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From the Iraq War to representing Florida in Congress to Texas GOP chair: Here’s what you need to know about Allen West 21.7.2020 Raw Story
Incoming Texas GOP Chairman Allen West is fairly new to Texas, but he is not new to national politics. West, a one-term former member of Congress from Florida, found his path to a political comeback early Monday when he was declared winner of a tough fight for the state party chairmanship, unseating the current chair, […]
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 470 ways Trump failed to protect America from COVID-19 14.7.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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FAILURE: Here are 470 ways Trump failed to protect America from COVID-19 13.7.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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Not Just Roger Stone: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons and Commutations 11.7.2020 Mother Jones
A version of this story was first published on April 13, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to his burgeoning list of friends, loyalists, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons or commutations. This time, the beneficiary was Roger Stone, a longtime adviser convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering […]
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A historian explains how America will collapse by 2025 — using 4 different scenarios 7.7.2020 Raw Story
This story first ran in December, 2010.  A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more […]
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Trump may lose in November — triggering a new national crisis 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump’s reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge […]
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Trump may lose in November — and trigger a new national crisis 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump’s reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge […]
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 370 ways Donald Trump failed to keep us safe from the coronavirus 22.6.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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Russia rips Democrats’ bill — to defend Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Germany 19.6.2020 Raw Story
The leading Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday introduced legislation to block Donald Trump’s administration from withdrawing troops from Germany. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NY), the ranking member on the Senate’s counterpart, unveiled the legislation on social media. “The current U.S. […]
If we’re going to defund militarized police, why not add the Pentagon? 18.6.2020 Raw Story
When Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a resolution recently to cut $350 billion from the Defense budget, the only media outlets that covered her bill were independent progressive ones. In a statement on her website Lee said, “For years, our government has failed to invest in programs that actually keep our country safe and healthy. The prioritization of defense […]
The National Guard Is Working Double Time on Protests and Pandemic. Next up: Hurricanes. 4.6.2020 Mother Jones
Monday marked the official calendar start of hurricane season. In the United States, we usually see the annual peak of weather disasters between summer and fall, and scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect this year to be especially brutal: Hotter ocean waters could fuel an especially punishing hurricane season, severe flooding in 23 […]
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 320 ways Donald Trump failed to protect us from the coronavirus 25.5.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II.By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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The US Has a Long History of Weaponizing Aid to Other Countries 24.5.2020 Truthout.com
There is a covert U.S. strategy in which humanitarian aid is weaponized not by withholding it, but by providing ...
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America’s indifference to death is nothing new — but it’s made this crisis much worse 16.5.2020 Raw Story
American culture has always demonstrated a callous indifference to death. At our nation’s inception, its triumphant rhetoric of equality and democratic revolution excluded any acknowledgment of slavery, or the genocide conducted against its Native population. Over the past two centuries, America’s history of uninterrupted war, conquest and exploitation bred into the public too much comfort with the […]
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Mike Pence’s “Special Envoy” in foreign aid office sparked an ethics complaint just weeks after he started job 13.5.2020 Raw Story
In early 2018, an incoming Trump political appointee and ally of Vice President Mike Pence made an unusual suggestion to a United Nations agency whose funding hinged on support from a skeptical Trump administration: He pitched them to do business with one of his private-sector clients. “Might merit your team’s consideration,” Max Primorac wrote in […]
Why We Shouldn’t Quantify the COVID-19 Pandemic in Terms of 9/11 9.5.2020 Truthout.com
9/11 fostered an anti-immigrant and racist police state. What we most need post-COVID is a society built on mutual ...
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The Green New Deal Is the Key to Ending Forever Wars 8.5.2020 Truthout.com
Converting the energy grid to 100 percent renewables would cost $1.9 trillion less than the Iraq and Afghanistan ...
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Workers face the risk of being replaced by robots amid the coronavirus pandemic 7.5.2020 Raw Story
The federal coronavirus bailout contains no restrictions on corporate investment in automation. That may be the most serious long term consequence of the pandemic. It is widely reported how weak the federal guidelines are for use of coronavirus bailout funds. Most of the restrictions that require businesses to use taxpayer provided bailout dollars to retain their workforces […]
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Trump’s hollow and angsty threat to Iran showed he must be really out of his mind 2.5.2020 Raw Story
A tweet by the U.S. President Donald Trump on April 22 said, “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.” Trump seems to be talking the language of war while indulging in politics by other means. Like his ban on immigration, […]
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Did this virus come from a lab? Maybe not — but it exposes the threat of a biowarfare arms race 24.4.2020 Raw Story
There is no scientific evidence that the novel coronavirus was bioengineered, but its origins are not entirely clear. Deadly pathogens discovered in the wild can be studied in secret in biowarfare labs — and sometimes made more dangerous. That possibility, and other plausible scenarios, have been incorrectly dismissed in remarks by some scientists and  government officials, and […]
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