China Says Its 2018 Trade Surplus With US Was Highest in More Than a Decade

Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend (Russ)

ICYMI from : “Tulsi Gabbard is hailed as a progressive champion. But her views on Islam and support for far-right leaders suggest otherwise.”

This 1958 TV Episode Is About a Con Man Named Trump Selling a Wall to Hysterical Townspeople (Reader Jill)

Chinese Admiral Suggests Sinking Two US Aircraft Carriers Might Settle Disputes

At the Peak of the Holocaust, Nazis Murdered More Than 14,000 Jews a Day, Scholar Says (Reader Steve)

The author , “In the ledger of evils perpetrated by humans, Operation Reinhard holds a special place.”

Bolsonaro Says Brazil May Host US Base, Calls Trump ‘Most Powerful Man in the World’ (Jimmy)

Incoming Democrats May Curb Presidential War Powers

How the Son of Immigrants Quit Wall Street to Feed the Hungry (Russ)

From : “A small non-profit is saving high-quality leftover food before it gets thrown away and diverting it to needy New Yorkers.”

Why It’s Hard to Escape Amazon’s Long Reach (Gerry)

Merkel’s Foreign Minister Seeks to Balance EU-US Partnership

New Attempted Hack of DNC Was a ‘Test’ (Dan)

Despite widespread coverage that hackers recently attempted to infiltrate the Democratic National Committee, DNC officials admitted the event

Is Mollie Tibbets’s Killer Here Legally? (Reader Steve)

Are a Million Uighur Muslims Being Held in Camps in China?

Merkel’s Weekend Plans? Meet with Putin (Dan)

Putin has won another . This time it’s German chancellor Angela Merkel. The two are set to discuss Syria, Ukraine, and the natural gas pipeline that President Trump claimed made Germany “captive” to Russia.

Apple Complains About Property Taxes (Reader Steve)

Study: Internet Providers Charge Too Much for Slow Internet

US-Supported Saudis Launched Strike That Massacred Kids (Jimmy)

CNN’s Jake Tapper reports on the that hit a school bus and killed dozens of children.

Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables Declassified (Reader Luke)

What Do Arpaio and Putin Have in Common? Steven Seagal

Trump’s Immigration Hardliners Stay Hard (Dan)

Despite criticism over the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant families at the US-Mexico border, as well as the botched process of reuniting them, immigration hardliners like Stephen Miller are now focusing on .

Wages Are Too Damn Low

Forget Offshore Tax Havens. Meet Cryptocurrency Hubs (Dan)

Smaller nations and islands, like Lichtenstein and Bermuda, are looking to . And the executive class that comes with it.

Are Stock Buybacks Starving the Economy? (Jimmy)

Can Turkey’s Jared Kushner Save the Economy?

Is There a Difference Between Mental Illness and Terrorism? (Dan)

ISIS recently claimed that the Toronto shooter from earlier this week was inspired by their propaganda. His parents claim their son suffered from mental illness. Is there a difference? Is there overlap? .

Firing Journalists to Pay Execs — the New Newspaper Strategy (Reader Steve)

Geithner’s Firm Preys on Poor

It’s Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen (Jimmy)

From : “Why is the No. 1 outlet of alleged anti-Trump completely ignoring his most devastating war?”

Cuba’s New Constitution Deletes ‘Communist Society’ (Dan)

Help America Vote Act

Brett Kavanaugh’s Workplace Regulation Ruling (Reader Steve)

This case regarding the death of a killer whale at SeaWorld shows that Kavanaugh will follow the long line of conservative jurists who are against the

China’s European Revenge on Trump (Dan)

Veteran Fox Correspondent Sees Collusion

Trump and Putin in Syria? Not So Friendly (Dan)

While headlines have been denouncing the so-called friendly relations between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, .

Where Coca-Cola Is More Plentiful Than Water (Russ)