2017’s Mass Shootings

CIA’s Fake News ; How North Korea Can Be Solved ...and More Picks

Las Vegas shooting
Grim Listicle: The Las Vegas shooting punctuated another year of gun violence in America. These 11 charts and summaries bring into focus gun death statistics, children-involved shootings, cost of injuries, gun laws passed, NRA spending, and more. Photo credit: Jared Narber / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The Man Suing Kentucky (Reader Steve)

Social services, including pensions, have a strong chance of being cut in Kentucky. That is, unless Randy Wieck has his say.

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers (Jimmy)

Robert Scheer interviews author Joel Whitney about his new book Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers.

How the North Korea Problem Can Be Solved (Dan)

North Korea has consistently pressed for an end to US-South Korea joint military exercises as a way to calm tensions and aid negotiations. The US has so far refused.

The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Worse Than the Last One (Jimmy)

Nomi Prins writes, “Those of us living in the actual world without billionaire family pedigrees possess a healthy dose of skepticism over the ‘Make America Great Again’ sect that believes Trump has transformed America ‘hugely,’ for record-setting markets don’t imply economic stability, nor do 40 percent corporate tax cuts translate into 40 percent wage growth. We can march forward into 2018 carrying that knowledge with us.”

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