Mayor Pete and the Spies Who Love Him

Reading Time: 21 minutes HIGHLIGHTS Mayor Pete’s “outsider” image, carefully constructed by spin-masters, obscures deep establishment roots. His foreign policy

Reliability of Pricey New Voting Machines Questioned

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s Xenophobia Could Create a Public Health Crisis (Gerry) From the New Republic: “Health systems, especially

New Generation of Black Leaders Fights to End Voter Suppression

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a major milestone for civil rights activists, but in

Google Just Gave Millions of Users a Reason to Quit Chrome

Reading Time: 1 minute Sonia Sotomayor Accuses Her Supreme Court Colleagues of Pro-Trump Bias (DonkeyHotey) From Slate: “The Supreme Court’s

An Olympic-Sized Disaster Is Brewing in Japan

Reading Time: 9 minutes The 2020 Summer Olympics are coming to Japan — despite two major health scares: radiation from

Out of Thin Air — Breakthrough Tech Uses Water Vapor to Generate Electricity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Picture a world entirely powered by clean energy — cars without tailpipes, homes without outlets, and

Students Pushing Universities to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deforested Parts of Amazon ‘Emitting More CO2 Than They Absorb’ (Mili) The author writes, “Up to

Opening New Online Accounts Is the Ultimate Privacy Power Play

Reading Time: 2 minutes Natural Gas Is a Much ‘Dirtier’ Energy Source Than We Thought (Mili)  The author writes, “Previously,

Fertilizer Could Be Used to Power Ships, Report Says

Reading Time: < 1 minute Watched, Judged, Detained (Russ) From CNN: “Leaked Chinese government records reveal detailed surveillance reports on

A Small Change in Airplane Altitude Could Reduce Climate Impact of Contrails by 59%

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2.5 Million Pounds of Radioactive Waste Illegally Dumped in Oregon Landfill (DonkeyHotey) From Oregon Public Broadcasting:

Killer Conversations: The Hidden Danger of Cell Phones

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you play with your phone while driving?  If so, then you’re lucky to be alive.

Fake Coronavirus Claims Are Causing an ‘Infodemic’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sanders and AOC’s Fracking Ban Angers Centrists and Their Fossil Fuel Backers (Russ) The author writes,

The US Power Grid Needs Upgrades to Handle Climate Change: Report

Reading Time: 2 minutes UN Lists 112 Businesses Linked to Israeli Settlements (Chris) From the BBC: “The UN human rights

Black History Week: When We Pause to Mourn Centuries of Suffering

Reading Time: 4 minutes February is Black History Month. But it was started, in 1926, as Black History Week, by

Winter 2019-20 Has So Far Been the Warmest on Record in the Contiguous US

Reading Time: 2 minutes VIDEO: ‘Where Are the World’s Diplomats?’ (Chris) From CNN: “Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary-General Jan Egeland tells

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes As President Donald Trump used his impeachment acquittal as a launchpad to settle scores with his

Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experts Worry About Your Personal Data in the 2020 Election (Reader Pat)  The author writes, “Cambridge

Congress (Finally) Considers Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most Americans agree on background checks for gun purchases, lower prescription drug prices, and the need

Brain-Dead Republicans Acquit Guilty President — Now What?

Reading Time: 4 minutes OPINION  One of the most edifying aspects of the recent impeachment process has been the sheer,

Most Children Sleep With Mobile Phone Beside Their Bed: Report

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mysterious New Ransomware Targets Industrial Control Systems (Chris) The author writes, “Over the last month, researchers

Jarring Eyewitness Accounts Shed Light on the Cruelty of Slavery

Reading Time: 18 minutes Some 70 years after emancipation, a team of unemployed writers and journalists located over 300 formerly

Who Needs A Groundhog When Climate Change Practically Guarantees An Early Spring?

Reading Time: 2 minutes US Farm Bankruptcies Hit an Eight-Year High (Mili) The author writes, “U.S. farm bankruptcy rates jumped

States Lead Fight to Keep Foreign Corporate Cash Out of US Elections

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spending in US elections is at record levels since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashed

A Democrat Who Isn’t Running Already Won Tomorrow’s Caucuses

Reading Time: 4 minutes The big winner of tomorrow’s Iowa caucuses isn’t running for president. At least not yet. In

Trump’s Chilling Effect on Whistleblowers

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the attention in Congress focused on the Senate impeachment trial, it is not surprising that