FOIA, documents, Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of Information: Government agencies are suing FOIA requesters who make Freedom of Information Act requests in cases where records could be embarrassing to various parties or contain legally sensitive data. Photo credit: US Department of Veteran Affairs / Wikimedia

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Washington Post Reporter Disciplined for Criticizing Owner Jeff Bezos? (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The union that represents Washington Post reporters has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Post for disciplining a reporter and union leader who wrote an op-ed critical of Post owner and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.”

Trumps Invisible “New” Hotels (Russ)

Trump family claims opening new hotels all over, but no sign of them so far.

The Green Energy Cornucopia is 100% Wishful Thinking (Jeff C.)

The site Climate and Capitalism writes that “serious energy policy must address overproduction, overconsumption and inequality. Without that, promises of an economy based on 100% renewable energy are misleading and dangerous.”

Fears of a Kurdish State (Dan)

Iraq’s leader promises to “use force” if the Kurdish referendum vote turns “violent”. Quite an ominous statement, especially since Iraq – as well as neighboring countries – are steadfastly against Kurdish independence.