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28 Nov 2017

This #GivingTuesday, Support Media That Treats Writers Well

Our goal is to cultivate a supportive space for writers from the ground up, with help from readers who trust us to treat them right.

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United States Court House, which houses U.S. District Court for District of Columbia. Located at 333 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. (Via Wikimeadia Commons)
24 Nov 2017

Federal Judge Lauds But Dismisses High-Profile Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance

A federal judge offered praise but dismissed a high-profile and multi-year lawsuit against National Security Agency surveillance programs. In 2013, following disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, and Charles Strange filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction barring the government from collecting their

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23 Nov 2017

President Donald Trump Allegedly Groped A Thanksgiving Turkey

A White House staffer present during the selection process for the Thanksgiving turkeys, which President Donald Trump would later “pardon,” said Trump allegedly groped one of the turkeys. Trump said, “Is this a woman?” as he hoisted the bird up in the air. “It’s a very special time to be

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23 Nov 2017

Man Still On Hold Waiting For Liberal Hotline To Tell Him What To Say About Trump During Thanksgiving Dinner

A 33 year-old man, who has #AbsolutelyWithHer and #WhenFemsResist in his Twitter bio, is still waiting on a liberal hotline for people who need talking points on President Donald Trump for their Thanksgiving dinners. The hotline was launched by Stand Above Impeachable Lies, or SAIL. About an hour ago, one

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Jordan Chariton. Photo via TYT Politics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30quQtRRVk
22 Nov 2017

Sexual Allegations Against Jordan Chariton And The Need For Due Process

Multiple accounts of Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton’s conduct in a Michigan hotel room underscore the difficulty of proving sexual allegations without due process.

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Title card from PBS Documentary, "Shadow World." Credit: PBS
20 Nov 2017

Review: ‘Shadow World’ Documentary Exposes Business Of War Based On Greed

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers. The U.S. accounts “for more than half the world’s annual arms deals.” Trump may make it much easier for the government to sell weapons by enlisting the Pentagon and

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Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Photo via Congressman Darrell Issa.
16 Nov 2017

FCC Gives Sinclair Broadcast Group A Gift By Eliminating Key Media Ownership Rule

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated a rule that has existed for four decades, which prohibited corporations from owning newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market. The move will pave the way for further media consolidation and directly benefit companies like Sinclair Broadcast Group. Craig Aaron, the president of

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Viaduct. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
15 Nov 2017

Chicago’s Attack On The Homeless: After Tent City Evictions, People Are In Hiding

As temperatures drop, Chicago officials remain committed to ensuring homeless people are unable to erect “Tent Cities” in the Uptown area.

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Former CIA Director Leon Panetta discusses Trump and WikiLeaks on CNN. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLYoRqbAW5E
14 Nov 2017

CIA Narrative On WikiLeaks Dominates Coverage Of Trump Jr. Correspondence

The US media response to a report on correspondence between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. wholly adopted the CIA’s narrative.

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12 Nov 2017

Interview With Rania Masri On Saudi Arabia And Kidnapping Of Lebanese Prime Minister

When Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s plane landed in Saudi Arabia on November 3, his phone was confiscated. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not send an entourage to greet him like a dignitary. The next day, he appeared in a taped broadcast on a Saudi television station and read

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