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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/19
« Reply #630 on: February 19, 2020, 06:24:07 am »

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Factchecking NPR’s Attempted Takedown of Bernie Sanders

fair.org - The Iowa caucuses officially began the Democratic primary, and even in this ongoing, extended battle for the White House, Iowa remains an important marker for candidates and the media. A close look a…

Trump grants clemency to high-profile individuals, including Rod Blagojevich, Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik

washingtonpost.com - By Anne Gearan, close Anne Gearan White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Beth Reinhard a…

Post-impeachment, Trump declares himself the ‘chief law enforcement officer’ of America

washingtonpost.com - President Trump backstage before delivering remarks to National Border Patrol Council members at the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olorunnipa and close Toluse …

UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers

theguardian.com - Britain is to close its borders to unskilled workers and those who can’t speak English as part of a fundamental overhaul of immigration laws that will end the era of cheap EU labour in factories, war…

Of Two Minds - The World Is Awash in Oil, False Assurances, Magical Thinking and Complacency as Global Demand Careens Toward a Cliff

oftwominds.com - This collapse of price will manifest in all sorts of markets that are based on debt-funded purchases of desires rather than a warily prudent priority on needs. Since markets are supposed to discover …

A Chinese film director and 3 family members died from the novel coronavirus after they self-quarantined in their home

businessinsider.com - A Chinese film director and three of his family members died of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China the epicenter of the outbreak, after they went into self-quarantine, the Guardian reported. Chang Kai died fro…

Are Markets Underrating the Coronavirus Threat?

nymag.com - With large swaths of China shut down and many other countries on edge, I spoke with business columnist Josh Barro about the economic misery that the coronavirus has inflicted on top of its death toll…

Mnuchin Admits Trump’s Budget Cuts Social Security Even as President Claims He Is ‘Not Touching’ the Program

washingtonbabylon.com - During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin—using euphemistic language Democratic lawmakers described as “Washington-speak“—admitted that President Donald…

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Biden, Sanders Lead 2020 Democratic Race

npr.org - Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lead the crowded Democratic field, pulling in together about half of the support of Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independen…

Federal Reserve Monetizing US Debt Faster than its Previous Tightening

thegreatrecession.info - During its brief and utterly failed attempt to reduce its balance sheet (called quantitative tightening), the Federal Reserve only rolled off securities at a rate of $50 billion a month. It is now pu…

Fox Has Been “More Fair”: Why Bernie’s Team Has Had It With MSNBC

vanityfair.com - Faiz Shakir had seen enough. As summer turned to fall, and the 2020 Democratic presidential race entered the stretch run before the first caucuses and primaries, Shakir, who manages Bernie Sanders’s …

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed by the governmen…

How Democrats can negate the GOP’s "**** advantage," according to Dan Pfeiffer

vox.com - Republicans have an “**** advantage” when it comes to the types of tactics they’re willing to engage in to consolidate power. What level of assholery should Democrats undertake in order to fight b…

How Nancy Pelosi Is Forcing Trump and the Republicans Over a Cliff | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Who’s looking smart this Presidents Day, just after Senate Republicans held a show trial with no witnesses and acquitted Donald Trump? The speaker held off those in her party; it wanted to impeach Tr…

Turkey trying to ‘CONQUER’ Libya, not to bring peace, says top Tripoli govt diplomat visiting Moscow

rt.com - Commenting on the role of external players, such as Russia and Turkey, in bringing to an end the protracted Libyan civil war, minister Abdul Hadi Al-Hweij was particularly candid. “When we talk about…

It’s more expensive to be poor. Now housing costs make it more expensive to be young too

newstatesman.com - Being poor, as everyone from the American novelist James Baldwin to the chief of police on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld has noted, is expensive. Everything from higher interest rates on debt to the po…

When Bloomberg News’s Reporting on China Was Challenged, Bloomberg Tried to Ruin Me for Speaking Out

theintercept.com - “But what about all the evidence that is in her head?” said the outsized man on the video screen. When Bloomberg’s lawyer in New York uttered those words, I suddenly pictured him holding a giant vacu…

Pushing Diabetics Towards Low-Cost Insulin Is Dangerous

undark.org - About 7.4 million people in the U.S. require manufactured insulin to stay alive. I’m one of them. I’ve lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 15 years and inject two kinds of insulin every day. The…

Eating mushrooms may dramatically cut risk of cognitive decline

treehugger.com - New research finds that seniors who ate mushrooms twice weekly had 50% reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment. People often ask me if mushrooms have much nutritional benefit. We’re always h…

Opinion | All This Dystopia, and for What?

nytimes.com - In the year I’ve been writing this column, and voraciously reading articles about digital privacy, an unsettling theme has emerged. A report introduces a piece of technology with terrifying, privacy-…

The Decline of the West: More Evidence From Australia

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The Decline of the West: More Evidence From Australia There was a time, not long ago, when in the West we were proud of our scientific achievements, our rationality, our approach to knowledge. Maybe …

The EU will tell Britain to give back the ancient Parthenon marbles taken from Greece over 200 years ago as part of a post-Brexit trade deal

businessinsider.com - The European Union will demand that Britain gives ancient marbles back to Greece as part of a post-Brexit trade deal. Greece has long argued that the Parthenon marbles — or Elgin marbles — were unlaw…

The world is failing to ensure children have a 'liveable planet', report finds

theguardian.com - Every country in the world is failing to shield children’s health and their futures from intensifying ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices, says a new report. T…

A Dizzying Array Of Brilliant Genius Thoughts From Our Leader As He Sat On This Morning's Terlet

wonkette.com - Didn't Mama Trump ever tell little Donny not to push too hard? Are there no prunes in DC? Or is that the real reason Hope Hicks has been summoned back to Washington? Because if someone doesn't convin…

While Nicaragua returns to peace, media and international NGO’s conjure epidemic of violence with dubious reporting

thegrayzone.com - Here’s a headline you won’t see: Nicaragua is at peace. After the violent attempt to overthrow the government in 2018, which cost at least 200 lives, the country has largely returned to the tranquill…


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