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Reading Time: < 1 minute President Trump and his attorney general love to raise the specter of antifa as a bogeyman. But the FBI has yet to find its involvement in recent protests, and there’s no indication it’s an actual organization.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Despite occasional abuses and scandals, Americans traditionally respected and supported local police. But now, approval is waning, and it's hard to imagine it ever coming back.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Healthcare workers, delivery drivers, and retail employees are members of the pantheon of heroes Americans love to lionize in the era of COVID-19. But they’re poorly paid, poorly protected, and quickly forgotten.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Fox News has made a fortune delivering misinformation to an audience that gobbles it up. During a pandemic, however, this is a recipe for disaster — and some viewers will pay the ultimate price.
Reading Time: < 1 minute President Donald Trump has benefited financially from foreign governments, political campaigns, and even the Secret Service using his hotels. Now he wants to get his hands on taxpayer money directly.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Although some banks say they won't do it, the law that authorized the issuance of the $1,200-per- person economic stimulus checks allows banks to keep part of the money to cover their (often ridiculous) overdraft and late fees.
Reading Time: < 1 minute You may be complacent about the pandemic, thinking that the coronavirus only infects older people, or sick people, or nonwhite folks. Don’t be. Nobody is immune -- and we are all in this together.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Why isn’t Bernie Sanders dropping out? The real reason is very simple: Because he can still win. But that’s not good enough for the corporate media, which wants the Democratic primary to be over.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Remember when Republicans made up Obamacare “death panels?” Now some of them, including President Donald Trump, seem to want to sacrifice the lives of Americans to keep Wall Street happy.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The long lines minority and young voters faced on Super Tuesday were not an accident. They are the result of policies put in place to systematically disenfranchise certain groups of Americans.
Reading Time: < 1 minute If you listen to Joe Biden, he is responsible for all that is good in the US -- with an assist from a guy named “Barack.” The only thing he hasn’t accomplished yet is win a primary in three presidential runs.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The media has a poor track record of predicting who will win presidential primaries. No wonder many Americans feel that journalists are out of touch with what is really happening in the country.
Reading Time: < 1 minute While the media has, rightly, been very vocal about press restrictions during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, it has been much more quiet about Brazil’s recent efforts to silence Glenn Greenwald.
Reading Time: < 1 minute On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said he’d run the country like one of his businesses. That is one promise he kept: Even in a healthy economy, he managed to amass an annual deficit of $1 trillion.
Reading Time: < 1 minute One “highlight” of the recent crisis involving the US and Iran was President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to attack cultural sites in Iran, which would be a brazen violation of the Geneva Conventions and other international laws.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Whenever the curtain is pulled back on how the FISA process works, as it was in the recent DOJ inspector general’s report, Americans are appalled. Yet anti-privacy advocates are worried that spying on US citizens may only become easier in the future.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Kansas City has approved free mass transit for all. Where most people see a sensible policy that helps all citizens and the environment, others will undoubtedly invoke the boogeyman of “socialism” -- and expose how wacky they sound.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Want to get a job as a federal judge but have no courtroom experience, no common sense and no clue? No problem. If you are conservative enough, the GOP Senate will confirm you.
Like other Silicon Valley companies, Google prides itself on being open to different viewpoints. But when it comes to its employees wanting to organize, that supposed tolerance quickly reaches its limits. The post Google to Employees: Want a Union? Search Elsewhere appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.
Reading Time: < 1 minuteBarack Obama, who won the 2008 presidential election on a “hope and change” platform, has apparently cooled on the idea of Democrats standing for bold action to address the country’s problems.