Thursday, January 27, 2022

Biden’s dangerous refusal to reverse Trump’s Western Sahara policy

The answer could determine the fate not just of the Western Sahara, but that of the entire international legal order for many decades to come.

Judge blocks Biden administration’s order mandating federal employees vaccinate against COVID-19

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown said President Biden didn't have the authority to “mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.”
Demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court to bring attention to reconsideration of the Citizens United v. FEC decision. February 23, 2012. Image credit: Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

‘Time for Citizens United to go’: US oligarchs poured $1.2 billion into 2020 elections

"Billionaires shouldn't get to use their enormous wealth to pick and choose who they want in office."

Johnson does Downing Street: Booze, lies and playacting

Johnson is part of a privileged cozy class (Eton to Oxbridge to Whitehall) that feels themselves exempt from moral duties, social obligations and legal restrictions.

Why student body presidents are calling on Biden to eliminate student loan debt

President Biden promised student debt relief. He has the power to fulfill this promise and make a difference in millions of lives with the stroke of a pen.

New legal filing reveals startling details of possible fraud by Trump Organization

The new accusations offer startling details about possible financial fraud involving 40 Wall Street.

Promises kept? Joe Biden’s first year at home and abroad

When President Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election was followed by the election of two Democratic senators in Georgia, it looked...

Report: Taxing the world’s richest would raise US $2.52 trillion a year

A new analysis, “Taxing Extreme Wealth,” by the Fight Inequality Alliance, Institute for Policy Studies, Oxfam, and Patriotic Millionaires found a shocking...

500K jobs lost, starvation looms as US holds Afghan funds hostage

As a report published Wednesday revealed the loss of over 500,000 jobs since the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan last August, critics...

The end of dissent

I am a foreign agent. Because my program at the Institute for Policy Studies receives some funding from a...