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Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

The USSV Rhino GX Executive Model Is An SUV for Those With Everything But Subtlety

The USSV Rhino GX Executive Model excels at excess.<p>US Specialty Vehicles<p>US Special Vehicles (USSV), a Southern California shop that modifies …

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by …

Middle East

20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

“If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”<p>Is American democracy in decline? Should we be worried?<p>On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered at Yale University to answer these questions. And nearly everyone agreed: American democracy is …

Political Science

It sounds like Trump's people have fallen for big pharma's nonsense, hook, line and sinker

In a CNBC interview on Friday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demonstrated that he had fallen for big pharma's nonsense hook, line, and sinker.<p>"In pharmaceuticals, many foreign countries forcing the price of drugs down there and that net effect is to push them up here because the pharma companies …

What Climate Scientists Want You to See in the Floodwaters

STANFORD, Calif. — Like most Americans this week, we have been transfixed by the still unfolding disaster in Houston and coastal Texas, described on the airwaves as “unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced.”<p>If that wasn’t bad enough, on the other side of the globe, another climate-related …

We Don’t Deny Harvey, So Why Deny Climate Change?

Imagine that after the 9/11 attacks, the conversation had been limited to the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, the heroism of rescuers and the high heels of the visiting first lady — without addressing the risks of future terrorism.<p>That’s how we have viewed Hurricane Harvey in Houston, as a gripping …

House Democrats want to know why a major Russian money-laundering case was abruptly settled

Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, on Tuesday tweeted an email chain from June 2016 in which he entertained accepting damaging information from a "Russian government attorney" about Hillary Clinton as part of the Kremlin's support for his father's campaign.<p>That attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, …

Democrats should take the class warfare message to upscale suburbs

It worked for Jeremy Corbyn, and the opposite failed for Jon Ossoff.<p>Both sides in the post-election infighting that’s plagued Democrats in 2017 have featured a covertly shared premise: the idea that populist economic policy is a message that is appropriate, if it’s appropriate anywhere, in …

Is Bernie Sanders the Democrats' Ronald Reagan?

With the ignominious collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, some observers are already talking about a …

The progressive left's big hope in the Netherlands looks like Trudeau but says he's more like Bernie

While international columnists were fretting about the rise of Dutch far-right provocateur Geert Wilders, more than 5,000 people packed into an Amsterdam rock arena Thursday to hear one of his fiercest political rivals speak. Jesse Klaver, the charismatic 30-year-old GroenLinks (GreenLeft) leader, …

Albert Einstein Quotes To Celebrate His 138th Birthday

Albert Einstein’s name is almost synonymous with genius. The German-born theoretical physicist would have turned 138 on Tuesday, March 14, if he were …

Autonomy Will Force Basic Income, But Then What?

The rise of the autonomous car is likely to drive us to a universal basic income says, Elon Musk — and we’re going to need it soon.<p>During a talk at …

Universal Basic Income

Fake news, Russia and Comey: all poor answers to why Donald Trump won | Bhaskar Sunkara

The longer we downplay the failings of the Democratic party, the greater chance we have of Trump winning again in 2020<p>They were up against a candidate that was beyond gaffe-prone. They had a huge money advantage. They had the support of almost every sector of capital, and what’s left of the labor …

Donald Trump

Facing criticism, Gabbard to personally pay for Syria trip

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she will pay out of her own pocket for the cost of her recent heavily criticized trip to Syria.<p>A statement from the congresswoman's office released Tuesday night said she would "personally reimburse the cost" despite the fact that the …

Bernie Sanders: We need serious talk on serious issues

<b>(CNN) —</b> In my view, the media spends too much time treating politics like a baseball game, a personality contest or a soap opera. We need to focus less on polls, fundraisers, gaffes and who's running for president in four years, and more on the very serious problems facing the American people -- …

Middle-class

Marina Abramović mention in Podesta emails sparks accusations of satanism

An email from the artist forwarded by Clinton’s campaign chief has been seized on by the right as proof that the Democratic candidate has links with the occult<p>Performance artist Marina Abramović has become an unlikely source of fear for rightwing groups after her name was mentioned in the Podesta …

Government

If Donald Trump wins, it’ll be a new age of darkness | Jonathan Freedland

America stands on the brink of the abyss. Its choice could weaken the ties that make civilised order possible – in the US and beyond<p>We are standing on the brink of the abyss. And, like anyone who’s ever peered into a chasm, we are experiencing a queasy, sinking feeling. All round the world, not …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton's Wall St speeches published by Wikileaks

<b>Transcripts of private speeches by US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been released by the whistle-blowing site Wikileaks.</b><p>In one of the extracts, Mrs Clinton told bankers that they were best-placed to help reform the US financial sector.<p>She also said she favoured "open trade …

Government

The Spoiler Myth: Clinton Has More Problems Than Jill Stein and the Bernie or Busters

Now that Hillary Clinton has wrapped up the Democratic Presidential nomination with the endorsement of Bernie Sanders, her supporters have …

Middle-class

What Bernie Sanders Gave to America Today

Today, my hero, Bernie Sanders, endorsed Hillary Clinton, a woman that I truly believe is sociopathic, for the office of the President of the United …

Jill Stein offers to step aside for Bernie Sanders to lead Green Party presidential run

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to lead a "political revolution" -- he said it hundreds of times during his insurgent campaign for the Democratic …

U.K. Voters Back Brexit, Will Leave European Union

LONDON — Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum that forced the country's prime minister to step down, upended markets and set the stage for a messy untangling with far-reaching implications.<p>Electoral officials said early Friday that the "Leave" campaign had racked …

Our Worst Presidents Came In With A Lot Of Experience

We’re likely to hear a lot this election season about experience. Trump has no experience governing or serving in elected office. Hillary Clinton has …

Shut Down the Democratic National Convention

Corporate Democrats rigged the primary elections. They sold us out to Wall Street. They stripped us of our civil liberties. And now they want us to …

Hillary Clinton should apologize for calling Iraq a "Business Opportunity" https://t.co/o5GDiIFHRv

Clinton for-profit education scandal dwarfs Trump U

Hillary and Bill ClintonNEW YORK – Bill and Hillary Clinton’s attack on Donald Trump over Trump University could invite increased scrutiny of the …