Clapper: Informant on Trump Campaign a ‘Very Benign Thing’

Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told host Jake Tapper that the FBI informant being involved in President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was a “very benign thing.” When asked if the intelligence community spied on President Trump and his campaign, Clapper said, “No, we did not. And that is—that… Read More

Morris: Voters Moving Right While Democrats Move Left

Over the past five months, President Trump’s ratings, according to the realclearpolitics.com moving average, have flipped from 38-58 to 44-52 — a growth of six points in approval and a drop of six points in disapproval. Full Story Here Breitbart May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

Investigators say Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said Thursday that the missile was from the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the Russian city of Kursk. Full Story Here Daily Mail May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

Michelle Obama reveals the cover of her new memoir BECOMING

The Former First Lady’s memoir is set to release in November. She took to social media Thursday to release the book cover and photos of her wedding day, college and her childhood. Full Story Here Daily Mail May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

Tick-resistant clothing protects you from 3 species of the bug

As we enter what is expected to be the worst season for ticks in years, you may want to invest in repellent clothing to guard against Lyme disease, as a CDC study found the garments immobilize bugs. Full Story Here Daily Mail May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

NC woman upset by ‘racist’ The Walking Dead figurine at bank

Raleigh, North Carolina woman Stacey Smith was shocked to find a ‘racist’ toy on display at her local Credit Union on Tuesday, that turned out to be a ‘petwalker’ character from The Walking Dead. Full Story Here Daily Mail May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

The self-flying M*A*S*H air ambulance takes off

The mission, for the Israel Defence Forces, saw casualties loaded onto the $14 million Cormorant UAV, and monitored remotely using sensors and a video link during the flight. Full Story Here Daily Mail May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

HimToo: Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

Eight women have come forward to accuse Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment and said the veteran star engaged in inappropriate behavior on movie sets, during interviews, and at his work office over a period of years. Full Story Here Breitbart May 24, 2018 6:35 pm Support Us

Tim Allen: ‘Last Man Standing’ Will Tackle the Gun Debate

One of the reasons Tim Allen looks forward to the next season of his popular sitcom Last Man Standing is the opportunity it will afford him to wade into the ever-brewing debate over guns in America. Full Story Here Breitbart May 24, 2018 6:18 pm Support Us

NFL Bans Kneeling

New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem. Full Story Here Infowars May 24, 2018 6:18 pm Support Us

Smedley Butler: The Retired General Who Stopped a Wall Street Coup

Many Americans would be shocked to learn that political coups are part of our country’s history. Consider the Wall Street Putsch of 1933. Never heard of it? It was a corporate conspiracy to oust Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had just been elected president. With the Great Depression raging and millions of families financially devastated, FDR… Read More

The Left Needs More Critical Debate and Less Name Calling and Mic Drops

Transcript — A couple months ago I attended a gathering at somebody’s Atlanta home. At some point past all the introductions, a couple comrades with whom I was less familiar leveled some particular critiques of Black Agenda Report, and of another person in the room connected with the Green Party, labeling us “ultraleftists.” Our critical… Read More

The Facts about Venezuela’s May 20th Presidential Election

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The State Department has announced that the United States, unlike Russia and China, will not recognize the results of Venezuela’s May 20 election. Canada and a few Latin American allies of the U.S. joined in rejecting the results. The vote re-elected Nicolas Maduro to a second six-year presidential term. Maduro, who won… Read More

Troops Guarding Nuclear Missiles Were Taking LSD, Records Reveal

There are a lot of safe and responsible places people have found over the years to ingest hallucinogens in order to experience their pleasures and explore the challenges their potent properties can present, but it’s a judgement statement to declare that a U.S. military base which houses some of the world’s most powerful atomic weapons… Read More

Maduro Won Venezuela’s Election Despite US Meddling, Now What?

Nicolas Maduro was re-elected for another term of office in the Venezuelan presidential election on Sunday 20 May. The majority of the reactionary opposition, with full support from Washington and Brussels, had called for a boycott, which led to a very low turnout in the middle-and-upper-class areas of the main cities. Their demand that the… Read More

Nicaragua: Extortion, Dialogue And A Longing for Peace

Recent experience confirms that the Latin American and the Caribbean right-wing, like the U.S. government, cannot be trusted to comply with agreements. That has been true for Cuba’s revolutionary government in its direct talks with the U.S. authorities; for Colombia’s FARC former guerrillas over government implementation of the peace agreement, and for Venezuela’s government in… Read More

Documents Reveal ‘Pervasive Abuse’ of Immigrant Children Under Obama, Expected to be Worse Under Trump

A new report out Wednesday that’s based on government documents details the “pervasive abuse and neglect of immigrant children” in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during the Obama administration—and experts are warning such behavior could be much worse under the Trump administration, infamous for its “dehumanizaing” and “cruel” immigration policies. Fleeing… Read More

Americans Need to Be More Honest About Our Imperialism

Americans ought to be more honest about U.S. military interventionism. There ought to be a serious debate about it.  Instead there seems to be three, entrenched foreign policy camps who never talk to each other. The first is made up of avowed imperialists. They are easy to recognize, because they happen to be in power.… Read More

Trump Cancels North Korea Summit, Citing ‘Open Hostility’

While probably not a huge surprise following the recent escalation in US and North Korean diplomatic outbursts, which last night culminated with a top North Korean official calling Mike Pence a “political dummy”, and warning that if the upcoming summit between the US and North Korea is called off, the U.S. could instead face off with North… Read More

Civilian Police Review Boards: Toothless Testaments to Institutional Racism

INDIANAPOLIS — The rector at Christ Church Cathedral here, Steve Carlsen, was crestfallen when a special prosecutor in November declined to indict either of the two police officers who fatally shot a church volunteer in late July of last year. Forty-five-year-old Aaron Bailey was unarmed when he crashed his car into a tree in the… Read More

Helpless Europe Swallows Its Pride Amid Trump’s Anti-Iran Crusade

BRUSSELS — Donald Trump’s decision to scrap the Iran nuclear agreement was universally deplored, yet the move underscored the chaotic nature of the United States’ relations with the rest of the world – and, primarily, its disharmonious transatlantic relationship with the “troika” of key European allies: Britain, France and Germany. But are the European powers… Read More

Donald Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users, Federal Judge Rules

In a decision free speech advocates celebrated as a “historic moment for the First Amendment” and online freedom of expression, a federal judge ruled (pdf) on Wednesday that President Donald Trump cannot block Twitter users for their political views or criticism of his policies. “We’re pleased with the court’s decision, which reflects a careful application of core First… Read More

Nobody Wants to Admit the Real Reason the NFL Banned National Anthem Protests

After two seasons of NFL players engaging in peaceful, albeit controversial protests against police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem at the start of football games, the organization has banned the practice. The NFL decided this week that while players may choose to remain off the field for the playing of the star-spangled banner, they will… Read More

Mike Pompeo’s Spurious Accusation of Assassinations Against Iran

America’s chief foreign negotiator has a message for Iran: stop assassinating people. The problem is, nobody from security experts to Iranian dissidents has any idea what the hell he means. The Guardian picks up the story: Mike Pompeo’s claim that the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is carrying out ‘assassination operations in the heart of Europe’ has bewildered… Read More

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling

In the wake of recent tragic school shootings, anxious parents are contemplating homeschooling to protect their children. After February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Miami Herald reported that more parents were considering the homeschooling option. And after Friday’s disturbing school shooting in Sante Fe, Texas, a local ABC news affiliate in Alabama reported the increasing appeal of homeschooling. “If… Read More

The Mulford Act and America’s Racist History of Gun Control

Frequently we see the case against gun control entirely grounded upon a Constitutional defense of the Second Amendment. While the Founding Fathers’ warnings about the importance of defending liberty with an armed populace are as important today as they have ever been, this approach has some flaws. For one, the Constitution was not meant to… Read More

One U.S. State Takes Steps to Hold the NSA Accountable for Warrantless Surveillance

On the heels of the fifth anniversary of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosure of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents to journalists, one state legislature has recently taken steps to hold the government agency accountable for its warrantless surveillance programs by making it illegal for state and local governments, including law enforcement and public utilities, to… Read More

Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student organizations” — embarked on its journey from Scandinavia to the largest open-air prison in the world — Gaza — Israel attempted to thwart its plans by striking a boat in… Read More

NFL Owners Unanimously Approve Ban of Kneeling During National Anthem

After a season that saw ratings declines, advertiser abandonment, and political/racial divides flare on and off the field, ESPN reports that NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance. The new policy, announced this morning, gives players/staff the option to remain in the locker… Read More

Saudi Attempts to Sow Seeds of Sectarianism in Yemen Are Backfiring

SANA’A, YEMEN — A  phalanx of flickering video cameras frames the portly Saudi Imam in a shimmering half-light, as he exhorts a brigade of Sunni Muslim mercenaries from the East African nation of Sudan to prepare for battle with rebels from Yemen’s Shia sect known as Houthis. The (Saudi) King Salman Bin Abdulaziz brought you… Read More

As the Syrian War ends, Will the Russia, Iran and Syria Alliance Hold?

These past weeks have witnessed a lot of tensions running high, with Israel and Iran reportedly facing off near the Golan Heights. Israel has launched several airstrikes on “Iranian bases” across Syria, while Damascus (IRGC allegedly) responded with missile fire against IDF positions. In the aftermath of these hit and run attacks, Syrian president Bashar… Read More