Sunday, May 19, 2024

Tag: Washington

5 big Wins, 2 big losses on key eco-ballot initiatives

An energy and big business-backed state constitutional amendment passed in Colorado, while a controversial carbon tax initiative in Washington went down to defeat.

Washington’s Military Addiction

But don’t bother to blame the politicians and national security nabobs in Washington for this. They’re addicts. They can’t help themselves.

Black People Twice As Likely to be Arrested For Pot In...

“The forces that contribute to racial disparities under prohibition are clearly still in place after legalization.”

How A Small Town Won an Unlikely Victory Against Big Oil

A port commission vote against a proposed $1.2 billion oil refinery in a Washington town proves that the people still have a voice.

Washington Asks, ‘Who Lost Ramadi?’ But Washington Never Had Ramadi

Why do Republicans think that if the U.S. occupied Iraq for longer, Ramadi would have somehow become a U.S. protectorate? The whole debate over “who lost Ramadi” is no debate because Washington never had Ramadi.

Hiding America’s War Crimes in Laos, While Reporting on the Grim...

The NY Times recently reported on the “Secret War” by the U.S. against Laos, but it failed to mention that this bombing and strafing campaign was targeted. Did the NY Times coverup Washington's war crimes committed in Laos?

Will Europe Obediently Follow the US into a Catastrophic War?

The EU has the opportunity to avoid taking the same steps the U.S. did when it comes to war. They have the opportunity to move in a positive direction and reject the dictates of Washington. But will they?

Open Letter to John McCain: Get Out of Washington, You Low-Life...

In an open letter to Senator McCain, Carl Gibson writes, "either resign now with some semblance of dignity, or prepare to be thrown out of office in 2016." It's time we see some fresh faces in Washington who will stop doing damage to veterans and working people.

More and War

So many tax dollars have been spent on the further militarization of the country. We no longer have the slightest idea what life might be like if, instead of 17 significant intelligence outfits, we had just two of them, or even one.

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Trump’s alleged $1 billion campaign deal with Big Oil: $110 billion windfall revealed

An investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo offer to oil executives uncovers potential tax savings of $110 billion, raising serious ethical, legal, and environmental concerns.

16 Democrats join GOP to pass controversial Israel Security Assistance Support Act

In a surprising bipartisan move, 16 Democrats break ranks to support a GOP-led bill compelling U.S. military aid to Israel, despite President Biden’s veto threat and significant human rights concerns.

Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana: A major shift in US drug policy

President Biden’s Department of Justice takes historic steps to reclassify marijuana, aiming to end a ‘failed approach’ and recognize its medical benefits, sparking mixed reactions from lawmakers and advocates.

Florida bans sale and distribution of lab-grown meat throughout state

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed a ban on lab-grown meat with similar initiatives being considered in Arizona, Alabama and Tennessee.

Trump’s alleged $1 billion oil deal exposed: Media blackout raises alarms

A stunning quid pro quo promise to Big Oil executives by former President Donald Trump receives scant coverage, raising questions about media integrity and democratic accountability.