Category: News

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt have gotten unprecedented access to the Pentagon. And one whistleblower who raised flags has paid the price.

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Bibles but Not Textbooks: Trump’s Tariff Exemptions Pick Winners and Losers

Bibles but Not Textbooks: Trump’s Tariff Exemptions Pick Winners and Losers

Products won exemptions from the U.S. Trade Representative for “health, safety, national security and other factors,” but the criteria remain unclear.

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‘Head-Spinning’ Day: GOP’s Conditioning the Base to See Trump’s Erratic Behavior as Normal or Time for 25th Amendment?

‘Head-Spinning’ Day: GOP’s Conditioning the Base to See Trump’s Erratic Behavior as Normal or Time for 25th Amendment?

It was a day in which the president of the United States backed out at the last minute from a diplomatic trip to Denmark because his overture to purchase Greenland. He reversed himself--and then unreversed himself--on serious economic matters. And, finally, he referred to himself in Biblical terms as "The Chosen One." What does all of that erratic behavior mean?

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Jay Inslee Ends His Bid for the White House

Jay Inslee Ends His Bid for the White House

Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington State and former congressman who made the fight against climate change the central point of his campaign, dropped out from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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The Car Seat Industry Helped Delay a Child Safety Regulation — Again

The Car Seat Industry Helped Delay a Child Safety Regulation — Again

A long-delayed safety standard for children’s car seats in side-impact crashes is being pushed back further. The industry is arguing that the government should not act without also updating its other safety standards for car seats.

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‘Huge Conspiracy’ that Media Reports Economy Negatively Under Trump

‘Huge Conspiracy’ that Media Reports Economy Negatively Under Trump

With an assist from CNN host Don Lemon, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell demolished Republican talking points about the US economy.

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Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

In a fresh sign just how vulnerable Collins may be as she seeks re-election next year, the preeminent nonpartisan Washington political analyst Charlie Cook just changed his rating of the Maine Senate race from 'Lean Republican,' to 'Toss up.'

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks

After an article by ProPublica and American Banker examining how the DOJ softened settlements with RBS and Barclays, the presidential candidate blasts settlements that let banks “evade accountability.”

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Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government should end the practice of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, according to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the US Democratic congresswomen recently barred entry to Israel.

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“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

The VA’s approach differs sharply from the Pentagon’s, which won an exemption for active-duty members of the military.

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Opinions

The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

By Eliyahu Setton

And no, it's not Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, or the Communist Party.

An Age Limit on the Presidency?

By Janet Ybarra

Carter, who today is 95, came out to say that even 80 years old is too old to be up for the all of what job of president demands.

We Need to Get Rid of the Useless Penny

By Winston Wang

Pennies cause more even more trouble than they are worth — quite literally.

Brett Kavanaugh Has No Business Serving on the Supreme Court

By Janet Ybarra

If now we cannot have faith in that investigation which was supposed to have cleared him, perhaps now we can no longer have faith in Kavanaugh's service on that high court.

Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

By Janet Ybarra

Trump appears to be confused with his dear friend, the autocratic Kim Jong Un. This isn't North Korea. Trump can't say something--anything--especially on tape and think he can pretend he never said it.

September Democratic Presidential Debate Recap

By Allison Hellman

Another month gone, another Democratic debate to usher in the fall season.

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

By Janet Ybarra

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

We Have Met Our Greatest Security Threat, and It Is Us

By Janet Ybarra

As we stop to remember the solemn events of September 11, 2001, perhaps we can recall nothing more important than the great spirit of togetherness and national unity that the terrible terrorist attacks of that day engendered across the nation.

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

By Thomas Brown

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.

Winning 2020 Will Be Harder Than Trump Thinks

By Janet Ybarra

Donald Trump will have to deal with a very unique challenge which other incumbent presidents have not had to face, at least in modern times, as he seeks a second term. And that's before he faces a single Democrat....