Trump’s selection as deputy Secretary of Labor is Patrick Pizella, whose previous career included working with Jack Abramoff to turn the Northern Mariana Islands into what corporations would like to see throughout the United States–an area of free market extremism, replete with sweatshop labor and other free market wet dreams such as school vouchers. When […]
President Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy secretary for the Department of Labor is a former lobbyist who worked to allow companies to run sweatshops in the Northern Mariana Islands, a territory of the United States. Mother Jones reported on Tuesday that Trump nominee Patrick Pizzella was...
The old abandoned Japanese jail on the island of Saipan has a haunting history, serving as the home to American prisoners of war after the bloody Battle of Saipan. Today, graffiti made by soldiers, both during and after the war, canShow More Summary
Olivia and Daniel were the most popular baby names in Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa (all combined) in 2016.
Anatahan, in the Northern Mariana Islands, only measures around 13 square miles, with one of the archipelago's most active volcanoes at its very center. Spanish missionaries first encountered the island in 1668, evacuated most of the...Show More Summary
During the final stages of World War II, an American B-29 Bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bombs over Japan. The attack was launched from an airfield on Tinian Island, one of three islands in the Marianas. Today, little remains...Show More Summary
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LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit 400 kilometers north of the Northern Mariana Islands at 1644 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of the Saipan International Airport in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
On a sunny peak on Saipan Island, the death toll continued to rise after the fighting had ceased when the Americans captured the Japanese stronghold. This represented a major loss on behalf of the Japanese: The Allies had seized Papua...Show More Summary
Travel up the lazy slope of Mt. Petosukura on the island of Saipan, and at the top is an abandoned radar tower, a last vestige of Cold War surveillance trying its best to fight back against the encroaching jungle. The facility dates to the late 1980s, when the Air Force chose some high ground on the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Show More Summary
Residents of Northern Mariana Islands, "America's best kept secret" recount their "unique" problems far from the rest of the world.
Several Northern Mariana Islands conservation groups have sued the US Department of Defense and the Navy over live-fire exercises planned for the Pagan and Tinian islands, as part of a military buildup planned for Guam.
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.7. struck in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Friday, close to the Northern Mariana Islands, but was not expected to trigger a tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude...
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake has occurred off Northern Mariana Islands.
In case you missed it, a $1000 per gun purchase tax was recently passed in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Territory. Now, the territory's...
A ban by any other name would smell as bad
I could have just said “President”, but “President of the United States of America” sounds more impressive. The 538 blog has an excellent new post showing how the GOP primary process is set up to favor Trump, who is winning far more delegates than votes: Even worse, Trump tends to do better in areas with […]
A bit of conventional wisdom was settling in on Wednesday morning that though Donald Trump enjoyed a good “Super Tuesday II,” with victories in the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and—tentatively—Missouri, he may not have done well enough to ward off a contested convention. Show More Summary
Ted Cruz is the one person standing between Donald Trump and the Republican nomination, now that Florida Senator Marco Rubio has bowed out. Last night, Trump won four out of the five states (as well a the Northern Mariana Islands), amassing 186 delegates to 27 for Cruz — although given the closeness of the Missouri... Show More Summary