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Will Donald Trump Escalate the Devastating War and Hunger in Yemen?

Click here for reuse options! Unless an urgent effort is made to find a political solution, almost 7 million people in Yemen will starve. This week marks the beginning of year three of the Saudi-led military intervention in the civil war in Yemen, an intervention that has resulted in an epic tragedy of destruction and starvation. Show More Summary

The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate

Exclusive: Amid the frenzy over the Trump team’s talks with Russians, are we missing a darker story, how the Deep State’s surveillance powers control the nation’s leaders, ask U.S. intelligence veterans Ray McGovern and Bill Binney. By Ray McGovern and…Read more ?

Trump’s Incoherent Foreign Policy

President Trump’s foreign policy is sinking into incoherence from the Middle East to the Far East, with his promise of less interventionism and budget savings disappearing from view, as Ivan Eland reports. By Ivan Eland The recent North Korean missile…Read more ?

US Media’s Global Warming Denialism

Exclusive: Besides nuclear war, arguably the greatest threat to human civilization is global warming, but the U.S. news media virtually ignored the issue in 2016, bowing to economic and political pressures, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Emperor Nero may…Read more ?

Gorsuch’s Soft Style and Hard Line

After blocking President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for the past year, the Republicans got President Trump to put up a soft-spoken but hard-line right-winger in Judge Neil Gorsuch, as Marjorie Cohn described for Truthdig. By Marjorie Cohn When Donald Trump’s…Read more ?

Life and Death in Vietnam’s ‘Television War’

Exclusive: During the Vietnam War, American TV executives wanted the most graphic “bang bang” for their nightly news so they pushed their camera crews into danger, a culture described in a new book reviewed by Don North. By Don North…Read more ?

Bird Flu Is a Big Deal. Of Course Trump Wants to Defund the Best Way to Contain It.

For the second time in less than three years, avian flu is moving through industrial-scale US chicken facilities. Republicans in power seem too fixated on budget-cutting to notice. First, President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Can't Listen to Congresswoman Because He's Too Distracted by Her "James Brown Wig"

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is under fire after dismissing a speech by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) with a racially charged jab at the 78-year-old congresswoman's hairstyle. "I couldn't hear a word she was saying," O'Reilly said during...Show More Summary

A Senator Is Taking on the Pharma Companies Behind the Opioid Epidemic

On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) launched an investigation into how the nation's leading painkiller manufacturers fueled the current opioid crisis—the most deadly drug epidemic in US history. McCaskill requested internal sales...Show More Summary

No, Obamacare Isn't Exploding. But Trump Could Still Blow It Up.

After Republicans abandoned their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Friday, party leaders all but conceded that Obamacare is here to stay—at least for a while. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable...Show More Summary

Obamacare Is the Law of the Land, and Kansas Republicans Couldn't Be Happier

Many Republican politicians are already moving on from Paul Ryan and Donald Trump's failure to repeal Obamacare—and in one state, they're accepting that reality by embracing a key measure in the Affordable Care Act. On Monday evening,...Show More Summary

Basically, the Arctic Is Melting, the World Has Gone Crazy, and It's All Our Fault

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fingerprint of human-caused climate change has been found on heat waves, droughts and floods across the world,Show More Summary

The Young Turks Really, Really Don't Want You to Compare Them to Breitbart

Cenk Uygur bristles at the notion that the progressive media company he co-founded more than a decade ago, the Young Turks, is becoming the Breitbart of the left—that is, a pugilistic news outlet waging an ideological war with the establishment class. Show More Summary

Meal Kits Make Money on Razor-Thin Margins. So This Shocked Us.

Several years ago, the California meat entrepreneur Bill Niman began applying an extremely old idea to his ranch on the Northern California coast: He would treat beef as a seasonal delicacy, only slaughtering cows fattened while the grass is lush and green, from late spring to fall. Show More Summary

Trump Just Released His Plan to Gut Obama’s Climate Policies. It’s Worse Than You Thought.

President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives, targets...Show More Summary

This Is Trump's Plan to Stop the Opioid Epidemic. It's...Underwhelming.

While President Donald Trump promised to "spend the money" to end the scourge of opiate addiction on the campaign trail, he's been quiet on the issue since he began his tenure—even as health care has taken center stage. But later this week, the president plans to announce a new drug commission to combat the opioid epidemic chaired by New Jersey Gov. Show More Summary

FBI Probing Drone Use Over Pipeline Site

Dakota Access protester target of federal criminal investigation Dean Dedman, 31, allegedly twice flew his quadcopter so close to helicopters being used for police surveillance that pilots had to use "evasive maneuvers." FBI Drone Probe read more

Immigrants Across America Are Now Being Forced to Ask Themselves a Very Ugly Question

In the imagination of a racist, brown skin broadcasts the word “terrorist." On February 22, Adam Purinton was at Austin’s Bar and Grill when he began to argue with two Indian men. “Get out of my country,” Purinton said to the two men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and Alok Madasani, 32, both tech workers at the multinational technology firm Garmin. Show More Summary

Gibberish Is the White House’s New Normal: What Trump's Nonsensical Speech Patterns Tell Us About His Presidency

This administration is an assault not just on truth but language itself. Once upon a time, there were presidents for whom English seemed their native language. Barack Obama most recently. He deliberated. At a press conference or in an...Show More Summary

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