Six dead in rural northern Illinois house fire

Six people were so badly burned to death in rural northern Illinois on Tuesday morning that police officials said that dental records would be needed to identify them. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Conjoined Filipino twins to separate despite death risk

Joy and Joyce Magsino, 10, from the Philippines, were born with angular frontal partial craniopagus. New images show the twins in hospital yesterday in preparation for surgery. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Trump says AT&T/Time Warner deal is bad for the country

President Donald Trump once again blasted a deal to have AT&T buy Time Warner, saying it would cause prices to go up for consumers – but says he won’t ‘get involved.’ Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Home that takes six hours to build and costs just £25,000

Photos show components of the flat pack M.A.Di Home being produced in a factory in Italy, transported by truck to its new location and being unfolded and easily assembled on site. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Hulu sued over lack of audio track for blind people

The lawsuit claims that the streaming service is discriminating against the blind by failing to provide audio-description for its shows, and for making its menus incompatible with screen readers. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Kennedy granddaughter arrested at drunken house party

Caroline Rose Kennedy, 22, is being sent to a pretrial diversion program after being charged with disorderly conduct over a rowdy Massachusetts held in August. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Philadelphia neurologist pleads guilty to groping charges

Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 63, admitted on Tuesday that he sexually assaulted seven patients in 2016 while he was chairman of Drexel University’s neurology department. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

‘Distracted boyfriend’ meme: More to the couple’s story

Twitter user Andrew J. Abernathy discovered that this stock photo in the meme is part of a greater series. He posted several of the stock images in a row, using them to tell a story. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Ray Allen tells Orlando court he was catfished

Retired NBA star Ray Allen said he is a victim of ‘catfishing,’ and has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

California black bear fishing in a lake approaches a man

A video shows a juvenile black bear fishing in a lake in California. The bear is then startled by a man and bolts through bushes to avoid him. The animal abandons its fish and roams through a park. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

The Royal Tenenbaums alluded to Charlie Rose sex scandal

In the Oscar-nominated film, there is one scene where 24-year-old Margot Tennebaum (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) has her breasts groped by TV host Peter Bradley (played by Larry Pine), Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Dance Moms’ Lilly K and Elliana W do photo shoots in NYC

Photographer Jordan Matter, 51, partnered with Dance Moms alums Lilly Ketchman, nine, and Elliana Walmsley (pictured), 10, for two incredible photo shoots this fall. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

University of Central Florida suspends sorority for hazing

A University of Central Florida sorority has been suspended after its members were accused of hazing, underage drinking and providing false information to law enforcement. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Queen Elizabeth becomes oldest living head of state

The resignation of Robert Mugabe marked an historic day in the history of Zimbabwe, but it also made Britain’s 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth the world’s oldest living head of state. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Apple removes several apps including Skype in China

Apple has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country’s government pointed to violations. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Once-conjoined twins are going home for Thanksgiving

Just five months after their 11-hour operation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, once-conjoined twin girls Erin and Abby Delaney are heading home to North Carolina for Thanksgiving. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

Girlfriend, 30, ‘stabbed to death her boyfriend

A man was pronounced dead at a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday morning after he attempted to stop his girlfriend from inflicting self-harm with a knife when she ingested a bottle of prescription pills. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

US aircraft crashes in the Pacific Ocean off Japan 

The aircraft crashed into the Philippine Sea off the southeast of Okinawa while flying to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The ship’s crew is conducting a search and rescue mission. Full Story Here Daily Mail November 22, 2017 2:21 am Support Us

“Russia Did It” and Other Crimes

    “Russia Did It” and Other Crimes Posted with permission and written by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin           We haven’t had a system of capitalism since the Federal Reserve and Woodrow Wilson hijacked the US Treasury and US economy in 1913. Our financial, monetary and economic system has morphed… Read More

Biggest Bubble Ever? 2017 Recapped In 15 Stunning Bullet Points

Yesterday we presented readers with one of the most pessimistic, if not outright apocalyptic, 2018 year previews, courtesy of BofA’s chief investment, Michael Hartnett who warned that in addition to the bursting of the bond bubble in the first half of the year, the stock market could see a 1987-like flash crash, potentially followed by… Read More

DIRTY DOSSIER FIRM: Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Launderer

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Unsealed court documents reveal that the firm behind the salacious 34-page Trump-Russia Dossier, Fusion GPS, was paid $523,000 by a Russian businessman convicted of tax fraud and money laundering, whose lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was a key figure in the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone.… Read More

Teen Idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Dies at 67

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Full Story Here Breitbart November 22, 2017 12:06 am Support Us

Japan Bans All U.S. Troops in Okinawa from Drinking After Fatal Suspected DUI

Japan has reportedly confined all U.S. troops in Okinawa to their base and off-base residences in addition to prohibiting them from purchasing or consuming alcohol after one of their fellow Marines allegedly killed a local man while believed to be intoxicated. Full Story Here Breitbart November 21, 2017 11:51 pm Support Us

Chinese Company Tencent Now Worth More Than Facebook

The first Asian company to rise above half a trillion dollars in value is now officially bigger than Mark Zuckerberg’s social media behemoth. Full Story Here Breitbart November 21, 2017 11:36 pm Support Us

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted in Arizona

An illegal immigrant from Mexico allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Tucson Sector on Friday morning. Full Story Here Breitbart November 21, 2017 11:21 pm Support Us

White House Counsel Makes Case for Trump’s Conservative Judges

White House counsel Donald McGahn revealed in a major speech to the Federalist Society on Friday the genesis of President Donald Trump’s plan to create a conservative legacy on the federal courts. Full Story Here Breitbart November 21, 2017 11:21 pm Support Us

Geoblocking Prevalent For EU’s Online Shoppers

This week, the European Union agreed to end unjustified geoblocking after a late-night session. This relates to geoblocking the online trading of goods and services. As Statista’s Niall McCarthy explains, the agreement means companies will not be able to prevent customers from visiting and doing business on their website due to being resident in another EU member… Read More

Hong Kong Property: Record Price Per Square Foot Smashed…Twice…By The Same Buyer

Two weeks ago, we discussed Algebris Investments’ analysis of the world’s biggest asset bubbles. Portfolio manager, Alberto Gallo, noted that “It’s not just about valuation, it’s about irrational behaviour” and used variety of measures to identify the latter including ”Sky is the limit”, “Bidding wars” and “The trend is your friend”. Gallo listed what in… Read More

FBI Investigating House Democrat For Paying His Opponent To Drop Out Of Race

Authored by Peter Hasson via The Daily Caller, The FBI is investigating Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Bob Brady for conspiracy, false statements and campaign in relation to payments his campaign allegedly made to 2012 primary opponent Jimmie Moore in order to persuade him to drop out of the race, court documents reviewed by The Daily Caller show.… Read More

Isolation Escalates As Chinese Airline Ends Flights To North Korea

It’s barely been a day since President Donald Trump revealed that the US would once again label North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and impose broad new sanctions against its government and senior officials, and already more bad news for the restive communist state has emerged. This time, the Associated Press is reporting that… Read More

After A Natural Disaster, Do Landlords Jack Up The Rent?

Via Priceonomics.com, A widely unpopular practice (and illegal in most states), price gouging is when sellers take advantage of a disaster situation to excessively raise prices on essential goods like food, fuel, and shelter. Concern across communities about this problem is especially heightened after the past several months of storms, forest fires, and other disasters.… Read More

Stan Druckenmiller Sells Greenwich Mansion For 20% Below Asking

Last month, we reported that wealthy homeowners in one of America’s prototypical enclaves of wealth and privilege have begun to pull their stately mansions from the market as demand for high-end properties in Greenwich, Conn. Has plunged in recent years. Despite sellers slashing prices, so far, only three Greenwich homes have sold for more than… Read More

Michael Pettis: China’s Growth Miracle Has Run Out Of Steam

Authored by Michael Pettis, op-ed via The Financial Times, Beijing must reveal the true level of GDP and wasted investment… China’s 19th Communist party congress ended last month with an indication that Xi Jinping’s new administration plans to rein in debt by abandoning the country’s long-term economic targets and allowing gross domestic product growth to… Read More

Hundreds Of Victims Are Suing MGM Resorts Over Las Vegas Shooting

In a lawsuit that could have wide-ranging ramifications for the nightlife industry in Las Vegas, Business Insider reports, hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting have joined class-action lawsuits against MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, where shooter Stephen Paddock fired on a crowd of 20,000 country music… Read More

Hundreds Of Victims Are Suing MGM Resorts Over Las Vegas Shooting

In a lawsuit that could have wide-ranging ramifications for the nightlife industry in Las Vegas, Business Insider reports, hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting have joined class-action lawsuits against MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, where shooter Stephen Paddock fired on a crowd of 20,000 country music… Read More

Foxconn Interns Worked Illegal 11-Hour Shifts To Meet iPhone X Demand

Apple and Foxconn have a well-documented history of labor abuses ranging from underpaying employees to compulsory over time that have been blamed for a slew of deaths and suicides among Foxconn’s workforce. These abuses were widely covered in the media around 2012 but largely disappeared from the headlines after Apple CEO Tim Cook said he… Read More

Stockman On America’s Fiscal Sundown, Part 1

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The Senate Finance Committee tax bill is not supply side and it’s not even a tax cut; it’s a gimmick-ridden policy mongrel that smells to high heaven of political desperation and cynicism. Contrary to the Donald’s delusional promise that the American people will get some tax cut sugar plums for Christmas,… Read More

Do The Russians Have The Key To Solve America’s Opioid Crisis?

A new medical breakthrough in southern Russia could hold the key in solving America’s opioid epidemic. Scientists at Volgograd Sate Medical University are launching clinical trials into a pain-killing drug which outperforms morphine, and does not cause addiction. This would be a big step in the right direction, as the crisis in the United States… Read More

An Unserious Nation

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, How stands John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” this Thanksgiving? How stands the country that was to be “a light unto the nations”? To those who look to cable TV for news, the answer must at the least be ambiguous. For consider the issues that have lately convulsed the… Read More

Seconded: All men are potential monsters to be constantly feared

First, a mounting pile of sexual harassment allegations made Sunday the worst International Men’s Day ever, and then on Monday, Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times had this hot take on men to offer: I am at the point where i seriously, sincerely wonder how all women don’t regard all men as monsters to… Read More

Mike Krieger Warns “The Generational Wheels Are Turning”

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, “The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.” — Oren Harari If you only read my stuff sporadically, you might be surprised to hear that I’m actually quite optimistic about the future. The main reason I compose articles highlighting all the frauds, corruption and… Read More

Dear God, make it STOP! Is C-SPAN ‘trying to kill us all’?

As if things weren’t already awful enough, C-SPAN had to go and do this: Ready for it? C-SPAN Road to the White House 2020 pic.twitter.com/Ftu0Bywado — CSPAN (@cspan) November 21, 2017 What??? This is just a video of a man drinking bleac…. oh, I get it https://t.co/BOQo2B1dQK — Kyle Foley (@KFoleyFL) November 21, 2017 We… Read More

“Comey Has No Issue With It”: Judicial Watch Dumps Explosive New FBI Emails From McCabe Conflicts Review

Judicial Watch has just dumped a new treasure trove of FBI emails regarding Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s conflict check relative to the Clinton email investigation (for those who missed it, we reviewed all of McCabe’s many scandals here: “FBI Director McCabe Subject Of Three Separate Federal Inquiries Into Alleged Misconduct: Report“).   Ironically, this particular… Read More

‘Seriously, time to GO’! BuzzFeed: John Conyers was also sued for sexual harassment THIS YEAR

We’ve only just beguuuuunnnnnnn: Lit https://t.co/nzcwRI81Ic — Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 21, 2017 Another Woman Accused Rep. John Conyers Of Sexual Harassment In A Lawsuit This Year https://t.co/X1sU3v0crJ — Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) November 21, 2017 John Conyers, call your office. Unless, of course, you’ve already sexually harassed everyone in your office: “Unlike the settlement agreement at… Read More

Say WUT? NARAL takes the prize for most ‘INSANE’ defense of Net Neutrality

Well, you’ve gotta give NARAL points for creativity. Because their argument in favor of Net Neutrality is something else: Repealing #NetNeutrality is a direct threat to reproductive freedom. Without it, our access to information about how to obtain an abortion or other #reprohealth services could be compromised. https://t.co/tp0jkibVe5 — NARAL (@NARAL) November 21, 2017 Didn’t… Read More

Is complimenting someone on her looks sexual harassment? A new poll surprises

A new poll taken by The Economist and YouGov over the past month shows some surprising views on what exactly constitutes sexual harassment in five Western countries. Over-friendly, or sexual harassment? It depends partly on whom you ask https://t.co/dae5uRMcCq — The Economist (@TheEconomist) November 17, 2017 The poll found that younger people are much more likely… Read More

And now it’s OFFICIAL: Donald Trump cements his stance on Roy Moore [video]

Donald Trump is “very happy” that so many politicians are “being exposed” as sexual predators: Pres. Trump on recent spate of sexual misconduct allegations: “Women are very special…I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out” pic.twitter.com/WRVoKLVM5R — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 21, 2017 But when it comes to Roy Moore, well,… Read More

‘Please, NO’! Pixar’s John Lasseter going on ‘sabbatical’ to reflect on ‘missteps’

Oh, come on! Breaking: John Lasseter taking leave of absence from Pixar amid “missteps” https://t.co/pii1symSSJ pic.twitter.com/aTNOWhXS70 — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 21, 2017 From Lasseter’s memo to Pixar staff: I have always wanted our animation studios to be places where creators can explore their vision with the support and collaboration of other gifted animators and… Read More

That’s IT? Nancy Pelosi’s response to John Conyers allegations is total GARBAGE

Well, this oughtta do the trick! #Breaking: Nancy Pelosi seeks ethics investigation of John Conyers https://t.co/g0EclLGOUD pic.twitter.com/YUgn82lv5k — POLITICO (@politico) November 21, 2017 More from Politico: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an Ethics Committee investigation of Rep. John Conyers after he confirmed settling sexual harassment allegations with a former aide in 2015. “As… Read More

Late-Stage Capitalism: Denying the Imperium of Death

Opinion — According to a nationwide study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a greater number of U.S. Americans died (approximately 65,000) from drug overdoses last year than were killed during the course of the Vietnam War. At the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, President George W. Bush ordered… Read More

The Consequences of the Symbolic Recognition of Palestine

Seeking recognition of Palestine has been one of the Palestinian Authority’s diplomatic strategies which lose significance when juxtaposed against Mahmoud Abbas’s collaboration with the Israeli occupation. Behind statements of recognition lies silence and the tacit acceptance of Israel’s colonization of Palestinian land and forced displacement of the indigenous people. Other than the obsolete two-state paradigm,… Read More

Age of Trump: Nuclear Apocalypse by Accident?

Ironically, President Trump’s frequent nuclear blustering serves to hide one aspect of the nuclear risk. Focus on his instability and possible impetuous resort to the nuclear trigger may distract from equally significant dangers. Any discussion of the threat posed by nuclear weapons should include recounting and further explanation of the multiple accidents with nuclear weaponry… Read More

TWIST: Did Rep. John Conyers not know about the settlement?

Apparently Rep. John Conyers learned (at least that’s his story) about the $27,000 settlement with a former staffer who accused him of sexual harassment from the media today: BREAKING: Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements, says he knows nothing of claims. — The Associated Press (@AP) November 21, 2017 More from the… Read More

Election 2017: What an Honestly Counted US Election Might Look Like

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA (Analysis) — In the wake of last week’s off-off-year mini-election in the U.S., there’s been a lot of undisguised celebrating going on, even among the professionally impartial. Protests, parades, petitions, polls, tweets, and op-eds may be indicators of national mood, but elections remain the only official scorecard — our democracy’s periodic and… Read More

Who’s a ‘Foreign Agent’? In Washington, Who Isn’t?

You know life’s become a joke when the US Department of Justice starts requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents. Will the BBC be forced to issue a disclaimer with every broadcast and web posting: “Proceed with caution – British propaganda ahead”? Don’t bet the ranch on it. Such distinctions are reserved for the current bogeyman… Read More

As Lebanon Puts Army on High Alert, Israel Faces a Much More Capable Hezbollah

Joseph Aoun, the commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces has put the military “full readiness” mode after observing the “Israeli enemy” conducting provocative maneuvers on Lebanon’s southern border. This comes as Lebanese President Michel Aoun stated, Israeli targeting still continues and it is the right of the Lebanese to resist it and foil its plans by all… Read More

Shadow World Exposes Greed, Profit and the Business of War

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers. The U.S. accounts “for more than half the world’s annual arms deals.” Trump may make it much easier for the government to sell weapons by enlisting the Pentagon and State Department to more aggressively peddle the… Read More

A Questionable Allegation and the WaPo Smear That Followed

Opinion — Leeann Tweeden has alleged that Senator Al Franken forcibly kissed her under the guise of rehearsing for their USO tour show in 2006.  Sen. Franken was a comedian at the time and headlined the show. If the story was correctly recounted, and Sen. Franken has not contradicted it, then Tweeden’s story about the forced kiss… Read More

NARRATIVE BUSTED: Cash on hand numbers show DNC in deep, deep trouble

LOL. Dems are broke: PARTY MONEY: Republican National Committee ended October with nearly 24x as much available cash as the Democratic National Committee. Via new FEC filings — Julie Bykowicz (@bykowicz) November 21, 2017 RNC cash on hand as of 10/31 = $42.5 millionDNC cash on hand as of 10/31 = $5 million (but with… Read More

Salman’s Shake-Up: Saudi Maneuvers Are Bad for the American People

The Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Riyadh is now serving as a temporary prison, holding some of the 201 people that have been detained on the orders of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. 1,800 bank accounts have been frozen. The drama is escalating on the international front as well. The Saudis are blaming Iran for… Read More

Review: ‘Shadow World’ Documentary Exposes Business Of War Based On Greed

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers. The U.S. accounts “for more than half the world’s annual arms deals.” Trump may make it much easier for the government to sell weapons by enlisting the Pentagon and State Department to more aggressively… Read More

Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy’ Is a Cruel Figment of Capitalist Imagination

Paul Ryan used Twitter to introduce “Cindy,” a fictional mother of one who works as an assistant restaurant manager making $30,000 a year. Meet Cindy: a single mom, making $30,000 per year, who hopes to one day get beyond living paycheck to paycheck. With a $700 increase in her tax refund each year under our… Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Israel’s Unrecognized Villages

It’s no secret that there is an occupation happening in and around Israel. Most people agree that the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been occupied since 1967. Much less thought and literature is dedicated to the treatment of Palestinians living inside modern-day Israel proper. I decided to head over there and see for myself. It is… Read More

Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy’ Is a Cruel Figment of Capitalist Imagination

Paul Ryan used Twitter to introduce “Cindy,” a fictional mother of one who works as an assistant restaurant manager making $30,000 a year. Meet Cindy: a single mom, making $30,000 per year, who hopes to one day get beyond living paycheck to paycheck. With a $700 increase in her tax refund each year under our… Read More

On the Righteous Indignation of Zionists

Zionist righteous indignation would be a lot more convincing if it wasn’t covered with so much crap. In response to an upcoming lecture planned in London where Dr. Azzam Tamimi and I are to speak at University College of London, UCL, the Jewish Chronicle came out with an article titled: “Jewish UCL students ‘horrified by… Read More

Why Saudi Arabia, Israel and the US Will Not Invade Iran

Members of the Arab League have met in Cairo at the behest of the Saudi regime, to discuss the supposed “threat of Iran”. The meeting featured all the crude, undiplomatic and nonfactual language about Iran that one has come to expect from American, Israeli and Saudi Arabian spokesmen. Highlights from the meeting included a statement… Read More

Trump’s New Targeting Rules Pave the Way for Escalating the US War in Somalia 

Last week’s US air operation in Somalia took the total number of strikes carried out in 2017 to a record 29, raising the possibility of an expansion in military operations outside of conventional battlefields under President Donald Trump. Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama had already escalated strikes in Somalia to 14 a year, reflecting the growing number of… Read More

The US Once Locked up White Australians Like Australia Does to Asylum Seekers Today

Lurking behind the debates about offshore processing lies a little-known historical irony: white Australians were once locked up in immigration centers that bore a striking resemblance to the Manus Island and Nauru detention centers, which were recently harshly criticised by the UN Human Rights Committee. And unsurprisingly, they were far from happy about it. Back in… Read More

How Donald Trump Is Normalizing Nuclear Weapons

Maybe you thought America’s nuclear arsenal, with its thousands of city-busting, potentially civilization-destroying thermonuclear warheads, was plenty big enough to deter any imaginable adversary from attacking the U.S. with nukes of their own. Well, it turns out you were wrong. The Pentagon has been fretting that the arsenal is insufficiently intimidating. After all – so… Read More

Iraq Defeated ISIS, but the Battle Against Extremism Rages On

Even as Iraq’s pro-government forces close in on Rawa, one of the very last strongholds of the extremist group known as the Islamic State, ordinary Iraqis everywhere are wondering where the extremists will turn up next. A series of recent attacks and arrests are cause for concern. In Kirkuk, the headquarters of the Shia Muslim militias… Read More

How Russia Outmaneuvered Nikki Haley at the UN Debate on Khan Sheikhoun

Analysis — The events at the United Nations Security Council surrounding the joint OPCW-UN-JIM investigation  report (“the report”) into the alleged Khan Sheikhoun chemical weapon attack are not being widely reported. This is unfortunate because they show that international opinion is swinging heavily against the report, which has lost credibility. Here an account of what… Read More

Strange Twists in the Hariri Mystery

The strange case of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his surprise resignation, delivered in Saudi Arabia, has developed international overtones with rumors about his possible kidnapping by the Saudis and France extending an invitation for him to come to Paris before possibly returning to Lebanon. I spoke again to Beirut-based political activist and environmentalist… Read More

Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionism Is Winning in Italy

Analysis — A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause has shifted its politics in a dramatic way in recent years. Most surprisingly, though, the Left is… Read More

Keystone Pipeline Spills 210K Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

AMHERST, S.D. (AP)  TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response… Read More

Zimbabwe: Domestic Rivalries, US-China Competition Underlie Political Crisis

NEW YORK (Analysis) — On November 14, 2017 military forces in Zimbabwe took control of the streets, sequestered President Robert Mugabe in his residence, and publicly announced that the kinda sorta but not really coup was merely a clean-up operation intended to “target criminals.” While the claim does have some merit – Zimbabwe’s government, like… Read More

Beyond Prisons — Episode 16: Racial Violence Syllabus feat. Dr. Walter Greason

Dr. Walter Greason joins the podcast to discusses his Racial Violence Syllabus, which attracted worldwide attention following the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Greason’s syllabus was translated into seven languages and reached millions of people, driving the public debate surrounding the removal of Confederate memorials across the United States. Dr. Greason tells us… Read More