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News Roundup for April 20, 2017

Happy 4/20 y’all. 1. Bill O’Reilly lost his show on Fox due to a loss of ad revenue. It probably should have been cancelled because of the harassment... More here. 2. Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons. Trump’s “warning” didn’t work. Show More Summary

How To Overcome The Power Of Big Money

In a recent blog, “Can the American People Overcome the Power of Big Money?” I wrote “the common denominator that prevents the enactment of real, positive solutions to practically every issue Americans face is the power of Big Money.”...Show More Summary

Is Donald Trump Morphing Into A Neocon Interventionist?

Candidate Donald Trump offered a sharp break from his predecessors. He was particularly critical of neoconservatives, who seemed to back war at every turn. Indeed, he promised not to include in his administration “those who have perfect...Show More Summary

California Considers Historic "Weed Sanctuary" Status

A bill has been introduced in California's state legislature which would prevent the state's law enforcement officers (and any other state resources) from being used to: "investigate, detain, detect, report, or arrest a person for marijuana...Show More Summary

Moving Backwards On Middle East Arms Sales

The Trump administration is charting a new direction on arms sales. Unfortunately that direction is backward. The administration recently notified Congress that it wants to sell a dozen attack aircraft to Nigeria, intends to sell 19Show More Summary

What Are The Super-Rich Democrats Waiting For?

Democratic Party loyalists are always complaining about the big-money fat cats behind the Republican Party’s candidates and platform. Over the last few election cycles, the Democratic Party has lost most state legislatures, governorships, the US Senate, the US House of Representatives and the White House. Show More Summary

The Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Have A Huge Stake In Blaming Russia

After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-synch economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street had led to a catastrophic defeat. Show More Summary

Are We Witnessing A Turning Point In U.S. Health Care?

A key debate among Republicans on the American Health Care Act — the now-pulled Affordable Care Act replacement bill — was whether to cut the law’s “essential health benefits” for individual health insurance consumers. The AHCA, putShow More Summary

250 Donors Shelled Out $100k Or More For Trump’s Inauguration, Providing 91 Percent Of Funds

by Ashley Balcerzak What does it take to stage a welcome-to-the-neighborhood blowout? President Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, shattering previous records. The former titleholder, Barack Obama, raised half that,...Show More Summary

Alex Jones’s Defense

This post first appeared at You may have heard of Alex Jones of Austin, Texas — the fellow who markets his own brand of “BRAIN FORCE” and “SUPER MALE VITALITY” pills on the radio. He’s the guy whose website...Show More Summary

The Time I Hired Bill O'Reilly's Gardener

“No man is a hero to his valet,” goes the old proverb. In the case of Bill O’Reilly, no man’s a hero to his gardener. O’Reilly’s high profile job loss reminded me of an incident that occurred during the first year of his Fox tenure.Show More Summary

100 Days Of Broken Promises

As President Donald Trump closes in on his first 100 days in office he is scrambling to defend his inept performance so far in office. Perhaps this is best illustrated by his announcement last week that he was sending an armada toward...Show More Summary

We Can’t Protect National Parks On Shoestring Budgets

President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.” It is not surprising that the father of American conservation would believe this. Show More Summary

Has Donald Trump Learned To Love The Iran Deal?

All this Republican party fighting over the Iran nuclear deal, it’s almost enough to forget that it’s America’s greatest foreign policy achievement in years. At least that’s what the Trump administration has seemingly acknowledged. In...Show More Summary

How A War With North Korea Would Play Out

In the last week, the possibility of war between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States has increased. It is necessary therefore to consider what such a war might look like. I am using the term war rather than...Show More Summary

News Roundup For April 19, 2017

What is happening to this world? 1. Jon Ossoff fell short of straight up winning a Georgia congressional seat yesterday, but is still in the running to win. If he does, it’ll reeeeeally piss off Trump. More here. 2. Asylum applications to Mexico have surged since Trump’s election. Show More Summary

Why Russia's Persecution Of Its LGBTQ Community Matters

“The beatings begin as soon as you’re brought in. The electric shocks, being beaten with plastic pipes. They said that we were ‘dogs who have no right to life.’” This is a firsthand account of the torture being suffered by gay men in Chechnya, a conservative Muslim republic in Russia’s Caucasus region. Show More Summary

Massachusetts Is Offering A Model For How Doctors Can Talk To Their Patients About Guns

I started writing blogs and books about guns in September, 2012, when I first learned about the Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act ( FOPA ) in Florida, which criminalized doctors who talk to their patients about guns. I couldn’t believe that...Show More Summary

What Does Russia Want From Donald Trump?

Ivan Kurilla, European University of St Petersburg There are several explanations for why relations between Russia and the United States having been in decline since 2010, from Russia’s increasingly aggressive postures (especially regarding...Show More Summary

Here's What The Georgia Runoff Will Tell Us About The 2018 Midterms

By Jeffrey Lazarus, Georgia State University The past month has been fun for me. Not only am I a political scientist who researches Congress and congressional elections, but I also live in Georgia’s 6th House district, which has been the focus of national attention for the past month or so. Show More Summary

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