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Who Will Tell the Story of Slavery?

3 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

L. Douglas Wilder, the former governor of Virginia, continues to pursue his dream of a national slavery museum even as a competing proposal moves forward.

Mitt Romney Won’t Challenge Trump No Matter How Much His Family, or America, Begs

Back in March, Mitt Romney delivered a 15-minute speech pleading with Republicans to join together to nominate someone, anyone who is not Donald Trump – but not him (okay, maybe him). Most people think that effort failed, but on Wednesday Romney revealed that some are still hoping the tirade will ... More »

Barbara Goldsmith, best-selling chronicler of the (unhappily) rich and famous, dies at 85

Her books included “Little Gloria.?.?. Happy at Last” about the 1930s custody dispute over Gloria Vanderbilt.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The analyst's grief

Israel has entered the 'age of the fifth generation combat aircraft'. Its first F-35I 'Adir' was rolled out at Lockheed-Martin's facility in Ft. Worth, Texas. Israel's new Minister of Defense, Avigdor Liberman, attended, and the Israeli...Show More Summary

Brexit is England's silliest decision since Suez

It's now over 70 years since British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told his Australian counterpart John Curtin of his wish to see a united western Europe, of which Britain would be a member. The allies had fought their way up theShow More Summary

Islamic State demonstrates its deadly reach

The shocking attack by three terrorists on Kemal Ataturk airport has justifiably horrified us all. And on the assumption that it has been carried out by Islamic State (the target selection of a tourism hub & lack of claim are similar...Show More Summary

The U.S. Supreme Court Makes Herstory

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan With hundreds of anti-choice bills around the country, this landmark victory is cause for celebration, but not rest.

Supreme Court Leans Left in the Wake of Antonin Scalia’s Death

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

All things considered, the Supreme Court’s just-completed term was a good one for liberals and progressives.

Brexit Row

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig


With Half a Million Ballots Left to Count, Likelihood of Sanders Win in California Dims

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Previously uncounted votes have helped Bernie Sanders slice into Hillary Clinton’s California delegate lead, but only marginally. (Roger Jones / CC 2.0) California, often the leader in national policy and a test-tube for change, falls...Show More Summary

'Caller Pleading For Cops To Come Inside': Sheriff's Transcripts Of Orlando Attack

3 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Desperate calls from inside the Pulse nightclub; authorities' concerns; reports of wounded civilians: those are among the new details in records released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Cops: Man, 81, killed in cemetery over unpaid loan

3 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say the suspect, 80, was later killed by police after leading officers on a chase

Cops: Suspect decapitated man accused of rape

3 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The suspected killer allegedly beat and stabbed the Minnesota man as he was checking oil in a car before decapitating him with a machete

Airstrikes Reportedly Kill 250 ISIS Fighters in Iraq as Coalition Forces Gain Ground

Airstrikes in Iraq, led by the U.S., killed 250 suspected ISIS fighters on the outskirts of Fallujah Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters. The attack, which also reportedly destroyed 40 vehicles, is among the most deadly coalitionShow More Summary

Mutilated Body Washes up on the Beach at a Rio Olympic Venue

Just over a month out from the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil’s already noticable limp towards the starting gate is starting to resemble a crawl. The Rio Games, already beset with infrastructure problems, labor strife, economic decline, and full-fledged political upheaval, could use a win. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Slatest Newsletter

Today's biggest stories: No group has yet claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that killed at least 41 people. A Zika-response bill failed in the Senate because of disputes over Obamacare, the Confederate flag, and Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary

Nation’s Dreams Crushed as Mike Tyson and Mike Ditka Deny That They Are Appearing at GOP Convention

Bloomberg News, citing "people familiar with the planning," reported Tuesday that officials were "lining up" macho sports figures Mike Tyson and Mike Ditka to appear at the Republican National Convention in July. (It's been previously...Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly Got Victims of Terror Together To Talk About ISIS and It Got Nuts

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

As you can see, tensions were high and the participants spoke angrily and quickly as they explained what they see as the country's failures when it comes to terrorism.

Police Say Gay YouTuber Injured Himself and Lied About Being a Hate Crime Victim

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Englishman has since defended his side of the story and it is sure to be a long time before any definitive conclusion is reached.

O’Reilly Tries and Fails to Stop Trump From Saying That ‘A Lot’ Of Refugees ‘Are ISIS’

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

O'Reilly corrected Trump's assertion that ISIS has gotten stronger in the past few years, saying that they've actually lost territory. Trump barreled right along.

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