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Biden Is the Perfect Figurehead for the Post-Trump National Security Establishment

There can be no doubt that in rejecting Donald Trump, voters in the United States removed one of the most cold-hearted, openly racist, and bigoted administrations to govern the U.S. in modern history. There are tangible Trump policies, including on immigration, that Joe Biden can, and almost certainly will, change that will have a direct, significant...

Someone Has Been Telling Lies in the White House Briefing Room, Kayleigh McEnany Says

Kayleigh McEnany, who is paid by the public to lie to the public on behalf of a president who lies every day about winning an election he lost, accused the CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of lying on Thursday. The White House press secretary was enraged that Cooper had wrongly reported that the man who shouted, “You crushed that, Kayleigh!” at the end...

Os erros e acertos dos caça-covid no Uruguai e da ‘quareterna’ argentina

Nove meses após o primeiro caso de coronavírus na América Latina, a covid-19 explode na Argentina, país que teve uma das quarentenas mais longas do mundo. Enquanto isso o Uruguai, que nunca fechou, segue com a doença sob controle. Maurício Brum, do Giro Latino, comenta os erros e acertos dos hermanos – e como ter o negacionismo como política de estado...

New DCCC Chair Promises to End Controversial Blacklist Policy

In 2019, after Democrats saw a handful of incumbents ousted by progressive opponents in the House in 2018, including Squad members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Cheri Bustos, formalized a new policy: The DCCC would ban any political consultants or vendors working...

Immigrants Detained by ICE Say They Were Punished for Requesting Covid-19 Tests

Karim Golding began to feel sick in late June. He stayed inside his cell at the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Alabama, suffering from a fever, a pounding headache, cold sweats, and an “onion burning sensation” behind his eyes. He slept for days on end. When he finally felt well enough to reemerge, “the entire unit is sick,” Golding recalled....

Amazon Workers Are Organizing a Global Struggle

In recent weeks, dizzying statistics have circulated on social media about Amazon’s pandemic-era boom and the obscene wealth accrued by its CEO, and Earth’s richest man, Jeff Bezos. The company reported revenue of $96.1 billion just last quarter, which, according to the Institute for Policy Studies, means Bezos could personally pay Amazon’s 876,000...

Goldman Sachs Log Exposes David Perdue's Stock Trading Claim as a Lie

Georgia Sen. David Perdue initiated the well-timed sale of more than $1 million worth of stock in the tech-banking firm Cardlytics, according to a report from the New York Times, despite previous claims made by Perdue that an outside adviser makes his trades. Perdue, who sat on the board of Cardlytics before entering office, came under scrutiny this...

Arms Sale to UAE Goes Forward Even as U.S. Probes Tie Between UAE and Russian Mercenaries

Early this summer, U.S. intelligence agencies received reports indicating that one of the U.S.’s closest Middle Eastern partners had signed a collaborative agreement with a sanctioned Russian mercenary group operating in Libya, according to a current U.S. intelligence official and two former officials with knowledge of the matter. U.S. intelligence...

Toxic PFAS Chemicals Discovered in Hundreds of Products

Scientists have detailed more than 200 uses of PFAS chemicals in 64 industrial areas, including mining, book conservation, plastics production, photography, printing, watchmaking, car manufacturing, air conditioning, fingerprinting, and particle physics. Many of the uses, which are laid out in an article published in the journal Environmental Science:...

One in Six Covid-19 Deaths in Vermont Came From a Single Nursing Home

One in six Covid-19 deaths in Vermont have come from a single nursing home, owned by a troubled for-profit chain, Genesis HealthCare. The novel coronavirus began to spread like wildfire in Burlington Health and Rehab in March, leading to 12 deaths in the first wave of the virus. The pandemic arrived just a few weeks after the state’s attorney general,...

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