Reading Time: 3 minutes Veterans Day is a celebrated affair, and veterans are revered in the US. So why hasn’t the government done more to ease their challenging transition to civilian life?
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump has no idea what his new plan to battle opioids will cost. And he’s not likely to appreciate the real price tag.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Possibly more than any other day, Halloween exposes the Left’s current struggle with speech that it deems inappropriate. A lot of it is happening on college campuses and often leaves older Americans scratching their heads.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The wildfires that ravaged California’s wine country look to be another symptom of climate change. But state politicians and regulators have another culprit in mind: poorly maintained power lines and electrical equipment.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Hollywood mogul’s swift fall from grace may signal that men in power may no longer be immune to the legal and financial repercussions of sexual abuse. Whether his widely publicized story triggers a decline in predatory behavior remains to be seen.
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump commemorated the 16th anniversary of America’s longest and costliest war by deploying an additional 3500 troops — a $1 billion annual investment to prolong US involvement in Afghanistan.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump demonized dissenting footballers as traitors, revealing a widely held American conviction: patriotism precludes protest, and its symbols are more sacred than its ideals — equal protection under the law, regardless of race, gender and status.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker recently spoke to RT news about the Trump administration’s efforts to renew a controversial section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a law that has resulted in excessive privacy violations against American citizens.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Equifax breach that compromised the personal information of more than 143 million Americans drove home the growing threat of cyberattacks. But attacks on this scale may soon become common if federal regulations and security practice reforms are not speedily put in place.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Sixteen Democrats co-sponsored Bernie Sanders’s ambitious Medicare-for-all bill on Wednesday, signaling a potential shift in the party’s willingness to try and enact a fully federally funded health care system to replace Obamacare. But can they devise a viable way to finance it?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Hurricane Harvey was supposed to be a 500-year event. Instead, it became the third and most destructive in three years. Whether Americans can outlast more catastrophic disasters will depend on the GOP’s willingness to acknowledge and combat the threat of climate change.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Pullman Strike of 1894 not only gave the US a national holiday, it also legitimized unionism, and defined the modern labor movement — one centered around mass activism and progressive ideals.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Monday’s Great American Eclipse captivated the nation. But it left no time to celebrate the anniversary of one of the US’s most important space missions. Four decades ago, a pair of space probes, dubbed Voyager 1 and 2, set out on an epic expedition into the cosmos and gave humanity the first up-close images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The events in Charlottesville, VA, brought renewed attention to the debate over removing Confederate Civil War monuments. Are these monuments simply reminders of lives lost during a tragic and bloody conflict or symbols of white supremacy?
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been almost 10 years since US citizens learned that their government was engaging in torture. Why does the media continue to sugarcoat this state-sanctioned crime by calling it “enhanced interrogation?”
Reading Time: < 1 minute Rare-earth elements are essential to current and emerging technologies and one country controls their supply.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Republicans lash out at an impartial federal agency after their various health care bills get unfavorable scores.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Power plants are increasingly turning to renewable energy and moving away from coal, but will the White House follow suit?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker speaks on a variety of important topics in this extensive interview with host Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect Podcast.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Who is Chris Wray, the former Assistant Attorney General, who was unanimously advanced by a Senate committee this week and is one Senate vote away from replacing James Comey as director of the FBI?