07 February 2018

All the news for 07 February 2018 [ 221 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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How 'America First' Ends Up Helping China

All at the expense of the United States. In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump warned grimly of “rivals like China and Russia th...   [ continue reading...]

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Teachers and students

Medieval people knew that love and pain and dread and desire made the experience of education possible, and could also sow ruinBy Irina DumitrescuRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Planes don’t flap their wings: does AI work like a brain?

In 1739, Parisians flocked to see an exhibition of automata by the French inventor Jacques de Vaucanson performing feats assumed impossible by machines. In addi...   [ continue reading...]

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Drug War and a Phantom $500 Million: Pentagon Watchdog Calls Out Two Commands for Financial Malfeasance

(Photo: D-Keine / Getty Images) You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. 2017 was...   [ continue reading...]

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The Whitewashing and Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK’s Legacies

American pop culture sanitized a generation of radical politics. In February 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “The Drum Major...   [ continue reading...]

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Organized Labor’s Lost Generations

Gabriel Winant Unions have struggled to make substantial gains since the ’70s, but not for the reasons historians think. The post Organized Labor’s...   [ continue reading...]

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This UFO Changes Everything

Our thirst for excitement and entertainment will be America's downfall. "Look at that thing, dude!” One hundred miles off the coast of San Diego, tw...   [ continue reading...]

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The Importance of Antifa in Confronting Fascism

Some anti-fascists focus on destroying fascist organizing; others focus on building popular community power and inoculating society to fascism through promoting...   [ continue reading...]

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Steve Coll on the CIA and the US's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The US is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as US Central Command has announced it is shifting military resources from Iraq and Syria back to Afghanis...   [ continue reading...]

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What William James Got Right About Consciousness - Facts So Romantic

Is consciousness an instinct?When feeling at sea about definitions and meanings in the mind/brain business, it is always rewarding to dial up William James once...   [ continue reading...]

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No, the IRS Did Not Target Conservatives for Persecution

I didn’t see this when it came out, but over at Townhall Guy Benson takes me to task for claiming last year that the IRS “scandal” was not an...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Declares Solar War Syria Installs Solar

In November 2017 war-torn Syria became the last country, other than the U.S., to sign Paris ’15 the worldwide effort to curb global warming. In the eyes o...   [ continue reading...]

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With 28-Point Flip, Democrat Wins Special Election in Missouri District That Went Huge for Trump

Julia Conley, staff writerRepublicans have now lost 35 legislative seats since President Donald Trump's inauguration just over a year ago, following Democrat Mi...   [ continue reading...]

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Schumer Agrees to Give up Shutdown Fights for Two Years, in Deal That Would Deprive Senate Democrats of Power

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer make their way to the Senate floor after announcing a two-year deal on the bud...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for February 7, 2018

U.N. Calls for Ceasefire in Syria as Dozens Are Killed by Regime Airstrikes, Pence Warns of New Sanctions on N. Korea, Ahead of Olympic Games in S. Korea, John...   [ continue reading...]

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The Last Drop of Water in Broken Hill - Issue 57: Communities

“If the Lord won’t send us water, oh, we’ll get it from the devil.”—Banjo Paterson, “Song of the Artesian Water” (189...   [ continue reading...]

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Putting Dent in Olympic Diplomacy, Pence Vows 'Most Aggressive' Sanctions Yet for North Korea

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAhead of the Olympic Winter Games—which kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea on Friday—U.S. Vice President Mi...   [ continue reading...]

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NYC Taxi Driver Kills Himself at City Hall after Condemning Uber & Politicians for Financial Ruin

New York City taxi drivers held a vigil on Tuesday to honor livery car driver Douglas Schifter, who killed himself in front of City Hall Monday morning after wr...   [ continue reading...]

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The Nunes Memo Only Partially “Vindicates” Trump, but it Fully Indicts the FBI and the FISA Court

On February 2, US president Donald Trump approved public release of a memo from the US House Intelligence Committee concerning FBI malfeasance  in its appl...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Desperate New Low

Trump and his flunkies claim they’re surrounded by a vast treasonous conspiracy: Democrats, DOJ, FBI and media. Apparently the stock market felt lef...   [ continue reading...]

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