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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/19
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2019, 08:23:44 am »

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No holds Barred: Trump and his troops push for imperial presidency

www.theguardian.com- William Barr, the attorney general, came face to face this week with Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, at the Capitol in Washington. Shaking her hand, Barr was said to have joked: “Madam Speake…


The Balance Has Shifted: The Data on Impeachment Favor Moving Ahead

www.justsecurity.org - [Editor’s note: Just Security is publishing a series in conversation with Sidney Blumenthal’s “An Open Memo: Comparison of Clinton Impeachment, Nixon Impeachment and Trump Pre-Impeachment.” Other aut…


Market Loses its Hopium-Induced High, Falls Four Weeks Straight

thegreatrecession.info - Stocks posted their fourth straight weekly loss across all three headline indices this week, but more important than that they proved convincingly on Friday that the market is as fully intoxicated as…


Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy In DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members Of Embassy Protection Collective

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Adrienne Pine, a member of the Embassy Protection Collective, is arrested, following a police raid on the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, May 16, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AP Police hav…


A Genuine Populist is Running for West Virginia Governor. His Donor Rolls Broke the State’s Campaign Finance Software.

theintercept.com - When Stephen Noble Smith’s campaign sought to present its 62-page finance filings to the West Virginia secretary of state, something went wrong. During the online submission process, the software bro…


Opinion | Trump’s D.C. hotel has raked in cash — and only at the cost of America’s dignity

www.washingtonpost.com - By Editorial Board May 18 at 1:12 PM BEFORE DONALD TRUMP became president, when he was just a famous real estate developer, he made a risky bet: He proposed spending $200 million renovating the histo…


Opinion | Impeachment Is a Form of Hope

www.nytimes.com - Yet previous attempts to impeach Johnson had gone nowhere. The first call for impeachment came early in 1867. The matter was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which scrutinized Johnson’s act…


Ohio State doctor 'abused 177 athletes'

www.bbc.com - An athletics team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from 1979 to 1997, an investigation by Ohio State University in the US says. Dr Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, is accused of gr…


Leaked American Identity Movement Chats Show Poorly Hidden Racism

unicornriot.ninja - Washington, DC – After rebranding as the ‘American Identity Movement’, the alt-right and neo-Nazi group formerly known as Identity Evropa has tried to forge a new path for “mainstreaming” racism in c…


The Hell of Working at Trump’s New Favorite Network

www.thedailybeast.com - Ernest Champell realized there was something unusual about One America News Network during his first day on the job as a writer, when the young staffer assigned to show him the ropes announced matter…


‘I Did My Best to Stop American Foreign Policy’: Bernie Sanders on the 1980s

www.nytimes.com - The principle of providing free health care to all is absolutely right. The truth also is the Soviet system — the quality of care in the Soviet Union — was not particularly good. But the principle of…


Levees Won't Save Louisiana from a Climate "Existential Crisis"

www.scientificamerican.com - It’s not surprising that a new report says Louisiana may have to cede flood-prone communities to nature, shift the state economy away from fishing and oil refining, and adapt to the inevitability of …


Both Saudi Arabia and the United States Are Probably Guilty of War Crimes in Yemen

www.thenation.com - Yemeni children inspect the damage at a site allegedly targeted and destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes on January 20, 2019. (AP / Hani Al-Ansi) You will receive occasional promotional offers for prog…


Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

theconversation.com - U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see. Yet just a few years ago, the…


Texas bill would make protesting pipelines a felony on par with attempted murder

www.alternet.org - A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder. “It’s an anti-protest bill, favoring the fossil fuel industry,…


Perspective | If a fetus is a person, it should get child support, due process and citizenship

www.washingtonpost.com - By Carliss Chatman Carliss Chatman, an assistant professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, studies corporate personhood, corporate governance and ethics, am


The Abortion Fight and the Pretense of Precedent

www.newyorker.com - As both candidate and President, Donald Trump has lied so frequently and so extravagantly that it’s possible to overlook the occasions when he told the truth. During the campaign, for example, he sai…


The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

www.theatlantic.com - One subgroup of scholars, however, did manage to see more of what was coming. Unlike Ehrlich and Simon, they were not vested in a single discipline. They took from each argument and integrated appare…


The 'morally unthinkable' is now at our fingertips — from alt-right propaganda to misogynistic p o r n

www.alternet.org - Imagine you work at a Latex glove factory. One night, you type ‘Latex’ into Google: you’re searching for competitors’ products, but you find other things too. Some of what you find turns you on. But …



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