Like Eric Garner, this man was strangled to death by white cops for a misdemeanor crime. If you are a citizen in America–and especially if you are black–you could lose your life simply for demanding your rights. Here’s another example of poorly trained police officers who refuse to defuse a situation. Instead they behave like thugs because a black man dares question their authority.
Why isn’t this a major story? She should be forced to resign, or at least lose her seat in the Senate. Unacceptable:
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reportedly had a Chinese spy infiltrate her office for some 20 years.
According to reports from Politico and The San Francisco Chronicle, the mole from the communist government served as Feinstein’s driver, an office gofer, a liaison to the Asian-American community, and even attended Chinese consulate functions on behalf of the senator.
Feinstein allegedly had no idea that the man was spy for some two decades, and only found out via the FBI five years ago. She was apparently “mortified” by the shocking news and reportedly forced the spy into resignation, but neglected to tell her staff of the revelation.
The Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules earlier this year, but the Trump administration wants to go even further. On Thursday, the solicitor general requested that the Supreme Court vacate a 2016 ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that holds that the net neutrality rules enacted during the Obama years permissibly reclassified broadband as a telecommunications service subject to regulation under Title II of the Communications Act.
Upon Trump’s inauguration and the appointment of Ajit Pai to lead the FCC, the rules preventing telecom giants from engaging in content discrimination through practices like blocking and throttling was swiftly repealed. So quickly, in fact, that the Supreme Court hadn’t gotten a chance yet to weigh in on a petition from AT&T and others to review the legality of reclassification.
Carl Bernstein, a veteran journalist who helped uncover the 1970s Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, says Donald Trump’s presidency “is worse than Watergate.”
Bernstein’s remarks during a CNN interview this week were a rebuke of Trump’s behavior amid the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump has escalated his attacks on the probe in which federal prosecutors are examining his campaign’s ties to Russian operatives who meddled in the 2016 US election.
The right-wing gonna lose this battle just like they lost the battle with Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc.:
A single-payer Medicare for All system would reduce the amount the U.S. spends on health care by more than $2 trillion, a Koch brothers-funded study released Monday found.
Research by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University — a libertarian think tank backed by the Koch brothers — projected that the Medicare for All plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would cost the government $32.6 trillion over 10 years. The highly critical report found that even doubling all federal individual and corporate income taxes would not cover the costs of Sanders’ Medicare for All plan.
The study did conclude, however, that Medicare for All would result in significant savings for the government because of lower prescription drug costs, saving $846 billion over the next decade. Streamlined administrative costs under the plan would save another $1.6 trillion, the researchers at the Mercatus Center found.
The mainstream media bares a lot of the blame for perpetuating the myth that the economy is booming. It is not. Barely making ends meet is not a successful economy. It’s great for big business and the wealthy. The result, the gap between rich and poor is the worst since the 1920s, just before the Great Depression:
The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year.
But the official rate hides more troubling realities: legions of college grads overqualified for their jobs, a growing number of contract workers with no job security, and an army of part-time workers desperate for full-time jobs. Almost 80% of Americans say they live from paycheck to paycheck, many not knowing how big their next one will be.
Blanketing all of this are stagnant wages and vanishing job benefits. The typical American worker now earns around $44,500 a year, not much more than what the typical worker earned in 40 years ago, adjusted for inflation. Although the US economy continues to grow, most of the gains have been going to a relatively few top executives of large companies, financiers, and inventors and owners of digital devices.
America doesn’t have a jobs crisis. It has a good jobs crisis.
Not only is the U.S. government doing nothing about the narco-state in Mexico, it is indifferent to the victims of violence occurring in that country:
A Mexican journalist held in U.S. immigrant detention since last year has been released.
Emilio Gutierrez Soto fled to the U.S. with his teenage son a decade ago after Gutierrez said he was threatened by the Mexican military.
The pair have been held at a detention center in El Paso since their asylum claims were denied by a judge in 2017. In May, the Board of Immigration Appeals found that additional information should be considered in the case and sent it back to immigration court for a new hearing.