Reading Time: 14 minutes US-Iran tensions over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program and its backing of foreign proxies has put the Middle East on edge. Are the hawks in Washington and hardliners in Tehran bent on conflict?
Reading Time: 5 minutes In Florida, Democrats hope that — in response to the El Paso massacre — people will be fed up with mass shootings and demand gun control.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The ally of a GOP Governor elected in a close, contested race is throwing up new hurdles to transparency.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Using a little-known law, Georgia voters, activists, and even candidates teamed up to demand that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) re-examine the state’s voting systems.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Republican members of the Federal Election Commission have blocked a thorough investigation into whether Russia illegally supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with tens of millions of dollars funneled through the NRA.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018 Stacey Abrams was robbed of becoming the country’s first female African American governor. Next year, she hopes to get the last laugh by helping Democrats across the country avoid her fate.
Reading Time: 1 minute Jeffrey Epstein’s death is not a good look for the federal government. The best case scenario is stunning incompetence.
Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s raining (micro)plastic! With scientists reporting higher plastic counts in rain all over the world, the tiny microfibers are quickly becoming a big problem.
Reading Time: 15 minutes A look at how things like the Chinese Exclusion Act, eugenics, and white America’s desire for racial purity have historically been far worse than what we are seeing today — at least so far.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hackers at the annual DEF CON Voting Village discovered a sobering vulnerability in electronic poll books made by the leading manufacturer ES&S.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The devastating cuts to the University of Alaska’s budget can be linked to similar cuts nationwide engineered by budget mercenary Donna Arduin for almost 25 years.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Fox News didn’t like what we wrote about them and asked for some minor changes to an editorial. We accommodated them — but what does Fox News do about the many falsehoods they air? We want to find out.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A chemical company facing lawsuits sought to block an investigation of its internal documents. What were they hiding?
Reading Time: 4 minutes How many fatalities on the world’s roads does ‘Super Mario Kart’ cause each year? What role did the game ‘Call of Duty’ play in the invasion of Iraq? And when will the video game industry be held to account for the carnage it causes?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do we now just accept that Jeffrey Epstein killed himself? Maybe he did. And maybe he didn’t.
Reading Time: 17 minutes A close look at what set off the Ferguson riots five years ago, and a closer look at the long-term abuse and predation the police subjected black citizens to every day.
Reading Time: 1 minute The justification of American gun fetishists for why they want to own weapons of war just doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Reading Time: 26 minutes The stunning results of a 20-year investigation into Charles Manson, the CIA, corrupt prosecutors, and the secret history of the Sixties.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump’s designation of China as a “currency manipulator” is more a tantrum than an intellectually honest policy decision. It may nonetheless intensify a dangerous US-China trade spat.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A group of legal activists believes that Americans would be more willing to embrace the idea of removing President Donald Trump from office if they understood the impeachment process better.