Google wages censorship campaign on ‘fake news’ grounds against progressive news organisations whose content conflicts with the Washington establishment. This is the slippery we all talk about when you start censoring things.. … Continue reading Google censors progressive news organisations in ‘fake news’ crackdown
The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate over “neoliberalism”: they … Continue reading Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world | The Guardian
One of the core principles enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is a prohibition on general searches — meaning, the government cannot simply go fishing for a wide range of information in the … Continue reading A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution
Officials have cracked the locked phones seized from protesters at the inauguration—and may be planning to use browsing data and texts against them. Officials seized Trump protesters’ cell phones, cracked their passwords, … Continue reading Feds Crack Trump Protesters’ Phones to Charge Them With Felony Rioting
Researchers find that economic, emissions and population trends point to very small chance Earth will avoid warming more than 2C by century’s end. John Sterman, an academic at the MIT Sloan Sustainability … Continue reading Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says
American parents are coming up with all sorts of plans to cover childcare costs. The total life amount of earnings lost in order for one parent to stay home and raise their … Continue reading The cost of staying home to care for a child
Senator John McCain of Arizona, who just this week returned to the Senate after receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, cast the decisive vote to defeat the G.O.P.’s “skinny repeal” health care … Continue reading John McCain Casts Decisive Health Care Vote?
Summer temperatures have shifted toward more extreme heat over the past several decades. Source: It’s Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter. – The New York Times Continue reading It’s Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter.
The Case for Continued Expansionary Policy at the Fed, a new paper from the Roosevelt Institute, economist JW Mason argues that the real problem is that all economic growth is captured by … Continue reading American wages are so low, the robots don’t want your job
The plight of low-wage workers is real. The percentage of American full-time minimum-wage workers who can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment in any U.S. state without being what the government calls … Continue reading Only 0.1% of US minimum wage workers can afford a 1-bedroom
The ice cream brand joins the list of food companies that are grappling with trace amounts of glyphosate in their products. And this is from a company trying to distance themselves from … Continue reading Traces of Controversial Herbicide Are Found in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Key step toward healthcare reform passes thanks in part to John McCain’s return, but shape of final legislation and chances of success remain unclear. Source: Senate Republicans vote to open debate on … Continue reading Senate Republicans vote to open debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare
Centene, one of the largest insurance companies offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act, defied Republican talking points with its tidy profit. Source: Insurance Company’s Profit Indicates Obamacare Isn’t Dead Continue reading Insurance Company’s Profit Indicates Obamacare Isn’t Dead
Today’s dominant story, told by the Federal Reserve, the media, and many prominent economists, is that the economy has recovered from the recession and is growing about as fast as it can … Continue reading What Recovery? The Case for Continued Expansionary Policy at the Fed
The Federal Reserve is struggling to hit its annual inflation target for the sixth straight year, suggesting that, once again, it may be too optimistic about the health of the economy. There … Continue reading U.S. Inflation Remains Low, and That’s a Problem?