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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/14 Flag Day Edition
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www.washingtonpost.com - By Erin Cunningham , Erin Cunningham Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region Email Bio Follow Anne Gearan and Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow Carol Mo…

‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance

www.washingtonpost.com - By Rosalind S. Helderman , Rosalind S. Helderman Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations Email Bio Follow Tom Hamburger and Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused o…

Forget “No Collusion”—Trump Is Now Pro-Collusion

www.newyorker.com - I happened to watch this week’s edition of the Trump show from the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, which, later this year, will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berli…

Sarah Sanders Broke the News

www.theatlantic.com - “But where in the Bible does it say—” Acosta began. “Hold on, Jim. If you’ll let me finish.” “—it’s okay to take children away from their parents?” “Again, I’m not going to comment on the attorney’s …

Opinion | Mitch McConnell, Too, Welcomes Russian Interference

www.nytimes.com - As chairman of his county Republican Party in the 1970s, he backed aggressive campaign finance reform. He wanted “drastically” lower contribution limits, full donor disclosure, a ceiling on overall s…

Key steps in the citizens agenda style of campaign coverage - PressThink

pressthink.org - Part of a call to action for an alternative direction in election coverage, originated by the newsroom improvement company, Hearken, and the research project that I direct, Membership Puzzle Project.…

Why Won’t the Democratic Candidates Move to the Left on Foreign Policy?

theintercept.com - The Democratic candidates have introduced a raft of radical progressive proposals on the domestic policy front, from Medicare for All to free public college to universal basic income. Yet that appeti…

The Prescient Anger of Arundhati Roy

www.newyorker.com - In “My Seditious Heart,” Roy rides to battle against a host of troubles. Most frequently, she criticizes India’s fondness for big dams, and its cruelty to the people displaced by them. She lambasts t…

G-20 summit could be last exit before all-out US-Turkey crisis

www.al-monitor.com - US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s letter to his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar sent shock waves into Turkey’s foreign policy and security establishment and Turkey doesn’t yet know “h…

Michael Avenatti sued over claims he pilfered paraplegic's $4 million

boingboing.net - Attorney and disgraced anti-Trump media gadfly Michael Avenatti has been sued again, this time over allegations he siphoned off a paraplegic client's $4 million settlement. Avenatti's disabled client…

Facebook wants to stay "neutral" on deepfakes. Congress might force it to act.

www.vox.com - How would you react if you saw a video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg describing himself grandiosely as “one man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets, their liv…

Climate change is bad for world peace

www.treehugger.com - A study from Stanford University reveals the interconnectedness of politics and the environment. As the global climate crisis worsens, so will armed conflicts. This depressing conclusion was made in …

How Collusion Confusion Helps Trump

www.newyorker.com - More than any American President, Donald Trump strains credulity. Of the ten-thousand-plus false or misleading statements he has made during his Presidency that fact-checkers have documented so far, …

Of Two Minds - Misplaced Pride: Most of the "Middle Class" Is Actually Working Class

www.oftwominds.com - If we look at these charts, it looks like only the top 10%, or perhaps the top 20% at best, might qualify as "middle class" by the metrics described below. The conventional definition of working clas…

Kellyanne Conway Broke the Law—And Is Going to Get Away With It

www.theatlantic.com - “Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation o…

Opinion | Is the Iran-U.S. tinderbox about to ignite?

www.washingtonpost.com - By David Ignatius David Ignatius Columnist covering foreign affairs Email Bio Follow Columnist June 13 at 8:07 PM As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of “unprovoked attacks” near the Strai…

Why Housing Policy Feels Like Generational Warfare

www.theatlantic.com - Nationally, the gap between income and home value has been rising. Using Unison’s methodology, it took nine years to save up a down payment in 1975. Now it takes 14. Read: When Wall Street is your la…

Remember The Maine

www.stonekettle.com - "In spite of all its horror, we must regard the sinking of the Lusitania as an event most important and favourable to the Allies. The poor babies who perished in the ocean attack struck a blow at Ger…

Sanders Calls For 21st Century Bill of Rights - How Democratic Socialism Is the Only Way to Defeat Oligarchy

portside.org - Bernie Sanders says he didn't hear Jamie Dimon criticizing socialism during Wall St. bailout By Kate Gibson June 12, 2019 CBS News Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took aim at Jamie D…

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