Reading Time: 3 minutes Hawaii’s state legislature is discussing two bills that would prohibit restaurants from offering most single-use plastics and styrofoam.
Reading Time: 7 minutes New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be the new ‘swing vote’ as the court considers the constitutionality of gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to election meddling, Russian interference is just the tip of the iceberg.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Cows that have a little seaweed in their diets burp less, which means less greenhouse emissions. And it’s good for their tummies, too.
Reading Time: 12 minutes In a likely appeal to the Supreme Court, attorney Steve Volker expects TransCanada to argue that the president is above the law. Their claim is that the “presidential permit” authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline is not reviewable by the courts.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Even if background checks legislation passes, it won’t detect a gun owner’s potential for doing spectacularly reckless things.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The evidence suggests President Nixon was set up by powerful interests deeply unhappy with his policies.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The tactic, called nullification, is picking up steam in rural, mainly Republican areas of states run by Democrats.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As more states raise their minimum wage, some companies are saving money by finding other ways to stiff employees, such as forcing them to work off the clock.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Russ Baker takes a tour through the KGB Museum of grotesque and quaint spy tools, located in the heart of New York City, of all places.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Mice are able to see how they run thanks to gene therapists at UC Berkeley, and it looks promising for macular degeneration patients.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The weakness of government regulators and why the fox should not be guarding the henhouse.
Reading Time: 37 minutes The final excerpt from former Army intelligence officer John Newman’s latest book, ‘Into the Storm: The Assassination of President Kennedy Volume III.’
Reading Time: 4 minutes Tech giants are leveraging new technologies that aid oil extraction, hiding behind philanthropy but reaping profits while hastening ecological collapse.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Manual audits of machine-marked “paper ballots” from hybrid voting systems cannot detect fraud because the hybrids can change votes after the ballots have been cast.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Red flags laws may prevent gun violence as well as suicides, but they also introduce civil rights concerns that will likely lead to court challenges.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The widespread adoption of surveillance-based business practices by tech giants Amazon, Google, and Facebook poses an existential threat to a democratic capitalist society.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Students in the US and worldwide skipped class to join the Youth Climate Strike, demanding legislative action to stop climate change.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers have linked the advent of food processing techniques 8000 years ago to advances in language.
Reading Time: 19 minutes An alternative view of the contours of power and politics in America.