Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Restrictions on Syrian Refugees Driven by Fear, Xenophobia

Interview with Congressmember Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim member of Congress. “We’ve had 750,000 refugees come into this country since the year 2001. None of them – not one – has been engaged in terrorism,” Ellison says.

The Top Five Ways Netanyahu Has Sabotaged US and Israeli Interests

Binyamin Netanyahu is claiming that "leftists" are sending aid to his rivals to try and unseat him in a rare public display of paranoia. But that is far from the truth—here are five ways he's damaged U.S. and Israel interests.

CIA Evidence from Whistleblower Trial Could Tilt Iran Nuclear Talks

The prosecution in the Jeffrey Sterling case have casted doubt on claims of Iran's developed nuclear weapons program. If the International Atomic Energy Agency determines that U.S. assertions lack credibility, who will Washington have to blame?

VIDEO: We Must Take Action Now

Trans Pacific Partnership is moving its way into Congress. While this deal is bad for American's, it's time we stop the TPP from speeding through Congress without debate or amendment.

License Politicians: Better Late Than Never

Politics remains a glaring, backward exception to a complex, modern culture that rightly demands top credentials for top jobs: any buffoon struts into high political office and commandeers god-like powers over life and death.

Senator Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges

“Government corruption—at any level of elected office—corrodes the public trust." Sen. Robert Menendez has finally been charged for participating in a bribery scheme. It's about time the Department of Justice holds public officials accountable.

VIDEO: Step #2: Make Work Family Friendly

"Family-friendly work" is nothing but a pipedream in the richest nation in the world. Yet it shouldn't be a luxury because it's what American workers and their families deserve—a decent life with decent pay.

The Big Chill: How Big Money Is Buying Off Criticism of Big Money

In Washington's "think-tank" study on inequality, they fail to mention how big corporations and Wall Street have weakened the nation's labor and antitrust laws. So whose side is Washington really on?

Benghazi! Hiding a Transcript—and the Truth

The saga of the House Select Committee on Benghazi continues—Trey Gowdy, the committee's chairman, demands the release of sworn deposition from Sidney Blumenthal. But what is the committee's real purpose?

Was Jeffrey Sterling Trial a Government Effort to Divide Investigative Journalists and Whistleblowers?

Former CIA officer, Jeffrey Sterling, faces a maximum possible sentence of decades in prison for leaking classified information about a secret operation in Iran. Norman Solomon talks about the need to support investigative journalists and whistleblowers and not let government wedge a gap.