17 December 2017

All the news for 17 December 2017 [ 141 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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Why the Mere Idea That Neocon Senator Tom Cotton Might Run Trump’s CIA Is Terrifying

The Strangelovian senator effusively advocates world war without end. In a recent profile of Tom Cotton, the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Willick&nbs...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is Really Trying to Set the World on Fire

And the whole world burns. “I’ve just heard that my family home near Carpenteria is literally in flames at this moment,” a friend told m...   [ continue reading...]

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In Quiet Post, Veteran Journalist Bill Moyers Announces Site Closure, Calls on Readers to Remain 'Vigilant' and 'Engaged as Citizens'

Jon Queally, staff writerIn a quiet post published to BillMoyers.com on Friday titled simply, "Farewell," the veteran muckraker and site's namesake—whose...   [ continue reading...]

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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Quibble Over Who Has the Power to Settle Electricity Disputes

One set of long-pending disputes revolves around whether discoms must pay the fixed charges for power supplied by private companies such as GMR, GVK and Relianc...   [ continue reading...]

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Kuwait: Mass Convictions for 2011 Protest

(Beirut)—The mass conviction on November 27, 2017, of more than 60 people involved in demonstrations at Kuwait’s parliament in 2011 included convict...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Even the Idea That Neocon Senator Tom Cotton Might Run Trump’s CIA Is Scary

The Strangelovian senator apparently subscribes to a world war without end. In a recent profile of Tom Cotton, the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Willi...   [ continue reading...]

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The President Plays With Matches and the Whole World Burns

Donald Trump arrives back at the White House on December 17, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool / Getty Images)   Far more people read...   [ continue reading...]

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More Legal Warfare: How Critics of Israel Are Being Subjected to Aggressive Lawsuits

The Brandeis Center's lawsuit against the American Studies Association for its vote to boycott Israeli universities is yet another example of the pro-Israel lob...   [ continue reading...]

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The Secret Costs of Keeping Secrets - Facts So Romantic

After only 10 minutes of keeping their sexual identity a secret, participants performed worse on a test that required complex thinking than did participants who...   [ continue reading...]

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"Exit, Brexit, Voice And Loyalty" by Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson

When thinking about the state of affairs in Europe, including post-crisis developments and Brexit, Albert Hirschman’s classic book Exit, Voice and Loyalty...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Trump the Flamethrower

“I’ve just heard that my family home near Carpenteria is literally in flames at this moment,” a friend told me recently......   [ continue reading...]

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"If We Treat Plutocracy As Democracy, Democracy Dies" by Simon Wren-Lewis

The snake-oil salesmen There are many similarities between Brexit and Trump. They are both authoritarian movements, where authority either lies with a single in...   [ continue reading...]

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No EVMs Tampered With in Gujarat Assembly Elections: CEC

"All arrangements have been made in Gujarat by the chief electoral officer of the state in view of the counting," A.K. Joti said. The post No EVMs Tampered With...   [ continue reading...]

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The Campaigning Dead: Deceased Users’ Profiles Post Pro-Putin Messages on a Russian Social Network

Most of Vkontakte accounts belonging to deceased Russians posting pro-Putin messages have been suspended. Vkontakte’s management, approached by reporters...   [ continue reading...]

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Top UN Official Toughens Stance on Myanmar ‘Genocide’

Myanmar denies committing atrocities against the Rohingya community and has previously rejected UN criticism for its "politicisation and partiality." The post T...   [ continue reading...]

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Evangelical Leader Who Criticized Trump Is Swamped with Death Threats from the 'Christian Machine'

They turned on her when she went public with her views. A popular evangelical speaker with a string of best-selling books and a home renovation show on HG...   [ continue reading...]

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Festival of Slights, the 6th Night: The Jew Counter

Happy Hanukkah! Mother Jones is celebrating this year’s festival of lights with a festival of slights. Specifically, President Donald Trump’s slight...   [ continue reading...]

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Anybody Living in India Is Hindu: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

"The Muslims in India are also Hindus." The post Anybody Living in India Is Hindu: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat appeared first on The Wire.   [ continue reading...]

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Will the Supreme Court Break or Remake the Labor Movement?

The invasion was a long time coming, but it’s finally arrived. Many public sector unions will be smashed in the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision of...   [ continue reading...]

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Live: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Results

Counting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections will begin at 8 am today. The post Live: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Results appeared first on...   [ continue reading...]

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