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Up in Arms Over Failed Barrett Hearings, Watchdog Calls for Feinstein's Removal as Ranking Member on Senate Judiciary

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 20:38
Jon Queally, staff writerAllowing the California Democratic senator to remain, argues Demand Justice's Brian Fallon is a "monument to our side's weakness on the fight for the courts."

'Craven Ratings Stunt:' NBC Rebuked for Booking Trump Town Hall Opposite Biden's on Rival ABC

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 20:22
Julia Conley, staff writerCalls for #NBCblackout on Thursday night after network accused of "caving to the Trumpian impulses the network helped hone."

The United States of Paranoia

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 19:07
Steve FraserDonald Trump might then be seen as but the latest in a long line of the empowered who either believed in or, for reasons of state, class interest, or political calculation, feigned a belief in grand conspiracies. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Resurgence of Child Labor Amid Global Pandemic Offered as Proof That 'Capitalism Is Monstrous'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 18:30
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"Good time to remember that a number of free market economists defend child labor as being a good thing."

Critics Call Upcoming Pentagon Visit by Indonesian Defense Minister—Accused of Horrific Atrocities—a 'Human Rights Catastrophe'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 18:22
Brett Wilkins, staff writerPrabowo Subianto—who led a notorious commando unit implicated in genocidal violence—was invited to Washington by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. 

To Oppose Trump Politicizing of Covid-19, DC Rally to Demand "People's Vaccine" Be Free and Accessible to All

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 18:15
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"Our best chance of staying safe is to ensure a Covid-19 vaccine is available for all as a common good."

'This Is Unprecedented': Lindsey Graham Openly Violates Committee Rules to Schedule Vote on Barrett Nomination

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 17:53
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Senator Graham just further proved the illegitimacy of this sham process by again breaking the rules to ram through a justice to rip away healthcare from millions in the middle of a pandemic."

Western Conservation Group Sues Trump Administration Over Secretive Coal Council

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 17:18

Biden’s Treasury Could Fight Climate Change, But Would Lael Brainard’s?

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 16:42
Timi Iwayemi, Miranda LitwakThe Treasury Secretary has untapped capacity to push Wall Street to take the risks of the climate crisis seriously. (Photo: Kiyo/flickr/cc)

5 Foreign Policy Issues to Look Out For in Tonight’s Town Halls

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 16:11
Michael GalantThe absence of war is not enough; we need to build a positive peace by supporting gender-equitable and locally-led peacebuilding, committing to multilateralism and international law, promoting green, justice-based development, and more. (Photo by NurPhoto/Corbis via Getty Images)

California Republicans Double Down on Defying Order to Cease and Desist Deployment of Bogus Ballot Boxes

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 15:38
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"Let me be clear: unofficial, unauthorized ballot drop boxes are not permitted by state law," said California's secretary of state.

As Trump and GOP Refuse Aid Package, Studies Show 8 Million Forced Into Poverty Since McConnell Let Relief Expire in May

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 15:32
Julia Conley, staff writerThe authors of two separate poverty studies out of three top universities said Thursday that their findings make the unmistakable case for more federal economic aid for families struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Jubilee USA Statement on World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings and Communiqué

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 15:25

Agriculture Secretary Perdue Failed to Disclose Conflicts of Interest

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 15:21

Greta Thunberg Rebukes Amy Coney Barrett Over Her Anti-Science 'Views on Climate Change'

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 14:50
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"To be fair, I don't have any 'views on climate change' either. Just like I don't have any 'views' on gravity."

Columbus Day in Pretend America

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 14:31
Robert C. KoehlerDonald Trump, U.S. president and supreme leader of the country’s white supremacists, prefers the pretend America, professing as much in a proclamation he issued this year on Columbus Day. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

Journalists Must Demystify The Green New Deal

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 14:12
Mark HertsgaardClimate Activists Protest Against Senate Leader Chuck Schumer Demanding He Sign On To Green New Deal. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty)