Thursday, June 4, 2020

Who’s Winning This Escalating Geopolitical Struggle Between the U.S. and Russia?

Russia and the U.S. have always been confrontational with one another, but lately the relationship has been very dangerous. These two powerful nations need to find a way to coexist.

Bernie Sanders Warns That a New President Could Criminalize Medical and Recreational Marijuana

“The time is long overdue for us to take marijuana off of the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs,” said Bernie Sanders recently at a speech on criminal justice reform.

How the National Endowment for Democracy Manufactures Regime Change Around the World

To most people the National Endowment for Democracy, probably looks like a pretty innocuous organization. But when you examine the records of those who control it and its affiliates, it starts to look like they’re running a shadow foreign policy, sometimes acting in ways that are contrary to the wishes of the powers that be in Washington.

Hillary Clinton Voices Support for Federal Investigation of ExxonMobil

At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton said that she is in support of the Department of Justice investigating ExxonMobil. Her stance: There is a lot of evidence that ExxonMobil purposefully mislead the American public on climate change.

Four Score and Seven Years Ago… at Disney World

Have we been living in a futuristic science fiction novel through the most bizarre American century yet? Tom Engelhardt discusses the demobilization of the American people and the spectacle of the 2016 elections.

How Much ‘Free Speech’ Can You Buy?

Mega-rich families and the corporations they control have bought more than a million dollars' worth of "free" speech in this so called "democratic" election process. It's time we get Big Money out of our political system.

Staffing Up for Corruption

There was a new category of staffing added to Big Money in politics. Campaigns are now hiring “donor maintenance managers” as personal concierges to millionaire supporters—another example of plutocratic corruption of our democratic elections.

Former House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Concealing Blackmail Payments

Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.

Top Five Things Congress Should Investigate Instead of Benghazi (Video)

There are real problems with U.S. policies and actual places where wrongdoings have occurred. Juan Cole suggests five investigations Congress should focus on rather than Benghazi.

Egyptian Government Arrests Three Journalists in Three Days

Earlier this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists accused the Egyptian government of holding record numbers of journalists behind bars this year. Now the CPJ is demanding Egyptian authorities immediately release three journalists who were recently arrested.