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Mistrial Declared in Kafkaesque D.C. Trial of Venezuela Embassy Protectors

    Mistrial Declared in Kafkaesque D.C. Trial of Venezuela Embassy Protectors

The word “Kafkaesque” is thrown around liberally in the modern era, often without warrant. “The Trial,” a 1925 novel written by Bohemian writer Franz Kafka, tells the story of Josef K., a man arrested and prosecuted in a nightmarish kangaroo court while unable to properly defend himself. But nearly 100 years later, another real trial…

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NYC Taxpayers Spending Millions on Cyber Center with Controversial Ties to Israeli Intelligence

    NYC Taxpayers Spending Millions on Cyber Center with Controversial Ties to Israeli Intelligence

Early last week, the city of New York launched — with little media scrutiny — one of two new massive cybersecurity centers that will be run by private Israeli firms with close ties to Israel’s government, the so-called “Mega Group” tied to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and prominent pro-Israel lobby organizations operating in the United States. The centers…

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Citing Hostile “Bernie Bros” Shadowy Group Launches Beat Bernie 2020 PAC

    Citing Hostile “Bernie Bros” Shadowy Group Launches Beat Bernie 2020 PAC

A shadowy new PAC calling themselves the “Beat Bernie 2020” movement has launched what it calls a “massive grassroots fundraising haul” among citizens concerned that “Bernie Sanders is creating irreparable division on the left that will create significant difficulties for the Party’s eventual nominee.” The PAC claims that the Vermont senator is creating a “with us or…

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Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War

    Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War

February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the second superpower.” But the U.S. ignored it and invaded Iraq anyway. So what has become of the momentous hopes of that day? The U.S. military has not…

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New Hampshire Primaries Paint a Picture of Modern Day Class War in America

  New Hampshire Primaries Paint a Picture of Modern Day Class War in America

Unlike Iowa’s debacle, yesterday’s New Hampshire primary results were announced promptly, showing Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in first place with 26 percent of the vote total. Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg was a close second, winning 24 percent of votes and the same number of delegates as Sanders. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar came third, the only other…

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We’re All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream

  We’re All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream

Listen: we don’t have to agree about everything. We don’t even have to agree about most things. We don’t have to love each other. We don’t even have to like each other. And we certainly don’t need to think alike or dress alike or worship alike or vote alike or love alike. But if this…

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Buttigieg Campaign Aggressively Targeting Progressive Activists, Media

  Buttigieg Campaign Aggressively Targeting Progressive Activists, Media

After the scandal surrounding the recent Iowa Caucus, the 2020 presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg claimed victory and benefited substantially from the contested outcome by surging in the polls ahead of the New Hampshire primary, which is set to take place on Wednesday. Buttigieg’s victory lap and post-Iowa boost were largely regarded with scorn by…

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Journalist Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel

  Journalist Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel

After refusing to sign a pledge of allegiance to the state of Israel, the state of Georgia shut down a media literacy conference featuring journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin at Georgia Southern University. Martin had recently released a documentary critical of the Israeli government called “Gaza Fights for Freedom.” Now she is suing the state,…

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Despite Iowa Caucus Fiasco, Nevada Democrats Plan to Use New Software “Tool”

  Despite Iowa Caucus Fiasco, Nevada Democrats Plan to Use New Software “Tool”

LAS VEGAS – Even while the chaos of the recent Iowa Caucus remains fresh in voters’ minds, the Nevada State Democratic Party is setting itself up for more of the same by using a new software application for reporting results that is set to be coded and tested in less than a month. The application,…

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“I Will Put an End to Endless Wars:” Is Pete Buttigieg As Antiwar As He Claims?

  “I Will Put an End to Endless Wars:” Is Pete Buttigieg As Antiwar As He Claims?

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg has developed a habit of putting out clever, catchy phrases as part of his bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination. On Friday he released an image of himself reading, “The shape of our democracy is the issue that affects every other issue,” something that was immediately panned by his detractors.…

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