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Trump Loves Goods from China — As Long as they Make Him Richer

    Trump Loves Goods from China — As Long as they Make Him Richer

Donald Trump built no small part of his political brand railing against Chinese industry—so much so that The Huffington Post once published a supercut of the president sneering the word “China” dozens and dozens of times, for three full minutes. While Trump’s highly charged language about China “raping our country” showcased the president’s usual xenophobia, the part about lost…

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The Spooks Spooking Themselves

    The Spooks Spooking Themselves

With the news that a Cambridge academic-cum-spy named Stefan Halper infiltrated the Trump campaign, the role of the intelligence agencies in shaping the great Russiagate saga is, at last, coming into focus. It’s looking more and more massive.  The intelligence agencies initiated reports that Donald Trump was colluding with Russia, they nurtured them and helped them…

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Workers Are Prepared to Shut Down Entire Las Vegas Strip

    Workers Are Prepared to Shut Down Entire Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas casino owners’ threats to subcontract or automate thousands of workers’ jobs – among other issues — forced the workers, employed by Unite Here Locals 226 and 165, to vote almost unanimously to authorize a strike if bargainers fail to agree on a new pact by June 1. If 50,000 workers, who toil…

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Elon Musk to Fight Fake News with New Website Called Pravda

    Elon Musk to Fight Fake News with New Website Called Pravda

Elon Musk is creating a website where “…the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication,” as he said in a tweet. Interestingly enough, he plans on naming it Pravda. Going to create a site where the public can rate the core…

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House Democrats and Republicans Unite to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

  House Democrats and Republicans Unite to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved its version of the $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 on Thursday, with a bipartisan 351 to 66 vote that included 131 Democrats. The significant increase in the NDAA budget garnered the support of both parties, which cited concerns about the readiness…

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Mass Incarceration of Blacks Started Long Before the War on Drugs

  Mass Incarceration of Blacks Started Long Before the War on Drugs

Henry Minter was working as a farm laborer in Georgia in the 1870s when he met Mary Dotson, a young black servant girl. The couple never married – which would have been illegal at the time – but they stayed together until Henry’s death. Mary, who was left with their four children, then became a washerwoman in…

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Troops Guarding Nuclear Missiles Were Taking LSD, Records Reveal

  Troops Guarding Nuclear Missiles Were Taking LSD, Records Reveal

There are a lot of safe and responsible places people have found over the years to ingest hallucinogens in order to experience their pleasures and explore the challenges their potent properties can present, but it’s a judgement statement to declare that a U.S. military base which houses some of the world’s most powerful atomic weapons…

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From D.C. to Rome Populist Politicians Are Hacking Away at a Broken Status Quo

  From D.C. to Rome Populist Politicians Are Hacking Away at a Broken Status Quo

Imagine a trio of tech-savvy and entrepreneurial souls on the prowl for the next killer app. They’re staying up late in their dorm, or perhaps they’re celebrating at a nightclub after finishing their MBA program. They want to make money. They want to change the world. They want to create something that gets snatched up…

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Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote on Funding Controversial Chicago Police Compound

  Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote on Funding Controversial Chicago Police Compound

A coalition of activists led by young black people succeeded in postponing the vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy, which the city of Chicago plans to build on the west side. Alderman David Moore and Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa exercised their right to defer and publish the ordinance for the…

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Politicians Want You to Think Questioning War Disrespects Veterans Like Me. They’re Wrong.

  Politicians Want You to Think Questioning War Disrespects Veterans Like Me. They’re Wrong.

How do you motivate men and women to fight and die for a cause many of them don’t believe in, and whose purpose they can’t articulate? That’s what Phil Klay, author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, asks in an essay published this month in The Atlantic. Unfortunately, he points out in a recent New York Times op-ed, “Serious discussion of foreign…

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