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The Paris Agreement Dispute Is a Distraction. The Real Battle Is Playing Out in the EPA.

For anyone who’s been following the fate of the United States’ involvement in the Paris agreement, the main question surrounding it recently has been …

Climate

Donald Trump Used the United Nations to Threaten a Massive Violation of International Law

The United States has never cared much about international law. But most U.S. presidents had at least made an effort to pretend that they did. Based …

North Korea

Head of Health Insurance Giant Aetna Slams Bernie Sanders’s Single-Payer Plan As “Lousy”

The head of Aetna, the health insurance giant, not only slammed the gains being made in the push for universal Medicare, but also mocked its …

Health Care

At Harvard, Chelsea Manning Lost Her Fellowship. At Fordham, a Former CIA Torture Proponent Kept His.

It took less than 48 hours for Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government to revoke its fellowship invitation to whistleblower Chelsea …

National Security

Intercepted Podcast: ‘Merican Psycho

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United Nations

So Much for States’ Rights — GOP Senator Wants to Ban State Single Payer In New Health Care Bill

Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy plans to use the most recent effort to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act to push an …

Health Care

Authorities Close In On Pro-Charter School Nonprofit For Illicit Campaign Contributions

A New York-based education reform nonprofit funneled nearly $2.5 million to a related group in Massachusetts, according to new disclosures unearthed …

Corruption

Asylum Seeker Says He’s Being Deported Because ICE Mishandled Evidence of Anti-Gay Attack

On January 17, 2016, Sadat Ibrahim, a gay man from Accra, Ghana, arrived at the San Ysidro U.S. border checkpoint between San Diego, California, and …

Immigration

The Senate’s Military Spending Increase Alone Is Enough to Make Public College Free

One of the most controversial proposals put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign was a pledge to make tuition free at …

United States

Could a Bernie Bro Be the Next Mayor of Atlanta?

On a recent Saturday afternoon in Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood, Vincent Fort was out working the voters. As the populist wing of the Democratic …

Bernie Sanders

The U.S. Military Can’t Keep Track of Which Missions It’s Fueling in Yemen War

The United States has come under increasing scrutiny for what seems like unconditional support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition waging a brutal air …

Middle East

Sean Spicer is Honored Because, as Bush Officials Showed, DC Elites Always Thrive

Sean Spicer’s playful, glamorous appearance at last night’s Emmy Awards, and his being honored as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School (the …

Sean Spicer

Shaun King on Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, and White Supremacy

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Racism

Gary Cohn Is Giving Goldman Sachs Everything It Ever Wanted From the Trump Administration

Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of …

Gary Cohn

Pop Culture is Far Ahead of Washington When it Comes to Monopoly Politics

In best-selling author James Patterson’s latest novel <i>The Store</i>, a writer and his family go undercover to write the exposé of the century, about a …

Ingrid Goes West

Italy Imprisons Refugees Who Were Forced to Pilot Smuggling Boats At Gunpoint

The refugees have just been pulled from the waters of the central Mediterranean when Italian coast guard investigators pick out a handful of them for …

Refugees

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Understand Why the Corporate Media Is So Bad

Hillary Clinton has every right to be infuriated by the performance of the press during the 2016 election. In her new book “What Happened,” Clinton …

Bernie Sanders

Well That Settles It! Insurance and Drug Lobbyists Say Medicare for All “Cannot Work”

The for-profit health care industry and its political surrogates were quick to criticize the sweeping universal Medicare legislation unveiled this …

Health Care

Refugees Were “Devastated” by Travel Ban, U.S. Diplomats Told Bosses, Detailing Despair

In internal memos, U.S. embassies in Jordan and Ethiopia detailed how refugees there were “devastated” by January’s executive order barring travel …

Immigration

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on Dissenting Clerics Amid Rumors of Crown Prince’s Rise to Throne

Saudi Arabia arrested a trio of prominent clerics last weekend, a sign that the kingdom may be preparing for the formal ascendance of Crown Prince …

Middle East

Trump Adviser Spent a Decade Using Street Gang MS-13 to Justify Anti-Immigrant Agenda. Now It’s Happening

In President Donald Trump’s push to restrict immigration to the United States, MS-13 has become the perfect villain. Trump has focused obsessively on …

Immigration

Israel Security Forces Are Training American Cops Despite History of Rights Abuses

It’s not uncommon for residents of America’s most heavily policed neighborhoods to describe their local cops as “an occupying force.” Judging by …

United States

Whole Foods “Free-Range” Chicken Supplier Said To Actually Run Factory Farm

When Amazon purchased Whole Foods last month, it didn’t just get the retail locations. It picked up Whole Foods’ baggage as well. Among the bigger …

Farming

Judge in Arpaio Case Wants to Hear Arguments Before Vacating Former Sheriff’s Conviction

Trump last month pardoned Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, for a contempt conviction that stemmed from a 2011 …

Law

After Massive Giveaways to Industry, Mining Executives Will Spend Big at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

The chief executives of some of the largest coal and mining companies in the country have chosen the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., …

Climate

FCC’s New Diversity Chair Lobbied Against Net Neutrality and Services for Minority Communities

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has selected Julia Johnson, president of a consulting firm called NetCommunications, to lead the …

Net Neutrality

Rand Paul’s Amendment to Force a Vote on Endless War Gets Kicked Down the Road

The Senate voted Wednesday by nearly two-to-one against an amendment from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to the defense authorization bill. The amendment …

Rand Paul

Sloppy U.S. Spies Misused Covert Network for Personal Shopping — and Other Stories from Internal NSA Documents

NSA agents successfully targeted “the entire business chain” connecting foreign cafes to the internet, bragged about an “all-out effort” to spy on …

National Security Agency (NSA)

How the NSA Built a Secret Surveillance Network for Ethiopia

“A warm friendship connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain …

Africa

NSA’s Quiet Presence at a Base in England’s Countryside Revealed in Snowden Documents

Civil war was raging in Libya, and Col. Moammar Gadhafi was in hiding. Two thousand miles away, on the outskirts of a small village in the English …

National Security Agency (NSA)