"Dozens of mourning people captured during civil service in remembrance of November 2015 Paris attacks victims. Wesern Europe, France, Paris, November 15, 2015" by Mstyslav Chernov - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
01 Dec 2015

Who Is Buying ISIS Oil?

Putin claims Turkey’s attack on a plane in Syria was retaliation for bombing ISIS oil destined for Turkey. But how is ISIS selling oil in the first place?

The driveway leading up to The Breakers, the famous mansion owned by the Vanderbilts in Newport, Rhode Island. (Wikimedia Commons / Edmundmp)
30 Nov 2015

New York Times’ Illinois Class Politics Coverage Misses Word ‘Class’

Illinois is being taken over by a plutocratic elite, but somehow The New York Times coverage of the state’s top 1% doesn’t mention ‘class’ a single time.

A man raises his fist in solidarity among a protest outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California on October 4, 2012. Wal-Mart workers at the  Pico Rivera store became the first in the country to go on strike, but activists say the corporation retaliated by closing the store and others "for repairs." (Flickr / UFCW International / Aurelio Jose Barrera)
27 Nov 2015

Black Friday: Walmart Spies On Workers As Fight For 15 Continues

Today is Black Friday and retail giant Walmart is again dealing with a series of protests and worker strikes over the company’s unwillingness to provide its workers a living wage and benefits. This year the protests are paralleled by a week long drive to get Walmart workers food for the

File: A statue of Liberty holding a sword and the scales of justice atop a British guildhall. (Flickr / Jesse Loughborough)
25 Nov 2015

Koch Brothers Twisting Criminal Justice Reform To Help Corporate Criminals

After publicly supporting criminal justice reform, Koch Industries is now tying their aid to new rules to help corporate criminals avoid prosecution.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at a Presidential Primary Rally in Raleigh, NC in 2008 (Keith Kissel on Flickr)
24 Nov 2015

Libya’s Collapse Proves Hillary Clinton Learned Nothing From Iraq War

As Clinton makes another attempt at the imperial presidency, she appears unwilling or unable to learn from the horrible blunders she championed in the past.

Donald Trump waves as he speaks at CPAC on February 10, 2011. (Flickr / Gage Skidmore)
23 Nov 2015

Donald Trump Misremembers Israeli 9/11 Story, Blames Muslims

When Donald Trump claims 1000s of Muslims cheered 9/11, he’s rewriting a real incident that actually involved 5 Israelis.

In this March 17, 2009 photograph, two men scale the border fence into Mexico a few hundred yards away from where Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions are building a 1,500 foot-long concrete-ined drainage ditch and a 10 foot-high wall to increase security along the U.S. and Mexico border in Douglas, Ariz. (Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Navy / Steelworker 1st Class Matthew Tyson)
20 Nov 2015

Mexican Immigration Reverses: Do We Still Need A Wall?

A report from the Pew Research Center released Thursday claims that more Mexicans are leaving the US than entering it.

File: In this October 29, 2013 photograph, a F-35 Lightning fighter jet drops a laser-guided bomb. (Flickr / Ministry of Defence Images / Darin Russell)
19 Nov 2015

US-Saudi Relationship Discredits US Fight Against ISIS

Despite Saudi Arabia’s support for ISIS and repeated human rights abuses in Yemen, the U.S. approved a $1.3 billion arms sale to the Saudis this week.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase (Steve Jurvetson on Flickr)
18 Nov 2015

JPMorgan Facing Criminal Probe For Pre-Crash Mortgage Securities Fraud

On Tuesday, WSJ reported JPMorgan and RBS are facing criminal probes for selling fraudulent mortgage-backed securities that led to the 08 crash.

File: The New York Stock Exchange trading floor during the May 15, 2014 IPO of Zendesk. (Flickr / Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)
17 Nov 2015

Report: Corporate America’s Higher Earnings Due To Stock Buyback Scams

Corporate America is cannibalizing the economy through stock buybacks, allowing the 1% to pocket more corporate earnings than ever before.