Trump’s ‘shocking and deeply d...

Jan 20, 2020 by

[Translate] Even though President Donald Trump has been impeached for his efforts to shake down the Ukrainian government to...

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Constitutional lawyer Laurence...

Jan 16, 2020 by

In recent days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has floated the idea that the Senate might vote to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump without ever holding a trial.

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Australia Braces for More Deva...

Jan 3, 2020 by

Australia is bracing for what is expected to be the worst weekend yet in an already devastating climate-fueled wildfire season that has ravaged the southeastern part of the country, killed at least 18 people and nearly half a billion animals, and destroyed 14.5 million acres of land.

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The press finally tried—and fa...

Jan 2, 2020 by

With Donald Trump becoming the first American president to be impeached in his first term, while holed up in the White House tweeting endless attacks around the clock like some internet troll, 2019 should have been the year the Beltway media finally shed its signature timidity and forcefully stood up to him.

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Here’s why Congress wants to l...

Jan 1, 2020 by

Just try phoning Trump’s private banker Rosemary T. Vrablic at Deutsche Bank’s U.S. headquarters in Manhattan.

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‘Happy New Year, you’re fired’...

Jan 1, 2020 by

Railing against illegal immigration and promising to build a U.S./Mexico border wall are two of the ways in which President Donald Trump fires up his base at MAGA rallies, yet media outlets ranging from the Washington Post to the Spanish-language Univision network have reported that the Trump Organization has continued to use undocumented workers in 2019 —

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Scientists establish link betw...

Dec 30, 2019 by

[Translate] Lindsey Graham Screengrab...

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The real outrage of the Afghan...

Dec 15, 2019 by

On Monday, December 9, The Washington Post released a confidential trove of 2,000 pages of government documents that revealed that senior U.S. officials repeatedly failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan.

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Move Over, Peak Oil. Scientist...

Dec 12, 2019 by

“If the livestock sector were to continue with business as usual,” experts warn, “this sector alone would account for 49% of the emissions budget for 1.5°C by 2030.”

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Mitch McConnell’s plan for a s...

Dec 12, 2019 by

So Moscow Mitch McConnell has made it all but official: The Republican Senate will acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.

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Ralph Nader: Failure by Congre...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Will the Democrats move to impeach Trump for a narrow brace of violations and accept that the Senate Republicans will keep this outlaw in the White House?

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The media keeps ignoring the b...

Dec 3, 2019 by

With the House Judiciary Committee poised to take up the impeachment baton and hold a new round of public hearings this month, the Beltway press continues to absorb and echo Republican talking points that claim the inquiry isn’t resonating with Americans.

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WATER POLLUTION — EPA pr...

Nov 25, 2019 by

The Tennessee Valley Authority has long argued it shouldn’t be required to limit the toxic metals that its coal-fired power plant dumps into the Cumberland River.

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Yale psychiatrist: Trump’s 53-...

Nov 25, 2019 by

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the White House doctor said of Donald Trump’s recent, sudden visit to Walter Reed Hospital: “Despite some speculation, the President … did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurologic evaluations.”

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Trump’s half-cocked and bumbli...

Nov 23, 2019 by

After two weeks of testimony in the impeachment hearings, we have the broad outlines of Donald Trump’s conspiracy to extort Ukraine into helping him cheat in the 2020 election.

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Red flags raised after Trump o...

Nov 23, 2019 by

Iraq is one of the top recipients of American assistance, and the U.S. foreign aid agency manages more than $1 billion in projects there, including funding for Iraqi religious minorities pushed by Vice President Mike Pence.

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Intensified US Sanctions Bolst...

Nov 19, 2019 by

On November 14, 1979, 10 days after Iranian students overran the U.S. embassy in Tehran to demand the return of Iran’s deposed Shah, the U.S. first imposed sanctions on Iran. In the four decades since, Iran has been almost continuously under U.S. sanctions.

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David Orr: Is There a Future f...

Nov 14, 2019 by

[Translate] This keynote talk was delivered at the 2019 Bioneers Conference. We are living through the most dangerous challenge to...

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‘Blather and hysteria’: Conser...

Nov 14, 2019 by

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony.

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Opinion: Imagine if L.A. put t...

Nov 11, 2019 by

In the summer of 2028, hundreds of thousands of athletes, support staff and tourists will flood into Los Angeles for the 34th Olympiad, all needing a roof over their heads immediately. Within hours, they will all find one.

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No other president would have ...

Nov 11, 2019 by

[Translate] < President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, 2019,...

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Sonny and Donnie: Down on the ...

Nov 5, 2019 by

Government by the rich is called plutocracy.

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Former GOP rep says Fox News i...

Nov 5, 2019 by

Former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., who announced in August that he would compete against President Donald Trump for the 2020 GOP nomination, has accused Fox News and conservative radio of lying about the impeachment inquiry.

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Here are 9 of the biggest bomb...

Nov 4, 2019 by

[Translate] President Donald J. Trump points to the crowd and claps his hands as he disembarks Air Force One Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019,...

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Robert Reich: The real divide ...

Nov 4, 2019 by

[Translate] Image via Screengrab. Written by Robert Reich / Robert Reich’s Blog November 4, 2019 In the conventional view of...

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Noam Chomsky weighs in on impe...

Nov 2, 2019 by

Noam Chomsky was railing against far-right Republicans and neoliberal corporate Democrats long before Donald Trump became president, but the Trump era has certainly given the veteran journalist/author plenty to talk about.

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‘Someone Cancel the Clim...

Oct 30, 2019 by

“The climate talks in Chile were canceled because of the very issues that are at the heart of the climate emergency: social inequality, disrespect for human rights, and an economy that prioritizes big business and polluters over the needs of everyday people.”

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‘Forces We’ve Unle...

Oct 28, 2019 by

“Our rage as a nation has to burn as fiercely as every fire we witness — for the retiree who’s lost their entire life savings, for the family forced to evacuate from a home they may never come back to, for the child suffocating in smoke miles away.”

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Ralph Nader: How corporate pow...

Oct 27, 2019 by

The lawmakers are doing it. The candidates are doing it. The mass media are doing it. All are excluding from their arenas the leading citizen groups as never before, since the early nineteen sixties. The nonprofit national advocacy/research organizations that led the way for social reforms are being shut out of the political process.

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There really is a witch hunt —...

Oct 23, 2019 by

Last May, Attorney General William Barr assigned U.S. Attorney John Durham the task of investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

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