Some Adoptees Are Undocumented Because Their Parents Forgot to Fill Out a Form. Now Congress Is Taking Action.

Estimates hold that some 25,000 to 49,000 people who were adopted by American parents as children but live without citizenship — often the result of failure to fill out a single form at the time of their adoption. Two members of Congress are looking to finally grant these undocumented adoptees citizenship. On Tuesday, Reps. Adam Smith, … Continue reading “Some Adoptees Are Undocumented Because Their Parents Forgot to Fill Out a Form. Now Congress Is Taking Action.”

After Introducing Criminal Justice Reform Platform, Amy Klobuchar Pushes Hundreds of Millions More Dollars for Police

Just weeks after Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar unveiled a new criminal justice reform platform, she is getting ready to introduce a police-backed measure that would reauthorize part of the infamous 1994 crime law. Now a presidential candidate, Klobuchar has received her fair share of flack for her history as an aggressive prosecutor. She has tried to counter … Continue reading “After Introducing Criminal Justice Reform Platform, Amy Klobuchar Pushes Hundreds of Millions More Dollars for Police”

Collapse of USS Cole Bombing Case Marks Another Failure for Guantanamo’s Military Courts

A protracted legal saga at Guantánamo Bay ended last month, when a federal court tossed out two years of rulings by the judge overseeing the military tribunal trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged leader of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. The ruling was a rare rebuke, as federal courts have largely deferred … Continue reading “Collapse of USS Cole Bombing Case Marks Another Failure for Guantanamo’s Military Courts”

No More Deaths Trial Opens as More Bodies Discovered Along Arizona-Mexico Border

Dozens of people turned out in support for Scott Warren at the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, last week. But as friends and family filled the benches, there was a noteworthy absence: A team of Warren’s fellow humanitarian aid volunteers were out in the field. They were searching for a man reported missing on the Cabeza … Continue reading “No More Deaths Trial Opens as More Bodies Discovered Along Arizona-Mexico Border”

Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly’s Rural Voter Project Tied To “Medicare For All” Opponents

A dark money organization designed to help Democrats win rural votes in 2020 is getting support from anti-Medicare for All forces — and pushing their message with a pair of former Democratic senators. Last month, former Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., announced the launch of the One Country Project, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, … Continue reading “Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly’s Rural Voter Project Tied To “Medicare For All” Opponents”

How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

Finding oneself in the crosshairs of a military drone is, for most people, not the most comforting situation. Yet at an air show last fall, tens of thousands of people had a different reaction. A military drone took off from a runway, and moments later it began transmitting its view to a giant screen on … Continue reading “How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power”

Sunrise Movement Calls for Mass Climate Demonstration Outside Democratic Debate in Detroit

On Monday night, at the final stop on the Sunrise Movement’s “Road to a Green New Deal” tour across the United States, the group called for a mass youth-led mobilization to pressure Democratic candidates to make the 2020 election a referendum on climate change. On July 30, the scheduled date for the the second Democratic … Continue reading “Sunrise Movement Calls for Mass Climate Demonstration Outside Democratic Debate in Detroit”

Liberian Refugee Wilmot Collins, Mayor of Helena, Launches Bid for Montana Senate Seat

Wilmot Collins is running for Senate against incumbent Republican Steve Daines, he will announce Monday. The entry of Collins into the race gives Democrats a mold-breaking candidate who is unlike the type that would be recruited by operatives in Washington. Collins is Montana’s first and only black mayor — a veteran, a father, and a … Continue reading “Liberian Refugee Wilmot Collins, Mayor of Helena, Launches Bid for Montana Senate Seat”

His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted by a Secretive CBP Task Force.

Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Africa, and now he was on his way to Ohio, where she lived. Malyuun was pregnant with their second child, and … Continue reading “His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted by a Secretive CBP Task Force.”

Sweden Reopens Investigation of Julian Assange for Rape, Complicating U.S. Extradition

Sweden’s Prosecution Authority reopened an investigation of Julian Assange for rape on Monday, and will seek his extradition from Britain, the country’s deputy director of public prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson, told reporters in Stockholm. “On 20 August 2010, a police report was made regarding a suspected rape in Enköping, Sweden on 17 August 2010. The alleged … Continue reading “Sweden Reopens Investigation of Julian Assange for Rape, Complicating U.S. Extradition”

As Animal Rights Activists Push Legal Boundaries, Canada Considers What Makes a Terrorist

A flashlight illuminates the blackened, detached head and leg of a pig’s corpse as they’re nudged and nibbled by living pigs. The camera captures another pig lying listlessly on its side and twitching. Some are afflicted with large growths, one on its belly, another near its eye. The footage, released by People for the Ethical … Continue reading “As Animal Rights Activists Push Legal Boundaries, Canada Considers What Makes a Terrorist”

Newest Beto O’Rourke Hire Lobbied for Keystone XL, Seaworld, and Private Prisons

Beto O’Rourke’s Thursday hiring of Jeff Berman, a Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton veteran, is the latest step his presidential campaign has taken away from the insurgent energy of his Senate run and toward a more centrist and corporate strategic direction. Berman, who is joining O’Rourke’s campaign as senior adviser for delegate strategy, is perhaps … Continue reading “Newest Beto O’Rourke Hire Lobbied for Keystone XL, Seaworld, and Private Prisons”

Swarms of Drones, Piloted by Artificial Intelligence, May Soon Patrol Europe’s Borders

Imagine you’re hiking through the woods near a border. Suddenly, you hear a mechanical buzzing, like a gigantic bee. Two quadcopters have spotted you and swoop in for a closer look. Antennae on both drones and on a nearby autonomous ground vehicle pick up the radio frequencies coming from the cell phone in your pocket. … Continue reading “Swarms of Drones, Piloted by Artificial Intelligence, May Soon Patrol Europe’s Borders”

Lobbyists Working to Undermine Medicare For All Host Congressional Staff at Luxury Resort

At a luxury resort just outside of the nation’s capital last month, around four dozen senior congressional staffers decamped for a weekend of relaxation and discussion at Salamander Resort & Spa. It was an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to come together and listen to live music from the Trailer Grass Orchestra, sip surprisingly impressive glasses of Virginia wine — and hear from … Continue reading “Lobbyists Working to Undermine Medicare For All Host Congressional Staff at Luxury Resort”

A Republican Conspiracy Theory About a Biden-in-Ukraine Scandal Has Gone Mainstream. But It Is Not True.

Viral rumors that Joe Biden abused his power as vice president to protect his son’s business interests in Ukraine in 2016, which spread last week from the pro-Trump media ecosystem to The New York Times, are “absolute nonsense,” according to Ukraine’s leading anti-corruption activist. That evaluation is backed by foreign correspondents in Kiev and a … Continue reading “A Republican Conspiracy Theory About a Biden-in-Ukraine Scandal Has Gone Mainstream. But It Is Not True.”

Joe Biden’s Union Schtick Is All Performance. His Pollster Just Signed Up to Lobby Against Labor for Trump’s NAFTA 2.0.

John Anzalone, an adviser and pollster for Joe Biden, is working for an industry-funded lobbying group formed to help pass President Donald Trump’s NAFTA 2.0, which unions have thus far opposed. The announcement was first made in Politico Playbook. Anzalone is the president of Anzalone Liszt, a prominent Democratic polling firm. He is joining Trade … Continue reading “Joe Biden’s Union Schtick Is All Performance. His Pollster Just Signed Up to Lobby Against Labor for Trump’s NAFTA 2.0.”

Justice Department’s Four-Year Effort to Strip Citizenship From Kansas Man Flops in Federal Court

The federal government lost a four-year battle to strip U.S. citizenship from a Kansas HVAC specialist on Thursday, with a federal court ruling that the Department of Justice had failed to make the case that Afaq Ahmed Malik had improperly obtained it. The case against Malik, who runs a heating and cooling repair company in … Continue reading “Justice Department’s Four-Year Effort to Strip Citizenship From Kansas Man Flops in Federal Court”

“The Fourth Amendment Doesn’t Apply Here” — U.S. Border Guards Arrest Arizona Immigrant Rights Volunteer

An immigrant rights advocate on the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested and accused of “illegal alien smuggling” as she accompanied an asylum-seeker to a port of entry in southern Arizona. Ana Adlerstein, a volunteer at Casa del Migrantes, a migrant shelter in the Mexican town of Sonoyta, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told her that “the … Continue reading ““The Fourth Amendment Doesn’t Apply Here” — U.S. Border Guards Arrest Arizona Immigrant Rights Volunteer”

Statement on the Indictment of Alleged Drone Strike Whistleblower

The Intercept does not comment on matters relating to the identity of anonymous sources. In an indictment unsealed on May 9, the government alleges that documents on the U.S. drone program were leaked to a news organization. These documents detailed a secret, unaccountable process for targeting and killing people around the world, including U.S. citizens, through drone … Continue reading “Statement on the Indictment of Alleged Drone Strike Whistleblower”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Team Up on Bank Legislation

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will announce her first major bill today, in partnership with Vermont Sen. and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. It’s something Sanders has proposed for many years: a 15 percent interest-rate cap on all consumer loans, which would reduce what many Americans pay on their credit cards and effectively eliminate the payday loan industry. The bill … Continue reading “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Team Up on Bank Legislation”

WATCH: Interview with Democratic Congresswoman and 2020 Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard

Ever since Tulsi Gabbard was first elected to Congress in 2012, she has been assertively independent, heterodox, unpredictable, and polarizing. Viewed at first as a loyal Democrat and guaranteed future star by party leaders – due to her status as an Iraq War veteran, a telegenic and dynamic young woman, and the first Hindu and Samoan American ever elected to Congress – … Continue reading “WATCH: Interview with Democratic Congresswoman and 2020 Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard”

Is Trump a Fascist?

Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.  The F-word gets thrown around a lot these days. But with the president fear-mongering about immigrants, turning a blind eye to political violence from the far right, and embracing white nationalism, is it time to ask the question in earnest? … Continue reading “Is Trump a Fascist?”

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn’t befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a group of privacy researchers, attorneys, and U.S. senators are calling on the Federal … Continue reading “Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices”

Sen. Ron Wyden Demands Answers From DHS and Private Intel Firm Over Spying on Anti-Trump Immigration Protests

Sen. Ron Wyden is pressing for answers about how the Department of Homeland Security and LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a private intelligence firm, gathered and distributed intelligence about hundreds of protests against the Trump administration’s policy of family separation. In separate letters, the Oregon Democrat demanded information from DHS and LookingGlass in the wake of an … Continue reading “Sen. Ron Wyden Demands Answers From DHS and Private Intel Firm Over Spying on Anti-Trump Immigration Protests”

Democratic-Aligned Think Tank Knocks Bernie Sanders For Vote Aimed at Avoiding War With Iran

A mainstream, Democratic Party-aligned foreign policy think tank is knocking Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for voting against new sanctions on Iran in 2017 — though the think tank itself and many members of its board oppose new Iran sanctions. Sanders has been an outspoken supporter of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and said at the … Continue reading “Democratic-Aligned Think Tank Knocks Bernie Sanders For Vote Aimed at Avoiding War With Iran”

Everywhere Is War: The American Threat to Iran, Venezuela, and Women

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.     John Bolton threatens Iran with “unrelenting force” as Benjamin Netanyahu unleashes a new assault on Gaza. This week on Intercepted: As the U.S. moves a strike group and bombers near Iran, The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain discusses Trump’s … Continue reading “Everywhere Is War: The American Threat to Iran, Venezuela, and Women”

The Democratic Counterrevolution Has a Self-Appointed Leader: Josh Gottheimer

Not long after Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were sworn into Congress, they began hearing from their new colleagues that one member of the House Democratic caucus, Josh Gottheimer, had particularly strong views about each of them. Gottheimer, a second-term representative from New Jersey, has deep ties to the lobbies for Saudi Arabia and Israel, while Tlaib … Continue reading “The Democratic Counterrevolution Has a Self-Appointed Leader: Josh Gottheimer”

Did Donald Trump’s Grip on the Justice Department Sabotage Robert Mueller’s Investigation?

Former Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox speaks with reporters at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 1973, the morning after President Richard Nixon fired him during what is known as the Saturday Night Massacre. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty ImagesThrough his unrelenting efforts to obstruct the Trump-Russia investigation since its inception, President … Continue reading “Did Donald Trump’s Grip on the Justice Department Sabotage Robert Mueller’s Investigation?”

The Pentagon Is Reporting Low Civilian Death Tolls in Syria and Iraq. Without Accountability, People Will Keep Dying.

A market street in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the former Syrian capital of the Islamic State (ISIS) group, on April 14, 2019. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty ImagesLast Thursday, the Department of Defense released a report to Congress laying out its latest data for civilian casualties caused by U.S. military operations. For a Syrian American … Continue reading “The Pentagon Is Reporting Low Civilian Death Tolls in Syria and Iraq. Without Accountability, People Will Keep Dying.”

Air Pollution Crisis Exposes More Environmental Racism in Illinois

Wendy Abrams has used her wealth to help protect the environment and public health. She’s the founder of a public art exhibit meant to raise awareness on climate change, and she serves on the boards of NRDC Action Fund and the Waterkeeper Alliance, and has been on the Environmental Defense Fund’s National Council. She helped found the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the … Continue reading “Air Pollution Crisis Exposes More Environmental Racism in Illinois”

Do Susan Collins and Cory Gardner Really Want to Make Their Re-elections About Keeping Kids in Cages?

Having successfully completed the now-requisite Fox News-hosted audition for the Trump administration, Mark Morgan, nominated to be head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has a new gauntlet to run: the GOP Senate. Morgan — a Marine, a former FBI agent, deputy sheriff, police officer, and a previous assistant commissioner for Customs and Border Protection’s Office … Continue reading “Do Susan Collins and Cory Gardner Really Want to Make Their Re-elections About Keeping Kids in Cages?”

New York Machine Trying to Toss Kat Brezler, Organizer for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Off Local Ballot

For decades, political bosses in New York have clung to power by using the state’s complicated election laws to keep primary challengers off the ballot — laws written just for that purpose. The laws are enforced, in turn, by judges appointed by and intertwined with the very machine they are ostensibly keeping in check. A … Continue reading “New York Machine Trying to Toss Kat Brezler, Organizer for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Off Local Ballot”

Biden’s Presidential Campaign Pledged Not to Take Special Interest Money — but Not His PAC

In his bid to become the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden pledged to reject contributions from lobbyists and corporate PACs. But he has quietly taken in more than $30,000 in donations from corporate interests through a political action committee that he created in 2017. Biden founded American Possibilities in 2017 to support … Continue reading “Biden’s Presidential Campaign Pledged Not to Take Special Interest Money — but Not His PAC”

Joe Biden Won’t Blame the Republicans for Trump. That Should Disqualify Him.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally at Teamsters Local 249 Union Hall in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 29, 2019. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images There is a long list of reasons to oppose Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. He has a horribly right-wing record on everything from school desegregation to mass incarceration … Continue reading “Joe Biden Won’t Blame the Republicans for Trump. That Should Disqualify Him.”

Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, Now Working for the Dairy Industry, Urges 2020 Democrats to Be Nice to the Dairy Industry

In a campaign speech on Sunday at the Swine Arena in Osage, Iowa, Sen. Bernie Sanders outlined an agricultural policy rooted in breaking the power of vertically integrated farm monopolies. He called for breaking up consolidations in the pork, beef, corn, and soybean seed industries; an end to “contract farming” in which farmers raise livestock they … Continue reading “Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, Now Working for the Dairy Industry, Urges 2020 Democrats to Be Nice to the Dairy Industry”

Right-Wing Israeli Author Writes “The Virtue of Nationalism” — and Accidentally Exposes Its Pitfalls

Over the past decade, far-right nationalist movements have swept into power across the world, from the United States to India, from Brazil to Europe. Every movement needs its texts. Today, the nationalists seem to have found one: “The Virtue of Nationalism,” by the conservative Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony. Among other plaudits, the book was recently … Continue reading “Right-Wing Israeli Author Writes “The Virtue of Nationalism” — and Accidentally Exposes Its Pitfalls”

Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On

In a fluorescent-lit ballroom atop Baltimore’s downtown convention center, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler stepped off the stage and began to pace. He’d had 14 cups of coffee, he boomed, along with a Hershey’s bar with almonds. He was not about to stay still. It was a snowy morning in late February. Sattler, a motivational speaker and … Continue reading “Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On”

How to Dismantle the Absurd Profitability of Nuclear Weapons

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists currently has its Doomsday Clock set to two minutes to midnight — the closest we’ve been to self-obliteration in nuclear history. But nuclear weapons are more than just a terrifying threat to every living thing on earth. For decades, they’ve been a terrific way to make money. A new … Continue reading “How to Dismantle the Absurd Profitability of Nuclear Weapons”

A War Reporter Covers “The End of Ice” — And It Will Change the Way You Think About Climate Catastrophe

Focusing on breath and gratitude, Dahr Jamail’s latest book, “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption,” stitches together personal introspection and gut-wrenching interviews with leading climate experts. The rapidly receding glaciers of Denali National Park, home to the highest peak in North America, inspired the book’s title. … Continue reading “A War Reporter Covers “The End of Ice” — And It Will Change the Way You Think About Climate Catastrophe”

Scott Warren Worked to Prevent Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert. The Government Wants Him in Prison.

Scott Warren has a checklist he goes through every time he finds a body in the desert. The earthly components are straightforward. Log the GPS coordinates. Take photographs and notes. Scour the brush for more bones and pull together all the data pertinent to the investigation that local authorities will, in theory, initiate once they … Continue reading “Scott Warren Worked to Prevent Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert. The Government Wants Him in Prison.”

Chinese Fund Backed by Hunter Biden Invested in Technology Used to Surveil Muslims

On Wednesday, Human Rights Watch released a troubling report about a phone application made by the Chinese government. The app provides law enforcement with easy, daily access to data detailing the religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity used by ethnic minority Muslims living in the western province of Xinjiang. The app relies heavily on … Continue reading “Chinese Fund Backed by Hunter Biden Invested in Technology Used to Surveil Muslims”

Baltimore Courts Restrict Access to Courtroom Audio After Podcast Airs Recordings From Keith Davis Jr. Trials

A Baltimore-based journalist sued the city’s court officials on Thursday over an abrupt policy change restricting public access to audio from court proceedings — in violation of a Maryland state rule requiring courts to make recordings available to members of the public upon written request and payment. Justine Barron, an independent reporter who has investigated a series … Continue reading “Baltimore Courts Restrict Access to Courtroom Audio After Podcast Airs Recordings From Keith Davis Jr. Trials”

How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback

When Erik Prince arrived at the Four Seasons resort in the Seychelles in January 2017 for his now-famous meetings with a Russian banker and UAE ruler Mohammed bin Zayed, he was in the middle of an unexpected comeback. The election of Donald Trump had given the disgraced Blackwater founder a new opportunity to prove himself. After years … Continue reading “How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback”

Peter Thiel’s Palantir Was Used To Bust Relatives of Migrant Children, New Documents Show

Palantir, the CIA-funded data analysis company founded by  billionaire Trump adviser Peter Thiel, provided software at the center of a 2017 operation targeting unaccompanied children and their families, newly released Homeland Security documents show. The documents undercut prior statements from Palantir, in which the company tried to draw a clean line between the wing of … Continue reading “Peter Thiel’s Palantir Was Used To Bust Relatives of Migrant Children, New Documents Show”

After a Black Cop Was Convicted of Killing a White Woman, Minnesota Activists Say Focus Should Be Police Reform

On Wednesday evening, outside the Hennepin County government building in downtown Minneapolis, a few dozen community activists gathered in the cold to process the rare and polarizing conviction of Mohamed Noor, a Somali American and former police officer. A day earlier, a Hennepin County jury found 33-year-old Noor guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the … Continue reading “After a Black Cop Was Convicted of Killing a White Woman, Minnesota Activists Say Focus Should Be Police Reform”

GOP Lawmaker Gave Pro-War Speech on Yemen — by Reading Saudi Lobbyist’s Talking Points Verbatim

Rep. Ed Royce, a senior Republican who, at the time, chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee, gave a speech on the House floor in November 2017 imploring his fellow lawmakers to maintain support for the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen. Royce warned that foreign adversaries — namely, Iran — could gain a foothold in Yemen through the Houthi rebels. “Part of … Continue reading “GOP Lawmaker Gave Pro-War Speech on Yemen — by Reading Saudi Lobbyist’s Talking Points Verbatim”

The Case For (and Against) Impeaching Trump

Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.  It’s been a few weeks now since the release of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. While it doesn’t provide the smoking gun on collusion with Russia that many were … Continue reading “The Case For (and Against) Impeaching Trump”

New House Bill Would Bar Israel From Using U.S. Military Aid to Detain Palestinian Children

New legislation proposed by Rep. Betty McCollum, a Minnesota Democrat, would ban Israel from using any of the billions of dollars in military assistance it receives from the United States every year to pay for the detention, interrogation, or torture of Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank. Israel’s military typically … Continue reading “New House Bill Would Bar Israel From Using U.S. Military Aid to Detain Palestinian Children”

Shadow Players: Erik Prince, Julian Assange, and the Bizarre World of Trump

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.     Prince of perjury? This week on Intercepted: Blackwater founder Erik Prince is facing a possible criminal probe into allegations that he lied in Congressional testimony about his trip as a Trump emissary to the Seychelles where he … Continue reading “Shadow Players: Erik Prince, Julian Assange, and the Bizarre World of Trump”

The First-Ever Medicare-for-All Hearing Was Strangely Collegial

If Medicare for All is ever signed into law, what’s known as the “legislative history” will date back to April 30, 2019, and the first word heard by Congress on the question will have been from activist Ady Barkan. The legislative history will also reveal a quirk indicative of the tensions underlying the fight for … Continue reading “The First-Ever Medicare-for-All Hearing Was Strangely Collegial”