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The Doomstead Diner Daily

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Of Two Minds - Push Them Hard Enough and the Productive Class Will Opt Out of Servitude

www.oftwominds.com- People love their big paychecks, but they also value their sanity. One of the most astonishing manifestations of disconnected-from-reality hubris is public authorities' sublime confidence that employ…

Opinion | The Trump Campaign Conspired With the Russians. Mueller Proved It.

www.nytimes.com - The Mueller report, holding itself to the higher standard, concluded that it did not find proof beyond a reasonable doubt of criminal conspiracy with Russia. It also offered an explanation: Lies by i…

FBI Director Broke With Trump And Said White Supremacy Is A “Persistent, Pervasive Threat” To The US

www.buzzfeednews.com - During an angry, off-the-cuff press conference in 2017, Trump defended racists who marched in Charlottesville and sparked riots. Heather Heyer, a counterprotester at the rally, was killed when James …

The Trump Administration Is Quietly Winning 1 Fight That Shows How White Supremacy Works

www.theroot.com - While we were wringing our hands about the travel ban or the nonsensical plans to staff a Game of Thrones-style wall so the Night’s Watch can keep out the Mexican wildlings, the Trump administration …

Young Democrats at 40 College Campuses Call for Boycott of the DCCC

theintercept.com - This is young Harvard politicos’ second moment in the national spotlight in the span of a week, as students from the school drew attention through aggressive questioning of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sander…

Trump Vows Stonewall of ‘All’ House Subpoenas, Setting Up Fight Over Powers

www.nytimes.com - Several legal experts said Mr. Trump’s vow to fight every subpoena is a departure from how past presidents confronted congressional oversight investigations run by their adversaries. The White House …

The Truth-Teller: From The Pentagon Papers To The Doomsday Machine

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Countercurrents.org The growth of the military-industrial complex poses an existential threat to humanity. Daniel Ellsberg, peace activist and Vietnam War whistleblower discusses wi…

New Trump Administration Policy Would Make Racism OK as Long as You Don't Mean It

www.theroot.com - While America is engaged in a heated debate about the border wall and the government shutdown, at least three cabinet-level departments inside the Trump administration have been quietly investigating…

What a Deleted Profile Tells Us About Wikipedia's Diversity Problem

undark.org - Only an estimated 18 percent of Wikipedia biographies are about women. African Americans are likely similarly underrepresented. You’ve probably never heard of Clarice Phelps. If you were curious, you…

Economists Warn Trump's Sanctions Targeting Venezuela 'A Death Sentence for Tens of Thousands of People'

www.commondreams.org - Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela "are a death sentence for tens of thousands of people" and that the nation's humanitarian crisis will worsen as long as the sancti…

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it | George Monbiot

www.theguardian.com - For most of my adult life I’ve railed against “corporate capitalism”, “consumer capitalism” and “crony capitalism”. It took me a long time to see that the problem is not the adjective but the noun. W…

Here’s what happened inside The Markup

www.cjr.org - The Markup was one of the most highly anticipated media startups in recent memory. Julia Angwin, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, teamed up with her ProPublica writing partner, da…

How your employer uses perks like wellness programs, phones and free food to control your life

theconversation.com - Companies offer all sorts of benefits and extras to attract the most favored workers, from health care and stock options to free food. But all those perks come at a price: your freedom. There’s a rea…

How Amazon automatically tracks and fires warehouse workers for ‘productivity’

www.theverge.com - Amazon’s fulfillment centers are the engine of the company — massive warehouses where workers track, pack, sort, and shuffle each order before sending it on its way to the buyer’s door. Critics say t…

Scientists track Florida’s vanishing barrier reef

www.sciencemag.org - Diving to ailing coral, researchers test a tool for measuring how fast the reef is eroding. By Paul VoosenApr. 24, 2019 , 1:20 PM THE FLORIDA KEYS REEF TRACT—Earlier this month, outfitted in scuba ge…

The music of all time is a duet between order and disorder – Alan Lightman | Aeon Essays

aeon.co - The Buddhist monks from Namgyal monastery in India engage in a ritual that involves the creation of intricate patterns of coloured sand, known as mandalas. As large as three metres across, each manda…

‘God is great’: For the third time, a federal judge blocks an Israel boycott ban on First Amendment grounds

www.washingtonpost.com - Bahia Amawi, an elementary school speech pathologist from Round Rock, Tex., speaks at a news conference at the Austin office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in December 2018, to announce…

Bitcoin plunged after a major crypto exchange was accused of using client money to hide $850 million of missing cash (BTC) | Markets Insider

www.businessinsider.com - Bitcoin plunged as much as 5% after a major cryptocurrency was accused of pulling $700 million from the reserves backing its digital coin to cover up $850 million in missing funds. According to a law…

Is the EPA Stifling Science on Chemical Toxicity Reports?

www.scientificamerican.com - The Environmental Protection Agency is changing its approach to chemical toxicity oversight, according to a report issued recently by the Government Accountability Office. In the overhaul, the EPA re…

A Common Food Additive Is Linked to Insulin Resistance. Here's What That Means

www.livescience.com - A common food additive could alter metabolism in ways that could increase the risk of diabetes, a preliminary study suggests. The study, which involved research in humans and mice, investigated a foo…

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