May 24, 2016 by


Charles Ortel is examining the Clinton Foundation, an organization he calls the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted”; tracing donations to the Clintons as well as their speaking fees can give us an idea of who the two are most likely to protect during another Clinton presidency; meanwhile, pop singer Taylor Swift has become a Nazi idol.
These discoveries and more below.

A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons
Charles Ortel has his sights set on the charity operations of Hillary and Bill Clinton, known as the Clinton Foundation and its myriad tentacles.

How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M
“Follow the money.” That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976.

Just What Were Donald Trump’s Ties to the Mob?
I’ve spent years investigating, and here’s what’s known.

New Evidence Could Overthrow the Standard View of Quantum Mechanics
Of the many counterintuitive features of quantum mechanics, perhaps the most challenging to our notions of common sense is that particles do not have locations until they are observed.

How Taylor Swift Became a Nazi Idol
Nazis and members of the “alt-right” consider Taylor Swift an Aryan pop queen who is “red pilling” America into a race war through her pop hits.

The Craziest Black Market in Russia
It’s not for oil or guns. It’s for plagiarized dissertations. And every self-respecting doctor, lawyer and politician in the country wants one.

Lethal Drug Pricing, Pharma Division
William J. Hager said he killed his wife of more than 50 years because he could no longer afford to pay for her medications.

The New York Times of the Future Is Beginning to Take Shape
An ambitious effort to overhaul The New York Times is beginning to come into focus.

Prominent Feminist Historian Rejects Israeli Academic Award
Prof. Catherine Hall of University College London says she declined to accept the Dan David Prize “after many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine.”

Urban Outfitters Wins Partial Victory Over Navajo Nation in Trademark Dispute
Urban Outfitters executives may spend the weekend partying in their infamous “Navajo Hipster Panties” and sipping from “Navajo Flasks”: The retailer has just won a partial victory in its ongoing trademark battle with the Navajo Nation, the largest indigenous tribe in the United States.

Virginia Arts Commissioners Threaten to Defund Museum Over “Anti-Christian” Paintings
Members of a Virginia arts commission are calling a pair of Mark Ryden paintings blasphemous and threatening to slash funding for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art for including them in a forthcoming show.

Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology
Nanoscale thermal physics guarantees our decline, no matter how many diseases we cure.

The Sky Is Falling on Print Newspapers Faster Than You Think
Last October, a McKinsey report declared, “We believe that many of the people likely to abandon print newspapers and print consumer magazines have already done so…. We believe most of this core audience—households that have retained their print subscriptions despite having access to broadband—will continue to do so for now, effectively putting a floor on the print markets.”

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication.

A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

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