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Why Fox News is at the center of the impeachment story

vox.com - This week’s is one hell of an episode of Impeachment, Explained. First, we’ve been working with Ipsos and PerryUndem on a national survey exploring Americans’ beliefs about what is impeachable. The r…

Impeachment inquiry: Fiona Hill tells lawmakers she's received death threats

theguardian.com - The former top Russia expert at the White House has said she has been subjected to a campaign of harassment and intimidation, including death threats, which reached a new peak after she agreed to tes…

Review | Signs of Trump-Putin collaboration, starting years before the campaign?

washingtonpost.com - By Shane Harris close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Shane Harris covers intelligence and national security for The Washington Post. He has b…

The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump

newyorker.com - “Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every…

Top Toxicologist Banned From Saying PFAS Causes Disease

theintercept.com - The widespread environmental contaminants known as PFAS cause multiple health problems in people, according to Linda Birnbaum, who retired as director of the National Institute of Environmental Healt…

Lula Comes Home

jacobinmag.com - On Thursday, Brazil’s Supreme Court handed down a decision of enormous consequence, finding that defendants cannot be incarcerated before every possible appeal has been heard and adjudicated. This pr…

The Criminal “Justice” System Does Exactly What It Was Designed to Do

theintercept.com - There is no way that much of what happens in the punishment bureaucracy would be tolerated if it were happening to people who looked different or had more power. The idea of drug laws being enforced …

Neoliberalism Created the Crisis in Chile

jacobinmag.com - Chile’s economic model, with its “responsible” monetary and fiscal policies, fundamentally encourages inequality. It is built on low social spending, weak redistributive measures, an economy based on…

Boris Johnson's Conservative party has received cash from 9 Russian donors named in a suppressed intelligence report

businessinsider.com - Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has received a surge in cash from nine Russian donors, who have been named in a suppressed investigation into Russia's attempts to undermine democracy in the UK. Th…

“We’re Americans, And We’re Fascists”: Inside Patriot Front

unicornriot.ninja - Lansing, MI – As white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at Michigan State University on Monday, March 5, far-right, neo-Nazi and “alt-right” factions have been arriving in the area a…

Iran says oil field found with 53 bln barrels of crude

ph.news.yahoo.com - Iran is among the world's top oil producers, but has struggled to sell its crude under US sanctions Iran has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude, President Hassan Rouhan…

Trump's charity woes are uncommon, if not unprecedented, and could get more costly

theconversation.com - The Donald J. Trump Foundation is now defunct, and the state of New York has ordered the president to give US$2 million to a group of nonprofits out of his own pocket as restitution for breaking the …

The End of NATO? Macron Laments ‘Brain Death’ and Pushes for a European Military

strategic-culture.org - With less than a month until the next big NATO meeting, scheduled for the first week of December, France’s Macron has jumped into public relations mode to prepare the public for some big changes on t…

China's hottest investment: overpriced sneakers

news.yahoo.com - Shanghai (AFP) - Forget stocks, real estate, even cryptocurrencies -- China's hottest investment nowadays may be the Nike, Adidas, and Puma basketball shoes that "sneakerheads" like Hu Huaiyuan fight…

Peter Handke Won the Nobel Prize. Then His Publisher Quietly Circulated a Strange Defense of His Genocide Denialism.

theintercept.com - Although the German and Austrian media have generally been supportive of Handke winning the Nobel, Suhrkamp’s rambling defense has not received positive reviews from them. “It may work here and there…

US The Only Country That Measures Poverty By Fifty Year Old Measure

popularresistance.org - For over half a century, the United States has measured income poverty by comparing a family’s income to a standardized dollar amount (a “poverty line”) that varies by family size. For a family of fo…

The World Is Rising Up Against Austerity And The Rule Of The Rich, When Will We?

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Blackagendareport.com Black political captivity in the Democratic Party has a lot to do with why there is no clear peace movement in the United States. “U.S. imperialism has imposed…

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected

fastcompany.com - Before you upgrade your next iPhone, you may want to consider a $29 battery instead. Not only will the choice save you money, it could help save the planet. advertisement advertisement A new study fr…

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate

cnn.com - Dramatic images and videos on social media show giant plumes of smoke rising from the greenery and lines of fire leaving blackened waste in their wake. From the other side of Earth, here's the latest…

I'm not scared of robots rebelling. I'm scared because they won't.

theprepared.com - Like everyone else on the internet, I am by turns inspired and terrified by the viral videos of the amazingly agile robots from Boston Dynamics and MIT. I share these clips with my kids, hoping to in…


9 plants to grow for your medicine cabinet


treehugger.com - From sleep aids to pain relievers, here's how to grow your own natural remedies. There is a lot to be thankful for when it comes to modern medicine. Yet at the same time, we have done with it what we…

$1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report

theguardian.com - The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report. Just 1% of the $700bn (£…

Preventive Medicine and Prepping: 3 Things to do Before SHTF

shtfplan.com - This article was originally published by Darnel Fernandez at Natural News. A topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all too often among preppers is preventive health measures. When a prepper talks a…

The Show-Trial Rhetoric That Took Down a Charter-School Founder

theatlantic.com - Elsewhere, Wilson criticizes the idea that a focus on text is a kind of “white supremacy.” That may sound bizarre, but at a conference about “white supremacy culture” in education convened by the New…

Victor Bulmer-Thomas: The U.S. Empire is in Retreat

youtube.com - <iframe width="480" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8iMLZxNxjM4?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Gravity energy storage

energyskeptic.com - Preface. This is interesting, but not commercial. And as my book “When trucks stop running” explains, trucks are the basis of civilization, and can’t run on electric batteries or overhead wires. Even…

How Gene Editing Is Changing the World

undark.org - Across the U.S., more than 100,000 people are awaiting organ transplants. But there simply aren’t enough hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys to meet demand, and 20 people die every day without the org…

Financial Disclosures Show Why Toyota and GM Sided With Trump's Clean Car Rollbacks to Preserve Profits

desmogblog.com - It’s been a bumpy ride for the auto industry in the ongoing battle over clean car regulations and California’s authority to set stricter rules for vehicle emissions. The industry is now divided as se…

Rich Residents Build Defenses Against Rising Seas; Poor Ones Leave

scientificamerican.com - Storm surge and rising seas threaten homes across coastal communities. But a community’s response to those risks is influenced by multiple factors, including geography, property values, socioeconomic…

John Bercow: ‘I may be pompous and an irritant. But I am completely authentic’

theguardian.com - When John Bercow bowed out as Speaker of the House of Commons last month – in the chamber, he listened uncomplainingly for just under three hours to MPs lavishly buttering him with praise – the atten…

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