Opinion

  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
    Trump's_gop_is_reminiscent_of_fascism's_demand_for_fealty 2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
    Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him. ...

  • Here Is Why Rush Limbaugh Was Most Important Individual Media Figure in U.S.
    Here_is_why_rush_limbaugh_was_most_important_individual_media_figure_in_u.s. 2021-02-18 16:51:22 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — You didn’t have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did. Conservative talk radio wasn’t a genre before him. Without Limbaugh, it’s hard to imagine a Fox News Channel, or a President Donald Trump, or a media landscape defined by shouters of all stri...

  • Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
    It_is_time_to_end_the_filibuster_ 2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
    Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law. It's called the filibuster and it's not in...

  • FACT CHECK: Liar-In-Chief's Falsehoods
    Fact_check-_liar-in-chief's_falsehoods 2021-01-07 18:33:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his hopeless case for overturning the election to a crowd of supporters Wednesday, fueling the grievances of a mob that then stormed the Capitol and disrupted the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Drawing on baseless conspirac...

  • Fact Check: Trump and His Accomplices Continue to Spread Falsehoods on Social Media
    Fact_check-_trump_continues_with_excessive_lying_and_misleading__statements 2020-12-04 02:46:11 UTC
    (Reuters) — Social media users have been sharing posts which claim to show a video of an employee of the electronic voting company, Dominion Voting Systems, manipulating and stealing voting data. However, a spokesperson for the Gwinnett County government and the voting system implementation manag...

  • U.S. Democracy on Trial
    U.s._democracy_on_trial_ 2021-09-07 06:23:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.” Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep knowl...

  • Trump Uses Coronavirus Press Conference to Confirm He’s an Actual Sociopath
    Trump_uses_coronavirus_press_conference_to_confirm_he%e2%80%99s_an_actual_sociopath 2020-03-20 23:39:16 UTC
    Donald Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force holds a news conference: Even with everything we know about the guy, the moment was still chilling. BY <span itemprop="name"><a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/contributor/bess-levin">BESS LEVIN</a> - VANITY FAIR</span></p><p>Over the pa...

  • Analysis: Biden positions himself as leading moderate
    Joe_biden_bought_himself_time._it%e2%80%99s_unclear_how_much. 2020-03-01 13:40:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden bought himself time. It’s unclear how much. Biden’s victory in South Carolina on Saturday was emphatic enough to let him make the claim that it had reordered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He can now credibly argue he is the overwhelming favori...

  • 75TH ANNIVERSARY - LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ
    75th_anniversary_-_liberation_of_auschwitz- 2020-01-28 18:44:45 UTC
    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. “We have wi...

  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    Hurricane_dorian_shows_we_are_losing_the_fight_against_global_warming 2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
    As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Th...

  • No-Deal Brexit Would Cause Severe Damage to UK
    No-deal_brexit_would_cause_severe_damage_to_uk 2019-07-29 03:42:16 UTC
    A no-deal Brexit would cause “severe” damage to UK businesses, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the lobby group, told BBC that quitting the EU without an agreement should be an option “that is not even considered”. Claims that fir...

  • Jimmy Carter: The US Is An “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”
    Jimmy_carter-_the_u.s._is_an_%e2%80%9coligarchy_with_unlimited_political_bribery%e2%80%9d 2019-01-08 00:53:49 UTC
    <p>Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/">Thom Hartmann Program</a> that the United States is now an &ldquo;oligarchy&rdquo; in which &ldquo;unlimited political bribery&rdquo; has created &ldquo;a complete subv...

  • Hate Crimes in Trump Era
    Hate_crimes_in_trump_era 2018-10-29 01:42:06 UTC
    The 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, the suspected mad bomber who sent possible explosive devices to Democrat leaders attended repeated campaign rallies for Donald Trump and embraced a range of virulent right-wing fringe causes. He’s a true believer in Trump, according to his social media pages. In an...

  • How close is Mueller to getting Trump?
    How_close_is_mueller_to_getting_trump_ 2018-08-20 07:39:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller gives US president Donald Trump new reason to be worried. On Sunday morning Trump revealed quite a bit about his feelings of nervousness, when he referred to Richard Nixon’s White House Counsel John Dean as a “RAT” for testifying against Nixon. “T...

  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS: This Fourth of July Is Yours, Not Mine
    Frederick_douglass-_this_fourth_of_july_is_yours__not_mine 2020-07-04 19:57:43 UTC
    <h2>This Fourth of July Is Yours, Not Mine. You May Rejoice, I must Mourn.</h2><p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">Frederick Douglass</span></strong>, once a slave, became a brilliant and powerful leader of the anti-slavery movement. In 1852, he was asked to speak in celebration of the Four...

  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In an op-ed in Tuesday's New York Times, the 97-year-...

  • Nationalist Bully in White House Takes on Global Trade
    A_nationalist_bully_in_the_white_house_takes_on_global_trade 2018-03-12 07:19:39 UTC
    Just days after announcing his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum against numerous countries, the president unilaterally followed through and formally decreed the measure. Trump exempted America's neighbors Mexico and Canada under the condition that they agree on a deal on NAFTA, and...

  • Lobbyist & corporate lawyers occupy WH: Is Trump drowning in his 'swamp'?
    Is_trump_drowning_in_swamp__lobbyist___corporate_lawyers_occupy_wh 2018-03-09 03:02:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington. A ...

  • A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
    A_year_of_trump-_hate_binds_and_blinds_u.s. 2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
    The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl. Figures of hate have a great advantage: people can rally b...

  • Iranians Taking to the Streets, Want Change
    Iranians_taking_to_the_streets_want_change 2018-01-03 07:14:24 UTC
    The protests in Iran are the result of an accumulation of unsolved problems. No matter what happens next, resentment in Iran is on the rise — people want to see change. For the past two years at least, many an expert in Iran has warned that an accumulation of economic, social and political pro...

  • Why is Trump wrong and what is really happening in Iran?
    Why_is_trump_wrong_and_what_is_really_happening_in_iran_ 2018-01-02 10:09:45 UTC
    Does U.S. President Donald Trump think Iranians are fools with goldfish memories, who cannot remember the CIA-sponsored coup in their country in 1953? Does he also think other governments in this ancient part of the world were not alarmed by Trump’s tweet voicing support for Iranian protesters...

  • Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
    Donald_trump__corrupt_king_of_the_swamp 2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
    The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie. After numerous embarrassing false starts, Congressional...

  • The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
    The_end_of_us_net_neutrality_is_a_license_to_print_money 2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong> I can understand internet providers. For the last qu...

  • U.S. Is No Longer Top Dog
    U.s._is_no_longer_'top_dog' 2017-11-26 07:25:29 UTC
    It was Bill Clinton, presiding over the United States arguably at the height of its 20th century power, who set out the long-term choice facing his country: Whether to try by every means possible to stay top dog on the block in perpetuity, or…. “to do everything in our power to create a world in ...

  • German Analyst Calls on the Major Parties in US to Wake Up
    German_analyst_calls_on_the_major_parties_in_u.s._to_wake_up 2017-11-12 09:24:02 UTC
    By Michael Knigge — Even after saying and typing the words President Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his stunning presidential election victory one year ago, it still feels awkward. And that's the way it should be. Because it still is hard to stomach that a rabble-rouser...