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William Barr a no-show as Democrats vow retribution

With Attorney General William P. Barr’s chair empty, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler lashed out at Trump administration on Thursday for the growing clash, saying the government itself “is very much at stake.” Mr. Nadler said Mr. Barr’s refu…

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Why Gained’t The Media Criticize US Interventionism?

Authored by Tom Engelhardt via TomDispatch.com, Despite military involvement in 75% of the world, mainstream news outlets always stop short of calling out American aggressions... Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here's the first…

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Epstein Tapes Emerge: Dead Pedophile Describes His Lifestyle In Unearthed Recordings

In 2003, Jeffrey Epstein sat for five hours to give a rare interview with journalist David Bank, offering his thoughts on subjects ranging from mathematics, to exorbitant wealth, to the important of prenuptial agreements. After Epstein’s arrest on July 6, Bank dug out the tapes and listened to them. The financier was, Bank recalled, friendly…

Apple’s India iPhone Sales Atomize 42%

According to The Economic Times, Apple’s continuing slowdown in India has translated into a 42% decline in iPhone shipments in 1Q19 from a year before. During the first quarter, Apple shipped 220,000 iPhones in India, followed by an improvement in April thanks to carrier discounts. In May and June, however, iPhone sales plunged again. Neil…

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The Post-War Temptation Towards Anger and Guns

Guns and anger: I know both well as a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. During the couple years after I left the army in 2010, I experienced a hair-trigger feeling of volatility that became an increasing concernjust as it was for other ex-military friends tha…

Attorney General Barr Warns ‘Epstein’s Death Raises Serious Questions That Must...

Following the death of convicted sex offender and accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey’s Epstein, Attorney General William Bar warned the billionaire’s death “raises serious questions that must be answered.” “I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious question…

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Racing Form — Belmont Stakes

The 2019 Kentucky Derby(Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports) HORSE: Mister Sandman COMMENTS: An older horse, been around the track. Doesnt have much speed or poise or elegance to its gait, and never looks good in the paddock. Temperamental and moody under the s…

Ilhan Omar Wrongly Refers to Gaza as ‘Occupied’

Omar, who supports the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement, and who has a long history of antisemitic rhetoric relating to the issue, weighed in on the conflict Sunday, calling it a “cycle of violence” but clearly blaming Israel: How …

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CDC’s chicken washing warning sparks fierce debate: ‘You sound crazy’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) certainly had some cooks steaming over their tweet last week that advised consumers to stop washing raw chicken before cooking it. The April 26 tweet received nearly 1,000 comments and 1,600 retweets, with …

Why Tiny Qatar May Be Our Greatest Hope in This Iran...

Americas 18-year war on terrorism just got complicated—or, perhaps, it just gotmore complicated. At the center of the complication is the tiny state of Qatar, the Persian Gulf emirate that hosts the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, U.S. Central Commands forward h…

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‘It’s gold’: Bitcoin’s winning streak continues as it rises above $6,000...

Bitcoin’s nine-day rally has pushed it back above $6,000. The biggest cryptocurrency outperformed its closest peers again in the digital market on Thursday and has now rebounded more than 90 per cent from its trough last December. It’s the latest milestone …

Remembering D-Day, the Problem with Big Data, and The Naomi Wolf...

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Heres a chronology of the landings with rare photos, and here is a selection of letters between Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and George C. Marshall leading up to June 6th invasion. Lance Morrow remem…
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John Lukacs, R.I.P.: The American Who Understood Europe

John Lukacs, R.I.P.: The American Who Understood Europe

A painting on the dome’s ceiling of the Capitol Building features an image of the first U.S. president, George Washington, February 13, 2007. (Jason Reed/Reuters) He never resented disagreement, was always good-natured in debate, and was a delightful compani…

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Escobar: Distinction Between Russia-India-China & Trump Would possibly perhaps No longer Be Starker

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, The most important trilateral at the G20 in Osaka was confined to a shoddy environment unworthy of Japan’s unrivaled aesthetic minimalism. Japan excels in perfect planning and execution. So it’s hard to take this setup as an unfortunate “accident.” At least the – unofficial – Russia-India-China summit…
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US-China Goods Trade Deficit Hits 5-Month High

Don't tell President Trump... Having seen 'success' at the start of the year with the trade deficit with China plunge (reduced deficit), the last three months - as tariff tensions have escalated, despite a so-called trade-truce - have seen the China trade deficit accelerate once again. America's merchandise trade deficit with China widened slightly in…
US ‘nuclear coffin’ on island in the Pacific could be ‘leaking’ radioactive sludge into the sea

US ‘nuclear coffin’ on island in the Pacific could be ‘leaking’ radioactive sludge into...

Radioactive waste from Cold War nuclear weapons tests could be leaking into the Pacific Ocean. According to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, a concrete dome that was built on Runit Island in the late 1970s to contain waste from massive atom…

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Opposing Trump’s Repeated Abuses of Power

Opposing Trump’s Repeated Abuses of Power

Kimberly Ann Elliott warns about the consequences of the president’s latest tantrum-cum-threat, this time against Mexico: Even if there is a deal, and the tariffs are averted, American negotiators will have to deal with the consequences of Trumps bullying ar…
Facebook flooded with far-right disinformation prior to EU elections, report warns

Facebook flooded with far-right disinformation prior to EU elections, report warns

Facebook has removed dozens of pages caught spreading far-right disinformation ahead of elections this week in the European Union, activists reported Wednesday. An investigation undertaken by Avaaz, a U.S.-based activist group, found 550 suspicious Facebook …
Congress Must Reject Trump’s Bogus ‘Emergency’

Congress Must Reject Trump’s Bogus ‘Emergency’

Members of Congress aren’t buying Trump’s bogus “emergency” that he declared in order to send weapons to the Saudis and the UAE: Rep. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called the decision another slap in Congresss face.…
Stop Hijacking Students’ Grief after School Shootings

Stop Hijacking Students’ Grief after School Shootings

Students listen at a vigil for the victims of the shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, May 8, 2019.(Rick Wilking/Reuters) In praise of the mourners who walked out of the STEM School vigilOn Wednesday, a vigil was held at the STEM School …
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How Pepsi Once Grew to turn out to be The World’s sixth Ideally noble...

Via Global Macro Monitor, The days of the barter economy... We had to do a double take with this tweet.  Even fact checked it. In 1989, the cash-strapped Soviet Union paid Pepsi with 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate & a destroyer in exchange for $3 bln worth of Pepsi. This caused Pepsi to become…

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