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Beyond The DNC – Leaks, Hacks, and Treason

    Beyond The DNC – Leaks, Hacks, and Treason

People have been divided about the DNC hack-leak ever since the story began with the Chalupa-Isikoff article. These divisions run so deep they mark where people stand politically. Mutually exclusive positions range from whether or not Russians hacked the DNC or if the information was downloaded and then leaked, presumably by Seth Rich.  All three are…

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Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

    Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment aimed at placing Hamas — which Israel continues to regard as a resistance group, though it has governed Gaza since…

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As Denuclearization Talks Stagnate, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Heads to Iran

    As Denuclearization Talks Stagnate, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Heads to Iran

TEHRAN – Iran welcomed the Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, as North Korea is officially known), Ri Yong-ho, to Tehran one day after the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran. The visit also came in the midst of faltering talks between Pyongyang and Washington over fulfilling the goal of denuclearizing the…

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Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel?

    Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel?

There has been much euphoria over the Michigan primary win on Tuesday that sets up Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib to become the first Muslim woman to enter Congress if, as widely expected, she wins the general election in November. “As the child of immigrants and an Arab, Tlaib is acutely aware of the issues that impact our…

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Why Is the Head of the Teacher’s Union Pushing for Support of Israel?

  Why Is the Head of the Teacher’s Union Pushing for Support of Israel?

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports a disconnect between the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, and its members. JTA reports: Weingarten is Jewish. Her union, which counts 1.7 million members in 3,000 chapters, is not. It’s typically more concerned with issues like raising teachers’ pay and strengthening public schools than with, say, the…

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Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

  Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

NEW YORK — On Wednesday, the New York Times’ announcement of its most recent hire — South Korean-American journalist Sarah Jeong — quickly sparked controversy following the emergence of Jeong’s past racist tweets targeting Caucasians. The tweets — which included comparing “dumbass fucking white people” to dogs, asserting that white people would “go extinct soon,”…

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US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel

  US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel

WASHINGTON — In an event largely overlooked by the U.S. media, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide Israel with $3.3 billion in military aid along with over $500 million for missile defense over the course of the next year. The bill, officially titled the “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of…

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The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

  The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

IDLIB, SYRIA (Analysis) — Green city buses have delivered their last passengers to Idlib. In a recurring pattern across Syria, at the end of every battle in which Syrian government forces won back their territory, the Russian Center for Reconciliation has made deals with armed fighters: surrender and return to civilian life, or take the…

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An Open Letter to New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger

  An Open Letter to New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger

Dear Mr. Sulzberger,  I read with great interest news accounts of your conversation with President Trump, in which you admonished him for his inflammatory characterization of the media as “fake news” and asserted that such polarizing language poses a threat not only to journalists but to American democracy itself. You needn’t be a partisan —…

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Syrian White Helmets Request Additional Evacuations to Al-Qaeda-held Idlib Province

  Syrian White Helmets Request Additional Evacuations to Al-Qaeda-held Idlib Province

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — After over 400 members of the Syrian White Helmets were evacuated last weekend by the Israeli government, senior members of the controversial “humanitarian” group are now calling on the United Nations to oversee additional evacuations of the group. The plea comes amid media reports in the Western press that not all White…

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