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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/6
« Reply #1035 on: October 06, 2019, 06:03:55 AM »


Doomstead Diner Daily October 6


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Rudy Giuliani has a record of being very opposed to anti-corruption efforts

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - Rudy Giuliani at Fox Business Network studios on September 23, 2019.Roy Rochlin/Getty Images President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, insist that their bid to pressure Ukraine to investi…


The latest violence in Hong Kong now has the UN’s attention

qz.com - Hong Kong’s summer of discontent, which began with protests over a Chinese extradition bill, has turned into a violent autumn. Months of demonstrations prompted the city leader Carrie Lam to use the …


Romney slammed Trump on Ukraine and China. Now Trump wants Romney impeached.

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - President Donald Trump unleashed a load of venom on Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) over the course of several hours on Saturday, deeming him a “a pompous ‘ass’” and even calling for him to be impeached on T…


Trump wants to shrink the National Security Council

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - President Donald Trump and former National Security Adviser John Bolton.Johann Groder/APA Picturedesk via ZUMA Press In the wake of the whistleblower complaint at the heart of the biggest threat to h…


'Most Implausible Alibi I've Ever Heard': Trump Ridiculed for Blaming Rick Perry for Ukraine Call

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - During a conference call with House Republicans on Friday, President Donald Trump reportedly blamed Energy Secretary Rick Perry for the July 25 call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky that is a…


For House Democrats, impeachment probe widens the divide they hoped to bridge

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Mike DeBonis and Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives Email Bio Follow Amber Phillips Amber Phillips Reporter for The Fix covering Congress, statehouses Email …


Meet the GOP megadonor at the center of the Ukraine scandal

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - Gordon Sondland, center, the American ambassador to the European Union, walks with President Donald Trump.AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais As the extent of President Donald Trump’s campaign to press…


Week 151

theweeklylist.org - With impeachment looming, Trump started this week by attacking the credibility of House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and the whistleblower, both of whom he also endangered with his rhetor…


A second whistleblower with information on Trump and Ukraine might be coming forward

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - A second whistleblower is now considering filing a complaint about President Donald Trump’s conduct regarding Ukraine, the New York Times reported Friday. This whistleblower has “more direct informat…


Watch out, seniors: Trump just launched a stealth attack on Medicare

[url=http://www.salon.com]www.salon.com[/url] - Watch out, older Americans and people with disabilities! President Trump just announced a plan to give corporate health insurers more control over your health care. His new executive order calls for …


The Trumponomics experiment is failing before our eyes

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - When Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, he promised to launch an economic experiment. Ignoring the past few decades of economic liberalization, multilateralism, and openness…


China’s new weapon of choice is your face

qz.com - As China seeks ever more control over its population, it’s turning to one tool of particular note: people’s faces. On Sept. 27, the nation’s information-technology ministry announced that telecom car…


Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire who now sits in jail on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors, has continued to draw media scrutiny in the weeks after his arrest on July 6. Part of the r…


This map shows where you would end up if you dug a hole to the other side of the world

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - It's a common childhood fantasy: What if you dug a hole to the other side of the world, where would you end up? Parents in America are in the habit of telling their kids that they'd end up in China, …


Hurricane Dorian Was Worthy of a Category 6 Rating

blogs.scientificamerican.com - Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes are rare. Only 7% of the 243 hurricanes observed since accurate satellite measurements began in 1983 have reached that catastrophic intensity. And it is truly exception…


How Ebola Crosses Borders

theintercept.com - A chora chora is a resourceful man, a clever man, a man who can get things done. He wears no uniform, but he has an easy way with soldiers. He’s no diplomat, but he knows something about internationa…


Ukrainegate Is Impeachable. But So Is Putting Kids in Cages

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - President Trump’s Ukraine scandal has resulted in growing support for impeachment—as it should. But as Congress begins to get serious about holding Trump accountable, it must not lose sight of the ki…


Why cats never became man's best friend

qz.com - Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at mos…


The Russia-Israel Spy Scandal Puts Iran in an Uncomfortable Position - Global Research

[url=http://www.globalresearch.ca]www.globalresearch.ca[/url] - Russian-Iranian relations were unexpectedly shaken Friday afternoon following reports that the IRGC arrested Russian anti-government journalist Yulia Yuzik on suspicion of spying for “Israel” during …


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/7
« Reply #1036 on: October 07, 2019, 03:39:57 AM »


Doomstead Diner Daily October 7


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Wage growth is slowing—which could be an ominous sign for the economy

qz.com - America’s unemployment rate is brushing historical lows once again, as the United States’ closely-watched jobs data report revealed on Friday. Hiring continues to steam ahead. Given all that, you’d e…


Donald Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Has Its Roots in Russia

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - President Trump and his allies nearly succeeded in consigning the Mueller report to oblivion. William Barr, Trump’s compliant Attorney General, got a jump on the process when he preëmpted the public …


US to let Turkish forces move into Syria, dumping Kurdish allies

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The White House has given the green light to a Turkish offensive into northern Syria, moving US forces out of the area in an abrupt foreign policy change that will in effect abandon Washington’s long…


Trump administration pulls troops from northern Syria as Turkey readies offensive

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - U.S. troops walk past a Turkish military vehicle during a joint patrol in the Syrian village of al-Hashisha along the border on Sept. 8. (Delil Souleiman/Afp Via Getty Images) By Missy Ryan , Missy R…


The Untold Story of the Sony Hack

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - On the day that Sony basically scrapped the movie, I got this email from Jeff Shell: Subject: Fwd: It’s Official: Sony Scraps ‘The Interview’ To: Richard Stengel Subject: Fwd: It’s Official: Sony Scr…


Trump’s Bizarre Attempt to Blame Rick Perry for Ukraine Call

nymag.com - President Trump has repeatedly insisted he did nothing wrong when he pressured Ukraine in a phone call to investigate a political rival, an act which prompted a member of the U.S. intelligence commun…


Attorneys Say They Now Represent 'Multiple Whistleblowers' With Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine Call

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[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - Attorneys representing the intelligence official who filed the formal complaint about President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine's leader confirmed Sunday that they now represent "multiple whistleblo…


Myth busted: China’s status as a developing country gives it few benefits in the World Trade Organisation

theconversation.com - Whether China is a “developing” or a “developed” country for the purposes of the World Trade Organisation matters a lot to the US president. President Donald Trump ignited a new front in the US-China…


Trump's Fox Cheerleaders Urge Moscow Mitch To Kill Impeachment Trial In Senate With Nuclear Option

crooksandliars.com - For a group of people who are constantly proclaiming that Dear Leader did nothing wrong, they sure are working hard to keep what he did from ever seeing the light of day. Here's Trump booster Jeanine…


Is Trump a Russian Agent?: Explaining Terms of Art and Examining the Facts

[url=http://www.justsecurity.org]www.justsecurity.org[/url] - A number of commentators and critics have labeled President Trump an Agent of the Russian Federation. It is often not clear if they mean that he is unwittingly adopting Russian propaganda, knowingly …


Our brains process information the same way as junk food, money and drugs

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - Do you find yourself aimlessly surfing the internet with no goal in mind, or compulsively checking your phone knowing there really isn’t anything to see? That’s because our brains crave knowledge and…


How the US could afford 'Medicare for all'

theconversation.com - Health care is Americans’ number-one priority, based on recent polls, so it’s no wonder it’s been a hot topic in the Democratic primary. Every candidate is offering a plan, ranging from Joe Biden’s A…


Trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on how cells detect and respond to oxygen

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Washington Post Staff October 7 at 5:39 AM William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza were recognized for their work that revealed the molecular mechanisms that underlie how cells adapt to …


A Chinese hog farmer is breeding giant, polar bear-sized pigs that weigh over 1,100 pounds, while the country contends with pork shortages

[url=http://www.insider.com]www.insider.com[/url] - Not unlike the movie "Okja," where a company breeds massive pigs to maximize profits, some Chinese farmers are growing larger and larger hogs to keep up with pork shortages. In Nanning, the capital o…


Global groundwater extraction a “ticking time bomb”

cosmosmagazine.com - A glimpse into the sustainability of global groundwater extraction for rivers, streams and lakes in the next few decades has revealed a worrying picture. The hydrological model, published in the jour…


Trump Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - “It’s a quite a significant development,” Mr. Cagaptay said. Many Syria experts criticized the White House decision and cautioned that American abandonment of its Kurdish allies could widen the eight…


To be resilient, start by avoiding the word "happiness"

qz.com - Happiness isn’t a country. You don’t get there and stay. It’s a fleeting space, a feeling that comes and goes, so focusing on being happy is just a distraction, according to some psychologists. Bette…


Iraq is in Revolt

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - Photograph Source: Technical Sergeant Adrian Cadiz – Public Domain Iraq is poised at a turning point in its modern history as its people wait to see if the government curfew and close down of the int…


As Hong Kong ATMs Run Out Of Cash, Central Bank Steps In To Prevent "Panic Among The Public"

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - As the violence in Hong Kong escalates with every passing week, culminating on Friday with what was effectively the passage of martial law when the local government banned the wearing of masks at pub…


The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower explains how the firm used Facebook data to sway elections

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - An excerpt from a book by the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower reveals what the firm did that swayed the 2016 elections. Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, is known for leakin…


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/8
« Reply #1037 on: October 08, 2019, 05:16:22 AM »

Doomstead Diner Daily October 8


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Just Hours After Trump Bends to Erdoğan, Reports Indicate Turkey's Bombing of Kurdish Forces Has Begun

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - As President Donald Trump was being denounced from all political sides—both domestically and on the international stage—for his decision to rapidly withdraw troops from northeast Syria, reporting on …


Exclusive: Official who heard call says Trump got "rolled" by Turkey and "has no spine"

[url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - Donald Trump got "rolled" by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a National Security Council source with direct knowledge of the discussions told Newsweek. In a scheduled phone call on Sunday aft…


Syrian Kurds see American betrayal and warn fight against ISIS is now in doubt

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A view of Qamishli, the base of the Kurdish administration in northeast Syria. (Alice Martins/For The Washington Post) By Liz Sly , Liz Sly Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider …


Trump’s shocking Syria decision and confusing aftermath, explained

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - The war in Syria is about to enter an uncertain phase after the White House announced late Sunday that it was withdrawing from northeastern Syria in advance of Turkey’s military operations across the…


Poll: Majority of Americans say they endorse opening of House impeachment inquiry of Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Dan Balz and Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Email Bio Follow Scott Clement Scott Clement Polling director Email Bio Follow October 8 at 6:00 A…


Fox News in Disarray as Hosts Struggle to Digest Trump’s Betrayal of the Syrian Kurds

theintercept.com - “Overnight the administration did confirm, following a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, that Turkey will soon attack Kurdish forces in Syria,” Yingst continued. “President Trump has …


Trump Is Calling Literally Everything Treason Now

splinternews.com - No one, except for the scientists who hopefully get to study his cottage cheese brain, can really say with any certainty what’s going on in Donald Trump’s head. So all we can really go off is what ac…


Brexit: Johnson poised to end talks after call with Merkel ends in deadlock - live news

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - You can read James Forsyth’s Spectator blog, in which he publishes, apparently more or less in full, a message he got yesterday from a “contact in No 10” setting out Downing Street’s thinking on the …


"The Americans are traitors": Trump faces a major backlash over Syria announcement

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - President Donald Trump greets Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in June at the G20 summit in Japan.Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Donald Trump upended US military policy in the Middle East Sunday…


Giuliani says State Dept vowed to investigate after he gave Ukraine docs to Pompeo

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney for President Donald Trump, said Wednesday that he personally gave Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a file of documents with unproven allegations again…


Julián Castro just saw Donald Trump's border crisis firsthand: “His agenda is killing people”

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - Democratic Presidential hopeful Julián Castro escorts a group of migrants to the Brownsville Port of Entry Monday morning. He asked port officials to allow the migrants to petition for asylum in the …


If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

qz.com - Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day while in office? Why has the best investor in history, Warren Buffett, invested 80% of his time in reading a…


‘Very small number’ of troops pulled from Syria-Turkey border: US official

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - New York Times: President Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy — WASHINGTON — In a major shift in United States military policy in Syria, the White House said on Sunday …


Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, has said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies. Images from Qu…


Apple bows to China by censoring Taiwan flag emoji

qz.com - In a recent update to iOS 13.1, Apple’s iPhone operating system, Apple reportedly removed the Taiwanese flag emoji from its keyboard for users in Hong Kong and Macau, China’s two special administrati…


Poll: Majority of Americans say they endorse opening of House impeachment inquiry of Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Dan Balz and Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Email Bio Follow Scott Clement Scott Clement Polling director Email Bio Follow October 8 at 6:00 A…


Leaked Wikileaks Doc Reveals US Military Use of IMF, World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - WASHINGTON – In a leaked military manual on “unconventional warfare” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, the U.S. Army states that major global financial institutions — such as the World Bank, Interna…


Trump campaign threatens to sue Minneapolis over 'phony' security bill for rally

[url=http://www.startribune.com]www.startribune.com[/url] - Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump’s campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to force it to pay $530,000 for security durin…


'Maddening' Graphic Shows How 400 Richest Americans Paid Less In Taxes Than Any Other Income Group

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - For the first time in U.S. history, the 400 wealthiest Americans paid less in taxes last year than people in any other income group, thanks to decades of tax cuts and loopholes benefiting the rich. A…


Trump signed an executive order about how much he hates Medicare-for-all

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - President Donald Trump has made his distaste for a government-run single-payer health care system official, signing an executive order decrying Medicare-for-all and promoting private insurance’s role…


Because What Kevin McAleenan's DHS Does Speaks "Louder Than His Words," Activists Boo Him Offstage

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - The Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary Kevin McAlneenan was shouted offstage Monday at Georgetown University by pro-immigrant demonstrators who said "Trump henchmen" shouldn't be "giv…


Perspective | Don’t be mad at the NBA. Hundreds of U.S. companies have sold out to China’s regime.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Sally Jenkins Sally Jenkins Sports columnist Email Bio Columnist October 7 at 1:10 PM Get off the NBA’s back, all you people who want sports to be the children’s literature of your lost youth. Som…


Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, has said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies. Images from Qu…


Trump’s Ukraine Extortion Was Also a Mafia-Style Shakedown by Rudy’s Clients

nymag.com - When autocratic leaders attack “corruption,” they are usually using it as a pretext to clear out the competition and establish their own racket. President Trump’s campaign to pressure Ukraine to inve…


China grew a plant on the moon — it sprouted two leaves, data indicates

bigthink.com - Learning how to reliably grow plants in space is necessary if NASA or other space agencies want to launch long-term missions. "Simply packing some multi-vitamins will not be enough to keep astronauts…


The story behind the Extinction Rebellion symbol at climate protests

grist.org - This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the Amazon burns, North American birds disappear, and scientists anticipate that by 2…


The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches and All-Time High. The Greta Thunberg Meme hits the Memesphere

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - So, what's happening? Let's see if we can learn something from my wrong prediction. First of all, I based my prediction on the data from Google Trends that showed a constant and robust decline of the…


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: Doomstead Diner Daily 8/9
« Reply #1038 on: October 08, 2019, 05:43:43 PM »
No Doomstead Diner Daily for tomorrow, 10/9. I have to be out VERY early tomorrow.
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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/11
« Reply #1039 on: October 11, 2019, 04:06:36 PM »
I had to be out of the house by 5 every day this week, leaving no time for assemblymen bing a paper. Here's a late Friday edition.

Doomstead Diner Daily October 11


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Ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch tells Congress Trump pressured State Dept. to remove her

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By John Hudson , John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email Bio Follow Karoun Demirjian and Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on natio…


PG&E was once part of the climate-denial machine that helped fuel California's blackout crisis

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - The Camp Fire in Paradise, California in 2018.Neal Waters, ZUMA Rather than take the chance that its downed power lines would spark another blaze like last year’s Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric …


Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Under Criminal Investigation

nymag.com - The role of a defense lawyer is to help the client minimize or avoid legal jeopardy. Generally speaking, you do not want your lawyer himself to be the subject of a criminal investigation. Yet that is…


Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds May Be the Dumbest Move of His Presidency

nymag.com - A few long years ago, Donald Trump overcame 16 other Republican candidates — and the unified opposition of the GOP Establishment — to win his party’s nomination. He then overcame the most well-funded…


Trump Bored by His Own Speech, Just Wants to Talk About TV Shows

nymag.com - Roughly half an hour into his rally in Minneapolis last night, President Trump was reciting his prepared remarks about the evil political establishment shipping jobs overseas and flooding your commun…


Why Is William Barr Meeting With Rupert Murdoch?

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Donald Trump might not be president were it not for Fox News, the right-wing network that for years gave the blustery game show host a political platform and in 2016 promoted his long-shot candidacy.…


Dark money is pouring in to protect the "worst energy policy in the country"

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - This summer, Ohio’s beleaguered nuclear and coal plants got a major gift in the promise of a big bailout. Now, the fight over that promise has escalated into one of the most dramatic and bizarre show…


“Stand Down”: Ronan Farrow’s Producer on How NBC Killed Its Weinstein Story

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - The next morning, after NBC put Ronan on the Today show to discuss our Weinstein reporting, we exchanged texts. “They’re panicked,” he told me. “I was on the phone w [NBC spokesman Mark] Kornblau and…


Who's the secret Russian in the indictment of Giuliani's pals? We found some clues.

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - Booking photos of Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman./AP When the US attorney for the Southern District of New York charged two associates of Rudy Giuliani and two other men on Wednesday with campaign…


We found the corruption: Giuliani pals making shady donations to pro-Trump GOPers for Ukrainians

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - As Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump squawk that the president’s quid-pro-quo-ish call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was only prompted by Trump’s heartfelt desire to address “corruption” i…


The Actual Laws Trump Has Broken Amount to 10 Years in Prison

theintercept.com - They are, however, indictable. A variety of felony criminal statutes plainly implicate Trump’s behavior, and come with lengthy prison sentences — the types of sentences doled out for high crimes, to …


The average US worker would need 10 times the lengt

qz.com - There are more people with a billion dollars today than at any other time in history. And there are more people with multiple billions of dollars too. A billion dollars sounds like a lot. But only wh…


Court Ruling Shows How FBI Abused NSA Mass Surveillance

theintercept.com - The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found that the FBI may have violated the rights of potentially millions of Americans — including its own agents and informants — by improperly searching th…


Study Predicts 'Frightening Future' for North American Birds, With Two-Thirds of Species Extinct by 2100 If Earth Warms More Than 1.5 Degrees

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - In a new study published Thursday by the National Audubon Society, scientists say that saving hundreds of bird species from extinction by the end of this century is entirely possible—but that without…


Bloodied clothes and body bags: Kurds mourn dead in Syria

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In a wooden hut at the back of a hospital, a woman cradled the head of a dead man and dabbed away grime and blood with a sponge. A blanket covered the man’s mutilated lower half. His blood-soaked mil…


Some in Hong Kong Feel Frustrated, as their City is Losing to Mainland China

[url=http://www.unz.com]www.unz.com[/url] - Hong Kong is losing to Mainland China. Its poverty rates are high, it suffers from corruption and savage capitalism. It is now the most expensive city on earth. People are frustrated, but paradoxical…


Rethinking cities, from the ground up

medium.com - Cities begin in the mind — or so thought Elias Canetti.¹ Ancient hunter-gatherers must have pondered the existence of collectives much larger than the ones they actually lived in. Proof, he felt, was…


13 stunning images that amplify the impacts of climate change

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - From dirty drinking water and deforestation to plastic pollution and poaching, the environmental impacts of humans on the planet are often devastating. This year's winners and shortlisted finalists i…


$1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report. Just 1% of the $700bn (£…


This Is What Adapting to Climate Change Looks Like

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Read: The simple reason that humans can’t control wildfires That is in part because blackouts—while not as deadly or terrifying as wildfires—are nonetheless expensive in their own right. Outages this…


This bike lane is covered in solar panels. (It's also in the middle of a highway)

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - Right in the middle of a highway is interesting placement for a bicycle lane. In South Korea, there's a solar bike path that shields riders from the sun while at the same time generating power from i…


What Made Me Reconsider the Anthropocene

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Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Under Criminal Investigation

nymag.com - The role of a defense lawyer is to help the client minimize or avoid legal jeopardy. Generally speaking, you do not want your lawyer himself to be the subject of a criminal investigation. Yet that is…


Turkey’s invasion of Syria puts Islamic State fight on hold at a critical time

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Liz Sly and Liz Sly Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region Email Bio Follow Missy Ryan Missy Ryan Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security E…


Trump says he is replacing McAleenan as acting homeland security secretary

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Acting homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan listens as President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the White House on July 16. The president announced Friday that McAleenan is leaving t…


Bloodied clothes and body bags: Kurds mourn dead in Syria

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In a wooden hut at the back of a hospital, a woman cradled the head of a dead man and dabbed away grime and blood with a sponge. A blanket covered the man’s mutilated lower half. His blood-soaked mil…


How the War Against ISIS Was Won, Before It Was Lost

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - If you ask an Istanbullu where to find plant food or pesticide, you will be directed to a shopping arcade in an underpass beside the Galata Bridge, in the neighborhood of Karaköy, where these items a…


‘‘The Public Is Clearly on the Side of Net Neutrality’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Free Press’s Craig Aaron about the net neutrality setback for the October 4, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: A federal ap…


Britain’s Pro-Brexit Press: When in Doubt, Blame the Irish

fair.org - The Daily Express (10/4/19) defies the reality that Brexit has a great deal to do with Ireland. The deadline for Britain to come up with a deal under which it would exit from the European Union is le…


An Unfaithful Servant of Imperialism: Why Trump Is Facing Impeachment

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other…


Look who met 3 weeks ago to discuss and make plans for Syria – Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani

[url=http://www.dailykos.com]www.dailykos.com[/url] - Erdogan Iran Isis Kurds Recommended Russia Syria trump Turkey VladimirPutin HassanRouhani Tag History Syria created by Mark Lippman at 10/10/2019 07:03 AM Kurds Syria created by Mark Lippman at 10/10…


Why Shep Smith finally walked out of Fox News for good

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Executives at the network leaned on him to stay, but to no avail. On Friday afternoon he announced his departure on the air, then exited the building immediately, clearly emotional about saying goodb…


American brands are trying to play both sides of the Hong Kong-China conflict

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - Hong Kong’s massive anti-government demonstrations began in June, when protesters rallied against an extradition bill that could bring Hong Kong residents into mainland China’s legal system. Since th…


Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - SANA’A, YEMEN — Recent political developments have offered a glimmer of hope to some that the end of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen may be near. But a new report by the United Nations Development P…


What Made Me Reconsider the Anthropocene

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Where, in my essay, I emphasized the potential transience of civilization, Wing and colleagues on the Anthropocene Working Group emphasize the eternal mark left on the biosphere, whether our civiliza…


This Is What Adapting to Climate Change Looks Like

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Read: The simple reason that humans can’t control wildfires That is in part because blackouts—while not as deadly or terrifying as wildfires—are nonetheless expensive in their own right. Outages this…


Indigenous-Led Protests Over Moreno's IMF Austerity Cuts Rock Ecuador

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - QUITO, ECUADOR — “We don’t have a state! We don’t have any state!” The lady’s voice projects through a loudspeaker amid the crowd. She’s not having it. Nor is the groundswell of hundreds, if not thou…


Opinion | U.S. foreign policy is for sale. Who else is buying?

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Anne Applebaum Anne Applebaum Columnist focusing on national politics and foreign policy Email Bio Follow Columnist October 11 at 4:08 PM Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, a pro-Trumper or…


Mike Elk on GM Strike, Trinity Tran on Public Banking

fair.org - This week on CounterSpin: One of the ways corporate media coverage of the now more than three-week-old GM strike is like coverage of every strike is the use, so common as to be invisible, of construc…


‘Dump Trump’ Protests to Counter Trump Rally in Minneapolis

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – Large protests are expected today as Donald Trump is due to arrive at the downtown Target Center for a campaign rally promoting his 2020 presidential campaign. Many liberal, leftist…


The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches and All-Time High. Greta Thunberg Conquers the Memesphere

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches and All-Time High. Greta Thunberg Conquers the Memesphere Greta Thunberg is having a phenomenal success as climate messenger. Good targeting, flawless pe…


Post-Capitalists Must Understand the Role of Migration in Global Capitalism | naked capitalism

[url=http://www.nakedcapitalism.com]www.nakedcapitalism.com[/url] - This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1633 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and partici…


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Can Extinction Rebellion Build a U.S. Climate Movement Big Enough to Save the Earth?

theintercept.com - A crowd of about 200 black-clad members of the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion gathered Monday morning at the southern end of New York City’s financial district. Some held banners painted…


U.S. forces say Turkey was deliberately ‘bracketing’ American troops with artillery fire in Syria

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - This picture taken Saturday near the Syrian border town of Kobane shows a U.S. observation post where the Pentagon said U.S. troops came under Turkish artillery fire on Friday. (Ozan Kose/Afp Via Get…


Kurdish politician among nine civilians shot dead by pro-Turkey forces in Syria

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Turkish-backed proxies leading a ground offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in north-eastern Syria have killed nine civilians including a female politician, a human rights monitor has claimed. The…


Trump’s envoy to testify that ‘no quid pro quo’ came from Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Aaron C. Davis and Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email Bio Follow John Hudson John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email Bio Follow Octobe…


PG&E Spent Billions on Lobbyists and PR Instead of Upgrades

theintercept.com - Power shutoffs affecting more than 1 million residents, scheduled by PG&E this week throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, have sparked a massive backlash, with many community…


The Impeachment Loophole No One's Talking About | Washingtonian (DC)

[url=http://www.washingtonian.com]www.washingtonian.com[/url] - A nugget of political arithmetic is suddenly everywhere: “Two-thirds majority.” This is the share of votes required to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial in the United States Senate. Tha…


How two Soviet-born emigres made it into elite Trump circles — and the center of the impeachment storm

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rosalind S. Helderman , Rosalind S. Helderman Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Emai…


Opinion | U.S. foreign policy is for sale. Who else is buying?

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Anne Applebaum Anne Applebaum Columnist focusing on national politics and foreign policy Email Bio Follow Columnist October 11 Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, a pro-Trumper or a never-Tr…


Ex-Deutsche Bank exec says bank may have ‘destroyed’ copies of Trump’s tax returns

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - A former Deutsche Bank executive suggested that the financial firm may have “destroyed” physical copies of President Trump’s tax returns after the bank told a court that it no longer had them. Trump …


The Cipollone Letter: Trouble in the White House Counsel’s Office

[url=http://www.lawfareblog.com]www.lawfareblog.com[/url] - White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter to the House leadership, declaring that the president will not cooperate in any impeachment inquiry, is an extraordinary document in more than one respect. …


Opinion |

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Now that’s all changed. As The New York Times reported, after Trump recalled the U.S. ambassador, Lutsenko gloated to the head of AntAC that he had “eliminated your roof,” using Russian mafia slang f…


BFP Exclusive: Syria- Secret US-NATO Training & Support Camp to Oust Current Syrian President

[url=http://www.newsbud.com]www.newsbud.com[/url] - I have been closely following the situation and events in Syria as they unfold. In doing so I totally bypass what’s being misreported by the US mainstream media-Washington Post, New York Times, and t…


Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie: the cognitive segregation of America

bigthink.com - I don't even know where to begin with this one. You've probably heard of Cambridge Analytica. Maybe you know they're a company that did some nefarious things involving facebook and the 2016 US presid…


Haiti and the failed promise of US aid

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - When Bill and Hillary Clinton travelled to the Caribbean nation of Haiti as newlyweds in 1975, they were enchanted. Bill had recently lost a race for Congress back home in Arkansas, but by the time t…


Billions face food, water shortages over next 30 years as nature fails

[url=http://www.nationalgeographic.com]www.nationalgeographic.com[/url] - A huge automated irrigation machine moves slowly over a potato plantation on reclaimed desert land in Egypt. A new model shows which areas of the world will be hit hardest by the changes to nature th…


We’re About to Become People Fighting Desperately Fighting For Survival on a Dying Planet, and It’s Not Going to Be Pretty

eand.co - You’d be forgiven, these days, for feeling a sense of near perpetual anxiety about a future melting away like an Antarctic glacier. Your anxiety is trying to prepare you for something. It’s going to …


The mystery of the missing Leonardo: where is Da Vinci’s $450m Jesus?

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Will it or won’t it appear? This is the question being asked across the art world about the Salvator Mundi - the first Leonardo to be discovered for more than a century - as the Louvre prepares for i…


Google Is Funding Climate Change Denialism

earther.gizmodo.com - Despite all it’s evidently performative public-facing climate change initiatives, Google is forking over “substantial” contributions to denier organizations and events. A report from the Guardian pub…


International Rebellion - Extinction Rebellion

rebellion.earth - Something is happening. You know it is, you can feel it. You are called on to be part of it. Because time is running out. We’re almost at the point of no return. The governments are doing nothing. Bu…


World’s Biggest Pork Producer Warns of Bacon Shortage

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - It’s scary news for bacon fans: The U.S. could see tight supplies, or even some shortages of pork bellies along with ham next year as the spread of a pig-killing disease in China ripples through the …


Trump Country Begs for Clean Water | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - A rural water district in a northern Nebraska county that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election had to resort to setting up a gofundme account when a flood wiped out running water to half…


Army deployed in Ecuador as protests descend into violence

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - President Lenín Moreno ordered the army on to the streets of Ecuador’s capital Quito after a week and a half of protests over fuel prices devolved into violent incidents, with masked protesters attac…


Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Both sons have operated and promoted the Trump family business overseas during their father’s presidency, even as he retains ownership. And while the Trump and Biden father-son relationships differ i…


An 8-year-old girl climbed an 18-foot replica of Donald Trump's 'un-climbable' border wall in seconds

[url=http://www.independent.co.uk]www.independent.co.uk[/url] - An 18-foot replica of Donald Trump's border wall has been scaled in a matter of seconds by novice climbers, an eight-year-old girl, and a man who returned for another attempt while juggling with one …


The 10 countries with the most endangered species in the world

energyskeptic.com - I don’t know whether to go to these countries to see these beautiful creatures before they’re extinct, or to spend my money on countries like Costa Rica and Tanzania that have set aside a quarter or …


18 killed, dozens injured as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan | Japan News

[url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - At least 18 people have been killed and more than a dozen missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed the capital, Tokyo, and surrounding areas, causing rivers to overfl…


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The False Balance Between Fascists and Antifascists

fair.org - Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. Tribu…


Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: 'There is blood on Trump's hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies'

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Prior to Turkey's offensive last week, as a confidence building measure with the country, the US convinced the Syrian Kurds to dismantle their defensive fortifications along the border and pull their…


Syrian army begins to move troops to 'confront' Turkey in northern Syria: state media - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army has begun deploying its troops to northern Syria battlefronts to “confront a Turkish aggression” on Syrian territory, state media said on Sunday. State media did not…


The Trump-Blessed War in Northeastern Syria Is Already a Complete Disaster

nymag.com - Less than a week after President Trump gave Turkey the green light to attack the U.S.-allied, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria, the conflict in the border region has already…


Trump’s envoy to testify that ‘no quid pro quo’ came from Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Aaron C. Davis and Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email Bio Follow John Hudson John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email Bio Follow Octobe…


Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - A spokesman for Mr. Trump’s campaign said he knew nothing about the video. “That video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence,” said Tim Murtaugh, the spokesman. A DeSantis …


Opinion | Trumpism’s Infinite Vulgarities

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - And many Southerners despised Northern liberals for seeming to encourage the ascendance of black people in the South. So, Southern states, beginning with Mississippi, called constitutional convention…


Trump threatens to sue top Democrats Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi amid impeachment inquiry

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Washington(CNN) President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday night to sue top congressional Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the House impeachment inquiry into the Pres…


Fact-Checking 5 Claims About the Impeachment Inquiry

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - “There’s no requirement in the Constitution that the House do anything specific, in any order, prior to voting to approve articles of impeachment,” said Stephen Vladek, a constitutional law professor…


Joe Biden Is Right About The New York Times

newrepublic.com - There’s no clear way out of this dynamic and it’s not obvious that it’s fully a problem. We value journalism, in part, because we hope, perhaps naively, that the material journalists put into the wor…


The Myth of Judeo-Christian Values

[url=http://www.stonekettle.com]www.stonekettle.com[/url] - The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. -- Aristotle The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contem…


Trump’s former top Russia adviser to testify in House impeachment probe

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karoun Demirjian Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow October 14 at 7:58 AM Fiona Hill, the White House’s former top Russia adviser, is expected t…


Spanish Supreme Court sentences Catalan separatists to prison, sparking protests

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Pamela Rolfe and James McAuley James McAuley Foreign correspondent focusing on French and European politics and culture Email Bio Follow October 14 at 6:23 AM MADRID — Spain’s Supreme Court senten…


Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt, says Mark Carney

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Companies and industries that are not moving towards zero-carbon emissions will be punished by investors and go bankrupt, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. Mark Carney also told the Gua…


Homemade Bomb Detonated for First Time in Hong Kong Protests

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Protesters have deplored the officers’ use of pepper spray and tear gas as excessive since the early days of the protests, but last week an 18-year-old high school student was shot in the chest by a …


Crises in Iraq and Haiti expose the failure of militarized neoliberalism

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - This season could be called the Autumn of Discontent, as people from the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean have been rising up against corrupt neoliberal governments. Two of the countrie…


‘All the way up to POTUS’: Ousted ambassador to Ukraine names Trump in testimony over smear campaign led by Giuliani

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators during a closed-door session Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to oust h…


Of Two Minds - The Ultimate Heresy: Technology Can't Fix What's Broken

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - Technology can't fix what's broken, because what's broken is our entire system.. The ultimate heresy in today's world isn't religious or political: it's refusing to believe that technology can not on…


Technology Sabotaged Public Safety

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - When my father was 18 years old, he fell asleep at the wheel while driving home late. That’s never good, but it was particularly bad then, in 1954, the year he crashed his car on the early-morning Mi…


The 'Plague' of FascismInfecting Trump's America - WhoWhatWhy

whowhatwhy.org - The Department of Homeland Security has finally added white supremacists to its list of terrorist threats. Kevin McAleenan, the former acting secretary of Homeland Security, told the Brookings Instit…


California wildfires, electricity shutoffs and our troubled energy future - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - Most of the news surrounding the electricity shutoffs in California—done to avert the ignition of additional wildfires by aging electrical infrastructure—has focused on two things: climate change and…


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Opinion | The Violent Trump Video Is Dumb, and That’s the Point

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Though quick to yell “triggered,” the Trump-Media Industrial Complex frequently claims that the left is trying to incite violence. In 2017, right-wing media protested a performance of “Julius Caesar”…


Russia patrolling between Turkish and Syrian forces after U.S. troops withdraw

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Russian and Syrian national flags flutter on military vehicles near Manbij, Syria Oct. 15, 2019. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters) By Kareem Fahim, close Kareem Fahim Istanbul bureau chief covering the Middle …


Trump calls for cease-fire in northern Syria and imposes sanctions on Turkey

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Seung Min Kim and close Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karen DeYoung close Karen DeYoung


Trump’s ex-Russia adviser told impeachment investigators of Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karoun Demirjian, close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Shane Harris and close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security…


Giuliani associate embroiled in Trump Ukraine drama raised money for DeSantis campaign

[url=http://www.miamiherald.com]www.miamiherald.com[/url] - A Soviet-born businessman who helped President Donald Trump’s personal attorney dig for dirt in Ukraine on his political opponents also helped raise significant sums of money last year for Ron DeSant…


“She Is Definitely the Hero”: Defiance at State After Yovanovitch Blasts Trump

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Even for diplomats numbed by years of Trump-induced whiplash, the revelation that their boss, Mike Pompeo, had sat quietly while the president trash-talked Marie Yovanovitch came as a nasty shock. Fo…


These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - While the Jeffrey Epstein scandal has largely faded from media coverage in the United States, it has continued to attract attention abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom in connection with Epste…


Trump’s Betrayals Won’t End With the Kurds

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - For once Republicans have forcefully spoken out against Mr. Trump. Graham said our Kurdish allies had been “shamelessly abandoned by the Trump Administration.” Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, t…


Memos Reveal Scope, Racial Animus of GOP Gerrymandering Nationwide

theintercept.com - In court and in public, many top Republicans have denied gerrymandering gives them any advantage at all. They’ve captured state legislatures and won an edge in Congress, some have suggested, due to s…


Ronan Farrow: National Enquirer shredded secret Trump documents

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - “The staffer opened the safe, removed a set of documents, and tried to wrest it shut,” Farrow writes. “Later, reporters would discuss the safe like it was the warehouse where they stored the Ark of t…


CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Shane Harris, close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Greg Miller and close Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email Emai…


‘Faithless Electors’ Could Tip the 2020 Election. Will the Supreme Court Stop Them?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - On election night in 2016, the electoral vote was expected to be 306 for Donald J. Trump and 232 for Mrs. Clinton. In the end, though, it was 304 to 227. Seven electors succeeded in voting for other …


Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in American Foe

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - With Turkey making increasing noise in recent months about forcing the Kurdish militia away from its border, the American military made contingency plans to get about five dozen of the highest-priori…


Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Mr. Trump tried another defense on Monday, via Twitter. Clearly sensitive about the critique that he was abandoning a longtime ally, he wrote that “anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the …


Hikers, Trump, and the Capitalist Conspiracy to Ruin Public Lands

theintercept.com - Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it was transferring five parcels of federally owned land along the U.S.-Mexico border to the control of the U.S. Army so that it could be used …


Kremlin Confident Turkey Will Soon Halt Syria Incursion

[url=http://www.voanews.com]www.voanews.com[/url] - MOSCOW - Russian officials say they expect Turkey to start halting soon its cross-border incursion in north-eastern Syria. They say Syria’s Kurds have agreed to shelve their plans for a self-governin…


March to Protect The Sacred on Indigenous People’s Day 2019

unicornriot.ninja - Clearbrook, MN – On Indigenous People’s Day 2019, a coalition of climate activists will march to the Enbridge tar sands pipeline terminal located in Clearbrook, Minnesota. The Ginew Collective of ind…


Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - All around the world, from small-town Illinois in the US to Rochdale in England, from Perth, Australia, to Dumka in northern India, a revolution is under way in how governments treat the poor. You ca…


CIA, FBI computers used for Wikipedia edits - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People using CIA and FBI computers have edited entries in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on topics including the Iraq war and the Guantanamo prison, according to a new traci…


Extinction Rebellion activists defy London-wide protest ban

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Extinction Rebellion climate protesters have promised to continue their mass civil disobedience campaign in London despite a city-wide ban on their demonstrations announced late on Monday night. Hund…


Police State Ecuador under Lenin Moreno

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - Lenin Moreno campaigned on a platform of continuing the progressive policies of his predecessor, Rafeal Correa. Straightaway in office, he betrayed the public trust. Ecuadorian legal scholar Oswaldo …


How to Beat Trump, According to Experts on Middle-School Bullies

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Anyway. We’re here now. I asked the experts to picture an especially troubled middle school. The grownups are checked out, and an aggressive student named Donald rules the scene. Another student want…


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Warren faces first sustained attack in debate that begins with unified condemnation of Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa, close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Chelsea Janes and close Chelsea Janes Reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign Email EmailBi…


Giuliani pressed Trump to eject Muslim cleric from U.S., a top priority of Turkish president, former officials say

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Rudolph W. Giuliani has said he does not need to register as a foreign lobbyist. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Carol D. Leonnig, close Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focus…


Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Is Alive and Well

nymag.com - Two weeks ago, Bernie Sanders’s 2020 campaign looked seriously unwell — and then, so did Bernie Sanders. As of October 1, the Vermont senator’s support in national polls had been stagnating for month…


Warren Really Doesn’t Want to Talk About Middle-Class Tax Hikes

nymag.com - You didn’t have to be clairvoyant to think that high-flying candidate Elizabeth Warren might have a bullseye on her back in the fourth round of Democratic presidential candidate debates in Ohio Tuesd…


White House directed ‘three amigos’ to run Ukraine policy, senior State department official tells House investigators

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Paul Kane, close Paul Kane Senior congressional correspondent and columnist Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karoun Demirjian and close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national …


How Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - Turkey’s Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan’s point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey’s military options are becoming increasin…


Boris Johnson 'will ask EU for extension if no Brexit deal by Saturday'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has indicated that Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU seeking an extension if there is no agreement by Saturday. Pressed by the Commons’ Brexit committe…


How Lev Parnas Became Part of the Trump Campaign’s “One Big Family”

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - On September 26th, two weeks before Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested at Dulles International Airport, Parnas was visiting Manhattan. It was during the U.N. General Assembly, and a large Ukrai…


Trump’s Syria Exit Complicates Democrats’ Anti-War Stance

theintercept.com - The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. was pulling all of its troops out of northeastern Syria at President Donald Trump’s direction, completing a withdrawal he had started by Twitter declara…


White House Is Said to Open Internal Review of Ukraine Call

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Mr. Mulvaney’s role has also come under increased scrutiny. Ms. Hill testified that she and the former national security adviser John R. Bolton believed that Mr. Mulvaney and the ambassador to the Eu…

Once Trump is gone, the U.S. must completely reform the presidency

[url=http://www.thelondoneconomic.com]www.thelondoneconomic.com[/url] - However Donald Trump leaves the White House, whether through impeachment, defeat at the polls or (God forbid) after a second term, there will be a reckoning in U.S. politics. For nearly three years n…


The Trump Administration Is Using the Full Power of the U.S. Surveillance State Against Whistleblowers

theintercept.com - Government whistleblowers are increasingly being charged under laws such as the Espionage Act, but they aren’t spies. They’re ordinary Americans and, like most of us, they carry smartphones that auto…


‘This water belongs to our farmers’: Modi vows not a single drop of Indian water will flow to Pakistan

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - “For the last 70 years, the waters that belonged to India and farmers of Haryana were going to Pakistan. Modi will stop it and bring it to your households,” the PM promised during a rally at Charkhi …


Republican Tax Law Has Cost Home Owners $1 Trillion | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - The 2017 Trump-Republican tax rewrite has cost home owners $1 trillion, reports noted financial journalist Alan Sloan for ProPublica and Fortune magazine. That massive number is the reduction in home…


Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - "NASA concluded that the LR had found a substance mimicking life, but not life," said Levin in his article. "Inexplicably, over the 43 years since Viking, none of NASA's subsequent Mars landers has c…


Erdoğan’s calamitous Syrian blunder has finally broken his spell over Turkey | Simon Tisdall

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - If Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s belligerent president, were a true patriot with his country’s security and wellbeing at heart, he would resign immediately. He has made an appalling hash of things. …


Hong Kong is exporting its protest techniques around the world

qz.com - The “Be Water” nature of Hong Kong’s protests—fluid, flexible, and fast-moving—has taken on a new form half way across the world in Catalonia: as a tsunami. After a Spanish court on Monday (Oct. 14) …


‘Upside-down rivers’ speed polar ice loss | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Researchers move closer to understanding the invisible dynamics that drive the loss of polar ice shelves – but what it means for global warming is still uncertain. LONDON, October 16, 2019 – Scientis…


Panama Papers law firm Mossack Fonseca sues Netflix over The Laundromat

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The partners of the offshore law firm whose confidential files were exposed in the Panama Papers leak, Mossack Fonseca, have launched defamation action against Netflix over a movie about the scandal …


London Bans Extinction Rebellion Protests After Blackrock Offices Targeted

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - London has become the first city in the world to ban environmental alarmist group Extinction Rebellion just one day after reports that they were targeting Blackrock offices in the progressive city. A…


This Oil Spill Has Been Leaking Into The Gulf For 14 Years

[url=http://www.npr.org]www.npr.org[/url] - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are using Ian MacDonald's data to estimate the amount of oil being spilled at the Taylor Ene…


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US nuclear bombs at Turkish airbase complicate rift over Syria invasion

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- An estimated 50 nuclear bombs stored at a US airbase in Turkey have become potential bargaining chips in the tense relationship between Washington and Ankara in the wake of the Turkish offensive into…


Furious commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from top of Tube

news.sky.com - Angry commuters have pulled Extinction Rebellion protesters from the top of a Tube as activists disrupted services across London. A Catholic and Anglican priest also climbed onto a train at a differe…


Brexit deal has been reached say E.U. and U.K. leaders

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks at a media conference at E.U. headquarters in Brussels, Oct. 17, 2019. (Frank Augstein/AP) By Michael Birnbaum, close Michael Birnbaum Bru…


Chaos in Hong Kong chamber over violent attack on activist

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Hong Kong leader, Carrie Lam, has again been forced from the legislative chamber because of protests by opposition members after a violent attack on a leader of the nearly five-month-old protest …


Trump Has ‘Very Serious Meltdown’ in Meeting With Democrats

nymag.com - The president usually doesn’t respond well to criticism and has plenty of insults to hurl at political allies and enemies alike — a dynamic that has apparently taken off since Trump faced waves of co…


Giuliani Pushed Trump to Deport Cleric Sought by Turkey, Ex-White House Officials Said

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The idea that Mr. Trump should order Mr. Gulen deported was fiercely opposed inside the White House, where officials saw the issue as a matter to be handled by the Justice Department, not a political…


Gordon Sondland, Trump envoy and key figure in impeachment probe, faces criticism over $1 million taxpayer-funded home renovation

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Michael Birnbaum, close Michael Birnbaum Brussels bureau chief covering Europe Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Shane Harris and close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email…


‘People Taking Action Inspires Other People’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Payday Report’s Mike Elk about the GM strike for the October 11, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: As we record the show on…


WSJ, NYT Celebrate ‘Shale Revolution’ for Investor Class, Despite Its Leading to Our Doom

fair.org - It’s not hard to figure out that corporate media represent the perspectives and interests of a small elite investor class of the US population, rather than its vast working class majority. Simply com…


Frank Rich: There Are 5 Candidates Still Standing After Latest Democratic Debate

nymag.com - Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, what last night’s debate tells us about the Democr…


The Fantastically Profitable Mystery of the Trump Chaos Trades

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Traders in the Chicago pits have been watching these kinds of wagers with an increasing mixture of shock and awe since the start of the Trump presidency. They are used to rapid fluctuations in the S&…


Newly uncovered tax documents show Trump kept '2 sets of books' and may have committed financial fraud

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Newly uncovered tax documents from President Donald Trump contain several discrepancies that real-estate experts said could point to financial fraud, ProPublica reported on Wednesday. The documents o…


Ancient Assyrian Tablets Seem to Contain References to a Massive Solar Storm

gizmodo.com - Scientists report that they may have found the earliest written record of a solar storm in ancient Assyrian tablets. Recent analyses have found evidence of an extreme solar storm that left energetic …


Climate Data Is Being Privatized. Will the Public Lose Out?

undark.org - People watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece on July 23, 2018. Extreme weather events are expected to become more common as the climate changes. How do we avoid a future in whic…


Of Two Minds - Economic Decay Leads to Social and Political Decay

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - If we want to make real progress, we have to properly diagnose the structural sources of the rot that is spreading quickly into every nook and cranny of the society and culture. It seems my rant yest…


'It's a crisis, not a change': the six Guardian language changes on climate matters

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In addition to providing updated guidelines on which images our editors should use to illustrate the climate emergency, we have updated our style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describ…


Michael Cohen’s testimony about Trump’s shady business practices just got strong corroboration

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - A new ProPublica investigation lends credence to a remarkable claim made by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal lawyer and fixer, during his congressional testimony earli…


Graham on Syria: 'could create bigger disaster than Obama leaving Iraq' - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

[url=http://www.jpost.com]www.jpost.com[/url] - Lindsey Graham . (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey's incursion against U.S.-allied Kurdish forc…


The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to call for “general elections in Palestine – in the West Bank, including East Jerus…


October: Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car mark

[url=http://www.iea.org]www.iea.org[/url] - A dramatic shift towards bigger and heavier cars has led to a doubling of the share of SUVs over the last decade (Photograph: Shutterstock) This commentary is derived from analysis that will be publi…


LeBron Turns Out to Be Just Another Employee

nymag.com - LeBron James is not a politician. This feels like a weird thing to have to say, even though, as I’ve argued in the past, maybe someday he should become one. But he’s going to be treated like one from…


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‘Get over it’: Mulvaney’s twin admissions put Trump at the center of emoluments and Ukraine controversies

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow October 17, 2019 at 10:34 PM EDT First came the lengthy infomercial touting President Trump’s private…

ISIS eyes breakout opportunity as Turkish forces batter Kurds

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Oct. 14, days after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish forces. (Ozan Kose/Afp Via Getty Images) By Joby Warrick and close Joby Warr…

Architect of bin Laden raid says Trump is working to 'destroy' the country

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Washington (CNN)Retired Adm. William McRaven said Thursday that the US is under attack from President Donald Trump, who he believes is working to "destroy" the country from "within" and "without." "I…

Settlement Talks for Bank Followed Pressure on Trump by Turkey’s Leader

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The Justice Department had discussed the possibility of a so-called deferred prosecution agreement with Halkbank, in which it would admit some wrongdoing, perhaps pay a fine, but not face criminal tr…

Trump has awarded next year’s G-7 summit of world leaders to his Miami-area resort, the White House said

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa, close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow David A. Fahrenthold and close David A. Fahrenthold Reporter covering the Trump family and its busin…

Trump’s Most Shameless Act of Profiteering

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - The timing is either inauspicious or audacious, coming just two days after a federal appeals court revived a case against the president under the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which bars federal …

Is a Ukrainian Oligarch Helping Trump Smear Biden to Evade U.S. Corruption Charges?

theintercept.com - The conspiracy to reelect the president by misleading the American people about Joe Biden’s work in Ukraine continues, despite the impeachment inquiry triggered by revelations that Donald Trump and h…

Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim we have abandoned our allies, they question how can America be trusted, they say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a gift to Russia…

Mysterious traders may have made $3.5 billion off stock bets timed to Trump's trade-war comments, Vanity Fair finds | Markets Insider

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - The trade war has consistently sent markets moving in the past year. And according to a new Vanity Fair report, some traders may have been frontrunning new developments. According to the magazine, so…

As Trump Fumes, GOP Advances Party Goal of Appointing Lifetime Federal Judges

nymag.com - Justin Walker, a 37-year-old associate professor of law at the University of Louisville, has an impressive career for a candidate vying for a tenure-track grad school position, having graduated from …

Vladimir Putin must be laughing out loud at the bungling Donald Trump’s crazy mess in Syria: Pulitzer-prize winning reporter

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Vladimir Putin must be smiling – even laughing out loud …

Pentagon: climate change will destroy us

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters.. A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by T…


How to support farmers with your food shopping

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Your focus should be on local growers, rather than those overseas. Grist's advice columnist Eve Andrews was asked an interesting question by a reader: "When I buy local, does it hurt farmers in other…


When We Love Our Food So Much That It Goes Extinct

[url=http://www.npr.org]www.npr.org[/url] - An engraving dating from the 19th century depicts passenger pigeons, once one of the most common birds in North America but now extinct because of overhunting and deforestation. We humans love food t…


Sea-Level Rise Might Cause Massive Internet Outage That Could Disrupt Modern Life | Earth.Org - Environmental News, Research and Advocacy

earth.org - Imagine that the internet is suspended for days; no email, no social media, no online banking, and no streaming services. Climate change could turn this into a reality. Sea-level rise might cause mas…


Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - 2°C: Beyond the limit Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors By Steven Mufson Steven M


When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested

features.propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On th…


Hacking LIDAR: Changing What Autonomous Vehicles See

unicornriot.ninja - Las Vegas, NV – In the near future, automobile manufacturers are expected to begin rolling out autonomous driving vehicles that use Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) lasers to see objects, roads, a…


Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of 'Insectageddon'

undark.org - When I was growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, long before we spent our evenings drawn to the soft glow of electronic devices, I would sit down in my grandparents’ backyard on summer nights and watch the …


No Inflation? Check Out All The Affluent Renters - DollarCollapse.com

[url=http://www.dollarcollapse.com]www.dollarcollapse.com[/url] - Generally speaking, if you can afford to buy a decent house you do it. Owning is viewed by most people to be both simpler (no worries about your landlord selling a rental out from under you) and a be…


The answer to helping the unbanked exists on every Main Street: the post office

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - As profit-chasing banks abandon low-income and rural neighborhoods, nearly 8% of U.S. households are unbanked, and one in five people live in areas that are insufficiently served by banks, aka “under…


How the Interstate Highway System Shaped American Life

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Of Two Minds - What We've Lost

This

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url]- This is only a partial list of what we've lost to globalism, cheap credit and the Tyranny of Price which generates the Landfill Economy. A documentary on the decline of small farms and the rural econ…


The Fantastically Profitable Mystery of the Trump Chaos Trades

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Traders in the Chicago pits have been watching these kinds of wagers with an increasing mixture of shock and awe since the start of the Trump presidency. They are used to rapid fluctuations in the S&…


Trump Sent Barr to Rome In Search of Deep State Plot. Italy Says There’s Nothing There.

theintercept.com - The Italian inquiries into Mifsud’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were sparked by an unfounded conspiracy theory that has gained currency in the conservative media and been seized on by…


Giuliani pushed Trump administration to grant a visa to a Ukrainian official promising dirt on Democrats

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Giuliani did not reply Friday to questions from CNN. The White House did not respond to request for comment. Kent's lawyer declined to comment for this story. When asked about the matter, a State Dep…


Donald Trump ditches plan to host G7 at his Doral resort, blaming 'irrational hostility'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump has been forced into a humiliating climbdown over plans to host the G7 meeting at his own luxury resort following a political outcry. The US president announced in a Saturday night tweet…


Ukrainian Oligarch Wanted by U.S. Authorities Paid $1 Million to Giuliani-Linked Lawyers to Dig Up Biden Dirt

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - Associates of Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch wanted by U.S. authorities on conspiracy charges, reportedly worked to find dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden last year as part of an effort t…


Inside Joe Biden’s brawling efforts to reform Ukraine — which won him successes and enemies

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting in Kyiv on Dec. 7, 2015. (Myhkailo Palinchak//POOL/UNIAN) By Matt Viser and close Matt Viser National political repo…


AG Barr expands mysterious review into origin of Russia investigation

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - A review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the Russia investigation has expanded significantly amid concerns about whether the probe has any legal or factual basis, multip…


Police blast mosque with water cannon as hundreds of thousands protest in Hong Kong

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A journalist reacts as police sprays water during an anti-government protest march in Hong Kong, China, October 20, 2019. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) By Shibani Mahtani, close Shibani Mahtani Reporter c…


Kasich Comes Out for Trump Impeachment

nymag.com - Today, one of the avatars of late-20th-century moderate Republicanism, longtime Michigan governor William Milliken, died at the age of 97. As the Detroit Free Press noted, he was identified with caus…


‘I’m Worried That I Will Die:’ Hong Kong Protesters Write Final Goodbyes

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - As violence escalates between demonstrators and the police in Hong Kong, protesters have started writing “last letters” to their loved ones, in case they don’t return. These notes chronicle the menta…


‘I’m Worried That I Will Die:’ Hong Kong Protesters Write Final Goodbyes

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - As violence escalates between demonstrators and the police in Hong Kong, protesters have started writing “last letters” to their loved ones, in case they don’t return. These notes chronicle the menta…


Letter to the editor: Syria pullout defies military-industrial complex

[url=http://www.pressherald.com]www.pressherald.com[/url] - Unsurprisingly, President Trump’s critics breathlessly lambasted his decision to withdraw a minuscule contingent of American troops and military observers from Syria. One loyal congressional Trump al…


Christ on a Crackpot: A Pair of Dangerous Speeches from the Attorney General and Secretary of State

rudepundit.blogspot.com - Let's put aside for a moment the obvious flaw in this line of thinking: Yes, Donald Trump is the absolute antithesis of pretty much everything that hardcore Christians are supposed to support. He's p…


Bill McKibben's Book “Falter” Explores End of Humanity

theintercept.com - Can you explain what you mean by the “human game”? I was looking for a phrase to describe the totality of everything that we do as human beings. You could also term it as human civilization, or the h…


State Dept. Inquiry Into Clinton Emails Finds No Deliberate Mishandling of Classified Information

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The report concluded, “There was no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information.” A representative for Mrs. Clinton declined on Friday to comment on the report. …


UK’s first Chick-fil-A says it will close just 8 days after opening thanks to LGBT rights group

deadstate.org - It was announced this Friday — just eight days after opening — that the first and only Chick-fil-A restaurant in the UK will close, thanks to a campaign waged by an LGBT rights group over the company…


Will the Public End up Paying to Clean up the Fracking Boom?

[url=http://www.desmogblog.com]www.desmogblog.com[/url] - Increasingly, U.S. shale firms appear unable to pay back investors for the money borrowed to fuel the last decade of the fracking boom. In a similar vein, those companies also seem poised to stiff th…


Why Do Democrats Still Cling to the Earned Income Tax Credit?

theintercept.com - There’s one big problem: New research by Princeton University economist Henrik Kleven suggests that the EITC does not actually have this effect. Contradicting the consensus literature, Kleven finds t…


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Trump reversed course on hosting G-7 at his club after learning that impeachment-weary Republicans were tired of defending him

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump talks to reporters on the way to Marine One at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olorunnipa, close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Ema…


No wonder Donald Trump pulled the plug on Doral

[url=http://www.palmerreport.com]www.palmerreport.com[/url] - When Donald Trump announced on Saturday night that he was pulling the plug on his G7 Doral grift, it didn’t come as a surprise. He insisted that the Democrats and the media had left him no choice, bu…


Oops: Mulvaney Walks Back Stunning Quid Pro Quo Admission

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - President Donald Trump and his allies spent weeks insisting, in spite of a growing body of evidence to the contrary, that he had not sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine—only to have Mick Mulvaney admi…


Opinion | Mick Mulvaney tries to clean up his mess, and fails

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By James Downie close James Downie Digital opinions editor Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinions editor October 20, 2019 at 6:40 PM EDT Like a child with a rag to mop up spilled juice, acting Whit…


State Department talking points counter Trump’s optimistic message on Syria

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - President Donald Trump has continuously championed his decision with withdraw US troops from northern Syria, calling the subsequent Turkish invasion of the area “strategically brilliant” for America.…


Trump impeachment inquiry: A visual timeline

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - President Donald Trump says there’s nothing wrong with the phone call where he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candi…


Chris Wallace: 'Well-connected' DC Republican says 20% chance Senate would remove Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonexaminer.com]www.washingtonexaminer.com[/url] - Fox News host Chris Wallace said he was told by a well-known GOP source that there is a 1-in-5 chance President Trump will be removed from office if the Senate holds an impeachment trial. The figure …


Presidential Proclamation on National Character Counts Week, 2019 | No, Really.

[url=http://www.whitehouse.gov]www.whitehouse.gov[/url] - Since our Nation’s founding, we have recognized that the good character of our people is vital to maintaining our freedom. The strength of our Union and the defense of our precious liberty require bo…


Informant Reveals FBI’s Already Vast Powers to Investigate Right-Wing Extremists

theintercept.com - In June 2012, Chris Stevens, a top-rated Army sniper, received a Facebook message from an acquaintance he hadn’t seen in years. The message was from a man Stevens had known as a teenager. Before Stev…


Chile: protests rage on as president extends state of emergency

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Protests and violence continued in Chile overnight despite the president cancelling a rise in subway fares that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people…


Chilean military deployed against protests for the first time since Pinochet

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - For the first time since the fascist military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, tanks rolled into downtown Santiago, Chile, this weekend, deployed against protesters demonstrating against a drastic f…


Turkey's attack on Kurds in Syria "biggest ethnic cleansing operation in the 21st century," says top commander

[url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - A Kurdish commander has warned that the Turkish offensive launched in northern Syria and an agreement with the U.S. to end hostilities would lead to "ethnic cleansing" for which the U.S. bears "full …


Trump Hands Oil & Gas to Syria & Russia As He Claims “We’ve Taken Control of the Oil in the Middle East” - Global Research

[url=http://www.globalresearch.ca]www.globalresearch.ca[/url] - Trump claimed that “we’ve taken control of the oil in the Middle East” as a result of his greenlight to Turkey to invade Syria. As usual, no one could understand what he was talking about. Syria and …


How Hillary Clinton Boosted Tulsi Gabbard

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Even if one shares Clinton’s suspicions of Stein and Gabbard—and, as a longtime observer of Soviet and Russian government, I do—her decision to inject herself into the 2020 election was a mistake. It…


The BRAD BLOG : Sunday 'Quid Pro Uh Oh' Toons

bradblog.com - 10/20/19: Sunday 'Quid Pro Uh Oh' Toons 10/18/19: Lev And Igor Are Just the Tip of the Dark Money Campaign Finance Iceberg: 'BradCast' 10/18/2019 10/17/19: Syria 'Disaster', Trump 'Meltdown', a Falle…


Sir David Attenborough: Humans have made a ‘tragic, desperate mess’ of the planet

[url=http://www.standard.co.uk]www.standard.co.uk[/url] - Sir David Attenborough spoke of the “tragic, desperate mess” humans have made of the earth ahead of the launch of his new natural history series. Seven Worlds, One Planet has been four years in the m…


Are we on the cusp of global collapse?

damnthematrix.wordpress.com - Back in April, I wrote So much for debunking the Club of Rome in which I discussed a recent paper written by Dr Graham Turner of CSIRO, entitled “On the Cusp of Global Collapse?” It’s one of the most…


HBO’s Watchmen tells stories about America’s racist past in America’s racist present

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - That might sound like a question with an obvious answer: You just do Watchmen. After all, the graphic novel, which has been consistently in print since its 12-volume run ended in 1987, is pretty terr…


LeBron’s Chinese Troll Mobs

peaksurfer.blogspot.com - Trump himself perfectly encapsulated the depths of his hubristic delusion when he famously declared “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” "Since s…


No Inflation? Check Out All The Affluent Renters - DollarCollapse.com

[url=http://www.dollarcollapse.com]www.dollarcollapse.com[/url] - Generally speaking, if you can afford to buy a decent house you do it. Owning is viewed by most people to be both simpler (no worries about your landlord selling a rental out from under you) and a be…


Sanders: I Wouldn’t Make Obama’s Mistake of Shutting Down Grassroots Pressure on Washington

theintercept.com - Ocasio-Cortez said that she, too, would be wading deeper into primaries in the coming weeks, and said that she had recently spoken to Jessica Cisneros, a challenger to conservative incumbent Rep. Hen…


NBC: Getting Microchipped Sounds Super-Convenient - The Organic Prepper

[url=http://www.theorganicprepper.com]www.theorganicprepper.com[/url] - If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! We’ve written numerous times before about the upcoming push for personal microchips on this website. Thousands of pe…


World’s Least Self-Aware Person, Donald Trump Jr., Attacks Bidens for Nepotism

nymag.com - President Trump’s two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, who were born into wealth and work at a company their grandfather founded, have spent the last few weeks contending for the title of World’s Least Sel…


American Pravda: Understanding World War II

[url=http://www.unz.com]www.unz.com[/url] - In late 2006 I was approached by Scott McConnell, editor of The American Conservative (TAC), who told me that his small magazine was on the verge of closing without a large financial infusion. I’d be…


Trump’s fake withdrawal from endless war

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - On Monday, October 7, the U.S. withdrew 50 to 100 troops from positions near Syria’s border with Turkey, and two days later Turkey invaded Rojava, the de facto autonomous Kurdish region of northeast …


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Fraud Guarantee: Ukraine, Syria, and the Trump Crime Catastrophe

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Ambassador poised to undercut Trump's defense in Ukraine scandal

[url=http://www.msnbc.com]www.msnbc.com[/url] - Recently disclosed text messages put Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal in a new and unflattering light, bringing the nature of the quid pro quo into sharp focus. One message showed Bill Taylor, the acti…

Trump Blasts “Phony Emoluments Clause” In Post-Doral Meltdown

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - The Trump administration reversed course on its decision to host next year's G7 summit at President Donald Trump's Miami hotel over the weekend, following a wave of criticism over the seemingly blata…

Pelosi’s office releases four-page ‘fact sheet’ outlining Trump ‘shakedown’ of Ukrainian officials

[url=http://www.washingtonexaminer.com]www.washingtonexaminer.com[/url] - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office compiled its impeachment argument into a four-page “fact sheet” outlining President Trump’s alleged “shake down,” “pressure campaign,” and “cover up” of the Ukrain…

Why Congress Might Impeach Trump and Actually Remove Him From Office

nymag.com - If you have seen the 1995 movie Casino, the fate of Joe Pesci’s character gives a fairly good sense of how Donald Trump might eventually be impeached and removed from office. If you haven’t seen Casi…

Juncker says Brexit a 'waste of time and energy' as Johnson tries to ram through deal - live news

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The UK housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, has insisted three days is sufficient time for MPs to debate the government’s withdrawal agreement bill – and anyone who votes against it in Tuesday’s crunch…

Erdogan says to take next steps in Syria after meeting Putin

nationalpost.com - ISTANBUL — President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey would take “necessary” further steps in northeastern Syria after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the day that a…

Ocasio-Cortez on Why She Backed Sanders Over Warren

theintercept.com - She told CBS News that she had met with Elizabeth Warren before making the announcement. “I think she’s a fabulous candidate,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Frankly, Senator Sanders, Senator Warren, and mysel…

Why Conservatives Loved Mark Zuckerberg’s Georgetown Speech

onezero.medium.com - Mark Zuckerberg’s speech at Georgetown last week didn’t go over well with civil rights groups, academics and researchers, Democratic presidential candidates, tech journalists, or tech policy experts.…

Of Two Minds - Prying Open the Overton Window

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - If you're truly interested in finding solutions to humanity's pressing problems, then start helping us pry open the Overton Window. The Overton Window describes the spectrum of concepts, policies and…

Analysis | It’s every man for himself right now on Trump and Ukraine

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow October 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM EDT If you want a friend in Washington, as the saying goes…

Putin and Hungary’s Orban helped sour Trump on Ukraine

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Miller, close Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Greg Jaffe, close Greg Jaffe National security reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Jo…

U.S. Politicians Can't Stop Taking Len Blavatnik's Money - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - Last month, leading anti-kleptocracy voices in the U.S., Ukraine, Russia, and elsewhere sounded the alarm about a massive donation that Len Blavatnik, a Soviet-born businessman with close ties to san…

Brazilians rally to clean beaches amid outrage at Bolsonaro's oil spill inaction

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - On Monday evening, Sport Club Bahia – one of the biggest football teams in Brazil’s north-east – faced its rivals Ceará with black oil stains on their red, white and blue shirts. It was the latest si…

Would a wealth tax in America work? Yes, argues Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman.

bigthink.com - Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is introduced by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren during a rally a…

The Obscure Charges That Utility Companies Add to Your Bills — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. New J…

The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Thomas Altmann, vice president for technology with ACWA Power, which develops, owns and operates desalination and power plants worldwide, said that plants that operate on renewable power 24 hours a d…

Peace expert George W Bush says ‘isolationism’ is dangerous to peace

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - Humanity was treated to an important lecture on peace at a recent event for the NIR School of the Heart by none other than Ellen Degeneres BFF and world-renowned peace expert George W Bush. “I don’t …

This startup is building a massive indoor farm in a Rust Belt steel town

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - In a vacant lot next to one of the last remaining steel mills in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a town just south of Pittsburgh, a massive new indoor farm is taking shape. The farm, from a startup called Fi…

The Forgotten Christian Terror Cult That Presaged Trump’s Memes

newrepublic.com - The Christian terror cult I was chasing was four hours away from the Mormons’ last Missouri stand, but I was glad my bowels were empty as I continued twisting on mountain roads, saw-toothing around B…

The 2020 Congressional-Retirement Tracker

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Susan Davis, California’s 53rd Congressional District Davis has represented a heavily Democratic district in San Diego since 2001. Though she didn’t quite achieve the seniority to become a committee …

You Can Now Use Google Maps to Find Out Where Cops Are Hiding and Police Don’t Like It One Bit

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - Law enforcement is “concerned” that citizens may try to abide by the law after the team at Google Maps announced the rollout of a new feature that will allow customers to avoid tickets, arrests, or b…


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