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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/24
« Reply #465 on: November 24, 2019, 07:02:00 am »

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Many Of The Arguments Against Wealth Taxes Are Pathetic ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - Certain arguments against increased taxes on wealth need to be dealt with seriously. For example, if we are told that imposing a new wealth tax (as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have advocated)…

Trump’s GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), flanked by President Trump and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, speaks at a White House meeting on electronic cigarettes on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washingt…

As Pompeo faces scrutiny over his role in Ukraine, documents further tie him to Giuliani

vox.com - A tranche of State Department documents obtained by the advocacy group American Oversight suggest Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani discussed US-Ukraine policy …

Exclusive: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden

cnn.com - After the story published, Nunes disputed CNN's report, telling far-right website Breitbart that it was "demonstrably false." Giuliani made an appearance on Fox News on Saturday and, when asked about…

It’s not what Trump did. It’s what Republicans accept.

vox.com - The core question this impeachment process is raising isn’t “what did Donald Trump do?” The hearings have filled in important details and added confirming witness, but the story is largely the one we…

Hong Kong: protests prompt huge turnout for local elections

theguardian.com - Hong Kong residents have turned out in unprecedented numbers for local elections that many in the city are treating as a proxy referendum on months of anti-government protests. Hour-long queues stret…

Devin Nunes was directly involved in the push for Biden Ukraine investigations, says Lev Parnas

vox.com - Ed MacMahon, a lawyer for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who faces charges of campaign finance violations, has told the Daily Beast that his client helped Republican Rep. Devin Nunes arrange mee…

Top House Democrat says ethics probe of Nunes is likely over alleged meeting with Ukrainian about Bidens

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Devin Nunes speaks at the close of the impeachment inquiry of President Trump in Washington, DC on November 21, 2019. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) By Rosalind S. Helderman and close Ros…

New Polling Suggests Democrats’ Impeachment Push Could Alienate Key Voters

vanityfair.com - Third, as other reporting has suggested, Independents suffer from scandal fatigue and overall confusion. They agreed with the statement “[It is] difficult to tell all the investigations in Washington…

Human Rights Watch supports US-backed far-right coup in Bolivia, whitewashes massacre of indigenous protesters

thegrayzone.com - Bolivia is in turmoil after President Evo Morales was deposed in a U.S.-supported coup d’état on November 10. The new coup government forced Morales into exile, arrested left-wing politicians and jou…

Deval Patrick Is Everything That’s Wrong With the Democratic Party

jacobinmag.com - The donor classes do not want Bernie Sanders to be president. Most of them don’t want Elizabeth Warren, either. They’d prefer someone who doesn’t have much to say about wealth distribution, whether i…

Minnesota Police Kill Local Hip Hop Artist After Pursuit

unicornriot.ninja - Richfield, MN – Brian Quinones was shot and killed by police after he exited his car with a short knife on Saturday night. Following a car pursuit across two Minneapolis suburbs, Quinones live stream…

Humanitarian Volunteer Scott Warren Reflects on the Borderlands and Two Years of Government Persecution

theintercept.com - Scott Warren has lived with a cloud hanging over his head for nearly two years. The 37-year-old geographer was arrested in January 2018, accused of giving two young men from Central America food, wat…

Jim Jordan was imposed on us for egregiously partisan reasons. Now he’s afflicting the nation.

cleveland.com - CLEVELAND -- Of all the regions in all the states in all the country, Jim Jordan got dragged into ours. There was no good reason to punish Greater Cleveland by making the person who’s now the second …

The Collapse of Civilization May Have Already Begun

vice.com - “It is now too late to stop a future collapse of our societies because of climate change.” These are not the words of a tinfoil hat-donning survivalist. This is from a paper delivered by a senior sus…

North Pole explorers on thin ice as climate change hits expedition

theguardian.com - It was supposed to be an epic 1,000-mile journey taking in the stunning snow-covered scenery of the North Pole as two adventurers embarked on a brave bid to cross the frozen Arctic Ocean on skis. But…

Malaysia's last known Sumatran rhino dies

bbc.com - The Sumatran rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia, with the death of the last known specimen. The 25-year-old female named Iman died on Saturday on the island of Borneo, officials say. She had…

‘Not enough pork in the world’ to deal with China’s demand for meat

theguardian.com - The cost of living in China has outstripped the 3% government target for the first time in a decade, and a big part of the problem is the soaring price of pork, which is being driven up by a widespre…

The Keystone Oil Spill No One's Talking About Will Be Nearly Impossible to Clean Up

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. When the Keystone Pipeline burst last week, half of an Olympic-sized swimming pool’s worth of a particularly dirty fossil fuel spilled…

Perspective | The death knell for local newspapers? It’s perilously close.

washingtonpost.com - The Chicago Tribune, which vacated its landmark building last year, is headed for more trouble. (Kiichiro Sato/AP) By Margaret Sullivan close Margaret Sullivan Media columnist Email EmailBio BioFollo…

Americans bankrupted by health care costs: 4 questions answered

theconversation.com - Medical bankruptcy has been a talking point for many Democratic candidates as they make their individual cases for health care reform. This begs a few questions about how widespread these bankruptcie…

US committed to securing trade deal with China by year's end but can't turn blind eye to Hong Kong violence, top official says

businessinsider.com - The US wants to ink a trade deal with China by the end of 2019, but can't overlook violence in Hong Kong, the head of the National Security Agency has said. "We were hoping to have deal done by the e…

Reaganism Is Cancelled

theatlantic.com - Trump began the work of redirecting the GOP by building a working-class coalition, Hawley argues. In his view, Trump’s bombastic style and penchant for chaos bear no consequence for the new brand of …

Bibi’s Get-out-of-Jail Card… War With Iran

strategic-culture.org - It seems more than coincidence that as the legal noose tightens around Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, Israeli military have suddenly stepped up air strikes on Iranian forces based in Syria.


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