An ICE officer making an arrest in 2014. (Wikimedia Commons) An interview with a veteran U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent reveals the changing nature of immigration enforcement in America under President Trump. “You...Show More Summary
(Wikimedia Commons) I n his first seven months in office, President Trump has made quick work undoing a host of Obama-era labor regulations. Now that he finally got around to making two nominations to the National Labor Relations Board,...Show More Summary
Working People Need to Know If We Can Trust Donald Trump’s NLRB Nominees to Protect Our Freedoms Wikimedia Commons President Donald Trump chose two nominees for the National Labor Relations Board whose commitment to the freedom of working people to come together and negotiate is seriously in doubt. Show More Summary
Girl in a Hammock, Winslow Homer Link is to a page from which you can access a large image on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the collection of the Colby Museum of Art, which also has a zoomable version. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the original. The Wikimedia version may be a bit […]
A man erases “Yankee Go Home” graffiti from a wall in Tehran, the capital of Iran, in 1953. (Wikimedia Commons) On June 15, the U.S. State Department quietly published new information on the 1953 Iran coup and the Central Intelligence Agency’s tactics in toppling Iran’s government. Show More Summary
The radiation-monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant (pictured), closed since the April 1986 disaster that became synonymous with its name, was hit by Tuesday’s cyberattack. (Pawe? ‘pbm’ Szubert / Wikimedia Commons)(CC-BY-SA) PARIS...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama stand together during President Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. last January. (Wikimedia Commons) Even President Trump agrees with his predecessor, Barack Obama, thatShow More Summary
A past IKEA AR catalog. (Image credit: OyundariZorigtbaatar via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA 3.0) If a visit to the IKEA showrooms is the opposite of your idea of fun, how about a Pokemon Go-style experience for furniture buyingShow More Summary
By John Snyder [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons I haven't smoked a cigarette in over 20 years. Every once in awhile, I suddenly experience a craving to do so. This always surprises me because there is very little I miss about smoking.I don't miss the taste or how it made my clothes smell. Show More Summary
Michael Flynn in 2012. (Wikimedia Commons) During the U.S. campaign for the presidency, Michael Flynn, eventually the national security adviser to President Trump, was a consultant to an Israeli spyware firm that is now entangled in a hacking scandal in Mexico. Show More Summary
Lawsuit names university president and other officials as defendants, seeks monetary damages and court order to end behavior By JTA The Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. (Wikimedia Commons) A group of former and current Jewish San Francisco State University students and...
By Raburrell - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41797674 This year’s family vacation was spent in Durango, CO. We drove from Phoenix to Durango in over 7 hours. Since it was summer, we lost an hour. Show More Summary
Back in November 2015, we wrote about a bad situation in Germany, where a museum in Mannheim was suing the Wikimedia Foundation over photos of public domain works of art, which were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Sadly, since then, things have not gone well for the public domain. Show More Summary
By MarkTraceur (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The recent shooting of Republican members of Congress and their staffers at a public park in Alexandria, VA, raises many troubling questions. Was the shooter motivated by...Show More Summary
(Wikimedia Commons) C onservatives want you to believe that regulations on powerful banks are destroying the economy. It’s not the banks themselves— you know, the ones that destroyed the economy in the 2000s by fueling a housing bubble,...Show More Summary
Cover photo: Black-headed Bunting by Mark S. Jobling / Wikimedia Commons This year, the first heat of the season came...
The EFF, Creative Commons, Wikimedia, Mozilla and sixty other groups are protesting proposals by the EU to force service providers to police copyrighted content. Article 13 would require sites to introduce piracy filters and contentShow More Summary
Tom Arthur / Wikimedia Though certain methods of interfering with Americans’ ability to participate in the electoral process are commonly referred to as “voter suppression,” investigative reporter Greg Palast finds that term inaccurate,...Show More Summary
Wikimedia Commons Cover of the first edition of Charlotte's Web. C harlotte’s Web and I came into the world in the same year: 1952. That was the year that a hotel in Las Vegas drained its “whites-only” pool after Sammy Davis Jr. swam in it. Show More Summary
By Nadia Prupis / Common Dreams On Tuesday, a federal appeals court found that Wikimedia had standing to argue that the NSA was violating its First and Fourth Amendment rights by spying on their users’ communications.