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“Though intelligence officials have previously told lawmakers that Russia’s interference campaign was continuing, last week’s briefing did contain what appeared to be new information, including that Russia intended to interfere with the 2020 Democratic primaries as well as the general election.”
Slavoj Zizek: US enters brutal ideological civil war as four-party system begins to take form. "The move to impeach Trump was a desperate attempt to regain the moral leadership and credibility of the US – a comic exercise in hypocrisy. This is why all the moral fervor of the Democratic establishment should not deceive us: Trump’s open obscenity just brought out what was always there. ...Read More
Scientific experts, including members of the EPA's own scientific advisory board, have asserted that axing and altering these rules and regulations will be detrimental toward the environment.
How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler When Hitler’s party won influence in Parliament, and even after he was made chancellor of Germany in 1933 – about a year and a half before seizing dictatorial power – many American press outlets judged that he would either be outplayed by more traditional politicians or that he would have ...Read More
E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken regulations aimed at limiting the seepage of lead, arsenic and other toxic pollution into [drinking] water supplies.
Twitter grants special exemptions to Donald Trump and other “world leaders” from its code of conduct, including from rules that apply to everyone else. But the social network — which is Trump’s go-to megaphone — says nobody is “above our policies entirely.”
"Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians" Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another “humanitarian catastrophe” in the war-torn country. ...Read More
A Kansas City immigration lawyer who was injured while trying to assist her 3-year-old client is suing the two immigration agents who allegedly shoved her to the ground and caused her injuries. Andrea Martinez claims to have suffered a fractured foot, bleeding, and a concussion after she was forcibly separated from her client, whom she was reuniting with his pregnant mother at a Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility. ...Read More
Russian Operative Said ‘We Made America Great’ After Trump’s Win “We uncorked a tiny bottle of champagne ... took one gulp each and looked into each other’s eyes .... We uttered almost in unison: ‘We made America great,’” one operative at the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency said in the message obtained by the Republican-led committee. ...Read More
“Newly released texts exchanged by Sondland, Volker and other U.S. officials during this period read like a government-sanctioned shakedown. Again and again, they make clear that Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, would not get military aid or the Oval Office invitation he coveted until he committed to investigations that Trump ...Read More
I have been thinking that we need a more sympathetic approach to the alt-right movement and wave of more controversial viewpoints and values across the US and Europe. While we should be tough on xenophobia, the situation that they are arguing from, brexiteers and trump supporters, is a place of We could be much more sympethetic in our conversations with these people, as they might not see that what is harming them isn’t what they comment on in hidden facebook groups, but rather a system that doesn’t give equal opportunities to everyone, that fuels global warming bringing in possibly more ...Read More
Barr asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016 Attorney General William P. Barr has held private meetings overseas with foreign intelligence officials seeking their help in a Justice Department inquiry that President Trump hopes will discredit U.S. intelligence agencies’ examination of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the matter. ...Read More
Trump Immigration policy has created the reality that immigrants toddlers are appearing alone in court for deportation, separated from their family... meaning they’ll be deported alone without anyone to be their guardian. As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. ...Read More