Tag: Politics

Letitia James Files $2.75M Suit Against Right-Wing Voter Operatives Who Targeted Black Voters

NewsOne Featured Video New York Attorney General Letitia James doesn’t pull punches with getting the people’s justice. James announced Thursday her office filed a $2.75M lawsuit against two right-ring conspiracy theorists who disseminated false information to Black voters. Ahead of the 2020 election, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman used a fake organization “Project 1599” to […]

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Pay a Living Wage or ‘Flip Your Own Damn Burgers’: Progressives Blast Right-Wing Narrative on Jobs

Yves here. Glad to see someone is calling out the Republican “You need to keep them hungry so they’ll turn up” approach to labor management. Corporate profit share of GDP has been record highs for years, which means nearly two times the level Warren Buffett deemed to be unsustainably high in the early 2000s. Time […]

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Conflicto palestino-israelí: enfrentamientos entre palestinos y la policía israelí dejan decenas de heridos en Jerusalén

La policía israelí disparó balas de goma y granadas paralizantes mientras los palestinos arrojaban piedras y botellas. Al menos 163 palestinos y seis policías israelíes resultaron heridos en enfrentamientos en Jerusalén, según informaron médicos palestinos y la policía israelí. La mayoría resultaron heridos en la mezquita de Al-Aqsa, donde la policía israelí disparó balas de […]

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Attorney Says Capitol Rioter Suffered From ‘Foxitus’ and ‘Foxmania’ From Watching Too Much Fox News

Photo: rafapress (Shutterstock) Can you imagine being an attorney for any of the hundreds of people who have been arrested for their participation in the melanin-not MAGA meltdown at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6? Imagine being tasked with finding clever, polite and professional ways to tell a judge that your client is a fucking […]

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The GOP Wants to Kill COVID Unemployment Pay to Force You Into Low-Wage Jobs

Big business and the Republican Party have decided more than a year into a global pandemic that life is simply too good for unemployed people right now.  Two Republican governors said earlier this week that they would end their states’ participation in all federal pandemic unemployment assistance, including the program that adds $300 per week […]

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Why the GOP Is Backing Elise Stefanik in Her War Against Liz Cheney

Appearing on Fox & Friends last July, Liz Cheney actually made the case that she was one of Trump’s most devoted allies in the House. She voted with the president “something like 97 percent of the time,” she said. “I find, in my experience, the president appreciates people who are direct, people who explain what […]

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How the Coronavirus Has Impacted Vice President Kamala Harris’ Family in India

Dr G. Balachandran, 79, uncle of Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks during an interview with AFP at his residence in New Delhi on August 20, 2020.Photo: PRAKASH SINGH (Getty Images) On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks at the State Department in which she will declare the United States’ solidarity with the people […]

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Who Will Be Atlanta’s Next Mayor? Keisha Lance Bottoms Knows ‘The People It Should Not Be’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Atlanta Mayor  Keisha Lance Bottoms formally announced her intention to not seek re-election following her first term in office during a press conference on Friday morning. The official announcement followed a statement Bottoms tweeted Thursday night touting her faith as the guiding principle behind what she would ultimately […]

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Wildly Popular Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Won’t Seek Reelection and Something Doesn’t Seem Right

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) Thursday was ending the way that Thursdays usually do, with Thursday being all annoyed that no matter what it does, it will never be Friday. Then, literally out of nowhere, news that the rockstar mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, won’t be seeking reelection shocked the airwaves. Advertisement At one […]

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Fed Shamelessly Gives Warnings of Vague and Ominous Risks While Saying Don’t Expect Us to Do Anything About It

If anyone in the Congressional committees that oversee the Fed had an operating brain cell, they should flay the Fed for its indefensible posture of ignorance and powerlessness. I have to confess to being too annoyed to read the underlying document, its semi-annual report on financial stability and am so instead relying on what I […]

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Reducing Methane Is Crucial for Protecting Climate and Health, and It Can Pay for Itself – Yet Emissions Are Still Rising Fast, A New UN Report Warns

Yves here. We’ve been writing for a very long time about the dangers of methane, particularly via featuring posts by Thomas Neuburger about fracking. Remember that the Obama Administration was all in for fracking despite considerable evidence of significant methane releases in connection with development. Bizarrely, the Obama Administration simply tried to ignore the climate […]

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How America Became the Money Laundering Capital of the World

Russian oligarchs, for example, have been known to use more high-brow, esoteric avenues to launder their dirty money, according to congressional probes and the FinCEN files. A case in point: Two powerful brothers with close ties to Vladimir Putin have allegedly used the art market to reportedly launder millions of dollars.  “Art has long been […]

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It Took the Democrats Half a Century to Rediscover Trickle-Up Economics

As mass production has to be accompanied by mass consumption, mass consumption, in turn, implies a distribution of wealth—not of existing wealth, but of wealth as it is currently produced—to provide men with buying power equal to the amount of goods and services offered by the nation’s economic machinery. Instead of achieving that kind of […]

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The Tattered Histories of Possible Future Ambassadors….Like Rahm Emanuel

Yves here. While most Americans who follow politics know that the appointment of ambassadors includes quite a few patronage postings, few follow the sausage-making on that beat. This post fills that lapse, and shows the cooking is as rotten as you’d expect. And dispatching to Rahm to Japan makes perfect sense, in a sick sort […]

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Idaho Governor Signs White Fragility Bill Restricting Critical Race Theory From School Curriculum Into Law

In this photo from video, provided by Idaho Public Television, Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks about the COVID-19 emergency in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.Photo: Idaho Public Television (AP) Welp, it happened; Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a white fragility bill pushed by state Republicans to restrict Critical Race Theory from being taught […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Continues Republican Push to Make Voting Hard AF for Black People

Ron DeSantis aka Big Baby Brian KempPhoto: Mark Brown (Getty Images) Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, aka Big Baby Brian Kemp, continued the Republican streak of enslaving the fuck out of the Black vote by signing a controversial bill into law that would limit access to mail-in voting in the state, continuing to move on […]

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They Getting Real Reckless: White Colorado State Rep Calls Colleague ‘Buckwheat’

Rep. Richard Holtorf being scolded by Rep. Leslie Herod after Holtorf called a colleague “Buckwheat”.Screenshot: YouTube Maybe they’ve been watching reruns of old Rocky films or still reeling from the high of rushing into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but some Republicans are getting real reckless with their words, and one of the worst examples […]

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‘Cry No Tears for These Death Profiteers’: Pharma Stocks Plunge as Biden Backs Vaccine Patent Waiver

Yves here. I wish I could be enthusiastic about Biden saying he would support a waiver of Big Pharma Covid vaccine patents. After all, we’ve been pumping for this measure for some time, albeit mainly through the posts of Jomo Kwame Sundaram, who has written that the much of the Global South would not get […]

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The Democrats Are Doing Court Reform Backward

Naturally, the predominantly rural and frontier society of that time hardly resembles the industrialized, urban economy of today, so it’s no wonder that government was much smaller then than it is now. But the 1789 Constitution that its framers and their immediate successors manifestly laid out and executed was a vision of an “energetic” federal […]

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There’s Something Missing From Biden’s Move to Free the Covid Vaccines

But that’s only the first step. It could take months for companies to reverse-engineer the vaccines and understand how they’re made—and then months more to produce them. The major vaccine companies should, instead, share these processes with other manufacturers right now, in order to have vaccines produced as soon as three to six months from […]

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Michel Barnier’s Brexit Dairies Published; Stinging Take of UK Strategic and Negotiating

Victors get to write history. The European Commission’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has taken advantage of that opportunity in his newly-released La grande illusion. Journal secret du Brexit. Sadly the English translation is not due out until October and my French has decayed too much for me to digest his 500 page account in any […]

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US Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount

PHOENIX — The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County. In a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said the […]

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Maduro dice que el nuevo ente electoral es fruto de un acuerdo con la oposición

Caracas, 5 may (EFE).- El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, dijo este miércoles que el nuevo directorio del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) fue escogido tras un acuerdo con “todos los sectores de la oposición” y consideró su instalación como un “gran paso” para fortalecer la institucionalidad, pese a que la elección fue criticada por algunos opositores. […]

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Democratic Lawmaker and Former Black Panther Proposes Bill to Release FBI COINTELPRO Records, Including Details on Fred Hampton

In this Oct. 29, 1969, file photo, Fred Hampton, center, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party, speaks outside a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Chicago while Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens. “The First Rainbow Coalition,” a new PBS documentary, is exploring a little-known movement in 1960s Chicago that brought together blacks, Latinos, and […]

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