Reading Time: 6 minutes The news media giant will devote two hours of Sunday prime time extolling the legacy of one of America’s most powerful families. Then there’s the other stuff it won’t talk about. WhoWhatWhy notes that the latter is also important context.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Getting answers to these questions will reveal much more about our president and about money and power in America.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A great deal remains to be discovered about the disgraced lawyer’s Russia ties and the nature of his nearly two-decade dalliance with Trump. Will Congress ask?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Eliminating tax subsidies that primarily benefit the plutocrats is urgently needed if we are to preserve the middle class and our economy.
Reading Time: 12 minutes TCJA gave massive tax cuts to the very rich, massively increased budget deficits, increased incentives to move jobs and profits offshore — and minimally increased investment in productivity.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Young Saudi men facing serious charges in the US manage to escape their day in court and receive a quick flight home. Such meddling in foreign justice is a curious development, considering the hostility the Kingdom shows toward outside influence on its own internal affairs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Texas led the way, but expect more false claims of voter fraud from the White House and Republican-controlled states ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It is extraordinarily rare for major news outlets to delve into an issue they are usually quick to dismiss as a “conspiracy theory.” But the ‘Washington Post’ went there.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Philadelphia is poised to choose a vulnerable barcode voting system after a “Blue Ribbon Commission” hid its criticism of such systems in the endnotes of its election-security report. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania auditor general has opened a probe into Philadelphia’s selection process, which appears designed to favor one vendor.
Reading Time: 8 minutes When crucial government agencies start functioning again after a shutdown, the gears don’t spring into action overnight. And what was left undone over 35 days may still harm public health and consumer protections.