Automatic Voter Registration Efforts Face Setbacks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Automatic Voter Registration Efforts Face Setbacks: The Massachusetts state legislature passed a bill in 2018 that would

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNC Campus Police Used Geofencing Tech to Monitor Antiracism Protesters (Chris) The author writes, “State investigators

Boris Johnson, Brexit and the UK Election — What the US Thinks

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the UK’s general election, the Conservative party, led by right-wing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, won

FISA Advocates Worry Spying on Americans May Become More Difficult

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Impeachment, Trump and the 2020 Election Race – World Reaction

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the historic impeachment of President Donald Trump and the approaching 2020 election convulsed the US

Congress Could Fund Gun Violence Research for First Time in 20 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Under New Inspection Rules, Pork More Likely to Contain Feces, Toenails (Chris) From The Hill: “Food

Are Americans Ready to Junk the Electoral College?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Electoral College, which allowed the past two Republican presidents to win office with fewer votes

Judge Dismisses Challenge to New York Law Allowing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Reading Time: 2 minutes Project Censored’s Top 10 News Stories Corporate Media Ignored in 2019 (Chris) The author writes, “Project

Marathon Climate Talks in Madrid Sputter to a Close but Avoid Collapse

Reading Time: < 1 minute ‘Ground Zero’ for Sea Level Rise Is New Jersey, New Climate Data Suggests (Mili) From

Afghanistan — the Gift That Keeps on Giving (to Defense Contractors)

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, the Washington Post published a devastating account of the situation in Afghanistan. What the

Free Mass Transit in KC — A Slippery Slope Toward Stalinist Gulags?

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Trump, Impeachment and the 2020 Election — What the World Thinks

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the House of Representatives moved closer to impeaching President Donald Trump this week and the

Anti-Semitism Cloud Hanging Over Corbyn Helps Propel Johnson to UK Victory

Reading Time: 5 minutes LONDON – At the start of 2019, the UK’s ruling Conservative Party was self-immolating. On Thursday

US Border Officials Are Issuing Fake Court Notices to Keep Out Immigrants Who Have Won Asylum

Reading Time: 2 minutes Exposed Data Shows Where Police Departments Fly Their Drones (Chris) From Motherboard: “Dronesense, which sells a

Why Liberal Satire and Conservative Outrage Are Both Responses to Mainstream Media — But With Very Different Powers

Reading Time: < 1 minute The New Behemoths of the Healthcare Bureaucracy (Chris) From the New Republic: “Nobody should be

Private Firefighters — the Hottest Luxury of the Super-Rich

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2018, a team of private firefighters very publicly saved the home of celebrity millionaires Kim

Honolulu City Council Passes Ban on Single-Use Plastics in 7–2 Vote

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBP Denies Access to Doctors Seeking Flu Vaccinations for Migrant Children (Chris) From the San Diego

Texans on Southern Border Vow to Fight Trump’s Efforts to Take Their Homes for Border Wall

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oceans Running Out of Oxygen as Temperatures Rise (Mili) The author writes, “Around 700 ocean sites

Saudi Military Base Shooter and the Unexplained 9/11 Connection

Reading Time: 22 minutes The alleged gunman in the fatal shooting Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, in

Senate Rubberstamps Another Unqualified Conservative Judge

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How the World Views Trump, Impeachment and the 2020 Election

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the impeachment of President Donald Trump and the forthcoming presidential election monopolizes the American conversation,

Who is William Barr? Attorney General’s Unknown Past

Reading Time: 16 minutes If you want to understand William Barr, President Donald Trump’s strikingly partisan and loyal attorney general

Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 750,000

Invasive Grasses Are Fueling Wildfires Across the US (Chris) From the Conversation: “Some fires are occurring in areas that rarely

You’re Tracked Everywhere You Go Online. Use This Guide to Fight Back.

All New Cellphone Users in China Must Now Have Their Faces Scanned (Chris) From MIT Technology Review: “China’s government says

NAACP Takes On ‘Prison Gerrymandering’

Counting prisoners as residents where they are incarcerated — rather than where they lived before — often results in districts

DOJ Investigating Russian Dirty Money Flowing Into US

The US government has recently stepped up its investigation of whether Deutsche Bank knowingly helped Danske Bank launder vast sums

A Medical Miracle: Stem Cell Therapy for a Catastrophic Spinal Injury

Here is a story from the wondrous world of regenerative medicine and surgery — an emerging field that gets more

‘Bleak’ Outlook as Carbon Emissions Gap Grows: UN

Workers in Democratic Republic of Congo Made Impotent by Pesticide: Human Rights Watch (Mili)  The author writes, “Feronia, [a UK-funded

Death of a Banker: Did Laundered Russian Billions Play a Role? Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series. Read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. While I waited for

Another Banker Suicide: Intriguing Parallels Between US and Estonian Deaths

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bankers whose financial institutions are engulfed in scandal appear to be hanging themselves at an alarming

Death of a Banker: Did Laundered Russian Billions Play a Role?

Reading Time: 13 minutes Note to readers: This is a step-by-step account of a WhoWhatWhy inquiry into an evolving story