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    How Silicon Valley’s Capitalist Greed Continues to Cheat Creators and Rob American Culture
    Jan02

    How Silicon Valley’s Capitalist Greed Continues to Cheat Creators and Rob American Culture

    It’s time to poke holes in the weak argument for why YouTube and other social media platforms aren’t held accountable for copyright violation or slanderous content. First, they came for the music, and we did not speak out—because most are not musicians.Then they came for the news, and we did not speak out—because most are not...

    Is Nikki Haley Angling for Rex Tillerson’s Job? (Or Trump’s?)
    Dec22

    Is Nikki Haley Angling for Rex Tillerson’s Job? (Or Trump’s?)

    The U.S. ambassador to the UN is wildly ambitious, and her political stock is on the rise. Back in October, Nikki Haley insisted that she didn’t want to take Rex Tillerson’s job. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told CNN that she “would not take” the promotion to secretary of state even if President Trump offered it to her....

    Is Nikki Haley Angling for Rex Tillerson’s Job? (Or Trump’s?)
    Dec22

    Is Nikki Haley Angling for Rex Tillerson’s Job? (Or Trump’s?)

    The U.S. ambassador to the UN is wildly ambitious, and her political stock is on the rise. Back in October, Nikki Haley insisted that she didn’t want to take Rex Tillerson’s job. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told CNN that she “would not take” the promotion to secretary of state even if President Trump offered it to her....

    The GOP Accepted Donations from an Accused Nazi War Criminal as Recently as 2014: Report
    Nov23

    The GOP Accepted Donations from an Accused Nazi War Criminal as Recently as 2014: Report

    Michael Karkoc is a “lifelong Republican” accused of liquidating a village in Eastern Poland. During the 2016 election, Donald Trump earned the enthusiastic endorsement of Neo-Nazis and the alt right. But a new report published Thursday reveals that the Republican Party counts an actual S.S. commander among its constituents.According...

    Don’t Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names
    Nov17

    Don’t Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names

    Rocky Mountain oysters aren’t actually oysters. “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked. Well, everything. Food-wise, when it comes to names, the particular label or nickname an ingredient or dish carries can mean the difference between enjoying your meal or being repulsed by testicles when you really wanted seafood. Naming...

    McCarthyism Inc: Introducing the Counter-Terror ‘Experts’ Hyping the Russian Threat to Undermine Free Speech
    Nov11

    McCarthyism Inc: Introducing the Counter-Terror ‘Experts’ Hyping the Russian Threat to Undermine Free Speech

    Revelations about Russia’s use of social media in the 2016 elections are being used as a pretext for suppressing dissent by some dubious characters. Read part 1 of this investigation here. This September, Oklahoma GOP Senator James Lankford alleged that the widely popular #taketheknee Twitter hashtag that promoted NFL protests against...

    What Leon Wieseltier’s Fall Reveals About Washington
    Nov03

    What Leon Wieseltier’s Fall Reveals About Washington

    The Beltway has a long history of excusing sexual abuse. Does anyone in Washington still remember Leon Wieseltier now that indictments and a guilty plea involving the political misdeeds of associates of the sexual harasser-in-chief have sidelined the national paroxysm over sexual harassment itself? Even so, we should ponder Wieseltier’s...

    Trump’s Favorite Media Outlets Are Melting Down Over News Paul Manafort’s Home Was Raided
    Aug11

    Trump’s Favorite Media Outlets Are Melting Down Over News Paul Manafort’s Home Was Raided

    Breitbart and company are working overtime to distance the president from his former campaign manager. After President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was issued a search warrant regarding the Russia investigation, pro-Trump media — including Fox personalities, fringe blogs, neo-Nazi sites, and fake news...

    White House as Crime Scene: How Robert Mueller Is Closing In on Trump
    Aug06

    White House as Crime Scene: How Robert Mueller Is Closing In on Trump

    There is a grand jury in Washington DC. The special counsel’s team is full of experts in financial crime. On Russia, the president can feel the net closing. The legal net around Donald Trump’s beleaguered presidency tightened dramatically this week with news that a grand jury has been established a few hundred yards from the White...

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference
    Aug02

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

    No one can explain why the U.S. scientists were prevented from attending the conference in Russia. Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was one of 30 U.S.-based scientists scheduled to speak at the quadrennial International Atomic Energy Agency conference on fast breeder nuclear reactors in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in late...

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