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Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege

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Justice Department willing to hand over counterintelligence if Schiff backs off 'enforcement action'

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Laurence Tribe predicts all 9 Supreme Court justices will back Democrats subpoenaing Trump: ‘The jig is up’

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A Homeland Security Whistleblower Goes Public About ICE Abuse of Solitary Confinement

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Right-wing pundit Ken Cuccinelli is an anti-LGBTQ bigot, and Trump is set to appoint him to a senior DHS position

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We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces

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Trump’s Demands for Investigations of Opponents Draw Intensifying Criticism

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Turkey opposes foreign intervention in Venezuela

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A conservative activist’s behind-the-scenes campaign to remake the nation’s courts

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Why America Feels Like Rome Falling All Over Again

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Congress Wants Answers On Putin Pal Oleg Deripaska's Big Kentucky Investment

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Of Two Minds - Technology Is Not Just Disruptive, It's Disastrously Deflationary

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What China wants: 3 things motivating China's position in trade negotiations with the US

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Internal emails reveal how the chemical lobby fights regulation

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Is it because they have a common enemy that Israel and Saudi Arabia are now in a political romance?

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Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

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Misreading the Story of Climate Change and the Maya - Resilience

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Virtual Pipelines: A Dangerous New Way to Transport Fracked Gas by Truck

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Doomstead Diner Daily May 23
« Reply #901 on: May 23, 2019, 03:08:18 AM »


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Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress

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WaPo Hypes ‘Space Capitalists’—One of Whom Owns the Paper

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The Right Opens Up a New Front in the Census War: Criminal Records

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Faced with relentless American pressure, Iran starts to hit back

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This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see

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Intercepted Podcast: Trump Targets Iran as Brazil’s Bolsonaro Rewards Prosecutor Who Jailed Lula

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From Golden Boy to “Deflated”: The Media Trajectory of Juan Guaido

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Putin out-prepared Trump in key meeting, Rex Tillerson told House panel

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Harriet Tubman $20 bill no longer coming in 2020: Mnuchin says redesign postponed

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NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner

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Laura Flanders: Can it happen here?

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Why a 70% tax rate on the superrich would be good for America • Hightower Lowdown

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« Reply #902 on: May 24, 2019, 04:04:14 AM »

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Theresa May announces her resignation

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Narendra Modi has won the largest election in the world. What will this mean for India?

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Is the Trump Administration Neglecting the Health of Migrant Children as a Deterrent?

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The House Has Found Bipartisan Agreement on Reform to Retirement Accounts. Be Afraid.

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Why Are Leading Democrats Supporting Trump on Venezuela?

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Did Steve Mnuchin Help His College Roommate Steal $2 Billion?

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Trump Officials Prepare to Bypass Congress to Sell Weapons to Gulf Nations

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« Reply #903 on: May 24, 2019, 04:54:20 AM »
That New Yorker article on the Paris underground was really interesting.

Funny, though, there's no photos or artistic renderings of these massive stone structures being quarried or constructed.

No diamond tipped saw blades have EVAH been found around the digs. Those monks must have been sticklers on housekeeping around the digs  :icon_mrgreen:
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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« Reply #904 on: May 24, 2019, 05:24:29 AM »
That New Yorker article on the Paris underground was really interesting.

Funny, though, there's no photos or artistic renderings of these massive stone structures being quarried or constructed.

No diamond tipped saw blades have EVAH been found around the digs. Those monks must have been sticklers on housekeeping around the digs  :icon_mrgreen:

Hell of a tourism/travel article!

It IS interesting. The evacuation of the dead must have been a grim business...

I like the phrase “Temporary Autonomous Zone” for cataphiles.
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« Reply #905 on: May 24, 2019, 05:58:59 AM »
That New Yorker article on the Paris underground was really interesting.

Funny, though, there's no photos or artistic renderings of these massive stone structures being quarried or constructed.

No diamond tipped saw blades have EVAH been found around the digs. Those monks must have been sticklers on housekeeping around the digs  :icon_mrgreen:

Hell of a tourism/travel article!

It IS interesting. The evacuation of the dead must have been a grim business...

I like the phrase “Temporary Autonomous Zone” for cataphiles.


I get one day off a week from my employment. Friday is it.

I'm in the retail vendor area of tax donkey employment. I meet many people in my daily travels.

Up early & get er' done by noon. Anyway, last Friday I took a couple of old boys up to the mine with me. Rookies  :icon_mrgreen:
Unbeknownst to me until we get back to the stead, one of them wears a diaper. He has diverticulitis, squirt shits.....

He's a good 50 pounds over weight, pot belly. His partner friend is in shape. He hauls water to desert dweller folks around Parker & Earp areas, south of the canyon, down the river a hundred miles or so.

Anyway, these guys (J.W.'s I might add) are all about the TV nonsense displayed regarding prospecting for gold.

So they wanted the silver dollar tour of the digs. As I said Friday is my 1 day to chill. I can't work & mine in the same day, to much even for me.

So last Friday here was the ideal chamber of commerce weather for the jaunt. Off we go, 6 a.m. & we're filling our 1st bucket with hundred mesh paydirt.
Remember they're rooks.....

The digs has 4 levels. They only made it up to 3 where the glory hole is  :icon_sunny:
The fourth level is the ore head & hanging wall of pay me now. The knees gave out on the fat guy, Bill. Back to the truck he went. Still happy to be there.
Lance the other guy did well. We got him a couple buckets of the good stuff & sent him home a camper as well.

When I do this sort of thing with these guys the patterns the same. I never see them again. The rule is, you get more rock when you show me your results.

My whole point in this short story is this. What you see on TV or on the web isn't reality.

Mining & quarry work is the toughest, most deadly dangerous work on Earth.  Even as a hobbyist (now) for me I know what's involved in rock work.


Those catacombs are most likely full of tax donkey carcasses from back in the day when those enormous structures were built.

We have an unusual mine just south of my digs. There's no gold in the digs. It's all giant boulders of white quartz with medium blue spots all over it.
The blue spots represent silver. Again, I have idea how horse & wagon people moved these enormous stones out of the ground & then just left it all
on the side of the mountain.
We have a white granite oversized structure here in my town. It is used as one of the county court houses. I was in it many years ago as a juror.
Beautiful building & enormous granite stone work.  :icon_scratch:
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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« Reply #906 on: May 24, 2019, 06:16:40 AM »
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Mining & quarry work is the toughest, most deadly dangerous work on Earth.  Even as a hobbyist (now) for me I know what's involved in rock work.

Those catacombs are most likely full of tax donkey carcasses from back in the day when those enormous structures were built.

As th article points out, construction of this labyrinth has gone on for hundreds of years, one of the benefits of building a city on limestone. And the underground network beneath Odessa is supposed to be even more extensive.

In re miners... The HBO series Chernobyl (which I highly recommend to anyone, should you be able to view it) has a scene where the prettily-attired Minister for Mines in the USSR has to recruit coal miners for the unbelievably dangerous job of digging BENEATH the Chernobyl reactor for some planned mitigation. the stakes are the lives of millions of people. And in the USSR workers had some power-- they could have refused to go. They went.

In a later scene, the crew boss asks for fans, because the digging is so hot. the request is refused: too dangerous. So the miners strip naked and continue to dig. A death sentence; but the assignment itself was a death sentence. All in a day's work for people who confront the possibility of death daily anyhow.

Tough tough people.
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« Reply #907 on: May 24, 2019, 07:23:53 AM »
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Mining & quarry work is the toughest, most deadly dangerous work on Earth.  Even as a hobbyist (now) for me I know what's involved in rock work.

Those catacombs are most likely full of tax donkey carcasses from back in the day when those enormous structures were built.

As th article points out, construction of this labyrinth has gone on for hundreds of years, one of the benefits of building a city on limestone. And the underground network beneath Odessa is supposed to be even more extensive.

In re miners... The HBO series Chernobyl (which I highly recommend to anyone, should you be able to view it) has a scene where the prettily-attired Minister for Mines in the USSR has to recruit coal miners for the unbelievably dangerous job of digging BENEATH the Chernobyl reactor for some planned mitigation. the stakes are the lives of millions of people. And in the USSR workers had some power-- they could have refused to go. They went.

In a later scene, the crew boss asks for fans, because the digging is so hot. the request is refused: too dangerous. So the miners strip naked and continue to dig. A death sentence; but the assignment itself was a death sentence. All in a day's work for people who confront the possibility of death daily anyhow.

Tough tough people.


We have an under ground here in my little town. Catacombs if you will.
It was pointed out to me by the rail fans here that the Chinese immigrant tax donkeys of the 1800's created these digs.
This area was heavily mud flooded at some point in the past. More recent than distant (last 200 years) past.
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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« Reply #908 on: May 25, 2019, 05:01:14 AM »

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[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Drew Harwell Drew Harwell National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence Email Bio Follow May 24 at 4:17 PM When an edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began sprea…


Republicans favorite beer companies lay off 40,000 people because of Trump's trade war

[url=http://www.sourcepolitics.com]www.sourcepolitics.com[/url] - The beer industry is blaming Trump's disastrous trade war for the loss of 40,000 jobs between 2016 and 2018. Two beer industry trade groups said the increased cost of aluminum, thanks to Trump's tari…


Climate Change Is Bringing Epic Flooding to the Midwest

[url=http://www.wired.com]www.wired.com[/url] - Fierce storms lashed across the central US this week, unleashing hundreds of powerful tornadoes that carved a path of destruction through parts of Missouri and Oklahoma Wednesday night, and left at l…


Trump Wants the Border Wall to Be a Giveaway to His Friends

splinternews.com - Would it shock you to discover that Donald Trump is engaging in depraved political cronyism when it comes to his big beautiful wall? The Washington Post reported on Friday that the president has cons…


Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced its solution to “protect” American elections from interference, which it has named “ElectionGuard.” The election technology is already set to be ado…


Identity Evropa’s Neo-Nazi Organizing Plans Revealed In New Leaks

unicornriot.ninja - Burkesville, KY – Today, while Identity Evropa scrambles to respond to Unicorn Riot’s exclusive leak of their main Discord server, we are publishing additional Discord and Slack chats used by the neo…


An Astounding Amount of Water Has Been Discovered Beneath the Martian North Pole

gizmodo.com - Using ground-penetrating radar, scientists detected a massive reservoir of frozen water sandwiched by layers of sand beneath the northern polar ice cap on Mars. This reservoir contains so much ice th…


Trump Begs Merrick Garland to Keep His Financial Lies Private

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Back in March, a Washington Post exposé revealed that for many years, Donald Trump sent out financial statements that included lies so obvious that his accountants at Mazars USA put a warning label o…


Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

theconversation.com - The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are …


No one is coming to save you, Comrade.

[url=http://www.adbusters.org]www.adbusters.org[/url] - There is no revolution on the horizon, there is no party, there is no grand idea that will finally awaken humanity to its potential and free us from our chains. There is no vanguard, no purpose, no s…


Socialism Is More Popular Than Donald Trump

[url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - A Maine meeting of the Democratic Socialists of America, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo / Charles Krupa) You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s journalism. Yo…


World Leaders, Media Ignore Biodiversity Report Detailing Mass Extinction Event Now Underway

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - IPBES's report detailed how "The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever," the panel's chairman, Sir Robert Watson said in a statement. B…


No more climate change: it’s now a crisis | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - What’s in a name? A lot, The Guardian says: it’s ditching mentions of climate change and switching to sterner language. LONDON, 24 May, 2019 − Talk about climate change, and there’s a good chance tha…


2 Texas Men Die Trying to Jump Car Over Open Drawbridge

[url=http://www.nbcdfw.com]www.nbcdfw.com[/url] - A Texas driver and his passenger are dead after they tried to jump the ramps on a closed drawbridge. Louisiana State Police say it happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at the Black Bayou Bridge about…


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Should William Barr recuse himself from Mueller report? Legal experts say AG's ties to Russia are troubling

[url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - Attorney General William Barr is already under fire for his March letter to Congress, which reported the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in a way many feel was mostly benefi…


Trump’s allies insist he is winning in feud with Pelosi. Her backers say she showed up the president.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rachael Bade and Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow May 25 at 7:36 PM To many Democrats, House Speaker …


‘The president's insane’: book by CNN's Jim Acosta charts Trump war on press

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump’s war with the US press began as an act in the absence of effective Democratic opposition then spiraled out of control, according to an eagerly awaited new book by one of the chief targe…


Accused Thief Said Money Was "Calling Out To Me" Before He Stole $1450 From Arby's Cashier

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - A Florida Man accused of stealing $1450 that was being counted by an Arby’s cashier told police that the money “was like calling out to me” before he grabbed the bills and bolted from the restaurant.…


You Know Things are Falling When…

thegreatrecession.info - …when the stock market’s decade-long bottom trend becomes its new top trend and then it can’t even make it back up to that line as a top trend. We’re sloughing away now, and it can be a long slide to…


Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

theconversation.com - The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are …


One Night, Two Executions, and More Questions About Torture

theintercept.com - As the sun began to set over the prayer vigil outside Tennessee’s Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, where 68-year-old Don Johnson was about to die, another execution was underway some 400 miles…


Turkey to find way out of S-400 deal to avoid confrontation with US: analysts

[url=http://www.globaltimes.cn]www.globaltimes.cn[/url] - As the time for Russia's delivery of its S-400 air defense system to Turkey approaches amid US threat of sanctions, Ankara, which is facing a fragile economy, is likely to maneuver out of the deal wi…


Comment: ‘This Is Bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli Teens Strike Together for the Climate

[url=http://www.desmogblog.com]www.desmogblog.com[/url] - By Michael Bäcklund. This article originally appeared on Climate Home News. At a climate march in Jerusalem, students put hatred aside to tell the government that nothing matters more than a safe cli…


Memorial Day! Mourn US Soldiers Killed in Criminally Dishonorable Wars in Other Peoples Countries!

[url=http://www.opednews.com]www.opednews.com[/url] - Memorial Day was originally meant to be a solemn day of mourning for families, relatives and friends of Americans fallen on both sides in the Civil War. It has long become an opportunity for jingoist…


India’s Muslims quiver in the new dawn of an emboldened Narendra Modi

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Just after 1.30pm on Friday, the loudspeaker outside Sarai Alawardi mosque crackled to life, and more than a thousand foreheads were touched to the hessian mats that lined the ground. Towering over t…


Harriet Tubman Showing Up on $20 Thanks to New York-Based Designer

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - According to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, $20 bills featuring Harriet Tubman’s likeness won’t appear in circulation until 2028, years after Trump leaves office. In keeping with Tubman’s characte…


You could get prison time for protesting a pipeline in Texas—even if it’s on your land

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fight against a Texas pipeline just got a little more challenging. On Monday, the Texas …


Giant "nightmare bee" that was once thought to be extinct is discovered alive

[url=http://www.cbsnews.com]www.cbsnews.com[/url] - The world's largest bee is a big, black wasp-like insect as long as an adult's thumb, and it was extinct — or so scientists thought. The massive bee was rediscovered alive in Indonesia last month, de…


Why you shouldn't separate the cap from a plastic bottle to recycle it

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - Tossing that plastic water bottle in the blue bin? Good for you. Because, according to new guidance from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), caps and bottles not only get along just fine in t…


Thousands of Brazilians Join the 'Free Lula' Campaign

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - Members of Brazil's "Free Lula" movement and the Workers' Party (PT) will kick off a nationwide campaign Saturday and Sunday, talking to the public about the lawfare taking place against former presi…


Climate change: 'We've created a civilisation hell bent on destroying itself – I'm terrified', writes Earth scientist

theconversation.com - The coffee tasted bad. Acrid and with a sweet, sickly smell. The sort of coffee that results from overfilling the filter machine and then leaving the brew to stew on the hot plate for several hours. …


Book review of Jaczko’s “Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator”

energyskeptic.com - Preface. After presenting a lot of evidence for why nuclear power plants are inherently unsafe, Jaczko concludes: “There is only one logical answer: we must stop generating nuclear waste, and that me…


Trump’s Week Goes from Regular Bad to Shrieking at a 12-Piece Bucket of Chicken-Bad

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - As you’ve probably heard, House Democrats investigating Donald Trump have requested a trove of documents from his professional and personal life, including financial information held by his longtime …



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Trump weighs pardons for servicemembers accused of war crimes, as families await decision

[url=http://www.foxnews.com]www.foxnews.com[/url] - Some very high-ranking veterans warn President Trump to proceed with caution; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon. President Trump is considering potential pard…


Trump and the problem with pardons

theconversation.com - As a veteran, I was astonished by the recent news that President Trump may be considering pardons for U.S. military members accused or convicted of war crimes. But as a scholar who studies the U.S. m…


Memorial Day 2019: US Army tweet prompts outpouring of antiwar sentiment

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - Last Thursday, the US Army asked its followers in a tweet, “How has serving impacted you?” It was meant to be a routine Twitter post ahead of Memorial Day to draw responses which would glorify the Un…


Opinion | The Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Hijacked Our Attention. Just as Intended.

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Facebook was designed to connect the world and shrink it — and to elevate new voices. Unfortunately, that design was dreamed up by naïve and well-intentioned engineers in a vacuum. Baby photos, weddi…


Evidence Russia tipped election for Trump “staggering,” says former U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper

[url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - Updated| James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, has spoken out about Russia’s bid to subvert the 2016 presidential election. In his new memoir, Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From…


The Indictment of Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is a Threat to the Press and the American People

theintercept.com - Placards left by supporters of Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy on Aug. 20, 2012 in London, England. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images A true democracy does not allow its government to deci…


European Parliament elections: Voters deny traditional centrists a majority, boost euroskeptics and Greens

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Michael Birnbaum , Michael Birnbaum Brussels bureau chief covering Europe Email Bio Follow Griff Witte , Griff Witte Europe-focused correspondent with extensive experience in the Middle East and S…


The Indian Government Has Systematically Used Torture to Crush Opposition in Kashmir, New Report Finds

theintercept.com - A landmark report has accused the Indian government of “systematically and indiscriminately” using torture as a tool to crush an independence movement in the northern state of Kashmir. The roughly 55…


Next time you wonder why New York Times people get so defensive, read this. - PressThink

pressthink.org - The readers of the New York Times have more power now. They have more power because they have more choices. And because the internet, where most of the reading happens, is inherently two-way. Also be…


The Wealth Detective Who Finds the Hidden Money of the Super Rich

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Gabriel Zucman started his first real job the Monday after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Fresh from the Paris School of Economics, where he’d studied with a professor named Thomas Piketty, Zucman …


The Other Scary Foreign Hacking Threat Trump Is Ignoring

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - On June 13, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified to the Senate Intelligence committee about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. After fielding hours of questions about h…


Of Two Minds - Forget "Money": What Will Matter Are Water, Energy, Soil and Food--and a Shared National Purpose

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - If you want to identify tomorrow's superpowers, overlay maps of fresh water, energy, grain/cereal surpluses and arable land. The status quo measures wealth with "money," but "money" is not what's val…


In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - EternalBlue was so valuable, former N.S.A. employees said, that the agency never seriously considered alerting Microsoft about the vulnerabilities, and held on to it for more than five years before t…


‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pil…


Report: Aliens Are Extremely Real

splinternews.com - Today, the New York Times has yet another story about unidentified flying objects observed by Navy pilots. These hypersonic flying things are apparently so common that the Navy has had to create a ne…


Ancient Magical Incantation to Capture Evil Devourer Found in Turkey

[url=http://www.ancient-origins.net]www.ancient-origins.net[/url] - The discovery of magical incantation that is 2800-years-old has been announced by experts. It was found at a site in south-west Turkey and is written in the ancient Aramaic language . The incantation…


Scientists have more bad news about the oceans. They found it by looking in the past.

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - oraminifera samples drilled from the seafloor of the South China Sea are seen under a microscope.Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong/Getty This story was originally published by Wired and is shared here as part of…


Vanishing open spaces: population growth and sprawl in America

energyskeptic.com - Before the fossil fuel age began, about 80 to 90% of people farmed to make a living. Since the end of the oil age will send us back to the past, farmland and farmers will once again comprise the grea…


A Pitch for a Nationwide 5G Network Tailor-Made for Trump’s 2020 Campaign

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Declan Ganley, the Rivada chairman and C.E.O., is an enigmatic Irish businessman with an uncanny ability to spot markets before they materialize. He began building his fortune in his early twenties, …


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We Need Memorial Day to Obscure the Unbearable Truth About War

theintercept.com - If you’re anywhere near Washington, D.C., this Memorial Day, I strongly recommend a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. There may be nowhere where American history is more highly concentrated in al…


European Greens surge as voters abandon old parties over climate

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A young protester holds a poster that reads “no coal, no nuclear power, green electricity only” during a Fridays for Future demonstration for urgent action on climate change in Berlin last week. (Joh…


Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The concept is not new. Mr. Trump has pushed to resurrect the idea of a series of military-style exercises, known as “red team, blue team” debates, on the validity of climate science first promoted b…


Tornadoes Cut Across Unusually Wide Swaths of US, Raising Alarm for Climate Scientists

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - As the death toll in Oklahoma rose to six Monday amid an outbreak of nearly 200 tornadoes across the Midwest in recent days—as well as in areas far less accustomed to them—climate scientists said suc…


How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In July 2015, Neal Laferriere and his wife, Beth, purchased a home in Summers county, West Virginia. The first time they visited the property after purchasing it, they found stakes outlining what the…


In a Colombian Family's Dementia, a Journey Through Race and History

undark.org - Piedad’s house sits above the cemetery in Girardota, Colombia, just north of Medellín. From her front porch, the view gives way to green hills, each home to hamlets with sugarcane plots and tile-roof…


Cops: Woman Beat Wife Over Soaked Marijuana

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - MAY 27--A Louisiana woman battered her new wife with a detached bedpost after the victim ruined a bag of marijuana by accidentally placing it in the washing machine, police report. Cops allege that A…


Vanishing open spaces: population growth and sprawl in America

energyskeptic.com - Before the fossil fuel age began, about 80 to 90% of people farmed to make a living. Since the end of the oil age will send us back to the past, farmland and farmers will once again comprise the grea…


A Different Kind of Theory of Everything

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - In 1964, during a lecture at Cornell University, the physicist Richard Feynman articulated a profound mystery about the physical world. He told his listeners to imagine two objects, each gravitationa…


More fishing vessels chasing fewer fish, new study finds

phys.org - A new analysis of global fishing data has found the world's fishing fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent. Publish…


The bittersweet beauty of Greenland's melting glaciers

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - In 2015, the United Nations drafted the Paris Agreement, a global plan for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The long-term goal is to keep the global average temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius…


Permafrost decomposes, releases carbon dioxide far quicker than once believed

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - Permafrost is soil that has remained frozen for at least two years, but some of it is ancient — frozen for tens of thousands of years or more. Since massive amounts of organic material is trapped in …


Albino panda caught on camera in China in world first

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A nature reserve in China has captured what is believed to be the world’s first image of an albino panda. The Wolong national nature reserve in the south-western province of Sichuan released a photo …


Billionaires can't fix college: Jim Sleeper on the real crisis in higher education

[url=http://www.salon.com]www.salon.com[/url] - Nobody needed to wait for billionaire Robert Smith to relieve this year’s graduates of his alma mater, the historically and proudly black Morehouse College, to know how heavily higher education has i…


Trump says he is not seeking ‘regime change’ in Iran

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Michael Kranish Michael Kranish National political investigative reporter Email Bio Follow May 27 at 3:08 PM President Trump on Monday denied that the United States is seeking regime change in Ira…


Death of the Nile

[url=http://www.al-monitor.com]www.al-monitor.com[/url] - [[The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the mosque of his Nile Delta village. By …


Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us All

nymag.com - Earlier this month, the weather report for the Arctic Circle was partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Earlier this year, a United Nations report found that “potentially devastating temperature ri…


Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement

[url=http://www.smithsonianmag.com]www.smithsonianmag.com[/url] - The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in unison in saying that climate change is real, that it'…


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Global stocks plunge after China hints it could unleash a 'powerful' trade war weapon | Markets Insider

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - World markets slumped on Wednesday as traders braced for further escalation in the US-China trade war. State-aligned Chinese newspapers warned the Asian nation is prepared to cut off America's supply…


Of Two Minds - Lesson of the S-Curve: Doing More of What's Failed Will Fail Spectacularly

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - That nothing is truly "free" will be another lesson of the S-Curve. I often refer to the S-Curve because Nature so often tracks this curve of ignition, rapid expansion, stagnation and decline. One le…


Bannon described Trump Organization as 'criminal enterprise', Michael Wolff book claims

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The former White House adviser Steve Bannon has described the Trump Organization as a criminal entity and predicted that investigations into the president’s finances will lead to his political downfa…


The crush of children at Arizona’s border shows a U.S. immigration system on the brink

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Migrant children look through the border wall in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, in early May. Yuma County, Ariz., is on the other side. (Ash Ponders for The Washington Post) YUMA, Ariz. — Central Ame…


Turkey Signals Delay in Russia Missile Order Opposed by U.S.

finance.yahoo.com - (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s most senior military official said there could be a delay in the delivery of a Russian missile-defense system that threatens to exacerbate tensions between Ankara and the Trum…


North Korea Calls John Bolton a “Defective Human Product”

news.vice.com - North Korea came out swinging Monday morning, declaring U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton “ignorant,” "a warmonger" and “a defective human product.” The fiery comments, made by an unnamed sp…


How Impeachment Proceedings Would Strengthen Congress’s Investigatory Powers

[url=http://www.justsecurity.org]www.justsecurity.org[/url] - According to published reports, Speaker Nancy Pelosi doubts there is any practical value to opening a formal impeachment inquiry regarding President Trump. She told one group that “she was unsure tha…


Andre Vltchek: It Is Indifference of the Israelis That Is Killing People

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - In the past, whenever I went to (or more precisely, ‘through’) Israel, it was for some antagonistic purpose: to write about the brutal suppression of the intifada in Gaza or Hebron, to comment on the…


Unanswered questions on the San Francisco police raid of a journalist’s home

freedom.press - San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott finally apologized late last week for his police department’s outrageous raid of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody’s home. The case drew national attention for …


Is it time to talk about Donald Trump’s draft dodging?

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump aboard the USS Wasp in Yokosuka, Japan, on Tuesday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Paul Waldman Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer May 28 at 2:…


US may suspend Turkish pilots from F-35 training program over S-400 deal

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - The US is “seriously considering suspending training for Turkish pilots on advanced F-35 fighter jets,” two anonymous sources told Reuters on Tuesday, without elaborating if the decision was already …


Everything to Know About Measles

[url=http://www.thecut.com]www.thecut.com[/url] - Despite having been declared eliminated from the United States in 2000 thanks to widespread immunization, measles cases still occur across the world today. In the past year alone, numerous public hea…


New York’s Orthodox Jewish community is battling measles outbreaks. Vaccine deniers are to blame.

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - Anti-vaccine advocates have swayed parents in New York to refuse immunizations for their kids, sparking two of the largest measles outbreaks in the state’s recent history, according to local health o…


Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe?

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Give us this day our daily foam expander. It may sound odd, but in America, your loaf of bread can contain ingredients with industrial applications – additives that also appear in things like yoga ma…


Family of Man Who Died of Dehydration in David Clarke's Jail Awarded $6.75 Million

splinternews.com - The family of Terrill Thomas, a mentally ill man who died of “profound dehydration” in a jail run by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke have been awarded $6.75 million in a settlement, acco…


Water Safety Risks May Grow as Cities Shrink

undark.org - Water quality factors that can deteriorate with increased water age include levels of disinfection byproducts, corrosion, microbial growth (including pathogens), and nitrate. Each of these factors ca…


No, That Baby Dinosaur Didn't Crawl. But It Did Walk on 4 Legs As an Infant.

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - Just like a human, a Jurassic-period dinosaur used all four limbs to get around as an infant. But later, it switched to two legs. The quadrupedal to bipedal switch made by this sauropodomorph — a typ…


Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us All

nymag.com - Earlier this month, the weather report for the Arctic Circle was partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Earlier this year, a United Nations report found that “potentially devastating temperature ri…


How to help get rid of ticks on your property

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Biting bugs suck, so to speak – they are a nuisance and carry diseases. Deer ticks, in particular, are vexing. They put the ick in tick. They bring us Lyme disease, the bacterial infection anaplasmos…


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The Department of Energy Is Now Referring to Natural Gas As Freedom Gas

nymag.com - On May 7, Energy Secretary Rick Perry — the dark-horse pick for Trump’s most competent Cabinet member — announced in Brussels that the U.S. intends to double liquefied natural gas exports to Europe b…


There’s a Reason Robert Mueller Still Won’t Publicly Exonerate Trump

[url=http://www.esquire.com]www.esquire.com[/url] - Special Counsel Robert Mueller is an "institutionalist" at a time when the institutions of our republic are crumbling, undermined by the most powerful people in our society and, in some cases, the ve…


Mueller’s statement highlights key differences with Barr on investigation of President Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Devlin Barrett and Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow May 29 at 6…


White House wanted USS John S. McCain obscured during Trump’s Japan visit

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Colby Itkowitz and Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics Email Bio Follow Dan Lamothe Dan Lamothe Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military Email Bio …


Study Finds Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Do Anything But Give Rich People Money

nymag.com - The biggest effect of the Trump tax cuts is obvious: People who own businesses and other sources of concentrated wealth will have a lot more money, and the federal budget will have less. But the advo…


The World’s Most Annoying Man | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - You know, of course, what the most grating and infuriating human behavior is. It is not when another person is simply being unreasonable. It is when that person is constantly insisting that they are …


The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the Economy

nymag.com - One thing I’ve been saying when I write periodically about the economic outlook is that the Trump administration’s trade actions have had negative effects on the economy, but those effects have not b…


Revealed: women's fertility app is funded by anti-abortion campaigners

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A popular women’s health and fertility app sows doubt about birth control, features claims from medical advisers who are not licensed to practice in the US, and is funded and led by anti-abortion, an…


What Israel's new election reveals about the struggle over Jewishness

theconversation.com - Benjamin Netanyahu has hit a snag that could derail his chances of becoming the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Israel. Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and dissolved p…


Facebook Bans Political Artist for Provocative MAGA-Hats-as-Klan-Hoods Sculpture

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Facebook has a longstanding tradition of stifling dissenting and alternative voices, including those of journalists. Now, artists’ careers are being hurt by the strongarm of the social media behemoth.


California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite last-minute opposition from


Israel Hated American Ban on Sharing Intel for Assassinations, So U.S. Made New Rules

theintercept.com - The documents, published on an NSA internal news site called SIDtoday and provided by agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, provide a glimpse into the intelligence relationship between two countries d…


What Does Oligarchy Mean? That We're Screwed.

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - “Oligarchy” means government of and by a few at the top, who exercise power for their own benefit. It comes from the Greek word oligarkhes, meaning “few to rule or command.” Even a system that calls …


New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected

truthout.org - New earthshaking science will be coming out in the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that could nearly double future warming predictions. We have a window into this new sci…


Chernobyl: horrifying, masterly television that sears on to your brain

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - After three of its five episodes aired, the miniseries Chernobyl found its way to the top of IMDB’s top 250 TV shows in history list. While the fan-voted chart might seem hyperbolic, given that the d…


Mission Creep: How the NSA’s Game-Changing Targeting System Built for Iraq and Afghanistan Ended Up on the Mexican Border

theintercept.com - At Area 82, it seems safe to say, the sort of extensive intelligence-sharing exemplified by RT-RG became a cornerstone of U.S. intelligence strategy. In his SIDtoday interview, Goodman, the former NS…


Extreme weather has made half of America look like Tornado Alley

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Repair and cleaning efforts begin on a neighborhood damaged by a tornado system that destroyed homes and cut off access to utilities on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. (John Minchillo/AP) By Joel Achenbac…


The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it's rapidly disappearing

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system. But thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of th…


'Slow-motion disaster' along Arkansas River: Every large community will see major flooding within 7-10 days

[url=http://www.usatoday.com]www.usatoday.com[/url] - After days of storms in the midwest, the Arkansas River reached 45.86 feet, just under the 1943 record of 48.3 feet. Every large community along the Arkansas River will see major or record flooding w…


3 Reasons Why America is About to End

medium.com - America has its flaws. Countless books examine them, but they often conclude their grim analyses with a chapter on “how to make things better.” Rarely is the feasibility of these proposed solutions c…


Martenson: "They've Stolen Our Future!"

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, It’s time to have a serious conversation. I know we’ve been having it, but maybe there’s another glove hidden beneath the one we’ve already taken o…


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No One Wants to Talk About Mueller’s Most Definitive Conclusion

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Quinta Jurecic: Mueller counted on institutions to grapple with his report. They didn’t. A few minutes later, as he finished up, Mueller returned to the theme. He said it even after thanking members …


Opinion | Mueller destroyed one of Trump’s biggest lies. Trump just helped him do it.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Sargent Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer May 30 at 10:33 AM President Trump just admitted that Russia helped elect him president. “I had …


Trump’s tariff threat to Mexico may upend trade deal, undermine the economy

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Kevin Sieff Kevin Sieff Latin America Correspondent Email Bio Follow May 30 at 10:51 PM Preside…


Mueller Speaks! | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

[url=http://www.patreon.com]www.patreon.com[/url] - Hey, it can talk! In this episode of Gaslit Nation, we break down Mueller’s surprise press conference on Thursday with a special guest – Alexandra Chalupa, the independent researcher who was one of t…


National Spelling Bee uses ‘octochamps’ in a sentence, crowning eight co-champions

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Orion Donovan-Smith and Orion Donovan-Smith Email Bio Follow Kayla Epstein Kayla Epstein Embedded audience editor on the National desk Email Bio Follow May 31 at 6:21 AM Pandemonium erupted — eigh…


How soybeans became China's most powerful weapon in Trump's trade war

theconversation.com - Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S. China, the world’s biggest buyer of the cro…


With New Trump Policy, Is the Moon for the Taking?

undark.org - President Donald Trump at a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1, which aims to return Americans to the moon by 2024. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the culmi…


‘An absolutely brutal year’: Alberta farm incomes plummet 70 per cent in 2018

calgaryherald.com - Alberta farm incomes plummeted in 2018 due to a “brutal” combination of conditions that included severe drought, wild weather and global trade barriers. According to data released by Statistics Canad…


Sinking of Russian Nuclear Submarine Known to West Much Earlier Than Stated, NSA Document Indicates

theintercept.com - If one were to draw a map of the locales most pivotal to Vladimir Putin’s political trajectory, the bottom of the Barents Sea might not immediately come to mind. And yet, long before his incursions i…


Contracts Reveal How the DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Nearly 200 pages of Drug Enforcement Administration contracts with producers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. They show for the first time how the agency interacts with televisio…


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Office Is Working With Volkswagen to Crush a Union Drive

theintercept.com - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has been secretly assisting Volkswagen’s efforts to defeat the United Auto Workers organizing drive in Chattanooga, according to emails obtained through the state’s p…


Opinion | We love to hate the government. Then along come measles.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Catherine Rampell Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Email Bio Follow Columnist May 30 at 6:36 PM Americans love, love, love to hate on government,…


“Incoherent and Poorly Conceived”: The Times Gives Maddow the Cold Shoulder

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - On Sunday, May 19, New York Times finance editor David Enrich got a request from a producer at MSNBC to appear on Rachel Maddow’s show the following night. Enrich had a red-hot front-page story for M…


Crispr gene-editing will change the way Americans eat – here's what's coming

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier fields. Wheat to contain less gluten. And pigs bred to resist deadly viruses. Some…


‘Doing my job!’ Top French journalist refuses to reveal sources to security services

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - “They asked me many questions on the manner in which I checked my information, which was an indirect way of asking me about my sources,” Ariane Chemin told AFP, adding that she declined to answer the…


Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not humanity

kinder.world - In the months since, he has axed environmental roles in the government and planned three major building projects in the Amazon, including a bridge over the river itself. As Bolsonaro scraps environme…


Of Two Minds - Why Being a Politician Is No Longer Fun

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - As a society, we are ill-prepared for the end of "politics is the solution." It's fun to be a politician when there's plenty of tax revenues and borrowed money to distribute, and when the goodies get…


Scotland faces climate 'apocalypse' without action to cut emissions

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The head of Scotland’s nature conservation agency has warned the country faces an “apocalyse” of flooded towns, dead forests and polluted rivers unless urgent action is taken to cut CO2 emissions. Fr…


Ancient DNA is revealing the origins of livestock herding in Africa

theconversation.com - Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of m…



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