new posts

Robert Reich, 6 Ways Trump Has Sold Out America

wjastore, Edward Snowden and Turnkey Tyranny. “My intent here is not to summarize Snowden’s entire interview. I want to focus on some points he made that I found especially revealing, pertinent, and insightful.”

John Pilger, Opinion -Julian Assange’s Extradition Case is a Show Trial

W.J. Astore, The Militarization of Everything. “Democracy shouldn’t be about celebrating overlords in uniform. A now-widely accepted belief is that America is more divided, more partisan than ever, approaching perhaps a new civil war, as echoed in the rhetoric of our current president. Small wonder that inflammatory rhetoric is thriving and the list of this country’s enemies lengthening when Americans themselves have so softly yet fervently embraced militarism.”

PRRI Staff, Fractured Nation: Widening Partisan Polarization and Key Issues in 2020 Presidential Elections. Long re[ort of extensive survey.

Joan Walsh, William Barr Is Neck-Deep in Extremist Catholic Institutions

Kenneth Peres, Legalized Political Corruption Is So Much Bigger Than Trump: A Journey in 7 Charts

Dennis Bernstein, nterview with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg following his 89th arrest for resisting nuclear weapons, nuclear war and government secrecy

Chrissy Stroop, Dinos and Demons and Swedes, Oh My! It May Be Cartoonish, but Evangelical Radicalism Isn’t Just a Sideshow. Well-documented, with many links

Robert Reich: Trump’s Economy Revealed

new Republic under Assault posts

U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to Recast Tone in Mideast Studies. ….”it was offering students a biased curriculum that, among other complaints, did not present enough “positive” imagery of Judaism and Christianity in the region.”

Why is Marxism still relevant today? by Alice Lunardelli,

Almost Everywhere, Fewer Children Are Dying. by Josh Katz, Alicia Parlapiano, Margot Sanger-Katz,

U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars That Killed Half a Million People Since 9/11, Report Says. by Tom O’Connor,

Our Invisible Government. by Chris Hedges,

Robert Reich: The Real Political Battle in America

Some of the Many Things Most Americans Never Heard About 9/11. by Paul Craig Roberts

While other countries let corporate interests plunder their oil, Norway strong-armed the CEOs into giving its citizens a windfall by Mitch Anderson

UK Security Services Neutralized Country’s Leading Liberal Newspaper. by Mark Curtis

Obama Was Almost Mousetrapped Into Another Open War in Syria: Will Trump Be Able to Resist Similar Mounting Pressure? by JODI RUDOREN

US Terror Syndicate. by Finian Cunningham

We are all hostages of 9/11, By Pepe Escobar

Opinion : /11 After 18 Years. by Paul Craig Roberts,

Opinion -Some of the Many Things Most Americans Never Heard About 9/11. by Paul Craig Roberts

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Go Wrong? By Matt Taibbi

The Jewish 1%. by Danielle Durchslag,

9/11 Truth: Why Do Good People Become Silent About the Documented Facts that Disprove the Official 9/11 Narrative. by Dr. Gary G.

Who Is Osama Bin Laden? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky,

TN Republican: To Save America, We Must “Get Rid” of “Higher Education”. by Hemant Mehta,

Where Was Osama bin Laden on September 10, 2001? One Day Before 9/11. His Whereabouts Were Known. Osama bin Laden Was in a Pakistani Military Hospital… Hospitalized on September 10, CBS Dan Rather Report By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

9/11 mystery solved: World Trade Center building didn’t collapse due to fire – study finds. by Luke Hawker,

Articles added July 5

Jim Naureckas, In Run-Up to Vote to End Yemen War, MSNBC Remains Totally Silent read
Michel Chossudovsky, Who is Behind “Fake News”? Fake Videos and Images read
Luis Granados,, Ahead of the Curve: Antitrust for the Information Ageread
Greg Palast, Robert Parry RIP: A Reporter Outcast In His Own Land “And, 30 years ago, he convinced me to take on two unknown and dangerous brothers: the Kochs. He exposed them in Nation Magazine — which he told me led Nation to fire him.”m read
Jessica Corbett, Under ‘Media-Bashing’ Trump, US Falls Even Further in Global Press Freedom Index read
Gabriel Debenedetti, Bernie Sanders Is Quietly Building a Digital Media Empire read
Jake Johnson, Net Neutrality’s Slow and Insidious Death Officially Begins Today read

50 years of 2001: A Space Odyssey – how Kubrick’s sci-fi ‘changed the very form of cinema’ read
Nicholas Barber, Why 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a mystery read

Todd Spangler, ‘Despacito’ Sets YouTube Record as First Video to 5 Billion Views read

Paul Craig Roberts, The Shooting At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School In Parkland Florida read

China spends $300million to buy lab produced meats from Israel read

Charles M. Blow, America Is the Gun read

Jordan Michael Smith, The Professor of Horrible Deeds. Fred Berlin has done decades of pioneering research on pedophilia — and outraged a lot of people along the way read

Philip M. Giraldi, When Will Congress Investigate All Interference in Elections? read

Paul Craig Roberts, Is Washington Sufficiently Intelligent to Be Trusted with an Independent Foreign Policy? read

Yuval Noah Harari: Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history read

, Selected Articles: Is It the End of Net Neutrality? read

Paul Craig Roberts, Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty? read

David Frum, The Battle Over What It Means to Be American. Rev. Amy Chua, Political Tribes. “Chua’s message: Ethnocultural rivalry powerfully shapes both international relations and domestic policy. Ethnocultural rivalry will not be reasoned away. Its divisions are hard-wired into the human brain. The American reluctance to recognize this truth, Chua continues, derives from the country’s own unique inheritance, which optimistically insists that the nation’s internal divisions can and must be melted down into a shared ideology of Americanism. That inheritance, she argues, blinds Americans to the world around them — and even more ominously, deceives them about the most important trends within their own society….. Through her book pulses an evident worry that tribal claims are now overpowering national ones within the United States. If she cannot quite bring herself to make her own anxieties explicit — or figure out what if anything to do to address them — she is hardly alone.” read

Sarah Bakewell rev, Steven Pinker. “His new book makes the same case with updated statistics, and adds two extra elements. First, it takes into account the recent rise of authoritarian populism, especially in the form of Donald Trump — a development that has led some to feel more despairing than ever. Second, it raises the polemical level with a rousing defense of the four big ideas named in the subtitle: progress, reason, science and humanism — the last being defined not mainly in terms of non-theism (though Pinker argues for that, too), but as “the goal of maximizing human flourishing — life, health, happiness, freedom, knowledge, love, richness of experience…..“Enlightenment Now” strikes me as an excellent book, lucidly written, timely, rich in data and eloquent in its championing of a rational humanism that is — it turns out — really quite coo ” read

Toni Van Pelt on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (52m) listen

Jennifer Hancock’s Reality Based Decision Making is now available as an ebook, audio book and paperback read

Daniel Loxton, Is the Earth Flat? read

1. Trends in party affiliation among demographic groups read

edward hunt, A Culture of Violence That Starts at the Top read

Bobbi Dempsey, Martin Shkreli Is Going to Jail Because He Forgot There Are Consequences for Hurting the Rich read
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James B. Stewart, Shkreli vs. Holmes: 2 Frauds, 2 Divergent Outcomes. Were They Fair? read

Adam K. Raymond, What We Know About Austin Bomber Mark Conduit read

Robert J. Burrowes. The Global Elite is Insane Revisited [politicians, businesspeople, academics, corporate media editors and journalists, judges and lawyers, bureaucrats] read

Howard Fishman, Swept Away By a Dark Current: The Plays of Eugene O’Neill read

Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 into Reality Land—Relief for Anxiety, Dread and Fear read

Global Research News, Selected Articles: 2016 US Elections: Evidence for “Israelgate”? Russia Was a Scapegoat? read

bigtninkm 10 books of the Intellectual Dark Web you should know read

Amy Chua, How America’s celebrity obsession weakens the fight against inequality read
Breitbart,TOP CONSERVATIVE BOOKS FOR HAPPY WARRIORS read

Mark Goodale’s new colection of documents from UNESCO survey on human rights. “Perhaps the rudiments of an alternative model of human rights are to be found among the diverse responses to the UNESCO survey and the surrounding debates, discussions, and various expressions of dissent…..The process of revealing the richness, complexity, and ultimate ambiguity in the UNESCO human rights survey has reinforced the importance of understanding it—and the history of human rights more generally—through what the British art historian Michael Baxandall (1972) calls a “period eye.” Baxandall argues that one must develop the capacity for comprehending paintings and other forms of art by learning how they would have been perceived and appreciated in their own terms and times.” read

Mark Oppenheimer, Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? (9/11/2014) “To those outside the community, freethought would seem an unlikely candidate for this sort of internal strife. Aren’t atheists and agnostics supposed to be liberal, forward-thinking types? But from the beginning, there has been a division in freethought between the humanists, who see atheism as one part of a larger progressive vision for society, and the libertarians, for whom the banishment of God sits comfortably with capitalism, gun rights, and free-speech absolutism. One group sees men like Michael Shermer as freethought’s big problem, while the other sees defending them as crucial to freethought’s mission. The groups that make up the broader freethought community — atheists, who don’t believe in a god; agnostics, who are unsure; secular humanists, who seek to replace god-centered religion with a man-made ethical system; church-state separationists, who just want religion kept out of public life; and scientific skeptics, who work to overthrow superstition and pseudoscience — have two things in common. First, they oppose the hegemony of religious, including New Age, thinking in American culture. And second, they all have roots in very male subcultures. Steven Novella, a Yale neurologist and the principal host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe Having written no books, she is the first major atheist whose rise has occurred on the web.” read

Jeremy W. Peters, Under Trump, an Office Meant to Help Refugees Enters the Abortion Wars read

laire Cain Miller, The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap read

Paul Krugman,Unicorns of the Intellectual Right “As others have pointed out, the real problem here is that media organizations are looking for unicorns: serious, honest, conservative intellectuals with real influence. Forty or fifty years ago, such people did exist. But now they don’t.” read

Tom Jacobs, Legal Pot Is Linked to Less Crime read

Food Sharing across Borders read

Global Research News, Let’s See Who Pushes War for “Peace” read

Animal Liberation read

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Cosmopolitanism after Windrush | Philosophy Behind the News watch
nytimes.com, Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘Human-Challenge’ Trials read

Jane E. Brody, Are G.M.O. Foods Safe? read

Jeff Schechtman, A Universal Basic Income Will Save the Country read

Vaughn Davis Bornet, Review of James Comey’s, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” read

Thomas White, What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil? read

John Michael Greer, The End of Progress read

Louis Menand, When Martin Luther King, Jr., Became a Leader read

How “tribalism” miscasts left/right conflict. by Alan Duval, patheos.com

Corporate tax revenue under the GOP tax bill came in 31% below predictions, and it’s getting worse. by Mark Sumner and {{author}}, dailykos.com

New Articles added July 4

Global Research News, Selected Articles: The Geopolitics of Targeting Russia read

Francis Elliott, May’s EU allies prepare to expel Russian diplomats read
James Petras, Why the UK, the EU and the US Gang-Up on Russia read
Paul Craig Roberts, Has Russia Had Enough? read
James Petras, US Empire: Global Imperialism and Internal Colonialism read
Tom Feeley, America Is A Bully. OK. There, I Said It! “I am not aware of one instance where “terrorism” has ever been defeated at the barrel of a gun.: read
Charles P. Pierce, 15 Years. More Than 1 Million Dead. No One Held Responsible. read
Global Research News, Selected Articles: European Disintegration, Chemical Attack in Syria, Torture in Afghanistan read
Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill, Before He Was FBI Director, Chris Wray Supervised an Investigation That Found Erik Prince Likely Broke U.S. Law read
Global Research News, US Destabilization Lineup: Is Nicaragua Next? read
Dan Kovalik, The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again! read
James Petras, Latin America in the Time of Trump read

Craig von Buseck, 70 Years After the Miraculous Rebirth of Israel—Here’s What You Need to Know read
Andrea Germanos, Israel’s Admission of 2007 Clandestine Bombing of Syria Contains This Warning: Iran Could Be Next read
Global Research News, Selected Articles: Israel’s Atrocity in Gaza Did Not Make the Headlines read
Ramzy Baroud, The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago read
Grant Smith, How Many Politicians Can You Buy with $6.3 Billion Dollars? read
uujme, Support the people of Gaza’s right of peaceful protest—Support the Great Return March read

Glenn Greenwald on Syria: US and Israel Revving Up War Machine Won’t Help Suffering Syrian Civilians read
Peter Certo, There Was Nothing Humanitarian About Our Strikes on Syria read
tephen Zunes, History Shows Hypocrisy of US Outrage Over Chemical Weapons in Syria read
Finian Cunningham, Trump’s Syria ‘Withdrawal Plan’ is Subcontracting The US’ Dirty Work read
Michael Welch, Airstrikes and Lawsuits: Cui Bono? read

Frank Palmeri and Ted Wendelin, The Long and Despicable Roots of Voter Suppression and Similar Tactics read

Tom Ciccotta, Mount Holyoke Women’s College Instructs Professors to Not Use Term ‘Women’ read
Elena Gooray, Why Can’t Charter Schools and Teachers’ Unions Be Friends? read
Elena Gooray, A Look at the Education Labor Movements Emerging Across the Country read
Samuel Cohen, Scholarly Publishing’s Last Stand read
Paul Krugman, We Don’t Need No Education read

Rep. Keith Ellison: “Why Shouldn’t There Be a Maximum Wage?” read
Jonathan Chait, Trump Economist Wants to Give Rich People Another Tax Break, Without a Vote in Congress read
Josh Jones, The Diderot Effect: Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot Explains the Psychology of Consumerism & Our Wasteful Spending read
Kate Wheeling, HUD Secretary Proposes Steep Rent Increases for Americans in Federally Subsidized Housing read
Laurence Peter, Finland’s basic income trial falls flat read
Patricia Cohen and Robert Gebeloff, Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class read
Ralph Nader, Chevron and Richmond CA read
Jake Johnson, Nation’s Richest — Including Trump — About to Enjoy $17 Billion Windfall Thanks to Huge Tax Loophole read
nytimes.com, Do Taxpayers Know They Are Handing Out Billions to Corporations? read
David Leonhardt, A Time for Big Economic Ideas read

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Michel Chossudovsky, The FBI James Comey Saga: Hillary Bribed the FBI Official in Charge of the Email Investigation read

Josh Jones, Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989; Forces the Mayor & City Council to Resign read

Dan Rather Introduces Rastafarianism to the U.S. in a 60 Minutes Segment Featuring Bob Marley (1979) watch

wjastore, Comey’s Firing Is All About Trump read

Peter Fleming, What is human capital? read

Max Ehrenfreund, Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class read

Gary Dorrien, Irony Repeats Itself: Reconsidering Reinhold Niebuhr in the Trump Era read

Anita Little, This Is How You Lose Them: Why “Generation Z” Won’t Be Flocking To Churches Anytime Soon read

portside.org, Hacked Records Show Bradley Foundation Taking its Conservative Wisconsin Model National read

portside.org, Basic Income in a Just Society read

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, IMF Report: U.S. Corporate Debt Could Be Trump’s Waterloo read

Dahr Jamail | Former US Intelligence Officers Scathingly Critique Trump’s So-Called Foreign Policy read

Jerri-Lynn Scofield, Dakota Access Pipeline Divestiture and Climate Change Politics read

barna.com, Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians read

Akbar E Torbat,The Presidential Election Show In Iran read

Somebody’s Going to Suffer: Greece’s New Austerity Measures read

Israel’s New Cultural War of Aggression read

Rachel Kleinfeld, The Missing Middle in Police Reform read

Ashoka Jegroo, Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters read

Dave Lindorff, The US Can Only Delay But Not Stop North Korea’s Self-Defense read

The Daily Take, A Red State Privatization Horror Story read

Joe Cochrane, Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against Islam read

Linda Greenhouse, How Smart Women Got the Chance read

Elizabeth Preza, Trump megadonor Robert Mercer ‘believes US turned in wrong direction’ after feds ensured blacks could vote: lawsuit read

Elizabeth Preza, Trump megadonor Robert Mercer ‘believes US turned in wrong direction’ after feds ensured blacks could vote: lawsuit read

Yves Smith, Globalization and the End of the Labor Aristocracy, Part 4 read

Hazel Correa, MacArthur’s Almost Nuclear War listen

Arthur Asseraf, What’s so new about news? read!

Jeff Pegues, White Racism in America’s Police Departments Is So Much Worse Than Most Americans Understand read

Andrea Noel, 12-Year-Old Mayan ‘Congressman’ Roasts Mexican Politicians to Their Faces—And Goes Viral read

Jose Miguel Cruz, Central American gangs like MS-13 were born out of failed anti-crime policies read

Emma Green, It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump read

portside.org, Why It’s So Hard to Understand That the Violence Your Country Exports Is Terrorism read

Gilbert Mercier, Macron and Le Pen: Two Faces of the Same Con read

Niall Stanage, Five takeaways from Yates’s dramatic Senate testimony read

Jason Torpy, If the Boy Scouts Want to Discriminate, the U.S. Military Shouldn’t Support Them read

Shamsul Islam, Mahant Yogi Adityanath As Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh: Why Hindutva Juggernaut Rolls On? read

Neil Carter, Parenting Children Who Still Believe read

My Lai Massacre : Documentary on the My Lai Massacre in the Vietnam War (Full Documentary) (1h 10m) watch

Ewen MacAskill, The CIA has a Long History of Helping to Kill Leaders Around the World read

John Pilger, The Universal Lesson of East Timor (1h 16m) watch

Russ Martens and Pam Martens, What Was Really Behind Warren Buffett’s Big Stake in IBM? read

Martin E. Marty, How Life Should End read

portside.org, Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Protest Law Imposing Huge Fines on “Conspirator” Organizations read

In North Carolina, Pigs Don’t Fly but Their Feces Do read

James W Loewen, “Why Was There the Civil War?’ Here’s Your Answer.

historynewsnetwork.org Don’t Trump’s Voters Care About the Truth?

Wayne Pacelle, Beastly No More read

Christina Starmans, Mark Sheskin and Paul Bloom, The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies read

CORAL DAVENPORT, E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board read

Jon Clifton, The Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World read

Joel Millward-Hopkins, Neoliberal psychology read

Brad Reed, Weak, sick and stupid: Neil deGrasse Tyson fears what Trump’s science-slashing budget will do to America read

Jane Mayer, The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency read

Marc Parry, How U.S. Law Inspired the Nazis read

Jon Baskin, The Academic Home of Trumpism read

Ioan Grillo, Mexican Drug Smugglers to Trump: Thanks! read

Monthly Review, May 2017 (Volume 69, Number 1) read

Andrew Bacevich, What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us To Miss read

Toward a Politics of Ungovernability: Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism read

David Hooper, The Anatomy of a Great Deception read

Alexandra Sifferlin, How Science Is Changing the Future of Fertility read

Sam D. Gill, Aquila read

Maria Popova, On Nonconformity: Artist Ben Shahn’s Spirited Defense of Nonconformists as Society’s Engine of Growth and Greatness read

portside.org; The NC Legislature’s Curious Anti-Union Project read

new prohibitions, How Crossing the Border From Mexico Became a Crime read

Rmuse, Opinion: HHS Secretary Celebrates Chance To Deny Women Contraceptive Access read

JACK EWING, Inside VW’s Campaign of Trickery read

Gretchen Morgenson, In S.E.C.’s Streamlined Court, Penalty Exerts a Lasting Grip read

Norman Solomon, Killer Drones in the Empire State read

Finian Cunningham, Trump Wants to Talk. But Can He Think? read

Stephen Lendman, Memorandum Creating De-Escalation Zones in Syria read

Paul Craig Roberts, Washington is Leading the U.S. and its Vassal States to Total Destruction read

new posts to Republic Under Assault

posts to Republic Under Assault (June 22, 2019)

Note: My article links are now in a simpler format (see final parts of this post). The whole post remains searchable (as well as any included quotes). Also discontinued are the sub-grouping in each post. And my cumulative posts are equally searchable (if you need more things to read!).
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‘Enormous Victory for Transgender Students’ as SCOTUS Declines to Hear Challenge to Inclusive Bathroom Policy. by Jessica Corbett, commondreams.org. open

Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations. by Whitney Matewe, link.newyorker.com. open

How the mores of Indonesia’s biggest ethnic group shape its politics.
economist.com. open

Poll says that 56% of Americans don’t want kids taught Arabic numerals. We have some bad news. by {{author}} and Marissa Higgins, dailykos.com. open

Bill Nye Brings Out the F-Bombs and a Blowtorch to Talk Climate Change. by Elizabeth Howell, livescience.com. open

Coal Remains Popular Worldwide, But Is In Decline.
sciencefriday.com. open

CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic.. by Caitlin Johnstone, consortiumnews.com. open

As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money. by Brian M. Rosenthal, nytimes.com. open

US ‘Bid to Destroy Venezuela’ Threatens the Foundations of International Law, Ambassador Warns. by Ben Chacko, globalresearch.ca. open

United States and Venezuela: A Historical Background.
by Prof. James Petras, globalresearch.ca. open

Have we learned nothing about wars in the Middle East? by Mark E Andersen, {{author}}, Daily Kos, dailykos.com. open

Abortions in Ireland Will Be Free for All Women, Just Months After Legalization Vote. by David Brennan, newsweek.com. open

Bernie Sanders Delivers Online Address: ‘We Must Not Go to War With Iran’. by Jon Queally, commondreams.org. open

‘Historic’ Verdict as Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay Record $2 Billion to Couple in Roundup Cancer Trial. by Jake Johnson, commondreams.org. open

New Warren, Jayapal Report Details Corporate Crime Free-for-All Under Trump Administration. by Eoin Higgins, commondreams.org. open

Justin Amash Doubles Down on Impeachment: Mueller Report Showed ‘Underlying Crime’. by Joshua Caplan, breitbart.com. open

Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids Have. by Jonathan Chait, nymag.com. open

Trump’s FCC Chair Accused of Betraying Public Interest Mandate by Backing T-Mobile/Sprint Mega-Merger. by Andrea Germanos, commondreams.org. open

Without Tax Hikes on Corporations and the Rich, Critics Warn, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan ‘Another Empty Promise’ From Trump by Jake Johnson, commondreams.org. open

Despite Anti-American ‘Baiting’ by NYT, Sanders Makes ‘No Apologies’ for Opposing Reagan-Backed Death Squads. by Jake Johnson, commondreams.org. open

Can It Happen Here? by Laura Flanders, commondreams.org. open

Humans and Neanderthals Evolved from a Mystery Common Ancestor, Huge Analysis Suggests. by Laura Geggel, livescience.com. open

Opinion -Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media. by Peter Koenig, informationclearinghouse.info. open

Opinion -by William Boardman, informationclearinghouse.infoMay 13, 2019. Tanker Attack Was Imaginary, but US Says Iran Did It . open

There’s Far More Diversity in Venezuela’s ‘Muzzled’ Media Than in US Corporate Press. by Lucas Koerner and ricardo vaz, fair.org. open

The Military Is the Largest Single User of Fossil Fuels. Elizabeth Warren Wants to Change That. by Kate Wheeling, psmag.com. open

How the West’s War in Libya Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries. By Mark Curtis. consortiumnews.com. open

A conservative activist’s behind-the-scenes campaign to remake the nation’s courts. by Robert O’Harrow Jr.Robert, washingtonpost.com. open

This Is Easily the Best Correction in Science Publishing This Month.
by Ryan F. Mandelbaum, gizmodo.com. open

Don’t Let Russiagate Fool You—America Is Still the Ultimate Election-Meddler. by Tom Engelhardt, thenation.com. open

This may be the worst thing to come from Trump’s presidency. by David Gergen, cnn.com. open

Opinion -Trump’s Annihilation Threat to Iran and WWI Déjà Vu. by Finian Cunningham, informationclearinghouse.info. open

Ralph Nader on Trump: “Trump is undeterred by the hundreds of syndicated columns and the regular television commentary by leading conservatives who despise him. George Will, Michael Gerson, Max Boot, David Brooks, Bret Stephens, and others have gone after Trump repeatedly. The attacks on the Prevaricator in Chief are like water off a duck’s back. Even Trump’s trail of broken campaign promises is routinely overlooked by the press and the Trump base.”. open

Foreign Aid That Costs an Arm and a Leg — Literally. by Phyllis Bennis, fpif.org. open

The Triumph of Hindu Majoritarianism. by Kanchan Chandra, foreignaffairs.com. open

When John Waters Appeared on The Simpsons and Changed America’s LGBTQ Views (1997). by Ted Mills, openculture.com. open

The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump.
by Jonathan Chait, nymag.com. open

Four in 10 Americans Believe Socialism a ‘Good Thing’: Gallup

by Eoin Higgins, commondreams.org. open

Blaming Dead Pilots Brought to You by Boeing. by Corporate Crime Reporter, commondreams.org. open

Congress Is Being Punked. by John Grant, thiscantbehappening.net. open

‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now. by Adam Shatz, nybooks.com. “The older style of Orientalism—though it has not entirely died out—is less useful to those in power because it is based on deep historical and literary learning of a kind that is anathema to an American president who does not have the patience for books and who is ruled by his impulses….. The Orientalism of today, the Orientalism of Fox News, Bat Ye’or’s “Eurabia,” and Steve Bannon, is an Orientalism based not on tendentious scholarship but on an absence of scholarship.” open

The Koch Brothers’ Kama Sutra.
by Casey Rand, link.newyorker.com. open

Assange hit with 17 new charges, including Espionage Act violations. by Morgan Chalfant, thehill.com. open

Trump Justice Department Crosses New Line, Charges Assange With Publishing U.S. Secrets. by Betsy Woodruff and Kevin Poulsen,, thedailybeast.com. open

Defunding UNRWA: Trump’s Legal Sleight of Hand against Palestine. by Rima Najjar, globalresearch.ca. open

Newly Revealed Documents Show Syrian Chemical “Attacks Were Staged”. by Dr. Theodore Postol, globalresearch.ca. open

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them? by Pam Belluck and Maddie McGarvey, nytimes.com. open

Julian Assange’s Indictment Aims at the Heart of the First Amendment.
by The Editorial Board, nytimes.com. open

Why Are Leading Democrats Supporting Trump on Venezuela? by Jeff Faux, thenation.com. open

When 20,000 American Nazis Descended Upon New York City. by The Atlantic., theatlantic.com. open

Pardoning War Criminals Is a Monstrous Way to Honor Memorial Day. by Peter Certo, ips-dc.org. open

Reclaiming History From Howard Zinn. by Naomi Schaefer Riley, historynewsnetwork.org. open

The Price of Peace in Northern Ireland. by Jonathan Stevenson, foreignaffairs.com. open

To ‘Nurture Human Lives Rather Than Take Them Away,’ 2020 Democrats Urged to Support Slashing Annual Pentagon Budget By $200 Billion. by Jake Johnson, commondreams.org. open

Sanders, Warren, Wyden Join Free Press Advocates in Denouncing Assange Prosecution as Grave Threat—But Others Are Silent. by Eoin Higgins, commondreams. open

‘This Is Big’: 76 Retired US Generals and Diplomats Warn Trump Against War With Iran. by Eoin Higgins, commondreams.org. open

“I Apologize to No One” for Opposing Disastrous US Wars in Vietnam and Iraq, Says Bernie Sanders. by Jon Queally, commondrea. open

Distorted Videos of Nancy Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump. by Sarah Mervosh, nytimes.com. open

Former AG Eric Holder sums up Willam Barr with one tweet. open

Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us All.
by Eric Levitz, nymag.com. open

Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids Have. by Jonathan Chait, nymag.com. open

‘He always brings them up’: Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm. by Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey, washingtonpost.com. open

How Jimmy Carter Laid the Groundwork for Trump to Go to War With Iran. by Markos Kounalakis, washingtonmonthly.com. open

Revolting Against Speaker’s Inaction, Pelosi’s Own Leadership Team Demands Trump Impeachment Proceedings. by Jake Johnson, commondreams.org. open

‘War on journalism’: Snowden slams US indictment against Assange. open

Professional Assange Smearers Finally Realize His Fate Is Tied To Theirs. By Caitlin Johnstone. open

Opinion -The Western Media is Key to Syria Deception.
informationclearinghouse.. open

Opinion -Remember the Maine! Also the Arizona and the Maddox!
informationclearinghouse.info. open

Colorado becomes first state in nation to cap price of insulin.
msn.com. open

Daniel Ellsberg: Espionage Charges Against Assange Are Most Significant Attack on Press in Decades. democracynow.org. open

Taliban didn’t black-out genitalia in art textbook. A U.S. college did.
by Rick Snedeker, patheos.com. open

The Mueller Report Released as a Free Well-Formatted eBook (by The Digital Public Library of America). by DC, openculture.com. open

Hong Kong looks freer than the US these days:
Press Freedom is Under Threat in the Land of its Birth
POSTED ONMAY 26, 2019 BY DAVE LINDORFF. open

Skewed Data from Massive Inequality in the US. by Jonathan MS Pearce, patheos.com. open

Steve Bannon Says Trump’s Cabinet Picks Are Intended to ‘Deconstruct’ Regulation and Agencies. by David Z. Morris, fortune.co. open

In-Vitro Meat. topdocumentaryfilms.com. open

A U.S. Grand Strategy for a Values-Driven Foreign Policy. by Next Post, winwithoutwar.org. open

‘Genocidal’: Trump—Who Claims He Doesn’t Want War—Threatens ‘Official End of Iran’. by Jake Johnson, commondreams.org. open

Unchecked corporate power: Forced arbitration, the enforcement crisis, and how workers are fighting back. by Kate Hamaji, epi.org. open

Why Do Some Green Activists Eat Meat? by Dylan Moon, blogs.scientificamerican.com. open

Meditating on the Move. by Antonia Malchik, utne.com. open

Martyrs of Reason: Bible translators once courted fiery deaths.

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
by Coral Davenport and Mark Landler, nytimes.com. open

A Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues to Life’s Arrival on Land.
by Carl Zimmer, nytimes.com. open

The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions, Al Qaeda Propaganda.
by Jonathan Cook, globalresearch.ca. open

US government pressure on Chinese owners of Grindr: A reprise of Cold War-era homophobia? by Matt Field, thebulleti. open

REMEMBERING MURRAY–An EDGE Celebration of the Work and Life of Murray Gell-Mann [5.28.19]. open

Tide of Public Opinion is Turning in Assange’s Favor. by Joe Lauria, consortiumnews.com. open

A New Americanism.by Jill Lepore, foreignaffairs.com. “…Instead, Degler, a gentle and quietly heroic man, accused his colleagues of nothing short of dereliction of duty: appalled by nationalism, they had abandoned the study of the nation.” open

Inside the United States’ Decades-Long Economic War With Iran.
by David Cortright, psmag.com. open

Now kids, help us to kill Bin Laden! The dark side of Washington’s spy museum. by David Smith, theguardian.com. open

Opinion -The Worst 2020 Election Interference Will Be Perfectly Legal
by Caitlin Johnstone, informationclearinghouse.info. open

Opinion -It Is Israelis Indifference That Is Killing People
by ANDRE VLTCHEK, informationclearinghouse.info. open

How About a Peace Race Instead of an Arms Race?
by Lawrence Wittner, historynewsnetwork.org. open

Maine Officially Eliminates All Religious Exemptions for Vaccines.
by David Gee, patheos.com. . open

Inquiries Into Reckless Loans to Taxi Drivers Ordered by State Attorney General and Mayor
By BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL

The House Now Has a Constitutional Duty to Impeach Trump
When the framers designed the Constitution to protect against tyranny, they had a moment just like this in mind. BY ROBERT REICH

As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money, by Brian M. Rosenthal, nytimes.com

Jared Diamond: There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050. by David Wallace-Wells, nymag.com


EPA Science Said Trump’s Coal Rule Would Kill 1,400. So the EPA Ditched Science.
Trump’s coal policy had an estimated death toll so high his administration couldn’t defend it. So the EPA is engineering a lower estimate.

By Eric LevitzIsrael’s War Criminals In Their Own Words, By Philip GiraldiThe United States of… American Exceptionalism and Overseas Meddling
by Tom Engelhardt

Walmart Just Got Sued for Defrauding Customers With Homeopathic “Medicine”. by Hemant Mehta, friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Why Jon Chait Can’t Read, by Jim Naureckas

I’m anti-abortion, and I have a request by Andrew J. Bacevich, bostonglobe.com

New articles in Science: science education

Universe’s First Stars Detected? Get the Facts. read
Carl Zimmer, David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone “In less than three years, Dr. Reich’s laboratory has published DNA from the genomes of 938 ancient humans — more than all other research teams working in this field combined. The work in his lab has reshaped our understanding of human prehistory…..A finger bone from a Siberian cave yielded the genome of a previously unknown lineage of humans called Denisovans, a diverse group who split from Neanderthals roughly 400,000 years ago.” read
Adam Rogers, Julie Muncy, Aarian Marshall, Jason Pontin, Monique Brouillette, Shannon Stirone, Patrick Honner, Robbie Gonzalez, Eric Niiler, oo Much Engineering Has Made Mississippi River Floods Worse read
Rebecca Worby, What Scientists Are Saying About the EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule read
Veronique Greenwood, These Ants Explode, but Their Nests Live to See Another Da read
Carl Zimmer, Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea read

New articles in Religion: world religions knowledge

Mary Valle,Male Gods and Massive Media: Religion Runs Free on the Internet read
Michael Sean Winters, Douthat’s Francis book is poorly sourced, inadequate journalism read
7 in 10 young people in the UK are non-religious, new research finds read
Randall Balmer, Billy Graham exemplified what evangelical Christianity could be — and too often was not “Over the course of a public career that lasted more than half a century, no one has credibly charged Graham with scandal.” read
The End of White Christian America: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne and Robert P. Jones (1h 44m) watch
Dalia Fahmy, Christian women in the U.S. are more religious than their male counterparts read
Martin E. Marty, Mormon Moves read
Peter Harrison, ‘I believe because it is absurd’: Christianity’s first meme read
Peter Harrison,, ‘I believe because it is absurd’: Christianity’s first meme “Thereafter, [Voltaire] ‘I believe because it is absurd’ became the standard form of the credo, and it was increasingly applied indiscriminately to all religious belief.” read
Carol Kuruvilla, Researchers Discover Common Thread Between Evangelicals Who Voted For Trump read
Mark Karlin int. Khaled A. Beydoun, Islamophobia Is Structured Into the State read
Ed Kilgore, Evangelicals Have Displaced Catholics As the Anti-Abortion Movement’s Base read
Dalia Fahmy, Key findings about Americans’ belief in God (90% but only 56%in the Biblical God) read
Jared Gilmour, Government vs. God? People are less religious when government is bigger, research says read
Michael Stone, Domestic White Christian Terrorists Convicted In Plot To Bomb Mosque read
newsletters.christianitytoday.com One of this year’s most talked-about books is Why Liberalism Failed, by the political scientist Patrick Deneen. read
Amy Proulx, Templeton grants read
Julie Zauzmer, The complicated history of ‘In God We Trust’ and other examples Trump gives of American religion read
Martin E. Marty, Our Latino Neighbors read
David Roach, Jesus, Take the Control Wheel: Southwest Pilot Saw Flying as Ministry read
Taylor Berglund and Jessilyn Justice, Banning Liebscher: Why Bill Johnson Didn’t Immediately Shut Down Grave Sucking read

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Steven J. Zipperstein, Anatomy of a [1903] Pogrom, an Excerpt from Steven J. Zipperstein’s New History read
Video of the Week: African American Women and the Struggle for Equality watch
David Reich, How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’ “…we are learning that while race may be a social construct, differences in genetic ancestry that happen to correlate to many of today’s racial constructs are real…..Nicholas Wade, a longtime science journalist for The New York Times, rightly notes in his 2014 book, “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History,” that modern research is challenging our thinking about the nature of human population differences. But he goes on to make the unfounded and irresponsible claim that this research is suggesting that genetic factors explain traditional stereotypes. It is important to face whatever science will reveal without prejudging the outcome and with the confidence that we can be mature enough to handle any findings. Arguing that no substantial differences among human populations are possible will only invite the racist misuse of genetics that we wish to avoid.” read
Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce, Kevin Quealy, Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys read
National; Graphic, Elizabeth Kolbert, There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It’s a Made-Up Label “To an uncomfortable degree we still live with Morton’s legacy: Racial distinctions continue to shape our politics, our neighborhoods, and our sense of self. ….Of course, just because race is “made up” doesn’t make it any less powerful. To a disturbing extent, race still determines people’s perceptions, their opportunities, and their experiences…..To the victims of racism, it’s small consolation to say that the category has no scientific basis. read
John W. Whitehead, America Hasn’t Learned a Thing: Racism, Materialism and Militarism Still Reign Supreme read
Jesse Jackson on Race Relations, Trump and the Right to Vote read
Barack Obama supporters outraged by Bernie Sanders’ ‘deplorable’ attack on Democratic Party on anniversary of Martin Luther King assassination read
Jesse Hagopian, “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”: Michael Bennett’s Essential New Book read
Nicholas Powers, From Stephon Clark to Voter Suppression, the Attack on Black America Intensifies read
Campbell Robertson,A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It read
Vanessa Gregory, A Lynching’s Long Shadow read
Dwyer Gunn,, Meet the Researcher Dispelling Old Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap read
Ashley Hackett, A Report to the U.N. Reveals Deep Racial Disparities in America’s Criminal Justice System