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Doug Jones’s Victory in Alabama Has Democrats Optimistic About the South

Democrat Doug Jones’s narrow victory in Alabama’s Senate race marked the first time a Democratic candidate won a statewide post in Alabama since 2006.<p>…

Elections

Killing Net Neutrality Has Brought On a New Call For Public Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission’s 3-2 vote to repeal net neutrality rules has many worried that internet service providers will now build the …

Internet

Charles Barkley Got It Right: Democrats Need to Respect the Black Voters Putting Them in Power

“They’ve taken the black vote and the poor vote for granted for a long time.”<p>Barkley’s remarks about the Democrats came about in an odd way. CNN host …

Charles Barkley

That Net Neutrality Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal was written by a Comcast Attorney

In the face of widespread opposition, the FCC rolled back net neutrality protections that prevented Internet service providers from charging websites …

Net Neutrality

Metadata Shows Bermuda Lobbyist Had Hand in Think Tank Letter Supporting Bermuda Loophole

The R Street Institute, a libertarian-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C., warned top Republican lawmakers this year not to go after a loophole …

Orrin Hatch

Hundreds of Travelers Had Their Global Entry Airport Privileges Revoked — Lawyers Say It’s Another Muslim Ban

Zahr Said didn’t think much about her inability to check in online for her flight home to Seattle after an October business trip in Beijing. She also …

Immigration

Tax Bill Will Lead to More Automation, Executives Boast to Wall Street Investors

Tax reform is being sold as an overhaul designed to create jobs. It’s in the name, even: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.<p>But business executives …

Finance

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses

Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news’ coverage of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as …

Israel

Yemenis Reflect on Former Leader Saleh’s Death: “Everything That Happened in Yemen Was Always About Him”

The war in Yemen took an unexpected turn last week when the country’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was assassinated by a Houthi rebel …

Middle East

Fearing 2018 Democratic Wave, Right-Wing Lobbyists Are Mobilizing Against a $15 Minimum Wage Push

Rick Berman, a corporate lobbyist, is busy mobilizing business groups to go on “offense” with the aim of killing minimum wage hikes.<p>Berman sees a …

Equality

Trump-Connected Firm Helped Sow Chaos in Kenyan Election, Report Says

Like jeans and pickup trucks before, social media misinformation has become the latest and greatest American export. A new report by Privacy …

Raila Odinga

GOP Tax Plan Could Devastate Puerto Rico’s Manufacturing Sector With One Line

Hurricane Maria may have devastated Puerto Rico from one end of the island to the other, but now a new force is set to be unleashed upon it: the …

Caribbean

As Trump Blocks Refugees, Africans Fleeing Violence Make the Treacherous Trip to the U.S. Through Mexico

The hostel in Tapachula looked at first like any other border town flophouse. Dark back rooms with naked mattresses. Dust unspooling in the sunlit …

Refugees

How Wall Street Silences Women

Among the business sectors largely absent from the current deluge of sexual harassment revelations is the financial services industry, a behemoth …

Sherrod Brown

The Fight to Control the CFPB Isn’t Over Yet

Weeks into a legal and political dispute at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the case of the two popes is far from being settled. There are …

Government

Inside the Failed Yemen Peace Talks, a Hard-line U.S. Diplomat

One night in mid-August 2015, a fleet of warplanes circled over the Yemeni port city of Hodeida. Since that spring, a Saudi-led coalition had been …

Middle East

Intercepted Podcast: Full Metal Jackass

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.<p>Three …

Daniel Ellsberg

How Black Voters Lifted Doug Jones Over Roy Moore

Dothan, Alabama — The day after Doug Jones won the Democratic nomination for Senate, Dr. Joe Reed sat down to share his thoughts on the race with The …

Elections

A Primary Challenge to a Right-Wing Democrat in Illinois Divides the Resistance

Late last month, a group of five national progressive organizations announced their support for Marie Newman, a Democrat running for Congress in …

Bernie Sanders

Not Just Toxic Masculinity: Income Inequality Also Drives Sexual Abuse in the Workplace

When Matt Lauer was fired from the “Today” show after allegations of sexual misconduct, news reports alleged that his lawyers were working on a plan …

Feminism

The President and the GOP Are Backing a Flagrant Bigot for U.S. Senate

It’s hard to know a moment in history when you are in it. The human ability to grasp the weight and gravity and consequence of an event, while it …

Republican Party

An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant.

As law enforcement officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from …

Injustice

The Collapse of the Islamic State and the Rise of the “Fail-Bomber”

This morning, a 27-year-old man with a pipe bomb strapped to his abdomen walked into Manhattan’s busy Port Authority Bus Terminal and attempted to …

Terrorism

Muted Response to Port Authority Attack Suggests New Yorkers Refuse to Be Terrorized

In the immediate aftermath of the failed terrorist attack in New York’s Port Authority transit hub on Monday, there was a notable absence of panic, …

Jayda Fransen

Behind Closed Doors, U.S. Military Said Sgt. La David Johnson Survived Initial Ambush in Niger

What did officials at U.S. Africa Command know about the fate of Sgt. La David Johnson, and when did they know it?<p>On October 4, U.S. Special Forces …

War

“They’re Taking Everybody” — Videos Show Texas Troopers Ripping Apart Immigrant Families During Traffic Stops

Video by Maisie Crow and Lauren Feeney<p>In Texas, state troopers have become frontline enforcers of federal immigration laws. In recent years, and …

Immigration

DNC Unity Reform Commission Takes a Whack at Superdelegates

The Democratic Party’s Unity Reform Commission on Saturday voted nearly unanimously on a series of proposals aimed at reforming the presidential …

Bernie Sanders

Former Military Leaders Want to Expand and Improve Child Care — to Increase Future Recruitment

The U.S. military’s areas of expertise: bombs, guns … day care? <br>You wouldn’t think it, but when it comes to child care — one of the biggest expenses …

Health Care

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

Is that what happened here? Did these “multiple sources” who fed not just CNN but also MSNBC and CBS completely false information do so deliberately …

Journalism

New Film “Graven Image” Shows How Georgia Racists Created a Confederate Myth

Three hundred and fifty million years ago, tens of thousands of feet underground, an earth-shattering magma event took place. Nearly the entire event …

Racism