14 February 2017

All the news for 14 February 2017 [ 241 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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DAPL Construction Proceeds as Standing Rock Emergency Request Denied

Nika Knight, staff writerA U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected an emergency request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes that sought t...   [ continue reading...]

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The “Identity Politics” Debate Is Splintering the Left. Here’s How We Can Move Past It.

Donald Trump won in no small part thanks to crucial votes cast by downwardly mobile white people across America's shattered manufacturing belt. The media narrat...   [ continue reading...]

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NDMC Building, an INTACH ‘Modern Heritage’ Site, Covered With LED Billboard

"If the NDMC is doing something like that on its own building, what will happen to the rest of Delhi?" asked the architect of the iconic building. The post NDMC...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for February 14, 2017

Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser, "Holy Moly!": Diners Watch as Trump Handles N. Korea Missile Launch in Public, Senate Confirms Steven Mnuchi...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: The Criminal History of Bundelkhand’s Dadua

Dadua's story is what legends are made of, when truth is really stranger than fiction. The post Watch: The Criminal History of Bundelkhand’s Dadua appeare...   [ continue reading...]

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Sharpening the fight against tobacco

Towards the end of 2016, the Commerce Ministry sent a note to the Cabinet proposing a blanket ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the tobacco sector. Alth...   [ continue reading...]

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A Police Department in Dallas Lost Years of Evidence After a Cyberattack

In early January, Collin Beggs, a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas, was talking with a Dallas County prosecutor about police video evidence that he'd been try...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump DOJ Loses Again as Federal Courts Advance Travel Ban Hearings

Nadia Prupis, staff writerA federal judge in Seattle has rejected a request from the Trump administration to delay a hearing on the president's travel ban, mean...   [ continue reading...]

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Senators Told Their Jobs At Risk After Confirming Wall Street Banker for Treasury

Deirdre Fulton, staff writerEach of the 53 "yeas" cast in the U.S. Senate on Monday night to confirm former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Sec...   [ continue reading...]

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Early setback for Mr. Trump

President Donald Trump suffered a big political blow on Monday, barely a month into office, when his National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned over his...   [ continue reading...]

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Fascism by Another Name

France's National Front has used all the old fascist tricks to gain power.   [ continue reading...]

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The conviction and after

Corruption in high places is a malaise that is easy to diagnose but difficult to cure. Even in the rare cases they are arraigned before a court, top politicians...   [ continue reading...]

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How Trump Could Widen Divisions Within the Republican Party

Other countries might begin to see opportunities to take advantage of the Trump administration due to its glaring inexperience, says Col. Larry Wilkerson   [ continue reading...]

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Clayton Thomas-Muller: Rising Fascism in U.S. Is Emboldening White Supremacists in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington came just weeks after a Canadian man shot dead six people at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec...   [ continue reading...]

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A Hard-Nosed Optimism

Modern economies appear to run less on character, more on energy, resources, investment, debt, and innovation. But in the world that’s coming, who we are...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Then: ‘I Would Have No Problem’ Banning Lobbyists. Trump Now: You’re Hired!

by Justin Elliott During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly welcomed the idea of banning lobbyists f...   [ continue reading...]

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Zaid Jilani on the Yemen Raid: ''This Is a Country That's in a Tremendous Crisis''

Janine Jackson: "Women Killed in Yemen Raid Were Qaeda Fighters, Pentagon Says" was the headline on a January 30 New York Times story on the...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Knew About Michael Flynn Situation for "Weeks," Sean Spicer Says

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has known for several weeks that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn,...   [ continue reading...]

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Court Takes Trump to the Woodshed for a Lesson on Judicial Review

The “Muslim ban” has been addressed under a time-honored scrutiny. But with the president’s team sending mixed signals, the question is: Has t...   [ continue reading...]

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Hoisted on His Own Petard: Flynn Was Brought Down by the Very Spying Machine He Helped to Build

There’s a delicious irony in the downfall of Michael Flynn, President Trump’s National Security Advisor, who resigned his post just 24 days after hi...   [ continue reading...]

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