Though former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson faced some sharp questions on climate change, the real clashes during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state came from neoconservative senators-principally Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Both demanded Tillerson accept their line on a number of issues. Due
President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech and lamented inequality, saying, “For all the real progress we’ve made, we know it’s not enough. Our economy doesn’t work as well or grow as fast when a few prosper at the expense of a growing middle class.” Obama continued, “But stark inequality
On this episode of Around The Empire, Dan and Joanne interview journalist Benjamin Norton on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ben has been closely monitoring the situation in Yemen for years writing previously in Salon and now for Alternet’s Grayzone Project. The discussion focuses on the overall dynamics of
The FBI arrested former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Schmidt was in charge of emissions compliance for Volkswagen and is believed to have participated in a scheme to fake emissions levels to meet U.S. government requirements for pollution. Volkswagen cheated U.S. emission
United States officials misled the public about a Syrian terrorist group, the Khorasan Group, in the run up to air strikes in the country in 2014.
Given President-elect Trump’s commitments and the popularity of Social Security and Medicare, will he go along with Paul Ryan’s plan to destroy the programs?
War reporter Elijah Magnier joins Dan and Joanne for a discussion of the current Syria peace deal and its wider implications for the region and world.
People regularly ask how Facebook, with its massive data management costs, can offer its service for free. The answer is simple, the product is you.
In the wreckage of the 2008 financial crisis many Americans looked for someone to blame. The official explanations came in waves. First there was the “these things just happen” story. It was essentially what Wall Street and Corporate America wanted people to believe, which the mainstream media (owned by them)
The lame duck period is rarely a productive time for a president, and through the course of four to eight years they undoubtedly make some enemies they would like to payback.