Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: politics

‘Fiasco for democracy’ as right-wing supreme court gives green light to...

In a decision voting rights advocates warned could open the floodgates for even more extreme and undemocratic redistricting than what is already...

“What does war have to do with me?”

Sometimes war sounds like the harsh crack of gunfire and sometimes like the whisper of the wind. This early morning -- in...

Sanders vs Warren and other media manipulations

Last week, during which the current U.S. president almost bombed Iran and the presumed front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Joe...

Former state senator pleads guilty to bribery and tax fraud charges

Former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to accepting multiple bribes and falsifying his tax returns in order to conceal his crimes. The former state senator is also expected to plead guilty of accepting bribes in a separate...

Big bucks ready to flow into Maine as Susan Collins aims...

The Democratic nominee to challenge Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in 2020 will start with millions of dollars in the bank. And the picture of...

Can U.S. progressives stop a war with Iran?

Over the last few weeks there’s been yet another surge in tensions in the Middle East, with the Islamic Republic of Iran...

Previewing the democratic debates: Every flavor of NBC, trusting corporate media...

The Democratic National Committee has announced the lineups for its first two presidential primary debates, which will be hosted by NBC on June 26...

Fed up with the system, young voters engage for 2020

Despite this being an off-election year, voting rights organizations are quickly mobilizing to expand voting access, ensure voting rights and educate citizens...

The art of shaping memory

How best to describe the recently completed allied commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France? Two words come...

Feminism: Women’s strike in Switzerland with more than 500,000 women participating

On Friday, the 14th of June 2019, hundreds of thousands of women went on strike throughout Switzerland for the second time after 1991....

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How a trojan horse project to rewrite our constitution could actually happen if Trump...

It’s often said that if Trump is reelected, it’ll be the end of democracy in America. But how could Trump get reelected,...

‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...