Report: Pence Asked Jordan, Egypt To Intervene With Palestinians

TEL AVIV – Vice President Mike Pence asked Egypt and Jordan to reach out to the Palestinians on behalf of the U.S. in an attempt to bridge ties following President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, Bloomberg news reported on Sunday. Full Story Here Breitbart January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Stephen Miller in Lindsey Graham’s crosshairs

Tensions are flaring between the White House and a moderate Republican senator who claimed a young Trump aide was standing in the way of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Montana bus driver saves life of boy found at the roadside

A bus driver from Montana is being hailed a hero after he saved the life of a 10-year-old boy whom he found shivering by the side of the road. Brandon Weathers found the boy wearing just a sweatshirt. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

People could soon live on Venus and a moon of Jupiter

Bas Lansdorp, founder and CEO of the Mars One project based in the Netherlands, claims that humans will be living on Mars by 2031 and will one day live on Venus and a moon of Jupiter. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Queen’s harpist on trial for sexually abusing 14-year-old

Danielle Perrett, 59, and her ex-fiancé Richard Barton-Wood, 68, are on trial at Ipswich Crown Court where they deny a string of sexual assaults against the alleged victim in the 1980s. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

J Cruz challenged to get a Kim Kardashian Twitter follow

J Cruz, who hosts The Cruz Show on Power 106 in Los Angeles, spent last week truing to convince Kim to follow him back on a Twitter. She didn’t, and he ended up getting a colonic. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Athletes use kava instead of supplements and opioids

A centerpiece of Polynesian ceremonies and a trendy drink in America, kava is making inroads with athletes, who are using the bitter brew as an alternative to supplements and opioids. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Deliriously drunk Eagles fans overwhelm Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles fans climbed cars, rode dune buggies, and pelted the Minnesota Vikings’ team bus with empties following their team’s NFC Championship Game victory on Sunday. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Hilarious footage shows cosmonaut riding a vacuum cleaner

Anton Shkaplerov was the commander of the Soyuz MS-07 spaceflight last month which took him and two other astronauts, Scott Tingle from the US and Japan’s Norishige Kanai, to the ISS. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Firefighters abseil down building to stop man jumping

Footage published by a local emergency service showed firefighters from an elite team called the Special Rescue Group (GER) descending the building from the roof in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Indonesian Mayor kicks officers in the chest in public

Mayor Ahyar Abduh of Matram has been filmed kicking new law enforcement officials in a bizarre welcoming ritual. Perhaps more bizarrely, the local chief says his men enjoy the process. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Liz Earle’s secret to looking young is fermented juice

Mother-of-five and beauty and skincare expert Liz Earle, 54, who recently published her third wellbeing-based book of recipes, is fronting a new anti-ageing series on This Morning. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Caledonian crows extract prey ten times faster using hooks

Researchers led by the University of St Andrews recorded how long wild-caught crows took to extract food from a range of naturalistic tasks, using either hooked or non-hooked tool designs. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Neil Moodie warns your hair could be too clean

Celebrity stylist Neil Moodie, who has tended to the tresses of stars including Demi Moore and Scarlett Johansson, wants to encourage women not to wash their hair too often. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Debrett’s guide to etiquette on the roads

Esteemed etiquette guide Debrett’s has teamed up with Ford Vignale to create the ultimate motoring etiquette guide on the back of their research into Brits’ biggest motoring bugbears. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Indiana woman pleads guilty to fatally stabbing kids

Brandi Worley, of Indiana, has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the fatal stabbings of her young children, Tyler, seven, and Charlee, three, after her husband filed for divorce in 2016. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Reddit user’s panorama fail featuring a giant goes viral

Reddit user MalletsDarker posted the panoramic photo fail after Google Assistant couldn’t figure out the correct scale of each snap and placed a giant head in the background of the shot. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Hong Kong’s iconic skyline was engulfed in smog Monday, with residents urged to stay indoors. The winter months regularly bring worse air quality to Hong Kong due to wind direction. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

George Weah sworn into office as Liberia’s new president

The 51-year-old, who won FIFA’s 1995 Ballon d’Or winner during his AC Milan days, sealed the runoff vote on Boxing Day and his swearing in, fittingly, was held at a football stadium Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Baggage handlers stole luggage at Phuket Airport

More than 100 items were seized at Phuket Airport including laptop computers, mobile phones, whisky, watches, sunglasses and jewellery. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Man kills estranged wife, kidnaps toddler and kills self

Richard Concepcion, 37, of San Antonio, Texas, fatally shot his estranged wife, 32-year-old Sarah Alexis Furey, on Sunday and kidnapped their 18-month-old son before fatally shooting himself. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Fisherman finds pieces of plastic in fish’s stomach

This dejecting footage shows a dolphinfish with a stomach full of plastic objects after a fishermen slit it open. The fish was caught by a fisherman off the coast of Costa Rica. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Chinese workers build railway in nine hours

Seven trains and 23 diggers were used to assist the massive project for a new train station in southern China. The workers also installed traffic lights and traffic monitoring equipment. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Israeli scholars decipher Dead Sea Scroll

The scroll refers to a 364-day calendar and a festival that marks the changing of the seasons celebrated by an ancient Jewish sect, according to academics from the University of Haifa. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Woman reveals how stranger saved her from man’s advances

Amna Saleem, from Glasgow, explained how the man kept asking her to join him for ‘just one drink’. A stranger then stepped in to give her a hug, pretending that she had spotted her friend. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Cat is cut free after being walled in during building work

The pet, called Sverre, could be heard meowing in despair after his owner could not find him anywhere else in the house, but the video, filmed in Norway last week, had a happy ending. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Playbuzz creates trickiest spelling test ever

Playbuzz has published an ‘encrypted’ test in which players must choose the correct spelling from two different versions of the same word. But certain letters have been replaced by numbers. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Apple always-on Homepod mics can be muted

The find was reported by Apple expert Filipe Espósito, based in Londrina, Brazil, who discovered Homepod icons with microphone off symbols in the developer build of iOS 11.2.5. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Larry Nassar victim, 15, says MSU billed her for visits

A teenager who is possibly the last victim to have been sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar revealed that she is still being billed for her appointments with the convicted pedophile. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 22, 2018 12:36 pm Support Us

Gaza Family Kills Own Son After Hamas Says he Aided Israel

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian family said it had killed one of its members Friday after Gaza’s Hamas rulers said he aided Israel in killing three of the terrorist group’s commanders. Full Story Here Breitbart January 22, 2018 12:22 pm Support Us

Top VC Mike Moritz Calls American Tech Workers Lazy Compared to Chinese

Top tech venture capitalist Sir Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital caused a stir last week by claiming that American tech workers in Silicon Valley are lazy compared to tech workers in China. Sequoia is one of the oldest and highest performing Silicon Valley start-up investors, with over 1,500 deals and 266 IPO and merger exits. Moritz, as a top… Read More

How Never Trump Spent Their First Year in Resistance

President Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House created the greatest presidential upset in recent memory, but it also gave rise to the Never Trump “conservative.” Full Story Here Breitbart January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us

Philippines to Deport Hamas Terror Rocket Scientist

MANILA – The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group lob missiles at Israel. Full Story Here Breitbart January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us

Sheikhs on a Plane: Major Airbus Order by Emirates Hits Boeing Hard

Expect to see more Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft bearing the outline of founder Sheikh Zayed on their fuselage now the Dubai-based carrier has signed a massive order for more of the “super jumbos” to service their long haul routes. Full Story Here Breitbart January 22, 2018 12:06 pm Support Us

Snoop Dogg: Kaepernick’s Mind ‘Isn’t on Football Anymore’ — ‘He’s Focused on the Community’

During Monday’s Fox Sports 1 broadcast of “Undisputed,” rapper and producer Snoop Dogg discussed free agent and social activist Colin Kaepernick, saying the former quarterback’s career is likely over due to being solely focused on community work. Snoop recently donated $10,000 to Mothers Against Police Brutality, matching Kaepernick’s pledge. “I think [Kaepernick]’s blackballed and I think his… Read More

CNN’s Zakaria on Immigration: Trump Seems ‘Racist’ — GOP ‘Ugly,’ ‘Encouraging ‘Bigotry’

Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” while discussing immigration, host Fareed Zakaria said President Donald Trump’s discussion about the issue seemed “racist.” Zakaria said, “It is difficult to be moderate on any topic these day, most of all immigration. Donald Trump discusses the issue in ways that, to me, seem racist.” He added, “Factions of the Republican party… Read More

‘The Post’ and the Pentagon Papers

Imagine a film about a backer of an American war in the Third World who, as a State Department official, decides to visit and observe that war firsthand. After many months he learns that most of what our leaders have been telling the public about the war was wrong.  In reality, our side was not… Read More

Mahmoud Abbas’s Strategy of Patience

When I first met Yasser Arafat in besieged Beirut, in the summer of 1982, Abu Mazen was not present. But when I met him again in Tunis, a few months later, he asked me to meet Abu Mazen, too. Abu Mazen, it transpired, was the Fatah leader in charge of Israeli matters. My first impression… Read More

Ron Paul: What to Really Expect From the Government Shutdown

It’s deja-vu all over again, as baseball legend Yogi Berra might have said. The politicians and media are telling us the world is coming to an end because a “compromise” could not be made at the 11th hour to keep the Federal government in business. Republicans blame Democrats for the shutdown over their insistence on… Read More

A Rare Glimpse Into the Inner Workings of American Empire in the Middle East

In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, four former U.S. diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent U.S. involvement in the Middle East, revealing a number of the most closely guarded secrets of U.S. diplomacy. The four former diplomats emphasized the importance of the region’s oil, spoke critically about the weaknesses of U.S. strategy, made… Read More

It’s Time to Call Economic Sanctions What They Are: War Crimes

The first pathetic pieces of wreckage from North Korean fishing boats known as “ghost ships” to be found this year are washing up on the coast of northern Japan. These are the storm-battered remains of fragile wooden boats with unreliable engines in which North Korean fishermen go far out to sea in the middle of… Read More

When Israel Invited a South African Nazi on a State Visit

Opinion — One of the most under-reported aspects of security policy in the Middle East is Israel’s nuclear weapons program. The apartheid state is estimated by the U.S. government to have somewhere in the region of 200 nuclear warheads. The secret program to develop these weapons of mass destruction started in the late 1950s and… Read More

In Speech to Israeli Knesset, Pence Confirms US Will No Longer Certify Iran Deal

While President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans battle to reopen the federal government, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Israel this week to meet with dignitaries and visit a handful of historic sites – including the Holocaust Memorial. But during a speech to the Knesset – Israel’s parliament – Monday afternoon (local time), Pence surprised his… Read More

War With Russia Creeps Closer as Ukraine Moves to Pull out of Minsk Accords

While much of America’s – and the world’s – attention focused this weekend reflecting on Donald Trump’s first year in the Oval Office, holding one-year anniversary events for the historic Women’s March and drawing up balance sheets of his promises and achievements, Russia has had a rather different issue on the front-burner: a possible war… Read More

“Operation Olive Branch” Continues as Turkish Troops Push into Syria

Turkish troops began crossing the border near Afrin on Sunday as a part of a campaign deemed “Operation Olive Branch.” After over a week of cross-border shelling by Turkish artillery and then a flurry of airstrikes that allegedly took out 153 Kurdish targets, Turkey has finally begun sending ground troops across the Syrian border into Afrin. Afrin… Read More

Democrats and Republicans Unite In Vote To Extend Warrantless Surveillance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has quietly voted to give intelligence agencies the permission to conduct warrantless surveillance on U.S. citizens for an additional five years. Senators took a vote on Tuesday of this week to end debate on a bill, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), that allows the National Security… Read More

Wilfred Burchett, the CIA and an Attempted Bribery

On 6 February 1976, in his syndicated column in the New York Post, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jack Anderson revealed to his readers that “the CIA once tried to bribe the Communist World’s most famous newsman, Wilfred Burchett, into defecting to the U.S. for $100,000.” The attempted bribe happened in Korea in September 1953, during the… Read More

How to Avoid Armageddon in Korea

Most people intuitively get it. An American preventive strike to wipe out North Korea’s nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, or a commando raid launched with the same goal in mind, is likely to initiate a chain of events culminating in catastrophe.  That would be true above all for the roughly 76 million Koreans living on… Read More

Trump’s Plan B for Syria: Occupation and Intimidation

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the creation of a de facto autonomous Kurdish state in east Syria that will be supported by the United States and defended by a US-backed “proxy” army of occupation. Tillerson’s announcement was made at a confab he attended at Stanford University at the Hoover Institute. According to… Read More

Trump Administration Using ICE to Target Immigration Activists

Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation. Since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, there have been at least ten prominent cases where immigrants involved in community activism were deported or faced an increased threat of deportation. Ravi Ragbir, who is the executive director of the New… Read More

Rex Tillerson Rewrites Syria, Ultimately Blames Iran, Essentially Declares War

WASHINGTON (Opinion) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presented remarks on The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria to the Hoover Institute at Stanford on January 17. To start, Tillerson proved his mettle in lying for the U.S. Empire by blaming Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for the rise of ISIS. First Tillerson implied Assad… Read More

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In February

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from journalists or writers for publication in January. Individuals are encouraged to send pitches with a 1-2 paragraph outline for their story. We also urge journalists to suggest how much they would like to be compensated and when a first draft would be ready. Email your pitches to brian@shadowproof.com and please… Read More

Rex Tillerson Got the Pentagon Memo: Get on Board the US War Machine

WASHINGTON (Opinion) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presented remarks on The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria to the Hoover Institute at Stanford on January 17. To start, Tillerson proved his mettle in lying for the U.S. Empire by blaming Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for the rise of ISIS. First Tillerson implied… Read More

The Missing Message in the Upcoming Women’s March

There is one thing missing from the upcoming Women’s March publicity and philosophy: the urgent need for Peace not War! The March will speak out against hate, discrimination, and exploitation. That’s good. The March will also speak out strongly in favor of equality, women’s reproductive choice and respect for all people regardless of disability, gender,… Read More

Chuck Schumer Is Human Trash

Senator has suggestion for Trump to ‘prove he’s not racist.’ Full Story Here Infowars January 18, 2018 11:51 am Support Us

Democrats Rankled by the Audacity of Chelsea Manning’s Senate Campaign

Chelsea Manning announced she will campaign for the Senate against Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin in the upcoming primary. A segment of the Democratic establishment reacted feverishly. The former rapid response director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Zac Petkanas, declared, “Chelsea Manning could have leaked the info anywhere. She went to an arm of Russian intelligence… Read More

In Words and Deeds: The Genesis of Israeli Violence

Not a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians. Many of these statements tend to garner little attention or evoke rightly deserved outrage. Just recently, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, called for more death and injuries on Palestinians in Gaza. “What is this special weapon we have that we fire… Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Hits Mainstream Media With Hard Facts on US Regime Change Policy

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was interviewed on ABC News “This Week” following the human error that led to a false alarm missile message in Hawaii. During one defining moment of the interview, long time Clinton staffer, George Stephanopoulos asked Gabbard point blank, “Was it a mistake for the United States to take out Gaddafi and Hussein?” Gabbard… Read More

Facebook, Google Outline Unprecedented Mass Censorship at US Senate Hearing

Behind the backs of the US and world populations, social media companies have built up a massive censorship apparatus staffed by an army of “content reviewers” capable of seamlessly monitoring, tracking, and blocking millions of pieces of content. The character of this apparatus was detailed in testimony Wednesday from representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google’s… Read More

Trump Administration Transforms ICE Into Tool For Political Repression

Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation. Since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, there have been at least ten prominent cases where immigrants involved in community activism were deported or faced an increased threat of deportation. Ravi Ragbir, who is the executive director of the New… Read More

Florida Prison Strike Focuses on Prison Slavery, Fair Treatment

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Prisoners in Florida went on a statewide strike on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday this week, after having issued a list of demands in December. Operation PUSH, as the action is called, is scheduled to last for one month. The prisoners are demanding fair wages for the work that the prisoners do;… Read More

Guatemala’s Israeli Ties Drive Decision to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA — The unfolding of events since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, against international law and U.N. resolutions, revealed the historical bond between the settler-colonial state and Guatemala — the latter being the first country after the U.S. to declare its intention to move its… Read More

FBI Whistleblower on Pierre Omidyar and His Campaign to Neuter Wikileaks

Mid-November, 2017 –  The Daily Beast ran an exclusive report detailing how the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) was set to break ties with WikiLeaks amidst concerns among the foundation’s board, which includes such well-known figures as Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, John Cusack and Glenn Greenwald, among others. The news was confirmed… Read More

Tired of US “Aid” (Exploitation), Africa and Global South Look to China

BEIJING — There has been a growing focus on the economic development underway in Africa. There is a reason behind this seemingly new interest of Western powers in events happening in Africa, and the reason is simple: China is a new power dominating business on the continent and has clearly caught the West’s attention. China… Read More

When the US Pledged Not to Intervene in Iran Internal Affairs

This week marks the 37th anniversary of a pledge made by the United States in 1981: The United States pledges that it is and from now on will be the policy of the United States not to intervene, directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran’s internal affairs.” This week also marks 37 continuous years of… Read More

David North, Chris Hedges and WSWS.Org on Organizing Against Internet Censorship

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site hosted a discussion on Internet censorship, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North, moderated by WSWS reporter Andre Damon. The webinar explored the political context of the efforts to censor the Internet and abolish net neutrality, examined the pretexts used to… Read More

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Tacoma Center 1600’ By Nana Grizol

Every sweetly sung Nana Grizol song plays out like a diary entry or a letter written directly to a friend, which make the band’s meandering personal-political poetry all the more impactful. The didactic nature of the music makes the stories more potent, and the embedded values more accessible. Since 2003, over the course of three… Read More

The Audacity Of Chelsea Manning’s Senate Campaign Rankles Democrats

Chelsea Manning announced she will campaign for the Senate against Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin in the upcoming primary. A segment of the Democratic establishment reacted feverishly. The former rapid response director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Zac Petkanas, declared, “Chelsea Manning could have leaked the info anywhere. She went to an arm of Russian… Read More

Film Review: ‘The Post’ Depicts A Newspaper Paralyzed By Coziness With Power

Kevin Gosztola 2018-01-12 Still from the film “The Post” (2017). Source: https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-post Editor’s Note As “The Post” expands its release to theatres throughout the United States this weekend, here is Shadowproof’s review. The story of the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 is a quintessential journalism story. There are few better stories filmmakers could… Read More

Movement Against Prison Slavery Ramps Up With Operation PUSH In Florida

Latest News Brian Sonenstein 2018-01-11 A sunset seen through a prison fence topped with barbed wire. (Bureau of Prisons) Incarcerated individuals in Florida announced they will resist their exploitation and abuse with an ongoing nonviolent protest called Operation PUSH. Organizers believe thousands across eight prisons will wage economic protest beginning January 15, Martin Luther King… Read More

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Failed State’ By David Rovics

Kevin Gosztola 2018-01-09 Montréal 13 octobre 2013 – Concert Bénéfice avec David Rovics et l’ensemble Acalanto (Photo by blogocram) Prolific singer-songwriter David Rovics is one of the few working musicians, who regularly produce topical protest songs which directly address current events. His music is in the tradition of radical folk musicians like Phil Ochs. From… Read More

All Taxation Is Theft: Four Words To Understand The Republican Party

Latest NewsThe Bullpen Jon Walker 2018-01-09 Young Americans for Liberty supporter wearing “Taxation Is Theft” hat. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr. To understand the modern Republican Party and predict their actions, one only needs this one four-word phrase: All taxation is theft. Besides the minimum taxes necessary to pay for national defense and basic… Read More

US Support For Honduras Election: Another Front In New Cold War

Brian Saady 2018-01-08 A demonstrator holds a sign recognizing Berta Cáceres at a rally in New York City for Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras’ presidential election. (Photo by Joe Catron) In November of last year, the Honduran election commission announced that Salvador Nasralla, a liberal political-outsider, held a… Read More

Beyond Prisons—Episode 19: Hope Is A Discipline feat. Mariame Kaba

Brian Sonenstein & Kim Wilson 2018-01-05 In Episode 19 of Beyond Prisons, hosts Brian Sonenstein and Kim Wilson catch up with activist, writer, and educator Mariame Kaba. Mariame shares her experiences advocating on behalf of Bresha Meadows, a teenage girl who killed her abusive father and was detained while facing the possibility of trial as… Read More

The Espionage Act And NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Uphill Struggle To Defend Herself

Kevin Gosztola 2018-01-04 NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org. The defense for Reality Winner, a National Security Agency contractor accused of mailing a classified document on Russian hacking to The Intercept, contends the government misstates the law under the Espionage Act. They believe the government ignores “serious constitutional problems” raised by their interpretation of… Read More

Entertainment – MarketWatch.com

Trump closes out 10-day stay at Mar-a-Lago with tweets on Iran and Pakistan and a Trumpian new year’s greeting Possible final Twitter barrage of presidential vacation features verbal assault on Pakistan, further remarks on Iran and the nuclear deal the Obama administration and Western allies signed with Tehran, and wishes for a happy 2018 to… Read More

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 42: Farewell, 2017!

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola bid farewell to 2017 in the season’s finale. During the show, the hosts talk about Donald Trump’s foreign policy and what liberal imperialists and neoconservatives disliked about Trump’s first year. We celebrate what parts of Trump’s agenda grassroots resistance was able to stall while addressing where opposition really faces… Read More

The Dissenter’s Top Films Of 2017

Editor’s NoteIt’s that time again to engage in the annual ritual of listing off top films from the past year. These are films that made an impression and/or pushed boundaries. Some may carry social importance. Others are purely entertaining. I have compiled an annual list since I started publishing “The Dissenter” column in 2011. As… Read More

Top Ten Protest Albums Of 2017

*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music in 2017. Deerhoof – Mountain Moves The members of experimental rock group Deerhoof (bassist/vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki, drummer/vocalist Greg Saunier, and guitarists Ed Rodriguez and John Dieterich) released a lot of music this year. Much of it raised funds for groups like… Read More

Lacy Hunt On The Unintended Consequences Of Federal Reserve Policies

Authored by Mike Shedlock via www.themaven.net/mishtalk, The Financial Repression Authority interviewed Lacy Hunt, Chief Economist at Hoisington Management on Fed policies. The interview below first appeared on the FRA website along with a video. The emphasis in italics is mine. FRA: Hi, welcome to FRA’s Roundtable Insight. Today, we have Dr. Lacy Hunt. He’s an… Read More

The Herd Mind

Authored by Dan Sanchez via The Foundation for Economic Education, The State is a state of mind; it is the herd mindset itself. Randolph Bourne famously wrote, “War is the health of the State.” This has long been the byword for anti-war, anti-state libertarians, and rightly so. But Bourne did not mean exactly what most… Read More

Hannity Promises To Expose CNN & NBC News In “EpicFail”

“Tick tock.” In a mysterious tweet yesterday evening to his 3.19 million followers, Fox News’ Sean Hannity offered a preview of what is to come from his show next week, warning that he “will expose” CNN and NBC News for what he calls a “#EpicFail.” He followed up last night’s tweet… One week from tonight… Read More

Top Russian General Accuses US Of Training ISIS At Syrian Border Base

From ISIS To US-Backed “New Syrian Army” – “They Change Their Spots” Russia Alleges According to a new Reuters report, the chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of hosting a training facility for ISIS fighters in Syria along the Syria-Iraq border. Al-Tanf base on Syria’s southeast side has been under… Read More

Five Things Professors Actually Said In 2017

Via Campus Reform, Most Americans expect college professors to be beacons of knowledge and wisdom, or at least to exercise more maturity than their teenage students. Every year, however, Campus Reform comes across professors who unashamedly make outrageous, preposterous, and downright absurd remarks in their classrooms and on social media, denigrating conservatives and their viewpoints.… Read More

The Anatomy Of Hillary Clinton’s $84 Million Money-Laundering Scheme

Authored by Dan Backer via Investors.com, In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of my client, Alabama engineer Shaun McCutcheon, in his challenge to the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) outdated “aggregate limits,” which effectively limited how many candidates any one donor could support. Anti-speech liberals railed against McCutcheon’s win, arguing it would create supersized… Read More

McCain Associate Subpoenaed Over Trump Dossier

Several months ago it emerged that the Republican sponsor behind the Fusion GPS Trump project was hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, a fact which surprised many who expected that John McCain would be the GOP mastermind looking for dirt in Trump’s past. However, a new and credible McCain trail has emerged in the annals of… Read More

North Korean Defectors Show Signs Of Radiation Exposure

South Korean scientists and doctors who have been examining North Korean defectors have stumbled upon yet another horrifying discovery: At least four of the defectors have shown signs of radiation exposure, the South Korean government said on Wednesday – although researchers could not confirm if the radiation was related to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. Earlier… Read More

California Teachers Deliver Abysmal Performance Compared To Other States

Authored by Grace Carr via The Daily Caller, California may be a hub for business and technological advancement, but its teachers aren’t matching the success of the state’s entrepreneurs. A new 2017 survey on teacher effectiveness shows that California teachers are delivering grades just shy of failing. The survey ranked America’s most populous states in… Read More

WTI/RBOB Shrug At Bigger Than Expected Crude Draw

WTI/RBOB faded back from yesterday’s Libya pipeline headline-driven exuberance ahead of tonight’s API inventory data. A bigger than expected crude draw held WTI prices steady but RBOB faded very modestly after API showed a notable gasoline (and distillates) build.   API Crude -6mm (-3.75mm exp) Cushing -1.3mm (-590k exp) Gasoline +3.1mm Distillates +2.8mm Heading into… Read More

The Great Recession 10 Years Later: Lessons We Still Have To Learn

Authored by Robert Bruner, op-ed via TheHill.com, Ten years ago this month, a recession began in the U.S. that would metastasize into a full-fledged financial crisis. A decade is plenty of time to reflect on what we have learned, what we have fixed, and what remains to be done. High on the agenda should be… Read More

Tax Plan Jitters Cause Sudden Collapse In Manhattan Apartment Prices In 4Q

Apparently the combination of a massive flood of excess supply in the form of new luxury developments and a Trump tax plan that penalizes people living in expensive cities by capping SALT, mortgage interest and property tax deductions was simply too much for the Manhattan real estate market to ignore in 4Q 2017.  After reaching… Read More

Squeezing The Consumer From Both Sides

Authored by 720Global’s Michael Lebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, The Federal Reserve raised the Federal Funds rate on December 13, 2017, marking the fifth increase over the last two years.  Even with interest rates remaining at historically low levels, the Fed’s actions are resulting in greater interest expense for short-term and floating rate borrowers. The effect of… Read More

Obama & Hillary “Most Admired” Man & Woman For 10th Year In A Row

Former President Barack Obama is America’s “most admired man” for the 10th consecutive year, according to new survey data from Gallup, and perhaps even more surprising, Hillary Clinton was named the most admired woman for the 16th year in a row. As Gallup notes, the pair retain their titles this year, although by much narrower margins than in… Read More

Trump To Rollback Deepwater Horizon Regulations

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, The Trump administration is hoping to slash regulations on offshore oil drilling that were implemented after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed nearly a dozen people and led to an oil leak that spewed for months. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental… Read More

The Rich Got Richer In 2017… One Trillion Dollars Richer!!

2017 has been a banner year for the world’s richest individuals. Pumped by a tidal wave of central-bank driven liquidity and corporate buybacks, equity indexes around the world climbed to all-time highs this year – a phenomenon that has disproportionately benefited the world’s wealthiest, particularly the 500 individuals included in Bloomberg’s billionaires index. By the… Read More

The Treasury Yield Curve Is Crashing Most Since Brexit

Remember the post-tax-reform, pre-Christmas spike in yields and the yield curve? Yeah, that’s all over now!!!! Treasury yields are down 4 days in a row with a major collapse occurring today as the long-end plunges over 8bps – the most in 3 months. The 2s30s yield curve is down over 8bps – the biggest-single-day flattening… Read More

In An Unexpected Outcome, Trump Tax Reform Just Blew Up The Treasury Market

Over the past week we have shown on several occasions that there once again appears to be a sharp, sudden dollar-funding liquidity strain in global markets, manifesting itself in a dramatic widening in FX basis swaps, which – in this particular case – has flowed through in the forward discount for USDJPY spiking from around… Read More

Israel Braces For “Earth Shattering” Indictments Against Netanyahu

As Israeli police conclude their corruption investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former advisor to the force, Lior Chorev, says the indictments to follow will be “earth-shattering” and will result in early elections – possibly as soon as May 2018, which would end the political career of the longest-serving Israeli leader since founding father David… Read More

Bitcoin In 2018: “There Will Be At Least 4 Crashes Of 40% Or More”

Authored by Nicholas Colas via DataTrekResearch.com, When you see something titled “Bitcoin 2018 Predictions”, you are probably most interested in just one thing: “Where will it go?” So let’s start there, but then add some other observations on a variety of topics. #1: We expect bitcoin will trade for between $6,470 and $21,600. Here’s how… Read More

Facebook Dumps ‘Fake News’ Patrol After Spectacular Backfire

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Facebook has abandoned it’s fake news ‘fact checkers‘ program to label articles reviewed by Snopes and Politifact as ‘disputed,’ after the program backfired a little over a year after inception. Te company pointed to a slowdown in news flow, the fact that stories were required to be deemed “false” before earning a “disputed” label, and because… Read More

Justice Department Has No Idea If Their Alternatives To Incarceration Work

The Justice Department is not evaluating the performance of pretrial diversion programs, residential re-entry centers, and home confinement, according to congressional testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Under President Barack Obama administration, the Justice Department sought to reduce booming federal prison populations by providing alternatives to incarceration for people with low-level nonviolent offenses. Although… Read More

Jill Stein As Russian Agent: Clinton Democrats And Their Unabashed Delusions

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 Election to President Donald Trump. She did not win enough votes in the Electoral College to prevail. Yet, the Clinton campaign, Democrats, and her devout supporters insist on blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for the outcome, even though there is little to no evidence that whatever the… Read More