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'One of the Most Significant Rulings' of 2020 as Supreme Court Blocks GOP Effort to Curb Ballot Deadline in Pennsylvania

Latest News - 2 hours 56 min ago
Jake Johnson, staff writer"This decision could have easily gone the other way if Amy Coney Barrett was on the court."

Amid Trump Failure to Get Pandemic Under Control, Canada Extends Border Closure With US

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 21:26
Julia Conley, staff writerCanadian officials are regarding the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. warily, as Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Monday announced the country is extending its border restrictions for at least another month.

Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Abetting 'Climate-Wrecking' Tar Sands Sector or Expect More Resistance

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:06
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries."

Study Confirms Paid Sick Leave is Crucial in Fight Against Covid-19

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:02
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"It's not a magic bullet, but it's one tool that's been shown to work. Over and over again."

Montana Judge Rules Trump’s Illegal Land Manager’s Decisions are Invalid

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 19:40

Federal Judge Denies KXL Injunction Request

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 19:33

National Guard Spy Plane Monitored Racial Justice Protest in Sleepy Sacramento Suburb Where Commander Lives: Report

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 19:15
Brett Wilkins, staff writerGov. Gavin Newsom's office has acknowledged that the surveillance "should not have happened."

Amid US Sanctions, Venezuelan Oil Tanker at Risk of Spilling 1.3 Million Barrels and Devastating Caribbean Ecosystems

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 19:15
Julia Conley, staff writerThe companies that own a Venezuelan oil vessel that's been positioned of the country's coast for nearly two years called on the U.S. to give a "green light" to unload 1.3 million barrels of oil after local environmental advocates expressed alarm over the recent tilted appearance of the boat.

'An Appalling Environmental Crime': Japan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Pacific Ocean

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 18:05
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"The moment that I hear the word 'treated' being used instead of 'contaminated,' I can't think differently than this is a kind of newspeak," said one Greenpeace official. 

Goldman Sachs: Benefits of 'Blue Wave' and $2.5 Trillion Stimulus Outweigh Wall Street Concerns Over Tax Hike on the Rich

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 17:58
Jake Johnson, staff writer"As right-wing hacks predict economic disaster if Biden wins, worth pointing out that private-sector analysts are remarkably bullish."

Policies Targeting Arabs and Muslims Didn’t Just Start With Donald Trump

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 17:02
James ZogbyWhat should be clear from this review is that discriminatory policies that unfairly target Arabs or Muslims didn’t begin with Donald Trump and will not automatically end with a change in the White House. (Photo: Sue Ogrocki / AP)

As Pandemic Surges in US, Trump Says 'People Are Tired of Hearing Fauci and All These Idiots'

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:36
Jake Johnson, staff writer"People are tired of a science-denying president that has allowed over 218,000 people to die from Covid," responded Rep. Mark Pocan.

Efficient, Electric: Report Offers Path to U.S. Aviation Climate Pollution Cuts

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:11

How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:01
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. DaviesAmerica's history of war, militarism and international coercion has reached its final stage in the terminal decline of an increasingly corrupt and decadent American empire. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Victory for 'Basic Human Decency': Judge Strikes Down Trump Effort to Slash Food Stamps for 700,000 Americans

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 15:17
Julia Conley, staff writerA federal judge in Washington, D.C. late Sunday struck down the Trump administration's proposed changes to the SNAP benefits program, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of people from losing badly-needed federal food assistance.

Ending Corporate Impunity Is at the Heart of a Sustainable Post-Pandemic Global Recovery

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 15:14
Ruwan Subasinghe, Makbule SahanTo ensure that the global economy is not only resilient but also conducive to social progress, governments must restore the social contract by rebuilding trust in democracy and a fair and equitable economy.(Photo: Scott Lewis/Flickr/cc)

The Public, the Personal, and the Utter Hypocrisy of the GOP

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 15:04
Robert ReichTrump’s opposite approaches, discouraging masks and other Covid restrictions while seeking government intrusion into the most intimate decisions anyone makes, have become the de facto centerpieces of his campaign. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

How Does a Nation Best Deal With a Leader Who Intentionally Kills Its Citizens?

Latest News - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 15:02
Thom HartmannPeople watch as President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One for his campaign event at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on October 12, 2020 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)