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« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2019, 09:40:52 am »

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www.washingtonpost.com - By Shibani Mahtani Shibani Mahtani Reporter covering Southeast Asia Email Bio Follow June 16 at 4:42 AM HONG KONG — Protesters filled Hong Kong’s streets again on Sunday, cramming subway stations and…

Trump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict

www.washingtonpost.com - By Anne Gearan and Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow Carol Morello Carol Morello National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department Email Bio Follow June 15 at 3:04 PM …

Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act

www.washingtonpost.com - Politics Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (Andrew Harnik/AP) By Felicia Sonme…

Eric Swalwell: Why I've Decided to Support an Impeachment Inquiry

www.theatlantic.com - Let others debate whether impeachment proceedings are “good for Democrats” or are “playing into Trump’s hands,” or whether they “will tank the 2020 race.” As the Judiciary Committee’s only career pro…

The IRS Ignores Another Whistleblower Complaint | DCReport.org

www.dcreport.org - By David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief Two years after a whistleblower first alerted the IRS to William Ingraham Koch’s dodgy tax behavior, the same insider told the IRS about even more effo…

White House Considers Restoring the Daily Briefing for the Next Press Secretary

www.nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s announcement that she would step down as White House press secretary has set off the latest round of musical chairs in the West Wing and an internal debate over …

Retired Turkish spy claims he warned CIA about 9/11 attacks 40 days in advance

www.dailysabah.com - The founder of the counter-terrorism department of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has claimed in his new book that he warned U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) about the Sept. …

Body Cameras And Tasers Rake In Billions For Axon, But They’re No Panacea For Police Violence

theappeal.org - Jonathan Ben-Menachem Jun 10, 2019 Last August, Cincinnati police officer Kevin D. Brown tased an 11-year-old Black girl who was suspected of shoplifting food, sparking outrage and a review of the ci…

WATCH: Glenn Greenwald Explains the Political Earthquake in Brazil Caused by Our Ongoing Exposés

theintercept.com - Last Sunday, the Intercept and the Intercept Brasil published a series of exposés that has created a major political earthquake in Brazil that has only grown and intensified throughout the week. In l…

Bosses pocket Trump tax windfall as workers see job promises vanish

www.theguardian.com - Stephen Smith worked at an AT&T call center in Meriden, Connecticut, for over 20 years before the giant telecoms company announced it was closing the city’s three call centers in February 2019. “At 4…

We’re not buying it

ecohustler.com - We need to change the way we think about what a good life is. We need to change the social narrative that puts an emphasis on a good life depending on a high consumption and quick disposal. We need t…

Humans consume the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic every week: Report

abcnews.go.com - The consumption of plastic has become unavoidable in recent years, but a new report is proving just how much humans are ingesting on a regular basis. People are consuming about 5 grams of plastic eve…

Should we pursue boundless economic growth?

www.prospectmagazine.co.uk - Of course we should pursue boundless growth. This is how the world will get better. Things can never be perfect, but even in my lifetime I have seen many objective improvements. Child mortality level…

The Illiberal Right Throws a Tantrum

www.theatlantic.com - Trump is the symptom of the Republican Party’s turn toward illiberalism, not its cause; even before Trump ran for president, some Republican elites were plotting to diminish the political power of mi…

Is Student Debt Cancellation Regressive? NO. | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to cancel a significant chunk of outstanding student loan debt sparked a backlash from higher education policy wonks. Their central objection is that the plan woul…

There's some really intense melting in the Arctic right now

mashable.com - The Arctic summer has a long way to go, but already sea ice levels over great swathes of the sprawling Arctic ocean are at historic lows (in the 40-year-long satellite record) for this time of year. …

The Terrifying World Of Alex Jones | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - If you are not a member of the Infowars viewership, the appeal of Alex Jones can seem somewhat mystifying. If you have not already fallen down his rabbit hole—if you do not believe in false flag atta…

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