08 May 2018

All the news for 08 May 2018 [ 263 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Haven’t we met before? On doppelgängers and perception

In 2015, Niamh Geaney, a 28-year-old Irish woman, was approached by a TV production company to participate in an unusual competition: a race to find her twin st...   [ continue reading...]

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'Despicable on Every Level': After Massive Gift to Rich, Trump Demands $7 Billion Cut to Child Health Insurance

Jake Johnson, staff writerMonths after ramming through deficit-exploding tax cuts for billionaires and large corporations, President Donald Trump is now looking...   [ continue reading...]

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Economic & Social Costs of Gun Violence Appalling

Izumi Nakamitsu is the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament AffairsThe post Economic & Social Costs of Gun Violence Appalling appeared first o...   [ continue reading...]

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Black Achilles

The Greeks didn’t have modern ideas of race. Did they see themselves as white, black – or as something else altogether?By Tim WhitmarshRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Obama Blasts Trump’s “Misguided” Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal

Shortly after President Donald Trump formally announced the decision to withdraw the US from the Iran deal on Tuesday, former President Barack Obama released a...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Trump Being ‘Played’ by Israel With Bogus Intel on Iran?

The Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urged the president to stay in the Iran nuclear deal and not base his decision on fabricated evidence.   [ continue reading...]

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Clear agenda

The five-day-long party congress of the CPI(M) in Hyderabad witnesses an intense debate on the draft political resolution even as it reaffirms the party’s...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Build a New World in the Shell of the Old

Every city has its graveyard of nonprofits, cooperatives, social clubs, and community centers. Without a strategic vision, local projects cannot possibly amount...   [ continue reading...]

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A Prisoner in Gina Haspel's Black Site

While most of her career as a CIA operative remains secret, newly available documents shed light on a pivotal moment in the career of President Donald Trump's c...   [ continue reading...]

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Redistricting and the 2018 Elections: Can Democrats Stop the GOP's Winning Streak?

(Photo: adamkaz / iStock / Getty Images Plus) The 2018 elections will affect who draws the political maps for redistricting after the 2020 census. Republicans...   [ continue reading...]

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Optimal Use of Water Works Miracles in Brazil’s Semi-Arid Region

Cattle ranching has been severely affected by drought in Brazi’s Northeast region, but it has not only survived but has made a comeback in the Jacu&iacute...   [ continue reading...]

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The Singularity of LeBron James

Dave Zirin Writer Michael Lee joins the show to talk NBA Playoffs, the Jordan-Lebron debate, and more. The post The Singularity of LeBron James appeared first...   [ continue reading...]

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For Democracy, At Home and Abroad

The American home front during World War II is often remembered as a place of national unity. It was, in public memory, the time when the Greatest Generation sh...   [ continue reading...]

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'This Is How the Iran War Started': Grave Warnings as Trump Ditches Nuclear Deal

Jake Johnson, staff writerAnti-war advocates and foreign policy experts implored Americans to remember the speech President Donald Trump delivered on Tuesday an...   [ continue reading...]

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Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Claims Russian Oligarch Paid $500,000 to Michael Cohen

On Tuesday afternoon, Michael Avenatti, the on-media-everywhere lawyer for Stormy Daniels, released a report with a bombshell claim: An American company control...   [ continue reading...]

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Chicago Begins To Rethink How Bankruptcy Lawyers Get Paid

by Melissa Sanchez Twice in the past three years, Kimberly Williams-Hayes has filed for bankrup...   [ continue reading...]

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Here’s What We’ll Do in Space by 2118 - Facts So Romantic

In a mere 60 years, we of Earth have gone from launching our first spacecraft, to exploring every planet and major moon in our solar system, to establishing an...   [ continue reading...]

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A Proper Rebuke of Donald Trump from an Actual President

John Nichols Trump’s choice ‘turns our back on America’s closest allies’ warns President Obama. The post A Proper Rebuke of Donald Trum...   [ continue reading...]

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Journalists Rise Up Against Wall Street Hedge Fund Decimating Newsrooms Across the Country

Journalists are orchestrating a rising rebellion against censorship and layoffs implemented by the nation's second-largest newspaper chain, Digital First Media,...   [ continue reading...]

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France is at War With Macron, Not Syria 

I walked across Paris the week after France bombed Syria. It was a city at war but it felt like a city on holiday. It was a colonial war hence the festive feeli...   [ continue reading...]

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