UN report on Khashoggi is a reminder that Trump keeps overlooking human rights in the Middle East

A special U.N. investigator on Wednesday called for an investigation of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, highlighting egregious details of the dissident journalist’s brutal killing that the Trump administration has overlooked. In a 101-page report into the October 2, 2018 killing of Khashoggi, UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard said […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell’s excuse for opposing reparations on live TV

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee held a hearing on the issue of slavery reparations, the first time in over a decade members of Congress formally broached the subject. Among those invited to testify before the committee was Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author, journalist, and academic whose […]

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A Republican senator’s new bill would force Facebook to publish Nazis

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a Christian nationalist and the youngest member of the United States Senate, proposed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively appoint a panel of government central planners to monitor content on sites like Facebook and Google. The bill, which violates the First Amendment, purports to be an effort to foster “political neutrality” on major […]

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Joe Biden’s ignorance of Southern history could screw up his presidency

Oh, bless your heart, Joe Biden. Joe Biden invoked two segregationist senators, James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, as he fondly recalled the “civility” of the Senate in the ’70s and ’80s https://t.co/DGJyIle7dH — NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) June 19, 2019 There’s something inherently destructive about a politics that preferences “civility” among powerful white senators over the […]

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EPA rolls out one of Trump’s top efforts to save coal even as industry declines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday one of President Donald Trump’s biggest efforts yet to rescue coal, even as projections show the industry in a downward spiral largely due to market forces rather than policy. The agency unveiled the long-awaited Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, designed to repeal and replace the Obama-era Clean […]

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