blistering criticism …

Education