Is Trump Discovering Triangulation?

Is Trump Discovering Triangulation?

At the outset of his presidency, Bill Clinton was in trouble. The economy was not yet booming, the deficit was getting out of control, and the healthcare plan his wife roled out went down in flames. His approval rating dropped below 40%. Frustrated at the situation, Clinton summoned one of his long-time strategists – Dick […]

Murdoch-Owned Media’s Radical Climate Denial in the Face of Disaster

Murdoch-Owned Media’s Radical Climate Denial in the Face of Disaster

A recent survey by progressive watchdog Public Citizen  (9/12/17) on the media’s coverage of hurricanes Harvey and Irma confirms what’s long been known: Corporate media are indifferent to the causal relationship between climate change and extreme weather, and by far the worst offenders are the Rupert Murdoch–owned Fox News, Wall Street Journal and New York Post. The survey covered […]

The Mysterious Attack on U.S. Diplomats in Havana

The Mysterious Attack on U.S. Diplomats in Havana

An investigation by the FBI has so far failed turn up the answer to who attacked twenty-one U.S. diplomats and five Canadian diplomats in Cuba. The attack was a sonic attack which caused dizziness, confusion, and deafness. The attacks were made at the homes of diplomats as well as hotels where they were staying. U.S. […]

How ‘Dreamers” and Green Card Lottery Winners Strengthen the Economy

How ‘Dreamers” and Green Card Lottery Winners Strengthen the Economy

While President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have long decried illegal immigration and proposed remedies like the wall and mass deportations, they have traditionally favored the legal kind, partly because their business donors demand it. That seems to have changed. In August, the president publicly backed a GOP bill to slash the number of “green cards” awarded each year in half and […]

Corporate Media’s Soft Spot for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Corporate Media’s Soft Spot for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

In June, the celebrity magazine Us Weekly (6/7/17) ran a cover story on Ivanka Trump not-so-subtly titled, “Why I Disagree With My Dad.” Relying on carefully chosen anonymous “sources” and “Ivanka insiders,” the story cast the First Daughter as a key player inside the White House who has “battled” her more conservative father over “everything from LGBT […]

The Former USSR, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mortality Rates, and the Opioid Crisis

The Former USSR, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mortality Rates, and the Opioid Crisis

c327decbd17d76d01e21fef234941eacf8a3ba6b2d00c98b47     A human life is more likely to be lived fully now than at any other point in history. The advances in the last century that have been made in preventing infant mortality, communicable diseases and sanitation are absolutely mind blowing. World mortality rates (the share of the population which dies in a […]

Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often?

Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often?

No sooner had Hurricane Harvey’s record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the residents of Florida began bracing for a wallop from an even more powerful storm. And hurricane season hasn’t even peaked yet. This begs the question: Is the number of major natural disasters striking the United States actually increasing, or does the media’s […]

North Korea Panics the World

North Korea Panics the World

North Korea has conducted its sixth nuclear device test, and based on what we know so far it looks like by far the biggest yet. Pyongyang’s own news agency, KCNA, described the test as a “perfect success”, and claimed the device was an advanced hydrogen bomb small enough to fit atop a long-range missile. Though […]

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