August 16, 2018

A majority of Americans don’t like Trump’s military pet projects

A majority of Americans don’t support President Trump’s proposed Space Force, a new branch of the military that would protect U.S. assets in space, according to a new CNN poll. Trump called for the creation of Space Force earlier this summer, and Vice President Pence made the official request last week. It now awaits approval  […]
August 16, 2018

Federal agencies refuse to take responsibility for mistreatment of immigrant children

Federal government agencies took zero responsibility for placing a number of unaccompanied immigrant youth into the hands of human traffickers in 2014, where they were forced to work on egg farms in Ohio, a bipartisan Senate report revealed Wednesday. The 52-page study, conducted by a subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, showed federal officials […]
August 16, 2018

Hungry, without water and medicine, Venezuelans now have a cryptocurrency

Venezuela, an oil-rich country in the deep, dark throes of a political, economic, and social crisis, is now facing a new hell: Water shortage in its capital of Caracas. Amid the country’s fiscal disaster — it is unlikely to make $1.1 billion in payments on two bonds that matured on Wednesday — Reuters reports that […]
August 16, 2018

DC Metro workers rally after white supremacists reportedly received special treatment

Unionized Metro workers continue to call for accountability after the transit agency appeared to provide special accommodations for white supremacists attending the Unite The Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C. last weekend. Workers gathered at a rally in D.C. on Thursday and called for Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to be fired. When Jason Kessler, […]
August 16, 2018

Utah group says medical marijuana ballot violates freedom of religion

An anti-marijuana group has filed a lawsuit arguing that a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana violates their freedom of religion. To make their case, the group is citing the Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which allowed a Colorado baker to refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple due […]
August 16, 2018

WHOA: We found video footage of Donald Trump being super racist

Donald Trump built a fortune and a career using little more than some Hollywood magic. Thanks to a few well-placed cameras, heavily-produced scripts, and masterful cuts in the editing booth, he was reworked from a debt-laden businessman with a line of cheaply made neckties into an American success story. But when you live by the […]
August 16, 2018

Young white supremacists are feeling the effects of their very public racism

Just when you thought the recent fortunes of young American white supremacists couldn’t get more embarrassing — especially after last week’s paltry turnout for the “Unite the Right 2” rally — prominent members members of the far-right have continued to suffer personal setbacks stemming from their public displays of racism. As this cohort, the leaders […]
August 16, 2018

Republicans are enabling Trump’s authoritarianism. These clips prove it.

When the White House announced late last month that President Trump was considering stripping security clearances from administration officials, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) downplayed it as mere “trolling.” “I think he’s just trolling people,” Ryan said with a shrug during a July 24 news conference. .@SpeakerRyan dismisses Trump calling for security clearances to be […]
August 16, 2018

New plans for Utah national monuments reveal resource extraction was goal of Trump’s attack

The Trump administration released draft plans on Wednesday outlining how it intends to allow resource extraction on vast swaths of land that President Donald Trump ordered stripped from the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments in Utah. Trump signed two executive orders in December 2017 that eliminated more than 2 million acres from the two national […]
August 16, 2018

Brennan slams Trump over revoked security clearance, says president is trying to silence critics

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance — a move Brennan said Thursday was meant to silence him from speaking out against the president, who he claimed in an op-ed likely colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. “While I had deep insight into Russian activities during the […]