SILENCING FREE SPEECH - Three years ago, on 2 October 2018, a team of Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
What The Pandora Papers Teach Us About Protecting Wealth
THE ONE PERCENT - The Pandora Papers leak serves as another reminder of the old saying, “time and truth are on the same side.”
Pandora Papers: 'Biggest-Ever' Bombshell Leak Exposes Financial Secrets of the Super-Rich
FINANCIAL CORRUPTION - In what's being called the "biggest-ever leak of offshore data," a cache of nearly 12 million documents published Sunday laid bare the hidden wealth, secret dealings, and corruption of hundreds of world leaders, billionaires, public officials, celebrities, and others.
Don't Abandon First-Class Postal Service
USPS POLITICS - Now more than ever the agency requires leaders who can adjust to new challenges in innovative ways while maintaining the agency's essential commitment to operating a democratic public service
Siberia’s Hot Streak
CLIMATE POLITICS-Global warming in Siberia is on a hot streak! It was +6°C last year. In like manner, if the entire planet hit +6°C above pre-industrial, it would be lights out, life snuffed out, sayonara.
How the United States Blocks Haitians Wherever They Go
BORDER WATCH-Five days after the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti, the United States sent a jumbo jet flying over the countryside.
Reflections on Political Violence and Terror
COUNTER PUNCH-Political physical violence and the threat and capacity to use such violence, enforce ruling class power and other and related forms of domination and oppression.
Reconciling Profit and Morality
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY - Is “corporate ethics” an oxymoron? Do you have to be a jerk to be a successful CEO? Is exploitation the only path to profit?
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans’ Medical Records
DATA WATCH - Former President Donald Trump empowered associates from his private club to pursue a plan for the Department of Veterans Affairs to monetize patient data, according to documents newly released by congressional investigators.
Budget Reconciliation Could Provide Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants
IMMIGRATION WATCH - Susie Lujano, 28, envisions herself living in Houston forever with her soon-to-be husband and the child they’re expecting.
Texas Abortion Law Architect Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Same-sex Marriage Ruling
SUPREMES & LGBTQ - Former Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell, who played a key role in writing the new Texas ban on abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy,
California Voters Give Newsom Approval to Continue Regressive Policies Against the Working Class
CA POLITICAL REVIEW - The working class have spoken, with their votes, that they support Governor Newsom’s bloated, sleepy, and sloppy bureaucracy that caters to the upper class:
Climate Change Is Triggering a New Refugee Crisis—Inside the US
CLIMATE WATCH - More than 1.2 million Americans are currently displaced from their homes because of climate change impacts—including increasingly severe storms, wildfires, and flooding.
Delta variant forcing districts to find new ways to assess learning
COVID WATCH - At this point last year, we hoped we'd be on the other side of COVID-19.
Who’s Dying in California from COVID-19?
COVID WATCH - California’s COVID-19 deaths are skewing younger, with the average age dropping seven years in September.
Hello, China? This is the Pentagon Calling. . .
DATELINE BEJING - Chinese hardliners just had their stance justified by the erratic, verging on unhinged, behavior in the United States and by its military.
Spreading Vaccine Misinformation is Dangerous and Wrong
COVID WATCH - In the late 19th century, people protested against mandatory smallpox vaccines. Despite them, today we live in a world without smallpox.
The U.S. Military, Post-Afghanistan
TOM DISPATCH-Yoda, the Jedi Master in the Star Wars films, once pointed out that the future is all too difficult to see and it’s hard to deny his insight.
Gun Nut Lauren Boebert Lets Her 8-Year-Old kid Play alone around her loaded rifles
GUN SAFETY - Anti-LGBTQ congresswoman and gun nut Lauren Boebert (R-CO) says she’s very concerned about children’s safety, like when she falsely claimed that transgender people prey on children.
Abort the Illegitimate Court: End the Filibuster and Pack it
THe SUPREMES - Democrats cannot disgrace the Supreme Court by packing it (adding seats to it). It is already a disgrace.
California Oil Industry Continues to Thwart Climate-Related Bills
CAPITAL & MAIN-This year, natural disasters across the country — including epochal drought conditions and devastating wildfires in California —