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America Can't Quit Its Afghan War Addiction

Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest warthis country ever fought, American soldiers are again being deployed to …

United States

Congress’ Gargantuan New Military Spending Bill Forks Over Unprecedented Sums to Israel and Ukraine

Buried deep in the text of the mammoth National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a gargantuan money dump into the Israeli defense industry, with …

John McCain

Ken Burns' New Vietnam War Series Teaches a Flawed, Misleading Lesson

The new film distorts what scholars, veterans and antiwar activists alike know about the war and its aftermath.When Karl Marlantes takes the screen …

Vietnam Veterans

Georgia Tech Student's Death Is Part of a Pattern of Recent Police Violence on College Campuses

A student at Georgia Tech University was shot and killed Sunday by a campus police officer outside of a dormitory building, sparking outcry and …

Policing

Medical Pot Use by Veterans Complicates Federal Job Prospects

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and now a prominent conservative senator has weighed in on the drug’s promise …

Cannabis

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island with force not seen in ‘modern history’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria raked across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years, ripping roofs off buildings, filling homes with water and knocking out power to the entire population.<p>“Definitely Puerto Rico — when we can get …

Weather

MoA - "The Vietnam War" - Documentary Or Epic Of Fiction?

September 20, 2017<p>"The Vietnam War" - Documentary Or Epic Of Fiction?<p><i>Arte TV</i> yesterday showed the first parts of The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and …

Vietnam War

Terrifying videos show Hurricane Maria unleashing 150-mph winds and flooding on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria delivered a direct hit on Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning, as the category-4 hurricane hammered the island with winds in excess of …

Weather

St. Louis Police Ripped for 'Alarming,' Unconstitutional Treatment of Demonstrators

Members of law enforcement and civil libertarians were strongly critical of the tactics and behavior of the St Louis police department amid protests …

Policing

The 10 Biggest Companies That Do Not Engage in Workplace Drug Testing

For the past 35 or so years, millions of American workers have had to submit to a humiliating, privacy-invading procedure to get or keep a job: the …

Drug Test

Trump's Maniacal U.N. Address Has Set America on a Course with Cataclysm

For a red-state campaign rally, President Trump’s speech to the United Nations was a stirring package of moralistic rhetoric, nationalistic …

North Korea

Most lack basic knowledge to understand current events

When the public hears news of a travel ban proposed by Donald Trump being struck down in whole or in part by the courts, it should recognize the …

Rights & Freedoms

‘Wow’: Dr. Oz leaves Fox & Friends horror-struck by springing pro-marijuana rant as segment ends

Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as TV host Dr. Oz, sat down with <i>Fox & Friends</i> to talk about an upcoming interview with Ivanka Trump — but it was his …

Donald Trump

‘Creating their own Pravda’: GOP group busted running ‘propaganda’ site – and even fellow Republicans are worried

The Republican Governors Association this week was caught creating its own news website that critics are comparing to Pravda, the infamous Soviet …

Republican Party

Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders Could Be Indicted

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (), ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, explained during an MSNBC appearance that White House Press Secretary …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Chelsea Manning Scorches Harvard for Rescinding Fellowship Offer Under Pressure from the CIA

Chelsea Manning has accused Harvard University of caving into pressure from the CIA in reversing its invitation to her to become a visiting fellow, …

Chelsea Manning

Obama's Wall Street Speeches Have a Message for the Democrats

If you’re wondering where Barack Obama stands in the struggle for the future of the Democratic Party, check his calendar. While supporters of Hillary …

Bernie Sanders

The Disgrace of ‘60 Minutes’

As mainstream TV journalism strives to redeem itself from the degraded spectacle of its 2016 campaign coverage, CBS News might be expected to lead …

Steve Bannon

White People Lack Empathy Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum, New Study Reveals

Since the election of Donald Trump, the hunt to figure out what’s the matter with White America has pitted racism against economic anxiety as if …

Democratic Party

A handful of ultra-rich dynastic families are bleeding the country dry — and destroying American democracy

White House National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs, said recently that “only morons pay the estate tax.” I’m …

Equality

WATCH: Protesters scatter as St. Louis cops drive unmarked car in reverse through crowd

A St. Louis police officer drove an unmarked car backwards into a crowd of protesters following the arrest of two suspects near an anti-violence …

Policing

How Climate Change Hurricanes Are Rapidly Accelerating the Militarization of America

Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they …

Climate Change

College in the U.S. is More Expensive Than in Any Other Country in the World

The price of a college degree is more expensive in America than anywhere else in the world, according to a new report from the Organization for …

Higher Education

St. Louis Cops Taunt Demonstrators with Chilling Chant After Clearing Streets

Officers in riot gear were heard bellowing "whose streets, our streets."Police officers in riot gear gathered alongside a St Louis boulevard late on …

Policing

The Wage Gap Between Black and White Workers Is Even Worse Today Than It Was After the Civil Rights Movement

Here's some economic good news and bad news. The good news is: the median American household income is up, the highest it’s been since pre-recession …

Equality

How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

As the U.S. military increases its use of drones in surveillance and combat overseas, the danger posed by a threat back at home grows. Many drone …

U.S. Marines

The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had …

Internet of Things

Protesters march through St. Louis after policeman’s acquittal in fatal shooting of black man

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Activists marched through two upscale shopping malls and into the streets of St. Louis on Saturday, marking a second day of …

Policing

‘This is big news’: Bob Mueller’s Facebook warrant signals stunning new turn in Russia probe

Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has obtained a warrant to investigate Facebook’s role in …

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