08 January 2018

All the news for 08 January 2018 [ 227 news items | Now showing page 4 of 12 ]

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Health-Care Reform’s Disability Blind Spot

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine as part of a joint project with the Century Foundation on Health...   [ continue reading...]

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How a Former Black Panther Who's Been Serving Community Meals to Oakland's Poor Has Become a Victim of Gentrification

Increasingly, the work of food justice advocates is being co-opted by the forces driving gentrification and displacement. On Tuesday afternoons, Nort...   [ continue reading...]

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With @TheRichKidsOfTehran Instagrams, Somebody is Stirring Up a Hornet’s Nest

Scroll through the Instagram account ‘@RichKidsofTehran’ or RKOT and ask yourself: Knowing how aggressively the Iranian regime has gone af...   [ continue reading...]

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Afghan Refugees Feeling the Heat as Geopolitical Tensions Rise

Last week, the Pakistani government callously doubled down on its strategy of using Afghan refugees as pawns in its ongoing political dispute with Afghanistan w...   [ continue reading...]

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Here Is My Full-Scale Crisis Communications Plan for Donald Trump

LOL: The White House is struggling to contain the national discussion about President Trump’s mental acuity and fitness for the job, which has overshadowe...   [ continue reading...]

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Democrats Can’t Win By Courting Conservative White Voters

Some on the left remain fixated on the mystery of why public policies that harm working people are often enabled by the votes of working people. Indeed, a sign...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Delivers a Hollow, Self-Congratulatory Speech to Farmers in Nashville

 Donald Trump is big with the farmers. How big? Just ask him. “Oh, are you happy you voted for me,” the president cooed during his speech at...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trump Administration Will End Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans

The Department of Homeland Security plans to end temporary legal status for about 200,000 Salvadorans, the Washington Post reports. Salvadoran immigrants&n...   [ continue reading...]

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Dirty Elections in Honduras, With Washington’s Blessing

Soldiers marching in the middle of the road, bullets whizzing through the air, protesters running for cover through thick clouds of tear gas. Unfortunate touris...   [ continue reading...]

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Seven Reasons Why US Relations With China Will Get Worse in 2018

The Trump administration’s retreat from the world has enlarged China’s strategic opportunity. The post Seven Reasons Why US Relations With Chi...   [ continue reading...]

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at 2017

Nuclear Weapons Controlled by Unstable Leaders 1) It was inevitable that nuclear weapons would come under the charge of ignorant and mentally unstable people. B...   [ continue reading...]

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How Can I Prepare My Children to Grow Up in Trump’s America?

Frida Berrigan I get breathless and sweaty thinking about what life will be like for my kids. The post How Can I Prepare My Children to Grow Up in Trump’...   [ continue reading...]

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The Coping Economy

While constantly pushing their workers to do more with less, companies have found new ways of easing the pressure. Enter the mindfulness craze.   [ continue reading...]

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Everybody Knows About Alabama

AP Photo Nina Simone in London in 1968 You don't have to live next to meJust give me my equalityEverybody knows about MississippiEverybody knows...   [ continue reading...]

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GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice

One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have...   [ continue reading...]

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Drone Organizers Bulletin

Nick Mottern, Knowdrones.com | January 7, 2018 FOCUS FOR 2018 – AFGHANISTAN. WHAT DO YOU THINK? In the weeks of the winter holidays - spending time with m...   [ continue reading...]

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California Just Might Declare Itself a 'Sanctuary State' for Legal Weed

A bill in Sacramento would bar state and local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with the feds on pot busts. SACRAMENTO (CN) — A California...   [ continue reading...]

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Market-Based Health Care Is Screwing Rural America

The goal of universal coverage has long eluded the Affordable Care Act — especially in rural areas. Because insurers have less financial incentive to offe...   [ continue reading...]

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China: France’s Macron Should Spotlight Rights

Expand French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his New Year wishes to the members of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran: Deaths of Detained Protesters Raise Concerns of Ill-Treatment

(Beirut) – New reports of deaths in detention in Iran raise grave concerns about the treatment of thousands of people arrested during the widespread prote...   [ continue reading...]

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