In the News: Military commission pre-trial proceedings are scheduled today for United States v. Abd al Hadi al Iraqi at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. About this photo: Detainees pray in the recreation area of Camp Four at Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Portion of US State Department wanted poster (inset). Photo credit: US Air Force / Wikimedia and US State Department / Wikimedia

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Trump vs The Federal Reserve  (Dan)

Attacking the Fed has become a mainstay for libertarian-leaning Republicans. Trump, for different reasons, plans to attack the political maneuvers of the central bank.

Assange Questioned by Prosecutors (Reader Pat)

Swedish prosecutors finally visited Assange, who has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy for four years.

Burglars: NRA Bumper Stickers Invitation to Them (Dan)

Burglars say that when they see NRA stickers on a car outside a home, they know the place is a great source of retrievable guns .

Facebook to Crack Down on Spread of Misinformation (Trevin)

One wonders how the algorithmic machine CEO Zuckerberg plans to create will identify and remove misinfo without censoring solid investigative reporting.

Trump’s Stimulus Package (Dan)

Trump’s tax cuts and infrastructure spending looks back to the days of Cheney’s “Deficits don’t matter” talk.